Sunday, October 25, 2009

Downtown Disney & Dragon Boat Racing

We drove down on Thursday, October 15th so we could drive over to Orlando the following day in preparation for my dad's Dragon Boat Race. We weren't going into the parks, but we did have lots of fun at Downtown Disney!

My favorite picture of the entire weekend:

We spent some time with my friend Celia, we are friends from Auburn and AXiD days. Celia moved to Orlando over 2yrs ago to work for a Disney resort and now is working at Epcot! I haven't seen Celia since her farewell dinner in Birmingham with Emily & Sarah. She doesn't get a lot of vacation days, and we moved to Nashville shortly after she moved to Orlando, so it was nice to finally see her again. This was obviously her first time meeting Abigail and Celia just loved her, it's hard not to love her!

My dad is on the TECO Dragon Boat team, they have two teams actually. Dad's boat (TECO Red) did well and even made it into the semi-final race. Here's a video of TECO Black winning one of the earlier heats. Of the three boats in the video, the TECO Black boat is the one on the right.

Unfortunately, the weather was super windy and the person steering had a hard time fighting the current and they didn't make it to the finals. Overall, they had some great heat times for their team. (My dad is wearing the black hat!)

1 comment:

"Nina" said...

Correction...Dad's TECO Red Boat made it to the FINALS.