I’ve been working on this post for days now, life has been a little nuts and I feel like I’m starting to forget things. This may be a lot of pictures.
After the Expo, Amy and I headed to Animal Kingdom for our FastPass+ times. We started toward Harambe Village for our Safari and diverted ourselves to get Dole Whips with Rum. She tried the Coconut Rum, I tried the Dark Rum. Now, note that we had not eaten for quite some time and were both hungry and had empty stomachs. So we were feeling quite good after our snacks.
We then proceeded to take a trek into the wilds of Africa. Kudos to the driver for scary the bejesus out of us on the bridge with a loud “BOOM!”
Ask me about my intense childhood fear of hippos one day….it’s quite amusing.
After we returned from our long safari trip we headed toward Asia for one of my favorite rides ever….Expedition Everest. I love this ride….like really love this ride. I hope I feel strong enough to ride during the full marathon at Goofy. The standbye line was short enough that we could ride once and then ride again with our FastPass+. We decided to toss some coins into the “wishing” area that we would be able to defend our dissertations ASAP. (Good news, I learned yesterday that I am ready to defend. Yay).
We rode twice, see above, once in the front, once in the back. So much fun. We were giggling so hard.
After our exciting train ride we headed to Dinoland, which is not really my favorite part of the park, mostly because I have a fear of large, carnivorous creatures. They are the stuff of my nightmares, literally. I have nightmares about large, carnivorous creatures. We rode Chester and Hester and felt the floor drop out from under us as we got off. We needed food. Real food. We wanted pretzels but could only find popcorn. It did the job. Then, against my better judgement I said, “let’s go ride Dinosaur.”
Let me preface this picture by saying that…I think I have only had my eyes open all the way on this ride…once. Once. That’s how much this ride terrifies me. I also won’t do haunted houses, I’m a wimp in that sense. I love coasters, I love thrill rides but I’m a big NO to anything that I have nightmares about.
Here’s our hilarious picture:
That’s me…in the front row, covering my eyes and screaming. Amy’s pose is posed to make me look silly.
Don’t judge, we all have our fears, right? I just happen to be afraid of dinosaurs.
We took some additional pictures and made our way to our Sanaa reservation.
I was really, really excited to eat here. I’d heard so much about the atmosphere and food. It did not disappoint. We started with the full bread service (which I think needs more bread but considering I’m a bread addict that doesn’t surprise me.)
My Wine Flight (Durban) I loved all the wines in this one.
I had Butter Chicken (because everyone said it was delicious and it was) and Spicy Goat. Best goat I’ve ever eaten.
We had an excellent waiter. When we both discovered that one of Amy’s wines tasted really off he brought her another sample of it from a new bottle. I think the first one might have had cork in it because they really did taste significantly different. After all was done and paid for we headed back to Art of Animation to finish our costume work and for me to work on my dissertation edits. And bust out some more wine in the glasses we bought at the Expo.
Busy day. But we had a blast.
I am having surgery on my hand later today so I may not be posting again for a little while. The next post will be about our day at the Studios and the beginning of Wine & Dine. Though, the race itself is slipping from my memory, we all know how tough it was, but I will do my best.
In the meantime I am still raising money for Catch a Lift Fund to run Goofy in 2015. There are multiple ways you can contribute. First, if you would like to earn a medal for your donation you can participate in Run for Our Heroes. If you would prefer to donate directly you can do so through the Active.com Fundraising Link.
Please help if you can. I am getting closer to my goal every day but really could use your help.