5/25 - Wild stinky water plunge!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
The 6 of us only had one valid complaint about the Walt Disney
World area. The weather was awesome, the parks were fantastic, the
people were more than nice, but there was just one issue...
Son #1 and #2 on Expedition Everest, the roller coaster at Animal
Kingdom. Funny funny look on son #1’s face!
I don’t know how many of you have ever tasted the water of Magna
Utah. Magna is the town next to Kennecott Copper. Kennecott is on
the far west side of the Salt Lake Valley, and has the largest
open pit copper mine in the world. They have a lot of slag that
they wash around over there, and the town has the worst tasting
water that I’ve ever had the opportunity to drink. It has a very
strong mineral taste to it.
Now, the water at Give Kids the world village is similar to Magna
water. Except you need to throw in the (very slight) taste and
odor of swamp gas in with it. We thought that maybe it was just
the village that had a problem, but the water tasted the same at
Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, and the Epcot parks. (Could be a
conspiracy with making $$ on the bottled water...) We ended up
getting a 24 pack of bottled water at Wal-Mart and gulped that
down in the last 3 days of our trip. (Funny, the Wal-Mart in
Orlando looked exactly like every other Wal-Mart I’ve ever
visited. They must be a big company. Ahum...)
Anyway, every where we went, son #4 had on his make-a-wish hat on.
He even got to sit in the Captain’s chair in the airplanes and
push some buttons on 3 of our 4 flights. (While we were parked on
the ground of course) I’ve got video of that somewhere... Then,
while sitting in the airport in Denver on the way home, for our 3½
hour layover, the customer service manager of Frontier Airlines
came over and made friends with son #4. She said she really
enjoyed talking to ‘wish kids’. She said a lot of them come
through Denver on their way to and from Disney World. (I suspect
Frontier gives the best air-fare, otherwise we could have flown
direct) She asked son #4 all sorts of questions, and he, being
very outgoing and sociable child kept the conversation going for a
good 10 minutes. Finally she said, “Well, it sounds like you had a
wonderful trip. Was there anything that you didn’t like?” Without
missing a beat he matter-of-factly said, “Yeah, the water tasted
We all laughed. Unfortunately, after a half day at Sea World, a
long flight from Orlando to Denver, and being several hours into
our 3 hour layover that day, my sweet wife and I were just too
tired to be embarrassed.
Hope you have a great weekend!
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Enjoy today’s Jokes!
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A nurse says to the doctor, 'Doctor, doctor, there's an invisible
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landing gear failed to deploy and no braking was available. I
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trailer of a truck while crossing the perimeter road, crashed
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