Tuesday, May 8, 2012
5:00 AM Wake Up Call
Up and Ready to go! Not that anyone really slept at all last night. Katie spent the night on the couch snoozing between Disney Channel shows and I tossed and turned looking at the clock every half hour. We were more than ready to hop up and start a pot of coffee when the alarms went off!
It's going to be a very long travel day, and I hope the kids are ready. It's about 9 hours in travel time from our front door in Rockford, Illinois to Disney's Grand California Resort & Spa in Anaheim, California. Even though my kids are teens that sort of time takes a little planning to keep them busy.
Tori, Katie & Kirk all have new books to read on the flight to California. It's 4 hours and 30 minutes in the air, which is about twice as much time as they're used to when we go to Florida. Katie will be recording her thoughts in a travel journal as we go. I hope to transcribe some of her journal entries into a couple of blog posts to share with you. We've got laptops, iPads, and iPhones to keep us busy. No telling what the in flight movie may be.
I upgraded our airline tickets to "economy plus" which gives us 5 extra inches of leg room. On the two hour flight to Florida it's not a must, but with 4.5 hours to LAX it's critical to keep my Fibromyalgia pain at bay. Disneyland is no fun if I'm in so much pain from the flight that I can't tour. So, Hooray for extra leg room!
Our car arrives at 6:30 to take us to the airport. The kids are excited to see what we'll be riding in. I called the towncar company that I always use, but since there are 4 of us I'm not sure if we'll get a van or a limousine. Either way I can't wait to climb in and get this trip started!