Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5:00 AM Wake Up Call

Mama Hook Knows Best
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!

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