Last week, we went to Disney. We had 3 days of park passes left from a trip in 2005 and it was time to use them. Air Tran had great fares, we found a condo near the parks that would work for us, and gosh darn it, it was COLD in Atlanta. Time to warm up and play with Mickey for a while, right? So we headed for the land where “Dreams really DO come true”….
That was one of the few pictures I took there. It started raining, and the wind was blowing, and when you got around the big Spaceship Earth ball, the wind was so strong it literally ripped the poncho off of my body! brrrrrrr. But the craziest thing about THAT day (Friday) was that, while we got soaked and frozen at Epcot, Atlanta got 3 inches of snow. THREE inches… my boy has never seen more than one! And there we sat at the condo (Epcot ended early, my friends… ) watching the Weather Channel and practically weeping over the fact that we were there and not home, playing in the snow. AND, all flights at Atlanta’s airport were cancelled… so we didn’t even know when we would make it home.
BUT… AirTran came through for us; we weren’t even one minute late arriving in the ATL on Saturday. And when we got to the car park, we found this:
So, I guess the moral of THIS true story is that while trips are fun, sometimes the very things you’re looking for are right where you are. And a manufactured world of “dreams” can never really replace the real world and the real people that make life worth living.
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