Last weekend my cousin got married in Orlando, so my family drove to Florida the day after Thanksgiving (after a little Black Friday shopping, of course). I didn't get any good photos of the bride, but that could be because I was too enamored with baby Penny (she has grown so much in a year!) I tried my best to snuggle with her as much as I could, but she obviously wanted to be in my mom's lap to play with her sunglasses instead. Oh well.
James and I decided that we couldn't leave the area without visiting Disney World. We chose to go to the Animal Kingdom on Sunday, and we had a blast. The park wasn't too crowded, the weather was perfect, and we rode almost everything -- twice! The best ride at the park is the animal safari -- you drive around 500 acres of land in an open air jeep to see lions, cheetahs, rhinos, crocodiles and my favorite -- giraffes. They get so close to you -- I felt like I could almost touch them! It was an amazing experience. We went first thing in the morning and again before the park closed...and a word of advice, if you're planning on visiting anytime soon...go on the safari in the morning when all the animals are eating their breakfast, because they're likely to be roaming about. When we went the second time, there were hardly any animals to see! Either way, it was a blast of a day, and we rode the roller coaster three times (and my head was swimming afterwards).
Besides, is there anywhere happier than Disney World when it's all decorated for Christmas?