Saturday, July 14, Boma
We retrieved the car from valet and drove over to Animal Kingdom, which is on our way home so it broke a teeny tiny bit of the spell, but not for long. There was a woman at the Trout Pass Bar earlier that day who was asking for directions to some hotel off property and that broke some of the spell, too. Not really a problem, though. That’s the wonderful thing about WDW – you can get so wrapped up in the Magic and this special World that you can forget all about the real world out there.
We left the car with Valet (Rich’s favorite WDW activity, I think) – this time by using our Tables in Wonderland card. I must say that we always get great service with Valet- maybe because Rich tips on the way in and on the way out. The Valet CMs insist we come back again!
I interrupt this report to mention the funniest thing happened at the valet desk a few years ago that made its way into The Tom Jones Club – look for “Mr. Unobtrusive” – lol!
We made our way to Boma and were once again in awe of Animal Kingdom Lodge. And what a fabulous set up – Victoria Falls on the mezzanine and two restaurants down the stairs. We checked in and peeked into Jiko, which was very quiet. Earlier, we were torn about whether we wanted to do Jiko tonight but we so love the multitude of African flavors of Boma and we were glad we’d stuck to our plan. Amazing that we actually did stick with the plan.
Some of our favorite items on this night’s menu were the African Beef (sliced to order), Durban-Spiced Chicken (Rich’s favorite), Fu Fu, Bobotie, Couscous Salad, Hummus, and a new dessert – Banana Rum Cake – yum, yum!! We went back to taste our favorites but so many other things looked yummy, too. We were so full!
To allow our food to digest and to extend our evening, we went outside to view some of the animals and to sit around the firepit. Oh how we love Animal Kingdom Lodge!!
The pics I took of the animals on my cell phone came out a bit dark so I won’t post them. But here’s a great pic of the firepit. Soon after, a few other people joined us – oh how we love to sit around, meet new people and chat around the firepit!
We were reminded of our fabulous day trip to Animal Kingdom with the best Safari ever and a wonderful lunch at Yak and Yetti just a few weeks ago. Could, perhaps, an African Safari with Adventures by Disney be in our future?
Eventually, we dragged ourselves away and headed back to Wilderness Lodge. But first we stopped in at Mara – one of our favorite gift shops at WDW. We found a cute little nightie for my cousin’s granddaughter who’s undergoing radiation treatment for cancer – way too young to have to go through that. A SoCal girl, too, she’s a big Disneyland fan, of course, and we’re hoping this will cheer her up.
Still too full for an after dinner drink, we headed to our room and watched the fireworks from our WL balcony. Have I told you yet what a great location it turned out to be?