our trip, day two

Posted in Main, outings at 3:06 pm by carrie

What a day! Going into 2 now… We have been up for 30 hours now, and as much as i would like to stay up and explore our hotel some more, we just are too exhausted! I learned 2 things, no, make that 3, over the last 12 hours:
1. Having a layover at the las vegas airport is good and bad. While we were up $140 on video poker, our listening ears shut off and we were just a few minutes from missing our flight. I happened to ask, knowing the plane was running late (but just not how late). They had to call and hold the plane for us. When we got inside everyone was seated and the overhead compartments were all closed! Eeek! How embarrasing!

2. I am no longer 15 or a single digit dress size. Plane seats are sooo uncomfy and we both could not sleep on the red eye as I had envisioned. Grumpy and achey, we got to our hotel at 7 am. Room wouldn’t be ready until 3. We reluctantly guzzled some coffee and hit epcot and animal kingdom.

3. Remember how i said i wasn’t 15 anymore? Well, it became even more apparent when we ran over to partake in their latest ride “Expedition Everest”. The buzz is, this ride is classic Disney; imaginative, lots of details and surprises. I had no idea. Starts out okay, everyone is “woo”ing and yelling. We go up, down, around and up… And wait. Mr. Confident single rider is putting his arms up in front of us, i look at his watch… Then we plunge backwards into the dark, in some sort of death spiral. I start hyper-ventilating and try to concentrate on breathing, eyes closed tight, feeling faintish. Anyone else out there forget to breathe on roller coasters or is it just me? The coolest part was the 15 foot realistic yeti, just how it looks in the wild ;)

Okay, time to pass out…can’t wait to share our pics and more stories!!


  1. mom2fur said,

    July 20, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    I’m just impressed you got on a roller coaster at all! I did, once. It was the most babyish thing…maybe 20 feet high? I had my husband in a death grip for all…uh, maybe 1 minute of it? Never again! Believe me…I’m not 15 any longer, either! Reverse those digits and you get my real age…51. More of a chicken now than I ever was.

  2. Fritter said,

    July 20, 2007 at 4:19 pm


    Wow…yes…now you know what the Mummy Ride at Universal is like!!! What is with the pitch black backwards dropping thing? I’d prefer just hangin with the Yeti “)

    Meg Sends Smooches!!!

  3. Art Tea Life said,

    July 20, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    laughing here ! oh dear ! No you are not fifteen anymore. Sucks huh ?

    THIRTY HOURS ??? ughhhh ! and yes my days of flying coach are about over…seriously ! what a difference going first class and I always ask if they have any available now before I board. Usually it is only fifty bucks more…and I swear ! So worth it ! On the way back – dont’ forget t ask when you check in (or look up on the kiosk) if you can upgrade.

    I am almost lost … how did you end up in Vegas and Florida ?? I thought you were going to one of the Carolina’s ?

    Well anyway – sounds fun and not fun ! laughing. Hope things get better.
    Love, S

  4. Art Tea Life said,

    July 20, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    PS. I can’t do Space Mtn. anymore…that was a horrible horrible thing to have to accept….I feel your pain.

  5. Tina Wilson said,

    July 21, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    oh gracious..I haven’t been on a roller coaster in like 17 yrs! I can’t imagine how I’d feel either. and yeah..some days it stinks being reminded that we aren’t 15 anymore.
    (by the way..I can’t recollect how I found your blog..most likely through one of the gals blog links on my site..but which one now..I have no clue..but in either case..I am enjoying it..and hope you’ll visit with me too)
    have a good weekend.

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