Ooooh my goodness, I am on a huge Disney high right now! This trip was the hardest to leave from in a very long time. I don’t have a ton of pictures to show (I always hold back on the camera when I go with a friend, haha) but I’ll update as much as I can while my watercolor dries.
‘A’ (blah, easier to call her Anne :laugh:) picked me up from scripting class around 1:30pm and we were off; from Savannah to Orlando, and we only stopped for gas. Little bit of traffic in downtown Orlando, and we passed probably 22 cop cars along the way. :ohmy: I didn’t know Thursday afternoon was a high traffic day for I-95…
We were running a little late, but got to the DTD Hilton a little before 7, met my pops in the lobby (he was already there for business trip) and we hurried over to Portobello’s for the reservation he made. I had never eaten here before, neither had Anne, it was wonderful!! We definitely took advantage of his financial generosity and didn’t skimp on the meal prices! :laugh:
Pops also gave us (or me…?) an envelope full of Disney dollars! About $40 total. I hadn’t had a Disney dollar to call my own EVER, I think! A nice, unexpected gift; I split it in half with Anne when we got back to the hotel.
We waltzed through Marketplace a bit, then parted ways with pops (he’s an early sleeper) and lingered by the caricature stand to watch them work (we’re both art students, can you blame us? :laugh: ) Then to bed!
We missed the free breakfast on the 9th floor of the hotel, but we carried on anyway! Anne drove me into Cast property where we picked up my seasonal badge, then we stopped into property control and browsed. Not much there of interest this time, or am I just getting more frugal and wise as I age??
Headed back to Marketplace, browsing shops and getting some Earl of Sandwish sustenance. Once again, I bought nothing. :huh: Now that I’m home I’m starting to regret that, but I bet once I’m paying rent, I won’t regret it at all!
Returned to Portobello’s for dinner (pizza, mushroom, and fine grape juice) and we each drew a caricature of the goofiest bartender back there. I swear he could have been the Mad Hatter in another life! We also–without asking–got the phone number of our server from Thursday night; he noticed our return and kept stopping by to chat, then finally gave us his digits. :huh: Nice guy but uh. He’s brave, I’ll give him that!
I know, boring stuff. Big long day of Saturday to come, with a few good pictures!