View Full Version : 16 Of Us Do 13 Days of Christmas Disney! 12-22-00 Day 8

01-09-2001, 02:31 PM
Who's Who!
Myself: DW who is a trip planer, tour guide etc!
(This is my 25th trip!)
DH: Who loves Disney and trip planning as much as I do!
DS: 16 yr. old and vows to start his family (when he has one) on Disney yearly vacations! He's been going since he was 5!
Relatives: My mother and father, their 6th trip with us! 70's and in great shape!
Mays Landing, NJ
Sister and Brother-in-law who retired and are Full-timers and are spending the winter in Florida anyway!

Sister and her 6 yr. old daughter. Both went May 1999 with us and whose daugther is the original chicken girl! Pittsburgh, PA

Brother and his 2 daughters, ages 10 and 12. Pittsburgh, PA

Couple from our church and their 2 sons, ages 12 and 16. (Who were more thankful to us than my own family!) Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Friday Dec. 22, 2000 Temp. 70 degrees forecast today!

Slept in this morning and me & my mom & my sister went to do a few loads of laundry. Well, my sister put her laundry into the large front loader and all of a sudden it starts spilling out water! Lucky the floor was slopped and the drain caught it all but it kept on doing it so I pulled the plug. Now the door to this machine locks until the cycle finishes and the cycle can't finish if the plug is out so.........we pick up the house phone and call maint. dept and they come within 5 min. They get the washer open and we have to pull out our wet sopping clothes to transfer them to another reg. washer. My sister broke 2 rides and now this washer! LOLOLOL Well, the guy was so nice he gave us free washers and dryers! For our trouble he says.

Some of our group decided to do EPCOT and after we finished with the laundry we made it to WS by 11AM right when it opened. No one was there and we went on the Mexico Boat ride and the Norway Boat ride and then we shopped and then we went to Japan to get a pearl. My son has been doing this since we first took him in 1987 so he has quite a colection by now. Someday he says he will make a necklace and then give them to his wife! We then head up to the Tappenyaki for lunch. IT was PERFECT! Our chef was fabulous. There were 6 of us and we had our own table to ourselves. We had the Chicken, Scallops, Filet, Shrimp, Lobster and boy it was the best. This is our favorite!

We then walked over to France to see the Statues and the movie. We also did the American Adventure and then got a seat to see the CP with Lezza Gibbons. It was great. We did not do the package and had no trouble getting a seat. We then walked back to Norway to wait for the second TON parade and got a seat on a bench. This is my favorite parade! My sister loved it. There were 10 of us by now watching it. The others joined us during the CP.

On our way out of EPCOT we walked right on SE again! Now my DH had to do some shopping so he said he would meet us later. Little did I know but he bought me a DALE sweater from Norway for a Christmas gift surprise!!!! I had tried it on but I couls not bring myself to spend $230 on it although it was worth it. Apparently my DH thought I was WORTH it and he bought it! :D
He said it was for all the time I spent planning this trip and how much he appreciated it! It made all the effort worth it!

We all met at the hot tub for a glass of wine and to talk about our day! So yes, it was another great day!

Tomorrow MK EE day!

01-10-2001, 07:49 AM
Your son must be a great guy. How great of him to buy pearls to make a necklace for his wife one day. (how old is he?) J/K Except for your washer trouble it sounds like you had a great day.

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01-10-2001, 11:38 AM
Thanks Snuggles! He will make a good husband one day! He is only 16 and he wants to be a Neurosurgeon! Yes, the washer Breaking down is funny now that I think of it! Only my sister! LOLOL Thanks for reading my Posts!

01-10-2001, 07:23 PM
I've been enjoying your reports too. You seem to have managed wonderful with that big group of people. Two years ago we had both sets of our parents along and I was just about tearing my hair out due to the in-laws of course!!!

01-11-2001, 03:31 AM
Believe me, there were a couple of times I felt like that! I think the one thing that helped was knowing that on Feb. 8th just me and my husband are going to WDW and staying at my favorite place, the BC for 6 days for my birthday! We will do all the nice romantic restaurants and just relax! That was what kept me going most times. The other thing is I know my family doesn't realize all the planning that went into this trip for me and all the coordinating of schedules etc. Only people from these DIS boards can appreciate it. For the most part my family just showed up and had fun while I worried all the time!!!! Thanks for reading!

01-11-2001, 06:04 AM
You hit the nail on the head! I know my FIL didn't really want to be there and my MIL who went on and on for years how she wanted to go, complained about everything. That really wears on you after awhile. She never once said "Thanks for all your work planning this trip". I even gave them a 10 page itinerary with menus attached so no surprises on prices or anything. I'm writing a mental notebook "How NOT to be a mother-in-law, when my sons get married" I'm going to be the best damn MIL in the world!!!! That is one sure way to not get invited on vacation again. Even my DH said never again with my parents.

01-11-2001, 10:48 AM
I love reading these reports because I get to see what others are doing that I missed. There is so much to see and do, and my little 7 day trip in Sept, even with no crowds, I missed so much. Like 90% of the World Showcase. Ahhh well, just another excuse to plan another trip, huh?

peace and many blessings.

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Marla Hellwig
02-09-2001, 05:36 AM
Disney won't let your sister back into the parks if she keeps "breaking" things - lol. Another fun day. Thanks for posting!

02-10-2001, 02:48 AM
Nutz4dsny, Thanks for the wonderful report. Love shopping at Disney and love getting Disney gifts even more. :)

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