I'm not completely sure, but I think this is the first weekend since we moved here that we didn't go to any theme parks at all. That is, if you don't count Friday night as part of the weekend. That's crazy to think about, after nearly three and a half months.
But here's the thing... we're a few miles away from the Walt Disney World property, and when we move, we'll be less than two miles (line of sight) from the castle at Magic Kingdom. I suspect some of our neighbors will be able to see it, or the Contemporary, from their houses. So when you have a three-year-old that loves to walk, and you're exhausted on his behalf on toys, iPads, TV and other at-home activities, it's nice to get out. That, and you'd think that riding the monorail was quite possibly the best thing anyone could possibly do. He digs it.
There is another plus, and that is little bouts of what feels like a really short vacation. It's not entirely practical to take real time off until December or January, so spending three or four hours in a place that I associate with epic vacations past is a nice little escape for me.
This weekend though, I wanted to spend some time working on projects at home, and maybe even play some video games (Lego Marvel Super Heroes just came out, and we do love those Lego titles). It's really hard to stay home when almost every day is awesome. How do you stay home when it's 80 and sunny?
We did get out and about a little. We stopped by the new house to check out the progress there. It's really coming together quickly. We also walked through some new houses near us, just to compare. I think we got about 7 miles of walking knocked out between the two days. Our HOA had a little fall festival of sorts near the club house, which had some delicious food trucks, but we already ate.
Oh, and Diana snagged the "cluck curry" recipe from Raglan Road (a restaurant at Downtown Disney), and she made that on Saturday night. It was superdelicious. I mean really, really good.
With the weather being a little cooler, we've been able to turn off the air conditioning and open up the house a bit. Having the screened in porch has been excellent, because we can just open the sliding door and let the cats out there.
It was nice to not go anywhere for a change.