MICKEY...MOUSE - Episode Description
Join Brian and Kayla as they have a delightful chat about their recent trip to Disney World, and share their tips for getting the most enjoyment from time spent in the most magical place on Earth. Then get your jingle bells on as they share their list of must-watch Christmas movies. Pour yourself a nice cuppa tea and join the conversation!
MICKEY...MOUSE - Transcript
0:00:00 – Announcer
We go together like peas and carrots. The Peas and Carrots Podcast, sharing life from our piece of the vegetable patch Brian and Kayla Sanders.
0:00:11 – Kayla
Welcome to the Peas and Carrots Podcast.
0:00:13 – Brian
I’m Brian and I’m Kayla. Just a heads up before we get too deep in the podcast. Miss Kayla has some sinus stuff.
0:00:21 – Kayla
I have a little bit of a cold.
0:00:23 – Brian
So if you hear her sneeze or hack cough, just carry on, just carry on nothing to see. Bless her little heart. But.
0:00:32 – Kayla
I blame it on Florida.
0:00:33 – Brian
0:00:34 – Kayla
yes. Okay, cuz it’s never, because I went there to warm up and it was what was the temperature in Florida?
0:00:42 – Brian
58 or something.
0:00:45 – Kayla
It was 41 one day. Oh, not that I’m keeping scoring, yeah. So, but we just returned from where. Disney world we went to Disney. This was our delay trip from 2020.
0:01:04 – Brian
Mm-hmm and we’ll share more about that in a little while, but yeah, Say miss Kayla, before the Monday, before we left for vacation, you fell down the stairs. Now Let me just be clear about this. I was in the truck you were wait.
0:01:18 – Kayla
We were getting ready to leave for work. Leaving for work, I was already in the truck.
0:01:21 – Brian
I was warming it up and I was rushing and I did not hear anything. So people are yeah you know, did you go to her rescue? Well, I didn’t know anything’s going on till she came out.
0:01:30 – Kayla
She was limping we actually shared this on our last podcast, I think, but honestly, I was still in shock so we didn’t say a whole lot about it other than, well, I fell on the stairs. I was still in a lot of pain at that time and Two weeks Forward I’m still in a little bit of pain, but the bruises healing had a massive bruise on my leg.
0:01:56 – Brian
I asked you 800 times Could I take you to the doctor and have?
0:02:00 – Kayla
and I said no, because nothing was coming between us and that Disney trip so we walked an average of seven miles a day yeah, and.
0:02:09 – Brian
You did fine.
0:02:10 – Kayla
I did. I can bend, I have full range of motion, so yeah, there you go so but yeah, it was memorable and terrifying. I hit the top step and then landed on like the fifth step. I bounced down four steps. Sorry, my right leg and hip took most of the impact the bruise is almost gone. Almost it’s. Yeah, still got some swelling. So we’re watching that, but everything I’ve read tells me four to six.
0:02:38 – Brian
I think I could put a needle in there. I think you’re not doing anything and get rid of swell.
0:02:43 – Kayla
I think I could put a needle too, but it won’t end well, oh. All right then I think, I just got threatened on a national podcast, and that’s okay, so there’s something very fun that has emerged this fall. We are now evening. What? Tea people you love a good cup of tea. Yes, I’m so proud I have converted you.
0:03:07 – Brian
Oh yes, this little British woman of mine.
0:03:10 – Kayla
0:03:11 – Brian
I’ll do two cups of tea in the morning.
0:03:13 – Kayla
I bought us a fancy kettle and a teapot.
0:03:17 – Brian
Fancy kettle I did you excited about that.
0:03:21 – Kayla
I used it several times. Yes, so yeah, it’s all good.
0:03:26 – Brian
So we’re not gonna be playing any Olympic games or anything like that. When you said, you know, hey, what are we doing in the evenings now it’s like we’re not falling down the stairs I’m gonna say that oh too soon. Too okay, too soon. Wasn’t too soon to go walk seven miles a day at Disney, was it?
0:03:43 – Kayla
average nine, but okay, okay, to say that our trip was magical is an understatement, and I know that sounds very cliche, but we wanted to share with you some of our thoughts, reflections and stories on our week at the most magical place on earth. So what would you say? First, be for me?
