Week Eleven - Holiday

November 29, 2015  •  1 Comment

Hello everyone and welcome to week eleven!  Pretty laid back week, but still managed to have some fun.  Our daughter flew in from Chicago to spend Thanksgiving week with us, but her visit was delayed due to the snow storm that hit the Chicago area the morning of her flight.  Long story short, she ended up flying out the next morning.  We enjoyed our low-key holiday with the usual Thanksgiving dinner and then proceeded to Disney Hollywood Studios for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights which our daughter had never experienced before.  We also managed to grab fast passes for the Rock'n Rollercoaster, which is always fun.  We only spent a couple hours at the park which was a great way to spend Thanksgiving evening.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

We did get a little sprinkle that evening, but nothing compared to the weather up in Illinois.  It rained just enough to wet pavement enough for some nice reflective photos.  I love how wet pavement enhances photos with colorful reflections.

Reflections at the Chinese TheaterThe rains made for some nice effects for night shots

I have never taken part in the "Black Friday" melee, I'd rather pay full price and keep what little sanity I have left, so we opted for another day at Disney.  This time we went to Epcot to visit the Norway pavilion and try the "School Bread".  I follow a few vlogs on youtube and one in particular is local to the Orlando area.  So thanks Tim Tracker for enlightening us on Epcot's "School Bread".  It was delicious by the way.  It consisted of a bun (kind of like a large dinner roll) stuffed with custard and toped with a coconut frosting and was DELICIOUS!!  I am constantly learning of these little hidden gems in the parks and this is definitely one of them!

School BreadSchool Bread from the bakery at the Norway Pavilion at Disney's Epcot

We walked around the World Showcase for a bit and then hopped on the monorail to the Grand Floridian resort to show our daughter the giant gingerbread house (see last weeks blog) and the Polynesian Resort to visit Trader Sams Grog Grotto.  This time we sat inside and watched the antics of the staff.  So much fun!

To end the week visit with our daughter we took a portrait of the three of us.  Self portraits are difficult and time consuming, so this was the best I could come up with. Although it was brief and flew past, we enjoyed having our daughter home and look forward to her return for Christmas.

Our Portrait

Well here endeth the lesson!  Till next week, Enjoy!

-Tom 


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Sue(non-registered)
I just started reading ur blog and made me realized how I missed my US days. Thanks Tom for bringing me back there thru ur blog and pics send my regards to my beautiful friend Theresa and your pretty daughter Melissa. Take care guys! Pls come visit us in Davao if you happen to come to Philippines
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