Yeah, I know--I said I would be gone for a whole week. We drove up to Disney World on Monday. We had planned on three nights there then on up to Stone Mountain, Georgia for the Scottish Highland Games. Well, my body had other ideas. Wednesday I came down with a Bladder infection which had me in bed all afternoon. So, yesterday morning we headed back south instead of north so I could go to the doctor. So, here I am--back home way too early.
But we did enjoy several days at WDW. And yes, I took pictures. Ready!!
The first place we headed was Epcot where we picked up our Florida Resident Annual Pass (good for 15 months!) Epcot is having it's Food and Wine Festival right now and I had always wanted to go. I had read the menu and knew that Ireland had a Shrimp and Lobster Pie. I couldn't resist so we headed there first. It was very tasty but not near filling enough.We decided that after paying more than $20 for two pies and two adult beverages we wanted bigger portions and some place with AIR CONDITIONING! So we headed to our favorite restaurant in the Mexico Pavilion. The picture is a little blurry--or maybe that's the way things looked after I drank one of these delicious Margaritas.After dinner, we took the ride in Mexico and decided to head back to the hotel and on to Downtown Disney. On the way out, we did take the ride through Spaceship Earth since the line was so short. The ride has changed some since the last time we went through. We stayed at the Port Orleans Riverside which has beautiful grounds and a boat that takes you to Downtown Disney. The ride was relaxing but after dark so we didn't see much. As we neared Downtown Disney, we saw this balloon. It is a tethered balloon which you can go up in. I have no idea how much it costs since we didn't go over the the West Side but I WANT to do this someday. I would have to do it alone as Mr. Snowbird isn't too fond of heights. Of course our real purpose in going to Downtown Disney was to get a Hot Fudge Sundae at Ghirardelli Chocolate. They are so huge we shared one. After walking around a bit, we headed back to the hotel and bed. Tuesday we headed to Hollywood Studios since we hadn't been there in a very long time. Man has it changed.
Anyway, now that we have our Annual Pass, we intend on hitting WDW a few more times in the next 15 months.