I am not an entertaining trip report writer, but I’ll do my best, and I do have details…
Who: Me (40-something), DH (also 40-something), DS21, DS18, and DS21’s gf. Originally, DS18’s friend/gf was going, but she broke up with him and backed out 3 weeks before we left.
Why: DIsney, of course! Also, DS21 has a 14-week internship this summer, so if he was going, it had to be Spring Break. DH & I celebrated our 25th anniversary the day we arrived home, and DS18 graduates in May.
When: March 6-13
We have dealt with a lot of changes in our house last year. Both DH & I found ourselves unemployed during the year (one by choice, one not so much); I found a new job within a month, DH has started his own business that was not planned but is going very well. We didn’t know for sure we would be able to go to WDW until right after Christmas. We started looking for a condo at Windsor Hills, bought tickets from Undercover Tourist, invited DS’ GF, and booked plane tickets for the kids all within four days. I started reading and watching videos about Genie+ and all of the changes that have taken place since our 2018 trip. I made rough touring plans and learned as many Genie+ tricks as I could. I knew this trip would be different than before, I told the kids and DH, and we were determined that we would focus on enjoying what we were able to do and not worry about what we didn’t get to do.
Because of the relatively short spring break (our WDW trips are typically 10 nights), the fact that the all of the kids had classes the Friday before and the Monday after the trip, we decided the kids would fly and we would drive. DS18 drove up to DS21’s school on Saturday, March 5, and spent the night there. The 3 kids went to the airport near campus and flew down together. DH & I were driving; we left on Saturday, March 5, and spent the night in St. Augustine, FL. We spent Sunday morning on the beach and then drove over to Windsor Hills in time to stop at the grocery store, check in to the condo at 4:00 and unpack the van. DH went to the airport (Sanford) to get the kids, while I worked on unpacking and fixed dinner for all of us.
They all arrived at the condo as the lasagna was coming out of the oven. We had dinner, settled in and talked a bit (we hadn’t seen DS21 since Christmas break), and called it a night early. I think the kids stayed up later and played with the Switch, but I don’t know for sure; the rule has always been stay up as late as you want as long as you are able to get up on time and don’t wake mom up.