DAY 4- FRIDAY 4th MARCH 2011
Participants: Tam and Kev
I wake up at
5.00am, but drop off to sleep again until 7.00am. Not bad for the
second full day.
The plan today is do nothing much. We are going to sit around the pool, maybe lunch in the Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness, sit around the pool some more and then have dinner at Narcoossees. As plans go, this is a pretty good one I feel. The forecast is for near 80°F temperatures what can go wrong? Well, we find that out when we cross the walkway between Bay Lake Tower and the Contemporary. Our hats nearly get blown over the edge. Its definitely on the breezy side today.
Around 9.30am we are sat around the Bay Lake Tower pool. Its in a beautiful spot, right by Bay Lake, but the clouds are not co-operating. Its mainly overcast and the wind makes it feel cool. When the sun peaks out its fine, so were hoping for the skies to clear later. Until then we stiffen our lips, strip down to our swimwear and make the best of it.
I ask Tam whether she would like to own here and we are pretty much in agreement that we would as the location is so good. You can walk to the Magic Kingdom, get the monorail to Epcot or jump on a boat to Wilderness Lodge. Its why we like the Boardwalk as well; its nice not to have to take a bus every time you want to get somewhere.
When the sun
decides to show its face, I listen to my mp3 player and me and
Neil Young are Rockin in the Free World at Bay Lake Tower.
This doesnt last long before a few drops of rain fall and Tam is not happy. Im not happy Kev she says - thats how I know shes not happy. You pick up on these little things after 25 years of marriage.
At 11.30am we decide to have an early lunch as its not showing any sign of clearing quickly. We catch the launch across to Fort Wilderness and go to the Trails End Buffet. This is a nice little frontier style place and we split the chilli (which is lovely), a pulled pork sandwich (which is both pulled and porky) followed by a sticky bun sundae (which is nice and very filling).
Back on the
launch we return to Bay Lake Tower where its getting
cloudier if anything, so sitting by the pool again is pretty much
a waste of time. I want to get a couple of pairs of jeans some
time this holiday and Im fairly sure there is a World of
Denim somewhere along the 192, so we jump in the car to try and
find it. Find it we do, although it does us no good at all as it
looks like it shut down some time ago. Oh well, never mind. We
drive into the back entrance to Disney and return to Bay Lake
Tower. I sit on the balcony with a beer, enjoying the view and
writing up my trip report.
Im never trusting an American weather forecast again, theyre worse than ours! When I hear partly cloudy, high temp of 78°F I feel that the frequency of the cloud is pretty much implied by the word partly as opposed to mostly or entirely or no more chance of seeing the sun than I have of winning the lottery. Just as these random thoughts flit through my brain a rather large storm passes through and it chucks it down with rain. Partly cloudy my arse!
Still, lets not dwell on it, eh? Im on holiday after all.
After showering and smartening ourselves up a bit we are off to the Grand Floridian for a cocktail at Mizners. The server here is unusually slow, although this may be because there are quite a lot of people in the lounge due to the inclement weather. (Let it go Kev, let it go). Tam has a Raspberry Rain (damn, its that word again) and I get a Long Island Iced Tea.
Narcoossees where we ask for a table by the window. We have
to wait a few minutes, but this turns out to be a waste of time
as we end up sat at the nearest table to the entrance, close to
the podium. Still, any table in Narcoossees is all right by
me, I really like this place. We both have the chicken dish, but
I cant remember exactly what is in it, sorry. A bottle of
wine helps things along and a very enjoyable time is had. We
break off from dining to go outside to watch Wishes from the
veranda, but Tam is cold in the breeze. I suspect this is just a
ploy to get me to give her a cuddle while we watch the fireworks.
The lady next to us looks a bit chilly too, but gives me a
strange look when I offer her my cuddling services.
Meal finished we head back to Bay Lake Tower for a fairly early evening as we have to be up early in the morning to drive down to Miami to catch our cruise. Just time for one last lingering look at the night time view from our room.
The next week of the report will be written by Tam.
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