Well folks. I've officially declared myself an all out Disney geek. I hate saying that because it sounds so bad, but it's for lack of a better term. Yep, Disney geek is what I am, and here's why: I was driving down the road today listening to the Meandering Mouse podcast, when I realized - I've only been away from the World for less than a month and already I've just gotta go back. So I'm thinking - I wonder if my wife would allow me to go - all by myself - to Disney World on Father's Day for my Father's Day present. I figured it couldn't cost that much and I could probably get a good enough deal on a Travelocity last minute deal or something similar... Don't get me wrong, I love taking the wife and kids on a family vacation, but I've always thought it would be cool to go just by myself and not have to worry about what everyone else wants to do - and just kind of do whatever. So I got home tonight and started (somewhat secretively) searching on the internet for some deals... Well sure enough I found a fairly good deal on Travelocity for a little under $300 for roundtrip flight from Moline, IL, a one night stay in a roachtel on Irlo Bronson Memorial Hgwy a couple miles from World Drive and a one day car rental from Alamo. I thought this was a pretty good deal... So I presented it to my wife and at first she said H--E--double hocky stick NO!! She said "I'm not gonna get the kids all packed up for a one day trip - it's just not worth it...!" When I explained to her that I was just talking about going by myself she said "Oh, that would be fine" I couldn't believe it!! She's actually going to stay home and watch the kids while I go have fun for a day at Disney World... Is that the best Father's Day present OR WHAT?!?! Needless to say I'm real happy right now. The only drawbacks are - to get the good deal I have to go on a Tuesday so I'm forced to take a day off work (if you consider that a drawback), and I only have from noon until midnight on Tuesday (MK closes at midnight) - so I don't have much time... oh, and I'm not so sure about the motel, but it's only to sleep in for five hours and take a shower in, so i figure it can't be that bad... I was thinking of skipping the Studios - even though it's my second favorite park - there's not really anything there that I can't wait until next time to see... So I'll probably start off at Epcot, head over to MK for a couple hours - then over to AK to ride Everest a few dozen times around closing (8:00) and then back to the MK to finish off the day... Sorry this is so long - but I just had to share my exciting news!!