Orlando, Florida

Sunday, January 13, 2008 - Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This was a 'Christmas present' for Michael, since he's many times left behind when we head 'home'. We flew JetBlue out of Syracuse on Sunday (flight 661, left SYR at 9:15AM, arrived MCO at 12:07PM - seats 22D, E, and F), arriving in MCO and grabbing our Alamo rental. On Sunday, we 'did' Epcot before going to Ohana for dinner on Sunday night.

Monday was spent at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and then we went to the Hoop De Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness. It was during this visit that we met one of the most enduring personalities ever! The 'cardonay lady' from Alabama. She had quite a bit of wine to drink at the Hoop-De-Doo, and she waited for, then rode the bus with us. When she found out we were from New York, she went on about loving the Today show, asking us if we'd ever been to it, and very surprised we hadn't (since we were from New York, it was assumed we had been there! She also went on to introduce us to her husband, and followed that up by saying 'he beats me' (he was quite a bit smaller than she was, so, probably not); and when they finally got to their stop she wouldn't get off the bus (because she was still talking to us), to which her son pleaded - in his best southern drawl - 'oh momma, pleeeaaase get of the bus'. To this day, her pronunciation of 'chardonnay' as 'cardonay' is something we still laugh about.

Tuesday was more of Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, as was Wednesday. We stayed at All-Star Sports on this trip (Homerun Hotel - Room 9363). Flew back on JetBlue on Wednesday, and then drove home to Binghamton. A 'new thing' on this trip was going to the Pinocchio Village Haus so that we could have Figaro Fries - French Fries served with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato topping - YUM-OH!!

We left Orlando on Wednesday, JetBlue flight 660 (departed MCO at 5:45PM, arrived SYR at 8:25PM), and drove back to Binghamton from there.

Total Mileage: 2498 Miles

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