Thursday, March 5, 2015

Disney Trip Part 1: Soggy Arrival

Rain pouring off our bus from the airport to the hotel
Last weekend we went to Orlando for three nights and 2 days to help our friend Jeff celebrate his 50th birthday. We thought that would be a great way for him to celebrate since he's had a very bad year. It was a nice time. Here are some pics from our arrival on a Saturday in the early evening. 
Rob and Tom on the bus
  SOGGY SATURDAY  - The arrival was a soggy one. Moderate rainfall fell, and we learned it rained the entire day. In fact, Orlando received .86 inch of rain (which is a LOT) on that day. 
Yay the bus is moving!
  




Jeff and Tom at the Grand Floridian
EXTRA TRAVEL TIME- You'd think that everything is close together, but it's not and rain makes it worse, apparently. In fact, from the airport, it took about 60 minutes to get to the resorts. We decided we'd take a bus to where our dinner reservation was located instead of checking into the resort where we were staying. Good thing we did! 

Pianist in the lobby of the hotel
 GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT CAFE- Since we've never really eaten at a lot of Disney restaurants, and I (Rob) had to blindly pick whatever was a available, I choose the Grand Floridian Cafe because it had "American food" and we are plain (and fussy) eaters. The chef came to the table to check on food allergies- and that was a nice touch. The waitress was efficient, too, but the meal was not worth the cost.  BONUS- Our friend John who has worked for Disney for 25 years met us for dinner, so we got to enjoy his company!

L to R: Jeff, Tom, Rob, John
     


NEXT: Disney Trip Part 2: Coronado, Architecture Check, "Made for Each Other"

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14