Posts in our 30th Anniversary GetAway Series…
30th Anniversary GetAway – Pt. 1 (Posted 10/09/17)
30th Anniversary GetAway – Pt. 2 (Posted 10/11/17)
30th Anniversary GetAway – Pt. 3 (Posted 10/13/17)
30th Anniversary GetAway – Pt. 4 (Posted 10/16/17)
30th Anniversary GetAway – Pt. 5 (Posted 10/18/17)
30th Anniversary GetAway – Pt. 6 (Posted 10/20/17)
Wednesday (September 20, 2017) was to be our final day in the Disney parks, and Epcot Center was on the agenda. We filled our coffee cups on the boardwalk and headed for the boat dock. We took the 10 minute boat ride to Epcot under a totally clear, and already warm sky. Arriving just as the park was opening allowed us to get a couple shots of the giant Epcot ball with very empty sidewalks. We also learned that Mickey Mouse likes his vegetables fresh off the grill!
Both Tiffani and I were still sore from the previous two days’ trek. So we agreed to just take the day easy. We located the food court and had some breakfast, then wandered through a couple of the indoor rides. Eventually we found our way outside and over to the Nemo ride where we found a gigantic model of Bruce the shark. The kids were lined up for a chance to climb inside his mouth!
We visited the aquarium, which thankfully was very cool inside. Lots of interesting sea life, and we got to see much of it very close up. There were also a couple of divers in one of the tanks doing some cleaning. (I sure do miss my scuba diving days!) Tiffani noticed that the Mouse managed to find a way into one of the tanks too.
I decided to jump on the Chevrolet “Test Track”, which looked like a lot of fun. My dear wife wasn’t very interested, so I did this one on my own. I’m glad I took my hat off though… that 65mph wind would have ripped it away! As we were heading in the direction of the front gate, we found Tiffani’s favorite coffeeshop and she was able to caffeine-up before we took the boat cruise back to the boardwalk.
Dinner on our last day at Disney was an extra special treat that my beloved had planned for us. The restaurant was actually situated on the boardwalk right beside our hotel. I have no idea how many stars this restaurant is worth, but I can tell you that we don’t often to get to enjoy places like this! Wagyu beef is out of my price range, but I’ve always wanted to try it, and this night I got the chance. Delicious! Our waiter was extremely helpful with descriptions of menu choices, and also congratulated us on our 30th anniversary. He brought us a nice little gift from the chef which you can see in the pictures below.
All in all, our experience at Disney was fantastic. It has been a longtime dream of Tiffani’s to get to visit Disney without our kids, and this was our chance. She and I got the chance to (almost) be kids again. The only thing that stopped us cold was these old skins we live in. But I wouldn’t trade the experience we just had for anything in this world.
Thursday morning (September 21), we checked out of our hotel and headed about 35 miles to the home of Tom & Debi Walter. They run the blog “The Romantic Vineyard” and have been friends to us for several years. We had lunch with them in their home, and chatted about ministry, and the group we’re both part of… The Christian Marriage Bloggers Association. Having said our goodbyes, we pointed the Ram in the direction of Folly Island, South Carolina, where we were married on August 28, 1987. We had about a six hour ride in front of us, and it was well after dark when we finally pulled into town.
We’ll pick it up right there in the next post…
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A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU…
Amy Wyler of “Polka Dots N Wishes Travel” – Amy, you helped make our wish come true! Thank you so much! ~Jason
Friends, if you are planning a trip to Disney, you simply need to talk to Amy. Disney is WHAT SHE DOES! And take it from me, she does it well! Here’s how to get hold of Amy…
And for those who might think up such questions, this is not a paid endorsement. She had no idea we were going to write anything. Amy really did such a wonderful job helping us prepare for our trip, that I’d love for her to get the chance to help you too!