Every kid dreams of a Disney Vacation, and I’m no exception. This last weekend, my three best college gal pals… made it happen. Let me give my “Travelocity” worthy review.

The accommodations were a bit smaller and more primitive than I expected. Of course, it’s all about one’s budget, and ours resulted in a two-night stay with fewer frills.

The food was wonderful! There was only one meal that was “iffy” and wouldn’t you know that would be the one I was making the decisions.

We had great weather with clear skies, and bright sun which made for pleasant outdoor activities. The rides were fun. It took us a bit to figure out how to make things work, and it could have been strenuous but we paced ourselves and took breaks often.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and we would consider going back. Especially since it’s so close. Close, as in Disney… Oklahoma.

It seems that life gets in the way of what life is supposed to be like, and making time for girlfriends has suffered in the last few years.

Girlfriend Mindy recently retired and she immediately had us pull out our calendars to plan a girls “Glamping” Trip. Glamping is camping with a glamorous touch. We are all about it.

Girlfriend Sandy pulled her RV in beside my tiny teardrop trailer “Joshua” and the awnings were put up along with the party lights. Matching sippy-cups were presented tied in ribbon. Organics from Whole Foods had been purchased for meal times.

We slowed down to enjoy each other’s company in the great wilderness somewhere near Disney, kinda close to Eucha, not far from Zena.

We ran into a few people that knew us, and they acted a bit surprised to find us camping so close to home. We tried to explain that we wanted to be far enough from home to not go home.

We also wanted to be close enough to home for our debut camping experience, that we could get there if needed. Or call for help, for example if we locked ourselves out of the camper. Which… we did.

Mindy towed a trailer with kayaks and a paddleboard to Disney for us to play on. We paddled about 20 miles in two days and thought we deserved every marshmallow we roasted.

I was the smokin’ hot grill boss on night one. No, really, I had the grill so smokin’ hot; I burnt the hamburgers and charred the buns. The neighbors that were close by got used to our gales of laughter and our occasional pleas for help on things we couldn’t figure out.

We were kinda well-known in the park. We had matching PJ’s with RV’s printed on them that we wore for the longer stroll to the public privy that probably got us nicknamed the “Pajama Girls.”

Baseball Hall of Famer, Satchel Paige said “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

We girls played, and enjoyed, and fell into patterns from 30 years ago. The quote “young at heart, slightly older in other places,” fit us.

Sometimes we need a vacation with people we love and enjoy. Maybe you could use a Disney Vacation. 

Patti Beth Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in the group travel industry taking people all over the world. Her motto is "I return with the same number of people I left with… not necessarily the same people, but the same number nevertheless. So no 'crankpots' allowed" She may be reached at 918-786-3318 or pb@goodtogowithpb.com.