I Hate That I Love You – Part 4

I hate that I love you, again.

1. Crocs. I have always sworn that I would never wear a pair of Crocs. However, after heading over for a night in Walt Disney World still wearing my shoes from work, I took the plunge. I have bone spurs in my heel and walking too much in dress shoes is pretty uncomfortable. So I gave Croc sandals a go. I have to say, these are amazing!

2. Luxury. The Grand Floridian has always been the pinnacle of luxury, excess and excellence to me. Then I walked into the Waldorf Astoria at Bonnet Creek. This feels like old money. It’s grand but not gaudy, perfect. It’s elegant and timeless.

3. Jeans. I used to make fun of Floridians in their jackets and long pants at any temperature below 70. Well, it’s taken a while but now I totally get it. It’s because anything below 70 degrees is freezing. I freeze in my office, I freeze in the movie theater, I freeze everywhere.

Bonus – still not giving in to a fanny pack!

Gina

Living the #WaltLife

Living the #WaltLife or #DisneyLife means different things to different people. To some, it’s just puzzling.

To so many, it means that you grew up watching Disney movies, the Disney Channel and maybe even the Mickey Mouse Club. Add in some visits to Walt Disney World or Disneyland and some ears and it’s magic.

You may get the people that will bring you down. They will question why you are going to the same place year after year. They don’t see the magic. They may not know that this is your happy place. You can go there and have the best day ever – every single day! You can go to a Disney cartoon movie even if you don’t have small (or big) children.

To me, it’s knowing that I will spend each weekend with Dumbo or Olaf. I’m lucky enough that I can stop and see fireworks on my way home from work on any given night. I decorate in Disney, I have over 10 pairs of Minnie Mouse ears, I have the Dooney & Bourke purses and even wear Laila perfume from Norway. Date night is always at the Parks or Resorts.

Joe, my husband once said that Disney World was just a theme park, but it’s so much more. FYI he no longer feels that way. He works at the reservation center and can spout off more facts than anyone I know.

Enjoy the Magic!

Gina