Monday, May 5, 2008

We're still here!

For those of you who know Disney, you can visualize our tracks:

Saturday - left Epcot after a brief walkabout - hot & crowded with long waits. We did ride Spaceship Earth and give it two thumbs up. While we miss a few things from the Jeremy Irons version, we like the overall experience of the new one. The tribute to Walter Cronkite, was nice, too. :)

We took a bus to Downtown Disney to shop for a gift bag and card for David & Sommer's anniversary dinner that evening, and exchange a coral Mickey polo that I love but bought the wrong size of. Enjoyed a Wetzel Pretzel. Took the launch to French Quarter to walk around, then strolled back to Riverside to get ready for dinner. We really liked French Quarter and will stay there the next time we need to say on cash before a DVC stay.

Dinner at Citricos was out of this world. The servers gave us a few extras because of David & Sommer's anniversary, so we essentially ended up with 7 courses over 3 hours. I'll write more later, but the Roast Pork was awesome, and they gave us an amuse bouche with lobster on hummus with a couple of stray chick peas and a garlic crouton. Yummy.

After dinner, we went out on Seven Seas Lagoon for a Wishes Fireworks Cruise - that's the way to see Wishes, and we've been spoiled for all time, now.

Sunday, we went to Epcot to meet David & Sommer. Got Soarin' Fast Passes for later and went on Living with Land, then thoroughly scoured every square inch of the Seas with Nemo and Friends. While there, David & Sommer talked Jim and I into getting SCUBA certified since we might back to south Georgia and in Panama City area later in the summer.

After Seas, back to Spaceship Earth. The monitors didn't work right, but the ride was still great. Then monorail to Grand Floridian for Garden View tea. After a nice 2 hour tea with questionable service we said farewell to David & Sommer and took the monorail back to Epcot.

This time, we rode in the front with the pilot. He was an absolute riot, and loves his job with a passion. We all got complimentary Monorail co-pilot licenses. :)

We tried Spaceship Earth again, only to find the monitors were still wonky. Then, it was time for Soarin' Leslie and Katie have motion issues, but Katie took it really well while Leslie's eyes were shut for the whole attraction.

Then, strolled through World Showcase to the best Illuminations spot ever. I got Jim a bratwurst from Sommerfest while Leslie and Katie rode the 3 Caballeros attractionin Mexico. I had my usual Illuminations caramel apple from Germany, but with a diet coke instead of a Riesling given the two glasses of sparkling wine I had at the Tea.

Drove home, and dived into the hot tub. Our room at Saratoga Springs is as close to the quiet pool and hot tub for our area as you'll find.

So - that's what we've been up to.

Today - Hollywood Studios followed by a resort evening.

1 comment:

Susan Yates said...

Your Saturday and Sunday were so busy, no wonder you weren't able to write on the go. You did so much in so many different places it seems like that entry should have been about more than just two days. You guys must have been in training for this trip.