Shawn & I got back from Orlando last Saturday 01/17. We had a great time, but it was pretty tiring doing so much! Our flight down left on time, but had to land again due to a sensor saying a wheel well was overheating. They told us to assume emergency landing positions & to review our emergency pamphlets! Five fire trucks followed us to the gate, but it all turned out fine. We waited for hours in the airport, which was an annoyance, but we didn’t have a connecting flight & didn’t get hurt! After checking in we went to The magic Kingdom for dinner at Liberty Tree tavern. They had a vegetarian pot pie that was delicious! Check my photos for a photo. (Shawn’s photos here) We rode Haunted Mansion first, then Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise & Swiss Family Robinson Tree house. It was extra magic hours for Disney resort guests, so the lines were decent!
I need to try to figure out what we did each day, I can’t remember currently. We made trips back to each park plus two trips to Downtown Disney. It’s all running together at the moment!
We ate lots of yummy food at many different places. Most places had at least one vegetarian item on the menu. More on our trip to come, but in the meantime check out our photos!
I haven’t had much to write about in regards to food because we haven’t been properly cooking for a while. Family meals were very accommodating, even going past my expectations. New Year’s eve we spent at Shawn’s parent’s house playing Wii sports and eating food. Shawn’s Mom made an additional batch of her sausage balls using fake sausage! They tasted the same as last year when we ate the meat variety Day after Christmas we had egg casserole (no meat) and potatoes at Shawn’s sister’s house. We ate lots of food and I’d guess I gained at least 5 lbs if not more. Oh well.
It’s six days until our trip to Disney World. I’ve put in a hold on our mail, bought an automatic pet bowl for Molly and planned as much as I can tolerate. We don’t have any dining reservations because neither of us what to commit to a particular park each day. We may regret this, but we’ll learn from whatever happens. We did get the dining plan added to our tickets, so we don’t have to fret over shelling out so much money for meals while there. I’m anxious to say the least. It’s also been almost ten years since I last flew on a plane.
I got the neck pain again from the bed bowing down the center. Our tempur-pedic mattress is fabulous, but our Ikea bedframe has trouble supporting it (the same way our platform bed before it did). We have propped up the center beam with a crate and a bunch of phone books, but the top book became crimped, so the bed bowed again. It’s fixed now using old shelves, but the damage was done on my neck. I resorted to a chiropractor on 12/29. He “cracked” neck and back stuff, which initially hurt. Took x-rays and put me on a machine that made my back muscles spazm. The next day I ached, but by Friday I felt so much better! Friday he showed me my x-ray results and my spine is a zig-zag, my neck is inverted as if I had been in a car accident (he said), but I can’t think of anything recent that would have caused that. I’ll be going a lot for a while to fix all this, which I expect to fix many of the other problems I’ve been having. My head congestion has improved already after two visits. Unfortunately it all drained down my throat last night though.
Between this and the dental work I still need done, it’s going to be an expensive year. Too bad my health insurance doesn’t cover more of it. It almost makes me regret the Disney trip, but that can’t be helped now, so I shall just relax and have fun!
I am just a little excited that Shawn & I will be going to Disney World, Orlando this January. When I say “a little excited” I really mean that I get butterflies daily thinking of what we will see and do! I have never been there and Shawn doesn’t really remember it, so it will be new and exciting for us both. I’ve been to Disneyland, but the last time I was there I was 16 years old (20 years ago). I barely remember it really, just snippets like a dream.
Since I got a Zune I have been subscribing to every Disney World related podcast I can find. I read about vegetarian options at the restaurants, tips for what shows and events to check out and such. I don’t have anything much to say about the trip yet, but I figured I could compile some of my info here and if anyone has tips please comment.
Here are tips I’ve heard so far:
- we need to get our first time pins, I forget where to get those.
- I am told there is a passport you can buy to have stamped in the different “countries” in Epcot.
That’s it so far.