Last Thursday, Lauren began a new adventure. She had been accepted into the Disney College Program in October, and she packed up her car and was on her way to live and work at Walt Disney World!
Thankfully, I got to tag along! Our adventure began!
We stayed the first night in Frisco, TX, eating at our favorite Mexican food place, Pappasitos. We stayed at relative's house, so that was nice. We were trying to get into their garage, knowing that their key pad was a little temperamental. After about 10-12 tries, though, we realized we were at the neighbors house! No wonder it wasn't working!! That was the first of many laughs along the trip!
In Mississippi, Lauren commented how the police lights on their cars were pretty....all blue. A little bit later, we were in some traffic and all of a sudden, the many cars in front of us stopped abruptly! Lauren managed to miss the car in front of us, but the guy behind us didn't' miss us. We had to stop for a little while, until the police came and filed a report. I told Lauren it was her fault because she liked those pretty lights!
Her car wasn't too messed up...just a few problems on the back bumper. The guys car (which was his girlfriend's!) got it much worse. We were on the road again in about 30 minutes.
We made it to Tallahassee that night, then to Disney World the next day!
That first night we had reservations at the Boardwalk resort. It was so neat because we hadn't ever been to that area of Disney World! We walked the Boardwalk and ate Italian food.
One of Lauren's roommates for the College Program was actually staying at the same resort as us, so we met her and her parents the day we got there. We met the others for breakfast on Monday morning before she moved in. We all caravanned to check in!
Disney had it all organized superbly...just as expected!
These girls found each other through the College Program Facebook page, so had their plan to room together early on. Many arrivals didn't have anything worked out in advance. They were just put together with roommates on the day of arrival. We were thankful for social media and God bringing these girls together!
I flew home early yesterday morning, having to leave the resort at 3:40 a.m. I was so thankful to be home, even though I know it will be mid-May before I see Lauren again.
I'm excited for this new adventure for her and her roommates! They begin official training in Disney's Traditions today. It will be a special time.
Lauren will be working at Epcot in the American part of World Showcase. She's proud to be representing America in this way! What a wonderful new adventure awaits her!