Wednesday, January 1, 2014

And We Are Off...Walt Disney World - Saturday - Sunday, December 21 - 22

5:15am on Saturday morning,  the car all packed, everyone sort of awake and our journey to Walt Disney World began. We stopped for breakfast and as you can see from the 1st photo we needed to find something to do to entertain who can hold a spoon on their nose?

We stopped at South of the Border, just because you have to when driving to Florida, as well as Stephanie (our wonderful and loving 3rd pair of hands, had not been there before). After hours in the car, prolonged by numerous accidents in North Carolina & South Carolina, the kids decided to watch all the Back to the Future movies, their reactions were priceless; seeing them watch movies, Brian and I watched as kids was great, a wonderful memory.

Our plan was to drive down to Disney in one day, the fact that it took 14 hours to get from Baltimore to Savannah, Georgia led us to the decision to spend the night in a hotel and finish the drive on Sunday morning. Back in the car I was once again reminded of it is the little things. ..I was sitting in the passengers seat, ear buds in listening to music. ...When was the last time I did this, had a few minutes to do a mother, a parent - time for yourself is priceless, as a parent with a special needs, a neuromuscular disease it is even more priceless. and just as I realized this, Brian turns to me and says, we are going to stop for gas and it's your turn to drive....and just like that my few minutes were over.

We finally made it to our destination, Westgate Resorts, thank you so much Harry and Debbie; this trip would not have been possible without your generosity. Sunday night we headed to Downtown Disney for dinner at Planet Hollywood. When we saw all the shops, Ian turns around to us and says "Mommy you did not tell me all these shops were here...." Silly me what was I thinking. And of course two of Ian's favorite things, Legos and Motorcycles, just happened to have stores there.
It is amazing at all the things they had made out of legos. 

After dinner it was back to the resort, to get ready for the rest of the week....

This was on the screen at Planet what we want to know is WHO IS JENN?

Becca as a biker chic!

Ian's priceless face when seeing the motorcycle hanging from the below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kendra Bober Looks like an awesome time!!!

Elena Lucini French Ok, clearly I'm in the crying zone today! Lol... Very cool.

Samantha Gitli Schaefer Wonderful photos and memories of your vacation!

Michelle Kampler Schwartz Soo glad you had such a nice trip!! (Please tell Ian that I found other computer games & I am trying to practice....)

Jennifer Larsen Orlando So awesome!

Traci Kodeck What a great trip!!

Mitzi Agetstein Spiegelman 14 hours is a piece of cake, took us 20 this summer to Savannah due to rain in NC & SC :)