Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World; Part: 4

By Nick

Part 4 : Sunday, February 21st

I started the day off with rope drop at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

I rode Toy Story Midway Mania and Tower of Terror before a breakfast at Starring Rolls.

I took a walk through Star Wars Launch Bay and made a trade with a Jawa. A napkin for a origami swan, which I though was pretty good.

The person who took this photo happened to be staying at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village as well, as he and his daughter were on my bus. His daughter was dressed as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, complete with a pouch like Rey wore in the movie. I was totally touched by how attentive he was to his little girl. I gave the swan to her, and she thanked me and put it in her pouch. In the one in a billion chance that you are reading this sir, you are doing a phenomenal job of parenting!

I walked over to the Boardwalk and met up with my family, Jill and Zach. We headed to Disney Springs and spent a lot of time in what is now one of my favorite stores there, The Spice & Tea Exchange, and it isn't new, I just happened to actually get some of the samples and wound up buying several items. Jill bought a few things for my wife as well. My favorite, The Scorpion Pepper Sea Salt.

Zach and me sampling the Scorpion Pepper Sea Salt.

We met up with my Disney Exchange Podcast co-host Lisa and her husband Raymond at Jock Lindsey's, and were joined a short time later by friends Amber and Ryan, and had some drinks and food.

  Lisa and me

Ryan, Jill, Raymond, Amber, Lisa, me and Zach

We went to lunch at The BOATHOUSE which is right next door to Jock's, and not only had a great meal, but we were seated in the boat that has been converted into a table which sits in the front of the restaurant!

After lunch, Lisa and I decided to get a dessert at Vivoli il Gelato, which is almost directly across the way from The BOATHOUSE. Imagine my surprise when I ran into my friends Beth and Charrissa again!

Amber, Ryan, Jill, Zach and I said goodbye to Lisa and Raymond and headed to Epcot for the evening, riding Imagination, Living With the Land, Nemo and Spaceship Earth before heading to the Morocco Pavilion for dinner at Restaurant Marrakesh.

Thanks again for dinner Jill and Zach!

 We made it a somewhat early night as everyone except me was flying out early the next day.

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  1. Wait - you're surprised you found us at the gelato shoppe?

  2. Just amazing at a place as ginormous as WDW, I'd run into you and Beth multiple times!


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