During the 3rd week in August of 2007, my family and I embarked on an adventure that we soon would never forget. An adventure that was so big, that it could not be summed up in a mere 600 words. This adventure had some ups and downs, but in the end, it brought our family closer together. The adventure I am talking about was our first family trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
While we were on the plane going down to Orlando, it seemed as if the flight would never end. I tried to sleep for about an hour out of the two hours it took to get down there, but I was too excited to even close my eyes. We touched down at about 7 pm, but we spent the night in a motel. Our parents had told us earlier that we were actually going to a convention for people with kidney failure disease because our father has this disease. So the whole idea of us going to Disney World was thrown out of the window. We were somber for the time being but my brother and sister and I knew we had to get over it and prepare our minds for droning lectures, elderly people, and boring info sessions.
When we woke up that morning, we went in the travel van to go to the convention place. But when we were waiting for the bus, which happened to be right next to a Disney World bus pickup stop, my dad took out a handful of Disney baggage claim I.D. tags. Our faces instantly lit up as we were escorted outside to the Disney travel bus. While on our way to our “convention”, the bus driver played a Welcome to Disney video. We passed the big Epcot ball and the bus driver announced on the microphone, “Welcome to your hotel and enjoy your stay at the Walt Disney World Resort.” We almost leaped out of our seats, too happy to say a word, but you could tell by our faces that we were excited for the week to come.
The moment we got to the lobby of the hotel so we could check in, the staff treated us like royalty. We were given complementary cookies and watched old Disney cartoons while we waited. The hotel was so clean and orderly. We were really impressed with the caliber of service that we received. As soon as we got upstairs to our rooms, we all fell on the beds and gave an exhale of relief. After all the suspense, we were finally here! We were itching to get out and hit the different rides at the theme parks, but there was one slight hold up. The manager had our luggage sent to the wrong room, so we were stuck in the hotel room for the night. But that didn’t stop us from having fun though. We went out and got dinner and brought it back to the rooms, and after dinner, we laughed and played all night as a family.
To make a long story short, the luggage was rightfully delivered that night, and we went on the next morning to continue our wonderful first family vacation. Throughout the stress of the baggage delivery, we stood together and made the most of it. In my opinion, I believe that was the closest that our family has ever been together. I wouldn’t trade those close moments on that trip for anything in the world.
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