Introductions: Welcome readers! As my title states, this trip report will cover my experience at being at Disney during the Flower and Garden Festival, running in the Expedition Everest 5K, and celebrating an engagement at the world. Before I begin diving into my explanation on how and why this trip came to be, let me begin by introducing the cast. There was me, Alicia, the writer of this TR and the "original" Disney lover. Normally, I'm the planner of the trips and the one who tries to do everything humanly possibly in one trip. I'm 20 years old and am a junior in college, and a rookie runner. Then there's my DF, Alex. He's 22, in the Air Force, and works very hard so that we can take wonderful trips. I took him to WDW this past December, and he fell in love with it. So much, that he was the one who convinced me to go on this May trip. This trip was never in the books for us. We had spent 4 amazing nights at Shades of Green during the holidays, and we were thankful that we got the wonderful experience that we did. It was fantastic to escape reality for a few days, but by the new year DF was occupied with work, and I was knee deep in school work. Anyone following along in my December TR could see how hectic our life was by the lack of updates I did. The thought of another trip was just a nice fantasy that we pulled out when we didn't think we could stand another staff meeting or another group presentation. But then, one day, DF ran into a man at his gym wearing a runDisney shirt. It must have been fate. And a whole lot of pixie dust. Because DF and the runDisney man began talking and before I knew what had hit me, DF was asking me to sign up for the Expedition Everest 5K Challenge with him. That was back in early March. By the end of March, we had checked our financials and my school schedule and deducted that a short trip could, in fact, be done. We set the dates. May 6-11th. With the EE 5K Challenge falling on the night of May 7th. Then we called to reserve a room. All Star Sports. Then DF convinced me to add on the DP, because he really wanted to give it a try. So, we began making ADRs. The details were done, the trip was ready, and we were in training! Two weeks before the trip, DF popped the question, making this trip more than just a 5K run and a small get-away. Despite the fact that the trip wasn't very long, and it wasn't very well-planned, DF and I had quite the adventure. There were some tear-induced, heart warming, moments. There were some really ugly moments. There were some moments we wished we were back at home. And there were some moments we wished would never end. Initially (since I hadn't even finished my Dec. TR when we went on this trip) I wasn't going to do a TR for this one. However, there were too many times when DF and I caught ourselves going, "Won't THAT be a fun story to tell when we get back home?!" And, so, here I am, beginning a new trip report. For anyone who followed my December one, I promise my posts are going to be more consistent and more organized. And have more pictures! So, without further ado, here is my May TR!!!