Friday, November 06, 2009
Wed. evening and Thursday (days four and five)
We came back Wed. night almost too exhausted to eat. We waiting til after the grand finale show on the castle (so pretty)and then headed home via boat. By the time our boat docked, it was darkening so we fixed a make shift supper of cheese and crackers and helping of chicken salad Anne had made us before we left Janet's. HIt the spot. Then we walked down to the dock for the fireworks which were such fun. We had one Nana who had been with four of her grandchildren for three days straight who wanted to go AWOL with us!
Bright and early yesterday morning we were up and running. On today's agenda was Hollywood Studios and the Block Party which was high energy and had all of us on our feet dancing. Where those young kids get the energy to perform that over and over is amazing. That is youth, right?
I loved the Indiana Jones Stunt exhibit and the 3D Muffetts Movie the best but the Back stage ride was a fun on too. Hollywood was more geared for small children and I've made lots of notes about what to do (and not do) when we someday bring the grandbabies to Disney!
We took the monorail to the Grand Floridian as Janet said we had to see this to believe it and we did. In the lobby, a man in a tailed tux was playing (whatelse) a grand piano. I made the girls pose on the staircase just to give you an idea of the magnitude of these. We took one boat back to the Magic Kingdom and a second from their back to the Wilderness Lodge aka home sweet home.
Janet was able to get us last minute reservations at the Whispering Canyon Restaurant right in our own hotel. We never made the hot tub last night and I'd say, once again, we were asleep by ten at the latest.
Today we are off to Epcot with dinner reservations at the German themed restaurant and fire works at 8. Tomorrow is our last half day at Disney and then, with one stop at Violette's, onward to Tarpon Springs and the search for the elusive manatee. Anne has yet to see a one in any of her trips to Florida and so that is our goal. Check out the others' blogs for more photos and versions of our grand adventre.