Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Orlando with DECA

Last Wednesday-Sunday Noah and I took 7 students plus the school athletic director to Orlando for the DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference. Since I am teaching the sports class next year this was a great introduction for me and a few of my students. We arrived early Wednesday morning and used the Disney transportation to the Disney All-Star Sports Resort. After settling in and having some time to relax we went to Downtown Disney for dinner and shopping. Thursday and Friday we started our days off with DECA presentations from marketing professionals in the sports and entertainment fields. The speakers were from Universal Studios, Orlando Magic basketball, Tampa Bay Buccaneers football and several local agencies. The presentations went to about lunch time both days but they were pretty interesting and we learned a lot. After the presentations we had lunch and enjoyed the two Universal parks.

Head to head with their favorite teams!
Margaritaville was so much funBalloon hats - twisted for Noah and heart for me
Our DECA group in front of the Universal globeDECA with super herosKelsie with Betty Boop
Thursday night we saw the Blue Man Group and they were fantastic! Friday night we saw the Orlando Magic lose to the Washington Wizards. I am not ashamed to say I was happy!

Kisses from a blue man :0
Noah and one of the blue men
Noah and Lee at the game
Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards
Saturday we slept in a little and then spent the day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The new attraction there is the American Idol Experience. We watched the final show and voted on the winner. The guy who won got a golden ticket to go to any real audition and skip the line! I had a couple of students who wanted to audition but we were too late so hopefully next year :) After the park we took the bus over to downtown disney again to eat at Rainforest Cafe. It was a late dinner but very good!

Me and Noah in front of the Rockin Rollercoaster
The kids at American Idol

Sunday morning we checked out and headed to the airport to get home just in time for the Super Bowl, Go Saints! It was a great trip but completely exhausting! We were happy to get home and so excited to get back to our babies!