Sunday, October 21, 2007
Catching up with the Future
After spending the day at the Epcot Center at Florida's Walt Disney World Resort I decided to make a bold move and start my own blog spot. I mean we walked through Future World all day long and so I guess I can't stay in the dark ages forever. I also have five very wonderful kids, three of whom have a blog spot and I so much enjoy reading their thoughts I decided I needed to reach out with a few of my own. I am sure they are thinking....we had to listen to her the whole time we were growing up and now we have to read her blogs too!!??!! OH NO!
So Kecia and Jamie and Dirk - you asked for it!!
We flew to Orlando Saturday and grabbed a cab to the Dolphin Hotel (see the picture!) Actually I wasn't standing in a good spot to be able to snap a picture of the dolphins on top of the hotel - I will try and add it later on. Here is the other half of this hotel duo - the Swan...actually you can take a tour of the place by going to swananddolphin.com We arrived about 6 pm and checked in and unpacked and then decided it was time for dinner (breakfast at 7:30 am had been a long time ago!!) Ed and I got lost four times within the first 15 minutes but finally found our way to a wonderful steak house located in our hotel. It was called Shula's - you should always beware when they give you a menu that doesn't have prices on it!! We ordered the smallest steaks on the menu - Ed had a 12 oz filet mignon and I had a 16 oz New York sirloin steak. Ed ordered soup and I had a marvelous salad - we both just wanted ice water to drink...and we even decided to share a baked potato when the waiter said they were really big. I wanted to save room for the chocolate flambe dessert - yummm! By the time we finished our soup and salad and fresh hot bread, and then tucked into the steaks with a humungous baked potato there was no room for dessert. When the bill came it was $117.00 and that was before the tip!! No drinks, no vegetables, 1/2 potato and no deserts!!! But ohhh it was a good steak!
After that we wandered around the Dolphin some more trying to figure out what was where - then we walked along the boardwalk in WDW - it was so fun. There were magicians and mimes and pirate ships and marshmellow roasting!! There was even a giant tv (10x14 feet?) screen out on the sandy beach where people were watching Pirates of the Caribbean - it was the first one and we had both watched it several times so we just kept walking.
Finally we headed back to our hotel room and crashed for the night.
Watch for more updates to come.