Okay - so it's 2008 now. I was just thinking over (after looking at all those photos I sifted through yesterday) what my favorite memories are for this past year (WDW!) Or DL, or DLP, for those who haven't been to WDW.
I have a lot, obviously. I am just going to skip over the castle stay, Epcot 25th, Haunted Mansion, wand coming down, late nights at Epcot - those are all fantastic, but I figured I'd add something different for myself.
Back in October, I stayed at Fort Wilderness for 4 nights as part of RADP (newsgroup). I've known many of the people I hung out with for up to 10 years online (some in person). The thing is, I had received a tent for a gift. What I didn't realize - since I'd not opened it - was that there were no instructions. And tents aren't built the way they used to be, with spikes to drive into the ground and such.
So - first night, I slept in my car. My tent looked like this:
At least the bathroom was mere seconds away:
Oh - and it was really cold (for me), so I used my deflated air mattress as a blanket. I kept the car closed, because I was afraid someone would see my feet and think I was just a body left there!
The second night, I drove home to sleep. I'd been offered help by then to get the tent up, but it never seemed to mesh with when I was at the site. The 3rd day, some nice camping people saw me attempting to put it up, took pity, and did it for me. The guy also took it down on the last day, though I probably could have figured it out myself. I bought them a bottle of wine at Publix for being so nice.
Everyone still laughs at me occasionally for that. And out of the 4 nights Food and Wine Festival, the only place I got a little toasty (wine-wise) was at the campfire that night. Those pics aren't being posted. (they aren't too bad, but I like them private!)
Anyway - in 30 years, that will probably be one of my biggest memories of 2007 as far as Disney is concerned! Anyone else?