Each time have been invited to tag along to Disney World, I have learned something new – and this last trip being prepared really paid off.
My son likes to plan ahead when we arrive at a theme park and have a good idea of the plan of the day so we are not wondering where we should be for scheduled shows. So I know he will want to find a good place to watch the awesome parades and finding a good viewing place is important. The only problem with that is you need to find a spot and secure it early which means standing in your spot for quite a while. For me and my older well used legs, that was the only part I dreaded as watching the parade is an absolute must.
So, this last trip I knew what was ahead and I needed to find a way to enjoy all parts of the adventure. I started searching the web for a backpack with an attached folding stool that would hold my weight so I could sit comfortably waiting for the parade. I finally found just the right one at my local Army & Navy store. They did not have any in stock, but were happy to order one for me. It was very reasonable…around $25 and so very worth it.
This last trip to Florida was quite cold in the early AM and later PM, so being able to have a place for the extra sweater or jacket, scarf and gloves to keep these old bones warm took a lot of pressure and worry out of planning for a long day. I could also take my water bottle, snack, band aids, and tissues and anything else a grandma thinks she may need for the grand kids.
I did pack a few items in it and tried it out at home a few days making sure I could do a lot of walking, getting comfortable with how it felt, and getting it on and off without any problems since it was the first time for me to wear one. I was amazed to find it quite comfortable and easy to use for a novice like me.
Now it is a must for any trip that includes a long day and lots of walking. It was great to know I would have a place to rest while the rest of the family enjoyed the rides and events that I was chicken to try and they knew I was going to be quite content waiting for them, so no pressure all around. Plus I could enjoy a little snack and sip of water without trying to find a vendor close by.
Sometimes it is the little things that make the day, and I must say that being prepared with my portable stool to rest my weary bones helped make my days. The best of all was being there with my family!