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Florida and Disney... I Survived!

It has been a nice a vacation. Tomorrow I get to head back to work (BOO!), but yay for a fun trip and a few days of rest following it.

The highlights from the trip included:

I have a gay roommate. So, of course, people throughout our trip assumed we were a couple since we were a young male/female couple traveling together. We also both look a lot younger than his 35 and my 31 years. We capped the last night in Florida with dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom.

As part of the dinner, all the main princesses walk around to the tables for pictures and such. So each princess that came to our table asked me if the roomie was my prince. As the last princess came around, we decided to change the 'just friends' response up. So when Belle asked, "Is this your beast?" I responded with, "No, we're both looking for our beasts." Without missing a beat, Belle fired back, "I hear Gaston is available." It was awesome. :)

Our first full day on Disney property was spent at Hollywood Studios. As we were boarding our car for the Studio Backlot Tour, the roomie goes, "Isn't that one of your relatives?" With him being taller, I didn't get a good look at who he was pointing out until we ended the ride. Then, I had a classic 'It's a Small World' moment when it was the husband of one of my dad's cousins. He was there with their son and some of his family.

There were a lot of international people all over the park. Our last night at the resort hot tub, we got to talking with a mother/adult daughter from England. The roomie asked what kind of shows the mother preferred to watch and she mentioned the CSIs and then goes, "But my favorite is Mark Harmon on NCIS." So me and her did some Mark Harmon love discussions. :)

All in all, the trip was awesome. And the day after we got back, the temperature dropped here, so now I'm wishing I was back with the ocean or the pool. Behind the cut are a few of my pics. And now to prep for work and catch up on a week+ of LJ posts. Oh, and compare family trees with sinfulslasher because we *MUST* have a common ancestor somewhere.

Jack's BBQ in Nashville, TN. We met a friend of mine from college for dinner on our way through.

Sitting on the American Idol couch at the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta, GA.

The roomie went crazy in the gift shop at the World of Coca Cola, but this purchase called for a picture.

A picture of a picture we took with the Coke Bear.

St. Augustine Beach, FL, as seen from the back of the hotel we were staying at. Awesome!

St. Augustine Beach, Florida.

The Lighthouse at St. Augustine. You can learn more here.

And yes, we walked all the steps to the top.

Walking along the beach during my roomie's cousin's wedding.

There was a full moon the night of the wedding.

St. Augustine Beach just before we left for Disney.

Our hotel room at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.

Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney.

Jack and Sally were greeting people at Downtown Disney.

Hollywood Studios

Tower of Terror




From the German area looking over the water.

Magic Kingdom

Mickey and Minnie topiaries.

The castle.

The castle, Walt and Mickey.

More castle.

The Sword in the Stone.

Towel Animal in the room the last night we stayed!


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Oct. 9th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
Oh wow, love the pictures! It looks like you had a blast!
Oct. 9th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
It was a blast! :)

This is only a portion of the pics. I also had pics taken with almost all the characters. :)
Oct. 9th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Looks like you had a lot of fun!
Oct. 9th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
I did, I did. Made up for never getting to go as a kid. My older brother and sister got to go several times as children.
Oct. 9th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Your pics are great! And I LOVE your dress (you have no idea how strange that is for me to admit that i like A dress!)
Oct. 9th, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! I NEVER where dresses and I liked it too. Gotta love Kohls.
Oct. 9th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
Great pics. And because we know your age otherwise anyone looking at you would have assumed you were around 18-20 yrs old. You roomie's a handsome looking chappy whom I would have put at 30 not 35. Glad you enjoyed yourselves
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I've had many people think I'm still in high school. It's nice yet frustrating at the same time.

And the time was enjoyed! :)
Oct. 10th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
Wait till you reach my age (56) and you'll be extremely glad people take you for younger.
When I was your age I used to feel the same way.

But importantly of all is that you enjoyed your time. Love your ginger hair by the way, always wanted that hair colour
Oct. 9th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
Heehee, I was going to comment that I know that dress! You look awesome, and those pics are great :) So glad you had a good time!
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Kohl's does well for dresses. Of course I only wear one like once a year if that. :)

A good time was had!
Oct. 9th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Gah, I miss Disney sooooo much! You are so cute, and yes, you and sinfulslasher are Dopplegangers!
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
That was my first Disney trip (discounting once to Downtown Disney). And I seriously think one of my German ancestors is in common with hers. I have German from so many sides and I'm only 2 generations removed on one side.
Oct. 9th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful holiday and lovely photos, sounds like you had a great time.
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was a blast. :)
Oct. 9th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
OMG It sounds (and looks) like you had a blast!!!!!
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Very much so! And this was only half (or less) of the photos!
Oct. 9th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had a wonderful time!!! :)And you're looking amazing!
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've actually added a bit back (about 15) during our heat wave this summer where it was too hot to do anything. But I'm back in swing at the gym now. So yay!
Oct. 10th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
It doesn't show *hugs*
Oct. 9th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
Those are lovely pictures! I love the castles shots - the one time I was there it was CLOUDY and my pictures look haunted....
Purple bedspreads! And I could never use a towel if that's the way they were presented....
Looks like you had a GREAT time. Is Figment still there?
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
It was mixed clouds and rain all three days at the parks. We utilized the Disney rain plastic thingies. :)

Even got to see Michael Jackson in Captain EO since they are showing it now.

They still have Figment incorporated into one of the attractions.

I didn't use the towels, but I think the roomie stole one of Mickey's ears. But the towel animal came home with me!
Oct. 9th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
It scares me how much alike we look! *boggles* LOL!

Sounds (and looks) like you had a great time. :D

The Coca Cola boxers are a blast! Someone needs to write a ficlet about them! LOL!
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
I almost dropped my phone when I saw your picture that first time. I was like, "WAHHHH??!!!"

I told roomie those boxers were a must for his coke loving self.
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