Monday, January 14, 2008

Disney World!

We have just returned from a weekend in Florida at Disney World and EPCOT. Dave ran the Disney Half-Marathon on Saturday morning. His parents flew in from PA to join us for the weekend as well. A good time was had by all. We were able to see my cousin Ryan at Downtown Disney on Friday night. We haven't seen him in a while so it was great to catch up. We spent Saturday at EPCOT seeing kid-friendly exhibits while the big kids did things like Test Track. We had planned on staying for the fireworks but rain arrived instead. Oh well. Abby fell asleep anyhow so we just headed on out after the kids rode Test Track one last time. While the big kids and I were on a ride earlier in the day, the little ones were able to meet Mulan. I missed the whole thing! But when we exited the China movie, Mulan was coming through and stopped to talk with them again. I got a picture that time (kind of blurry) so was pleased. Sunday was spent at the Magic Kingdom. Seeing as how it is January, the lines were really short. I was amazed. We have only been to Disney in the summertime so are used to waiting for 30-45 min. for a ride. We were able to ride most of Fantasyland in an hour this time! Wow! After a fun-filled yet busy day, we headed to the Grand Floridian for the Cinderella Gala dinner. We were promised Cinderella but the remainder of the characters can be different each time. Well, we had Cinderella, Prince Charming, Stepmother, and both Stepsisters----all in character the whole time. Anna Grace was so fascinated she did not eat anything! She had to be prompted to eat so she could have ice cream (which she was eyeing). The pictures may show that the girls were scared or indifferent. However, they were so in awe they didn't know what to do! We headed back to the Magic Kingdom for the fireworks before heading back to the hotel. Both girls were asleep before we left the park at 9pm. We flew home today, spent the afternoon playing/taking naps/doing work and return to our regular schedule tomorrow. Alex has expressed interest in running this race next year. Perhaps we'll be returning------

































3 thoughts from friends:

Julie said...

We are leaving on wednesday and cannot wait! I am glad to see that Mulan is around! I found your blog off Wendy's and I am happy to be able to keep up with you! Hopefully the Parkers will come South soon!

Julie H. (from Oct 2003 and Mary Austin's and Jane's Mom)

Carrie&Aaron said...

Wow what a weekend-that's ok I have to catch up with you next year!

The Eberles said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! We're looking forward to catching up with you sometime soon!