Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crazy Candace, The Canadian Time

Candace and I met a little over a year ago now on the College program from Disney, and since then she has come back to visit a few times. Each time she stays a little longer. This time was two weeks! We had a blast!

When Candace first got here we where trying to get set up, but the pump for the air mattress was gone, so we had to get creative. Here I am with my hair plow dryer plowing up the mattress. It worked actually very well! 
 We did a lot of cooking too. Here I am making carrot cake.
 And homemade pizza. It was so good, that we made it again later in the trip! (we have a secret sauce. Shush, don't tell)
 It was cloudy and rainy a lot. There was a number of times that Candace got stuck places hiding under something or other from the rain.
 One night we went to Coranado Springs to eat dinner and then hang out afterwards on the hammocks. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset!
 The lake made it even more beautiful!
You can't see our faces all that well, but here we are with the awesome sunset.
 Another night, after I got off of work, we went to Boma's at Animal Kingdom Lodge. It was amazing! Our waiter was awesome! He was funny! It was a buffet style, and he told us we had to have 6 courses. If you counted my drink that I finished, then I succeed! I did a arms-up-touch-down-kind-of-victory dance when I finished. He got a kick out of that.
 Here we are on the monorail going to Magic Kingdom for the first time on this trip, almost a week after she got here. And on the way out of Magic Kingdom Candace dropped the remainder of her popcorn all over the monorail right before the doors opened. So as soon as they did, we booked it out of there! We still laugh about that today!
 We meet the princesses...Auroa
 Belle, Notice my cupcake earrings. They all loved them. I wore them in honor of my sister Christina's birthday.
 And Cinderella
 Candace and I had just been talking about Jake Sparrow a few minutes before we walked by here and then we saw him preforming! It was so awesome! Small world.
 We rode the carousel, but as we were waiting in line I noticed that we were both wearing skirts, so we had to go lady-like side saddle.
 I think Candace pulled off the lady-like part better then me.
 I finally went on the Mad Hatter Tea Cups!!! No one ever wants to go on with me, but Candace did! I couldn't really walk straight after that.... :/
 After we went on the Peoplemover. We practically had it to ourselves!
 when we came out of one of the tunnels we saw that it was poring down rain, so we asked if we could go around one more time. By the time we got off the second time the rain had cleared (as did a lot of people).
 Buzz Lightyear became one of our obsessions. We looked up the secrets of the game, so we tried our best to get them....I am not sure if we improved after the secrets or not.
 While at work, Candace made a few new friends! 
 One morning we couldn't decide which cereal to eat, so we just mixed them. It turned out to be pretty good anyways.
 The one night we had planned to watch Wishes was kind of foiled by a few cockroaches, and also the fact that we had to pick up Toni and her dad at the airport. But the next time we decided to go watch it on top of the Contemporary Hotel. This is the picture of us waiting inside before they started.
 And here is Wishes! The little reddish/orange thing is Cinderella's castle and the big white building is Space Mountain.
 On one of my day's off we went to Cocoa Beach and Chris was our tour guide. He has lived there most of his life, so he knew all the cool places.
 We went to the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop, and I found this huge coffee cup! It was awesome!
 We had a few attempt of a group picture, and this is the best one. :)

 On Candace's last night we stayed at one of the Resorts.The All Star's Sports Resort to be exact. We got on the dinning plan and got to enjoy Extra Magic Hours at Hollywood! One of our other favorite rides was Toy Story Mania. We looked up the secrets of that ride too. We were much better on this ride then Buzz  Lightyear at un-cracking the secrets! I am so proud of us!!
We also went to Magic Kingdom to play. Here is Candace and Minnie becoming friends. 
 Donald Duck and I got close too,but he still fancies Daisy, as you can see by the fact that she is on his pumpkin. 
 After playing at Magic Kingdom for a few hours we rode the water taxi over to Disney's Wilderness Lodge for our dinner reservations.
 We got the all you can eat meat platter. It was so much food! I was stuffed halfway through the meal. Candace kept going ten minutes after I through up the white flag of surrender. 
 I even got the manager to agree to wheel me out of there because I had eaten to much. But it was still so good!!
 Back at Hollywood, during the Extra Magic Hours, we saw Minnie doing the Cuban Shuffle. It was cute!
 The thing that I am most addicted to here at Disney World, is this drawing class. I got Candace hooked too! So we ended up doing it a lot (more then I will admit actually). Here is one of the ones that I did, and one of my favorites I have done so far. Jiminy Cricket. 
 They have two full body characters that they do, and I had done Pascel before so we were wondering who the other character was. It turned out that it was Ray, from Princess and the Frog. We requested him with the artist. It was so much fun drawing him. When we went around one last time, the artist ended up giving us her drawing of Ray! I let Candace take him home. But it was such a cool magical moment!
All in all we had an amazing two weeks! We are totall goofballs, but had fun none the less! Thank you Candace for an awesome time! I can't wait for next time!
(Still one of the highlights of the trip for us was when we through pennies into the toll booth. Candace included from the passenger side!great times!)