Infectious Mickey Mouse
Hello there! Well, we’re back from vacation…and we returned sick.
I don’t know if it was a combination of the long hours, the hoards of strange people, the lack of sleep, extraordinarily large amounts of exercise, extremes in temperature, or probally a combonation of all the above…….but both Terry and myself came back quite sick. Yesterday I actually had to call in sick which I hated to do because I was just coming back from being gone on vacation for 1 1/2 weeks. But it had to be done because I couldn’t think, could barely walk without stumbling because my head hurt so much. SUCH horrible sinus pressure.
We had a wonderful, wonderful time. So much was fun. So here are some pictures from our trip! I know, contain your excitement. Please, no…stop slobbering on your moniter. I’m taken. I know, the world’s loss is Terry’s gain. And yes, I remind him of this daily. Hourly, actually. I actually wake him up in the middle of the night to remind him. No, wait, that was my snoring that woke him up. Just kidding, people. I don’t snore.
Here’s a picture of us infront of Cinderella’s Castle. We had a difficult time finding a setting on the camera that had both US and the CASTLE in focus considering I forgot the tripod that day. This photo was the best of the batch…and I rather like the imperfection of it.
Here’s another one of the photos we took infront of the castle…this time a close up…some of the lights totally blurred..but again, I rather like it. I have no idea why Terry is smiling like that. I think it was because it was around 3am when we took this. Sleep deprivation and too many ice creams cones can do that to you.
Now, I had never been to Disneyworld before, but aparently it rains a lot there (central Florida) and man, did it pour during our stay. It rained every day! And not a light mist. I mean…RAIN! And lightning and thunder, the whole deal. Crazy!
But you know, you paid a lot of money for that vacation, the rides are still up and running…so they sell these ponchos at Disney and you just walk around in your ponchos. They’re not terribly comforable and you look silly but at least you get to keep going. Also a lot of people don’t want to brave the rain so they leave the park to those of us who have our ponchos and a sense of adventure.
So here’s a picture of us…being adventurous on the Teacups. C’mon, it’s a classic! Although unlike the Disneyland teacups, these are under a covered pavillion, like bumper cars. Which made it nice to get out of the rain, but it did loose some of the ambience.
Here we are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly, MGM Studios)…Here we are posed on the Return of the Jedi speeder bike. I’m playing Leia and Terry is playing Wicket. Ha ha ha. Just kidding, babe. Who loves ya?
Not sure if you’ve been to a theme park lately but they take your photo on pretty much every ride and then try to get you to pay for these photos in “souvenir” frames. And charge you $30-$40 for them. Seriously. So I took this photo of our photo off the computer monitor after we rode Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. That was a great ride…very similar to Disney’s California Adventure’s ride, “California Screamin”…? Or just my imagination…?
Final parting picture taken after riding Mission: Space at Epcot which was pretty cool. It simulated astronaut training…it has a centrifuge that achieves the illusion of speed by spinning and tilting where you’re sitting in sealed capsules during afour-minute ride. It gets up to 2.4G, more than twice the force of gravity at the earth’s surface if you elect the “INTENSE” training mission. There is a less intense one you can choose (Disney started offering the less intense version after two people died on the ride).