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Old 12-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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If it’s Crazy, I Don’t Wanna Be Sane: Just Me and My 2 to Disney-June 2012 PTR

First thing I will do is explain the title of my PTR. Since becoming a single parent nearly 2 years ago, I have taken 4 trips alone with my children. The trips ranged from 2 to 6 nights and 2 have required air travel. I’ve done one 5 night beach trip (ds was 6 months, dd was 7), a 6 night Disney World trip (ds was 10 months, dd was 7), a 2 night trip to Great Wolf Lodge (18mo, 8yo), and most recently, a 4 night trip to visit Sea World (21mo, 8yo) that ended up including an unplanned visit to Magic Kingdom.

I have done two other trips with someone with us. My 17yo sitter came with us on a spring break trip last April and my mom came with us on a 2nd trip to Great Wolf Lodge this past summer, but I love traveling alone with them. After the Disney World trip in particular I got a lot of comments regarding traveling as a single parent. They ranged from the subtle “You didn’t want anyone to go along to help?” to “How in the world did you fly alone with them?” all the way to “You have to be crazy to go to Disney World alone with two children.”

Well, I guess insanity suits me because thanks to the extension of the military salute discount, I’m in the midst of planning a 10 day adventure for the three of us for June 2012. We are also booked on the Dream for a 4 night Bahamas cruise in July 2013. Depending on Disney World’s 2013 prices, I would love to make that a land and sea adventure, but am also toying with the idea of a few days in December 2012 to see the Holiday Decorations again, plus get in one last trip before ds turns 3 and dd turns 10. I’m far from the first person to do it that is for sure. I miss my husband and I always will, but I intend to enjoy my life with my children and traveling is one of the things we like to do. There’s little to no rushing around and I get to just be mom for a few days. But those comments crack me up, so that’s the reason for the title of my PTR.

After we returned from the Sea World trip and I posted the TR for it on the Sea World forum. So with the holidays behind us, I’m officially ready to start the PTR for the Disney World trip next summer since I’ve already done a lot of planning for it. As with any good PTR, when I post again (later this evening), we’ll start with the “Who, When, Where, How and Why.”
Me DD 11 DS, 4

June 2012: Going with the flow with Tropical Storm Debby TR (1st 5 days): http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2953583
June 2013: Our Disney World Road Trip TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3137685
May 2014: Best trip yet. Working on the TR
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