Disney Day 4 September 2011

 

Happy Friday! I am so happy to be home for the weekend. I am still playing catch up around the house before I go out of town again next week. Bobby and I had our first post race run last night, and it was not pretty. We ran three miles really s-l-o-w-l-y. It felt good to get out and do something even if it wasn’t an ideal training run. (More on this later.)

I left off on my vacation posts after the Wishes fireworks show. The next day we went to breakfast at Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The food was good as usual, but the service was incredibly slow. Everyone around us was complaining about our server. This is actually the second time we have had this server and she was just as slow last time, but the good food is worth it!

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We had a fun day planned at Typhoon Lagoon. Bobby has only ever been to the Blizzard Beach waterpark, so we thought it would be fun for him to see this one and just have a nice, relaxing day in the sun.

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I love waterparks, and this one is no exception. The Disney touches are cute, and the scenery is beautiful.

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We found some chairs over by the wave pool and headed out to the slides.

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We had a blast on Crush n Gusher, which is a water coaster that shoots you up and down and around, so fun! We hit a few other slides and then the lazy river which was really relaxing and beautiful. We had a running joke all day because there were SO many people speaking other languages…and so many different ideas of what an appropriate swimsuit for a waterpark was…holy thongs! It was kind of hard NOT to look when people are standing right in front of you in line, but wow I could never wear a swimsuit like that!

Bobby wanted to see what the fuss was over the wave pool, so I sat in the sun while he battled the waves.

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The sun started to get the better of me after our late lunch, and we decided to head back to the hotel. We had dinner reservations at Yachtsman Steakhouse, one of our favorites, so we got dressed up and headed to the lounge for appetizers.

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We made the same mistake we made the night before, and ate way too much. What’s new.

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By time we got to dinner, we were both full and exhausted from being in the sun all day. It was so pathetic. We had been looking forward to this dinner for months and all we wanted to do was go to sleep! We decided to split a steak. Poor Bobby was so sunburned and tired.

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we even got a free dessert, even though we were so stuffed we of course ate it.

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…and may have gotten some more dessert back at the hotel…

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I know. gluttons for punishment….or just…gluttons. We went for a run the next morning so I didn’t feel TOO bad about it!

QOTD: Do you like waterparks? What is your favorite one?

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Oh boy what a day!!! I am wiped! before I tell you about it I will tell you a little about yesterday. My parents drove over this way and we went to a graduation ceremony at Bobby’s work, and they wanted to see the campus/where he works etc. Then we went to dinner at the buffet at the Palace casino which is so yummy! It was our second time, and my parents liked it, so we have a winner! About halfway through the meal it dawned on me we were running a 5k the next morning at 8:00 am. Here we were stuffing our faces with things like fajitas, mashed potatoes, and ice cream. Oh yes, we were doomed!

This morning we ran the miserable race (recap will be up Monday!) and then we got free admission into the waterpark for running the race, which was cool, because the race entry fee was $13.00 and that included a t-shirt and waterpark admission (which is usually $29!) I love waterparks so I was excited to basically get a “free” day at the park after a hot run.

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no this is not the entire waterpark, just part of it!

After the run they had refreshments inside the park, and we changed into our swimsuits and claimed two chairs. They did the awards ceremony then opened up all the rides.

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We got in line for this really cool looking water coaster that shoots you up and then you go down crazy drops all in a double inner tube. It was a lot of fun! After that, we floated around the lazy river, twice, before deciding to get some lunch. We sat under a pavilion and ate our overpriced sandwiches, before settling in in the sun and reading our books. We were lounging right by the wavepool, and kids kept running by and slipping and wiping out on their butts. We counted, and about 9-10 kids did this in the span of an hour, right in front of us!

We occasionally got in the wave pool to cool off, too. Around 12:25 it was getting REALLY hot, and I could feel myself baking even wearing SPF 45 sunscreen. We were zonked from the race and the sun, so we decided to call it a day and go home to the puppies. (I took more pictures but somehow they got deleted…ug!!) Anyway, it was fun. The waterpark is small, so the lines for the rides were all really long and we didn’t feel like standing in them. We enjoyed it just long enough to not get sunburned or bored, which works for me. I love a good waterpark, and sadly this one was just meh, ok. I wouldn’t pay the $29 to get in for sure.

Now I am about to start packing!!!! It’s almost here!!

QOTD: Do you like waterparks?