Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Part 4

Day 1 at Disney!  The real day 1.  I'm not writing down every breath we took while we were at Disney because that was a long time ago and I don't feel like it.  I will say that I had no idea Barb was such a speed walker before this trip.  She could be an Olympian.  Seriously.  There were a few times where she was about 3000 yards in front of us and all David and I could do was look at each other.

 We went to Epcot first on this day.  Luckily, I had taken copious notes on each day of our trip on my phone because Meredith and I send each other recaps of our weekends (or weeklong vacations to Disney) each week, so I needed to make sure I did not forget anything.  One thing that I had completely forgotten about was when Maggie flipped her LID about the little person working the turnstile at the entrance to Epcot.  She put on the brakes and cried her eyes out.  That wasn't awkward or uncomfortable at all.  I also spent some time texting one of my coworkers because some juvenile delinquents  students apparently photocopied their butts and hung the pictures all over the ENTIRE school.  I was sort of sorry I had missed it.

I took a LOT of pictures of food on this trip.  David takes a zillion artsy pictures of STUFF, like the Epcot ball (Spaceship Earth, I KNOW), flowers, shadows on the ground and I take pictures of the food.  I know what's important.  Anyway, I was deceived by the cuteness of this Yule log and its candy leaves and it was YUCKY.  I was sorry I wasted a dessert on this thing.  We got Maggie started on pin trading (and let me tell you, that was some marketing GENIUS on the part of Disney--I bet we dropped..well, a lot of money on pins this week) and then she started slinging her lanyard around and pins went flying and NO.  That wasn't happening.  We got her some screwbacks for her pins and then that made things a little better.  After lunch and some other rides and stuff, we went over to Magic Kingdom.

 It was rather crowded on this day.  I was not really feeling the Magic Kingdom magic at this point.  There were way too many people and I was already tired and bleh.  We rode some rides and Maggie and I slept through the Hall of Presidents.  We had dinner reservations at the Contemporary Resort so we decided to walk over there and I thought I might die by the time we finally got to the hotel.  We were celebrating David's birthday again on this night, so I secretly ordered him a cake when I checked us in.  Since I read the Disboards fairly frequently, I knew this was something I could do and I didn't really want to drop $75+ on a custom cake.  I think this one was $24 or something like that.  Still ridiculous but a little easier to stomach.  The reason we went to this restaurant was because it has some world renowned sushi chef.  I do not like sushi.  At all.  David and Maggie love it and Barb became a fan on this trip.  I tried one bite and then said, no, thank you, and returned to gobbling up my salad.  Yes, I took pictures of my entire dinner but I will spare you the gory details.  The food was very good.  Oh yeah, and the restaurant is up at the top of the hotel (the one that the monorail goes through) so you can see the Magic Kingdom and it was all very pretty and cool.

Sushi, ew!

 This is David's cake.  It had a white chocolate thing on it that said Happy birthday but someone named Maggie snatched it off and ate it almost immediately.  Now, we also had dessert included with our  meals because we were on the dining plan so we ate those desserts and then packed the cake up to take back to the room.  So, yeah, it was cool to have a cake brought to the table, but in hindsight, maybe not such a great plan.  Whatever.  You only live once.

 Disney at Christmas is so much fun!
Well, it's fun all the time, but it's especially cool at Christmas.

Then we rode the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, took the bus back to Pop, walked up 4 flights of stairs to our room and collapsed.  Also, on this night, the Magic Kingdom was having Extra Magic Hours for resort guests until 3AM.  David and I thought that sounded like fun back in November when we first found out about it.  Needless to say, we did not make it to the extra magic hours in the middle of the night.  We are old and need our sleep.

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