Friday, February 22, 2008


I say that like it's a good thing.....well I guess it is, if I don't miss the 85 degree weather much.
I don't miss the crowds, & what I call hunting & foraging for food in that place! When you find a decent place to eat in Orlando, (outside the parks) you have to wait 2 hours, then the service is kinda ifie.
The boy held up well, considering he's only 2 and his routine was blown to smithereens. Getting in bed at 10:00 every night makes for a cranky boy...and mommy.
We ate at one of our favorite places, 'Ohana's at the Polynesian. I was so disappointed! I made reservations 2 months ago, plus it's gone up to about 30.00 per person! You expect pretty good food, and the very least decent service, being a Disney resort. We had neither. This was our 4th time eating there and it's never been like this. The waiter brought David some ice cream for dessert, this was a nice gesture on his part, since we didn't order it. I said, "thank you, I hope I can get him to eat it, he's picky." He said,"Whatever, I just thought he'd like it. He doesn't have to eat it." I thought that rather rude. This will probably be our last time there.
I thought I had picked an "unbusy" time to go to Orlando. I guess NO such time exists! How naive I am. We went to a petting farm we had seen advertised, because David loves farm animals. We thought this little out of the way place would be empty! NO! We were one of 100 park weary parents of bored toddlers, shelling out 20.00 a piece to see cows and chickens. (I'm going to rent the farm down the road and making a fortune!) We only went to Animal Kingdom, I knew David would not "get" the other parks. He fell asleep in the LION KING SHOW. How he could sleep thru that is beyond me. I swear the sound was at the level of a jet plane taking off in your living room. He woke up as the last words were being sung. He smiled at the elephants and the giraffes on the safari. We couldn't see the lions (his favorite) The only think that got his attention was a stray wild duck that flew into a pond we were walking by... and the fake elephants outside RAinForest cafe that were shooting water through their trunks at each other.
No, I don't think it was a waste of time and money. (Well a little on the money side)But we had a good time and the weather was very nice. Big difference in 55 degrees and 85 degrees. And it was just meant to be a get away to kinda re-energize. I wouldn't take a 2 yr old there thinking they would enjoy it or remember it.
oops.....foster care emergency......gotta cut it short for now. more later.

1 comment:

Anita said...

I'm sure getting away was nice, even though it was too fast paced, overly packed and tiresome! It's nice to get away from the norm of every day life sometimes!