My dad gave me a heads-up and told me that my grandma's cousin who lives an hour away from Orlando (I always forget he lives out there) has been in touch with my mom lately (he's related to my dad, not my mom) and she's bringing his phone number so she can at least call him and his wife while we're down there. Dad said, "I don't know if you can have him come out to see you at the hotel or whatever but your mom might at least call him." Well, in these days of cell phones you can call someone any time you want and it's not long distance unless it's an international call (we all just pay for minutes). We don't have time to meet with cousin Jack unless he maybe comes out to see us on our break day and we can get his wife and him into the pool area with us. I really hope this doesn't have to happen....I have enough planned for us that we don't really have time for anything happening on the side, know what I mean? I should have remembered Jack lives out there (he used to live in Oregon but they retired to Florida a while back), because my grandma (Dad's mom) often talks about how when she and Grandpa went down there in their fifth wheeler (RV/camper) Jack took them to see Epcot. It's the only Florida Disney park they visited, back in the 1980s some time. Dang it....Mom, we don't have time for this stuff UNLESS they come out to see us (we of course don't have transportation other than Disney's) on our break day, because I doubt they'd want to buy a park ticket and tack onto our touring plans for any of our other days (so I'm not suggesting it). I MIGHT be able to add them onto our afternoon tea reservation at the Grand Floridian, possibly - so if Mom asks about that I can find out if it's possible.
Just wanted to vent about that. I'm glad Dad at least told me about it early - I'd hate to lash out at my mom in person when she suddenly springs this on me during the trip.
The only other thing of note today is that my mom told me yesterday that she went to the Disney Store at their local mall and got herself an "Original Mouseketeer" t-shirt with some of the gift cards I sent her (they were for spending at Disney World, but that's okay) and she wants to wear it the first day. I told her that it's up to her, of course, but she might like to wear it on the Tuesday we're at Magic Kingdom rather than at Animal Kingdom on our first full day. She also plans to get herself a 40th Anniversary t-shirt, so our first night we'll see if maybe the shop in the Poly has it so she'll have it before we go into any parks. I reminded her that our shopping in the parks will have to be in the afternoons during "down time" after all the "must dos" are mostly or all done, or else on our way out of the parks. Plus, she'll have time sometimes while we're on attractions she won't ride - she can shop while we ride Everest, for example. I reminded her about how we're not going to do the water rides after all (KRR and Splash) and how she hasn't written back or said that she's okay with that (although she probably is....she wouldn't like that drop on Splash at the end any more than I do). And now I'd like to add Haunted Mansion back into our plans even though Kimberly won't ride it (maybe I'll ride HM alone or with Hubby or Mom while the other person does something else with Kimberly), just so I can see the new stuff that was added.
Well, I better go. I have plans to see a movie today with a friend (a fellow mom whose kids are in school).