Special events warrant vacations, and being Heather’s 28th, we grabbed our family and hit the road. This is our second road trip to Orlando inside of a year, but being that this trip was to Walt Disney World, it couldn’t have come soon enough! After a winding drive along the coast, we arrived to Orlando where Mr. Emory was soon whisked off to meet new doggie friends at the nicely appointed (and fairly new) Best Friends Pet Resort on the Disney grounds, where he got his own little suite to hang out for the day. And then our own Disney adventure began.
We headed to Epcot, where all the memories of my childhood trip came flooding back and of course every trip Heather’s family has made to Disney…just entering the Disney gates is always magical. I felt like a kid again. So, it was a whirlwind of acquiring many Mickey/Minnie ears (4 to be exact) for Heather, running around meeting so many classic characters, from Mickey and Minnie to Pluto and Goofy and of course Heather met Marie from Aristocats! Many good moments, from Soarin’ to the Little Nemo & Friends and exploring the countries of the World Showcase. You could spend a few days in Epcot, and a day alone in the world showcase shopping and eating and generally taking a million pictures. And pictures this trip again are following our love of 35mm film, where we came armed with cameras and the risk of every shot being unknown. It was an amazing start to an amazing trip, topped off by a surprise birthday cake waiting for Heather at the Omni Resort! Disney was only teasing us as to the surprised this trip would give us!