We spent Monday morning at Epcot, and the first thing we did was to go see Mickey and his friends. There was practically no line at all! Annie loved it, Peter liked it, and Betty and I were glad that the kids got to see the characters. Okay, you got me... I was pretty excited to see the characters, too!
Here's a picture with us and Mickey...
And here are some links to other pictures with us and some characters, if you want to see them: Pluto, Minnie, Donald and Goofy.
When we exited Mickey's area, we just happened to come across Tinkerbell. Anne loves Tinkerbell, so we thought she'd be super excited, but instead she was scared... because Tink's friend Terence was there. Apparently Anne is not scared when her Daddy wears tights and a feathered cap and prances around the room, but is completely freaked out when another guy does the same thing.
We also saw Marie from the Aristocats. Anne didn't know who she was, but she knew she was a huge, friendly cat, and therefore this was one of Anne's favorite characters of the entire trip. She was more excited about Marie than she was for Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto or Goofy. Go figure!
Anne and I had to leave Marie and go save Mommy and Peter from the jaws of a great white. Actually, I took a picture of them from behind first, then slowly made my way to the front. After you've been married for six years, you'll take what you can get.
We rode the Figment and Nemo rides, then tried to sit through Turtle Talk with Crush. Figment was my favorite ride when I was a kid. But Anne covered her ears and screamed the whole time we were on it, and she didn't think much of the Nemo ride either. We then tried to go see Turtle Talk with Crush, where Crush from Finding Nemo interacts with the crowd. Betty and I thought it was cool, but Anne cried, so we left. It was just as well, because right about then it started pouring.
It actually rained a lot while we were at Disney. We ended up leaving Epcot around 2 in order to beat the thunderstorms. We went home, took a nap, then woke up in need of something to do. Anne had a great idea, which was to plaster my mom's face with stickers, so we all joined in.
Once we ran out of stickers, we decided to go to the arcade at our resort, the Port Orleans French Quarter. We had some free games, although Anne just enjoyed running around the place and playing with all of the controls. She was a lot of fun to watch! It was more exhausting watching her run around the arcade than it was to actually walk around Epcot!
After we conquered several arcade games, it was off to bathe and bed, because the next day we had a date with several princesses!