Aaron and I hung out in Downtown Disney until meeting up with Karen, one of our oldest friends. We’ve known her for 10 or 11 years, having first met her when she and Aaron were assigned to a Freshman orientation group at college. Within two weeks, she became one of the most awesome, cherished people in our life and remains so until this day. When she transferred universities several states away, Aaron and I took secret road trips, driving from New Jersey to Delaware in the middle of the night to go visit her without anyone at college except for Ashly and Jocelyn knowing it. It was unbelievably cool to see her in person again since we live so far away from each other.
We headed over to an ice cream shop and Karen treated us to sundaes. (I had strawberry with strawberry syrup).
During our ice cream, we got a message that Ashly and Ian had been delayed, again! They will be here between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., though, so all should be well. Nearly everything that could go wrong within reason has, in fact, gone wrong for them. They’ve now been grounded, re-routed, re-re-routed, parked, transferred, flown, and returned every which way. But they will end up in Orlando before tonight.
We did a little bit of shopping; I picked up a gift for one of my sisters. Later, Karen drove us back to our resort and we hung out in the bar talking and laughing for another hour or two.