I just got back from another high school band trip. We went four years ago and it rained almost every minute of that trip. This time we had great weather. Tropical storm Colin rolled out just as we arrived.
We spent a day at Blizzard Beach and one day at Magic Kingdom, most of a day at Epcot, and split a day between Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. I would have loved more time so we could slow down a little but we did as much as we could.
The kids got to perform one morning and do a workshop one afternoon. They really enjoyed the workshop.
I’m exhausted. Most nights I got to bed about 1 am but one night it was 2 am before I got my floor settled in. Then I had to be up and ready so I could get the my floor up and moving in the morning. After an over night bus ride to start the trip I was exhausted.
One of our buses had a lot of issues, the main one was no air conditioning on the way down. Those kids were miserable and we had to stop a lot to let them off to cool off. The company claimed it was fixed on our second day but all that seemed to happen was the overhead lights and TVs filled with water and shorted out. It took hours and hours of phone calls and various threats before we got a replacement for the trip home. We left at 11:30 pm and the bus arrived just before that. I’m still not sure our bus company has agreed to pay for the replacement bus.
Other than the bus issue it was a great trip and the kids had a blast.
Now I need to start getting ready for our family trip next month.