Five things you must do while vacationing in Orlando

20 August 2007

As my plane touched down in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, after six glorious days in the sunshine state roasting like a rotisserie chicken at Swiss Chalet, I suddenly realized a harsh reality…my vacation was drawing to a close. I, like most people, love vacationing. To me there are few things that compare to idea of having nothing to do but eat, drink and be merry. It doesn’t matter if I’m holed up in my apartment with a tub of Country Crock and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ on DVD or lying on a beach with Jimmy Buffett tunes cranked: vacations rock.

For my week of vacation I went down to Orlando to take in the mass amount of amusement parks, gator farms and sun. If you’ve ever been to Florida in the summertime you know that it feels like the hottest place on earth. I mean you literally feel like you’re hugging the sun. It definitely takes some getting used to, but it’s worth it. Most people go to Orlando for two things: 1) Walt Disney World 2) Conventions.  However, in order for the trip to be complete you must do the following five things while in the entertainment Mecca of central Florida:

1. Eat a turkey leg at an amusement park (even if you’re a vegetarian or vegan)

2. Visit Gatorland and feed overfed gators hotdogs

3. Make your own flavour of ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery

4. Tally the number of billboards for personal injury lawyers

5. Do not drink any fluids for twelve hours and go for a 2 mile jog

For now it’s back to work…


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