Your dreams will come true in Disneyworld
I spent the past week in Orlando with my sisters-in-law. They had a week off from school, so we decided to take the pilgrimage to the land of 1000 amusement parks. Ok, maybe there aren't 1000 of them, but there are enough to keep the ADD-like attention spans of the little kids piqued.
Now for all my cynicism, I have to admit that I wouldn't have missed it for the world. The little one had the time of her life. She shrieked when Cinderella and Prince Charming waved at her during the Parade at Magic Kingdom and completely lost it when Mary Poppins talked to her and kissed her on the cheek. She actually said to me "dreams really do come true!" You gotta hand it to Disney.The food was forgettable at best. We mostly ate the smoked legs of what I assume was a prehistoric, mutant Turkey. The highlight for me was the McDonald's fries they served in Hollywood Studios. McDonald's fries are my one fast food guilty pleasure, and without my husband there to stop me it was impossible to resist.
The area around the amusement parks wasn't much better. We ate at absolutely horrible buffets. I guess I'm spoiled by living in California. One thing we don't have around my home are super WalMarts. There was at least 3 in Orlando near where we were staying at it was really something to behold. I was able to get some interesting products, like the agave nectar I used in the grapefruit recipe I posted yesterday, at half the price. I can't say that I had as much fun as the little one did at the Magic Kingdom, but it was a nice surprise.
So after a week of being in a fantasy world, it's great to be back in reality. The girls are going back to school tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to getting back in my routine. It'll be like a vacation from my vacation!
This is my little munchkin, George her little monkey that follow us everywhere when we are in a fieldtrip and me behind the black sunglasses in a scary ride in Seaworld.