SUN 2nd JAN 2000
I wake up at 4:15 AM with
an aching back and flu like symptoms. I doze on and off
until 7:00 when we get up. The forecast says that it is
going to be a lovely day with the temperature up to 80
degrees so we decide to make the most of it and visit
We arrive at 10:00 and find a good spot in Blustery Bay.
It is quiet early on but soon fills up and is pretty
packed by midday. The girls go off into the water while I
try and recharge the batteries with a lie in the sun.
Grandma joins the girls in the main surf pool where they
all get wiped out by a big wave. India scratches her back
a bit but takes it well which is more than can be said
for Georgia who hates water going over her head.
Grandma then stays with the kit while the rest of us go
for float around the park. She declines to join us after
an incident where she fell out of the ring and went under
the water last time she was here. As you may have guessed
Grandma can't swim and is not the greatest water fan in
the world. We have a relaxing float but Georgia is not
impressed when she gets soaked again going through the
The family raft ride is next, which is fun but very short
when compared with the one at Blizzard Beach. (This is
down for rehab) Another soaking for Georgia. Not her day
is it? The girls play in Katchakidee Creek and Tammy and
I do the other tube rides. I am finding it hard to get
enthusiastic as I'm still not feeling too good.
We return to Grandma and have another relax before lunch
at the Leaning Palms. Tammy gets in the line at 2:15 and,
although it is not that long, she still has not paid for
the food by 2:45. Eventually we pick up our order at
3:15. Fast food? Understandably many people in the line
are getting a little annoyed. The poor girl on the cash
register does her best to placate people, she is very
nice and it is not her fault. In the end anyone that had
to wait more than 15 minutes from paying gets their money
back. We have $33 worth of food for nothing. This is
another example of a company rectifying a mistake in an
acceptable manner. Maybe I would feel less charitable if
I were only in WDW for a few days but we are in no real
hurry to do anything.
During our wait I have to keep leaving Tammy in the queue
to sit down as I feel a bit weak and shivery despite the
warm weather. After our meal we have another lie down
then return to the All Star Movies where the girls want
to play in the pool. I lie there for a while and then
return to the room for a sleep. The womenfolk eventually
return and there is much mopping of the fevered brow and
sympathy for the little wounded soldier.
We go to the food court for a snack (I find the food here
to be acceptable but no more) while I write up my notes
and the girls play in the arcade. Then it's back to the
room for a hot bath and an early night. I think we all
need to have a good evenings rest.
On the plus side the weather has been sensational so far,
we are so lucky. We plan to go to the Animal Kingdom
tomorrow so I hope I'm better.
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