This picture demonstrates yet another thing I love about Walt Disney World: those early morning bus rides, where the sun hits your face as it shines through the windows, that awesome music helps build your anticipation as you make your way to your destination, and you look around, seeing the smiles and joy in everyone's faces as they sit on the edge of their seats looking forward to their days, especially those kids who are clearly heading out for the first day of their trip--or perhaps even their first day ever at WDW.
While this morning at Fort Wilderness obviously didn't feature the last component, it did fill me with joy for quite another reason: the tranquility of being all by myself. I had walked all the way from our cabin to the Marina, which was easily a mile, at about 6:30 a.m. to get some pictures of the sunrise over the Contemporary only to discover that: a) you can't see the Contemporary from Fort Wilderness' Marina, and b) the sun does not rise in that direction (I swear I'm not really this stupid...). Still, it was a fun walk over there, and taking pictures of the Fort was fun, but I wasn't looking for another walk back. So when I saw this bus, I decided to take it back to our loop.
The relaxing ride was great, and although it's just a seemingly inconsequential thing, it's a thought that brings a little joy to my day whenever I look through my RAW files to process images. I guess often the memory behind an image makes it good to a person even if it has a lot of technical flaws. This is how I remember that morning, and because of that, I really like this image.
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