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Old 07-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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In Search Of... (A Trip Report 8/31 thru 9/8/2013) Updated 10/08/14

In Search Of: The Dream


Where do dreams begin? In the precious minds of our children. We were all there once. I remember watching "The Mickey Mouse Club" on TV when I was a child and wishing I could go to Disneyland. As I grew up the Dream grew with me as we watched Disney's "Wonderful World Of Color" with Tinker Bell spreading a circle of "pixie dust" around the Castle every Sunday night.


Somewhere along the way I lost the Dream and grew up... or thought I did. Then, when I was 52 years old my DW said to me, "We should take the Grandkids to Disney!"


...the embers of the Dreams of my childhood once again burst into flames and a new dream began to take shape. The Fantasy began to form in my newly resurrected, childhood mind of the Magic of a trip to Walt Disney World, and the Wonder of, not only seeing it through my own eyes, but through the young 7and 11 year old eyes of our Granddaughters, too.


(Note: This is not a cruise trip report. But it does contain all the Magic, Wonder, Fantasy, and Dreams of a Disney vacation that I could find to share.)

Up Next: The characters and more...
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That's beautiful Kenny, I love how descriptive you get with writing.
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Woww, Jen, you were waiting for this!!!
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They say that is the best part of Grandchildren, giving you the perfect excuse for a slip into a second childhood. Beautiful start.
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Wonderful as always Kenny! So excited to read about this trip!
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