WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYWORLD!! Am and I are gonna do it! My brain is now in official Disney mode! It's going 90 to nothing! I feel like I have a purpose again! It's so funny that I've spent so much time lately trying to clear my head of all the ramblings running through it and now I'm so excited that it's going completely nuts again!
The most important question (at least to me) was the money issue, but my absolutely wonderful sister is going to make it my combined B-day/Christmas present!
Next issue (and second most important) is where to stay. Funny thing is, despite my incredible typical Asperger fear of trees and the woods, my favorite Disney resort is Wilderness Lodge (and Am's probably least favorite) but she wants to stay there this time! YEA!!! OK, so we've stayed there before (and I've stayed there twice on my own), but it's the smallest of the deluxes, it's one building and self-contained, it's in the Magic Kingdom area, it has my favorite resort restaurant, and it has the best resort gift shop!
Front side of Wilderness Lodge Dec 2006
Back side of Lodge Oct 2005
Then, for the first time, we have to decide whether to fly or drive. It's a two hour flight or a 16 hour drive. Easy choice right? Wrong. We've always flown, but with the choice of driving, we don't have to deal with airport security (which basically gives me hives) and we can pack whatever and how much we want. But more importantly, no more shipping. Bet you have no clue what I'm talking about! I always ship a huge box of empty boxes and tons of packing supplies down there and all the stuff we buy gets packed up our way (Disney doesn't pack it right) and then we ship it home. It usually takes several hundred dollars to ship it all home. Then something always goes wrong (at least with my stuff), so that has to be dealt with. If we drove, we could just pack all our purchases in the back and off we go! Plus, for the first time ever, we'd actually be able to buy wine at the Food And Wine Festival (you can't ship alcohol to the state of Arkansas).
Which brings up another issue...do we want to go in October (my favorite time to go) or do we want to go another time. Am has never been at Christmas (but none of us are Christmas people - except my Mother - and you guys thought it was just me!). But Halloween is special to us all (probably because we're freaks) and the parks are beautiful then.
The Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom - Oct 2009
Looking down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom from the Train Station Oct 2007
But, needless to say, I got tons to think about and since it's 6 am, I better go to bed! I still have a job to go to!