This is what has been occupying my attention for the past several weeks:
Planning, packing, cleaning feverishly in anticipation of, and then, of course, leaving.
But let’s face it. The only people who really want to read a post about Disney World are people who are, themselves, planning a trip to Disney.
So I thought instead of rhapsodizing about our trip, I would share some of the offside observations I had while on the road.
1. Until last week, I had never driven farther southeast than Nashville. I’ve flown to Florida, but I had never actually experienced the south. I hear a lot about southern hospitality (and I experienced some of that, most notably in Paducah, Kentucky, where we sailed into Saturday night Mass cough-cough-seven minutes late-cough-cough and the people were super sweet about offering us seats and tolerating our antsy kids).
2. As best I can tell, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia do not recycle. Or at least, they don’t believe in putting recycle containers in public, where travelers could find them.
3. I must preface this by saying that I live in a university town and I have always thought it quite diverse. We have a huge population of international students, a diverse group of naturalized citizens from many continents, and sizable African American and Hispanic populations. But when we stopped for dinner on Saturday, I felt like the minority. And that was a good thing for a white girl to experience.
4. Finally, some signage that made us double (or triple) take:
(because the best way to prevent more traffic fatalities is to put up distracting road signs….)
Then there’s this:
What does that even mean????
And for the last, you’ll have to click through, because when it flashed by, I was so shocked, I couldn’t even get the camera up in time to capture it. Wow. Just…wow.