Monday, February 05, 2007
Mickey says hello!
Wow - what a trip! It was by far the least relaxing trip I've been on, but we did have fun! Busy...busy... busy....
We stayed at one of the Disney Resorts (Port Orleans, Riverside) and I'm so glad we did. Easy access to all the parks by bus and we could easily come back for a rest if we needed to. We also did the meal plan and enjoyed some great meals (that were worth far more than what we paid in the meal plan!). And boy, did we eat! I think we're all going through ice cream and dessert withdrawal today.
Ryan getting a hug from Woody. The cast was sooooo good to Ryan. In this case, Ryan was crying because he saw Woody go by, but he didn't get a chance to say hello. One of the dancers asked me why Ryan was crying, so I told him. He then went up to Woody and asked him to come by and say hello. And Woody did... not once, but twice! Ryan was the only child Woody talked to and Ryan was soooo thrilled! He really really enjoyed meeting all the characters. Kurtis is a bit too old for that as he knows they're not real, but to Ryan, it's magic meeting all the characters!
And Ryan with Winnie-the-Pooh and my niece, Sara.
Ryan and I at Blizzard Beach. The rest of the gang was heading down the incredible water slides!
Kurtis and I enjoying one of our many meals.
Ryan, Sara and my nephew Connor, meeting Pluto. Did I mention that my sister, her husband and her two kids came along? It was so great to have Lisa there to help with Ryan (he was a bit of a handful... so much excitement and so many things to see and do).
My Dad with the kids. I was so thrilled that my Dad was able to come along too. He did a lot of very patient waiting as the gang went on the rides (I did a lot of waiting with him as I really wasn't able to ride the roller coasters and other rides like that).
The warm weather must have been good to me as I had a lot of energy - I only went back to the hotel to rest on two days (and that was mostly because we were going out at night and both Ryan and I needed to rest). We did use the wheelchair a few days, but for the most part, I was able to walk and keep up. One of the nicest things about the trip was that I didn't think about cancer or chemo. Normally it seems it's ALWAYS on my mind - and I realized that once I got back home and I started thinking about my chemo treatment tomorrow. But while we were in Disney, we were so busy and there was so much to take in, it very rarely crossed my mind. What a treat!
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