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It’s hard to believe, but today is the last day of 2015! I guess, then, that’s it’s appropriate to post about the last day of our trip today. Appropriate, maybe; but sad too! Just like I didn’t want to actual trip to end, it’s a bit sad to get to the end of the trip reports.
We woke up, packed up, and got ready to check out of our room. I don’t know why, but no matter how many days we spend at Disney, it’s never quite enough. No matter how much my feet hurt, or how much I miss the family at home, I still want to stay (I mean, I’d rather send for them to come join me than go home! Wouldn’t you?!)
We had breakfast reservations at Boma. We thought it would be a fun way to begin and end our trip. It was. Again, we had a wonderful server and the food was delicious. As much as I’m not a big breakfast fan at home, I really think I enjoyed the breakfast at Boma more than the dinner. Of course, Disney knows how to do a breakfast buffet! Unfortunately, in my depression, I didn’t take any pictures of our food. (Guess we’ll have to go back!)
Afterwards, we wandered through the lobby for a bit, took some last-minute pictures, and did some last-minute shopping in the gift shop.
Then, we decided to head outside for awhile. Suzanne’s one goal was to see the animals at the resort, and we hadn’t been too successful all week. I’m so glad we decided to try it one last time – we hit the jackpot! It was a beautiful day and we met some amazing guys from Africa who were so helpful in telling us about the animals and their culture back home. They even gave us cards telling us with country in Africa they are from, with more information about that area of the continent. So cool!
Suzanne really, really wanted to see the giraffes. We saw everything BUT. Then, one of the workers told us that if we walked around a corner, we’d see a giraffe. And see it we did! So close up that we could have literally reached out and touched it. It was an amazing experience and one I’m sure Suzanne won’t be forgetting anytime soon!
We seriously could have sat there all day, but time was closing in on our Magical Express pick-up, so we headed back inside. Some Cast Members lured us in to having a drum lesson! In the top picture, you can see us watching intently, learning what to do with our drums. The bottom picture shows our new friends with the Cast Member Thank You notes we gave to them.
And lest you don’t believe that we REALLY played those drums, here’s a little video to prove it (it’s Suzanne’s hands that you see):
Now, we are 58 days out from our next visit to Orlando . . . not sure what all is in the works for that trip, but it will be a bit different from most. We have tickets for Sea World and Busch Gardens Tampa for the whole family. We’ll be taking Ian and my nephew to Legoland one day, while the girls and my parents visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter, the dolphin). And Gracie and I have plans for a day at Universal (Harry Potter, here we come!) I don’t think I can be THAT CLOSE to Disney without at least hopping over for a day or two. We shall see.