Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's the Deal?

So, some of you have been looking for a new blog post from me. My apologies, friends. I have been absolutely swamped in my personal life. Everytime I plan time to sit and write, something more important comes up and interrupts. I'm sure you know how that is. So, in order to fill the time between real posts, I thought I would make some mini-posts with updates about my Disney life. It will help to keep me distracted, too. ;-)

As you may be aware, we made reservations to visit WDW! Yay us! Our trip is scheduled for November 4 through 8, 2009 and we are staying at the Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (SSR). Can you believe that there were no other DVC rooms available for the entire stay? Not a one.

Well, the reservations are made, so what's next? Our main reason for the visit, besides the fact that we REALLY need a vacation, is for the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. So, we need to start planning what we're going to do at the Festival. Of course, this year everything is dependent on our personal financial situation. In fact, I didn't realize it until I booked this trip, but we had not been to WDW since autumn of 2007 due to a series of job losses and financial setbacks.

We had a run of attending this Festival for many years in a row and for the last several years we attended the Party for the Senses on Saturday night. We would like to do this again this year, but are waiting to see how things work out. Other than that, this year may be a bit scaled back, but who cares? We'll still be at the World!

As we work on our family budget, I hope to be able to make some Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR). Would love to try some of the new offerings like Sanaa, The Wave, and Kouzzina along with some of our long-time favorites: Jiko, Kona Cafe and Le Cellier.

In the meantime, I did get a chance to start scanning some slides from my father's solo trip to WDW in December, 1972 as well as a Summer 1975 family trip. There's some great vintage WDW pictures there and I look forward to sharing them with all of you.

See ya real soon!

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