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Old 06-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Trev's Star Wars MAW trip

The reason for this trip is that my son, Trevor, was born with a congenital heart defect. In May of 2012 we found out that he would be granted his one true wish!! He has a slight obsession with Star Wars so that is what has led us to Star Wars Weekend in Orlando! We have been looking forward to this trip as it is our first family vacation and to experience Trev's wish to Star Wars Weekend. You can learn more about Trev here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2960002

We decided to take a red eye so we could enjoy 7 full days in Orlando. We had a shuttle van come pick us up at 6pm on Saturday night. Here we are SO excited for Trev's wish to come true! And to soak up the sun... Little did we know that we were leaving the nice weather behind us...

All loaded up and ready to go!

This was the first time the kids have been on a plane AND the first time we have gone on vacation... I was a little nervous about the 5 hour flight but they did WONDERFUL!! Allie and Kara slept about an hour and a half and Trev about an hour! My Dad luckily slept the whole flight. Scott got about an hour in. As for myself I had not slept since I had woken up at 7am that morning!

Here is Trev in the cockpit! His sisters had the chance too but they declined On the way down we ended up getting comped the movie players and free food... The downside is that it was the middle of the night so we ended up getting a cheese/fruit platter to share and the kids did watch one movie before trying to fall asleep... Who was I kidding thinking they would sleep on the plane!?! They were awesome during the whole trip though! There were a few other young kids on the plane and you did not hear them either! The flight was a little rough in spots. There was a 2 hour stretch where you could feel the turbulence the whole time! I was really wishing I could be sleeping at that point

We arrived a few minutes early which was wonderful news to me! The kids enjoyed the take off and landing. They couldn't wait to do it again! It was 5:58am when we arrived in Orlando. We took some more pictures with the pilot and crew. Then we made our way into the airport. We were suppose to be greeted by a GKTW volunteer but did not see anyone. We stopped at the bathroom to freshen up since we traveled all night. We then went to find our way to where we thought the greeter maybe. We asked a couple different people working at the airport and they had no clue. We went to the baggage claim and ended up at the wrong one. Eventually we ended up at the right one and found our greeter! She had been waiting for us but somehow we missed her when we got off the plane. She was asking passengers and the pilots. They all said they had seen Trevor but in the end we found her and we got our luggage and she took us to get our rental van. We stepped outside and it hit us like a ton of bricks... THE HEAT! THE HUMIDITY!! It was only 7 in the morning... It felt wonderful though! We were sweating within minutes waiting for our greeter to find out where to pick up our rental van.
PTR: Trevor's Star Wars Make A Wish Trip

TR: Trev's Star Wars MAW trip

Trevor DS 9 (wish kiddo) Allie DD 6 Kara DD 6
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