Cast: Glendamax and MadiMouse Date: Sat. June 6th - June 10th 2008 Resorts: Port Orleans French Quarter and Animal Kingdom Lodge Day 1: This Page Day 2: Pages 4, 7 Day 3: Pages 9, 12 Day 4: Pages 14, 16, 18, 19 Final Day: Page 21 Prologue: It all started with my solo trip last December. On my last night, I attended the Christmas Party where I met DISer MadiMouse, her husband and baby girl. (Here's the link to the report: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1663440) After watching a Christmas show together, I was ready to split from them so they could enjoy family time together. I was then informed that I, the internet stranger WAS part of the family and would be with them for the remainder of the evening. We had a great time together! When it was time to leave the park, I REALLY got sad as it sank in that she lived in Atlanta, and I lived in Baltimore. But then I felt a little silly for being so sad over someone I'd just met a few hours ago. That night she called me after getting back to the room, and admitted that she too was sad and a bit teary at our departure. As a result, her husband suggested that we take a weekend together, leaving him and the baby at home! WHAAAT???? I couldn't believe it! Well sure enough, by February, the plans were made. We were going the weekend of my Birthday!!! After the plans were set, a real friendship began. We talked on the phone at least 3 times a week, and emailed even more. The closer we got to our trip, the more excited we became, and we couldn't believe that it all started with the internet! Getting There: I had to work all week before going that Friday - getting off at 8am that Friday morning, running home to finish packing, then off to the airport. MadiMouse and I decided to fly in on Friday afternoon, June 6th. Her Delta flight would arrive about an hour before mine with Southwest, and she was going to wait for me at the airport. When I arrived at BWI airport in Baltimore, I was informed that my flight was delayed by 45mins. Fortunantly when we boarded - I had position A23 - I was able to get the emergency row with extra leg room! The plane was very cold and for the first time I had to ask for a BLANKET! Since I can't sleep on planes (even though I had just gotten off of work at 8am that morning), I wanted to take notes. Guess what? I'd left my note pad home, AND I had no pen! I thought my DISer membership would be removed! Well, I ended up reading an article in the Spirit magazine by Sarah Hepola called "Travel Solo". She started her trips when she was 25, much to the confusion of her parents. But she found the trips very freeing, and it built-up her self-confidence. The article was great and encouraged me to take solo trips to other places. Finally, I landed at MCO about 40mins late. After a few calls to MadiMouse (MM), I spotted her. I started running to her in S L O W motion! She was cracking up! As we made our way to Magical Express, she handed me this gift! It's a Cinderella photo holder! I LOVE Cinderella! MM informed that she wanted to take funny pics like LaMaigique did in her report. And believe me we did! (Here's a link to LaMagique's report: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1429647) When we got to the Magical Express Counter, it wasnt crowded at all. Finally, our vacation was about to begin!!!! Stay tuned!!!