Sunday, August 16, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Vacation Spots

So this week at Kelly's Korner was Favorite Vacation Spots. I'm a little late posting this but I have LOTS of things to say and show on this subject - so better late than never! (Be ready - this could be a LONG post) Rob and I have been very lucky in our (almost) six years of marriage to get to go to lots of great places and experience many wonderful things! One of our favorites has become Las Vegas. We have gone to Vegas twice and spent a week there each time. We always wanted to visit Vegas but ended up loving it more than we thought we would. We went in September of 2006 and stayed at Mandalay Bay. We had a fantastic penthouse room with the most beautiful view of the strip
On that trip to Las Vegas we got to go to Cirque du Soleil "O" at the Bellagio. Rob and I are HUGE fans of all things Cirque du Soleil. If you have never seen a Cirque show, you are definitely missing out!

We went back to Las Vegas in September of 2008 and stayed at the Mandalay Bay again (but with not a great view). During that trip we did THREE Cirque shows, "KA," "Mystere," and "Love." People always ask us which has been our favorite but we really can't say. They are all wonderful in their own way and I would pay the money to see each of them again!

We have also been to Progresso and Cozumel Mexico and time on a beautiful beach is also one of our favorite vacays!
We also try our hardest to get a trip in to Gulf Shores each year because there is just not much better than lounging on the beaches of Alabama!

But our absolute FAVORITE place to go is Walt Disney World. In our (almost) six years of marriage, we have been to WDW a total of 4 times. We love trying new things and eating at new restaurants while we are there. We have gotten to go at Christmas time twice, which is the BEST time of year to go because it is absolutely beautiful! Rob and I actually spent Christmas Day there in 2007. Even though the crowds were horrible, it was still an amazing experience! Here are pics from our many trips to WDW!

In 2005, we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and were there a few days before Christmas. This resort at Christmastime is absolutely gorgeous.

In 2007, Rob and I spent Christmas in WDW...

In January of this year we celebrated my 28th birthday in Disney World. January is definitely a great time to go because there really are no crowds and the weather was wonderful with highs in the 70s.

If you have stuck with this extremely long post Thanks! I hope you have enjoyed learning where the Akins' like to vacation! :)