Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 21, 2013: Our 100th blog... Squirrel!

Today is the 100th blog in this series of 365 excuses to visit Walt Disney World. If you only understood what an accomplishment that is; your humble author is the most easily distracted adult on planet Earth. For me to do anything 100 days in a row is a marvel. I’m distracted by almost anything. Squirrel…
Oh, see. It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day. Give some love to the fluffy rodent-like animals that dive bomb any food left unattended for more than a few nanoseconds. One of the funniest things we have seen at Hollywood Studios happened on a stroller outside the Indiana Jones attraction. Someone had parked their stroller with a takeout box in a plastic bag hanging from the handles. We had taken a break near the stroller when I saw the bag move. Being easily distracted, this now became the object of my undivided attention. That’s when I saw the hole in the Styrofoam box and then the squirrel and the food he/she was removing from it. We laughed and laughed at this industrious robber taking advantage of a poor, unwary tourist. We didn’t stick around but I can only imagine the reaction of the stroller’s owner when they found the empty box or even better, when they found the squirrel in the box. Go ahead and visit Indiana Jones, take your takeout with you.

Inside Indiana Jones
Outside Indiana Jones: the squirrel buffet.

Also, do not forget that one of our favorites, Dug, also loves / hates squirrels. We got our picture with Dug at the Animal Kingdom. You should too.

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

P.S. It’s Martin Luther King Day, a perfectly wonderful holiday dedicated to a perfectly wonderful man but… it is not a good day to go to Walt Disney World. Neither is President’s Day. A lot of kids are out of school and quite a few people day trip it to WDW while they have a chance; just a word to the wise.

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