Today is our last day in Disney World, and I spent it in the hotel room with a miserable head cold/sore throat. What a bummer! Honestly, my head is killing me right now so this isn’t going to be long. I do want to have a record of yesterday, though, so here’s a quick [edit: ok so it ended up not being so quick] diary-style summary:
Yesterday ended up being our last day in the parks and it was a blast – Josh’s parents stopped in on their way to South FL, so we spent a few hours with them in Epcot. It was nice to see some familiar faces after being away from home for so long. I rode a couple of fun rides, went around the World Showcase circle (wishing I could eat everything!), walked through some attractions.. it was really cool.
We also go to meet up with my high school English tutor and her family before our dinner reservation. I hadn’t seen them in like 8 years since they moved away from Nashville! Mrs. Chaffin was always my favorite teacher, and it was great to see her kids all grown up. I’d forgotten that I used to babysit them.. and now they’re almost as tall as me. Crazy.
We ended the evening with our big anniversary splurge dinner at the California Grill on top of the Contemporary resort. It.. Was.. The fanciest food.. I’ve ever eaten. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was! I’d eat there every day if I could! We also got to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from 15 stories high – that was a really cool experience.
Actually, I lied in that last paragraph – we ended the evening trying to get back to our hotel via the bus system. This was the only part of yesterday that wasn’t great. I’ll spare you the boring details, but there was a lot of uncertain waiting involved, and it took us AN HOUR AND A HALF to get to our hotel room (which was only 5 miles from the restaurant). To be honest, I’m proud of myself for not freaking out over the usual Crohn’s-related public transportation anxieties. I handled it like a normal person (read: annoyed, not anxious), and I slept super well last night because I was exhausted, ha. So I guess that’s my silver lining.
Tomorrow we start the trek back to Nashville. I’m sad to leave WDW – I finally understand why everyone makes such a big deal about how “magical” it is here. I’ll be honest: I kind of expected to be underwhelmed because I’m “not a theme park girl.” I fully expected that I’d have a fun time because I was with Josh experiencing his favorite place, BUT that it’d be mostly Josh’s thing, and I’d be done with Disney World for good after seeing it once. That’s not what happened! I truly enjoyed myself, for myself, and I hope we get to come back again sometime in the next few years.