One of the wonderful things about living in Florida is that we get to meet up with friends on their Orlando vacations. Over Thanksgiving, we were lucky enough to meet Ryan and Trace for a day of tourist traps. We started off at Ripley's Believe it or Not museum before heading to Downtown Disney to gorge ourselves on food and ice cream. While the museum was a joke, we still had a ton of fun goofing around.
Last weekend Tim and I destroyed Downtown Disney once again, as the Petrie family was on their Disney vacation. Friday night we went out for drinks with Garrett and Ginelle in preparation for our big day at Animal Kingdom on Saturday. We started Animal Kingdom off with the safari. I was really impressed, as we were able to get really close to the animals.
Expedition Everest (the roller coaster) was a lot of fun (we rode it twice) and the shows were really well done. I especially liked the Lion King production. The Tree of Life is pretty neat and we had an amazing dinner at The Tusker House before driving back to Gainesville full and tired.
My favorite part of the day was seeing Animal Kingdom through the kids' perspective. Belen and Oscar, and their cousins, were so excited and overstimulated by everything. I think that that childhood excitement in the big and the little things is what life is all about.