Monday, October 10, 2011

To think I brought sunscreen.

Here we are in the soggy south! Sorry no pictures yet but I don't have them on my IPad yet. I have been enjoying getting caught up with a lot of you since we've been here at Universal in Orlando. one has to take a break from all the fun and kick back and just veg out a bit. I think we must have walked a dozen miles in the park, IN THE RAIN! Ihave been making plans to build an ark in my spare moments. In the almost 40 years of coming here we have never seen so much rain.

Come to think of it there was a ton of rain when we were in New York last month also when we were in Dallas last year.......I'm beginning to see a bit of a pattern don't you think? Maybe we should go to Texas again, I hear they need rain badly.

Can't wait to show you the pictures of all of us in our plastic ponchos and holding our cheap umbrellas. There were so many people with them on it was rather ghostly looking around the parks.To think I brought sunscreen! HahahaHahaha! We don't care though, we're all together and that's the main thing.

We are at the Portofino Bay Hotel. we stayed here a couple years ago and really liked it plus Miss. T likes to feed the ducks that are swimming around in the lake. We go over to the parks by boat, walking or my transportation of choice which is the little buggies that are powered by someone peddling. The kids love it and it's the fastest way to get there. I admire the men and women that do the peddling, it's not easy and they go rain or shine.

Monday morning was delightful with lots of blue sky showing through. It only got better as the day wore on. The sun was finally shining and we tossed aside our ponchos. We headed to the park and went on a few rides. My crowd likes roller coasters but I set those out. They are crazy high, fast, turn you upside down and inside out. D and I had fun feeding the little sparrows that are always around those places while we waited. We went on some more rides andthenheaded over to the new Harry Potter section. It is just amazing. I have never seen any of the movies or read the books but have seen exerpts on television and this looks just like that.

Son and the grand kids stood in line an hour or more to go on the main ride there but the Hubs and I set that one out as it has a lot of motion and makes me woozie. they were disappointed in it and said it was a rough ride. Today there was a two hour wait to get on it!

We came back to the hotel after lunch and went to the pool. The rest of the crowd came shortly after too as it was quite hot. DIL's parents are here with us so Mimi and I had fun swimming with the grands and coming down the water slides with them.

Tonight we went over to Downtown Disney for dinner at the T-Rex Restaurant. It is an amazing place that is something out of Jurassic Park. The food was good and the atmosphere fun.
We went to the Disney Store as I had built up quite a few Disney Dollars over the year and wanted to get some Christmas shopping done. The place was mobbed but we found a few things to put under the tree come Christmastime.

The kiddos fell asleep on the way back. I'm not surprised as they have gone nonstop since leaving Maine on Friday night. Guess I will publish this even though I don't have access to my pictures but I will put them in when we get home. :0)


Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a fabulous time, but can you please get rid of the rain jinx before OR????? Enjoy the stay there.

We are in San Diego and will be back to a normal schedule on Wednesday. I am sooooo looking forwaed to a normal life again.

palmtreefanatic said...

sounds all so wonderful!
I toured that T Rex restaurant!It does look so awesome there we always end up at the rainforest cafe though:)

Have fun:)

Hollie said...

Sounds like a wonderful time in spite of the rain! Nothing like family time!

Sharon said...

It sure does sound like you are having a lot of fun. I can not wait to see the photos of this trip.
Have a great day.

Dawn said...

I haven't checked anyone all week, so was surprised to find a post from last Monday! I do think you should go to Texas and Oklahoma and bring them some much needed rain!

We had a vacation like that once - we broke the drought everywhere we went, and spent the day in Disneyland looking like ghosts running around in ponchos. They didn't have any kid sized ones left, so K&K were running around with adult ones - really funny. Their shoes didn't dry out for days, because there wasn't any sun to dry them in the back window of the car. The good news - no lines to the rides. The bad news - none of the Disney characters were braving the weather, as makes sense.

Hope you had a great rest of the week, and look forward to hearing more about the trip. I finally got the WOF post up.

Rachel said...

What a fun place to be even if it is raining! I don't blame you for avoiding the coasters. I'd be double dog sick if I got on one of those! Just thinking about it makes me kind of woozy!!

PEA said...

The day you arrive in Texas, it will rain, guaranteed! LOL I do hope the weather cleared up for you eventually. When Steve & I went to Niagara Falls this past weekend the weather was horrible with lots of rain and extreme windy conditions. They even had a wind advisory in effect. I think this was the first time we've ever been there that the weather didn't cooperate.

Sounds like a lot of fun was being had by everyone but like you, I'd sit out most of those rides as well. Just the thought of it gives me a sick feeling in my tummy! lol To think I use to love being on rides but those days are long gone. I'd so love to go to Disney just to experience the atmosphere and of course meet up with all the characters, especially Tinkerbell:-)

Looking forward to seeing the pictures! Love you to bits xoxoxo

Longe Liner said...

HI Midlife Mom, I am building a list of horse related blogs that I will be publishing on my website in a day or two. I am hoping that if horse people could find each others' blogs easier, they would read and comment on each others' blogs more often.

I just wanted to know I was including you! Sorry to hear about the rain, btw, hope it dried up for a little while :-)