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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

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We are actually getting better at packing up everything in the trailer to get it ready for travel :-) We did it in less than two hours! Hopefully this whole RV thing will get easier with experience. I'm still not a convert to the RV way of life.

It took us about 6 hours to drive to Disney, with a planned stop at the Ochopee Post Office to mail some post cards IMG_4985.jpgIMG_4991.jpgand an unplanned stop for free orange juice at the Florida Citrus Growers visitor center. We had some 'challenges' getting in and out of a gas station--we gave the other customers a "show" (I honestly wondered at one point if we were going to be trapped there with no way to get out), but the trip was uneventful besides that. IMG_4997.jpg

Backing into our campsite at Fort Wilderness (the Disney World campground) was also a 'challenge'. And again, we gave our neighbors a "show". Even our next door neighbor, who wasn't there for the show heard about it from others. BUT the important thing is that we did finally get backed into the site without hitting anything. Disney does not make it easy -- lots of obstacles. We did hear that later today, the motorhome a few sites down from ours did hit the one pole and damaged his very expensive motorhome.

There are a lot of big expensive motorhomes around us. And everybody seems to have at least one dog. Apparently, we're in the 'pet loop'. I'm a little concerned because there is one dog that is constantly barking, but our one neighbor said that's the first they heard it. Hopefully he'll quiet down when his owners get back from the park.

The campsite is very nice and the restrooms sparkle. If anyone is familiar with campground restrooms, you know that not only do they usually not sparkle, but even the best usually have the appearance of a restroom at an old greasy spoon diner :-)

We got set up and went over to the Shades of Green to get our military Park Tickets and then head right over to MGM studios, since it's open from 7pm to 10pm for Disney World resort guests only. There were very few guests at the park so we walk on all the rides and have a great time.

Ft Wilderness isn't the cheapest campground, but it's about the same as the other nice campgrounds in the area, plus you don't need to pay $10/day for parking at Disney parks and you get to use the extra Magic Hours for park guests. We're planning to stay here 6 nights.

Posted by jengelman 09:49 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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Just checking in on how things are going. How is your back doing? Hopefully it is healing and you get some pain relief.
Robin

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