Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." ~ Terry Pratchett

Yes - We are where dreams do come true!  We have been at Disney World for the last several days with family.  The first two days were freezing - literally.  One night we even had to dodge a small patch of ice as we worked our way around The Magic Kingdom.  No one in our group - all seasoned northerners - was properly attired.  We ended up seeking refuge in inside attractions where, in previous years, we had sought refuge from the heat. It has warmed up however - to 80 today and a predicted 82 tomorrow.  We have managed to hit everything on our list, and not encountered any terribly long lines (in part due to the fast pass policy).  

In some ways, Disney is very much like visiting New York City - languages and clothing from all over the world, and not just in Epcot.  It is also a mecca for people watching - one of my all-time favorite pastimes. I love New York City, but Disney certainly beats it on the happiness scale.  For the most part, people are really having a good time.  It is a lovely escape from reality.

We head back to St. Petersburg tomorrow with two grandchildren in tow.  I'm not entirely sure how we will spend the remaining five days that they will be with us - topping Disney will be hard to do.  I do know that one of the first things on my list is sleep!


  1. From freezing to 80, akk. But how fun, enjoy!! Clarice

  2. Oooohhhhhh. Aaaaaahhhhhhh. That's definitely an escape from the daily grind, and a view that might never grow old. Those lucky grandkids!