- Dec 9, 2010
lol....I was so worried the food we ordered last year wasn't spicy!!! Thankfully you were fine...….Fellow spicy wuss here!
I don't even like to look at a shaker of red pepper flakes, yikes!
I get medium salsa if I feel adventurous, lol!!
Oh dear!!!! Try sitting at the bar next time.....we don't wait for a table and eat there.....service is always fabulous there!Davy 4 continued (again!)...
I'm back! So, as we waited .. and waited... and waited... at Vivo for our dinner, we had a great chat. My sweetie:
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FINALLY -- the food came! A different server delivered the food and rushed off... and, my dish had red pepper flakes in it. DRAT. I was SO HUNGRY by this point (and, it was a busy time of year, so mistakes will happen)... I ate it. I tried to pick around the flakes. Davy had gotten lemonade along with water thankfully because I needed ALL THE WATER with the flakes in my dish. It was really good... but would have been better in my opinion without the flakes. Davy and I inhaled our food. Our waiter did not come by once. He finally did -- and we wanted the check to get to the parks -- and he saw that I had red flakes in the broth that was left. He said, "oh no! I told them no flakes!" Again, nothing was offered to compensate for this... not that I needed anything, but it's always nice when a mistake is made to try to correct it. Overall, we liked the food and would try it again when it's less busy and see how it goes.
So far this trip, we had had really good luck with crowds. I figured this was all about to stop. Davy and I walked to the parks saying our trip motto, "LOW expectations. HIGH crowds!" We were just happy to be warm, honestly.
I had two holiday items I REALLY wanted to do: see the Hogwarts Castle show and try hot butterbeer. I HATE regular butterbeer (which is weird as I LOVE butterscotch, but it's just too sweet for me). So, we headed to Islands of Adventure first. We head to Hog's Head first. Davy gets a pumpkin juice I think. I got my first (OF MANY) hot butterbeers... OMG. I fell deeply in love instantly!!!
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I grabbed another to go to head to the Christmas castle show... it was crowded, but not as awful as I had imagined it would be. I took no pictures as I just wanted to watch and enjoy. I loved it. Davy was "meh" about it. LOL.
We then decided to jump over to the US side. First up: RRR. Davy's favorite! He loves doing the secret songs. I always do "I Will Survive." We did the single rider line -- still a pretty long wait... maybe 30 minutes? But, NOT TOO bad. The parade was going on then and I saw some of it. Davy could care less. LOL. He wanted to do Jimmy Fallon (only person I know who loves this ride). There was no standby available... I think it was because of the parade for some reason... Anyway, we went to Mummy. NO wait there for single rider. We decide to go again. Then, there's a bit of a wait for single rider, but not TOO bad. Maybe 10-15 minutes. The parade had finished I suppose, so folks were getting on rides again. We decided to try Jimmy Fallon. Got in -- really NO wait. The panda was out and about. It tried to engage Davy. He did not really care. LOL.
We sit down, and the guy behind us says, "I get motion sick and already feel queasy... will I be ok?" He was directly behind Davy and I thought, "oh no..." But, the guy did NOT hurl thankfully. He did look green though.
We then went to Diagon Alley. We got on Gringotts -- single rider again. We started playing 20 questions about Star Wars characters. The young couple next to us thought it was fantastic, so they started playing too. We had about a 20-30 minutes wait I think. This is probably my favorite non-water ride at Universal. I really love it. After, I think Davy did some wand spots... I believe I bought some Slytherin pants (yessssss!) at my favorite store in the parks: Borgin and Burkes. I also grabbed ANOTHER hot butterbeer because YUM. It was now a full-on addiction!
Then, we decided it was time to call it a night. We called a Lyft. The Lyft driver was a cranky old guy. He said at one point how there are SOOO many drivers now and he was one of the FIRST ride share drivers. I had to interrupt him to tell him he had just missed the exit to our hotel. A-hem.
Anyhoooo.. we made it back. Decided to just sleep in until we woke up. Mean dad next door started to act up again, but I banged on the wall and he stopped. We had a peaceful night.
Tomorrow.. moving to Royal Pacific!!
If you don't have it, you'll have to get the book my kid was loving!Enjoying this report. You're getting so much done!
I shouldn't laugh about the Lyft driver's number plate, but wow, what a thing to choose. I love D&D too and yes it's very easy to just go on and on about it haha.
I AM going to scold him again on your behalf for Puss in Boots!!!!He is so grown up Alice!!!
Love seeing the pictures again......I’m gutted Jake‘s wasn’t as good for Davy this time....but sounds like overall your food was good, albeit a bit too spicy.......lol.......
Glad you enjoyed all those butter beers!!! And Davy not stopping for Puss in Boots.....tell him Aunty Carole would have made him stop......
Lovely pictures and makes me so keen to be back!!
I know nothing of D&D, never been a thing I’d be interested in.....but can imagine your pain.......but, you got some nice mummy dust too.......lovely!
Enjoying your pictures and definitely approve of I will survive as an appropriate song for RRR.......I never choose anything else......
Love his tee shirt too.......
This is why we connected! I love you have the towel too!!! <3We have the same towel......lol.....
Pictures of The Three Brothers show are so good......gotta love Death.......lol.....looks a cool guy!
Nice you got to hang around in the bar and enjoy some more butter beers.....and, you got through a fair amount of stuff today again.
thanks for reading! Excited for May!! <3Lovely trip report Alice......
Really enjoyed reading about your time there.....and some lovely pictures too......
I have no clue about #66!!! But, you knew that already.....lol.....
Have heard the lady Mystic Fountain a couple of times.......she‘s sharp as a tack!! And so glad you got Davy on your flight with you......
Glad you had such a wonderful trip with your boy.......