I had super ambitious ideas of completing a trip report in the two days I had before I left for China for two weeks..but that didn't work out so much. Instead I'm reliving my trip almost three weeks after the fact..but oh well! I took notes.
So gather 'round and let me tell you my little tale! Here is some backstory: Dave and I have been to Disney World at least 9 times as a couple in 8 years. At the time I would have considered ourselves pretty much pro's at this whole Disney thing as a couple. We bought a house, had a baby and somehow four years went by without a Disney trip planned. Okay, that's not true, we planned a trip in June of 2011 but around April we cancelled it because we just didn't think we'd have an enjoyable time. I am SO glad we did that because this trip? Was. Awesome. Our son is 2 1/2 years old. He loves Lightening McQueen, Woody and Buzz and generally has no fear. We knew this trip was going to be very very different from any trip we'd taken before. We promised each other to hang up our park commando ways and follow Holden's signals. It was a short three day trip so we knew getting everything done would be impossible anyway. I think that helped..a lot.
Enough with the details..on with the trip! We we set to leave on Friday May 25th after work. Unfortunately I woke up Thursday night very, very sick. NOT the way I wanted to spend my vacation. Even worse I had no choice..I HAD to go into school that day. It was our last day (without kids) and I actually had to switch my classroom and check out. So I trudged into work and started feeling better after a breakfast of applesauce and ginger ale. Eventually 3:30 rolled around and Dave and Holden came to pick me up and we were off!
Well. Not exactly. As soon as we got on 26 (literally 10 minutes from our house) we were stuck in traffic for an hour. Holden took this picture by the way.
Our goal was to drive until we got tired. We must have been pumped from Disney adrenaline and Yoohoo because we actually made it all the way to Sanford, Fla (about an hour from Disney).