We last left off with Preston and I having crossed the finish line of my 10th half marathon. After arriving back at our hotel, Art of Animation, we took little man to the pool for a short while. The cool water felt great on my tried legs, and little man had fun splashing around in the water.
Afterwards, we showered and packed up for the afternoon. While on the bus back to the hotel, Preston and I had been texting back and forth with my father-in-law and we made a very last minute decision to grab lunch at one of my in-law’s favorite restaurants at Disney: Whispering Canyon Cafe. Our original plan was to grab quick service, either at our hotel’s food court or at Magic Kingdom, but we decided that since we there was a reservation available that we’d do a sit down meal instead. After enjoying lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe, we took the boat from the Wilderness Lodge to Magic Kingdom and enjoyed an afternoon at the park.
Highlights from our afternoon included little man’s first visit with Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, as well as riding Winnie the Pooh (little man just loves that ride!).
We also took pictures in front of Cinderella’s Castle of us with our medals.
Dinner that night was at Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Resort. When we made our dining reservations, I made sure that we booked our “celebration” dinner at Kona Cafe so that I could celebrate with a Lapu Lapu. I also indulged on some delicious sushi. It was the perfect way to celebrate my first runDisney challenge and my 10th half marathon.
After dinner we headed back to Magic Kingdom. First on our agenda was riding the railroad. Since little man enjoyed his experience as much as he did, we rode around the entire park, and didn’t get off until we arrived back at the train station at the front of the park.
It was nearing little man’s bedtime when we got off of the train, so we changed him into his pajamas and gave him his bedtime bottle. He quickly fell asleep in the stroller. We strolled around the park a bit, and then found a spot on Main Street close to the front of the park to enjoy Wishes from.
After Wishes, we decided to call it a night. We took the boat back to the Wilderness Lodge where we had left our rental car, and then drove back to our hotel. After spending some time packing our suitcases up we headed to bed in anticipation of our last couple of hours at Disney. We were sad to see our racecation coming to an end, but were excited about enjoying a couple of last hours of Disney magic the next morning before we had to leave for the airport.
QOTD: What is your favorite way to celebrate a milestone race?