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100 Days

According to, it’s only 100 days until my vacation. Yes, that’s right, we’re venturing south again this year. Once more, we’ll be a “magical gathering” group. I don’t know if I’m going to have t-shirts made up. I’ll have to talk to the rest of the crew to find out if they’re interested. We did get a lot of attention, though, which is always nice. That’s because our group is called the “Monorail Breakfast Club” and Disney cast members who saw the t-shirt always had a comment. Prince Charming was talking to us at the Princess dinner at the Grand Floridian and said that he knew most everything about his “kingdom” but did not know they served breakfast on the monorail. (They don’t. And you aren’t supposed to eat on it. We called ourselves that after our first planning session, when Mr. Dump said he wanted to stay at one of the monorail hotels (Contemporary) and my dad said he didn’t care where we stayed as long as they had breakfast. Even the people on the phones at Disney got a giggle out of our group name. I think they are tired of people going with “Smith Party” or whatever. If you can’t sprinkle your life with creative, fun stuff, why bother living, really.

This time we’re trying out the Animal Kingdom Lodge. My sister’s family stayed there before and had nothing but good things to say about it. I have been down there enough, and know I’ll be going again, that I really didn’t care where we stayed. My preference was probably the Contemporary, but only because I really adore the convenience of the monorail being right there. But it’s also more expensive, and we’re taking the step-kids this time around, so AKL was slightly more affordable. Sure, we could have stayed offsite or at a lower level hotel, but
a)I didn’t want to and
b)it’s harder to fit 5 in a room at lower level hotels.

So where was I going with this? Oh, right…100 days. That doesn’t seem like a very long time, does it?

Oh, and for the mundane crowd, today I have a pot roast in the crock pot. I’ll let you know how it turns out. (I am gathering crock pot recipes from friends and putting them in a document that I’ll make available on this site. If you have a recipe that you love, preferably one you have modified so that you can really claim it as your own, drop me an email. I’m actually thinking of including these recipes throughout the “book” that I’m putting together, so see, you can be published and that way you’ll buy even more copies of the book. [See Bill?])