Monday, April 19, 2010

poor pitiful Emma on her stationary horse

A few years ago, Clint and I took Emma to DisneyWorld. It is hands down the happiest place on earth. I become intensely jealous when someone mentions their upcoming vacation to D-Dub. We were only able to spend 3 days total visiting the parks, which was insanely difficult given there are a total of 4 parks, and each one is about the size of Wichita.

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Before leaving, I researched each park like crazy and created spreadsheets designed to help maximize our visit, listing each ride by height restriction, average wait time, proximity, etc.

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If we were only able to spend 3 days at 4 parks, I felt I needed to organize and create some sort of schedule to help me capitalize on our lack of time.

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However, as I was looking through pictures of our vacation, it appears that I spent a large percentage of my time at the happiest place on earth planning how I was going to squeeze out every last ounce of enjoyment I could have whilst visiting the happiest place on earth.

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Are you seeing the pattern? For most of our vacation, I was obsessively checking and cross referencing all of my printed out spreadsheets and maps, and I failed to look up for pictures, parades, singing wooden puppets, etc.

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The irony isn't lost on me. By the middle of the second day, I realized my folly, and I found that I could enjoy myself while walking without purpose and living in indecision.

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I did, however, meet one goal I set for myself before our trip: I ate in EVERY country at Epcot.


Michele said...

Haha I love the last picture with the cleaner guy in the background. Classic. It's sad about all the planning but at least hopefully you were able to get some fun pictures as well! And I'm sure Emma had a blast visiting and doing all the things you planned. :)

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Gina said...

I'm assuming Clint took these pictures and just laughed at what a great time you were having. I think the men don't plan it because they want to wing it to enjoy it. At least you were able to plan a vacation. I love the man waddling in the background.

Flying Princess said...

You are SO AWESOME!!!

I want to be you.

And go to Disney, too.

April said...

Poor, poor Jaylee. Just fly by the seat of your pants girl. I'm all about long stays for vacations with no plans. Give me a beach, a swimsuit, and a virgin pina colada and I'm good.

Jenny D. said...

Those pictures just made my day. Thanks!

H said...

Oh Jaylee, I take it back. I don't think I could vacation with you. :( It would have to be a don't maximize your time/money type of vacation without plans, guides, or itineraries.

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