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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another Day at Disney 2013

  I was too pooped last night after seeing the Epcot Reflections of Earth fireworks, to do any posting on my blog. It was a spectacular ending to a spectacular day. We started off at Epcot. We went to Soarin. Kristin and Nathaniel had not been on this ride before, so we really wanted to get on this ride.  We had a Fast Pass for the afternoon, but took a chance it wouldn't be busy in the morning and it wasn't. We got right on.  Kristin and Nathaniel  loved the ride.

Great view of Epcot
   We decided to try Test Track. We knew that
the ride had been reworked and supposedly improved. So we went forth hopeful and we weren't disappointed. The ride was fun.
   As you waited to get on the ride you went through a maze that showed you some of the innovations thought up by designers and what they think about when working on car design: power, capability, efficiency,and responsiveness. Once you got close to the ride you were given the chance to design your own car around these concepts and then test your car against another one in your ride.
Cool vehicles

Coming out to a showroom after the ride.
   We had fun designing our virtual car. We won the first time again Kristin and Nathaniel , but lost today when we went back for a second ride.

In Norway

  We headed for a tour of the countries and for grub... We went on the Mexico ride and the Norway ride. All fun and in a boat. We ate orange chicken and rice  in China.

   We took the bus back to Old Key West to enjoy the pool. Very nice.
Red Lobster yummy....
   We hopped into the car and went to Red Lobster. Nathaniel and Kristin do not like seafood, but the menu at Red Lobster is great for steak and chicken. Russ and I had shrimp and broccoli. We have to eat something healthy.

  The fireworks at night at Epcot are not to be missed. They were especially fabulous at Christmas time. We didn't know that they have a spectacular ending. We were blown away as we had seen the fireworks many times, but this time the ending filled the sky with fireworks. Well done, Disney.
   Today we went back to Hollywood Studios to see if we could go on Toy Story without a Fast Pass. We were thinking that if we went early enough it would be okay.  We waited a little bit but actually go on quite fast. I almost beat Russ.
   After everyone but me went on Rock 'n Roll Rollercoaster, we took the boat to Epcot again to do Test Track again. So fun... We walked back to Boardwalk checking out shops and taking in the gorgeous lobby. We were starving so to Downtown Disney we rode.

Now they are ready for their wedding....

We ate at Earl of Sandwich. Wicked busy with many starving people around.
The Lego Store
 Kristin and Nathaniel got some Christmas shopping done. I got a few things, but my feet were killing me. It was time to head back to Old Key West.
We are going to Smokey Bones again to eat dinner with some of Kristin's relatives who live in the area.  The end to another perfect day.


  1. Wow! I'd say you had a full day! My feet hurt just reading about it! You are coming home to some serious cold!

  2. Hi Connie,

    Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your friendship.