Friday, May 22, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth--Not.

We are off to Orlando (aka: Hades) for a week. I don't do amusement parks. I'd rather have my innards poked out like Prometheus, frankly.

But. The girls are excited and my best friend and her kids are coming, so I know it won't be the torture chamber I'm expecting.

And I finally get to meet my virtual friend Sheri, who I've been talking to daily for 7 years but never met in the flesh.

I might be too pooped to blog this next week, but please stick with me, because much mischief will be had, and I can't wait to share it with you.


  1. The happiest place on earth?! Just listen to all the over stimulated kids melting down and frustrated parents grinding their teeth as they shell out cash for a $200 hot dog...

    Your kids will love it :)

  2. Have a wonderful time! I'm sure the girls are old enough to remember the fun they will have for a long time. The Wall Street Journal wine writers always write a column on the restaurants at WDW Florida- apparently there are some great restaurants/wine options there...

  3. Oh dear. We went there 2 years ago and let's just say...I needed a vacation from our vacation.

    We are going to California in a few weeks and OF COURSE we have to stop by Disneyland. Not looking forward to it.

    Regardless, have fun!

  4. I hope that Tink sparkles you with fairy dust and makes this the BEST TRIP EVER! Can't wait to hear about it! xoxo

  5. Being that you mispelles the title, you must be all in a tizzy LOL! I just can't wait to see you! And wishing for this rain to please please please go away!!!

  6. Thanks for the head's up, Sheri. DORK!

  7. A few words of advise for you:
    1. Fastpass, Fastpass, Fastpass!
    2. Make reservations for a sit-down lunch. It breaks the day and gives you a chance to rest. Or, if you're staying on Disney property, go back to the hotel, have lunch, rest, let the kids swim a little, and only then go back to the park.
    3. Set a number for the souvenirs (i.e. crap) you'll be buying your kids every day. Once they have the said number, they're not allowed to ask for anything else. And if necessary you're also allowed to buy Disney stuff at Target, hide it in the suitcase, silently transfer it into the backpack you're carrying, and pretend to come out of one of the stores with the new toy.

    Good luck!

  8. Too bad you can't go back to Greece when this trip is over!

    (Oh, but the memories your daughters will have from this.)

  9. I share your retch. Man, I loved that place as a kid. And man, there is nowhere else I'd rather avoid.

    Hope it's relatively painless.

  10. www.figtreeapps@blogspot.comMay 26, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Happy to hear someone else feels this way. Horrible food, heat and lots of thanks. We did it more. I hope you had fun Figtreeapps

  11. Two more days. I've been horrid to everyone, even BFF. Yikes.