Much fun was to be had on Thursday, my last day as a single woman. And so, to start the day, my family, David and I headed over to the Animal Kingdom for my favorite attraction at Disney World – Kilimanjaro Safaris. After all, this is a ride that guarantees that I will see more rhinos than I saw on my actual safari on the Serengeti plain. The ride didn’t disappoint – we saw a black rhino almost immediately.
With that conquered, we thought we were tough enough to tackle the real Dinosaur ride.
Having survived our up close encounter with Dinosaurs, we feel tough enough to meet another terrifying beast – the Yeti. The “Himalayas” behind us are our destination.
After the morning’s animal encounters, we headed over to meet Danielle, Trin, Carson, Noah, and Conner at the Magic Kingdom. Can I just say that my cousin has the most fantastic children? They have so much charisma and are just so much fun. Disney World accompanied by three very curious children is even more fantastic.
Back at the French Quarter, Melissa gave in to a bag of Cheetos. But it is okay. Melissa and I both saw a picture in US Weekly of Angelina Jolie giving her kids some Cheetos on a walk through the French Quarter. Here is Melissa as Maddox or Zahara:
That night, I had planned a dinner at the restaurant “Jiko”, located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge with some of my friends who had made the trip to Florida. I was excited to taste Disney’s take on South African fare.
Fantastic Katie Davidson Laughman with her also fantastic husband Chris Laughman, who came down from Boston:
Our oldest friends, Rebekah and Richelle Messer, with Melissa:
It was a great dinner with great friends. Not a bad way to spend my last single night.