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I’ve been very lucky to avoid dealing with death for most of my life thus far.  I had a run-in when I was 11 that I discussed in a previous blog post, and then managed to not lose any family or friends since.  I attended the funeral of a friend’s grandmother, a woman who had been nothing but sweet and wonderful to me every time I saw her, but still death hadn’t quite been real to me.  I was sad, but felt distanced from it all.  Then two weeks ago I got a call that my paternal grandfather was dying, and that I needed to get there quick if I wanted to be able to say goodbye.  That was when it became real.

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After taking a not-long-enough nap, I got back up and got ready once more to head out for the afternoon/evening.  We got to Magic Kingdom just after 6 o’clock and got through the ticket lines and provided a special wristband that would allow us to remain the park after the 7 o’clock closing time.  We then roamed around a little while to kill time until the park emptied of general admissions guests, and then the real fun of the evening began.

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Last year when Dan and I went to Animal Kingdom we took it slow and slept in a little, but this year we all decided to go early because Josh wanted to see the park’s opening show.  Upon arriving, it didn’t live up to expectations, and I’d wished that I had slept in instead.  Luckily the rest of the morning turned out quite nicely.

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Woke up extra early this morning for a return trip to EPCOT.  This time around it would without Dan or Josh since Dan had to work and Josh would be staying home.  Instead, I’d be meeting up with my friend Karen who came in from Tampa just to see me, and she brought a friend with her who just needed to get out and have some fun (a sentiment I easily understood and sympathized with).  I was a little worried that it might be awkward, but boy was I wrong.

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Started off the day at a slightly slower pace this morning since Hollywood Studios didn’t have anything we were in any particular rush to get to right away.  Dan and Josh and I had breakfast at the apartment and then headed into the park to begin a day of rain dodging fun.

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