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Back home

We flew in yesterday afternoon, ate dinner in Houston then drove home. I was exhausted but couldn’t sleep. Go figure. So I read in bed for several hours before passing out. I woke up with the headache from hell and so far nothings kicking it. :crying:

Disney was…exhausting. To be honest, it’s not really my type of vacation. There’s the whole crowd thing. I’m not much of a people person. My idea of heaven is a nice quiet beautiful place where I’m not bumping into people at every turn. Give me mountains, some camping, fishing!, a not crowded beach, a cabin in BF anywhere where there’s nothing for miles. Ahhh. Wonderful stuff!

I feel guilty saying that, like I’m some sort of freak for not adoring Disney World, but there you have it. Anytime I’m exposed to lots of people for any prolonged period of time I sort of meltdown and need time to decompress. This happens to me at conferences too. I venture out and the constant barrage of people, conversation and having to be “social” has me fleeing back to my room for “alone” time after a few hours.

And I dunno. I was pretty appalled at just how rude people are in a place like Disney. I still shake my head. Don’t get me wrong, I met lots of really nice, polite people but the really bad behavior that was rampant just made my mouth drop. I mean are manners really that difficult a concept?

In other matters, I got some really good news while at Disney :whoo: I bought a pressie to celebrate right before we left because the only thing better than good news is good news while on vacation, yes? I’ll share as soon as humanly possible. Oh and the pressie was just the perfect multi color jade bracelet. I’ve been looking for one forever.

Now it’s back to work for me *sob*

4 thoughts on “Back home”

  1. Melissa says:

    WB, Maya!!
    And I am SO with you on the Disney vacation. I’m always stressed, pissed, and just want to get home and rest and retreat from people by the time I get back from ANY amusement park, let alone Disney, lol.
    They ARE fun, but I get overloaded pretty quickly w/ people…….and lines……..and HEAT. Ugh.
    I’d much rather be kicked back at a lake house, close to the water, sunnin’ myself and reading while Alyx and other kids play in the water…..much more my idea of VACATION, lol!!

  2. Blanche says:

    Welcome back Maya!!

    We are going to Disney World in 10 days! We’ve never been to Florida so this is going to be an experience! I’m not going to get too excited about it and I hope I don’t have to deal with too many rude people!! I know I’m going to die just from the humidity alone, we don’t have humidity where I live!

    Can’t wait to hear your good news and I bet the bracelet is beautiful!!

  3. Heather says:

    I don’t care much for crowds either, and the older I get, the less I enjoy “amusement” parks. I enjoyed Disney World back when I went, but that was about 20 years ago(However, I recently went to our Renaissance Festival near Atlanta & had an absolute blast. Something about all those men in pirate costumes, not to mention those guys in leather… the people watching was worth the trip alone!)

    I also prefer a quiet place to relax, though lately I haven’t had the chance. Give me a blanket by the Chattahoochee River, some cold beer and a few close friends/family and I’m content. Heck, I don’t even need the friends/family! (just the beer, thanks!)

    Glad you treated yourself to a present! Wish you could share a photo of it. it sounds lovely!

  4. Ava says:

    I’m right there with you on the quiet mountain vacation and the aversion to crowds.

    I’m also not surprised about the bad manners you encountered. Some people seem to get major entitlement issues when they go on vacation. Like the world owes them a good time, and they’re gonna have it, dammit, no matter who gets in their way. I call it the Griswold Syndrome.

    Congratulations on good news and a nice present. Sorry I can’t be sad about you getting back to work. I enjoy the end product of said work too much to encourage a break!

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