Get excited! Im getting started on my Universal TR ALREADY! No 3 month delay this time!! At least not yet So where were we It was 2 pm June 26th and I was ecstatic about being off work! I started celebrating immediately by going to our spa to get my nails done! We have a new product called Gelish which is basically like a combination of gel and shellac. Its thinner than shellac but faster to put on the gel. I have a lot of trouble with my nails so I had been hesitant to try it out but the spa director had tried it out and hers were still looking good so I figured I would give it a shot! I LOVE it!! The excitement continued because when I got home my brand new iPhone was waiting for me!!! I was so worried it wouldnt get to the house at a time when someone would be there to sign for it, so I was extremely relieved! I spent some time getting that set up and finished packing. Every year at my work we do a company challenge where the whole property is divided up into 4 teams (Were Navy Blue) and then there are different events over a couple months that we participate in to earn points. Our team almost ALWAYS comes in last! This year though Ive made an extra push to get my employees involved and so far its working! We are in 2nd place!!! Tuesday night was the bowling challenge and a big group from my team was going. It was a ton of fun though I probably drank more and stayed out later than I should have since I had a flight at 7:30 the next day! I went home and crashed and was up bright and early the next morning. Jack woke up fairly easily and we were ready to go right on time! The day before we had gotten donut holes to eat on the plane. They come in a handy plastic container so they dont get smushed in the backpack so we didnt have to worry about breakfast. My mom dropped us off at 6:30 am and we were able to walk right up to the desk to check our bags (we had all the luggage with us since my mom and sister were both catching flights later in the day). After that we waltzed right through security and were sitting down waiting patiently (not so much in Jacks case) for our plane to arrive! We saw this sign right when we got through security We werent flying Air Tran but oh well. Jacks still a little sleepy Theres our ride!!! On the plane!! This flight originated in St. Louis, then came to get us in KC, then flew to Orlando, Birmingham Alabama and Houston TX in that order. Now I have no idea what could possibly possess someone to take such a roundabout trip, but I think I would be MISERABLE. Anywho, the flight was pretty uneventful. We were worried about a little bad weather due to what later was just tropical storm Debby, but we had no issues. Jack watched some Ducktales on his DVD player and I read. All in all a very quiet flight! Once we arrived we headed to our favorite fake monorail! That kid is such a goof! Can you tell he was excited? We stopped in the Universal store to get a couple maps and times guides. While I was inside Jack got a picture with one of his favorites! Then he insisted on getting a picture with Goofy too Eventually we managed to tear him away. Once we got to baggage claim my dad went to go deal with the rental car while Jack and I rescued our luggage from the never ending luggage carousel. By the time we got all of it my dad was back and we were ready to walk over to the cars. This was a first for me, usually I take the Magical Express. Or if we rent a car I wait with Jack and the luggage while my parents go get the car and bring it. I think this was the first time Ive ever set foot in the parking garage! We got our wheels, a shiny silver Chevy Impala and headed out! We were pleasantly surprised to find out the toll sticker thing is automatic so we didnt have to stop at each toll and pay. I was kinda giddy about being able to take pictures since on the ME its often hard to get good shots Jack was very excited I was a little upset when I found out the reason gas is so much cheaper everywhere else but where I live turns out there is some sort of agreement where we have to use some sort of special gas in the summer months and it costs more? I dont know all the details but I knew gas was around $3.30 at home / Do you think people were stopping to take pictures in front of these signs and thats why that had to put the no stopping sign up? Our first stop was DTD! We had to look forever for a spot to park but eventually we got one relaly fara way! We were starving so we were heading to Earl of Sandwich for lunch. This is the first time my dad had ever eaten at the one in Orlando. I went in and ordered while he and Jack got us a table outside. It was hopping in there!! Jack was dying to get his picture taken with Buzz and Mr. Potatohead All of DTD seemed busy so we didnt stick around for any shopping, instead we moved right on to our next stop!