Brittany picked me up from the Orlando airport about 11:30 last Monday. When I got in the car she handed me a bottle of water and a protein bar, This was the first of the extra TLC and nurturing I would get that week. We shopped, took a selfie on a giant beach chair. Then off to her house. I fell so in love with her house! I even had my own wing! It was like staying in a five-star resort!
A couple of days before I arrived, Brit was stung on her foot by something we thought was a bee, but later decided was a scorpion. The redness was spreading, it was hurting itching and could be infected. So, since we had a big week planned, we decided she should see a doc. She was able to get an appointment that day. He set her up with meds to control infection and itching.
Later that evening, I finally got to meet their extended family. Steve’s mom, Deb, sister, Kelli, brother in law, Brian Sr., their nephew, Brian Jr., niece, Emma. I felt like I already knew them, though. We had some tasty pizza. Afterward, Steve brought out this delish Donut cake. It had “Friendship” written in icing, That was a cool surprise!
I will miss waking up to the smell of coffee, already made, being chauffeured everywhere, having my bestie hang out with me every day, chatting with Steve, and snuggling with the pugs!
Tuesday was a beach day. We decided we’d drive to Melbourne. The day was sunny and hot! We braved the hot sand and wrestled with the umbrella tent, then relaxed and enjoyed our view, We waded out into the water and let the waves beat us up. Actually, the waves only beat me. It was so much fun. We relaxed, talked, and watched clouds form into shapes.
Later that day we ate at Tijuana Flats, the most amazing Mexican Restaurant, ever! After that, we enjoyed ice cream at, Twistee Treat, a place shaped like an ice cream cone. It was so creamy and delicious!
Wednesday was Magic Kingdom Day! Brittany’s mother in law, Deb, is a cast member. She went above and beyond to assure we got in the parks. I’m forever grateful. It was nice to get to know her. She is an amazing woman! We were able to cram so much fun into that day! We enjoyed Carousel of Progress, Hall of Presidents, Space Mountain, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Muppets Theater, Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, People mover, and It’s a small world. I’m probably leaving something out, though! One of the highlights was when Brit tried out for and was chosen to be the teapot in the Beauty and the Beast attraction! We ate lunch, at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. My grilled chicken salad was super good. We ate supper at Pinocchios. They had the best flatbread pizza! We had planned on one more ride, then staying for the fireworks, but it came to storm, with lightning, so we decided to go home to relax. We wanted to get psyched up for the next day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
When I first got to Brittany and Steve’s house, she told me she wanted to get me a lanyard so we both could trade pins. When she explained it, I was thinking I would not like to do that. She bought us both a Toy Story lanyard, then set me up with some pins to trade. The next day at Hollywood Studios, we were prepared and ready to trade. I have to admit I was wrong. It was so much fun!
We were especially excited about the new Toy Story addition. Toy Story Mania was one of my favs. Sweet revenge on Brittany’s impressive win on the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, We did the Star Wars simulator, saw Beauty and the Beast on stage, and braved the Haunted Mansion. Fearless Brittany talked me into the Tower of Terror, and the super scary Aerosmith ride. The picture from that ride is epic! We had lunch at Sci-fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant. It was so much fun! You eat in old classic cars and watch old movies! It began to rain early evening so we decided to head home and relax for the next big day at Disney Springs. We ordered Chinese Food and watched the Braves with Steve.
We had a great day at Disney Springs. Shopping, then lunch at Splitsville, the Disney Bowling alley. After we ate, we bowled. It was so much fun! We were Sissy and Beatrice! After bowling, we went to the Outlet Malls. I had to buy another suitcase to carry home what I bought, and all Brittany gave me!
The last day we had planned to take their boat out but decided to have a relaxed last day. We had done so much walking, we both lost weight, even though we ate so well!
Brittany helped me pack. At one point Miles and Molly got into my suitcase! We watched the latest Jumanji movie with The Rock and Jack Black. We laughed so hard!
Ah, but we became melancholy as my flight time closed in, and they drove me to the airport. But they surprised me by walking in with me. I was glad to have help getting checked in. Then we shopped a bit.
I hope to be able to visit again soon. I had the time of my life!