Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Surprise Trip/Yllätysmatka!

- This post will truly prove how nutty we can be (if it hasn't been clear until now...!). -

We need to replace the original, ratty curtains in our 1991 Airstream RV, so on Sunday a trip to the RV storage was in order to take some measurements. That trip turned into a surprise two night get-away to Orlando.

We had actually tried to go to the shuttle launch all week, and had our bags packed and ready to go, but the launch was postponed every day (I canceled a lot of appointments for nothing). Our bags, however, were ready to go, every day.

So on Sunday morning we drove to the Mothership, packed it up and headed East toward Orlando with no idea where we'd end up or what we would do once we got there. Who needs plans, anyway??!!

These two Disney images were found here and here.

On our way to Orlando we called Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground - our favorite!, to see if they had availability, and since they did - that's where we decided to go! The kids knew we weren't going to any of the Disney parks, but it didn't matter, they love this campground as much as the Captain and I do.

Pulling in Sunday afternoon was cold, and as the sun set, it got even chillier. As you can tell by looking at the lifeguards by the pool. Brrrr!!! I don't know what the pool temp was (too cold for me!), but the air was about 55F at this point and dropping.

All we did Sunday night was dinner in the RV, swimming & then attended Chip & Dale's campfire sing-a-long. There's no extra charge to attend the sing-a-long, and you can bring your own s'mores (or buy them there). They also have a free movie (see the screen next to the stage in one of the photos above), which we decided to skip, and watched Toy Story 3 in our RV instead, cozy warm in our pajamas. What a sweet movie to end a great day!

The internet & cell coverage at the campground wasn't great, so on Monday morning we checked out and parked at Downtown Disney. The Captain could spend a couple of hours working in the Mothership while the rest of us visited the huge Lego store and some of the other stores as well at the Marketplace.

Soon it was time to make decisions again: try to see an attraction, head back to the campground, or go home. We really had enjoyed ourselves, and weren't quite ready to go home yet, but felt too tired to do anything major, so we decided to call it a day and head back to Fort Wilderness.

At the campground we picked up pizza and salad for dinner, did the Chip & Dale campfire sing-a-long & s'mores again, then two kids stayed and watched the movie of the evening (Princess Diaries II), and the rest of us spent a heavenly soak in the hot tub that fortunately was open.

And right now? We are outside the Captain's office, working on school. We have a couple of stops planned for the day, but will get home tonight. All the unpacking & laundry has so been worth taking this little trip. We had a fantastic time!!


Kääks, nyt just loppui aika kun olisi aika kääntää teksti suomeksi. Olemme lähdössä ajamaan taas ja netti ei ole pelannut hyvin ajaessa.. Mutta siis pähkinänkuoressa: sunnuntaina lähdimme ihan ex tempore reissulle, tietämättä mihin päädymme. Matkalla soitimme Disneyn leirintäalueelle Orlandoon, ja koska heillä oli tilaa, ajoimme sinne. Ensin yhdeksi yöksi, sitten takaisin vielä toiseksi. Emme menneet mihinkään huvipuistoon tällä kertaa, meillä oli ihan tarpeeksi kivaa leirintäalueella ja Disneyn Downtown-alueella shoppaillen. Nyt siis takaisin kotiin. Kylmyydestä huolimatta meillä oli hauska ja onnistunut reissu! Mikä taas todisti kuinka kaheli meidän perheemme on :-D


  1. Thanks, Lynne!! I enjoyed visiting your blog, also.

  2. Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday!

    This sounds like a great family trip! The mothership sounds like the perfect way to travel.

  3. Thanks, JD4's Mom! It is fun :) We are preparing for another trip, leaving this weekend!

  4. What a great trip! Great to meet you via the Tuesday Time Travel :)

  5. Thank you, Cordial Chaos! Coming over to visit now that I have the kids in bed :)