I enjoy planning winter getaways to usually escape cold depressing winter weather in Missouri to get some warm sunny weather. Well….that is quite a joke this year. But plans were made, tickets were purchased and I needed some downtime anyway.
I arrived at the airport about 2:45PM. The weather at 4:00pm in Kansas City was 72 degrees. Flight left at 4:40pm. It was full as all Southwest flights are these days. Flight was pretty bumpy but arrived early at 8:00pm. By 8:50pm I had my bags, my rental car (white Jeep Patriot) and was on the road. Made a stop for Dr Pepper and some snacks. I also stopped at Chick Fil A for a sandwich. It was warm and humid. In my hotel room by 10:15pm.
I am at All-Star Sports at Walt Disney World. This is one of their “value” hotels. After taxes I am paying about $105 per night. If you stay offsite you have to pay $20 each day to park at the theme parks so I would have to have found a clean, safe hotel for $85 per night or less to be at the same or cheaper. That is pretty hard to do these days.