Getting Perspective is Golden

We were blessed to be able to travel back home to our great State of WI last week to visit family on both sides for Thanksgiving. Before we had left, we talked about how much we missed them and what would it be like if we ever wanted to return some day.   Then we opened the car door in Indiana and nearly screamed at the cold that hit our bodies…

Perspective is a beautiful thing and something that I have found with such clarity over the past couple of weeks that it almost scares me how happy I am.  What was different? Well, I was staying offline. I love connecting with my friends and family via Facebook and such, but after awhile I miss the real connections of people in front of me and so I chose to take a break and reach out to others here in town.   I love a good phone call with someone, so I have been following up with old friendships to check in and stay connected with them.   Making time for others, and letting them know you want to spend time with them, is precious when we never know the hours or seconds we have left on this Earth.

I found a Church that I absolutely LOVE and got plugged into their Christmas program “The Singing Christmas Trees” which starts tonight!  Being among others of all ages, backgrounds, and them not having a clue of who I was or the blog was and is refreshing.  I am proud of the blog, but it is nice to just be Amy the second soprano in Choir and not of The Relocated Tourist.  Plus there has been ZERO drama, none! How refreshing for my soul, and my sanity, to go to Church, get hugs from all of my new friends, and know that we are all of one belief and of one faith. We are all there for the same purpose, to witness to those who may not know Christ, and the utter joy and peace that brings to my heart is something I wish EVERYONE to experience in their lifetime.

I want my life to mean something, I want to have touched someone’s life in a way that no one else could.  I am proud that the blog has inspired people and helped them to achieve their dreams, but I am going for something bigger now. I haven’t figured out what yet, but I have some ideas in mind.  Being in Church and involved in something that is going to touch so many lives in the up and coming days puts me in a category of wanting nothing but the best for myself and my loved ones.  I am so “over” caring about what others think of me because in the end, you don’t matter.  When I stand before Christ himself, it will matter what HE thinks of me and no one else.  Maybe it’s the peace and happiness I have been feeling lately, but that’s exactly how I feel.  I love my blog, and I love writing.  If you don’t like what I write or how I write it or when I wrote it, then don’t read it.  I have learned life is WAAAAAAAY to short to care if someone likes you or not.  I didn’t get into writing to compete with others, nor did I do it for a popularity contest- and sadly that’s what online has become. I did it to share stories of how OUR relocation went and how you could avoid or do the same things we did to help you when it came to be your turn.

I’m going to continue to write, and I am going to continue to enjoy the dream of living in Florida. After being in colder areas last week, I had started to take the warm weather for granted, yeah, not so much anymore.  I couldn’t wait to get back into my shorts, sandals, and go to the store without seven layers on again.   It was a beautiful time spent with family that was seriously one of the best weeks I have had in awhile, but it also made me appreciate the dream even more here.  I know they are there and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon…and that they are always there for me.  But I have come to grips with reality that they aren’t here, and because of that, Florida will never truly ever be complete for any of us.  I don’t know if we will ever move back or not, but while I am here, I will enjoy everything Florida has to offer.   I look forward to being a published Author and a Half-Marathon Finisher next year, and that’s just the beginning.  Something has changed in me that I can’t even begin to explain but to say what bothered me before can’t even touch me anymore.  Don’t worry, I still love my Disney, and I will still go to the Parks…but that “have to” is long gone. I will go when I feel like it, I will go when I want too, and I will explore more of FL and LIVE the life that I have been blessed with.

My head is clear, I am on fire, and I’m truly happy…. and THAT is the power of Christ in me.

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My First Disney 5K Experience

We are not guaranteed tomorrow….so why do we wait to do things that we can do now?  It was that thought process I had going into signing up for my first 5K.  I had friends who ran, even family, and I always wondered why they liked it so much.  What if? What if I just went for it and tried? What was I so scared of?  This is my running story.

I don’t care if you can run a mile or 26.2, a mile is a mile and it is HARD WORK.  I had ran over 20 years ago and I thought I would never really get into it again.  Time, kids, weight gain, and age played on my mind that I just wasn’t good enough to try.  Not even do it, but try.  In my head a runner was slim person who lived and breathed it, that just wasn’t me.  Not now anyways.   But then things changed in my life and I began to look at things as opportunities instead of mental road blocks..and that’s when I signed up online for “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle” 5K.

