Monday, March 9, 2009
God is good and protected us every step of the way, showing Himself particularly faithful when I had a car wreck on our last night in Orlando. Although the guy who hit me suffered some measureable body damage to his car, mine escaped any visible signs of damage, and the kids and I were not hurt. There were a couple of moments when I was afraid he might pummel me in front of my kids, since he was using profanity constantly and opened his trunk to pull out a crowbar so he could pop out his fender. He seemed determined not to call the police, and since there was no damage to my car, I didn't press the issue. I was content just to get away from him. I'm sure he woke up the next morning wishing we had at least swapped insurance info -- his car was a mess.
I know I have to hit the ground running this week as we resume our normal schedule of homeschool, allergy shots, music lessons, and such. I will miss the ocean and my siblings, but truly there is no place like home.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Favorite rides at Epcot: Mission: Earth and Test Track. (We rode both twice.)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Last night we capped off our Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) tour by attending the American Idol Experience finale show. It was so cool! The set is like the one you see on tv and the program has a host and three judges. Ryan Seacrest makes a couple of video appearances, as do former idol winners who are there to encourage the contestants. There were seven finalists -- all of them very good singers -- selected through an audition process during the day. At the finale show, the audience got to pick the winner using a voting device mounted on the arm of our chairs. It was high-tech and fun. Favorite ride for Disney Hollywood Studios: Rock 'n Rollercoaster.
Video Clip of Chris & Joy on Primeval Whirl
Monday, March 2, 2009
Chris, Joy, and I hit the majority of major attractions at the park, including Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, etc. We really had a phenomenal time. I even rode the teacups, which I hesitate to do because of motion sickness on "spinning rides." Thought you might like to see a video of the kids having a really great time!
Tomorrow we head to Disney Animation Studios, then to Animal Kingdom on Wednesday and Epcot on Thursday (Lord willing).