Sorry, this report will be detailed because those are the kind of reports I like to read. That, and I want to be able to save it for myself for the future...things start to fade the longer the time goes! Cast of Characters: Me (34) - Disney lover and leader/trip planner...keeper of the Disney LUCK. DH (35) - Goes along with the Disney trips, but does not appreciate the Disney spirit like I do....weirdo. DS12 - Just going along for the ride. Would rather hunt for gekkos in the islands all day. DD11 - Our Miss Socialite, loves meeting new friends and gets along with everybody. DD9 - Our Drama Queen DS3 - Our Stitch Pre-arrival: Day 1: Thanksgiving, an exciting start to our trip, and first dose of my Disney luck. We were going to be leaving from Boise, with a stop over in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving day. Which was wonderful bonus because we could have Thanksgiving with family on the way. I am not rhyming on purpse Boise got struck with a HUGE inversion that made everything so foggy that all flights the 2 days before were being cancelled. The inversion was supposed to last until Thursday afternoon, and it was worse in the mornings. We were scheduled to leave at 8:00, so it did NOT look good. Our airport is small enough that they need like the longest visibility limit FAA requires...so that really did not look good.... To make a long story short (I know, too late! ) they seeded the clouds around the airport to make it snow...(did not know THAT was possible, go figure...) and we were able to be the FIRST flight that left out of Boise airport in 2 days. We were still about 30 minutes late and had a MAJOR tight connection in Salt Lake. It was the one time I was honestly hoping a flight would be running LATE! Three of the kids and I RAN over to the other gate in SLC airport, which, even though it was the same airline carrier, happened to be CLEAR across the airport and we only had 8 minutes. I sent DS12 to run ahead and tell them we were coming, while DH and DS3 waited for the stroller that was gate checked. We arrived at the gate, and they wanted us to hurry and get on, but DH was nowhere to be found...every minute they were telling the gate attendants, we need to get this plane out of here, and I was telling them, he was waiting for the stroller, he will be here any minute! It seemed like forever, but was only about 4-5 minutes, we were about to give up and succumb to a later flight, DH came up huffing and puffing. We got on the plane very winded..and feeling a little embarrassed for making the people on the plane wait. Thank goodness about 5 minutes later another couple from our last flight came in very winded too, so we were not the only ones everyone was waiting on. LOL The flight attendants were so nice and gave us all some water. Poor DH was coughing and not talking the entire 50 minute flight to Las Vegas. He said he about killed himself hurrying to get over to the gate. He is not too out of shape, but wasn't used to making a 5 minute sprint across a huge airport either! LOL Thankfully, even though we left about 20 minutes late, we arrived in Las Vegas early! Thanks Delta The rest of the flights went without a hitch. We had Thanksgiving all day with family, and went on the red eye out of Las Vegas on Song at about 10:50pm and arrived in Orlando at about 6:00 am. This worked out for the kids, they mostly slept the whole time. Arrival! Day 2: Friday, November 25th--Arrival in Orlando and Port Canaveral and the Radisson: When we arrived we headed to the rental car counters, and found Budget. Both times we have arrived in Orlando there have been not a single person at these car rental counters. Of course we arrived either really early, or really late.... The people at the Budget counter were really nice and helpful. We were able to upgrade to a 12 passenger van for only 20 more bucks. We needed it for our crew! LOL We headed straight to Port Canaveral, and when we drove in, I wanted to get a lay of the land and see the Disney terminal. Since it was Friday, the ships weren't there, but it was wonderful seeing the terminal in person! We went to the Radisson at the Port. and checked in. Thank goodness our room was ready at 8:00 am! We used our breakfast voucher that morning in their "restaraunt" (it was more like a large lounge with alot of tables and chairs) and looked around the place, checked out the pool, etc. We then all crashed from 1:00 till about 4:30 or 5:00pm. We went to Walmart and bought waters, and another suitcase (one of ours was really old and didnt have wheels, so we wanted to leave it full of un-needed things like jackets and backpacks and such at the Radisson while on the cruise). We also got soda, and other last minute things we would need. The kids really wanted to go in the pool, so we took them down for about an hour. They had a good time, but wished that there was a slide or something else there.... We then went to Pizza Hut for dinner, and also went to Ron Jon's Surf Shop that night with all of the kids. That place is huge and has everything!! We got back to the Radisson, and I re-arranged our suitcases so that we could leave un-necassary things in the one we were leaving at the Radisson while we were gone. We knew we had an early day the next day, so hit the sack a little later than I wanted at about 12, but we had a huge nap that day, and we were used to it being 2 hours earlier, so it wasn't bad.