You sign up for it months in advance, and I’m not sure if this one sold out or not, but it seems the bigger the race, the faster they sell out (for runDisney anyways).   I made an account on Active.com who then sends you helpful emails along with information for the race day and event.   You see, I am a runDisney virgin.  Yes, I said it.  And when you don’t have a CLUE on how it all works, it can be VERY intimidating on how to handle it all.  So my best resource for my first race was my friends.  They had run several of them already, so it was so nice to ask them questions and have them literally walk me through the motions.run1

Race weekend was here for the Wine and Dine, and you can pick up your race packet at the ESPN Club.  Ok, I know you are all going to laugh, but I had never been inside there before. It is VERY cool!!  Wendy, Shelley, Eric, and I with Shelley’s Mom along for the ride, picked up our bib in one building and then picked up our bag of goodies in the other.  I was STOKED!! Holding that number in my hand for the first time, I won’t lie, I got a bit teary eyed.  It represented something I was about to do that I never thought I would even attempt again.  It. Was. Magical.run3

And the Expo? Were you all aware of the running merchandise out there? My God there was everything and anything for running- who knew?  Headbands (which I fell in LOVE with), shoes, shirts, medal  holders, stickers, tape, and some kind of stick to roll all over your body to work out the kinks I guess.  For this first timer, it was not only super cool, but also very inspiring to see everyone else so excited for what was to come. I bought a couple of stickers and a Minnie Mouse headband – the reason I bought that one was because it is like the Minnie shirt I have that is also shown on our logo, so I thought it fit well.run2

I headed to bed, and no sooner than my head hit the pillow, the alarm was going off at 4:30 and it was time to start my groundbreaking day.   Don’t take life’s moments for granted, you never know how many you are going to get.   I was full of pep and my awesome hubby had me in the car and on our way to Animal Kingdom.   We were in the parking lot after 5 a.m. and got a parking spot with no problem.  They had photo opps with Mickey and Minnie, along with other backdrops with the race signs.  There isn’t much to do before the race starts, so we got in line for Mickey and Minnie while waiting for Wendy and Eric to arrive.

When I got up to Mickey I told him I was nervous that it was my first and he hugged me over and over again, it was a nice boost to my nerves.  With the picture checked off, Craig and I watched the DJ for awhile until our friends arrived.  I was super happy to see Wendy and Eric because they were also running it and it’s always nice to know someone else doing it.   We danced to “Call Me Maybe”, I kissed Craig for good luck, and we were soon in our Coral.  Because I am a newbie, I was in the last one. run7

Because I have AWESOME friends who love me, they started in my Coral with me, even though they were meant to be in the first one.  It was nice to start it off with them, especially since it was my first one.   I stood there with our Coral ready to leave, and I a wave of emotions came over me.  I was so psyched to start, so nervous to fail, and scared to let myself and Craig down.    Wendy grabbed my hand when  the start went off, and we were moving!  Well, we were walking….slow.  See when there are SOOOO many people in one area, and you are walking on an “itty bitty walking space” it is nearly impossible to run. Maybe if you had a jet pack could you possibly FLY faster over the crowd, but that would have been the only way to get anywhere at the starting stages.  It would take awhile before the running began, but it did, and I was ALIVE.run8 run9 run10

I ran into Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a place I had casually walked into so many times, and held my head up proudly as I pounded the pavement.  I ran up the hill, then down towards the Tree of Life.  Into Africa, and I would walk on occasion to catch my breath and not push it.  For most the 5K is just a casual thing, but people forget that MANY work TOWARDS doing a 5K as THE pinnacle of their racing career.  With that said, it felt that many who took it casually didn’t want to move over for those who really did want to run it.  I was told to stay on the right if I was going to walk, which I did. But MANY walked in groups that extended across, so it was near impossible to pass.  Possibly a running lane may be needed for such races, because I did want to run and others made it harder to do so.run12 run13 run14

