|Jim holding his grandson AJ's hand|
|Jo Ellen riding the roller coaster with both Aiva and AJ|
|Jo Ellen gets a photo of me and Jim with both Aiva and AJ|
Then, the icing on the cake was that we got a last minute reservations for an RV site at Fort Wilderness - the campground right on Disney property. Most people make reservations a year in advance for that. We tried to get a site a month earlier but were told that nothing was available. We did have reservations at Thousand Trails, about 20 minutes from Disney, but there's nothing like staying right on the Disney property. As we were packing up to go on Friday morning, I decided to give it one last try and called the phone number for campground reservations - and got one! The person on the phone said we now have reservations for that night, Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday. I couldn't believe it - really, I couldn't believe it. I called back a couple of times to speak with another operator and verify our reservation - thinking maybe they misunderstood me and gave us a tent site or something. I didn't even tell Jo Ellen about the news until we pulled up to the Fort Wilderness check-in gate. But, it was true - we had a site in Fort Wilderness and it was the greatest way to experience Disney! We had our own beds, our own kitchen, and we didn't even need the car. There were buses right from the campground to the boats and other buses that take you to wherever you want to go in Disney World. It was a great weekend!
|Our site at Fort Wilderness|
|The campground is part of the overall Disney experience.|
|Hamburgers on the grill are a lot cheaper than a Disney restaurant!|
|It's easy to catch a boat from Fort Wilderness to the Magic Kingdom|
|or a bus to the Animal Kingdom|
|First photo opp of the grandkids at Magic Kingdom|
|I grabbed this shot from one frame of the video that Jim took.|
by the way ... if you want to learn how to make a video like that with the free Movie Maker software, we'll be teaching it at our TechnoGeek Learning rally coming up Dec 2-8 in Bushnell, FL
On Sunday, we went to the Animal Kingdom park. Jim and I have been there once before, I think they had just opened, it has grown considerably since then and added the best yet roller coaster - Mt. Everest Experience. But, I still think the animals were the main attraction:
|Zebra - meet Aiva|
We had a great weekend! I took WAY more pictures than I posted here. If you want to see them all, here's the link to all 124 photos! Make sure to click the button for Slideshow (in the upper right) so you can see the pictures full screen.
We might have a budding young photographer in Aiva. She asked to use my big camera for a few shots. She took this great one of all of us (except her!)
I had to use my cell phone then, to get this shot of her.
|Aiva using my Canon Digital Rebel T3i|
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