Grant and I went to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. We've been before, but this time it was absolutely horrible. Apparently, since it was the day before Columbus Day all the High Schoolers were there. It was supposed to be a pretty slow day there, instead it was by far the busiest they'd had yet (according to the ticketing guy). We only had time for one haunted house, The Walking Dead, which had a 2 hour wait. We decided to just do that and leave. The house was terrifying but really cool to see all the stuff played out from the TV Show. The drinks were expensive, the crowds were horrendous and as usual Universal was completely unorganized, but at least they did right by The Walking Dead. Here's one a picture from one of the scare zones. It's a zombie with no legs that could move all along that platform. It looked really real and awful.
Homework day. Boring!
I worked a double today (first of 4 in a row) so the most exciting thing was my new laptop decal!
Sometimes when you leave work it's really nice to see some fireworks. This was taken from the cast parking lot and was the Hallowishes fireworks.
Grant and I checked out a sports bar by our apartment after work called Gators. While not fans of The Florida Gators, we still really liked it and will probably go there more often.
Peter's here! Yay! We took him to one of our favorite places, The Brick House Tavern. Look at my delicious bloody mary! There's a deviled egg in there!
Later in the evening we surprised Peter with dinner at Jiko, which is a really fancy restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is the dessert they gave him since we were celebrating his birthday.
Peter and I went to Epcot for the Food and Wine festival. Here he is in Mexico drinking an avocado margarita. It was yummy, but too thick and creamy for me to really enjoy on such a hot day. I felt like I was going to explode from all the food from the pavilions plus this marg.
Every year Boyz II Men comes to Food and Wine as part of the "Eat to the Beat" concert series. A bunch of other bands come like Hanson, Sugar Ray and Smashmouth. I always try to go to see Boyz II Men. I mean, who doesn't like a free concert?! It was really fun. They came out in the crowd and everything.
Peter and I went up to the bar at Grant's restaurant, The California Grill. He sent us some delicious sushi!
The sunset from the restaurant (it's 15 stories tall, the tallest building at Disney).
Our second round of drinks. Mine is a cucumber fizz and Peter's was a Sake Martini. Yummy!
Peter and I adventured to Magic Kingdom to go see talking Mickey with Travis. That's right, now when you go see Mickey he talks to you! His face and eyes move. It was really cool. It is not creepy as some of you might think. He told us about how he went to a haunted house in Liberty Square (The Haunted Mansion) and that a ghost was hitchhiking and followed him home. He asked if we'd like to take a picture like the hitchhiking ghosts. Here's a link to a video of a family's encounter with him on YouTube.