Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Catching up part 3

So, way back in February or something of last year, we planned to take another trip to Disney.  A big one.  The one or two nighters are fine but I prefer when we can spend the entire week and really take our time and do EVERYTHING.  Anyway, Barb, Maggie's Grammy, came along with us for this trip.  Now, I am not really one to plan much of anything, because it is a whole lot of effort and I don't like to think about many things long term, but I am ALL ABOUT planning a Disney trip.  I love it.  I even got up at 5:30 one morning in June to make our dining reservations 180 days out.  So, we went on this trip with A Plan.  So, we left for Florida on December 17 and were ready for fun!  We actually stopped somewhere in Georgia on the way down to split up the drive because that is a dang long drive.  I do not have any pictures of that, I do not believe.

Then on December 18, we drove the rest of the way to Orlando.  We made a stop at the St. Augustine outlets and picked up some bargain pins for trading.  I also had this brilliant idea to have Tinkerbell leave Maggie a pin each night that she could then trade the next day.  Cool, right?  The 18th was David's birthday as well as his dad's, so we had a celebratory dinner planned for that night.  We checked in our favorite resort (well, really the only one we've ever stayed at) and got ready for a fun night!
 We rode the bus over to Downtown Disney and then we ran into a bit of a snag.  We got off at the wrong stop and had to walk a hundred miles to the restaurant.  There were a zillion people there and it was dark and hard to navigate and I was STARVING.  We rushed ourselves over to Raglan Road and had to wait because we had missed our dinner reservation time.  I was not super thrilled with my planning at this point.  But, we finally got called back and the restaurant was BUSY.  David and Barb had beers to celebrate his birthday and to toast Rege and I think I had a diet Coke, because I am hardcore like that. I don't have any pictures of my dinner, but after looking at the website, I remember that I had the chicken and wild mushroom pie, which was quite delicious.  There was an Irish band and a couple of dancers, who were fun to watch, and it was a jolly sort of atmosphere.

I did photograph my dessert, however, and here it is in all its glory.  That is bread and butter pudding with two different kinds of sauces and it was YUM YUM GOOD.  

After dinner, I think we may have walked around and done a little shopping but we were all tired and we had a big day the next day so we didn't spend too much time there.  Plus we had a date to meet up with Emma and family later on in the week!  Thus endeth day 1.

1 comment:

  1. I have pics of my dessert also. Remember that meringue thing with the raspberry sauce ..... soooo yummy!