if it walks like a duck, it must be my granddaughter
So where should we start. I guess cast…me- grandma-50
Alexandria- DGD- 18 months
Casey - DSIL - 27
Tues. Sept 26, The kids drove down from State College area and got in about 10 ish. Wed. Sept 27, got up at 3 a.m. (after going to bed at 11 p.m.) Got to the phila airport about 4:40 and had to wait until 5 a.m. for southwest to open up the check in area. I like SW, but how dumb is that. Why tell people to get to the airport 2 hrs early, if the check in area doesn’t open until 90 min before you take off? So we get checked in, get thru security with no problems. My DD was allowed to take a sippy cup with milk thru, and had no problem with the new updated carry on rules. The baby was eating an english muffin and we found out it’s against federal rules to carry food thru the medtal detector. Even though we boarded the plane separatly, I sat across the row from the kids. The baby slept all the way down. ME was fine. We waited about 15 min in line before getting on the bus. The film thing wasn’t working too well. Lots of jumping and stuff but it kept the baby entertained.
So we get to POP about 11ish. As we were walking into the lobby, I said to my DD, “I hope we don’t get the 90’s”. So anybody want to guess where we ended up??? We asked about other rooms, we even said they don’t have to be next to each other. She said she didn’t have anything else. She had two rooms over in the far side of the 50’s, but they weren’t ready yet. I knew Casey would want a room now, so we said just give us the 90’s building. So we walked and walked and walked. I think I could see the airport from my room AND it was on the second floor. I don’t like upper floors. So I called my DH to tell him where we were and that I wasn’t happy and this and that and I wasn’t happy and everything else and I wasn’t happy. So after I complained to him about the room location for about 10 min, I’m ready to say goodbye so he says (in a fake voice) thankyou and have a magical day!! I was ready to smack him. The next morning when I went out at 6 to get coffee, I felt very uneasy. I didn’t use the elevator and even using the stairs, I felt like I should be looking over my shoulder for the bad guys. There was no one around. I know it sounds silly, it’s just the inner city in me. The next day my DD said she smell cigarette smoke in her room and asked me about it. I didn’t smell anything in my room and thought maybe it was from outside. But she called and they offered to move her. It wasn’t much of a change (one building closer) and she wasn’t sure if she wanted to pack up again. But we moved and it turned out to be a first floor room. For those who stayed in the 90’s, we were in the parking lot side of the pacman building. So you could walk across the parking lot to the bus area. I was happy to have a first floor room.
So we head out to MK. I went out on my own and I was looking for the CS by pirates. I thought I had read it was opened for lunch, but it wasn’t. So I ate at columbia harbor house. I ate upstairs by a window. Very nice. However climbing those stairs with food could be tricky. Someone lost a soda (Not me, honest) on the stairs.
So then I hit some rides. Little or no waitng. I went on pirates, haunted mansion, pooh, peter pan, small world, mickey’s philamagic, and snow white over the course of two or three hours. And then it was time to be the grandma.
The kids went to CP for an early dinner. Alex didn’t make it all the way thru. She was afraid of Pooh and friends. So I got her and we checked out the ducks running around while Becky and Casey finished dinner.