On the way out of Animal Kingdom to go back to the hotel to swim, we stop to view a couple animal displays.
We get back to the room and finally get to see giraffes – they come out later in the morning (all my dreams of coffee with giraffes have been shattered so far this trip!)
The giraffes knock the feeder down and a bunch of cattle come over to clean up the mess for them.
We change and head down to the pool. It’s February – the water’s too cold for me! Ethan swims a couple laps and then we head to a hot tub for awhile. We then find a couple of loungers and hit the bar.
We read and relax, but the lifeguards are noisy. Neither of us is a big fan of the entertainment at the pools – I want to relax, not play games. There’s a Bingo game going on and I went back into the water and sat on a wall (only my legs were in the water). There are 2 women sitting a few feet to my left with Bingo cards. They are talking a mile a minute. I can see their cards. As I got up to leave the water, I stopped in front of them.
JAIME: I don’t know why, I think I’m weird, but you missed N43 and it was driving me crazy.
Ethan takes a nap and I spend some time on our balcony. I came in for a few minutes and when I went to go back outside, I’m stopped by this HUGE bug at the door!
Tonight we have late dinner plans. We’re going to the 9:30 showing of Hoop-Dee-Doo Review at Ft. Wilderness. I tell Ethan back in the room that if we hurry, we could go to the Magic Kingdom and meet Talking Mickey before getting on a boat and going to Ft. Wilderness…
So that’s what we did!
Talking Mickey was so cool – I got a little teary (don’t I always?) having an actual (I know!) conversation with him!
Hoop-Dee-Doo is fabulous, as always! We had great seats up by the piano player.
The chef came out to discuss the allergy. The salad was fine for us to eat (I scooped out both our salads before I remembered to take a picture!)
The gluten free cornbread was absolutely amazing! We finished every crumb!
Beans, corn, mashed potatoes – all safe.
We were given grilled chicken instead of fried chicken – it was dry. (and these grill marks look too perfect to me – I think it’s frozen chicken…)
And the ribs were safe for us to eat too. They were good!
And for dessert, we get strawberries and whipped cream instead of strawberry shortcake – I liked it much better! Amazing! We are STUFFED!!!
We had a blast (we were the only couple to raise our hands when they asked for honeymoons and anniversaries, so we had to dance to “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” alone!)