Published: September 20th 2009July 17th 2009
Having being diagnosed with breast cancer last October (just 8 weeks after returning from our RTW trip)
we have at last!!!
found time, between hospital stays and appointments to have a few days away. (For those of you who don't already know; In February I was told the cancer had now spread to the lung and spine and my prognosis is a life expectancy of an average of two years.) My quest now is to make as many "happy memories and have as much fun as possible" during this journey, for my family and friends to look back on.
For a few weeks before we made our trip, I was led to believe that we were heading to Amsterdam to see a friend. So needless to say, getting away and doing something "normal" for a change was most welcome.
But can you imagine my shock when I woke up in the middle of nowhere, to be told that we were parked outside the Disney Hotel Santa Fe..... Euro Disney!!!
Secretly arranged by my husband and daughter Tracey. JOY, JOY, JOY, how happy was I.
Hotel Santa Fe turned out
This is me bald!!
Whilst going through chemotherapy.
to be very basic, no facilities for brewing a cuppa in our room. (Our travel kettle came in very handy yet again)
On the plus side we were within walking distance of the park and our stay included a continental breakfast.
On our first night there we sampled the delights of the unpalatable, over priced food in the disney park.
From then on, like many other guests we became very adept at secreting away ham, cheese, butter and rolls and even a flask of coffee for an afternoon picnic whilst in the park.
Although, there is a big sign outside disney saying you can't eat your own food inside the park "Everyone did, even the locals"!!
For those that have never experienced the joys of disney, it is well worth a visit. But with the unfavourable exchange rate at present, this can be an expensive trip if you have a few kids in tow.
Although it is smaller than the american parks, it still has all the parades and fireworks - But on a smaller scale.
However; it must be said, that we still prefer Orlando, there is so much more
A handy bit of equipment left over from our round the world trip.
there and the food is so, so much better.
But having said that, we had a fun time and were glad of the much needed break.
See you all soon xx
There are more photos below