Our time was amazing!
Sunday morning, we wrapped up Cervivor School, grabbed an amazing lunch, and we headed off on our way. We road-tripped it from Delray Beach, Florida up to Kissimmee, Florida. Mallory even let me nap a little along the way because I was exhausted from Cervivor School. When we arrived at our timeshare we got checked into an amazing room and decided it was time for dinner. Dinner was iffy but that is always a chance you take and we enjoyed it nonetheless. Monday, we made up with it by having Tijuana Flats for lunch and spending the day at the pool.
Tuesday was a Living Life List day! We headed off to Epcot set to Drink Around the World! This is something I have wanted to do for years. My parents originally met in Florida and Pops used to tell me about Friday night adventures at Epcot taking part in Drinking Around the World. Mallory and I did our research and we decided we were going to start in Mexico and make our way around to Canada. There are a few things you don’t think about when you’re setting out to complete this feat. One thing in particular, each “country” has a different type drink with a different type of alcohol. The whole “do not mix liquor and beer” theory goes right out the window! It was about the sixth country that I started to re-evaluate my life and if we were actually going to make it through. We tried to space things out, a drink each location, a snack every other, and of course hydrating with water in between. We had taken an Uber to get there so we knew it would be a safe trip home.
Tuesday was a day I will never forget. One reason is because of how incredibly amazing the entire Epcot Drink Around the World experience was but another because it was during our adventure that I received a phone call telling me that I didn’t qualify for a clinical trial I was desperately trying to take part in. I took a break in the adventure to talk to two different oncology offices as well as create a video about how I felt about the situation. Thankfully we were only two countries in at that point!
Friday was Mallory’s day: the only condition Mallory had for going on this grand adventure with me was that we had to go and see Harry Potter Land at Universal, both of them. I had never been to Universal and it was amazing! I spent the weeks leading up to the vacation reading as much Harry Potter as I could and finally conceded and just finished off my watching the movies so that I could see as much as possible before we headed to Universal. We spent our time riding amazing rides, sightseeing, and Mallory even ordered her Butterbeer (which I tasted and I thought was awful). We got to ride the Hogwarts Express and travel from Diagon Alley.
As the rain started to fall at Universal we headed for some shelter to check out the weather forecast and we found ourselves in Dr. Seuss Land. After a quick break from the rain in a tiny store entrance we headed off for more indoor rides. One ride Mallory had told Wylee about was The Hulk Rollercoaster, therefore, we had to ride it! We waited for the storm to clear and the ride to get the go ahead and we jumped into line to ride. It was a great rollercoaster! When we were finished we hopped back on the Hogwarts Express and headed to the first side of the park. It was there that I rode the most terrifying ride I have ever ridden!
Saturday, we checked out of our timeshare and headed off to Georgia. We had planned to stay at an AirBNB on Tybee Island which ended up being a disaster! We walked into a house that smelled like cat urine. We stayed for about fifteen minutes before we decided that we couldn’t stay there. We contacted her immediately and let her know we would not be able to stay. We had to play the cancer card so that medically it was a viable reason we couldn’t stay. With my treatments, I have a strong reaction to scents and it just wasn’t an option to stay. We packed up and headed to the beach to assess our options. We decided to head into Savannah and stay in the historic district.
Our time in Savannah was amazing. I am ready to go back now. I told JR I would live there, it was the most beautiful place I have ever been. Staying in the historic district was great. There was amazing food everywhere you turned. Beautiful streets, sidewalks, staircases, and buildings. On our first night, we needed out for a Ghost Tour Pub Crawl which was hilarious, amazing, and I am so glad that it was a pub crawl vs riding around in a vehicle just listening to someone talk. We were able to go out with a friend from home and his roommate. There bars were great and I went to my first Drag Show.
Overall, the days I spent traveling were amazing. I was ready to get home to my family though after such a long time away. I think I slept an entire twenty-four hours when I got home, except that is impossible because I jumped right into NESCO games when I got off the plane and then celebrating a friend’s birthday…that is for a separate post though!