Monday, March 12, 2012

The Sunshine State-Animal Kingdom

We paid another visit to the Sunshine State last week.  I always enjoy being back and we had great weather and a wonderful vacation (even though it was not all that relaxing).  Hannah loves hotel rooms and is always so busy as soon as she gets into the room.  She has to make several phone calls (sometimes I forget that we don't have a home phone anymore and for Hannah a phone with a cord is something completely new and exciting. Ha.) and the notepad and pen are always exciting too.  She also really enmjoys riding the elevator to the room.

Here she is eating a red pepper (yes she eats it like an apple)
I was excited to go to Animal Kingdom for a day.  I had never been and didn't know what to expect.  I was surprised to see it very crowded already.  We thought we would beat the spring break crowd.  The weather was perfect for it and it wasn't too hot yet.  Hannah was really excited to see some of the characters.  After standing in line for about 30min it was time to meet soon as it was Hannah's turn she panicked and didn't want anything to do with him.
As soon as her turn was over she didn't want to leave and watched the other kids meet Goofy.
Then she wanted to go see Minnie, Mickey and Donald.  Once again we stood in line to see Minnie and when it was Hannah's turn again she froze and didn't want to go up there....she did go up with us, but wouldn't look at Minnie Mouse.
Guess what she wanted to do after we were done with Minnie?????  Yes, she wanted to go see Mickey.  We decided to take a little break and go to the petting zoo and ride a few rides.
After all of this excitement we decided to go stand in line to see Mickey.  We had promised Hannah that she would get to meet Mickey, so we thought we give it a try.  Well, once again she got scared, but at least she can now say she met Mickey. Once again she wanted to go meet Donald after that, but we didn't go for it this time.  We had already stood in line almost 2 hours at this point to meet characters and everytime Hannah froze up and got scared. 
Last thing we did was get on the Safari and I am so glad we did.  It was definitely the highlight of the day at Animal Kingdom.
We were all exhausted by the end of the day and went to bed early.  I don't know what it is about these parks, but they wear me out. 
The next morning Hannah made herself a bed in my suitcase :)
I will finish up with the rest of our trip next time.

1 comment:

  1. Peyton did the EXACT same thing last week. Was all about the characters until we got up close. Must be the age.