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hah...that's good one! Thanks!
Selfishly glad you have not made a lot of progress on this TR yet since I am caught up!
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!
After cooling off in the American Adventure, we browsed our way through the rest of the World Showcase.
We always do the pickle ornament game at my mother-n-law's each year so I had to take this picture and sent to her asking her if she thought she could find the pickle on this tree. She responded with even without my glasses!
I loved these roses! I regret not purchasing one!
Finally we made it to Mexico. We had originally planned for a mid-day break, but mid-day had sort of come and gone. We knew by the time we made it to the front of the park, to the bus and back to the resort we'd be turning right back around to come back for our dinner reservation. So we opted to stick it out, but we were hungry and needed something to hold us over until dinner. We headed into La Cantina de San Angel and decided to split a snack!
We found a window seat indoors and enjoyed our nachos while talking about our day. Josh said once again how much he enjoyed Soarin so I jumped on the app and scored another fastpass time for a little later. He asked what else was here that we missed and I was telling him about Mission Space and the orange and green difference, etc. He immediately perked up and wanted to try. I told him I wasn't doing it because simulators and I don't always get along and hello, we just ate NACHOS! I've only done the green side and I have no intentions of ever riding orange and most certainly not directly after eating, but he wanted me to look up the wait times. 10 minutes...let's go!
He went in the orange line....and I went in the kid's play area, ha-ha! It was entertaining to people watch in there for sure. It was also fun to see people's reaction coming off the ride. After awhile I watched Josh exit the ride. He told me he liked it, he got to the be the pilot and was describing his flight to Mars. Once we got outside he needed to sit on a bench!!! It was then he realized that riding directly after eating was probably not a good idea. We sat here a good bit and then I said why don't we go ride Ellen and try to get in a nap. We made it all the way to loading into the vehicle before they came on and said they were down. Oh well, at least we got to see the lovely pre-show video! Off to the Land we went! We grabbed a coke and found a spot to relax before our fastpass!
Someone was really relaxed....
Next: Dinner in the World Showcase
Just in time for the new update! I kept my eyes open for you on our trip, but no luck! I hope you had a great one!
I did and can't wait to read about yours! We may have been in the same place at the same time, right?
There's always a chance!
So glad he's loving it so far!
It was melt-down city for the little ones in Sunshine Seasons! I saw a number of moms leave the little ones behind with the dads while they went to ride Soarin' and you could see the stress on their faces! One dad even walked away leaving their backpack behind. I got up to go catch him and someone got to him before me. As you may can tell, I love to people watch. I also used this time to facetime my little man. He was having a good time back home and didn't seem to care too much that Mommy and Daddy were gone. He did think the hot air balloons were cool when I showed him where we were. I'd say we spent about an hour hanging out and relaxing before riding Soarin' again. The smells were much stronger this time around. Josh said the same thing. I didn't even notice the grass smell on the first ride. I loved the beach smell!
We were ready for dinner!! Now we had not long ago had a snack in Mexico, but that didn't matter. We were heading back there for dinner. We love Mexican food!!! Welcome to La Hacienda de San Angel!
I borrowed this picture b/c I can't find the one that I took.
First up on the agenda....margaritas! Funny story, Josh had been having a case of sticker shock on our first day and a half of our trip. By now he was realizing how expensive things were (even though I had told him many times before we came), but this was our first table service. The waitress comes by and he orders his margarita. I can't remember the specific name of his, but it was the top shelf. The description said it came with a black ant salt rim and the waitress told him it didn't really taste like anything so he gave it a shot. When she left he said that he hoped it was good in which my reply was that for $20 it better be! $20!!!! His eyes bugged out. He hadn't even looked at the price. He settled back in his chair and shrugged his shoulders...oh well it's vacation. He didn't say much about prices for the rest of the trip!
Here he is with his black ants.
