Saturday, April 22, 2017

10K and Flower and Garden Eats

Today was the Dark Side 10K. I was supposed to participate, but decided that I just didn't want to do it. And so I didn't. Kate met Molly in the lobby, and they headed off to the bus. At 4:00am for a 5:30am start. Ugh!

This 10K course is a little different, It started in the MK parking lot. It winds around a bit, eventually going past Boardwalk, which is where we are staying. I tracked Molly and Katie and got to see them when when they passed.

Once finished, Molly caught the bus back to the hotel. She cleaned up and we decided to to Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival (mainly for the food kiosks). Since we're staying at Boardwalk, it's just a walk over. We didn't count on it being hot and sunny, which makes the walk not so great. And once we got to Epcot, it was still hot and sunny. However, we managed to stop at a few of the food places and eat - I guess I should have taken photos ...

Anyhow, it didn't take long for us to decide that perhaps we were not enjoying the hot and sun, and decided to make our way back to the hotel. Once there, we cooled off, took a hot-weather-induced nap, and then headed to Disney Springs for our third movie. This time we decided to go fancy and go to the "dine in" theater. Basically this means that you sit in big recliner-type chairs with a table and you order food (for a price) which they bring to you. So it's kinda like eating at home! We ordered loaded tater tots and a chicken tenders. It was all pretty good, especially if you don't like your food steaming hot. Molly mushed up the tater tots which made them a little better. Anyhow, it was a fun way to watch a movie.

This time we decided to see "Fate of The Furious" which is apparently the eighth installment of the "Fast and The Furious" franchise. I have seen none of the previous movies, nor has Molly. It didn't make a difference to us, but if we had, we would have been as audibly excited when certain characters appeared on the screen like our fellow movie-goers. Basically the plot goes like this - there's a group of men and women who can steal, fix, operate, and do missions with cars. In this case, Vin Disel is on his honeymoon with one of the girl car people when Charlize Theron (who is bad) convinces him to join her in her bad mission. She's a big computer person who wants to steal a big bomb, the Russian nuclear codes, and a Russian nuclear submarine. Vin goes along, but Kurt Russel gets the rest of the car group together to stop Vin and Charlize. There is a lot, a lot of car chasing and crashing and fighting involved to try to catch Charlize before she does her nuclear thing. There is also a baby involved. Eventually everything gets worked out and the baby is fine. Apparently a lot of characters from former movies showed up, as evidenced by the gasps when they appeared on screen. I would give it a thumbs up - perhaps two if I had seen the other movies.

We headed back to the room to settle down for the night - Molly has a half marathon tomorrow! I'm not doing that one either!!
Blessings today include: seeing Molly and Katie on the Boardwalk; eating at the F&G kiosks; going to the movies with Molly

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