Saturday March 23rd 2019
I was packed up with the car hitched up by 11AM. The next three hours were a battle with Florida traffic going a little over 100 miles on Interstate 75 and Interstate 4. The volume of traffic is so great that any little problem causes a backup. When you combine the four or five areas of congestion, I had more than twenty miles of ten to twenty mile per hour travel.
I arrived at Disney’s Fort Wilderness campground between 2 and 2:30pm. After check-in I dropped my car off in the overflow parking area. There isn’t enough room to unhitch the car in the camping loops. I have a full hook-up site in loop 1900. This is the lowest category of full hookup site and it is still costing me more than I’ve ever paid at Disney before. I must have been feeling rich or demented when I booked this site for the next eight days. This site costs significantly more per night than I spent for a week in the Big Cypress National Preserve earlier in the month.
Once I was set up and had an early supper, I road my bicycle around some of the campground. The bike was doing a little complaining. I need to check the adjustments on the bicycle gears and lubricate it some. The bike is going to be an important means of transportation. This site is a long distance from most of the campground amenities and I don’t have a golf cart like many of my neighbors. Waiting for the bus transportation may get old fast. I waited over twenty minutes for the bus back to the overflow parking lot to retrieve my car.
Tonight, before I sat down to write this blog entry, I went down to the shores of Bay Lake to watch the Happily Ever After Fireworks display across the water at the Magic Kingdom. Here are some pictures I took.