Hello everyone, a very warm to my most recent trip report! We’ve now been back for a full week, so it’s time to get this show on the road. (The very first post and there’s already been a cat meme . I just can’t help myself ) I’m never quite certain if introductions are even necessary at this point (I’ve been on the Dis…..and posted numerous trip reports…..for quite some time now) but it also feels like I’m missing something important if I don’t give a brief rundown of who’s who. So, for the benefit of anyone who might be reading along for the first time [I always hope there will be a new face or two in the crowd!], I’ll give you a brief overview of our travelling party. This vacation it was just the two of us: myself (Gina) and my husband, Steve. We’re a pair of mid-40’s empty-nesters; Canadians by birth but currently living in Michigan. While every trip is special, this one was particularly so as we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. While I don’t often feel old, it sure is weird to think we’ve been married for a whole quarter century! Our dates were May 4th through May 12th, 2018. After a whirlwind start to 2018 which saw us purchase a home here in the USA and move in just 5 weeks before the trip, we were eager to indulge in a week of fun and relaxation……though we’re much better at the first than the latter . We really need to take a lesson from this guy: As those of you who have read my previous reports will know, we love Orlando: and when I say “Orlando”, I mean ALL of it. Disney, Universal, SeaWorld……each are spectacular parks in their own unique way. That said, the SeaWorld parks hold a particularly special place in our hearts, so we knew that’s where we wanted the focus of this vacation to be. Having not visited the SeaWorld parks since December 2016 (we had taken a year off from SW as we maximized our Universal annual passes from last year) we were feeling a burning need to return. It had been way too long since we’d been to our happy place. So, in this report, you will read about our adventures at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Thanks to an amazing friend (who I promised to tag in this first entry…… @chiamarie , here is your shout out! ) there was also an incredible Disney day to write about as we celebrated Cinco de Mayo and took in the Flower & Garden Festival at EPCOT. You’ll hear about our visit to Disney Springs, our very sweet experience at the Wonderland Cookie Dough Café, and our stay at Sheraton Vistana Resort. You’ll also get to “meet” a few other Disers, as we had the absolute pleasure of spending time not only with the beautiful @chiamarie , but also with @pattyw and her husband Joe and @JaxDad and his two kiddos (if anyone does NOT want me to post their photos in this report, please be sure you let me know……in no way do I want to cross anyone’s personal boundaries here). There will be lots of photos shared……LOTS!! .....and hopefully an abundance of fun chatter from my great readers. The good folks that follow my threads are some of the most entertaining people I know . So, don’t be shy! Feel free to chime in at any point in time. Questions, comments or requests for photos of my cats are always welcome. Next up: day 1. Onward to Orlando!