Day 11 of The First Time 2011, the first of my Disney Trip Reports, is here! Today is a shopping day at the outlets, with lunch at Red Lobster!
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Day 11: Shopping!
Red Lobster, Factory Outlets, and Premium Outlets
14th August 2011
A shopping day was penciled in for today. We had some more requests from back home, so decided after lunch to head to either a mall or outlet place and see what we could get.
After a morning in the pool, we headed to Red Lobster (on the 192) for lunch. We got there at about noon, and it was quiet.
We were shown to our table, introduced to our waiter, and then we began another long perusal of the gigantic menu(s) – the regular one, one with specials, another with fish dishes, and the kid’s menu for Liam.
Since we seem to be having one meal a day with a snack thrown in at some point, we went full out and ordered an appetizer each.
Liam had the Onion Rings ($4.99), which were crispy and he finished the whole bowl!
I chose the Calamari ($8.99) with deep-fried broccoli (which tasted like the seaweed you get in Chinese restaurants) and red pepper.
It was a HUGE portion and I certainly couldn’t finish it without the help of Steve.
Steve opted for the Clam Chowder ($4.25), which was nice, but reminded us of the taste of boil-in-the-bag cod with parsley sauce!
We also received the most delicious herby bread rolls – maybe even cornbread, I can’t remember now. They were very moreish!
My son decided he wanted to try lobster, and there was a Lobster Tail ($8.99) on the kid’s menu, which he had.
I was most surprised when he ate the whole thing, including the rice, which had herbs in it, and his broccoli (which he loves anyway).
I, too, fancied lobster and went for the Seaport Lobster and Shrimp ($22.50), which was on one of their specials menus.
There was a lobster tail, shrimp on a skewer, and more shrimp in butter with fries and a salad on the side. All very yummy!
Steve eventually decided to have the Crab and Seafood Bake ($19.99), which had a ton of crab legs, potatoes, and corn on the cob.
A tutorial from our waiter to show Steve how to crack open the crab legs, and he was well away!
We ended up sharing a couple of desserts – Chocolate Cookie Cake with Ice Cream ($6.25) and Apple Crumble a la Mode ($5.75). Both were delish!
We all enjoyed our meal in Red Lobster and would happily go again. The food was hot and tasty, and our waiter was friendly and attentive.
Our total bill came to $97.42. I think three courses (almost), each with drinks at $30ish a head for seafood, is pretty good.
We then popped to Factory Outlets in Lake Buena Vista to get some Converse, but we liked nothing.
We looked in a few other stores, but it all felt crappy to me!
So we made our way to Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue. It was quite late in the day by now, and the car park was very busy.
We eventually managed to park (it was quite ruthless in there!) and started to wander around the shops.
By now, the rain had also decided to make a bit of an appearance.
We found the Converse shop and bought some shoes and tees, then I bought a pair of Crocs from the Croc shop a few stores down.
We didn’t really want or need anything else, and by now, I was feeling a bit crabby (no pun intended!), so we made our way back to the car.
There was another dodgy left turn out of there – nose-to-tail traffic and no one wants to let you through!
Eventually, I thought, smeg this, I’m just putting my nose right out and forcing someone to let me go! And they did.
A very short report, I’m afraid!
Back home for an early night as we have Busch Gardens and the Serengeti Tour in the morning!
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!
Read about the day after:
Day 12 – On Safari
Busch Gardens, Serengeti Safari Tour, and Zambia Smokehouse
Read about the day before:
Day 10 – The Circle of Life
Animal Kingdom and Tusker House Character Breakfast
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