Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OK, we needed rain but this was a little ridiculous!

We are taking a little getaway up in Orlando right now. We wanted to get a little fix of the happiest place on earth, which today was the wettest as well! We have needed rain for months here in Florida, as we have been in severe drought but it has been raining for three days now and there is no end in sight. When I say rain, I don't mean your garden variety spring showers either...these showers are what Floridians call Palmetto Pounders...the kind of rain where your finger nails dig into your palms, as your husband is driving down the highway kind of rain.

Anyway, torrential rain was not enough to keep us from our missions of the day today, which were to see my friends Tamara and Penny with Tamara's sweet girls, Moose and Goose and to meet Katie's current fav Princess, Mulan. Both missions were completed successfully!

On our way to the park we stopped at Wal Mart to pick up clothing for just such a wet and chilly day since we had not planned for this rain event at all. The clothing the DD is donning is not particularly attractive but between that and their rain gear it kept them relatively cozy.

We met, made our way through a few areas of Epcot, sat, talked and met Mulan who has become personal friends with Moose, Goose and their entourage since they are annual pass holders and frequent Disney World more than I am in the grocery store (snort)

As we were making our way through the puddles and the kiddos were jumping in them, Tamara and I discussed that these are the times that make the best memories. It certainly was a day that I will never forget.

From L-R Goose, Moose and Katie who was still warming up as you can see ;-)

The DD are chatting up Mulan

Here he goes again, charming another Princess!


Moose and Goose chatting up their friend

Rainy Day fun with friends!


Candy said...

Oh my, it was a rainy day.

Many years ago when Rebecca was much younger, we did Epcot in the pouring rain. We had a blast.

Looks like you did too!

Tammie said...

I've been hearing all about the rain everywhere. It's not much better at home right now either.

I'm glad that the DD had the chance to meet Mulan. Of course, I'm not surprised that Ethan charmed her. He has all of us twisted around his little finger.

Carol and Taylor said...

I always prefer to be drenched at disney from the rain, than from the stinkin 98 degree heat. At least you're cool... and it does make for a fun time.

You guys are looking FAB in your ponchos. Glad you're having a blast.

Hugs from Miami,

Carol and Taylor

Love Letters To China said...

We've done the pouring down rain in Epcot thing too! I'm glad you didn't let a "little" rain dampen your spirits! :)

M3 said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the raincoat pictures. Too cute.

Wanda said...

Isn't meeting Mulan the best! Umm...for the kidos, I mean. We were there last Nov. and I was at least as excited to meet her (and all the princesses) as my little princess was.

Good for you for braving the rain.

Wanda (At Last...)

Dawn said...

that lipstick kiss photo is a killer!

Vivian M said...

What's a little water among friends? Glad you found a rainbow amidst all the clouds. And Ethan is a ladies man for sure! Enjoy the rest of your trip!