Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Dee Dub--Days 1 and 2

Last Saturday we embarked on our week long trip to Disney World, also known as the "Dee Dub."

I would call it a vacation, but I reserve that term for periods of rest and relaxation. Theme park trips with one's children involve neither.

With Daddy at the helm...

The boys were excited for the trip, not knowing our destination, only that it involved a trip on the "Big Road." (We rarely go north of Immokalee Rd. or south of Vanderbilt, so excursions like this are a big deal.)

A shot of Lila in her mirror so she wasn't left out of the action...

And a picture of me, to prove I was there.

After four hours on the road, a pit stop, and a snack stop, we were getting closer...

And closer...

And closer!

We were meeting the G-walts at our hotel, conveniently located between Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (boy do I miss it being called MGM!).

A quick change (and I do mean quick) into our first set of "uniforms" and we were ready!

Look! I made it into another picture.

Day Two rolled around, plans to head to Animal Kingdom had us on Uniform Two.
Our little "animals" were anxiously awaiting our departure.

First stop: Kilimanjaro Safaris. I will never ride this ride again without thinking of my Everest partner Kara, as this was her job during her tenure as a "Cast Member"!

Let's see how much I paid attention. This is a rhino?

Giraffe, obviously. Our "safari guide" told us that giraffe eat trees, which thins them out to allow sun to grow the grass, which some other animal eats, etc. etc. It's noteworthy to mention that yesterday when I picked up Cole from preschool he was playing with a giraffe and a tree and said, "Giraffes eat trees. He has to eat his lunch." I'm glad to see the boy was paying attention.

Cole and Siennah...holding hands like the sweet little things that they are.

When our two week safari ended, we moved on to waiting for a show. (The show--It's Tough to Be a Bug. It's 3D and things jump out at you. I hated every second of it.) A photo op of the monkeys while we waited.

And on to my favorite, favorite show--The Lion King. The kids (and a certain mommy) were enraptured.

A very, very tall man.

A man playing with fire. Rey was quick to tell the boys that this was a show and they were to never, ever do that. He had several pyro moments as a child. He was trying to preemptive strike on future generations.

Mason was lecturing the man on fire safety.

The kids got to go and join the cast with marraccas.

Cole was too tuckered to go and stayed behind.

And that sums up the first two days. Stay tuned for Days 3-8!

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