On the Road Again

I apologize for horribly ignoring this blog. I’ve been busy with work. We went to Florida shortly after my last post to buy a car. We’re now the proud owners of a 2007 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer with low mileage and all the bells and whistles.

We stuck around Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, which was fantastic as always. The best part was the VIP lounge, where we got private interactions with the icon characters, as well as behind the scenes talks with the designers. Dad had the best impact of all on Halloween night, when he collided with a scare actor wielding a prop knife! Two stitches, a tetanus shot and a visit to the hand surgeon later, he was fine, thank God.

We also spent the holidays in Orlando. Did the Disney stuff and went to Medieval Times for NYE, which was SO much fun. Unfortunately we came down with the flu the next day and missed Grinchmas at Universal. But we recovered within a week, so it could have been worse.

Also did two musters with SMART, the Special Military Active and Retired Travel club…one for Veteran’s Day and a big one at Lazy Days in January for the Tampa RV SuperShow. I just love SMART, and I think Dad does as well. We drooled over a few RVs at the show, but I think we’re going to wait a few months or so to actually buy. Let’s get used to the car payment first!

So now we’re headed out on our grand Western adventure. First stop, Pensacola, where we have tickets to the Globetrotters tomorrow. We’ll actually overnight somewhere along the way tonight, since we got a late start. Can’t check in too late when you’re hauling a travel trailer. Then we’re headed to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and on from there. Probably heading back to Orlando for HHN this year, but that’s still kind of up in the air.

Will try to update with pictures from each place! I’m excited!!

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