Friday, November 26, 2010

Stinson Vacation 2010: Part 1

It's not about the destination. It's about the journey. No wait, this time it's totally about the destination.
We've been planning this trip for years, and it's finally here.
Today we began our Journey to Disney World in beautiful Orlando, FL.

We left our house at 7:05 am and arrived in Orlando at 7:45. Yep almost 13 hours.
To most folks this would have been a 10.5 hour drive, but with a 4 & 6 yr old, things never go as quickly as one might hope.

Here are just a few of the memorable moments from our day of travel...

1 - 1 hour break at a Ruby Tuesday's in North Florida to watch the first (and best) quarter of the Iron Bowl.

Gavin being very serious about watching Alabama football and enjoying his Ruby Tuiesday's Salad Bar (Ham and Cheese.)
 2 - Pointing out oddities along the road to the boys.  (tanks, helicopters, large chicken sculptures made of pans, etc.)
3 -  Stopping along the way to ship an item I'd sold on ebay and meeting the most talkative postal counter worker I've ever encountered.
4 - Seeing the billboard for the Sea World Christmas spectacular, because nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a killer whale jumping over a floating Christmas tree.
5 - And of course, an endless barage of questions like "How much longer Daddy?" My favorite such comment came from Gavin at approx 7:20 in Sumiton, AL. "I'm tired of riding in the car Daddy. How much longer?". We'd been in the car approx 15 minutes.

I'm sure I'll have plenty of tales this week.
On the agenda tomorrow... Disney's Animal Kingdom. We can hardly wait!

1 comment:

  1. Warning - I think Karen promised money to the gson who could ask "how much longer" or say "I can't walk any more" ! Just sayin'......:)