0:04:09 – Brian
mm-hmm. Good, or can I just run the gambit? Okay, let me say this you need to go ahead and prepare for some curveballs when traveling.
0:04:19 – Kayla
Yeah, this, especially if you fly on Thanksgiving Day, right?
0:04:24 – Brian
We booked our flights to leave at like 1130 on Thanksgiving Day. Hop Delta canceled that flight and moved us to a 550 am Flight. Uh-huh, we live 45 minutes from the airport so we had to get up a little earlier and Little earlier.
0:04:47 – Kayla
We got up at two. We had to be up at 2 am.
0:04:50 – Brian
So that kind of stuff. So, and then, not only that, when we flew back, instead of going through Atlanta, they actually route us through New York and shifted our layover from five hours to how long? Eight hours that was pleasant and when you have an eight hour layover.
When you leave Orlando and you go to New York. We were told that you have to go to the when you will end in New York. Since it’s an eight hour layover, you have to go down to the whole luggage carousel you have to leave, go get your baggage and check back in. You have to actually leave the airport, go outside, come back in recheck your bags craziest thing ever done go back through security and do all and do. And then we did, we did.
0:05:37 – Kayla
It was it was okay, but it wasn’t what we plan no, and it was a little nerve-wracking because this was a new airport for us, but it was a wonderful airport. Yes, and we saw every inch of it in eight hours. So yeah, better party of one. Another thing for us, our arrival day at Disney World is always low-key. We aren’t these people that try to be there by noon and be checked in and drop off our luggage and go hit a park.
No we always ease into the trip. We spend the evening at Disney Springs, which this time we had the delight of Of spending the evening with some of our friends.
0:06:18 – Brian
Some of our friends, stan and.
0:06:20 – Kayla
Stan and Jose and Eric, and we did dinner with them. We always do dinner at Disney Springs and then our park day start on day two after a good night’s rest, so that we can not be half dead trying to navigate our first day in the park and we had a great meal that night and we did let me just say that the restaurants at Disney and Disney Springs.
0:06:45 – Brian
Oh, they’re still yeah, they’re there, they’re just stellar. And let me say this as well We’ll talk about the whole food allergy thing here in a minute.
0:06:52 – Kayla
0:06:53 – Brian
You got to be willing to like throw out the script. Whatever your plan is, throw it out. We flexed and went back to Epcot for a second day. Instead of Animal Kingdom, there are four parks at Disney. Animal Kingdom is probably our least. I like it.
0:07:13 – Kayla
Mm-hmm, but it’s actually not my least favorite park spoiler We’ll come back to that.
0:07:17 – Brian
We’ll come back to that, but Let me say this it’s the largest park. Yeah and you’re gonna walk.
0:07:24 – Kayla
There’s the fewest rides and, being that it was cold for Florida, we were afraid that the safari would be kind of underwhelming because the animals may be hibernating instead of coming out to play. So we just opted to take another day at Epcot, and we were really glad we did. It was very Relaxing and fun and when had fish and we got to ride Remy’s Ratatouille adventure.
0:07:50 – Brian
That was yeah, Go to France but if you’re gonna go on on vacation and you start learning what you like to do, don’t just stick to a plan that’s like pre-crafted. Do what you enjoy doing.
0:08:04 – Kayla
Yeah. So make it your yes not someone else’s expectation of your trip. For us, we have learned plan for rest.
0:08:15 – Brian
I just sing the docks all. We would go to park in the morning for like we get there at 830 because we had early access. We’d stay for four or five hours, we’d have lunch and we go back and we usually about two.
0:08:29 – Kayla
We get back to the room, we go back and take a little nap and then head back out around because, keep in mind, these parks open, for If you’re staying on property. The parks open anywhere from 730 to 830. And you can be in there until like nine or ten o’clock at night, depending on which park it is.
0:08:51 – Brian
So and I’m not 35 anymore. And I what was wait?
0:08:56 – Kayla
I felt that no, I’m not either. Okay, and I really felt it this trip. So yeah okay, every grown-up is Asking for a meltdown if you’re trying to be in a park from 6 am Until 10 pm With no rest in between. So, and we saw some adults, we did, we saw, we saw a meltdown.
0:09:15 – Brian
We we were in Magic Kingdom and these kids were having a mouth.
0:09:19 – Kayla
Oh my gosh.
