One of my favorite photos from the girl’s first trip to Disney. Actually all three of the children were there. This was two years before Chris joined the Marine Corps. Pete and RePete were six and two, respectively. That year we stayed at the Contemporary Resort for a week at the beginning of October. As a matter of fact we ended up adding an extra day at the end of the trip. It was a blast and the beginning of what has turned out to be several trips back.
We skipped a couple of years and in 2008 we stayed at the Polynesian Resort for a week at the beginning of June. It was an extremely tiring week (very fucking hot!) and on the last day we got up and decided to just make the damned drive home. That’s been part of the problem. I am fairly limited to my vacation time. I get two seven day and one ten day vacations each year. Normally my ten day is in the summer when the girls are out of school. It’s somewhere between 8-10 hours to drive from here to Orlando so by the time we make it we are usually too exhausted. Two days wasted.
Last year we went during spring break. Holder and the girls really wanted to go so I booked us for three days and four nights at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. I was in the middle of paying the IRS a crapload of money so didn’t have a ton to spend so we went the cheapo route. We had a good time but it was rainy and again, the drive didn’t help at all.
Anyone who’s been around my blog(s) for a while, and it would have to be quite a while since up until recently I haven’t posted dick except for crime stories at Sick Crimes, knows my aversion to flying. The older I get the less I enjoy it. I think part of that is the fact that I just don’t fly a lot. It may also be a control issue. I have the same problem riding shotgun in a car. Perhaps if I took flying lessons that would help me out. Not that I’m about to buy a plane any time soon but it would be cool…
Anyway, we’re heading back down to Orlando again. This time we are flying down at the end of October (October and February seem to be the most comfortable down there). We’re only going to be there for four days but Holder can only get three personal days off of work and the girls will also be missing three days of school as well. Fuck it, some things are worth it. Not only that but we will be there Halloween weekend, which is coincidentally my favorite holiday of the year as well.
I am The girls are really looking forward to trick-or-treating at the Magic Kingdom 🙂
We are also going to be staying at the Grand Floridian this time, which is one resort we haven’t stayed at yet. Repete is now seven and Pete turns 13 two days before the trip. Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun.