This winter was so awful we actually planned a “tropical” escape to Disney World in Florida. It was nice to see greenery and flowing water during this nasty winter. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite as warm as we’d hoped due to a freak snowstorm in Atlanta, but hey – at least it wasn’t the arctic tundra.
We celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride along the river to the French Quarter and dinner Downtown on Valentine’s Day (Yes, we were married ON Valentine’s Day!) and the next evening had a very fancy French dinner at Monsieur Paul’s in Epcot. The filet mignon was excellent!
The Port Orleans Riverside Resort was lovely and all of the restaurants really were very accommodating to food allergies. On the other hand, the Parks were really big (the smallest is 185 acres!) and we were exhausted by 2pm daily. Forget any nighttime fireworks. Oy.
Before our trip, I asked a few friends who had recently been there for some advice.
I received none. I think if they’d been honest, they would have said,
Here’s why – the truth about DisneyWorld according to comedian Jim Gaffigan:
And yes, there is some real truth here. Just sayin’.
There is much excitement, but there is nothing relaxing about a Disney vacation.
It took us all a week to recover. Returning to another Polar Vortex certainly didn’t help.
Next time we’ll venture further South to a place with just a room and a beach. Aah!