Saturday, April 10, 2010

Disney World (Part I)

To celebrate my parents' 50th (!!!) wedding anniversary, the entire family -- six and two-thirds grandchildren, two daughters, two sons-in-law, one son, one daughter-in-law, one patriarch and one matriarch -- spent five days at the Happiest Place on EarthTM, Walt Disney World. It was Henry's first time there and he loved it (Maelstrom, spinning tea cups and Honey I Shrunk the Audience in 3D notwithstanding). His favorite parts, besides the joy of spending almost a week with his cousins and Gran Gran and Pop, were meeting Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the real Lightening McQueen and Mater. I'm sure he also liked staying up past 10:00....but what else can you do when you have 8:30 reservations to eat Eissbein-Gratin mit Gebackenen Zwiebeln at the Germany Pavilion?

We were contractually obligated to pose for this picture.

Besides the perfect weather, we also enjoyed great timing. This parade started up about ten minutes after we walked through the front gates.

A dream come true: driving a race car (a red one, no less) with Pop riding shotgun!

The Mad Tea Party, aka the tea cups ride. He was having fun until I started spinning our cup a little too fast. Whoops. Obviously, this picture was taken after our tea party got a little too mad. (But Natalie and Lexie weren't complaining.)

Mouse Gothic. Made out of plants.

We were a very large group. And this picture shows only 5/7 of us.

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