What a fantastic time we had for Thanksgiving at Disney World with Alicia, Ryan, John, and Maggie.
The first day at the park was a short day as it was Thanksgiving and we had dinner reservations at 4:30 so we had to scoot back to the hotel and get ourselves ready. But the morning and early afternoon was spent at Animal Kingdom. We took in "It's A Bug's Life", the safari ride, walking around seeing the animals, people watching, and more walking.
Friday, we spent all day at the Magic Kingdom. John and Maggie had so much fun riding the rides. John's favorites were the tea cups, the cars, "It's A Small World"and Peter Pan. He and Maggie got to visit with Pooh. Maggie saw him first and knew exactly who he was. She kept saying "Pooh" and pointing to him. So I stood in line so she could talk to him while John went on a ride. Later John joined us so they both got to see him. See the little backpacks that Maggie and John have on? They are harnesses. John was harder to keep up with than Maggie because she was in the stroller most of the time. John wanted to be on his own----Grandma, however, kept him close using the strap to his harness. Wonderful product!!!! Better than losing a child in all the confusion.
Saturday was spent at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It was very crowded the whole time we were there. (You would never know from the looks of the crowds that their is any hint of an economic problem in this country). We were constantly standing in line waiting for rides. One ride (Toy Story) took Alicia, Ryan, and "Little" John two hours of waiting, but it was what John wanted to do. While he was doing that, "Big" John and I took Maggie to see Mickey:
Maggie still takes morning and afternoon naps. She usually missed her morning nap, but by afternoon, she gave it up for a quick shut-eye:
John got to be a green soldier while in the park.
John met the one-eyed monster---I have no clue who he is, but John knew and that's what counts:
He also got a ride on a giant grasshopper:
Ryan even tackled the smoked turkey leg---argh!!!! see the snarl on his face ;) In the end, it was just a tad much for even him.
Here is the castle all lite up at night. I wish my camera could have captured the real beauty and color of it, but maybe you can get the idea.
Alicia and Ryan took so many pictures. I tried, and my battery died on me---even the spare, and I left the charger at home. So I had to rely on them to take all the pictures. I can't begin to tell you everything because there was just so much to see and do.
I did get a little knitting done on the way down. We drove and took two days to get down to Orlando. So I started another pair of socks. I managed to finish one and get down to the heel on its mate:
These are made with Koigu yarn on size US 1 double points. I decided to just to my basic sock pattern as there is little to no thinking involved in knitting them which meant I could put them down at any time and be able to start back without worrying about a pattern.
Now, I'm off to iron a shirt for John to wear tomorrow. I HAVE to do laundry tomorrow or we won't have anything to wear.