For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Musings

I apologize in advance for the next week or so - I'm going to be showing pictures of the family vacation and I know it's not every body's thing - sorry. My daughter, grandson, and my self went to Orlando for a week - you won't see pictures of me though as I'm the one who was taking the pictures

I have one trip left this year - and it will be in November to Cincinnati, Ohio. To see or meet my new grandson. I'm very excited.

That reminds me - remember to take care of the world for our children! "One must care about a world one will never see." - Bertrand Russell

We left on Saturday the 18th. Now we have had this trip planned for a long time. My daughter has a Disney credit card and we both put everything on the credit card and then pay at the end of the month. No service charges. We had been doing this for two years and finally had a couple thousands of points. That paid for our way into Disney, our food at Disney, and the souvenirs at Disney. We had enough Sheraton points through our other credit card for the hotel. So we had gas which my daughter paid, parking which I paid, and for things outside of Disney - so it was a great deal for us. No, not free, but reasonable.

The Sheraton Safari Hotel - not on the property, but extremely close.

The trip down went faster then we imagined. Now I am a bad driver. I get sleepy when I ride long distances in the car. I did drive half way but was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open - and I went in another lane - praise God we were okay! My daughter took over. Now the best traveler of the group and always has been in the GS.

Got in around 6pm - checked in - and ate at the hotel's restaurant - which to be honest was so so. We unpacked and went swimming. It was so wonderful and so refreshing.

The pool had the longest python snake slide in the world - teehee.

Now the nice thing about Florida is it does cool at night.
The bad thing about Florida is it is hot - and do I mean hot.
Another good thing was it was not crowded at all this time of year. It is the first year we have had something called fall break in the school system and it was awesome.

Have I bored you to death yet? Just setting the scene.


And for us having rain today - very needed rain and cooler temperatures:
"Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not." ~ Marty Robbins

"A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods." ~ Rachel Carson
When I was younger I went out and played in the rain - I went barefoot in the gutters that had a stream of water going to the drain. It was so much fun - then we grow up and don't do it anymore -
- then we come to the golden years and we want to play in the rain again.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Why apologize? I love travel photos. and am sure I'm not the only one.

Anonymous said...

Sandie,Ain't this what it's all about sharing the things that make us smile,laugh,and sometimes cry?..I love seeing pictures and reading about others adventures.I could go to Disney World a dozen times and love it more each visit.I am excited to see pictures of your vacation.Thanks so much for sharing.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I'm not bored at all. You're my friend, so I want to hear about the things that you have enjoyed. And besides...I LOVE Florida and Disney World, so I'm looking forward to all the photos.

Have a lovely day.


Chicken Wrangler said...

I enjoy taking trips through the eye of your camera! Places I've not been able to go myself, but it's enjoyable just the same!

Thena said...

I look forward to seeing the pictures. We haven't been to Disney in quite a while. It's been raining here since Saturday evening. But we needed it so badly.

Susan said...

Hello Sandie, little chickadee: I am not bored at ALL with writing and photos from your trip. I LOVE reading all about other peoples' adventures. I love to see your daughter and GS, too! Looking forward to ALL your trip posts and I don't care if that's all you post for the rest of the fall season! So there! By the way, that pool looked fabulous. Would like to dip into it right now! Susan

Stella said...

I love to visit other places thru photos and other eyes. Places I will never get to go or see. No boredom here.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You never bore me and I'm looking forward to sharing your trip! I like the plan to get all those points!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie, love to hear about your vacation! We have been to Disneyworld once, in 1991 when the boys were 12 and 10..we had a great time and I have always wanted to go I will visit vicariously though you!


Velvet Over Steel said...

So glad that you had such a Great trip! I'm looking forward to trips like that with my child/children someday. & Congrats in advance for a new Grandchild coming soon! Awesome! I'm so looking forward to grandbabies someday.

I get very, very sleepy too when I drive long distance. I scare myself sometimes. Very thankful that you are alright too!

That corgi :) said...

not boring me at all, Sandie. That slide must have been a fun thing for GS to go down (and you too I hope??) I think it is neat that your school district has that fall break; it does give parents a chance to take a vacation like this when it is less crowded! awesome too how you guys worked for the vacation too!


Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

How fun Sandie, can't wait to see more. Thank goodness nothing bad happened when you skipped lanes, it was a good idea to switch drivers.

Ginny said...

We just had lots of rain, too! The first picture is fabulous, the sky is brilliant. Yikes, my husband went to sleep while driving when he was young and on the way home after working all night. He hit a parked car, it could have been much worse. Not very many pictures of Disney yet, boo hoo!! You are teasing us! Hard to believe the food at that fancy hotel didn't live up to it's name.

Donna B said...

Such a traveling girl! If it makes you happy, I want to hear about it and see it.

Mimi said...

getting ready to go there very soon!!!HOPE IT IS NOT HOT!!
SO HOT here about to die!it is an oven to say the least!!
I cannot wait for 10 days in florida!!

Linda O'Connell said...

Florida and I are best friends; it's a shame we don't see one another as frequently as I would like. I absolutley love the beach and warm weather. Looks like you had so much fun.

FishHawk said...

Was that "teehee" on account of you actually going down the slide? I would have paid good money to have seen that!

Gaston Studio said...

Post away Sandie and we'll all enjoy each and every one.

Pat MacKenzie said...

Looking forward to seeing your holiday pictures. I too love travel/holiday photos.

Knitty said...

I love seeing and reading about your trips! We've been to Disney twice, once when the boys were 4 and 6, and again when they were 14 and 16. That time was tied to business and stayed at The Dolphin hotel. Nice, but pricey. Using a credit card that accumulates points for a Disney trip is an excellent idea. I may need to consider that so that we can take our GS in 4 or 5 years. Sooner than that would be fun but I wonder if he would remember much?

Together We Save said...

Oh I loved being able to take my girls to Disney. I can't wait to see your pictures!!

Annesphamily said...

Awesome post Sandie! You are one traveling gal! Anne

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I love seeing pictures of places other people go on vacation! It is fun to see the different places. The snake slide is kind of freaky though! lol That was a very big pool for a hotel too!

Can't wait to see more pictures from your vacation!