Hello...and welcome to our litte journey to the world. When: March 18-23 Where:BLT (renting points) Who: Me, Mike...33 year old teacher/coach and DW, Billie, 35 year old teacher... LG...9 year old lover of all things Disney... CM...almost 5 year old boy that loves his cars... This was our 2nd ever trip to the world, and I kinda wrote a PTR for this trip, but it seemed to turn into a mini-TR from our first trip...if youre interested in reading it, the link is in my sig. Travel Day 1, Saturday, March 17th. We live in Southern Iowa, about an hour and a half from Des Moines and we hate, HATE flying out of DSM. The prices are ridicously high. So we decided, again, to fly out of KC. About a 3.5 hour trip, but fares were waaaay lower. So, today was our travel to KC day, arrive at the KC airport Marriott and do the park and fly from there. Take the shuttle over on Sunday morning. We had packed throughout the week.... ...and didnt have much to do this morning and planned on taking it slow and leaving at a decent time, like around 10. Bill needed a couple of last minute things from Target, so her and LG were going to go, fill up the truck with gas and then be back for us to go. The boys were going to finish up the packing of the little things that had to be used that morning. However, our slow and laidback morning was about to smack us in the face...Bill came back in to grab something and asked me why I left the middle console lid open.... "I didnt" was my response... "well, it was when we got in the truck...." was her reply. Let me backstory this some more. We have lived in our little southern Iowa neighborhood for about 13 years now....and have pretty much been lazy about locking doors, car door, house doors(except at night), etc... Turns out, sometime during the night someone decided to open my truck door and take all the measly change and my......wallet!!! Yup....ID, gone!! Debit Card, gone!!! 3 Credit Cards, GONE!! Now, I never have any cash, so they didnt get anything of any value from the truck. They did snag some DVDs from Billie's van and her change too!!! The discovery probably happened around 9ish. So, we call the police to report it since our debit and credit cards were taken just to file an official report. I call and cancel the credit cards(this will come into play later) and Bllie calls the bank to cancel the debit cards. (luckily nothing had been charged with any of the cards). Now the necessary things have been taken care of, I know that I have to go and get a temp license and the thought of how in the world are we going to pay for anything has just set in. We had money set aside, but dont want to have a ton of cash with us, and we got paid in the middle of the trip and could use an ATM to get more if need be....not now. Billie heads to the back with the kids, I head off to the DOT office. Now, many of you may be wondering if TSA takes Temp IDS....well, I wasnt worried about that because when Bill and I went to Vegas over Labor Day weekend, she had lost her ID right before the trip and had to do the same thing with no problems. It was just that it was SAturday morning and had to go sit at the DOT with a lot of other people. But, nevertheless, it was about an hour wait and I left with my paper Temp ID(with pretty good pic, I must say) At the bank, they issue us each like a gift card with the max amont they can on each one and Bill gets some cash as well. All in all, it was less than what we were wanting to take, but at this point....its what he had to deal with, so be it. This process takes about an hour, hour and a half and we are sooooo ready to get out of town and to Disney now. Finished up the little packing we needed to do, packed the truck(with ALL the suitcases this time), but maybe something was left with all the craziness of that morning....oh well...OFF TO KC!! Thankfully this trip was very, very uneventful...made it there in a decent time. It was a nice place, I had to explain to front desk what had happened and that we would have to pay cash instead and he kept telling me how awful that was...several times while checking in. Get up to the room, and todays main objective when we got there was to take CM to the airport to show him the airplanes taking off, landing, etc...Just to help alleviate any potential whats that questions. Dont want anything to surprise him on actual travel flight day. Waiting for the airport shuttle Flying his Southwest plane in the airport Watching the planes loading, unloading bags..lots of questions here...which was great. While we were at the airport, the girls decided to go to Target and pick up some things that they knew werent packed this morning. But on the way to Target, seemed to find her way to the Zona Rosa shopping complex in KC...how convenient.... A few more KC pics... So, how will the flying day go? Did I get all the bags on the shuttle this time around? Can anything else possibly go wrong?? The following became quite the fun saying for us as we were on all the different transportation on property, and I will close with tonight...at every monorail stop, or bus stop, the automated message ended with... "...and grab small children by the hand and proceed to the main entrance"