Day eight again…..I was almost done with Day eight and boom my computer just shut down! Soo weird. Oh Well here it goes again! This time in Word first with automatic save every few minutes!
We were so tired this morning that I went back to sleep as my husband went down to the hot tub for a soak. One of the best parts of the deluxe hotels is the great spas. AHhhh! Wish I was there now. So once he got back I got up and dressed and we headed to the bus the long way. We wanted to get a few pictures around the hotel.
After a quick stop in the gift shop, my honey’s weakness, we headed to the bus stop. There was a cast member at the bus stop with a big box that had three holes cut in it. We had to put our hands in and try to guess what was inside.
Pete went first, in the first box was a vertebra, and very fitting since Pete is a Chiropractor. In the next box was a horn and in the last box was a tooth. I forget what animals they were each from. Soon as we were done the bus was pulling up. We were off to Epcot.
We of course had the pictures taken with the “Ball” first.
Then we jumped in line for Spaceship Earth. This line was like 30-40 minutes long. How crazy! I loved the new updates, but missed Snow White and Dopey dancing.
We had to stop for pins (of course, they are just next to gift shops in Pete’s eyes) then we stopped for sun block since someone forgot to lotion up this morning…..nope not me, I never forget!
There was a boat getting ready to go to Italy and that is right where we had lunch reservations.
We had never eaten at Tutto Italia Ristorante but I highly recommend it. YUM! We had a great waitress who explained to us about how Disney finds the employees to work in the world showcase and how they get working visas and can only work in the country they were assigned to. She was a bit homesick and said she cannot wait to get home to see her family.
We explored “Italy” when we were done and bought three bottles of Rosa Regale.
We had them delivered to the front of the park to pick up at the end of the day. Surprisingly you cannot have alcohol delivered right to your hotel.
After Italy we headed to Germany and Pete got a Renesburger Sausage on a Pretzel Roll. We had just eaten lunch! LOL
The Food and Wine Festival had brought sooo many people to Epcot today. I knew it would be crowed since it was the last weekend of the Food and Wine Fest, but WOW! It was actually to crowded to enjoy the beauty of it all.
We decided to check out America, since we usually skip it (I mean we live here every day!). We went to the Sam Adams tasting demo but it was full so we had an hour or so until the next one so we went to see Voices of Liberty and the American Adventure. They were both great and I am so glad we took the time to do them this trip!
We got in line for the Sam Adams tasting demo. I am not a Sam Adams drinker so Pete got double free beer.
We also got free key chain bottle openers; I proceeded to get my thumb stuck in it.
I spent the rest of the demo trying to get it out….I did finally, if not typing this would be really hard. LOL Did you know Sam Adams makes a special Food and Wine Brew just for the Festival each year? Brandon, my brother in law is so excited to try it when we go in October/November 2009.
Our plan was to meander through the countries, but the crowds were everywhere. It was packed! After we left America (after looking at pins and the DVC booth) we went to Japan and Morocco.
I spotted the Beast, but the line was so long and they closed it soon as we got there. I was happy just getting a picture.
France….I have been looking forward to France since I saw Sandra Brown’s special.
I needed a Grey Goose Lemon Slushy. Pete had the Grand Marnier Orange Slushy. Best $9 drinks I have ever tasted!
As we were heading over the bridge near the International Gateway I spotted the Disney Tattoo Guy! I ran behind him trying to get a picture. Pete was beyond embarrassed! LOL
I got my shot and agreed to stop for a Disney Photo Pass picture with the Eiffel Tower. See we got our lovely yummy slushies in the picture too!
As we headed into the UK I saw the Tattoo guy AGAIN. Ok this time I handed Pete the camera and told him to get a picture. Then I walked up to him and asked to take a picture with him. Wow, it was like meeting a celebrity!
Pete again was mortified. LOL We talked a few times and he told me he had over 2000 Disney Tattoos, more than anyone in the world. How awesome. Now it has me thinking I want to cover up my Lady Bugs with a Mickey Mouse Tattoo…..but then I remember the pain….ugh!
After meeting the celebrity we walked through Canada and talked about how good our dinner was there last year. Then we bought a Mickey head spinning metal thing to hang up outside. It is pretty cool. We checked out a few other stands then sat on a bench and watched the monorail.
I love it. We rested and talked and then called to check on my sister and my favorite baby. A really nice CM came and talked for ever…so long we gave up our great seats cause we needed to get away. LOL
We had a quick bathroom break and then headed into the Figment ride. It was a first for both of us.
Not a great ride, BUT the CMs in the shop after the ride had the best pins. I think we got like 4 or 5 great ones there. Pete said we will need to go there next year just to scope out the pins. LOL
It was almost dinner time so we headed to the Coral Reef and I checked us in.
They said it will be 40 minutes or so. I used this time to call Mikkel!
We talked for the entire 55 minutes that we waited. Finally I got to talk to her and tell her all about the wedding. We saw a Bride and her wedding party walking to what I assume was her reception at the Coral Reef. She looked pretty and I LOVED her bridesmaid dresses!
Finally our buzzer buzzed and we headed in. I was so excited. I had a surprise for my HUSBAND!!!
They led us to our table and we were right next to the glass. We were in awe over how pretty it was inside. They handed us our menus and Pete got the first surprise. He opened the menu and it was full of pictures of US!
He was so surprised, it was so cute. He kept asking me how I did this. We placed our order and started watching the divers and fish (AND SHARKS) and talking about our day.
It was nice. Then a diver swam towards the window and Pete said “Look he is holding a sign….wonder if it says help me?” They unrolled the sign and held it up to the window and Pete started reading it and his eyes teared up and he looked over at me and was like “How?” LOL The Sign said “Pete, The Day I Married You All of My Dreams Came True, Love Lisa”.
YAY….He was surprised. I was so happy. They later brought us the sign so we can keep it forever! We had a great dinner. It was so good!
After dinner we were heading out and ran into Pete’s “Friends”, people he met at the pool during his drink runs at night. They took a picture of us together.
We headed out even thought the fireworks were starting. We were tired and wanted to get to bed. We did stop for a few pictures of Spaceship Earth all lit up.
The bus was waiting for us when we got to the stop and we were back at the hotel in no time.
Lights in the Hallway on the way back to our room.