Sunday, November 18, 2012

Disney Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon Trip Report (Day 1) Nov 9th 2012

Today was our first day at Disney World for the Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon.  We arrived just before 12noon and checked in to the Caribbean Beach resort.  After lunch at the resort food court we headed to the race expo at ESPN Wide World of sports.
I was pretty disappointed in the organization and direction of the packet pickup and race expo. We figured out where to go to pickup my race number and commemorative pin.  We were then instructed to go to the other side of the building to test my timing chip.  We then browsed the race merchandise and headed to to the other building to pick up my race shirt.

After we picked up my way too big race shirt we were on a mission to find out where to pick up Steven's gift card for the Finish Line Party and our commemorative "gift" for booking 4 nights through RunDisney.  We were directed in many different directions and ended up walking around the complex twice before we found someone who actually knew how to help.  I was very frustrated by all this.  Finally we were able to find everything we needed an could finally relax and enjoy the expo.
The rolling duffel bag we received for booking through RunDisney
I ended up buying a short sleeved  Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon shirt, a RunDisney 13.1 car magnet and a pair of CEP Compression Sleeves.

After the expo we went back to the resort and I went for a quick swim.  We then went out for dinner at Cape May Cafe and then headed to Downtown Disney for some shopping.
Desserts at Cape May Cafe
Christmas Decorations at Downtown Disney
We finally made it to Babycakes NYC after forgetting to try it out last year.  We bought a Red Velvet cupcake and a Blondie cupcake.
Both were very good and very sweet.  Could not tell they were vegan, gluten free and dairy free. 

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