DO NOT GO IN THE MONTHS OF JULY OR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST!
That sentence pretty much states it all in a nutshell, my friends.
Yes. I've been on vacation.
Yes. It was so hot we sweated as soon as we walked outside . . . and we're used to the heat and humidity!
Yes. We went to Disney World in Florida . . . again.
Yes. We rode the new Seven Dwarves mine train.
Yes. We went to Universal Florida. . . again.
Yes. We went to Diagon Alley and rode the new Escape from Gringotts ride.
No. We didn't wait 4 hours (yes, you read that right. 4, as in four, quattro, cuatro, quatre, vier, etc.) for the Gringotts ride, but many people did. We waited for an hour, but that's what you do when you get up before the butt-crack of dawn to wait in line for the ride.
The heat. The crowds. The sweating. The blisters. The lack of sleep. The exhaustion. The 20,000+ steps a day on our Fitbits. The 10-15 MILES of daily walking.
And then the good . . . The Disney bars. The rides. The food! The beer (one for every country, right?). The butterbeer ice cream.
Our vacation started innocuously enough, three travelers ready for vacation on a beach in Florida . . .
|Bright eyed and bushy tailed on the first day of vaca|
|Our balcony at Ft. Lauderdale|
|Photobombed by the daughter on beach|
|Sunset with a thundercloud in the east over the Atlantic|
We've known for quite some time that we are NOT beach people. After a couple of hours we are bored, but it was a nice break for what was next to come. . .
(to be continued . . . )