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 K. This upcoming trip is a full-on family vacation, with my parents, siblings, my sister’s family, as well as K and 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.