Sorry I haven’t posted in over a week. I was vacationing in Disney World, Florida. It is a magical place especially for little children. My husband and I went with my daughter and her husband, step-daughter, and my grandson, Sebastian – 20 months, and granddaughter, Leah – 5 years old. It was their first time to Disney and my seventh. Everything is familiar to me so it isn’t as exciting on the seventh trip but seeing it all through the eyes of my grandchildren this time made it feel new and fantastic or fantasmagorical (is this a word?!).
Magic Kingdom Entrance
I won’t bore you with too many pictures but just give you a taste of what kind of vacation it was. Of course I will leave out the fact that it was exhausting, hot (90-100 degrees), muggy and rainy. But who cares, vacation is what it is and you make the best of it. It really only rained once every day – mostly when we were trying to see the fireworks. The only fireworks we saw were from Mother Nature and they were incredible!! Lol! One night in Epcot we were soaked to the skin because the rain was coming down sideways! You could hear all the screaming going on as the rain changed direction while we were under the bus stop canopies. Fun time for all, really! We laughed a lot and shrugged our shoulders and hopped on the bus dripping with smiling faces. After all, it is only water! Right? Sorry I didn’t get a photo of me dripping – it would have been a nightmare to share! Ha!
Lake between parks on which boats travel
Here we were on our way to Boardwalk to dine in a delicious Italian restaurant, Viva Napoli. It was magnifico! The food was great and plentiful every where we went. Of course, my husband got the Deluxe Dining Plan so we would not go hungry! Fat chance of that happening! We now need to lose a few or more pounds. Thanks honey! No pictures of me will be shown here because of that!
The grandkids loved all the characters. Here
is Mickey Mouse with Leah and Sebastian.
Sebastian was so excited he couldn’t contain
his enthusiasm and would scream out loud
each character’s name! It was so funny! I spent a lot of time laughing over his antics. It is wonderful seeing the joy in their little faces when they see one of their favorite characters! It made it more enjoyable for all of us! Sebastian wanted to tell me every time a character came so he called out, ‘Mimi’, as loud as he could to get my attention. He got a lot of attention all over the restaurants and parks when people looked over to see who Mimi was! I just smiled and waved (yup, that’s me) as they stared.
Pluto and Minnie Mouse with the kids – notice Sebastian hamming it up!?
Here is Leah doing her princess imitation. She had the Disney Princess Experience where they dress up as princesses and have their hair, nails and makeup done by a professional. She was in her glory and I snapped a picture of her in the process and one afterward next to Cinderella. She made a beautiful little princess, don’t you think?
Aquarium in Coral Reef Restaurant in the Seas in Epcot
I took these pictures in the restaurant above while we dined. This is a lovely place to go but you just have to sit right next to the tank to get the photos up close and personal. I snapped the shark as he was heading right toward me! Yikes! I may have looked like dinner to him while I was eating my fish! Maybe he was looking for revenge!
The other photo is one of a large school of fish following a manta ray. I love this restaurant and have gone there three times already. I never get tired of watching the fish. We both love to watch fish and eat them too! LOL! Food was excellent! I had salmon for my meal and squid for an appetizer. Yum!
Epcot – Spaceship Earth
Of course we visited all the parks but my favorite is Epcot. I took this beautiful picture at night, before the rain that is, of the huge globe. It is very pleasant walking around the countries and visiting each to get a flavor for their food and customs. We spent most of our time in Disney Magic Kingdom because of the kids. They couldn’t get enough of it all.
I hope you enjoyed taking a little tour of my trip with my photos. It was a wonderful trip and will be locked in my memories as long as my old brain will allow. LOL! Seeing the enjoyment on Leah’s and Sebastian’s faces was what made it all so special.
They will be talking about this trip for a long time until the next time when they will make new memories of Disney. The next time they go without Mimi & Papa!
We need a more restful and quiet and peaceful vacation like on the beaches of Aruba. We will be going there in the fall. There I will be able to rest my tired feet and aching back as I swim in the warm ocean and then lounge under the palapas (huts) sipping a cool drink. Sounds good, huh?
Thank you for stopping by! Always nice to see you!
Blessings to all!