It’s the only thing that makes sense at this point



I wanted to drop a quick line and let you know that I’ve spoken with the people from Wishes Can Happen about the timing of our trip.

We’re going to wait until the end of the week to make a decision but as far as Lizze and I are concerned, our decision is made. Lizze and I are going to reschedule the trip when the end of the week arrives, at least as long as we have any control of things.

I realize there was a bit of doubt that Hurricane Irma would interfere with our trip but I suspected it would from the get go.



I wasn’t being negative but rather trying to be as realistic as possible, because this trip will only happen once-in-a-lifetime, and we want to make the most of it.

As of the time of writing, FEMA estimates that 75% of Florida is without power and that it will take weeks before its fully restored. We’re supposed to leave in a bit over two weeks and there’s a really good chance that the power will still not be back on.

Some of the grid can be repaired but a large part of it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, according to reports from FPL..



Pushing things back, even thirty days will likely make a big difference. Making the trip will make much more sense at that point. Florida needs time to recover and we want to be able to make the most of our trip. Rescheduling is really the only thing that makes sense at this point.

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Once again, our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this historic hurricane season. I wish there was more we could do but we’re sending all the positive thoughts we can muster. ☺

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Unable Pown
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Unable Pown

TBF, you’re only looking at the parts down to Orlando. South of that you wont be going to and, depending on the timing, you could be helping the people of Orlando get back to normal. That said, I have no idea how much damage the Orlando area took.

Dutch
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Dutch

Minimal damage for Orlando. It’s rob and the foundations choice..and the foundation having to redo all of the reservations, but there is zero reason to not go to Orlando or the surrounding areas…even as early as this weekend.

Kim Gebhardt
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Kim Gebhardt

Okay, I don’t understand why it’s the only thing that makes sense. Disney has already reopened. The only part of your trip which might be in jeopardy is Daytona, and you could either go on the way back or go to one of another 8000 places in the area to see the ocean. Creating a paperwork and scheduling nightmare for the people handing your family a free vacation is simply not necessary. You really are creating a mountain out of a molehill with this.

Rob Gorski
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I’m not sure why there is so much debate over this. This is our trip and with 75% of the STATE OF FLORIDA without power, including where we are supposed to be staying, it doesn’t make sense to continue making further arrangements if we aren’t sure when everything will be restored. Everyone’s welcome to their opinion but it doesn’t make you right. Florida is in bad shape over all and we are leaning towards rescheduling until we know for sure that everything is going to be in order. I haven’t asked for anyone’s opinion and I’m really tired of this… Read more »
Pony
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Pony
Just from reading and observing the comments made on this topic. I think people could be upset because you have been kind of defensive when anyone tries to give you advice about any aspect of this. Especially the driving part. It also could appear that you might be looking a gift horse in the mouth and not making the best of what is happening. Yes a lot of Florida is without power. Yes there could be some damage. But people aren’t wrong when they say Disney will be fine by the time you get there. They will be open for… Read more »
Rob Gorski
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Look, Disney is one of many places we are supposed to be going to. I understand that Disney will be open but that’s only part of the reason we are going. Thank you for not caring what we do and for recognizing it’s our decision. I get frustrated because I keep being told that the reasons we are talking about rescheduling aren’t the reason we are wanting to rescheduling. People are welcome to share their thoughts but don’t pretend to know why I’m doing something. I’m asked to share more insight into why we are doing things and when I… Read more »
Dutch
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Dutch

block your comments, Rob. Seriously. This has fuck all to do with the weather or autism and it’s offensive to frame it as such..

So stop being so fucking defensive and dramatic when anyone questions your posts and just block comments so you don’t have to read anyone else.

Also, its common SPACE sense.

Rob Gorski
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Dutch, I appreciate the traffic, but your comments aren’t helpful. You don’t know my situation better than I do…. Arrogance frustrates me, but frankly, at this point, I don’t care what you think.

For the record, before you question someone’s grammar, it might be good to make sure you are writing without mistakes.

Commonsense and Common Sense are both correct. Some words have more than one correct spelling.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/commonsense

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt

“Commonsense and Common Sense are both correct. Some words have more than one correct spelling.”
Correct, but you are still using it incorrectly. It’s only one word when used as a descriptor which is not how you are using it.

I will let you and Dutch go at it now, but my inner grammarian was screaming at me.

