Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am only very slightly Irish by heritage, but this kind of meal feels like soul-food to me. dbp

More Magic Kingdom and then a midday break...

We could have spent a whole day on Tom Sawyer's Island, but better things lured us away. We left the Magic Kingdom early so that we could take a bit of rest before returning for the evening pirates & princesses party. Ahhh, The Wilderness Lodge. Our home while we visited Disney World.

Day 2: We go to the magic kingdom

It started out to be a little drizzly, then it cleared-up very nicely. We didn't end up taking all that many pictures in this part of the day. We spent most of the day in the corner of the park which contains Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain and Tom Sawyer's Island. When you see Splash Mountain from the outside, it appears to be just a thrilling drop. In actuality, the ride is really long and features several drops inside of the mountain and lots of scenes from the Brer Rabbit motif. Quite amusing from a retro-standpoint. Thunder Mountain has a couple of things going for it: As a roller-coaster, it is very gentle and thus a good beginner one for the nervous. If you focus on the 'engine' car of the roller coaster train, it is easy to imagine that there is some maniacal engineer up there taking us through curves and drops at absurd levels of speed. I just couldn't stop laughing.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

More internet troubles...

I had all day yesterday off but couldn't post because I could not connect to the internet tubes. The problem seems to have fixed itself now that I have to go to work. dbp