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Kodak Moment

Since I haven’t had internet access in our cabin at Fort Wilderness, I have been taking a lot of pictures, thinking that it might be fun to do a pictorial of some of the fun things we’ve been doing.

And don’t get me wrong, when I say we’re staying in a “cabin”, I mean that I have a full refrigerator, microwave, TWO coffee pots, and a dishwasher.  You know, roughing it.

And btw, it should be noted that along with the contents of my kitchen at home, I brought my Vita-Mix along as well.  For my daily blended coffee drink.  Because, my name is DeeDee, and I am a coffee drink addict.

(Everyone):  “Hello, DeeDee.”

I’ve been priding myself on the fact that we’ve not spent any money on eating out while on vacation. So, after purchasing our season passes to Disney World and paying for our hotel as Florida residents, it is not a horribly expensive vacation.  Florida residents receive all sorts of discounts at WDW.  It sort of makes up for having to endure SUMMER for 9 months out of the year.

Sort of.

Then on Tuesday morning, we were checking out the bus service to Magic Kingdom, in an effort to NOT rent a golf cart to tool around Fort Wilderness.  And after about a 20 minute wait, we discovered that there was no bus service to M.K., and we were going to have to take another bus to the docks to take a boat to M.K.

Whatever.  We’re an adventurous bunch. We made it to the boat, and climbed aboard.  I looked out the window and saw the most beautiful pelican sitting on the boardwalk.  I seized my handy pink Sony digital camera and snapped away.  On my way back to my seat, I saw another angle out of an open window.  I didn’t take the time to put my wrist strap back on my hand, and instead leaned into the open window to capture a most magnificent pelican moment.

At that instant, my camera slipped from my grip, flew out the open window, bounced off off of the deck, and plunged into the water.  I craned my head out the window to see where it landed, but the lake was too murky.  Horrified, I looked over the heads of the crowded boat to where Fiddledaddy was seated.  And I sort of put him on the spot.


Now, this was a moment of brilliance on my part, because the entirety of the boat turned to Fiddledaddy to see how he would respond.

“That’s okay honey, at least we didn’t lose you.”

And it easily could have been me, because for a split second I considered diving in to retrieve the camera.  But then I remembered that I don’t look good wet.

(This would be where I would insert a photograph of the pelican, mocking me.)

The Disney workers took my name and cabin # and told me they would dispatch a diver to find my pretty pink camera.  And possibly the card with all the treasured photographic moments might be spared.

I’m not holding out a lot of hope.

(This would be where I would insert a picture of my sad face.)

A very sweet woman came and sat beside me and offered me her extra camera for the day.  I thanked her profusely and asked her to be my best friend forever because you just don’t run across people like that anymore.  But I assured her that we have been taking lots of movies and I have Fiddledaddy’s handsome blue Sony camera back at the cabin.  I also have pictures on my iPhone.  If I can ever figure out how to get them off.  But that would require reading directions, and I don’t care much for that.

(This is where I would insert a picture of me and the very nice lady who offered me her camera.  I do hope I run into her again so that I can thank her once more, but she may be afraid of me, and thusly avoiding me.)

So all the money I’ve been saving on not eating out may be spent on replacing my pretty pink camera that I loved and lost.

And I’m honestly thanking God that it wasn’t my iPhone that went for a swim.  I have a sinking feeling that Fiddledaddy would have tossed me into the lagoon after it.  With or without an audience.

And seriously, I’ve asked the Disney Santa to bring me a phone holder with a sturdy wrist strap.

(This is where I would have posted a picture of me sitting on Santa’s lap acting like I’ve been a really good girl all year.)


6 Responses to Kodak Moment

  • Aw man… I would DIE if my camera went overboard at WDW. Esp since for us, that’s a once in a blue moon thing.. not a ‘we have a season pass’ thing. Would love to be close enough to go often. *sigh* : )

  • So sorry you lost your camera….but I do appreciate the laugh this morning!!!!

    Have a great vacation!

  • That really WAS BRILLIANT of you to break the news of the sunken camera in front of a crowd. And Fiddledaddy responded brilliantly himself! I’ll have to remember this. I hope the wonderful people at the Land of Magic and Mickey will indeed fish out your camera so you can at least possibly salvage your memory card!

  • I’m so sorry to laugh at your misfortune, but after all, it’s your fault for being so funny about it. 🙂 Hope they can recover it!

  • I love the hypothetical photo inserts. I can almost picture them…

    And, uh, major points for Fiddledaddy on this one. Perfect response!

  • I absolutely love Fiddledaddy’s response. My hubby would have said, “quit talking and start swimming, babe!”. In his defense, my cute, pink Sony camera is pretty new…