Rob Gorski
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Correct. I meant it as an adjective but didn’t word it right. My point was that there were lots of grammar issues in his comment and pointing out mine when his was a mess was kinda funny. Thanks Kim 🙂

Dutch
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Dutch
You are ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Your proof reading was comical too, but whatever makes you feel like you showed me up. I also figured out why this bothers me. 1. I offered you advice early on, because unlike you I have in fact traveled and traveled with family. You are too pigheaded to realize what you don’t know, so you dismissed me and acted like you had it all figured out. Which is par for the course for you when anyone offers you any advice. 2. It’s offensive to anyone that has actually worked for a trip like this to… Read more »
Rob Gorski
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Dutch,

I don’t care what you have to say anymore. You have a nice day.

Rob Gorski
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I went ahead and returned the favor. I’ve proofed your comment for ya.. There were only five mistakes.

“Block your comments, Rob. Seriously. This has fuck all (not sure if all was a typo or not) to do with the weather or autism, and it’s offensive to frame it as such.

So stop being so fucking defensive and dramatic when anyone questions your posts and just block comments, so you don’t have to read anyone else.

Also, it’s common SPACE sense.”

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt
“I don’t get why everyone cares so much.” I care because this is a wish trip. If you were paying for this trip, I would not care about you rescheduling. I care because a spot is reserved for your family and you are asking to be rescheduled at the last minute. Because of that, there is a pretty good chance that some other child doesn’t get a wish or has to wait longer for their Disney wish to be fulfilled and that is unacceptable to me. Make a Wish and organizations like them are wonderful and do so much for… Read more »
Rob Gorski
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Kim,

I’m sorry you find the idea of possibly rescheduling because of unforseen circumstances. I’ve already said this is a discussion between my family and the people involved.

Kids like this might be important to you and I appreciate that, but when it’s your kid it’s different.

I’m shutting comments down before this gets any worse.

Unable Pown
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Unable Pown

TBF, you’re only looking at the parts down to Orlando. South of that you wont be going to and, depending on the timing, you could be helping the people of Orlando get back to normal. That said, I have no idea how much damage the Orlando area took.

Dutch
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Dutch

Minimal damage for Orlando. It’s rob and the foundations choice..and the foundation having to redo all of the reservations, but there is zero reason to not go to Orlando or the surrounding areas…even as early as this weekend.

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock
Wow. What is going on here? You’re going down a dangerous road here, Rob. Now you’re saying everyone should simply accept that you know best and if someone doesn’t have an autistic kid, they shouldn’t bother trying to understand, because they won’t get it? You know, you don’t have a lot of commenters here that give advice, challenge you, or push the conversation forward…but the ones who do, for the most part, do so with thoughtfulness and insight. Often times it’s through that continuing conversation that the most expressive, educational, or insightful information is generated for your audience. I get… Read more »
Rob Gorski
Guest
Jimmy, None of you are in my shoes. I share my story as a means of helping people. I rarely am asking for advice but some people like to give it anyway. That’s fine, but I’m in the best place to know what’s best for my family. This trip is a big deal for us and there are a lot of things we have to coordinate in order to make this work. It may work out but there’s a good chance that we won’t be able to have the same experience we would if we were to wait a couple… Read more »
Kim Gebhardt
Guest
Kim Gebhardt

Okay, I don’t understand why it’s the only thing that makes sense. Disney has already reopened. The only part of your trip which might be in jeopardy is Daytona, and you could either go on the way back or go to one of another 8000 places in the area to see the ocean. Creating a paperwork and scheduling nightmare for the people handing your family a free vacation is simply not necessary. You really are creating a mountain out of a molehill with this.

Rob Gorski
Guest
I’m not sure why there is so much debate over this. This is our trip and with 75% of the STATE OF FLORIDA without power, including where we are supposed to be staying, it doesn’t make sense to continue making further arrangements if we aren’t sure when everything will be restored. Everyone’s welcome to their opinion but it doesn’t make you right. Florida is in bad shape over all and we are leaning towards rescheduling until we know for sure that everything is going to be in order. I haven’t asked for anyone’s opinion and I’m really tired of this… Read more »
Pony
Guest
Pony
Just from reading and observing the comments made on this topic. I think people could be upset because you have been kind of defensive when anyone tries to give you advice about any aspect of this. Especially the driving part. It also could appear that you might be looking a gift horse in the mouth and not making the best of what is happening. Yes a lot of Florida is without power. Yes there could be some damage. But people aren’t wrong when they say Disney will be fine by the time you get there. They will be open for… Read more »
Rob Gorski
Guest
Look, Disney is one of many places we are supposed to be going to. I understand that Disney will be open but that’s only part of the reason we are going. Thank you for not caring what we do and for recognizing it’s our decision. I get frustrated because I keep being told that the reasons we are talking about rescheduling aren’t the reason we are wanting to rescheduling. People are welcome to share their thoughts but don’t pretend to know why I’m doing something. I’m asked to share more insight into why we are doing things and when I… Read more »
Dutch
Guest
Dutch

block your comments, Rob. Seriously. This has fuck all to do with the weather or autism and it’s offensive to frame it as such..

