Posts Tagged by Contemporary Resort

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: July 30, 2013

It’s been a slow week for me around here because my Mom was visiting from South Carolina!  It’s the first time I’ve seen her since WDW Marathon Weekend in January so we’ve been spending a lot of time catching up.  Sometimes it’s important to unplug and spend time with the ones you love, even if it means falling behind on your blogging every once and a while :)


In case you missed it, here’s what’s been happening on Running at Disney this week:

And here’s what’s new over on RAD Living:

Now on to some RAD Reads…I’ve fallen behind on my running & fitness reading, but I’ve get a bunch of great Disney stuff for ya!

Running & Fitness Posts
Carrots ‘n’ Cake looks at a variety of different running workouts.

Disney Posts
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free in WDW indulged in some beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory…SO excited about these!

Main Street Gazette takes a look at some of the best cast members in WDW.

Imagineering Disney has some great construction photos of the Contemporary Resort.

Eating WDW enjoys Roxanne’s Kitfo Leb Leb Flatbread on Jiko’s new menu…YUM!

Disney at Work has some rumors about the expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A Pinch of Pixie Dust shares her early impressions of My Magic Plus.

Weekly Review
I dealt with some dehydration earlier in the week, but managed to get some good workouts in.  To view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: 3.2 Mile Run
Monday: CrossFit: Back Squats, Pull Ups & Wall Balls
Tuesday: CrossFit: Power Clean, Dead Lift, Clean & Jerk
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: CrossFit: Hang Squat Cleans, Push Jerks & Running
Saturday: Yoga – 75 min

Since Mom was here and we were traveling around a bit, I didn’t get a long run in this weekend, but I did take her to her first yoga class and she LOVED it!  I’m going to get back at it this week…along with blogging on the regular!

Friday Feast: One Day in the World

Next Saturday I will be in Walt Disney World for only one day, my shortest trip ever.  Since dining in WDW is one of my favorite things, I’m having quite the dilema trying to figure out where to go.

Here’s the scenario:
Arrival: 11:00 pm Friday night
Departure: 9:00 am Sunday morning
Resort: Beach Club Villas (BCV)
Priorities: Star Wars Weekend (SWW)
Transportation: Rental Car

My original thought was to go to SWW in the early part of the day, returning to BCV for a short rest, then head to Flying Fish Cafe for dinner, and finish the night back at the Studios for the Hyper Space Hoopla.  But my plans have derailed due to a few factors…

1. Tutto Gusto opened.  Wine, meats, cheeses…who can pass that up?  After seeing all of the recent reviews on sites like the Disney Food Blog and Eating WDW, I NEED to go here!  My mouth is watering just looking at the photos!  These are some of my favorite things.  Since I’m staying at BCV, I can probably pop over there, but will have to sacrifice some SWW time.  Is it worth it?

2. Hubs has requested sushi at California Grill.  How can I say no to this??  This is one of our favorite things about WDW and something we look forward to every visit.  Sushi back home just doesn’t compare anymore now that we’ve been privileged to California Grill’s Sushi.  The Dragon Roll is simply life changing.  This will take a serious chunk of time to get over to the Contemporary Resort, but it will also make us both VERY happy.

Who can pass this up??

So what to do??  We are both HUGE Star Wars fans and this will be our first SWW, so we want to take in as much as possible.  On the other hand, this is our first vacation in a while so we feel we should indulge in our favorite thing…dining.  Oh the first world problems we have… :)

I want to hear from you!  

What would you do?  If you had only ONE day in WDW, what would your priorities be?  What would your dining priorities be?