Tuesday, January 13, 2009

reflections on two days at Disney World

We're celebrating at Disney World. Yesterday was my birthday, and I wore a pin advertising the fact. All day long, I had people wishing me "Happy Birthday, Mark!". It was kinda fun.

We went to Epcot. I'd never been to Morroco before, and it was neat to visit Epcot's version. There are interesting quiet places sprinkled around the park. One we discovered yesterday was the museum at Epcot.

There's a lot of alcohol sold in Epcot. I wonder what would happen if the price of ethanol really shot up, so that grain alcohol became too valuable to drink.

We're camping at Fort Wilderness. It's nice. I'm impressed at how well Disney keeps things running. They really believe in maintenance; some things are old, but it seems like everything is in working order.

Tent camping at Disney isn't cheap, but it is fun. We can take boats and the monorail to visit other places around the park, and that's part of the fun of being here.

Oren does well as a camper, but he did wake last night at 05:30 am. He also woke us, and woke our french-speaking neighbors in the next campsite. That's a downside of having the campsites be so close.

I can hear the Electrical Parade. They must have imported it to this side of Bay Lake.

We ventured to the nearest Wal-Mart. I heard just as much Spanish there as I do when in Puerto Rico. But, just as in San Juan, the cashier spoke English.

We ate tonight at the Chef Disney restaurant. Oren had just dozed off, and we were glad they could handle that. We saw Mickey, and Minnie, and Goofy, and Donald Duck, and Pluto. Since I know someone who once played Goofy (Wes Whatley), I somehow feel like I understand the characters more. And why they don't talk.

Last night we ate at the Wilderness Lodge. We got to see our friends Chad and Mary Ellen. We even got to eat their food. Hayden made me ask for ketchup; it was quite a parade of kids bearing bottles.

2 comments:

grump said...

Since ethanol can be made from almost any carbohydrate, we will likely starve should the price of it should get that high.

grump said...

Oh, and you probably wouldn't like Seaworld. They give away free beer.