A Disney-Filled Weekend

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There is something you need to know about me:
I LOVE bragging about my husband.

I’m not saying that everything is perfect every hour of every day but I will give him credit when it is due.  And he definitely gets major points for this weekend.

Last month we decided to use our annual Disney passes and go for a quick visit.  We’d leave on a Friday in September and come back on Sunday giving us just enough time for a few rides, good food, and lots of fun.  But when he came home from work on Friday, we were thrown a curve ball that neither of us saw coming.  Chris was sick.

At first we thought his allergies were acting up and a little medicine would do the trick.  But we later found out that he had a fever, cough, sore throat, and runny nose.  Not a good way to start off our trip.  But we still decided to pack up the car and drive 13 hours down to FL.

We got there at 10am the following morning and checked into our hotel right away.  The plan was to take a nap and then get up, get a shower, and go to the parks.  Poor Chris was feeling horrible by this point that I let him sleep a little longer then we planned to see if that would help.  It didn’t.  He was pretty miserable all day but boy was he a trooper.  The Magic Kingdom was open until 11pm so we figured that if we got there around four o’clock in the afternoon and left around eleven we’d still get a solid seven hours to ride all of our favorite rides.

The park was all decorated for Halloween with banners and Mickey pumpkins around every corner.  We were really hoping that The Haunted Mansion was decorated as The Nightmare Before Christmas (like at Disneyland) but we were disappointed to find out they don’t do that in Florida.

Since the park was moderately packed we were able to ride everything we wanted to with an average wait time of about twenty minutes.  We also tried to get a peak at the new Fantasyland but you couldn’t really see too much because of the large walls blocking the progress.  It was fun to try to guess what we thought they were building and then find out we were right!

The next day we got up and went straight to Epcot.  Every time we go we eat in China because they don’t fix the food in peanut oil, which means this is the only time in my entire life that I can have Chinese food!  The orange chicken is delicious.

We were so surprised at how empty the park was!  It was a little warmer on Sunday and I ended up getting sunburned (stupid eczema medicine…) but it was still one of the nicest days I’ve ever spent at Epcot.

We ended up getting our pictures taken in front of the ball, rode all of our favorite rides, and then left to head back to Magic Kingdom to ride Pirates one last time.

Chris was such a trooper.  I usually don’t like to brag publicly (because he’ll have proof of what I’ve said) but I really have to give him credit.  Even though he had a fever and probably wanted nothing more than to be asleep in a bed, he let me drag him around the park for some fun in the hot Florida sun.  Luckily the nyquil seems to have knocked the worst of whatever he had out of him and now he’s just left with a cough.  Let’s just hope I don’t end up getting what he had.

Last, but not least, here are a few of my favorite pictures from the trip.  Enjoy!

There was barely anyone at Epcot.  We were
trying to get a picture of us with the ball in the
background but failed.
The Finding Nemo ride is one of our favorites!
Probably my favorite picture from the trip!
We were waiting in line for Pirates the first night!
He was excited for Philar Magic!
Panoramic with the new iPhone.  The sunset was gorgeous!
We love Michael Jackson!
So cute in his 3-D glasses.  🙂

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