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mr.merlin
10-24-2007, 10:18 AM
I just wanted to say hello to all you UK folks. Even though I was born in Louisiana and live in Texas I've long admired all things British, your history, your manners, your music, your humor, your beer. I guess it was the Beatles that got me started. Someday I hope to visit your beautiful country.

jen_uk
10-24-2007, 10:51 AM
Hello and welcome to the Dis!! :wave:

mr.merlin
10-24-2007, 11:04 AM
Thank you and thank you. We're leaving in 24 days for the World on our every-other-year family trip. :yay: Everyone is really pumped.

natalielongstaff
10-24-2007, 11:28 AM
welcome to the Disboards :) and hi from the UK :thumbsup2

crispywelsh
10-24-2007, 11:47 AM
Hi, and welcome to the Dis.

wishspirit
10-24-2007, 11:49 AM
sound like an Anglophile! Welcome to Dis, and greetings from England!

carolfoy
10-24-2007, 01:34 PM
hello Mr Merlin, have a great time at 'the world' we all hope you visit our wonderful country at some point too :thumbsup2

mandymouse
10-24-2007, 02:05 PM
Hi there Mr Merlin

Welcome to the Dis, and I hope you have a great trip :thumbsup2

florida sun
10-24-2007, 02:40 PM
Hello there and welcome to the Dis, hope you have a wonderful holiday:thumbsup2

cherjp
10-24-2007, 03:23 PM
I just wanted to say hello to all you UK folks. Even though I was born in Louisiana and live in Texas I've long admired all things British, your history, your manners, your music, your humor, your beer. I guess it was the Beatles that got me started. Someday I hope to visit your beautiful country.

Hi and welcome from scotland too,

please remember to visit scotland when you come to the UK , i think you might enjoy it as well.

cheryl

Strommie
10-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Welcome to the Dis :thumbsup2

tennisfan
10-24-2007, 04:17 PM
Hi & welcome:cheer2:

Minniespal
10-25-2007, 03:07 AM
Welcome to the Dis Mr. Merlin:goodvibes

mr.merlin
10-25-2007, 09:12 AM
Thank you all for the warm welcome. Btw, my name really is Merlin (Jr. actually). My family started the trips to Disney in the early 60s going to Disneyland. It was only 5 of us at the start. In 1971 we started going to WDW and have continued ever since. The family has grown a bit, we now number 23 (13 of those belonging to me, 5 kids + spouses + grandchild). Quite a crowd, but We all love every minute of being together, especially at WDW. I should do trip reports, but it's too much to keep track of. I'm a huge fan of Kevin Stringer's reports, though.

My best to you all and have a Disney day.

Shane
10-25-2007, 09:49 AM
Hiya Merlin

Nice to meet you :) and welcome to the DIS

Cya Soon,

Shane

sharon78
10-25-2007, 09:53 AM
Hi mr merlin and welcome to the UK boards, with trips starting from 1971 you must have loads of helpful hints to offer us.

Hope you have a great trip with your family.
Have a Magical day.

mr.merlin
10-25-2007, 10:35 AM
The most helpful hint, to me, is to relax and enjoy. Planning is good, but plans change. From the moment you enter the gates everything changes. The normal workaday world ceases to exist and you are in a magical place. There are threads here about one complaint or another, but none of that matters. For a little while you can forget about stress, problems, strife, etc. When I see the eyes of my family light up when they see the castle I realize it's worth all it takes to get here.

Merlin

Kevin Stringer
10-25-2007, 01:45 PM
I'm a huge fan of Kevin Stringer's reports, though.


Why, thank you so much Mr Merlin. At least there's one! :rotfl2:

Kev

sharon78
10-26-2007, 12:29 PM
The most helpful hint, to me, is to relax and enjoy. Planning is good, but plans change. From the moment you enter the gates everything changes. The normal workaday world ceases to exist and you are in a magical place. There are threads here about one complaint or another, but none of that matters. For a little while you can forget about stress, problems, strife, etc. When I see the eyes of my family light up when they see the castle I realize it's worth all it takes to get here.

Merlin

What a lovely thing to say and I agree with you 100%

arieljasmine
10-26-2007, 02:58 PM
Hi Merlin (what a wonderful name)

Welcome to the Dis. I hope you enjoy your trip. I love what you wrote about WDW too, just sums it up perfectly :wizard:

Laur's princess: