We arrived safely and have already had a fun filled day! There are 8 of us in total. Mike’s Mom and Dad, His sister Kathy and her partner Karin, his sister Mary Beth, and his brother, Jeff. Unfortunately my sister-in-law, Patricia was not able to make the trip with Jeff. We will really miss her. We went to the Magic Kingdom when we arrived, then headed over for dinner in Morroco at EPCOT. It is so weird to be here with my new stomach! I can barely eat anything, and there is so much food here! I probably will end up losing a ton of weight with all the walking we are doing. I think we are going to Animal Kingdom tomorrow if everyone can get out of bed. This first day is usually very tiring. We are having a great time though! It is wonderful to have almost everyone here!
Well we had a great time at Walt Disney World and Gay Days this past weekend. It was a lot of fun and we made some new friends as well as connected with some old ones. The highlight of the trip was Country Bear Jamboree at the Magic Kingdom. when all the bears attend the 1 P.M. show. The attraction is jam packed with bears and cubs of all sizes! We did get a call that my mother was having trouble breathing on the day we were leaving. She was rushed to the hospital and I couldn’t wait to get home to see her. My mother suffers from congestive heart failure and she was retaining fluid which was causing her to have trouble breathing. She is home now and is doing well.
Here is a little slide show from our most recent trip to Walt Disney World!
We are alive! We went to Walt Disney World for Gay Days and our anniversary and had a wonderful time. We made some great friends.. Brad, Jim, Eric, and Jim! It was great to get away from the studying for a bit! Now I am back at work at it.
I finally uploaded our Disneyworld Photos to Flickr. We had a great time with our friends, Bill and Andy. I can’t wait to return to that magical place! I hope to be thinner in the next batch of pictures!
We slept in a bit this morning and then we headed off to EPCOT. The Living Seas has been redone with characters from Finding Nemo. It is a nice upgrade, but I was disappointed that they did not use Ellen Degeneres’s voice as the fish Dory. Since they use her voice and likeness at the Universe of Energy at the same park, I would of thought they could have acquired her to dub the new attraction. My laptop doesn’t want to accept photos from my camera, so pictures will have to wait till I get home. I may post some from my cell phone if I get the chance. MGM Studios is on the agenda for tomorrow!
We made it! We are finally here! So far we are having a wonderful time. We met up with our friend, Bob yesterday and had dinner at Ohana. It is a family style restaurant with a Hawaiian flair. They changed the menu and it is not as good as it used to be. It was great to see Bob no matter what the setting. Last night we picked up our dear friends, Bill and Andy, who are staying with us for the week! We were all here in 1999 together, so it makes a nice reunion! We went to the Animal Kingdom this morning and rode Expedition Everest. It is probably the fastest roller coaster in Disneyworld. It was a lot of fun, but the second time we rode it I got a bit nauseated. My cell phone has been acting up so the blogs may not be as frequent as I would like.
It’s almost over. Boo Hoo! We have had a wonderful time out here. I will miss it. I have so many wonderful memorÃes of L.A. and Disneyland from when I lived out here. It was a real treat to catch up with the wonderful, loving friends we have out here. I think I’ll miss you most of all! Many thanks to our parents for letting us do this. We love you!
Linda and Mike outside Linda’s theater, The Avery Shreiber.
Last night we met up with my wonderful frÃend, John. We met out here when I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art in Pasadena, California. We are so much alike it is scary! We were the Lucy and Ethel of the 80’s…always trying to sneak into the movie studios! Such adventures we had as starstruck kids!
Tonight we had dinner with my dear friend, Judy Francesconi. Judy Francesconi is the premiere artist ofÂ women photography. We first met over 20 years ago when I needed headshots for my acting career. I had taken a class with Lani O’Grady and she told me her great headshots had come from this amazing woman. Judy and I became fast friends and have remained so to this day. Please check out some of her work at www.judyfrancesconi.com
We made it! It was a long flight out here. I think I am getting too old for long air travel. There is just no room in the seats and they are so uncomfortable. We went to Rainforest Cafe for dinner and it was delicious. We tried the new Tower of Terror at California Adventure and really liked it. It is different from Walt Disney World’s but is really fun. We also got a chance to try the new Space Mountain. I like the special effects that they have added, as well as the new soundtrack, but the ride is more fun at Walt Disney World. We gotta hit the hay as we are jet lagged and exhausted. More tomorrow.
Originally uploaded by Scott Fisher.