Sean & Pamela's
Very Merry & Not So Scary
Food & Wine Trip
"getaway day" we start the morning early to have our departure
day tradition, breakfast at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma! Who
better to spend a wonderful breakfast with than Bruce & Marta! An
added plus was getting to spend some extra time and breakfast with
It was a good time to head out, the weather had turned wet on us, and
was cooling down considerable from our past 2 weeks of sunny, hot and
humid. Despite the needed rain, it didn't make for safe driving, but we
eventually all got there and in one piece!
Breakfast was as delicious as I remember it from last year (and the
years before) but this time I remembered to take photos (except I
forgot to get pix of us eating!!) We ordered the Kenyan AA and the
yummy 'magic juice' which I found out was actually called
"FRUNCH" *grin* We still like calling it magic juice. It is
good!!! =) Carol eventually joined us (the wet weather had
delayed her leaving ft. wilderness to AKL). She enjoys the
"frunch" too (which is how I found out what it was called).
Boma has a lot of delicious items on the breakfast buffet including
made to order omelets and roasted meats (this morning in particular
they had turkey and ham) They also have oatmeal, cereals, fruits,
french toast, bacon, sausages, and various other breakfast dishes. Some
of these are infused with spices such as saffran or curry. There's
plenty for the adventurous and not so adventurous. Meeko &
SeanYoda are those sort of people that are the more adventurous.. and
like the curry and spices. The following are photos of Meeko's
juice, coffee, assorted fruit
(and a french toast wedge), bacon, potatoes, pap, bobatie, and curried
egg & biscuit (minus biscuit)
Some of the
above images are redundant (yes, we've taken pix of the floor before
and the bathroom, but this time we have a newer camera that does low
light shots better, as well as a better zoom and so forth). Sean
made sure to get all the large golden floor seals as we are usually
visiting in December, there's a big tree covering at least one of the
floor seals. =)
and sticky bun and cinnemon roll for an ender. =)
After breakfast, we all headed
out to walk around the savanas and check out the animals. It was
feeding time so a lot of them were back inside their barns and only the
birds seemed to rule most of the different savannas. Still we had
some interesting experiences and got to see a few giraffes, some Ankoli
cattle, some antelope and a LOT of pelicans and flamingoes. =)
Bruce & Marta even showed us where the new AKL Villas were going
up.. (they'll be for the DVC resort at AKL). Here's many of the
photos we took from our wanderings around the Animal Kingdom Lodge
BIG Thanks again to Bruce & Marta and to Carol for taking the
time to brave the weather and join us for breakfast on our last morning
at the World. Looking forward to seeing you again, here or there!
=) *big hugs*
We ended up making one last SUPER quick stop to EPCOT where we needed
to pick up some items for friends back home. Meeko got these two
shots of the monorail in front of the now pristine Spaceship Earth..
the way it was meant to be, with no wands and other hokey sparkly junk:
So finally we are on our way out of the World and heading to MCO
(Orlando International) as our vacation was over. We still needed gas
though and vacation isn't over as long as we are still traveling, so in
the spirit of prolonging the trip, Meeko took these pix from the car on
our way off property and to the airport:
Passing the "Earful Tower & the "Tower of Terror"
multi-dimentional ad, as well Meeko's fave sign the "buckle up"
billboard. We needed gas, so we stopped near Celebration one last time,
as well checked out the watertower plaza (strip mall of sorts) where
the famous Chick-fil-A, as well a vet clinic, a UPS store, and a PJs
Coffee & Wine bar (PJ's coffee is local chain in New Orleans so was
a bit surprised to see a 'coffee & wine bar' version) The last
photo is on our way into the airport, one of the only two "Shamu"
planes was taxiing out to the runway. =) (the other "Shamu"
plane would be a San Diego one).
page created & updated: 26 October 2007 psr