Pleased February Everybody!
How was your week? COLD?? In that case, I hope you will have been in a position to hunker down in consolation whereas not being too negatively affected by the blast of chilly that has gripped components of the US and Canada.
I’ve one thing enjoyable to share with you immediately. I do know you get pleasure from seeing how I do issues round my home, like embellish and craft, however my life consists of a lot extra.
Two weeks in the past, in heat and sunny Orlando, Florida I did one thing that I’ve needed to do for a very long time… as in an over 50 yr lengthy wait.
I received a trip in an Amphicar! A what?… it’s possible you’ll be asking.
An Amphicar – Is it a automotive? A ship? Sure. And sure! It’s each! Company at The Boathouse Restaurant at Disney Springs which is a part of Disney World in Orlando can expertise the joys of a captain’s guided tour aboard a uncommon Amphicar that drives on land and floats within the water.
I first noticed these automobiles on the 1964/1965 World’s Truthful in New York. I used to be 5 years previous they usually left an enormous impression on me.
We make a journey to Disney each January with mates and final yr when strolling round Disney Springs, my coronary heart skipped a number of beats after I noticed this attraction.
I couldn’t imagine it, the boat/automobiles that I so fondly remembered from my journey to the World’s Truthful with my household have been lined up in entrance of me.
Taking a trip within the Amphicars is fairly costly, so I opted to not take a trip.
This yr, I needed to do it.
Ed was on board understanding how a lot it meant to me to have the ability to expertise driving in a single first hand. Right here we’re in a turquoise Amphicar with a yellow inside on the point of go.
The automotive is pushed by a captain and lasts about 30 minutes. It was completely price it, having the ability to wave to all of the folks on the eating places that line the lake at Disney Springs made it much more enjoyable.
That is the one place on the planet to trip in these classic automobiles, besides if you’re the proud proprietor of 1. See video under.
On land one minute…
…within the water the subsequent. We didn’t get moist, just a few splashes of water received on my proper arm.
It’s a easy trip and feels similar to you might be on a ship… which it’s. 🙂
Should you ever make a journey to Disney, taking a visit to Disney Springs is price it, even in the event you don’t take a trip in one of many Amphicars. There are a lot of retailers and eating places which might be open all day and late into the night. You possibly can even take a trip at evening in one of many Amphicars. They’ve headlights!
We had lunch at The Boathouse and loved a wine tasting at Wine Bar George. I extremely advocate each locations.
Here’s a quick video I took with my cellphone as we have been driving on the lake.
It was a day I’ll keep in mind ceaselessly… a enjoyable dream come true.
There aren’t most of the Amphicars left, however there are some collectors and personal house owners of the automobiles nonetheless round.
Ed discovered this video on Fb of an occasion held final yr in Florida.
What enjoyable! Now I want I might win the lottery and purchase considered one of these lovely Amphicars for my very personal.
I can see it now in my head…parked on dock proper subsequent to our pontoon boat.
It might be the cutest boat on the lake.