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Apartment Shopping & Disney Springs

May 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This past Tuesday we headed to Orlando to apartment hunt.  We had made a list of 5 places that we wanted to see.  We actually only saw 3.  One we didn't make it to and the other one ended up not being open.  The first place that we saw was Nine12 Gateway in Altamonte Springs.  The complex itself was really nice and the floor plans were great.  I didn't like the tub surrounds though.  They were plastic.  The second place that we saw was The Courtney at Lake Shadow.  This complex was nice and on a lake however the apartment that would have been ours looked out over the trash container and someone's house.  That caused us a little concern for noise issues.  The floor plans were also nice but the bathroom countertops were formica.  The third and last place we saw was Elan Audubon Park in downtown Orlando.  This place was AMAZING!  It's the same company that originally had our current complex.  We looked at a few floor plans but actually fell in love with the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom on the first floor.  Its so spacious and has very large closets.  This kitchen is amazing!!  I might can actually get some of my things out of storage.   


This is the living room.  It's not huge but it's enough and will fit our big TV stand and living room suit (that we hope to replace in the near future).

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Both of the bedrooms are great size and each have a huge bathroom.  Also both bedrooms have walk in closets.  One for me and one for Bryan.  One of the biggest selling points for us was this wrap around screened in porch.  It's so pretty and the cats are going to love it.  We are going to put our rockers on one side and buy a table and chairs for the other.  It's so quiet and overlooks a preserve.  Hopefully now we can enjoy some quiet time out there and not listen to 6 lanes of traffic.  We also loved the fact that there isn't a stitch of carpet in this place.  Our allergies will hopefully love that.

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So we really didn't need to look any further and chose this as our new place.  Move in day is May 20.

After apartment hunting we went to Disney Springs for the evening.  Some new parts had opened since we had been there last.  We stopped off at the Coca Cola store and had our picture taken with the bear.  We also enjoyed a very delicious cherry coke float. 

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We walked around and saw some of the new stores.  I couldn't help myself and purchased another charm for my Pandora bracelet.  They finally came out with a Tigger charm.  Next we decided to try out the new Photopass Studio.  I loved the different backgrounds.  Unfortunately I wasn't real happy with my pictures.  Another symptom of my female problems that I am having is abdominal swelling so by the time those pictures were taken I was swollen.  In them I look pregnant.  I really need to get that procedure done but just don't want to go through it right now.

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We had dinner reservations at the new Planet Hollywood Observatory.  The atmosphere was great.  And the most fun thing ever was when the whole restaurant did a Let it Go sing a long.  Love some Frozen!  Our appetizer was 5 cheese dip.

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I ordered the Bacon Mac n Cheese burger and it was so good! 

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Bryan ordered the American Kobe burger.  He said it was amazing!  Both of these burgers are Guy Fieri inspirations so we knew they would be awesome.

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The desserts are very similar to the ones at the Toothsome Chocolate Factory at Universal.  They are just too much so we passed on it but we did enjoy seeing them come out to other tables.

For dessert we got a cupcake out of the Sprinkles ATM.  We got the marshmallow.  It was a little dry for my taste.


After our cupcake we called it a night.  It had been a really long day.


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