One evening early in our vacation, Zan said, “Why don’t you take your camera and go by yourself to the parks for the night and have some alone time?” As you know, alone time is something I have been craving more than usual, so I did the unthinkable and left the family to fend for themselves for the evening . I parked at the TTC in order to give myself options, and started out at Epcot. I stood in front of the fountain for 10 whole minutes, doing nothing but watching. Very cleansing.
Then I traversed the Lands, snapping photos, walking in and out of gardens and shops. I ate fish and chips on a quiet bench overlooking the little lake, all alone with the ducks and little birdies. And when I reached the end, I hopped the monorail back to the TTC planning to head back home to my family.
However, as I got off the monorail and began the walk to catch a tram to my car, I realized that dusk was just beginning to settle in, and if I hopped another monorail to Magic Kingdom, I just *might* catch that “sweet spot” that everyone talks about when the light is just right before the sun sets. I stood debating for a minute, then took off at a dash to catch the monorail pulling into the station.
So glad I did. I walked along Main Street enjoying the setting sun, dark clouds, the beautiful lights, and of course, the castle in all it’s colorful glory.
As tempted as I was to stay for the fireworks, the pull of my family was stronger.