Just a quick update. Yesterday marked the end of our adventures at Disney World. We focused on the “left-side” of the park, visiting primarily Adventureland and Frontierland. The highlight (for my daughter) was getting to actually meet with Ariel (pictures soon); we waited in line for 60 minutes, but we got to see Ariel (for those of you who scoff, it’s much like waiting in line at a Six Flags for the newest rollercoaster that last for only a few minutes). Other excitement included a ride on the Jungle Boat, the Peter Pan ride, and “It’s a Small World” (which I would have been happy to avoid, but my daughter and younger son really enjoyed the ride).
Much of the joy of the trip was watching my daughter as she took it all in. Everything was exciting and magical and that, as much as anything, made the trip a success. Of course, the kids immediately asked when we were going back, and my response was that we’d go back in 2013, to celebrate my 5-year survivorship.
We are currently visiting with my father and step-mother. My dad continues to have breathing problems (though, from what I can tell, the doctors are not completely sure what’s going on). As a result, he gets winded easily and appears much more fragile than I know he is. Nevertheless, I am glad that we can add this visit onto our family vacation. Tomorrow we head back home and real life. I’m not sure I’m ready for that. I much prefer having to worry about important things like which park to go to or which rides to do.
As I said, I’ll have pictures from the last day up for your viewing pleasure shortly. Thank you for “joining” us on our family vacation. You are all invited to join us in 2013, in person, if you would like.