So stop being so fucking defensive and dramatic when anyone questions your posts and just block comments so you don’t have to read anyone else.

Also, its common SPACE sense.

Rob Gorski
Guest

Dutch, I appreciate the traffic, but your comments aren’t helpful. You don’t know my situation better than I do…. Arrogance frustrates me, but frankly, at this point, I don’t care what you think.

For the record, before you question someone’s grammar, it might be good to make sure you are writing without mistakes.

Commonsense and Common Sense are both correct. Some words have more than one correct spelling.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/commonsense

kimmy gebhardt
Guest
kimmy gebhardt

“Commonsense and Common Sense are both correct. Some words have more than one correct spelling.”
Correct, but you are still using it incorrectly. It’s only one word when used as a descriptor which is not how you are using it.

I will let you and Dutch go at it now, but my inner grammarian was screaming at me.

Rob Gorski
Guest

Correct. I meant it as an adjective but didn’t word it right. My point was that there were lots of grammar issues in his comment and pointing out mine when his was a mess was kinda funny. Thanks Kim 🙂

Dutch
Guest
Dutch
You are ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Your proof reading was comical too, but whatever makes you feel like you showed me up. I also figured out why this bothers me. 1. I offered you advice early on, because unlike you I have in fact traveled and traveled with family. You are too pigheaded to realize what you don’t know, so you dismissed me and acted like you had it all figured out. Which is par for the course for you when anyone offers you any advice. 2. It’s offensive to anyone that has actually worked for a trip like this to… Read more »
Rob Gorski
Guest

Dutch,

I don’t care what you have to say anymore. You have a nice day.

Rob Gorski
Guest

I went ahead and returned the favor. I’ve proofed your comment for ya.. There were only five mistakes.

“Block your comments, Rob. Seriously. This has fuck all (not sure if all was a typo or not) to do with the weather or autism, and it’s offensive to frame it as such.

So stop being so fucking defensive and dramatic when anyone questions your posts and just block comments, so you don’t have to read anyone else.

Also, it’s common SPACE sense.”

kimmy gebhardt
Guest
kimmy gebhardt
“I don’t get why everyone cares so much.” I care because this is a wish trip. If you were paying for this trip, I would not care about you rescheduling. I care because a spot is reserved for your family and you are asking to be rescheduled at the last minute. Because of that, there is a pretty good chance that some other child doesn’t get a wish or has to wait longer for their Disney wish to be fulfilled and that is unacceptable to me. Make a Wish and organizations like them are wonderful and do so much for… Read more »
Rob Gorski
Guest

Kim,

I’m sorry you find the idea of possibly rescheduling because of unforseen circumstances. I’ve already said this is a discussion between my family and the people involved.

Kids like this might be important to you and I appreciate that, but when it’s your kid it’s different.

I’m shutting comments down before this gets any worse.

Jimmy Rock
Guest
Jimmy Rock
Wow. What is going on here? You’re going down a dangerous road here, Rob. Now you’re saying everyone should simply accept that you know best and if someone doesn’t have an autistic kid, they shouldn’t bother trying to understand, because they won’t get it? You know, you don’t have a lot of commenters here that give advice, challenge you, or push the conversation forward…but the ones who do, for the most part, do so with thoughtfulness and insight. Often times it’s through that continuing conversation that the most expressive, educational, or insightful information is generated for your audience. I get… Read more »
Rob Gorski
Guest
Jimmy, None of you are in my shoes. I share my story as a means of helping people. I rarely am asking for advice but some people like to give it anyway. That’s fine, but I’m in the best place to know what’s best for my family. This trip is a big deal for us and there are a lot of things we have to coordinate in order to make this work. It may work out but there’s a good chance that we won’t be able to have the same experience we would if we were to wait a couple… Read more »