Well, we survived our family vacation! It was a lot of fun, though when we pulled into our driveway Monday evening all four of us were exhausted.
But for the five days that we were guests at Walt Disney World it was wonderful (the two days driving there and two days driving home were the exhausting part).
If you ever visit Walt Disney World, I would recommend that you stay in one of their resorts...it may cost a little more than other area hotels (or it may not, I don’t know for sure), but it is worth every cent.
First, you can take the “Disney Transportation Service” to whatever park you are visiting that day. This means no figuring out how to get to the park, no paying for parking and no hunting for a parking space and being dropped off in fairly close proximity to the entrance.
Then there is the dining. If you purchase one of their dining plans (and if you go, I recommend you do), you need not carry any cash with you for food...your “magic band” does everything. You can walk into any restaurant in Disney World and they simply scan your band and your food is “free” (well, you already paid for it ahead of time).
And the “magic bands” also work for shopping. They are tied to your room, which is tied to whatever credit/debit card you give them and, again, no cash is needed. Just scan your band and instantly whatever you want to buy is yours!
But, as the cliché says, “All good things must come to an end.” And when your vacation ends, they are nice enough to email you all of your charges so you don’t have to stop at the lobby to check out.
Then you find out the real cost of what you “had to have.” Hopefully you are not driving when you open the email and see what you actually spent.
That’s a lot like life...you go along and are somewhat unaware of the “tab” you are building up. Then, when “the end” comes, you find out how much your life and the choices you made “really” cost you.
The good news is that you can make the choice to allow the blood of Jesus to pay for all of the bad choices (no matter how much “fun” they were) that you make.
The bad news is that if you fail to choose to allow the blood of Jesus to pay, then you will pay, with your soul for all eternity, for all your choices.