Thursday, October 22, 2015

Day 4 Epcot & Disney Studios

Kara and co. planned this day of adventure!
we began with a delightful character breakfast at Ohana
in the Polynesian resort!
 Lilo & Stitch were there

 we filled a long table all by ourselves!
party of 14!
 the original Guthrie girls and parents
megan, amy, kara
anne & kev
 pluto was my favorite character that morning-
look at him holding calli's notebook up to his eye 
as he signed his autograph.
 I have to be honest...
stitch has always creeped me out a tiny bit.
happy anniversary to us!
16 glorious years!
 off we go to epcot!
 our first stop inside the gates..
The Art of Disney
Afton was in heaven!
She did not want to leave, but we had so much more to accomplish.
so off we headed to Soarin'.
the worst ride ever invented.
in my opinion.
I do not like my feet off the ground.
I do not like to be soarin' anywhere above the ground
unless I'm in a plane,
fully enclosed.
ella got to be the time tester.
she wore this special lanyard
while we waited in the line.
I think it took us around an hour to get through the line.
sadly, no fast passes for this ride.
 I wish we had another day to spend touring the countries in epcot!
Unfortunately, we had to hurry to disney studios where
awaited our doomed arrival.
the one-eyed Cameron
was the scariest part of the ride.
and down we gooooooooooo!!!

we also saw a muppet show
a stunt/special effects show
and some other stuff.
but nothing can compare to
(and Cam screaming like a little girl)

 LOVE you Cameron!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 3 Animal Kingdom

Megan, Cam, Tay, Ashton and Periwinkle planned this day!
Ryan was super excited, apparently.
or pretending to be tarzan?
or took a bad selfie?
we started the day with a delightful breakfast at the animal kingdom lodge.
albert was our server and started by asking us if we would like
giraffe milk, lion milk, elephant milk, etc.
we totally cracked up!
i'll bet he doesn't say that to every single guest.
 ten minutes into the park
and we're sweating like warthogs.
get it?
lion king?
  animal kingdom was much more wonderful than I imagined it would be-
as I'm not a huge fan of the animal species.
turns out, animals really are beautiful and interesting.
 can you see the tree person in the picture above?
she's in there somewhere,
all covered in leaves.
we saw her come out of the trees
and I could have watched her gracefully bow and sway
all day long.
(an online stock photo of her)
 here's the famous tree of life.
it's beautiful!
 we watched hippos swimming
they look so graceful underwater as they
somersault and glide through the water
 here's a mama gorilla resting while her baby was off playing
 creepy crocodile!
 we did the safari ride
and saw amazing animals
right out in the open!
 I felt like the jeep should have had
windows or some bars
or something
 but I think the animals were too hot to move
so we were nice and safe
 loved the flamingos!

it was sooooo hot!
 how hot was it?
it was so hot afton's hair was curling! 
I love pictures of my family walking together!
we went for a fun little ride on mount Everest.
it was fun until we got to this part...
 then it was crazy scary fun!!!
too bad the dinosaur ride was so boring.
we also saw the Lion King show, which was fantastic!
the "monkeys" were so fun to watch!
they bounced on a trampoline and did all kinds of great gymnastics stunts.
I think it's safe to say
you wore us out
Animal Kingdom.
Good planning Eddie family!!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Disney Day 2

day 2 began bright, but not too early
with breakfast at the beast's castle!
 it was beautiful and worth
of planning and scheduling!

 after breakfast, gg got himself a
just so he could cut to the front of every line
 we rode:
peter pan
it's a small world
space mountain
thunder mountain
splash mountain
the seven dwarfs mine train
and explored the swiss family robinson's treehouse
all before noon!
well, maybe a little after...
   in the afternoon
we had planned
to go to the water park...
sadly we only have a stock picture from the internet
because Disney is tricky sometimes
and you don't always get a water park pass
when you thought you did!
ella was a little sad
because she had planned this part of the day.
but all was not lost!
we went back to the Magic Kingdom
and rode the rides again!
and when we tired of the Magic Kingdom,
we returned to the hotel and played at the
24 hour pool until
remember:  all's well that ends well!