Sunday, September 08, 2013
Big E at Animal Kingdom
8.17.13---Me and my guys walked through International Gateway at EPCOT to go grab breakfast at the French pavilion. After some yummy pastries and quiche, we went back to the resort to meet up with Steph. We all hopped in the car and headed over to Animal Kingdom. I couldn't wait to ride Expedition Everest for the first time ever. Every time that we have been to the world, I have been pregnant with a surrogate baby or we didn't go to Animal Kingdom (the years that we went on Disney cruises). I was so excited. Unfortunately, the ride went down before we could get on it. Sigh... I was so sad. It didn't open back up before we had to leave for dinner.
We were standing at the front of the park (waiting on the tram) when we could see a storm brewing. We absolutely needed to get on the next tram or we were about to get soaked. Well, that tram filled up and we had to wait for another. It took forever! As soon as we got on board, the lightning began to strike and the water started pouring down. We got drenched even though we had our ponchos on. It was unreal. I couldn't lift my head to look around because it was raining so hard. We ended up hiking through the water-logged parking lot to get to the car and praying not to get hit by the lightning. We were 100% drenched and all we could do was laugh. It was rather comical, lol.
We headed over to Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner at Sanaa. Let me tell you, this was my absolute favorite restaurant experience of the whole trip. The food is African/Indian inspired. It was soooo good! We had the bread service and a mix of entrees. The best thing I tasted was the butter chicken. I will be back for it again, you can count on that. I dream of that dish. Yummm... To make our dining experience more comfortable, the hostess gave us some towels and blankets. It was so nice. We didn't care how stupid we looked with blankets on in a restaurant. At least we were warm. :)