Bills dad got the muffler fixed that morning and breakfast was at the Golden Corral buffet. Fruit again for me, Bill got sausage, biscuits, gravy, an omelet, and hash browns. I cant get over how much food this man can put away. It was shopping day, I had learned that there was a Disney store within my reach and that is the only request I made the entire trip. I had to be with my people somehow. Isn't that sign pretty, ahhh happy place!! Matt dropped Marianne and I off to find a parking spot. Ok, I would have loved to go in this store with Bill only. Marianne looked like a nervous wreck with all the people, the Chap Stick came out and was applied liberally. She does that when she is upset. When she first met me and realized Bill and I were a couple, she never put the Chap Stick away . Now I hardly ever see it, but it was whipped out about 2 seconds after we walked through the door because just like anything else associated with the word "Disney" the place was packed. I couldnt really enjoy even looking, then Bill showed up. Matt was hanging out at the door looking miserable. I took Bill to the pins, he picked these out for pin trading: They are ok to trade in the parks arent they? I think so. I almost got a Minnie ears headband, but thought they would think I was nuts so I didnt get it. I regret that now. Matt declared that he and Bill were off in search of shoes for Bill and would meet us later. Marianne knows Tanger Outlet like the back of her hand. She said she and one of her girlfriends had even taken one day and went into every store, over 100 stores. I was thinking well I dont want to do every store, this is going to be a great day. We looked at Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, home stores, etc. I was thinking about a new pair of shoes for Disney. Then I saw the Lane Bryant outlet. Being overweight all my life, clothes shopping is very close to last on my shopping meter. I am a go into the store, look at it, take it to the checkout and try it at home kinda gal. I dont spend hours looking, trying on, debating. I either like it or dont and that is it. Who wants to tell their sort of MIL what size you wear, NOT ME, but hello she was right there. Then she started pulling out shirts for me to try on, discussing colors, even doing the putting it up to your face to see how it goes with your eyes and coloring thing. Too much, it was too much, I wanted to find the nearest exit. She even talked me into trying on some shirts I knew I wouldnt like, but I tried them on for her. I nixed those quickly, but did find some I liked. I did admit that most of my shirts were way too big now, and ended up walking out of there with 5 new shirts . I was on a roll we got to the shoe store and walked out with new shoes, and OMG they are just like hers. What happened to me, what did she do to me? We called Bill and Matt, they were in the Nike store. Marianne told them we would be over in a couple of minutes, then she saw the Jockey store. Lets just say I know way more about the type of underwear Matt wears then I ever wanted to know. TMI, TMI, TMI . I told her I was scarred for life now . We found the men in the Nike store and when I saw the Jordans on Bill a few tears leaked out. I couldnt help it. He had dreamed of wearing shoes with no braces for as long as I have known him. He had the biggest smile on his face, he was so happy. He ended up with two pairs of shoes that day, Nikes and a pair of Skechers. Bill is from Indiana, so he got Larry Bird ones. I would bet when he was little he probably wanted a pair and couldnt because of the braces, well he has them now. Back up the mountain we went, Bills dad decided to look at the muffler again. The van is equipped with a slide out ramp. The van can kneel like some of the busses at Disney. Well when the van kneeled it made the hot muffler touch the bumper and it started melting the paint of the bottom of the bumper. So while we took our purchases inside the house, Matt went back down the mountain to the muffler shop. Tonight was dinner at The Chop House. We thought it would be more crowded on a Friday night, but it wasnt. Bills dad forgot his wallet and I was told that Bills and my money was no good, so Marianne paid. This started to annoy me and I told them we were capable of paying for things and would like to. I got the dont even think of arguing with me look. Bill got Prime Rib which he loved, his mom got a huge Pork Chop it looked so funny on the plate in front of her, and Bills dad and I got the chicken breast. It was blah, dry and not flavorful at all. The salad was great though. This night Marianne had plans for us. She had wanted to see The Miracle for a long time. What is The Miracle you say? The Miracle is a stunning musical recreation of the life of Christ told in epic proportion. Featuring an enormous cast of actors, singers, dancers, technicians and live animals you will be awed by the magnificence of this performance. We arrived at the theater and Marianne saw a sweatshirt she liked: Matt saw a front license plate he liked ( in Indiana, you just have to have a plate on the back, I see a Disney one in our future since the van is licensed in Indiana ), this is not the exact one, I couldnt find a picture of it, so this is close: Marianne didnt bring her wallet in and Matt had no money so I jumped at the chance to buy those two things for them. It made me happy to finally buy something for them for a change. We went into the theater and got to our seats, most of them were regular theater seats, but in the wheelchair aisle there were some bigger more comfy seats, I got one of those, yay!! They asked Bill to move up because the actors would be walking behind us? Behind us? I didnt have a chance to look this show up before we got there to see what to expect, Marianne thought it would be a play about Jesus. Well, it was a MUSICAL about Jesus, I kid you not. Bill and I just looked at each other in awe when a donkey, a camel, some sheep, and horses went behind us. HUH? Angels suspended from the ceiling on cables, water to wine, etc. All I can say is it was different. I will not say anything bad about this, I will say it was not the best two hours I have had in my life, would I do it again? NO, but we were all together so I am glad we went. I will say Bill and I are not church goers, we are not heathens, we just dont go to church that often. It doesnt mean we dont pray or believe. Bills mom is aggravated by this fact. She tends to go on and on about how we should be in church. So Bill shocked her by stating the inaccuracies of the play. He knew much more than she thought he did about the stories that were retold that night. It was madness on the strip that night with the car show. People were going at a snails pace in the outer lanes to look at all the cars. Matt knows the back roads so we got to avoid much of that mess. Sometimes I have to interpret what Bill says because of his speech patterns with the Cerebral Palsy. Some people dont even try to understand him, they try to rely on me. His speech isnt bad at all after you have been around him for a bit. His parents are pretty good at understanding him, but sometimes I still have to help out. On the way back up the mountain, Matt was driving, I was in the passenger seat and Marianne was in back with Bill. She let out this huge sneeze and I heard Bill say Mom that is gross. I had to bite my lip to not bust out laughing. Why is this funny? Well a couple of Christmases ago we were at their house in Indiana, Bill started coughing like he sometimes does because of the CP and Bills mom had said it was gross. Sometimes she speaks before thinking. It had hurt Bills feelings that day, I saw it in his eyes. I was very close to saying something to her, but Bill asked me not to. Well over the last year Bill and I have made a joke out of it, we call each other gross when we do something, well gross. So when he said that to his mom, I knew he had to be grinning from ear to ear to finally say it back to her. What was even more funny was that she had no clue what he said and asked him to repeat it. Matt then said Bill thinks you are gross, well I lose it. I had a giggle fit. Then she asked why, I had to explain what had happened at Christmas and how now it was a joke. Matt was cracking up at this point. I found out a wonderful thing that night. I knew that the bed had been very comfy, I had told Bill it was as good as my Marriott heaven bed, well it should be it is a Marriott mattress set. OMG YAY WONDERFUL. I have so much energy after I sleep on those beds, they are one of my happy places. 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