for Adult R&R
an empty nester, with a broken foot, the thought of going
to Disneyworld for a week was, well, not quite as exciting
as it was with the now grown kids. However, my guy, Julius,
and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable trip, and my foot
is nearly healed. This trip had been planned months ago,
to attend our friends vow renewal; Postponing was not an
option, even with crutches.
renewal was beautiful and managed so well by Disney staff.
The ceremony was held on Sunrise Terrace, the 4th floor of
Wilderness Lodge. It was a beautiful ceremony enhanced by
the gorgeous day and scenery. It was private, romantic, and
a lovely ceremony led by Pastor Jack. After the ceremony,
we dined at California
Grill, overlooking the Magic Kingdom and the castle
covered in lights. All in all, a lovely day.
Obviously, the parks were not our main attraction. Enjoying
great meals, resting from a strenuous job and home remodeling
were my highest priorities.
think we slept for the first 2 days! Adult size exhaustion.
Then, the glorious rains came, more rest, more relaxing,
and yet great food as always. With the rain came the cold,
around 40 degrees, I think, cold enough for me to wear my
Columbia system. Of course, we found that I was always colder
because I was sitting. Julius
seem to fair better than I, as he was walking (pushing) ,
can always count on Disney to serve up the best meals, if
you have planned correctly and secured your advanced dining
reservations (ADRs). We had, but with the addition of crutches
to the itinerary, we cancelled most of our preplanned meals,
for food that was more conveniently located. We focused on
dining at the resorts instead of in the parks.
found the parks to be disappointing in a wheelchair, at butt
level. The scenery is just not the same! Oh, it is still
doable, but not as enjoyable. Thankfully, this first full
week in December is not a busy time at the World, so getting
around was manageable. Julius
was great about pushing me around, and even allowing me some
independence. . I did not wander far.
Springs Resort (SSR) provided me a wheelchair, free of
charge. A scooter from Disney runs about $30 a day, and I
really didn't want to drive it on and off the bus. I used
the crutches to get around a bit, and then the wheelchair
for long distances. Julius
folded the wheelchair and loaded it onto the buses. This
worked for us, but may not for those less patient than Julius.
Cindy Welch is a huge fan of Disney World and all
it has to offer. She practically raised her kids
there, and continues to visit at least once a
year. She is now a member of the Disney Vacation