Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wednesday, November 16th - Orlando, Florida

Tommy and I are on a grand tour of the Florida peninsula which began Sunday afternoon. It took a number of days to get everything settled at home and at work in order to set off. There were dictations to do, housekeeping to order, packing, and all the usual thousand and one details one must attend to before leaving the state. The first stop was Orange Beach, outside of Pensacola. I had a speaking gig at the Southeast Area Agencies on Aging annual conference. My talk on Alzheimer's and the arts. It went well - a full house who seemed to enjoy it. A couple of my patients who live in the area also turned up which was very sweet of them.

From the gulf coast, we headed across the panhandle through Tallahassee, stopping at a wide spot in the road called Lake City. Then, the next day, down the turnpike to Orlando. We're ensconced in a Hampton Inn outside of Walt Disney World playing at Disney for a few days before I have to take care of some meetings down at the convention center. We spent today at the Magic Kingdom. Off to Epcot tomorrow.

The Magic Kingdom is very similar to Disneyland. Some things better, some things worse. The weather is nice, sunny and not too warm and the crowds are small. Did pretty much everything in a day. We really enjoyed a new show, a 3-D cartoon called Mickey's Philharmagic. Some old favorites are also still there like The Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain.

My legs are tired.