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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Vacation Day 5... aka... CD 1(update)

Yesterday was about as perfect as a day at a theme park could be!

The weather was beautiful... about 85 with a nice breeze... it never felt hot... which is just great when you are outside most of the day.

Mr. D. and I spent the day at Universal Studios... which is a great park! We had our express passes so we never waited more than about 10 minutes for a ride or attraction. We just really enjoyed the park at a very relaxed pace... We ate a nice lunch a sit down restaurant (which... I believe is key to a good theme park day... no gross fast food!) and by about 6 we had done almost everything. We left the park... with plans to go back sometime this week and just shop in the cute novelty stores (the passes include 7 days at the two parks... for the price of two days!)

We met the lovely Jen from Fertility Now! at the Wilderness Lodge Resort where she is staying. We met in the lobby and spent some time with her and the super-cute Andrew! At 14 months he is just a bundle of energy! And those eyes... well... it is obvious that he will be getting away with loads with just with a bat of those baby blues! We chatted in shorthand about IVF vs. adoption and about the people we "meet" on the net. It is so nice when you get to meet some of the people who give you such support!

After we left the hotel we drove to another Disney hotel for dinner. We went to the Animal Kingdom Lodge and ate at Jika. This is an incredible 4 diamond restaurant that serves African Cuisine. (hint... if you go there always sit at "the cooking place"... we love to sit there and watch the chefs make the elaborate dishes and talk to them about their hometowns... and from South Africa or Morocco or Kenya... or even Delaware or Oklahoma!!!! The food is just incredible and the conversation is wonderful! We had such a great time! We also got up close and personal with 3 giraffes and a few zebras... the have a Savannah that you can walk through and see the animals about 15 feet away!

We headed home about 11... and fell exhausted into bed.

Today we are taking it easy... doing some laundry, going to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch with Grandma... and then maybe another movie this evening. Tomorrow we may try to take in a water park.

Today was great... AF arrived so that sucked... but was expected. WE did laundry, then out to lunch then back to the house for a nap. Mr. D and I left the house at about 3:30 and went back to Universal... we shopped around... ate an ice cream sundae... watched a pretty lame animal show and then decided to head over to one of the Disney Hotels. We ate a quick dinner on the way at Qdoba (sort of fast food... ala Chipotle) and then we went over to The Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort because I had never seen the inside. The plan was to look at the hotel and then go to the Grand Floridian Hotel to watch fireworks from the beach... but the Yacht and Beach was so great we decided to just sit in a beach chair for awhile and people watch... then we noticed that they were setting up a movie screen on the beach and guess what... we stayed and watched the entire LITTLE MERMAID on the beach sitting in deck chairs with our feet in the sand drinking beers and watching all the little kids act out the entire movie. Very fun.. and relaxing and sort of even romantic... Now we are off to bed... who knows what we will do tomorrow!


Blogger Sporty said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. Sorry that AF showed (for so many reasons), but it really sucks when you are on vacation.

Relaxing on the beach watching The Little Mermaid....sounds like my kind of vacation!

Take care and looking forward to reading more!

4:59 AM  
Blogger Sporty said...

P.S. Can't wait to see some pics of you and Mr. D!!!!

Miss ya!

5:00 AM  
Blogger Inconceivable said...

sounds soo fun..glad the weather is cooperating for yall

6:43 AM  
Blogger greyladybg said...

Sounds like you are having a great time!!! We just got home from Orlando last week and we went to Universal (both parks), Sea World, and Busch Gardens. Universal Studios was definitely my favorite. Hope the rest of your vacay goes great!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

How was the shuttle launch?

I am soooooo jealous!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

This sounds like a great trip!! I'm so jealous!!

1:43 PM  

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