During our vacation, we went out to dinner to celebrate surviving 10 years of marriage. We went to Mangiano's located at the resort we were staying in. Seeing how Keith had just completed driving from Alaska to Florida, we were trying to keep any driving done on our vacation to an absolute minimum. During dinner, Keith gave me a much needed new wedding band. The food was amazing. Keith ordered fish and I ordered eggplant and both dishes were delicious.
The waitress brought us out a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal. The little portions were just perfect for Keith and I to share a couple of bites of tiramisu, a cannoli-type filling, and creme brulee.
Our cheesy self-picture. After dinner, we decided we were going to go for a walk. However, heels and sand just don't go well together, so we ran up to the room for me to change clothes. Then we walked across the street to the Polynesian Resort to walk on their beach. About 2 minutes after we got to the beach, dark clouds with very close lightening strikes started coming our way. Safety is huge on Disney property (I've been through hours of their training for past volunteer projects on Disney property during athletic events when I was in college). A cast-member gently informed us that the beach is now closed due to unsafe weather in the area. We then wandered through the Polynesian gift shops and found ourselves at the monorail gate. We thought it would be fun to hop the monorail to see what stops it had, since we knew we were going to one of the parks the next day. When the monorail pulled up to board, the driver told us to hop up front with him. Keith and I had an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom as well as some fireworks that we weren't sure were coming from Epcot, MGM or somewhere else. The driver chatted with us and pointed out some fun things along the way. On our walk back to the Shades of Green, the rain and lightening had stopped. We sat in a gazebo and watched Magic Kingdom's firework show.