Jul 31, 2009

Last Day - Our Free Day

Our Last Day: free day to go back to anything we really enjoyed or missed out on , HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sarah Ellen, matching Burley-Edwards vacation t-shirts (oh, yes, we did!). started the day at the Magic Kingdom, had front row view of the opening show, walked though the castle (which was closed on Monday), met the Fairy Godmother who looked liked Paula Deen, she teased Camryn about her Burley-Edwards shirt, and remembered Cam's name when we walked by again 2 hours later, met a fabulous Ariel at Ariel's Grotto, rode Dumbo, Cinderella's Golden Carrousel, Peter Pan's Flight, It's A Small World, Aladdin's Magic Carpets, and the Jungle Cruise, lunch at the Crystal Palace where we met Tigger, Pooh, Eeyore, and Piglet, Camryn led the kids' parade around the restaurant, decorated table for SE's birthday, birthday cupcake, and a signed card from the Pooh characters, monorail and bus rides to Downtown Disney, shopping, free family photos, and our final Mickey ice cream for the week, took a boat to Hollywood Studios to ride the Toy Story Midway Mania ride again (Jeff was sick the first morning we rode it, and we weren't going to let him miss it!), bus to Fort Wilderness for the Hoop Dee Doo Revue dinner show, SE recognized for her birthday, Hoop Dee Doo pictures (that they must be making a killin' off of - ha ha!), all-you-can-eat family-style fried chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, cowboy beans, cornbread, and strawberry shortcake, laughed til our sides hurt, played a washboard, pics of our hotel The Pop Century, and that ends our wonderful week-long Disney extravaganza! CAN'T WAIT to go back!

Jul 30, 2009

Day 4 - Epcot

Epcot: probably the hottest day of all, drank enough water to fill a small lake, saw The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, rode Soarin', Living With the Land, tried to ride Test Track but it closed as soon as we got there (never found out why), lunch at the Electric Umbrella, Mission Space right after lunch, worried about throwing up doing such an intense ride right after lunch, survived the ride without any sickness, survived the guy beside us throwing up instead, Nurse Jeff had to take care of the throwing up guy while Heather ran as far away as she could, went to the World Showcase, decorated masks and collected charms that represented each country, Jason disappointed when he found out the Deadliest Catch guys would be there to sign autographs the week after we left, met Mulan in China, met Snow White in Germany, had the BEST frozen lemonade, saw a Chinese acrobats show, bought our third bonsai tree in Japan, met Jasmine and Aladdin in Morocco, saw a belly dancer and Moroccan band, dinner at Le Cellier where we had the greatest filet mignon, rode Spaceship Earth (in the big Epcot ball) which Camryn called "Spaceship on Earth in the big crystal ball," waited for the Illuminations fireworks show to begin and were entertained by Brazilian and Argentinian teenage tour groups chanting and singing, met Patrick a Disney cast member from Kennesaw State, and saw an incredible fireworks show!