Saturday we finally had a full day out. The first time we've had such since Scott's diagnosis. We were worried about his energy level holding up, but he did great. He just got hot a couple of times, and we were able to get him inside and chill out for several minutes.
First we were off to Downtown Disney for lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. The boys like going there when they have the chance, and Stephanie's mum didn't get to go last time she came over. Afterwards, a bit of time was needed to let our over-stuffed guts settle. So we ended up with a rental deck boat for an hour to cruise back through the river system connected to Dowtown Disney, Old Key West and Port Orleans. The boys and I had done that once before, and it was a nice quiet hour away from all the noise that is typically Disney.
Then we were off to Universal Studios to catch the Blue Man Group show that is now housed at Universal's CityWalk. Stephanie, her mum, Scott or Derry had never seen one of their shows. I don't think they had any idea what to expect. If you seen one of the shows, you know it can't really be explained in words to well. I just told them it is funny, and they'll all certainly enjoy it. Our biggest concern came after the hike from parking to the Blue Man theater. Scott was really hot and sweaty. A slight plea to one of the staff, Bryan, and he got us inside the theater doors pronto. That was a good thing, as it was about 30 degrees cooler in there. Bryan then took us right to our seats, taking very good care of us. Several minutes later another staff member came up to me and told us to follow her (I'm horrible with names, and can't remember her's) after the show, as they'd set up a private visit with one of the Blue Men afterwards for us. Both because of Scott's situation and Monday being Derry's birthday. This all came about from the conversation we had with Bryan before being seated. We never asked for anything, and they just thought it was a good thing to do.
The show was wonderful and everyone loved it. Scott continually yelling at me to join him in all the "How to be a Rockstar" movements (if you've seen the show, you know what I mean). He was doing every single thing they asked, and had a blast. We all did. If you've never seen a Blue Man show, you have to take one in.
The instant the house lights came up, the girl that spoke to me before the show (wished I could remember that name), magically appeared next to me and just said "you guys come with me". Off we trekked to a room right beside where they let us in before the show. In just couple of minutes, all three Blue Men walked in the other side of the room. For the record - no, they don't talked there either. Yes, they act exactly as on stage - which is as if a human is some type of foreign little fascination. I've put a few pictures up on the picture page.
After that, we were out the door and in search of fries. CityWalk at 8 on Saturday night isn't exactly the most "family-friendly" atmosphere, so Scott slyly suggested a return visit to Dowtown Disney, as there is a chipper there. So back we trekked to get chips at the chipper. Finally home about 11:30 last night.
A nice full day out. Great for Scott. Great for Derry just before his birthday. And great just to have a day close to normal as possible.