Mile 1, Mile 2, I was doing it.  I was not only running, but I wasn’t killing myself doing so. My knees felt great, my red running shoes looked and felt fabulous, and my spirit was intact.  There were Character Meet and Greets along the way, but no one I couldn’t meet any other Park day. I feared stopping may stop my momentum, and even though time wasn’t an issue for me, I wanted to go for all I could.  I did make one stop, the gator with the santa hat was too good to pass up.  I had no clue how to sit on the darn thing, so I apologize of how silly it looks.  As I was running around one corner, Eric and Wendy caught up to me at one point and started screaming “GO AMY!!” – it was so sweet!!run15 run16 run17

We hit mile 3 and the Cast Members were cheering that we were almost at the finish line…OH MY GOD it was going to be my first Finish Line.  There was NOTHING on this Earth that was going to stop me from  finishing strong and hard…and I went for it.  I ran, and I wore the biggest smile on my face ever.  The tears were welling up, I was doing it. I was actually doing it… and there was the line.  All I had to do was cross it and I had done it.  I crossed it and nearly ran over a small child…to me it was humorous because it was just the kind of finish I would have.run18 run19 run20 run22

I had done it… and even though it was just a 5K, it was something that I had done and succeeded at it.  I got my first medal, and then I saw Craig, and I ran up to him, crying my eyes out.  Sometimes you can get in your head that you aren’t good enough, that those around you make you feel small and unimportant..and then the only one that matters is there with open arms and there is NOTHING like it on this planet.  To the love of my life, thank you for always being my biggest supporter…you will never know what you mean to me.

So that’s my story…I did it. Wendy and Eric found me after and I was so proud to be with other runners who have done this way more than I ever had. I felt like I was part of the club now, and it felt awesome.  Next is the Half-Marathon in February, the Princess where I signed up under Rapunzel. Only fitting for a blonde girl who had a dream to live in Florida, and now run, and has made them both come true.  Yep….I finally saw the light…and it’s been beautiful.

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Glow with the Show Ears

After attending the Blog Tweet Up by Disney Parks, they treated each participant to a pair of the “Glow with the Show” ears. I was super excited to not only own a pair, but a chance to try them out for free.  As most of you know, I was at the Wilson Phillips Concert this past Tuesday, so I was unable to attend the Fantasmic debut of the ears, but my good friend Dave Drumheller did.  I asked him about his thoughts, and here is his take on it at his blog: http://www.digitaldisneyworld.com/2013/10/ddw-pic-777-fantasmic.html?m=1

The same day that Fantasmic was debuting, my one and only pair of Glow ears went off in the middle of the night, making my bedroom look like a dance party.  After stumbling to find out what was making all the light, we discovered the ears just went off on their own- AND- they wouldn’t turn off! I had to cover them up with a shirt so we could get some sleep.  By the time I checked on them in the morning, the batteries had died.  So the plan was to replace the batteries on the way to Magic Kingdom last night, then pick up Craig his own pair at the Emporium.glow1

We were running late, so we decided, and hoped, Magic Kingdom would sell batteries somewhere.  If you wondered what they take, its three TRIPLE A.  We walked into the Emporium to the stand that held the Glow ears, and a wonderful Cast Member from IL approached us asking if we needed help.  I took my pair out of my purse and showed her that my batteries were dead and was there somewhere to buy them.  She not only offered to exchange my ears, but she also offered to get me fresh batteries at no cost.  Because I got mine free, I didn’t feel comfortable exchanging them, but I still needed the batteries. So she replaced them for me, and PS, a pen or pencil work well to open the battery compartment.glow10 glow11

With my ears fully charged, and Craig with his newly purchased one, we were ready to find a spot for the evening festivities. I did notice that with Craig’s ears, he not only had foam on the inside, but he had an on/off button in the inside- mine have no foam and the button is located on the ears themselves.  I was told if we touched our ears together, they would sync, and sure enough, they did!glow9 glow8

We found a spot immediatedly following the Main Street Electrical Parade, which was perfect in the middle of Main Street, just slightly past Casey’s.  If you are going to see the Castle show and fireworks, stand wherever you want, but if you want to see the Glow with the Show ears WITH both presentations,  the further you stand down Main Street, the more you will see glowing with it.glow3glow2

“Celebrate the Magic” was first, and it was so cool to see how Disney could turn the ears on and off, and how the colors were timed with the show. My absolute FAVORITES were the “Lion King” and “Tangled.” I mean, how can you beat the ears flickering like lanterns???  SO NEAT!!glow4 glow5 glow6 glow7

