Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Princess Half Recap, Day 1

AKA, The Day I Remembered How Much I Disliked Florida

So, months ago, I went through a (literally) 5 month process to get my California drivers license. I am one check-in away from being Mayor of the Long Beach DMV. Many, many hours were spent there.

Then, at some point during the hospital stays in January, I lost my treasured license. And had to go back to the DMV, 4 weeks out from my flight, to order a replacement. Which they have to mail to you. Last time, it took 6 weeks to arrive. I was hoping for the best, but totally prepared for the worst.

By Thursday's mail, it still hadn't come in. So I planned on getting to LAX extra early in case of the "Additional Screening" I may require.

Turns out, not so much necessary. I showed TSA a copy of my license, my temp license from the DMV, and my birth certificate. Through security in 15 minutes. Score.

I flew Virgin America for the first time, and they were rad. Mood lighting in the cabins...

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and remotes for the TV's!

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I watched some random TV the whole way, and couldn't sleep despite my 4am wake up call.

The second I walked off the plane in FL, and onto the jetway, it hit me.

The heat. The humidity. Dislike. A lot.

I worked my way downstairs to the Disney Magical Express line, and got more of a side-eye from the attendant there than I did TSA about my lack of photo ID. Um...

And by 4pm, I was at Disney World, and unpacked! I jumped in the shower, and by the time I was done, Becka, L, and A were back from Animal Kingdom. They headed to the pool, and I headed out to the Expo. I've never done a real Expo, and Becka said it was a madhouse when she went earlier, so I was pumped. I love a good shopping frenzy!

Quick bus trip (have I ever mentioned how much I love Disney transportation!?), and I made it!


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I guess I missed the big crowd, 'cause I didn't think it was that bad...


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No line at the packet pick up, so I grabbed my paperwork, checked my D-tag, and exchanged out my Large shirt for a Medium (really, Disney? I swear I asked for a medium...). The obligatory glass sneaker shot...

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There was some cute stuff, but nothing that I really NEEDED...

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I walked out of there spending less than $30, on a coffee mug, magnet, Body Glide, and some Gu. Sweet!

The shirt in our goody bag was pretty cute, too!

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Headed back to the hotel, and hit the pasta special in the food court for dinner. Early to bed, I was wiped out, and my roommates were getting up early for the 5K... Lights out by 10!

1 comment:

FruitFly said...

Well I spent $130+ at the expo - so I made up for your non-spending! :-) That skirt? Bought it!

I think Becka and I were at the expo at the same time ... and it really was a madhouse! It took me 2 hours just to get through the vendors and shopping. Packet pick up was a breeze though. I love our shirt! I wore mine in the park and it was so comfy!

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