There is nothing like creating memories that will last you for a life time. Or even recreating those wonderful memories.
Earlier this month I announced that I decided I need to take a trip this year and that I chose Disney World in Florida as my special trip. The last time I was in Florida was 1991, I was 8 years old and I miss that place terribly. My parents made sure that they created special memories and it’s something that I hold dearly.
I remember it like it was yesterday (ironically, last week was the 23 anniversary of our maiden voyage) and I smile at everything that I recall… the early wake up call and 6am flight, arriving to a hot and humid Orlando, our cozy hotel room (which is no longer there); three days spent at Disney, Sea World, Universal, the beautiful palm trees and having to stay inside of our hotel due to a renegade crocodile sneaking into a near by pond. Can I pet the crocodile, dad? Huh?! CAN I?!
I still have a few of the merchandise that my parents purchased for us and funny enough, some will be returning with me when I travel there later this year. How can they not? I have to recreate the memories!
There’s some really fun things I’m looking forward to. That includes – Splash Mountain for the first time (it was still under construction in 1991), Epcot (we were duped into believing I wouldn’t have fun. Stupid travel companions.), the Atlantic Ocean, Kennedy Space Center, Tampa Bay; Gator Land, expanded Universal Studios, Downtown Disney at night (yay for being an adult!) and doing things that I couldn’t do at the age of 8.
I dug out our trip photos and I made a pact with myself to recreate those memories and do everything we did that week.
That includes stuffing my face with a crap load of candy from the candy store on Main Street USA.