Many have wondered where I'm headed later this month. The story is, I'm embarking on my first real vacation in a while. I think the last time I went on a bona fide vacation (more than a weekend trip) was my Japan trip last summer, but even so, it was a trip that went hand in hand with a business trip for Kev. This upcoming trip is a full-on family vacation, with my parents, siblings, my sister's family, as well as Kev and the kids.
The mere mention of the words Family and Vacation in the same sentence are enough to make many people shudder in fear. I am actually not having much anxiety about this one at all.
So where are we headed? We're going to Disney World!
Not just the big D (and all of the other parks within the resort), but we've got a whole Disney Cruise package goin' on. 3 days land, 4 days sea, including stops in the Bahamas. I've never really perused Disney World (save a short trip to Epcot maybe 6 years ago), and I have never been to the Bahamas, so this will be a fresh and new experience for me. I really cannot wait. The cruise line is very much geared towards families (natch), so I don't think anyone is going to have a hard time finding something to do that they like. I can't believe all the stuff that's available on the boat. Hopefully this will be a good first-time cruise experience, because I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews for cruises in general.
I'm pretty psyched for this trip. The purpose is to commemorate/celebrate my dad's retirement this year (he retired from BART after over a quarter century). My mom has been counting down to this trip for a year and a half... it's sure to be the event of the decade for our family. Mom has already been packing for the past month. I probably won't until the last day or so, heh.
This vacation also signifies another chapter in my life. I promise to expound on that statement very soon. Trust me, it's a good thing.