February 2009 - Disney World
Trip Start Feb 13, 2009
1Trip End Feb 15, 2009
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So I left the house around 2:30pm on Friday and made my way North. I decided to take Krome to US27 rather than taking the Turnpike. I was in no hurry to get to Orlando (http://www.orlandoinfo.com/) so I took in the sights and decided to make a stop here, make a stop there, got pulled over in South Bay (http://www.southbaycity.com/Public_Documents/index), and made a stop at this other place.... Oh crap ..... I let the cat out of the bag .... yeah, I got pulled over :o( and got me a speeding ticket - dang ! I admit I was speeding and the cop gave me a break (a 22 mph break) so it ended up not being so painfull
I continued my voyage to Orlando and made it there right at 7pm. I stayed at the Radisson Resort Orlando (http://www.radisson.com/kissimmeefl). That same night I went out for dinner with Michelle, Sally and Peter. We went to Downtown Disney (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney/) and ended up at Bongo's ( http://www.bongoscubancafe.com/www/); go figure.
Saturday morning we started the day at Epcot (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/) at 8am and hit the entire park. We enjoyed Spaceship Earth, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, The Land Pavillion, Living with the Land, Soarin', Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Journey into Imagination, Mission Space (green and orange rides), Test Track, American Adventure, Gran Fiesta Tour, Maelstrom, Wonders of China, and Japan. We had lunch in Germany (all the weiner shnitzel, knockwurst and German beer you can take in); loved it !!
Sunday morning Sally and Peter departed back to Miami with their kids and Michelle and I went to Dinsey's Animal Kingdom (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/animal-kingdom/). We thought the park opened at 8am, but it actually opened at 9am. We were fortunate however to find out that you can have breakfast in the park at the Tusker House (http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=185). So for $19.99 you get an all you can eat breakfast buffet and you get into the park an hour earlier than general admission. To top it off we got visited by Mickey Mouse, and Donald and Daisy Duck. It was nice and worthwhile. Following breakfast we took in the park and enjoyed Dinosaur (way too loud - u can go deaf in there), Expedition Everest (really good), It's Tough to be a Bug (always funny), Kali River Rapids (awesome - best of the day - I got soaked), Kilimanjaro Safari, Maharajah Jungle Trek (got to see two Bengal tigers up close), and the Tree of Lifehttp://www.rainforestcafe.com/).
I then decided to head back home, and Michelle went to Hollywood Studios (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/hollywood-studios/); formerly known as MGM Studios. I took the Turnpike back home and decided to stop in and visit mom and dad in Boynton Beach before ending the day back at home around 6pm.
My apologies to Maureen, Armand Jean, and Cynthia for not having the time to stop in and say hello. There is always next time; that's a promise.
Well that sums up this outing. Until next time :o)
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