Sunday, February 27, 2011
We left off as Joe and I had made a compromise, and a plan...and we had fallen asleep for our first night in Disney World. To jog your memory, the plan was to wake up whenever Henry woke us up, Joe would get ready right away and head straight down to the shop on the Boardwalk to purchase milk and coffee creamer. Two absolute morning necessities for this family!
Henry woke us up around 7:30 am. We had plenty of time. We weren't trying for Rope Drop at the parks, but we just wanted to get there early enough for a ride or two before our 10:30 Main Street Barber appointment.
Joe was actually down at the Screen Door shop on the Boardwalk before they opened! Too bad they don't have a Rope Drop. ;-) He returned with some Half & Half ($2.19 for those interested) and a half gallon of milk ($2.95 - cheaper than the Hess Gas Station!). Mission accomplished, we could eat. And more importantly, I could have coffee.
While the coffee finished brewing I made a Mickey Head. Yep, I'm a dork.
No, that's NOT Disney coffee. We bring our own! Cafe Valet coffee is in the rooms, but I'm too much of a snob to drink it. Blech!
Henry was chillin' on the bed enjoying Disney Junior while he munched on his breakfast and I was Facebookin' and spending time on a Disney message board that I frequent. It was a nice way to start the day.
The weather was perfect.
We didn't hurry, but we didn't move slowly either.
I tried to get a morning picture of Henry each day just in case he got separated from us.
Clicking my heels as we rolled down the hallways
We made it to the bus stop around 8:45.
This morning we had a bit of a longer wait for the bus,
but by 9:05 we were on our way. Along the route to the Magic Kingdom we saw the Princess 1/2 Marathon runners! I had completely forgotten this was going on and it was pretty awesome to see HUNDREDS of Princess-costume-clad women running across a bridge. It was motivating and spurred a conversation between myself and several other bus riders, marveling at them. One woman even declared herself as a runner and she's only ever done 1 marathon - she said it was incredibly hard.
It all made me want to do a Disney Run even more than I already did! I am determined that I will do at least a 5k at some point in Disney World!
Anyway, back on the bus, along with the marathon runners we saw a pirate ship - yes a PIRATE SHIP - on the back of a truck and a hot air balloon in the ditch! It was a pretty entertaining ride.
We made it to the Magic Kingdom just before 9:30.
I really like the Memories banner for the new campaign!
First step inside. Ahhh, breathe it in. The confectionary was under refurb.
And we rounded the corner to see Cinderella's Castle
Video: And might I say...this is a pretty cute video Joe put together on his phone! Henry's first glimpse of the Castle (1 minute, 43 seconds)
Oh ya, all grins!
Let's head down Main Street
For all you Dooney & Burke lovers!
We like this little nook
Hello my pretty Casey's.
We can't go too far.
It's after 9:30, we have a 10:30 Main Street Barber appointment...um...well, gee...we might as well stop at the Main Street Bakery.
Yes, uh-huh! That sounds like a GRAND idea!
We love the Bakery. It used to be better with the French Toast Loaf (RIP), but I still never have a problem finding something I enjoy. He he. And Joe really enjoys the Cinnamon Rolls.
Despite me wanting to get on a ride, I also wanted the Bakery. And Joe wanted the Bakery. And Henry doesn't have to be asked twice when it comes to sweets! So in we went!
I hemmed and hawed over what to get. A chocolate croissant? But I was also craving fruit.
Logic set in. We had 14 days in front of us. I would get a chocolate croissant. If I'm craving something healthy, GET IT!
So I did! And I was very happy (and proud) for making a wise choice.
(but don't worry, there is a chocolate croissant, (or *cough* a few more) later this trip! LOL!)
Joe's. I warned him that people were reporting these are not as good as they have been in the past due to them transferring to a plate from the hot pan, instead of just bringing the hot pan out...but Joe still went for it. And he loved it! It was even the last one on the plate and still good. Though, he's pretty easy to please in the baked goods department.
Henry ate off both our plates.
Iced French Vanilla coffees. Yum, yum. Not very strong in the coffee department, but tasty.
And before I end this update, I'll just leave you with this:
I have trained my child to take pictures of his food at Disney World. It was a proud moment. ;-)