Monday, March 20, 2006
Death warmed over.
We are baaaack! And I feel like poopy lol. I went on vacation to get sick, apparently. Nothing like high fever, chills, body aches, muscle pains, and mucous when the temp is 87 and the humidity is high. Do you want to hear something silly? I am dissapointed that I didn't get to eat all those things I have been thinking about since last vacation LOL. Sonny's bbq, Golden Coral, Popeye's chicken. Nothing tasted right and my throat was on fire so couldn't swallow anything down anyway. On the upside, I did lose 10 pounds. Three theme parks and a day in a water park and not eating make a pretty good diet plan ;). Remember all those big undies I packed? Well I am glad they are all in good condition (if indelicate) because when I checked my bag she OPENED IT and wanded the contents right there in front of the world and everybody. I nearly croaked. I usually pack undies and things in a pocket, but this time I sort of rolled them and tucked them here and there. BIG MISTAKE. Shock and horror, ladies and gents. Shock and horror! DD still hasn't recovered, and it wasn't even her underwear. The flight out was delayed (why don't they figure this out BEFORE loading us up like cattle, then leaving us sit in a warm and smelly airplane to wait? Hmmmm?!?!) but uneventful otherwise. We landed, got our rental car, and drove to our hotel in time to fall into bed. All three of us, in a king size. Oh yes, we got the kidsuite for DD so she had a choice of three beds and her own tv, game system, etc. Do you think the child would sleep in the special area we spent extra a night for? Of course not! I was sick, so slept fitfully which kept her from clinging to me. She climbed all over DH all night. When she sleeps in her own bed, she sleeps stock still. But put her in a strange bed and she is all over the place! If you ever get multi-day passes, a word of advice. Try and stretch out the parks so that you have a day of rest in between. We did three parks in three days and let me tell you it was NOT pretty. Epcot - busy but not crowded, very interactive, we all enjoyed this park. Bathrooms everywhere. I was not feeling well but handled it. Disney - hot, crowded, dirty, bathrooms were hard to find and had long lines....we did not have as much fun here. Which weirded us out because we expected this to be the MOST fun due to DD's age. Many lines for attractions, food, and bathrooms are in full sun so you feel like a bug under a magnifying glass. Sicker than a dog, I wanted pretty much to be put out of my misery all day. Animal Kindgom - busy again but not really crowded. Shadiest of the parks and yet the hottest, maybe due to less air flow from all the vegetation and things? But we all seemed to enjoy it. DD was traumatized forever by the 3-d show "A bugs life". She may never forgive us for that one. I told her it built character. Typhoon lagoon - wow! This place was lovely just to walk around in, with paths and sand and palm trees and lagoons. Not wet-n-wild - while there are a few faster attractions most things are geared towards family fun and not crazy speed junkies. DD had a blast, as did DH. He does not swim, this was his first water park experience, and he liked it. We also took one night to see Arabian Nights, a dinner show. They breed Arabian horses there, and I do believe use the show as a source of money to continue that. I wish I could say it was wonderful, but just can't. While the horses themselves were absolutely breathtaking, the food was like eating tv-dinners and the ring was lined with wood-chip mulch which made it hard to breathe if the riders circled around more than a few times. The show itself was more americana than arabia. The seating was very narrow and uncomfortable considering the length of the show. Although I am glad we saw it, I have to say the Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede was hundreds of times better as far as the show, the comfort of the seating, and the food. We never made it to Gatorland or the petting farm, maybe next time. The return flight was pretty much uneventful, except for one thing. At the beginning of our trip, DH bought chips and dip. Two BIG bags of chips because they were a two-fer deal. Well, we dragged that second un-opened bag of chips with us EVERYWHERE for the rest of the week, and never ate them. When the trip ended, of course, we loaded those chips onto the plane with us. It only seemed natural. It was almost as if they were a new family member for gosh sakes. Partway through the flight, I was napping, DD was colouring quietly, and DH was doing his number puzzles when POP! We all jumped like we were shot. The chip bag popped open! Did you know that a chip bag would do that? We laughed like a bunch of loons. Gawd, are we nerds! A chip bag pops and we laugh fit to bust ourselves. So now we wonder. Was it the cabin pressure? Did somebody kick it? Did the chip bag just finally decide enough was enough and open itself? We may never know. No pictures today, too sick and tired to download anything. See you tomorrow!