So guess who's going back to DisneyWorld to intern?
Two words... "revisionist history"...
Ian applied for and was accepted for an advanced internship at DisneyWorld this week. Yes, this is the same Ian who was pretty burned out after his last tour there. But to be fair, this is different. He'll be working in an office doing security and background checks, which actually ties in with his major in Criminal Justice. The pay is better, too. 1500 applied for this position, 75 were interviewed, and apparently he was the top candidate. Good job, Ian!
The matter of logistics starts to fire up now. The main one is transportation. College interns can live in Disney housing and use their buses to get to work and back. Not so in the advanced intern program. You're on your own. He's already lining up roommates and a housing situation, but there's the matter of the car. As it stands right now, it looks like Ian and I will do a *major* road trip the first week in January to drive from Portland, Oregon to Orlando, Florida (those locations are about as far away as you can get from each other in the continential United States). Yahoo says total drive time is 47 hours... Then once we get down there, I'll take a one-way flight back to Portland.
While I'm not thrilled about 47 hours in a car over x number of days, there *is* a certain adventure-quality to it. Maybe I'll take the laptop and do a "road trip diary"... Two guys, four wheels, and a whole lotta pavement. At least the trip back in June should be better weather than in January. Actually, we'll be heading down to San Francisco and then cutting over to try and avoid winter weather in January. In June, we'll probably take the mid-America route. At least it won't be 47 hours of the same thing each way.