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I haven't yet posted about our honeymoon to the World! It was 8 days staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, with the deluxe dining plan! We went at the beginning of Sept and boy was it HOT and HUMID! WOW! I'll stick with December/January from now on.
The Lodge was beautiful and unique. We loved it! All of the castmembers were amazing and so nice! We ate at some fabulous restaurants. Our favorites were Jiko's, California Grill, Sci Fi Cafe, Kona Cafe, and dinner at Boma's. The Boma breakfast left a bit to be desired, we thought, but it was good, just not great.
Since we were on our honeymoon, many of the waiters brought us a special dessert or gift. At Jiko's, they had all the castmembers sign and write in a "congratulations" card in Swahili!!! It was amazing to read the language. It was pretty funny to see the reactions of the hostesses when they realized we were married...to EACHOTHER! (we are two women)
We wore Disney "Just Married" buttons, so everyone says "Congrats" but most of the castmembers from Africa that worked at AKL did a double take. Our favorite woman (who we saw every day and became sort of friends with) on the first day said, "Oh congratulations. You are married. Oh! To each other? You are married to each other? Really?"
She honestly didn't believe us. We were smiling ear-to-ear and convinced her it was true. She asked us a few questions and then every day she was so happy to see us and told us everyday that she remembered us. We took a few pictures with her and I think she really got a kick out of befriending a couple of lesbians.
She was very sweet and I think we broadened her horizons a bit. It was great!
Speaking of the buttons we wore, they have Prince Charming and Cinderella on them and say "Just Married". They are cute. But they have a man and woman on them, obviously. So, on the second day, I found little stickers of all the princesses. They were the EXACT same size as Cinderella, so I did some doctoring and made mine have Ariel and Cinderella and my DW's had Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. They look awesome. Here are some pics!Before and Ariel & CinderellaAurora & Cinderella
Many people, even castmembers thought our buttons were "Disney-issued". Hehe. One even said, "It's about time they made same-sex wedding buttons! Good for you!" I just let her believe they were "real". Of course, there were a few people that walked by and we heard them say "That ain't right!" We didn't care though! One castmember said congrats and my DW was in line behind me and he said "Where's the lucky husband?" I laughed and said "Um...WIFE, and she's right here." He then said all happy, "OH!!! Well REALLY congratulations, then! Good for you two!" We were cracking up! Everywhere we went castmembers were either SUPER nicey nice (we think because they don't see that many married lesbians there) or were surprised and didn't know really what to say. But mostly, we just got super nice responses from people.
Another interesting story:
I got to talking to a castmember that worked at Epcot in Morocco and he was Muslim. He admired my memorial t-shirt that I made for my brother that was killed in Iraq 7 months ago. He wanted to talk about that and seemed really touched and moved by his story. He wrote my brother's name in Arabic on a piece of nice paper and wrote a blessing on it for me to keep. That was really nice. So we were getting along great and chatting while waiting for a storm to pass. Then he saw my button and asked why there were two princesses on there and where is my husband? I told him the deal and introduced my wife and he just couldn't fathom the idea of two women being married. It was pretty funny, actually. His reaction was udder shock and amazement and he didn't hide it one bit. After I convinced him that in two states, women really CAN be married legally here, he then said that maybe I'm like the men in his country that can marry more than one woman.
But he reminded me that women can't marry more than one man, so maybe we are like that...the woman that is married to more than one man. We were all laughing! Then he said that we might get in trouble in his country so maybe we can't visit him.
He was sweet, though.
So, really, it became like a little game for us to see what people were going to say each day.
All in all, we had a great time and made lots of happy Disney World memories!
Wow, sorry for the dang novel I just wrote.