Monday, 19 September 2011

Wedding Part 2

Here we go with Part 2!  Still haven't reached the wedding by the end of this post so you may wish to wait for Part 3 ;)

So!  We visited Islands of Adventure on the Thursday and thought we'd take in some rides. We took with us Gav's brother Tom who has always been a been sceptical about our love of theme parks... but you can't disguise the big grin on this guy's face just after we got into the park!
We visited The Cat in the Hat, Poseidon's Adventure, WWoHP (love this place!) Spiderman, the Hulk, Popeye's Bilge Rat Barges (extremely wet!)

and then stopped at Margaritaville to dry off a little before heading home to get ready for our visitors that evening :)
 We drove home to the villa via the supermarket to stock up, and some of Gav's family came over to join us for dinner.

The next day, more parks! Universal Studios this time :) We worked our way along the from the entrance (Shrek 4D, Twister, Mummy, Jaws) and around the lake (MiB, The Simpsons, ET), skipping a few faves on the way if the waiting times were too long because we wanted to pack in as much as possible!
 Later that day a very good scrappy friend of mine, Kristin, flew in from California so we picked her up from the airport and then had dinner and wine at the villa :)
 and the next day while the boys went golfing, the girls hit the shops!!  Florida Mall here we come!
While at the mall we decided to have pedicures - the maid of honour and mother of the bride had never had pedicures before and had to be forced to do so!  They discovered that certain parts of having a pedicure are very ticklish indeed...

But we all came out with pretty toes in the end! (excuse the blurry pic)

Having conquered the mall and our unruly feet, we headed home for a 'Cat in the Hat' party...
 ...which ended up in much hilarity which I'm not able to share here...
 ....needless to say...
...we all took our duties as members of the bridal party very seriously that evening :)

And so ends Part 2!  Next instalment coming soon... :)

Gayle xx


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

OH how fun! What a wonderful wedding experience you must've had. I see the same fall decorations at Disney that we saw ;) I just read your post before this one and it looks like you all were having a great time! Looking forward to hearing the next installment =)

xx Jaime

dianapena8 said...

So cool that K was able to be there :)