I have just returned from a lovely spring break at Walt Disney World! Saturday to Sunday - the longest consecutive period of time I’ve spent there since 2008!
There is a little backstory to just how I managed to swing an entire spring break at the World…
For a long time, my family was undecided on how to spend spring break. I was looking at cruises and wasn’t even considering Disney because the last spring break we spent there was disastrously crowded. However, though Rachel got a break from her tech classes this week, she still had high school. So we were having to pull her out of school, and though Rachel didn’t mind, my parents didn’t want her missing too many days. It’s also been very busy at work for Dad, so he only wanted to take two days off (he works four days a week). For the days Dad could vacation (Wed-Sun), cruises didn’t line up. So, he wanted to do either Disney or Vegas. And from those options, Disney was the clear winner with both Rachel and me. So we booked Wednesday to Sunday at the Polynesian.
Well, my boyfriend, Max, also wanted to go to Orlando. His parents had been talking about taking the two of us last spring break, but after his mother’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, that vacation was postponed. My family booked for the second half of the week gave us an idea - I could go with his family the first half of the week, then stay at Disney with my family the second half.
Max’s mother, Marcia, was on board. She gets Hilton HHonor points through her work, so she wanted to book a Hilton hotel. Unfortunately, the Hilton in Downtown Disney and Hilton Bonnet Creek (her first two choices) were already booked solid. The second tier included the Doubletree in Downtown Disney and an off-property Hilton hotel. Marcia thought the off-property hotel looked a bit newer and nicer in photos, but Max chose the Downtown Disney hotel because he wanted to be on Disney property, and I believe envisioned us going to Downtown Disney every night to shop and hang out (I don’t think he understood how late the parks stay open).
So, after that lengthy introduction, the Cast includes…
BF’s Mom, Marcia
BF’s Dad, Jim
I’m also going to mention that I just bought a new camera before the trip - a Nikon1. I’m very, very pleased with it. I had been planning to buy it since after Christmas, but I kept putting it off… I figured going to Disney was the perfect reason to finally make the purchase.
So, all of the pictures in my TR will either be from my Nikon1 or someone’s iPhone 4s.
Also, a little warning… this TR may not be as quick-coming as usual. It was a long vacation and I’m about to face the final 5 weeks of school. :blow: Plus, I have an architecture convention this weekend. I will try to keep it entertaining, though!