The house is sold, we're retired, a couple of potentially nasty health issues loom in the next couple of years, so while there's time - we're thinking of doing something that (for us) may be wild and crazy.
We're thinking of going to Disney World for four or five days, possibly a week.
Is this nutz?
We don't have any grandchildren yet (though Lord knows we're old enough, and have kids old enough, that we could well have been grandparents by now, lol), and there are no tag-alongs on this little jaunt, so it would just be the two of us - older, somewhat (ahem) mature couple sans children.
I've never been to DisneyWorld. When I was a kid my parents took us on a long cross-country trip (MD to CA) and we were lucky enough to spend a day at DisneyLand. But that was it. And I love Disney - everything.
Himself has never been to DisneyWorld, but also went to DisneyLand (as a young adult: he was a student on an internship to the US and visited CA for a few days). He's most keen on the Epcot Center, but is happy to go along with whatever I want to do.
Have you been to DisneyWorld? With kids / without kids? Did you enjoy it? Do you think it will spoil the fun if we are wandering around without kids in tow? Will we be viewed with apprehension, as if we were child-snatchers or something? Will people resent a couple of oldsters taking up places in line?
I'd like to think I'm savvy enough (and polite enough!) that if we go to a child-centered place we wouldn't expect it not to be noisy or crowded, that there will be strollers and kids running around. That's a given.
But... I have this yearning for a set of mouse ears. Probably wanted some since I was a tot watching The Mickey Mouse Club (Meeska Mouska Mouseketeer) where all of them - even Jimmy and Roy - had mouse ears.
It's on my bucket list.
But neither do I want to ruin the dream, y'know?
So don't tell me what I (obviously!) want to hear. Tell me what you think. Would YOU do it?
'ave a good 'un Sparklers - carpe diem!