I do know what you mean about the long haul. It sounds like you're driving to Florida from where ever it is you live. I always fly down, but usually arrive early in the morning. We stop off on our drive for a lunch at one of our favorite spots along the way, then are torn between checking in and heading out or just hitting the Walmart over near 535/536 and getting everything done in one shot. The trip is only about 10 minutes (a straight run once you get onto the road out of the TTC and head over towards Epcot), but since DVC doesn't let me check in until at least 3 or 4, I have nothing but time on my hands to go out shopping and stocking up for the week anyway.