0:09:20 – Brian
And the dad turned to the kids and says if y’all do not shut up, I will kill the mouse. I I had to walk away. I was gone, g-o-n-e, I was. That was the funniest thing I have heard in a lot of you. There’s kids but he says I will kill the mouse. Yeah, so yeah. But naps were a great thing. Yeah, I kind of miss them. Now we’re back.
0:09:44 – Kayla
I know right, this is a little real in the afternoon I’m like I really use.
I Wasted so much energy. This is just a reflection for me. There are so many things when you travel that are outside of your control. Will we stay healthy? What if? What if something happens with our house while we’re gone? What if there’s an issue with the plane? What if our luggage gets lost? And for this trip, in Retrospect, it was probably pretty Stupid in some ways to take a trip with my leg the way it was, because there were so many unknowns. Is it going to heal? Have I broken something? But I wasted so much Personal energy on all of that and it ended up. None of it came true and I thank God for that. But it was just a reminder to me. Be okay with what you can’t control and just enjoy being in the moment, because I think I did rob myself of Pockets of time where I would kind of I saw where it was going to be 16 degrees.
At home and I worried about our pipes and everything was fine. But yeah, so you also had a worry.
0:11:04 – Brian
I worried about the food.
0:11:05 – Kayla
I have all these food and that was a just worry.
0:11:08 – Brian
I have all these different food allergies. Now we have a friend, deborah, who also has food allergies and she goes to Disney a lot and she said they’re gonna take care of you. Well, I had never been there with all these food allergies. And she was right.
0:11:21 – Kayla
They were stellar Disney and there and when you struggle with allergies, share with them exactly what Disney did for you every time we checked in for a meal every time we checked in for a meal.
0:11:32 – Brian
You check in on the app and one of the things they asked you do you have any food allergies? And I would actually check my for food allergies. Yeah, and then when we got seated, the waitress or waiter would actually come to the table and walk me through it. They even said that the chef would come out and talk to me.
0:11:50 – Kayla
They brought you a special menu. They brought me a special menu a friend, our ticket was stamped with an allergy sticker.
0:11:56 – Brian
Yeah, so they knew instantly. Yeah, I’d never had a single Issue no at Disney regarding food, not a single issue. And they actually made allergy free Thanksgiving dressing. I had turkey allergy free cranberry sauce.
0:12:13 – Kayla
I don’t think you have ever been that excited allergy free.
0:12:16 – Brian
Gravy it baby, because a lot of that stuff would have a girl, that kind of stuff in it and I was able to. It was glorious. Yeah, it was pretty exciting. I just sat there for three hours. I mean it was. It was great. Ladies and gentlemen, we now have an unpopular opinion.
0:12:37 – Kayla
Magic Kingdom is just chaos, it just for us.
0:12:42 – Brian
Now let me just say once Again we do not have small children. Okay, magic Kingdom is the one that has the big castle, the castle, the big castle.
0:12:50 – Kayla
Okay by far, for obvious reasons. It’s the most loud park, there are the most meltdowns, the longest wait times. Our anxiety level actually rose after spending a day there, would you agree? So from now on we’ve decided we’ll just do what.
0:13:10 – Brian
Half a day. Half a day. There’s like three little rides there that we enjoy and there’s a restaurant now there that we enjoy and we will go to that.
0:13:20 – Kayla
We’ll go do the castle and we’ll do the shows. We love the very Merry Christmas party, so we will probably go for that. But as far as telling ourselves we have to spend 12 hours at Magic Kingdom, we will be very transparent. We do not typically nitpick at each other, but that was the one day we were really cranky with each other and we finally realized it’s this park, so we left and we rode People Mover, which was something we. That was kind of fun.
0:13:51 – Brian
It’s kind of fun. Now the entrance and exit of People Mover is very diff.
0:13:55 – Kayla
I found very odd, it’s a steep yeah.
0:13:58 – Brian
And difficult. But, there you go. Let me say this Even though it’s the most magical place on earth, it may not be the safest. We were taking some pictures at Hollywood Studios that was in Star Wars land and the guy said set your purse down here.
0:14:17 – Kayla
Next to him.
0:14:18 – Brian
Next to him. Yeah, and a little kid came up, apparently.
0:14:23 – Kayla
Unzipped my purse.
0:14:24 – Brian
Unzipped your purse and we Are you.
