In November of 2008, Jim was scheduled to attend a conference in Orlando so I planned to attend with him so that I could hang for a few days and then in the evenings we would go over to Disney World (of course). We had annual passes so it seemed to make sense. Then my best friend and her husband decided to tag along (also annual passholders). So during the day the guys worked and Tonya and I hit the parks and the guys joined us in the evening. We happened to be visiting during Epcot's annual Food and Wine festival. Not being drinkers, we really didn't think it was something that we would participate in. When the guys arrived they proved us wrong--we had a great time trying all the food from the different countries and since the kids were left at home we didn't have to hear constant whining about how gross our food choices were. So we had a great trip and thought "wow, the Food and Wine Festival was really cool."
End of story....fast forward to last weekend...
We're playing cards Friday night and Tonya and I mentioned that we think we (moms only) should try to get away for a long weekend. I remembered that I had received an e-mail from Southwest that they were running friends fly free to Orlando and Las Vegas. We really didn't think we'd go to Las Vegas for the first time without the husbands, but of course Orlando always interests us. The husbands said "you should do that," yeah right like that could happen with the crazy schedules right now. Nice thought...maybe another time.
I go home and check the deals that Southwest sent and they're pretty good. I discover that Epcot's Food and Wine Festival 2009 is about to start, now that's interesting. So I casually check the two weekends that could possibly work out and the deals look okay. I casually give Tonya a call to see if she might be serious about going away for a few days. Okay...who am I kidding we're always serious about getting away for any amount of days. We check the schedules and crunch the numbers and decide to go for it. Now when I say "go for it" that means that I make all the arrangements and then I contemplate for hours, sometimes days, until finally Jim has to push me over the edge and push the purchase button for me. So guess what? I'm going to Walt Disney World with my bestie!!! Yeah!! You never know what adventures each next day might hold. Epcot's Food and Wine Festival here we come.