Then “Wishes” came on, and I thought it was very cool, but I actually liked “Celebrate the Magic” more with the ears.  I will say it was cool to see when they said “It’s the Blue Fairy!” and the ears all went blue.  But the finale of each show didn’t have much, if anything, that made me go “WOW!”   I was a bit disappointed, but maybe they are working the kinks out.glow12 glow13 glow14 glow15 glow16 glow17 glow18

Are the Glow with the Show ears worth it?  Well at $25 a pop, it depends on how much you will want to use them.  They are a bit top heavy on the head because of the battery pack, and the pattern is either really fun or really noisy, you take your pick.  They will be debuting them also at the Osborne Lights this year (November 8th), and I haven’t heard or not about Illuminations.  I am sure they will be using them with other attractions and shows as well, so it’s a fun way to be a part of the magic.   I think you will get more out of them as a local, but if you take frequent vacations and keep bringing them back for years to come, I am sure you will get your money’s worth out of them.  I am happy we have ours, and we are looking forward to seeing the lights next month.

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Victoria Park Apartments in Davenport, FL

Victoria Park Apartments

1000 Victoria Park Blvd

Davenport, FL 33896

1-863-256-5020 Ask for Dustin the Asst. Community Manager

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Being a Relocation blog, I try my best to check out the area and see what is out there for others to rent or buy.  Having driven past these particular Apartments a good number of times, I figured it was time to pay them a visit.  These are the Victoria Park Apartments, found 10 miles outside Walt Disney World on the Animal Kingdom end, and off of Lake Wilson Road and Osceola/Polk County Line Road.  It is in POLK County, and has the address of Davenport.  I live on the other side of the County Line, 3 miles away, and I’m considered Kissimmee and Osceola County, so I advise you to always do your homework on where you are looking because it is oddly zoned.

The amenities that are available seem quite inviting and it’s like living in a vacation Resort.  (Which you CAN stay just one night if you’d like).  Let’s start with the outside areas, which by the way they have FREE breakfast at their Tiki Bar area every Saturday morning for guests and residents!

The Pool

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The Sitting Areas

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The Tiki Bar

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The Volleyball Court

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For Recreation to enjoy indoors on those rainy days are as follows:

The Gymnasium

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The Exercise Room

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The Yoga Room- including a childrens area to watch your kids while you work out.

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The Game Room

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Dustin showed me the 2 bedroom known as the “Stafford.”  First, I want to point out these come fully furnished and include both a washer and dryer with each unit.  Cable is included in the price and security is also an option, but a separate cost along with WIFi.

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The Living Room

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The Guest Bedroom (the smaller one) with attached bathroom with walk-in shower

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The Master Bedroom with attached bathroom with tub

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The Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet

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The Kitchen

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The Dining Room

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The Laundry Room

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Other Floor Plans for Other Apartments

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Let’s talk first impressions- I thought it was very clean, bright, an classy.  It had a very “1st Class” feeling to it, but I feel could be affordable, depending on what you are looking for.  The Recreational areas were very close together, and while I was there late morning, there weren’t many people out at the pool or in the other areas.  I am sure seeing it at night would be a different story, as everyone is at work usually on a week day.  They said they are pet friendly, and they offer 1-4 bedroom units.  Now for the 2 bedroom I looked at, the rent he said can be anywhere from $1100-$1300 a month.  The cost of the apartments fluctuate with the market and of course supply and demand.  They are running a special right now that you can get your first month’s free or a certain amount off your first month.

I can tell you from first hand experience of living in this same area for the past 2 years, it is a great side of Orlando to be on.  You are on the quieter side of things here, but close enough to Disney World and quick access to I4, 429, 417, or 192.  A Publix, CVS, McDonalds, Gas Station, Wells Fargo, Dentist, Chinese Place, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut, Golds Gym, Liquor Store and much more can be found literally right across the street from the Apartments area.  You are minutes from Champions Gate, 20 minutes from the Orlando Airport, 10 minutes from Celebration, and 20 minutes from downtown Kissimmee.  The other shopping area that is about 5-10 minutes away is Posner Park which has your Target, Michaels, Dick Sporting Goods, Best Buy, and JCPenneys.

