Cast: Glendamax and GmaxMom Date: Sat. September 6 - Sat. September 13th 2008 Resort: Animal Kingdom Villas (Lodge) Day 1 - This Page Day 2 - Pages 1 & 5 Day 3 - Pages 5 & 6 Day 4 - Pages 6, 8, 9 Day 5 - Page 9 Day 6 - Pages 11, 13, 15, 16, 21 VIDEO CLIPS - Page 21 Prologue: I have a bad history with my WDW trips: Relationship drama, people dropping out, people not paying their part of the trip, getting sick. Well this trip had a bit of drama too. Less than 24 hours before my flight left, my Boyfriend broke up with me. No, I won't rehash everything. But I will say that I did see it comming, but did not think that he would call it off THAT DAY. You know, the day before when your excitment is bursting at the seams, and you're thinking, "this time tomorrow, I'll be ______". So needless to say, I was a zombie packing, riding to the airport, getting on the plane, and arriving at the resort. And now, I had to put on a happy face for an ENTIRE WEEK, because you know me, EVERYDAY I'd scheduled to meet up with DISers. God help me . . . Help me to remember the skills I'd acquired in my theater classes during my college years. Take a deep breath, remember your lines, keep your itinerary sheet handy, smile. You're Gmax . . . Glendamax, and you're excited to be here. Ok, it's time to walk into the resort. The show is about to begin . . . ACTION! Arrival Day: My Mother and I arrived in Orlando around 12noon on Southwest. Fortunantly, we arrived on time, inspite of the storms and hurricanes. Unlike my previous trips, I had to head to baggage claim, then onto Alamo. This would be the first time I'd rented a car while staying on property. Special thanks to MainStMandy for getting me the reservation, and Antss for driving directions and toll info! It was wonderful arriving "home". This would be my Mother's first stay. So I was excited for her to see everything for the first time. Surprisingly, our room was ready. Originally, there were going to be 4 of us. So I booked a one bedroom standard view. As some of you may know, the standard view rooms are closer to the lobby. I'd take that over seeing animals outside my balcony ANYDAY! View from the room: LONG Balcony: Separate "room" for toilet! Art in Room: Back to the room. . . It's actually like a one bedroom apartment. It was awesome having a full kitchen, an eating area, separate bedroom, HUGE bathroom, and a "water closet". I'm actually tempted to book this room even when I'm solo! After being so overwhelmed by the room, we headed out for the supermarket. My main goal - breakfast. I figured that if I ate the same exact healthy breakfast as I do at home, AND take my vitamins, I wouldn't get sick this time. Well folks . . . I didn't! For the first time in YEARS, I did not get sick from my September WDW trip! Now that we were well stocked. It was almost time for our first dinner date: Boma with Vandyfan and Punkin . . .