Upon awakening this Tuesday, my thoughts went to the arrival of our daughter Loreli, and her husband, Chad. They would arrive just after noon. Our other daughter Carissa, and her husband, Jaime, were on the last leg of their driving adventure and would be here as well later in the afternoon.
I was so excited to see our kids that I was highly emotional. You’d think I hadn’t seen my kids in years the way the tears worked. On for a bit then off for a little while. I was more excited to see my kids and have them with me than I was to go find Mickey and his friends.
Joe, being a guy, was freaked out by the waterworks. I’d tell him I was so happy but he didn’t believe me. The concern on his face, you could just imagine seeing him squirm around in some kind of anxiety because he didn’t know what to do. Assuring him that they were “happy tears” only made his discomfort worse, and his confusion mount.
Poor guy, I suppose to men it is a puzzle. Crying and tears usually mean someone is unhappy or in pain. Men can deal with the unhappy and in pain because they have a goal. A mission. They can work at getting the unhappy to be happy. They can try to ease the pain and make it less. But “happy tears”?! What’s that all about? No fix for that, so an uncomfortable several minutes must pass until the waterworks are over….and fervently hope they stay turned off 😀
We had an extremely long day. Started off by going to Epcot to see how far Joe could get on his own steam. He did pretty good. He was slow, but he did pretty good. He started petering out about 1-1/2 hours into our walking. The suggestion of a scooter was met with a glare and a definite “NO”. He didn’t want to be put through the “stink eye” stares of others while he drove around the park.
Vanity. Crazy business that is.
Loreli and Chad arrived just after 1:30 pm. We met them at the resort and helped them get to their room. Once that was done it was time to familiarize them with the bus system to the parks and back to the resort.
Once back on the grounds of Epcot, Joe called to me as I walked ahead with Loreli and Chad. “Here, take this money and go get me a scooter.”
What?! After all the business of before?! Whack….”To the moon, Joe”.
He kept up with Loreli, Chad, and myself as we went around Epcot checking out the things to see and do.
I was keeping a watch on the time for Carissa and Jaime’s arrival. I was left Epcot by the bus system and made my way to the Port Orleans Resort just in time to see them checking in. Once that was done, find their room, stash their luggage, and then get these two familiar with the bus system it was back to Epcot to catch up with Joe, Loreli, and Chad for dinner at a fantastic restaurant in the “Mexico” section of the lands.
The building representing Mexico is a replica of a Mayan Temple. Beautiful workmanship of the building which houses a gift shop, museum like rooms, and the restaurant. The food at the “San Angel Inn” was so good it was amazing.
All the running around the resorts and parks did me in. We called it a night later on and off we went to bed. The real excitement will be on Wednesday when Tiffany, Simon, and Kari arrive. My family will all be here.
Disney World is quite an amazing place. People from all over the world are here. We met a woman with her grandson on one of the busses, both from Peru. A family near us in the resort that is from Newfoundland. I have spoke with people from Wales in the UK, a couple from Herefordshire in the UK, young women from Canada treating themselves to a trip to Disney after having passed the bar exams to be CPA’s.
We had lunch at the Biergarten in the German section of Epcot before the kids arrived. Amazing place it is. Authentic german food, and the costumes are authentic as well.
I tell you, there are tons of things to do and see at Disney World. Tomorrow there will be more to do and see with more and more of our kids.
Time to get to bed and rested up for tomorrow. Hope you all have a really good night.