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If you have allergies or any sort of dietary restriction - DO NOT EAT at the Rainforest Cafe!!!
We went to the Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney with my family because they had some free kid's entree coupons. What a disaster!
I had called out the chef to see if there was anything that they could make me. They had nothing!!! They couldn't even make me a decent salad...
I ended up with this nacho plate. As you can see, I got 13 chips, some guacamole, some pickled cucumbers (which I hate) and some pickled tomatoes (which I hate). And the entire dish was about $15. What a rip off!
This is a gluten-free, vegan stir-fry from Captain Cooks at the Polynesian Resort. It is a quick-service and they are pretty good with allergies. There is also a Dole Whip machine here!
Nathan and I decided to try out the Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge. We went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at the gluten-free, vegan option in this primarily-meat establishment. We had the Red Quinoa cakes, which were pretty tasty and different from other options around property.
We also ordered all-you-can-drink soy milkshakes. Nathan was more than a little bit excited about this!
This was a pleasant dining experience, and I would like to eat here again.
I absolutely love spring time at Disney World, especially the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot! I love the flowers, topiaries, and ambiance of the entire event!
For one week there was a special Easter Egg hunt around the world showcase. It was so much fun to look for the eggs and to see what characters they were!
There were also egg hunts for children where they got to search for prize-filled eggs!
The Sci-Fi Drive in as at Hollywood Studios. I was excited to try this restaurant because it seemed like a cool concept. When we were seated, we were in the back of the restaurant in a little car booth. It was very crowded with the two of us sitting there and we kept bumping elbows. It was very dark, to simulate a real drive-in, and it was hard to read the menu.
The clips that they were showing were interesting, but we ended up being at the restaurant so long, that we ended up watching them on repeat.
There was not much option for a gluten-free, vegan at the Sci-fi, so I had to settle for a pasta with vegetables. It was not at all impressive, as they didn't even have sauce to put on the pasta! I also ordered a soy milkshake and some sweet potato fries.
I ended up getting sick after eating at the Sci-fi. I think that my sweet potato fries weren't cooked in the gluten-free fryer, and I felt sick for the next couple of days.
Overall, I was not impressed with the Sci-fi Drive in, and will not be returning. The prices were high for the quality of food, there weren't many options for me, and they didn't pay close enough attention to my allergy request.
The D12 Fanniversary is an event sponsored by the Disney Fan Club and Disney Archives. Only showing in 8 cities around the country, we saw a presentation of milestones, attractions, events, shows, etc that all had an anniversary this year. It was neat to see rare footage and photographs of the early Disney years. What a great kickoff to my Disney vacation next week!
This event was held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. Marty and I grabbed dinner at Pentagon City and then took the metro downtown.
This is a recap of the St. Patty's Day 8k in Washington, DC on March 10, 2013.
Heidi flew up from Florida to do this race with me. We decided to go all out with our costumes because we knew there would be a costume contest. I made us both green skirts, and we had green wigs and rainbow tattoos, along with festive knee socks.
It was fun driving up to DC in our costumes. A few people looked over while we were driving and saw us in our get up. LOL.
We got to DC and found a parking spot a few blocks away from the start line. We went to pick up our packets, and then had time to stretch, stretch, stretch while we watched the kid's races.
We finally lined up according to pace. We stood in the 11:30 area. And we were off! We were pretty consistent in our running. We only slowed to walk for one block, but ran the rest of the race. My stupid IT band started to hurt during this race, so it was not very pleasant, especially towards the end of the race, but we finished! If it weren't for my ITB, I felt like I could have kept running! We finished the 8k in 57:09, with an average pace of about 11:40. Pretty consistent with what we thought.
At the finish line they had water, bananas and bagels. There were also some Irish Dancers putting on a show while the rest of the race was being finished. Then, it was time for the costume contest. We entered both as individuals and a team. There were not very many entries, but we did not win. A baby dressed as a leprechaun won the individual and a group of girls in green track suits won the group. We were definitely better dressed than them and don't understand how they won. Oh well...