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20-Jul-2003

Thoughts on Orlando

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 5:09 pm

Well, I’ve been in Orlando since this past Wednesday, finally having returned home this afternoon. Besides playing DDR in my sandals, much to the discontent of my feet (as mentioned in the previous post) and taking the trolley down International Drive to browse all the touristy shops and restaurants, yesterday I went to Disney World for the first time in my life. Yes, really, I’ve been culturally deprived for 20 years… it does seem rather strange, doesn’t it? 😉

And yes, I enjoyed the attractions with a childlike sort of wonder, even at the age of 20 (I’m still very much a child at heart!); say what you will about the company that bears his name, but the attractions of the Magic Kingdom prove that Walt Disney himself was a creative genius. Space Mountain is an unusual, though unforgettable, experience; the illusions in the Haunted Mansion, virtually unchanged for years, are still impressive even today; and of course, the animatronic attractions are amazing in their realism. If only we’d had time to see Epcot and MGM as well…eh, maybe the next time the family goes down to Orlando, we can work that in. Even then, I had quite a good time wandering through the Magic Kingdom in itself, in spite of the miserable heat and humidity.

In other news, I met up with Kat, whom I hadn’t seen in several years, earlier this morning. I’ll admit it, as she’s already done on her own blog: though we may at some point in the past have been “significant something-or-others” (a term used by both of us, incidentally), we’ve both moved on; the whole long-distance thing just wasn’t working out too well, and we both realized it. Even still, we’re really close friends (yes, even alter-egos at times), and I doubt that will ever change– and despite what my parents seem to think, even the most platonic friendship is something to be cherished when one is such an introvert and an outcast…

Anyway, I enjoyed the trip to Orlando, though I will nonetheless admit that I’m glad to be back home, finally able to get a good night’s sleep in the peace and quiet of my own bedroom and to get online with something better than advertiser-supported dialup. Yes, I know, I know, I’m a geek and I’m lazy… ::grin::

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