Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 11, 2013: Rock you like a hurricane

Today is National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day. How can you pass this one up? We have often said that a rainy day at Walt Disney World is better than a sunny day back home and we have lived it a couple of times. On our last trip to WDW, June 2012, we spent the first two days in the wake of a hurricane. It rained sideways, it rained down, I think it rained up and at the end of our first day all the kids said, “Best first day ever.” They didn’t care about the rain they just had fun. Also, did you know that if you buy a poncho at WDW and it tears up they will exchange it for a new one free? We have ponchos that we had for a couple of years, the hurricane shredded them and Disney replaced them. Awesome. One more thing, rain = smaller crowds and cooler temperatures and that is s GOOD thing.

On this day in 1813 (or some say on the 21st of January) the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii. Now, when you think pineapples, you think Dole and when you think Dole, you think Dole Whip. You don’t? You should. Get the Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom or the Polynesian Resort and get a Dole Whip, a pineapple Dole Whip or a pineapple Dole Whip float. Just get one, NOW, sorry I get excited.

We always like to give love to the locals and Ashland, Kentucky is only about 25 minutes from the house and Naomi Judd was born there in 1946. The Judds became world famous country singers and daughter Ashley is an actress and true blue UK fan (my alma mater). And we've all eaten a lot of strawberry pie at the now departed Bluegrass Drive-In (sniff). There is a WDW connection as well, the Judds performed live at least once at WDW in 1985 and I think this show was turned into a live concert show for radio. So get to WDW and enjoy some live music. “Live music is better bumper stickers should be issued,” Neil Young.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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