Our First Time at Disney Was 2009!
Disney, August 2009
Last year, August 2009, my sister and I started our first annual family trip together to Disney. She and her twenty children and grandchildren. Actually it was five children and three grandchildren it just seems like twenty when they are all together. I had my one and only son.
We left on a beautiful, hot sunny, Saturday afternoon. I checked us in online the night before so all we had to do was check our bags at the curb. We were flying with Jet Blue ... there were some minor problems, but I truly did enjoy the flight. What I loved the most was all of the things my sister and I brought with us to keep the children calm was not needed, because Jet Blue had inflight movies behind each seat. My son and nephew sat with me and watched SpongeBob SquarePants. I watched The Proposal. I was in heaven.
We arrived at a time shared villa of a friend of my sisters around 9:00 PM. We were in awe at the size. It was so Spacious, and beautiful. I stayed in the down stairs bedroom -- which had a bathroom -- with my son and nephew. My sister and the rest the our group were upstairs where there was three bedroom, and two bathrooms. My sister's bedroom had a bathroom and balcony.
My sister's three minor daughters stayed in the middle bedroom, and her -- then -- twenty-three year old daughter stayed in another bedroom with her three little children all under four years old.
My favorite day was at Disney Park. My son had the greatest time.
My one problem with the Villa was there was no WiFi. I was not able to book our trip coming back, and it really took us so long on that line and about an hour at security check, and with eight children we missed our flight, which was after 11:30 AM. We ended up leaving after 3:00 PM.
Still, I really do love Jet Blue even though they really closed the doors too early.
There were several learning lessons, but the one I took away from our whole experience was to make sure I always get to the airport early.
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