Monday Feb 23
So here in College Program housing, our apartments get inspected once a month. If you fail, you have to pay a fine. If you pass, good for you. And if you pass so well you get the White Glove award, you get a prize.
You don't get to know exactly when they'll happen, but you're given a range of dates, so we were ready. This day we were all home in the morning when the knock at the door happened and the inspection team came in to look around.
Woohoo, we got the white glove! Our prize was a tin full of cookies, and the promise that if we get the White Glove again next month, our prize will be even better. Our white gloved fingers are crossed.
I had to work from 1230 - 8. This is my least favorite shift. It’s too early to get stuff done before work, and too late for much of anything after. Still, I headed to the magic kingdom after I was off. I was on the monorail headed to the park when Wishes started.
I only had my point and shoot camera, which takes really horrible after dark photos, but I still had to grab a couple from outside the park.
I rushed in and grabbed an open spot on Main Street.
Even when you catch it half way through from a bad spot, Wishes is just magic.
There was a second showing of Celebrate the Magic, so I sat down close to the castle and watched it.
I had found a fastpass the night before to meet Ana and Elsa. I was trying to decided what to say to them and remembered my baby nieces and how much they love those sisters, so I asked the ladies to let me record a little message to them. Best! Idea! Ever!
I can't figure out how to embed them here, so here are links if you'd like to see what they said:
I was in the best mood after that. I had no idea how fun it would be.
Next I went on a desperate walk around the park looking for food. Cosmic Ray's didn't have anything that looked good. Pinocchio's was closed. Pecos Bill's? Not my favorite. But I gave up at that point and ate a kid's grilled cheese outside while I watched Main Street Electrical Parade pass by.
I had also somehow scored a fastpass to the Mine Train so after dinner I pretty much walked on to that amazing ride. I seriously love it, no matter how short it is. I don't think I'd wait in the normally super long lines to ride it, but I'll definitely jump on any time I can find a fastpass.
After that I headed home. Thanks Magic Kingdom!