Once upon a time, there was a family who hadn’t been to the magical land of Walt Disney World since 2016. They dreamed of returning, for it is only there, it has been said, that one can find true happiness. (Well, there…and Universal Orlando.)
So this family decided to embark on their most ambitious journey ever, tackling both Universal Studios and Walt Disney World in a single trip, all the while celebrating not one, not two, not three, but four separate important events.
One, the graduation of DS18.
Two, the first ever trip to Walt Disney World (and Florida in general) for DDIL.
Three, the wedding anniversary of DS22 and DDIL.
Four, the wedding anniversary of the DH and DW.
The family scrimped and saved, plans were made, and it was looking to be the Best Vacation Ever © in May 2020. But then, an evil monster came and ravaged the land, undoing not only the future happiness of the family, but of the entire world!
Soon, the family found itself in hiding from the evil monster COVID, biding their time until they could emerge and make the journey to Florida undetected. But COVID was cunning and vicious, and, upon hearing the family’s plans, decided to ravage the entire state for Florida to scare off even the most stout-hearted.
But the family was far more dauntless than that, and even as COVID grew in strength, they secretly planned a new trip, even more ambitious than the original, taking refuge not in the rental home as they had originally planned, but in the hideaways known as the Endless Summer Resort at Universal Orlando, and Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World. Their trek across the country would embark on Sunday, August 2, having them arrive Tuesday, August 4.
Not to be deterred by this family’s cunning, COVID had little choice but to evoke the powers of the undersea beast known as Isaias, responsible for generating powerful tropical storms and the potential for hurricanes! Just the threat of such a beast, COVID figured, would be enough to keep any foolish mortal away!
Will the family make it unscathed and finally find true happiness, or will COVID and Isaias dash their plans to bits? Stay tuned to find out!
This is a bit of a jump on the trip report, I know. But, whatevs. I’m starting it anyhow!