Alright, here we go again! We returned to the World for an extended family trip, staying at Fort Wilderness (both the campgrounds as well as a cabin), from March 10 to March 18, 2010. As usual, here is a rundown on the cast of characters for this trip: Me 43 year old mom of Danielle and Jodi. Like so many here on the Dis, Im definitely the Disney-obsessed one in the family. I do most of the researching , planning, listing, etc. and really like it that way. I just have to try to not overstep my boundaries and overplan anyone who might not want to be so planned. Here I am, with my dad, looking a lot like a drowned rat (discussion on all that darn rain on our first day coming up in the next post): (For anyone who has read any of my other trip reports or knows me from the camping forum, you wont see DH Ray in this report. He just couldnt pull off the trip this time, with some work issues he had. We were sad to not have him, but someone had to go to Disney over Spring Break, so we courageously threw ourselves on that grenade.) Danielle my 13 year old daughter. She runs cross-country and is in the honor choir at her school. In fact, she had a choir concert the night before we left, where she sang a solo that she hadnt even told me she was doing. It was a great surprise (brought me to tears even), and was a great way to spend the night before our trip. Heres Danielle: Jodi my 11 year old daughter. She does hip hop dance, loves music and is great at making people laugh. Shes finishing up her last year in elementary school this year I cant believe my baby is going to be at the junior high next year. Where did all those little kid years go? Anyway, heres Jodi: Paw Paw and Buddy my dad and wonderful step-mom. They have now been married over 25 years and are such amazing people. They are great parents for all of their combined kids, but even greater grandparents. Here they are: Brad is my 15 year old nephew. If youve read my trip report from May 2008 before, youve met him. He is a great athlete but an even better sport, hanging out with his younger cousins and not even leaving them behind on bikes (most of the time, at least). And, while he gave every indication of loathing having his picture taken, he sure is cute! Heres Brad: Evan is another repeat offender to my trip reports. He is another nephew, 7 years old and in first grade. Evan has the greatest laugh ever. Comes from deep in the belly. Except when hes sleeping, hes always on the move. Check him out (hes the one with the dimples, not the green one): Next we have the newcomers to these extended family trips. My step-sister Marie and her husband Daniel have both been to WDW before, but not as adults. They are both awesome athletes and great parents. Hes extra tall and shes extra short, but they make an awfully cute couple. And, last but definitely not least is Ryan a first timer to WDW, whose 5th birthday we got to celebrate while we were there. Ryan is a whole lot of fun and didnt meet a ride he was scared of. Here they all are: So, thats the group! We had been planning this trip for a good while, so we were really ready to get there when the time finally came. Leslie NEXT UP: Travel day(s), and the MK in the rain. PS DD Jodi likes to help me sometimes with these trip reports, so periodically Ill have an entry drafted by her. Ill let you know when its her thats talking to you. Otherwise it will be me.