But we were so exhausted due to very little sleep the night before, we couldn’t put the usual power into our shooting and so our scores were, well, nothing to brag about. lol!
We wandered through the shops and then took the boat back to the Boardwalk. The weather was pleasant, short-sleeve weather. After living in the dry desert for a couple of years, we were enjoying soaking up the Florida moisture and viewing all of the green stuff with blooms, too. 🙂
The Grand Floridian Spa
Rich and I each got a pedicure at the GF Spa and when my technician noticed what bad shape my nails were in (I had removed the acrylic nails for practical sake), she asked if I wanted a manicure, too. I accepted and she was definitely my Fairy Godmother with her skill at disguising where the old acrylics were and the new nails met.
Another highlight was our usual walk from the Boardwalk to World Showcase via the International Gateway. Sigh! We turned right and headed straight to Morocco, the Tangierine Cafe, and Mo’Rockin. Much to our delight Mo’Rockin was playing our favorite song – Habibi – we have a couple of their CDs but hearing them live is just so incredible!!
We shared an order of our favorite meatballs and a platter of Mediterranean sliders. Here’s the exact description:
Mediterranean Sliders Combo – three pita pockets – lamb, chicken and falafel with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber and Tahini sauce served with Lentils, Hummus and Tabouleh
Meatball platter served with yellow rice
We overheard somebody say that Moroccon food is very much like Greek food.
We finished our tour around World Showcase, recalling many, many, many evenings here before when we lived nearby.
We were both a bit disappointed that Amir Ali, the regular main singer of Mo’Rockin who started it all, wasn’t performing that night. But they still sounded incredible.
Right before we left on the trip, we did read that our favorite Cantina in Mexico would be closed for refurbishment. We thought this would be a great time to try out the new Tequila bar, but when we peeked inside, it felt cramped and claustrophobic and didn’t appeal to us at all. Besides, we had two margaritas on travel day so maybe we were done with those on this trip. 🙂
The other lowlight that would haunt us on this trip was that we still felt the ghosts of living in Orlando, which ended up not feeling that good to us.
Because we had spent so much time parking at the Boardwalk and walking World Showcase and other places like Ft. Wilderness, Downtown Disney, and Saratoga Springs when we lived here, we realized we would need to avoid those activities that made us feel like we were back living in Orlando. We were going to have to work hard to recapture the feeling of being out-of-town tourists.