I think I have enough blog content to make a few of these posts… Especially if I do them day by day.
So let us begin by talking about the first night there. About 15 minutes before we left for the airport, my Aunt Linda (who has been sick for some time), passed away. We kind of knew this would be coming, but there was really nothing we could do about it other than cancel our vacation. We were pretty sure that my Aunt wouldn’t want us to do that, so we made the decision to continue on with our trip. (Linda is second from the left in the below picture)
We arrived in Florida a little late due to a delayed flight (roughly 12:15 AM CST). My cousin Lori loaned us her car for the week, and came and picked us up at the airport. We took a brief car tour around Orlando, and then went to a Steak and Shake (as not to many places are open at 2:00AM). We ate til about 3:00, and then went our separate ways. I was hoping that we would get to spend more time with my favorite cousin and her family, but Lori left for Nebraska and Linda’s funeral the next morning, so it didn’t really work out.
We arrived at the hotel right around 4:00AM, and went straight to bed. As we knew we would have our first day in the parks the next day.