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Booking a Ride

Day 398 in my journey to meet Mickey

Today I booked our taxi cabs to and from Midway Airport, with American Taxi.  Woo hoo!  $65 one way, so $130 round trip.  That seems like a lot of money, but to park our car at Midway Airport for 8 nights would have cost us $1 less ($129).  So we decided to save ourselves the aggravation of driving ourselves in Chicago traffic and take the cab.

I makes me really appreciate Disney’s Magical Express which is the free bus service from the Orlando Airport to Old Key West and back.  That really is a great perk for staying on property.

Even just booking the taxi was exciting.  Our family reunion trip is only one month and two days to go.  Bring it on!

Meet you at the Kingdom!

Salad and Conversation

Day 82 in my attempt to accomplish something everyday to be as healthy as I possibly can be when I go to the Magic Kingdom to meet Mickey next October

This evening, after a full day of work and before a contemporary band rehearsal tonight, I get to meet up with some dear friends at the Silo, our local watering hole.  Some of these friends I blessedly get to see often, and some of these friends I seldom get to see.  What a treat!!  What a joy!!

So here’s my 2-part plan for today:

  1. Rather than ordering pizza (the best deep-dish pizza in Chicagoland in my very prejudiced opinion), I will order a salad.  Now before you feel too sorry for me, this salad has spinach, romaine lettuce, steak, roasted garlic, red onions and bleu cheese crumbles.  Huh?  And it comes with warm bread.  I will either split this with my honey, or take half of it home (if Mike wants pizza or a something else).  Ahhh…YUM!
  2. I will focus on the conversation and the company, rather than my usual pattern of zoning in on the food (and making the company second best).

So today’s plan is very do-able, and I need that today.  Tomorrow we are predicted to have gale-force winds, rain, and snow flurries.  Instead of cowering inside, I want to take a walk on the wild side and get out there in the elements.  It may be one of the shortest walks in history, but it will be a walk.  Stay tuned to see details on how that turns out.  🙂 And due to the weather, I may put my celebratory Halloween cupcake off for a day.  I hate driving far in nasty weather!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, dear friends, and thank you for your support.  Meet you at the Kingdom!