Expo was held at the ESPN world of sports, which as expected was quite a large complex
|View of flag football games that were going on while we were waiting in line|
Disney had their own section with 'official race gear'- I didn't purchase anything due to being pricey, but I thought these Minnie ears were adorable and hilarious at the same time. What this photo does not show is that attached to the back of the hat is a pale pink veil- I did see quite a few of these on the race course too.
I told myself going into this expo that I didn't need to waste money like I always do, and to only buy something if I felt like i actually needed it vs. just wanting to walk away with something. I purchased one skinny white headband that said 'run' and a motivational bottle cap magnet 'Mind over Miles' that I will put up at work from Jill @ Lift your sole- Both were only $3! I think the bottlecap idea is so neat and I would LOVE to go crazy and make a ton for my desk and fridge- future project?!?!
Before heading out, Bs parents had wanted to see Survivor's past winners Jenna & Ethan. Apparently Jenna is from Pittsburgh (which is where B and fam is from)and a mutual friend of Jenna and Bob (B's dad) had told Had told them both about eachother, so she seemed excited to meet him.
Its tough to be a bug in the Tree of Life (see tree below), went on a mini photo op spree of different Disney characters, and lastly went to Dino-Land. This is so unlike me, but I didn't do any research on the parks before going, so it wasn't until the day after that I realized how awesome Mt. Everest was, or that there was an animal safari- something to check out on next trip to Disney- in the meantime, here are my photos.
my first black swan sighting!
Babirusa- a pig deer- never heard of this animal prior to the visit
right by my foot
Tree of Life
Kangaroo!!! Also a first for me seeing this
Raccoon from Pocahontas
"its just the bear-necessities...."
chii chiii chip and dale... rescue rangers!
We each kissed goofy on cheek afterward and he went into a 'passout tizzy'
Being lady like with Minnie
Don't remember why we had wanted to come to Dino Land- mainly rides for kiddies, but we managed to get in a ride on this-
I sat in the back and was able to control how high or low the triceratops went, while B and her mom sat in the front and controlled if it tilted forward or not.
Afterward we all agreed that we were hot and tired and ready to head back. Of course B and I venture to the pool again for a swim, hitting up the bar for drinks- opted for beer today vs. fruity drinks.
obsessed with these type of trees, aren't they gorgeous?!?!
After some hottubbage we go back to room, make dinner, then crash around 8:30pm. Early night for us considering we had to get up at 3am for our 5:53 race start time! (yikes)
Very excited to do my race recap and include all the character pictures from along the way- have a busy day planned today @ Magic Kingdom and then I head home Wednesday and immediately begin the moving process from one home to the next- I'll try my best to be speedy and get it up asap.