Saturday, March 7, 2015

Disney Trip Part 3: Fantasy Land Fun, Meeting Gods and Gargoyles

Tom and his new gargoyle  friend
Day one in Disney took us to Fantasyland. Of course, because I'm generally happy, our friend Jeff (who joined us for his 50th birthday celebration) thinks I live in "Fantasyland" every day. :)  Here, though we got to meet Gods and Gargoyles.

Jeff and his gargoyle
Be Our Guest Restaurant
GARGOYLING- Tom loved the Gargoyle sculpture found in Fantasyland. It was carved in a lamp post!  Jeff found a gargoyle to his liking, too. Jeff's Gargoyle was in the Be Our Guest Dining Room.

THE BE OUR GUEST DINING ROOM - Disney recreated the ballroom from "Beauty and the Beast" and made it into an incredibly beautiful dining room. We didn't get a chance to eat there, but we did take some pictures. 

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Neptune and Rob
NEPTUNE KING OF THE SEA- I love the Roman and Greek Gods, and  Neptune was a character in Disney's "Little Mermaid" movie,, so they had a statue of him there. Neptune is the god of the sea in Roman mythology, a brother of Jupiter and Pluto. He is analogous but not identical to the god Poseidon of Greek mythology. He's also the god of freshwater, earthquakes, hurricanes, and horses!  Not to mention he's a muscular guy, so that makes him more appealing. :)   - Although we both have beards, his beat mine out by a long shot!

Rob, Jeff and Tom
LITTLE MERMAID RIDE CLOSED! - We walked to where the entrance of the Little Mermaid ride was and there was a wooden wall put up, so we walked past it and found another entrance that proclaimed "Ariel's Grotto" (Ariel is the little mermaid's name). We walked in and found a woman dressed as Ariel sitting on a rock with Disney photographers telling us to get our picture taken with her. We didn't realize that the ride was closed and this was what they were offering instead, so after a brief minute of confusion we posed with her for a picture. :) 


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.

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