Thursday, November 29, 2012


Goofy & I - Disney 2006
The week after I found out I that I had to have a biopsy we had a trip planned to Disneyworld in Florida.  We left on July 18, 2006.  I think this was probably the best thing that could have happened at the time.  An escape to a whole new world.  There was so much excitement about the trip and we were all busy with getting the laundry done and packing and making arrangements for the house and Bailey (our dog) while we were away.

This was our first time going to Disneyworld.  I had been once as a child but Mike and the kids had never been.  We had saved up for this trip for a long time and had surprised the kids with the announcement at Christmas.  So, they had been looking forward to it for over six months.  I had planned our itinerary according to what everyone wanted to do the most so that we could fit in everyone’s “must sees”.  This was probably going to be a once in a lifetime thing so I wanted to be sure we saw everything at Disney, Epcot, MGM and the Animal Kingdom.  We also put in some time to just relax at the resort and enjoy the pool and other activities.

Tarnowskis 3D - Disney 2006
My kids were beside themselves about the whole transportation element to the trip.  They had never been on an airplane before.   Alex flew with me from Ottawa to Toronto once but he was only two years old and couldn’t really remember much about it.  They were actually really excited about the fact that we would be taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel.  A taxi!  Wow they had never been in a taxi before.  (Yeah I know, we don’t get out much.)  It was so amazing to me to see everything through their eyes for the first time just like they were experiencing.  I let myself just forget about the whole wide world and everything in it except for my beautiful kids and my wonderful husband.  I was secretly hoping that he was going to stay wonderful for the whole week because he really hates crowds and heat so Disney in July was going to be somewhat of a challenge for him to say the least.

Sleepy & Happy
(just like the dwarfs) - Disney 2006
For anyone that has been to Disney you will know that you sort of get consumed by all things Disney while you are there.  I was able to totally escape and relax and really have fun with my family.  I felt like I was 10 years old and I just loved every minute of the trip!  I found that I didn’t give much thought to the upcoming biopsy or anything else outside of Disneyworld.  I let myself be consumed.  We were busy from early morning until late at night and we all fell asleep exhausted but happy every night.

That all changed when we got home and we were snapped back to reality.

 A Whole New World (Alladin & Jasmine)

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  1. Great writing Tracy! I am just getting caught up. It's quite a journey and these stories are just the beginning. I now have it bookmarked.

    Take care,
    Nancy Schnobb

    1. Thanks Nancy! Appreciate the feedback and that you have bookmarked me. You can sign up for email updates too. Hope you are well and looking forward to our next meet up with the RCAP gang:)



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