Wednesday, March 26

It Was A Special Day

This was the temp on my car display when we left for Disney World yesterday morning. It was just about 8:30 AM...




I picked up my cousin James and we tried to decide where we wanted to go. He hasn't been to WDW since the late 70's and there was only one park back then. The Magic Kingdom and his memories were all about "kid stuff". James is a very special person and has had to deal with mental handicaps and shortcomings just about his whole life. But, he has managed to carve out a very nice place for himself, working a full time job and running his own booth at a Flea Market in Virginia. His specialty is baseball cards and comics and he knows just about everything about baseball that there is to know. He always takes Spring vacation here in Florida...my aunt and uncle have a home here and they spend several weeks here in the spring and fall. So...wanting him to fully understand that Disney's not just for kids, we decided to spend the day at Epcot.



We were meeting Bailey and somehow managed to get there a few minutes before her and there was nothing to do but wait. Wow...my shoes look so clean...




The biggest thing going on there is Spaceship Earth..you actually ride up in little tram cars on the inside of this ball. It's very cool and absolutely my favorite thing! So, everyone must have their picture in front of it...including James ;)



One of the most fun events is going on now..The Flower & Garden Festival. Aren't these sweet?





For those of you that don't know, there is World Showcase and you can immerse yourself in lots of different countries. The people that work at each of these attractions are actually from that country! Here is a 50 year old bonsai tree from China..





Next, a quick stop at the American Pavillion. There are "Flower Power" concerts every night as part of the festival..how many of us remember the phrase "Flower Power"??? The Guess Who, Petula Clark, Davy Jones (yes..that Davy Jones!), The GrassRoots, Herman's Hermits, Jay Black, Gary Puckett, Paul Revere & The Raiders...yikes.






Bailey & James as we got close to Japan.






The displays are the prettiest in Paris. Look at this maze garden..




And...a perfume bottle topiary!



A quick trip to Norway has to include a stop at the old ship...



and the grass roofed cottage.



On to Minnie's butterfly garden...












Inside they have an exhibit that shows how the butterfly goes from this......






To this.



Our last stop..saving the best for last, I say...


Just waiting in line...



Hmmmm...like Mother, like Daughter.
Waiting in line is so boring. Let's do some ballet...first position. That's all I know..I refer you to this.


James doesn't dance, but we did have a wonderful day together and have already started planning his fall vacation!


I know, I know...it's not for everybody. But it's definitely for me!

8 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Oh, so now you torture me with pictures of WDW??? I'm beginning to think you have a room there...lovely pictures, makes me feel as if I were with you...glad you had so much fun...
hugs
Sandi

Janet said...

Never too old for those "Chuck Taylors" or Paul Revere, right;). Those concerts must be a blast; I probably still remember all the words to every song!
Janet

Stacey said...

Davey Jones.. be still my heart!!!He prepped me for my Rick Springfield swoons! I'm so glad that you had such a great time together and your Mom is doing better. We are awaiting temperatures in the 50's here... ice tea weather! Smiles!

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Stacey said...

yikes Cassie~ sorry about the deleted reruns.. Blogger has a brain cramp!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I just can't believe how close you live to one of my favorite spots on Earth! =) My Dad knows the man who designed the Norway pavillion at Epcot, that's about as close of a connection I have to the park! lol Pretty sad! lol

Steph said...

When I grow up, I am moving to Orlando so I can visit the happiest place on Earth every day too! It truly is my favorite place to be...so jealous, but keep posting....I've got a long wait before we can visit again....until then I will live vicariously through you....

:0)