Sorry! The time change had me all messed up… I was ready for bed at 8pm. :laugh: But now I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and the pictures are loaded, so LET’S DO THIS THING!!
[B]Day 1[/B] - travel day, no parks
Day 1 is pretty boring, so we’ll get through this quickly. The trip started off with just Dad, Mom, and me - Tim and Sara go to college together and had classes today and tomorrow morning, so they would have to meet us tomorrow afternoon. Baloo had work today and tomorrow, so he would be meeting us on Day 3.
We hauled our camper (whom we have named Shep Deux, in honor of our first pop-up, Shep, whom we outgrew and sold a few years ago) from home to Orlando and checked into Fort Wilderness.
We requested a site near the water so Dad and Tim could go fishing. The CM at check-in (I forget his name, but he was on the CP and was very helpful!) found a few open sites by the water, and he showed us on a detailed map of each loop exactly where the site would be so we could choose. We picked a site on the 300 loop, #329, and it ended up to be the best site we’ve ever had. We’ll definitely be requesting a site in the #325-335 range again when we go!
I’m using a map from wdwinfo.com (sorry I can’t post it any bigger!). I circled where our site would be in red. It’s on the back half of the 300 loop, right on the water, and there’s a little service road/walking path right behind it that leads to the Settlement (where there’s a general store, Trail’s End restaurant, and boats to MK). There’s also a bus stop at the front of the 300 loop that takes you to the Outpost (where you catch buses to the other parks). All pretty convenient!