The journey into Florida brought about concerns from everyone as to whether Jake would manage to avoid the ER this time. The previous two times we've been in Florida, Jake has had some illness or mishap that has taken us to the hospital.
Although we spent the week of Spring Break this year at the Disney Parks, everyone encouraged us to camp there this time, even if we weren't planning to do the parks. So, into Fort Wilderness we drove, which is extremely close to Magic Kingdom, we could've easily watched their fireworks every night if we'd wanted.
The campground was as well thought out and organized as everything else in Disney. The sites were large with plenty of space for everything - which in many cases encompassed all Christmas decorations! These people go to town with their decorating, we were truly in awe all week as more and more different displays of lights and blow up characters appeared at various sites. It's incredible the amount of time and energy that must go into their layouts.
We'd had a long day of travelling so the kids were in bed early and we were relaxing when I heard a huge commotion of honking and beeping. Dave grabbed the video camera and told the kids to get out of bed (when does that ever happen: 'get out of bed and come outside'??!) to watch a long parade of decorated golf carts. Once again, we stood in awe as cart upon cart drove by our site, fully decorated in lights, blow up characters, tinsel, bells (many had generators on the back), waving families throwing out candy, one even had Santa skateboarding behind. It was really unbelievable, everything Disney is so removed from reality!
States visited: 49!
visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800
Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)