This was our first stay at the Dolphin and it was very nice. Because Starwood has merged with Marriott, we were upgraded to a Park view King room, instead of the basic view. We were able to watch fireworks from Illuminations from our room.
The bed was super comfortable, there was a nice couch, and the shower was a nice standup shower, rare on Disney property, unless it’s a DVC room.
After a nap from our busy morning, we headed out to the Boardwalk for something to eat. We ended up at Big River Grille, one of our favorite hangouts when we lived just two miles from WDW in Windermere.
We shared a Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich (they nicely cut it and served it on two plates for us), and we each had a beer. We enjoyed people-watching, then headed for our usual walk around the Boardwalk, stopping at the Screen Door where we picked up a bottle of wine and some Mickey chocolate caramels.
We enjoyed peeking in at the Flying Fish, reading the menu and noticing it didn’t seem quite as pricey as when it first opened. Perhaps this will be Rich’s birthday dinner?
Our next stop was Apple Hills Creamery – I thought I was too full but Rich asked if I would help him out with a dish of Butter Pecan Brittle and it was so amazing, I definitely ate half of it. 🙂
We made our walk around the Boardwalk, remembering so many times we did that when living nearby. In fact, we did it so often, it’s really taken ten years for me to really enjoy it again. 🙂
It started to sprinkle but we made it back to the room without getting too wet, enjoying the company of a family playing “Red Light Green Light” with the kids.
Today’s steps came to nine miles altogether and we were soooo tired. Thankfully, the miles were broken up so we didn’t get too sore.
We opened the wine, poured into the nice wine glasses provided, ate a few caramels, and then watched the fireworks from Illuminations before dozing off.