Friday, September 4, 2015

Disney Countdown

And so it begins. The Disney countdown. Ok, I just lied to you. I've been counting down since day 60.
Only 4 days to go. Only 2 if you are counting when I leave for my sisters. 
I have been busy. And tired. I don't know if I'm a normal tired because I've been on the go or extra tired because of being sick. Though I really don't feel sick. I'm still feeling congested in the chest but still no other symptoms. I have been faithfully taking my anti-biotics.

Now here is my itinerary for the upcoming 10 days.

9/5 Sat. : Finish washing clothes/packing. Clean up the house. Get lunch stuff ready for the ice chest. Go to  evening Confession/Mass. Yea, gotta get the soul in good order before a road trip :)

9/6 Sun. : Get up and GO. I don't have a set time to wake up but I'm sure I'll be up between 4 and 5 am. As soon as I have the van packed I'm hitting the road. Of course, I will say all my good-byes and get my hugs and kisses. I will be snacking in the car because my Mom will have a great lunch waiting for me when I get there. Roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese. My all time favorite meal my Mom makes!!!! It should take  7- 8 hrs to get to the Baton Rouge area. Head to the store with my sister and get any last minute things we might need.

9/7 Mon. : Happy Labor Day! Get up bright and early and GO. We will be driving to Ocala, Fla. Shouldn't be too bad. Ocala is about 1 1/2 hrs from Orlando and it should take about 10 hrs. Easy, Peasy with 2 drivers!

9/8 Tues. : Check In at Pop Century. WOO HOO. We'll wander around a bit and take some pictures then head on over to Epcot! Supper at the Coral Reef restaurant!

9/9 Wed. : Hollywood Studios day! Lunch at Sci-Fi Diner! Ride Rock N Roller Coaster multiple times in-between riding Tower of Terror multiple times!!!

9/10 Thurs. : Magic Kingdom day. We will hit rope drop at Early Magic Hours. Park opens at 8am so we need to be there at least by 7:30. Not a problem!!! We plan on staying ALL day. Boy, I sure hope I can keep up!! Lunch at Be Our Guest.

9/11 Fri. : Moment of silence. Animal kingdom day. Just gonna take it easy and see what we can see.  No particular place to eat this day. Just gonna wing it.
(We have park hopper tickets so when we are finished with one park we can "hop" to another.)

9/12 Sat. : Hit the road back to Louisiana. Driving straight through. Again easy, peasy with 2 drivers.

9/13 Sun. : Mass and take it easy at my sisters! Restock my ice chest for the drive home.

9/14 Mon. : Get up bright and early and hit the road. Make it safely back home to the loving arms of my family :)
9/15 Tues. : Throwing this extra day in there.....DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. 
I am going to be SO tired. But SO happy.

 Just one of my bags full of stuff to take.

 Just a few of the shirts I will be wearing. I have a Mickey/Minnie shirt to wear every day of my trip. Yes, I'm a bit of a goober.

 My little bag of "mouse"keeping tips, and "would you rather" game cards, tape etc.

 Water bottles I did up with duct tape. 

 A little goodie basket for my sister. A crochet "Minnie" ear warmer and little mister bottle, a Mickey key chain and gift card and the Gold Mine bubble gum. We used to get these all the time. And I thought it would do nicely with the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train ride.

 And my best friend. Pooh. I think I might take him with me. He needs to be on Disney property at least once in his life. You can tell that he has been a much loved best friend!! I got him when I was just a wee little lass of 1.

Now these sad things.
 Hmm, they don't look too bad here.


Then we get to here. They didn't quite turn out how I wanted. Isn't that always the case? At least with me :) 
I really wanted to do some nice Mickey rice crispy treats. I think I need to make them a bit thicker and they will work better. The little ears tended to sag a bit. And the chocolate wasn't thin enough. I know, excuses, excuses. 

I really am SO excited about my trip. I'm really looking forward to spending the time with my sister. You know, I don't think we have ever spent time alone together. Ever. Not on a trip anyway. Kids, husbands, parents were always around. It should be interesting!!!!

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