Back in 2010, on the Sunday afternoon before Labor Day and less than a month after we officially moved to Atlanta, Mrs. All in WDW (way before she knew that she’d, one day, go by the monicker of ‘Mrs. All in WDW’) asked me the most wonderful of questions – “Do you want to go to Disney this weekend?”
“What? THIS weekend? Really?!”
You have to understand … having lived in Cleveland, Ohio for all of our lives, our exposure to Walt Disney World always involved three, somewhat expensive, airplane tickets. As such, we had only been to Walt’s ‘World’ five times in our lives and all as our son grew up. Now, he was away in college and we found ourselves a mere seven hours away from Orlando by car. In fact, when my boss (at the time) told me about the relocation, he prefaced it with, “Bob, look at this way …
… you’ll be closer to Disney World!” Nice sales pitch!
So, that wonderful Sunday, I hopped onto Travelocity and found something I have never seen since – a $99 a night room at the WDW Dolphin. $99! You’ve got to be kidding me! It was like fate was screaming at us, “Yes! You MUST go to Walt Disney World this weekend!” Well, we did, and it was our first of many subsequent weekend ‘getaways’ to the place “Where Dreams Come True”.
I was put to mind of this short little story because I received in my email this week the “Monthly Recipe from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin”. Do you get that too, by chance? Not only do they send you a delicious recipe from one of their restaurants’ kitchens – this month it is “Homemade Ravioli with Tomato Basil Sauce and Pancetta Feta Cream Filling” – they include exclusive room offers for recipe club members as well.