I don’t think I can do a detailed trip report like I usually try to do but maybe I’ll do an overview of our trip. It was just too long to remember all the details.
We planned our usual ten day trip at Beach Club Villas then DVC offered discounted premium APs and I started thinking…what if Nate and I extended our trip and left early. I started joking that Nate had an eye appointment 20 minutes from the airport-it would be silly to drive all that way and not fly out that day. Mike thought it was a good idea and encouraged us to book the extra days. We were going cheap, Pop Century and all counter service. I was good with that and so was Nate. I saved like crazy so I could pay for our extra days ($100 a day for food/spending money and the nights at Pop) and basically did, along with our APs and airfare so I really didn’t feel guilty.
Then about a month before Nate’s eye appointment we got a letter from the hospital telling us they had to rescheduled his appointment. Ha ha, the extra days started because of his appointment and now it’s rescheduled. All that meant was less stress trying to get from his 9:30 appointment to our 1:50 flight. Mike dropped us off at the airport and we had our bags checked and were through security in a matter of minutes. Nate’s boarding pass said he was TSA pre checked so he went to a different line with no one ahead of him and I was directed to a line with only a few other people and got pre-screened and didn’t have to take my shoes off or present my 3 oz bottles of liquids. It took 5 minutes to get through security and then we had a couple of hours to wait. I love people watching and had a great family to watch who kept me entertained and helped pass the time.
We decided Nate needed lunch. I can’t eat before we fly so I had a glass of water and Nate had chips and salsa and a burger and fries. Flying doesn’t affect his appetite a bit. Our flight was a bit bumpy so I used my special powers and kept the plane in the air while Nate and the teen on the other side of me played video games and listened to iPods.
We landed on time and safely and were on our ME bus as quickly as possible. We weren’t the first stop/resort but we also weren’t the last stop so I guess I can’t ask for much more than that. Check in was quick and easy and we found our room, dropped our bags and hopped a bus to MK to get our vacation started.
After this I’m sure things are going to start to get blurry and run together but at least the first day is clear.