Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Disney World 2009 part 2 - RAIN

No excuse for me not posting sooner except that I am so far behind it has overwhelmed me and therefore I have been avoiding it. So much has happened since then, but I am going to be better!

One partially sunny day we took the girls back to Magic Kingdom because both were in desperate need of a haircut. We did not have to wait too long and the Dapper Dans came in and entertained us!
The girls were at least relatively amused, but they were equally entertained in climbing in the vacant tall chair in the corner. Oh well. Both girls did phenomenally during their haircuts, and the bubbles were a big hit. This was Leahs first real haircut and we just said it was Hannah's too :)
Stickers are interesting
In the Mickey ears. It says "first haircut" on the back
After the haircuts we thought it would be a good idea to head to the other side of the park to toon town and let the girls run a little. We left te stroller at the main Street train station (with ponchos in it- hey it was sunny!) and hopped on the train. The girls had fun at the playground there...
And thats when the rains came. We made a run for it and had lunch while we waited for the rain to cease. HA. It let up long enough for us to get about halfway back to the train and it started pouring. We ran to the cover of the station at which point they shut down the train. We were stuck underneath a metal roof with one of the biggest downpours I have ever seen all around us.

The kicked us out from under the metal and we had to run a pretty good ways to the nearest store where everyone else had also taken residence. We were soaked.

We waited quite a long time. It never let up. So when we thought it could not get any worse we tried to make a run for it (TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARK). Oh my gosh it was terrible. The skies let us know they were not done raining and it came down in sheets. Lightning was hitting everywhere, seemingly just a few steps away and the thunder was ridiculous. And the girls were each at one point asleep on a shoulder while we ran through this. Sorry no pictures. We were trying to hide underneath the people mover in tomorrow land. We took a break here and let the girls jump through the huge puddles.

When we finally made it back to get the stroller and go to the car, it had let up a little. Of course we had to get on the open tram at which point it started pouring again just to spite and got worse still when we got off the tram and made our way to the other end of the parking lot where we were lucky enough to get the space as far away from the tram stop as possible.

This was the worst of the rain from our trip but this just paints a little picture of what most days were like to an extent. Rain...

But we were at least all laughing though we were freezing, and tried to make the best of it!!!