My boyfriend Nate and I left cold, snowy Indiana late at night on January 23 to begin our long drive to Disney. My car was bursting at the seams with the ridiculous amount of stuff we had packed (mostly mine of course, lol) and it seemed to take us forever to get everything to fit inside of it. It was a really emotional night for me, as it was going to be my first time away from home, and it was super hard to say goodbye to my family knowing that I wouldn’t be able to see them every day like I’m so used to. The drive went pretty well, except the ugly snow storm we hit after only about thirty minutes on the road and we made it safely to Louisville for some sleep after our first night of driving. We spent the majority of the next day driving, having a good time singing to our music and taking in all the beautiful scenery, especially in Tennessee. The night of the 24th we stopped in Valdosta, Georgia with most of our drive out of the way. We made it to Disney (yay!!) in the early afternoon of the 25th. Our check-in for the college program wasn’t until the next day so I had booked us a room at the Polynesian for the night, definitely an exciting splurge for us. Disney was offering a 40% off deal at the time that I booked it, and since it was only for one night, Nate and I figured why not take advantage. The Poly is sooooo beautiful and we ended up visiting it numerous more times during our CP. We had a first floor room in the Rarotonga house with a nice patio right outside our back door. The room was very pretty and definitely a step-up from the moderate and value resorts. We spent the remainder of our day relaxing and taking in the excitement of finally being in Disney once again. We ended up taking out one of the small Sea Raycer boats onto the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, which was a lot of fun for both of us. We also stopped by DtD for a bit and then came back to the Poly to walk the path over the GF, where I got to explore the Wedding Pavilion….so gorgeous! Once we were done we settled back in our room for night so that we could be well-rested to start our exciting journey the next day!