I like to do things last minute.
On February 11, 2008 - David and I had a random conversation about getting married that weekend. (We were engaged, we were struggling with the finances and time pressure of planning a wedding).
We got married on February 16th, 2008.
We have had this upcoming week booked as "off" from work and daycare. but have made no plans.
Today, those plans became a trip to Florida. We are driving to Toledo Sunday, staying the night. it's only 3 hours away, but we think this will be less stressful. From Toledo - in the a.m. on Monday we pick up a car and drive to Florida. With the intention of stopping the night somewhere near Atlanta, but we'll see how it goes.
We're booked at a cheap hotel in Kissimee. It includes breakfast - but that breakfast is basically bagels, cereal, juice. It has a heated outdoor saltwater pool that is really big - and it has fairly good reviews. It's $29/night - but a 20-30 minute drive to the different places we plan to visit.
We plan to do only one day at Disney Magic Kingdom as it's $240 US for the "three" of us (Charlie is free). We have tickets for one day at Aquatica. Aquatica is a park made by Sea World, and it looks like the best water park for us to visit with little kids. And I wouldn't mind the 750 ft slide that plunges you through the dolphin tank in an encased tube. Looks really cool!
We have tickets for Medieval Times on Tuesday night (yay!), and for the Pirates Dinner theme show (apparently very cool!) on Thursday night. We plan to do the theme parks on Wednesday and Friday. Thursday will be relax and see stuff that's free day. Saturday we may do DisneyQuest or Epcot - we'll see what we want to do when that day comes.
We are planning on leaving first thing Sunday morning for Toledo. We may cancel our hotel for Saturday night and leave then instead. We return the car on Monday, August 2nd at 10:30 a.m. We then HAVE to drive the one hour to Detroit Airport to pick up Haley, Arthur, Thomas from their flight in from Colorado. They get in at 1pm. See why we are renting a car in Toledo, now? :) We need our van to get our entire crew home. Renting from London, Ontario was just as cheap - but then we'd have 4 extra hours and 2 extra border crossings to drive back to Detroit and get them. boo to that!
David and i have NEVER been to disney. Cole is the only one in our family who has!
We are renting a car out of Toledo for the 18hour leg of the trip rather than driving our van because a) it's only $200 Canadian with unlimited mileage; b) our van's air conditioning does not work and c) our van does not need 3K km on it without servicing and d) we'd spend almost $70 of that $200 in the extra gas. The $130 difference between the gas savings and the paying out $200 to rent is completely worth the 3,000km. I'm really glad