Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Countdown Begins

We're less than one week away from our trip to Disney World. The packing and final plans will begin in earnest now. I have packed most of my camera bag and there may not be quite enough room for everything. I have my digital SLR, my digital point & shoot, my wife's digital point & shoot (4 AA batteries required here) and we now own a digital camcorder. There is plenty of room for the cameras, but the accessories are another issue. Of course each camera has it's own special battery, and it's own charger...and none are interchangeable. I think it's a conspiracy. Oh yeah, there is the laptop and it has its own charger too.
Clothing is a whole other issue. Since we have a two bedroom unit with a washer and dryer, I am willing to bet I can pack everything I need in a carry-on bag. I'm not going to actually do that, but I'll bet I can.
We will be leaving Saturday morning and returning home the following Friday. That probably means that there will be NO posts on this site next week. I'll be too busy with the grandcrew to do any blogging. We have a 5 day park hopper pass and a meal plan, so there will be few out of pocket expenses once we arrive. Now, while you may be thinking this trip is all about the grandcrew, let me assure you that I do have a day for myself. After all this is my trip. I have celebrated my 20th anniversary with the firm where I work. After twenty years of service, the firm awards you with a trip for two anywhere in the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands. We picked Orlando and Disney World because we wanted to share the trip with someone, and who better than the grandcrew?
What about my day you ask? Well Thursday, I have booked a guide, a bass boat and I will spend the morning bass fishing the lakes of Epcot. It will be just the guide and myself. I am really looking forward to this little adventure. While I am going to enjoy every minute with the family, I have a feeling that this extra activity has the potential to be the highlight of the trip for me, especially if there is a 6-10 pound bass in it.


Sandee said...

I see more of a 12 pound bass for you though. Just have fun. We'll be right here waiting for posts with pictures of your great adventure. Have a great week. :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

That sounds great! Vacations together are fantastic... and spoiling grandkidollos is something I am truly looking forward to myself! Have a FANTASTIC time!

Travis Erwin said...

The meal plan is great and I have fished those same waters. I caught bass nearly every cast but the biggest was about four pounds. Me and my clan are headed back the day after Christmas.

Have fun.

mommanator said...

Great fun. Reading your post- I am going to Fla tomorrow and I havent even started to pack!I'll get er done though

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a blast!
Have a great time!!!

Unknown said...

You are going to have a grand time!! I hope you catch a monster!!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Sounds great...can not wait for the pictures to flood your blog when you return.