My mother and me.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my mother for bringing me on this trip so many years ago. It was a very big deal to go on a vacation to Walt Disney World back then- and it's a pretty safe bet that I didn't appreciate the enormity of it at the time. She struggled and sacrificed a tremendous amount, and I can't imagine how long it must have taken her to save up for this trip. She laid the groundwork for my love of this place, and I am very grateful- grateful for having the experience, and grateful for having her.
I'd love to visit the parks again with her one day. It would be a whole different kind of visit for me, though, and would take quite a bit of adjusting my typical park strategies. She will not be running for FastPasses, nor will she be clocking 10+ miles walking each day. She will not be riding Space Mountain or Tower of Terror, there will be no Expedition Everest or even Test Track. But that's okay. Just spending a relaxing, slow-paced trip, filled with more people-watching than thrill rides, would be a welcome experience.
She would love the Boardwalk area, and she might even give Soarin' a try. She'd relish the view from California Grill, and she'd love to stroll the World Showcase. There are so many ways to enjoy the parks and resorts at a leisurely pace- ways I often miss out on when I'm racing from place to place. I'd love to do a slow trip. I'd love to make some of these memories with her.
I hope we can do it, one day soon...