0:14:28 – Kayla
We wanted to think it was innocent, but when I turned I saw the parent pull the kid off my purse. So I don’t know if we interrupted something or if, or if she saw it. She just realized you’re in someone else’s bag. I don’t know.
Let’s just say that as a safety precaution I did not set my purse down. It was like a Women will understand this. It was like a cross body bag. I just wore it for the rest of the trip because it was a bit. It rattled us a little bit. I mean, if anything had been taken, my wallet and your wallet were in the bag and it could have ended a lot worse.
0:15:06 – Brian
But nothing was taken.
0:15:07 – Kayla
Don’t let your guard down even though you’re in Disney World. Be what was your best meal Next to the Thanksgiving meal.
0:15:16 – Brian
There’s a barbecue place that’s in the Toy Story land, it’s in Hollywood Studios, I think it’s rodeo, roundup rodeo or something like that. Yeah, I think all is the best barbecue I’ve ever had in my life, and that says something, because I’ve been to a place out in Texas that’s famous.
0:15:35 – Kayla
But y’all, it was incredible. Yes, and they brought you a basket. We couldn’t do more than one order.
0:15:44 – Brian
But they brought you barbecue chicken, brisket ribs, trying to think of what else. There was some pork in there, I believe, and we couldn’t even sausage sausage. And then you, and then there were allergen safe sides I had, we had mac and cheese coleslaw. Now, the baked beans were out of this world and they roasted corn on the cob.
They brought these Allergen safe biscuits, so I had with red pepper jelly, so I took a biscuit Something that I like to do and I chomped it up, now chomped it up, took my fork and broke it up, now chomped it up.
0:16:20 – Kayla
Well, you did, my friend.
0:16:22 – Brian
Derek’s, listen this, he’s going to just die. I took my fork and kind of crumbled it to the biscuit up and then poured those baked beans over that biscuit. You were so happy. I was happy as a pig and slop. It was glorious. At Disney there are two famous Star Wars rides.
0:16:39 – Kayla
0:16:40 – Brian
One’s called the rise of the resistance, one is called the Millennium Falcon Rise. The resistance is a total, immersive experience.
0:16:50 – Kayla
It does not Disappoint, do it. I’m just living up to all the height.
0:16:56 – Brian
If you are a Star Wars fan, go ride that right, it’s probably the most epic ride I’ve ever done and we did that. Then we went and rode the Falcon and the Falcon was just underwhelming it really was. So yeah.
0:17:10 – Kayla
Be prepared. If you do the Falcon, it’s very interactive. You’re either a pilot, gunner, gunner or engineer, so you actually have to play a role. I ended up being an engineer. I couldn’t even tell you what was going on the screen, because I just kept having to press buttons that lit up, so I have no idea what happened on the screen. Rise of the resistance, though, was Everything.
0:17:35 – Brian
0:17:35 – Kayla
We did it twice just because the first time you wanted to take pictures, the second time you actually just wanted to enjoy the ride and I was really proud of you for that.
0:17:47 – Brian
So we do recommend Disney and we say this it isn’t the cheapest place on earth, oh, no, but you know, it is definitely a budget and save over time kind of thing.
0:17:57 – Kayla
So that would.
0:17:58 – Brian
We would highly recommend it. Go out, enjoy life, have fun, have some great meals.
0:18:04 – Kayla
So they’ll take all the pictures for you.
0:18:09 – Brian
Christmas. It is the time of year for Christmas movies and Christmas shows. You Love this time of.
0:18:16 – Kayla
I do. What did we watch Saturday?
0:18:20 – Brian
Muppets Christmas Carol use and.
0:18:23 – Kayla
This is season to be merry and jolly. I that we’ve gotten that out of our system. We thought, as we do every year, we would share a few of our must-watch Christmas shows, and then we’ll go ahead and give a teaser. Our trivia question is going to be what do you think we should watch? We’re gonna go ahead and tell you that, but be what. What are some of our must-watch Christmas movies?
0:18:52 – Brian
There’s a. There’s another Muppet thing by the Jim Henson company called Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas and the music in it is just incredible. The guy who wrote the music for Muppets Christmas Carol, also did the music in Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas and it’s great. I mean we love it. It’s a sweet story and it’s fun, miss Kayla.
