After dinner and dessert at the Yachtsman Club restaurant, we made our way back to The Magic Kingdom because we have reserved seating for the fireworks show at Cinderella’s castle. The whole thing is themed as a dessert service but I doubt any of us are going to be able to eat anything else, though a black coffee would be welcome at this point. Entering the park, it looks like the staff must have put up the Autumn decorations this morning because the entire Main Street area has begun to transform into shades of oranges and yellows. The thunderstorm turned it into a painting; it’s gorgeous here. I wish the pictures did it justice.
[mainbodyad]There is so much you haven’t seen on this trip – including me finalizing my About.com contract for the next twelve months standing in a bakery as I spoke to my editor in New York on my phone, psychology papers discussing the influence of order and style statement on individual preference (I’m going to have a lot to say about that in a future essay), nights of hanging out in the room with friends or lounging by the pool after midnight, video chats on our iPads, amusement park rides, roller coasters, shows, me reviewing the annual SEC filings of some media companies at 3 a.m., shopping for Princess toys for the younger family members, and the personal anecdotes and stories that I’d share in person but not commit to writing. That’s the nature of the medium, though. It comes with the territory.
This is our last full day in Orlando. By this time tomorrow, we’ll be flying back to Kansas City. Then, it’s onto an 80th-birthday-surprise-party for one of my grandmothers and a few other events before returning to the office next week.