M-I-C(eeeee)… K-E-Y(iiiii)… M-O-U-S-E(eeeeee)

I won’t go into all of the gyrations that came in to play when we were in the “planning” stages of our recent Fla Road Trip. We ended up with solid reservations at a very cool retro-type Fla vacation rental and for the most part we flew by the seat of our pants for other rented lodging and pretty much lucked out, largely because we were traveling down at the end of almost every spring break and back after Easter. You have to know that we spent two nights on the way back north with friends in Atlanta. Their house is lovely and Atlanta is beautiful at this time of the year and we were able to catch our breath there before the last leg of our trip back up to the North Country.

Anyway, long before this trip happened, the GG asked me if I wanted to go to Mouseland (Disney World). No. Thank you but no. I have been there *once*. We took our two daughters plus their cousin The Beautiful Renee on a long ago trip to Fla when they were all kids. TBR looks enough like our kids that most people thought that we had three daughters. Disney World was fun and I’m glad we went there but I decided at that time that I never really wanted to go there again. There was a bathroom incident but that’s TMI. I don’t like roller coaster type rides and I don’t like fake nature and, well, nowadays I don’t like tourist shops but back then I was probably okay with a weeeeee bit of shopping, like I think we bought someone (Mouse, maybe?) a pair of flip-flops at a tourist shop.

On our way north, we drove through/around the Mouseland area and landed for that night in a beautiful lake area of Fla. We did hit up Silver Springs State Park the next morning. This was once a private place that exhibited exotic aminals, etc. Thankfully the State of Florida made Silver Springs a state park and therefore has gotten rid of the exotic aminals and the petting zoo and “monkey island” is now “cormorant island”. This is a good thing. You can rent kayaks there now but we were in transit and I just wanted to go on a glass-bottom boat tour and so we did and it was gorgeous and that’s about all I have to say.

I love Florida. I loved our trip there this spring. I don’t think I could EVER live there. I was so glad to be back up here in the north country and here are my kids hanging out with Gertrude.

One Response to “M-I-C(eeeee)… K-E-Y(iiiii)… M-O-U-S-E(eeeeee)”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Yep, Florida is a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. I am not a huge fan of the Disney parks. I don’t like roller coasters, most rides, crowds or most shopping. I’ve been to Disneyland twice, but only because Alison had gymnastics meets close by and we had an extra day.