First, the view from my balcony at the Animal Kingdom Lodge:
|Could this be a zebra book discussion group? Or are they planning a hostile takeover?|
Of course the animals weren't there all day every day, but still, it's pretty awesome to sit there and have a giraffe walk by! And much cheaper than flying to Africa with a family of four.
We lived in Tampa for three years, so I've actually spent a lot of time at Disney and don't take that many photos any more. This time I was mostly inspired to record some of the amazing meals we ate:
|Roast duck from the Yak & Yeti restaurant at Animal Kingdom|
And here's some seared tuna which we ate before riding Kali River Rapids three times in a row at Animal Kingdom -- it was right before closing and they didn't even make us get off the ride in between, we just kept on going. And getting wetter. I did not think to bring a change of clothes, so it was a pretty uncomfortable bus ride back to the hotel. Oh, well, it was worth it.
Our last day at Disney we went to Hollywood Studios (aka MGM) and had lunch at The Brown Derby:
By far, the best crab cake I have ever eaten in my life. And those three wineglass stems are from a Champagne flight. Delicious!
My dessert, a delicious layered confection of toffee, caramelized bananas, and banana mousse. Afterwards it was time for a nap.
More on vacation and my vacation reads later!