Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 8: Animal Kingdom and other parks

Laura and I spent Monday morning at Animal Kingdom while her dad returned the rental car. He joined us later.   We did the exploration trail.  She was totally not into it and was bored and kept asking me when we could leave.  Laura is definitely not into animals.  She likes cats and dogs but has no interest in viewing wild animals.

We rode the train to the petting zoo.

The Pangani Animal Exploration Trail.

After her father joined us, they went on a few rides and then we watched the "Finding Nemo" musical.  It was 45 minutes of snoreville.  I'm not sure if Laura really enjoyed it.  
Then we we went back to the hotel.  We splurged and ate dinner at Shula's steak house and then we walked to Epcot.  
Laura liked trying out all the sodas.

She and her dad went on Soarin twice.  Then we took the monorail back to Magic Kingdom to meet up with the boys.  It was nearly 10pm.
They all went on some more rides like the carousel, dumbo and Snow White's Scary Adventures (Laura kept her hands over her eyes for the whole ride).

When the park closed, we took a shuttle back to the hotel.  All the kids collapsed on the bus.  It was very challenging waking them up and getting them off the bus.
The next morning, we had breakfast at the Garden Grove Cafe at the Swan which was good and met Noah's family to say goodbye.  We flew back completely exhausted from the trip.

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