Good morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We were terribly lazy, and I just cannot bring myself to accept the fact that I need to get back into a normal routine. While I'm typing, I have on a Lifetime movie - A Tale of Two Corey's - about Corey Haim and Feldman. The acting is terrible.It's a train wreck. But I cannot turn it off I will try not to let it distract me from this TR update, haha!! Chapter One: OMG, we're on vacation! I know I've said before that I don't like writing departure day chapters b/c I feel like mine are not very exciting! We were flying out of a small regional airport about an hour away. It wasn't the same one we left from in October...that one only had one gate. This one had TWO! Big upgrade, huh?? Our flight was leaving around 3:30ish I think, so after my MIL's boyfriend/manfriend/guy she's been living with for 7 years (what do I call him? I struggle with this every time!) got to our house to stay with our dogs, DH and I hit the road. The airport was easy to find, and since it was small, the parking lot wasn't too crazy. It was really cold and I didn't want to drag our bags very far. We checked our bags and went over to security. But first I had to take a picture of the Christmas trees on display! I thought the stuffed animal deer were a nice touch, LOL!! We got through security really easily (I love that part about small airports!) and made our way to the waiting area. It looked like someone's grandma's living room At least the chairs were comfortable! We played Words with Friends, because we are just that wild and crazy, and finally it was time to board the tiniest plane ever. Goodbye home state! It was really gloomy and cloudy on the ground, but once we got above the clouds, it was more clear Drink and snack service came around, and I got a cute polar bear napkin. You must always document polar bear napkins!! The plane was so small that even though I had a window seat, I couldn't actually see out the window. It was so low. If my chest had eyes, it would have had a nice view, though. To see out I had to bend down awkwardly. During one of these awkward bending moments, I noticed the sun was beginning to set and the clouds looked really cool. It looked like a picture of a snow covered expanse of land to me. The flight lasted about an hour and a half, so when we came in to land it was dark. We had enough time to get to our next terminal but not to stop for any food. Well, we WOULD have had time to get food, but we were afraid we wouldn't. We had upgraded to first class for this flight, so we boarded first...what a relief to have room and not be crammed in the tiny commuter plane any more. I am spoiled to first class now. DH upgraded me in May on my solo trip, and then his work flew him to Dallas first class, so now every time it's available and doesn't cost a fortune, he upgrades us. For this trip it was only $36 each, and it was a really nice plane. One of the best part of first class is the bigger snacks...food will win me over every time! , DH got some kind of chocolate covered graham cracker thing, but I panic-picked the chips b/c I didn't want to take time fishing through the snack basket! The flight from Atlanta to Orlando is only an hour, and I hate starting movies and not finishing them, but I saw that Wind River was available and turned it on anyway. The sound was really muffled though and I couldn't hear it very well. I was interested enough in it to want to watch the whole thing at some point. I was starving and so tired of airplanes, that when we landed and I saw this: I didn't even care that we still had to go pick up our luggage!! We had made it!! We were officially on vacation! Whew, we made it through all that boring stuff!! Next update following immediately as fast as I can type it...checking out our room at the MCO Hyatt and finally eating dinner!