So.....we left on Friday afternoon...and drove straight into the cloud from Hell. Figures, doesn't it? LOL It poured all afternoon. But, it did clear enough for us to go swimming and since the waterproof camera has to get developed, you all don't get the sexy pictures of me getting half drowned. So sorry to disappoint. :-P
Anyway....I gotta comment on food servers we got in Orlando. They sucked. SUCKED! Gawd! We ate at Denny's. The waitresses were either trying to hide and if they weren't hiding, they were screaming at the manager. The food was nasty, but there was nobody to complain to. Oh. and nobody knew how to use the register to pay for our food. <insert eyeroll here> THEN....the next morning, we went to IHOP. You know....the International HOUSE OF PANCAKES. We got a Breakfast Sampler. Makes sense that it comes with a little bit of everything, right? Well. The waitress delivered our eggs and ham/bacon/sausage and left us. Uhhhmmmm.....isn't the WHOLE POINT of going to the INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES.....to get PANCAKES?! We were all finished and still waiting for pancakes. Finally Jesse found a manager, who found our waitress, who tried to give us pancakes. Hello. We're done. So Jesse said 'Um, no. just discount that off the bill. We've waited so long, we're not even hungry anymore.' She says 'Oh...I can't...it all comes together.' Jesse says 'Riiight.....so go ahead and discount that....' ROFL We got up to pay and the manager said he would take care of our bill. So...we expected to pay for what we ate, but if the manager was going to pay for it, well then fine... BUT STILL..... we may as well hit the fast food places instead, because the food service we got sucked.
ANYWAY.....SeaWorld was fun. We saw Shamu, and dolphins and walruses and penguins and....yada yada yada..... The clouds we got on Friday were nowhere to be seen on Saturday. I got a smidge burned and I think I'm 5 lbs lighter from sweating. Ew. good thing I brought deodorant. The Wild Arctic 'ride' was THE COOLEST. Literally. Heh...
After thatday of heat.....we drove home (hour drive...) and showered and crashed. Sunday, we figured we'd just bum around the house. We woke up late, made some breakfast, and then the clouds rolled in. The lightning was so bad, that there were direct hits all around our neighborhood. Sparks came out of my outlet in the living room. Our phone went dead - which we found out later was because of a direct hit to the telephone pole. It blew pieces of the transformer into the neighbors' yard... so we have no phone, but we have broadband. ??? oh well. whatever. Like I care. I don't use the phone anyway. andddd.....we went to go check out the armoire I bought....to see how the hell we were going to get it out of her house and into mine...and that was the extent of our weekend. Oh...wait wait wait.....I take that back.... When we saw the neighbors all staring at the fried telephone pole, we stopped to talk and one of the neighbors (we don't know them.....nobody really socializes much) had said his water pump (well water) had gotten zapped and he had no water. Jesse was like 'Oh...I"ll get my meter and check it out for you to see what needs to be replaced....' (the neighbor only speaks spanish so he was all happy to be able to explain what happened to Jesse....) and there's Jesse telling the guy 'Well. your pump took a direct hit and there's no electrical coming out of this end which means.....blah blah blah and I could jump it to work for now but you'll need to replace....blah blah blah....' and the guy is staring at him kinda weird-like and finally the guy says 'Umm...are you an electrician?' Jesse laughs and says 'Well...yeah....I do HVAC/electrical/plumbing/etc' <told you he's my Mr. Fixit>, so the guy thanked him for telling him what was wrong so he wouldn't get screwed by whomever came to repalce it.....I looked at Jesse later and said 'After that whole spiel about how you could jump this line to bypass that one, when he asked you if you were an electrician, you should have said 'Well, no...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!' " ROFL - - ok...ok...it was a Radisson, but still.....lol.... (am I the only one cracking myself up here?!)
Hee hee.....ok...so more pictures to come...and I'm sure I'll remember some event later..... :-)