Merritt Island, Florida 12/27/2013

DECEMBER 27, 2013 (Friday)

 

Lazy morning. I only got up and put on my robe to answer the door for the handyman. He was here to fix our sink and toilet. The sink was totally plugged up (and also leaking), and the toilet was constantly running. He fixed both things quickly and easily and was gone. Glad to have our sink back. I think when I peeled the potatoes, I tried to overfill the garbage disposal and it didn’t like it.

We all left our “home” around 12:45 PM to head to Merritt Island to the movies. Michael was wanting to see “Saving Mr. Banks,” (about Walt Disney) before it left the theaters. Lexi and I tagged along but weren’t really all that excited about seeing it. I do like Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, though. The Merritt Square 16 Cinemas is in the back of a large shopping mall. We parked and Michael bought our tickets, our popcorn, and a drink for Lexi. I snuck in two waters and a pepsi for me in my purse.

Nice Harley.

Nice Harley.

City of Cocoa water tank.  It is big.

City of Cocoa water tank. It is big.

Cobbs Cinemas, today's multiplex.

Cobbs Cinemas, today’s multiplex.

I am greatly intrigued by my daughter's question, "What would the world be like if there had been no Walt Disney?"

I am greatly intrigued by my daughter’s question, “What would the world be like if there had been no Walt Disney?”

 

Theaters on the left, food court on the right, mall straight ahead.

Theaters on the left, food court on the right, mall straight ahead.

 

Grumpy old man, AKA "The Wallet" moving into action.

Grumpy old man, AKA “The Wallet” moving into action.

When we got to the theater (auditorium 3), we were surprised at how crowded it was. Almost full. We had to take a seat near the front and to the side. Everything started on time and went smoothly until about 45 minutes into the show. All of a sudden the movie stopped, strobe lights started sounding and an automated warning came on that there might be a fire and exit the nearest exit as quickly as possible. Michael held the exit door (the sign wasn’t very well lit for the dark theater) and held it for the whole process (about twenty minutes). Quite exciting. As predicted, no fire. Probably kids playing a prank and not realizing how inconvenient it was for some of the older people to get around and out of the theater.  (I think the whole mall had to exit.)

Theaters emptied into the parking lot for the fire alarm emergency.

Theaters emptied into the parking lot for the fire alarm emergency.

Our exit light was out, but we found it just the same.

Our exit light was out, but we found it just the same.

Anyway, we got back into the theater and the movie started about five minutes later. What a good movie. We all really enjoyed it. Didn’t realize what a character, P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins was, or what a nice guy Walt Disney was. Would highly recommend the movie. Michael wants to go back to the theater and see “The Hobbit” in IMAX on another day.

After the movie we went shopping and I got a new blouse. I like it because it’s a little longer than a “normal” blouse. Lexi looked for something but the only thing she saw that she liked was a skirt and she doesn’t need another one of those. 

Fun T-shirt Kiosk.

Fun T-shirt Kiosk.

Mustache on finger trick.

Mustache on finger trick.

I like this one.  I've told her many times, "no dating until your married!"  which I heard on a cartoon show once long ago and glamed onto it.

I like this one. I’ve told her many times, “no dating until you’re married!” which I heard on a cartoon show once long ago and glaummed onto it.

 

Seemed like forever in Macy's, thought my escape was good, then we had to go into Hot Topic.  I felt lost in an episode of, "Say Yes To The Dress."

Seemed like forever in Macy’s, thought my escape was good, then we had to go into Hot Topic. I felt lost in an episode of, “Say Yes To The Dress.”

 

Just before nightfall on the Indian River.

Just before nightfall on the Indian River.

We are now back home. Michael fixed dinner (leftovers) tonight. Yummy. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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