Marathon Day

Airplane etiquette for four year olds. Is there a class for that? Maybe one should be offered to parents that purchase tickets. To be fair, I was headed to Orlando FL. and most children on the flight were headed to Disney. One needs to expect excitement and a certain level of less than stellar behavior on a three hour flight. One can also tell immediately who the parents are that have no parenting skills what so ever.

Over all, travel went smoothly and I only forgot one charger. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of one’s electronic devices were charged the same universal way? Here’s how they rank by width of plug in. I-pad is widest, laptop is next, then the phone, Kindle, and watch. I do believe there are too many devices, but my excuse is I only bought two of these items, the other three were thoughtful gifts and who turns down great gifts? Well, not me. They all have useful moments, and while some do duplicate tasks, I have a preference for each in different situations. Alas, has not a great industry been built by satisfying our perceived needs (actually our wants)?

I think I wrote this last time I was here, but I am still amazed by the dollars that flow through Disney World. I would love to know how many people are employed by Disney, between the parks. the resorts, the grounds, security, and the maintenance crews. There are a lot! It would be fun to see the numbers. How many people pass through the gates each day? How many thousands of people buy the 75 cent rain ponchos? (I’m guessing at that cost), they sell for $10.00.

Today is Marathon Day. My awesome running kids are amazing me, getting up at 3 each morning to run longer and longer distances every day, starting with a 5K up to the full Marathon on the 4th day. My accomplishment through all of this is I haven’t lost my grandkids in Disney World yet. Not too bad!

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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