Tara and I had another really nice weekend. We had great weather.
We started our weekend going to see 17 Again. I really enjoyed the movie, as did Tara, with a few scenes that made her a little uncomfortable. This movie is definitely not for the 7-11 year old, High School Musical, Zac Efron fans. Matthew Perry/Zac Efron play a man, who was given a chance to go back and be 17 again. He positions himself as the son of a friend of the family, in order to try and make a difference and change the lives of his kids who don’t really like him, and his wife who is divorcing him. Tara said it was “weird” hearing some of the conversations that Zac Efron was having, just not used to hearing him on screen having such mature conversations. I don’t regret that Tara saw the movie, but I was glad that she saw it with me. She had to go to the rest room at one point, just after a scene that involved some safe sex type conversation and a basket of condoms. She sent me a text and asked “where those condoms in the basket”. I almost laughed out loud….. my 12 year old texting me the word CONDOM! This is one of those movies that each parent needs to decided what is the right thing for their child.
Saturday we got up and went out to Denny’s for breakfast. We had not done this in a very long time. There is something about starting your weekend with a good cup of Denny’s coffee! After breakfast, we headed over to our town center, where they were having a farmers market. This was the first weekend, and they plan on having it every weekend going forward (not sure if just until the fall or every week). It was nice, I wished we had not eaten breakfast before we went, they had many tasty choices. There seemed to be a good turn out, and many great vendors. I took pictures of fruits, veggies and flowers. Click HERE, to see my photoblog post with pics! I still love the Winter Park Farmers Market, and can’t wait to get back to PA so we can go to Rice’s Market, but this is a great option, just down the road!
We came home and worked on editing pictures. I shot my pictures in RAW for the first time, so I was learning the software to process the photos. I am also working on doing more “special effect” processing to some of my photos, so the process is time consuming. Tara and I also spent some time in the pool. Yes, I got in the pool. once accustomed to the water temperature, it was not too bad. We had a nice time chatting and blowing bubbles! I guess Tara was tired from all our fun.
Sunday our plan was to get up and out early to be at Magic Kingdom for opening. We were successful in executing this plan! What was unexpected was the fact the Space Mtn had already been closed for refurbishing. I thought it started on Monday. So instead of Space Mtn, we headed to Buzz Lightyear, where I scored the highest score possible for the very first time! Tara was not happy for me!
We then wandered around a bit, found three characters that I did not have in our collection. They were leaving, but would be returning in a few minutes. We headed up by the castle took some photos, rode Snow White and Winnie the Pooh. By this time it was almost time for the characters. Tara ran to Toontown to check for something in the store, and I waited and took some pictures. Before too long Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella appeared. I was the first in line (I am sure some folks think I am a crazy grown up, but we have quite a collection, and I don’t want to miss a chance to adding to it!)
We both decided we were hungry, and oddly enough, we had had enough of the park for the day. There are some days that although I love it there, a short visit is enough. We were both hungry, and there wasn’t really anything in the park we wanted to eat, so we hopped the monorail and tram back to our car, and head away from The Happiest Place on Earth to Cracker Barrel. We had a nice lunch, then headed back towards home, making a stop off to run an errand. I was ready for a nap when we came home, but had a mess to clean up from one of the animals. Later, I sat outside and enjoyed the nice evening while Tara played in the pool! Of course, there was Amazing Race to watch and more photos to edit.
So that was pretty much our weekend, fun, fun, fun, and very little housework!