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2015-02-02 10.37.57I thought I’d have a lot more time to write. We are in no way hustling to see and do everything along the way, yet the days fly by and by the time we’ve settled the last of the kids to bed, we are exhausted! My plan to write about our experiences as they happen…well that was unreasonable. So here we are, a couple of states away, and I’m writing about Florida. Haha!

The first stop in Florida was Disney World, The Most Magical Expensive Place On Earth! This was where we really started to relax and breathe a bit after the drama of getting going on the trip. Although we were there for ten days, we only went into each park for one day and visited Downtown Disney twice. Much of the time was spent biking, playing, and swimming. In fact there was so much pool time that Dooder learned to swim with no armies-yay!!

From the parks the highlights were meeting Anna and Elsa in the castle at Magic Kingdom, the boys making light sabers (they have gotten a lot of use ever since!), riding Expedition Everest, going on Star Tours, the Boneyard playground, and the Frozen sing-along.

Eating at the Disney parks is not only expensive, but it is notoriously challenging for people with type 1 diabetes, like our Dooder. Disney does not publish or share nutritional information and when the amount of insulin given is dependent on counting each carb that’s eaten, this makes it difficult. On the plus side, Kitt and I have become very good at estimating carbs! One thing we found towards the end of our trip, was that some quick serve places sell a Kids Power Pack. It’s a boxed lunch with prepackaged (nutritional information listed!!) items: yogurt, Sammy Jammy, goldfish, apple slices, and a drink. Not only did it make carb counting a breeze, but it suited my kids well. They could eat some and save some for later. I only wish we had found these sooner!