0:19:16 – Kayla
This one may not be recommended for kids, but one of our favorite Christmas movies is for Christmases. It’s again it’s. It’s probably not necessarily Family-friendly, but if you’re having an adult date night, it’s, it’s definitely where we highly recommend it.
0:19:36 – Brian
Probably my all-time favorite Christmas movie is white Christmas with with Bing Crosby. Yeah, danny, danny Kay, it’s great Maybe.
0:19:48 – Kayla
I think so, yeah, okay and then oh. It’s so good, we watch it at least twice every Christmas love it.
0:19:56 – Brian
Miss Kayla, one of your favorite movies.
0:19:59 – Kayla
Yeah again, apparently I’m just a heathen.
0:20:01 – Brian
Maybe not again for young kids, but National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation and you quote what’s your favorite quote it’s a Butte, it’s a butte, clark, she says it all the time, y’all. She loves that there are these little claymation shows. My favorite is the year without a Santa Claus. It has heat, miser and snow. I’m Mr White Christmas.
0:20:30 – Kayla
I’m Mr Snow, that’s right. So that’s and they didn’t know they were getting dinner in a show.
0:20:36 – Brian
They didn’t know this is and this is, you don’t even have to pay for this today. This is free y’all. Another one of those. So there’s Rudolph, which I also enjoy. Yeah, so that’s fun. Yeah there’s also one, isn’t there one about the island of misfit toilet, I think so, but I think that’s part of Rudolph isn’t it.
0:20:57 – Kayla
Yeah, so we also like the Santa Claus. Maybe, there’s three of them and I will admit we love the first one, we love the second one. Could totally lived without the third one. Maybe some people love it. Go on, go right.
0:21:13 – Brian
Jack Frost? I think it’s Steve. What’s his name? The Maybe not.
0:21:19 – Kayla
0:21:19 – Brian
Short. I doesn’t Martin Short play Jack Frost in that.
0:21:22 – Kayla
I think so, but Tim Allen is the.
0:21:25 – Brian
He’s the main star, so but but we love the first two. Now, I’ll admit we’ve not seen any of that Netflix series based on the movies. No, not yet I’m not seeing any of that.
0:21:35 – Kayla
A Charlie Brown Christmas one of my favorites you love it, don’t you?
0:21:41 – Brian
I do, were they. They say the crew, y’all. She’s over here, she’s got her little hands like a little girl, she’s smiling, so it’s gonna be a fun few weeks, okay, two others really quickly.
0:21:53 – Kayla
I of course love to watch Harry Potter during Christmas cuz a lot of their movies are set stop.
0:21:59 – Brian
I don’t care if it’s Thursday, august 24th and there’s a Harry Potter marathon on USA Network, you’re watching it, and when you get me hooked in then you get nothing done.
0:22:12 – Kayla
Yes, I don’t care.
0:22:13 – Brian
I especially like the final two the deathly Hallows one day.
0:22:17 – Kayla
Finally, for me, my final choice would be the polar express. It’s a great little movie. I like it.
0:22:24 – Brian
I find it, it’s okay.
0:22:26 – Kayla
It’s supposed to be pretend, but yeah what would you know?
0:22:30 – Brian
This is real, potter’s not real. Let’s just go on record.
0:22:34 – Kayla
What would your final choice be? Do you have one Christmas? Yeah, I don’t, we hit yours, okay.
0:22:41 – Brian
Star Wars there is the Star Wars holiday special there is now.
0:22:46 – Kayla
That’s pretty cute.
0:22:47 – Brian
Yeah, there we go so anyway, those are ours.
0:22:52 – Kayla
If you go to our website and you answer this question correctly, you will win a peas and carrots coffee mug and some stickers.
0:23:02 – Brian
Some stickers, okay, and what is that question, miss Kayla?
0:23:06 – Kayla
What is your favorite Christmas movie that we should watch?
0:23:10 – Brian
Okay, so you go to our website. It’s peas and carrots podcast calm. When you get there, look for the trivia button, click that.
0:23:18 – Kayla
You can answer this question, miss Kayla what is your favorite Christmas movie that we should watch?
0:23:24 – Brian
Tell us okay, please do peas and carrots podcast calm. Hey, you can search the peas and carrots podcast wherever you get your podcast, or visit our website.
0:23:33 – Kayla
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0:23:51 – Announcer
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