Monday, December 12, 2005

Orlando was terrific. Disney really has fun down to a well-oiled machine. Everything is good down to the littlest detail. It was better that we couldn't get into Montreal for now. Florida is warmer. Niel and I did a lot of the same things we did last time but tried new stuff too. The easiest way I can explain is to make a list below of what we did. Because I cannot remember what we did on what day. We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside. The rooms were made to look like lodges. Our bedposts were made to look like trees and the bed covers like quilts. We each had our own sink. That was neat. Pictures here and here. It made me sad to look at them while I fixed them. We had a lot of fun and now are back to reality.

Rode a boat five different times.

Enjoyed the fire works at Epcot four times.

Rode test track four times. Too short of a ride.

Our Star Tours Ride stopped in mid ride. And we got to take the ride again. Thank goodness it wasn't a faster or elevated ride.

Ate at the restaurant at German pavilion for the first time. Heavy but good food. Niel tried to drink the biggest mug of beer but it was too big!

Ate a Seafood buffet at the Beach Club hotel's restaurant Cape May. Awesome.

The first time ever we didn't have a turkey leg

It was cheerleader week at Disney World. Dear God is all that needs to be said.

Then the last leg of our trip came the football players. It was just like being in some cheesy eighties film.

We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside. It used to be Dixie Landings.

Each enjoyed a Dole Whip. Mmmmm.

We tried a Surrey bike. Ok Niel did most of the riding while I kept yelling "go slower". And that bike does not go very fast.

Rode Soaring in Epcot. A neat experience after I opened my eyes. Heh heh.

We enjoyed two meals at the Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney. The best sandwiches!

Niel brought sweet gifts for his family.

Laughed a lot!

We thought of bringing back gifts from the Canadian Pavilion but thought of it too late.

They have the best Mini Golf course across from the Swan Hotel.

Hung out on the deserted beach at night in the Swan Club. So relaxing swaying on the hammock.

Finally tried out the pool and the hot tub.

Walked on the Boardwalk.

Saw the different Santa or Holiday figures from around the world. Julinessen the mischievous Nome from Norway was our favorite. Go Yule!

There was a little kid at the Norway ride who was afraid of the Vikings. Niel and I kept saying to one another "Don't worry honey all the Vikings are dead!" and then laughing. Yes we are bad people.

We visited a lot of hotels. It really is neat to see what the other hotels look like and is an experience in itself.

We ate at Alfredo's again. It is in Epcot in the Italy Pavillion. A tradition with my inlaws. Of course Niel ordered the Fetuccini Alfredo. Another must if you eat there. This time I tried the pasta sampler though. The mushroom stuffed ravioli was heavenly. The waitress Valentina was scary. She kept sneaking up on me. And her "assistant" accidentally dropped some dish on my back. No discount on the meal. But the American manager apologized. Niel thought the Italian workers didn't like the American Italians. Heh heh.

In MGM Studios in the New York town section was made to look like the Osborne house in Arkansas. They even had snow but it was just a bubble machine.

Niel got me a Winnie The Pooh Cuties shirt that reads "I Love Carbs". Heh heh.

I was very good and did not buy a lot of things. I am getting so better at that.

Saw a Hummingbird up close.

On our flight back the passengers got out on the tarmac and not at a gate because there were no available gates. It was a little spooky.

It is funny we ended up in Dinsey World really. We had been talking about how we missed being there and didn't know when we would be back. But now back to the dreaded reality. Cleaned the apartment (Even though we did also before leaving for Florida.), went grocery shopping, and did the laundry. It snowed a good deal on Friday. I also sent out my Christmas cards and birthday cards. We already got some in the mail for Christmas and Niel's upcoming birthday. Still haven't gotten my passport. I'll give those people till this coming Friday before I call. Grr. We also went out Friday night to celebrate a friend's (Kelvin) engagement. Stayed out till 3:30 in the morning. Didn't drink but felt like crap on Saturday. I think my body clock was out of wack. In the afternoon mustered an outing to go Christmas shopping and did well.

Song Stuck In My Head: "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas


Lisa said...

Sounds like you had so much fun!!!!!!!!

Ohh A dole whip! I can't wait for one!

I love the decorations in your hotel room. I wished to stay in that section, instead we were in the fancy white house looking buildings of Magnolia bend!

foodiechickie said...

Thanks Lisa.

Definetly try to get a dole whip when you go in January.

We passed by the Magnolia section and the buildings were so pretty.

Hope you have a lot of fun!

laura said...

Wow! Your post leave me both tired and hungry! Sounds like you guys had a blast :)

foodiechickie said...

Me too. LOL.

Yvett said...

Reading your post really made me want to take a vacation. I'm glad you had fun! Too funny about the "I Love Carbs" shirt. I need one of those!

foodiechickie said...

Thank you. I hope you get to take one soon Yvett:) Have you seen the cuties line?

Jessica said...

So happy that you and Niel had a great time! I love Epcot!

foodiechickie said...

Thank you Jessica. It is definetly our favorite park!!! Did you find the Rachael Ray magazine?

LadyGypsy said...

So glad you had a great time! Isn't soaring fantastic?

Geez...I miss that place now.

foodiechickie said...

Thanks! Yes Soaring was pretty neat. I know I was thinking that Disney always feels like coming home and I hate each time we leave it. There is just something comforting and safe about it.