In celebration of a whole lot of things–Dad’s retirement, his military career, Mom’s retirement, the panache with which she was a military spouse, and much more–Dad and Mom gave us the Magic Kingdom treatment.
A far cry from the family vacations of our youth which involved the culinary delights of Banquet fried chicken, soy-bean pancakes, Tang, Spam, and other unmentionables and were conducted from the comfort of a pop-up trailer that Dad had tricked out in every possible way but his attempts to make it a) comfortable and b) waterproof were always thwarted; this trip involved a heated pool, comfy hotel rooms, and eating out. The best part, of course, was being together and watching the cousins have a blast.
1st magic night…Mark with mousehands…Mark and Zoe on Dumbo
lovely Meyer ladies…Becki and Jim…Mudge’s destination wedding
Alison and Henry………tourguide and assistant……goodbye mickey
the happy sponsors and their full bird herd
that’s about how we all feel. We are still a wee bit giddy.