I put together an itinerary to Mexico. I love going to Mexico! Then a bunch of news started coming across my computer about the drug activity and murders. I was still willing to risk it to climb the Mayan ruins. Dave wasn’t so thrilled. Then I planned an itinerary to Ireland. It was cheaper than Mexico and I was born to stay in a castle. But, looking at all the days, the amount of time we’d spend flying just seemed too long compared to the amount of time we’d have to vacation. What to do, what to do. We have always talked about a solo trip to Disney. You know, Magic Kingdom, no responsibilities of kids, just acting 15 again yet old enough to buy a drink if we want. Hmmm. Dave was on board so I started researching. I found that Disney had a resort on it’s property called Caribbean Beach. We could be on “the islands” yet at the most magical place on earth at the same time, for cheaper than the above places! SOLD!
As we were walking to our room, I gasped and exclaimed “Dave! Look, a Lizard!” Not 10 seconds later “Dave, look! Another lizard!” 5 seconds later….. “Dave, OMG, another lizard, I think we may have a problem here!” Seriously, it was so odd. Everywhere on that resort had lizards scampering about the palm trees and through the foliage.
Actually, one of the selling points was during the time we were going, they were having the HGTV flower show. fun! There were so many cool plants and flowers in all sorts of shapes and designs.
Also, as it turns out, we
were stuck were lucky enough to also be there for the start of the Hollywood studios “Star Wars” weekends. One of us was a giddy little school boy, but I won’t name names. How OK amazing was it, that we saw Darth Maul in person?! Yay! Although, the stunt shows including Indiana Jones were pretty darn cool to watch!
We also went on a safari in the Animal Kingdom and had a romantic dinner right by the underwater aquarium.
It was fun. It was relaxing. That said, you couldn’t pay me to take kids there. NO WAY. There were SO many parents dragging around screaming, tired, burned out kids. I felt sorry for them at first, but by the end of our trip I thought “That’s what you get for bringing kids to a place like this!!” It’s huge, it’s exhausting, it’s hot!
I’m so glad Dave took me to a place he enjoys going. I had a ball. And I’m done. Everyone should go once. ONCE.
One of the places we especially enjoyed was Downtown Disney. Living statues, life sized lego creations, hot air balloon rides, fun fun, double fun.
We feel kinda bad that we didn’t take the kids. Ok, no we don’t.
Now, who wants to go to Mexico??