My DH–the guy who goes along with whatever I plan
Nate (10)–my little Disney lover
This is our 4th and last trip with our APs as they expire July 25th. I never dreamed we would get this much use out of these but we got maybe 32 days in WDW this year. Awesome!
This trip was my DH’s idea. He told me I couldn’t say no and he had wanted to surprise me but he knew he couldn’t pull it off w/o me finding out. I booked 3 nights with our new BCV DVC points and started planning. My DH said we had to do some all new things this time, including Cirque and a new restaurant every day. I didn’t quite pull off a new restaurant every day but we did try a couple of new places.
Our plan was to fly out early Thursday and come back late Sunday night. I didn’t get a DING but we only paid $700 for all 3 of us and after seeing some current fares that wasn’t too bad. Mike had class until 2:00 so Nate and I finished what little packing was left and got the house straightened up and waited for his friend who spent the night to get picked up.
We didn’t know at the time we booked our trip that Mike would only have 2 summer courses when we planned this. As it turned out, his third class didn’t make and we could have flown out Wednesday night instead of Thursday morning but that’s the way it goes. Since our flight was early we booked a hotel next to the airport so we could sleep an extra 2 hours. We had dinner at Olive Garden and settled in for the night.
I have to add that we live near an area that was really flooded this summer. It was really sad to drive through the area on our way to the airport and see the damage first hand. We had seen reports on the news all last month but seeing it in person was somethig else. I can’t describe the smell, it was awful. There was so much standing water that couldn’t make it back to the river and it smelled awful, I didn’t expect that. Ok, back to my trip report.