If you are interested in renting here, contact them at leaseVictoriaPark.com and if you would like to stay here while on vacation, go to VictoriaParkResort.com.

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Living Outside the Bubble

We have all done it…walked off that airplane, got out of that long car ride, or disembarked “Magical Express” and had THAT feeling. You know that one I’m talking about? It’s like butterflies in not only your stomach, but all over, from the excitement of KNOWING you are about to start your Disney vacation.  But what that feeling is, and what living here is, are two VERY different things.  I know MANY of you are looking to move here, or are in the process, and I just wanted to shed some light on things so that you are ready for what is to come.

I can say with all honesty that the day we moved here, I had “that” feeling.  It was so intense, and exciting, and almost overwhelming because I knew this trip, this journey was the longest vacation we were all about to take.  Because we never moved here before, it is like the BIGGEST vacation you will ever have to plan for. But I almost hate using the “v” word because it isn’t one, it’s anything and everything but.   That’s what I really want to get across to all of you…the move will NOT be the vacations you took.  Let’s dig deeper and explore this, shall we?

When you are on vacation, you usually have lots of fun spending money, no work, and basically no real schedule or responsibilities besides making sure you leave with as many kids as you came with.  But when you move here, that Disney bubble becomes something else.   I hear so many different reasons of why people want to move here, but I start to cringe when I hear people talking like it will be the same as vacation.   Having lived it, I know that life is just as real here as it was in Wisconsin.  Having Theme Parks nearby changes nothing, but gives you an outlet for recreation and enjoyment.  Life still happens- you still need to have a job, pay your bills, get your kids to school, and grocery shop.

Imagine it this way. Where you live right now, whatever state, city, etc… Think about Disney World being minutes away from you -how would your current life change? Would it at all?  You would still have all your responsibilities, just a really cool added bonus nearby.  THAT is how you have to think about it, because if you come for Disney, and for Disney only, you are going to be sorely disappointed.   Anything amazing and awesome in life has it’s limits, and that even includes Theme Parks.   Ask any local here, and If they are truly honest with you, they will tell you that sometimes they have had their fill and need to do something else for awhile.  It’s not a bad thing, it’s just realistic.EPCOT

So as hard as it is to put the Disney side of Relocation last on the list so that you can focus on all of the “life” things, you will be happier in the end that you succeeded as a FL resident AND Relocated Tourist.

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Going from “What If? to “Why Not” is my life motto and I work hard at living that every day. I share everything from moving to Florida to live near Disney World to road trips across the States. I love the cool, quirky, and crazy stuff that I can find on my Adventures, and every dollar you donate helps support my efforts and hard work. Thank you to ALL who support me!

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“The Package Tour” at the Amway Center in Orlando

It would be my 12th Birthday, and my Mom and Dad bought me the “New Kids on the Block” cassette. I will never forget putting it in my walkman, riding in the car, headphones on, and drooling over “Please Don’t Go Girl.”   Looking out the window, dreaming of Joey, and thinking this was the best group on the planet.  It’s funny how music can take you right back in a moment that you may have long forgotten.  Fast forward a couple of years and I found “Boyz 2 Men” where I would listen to “Motown Philly” every day before heading off to High School- it had such a fun beat and always got me up and ready to face the day. If you had told me at 12, at 14, that when I  was 38 I would be seeing them in Concert, WHILE LIVING IN ORLANDO… I would have told you were certifiable.  Like so many dreams coming true for me since moving here, this was a big one- enjoy!NKOTB

When the tickets when on sale, I called my Disney sister, Shelley, and said “WE HAVE GOT TO DO THIS!!” So the idea was born, and we were so happy that Marisol was also able to come and  also celebrate my Birthday for the evening.  With only a few snafus with the GPS, we were able to get to the Amway Center safely, and parked in the GEICO attached parking garage.  I would HIGHLY recommend this as we were able to pre-pay the $20 parking fee from home, and like I said, it was attached. This is a HUGE factor when the FL weather changes constantly- being able to walk from the car, to the bridge, and then be inside the Amway Center without needing an umbrella was a God send for us (it had been storming pretty good later afternoon).  We were also fortunate enough to get right to the car with no problem and out of the garage without getting held up for hours on end.NK2

