This is the day that we went to Animal Kingdom which we were all looking forward to going to because of the opening of the ride, The Banshee. If you watched the Avatar movie you will know that these are the animals that they flew on. We had to do a baby swap for this ride. David and I went first. I have to say it was the best ride of all and we rode it twice.
I always say that everything happens for a reason. Heather thought that she had ruined everything yesterday by her error. I believe she didn’t because the line wasn’t bad and as we found out it is too long on the weekends and this was a Monday.
Kate was being goofy with her hat. I think she had her nimmie, sea anemone, under her hat.
Heather planned our first day at Epcot. We took the monorail to the Grand Floridian Resort. Before you could get on the monorail you had your temperature checked. Due to covid-19 we got a car to ourselves. We could roll the stroller straight on without taking the girls out.
Also, you have to make reservations for the parks because they are limiting the people they allow in. You must wear a mask at all times except when you are seated and eating or drinking. You can’t walk around with food. Reservations have to be made for restaurants too. This is one of the ways Disney is trying to keep everyone safe.
We had reservations for the Grand Floridian Cafe. The breakfast was so good. We really enjoyed it. The magic has started.
David and I are leaving February 12th to go to Seattle to take care of 3 of our elementary age granddaughters, so we had a early birthday celebration in York on Friday. Dan’s birthday is on the 13th, Bekka and Kate’s is on the 16th and mine is on the 26th. My daughter, Sarah, in Gig Harbor had a birthday on the 1st. I have plenty of birthdays that is for sure.
The only thing that David ask for in Italy was a Borsalino hat. He had a used one years ago and had always wanted to get another one. He started asking in Rome and no one knew where to get one. Then our guide said he thought he could get it in Florence. In Florence David kept asking people and no one knew. We then went on a tour with our local guide. After the tour David ask our guide. She took him to the side and said down that road a few blocks and it is on the left. We thought we had finally found it, but when we got there it was closed on Sunday. David got a picture of the store and that was it. In Padua while we were on our walking tour we walked past a hat store. After the tour we had a coffee and then headed to the hat store. When we got there the shutters were pulled down and the door was locked. The owner was still in the store. He came to the door and told us he would open again at 3. David told him our bus was leaving before then and that he really wanted to buy a Borsalino. The owner let us in and helped David pick the right hat. The owner handled the hat with love. He told David how to take care of it. He was so nice. So David walked out with the hat on his head.
I even got a picture of him with his Borsalino and his short green shorts.