Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Disney Trip Part 5: Tobie's Wacky Adventure, Ride the Pony!

Jeff, Tobie, Tom, Rob on a Disney Ferry
This is the 5th blog about our 2 day trip to Disney World during the last week of Feb. This blog focuses on our wacky, no-shame, fun-loving old friend Tobie. 

Tobie took the reigns of the wooden pony
WHO IS TOBIE? -  Tobie has worked for Disney for many, many years, and he is a Disney-holic. In 1995 when I (Rob) lived in Orlando for a year, I was Tobie's roommate. He's easy to love, energetic like a puppy on crack, has a great sense of humor, no shame and laughs a lot and loudly. He's from southern Louisiana originally, so I've always thought of him as a "crazy cajun."   He's a lot of fun and he was on our day in the Magic Kingdom!

Tobie Whooping it up through the restaurant on the pony
RIDE THE PONY - Tobie insisted we have lunch at the Disney Wilderness Lodge, and we took a ferry there. During lunch, Tobie arranged with the waiter to bring out a wooden pony - that they ask Birthday guests (we were celebrating Jeff's 50th) to ride through the restaurant. Jeff was embarrassed and convinced Tobie himself to do it. (Remember I said Tobie has no shame).  
   Of course, all in fun, Tobie took the horse and galloped with it through the entire restaurant (during the packed lunch hour) with his arm in the air, whooping and hollering as everyone laughed. It was hysterical and so memorable!!

Jeff and Tobie strike a pose at Thunder Mountain
STRIKE A POSE FOR A LAUGH- It took about half an hour for all of us to stop laughing after the restaurant, but Tobie was just getting started. He wore a tee-shirt with a picture of a woman on the back striking a pose with her hands in the air- and he wanted to replicate that at Thunder Mountain- so he convinced Jeff to accompany him. They stood facing the ride and posed with their arms outstretched for a picture. Again, hysterical!  


Rob, Jeff, Tobie and Tom
EEEEEK! - Tobie came back to the hotel with us for an hour so he and Jeff could take a swim in the pool (it was 86F and very humid). After their swim Tobie went into a small room outside the bathroom to change while Tom was in the bathroom. Tom came out and saw Tobie in his birthday suit, and Jeff and I heard a screech from Tobie followed by a laugh. Tom was laughing, too, but now he's in therapy.

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