I can't believe our trip is this close, it really snuck up on us! Okay, you're going to laugh... remember how this all started because we never got to meet Stitch last year, so I thought that on our way back from spring break at my parents house, we would stop by Ohana for a quick character breakfast?
Well, in typical "me" fashion, it has grown little by little from one meal, to one night, to two nights, and maybe a park day, then a second one... and so on... and has now blossomed into a full Disney vacation, lol! We are now staying 5 nights at AKL with DH, then when he leaves we are spending two nights at AoA with my parents.
We won't actually have THAT many park days, just a day at AK and Epcot, then Lily and I are planning to spend a morning at DHS while my parents keep Owen. We may also do a waterpark, depending on the weather, and we are still planning on a couple of days at the Kennedy Space Center. I'm sure DtD will fit in there somewhere too
So the only park we won't be going to is MK, which seems odd, but we are saving that for December (right before Christmas, I know it will be a madhouse!) But that means that by the end of the year, we will have used 4 days of our 10 day NE tickets (well DH and DS will have only used 3) I bought them with the intent that they would last us 3-4 years... so we should probably slow down a little, ha!
I'm actually a little shocked that DH is seeming okay with all of this. I mean, he likes Disney and all, but is usually very "strict" about sticking to our 1 vacation/year policy... But I think he is feeling guilty about having spent so much time and money on his new hobby in the last year that he feels like he can't say "no" to mine. I did cave and cancel the rental car, at least for the first part of the trip (We will have to have it to go to KSC) I thought he was on board with the idea of driving to the parks, but suddenly declared that he was a "mass transit kind of guy", and would feel guilty driving if there were busses availible. Whatever, if that what it takes to keep him happy, I can compromise
For much of the past month, we have been consumed with DDs swim meets (it was the end of the season, leading up to the state championships so it was CRAZY). We haven't had time to even think about anything else. When Lily realized this last weekend that we were leaving in less than a week, she got SOOOO excited! She is going to bounce out of her skin this week. Unfortunately, we both have 3.5 school days left, and I have to be here Thursday night for PT conferences We are leaving Friday morning, both missing school that day. In fairness, I had already booked the DVC rental before I knew that I would be working or what her school schedule would be. I hope they go fast... but not TOO fast because I have a LOT left to do!!!
Oh, and I almost forgot, because of all the construction at the Poly, and wanting to have enough time at the parks and AKL, we aren't even doing the breakfast at Ohana (the thing that started it all). So we still won't get to meet Stitch. Maybe that gives me an excuse for the next trip