A Disney Walk Back in Time...on Four Paws Yes, you read that date right. This is a trip report for a trip that I went on 20 years ago. When my brother and I were kids, for several years, we kept journals on any trips we took. But, we wrote the journals from the point of view of our Pound Puppies/Purries. We had quite a collection, as Hardee's apparently was giving them away/selling them for cheap(?) for awhile. So, we picked out a few animals to bring on each trip we took and wrote the journals from their point of view. Although I went to Disney World twice as a kid, once was before the puppies (1984 or so?). But, our 1990 trip has a nice "trip report" I thought might be fun to share. I've been enjoying reading it now and realizing how much things have changed/stayed the same in 20 years at Disney World. So, here's the Cast of Characters (with their "profiles" copied straight from our journal and brochures for Orlando attractions behind them): Blossom: "I'm a purrie. I love trips, but sometimes when the others get bored they like to plan a practical joke to scare me. Probably because I scare easily." Cocoa: "I have a lot of pups and cats as my friends. But, I don't like Quikie. Unfortunately, though, he loves me." Tiger: "RRR! I'm a purrie. My friend is Cocoa. My favorite food is Frosted Flakes. Show 'em you're a tiger." Toby [not a Pound Purrie, just an older stuffed animal]: "I'm the only boy cat. I get along with the girls fine. I'm the oldest cat, even though Blossom (my best friend) is taller than me." Considering we spent a week in Disney and I had a camera, you'd think I'd have some pictures, right? Well, apparently I never took the camera out of our Motel 6 room, so this is all you get. The whole gang: The Supporting Cast: Master: My brother, who was 9 at the time. (he wrote Tiger and Toby's entries) Babysitter: Me, I had just turned 13 a couple weeks before the trip. (I wrote Blossom and Cocoa's entries) Unperfect Bozo: Our dad. The puppies referred to him this way, because he always used to joke that he was "perfect". He took us on this trip, as he had two days of business conferences in Orlando. In general, you can usually tell what we really did on our trips by what the animals write. Sometimes we add on details (like, "I had a bowl of milk with dinner"), but the truth is usually apparent. Although, there are some things that are just the animals. For instance, Blossom is terrified of thrill rides. That did not represent any of the people...we all liked them. But most things the animals experience are the things we experienced. You can tell which animal is writing by the font/color matching their description above (they have different handwriting in our paper journal). I am just typing up the handwritten journal, not making any changes, so some of the grammar may be off, but hey--we were kids! Hope you all enjoy some unusual Disney World nostalgia!