Tales from the Vacation: Mecca

After our three day cruise, Kelly Marie and I made our pilgrimage to Mecca. Well, truth be told, it wasn’t like a full fledge trip to Mecca. Just a really short stay.  Just long enough to quiet the demon raging inside of my head.

Since we were flying into Orlando for the cruise, Kelly Marie surprised me by booking us an additional two night stay at the fabulous Walt Disney World Resort ®!

We spent the two nights at the Pop Century hotel.  Not one of the fancy high end resorts there, but still…it’s Disney.  It’s not like there’s bed bugs or anything.  But, even if there were, they’d be the nice, friendly type Walt Disney World Resort ® bed bugs that say “hello” before biting into you.

I know.  I know.  I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking:  “Did you guys go to the Walt Disney World Resort ® and not take your kids?!?!?”  Look.  If that’s what you’re thinking, then nuts to you!  Don’t be getting all over my jock about not taking them, ok?  Because, first of all, I didn’t have ANYTHING to do with the planning of the Walt Disney World Resort ® part of our trip.  That was all Kelly Marie’s doing.  Not me.  Email your nasty comments to her!

they’re Mickey ears…fyi.

And besides, it’s not like we went to any of the parks. See?  I do have a bit of a heart.  Well, not really.  I just would NEVER hear the end of it from Jethro if we went to any of the Walt Disney World Resort ® parks and didn’t take him.

lookit all that shit…just waiting to be bought.

It’s not like I really even need to go to the parks, though.  They’re cool and all, but, your friendly neighborhood jman just loves being at the Walt Disney World Resort ® itself.  The hotels, the pool, the food.  It’s the best, Jerry!  The best!  Suresuresure.  I railed against taking your kids there in Disney World Ain’t for Kids.  But, that’s your kids.  I didn’t say anything about “you” going without them!  Yea, the place is a tourist trap.  But, it’s the best damn tourist trap around!


Kelly Marie and I may not have gone to any of the parks, but we did the next best thing…Downtown Disney.  God!  I fucking love that place!  Why?  I have no idea.  I just do.  I could walk that shit back and forth, back and forth for hours on end.  Even that stupid, boring “West Side”, too.


I didn’t though. Some of us on the trip aren’t as say…crazy about the resort as I am. So, in the interest of keeping things civil between the two of us, I kept my time walking Downtown Disney to a reasonable amount.  That, though, really depends on how you define “reasonable” of course.


i just hand over my wallet when i go into this store…

For her part, Kelly Marie took it like a champ.  Only making odd comments here and there like…”I don’t think they have enough stuff with Mickey Mouse on it.”  Even though she’s got a point, I may have to consider going by myself the next time.  For both our sanity’s.


where o where would i start?!?!?

Next up?  Food, glorious, food.  Don’t care what it looks like…

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