Day 2 started as perfectly as day 1 had ended. Kellie and I had bought gf muffins on the boardwalk the night before so we saved them for breakfast! They also had pretty good coffee in the room. So hot coffee and an AMAZING gf blueberry muffin while laying in bed was just perfect!! The best part was the news kept saying that a cold front was moving in and it would be dropping to 60! They acted like a blizzard was coming. I still put on shorts for the day!
The BEST muffin ever!!
Friday (day 2) was packet pick up so off to the Expo we went. We found these awesome champagne cut outs to grab a quick picture with! When we saw these again on race day they line was CRAZY long. I'm so glad we got this picture when we did!
This the half of the expo! It was crazy how many people were there! Lots and lots of venders!
They had Jeff Galloway come in and speak. We listened for a little bit. He is really interesting, inspiring, & generally positive! Gotta love that in a coach of any kind!
When we left the expo this was our view! Seriously?!?! Palm trees & blue skies! Does it get any better?
After the expo we thought it would be fun to explore some of the other resorts on Disney. That is one of the nice things about staying at a Disney resort. You can visit any other resort and see what they have. If you don't know each resort has it's own theme and there for different restaurants & gift shops. The first resort we went to was the Polynesian! This was a Hawaiian themed resort. It was so cute! We decided that if we came back this would be a good one to stay at! I know my mom would love it! My parents went to Hawaii on their honeymoon and speaking highly of it often!
This was where we were really heading in the resort! The Pineapple Lanai! This is where you can get dole whip! Dole whip is some sort of magical pineapple concoction that Disney whips up and makes people addicted. You can get it alone or mixed with vanilla ice cream. I'm also heard a rumor that in the actual Animal Kingdom park they mix it with rum. YUM!! It really is a great treat and I can see why people love it! On a hot day it would be the perfect way to cool down!
Next up we hit up the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This place was really beautiful. It was built like a HUGE log cabin. With the most beautiful fireplaces and rocking chairs. You felt right at home the moment you walked in! Everything was very rustic. If you have ever visited the cabins in Pigeon Forge Tennessee then you will understand what this looked like but on a much bigger scale!
And just outside was this bison bush.
Of course by this time we were both ready to relax. So back to the resort for our afternoon drink (with no leaf!) and to rest for a bit before we headed to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Christmas Party!