Sorry for the delay! It's been horrible at work this week and unfortunately, we did not have the winning powerball ticket so..... Onward with the TR!!! It's now Tuesday and the dreaded mid-point of the trip. You all know it...the point when you realize it's half over.... We decided to call it an earlier night on Monday so that we would be up at a reasonable hour to go to AK. We were both awake around 8am, ready for the day and AP for our Mickey waffles and at the Springs busstop by 8:50am. Thankfully, the 1st AK had no room for scooters (there was 1 waiting) so another bus was dispatched and we arrived at AK shortly after RD. We stopped for some pics on our way in! [/IMG] [/IMG] We ditched our gear and went straight to the safari! I was very eager to try out the camera and now that we have one with sport setting, we got some amazing pics on the safari! A quick side note to SSRMonkey...we did not see the Squatch out on the savannah! Here's a few pics from our safari! [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] We were fortunate as the animals were very active this am, which was surprising because it was pretty warm! After our safari, we stopped for a popcorn for the pit then made our way over to EE. Thankfully the line was still only 15 minutes so we grabbed FP and jumped on the standby line. We were on the ride in less than 10 minutes! The line had grown though so when we got off we went over to grab a pic and refill our water bottles as we had about 15 minutes to kill before our FP. [/IMG] We rode EE again then made our way over to see Chester and Hester in Dinoland. Primevil Hurl only had a short wait so we stopped to ride that. While we both like it, once is enough! Thankfully, the pit did not expel it's popcorn snack and we went over to help Dr. Seeker find his iguanadon (I'm sure I spelled that incorrectly!) After safely making it back before the asteroid impact we started making our way to the front of the park. AK is really just a 1/2 day park for us unless we have company. We've seen all the shows many a time and the trails with the animals are cool, but we've done those plenty of times too. We looked around in the shops and found the ceramic pumpkin Mickey we'd seen the first day, didn't buy and now couldn't find so we bought him and shipped him back to the resort. It was close to lunch time and we were both hungry so we each grabbed a strawberry bar from the ice cream cart and made our way back to the locker and bus stop. We stopped by our villa to drop off park gear then walked over to EOS for lunch because the pit NEEDED another holiday sandwich!! After lunch we went to the quiet pool at CP for a bit to give my terrible, horrible blister (and ourselves) a break. We headed in around 3pm to get showered and back into our pirate gear for round 2 of MNSSHP. We had dinner ressies at the Wave at 5pm so at 4pm we headed out to the bus stop to catch a bus to MK. We decided to walk from MK over to the contemporary as the monorail was sitting on the track when the bus pulled in. We made it in plenty of time and walked around the contemporary. We realized the Wave was somewhat of a nice restaurant and we hoped they didn't have a dress code! Thankfully, we weren't the only ones in costumes! We were seated promplty at 5pm and had good company seated around us! (more DVC members on each side! Made for interesting dinner conversation!) DH and I received a complimentary champagne for our anniversary and since DH doesn't really care for champange, the pit downed both glasses and 2 glasses of wine with dinner....yo ho, yo ho a pirate's life for me! (can you tell I was a little fuzzy?) DH and I both had the steak entree and we were very impressed with the food, the service and the atmosphere. We will definitely be back. We also shared the trio of dessert! We made it back over to MK by 6:15pm and decided to walk off the wine for a bit! tonight's party goal was to get the rest of the villians, see the parade and fireworks, trick or treat and ride a little! We got off to a great start! 2 villians from the first show and managed a pretty decent spot for the first parade. The party was definitely more crowded tonight than Sunday, but it still wasn't bad! [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] After the parade, we did some trick or treating and DH kicked my pirate booty on Buzz! We made our way back toward Main St and managed a pretty decent spot for the fireworks. Pit was needing a feeding so DH grabbed some popcorn for us to munch on before the fireworks started. I was REALLY excited to try the camera out and it did not disappoint. Hallowishes is by far the best fireworks we've ever seen so it was awesome! And yes, I took every one of these pics! [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] We did finally manage to see Duffy, however, for some reason, the pics did not turn out. At least we did get pics with him at Epcot in his costume! We visited the 999 happy haunts again, did some trick or treating and managed to catch the queens although it did take 2 villian shows to do it! [/IMG] [/IMG] We also took a spin on POTC, did some more trick or treating, grabbed a couple of Dole Whips and did some shopping. By now it was close to midnight and DH and I were pretty beat so we made our way to the bus stop and once again, it seemed that everyone staying at SSR was at the party! Finally by the 5th bus we were able to get on and we made it home about 12:30am. Washed off the pirate grime and made it to bed a little after 1am. All in all it was a very productive day and night! And yes, I did eat all of my dinner and dessert...which is why I was allowed so many snacks! I should also mention that we'd been munching on some of our candy throughout the evening. Probably explains the nasty indigestion at 2:30am! Good thing I packed the extra large bottle of tums!! Up next....break day! (ok, not really) and the bottomless pit has lost her mind....Ohana for dinner and F&W festival for dessert???