Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pannie was here!

I promised to write about Pannie's visit earlier this month and never did. I also have been meaning to post something and have been quite lazy. So... here's a summary

Pannie arrived late on May 8 but that didn't stop us from enjoying birthday cake at 11 PM. This was my 2nd piece of cake. I am not ashamed.

Saturday was a record high temperature so what did we do? We went to the Magic Kingdom... America's most visited (aka most crowded) theme park. Despite the heat, we had a lovely time on classic rides such as it's a small word, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean,and Cinderella's Carousel. We also introduced Pannie to the Haunted Mansion, Carousel of Progress, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Sunday we did have a rare occurrence... Michael and I were not ready to go on time! Luckily we arrived at EPCOT 6 minutes after opening and our schedule was not ruined. Then again, when you spend 12 hours in a theme park you often have time to see a lot! As with the previous day, we revisted a favorite (Spaceship Earth) but since Pannie had not been to EPCOT much as a tyke, we also went on lots of new things. One of the highlights was 'finding' Nemo outside the Seas pavilion. Yes, we are crazy. But the other highlight was watching Off Kilter, the kilt-wearing band that plays in the Canadian pavilion. The other spectators were, literally, insane. One man, who was probably on drugs or severely mentally ill, was dancing around and hopping and flailing his arms about to the music. (But not in time, of course) And a child in the audience was wearing a space helmet that obstructed much of her face. Between the 'dancer' and space ranger, we nearly peed our pants laughing. Sadly, Pannie returned to DC Monday afternoon. We managed to squeeze in a bit of time at Reunion's waterpark and lazy river and thankfully there was no sunburn to be found.

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