I ordered the Avocado Margarita. I really enjoyed it! It was very light and creamy. I couldn't pinpoint the flavor but after reading the description it says melon liqueur and that was definitely what I was tasting. It was really good!
Enjoyed these along with some not so good chips and salsa. These chips were just weird. I liked the green sauce but the red was not my favorite.
For our main entree, we went with the La Hacienda. This served 2 and was a mixed grill of New York Strip, half a chicken al pastor, chorizos and vegetables and also a side of black beans and rice! We also asked for flour tortillas. They normally come with corn tortillas.
We stuffed ourselves. This was awesome and those little chorizos were our favorite. I kept going for those and the corn! The steak was good too. The chicken was probably my least favorite compared to the rest, but it was by no means bad! No picture of the rice and beans. I didn't try the rice, but Josh said it was good. The beans were delicious! Overall, very good choice and we were very satisfied. Service was also impeccable!
With that, our day at Epcot had come to a close! We slowly made our way out of the park.
We got back to the resort, put on our swimsuits and headed to the hot tub. Before long, we were heading to bed. We had another big day ahead of us!
Next: Magic Kingdom
This is when "Vacation Josh" appeared and said "Eh, it's vacation, whatcha gonna do?".
It was a great first day!
Sooo funny and sooo right!
So glad he loves EPCOT! I wouldn't be brave enough to ride Mission Space after eating!! I only go on the green one and it's first thing in the morning, lol! One trip, we got so exited there was no line for Expedition Everest, the Gforces got to me after the 4th go-round. Amazing, but I could barely walk!
I bet he'll never do it again. He said he would try the green with me when we went back later in the week to compare, but we never made it there.
Just an excuse for another trip! With the little one, next time!
Congrats on the wedding!! Your son is adorable, and your trip looks like so much fun so far!
We had been watching the weather the night before and it was pretty much a safe bet that we would have some thunderstorms moving in on our Magic Kingdom day. But we had our ponchos packed in our backpack and we would keep on going! Once again, up bright and early while Josh snoozed until I got him up! While he was getting ready, I ran down to the Mara and grabbed us some breakfast. I didn't take any pictures because I was in a hurry, but I know that I got the mickey waffles and he got the bounty platter. Was yummy as usual!
The bus was waiting for us when we walked up and we arrived in MK before the park opened.
Saw the Welcome Show for the first time in my life! It was cute. I never saw the original so nothing to compare it too.
Then we walked through the castle with the masses to our first attraction.
7DMT! Another first for me!
It was fun and cute! As you can see....we really liked it! Next, we headed out of Fantasyland and would come back later!
Big Thunder Mountain! No pics other than this, but look at the sky! Took this wild ride before heading over to Splash!
They kept making the announcement about the weather right as we were about to board, but we were in the clear to go, but it kept getting darker!
We were prepared to get wet anyway! Our before:
After this, we went to see some Pirates!
It was so empty back here! I love this area in the morning! On the way out, Josh spotted these guys. Right as he walked up he got squirted with a big stream of water! It was so funny! You will see his shirt in some later pictures, but the bottom was soaked!
We had a fastpass for Space Mountain to make, so we headed that way.
I just knew it would be storming when we came out.
Surprisingly, Josh didn't care for SM. He said it was ok, but he didn't like being in the total dark the entire ride because it gave him a little motion sickness. I loved it!
100% goober in this photo!!
It was drizzling when we came out, but nothing too bad. We took a little break in the hub area and the drizzles actually felt pretty good. We relaxed for about 30 minutes and saw the little stage show that takes place. It is Mickey's Royal Friendship Fare?
Finally, we went back to Fantasyland! Off to Neverland before lunch!!!
And where would lunch be???
Next: Lunch with my Beast and more MK
You guys zig zagged a lot! It's really great you were able to fit all that in even though there is an impending storm! It makes for some cool photos though!!
Also, I really love all the selfies! You don't see enough selfies in trip reports!
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