Escape From Craziness to Pandora, Po Boys, and Oppressive Heat A July 2017 Trip Report Well, here we go again! Another Pre-Trip report for us and our family’s 5th trip to Walt Disney World this summer, but it is our first trip as a family of four! We’ve obviously had some major changes since our last trip including the adoption of our newest son, Brooks. The adoption and everything that goes with it is the main reason we have now waited two years between trips, but it is time to introduce the little guy to the place we all love so much. So...here we go! Please comment as I go as that makes it so much more fun! Finally, here is a link to the previous trip reports for our other three trips. Link to Previous Trip Reports Introductions I will start by introducing myself, I’m Jon. I am a high school football coach and athletic director and love the job I get to do every day. I’ve been teaching and coaching at the same school for ten years and just finished my first season as the head football coach. Anyway, I honestly think I have the best job in the world. Being able to make a positive impact on kids every day is something I love doing. It certainly has its challenges, but overall I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Favorite Character: Goofy Favorite Ride: Expedition Everest Favorite Show: Festival of the Lion King Favorite Movie: The Lion King Favorite Restaurant: ‘Ohana Now for my best friend and wife, April. April loves our family vacations as well as almost any time we get to spend together. We have developed a love for Disney and vacationing together and it is something she cherishes. She is a school psychologist by day and an incredible mother and wife by night. She works in the same school district I do and she gets to come over to my classroom for lunch every day, which really is nice. She loves her job working with kids as well and she is awesome at it. Favorite Character: Ariel Favorite Ride: Rock 'n Roller Coaster Favorite Show: Festival of the Lion King Favorite Movie: Little Mermaid Favorite Restaurant: Whispering Canyon Cafe Next up is Braxton, who turned five about a month before the trip. We can’t believe he is already five. It seems like just yesterday that he was born and came into our family, but I’m sure all of you with kids think it goes fast too! He loves to run, play, hit things, throw balls, and many other things most little boys love to do. He has a great personality and is a good kid most of the time. In addition to all of these things DS loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and all of the super heros. Anyway, he is an awesome kid and is now a great big brother. Finally, we have the newest member of our family, Brooks. He was 18 months old during our trip which is a little older than Braxton was on his first trip. Brooks is an incredibly sweet little boy who LOVES his mommy, but man is he awnry! Braxton was always kind of a daddy’s boy, but Brooks has certainly taken the other side. He just loves to sit and play with his mom. He loves playing with any type of ball and he also loves to sit and watch basketball on TV, go figure! He’s not much into watching cartoons on TV yet which is a good thing I think, but he does love his Mickey Mouse stuffed animal. He just grabs it and hugs it sometimes and won’t let it go. Well, that’s who we are. Stand by for Day 1. Up Next: Day 1 Part 1 - What Do You Mean I Can’t Buy a Biscuit?