I have to confess, again. I was dreading the whole Florida trip, so much so that I was a nervous wreck. The air conditioner issue, the money we were about to spend, the travel time, the unfamiliar places...they all had me in quite a dither several days before we left. But, as fantastic as the whole trip was, our day in the Magic Kingdom was spectacular. (In spite of sweating buckets, that is.) Andrew's excitement and the look on his face for some of the things on his "to-do" list was worth it. And on top of it all, I think we did it as frugally and systematically as possible under the circumstances, and I was kind of proud of myself for the preparation we put it into it.
We got up early on Wednesday morning and hit the road for the 45-minute trip to Orlando from Melbourne. I was practically giddy with excitement, and the closer we got, and the more billboards we saw with the mouse on them, the worse (better?) it got. Memories of prior trips I had taken there as a kid AND the excitement I was feeling for both of my guys had me in a very rare state of enthusiasm. Even parking the car in the Pluto lot and riding the little tram to the monorail was exciting!
Once inside, we stopped for the requisite shot of the magic castle. Everyone and their brother was doing the same thing, so this is the first time we encountered a real crowd.