Thursday, Feb 12, continued....
After breakfast, Dianne and I headed to the Magic Kingdom.
We hadn't received our "main gate", or cast member pass into the parks yet, so we had to stand in line at Guest Services to get a day pass every day we wanted to go into a park. This morning the line at the MK was crazy! The lady in font of us in line had just found out her uncle had passed away, but was trying to just go on with her trip and not let her (very young) kids know she was upset because, she said, it was all about them having a great time. What an awesome mom. I hope she managed to have some fun, and that her kids had the best time ever.
We were there to buy things and to meet princesses that day, so we stopped at the first FP+ kiosk and made some fast passes.
I was still feeling pretty homesick at that point, and when Rapunzel asked how I was doing, I told her. I didn't really mean to, but it just came out. "Do you ever miss Pascal?" I asked her. "Not really," she said, "he always turns up everywhere and is never gone for long." She was great and I was greatly cheered.
Cinderella was also amazingly good that day! Between the two of them I was in a pretty good mood before we left Princess Fairy Tale Hall.
Adriana was on her way to meet us so she could shop too, so while we wait we stopped into Castle Couture where I found the BEST present for Hannah. But I'm not going to tell you about it because I haven't given it to her yet.
We all met up at the Emporium and spent way too much money. I was done a little before they were and they had one more shop to hit on Main Street, so I rushed back to Momento Mori (the Haunted Mansion store) and bought way too much more stuff for that child of mine.
Dianne and I tood the monorail back to our cars at Contemporary with plans to meet Adriana at Downtown Disney, but as we got to our car Dianne realized she didn't have her phone. Oh no! I tried to call it and someone answered and said it was at the Magic Kingdom monorail station. Fantastic! She went back to get it and told me she'd meet us downtown.
While Adriana and I waited for Dianne, we got ourselves some Mickey Bars! It was my 3rd of this trip and tasted just as good as the first!
We did even more shopping, believe it or not. And then we were done. I was so, so done. I haven't bought anything but food since.
Dianne and Adriana headed off for Epcot that night, but I had dinner plans with our friend Adam! I headed to his apartment to pick him up and drive us to the Animal Kingdom Kidani Villas for dinner at Sanaa.
We were really early, but we checked in anyway. We got our buzzer and went out back to check out the animals. There were several giraffes. This is one of the best parts of the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
There was a fire burning so Adam and I sat in some of the giant chairs around the fire and waited.
It really wasn't long before our buzzer buzzed, and we were led to our table.
It's super gorgeous inside of Sanaa. I was loving it.
I had the basmati rice with butter chicken and chicken vindaloo. The chicken vindaloo was a little too spicy for me. I told our waiter that when he asked how it was so he took that back and brought me more butter chicken, which I thought was some super fantastic service.
This was Adam's pork something. He liked it a lot.