|The IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show at Epcot at Walt Disney World. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Okay, so maybe I wasn't staying in Disney World, but I was just a brief shuttle stop away as I spent three nights and a couple days in an unplanned visit to Orlando this week. One might think I'd be having a grand time at the Radisson Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, but, alas, fun it was not.
First of all our reason for diverting our journey was a sad one. My wife's favorite aunt--one who had helped raise her--was on her deathbed and my wife wanted to see her one last time. She spent most of her time at her relatives house meeting up with family members she hadn't seen in decades and sitting at her aunt's bedside.
I would have been with my wife if not for a nasty bout of flu or cold or whatever it was. Instead I spent two days mostly shut up in my motel room trying to get as much sleep as I could get in. I had hoped to maybe attend to blogging activities, but no such luck. I was slugged by the bug and enamored by sleep for most of two days.
After the two days of rest I felt a little better for the drive to Beaumont, Texas on Thursday. My illness still lingers, but I think I feel it going away. I hope. With over 1600 miles to drive over the next two days I need to maintain my stamina. We need to be home by Saturday night. And we had planned on Wednesday night past. So go the plans of life.
Oh, and as we drove across Northern Florida Thursday morning, my wife got the call that her aunt had passed. At least my wife had a chance to see her one last time.
Do you find that complications of life often come in clusters? Have you been to Disney World? Do you enjoy lengthy road trips?