It was refreshing to wake when I wanted to and eat meals while they were hot and enjoy a cup of coffee with silence and beautiful landscape. I did miss the kittens but when I would feel a tinge of sadness I scrolled through images of them on my phone while sitting on my lounge chair in paradise and learned to cope. Rough. I know.
I opted to leave my big girl camera at home since the kids weren't coming and let's be honest, that's pretty much what I take photos of these days. So the following is haphazardly brought to you by the iPhone.
Our flight to Orlando was kept entertaining by some origami tableau. After creating an elaborate origami hummingbird, Chris and Daniel used a hair from my head to suspend the bird and a peanut to create a scene. These men are doctors. The health and care of many is in their hands. Ponder that for a moment.
We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, where the water bottles flow freely and you never have to be bothered to push your own elevator button. A girl could get used to vacationing like this. But I won't because my time at Ritz is limited to urology conferences covered by residency programs. But I'm living it up while it lasts.
Sunday evening we bought after 4pm discount tickets and went to Magic Kingdom with Casey and Daniel. The last time I went to Disney I was younger and I had forgotten a lot of the magic. It's a pretty impressive place. I look forward to going back with our kids when they're a little older.
After the parade we were all glassy eyed and stumbled our way to the mono rail and began our two hour trek back to the hotel. It's a happy place, that Disney World, but when you're done, you are done. You know what I mean? Children were melting in front of our eyes as the night wore on. We joked it was like they were being taken over by a zombie virus.
The following day it was back to business as usual at the pool. I fulfilled my week long dream and ordered the nachos poolside. They were every bit as magical as the Kingdom.
Another great conference goes down in the books of residency.
What you lack in daily pleasure you make up for bi-annually in out of town conferences. I suppose we might miss you.
Love, Chris and Sara.