(Saturday, September 20, 2014)
And we’re off!
After spending Friday night with great friends Hannah and I were ready to head to Disney! I’d booked this trip when we were there in August of 2013 thus securing us a Free Dining Package! We love Disney and when we don’t have to pay for food it’s even better. It’s a HUGE savings to us!!
After a quick repacking of the suitcases spreading out all of the things that we had needed our last night it was almost time to go. Note the half empty suitcases. Over the years I have been able to pare down what we bring and also with Hannah being 5 now it means much less ‘stuff!’ Even since last year I realized we no longer needed pull-ups for night-time, a bottle, a receiving blanket and more. Our last holdout to babyhood at Disney is the stroller and I’m sure this will not be our last trip with that considering we walk an average of 8-12 miles a day and Hannah still crashes in it when she gets tired.
I had acquired Nexus passes for Hannah and I and they were wonderful! We cruised across a bridge dedicated to Nexus cardholders and went through customs in moments. We were quickly on our way and things were just as smooth at the airport. No longer do I need to take my belt off, the computer or DVD player don’t come out of the carry-on suitcase nor does my CPAP machine and I get to leave my shoes on. What a treat!! When Hannah was a baby my top number of grey bins at the airport was 7!! This trip – one! Woot!
Our flights took us from Buffalo via Chicago to Orlando. Not the most direct route but the one that was the best price so that’s what we did! Hannah is such an amazing traveller that I don’t concern myself with stopovers. Our motto is ‘getting there is all part of the vacation adventure!’
Hannah and I love, love, love Disney as all of you know! This trip is going to be extra special as my brother Dave and his wife Trish and their kiddos Makenna and Kallen will be here! Our great friends B&P with their 2 kids are too as well as another friend with her hubby and daughter. We’ll do some things with just the 2 of us and at other times we’ll be in various groups. Can’t wait!! Trish and I have dreamed of this day I think since the girls were born and this day is finally here!! We’re at Disney!!!