Daily Archives: January 21, 2012

A Disney World Vacation

We’ve been thinking, for the last year anyway, that it would be really nice if we could work something out to take the kid to Disney World while she’s still young enough for it to be magical.  It’s definitely not MY first choice for a vacation, especially one that would cost THAT much.  I’m happiest in some remote location, free of tourists, where it is serene and quiet, and there is a real chance for animal encounters…  a photographers holiday.  But Lily-Ann is only going to be little for so long, and magic slips away so easily…  I figure if there is ANY way we can work something like this out while she is still young enough to be lost within it all, then we simply have to try.

Damon and I have been together for 15 and a half years…  and we have never gone on a vacation.  Not a real one anyway.  Not even a honeymoon.  We’ve gone places to visit family, or gone camping overnight…  but that’s it.  So this will be our first trip too.  It’s kind of an intimidating idea.

There are just so many things that we really need the money for, it makes it hard to think about spending that kind of cash on something that only lasts for a matter of days.  But there are only a few times in a persons life where the magic of a place like Disney World really is pure magic…  and that would last forever.

I remember going when I was nine (well…  to Disney Land though, not Disney World).  And already, by that time, I was very conscious about what was cool and what wasn’t.  As much as I wanted to go running up to Chip and Dale, I held back.  It wouldn’t have been cool for me to seem impressed by these costumed characters.  So I didn’t.  At nine, the magic was already waning.

All I know, is that if Lily were there right now?  If she saw Ariel and Cinderella?  They would really be Ariel and Cinderella!  They wouldn’t be women in costume, they would be the real princesses, and it would be magic!  If we can find a way to do that, how could we possibly consider not giving her that gift?

So…  we’re going to look into a Disney vacation.  If we can make it work, and we’re going to give it our very best, then we’re going to do it.  Because those things that need our attention will always need our attention, but our little girl won’t always be our little girl, and the magic of a place like Disney World won’t last long.

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