October 5, 2009

Disney #2

I am going to do another Disney blog, a short one, because I don't have a lot to talk about today. This weekend, for me, was very uneventful. SoldierMan spent the weekend re-tile-ing our front bathroom (unexpectedly - don't ask!) and I took my brother to get his hair cut on Saturday, which in itself was monumental. But that's a story for another time.

Our second night there, we went to the dinner show, Hoop-Dee-Doo, with a group of friends on those friends' recommendation. We had a group of about a dozen people so it was fun hanging out with all of them. We also all showed up in our Oklahoma gear, which was fun. We're proud :)

Hoop-Dee-Doo is one of those places which appeals to a certain sense of humor, which our friends have but I guess we don't. It was fun, but it wasn't really our style, and the food (for what you pay) wasn't really up to par. But I'm glad we went. The actors were very talented and very friendly.

Even the kiddo was in his OU gear. If you look closely, you can see it says "Boomer Sooner" and has a Mickey on it! Seriously, adorable! (Available at Wal-Mart)

After Hoop-Dee-Do we went to the Port Orleans resort to see their piano bar performer, Piano Bob, again at the recommendation of our friends. By this point, the party had shrunk to just the 6 of us (plus kiddo). Piano Bob is really good. I think the guy can play just about anything, and he did - oldies, newies, showtunes, folksongs, whatever. It was also fun, but again, probably not a repeat for us.

The next day we went to Animal Kingdom and did the stuff there. One of the best attractions they have is the Safari. For those who don't know, AK is a park/preserve, complete with a Safari "ride" in an open-air bus through the gate-less preserve area filled with African animals. It is a MUST for the photog!!

However, it's totally luck as to what kinds of shots you will get. If you go during the heat of the day, for example, most of the animals will be back in the trees and caves hiding from the sun. We did get lucky, though, because it was overcast and drizzly on the day we went - perfectly cool for the animals! I got some really good shots, if I do say so myself.

More posts to come....

Also, yesterday was the "day of rest" for P90X, so I don't have another report yet, other than to say that I'm still sore as all-get-out. But, tonight begins the new week. I don't know if I'm glad or sad. I'm going to give it until we leave (the 23rd) and if I am seeing results by then, I'll stick with it. As intense as this program is, I don't think 3 weeks is an unreasonable test period. In the meantime, thanks for the words of encouragement before. This will definitely be a journey!

Lastly, the big news is that the book I have been waiting for came in today. While we were at Disney, I saw a book called, "The Quotable Walt Disney." You know me, I *love* quotes!! So I just had to get it. Rather than buying it in store and paying retail, however, I got it online for like $2. I know, I know, I could have bought it "at Disney," but why? It's not like he's there to autograph it. :p I know, I'm horrible. But really, if I could meet any person in history - well, any 5 people in history - Walt Disney would be one of them. The man was inspiration incarnate.

So, I will leave you with my Disney Quote of the Day (soon to be a regular feature, I'm sure):

"People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working." ~ Walt Disney


  1. lookin' so cute in your pink hat!

  2. how fun! i love all the ou stuff...boomer sooner! :)

  3. when I went to disney, we stayed at animal kingdom lodge and I woke up to giraffes at my window every morning! awesome!

  4. LOVE the pics! Thanks for sharing!

    I always love being sore after working out - Makes me feel like I did something right! Keep it up chica!

  5. I love a good piano bar!

    You should absolutely see results with the P90X. I've never done it myself because I'm way too intimidated, but everyone I know that's tried it saw great results. Don't give up!

  6. Seriously??? 16 more lbs to go?? You look great! Where are you trying to loose it from?

    My husband did P90X for 2 months and lost a ton. Hated every minute of it. Then got sick for a week and never looked back. But hey, it did work!

  7. I LOVE all of the OU garb! Too cute. The pink hat is great ;)

    So we're not off to a great start this year!! and as of yet, I've heard nothing of Sam coming back.....
    But I have faith ;) Maybe we'll still be Big 12 Champs??

  8. The photo you took of the rhino is outstanding! And I love the Disney quote. Today was my first day back at work after so much leave. I spent 13 hours there and loved every minute. I know, I am a dork.

    Good luck with the workout program, too :)


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