I'm going to try to finish the rest of my trip in 2-3 posts.
After finishing the race I got a quick massage, checked into the TNT tent and got in line for the buses. I was thankful that I saw a teammate and I was able to hop in line with her instead of waiting in the LONG line for the buses.
After I got back to my room I hopped in the shower and I took what is possibly the longest shower of my life. Just when I was about ready to get out of the shower, I started shivering all over again. So I stayed in the shower a bit longer until I was warmer.
I got dressed quickly and made my way back to the parks. I headed over to the Magic Kingdom to Lou Mongello's meet. It was moved inside because of the weather. I hung out there with Tim and his son while Lou walked around showing the people at the meet to the people in the Box. When the meet was over I hung around to meet Lou:
I texted my friend Mike to see where he was and since he was heading to Space Mountain, I headed in that direction. The wait was long so I grabbed a fast pass and went over to the Carousel of Progress and then went for a spin with Buzz Lightyear. I snapped a few more pictures and then headed into Space Mountain.
I was able to ride Space Mountain plus two more rides in the same time that it took Mike to go through the stand-by line for Space Mountain. Just sayin...
I wanted to get pictures of the places I had passed during the race so I followed the course that I had taken a few hours earlier:
Whoa! I see the castle ahead!
Um, I guess I can't go that way now...
So, I went this way...
And got this picture:
And look! The lights were still up!
I decided to make one more stop on my favorite Magic Kingdom ride.
And just one more bit of proof of how cold it was. There was no line at Aloha Isle!
I headed out of the park and decided to try to get dinner reservations. Sanaa and Boma had no spaces avaiable for a single diner, so I tried Epcot restaurants. Of course, Biergarden had places available, but I didn't think my stomach could handle it, but Teppan Edo had a spot open so I headed there!
Continued in next post!