We were SO ready for this- we were like 13 year old fan girls again.  Security was no problem, just a simple bag check, and they were ok with us bringing our phones in.  Since the merch stand was right there when we walked in, we decided to grab our stuff before it got busy.  I was a bit sticker shocked by the t-shirt prices- $45 for just a Tour shirt, and $75 for a Jersey.  Shelley got a tote bag, and I bought a tour shirt.  I LOVED that they had the dates on the back, and that Milwaukee, WI was also listed next for July, which coincidentally is where I used to see Concerts AND where a good pal is going to see them too.NK3

We had planned to eat downtown Orlando, but with the cruddy weather, we decided to find what Amway had to offer meal wise.  We all agreed that the quality of the food was excellent- chicken tenders and fries were delicious. BUT, the prices made Disney look like a steal. Sodas were $5 each and the meals ran around $10. I will say the Employees were extremely nice to us, and it came hot and fast.  We did have difficulty in finding seating to actually relax and eat- eventually something opened up and we were able to chill before the show.NK6

Our seats were located in a great spot for everything- row 20 in the section on stage left.  They had 2 stages set up- one was on our immediate right, and the other was in the center of the arena.  I don’t think there was a bad seat in the house, although those seat that were super high up had to rely on the large screens showing the guys. NK5

Boys 2 Men opened the show and they were ELECTRIC! I would say they put on a VERY good show, and kicked off the night perfectly!  The energy was high, people were pumped, and every song they did jelled with the next.  They kept my interest, and that’ what I LOVED about them- I have been to enough Concerts where there sometimes is the odd lull that doesn’t seem to make sense with the song sequence- this wasn’t one of those times.  Where we were sitting we could see them getting ready to come on stage, and that was super exciting with each group.  The Concert started at 7:30 p.m. and I believe they sang about half an hour.

Next came 98 Degrees…which I was excited for because I was HOPING they would sing “True to your Heart” since we were in Orlando AND near Disney turf, but it was a no go.  They did sing several ballads, but I did notice the crowd didn’t seem very into it.  They were all very pretty to look at it, but there wasn’t that excitement and “flow” that the Boyz brought before them.  I’m happy I got to see them now, but I wouldn’t pay to see them headlining by themselves.

After their set, from 8:30-9:00 p.m. was a 20-30 minute intermission to run to the bathroom, grab drinks, etc… It flew by and before we knew it,  “New Kids” were walking on stage and I was screaming alongside Shelley and Marisol.  There he was…the object of all my affections in my teen years…Joey McIntyre.  He was beautiful, he was real, and I was over the moon in love at the sight of me only feet from where I stood.

New Kids sang for TWO straight hours- they had several costume changes,  two stages, a rotating group stage and their own rising pillar stages, along with walking through the audience at one point where you couldn’t see them anymore.  They sang all of their old songs…and then came “Please Don’t Go Girl” in which Joey got emotional with the crowd cheering for him.  I was smiling, laughing, crying, and singing along.  They had pyrotechnics, confetti several times, and sparks falling down on the end stage at one point.   Donny took his shirt off…and I was pretty sure every girl in the place needed a moment. NK1

They did sing some songs that were from other bands and singers, including “It’s getting hot in here.”  There were kids in the audience, to each his own, but this Concert had a small layer that I would say was definitely PG-13.

All in all, I felt Amway did an excellent job hosting the event, and that the “Package Tour” was well worth the money and the wait.  New Kids brought out Boyz 2 Men at the end, which was super sweet, but they never did it with 98 Degrees- maybe they possibly aren’t as buddy as buddy as we hope they are? It just seemed off that they would make such a deal about the Boyz, but not the other group.  If anyone knows WHY they didn’t, please leave a comment.

If you are going to see this, you will have a GREAT time! It was so much fun, and I would see them again in a heartbeat.  A HUGE thank you to Shelley and Marisol for making my Birthday so special and for enjoying all the goodness that the Boy Bands brought us that night.  Until next time… I’ll be “Hangin Tough.”

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Going from “What If? to “Why Not” is my life motto and I work hard at living that every day. I share everything from moving to Florida to live near Disney World to road trips across the States. I love the cool, quirky, and crazy stuff that I can find on my Adventures, and every dollar you donate helps support my efforts and hard work. Thank you to ALL who support me!

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