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October 25, 2003 – from WDW

Hello! Blogging LIVE from Epcot’s FutureWorld. Again. Where dozens of happy tourists are slogging their way through their last full day of vacation. Really!

Another eerily beautiful day. It’s in the 80s. Again. But today it’s breezy.

Yesterday, at 5:15pm, Tiger Woods teed off at the 17th hole of the Funai Classic. How do I know this? Because at that EXACT moment, our Disney Bus was driving right by. Did you see us?

We visited Disney’s Wide World of Sports to watch the Martial Arts Expo. David says he’s sorry for making us go. It was mostly kids. Which is fine if it’s your own kid. But watching strange kids compete is weird.

We took the bus from Wide World of Sports to MGM and walked (!!!!) to the Boardwalk complex. Ended up eating dinner at Spoodles. (David: Rigatoni; Me: Scallops) We didn’t have a priority seating reservation so we ended up waiting over an hour for a table. Hakuna Matata. Others weren’t so happy waiting so we had a nice time watching people get mad and blow up. One Mama was almost lunging at the poor hostess.

THEN, we went to Pleasure Island for an evening at the Adventurer’s Club.

Today, we woke up after 11:00. Yeesh. Can you tell we’re worn? Ate lunch at San Angel Inn at the Mexico Pavillion. (Me: chicken tacos al carbon; David: steak) Did Imagination pavillion (I love Figment) and just got finished seeing the “Circle of Life” movie at the Land Pavillion. I learned that humans are intrinsically evil beings. Much guilt for damaging the environment.

Speaking of damage, the University of Mississippi is playing Arkansas tonight on ESPN2. We’ll be watching it — where else– at the ESPN club!

That’s all for now. I probably won’t be blogging again until we get home, as the car is taking us to the airport at 1:45pm tomorrow. (sniff)

Summary: A great time again at Walt Disney World. I’m still not tired of coming here, as each time we leave we remember things we have still yet to experience.

Wish you were here! 🙂 Back Monday with more boring drivel about frozen lunches and my deliquent dog.

October 24, 2003 – from WDW

Hello! Blogging LIVE from Main Street USA in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, where the steam train is chugging out of the station right above me. Really!

(correction: the arcade at the Poly is being used as a daycare/nursery for more than just Phil Mickleson’s kids. If I’m being snide, I may as well be correctly snide, right?)

OK. La Nouba is very overrated. We spent over $70. per ticket, and I would have been happier with a sweatshirt. It was entertaining, but not the second coming of entertainment. Think of the worst hangover dream you’ve had. That’s Cirque du Soleil. I mean…we liked it (don’t hate me) but when all is said and done, it’s just a circus.

We did have a great time yesterday riding Water Mice (teeny speedboats) around the Seven Seas Lagoon (where I want my cremains sprinkled — just sayin’) and Bay Lake. Sipped fruity drinks by the volcano pool. Took a swim in the ‘quiet’ pool as the sun started to dip behind the palm trees. Ate dinner at DisneyQuest and after La Nouba (overrated) hung out at Pleasure Island.

Today we woke at 10ish (see a trend here?) and are now at the Magic Kingdom. The Martial Arts Expo starts at 6pm. Besides that, we have no plans for today.

Off to Casey’s to have a hot dog.

Wish you were here! 🙂

October 23, 2003 – from WDW

Hello! Blogging LIVE from FutureWorld in Epcot, where the JAMMITORS are beating their drums behind me. Really!

The Funai Golf Classic is happening at one of the golf courses across the street from the Polynesian. Our arcade has been ‘closed’ since we arrived. This morning we found out why. Phil Mickelson stays here at the Poly w/his family, and they actually take over the arcade and make it a quarters for the NANNIES. No joke. We heard this from a member of the Poly staff who has been here over 20 years. Hmpf! Grumpy Phil can’t give his nannies a real room?

Yesterday we went to MGM, and boy howdy it was crowded. We don’t understand why — last Oct. it was wonderful. We got a fastpass for the Tower of Terror, but it was for SIX hours later. All we did there was do the Muppets 3D movie (a must-see), eat lunch, and bolt. Hung at the Poly for a smidge. Went to Epcot for more of the Food and Wine Festival for dinner. Watched Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, and headed to Disney’s Boardwalk for evening activities.

Tonight’s fun was at Jellyrolls, an over-21 dueling pianos/singalong club. It started off slowly — everyone and their aunt was requesting Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Meatloaf. But we spent a few hours there (and tossed back a few) and had a great time.

Today we let room service bring us our breakfast (David: pancakes, me: ham and cheese omelet) and headed out to see the Martial Arts Festival at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. That means we take the bus to Disney/MGM studios, and then another bus to WWoS. Ooops. The WWoS driver tells us that the Martial Arts thingy starts tomorrow. D’oh! David, my green belt warrior, is bummed.

SO…we end up at MGM again. Still insanely crowded. STILL a huge wait for Tower of Terror. We take a “FriendShip” from MGM to Epcot and walk around World Showcase. At Canada, we decide to split up. David headed back to the room, and I stayed to watch Off Kilter perform at Canada. I did the “Single Riders” line at Mission:SPACE (only a 5 min wait) and now I’m here, blogging.

Tonight we have tickets for Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba at 9pm. I have no expectations for it…so I should be pleased. My vacation’s slipping away quickly. And my cold is doing better. I should be fine by the time—I head back to work. Figures, hm?

Oh well, it could be worse — I could be Phil Mikkelson’s nanny.

Wish you were here!

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