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Re-Cap of Disney Springs
What an amazing day we had today - our first full day in Disney World!
Did I mention that Kelsey planned our ENTIRE trip? From start to finish, from our daily itinerary to each of the restaurants we made reservations, fast passes and everything else!
The weather was fantastic too - a slight breeze, low humidity and lots of sunshine, as we jumped on the Disney transit bus for Disney Springs.
Here's a quick video I took while awaiting the bus. (Click here if you cannot view video).
I must say, starting our trip at Disney Springs was a great way to start the trip off. Just walking around, browsing the various stores, not having to rush from ride to ride - it was a good way to ease into the Disney mode.
Food-wise, we started the daily food fest at Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza and I must say, my pizza choice was incredibly yummy! I got the "Veg-Out" with mozzarella, seasonal veggies (Brussel sprouts), black olives, green peppers and balsamic glaze.
We hit most of the stores in The Marketplace, including Kiehl's which has the coolest motorcycles on display in all of their stores. I learned the reason for this today - the owner of Kiehl's was a huge Harley-Davidson collector and so each of the stores features a different and unique motorcycle.
The World of Disney is one of our favorite and the largest Disney Merchandise stores in Disney World.
We spent lots of time checking out everything in every department, including the special 2019 products.
We totally LOVED one of the newest stores (at least since we were last in Disney 14 months ago) - The Marketplace Coop. Very cool products, displays and all around vibe!!
After a all our shopping, it was time for another meal. This time, we dined at Terralina Crafted Italain -- and boy was it yummy!! There were definitely a number of options for vegetarians, but not too many for vegans, unfortunately.
Today we are heading over to the Magic Kingdom!!
More pictures, videos and food to come!!!
Hey folks! Are you one of the lucky ones to get today off?
It's Presidents Day here in the USA and traffic out there was considerably light.
We don't have any big or particularly fun plans for today. Although I may decide to go see the Chinese New Year Celebration with the Philharmonic Society at Segerstrom Hall presenting China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra. I'm just not sure yet. Too much to do today.
Because aside from that it's really just a typical Monday here (Cosette is going to work and we have IPC later tonight) for us.
Aside from having to prep for our trip to Tahoe which departs in 5 days and there is still so much to do!!
Meanwhile, yesterday was definitely more about having fun as we went out to brunch. Going back to Aunt Yese's for some of that AMAZING French Toast and taking Cosette for the first visit (since she was working during our first visit on Saturday).
AUNT YESE'S - Garden Grove, CA
Food wasn't the only fun to be had. Immediately having cleaning our plates we were on our way to The Rinks in Anaheim. Only a 4 mile drive, although it would take us 20 minutes to get there and meet up with our friends for some good times ice skating.
After the girls all had a blast skating around, it was time to treat them to House of Chimney Cakes
WHAT IS A CHIMNEY CAKE???
A Chimney Cake, traditionally called Kürtöskalács, is the official dessert of Hungary. This delectable Hungarian Sweet Bread is freshly baked to order with a crispy crunchy outside and a light fluffy dough inside. They are cylinder shaped with a hollow center, resembling a hot chimney when it comes fresh out the oven.
After hanging out for as long we could it was time for us to head out. I had an appointment and the kids were eager to get home.
It was then time for some shopping (searching for the perfect birthday gift for Brigitte who's birthday is on Thursday) and then homeward bound to make dinner.
I made a filling Potato Gnocchi dinner with a vegan Bolognese sauce for the gang and I happened to pick up some Cauliflower Gnocchi for me to try while shopping at Trader Joes.
And although it sounds tasty, got some good reviews and definitely had the hype. I really didn't care for them. Not a good substitute if you are expecting Gnocchi.
I seared the Cauliflower Gnocchi (which is the preferred cooking method). I honestly don't plan on buying this product again. I'd much rather just eat fresh Cauliflower - which I love and put the sauce over that.
Anyhow, now I know. And at least I didn't subject the rest of the family to my product trials.
Well well well, I have much to do so I'll be off and catch ya later.