Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Thursday found us at Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are many fine attractions there, but Star Tours was the hit. Our youngest grandson is a HUGE Star Wars fan. He even has a Death Star Fathead on his wall at home. So when we told him he would get to do a Star Wars ride he was in heaven. I booked it on our Fast Pass and he waited impatiently for our time. He was jumping with excitement as we walked through the "cattle line" to the ride. We waited patiently for our turn to enter, buckled in, listened to the "pre-launch" instructions, the the excitement came. An alien robot stood "in front of our ship" and "scanned" the passengers looking for a rebel spy. Then the spy was identified and his picture flashed on the screen. You got it, Max was the rebel spy. He was so very excited he could hardly contain himself.
Of course we had to ride it again, but this time we had a different program and there was no rebel spy. But he enjoyed it almost as much.
In items of lesser note, we saw the Muppet 3D show (always a good one), Pirates of the Caribbean show, Backlot tour (one of my favorites), Toy Story Midway Mania was a lot of fun, The Great Movie ride, visited the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground, Disney's One Man's Dream show, and ate dinner at the Sci Fi Dine in theater.
And of course on such a momentous day you have to have a special souvenir, so we got Max an I Am the Rebel Spy shirt, and David got a When all else fails, send in the Wookie shirt.
I think this was a good day. Tomorrow, Animal Kingdom (and the Wilderness Explorers), and Downtown Disney.
Once again, sorry for the sideways pic. It is straight in my library, but can't make it post right.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Last week we took the grands to Disney World. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground and it was great. The pool is awesome, and they got to meet Chip and Dale at the smores campfire/sing along/movie.
Tuesday was Magic Kingdom day. We spent the morning on rides and shows, went back to the pool when it got hot, then back to the park for more rides, the light parade, and fireworks.
The light show on the castle was so worth staying up late for. The boys were just amazed. We walked miles, and drank gallons of water. The lines were not too long and we did Fast Pass our favorites, so that was good.
Wed was Epcot, but that will have to wait till later.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
DH and I just returned from the ATW in Andalusia, AL and what a great weekend. There were 33 this year, a good turnout, and the hosts did an outstanding job. We stopped by Gant Lake and did a little kayaking before the weekend started.
Dinner Thursday was at Hill top Steak and Seafood. Friday was our first ride and we chose the 26 mile option.
After the ride, we went kayaking at Frank Jackson State park. It rained on us, but it was plenty warm, so we still had fun.
Dinner Friday was at Larry's Barbecue. Saturday we did the 33 mile loop.
Never know what you will encounter on the road.
One of the local schools had messages on their fence made from Solo cups. I thought this is a great idea.
One couple had a wreck when a dog ran out in front of them and had to be taken to the hospital. When we got back to the hotel, DH went to the hospital to bring them back. They weren't seriously injured, but she does have a broken arm that will require surgery. The Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for us at Springdale house.
Dinner Sat night was at David's Catfish House. Sunday was raining, so we didn't ride, and after breakfast we packed up and headed home.
It was a great weekend, nice weather, good roads, wonderful people. I hope we have more rides like this one over the summer.
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