Day 3 - Itenerary Out the Window

OK, so Roxy and I had a long conversation late at night about weather vs. our planned days at
WDW. I did not get to sleep immediately but was comforted by both Roxy and Bean's gentle
snoring in the room :D

The next morning I got up early and when Roxy woke up I said we had to make the change and if
we lost our chance at Coral Reef we'd live with it. But Roxy picked up my planning binder and got
the Disney Reservations number and gave them a call. Dinner was booked, but she was able to
swing lunch ressies at Coral Reef for Monday.

Did I mention that my wife totally ROCKS!!! I would put many happy/jumpy smilies in here but
I'm trying to leave room for pictures so just picture a whole row of them :D

So with that set we let everyone else sleep in a bit more as we're not expecting crowds to be
unmanageable at Typhoon Lagoon in early January. We still have ourselves together and are able
to get to TL right after it opens.

It was Roxy, the girls, my mom, Nana, and me of course. Nana decided not to swim as her back
was still bugging her, but she had a good time just watching us frolic around out there. My mom
skipped crush-n-gusher, but enjoyed the wave pool until a rogue wave got her and then had a good
relaxing ride on the lazy river :-]

The bigger pics you will see including the one above were taken with one of those disposable water-
proof cameras so the shot's aren't so clear. The real bummer was that none of the pics from the big
wave pool turned out at all except for a blurry one of Bean underwater coming up in a bit. We had
shots of waves bearing down on Kyra and of me holding Gillian above the wave while I was
swallowed up by it.

The smaller pics are from the photopass website. I'm still putting borders on some of them and am
actually hoping they give some better border selections before I place the order for our Photo CD.

The girls ran up to the overlook to take it all in and I take a quick shot.

From the overlook we did a quick bathroom break and coated everyone with sunscreen. After
that it was off to Crush n Gusher!

At first Roxy and Kyra went on one raft and Bean and I went on the other. But within a ride or two
Kyra wanted to go solo, so we switched out 2 or 3 person rides with either Bean and I or
Roxy, Bean, and I.

BTW, there was a line of about 20 people at the longest for the 2-person rafts and no wait at all for
the 3-person rafts :D

We probably did it for a bit over an hour before moving on. We grabbed a quick snack and then hit
the wave pool. Pumpkin got all the way out there with the body surfers and Bean and I got pretty close
to her. We got past the point where the wave crests, which was much easier to deal with than eating
the big wave while holding on to her. DW tried it for a while, but was more than happy to turn her
back over to me after a few waves ;-]

Here's the one and only pic from there as mentioned above

Once we had our fill of that we hit the bathrooms, got some ice cream, and then headed towards
the mountain and its assorted tube rides n such.

We started with Gang Plank Falls, which I took a couple of shots on

Then we took on Mayday Falls

And then Keelhaul Falls ...I didn't get a shot of that one, but got another pic of the boat on the
way up to it

We finished up by taking on the Storm Slides and Humunga Kowabunga ...or as everyone seems
to refer to it, the wedgie express :D :P :D

The girls would have liked to stay a bit longer, but I had plans for catching Spectro and Wishes
that evening since we wouldn't be doing it on Monday. I knew we would be cutting it close, but I
knew we could make it in time!


Coming Up! I make my biggest goof of the trip and Roxy has to chase away my grumpies