Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2 - Rat World

I’m gonna start right off by saying that I’m not a big fan of the Land of the Mutant Rat. There is something about having every detail of your visit carefully choreographed and sensory overload in abundance that just rubs the Geezer side of me the wrong way. Geezerette, however, loves the place; so, being the affable type (and not being able to afford a divorce lawyer) I went along with a visit to Epcot. Confession time – I liked it!

The day was cold and windy which I’m sure kept the crowds down. The longest wait we had was about 20 minutes for my favorite of the day, a ride called ‘Soaring” which takes you on a simulated hangglider ride around California. The seat moves, you feel wind in your face, smell the orange groves and all the high-def video is projected in a large bowl shaped screen below you! Very cool!

We had a great time in Future World, the front part of Epcot (rides and learning exhibits) in the morning, then spent the afternoon in the World Showcase visiting all the different countries exhibits and multi-media shows. We had a wonderful dinner at the Nine Dragons restaurant in China – one of the best Chinese restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. After dinner, we had pastries in France and watched the Illuminations fireworks and laser light show, then back to a cold camper to defrost in bed and rest our tired feet!

Very un-Geezer like, but satisfying.

Next we move the Geezermobile and trailer back to Long Point county park on the east coast for Kathy’s final two days in sunny (but unseasonably cold) Florida. Maybe we’ll do some paddling.

1 comment:

  1. Be careful! Rats will eat wiring and brake lines!