The Honeymoon, Day 4

22 Aug

Before we get into the honeymoon, I have to wish my little pug, Stewie, a happy adoptive birthday! I picked him up from the shelter 2 years ago today & he’s been my little buddy ever since. 🙂

SAMSUNG            The “Birthday” Boy!

You can read more about Stewie’s story here!


If you’ve missed any of the other Honeymoon re-cap posts, you may find them below:


Chris & I decided to double-up on the fourth day of our honeymoon, visiting both Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios.

Animal Kingdom Hollywood Studios

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The first thing we did upon arriving at Animal Kingdom was the safari ride!

Harambe Wildlife Reserve We saw tons of different animals & lots of pictures were taken. (Chris & I are big animal people, so we loved this!)

Zebra Rhino Hippos

Giraffes   Up close!

Really close! Elephants Elephant

Next, we headed to a part of the park where you could actually pet & interact with different animals. They advertised this to be more than it was; it was actually just a petting zoo!

Notice anything unusual about this guys coat? 😉

Mickey ears!


Eventually, we headed to Hollywood Studios in search of lunch!

It was so hot this day. I told Chris that at one point, I felt like if I didn’t get in some AC I was just going to start freaking out! He’s so patient with me; he works outside in the heat & humidity daily so I know he was thinking “Oh please…” but he humored me & we headed to an indoor dining option ASAP. I didn’t take any pictures, because I’m pretty sure I just got a sandwich & fries & do you really need to see that again? 😉

We walked around Hollywood Studios for the rest of the afternoon & checked out some of the scenery & rides.

Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios After a lot of walking (& sweating!) we headed to our dinner reservation at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano inside the park.

Of course, the meal started with bread (this time with some oil for dipping)!

Bread & oil For dinner, I chose a margherita pizza; it was delish!

Pizza I can’t remember exactly what this dessert was, but Chris & I both ordered it & I’m pretty sure I cleaned my plate; surprise, surprise.

Dessert Chris & I both really enjoyed this meal & the atmosphere of the restaurant. Most of the places we ate throughout the week were really loud (of course they were crowded) but this place was a little more quaint & “homey.”

Mama Melrose'sOnly one more re-cap to go!

What’s your favorite Italian meal?


6 Responses to “The Honeymoon, Day 4”

  1. Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl August 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    That pizza looks incredibly gooey and wonderful! I ADORE caprese salads! They are my favorite and Italian places always have the best balsamic vinegar! Any pasta with tomato sauce covered in cheese would me my go-to dish–however, now that I know that grains KILL my stomach I have to find a new favorite!

    • forthesakeofcake August 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      Gooey & wonderful it was!

      PS – I always try to comment on your blog, but I keep getting a error! 😦

  2. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    That pizza stole your post!!! —Which is hard to do considering there was a MickyMouse on a goats bummm! HAHAHA! —No need to fret about the air-conditioning, I’d get hot too!

    • forthesakeofcake August 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

      hahaha I was so impressed with that Mickey Mouse!

      I was a little bit of a diva, but he’s married to me now so he has to put up with it! 😉

  3. stephsnacks August 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Mmmmm that dessert sure does look good. I think my favorite Italian dish is a simple mozzarella tomato salad w/ basil.

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