Yes, yes we do lead a charmed life here at Chez Green Girl. So, we go to Disney World last Tuesday and stay at the Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge and everything is all peaches and roses. My hair cooperates. The weather is gorgeous. The view from our room looks like this:
|We saw giraffes, wildebeests, ostriches, zebras and some crazy kind of horned cows every single day.|
We ride all nature of rides because that's who we are. We don't really care about princesses, although we trip over one every 20 paces or so. We're here for the thrills--sharp turns, steep drops, that sort of thing.
|Except for me, I skipped the Tower of Terror. But I totally rode Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad multiple times.|
|Team Testosterone ready for Jungle Cruising and pirate spotting.|
|That giant treehouse is beyond cool.|
|Kid heaven. Yes, I appreciate the irony of flying all day to a place where my kids can run around on trails in a wooded area.|
|Pluto and Goofy, Goofy and Goofy.|
|That's right, smile and wave, boys.|
We took a detour one day to Sea World, which is not so magical. Still, we saw a walrus, a manatee, amazing shows and a great shark exhibit. I have opinions on Sea World and how it could rival other theme parks, but that's a post for another day.
|Mr. B thinking that a Great White Shark has one awfully large mouth.|
|So we strapped Mr. G in this handy seat while we rode the Manta roller coaster. KIDDING! I sat with him and bribed him with a stuffed animal and frozen treats until his brothers and dad got done riding it.|
|The Blues Brothers....or Men in Black...depending on your frame of reference, could not WAIT to get to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party.|
Because we're those people living a charmed life, it only rained an hour one day. That wicked hurricane skipped us and I never pulled out the rain ponchos except while watching Shamu splash. Superstorm Sandy caused a bit of turbulence on our flight home, that was all. We had sunshine and short sleeves all week. We hardly fought, we barely stood in line, we learned, laughed and smiled almost constantly.
|All good things must come to an eventual end. It's tough to leave a magical place where the politicians can't bother you. It's hard to say goodbye to flying in outer space, soaring over California, floating past the Briar patch, and chewing your way through the world.|
I'm going to use the remaining pixie dust to zoom through the grocery store and restock the cupboards now. Reality kind of bites after such a fine vacation, but we came home to some goodness--like TB's football team making it to the playoffs and another shot at trick-or-treating. Even in a cold place without a cast taking care of your every need and nonstop entertainment I find myself appreciating being back home.