This will be somewhat of a different type trip report for me. This summer I did a full out web page with pictures, music, and detailed description of our days. Since this was just a weekend trip I think I’ll just use my passpockets as a guide, and give a few notes and pictures.
This trip was born in a chat one night. We were brought together as girlfriends by our love of Disney, and laughter. It was mentioned that we should get together at our favorite place on Earth, and the timeframe we were talking about just so happened to match a trip that TrixyA already had scheduled. So there we were…a plan was hatched…hotel and flight reservations were made, and we were set for a long weekend trip in January. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Myself (AliciaG) – Tennessee
AmyA – Tennessee
Jen- (Trixy’s daughter)
Karen – Pennsylvania
We had another girlfriend (the birthday girl) who was set to join us, but things didn’t work out for her to go. We missed her terribly, but were glad to receive a phone call from her during the trip.
Day 1 Thursday, January 16
The forecast for Nashville was 2-4 inches of snow. It was predicted to arrive around noon. Whew! Thank goodness I wouldn’t have to drive in it that morning. Amy and I arrived at the airport and were on board our plane with plenty of ease. As we are waiting for the plane to finish boarding, we see that it has started to snow, and is already accumulating. Of course this snow is about 3 hours early, so we’re glad we had an early flight. Our plane has to be de-iced, but we take off on schedule.
Our TTC driver Jerry meets us at MCO. We have a quick stop for some goodies, and are whisked away to the Contemporary Resort. Oh, how I love that entrance to the Magic Kingdom area. As we come over a little rise, I see the CR, Space Mountain, and Cinderella Castle. Yes, I get teary. [img]graemlins/cry2.gif[/img] As we are standing in line to get our rooms…in come Karen and Kim! I’d met them before at MNSSHP, but this is the first time for them and Amy to meet face to face. Hooray, one of the rooms is ready. We are whisked away to drop off our luggage, and then head over to the Food & Fun Center for some lunch. By the time we are through…Moley has arrived. How cool is this!?! [img]graemlins/love.gif[/img] We’re all together, and the other two rooms are ready, so we head back to the rooms for some girl talk and unpacking. Hugs and gifts are exchanged all around, and we hatch a plan for the evening. Oh, the Nashville girls decide they’ll call their hubbies and let them know they’ve arrived safely…bad move. It hasn’t snowed two inches in Nashville….it’s snowed 7 inches! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] I’ve lived in Nashville all my life, and I don’t remember a 7-inch snow since I was a child. The city is a parking lot…nobody is moving…and Amy’s DH is stuck out in it, trying to pick up their girls from daycare, and school. OK, the guilt trip sets in…we’re in sunny Florida with temps in the 60’s, while they are battling a blizzard in a city not prepared for it. Oh well…we get over it and head to MGM Studios.
I know I said I wasn’t going to write a lot, but I just wanted to set the scene.
The weather today was…sunny, breezy, and 60ish in Florida. Cold, snowy, and hazardous in Tennessee.
The best thing today was…Meeting my friends face to face.
The worst thing was…this is a tie…hearing about the bad weather at home, and feeling ill just as I was about to do ToT, and having to take the chicken exit. [img]graemlins/ukid.gif[/img]
Today we tried…the walking path from MGM to Epcot.
And the result was…Amy and I were able to enjoy seeing the Epcot resort area for the first time, walk on Test Track, and Spaceship Earth to cap off a great evening.
The most magical moment today was…enjoying Fantasmic with my girlfriends, while eating a piece of grapefruit cake in the birthday girl’s honor.
I didn't have my camera with me all the time. It was somewhat liberating to now carry much, without the stroller, and 3 kids to carry stuff for, but I'll post some pics I did take each day. Some days I made many more than others.
One of the floats in Fantasmic
Gotta love Mickey!
Coming next...The most wonderful day ever at the Magic Kingdom, and the other two finally arrive! [ 01-31-2003, 11:28 AM: Message edited by: AliciaG ]