Off to a great start, Phil. Looking forward to more.
Thanks Boldikus - I figured that I needed to start pitching in with the theme park and booze reports so you, Bill & Zach don't have to post them all!
LOL. . that reminds me of years ago. . when I got a new boss, and he was trying to be friendly and get to know his new group.
my desktop photo on my computer at the time was Nick and I at the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii (linked below).
and he glances at it when talking to me (in front of the group) and goes: "OH!! is that you and your Dad on a mountain??"
LOL. . yeah, I corrected him, "um. . nooooo.. that's my Husband and I in Hawaii". . . and for the next 3 months, he barely interacted with me other than work related stuff (he was SO embarrassed. . and of course, I told Nick about it the moment we got home and we LAUGHED and LAUGHED).
Ahhhh...you get that too, eh Bert?
We get that a lot - it's expected, but we understand. My team at work all know Michael and were texting me me just about every day while he was in the hospital asking how he was doing. Never mind how I was doing! <lol - kidding, of course!>
And best of all, both of our families are super accepting and they all love us and we love them. And even my ultra conservative Christian relatives have all came to accept us and love us for who we are. We couldn't be more blessed, really!
To be honest here, I don't know if Michael (or I) would have been able to pull through what we went through if it wasn't for the love & support that we received from all of our families and friends.
Great start to the trip!
I couldn't believe how far the walk from preferred to the tram was at Busch Gardens. I wasn't planning on parking in that lot but they gave me a free upgrade to it with my preferred pass. I'm guessing this was the area with the handicapped parking as well?
I'm not sure if it was in the same lot as preferred or not. I don't think so because it was after you go under the road/bridge with the tram. I didn't see a tram stop anywhere near where we parked in handicapped, but perhaps I may have overlooked it. Sure seems like they should have another one there, but it wasn't the end of the world. Just took a little long to get to the gate (frequent rest stops).
Sorry about that! I still love the trip report and can't wait for the next part!
That is quite alright and thank you for the nice comments! As mentioned people make that assumption all the time - it's all good.
And let's get to business with a few more park pics...I will try to get the entire report done by the time the Bills game kicks off in Jax on Sunday!