I had an amazing weekend in Orlando with Heidi, Amy, and Maria.
Heidi came and picked me up on Saturday afternoon and we headed up to Amy's. We met Amy's adorable children and wonderful husband, and then almost immediately headed out to meet Maria and go to City Walk at Universal Studios for dinner. There was a wait at Margaritaville, so we had a drink. That's something called an "A1A" in my hand. I don't remember what was in it, but it was deeee-licious.
Dinner was so good. We shared fried pickles (I know, I know, awful but so tasty and I blame the drinks) and I had a salad with crab and shrimp on it. I had a very sweet surprise after dinner when I was brought this brownie sundae with a birthday candle in it.
Of course, I shared. What's funny is that we had one dessert between the four of us and we didn't even finish it. Wow.
After dinner, we walked around City Walk and...I'll let Heidi tell you what happened next...abridged a bit...
"from across the crowded shop....like a beacon in a long dark cold florida night i see a pair of "Not Your Daughter Jeans". size 14. claim to be "tummy tuck" jeans. i say: "i am going to try them on"....they go on.... i fly out of the dressing room. do a twirl and go get the size 12s. what the hell, right? they go on.... so....a picture taken by maria and $92 later...they are mine. or so i thought..... as we walk away from the store, Electric Band Stephanie announces that the jeans are hers next and it is only "lettuce and chicken, bitch" for me so that i will rapidly shrink out of them and hand them down to her, amy and maria.
Ok, so, first of all, how gorgeous and skinny does Heidi look in these jeans?!?!
I WANT THEM! But it will be awhile before I will fit in them. So I was merely stating that *I* would only be eating chicken and lettuce until I could fit into them too, and that hopefully Heidi will shrink out of them right around the time when I could get my butt in them. So...this was what I bought at Publix tonight:
Chicken and lettuce...bitch.
The next day, we started our morning at Animal Kingdom. Three out of the four of us have not been on roller coasters in quite some time because we didn't exactly think we would fit for awhile there. Well...as you can see, we ALL comfortably fit on Expedition Everest with NO problem at all. Those lap bars didn't just fit a little...we had plenty of room. And look at that beautiful look on Maria's face...pure, unadulterated joy.
We had to get off and ride it again right away. Hands up!
It was incredible. We did a couple of other rides at Animal Kingdom and then headed over to Disney Studios to ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. The lines were crazy long, so we didn't get to do much, but we had a blast. Maria had a lot to do so she took off to get some things taken care of before her trip to Philly so she left us with hugs and promises to see her again soon.
Amy, Heidi and I decided that we didn't want to brave the insanely long lines at Epcot so we walked around Downtown Disney for awhile before heading over to get some Mexican food for dinner (yummy!), pick the dogs up from the Disney kennel, and head back to Amy's to drop her off and say goodbye. She was just so wonderfully hospitable and it was so cool of her and Travis to allow a complete stranger to stay in their lovely home.
As great as the weekend was, it was just about as nice to get home to my sweet husband and sleep in my own bed. Which is exactly what I'm just about to do.
Thanks for a spectacular weekend, ladies, and I can't wait to do it again!