|Breakfast with Minnie|
|In 1974 - Mom - Me - Dad - on our first jet ride to Disneyworld|
When I reminded my second son about that $89 trip - he pulled out his iPhone - called up the inflation calculator and reminded me - $89 in 1974 - is equivalent to $421 today. It was a bargain but not that much of a bargain :-) At the time my teaching salary was $8000 a year.
|The granddaughter loves the castle|
A few years later - Lulu and I purchased our own bus and made 16 trips to the growing Disney complex. Sometimes we stayed in hotels - other times we enjoyed the campgrounds - even sleeping in the bus. Our own kids were born in 1977 and 1978 - and they joined in with my students. They loved being passed around the bus - letting everybody have a chance to entertain them. There were no seat belts - car seats - or air bags to protect anyone. We all survived.
|My daughter-in-law's first trip to Disneyworld|
|All the old trips drift into the background with these memories|