Ah, finally I can catch a vacation from vacation….
My family took our annual 9-day trip to Florida last week, an event I’d been looking forward to — CLINGING TO — for months.
Of course, two full days were devoted to travel to and from our destination. That left four days to “relax” on the beach and three days to explore Disney World.
What can I say about the Magic Kingdom? It was hot … steaming hot. At 8 a.m. By 2 p.m. I was ready to head back to the hotel. We got there two hours later after waiting on the ferry to take us to the bus parking lot, then waiting on the bus and then making many stops. I bet the Magic Kingdom is most magical in October.
Epcot was cool, and most lines to rides were inside and air-conditioned. The girls loved our breakfast with the Disney Princesses and we actually learned a lot on many of the rides. One boat ride took us through experimental horticulture greenhouses where produce is grown in sand, air and water. Another taught us about energy resources. The “virtual” hang-gliding ride? It was just plain fun!
Then it was back to the beach for seashell hunting, sunset walks and lots of yummy seafood.
So overall, it wasn’t too taxing of a trip. Despite the heat, airline delays and crowds, we had a great time. Now I just need to rest up for next year.