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Snowy-girls
06-05-2009, 05:22 PM
Ok,i think it's about time i cracked on with my trippie-don't you?.Please bear with me,this is my first ever trip report.I honestly don't know what people like to read,how much they like to read,how many photo's they like to see(1,800 taken,with 484 photopass pics :scared1: :laughing:)-but i will try my best to please you all :thumbsup2.Please don't expect a huge amount of talent,i am no authoress :laughing:.I hope i don't bore you all+i really hope you enjoy it :goodvibes.
If you need a little reminder you can find my pre-trippie here Some Day Our Trip Will Come-A Pre Trippie (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2116177)
Right a little reminder of who we all are...
Cast
Me-Michelle 34yrs.Planner,Loves Disney,Tink,Seuss Landing+kid's rides.Hates Height's,Backwards Stuff,Spinning+Getting Wet,

Dh-Tony 30yrs.Likes Disney,Loves IOA,All rides-the faster the better.

Dd7-Chloe 7yrs(will be 8 over there).Loves Tink,HSM,Cinderella.Hates Spinning rides.

Dd4-Emily 4yrs.Loves Tink,HSM,Stitch,Cinderenda+Shamoose.Hates Loud noises,fireworks.
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DAY 1-APRIL 1st.
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Me+Tony woke at 4-30am,got up,washed,dressed+fed the cat's whilst the girls slept soundly.How they slept thru the night i will never know,i barely managed 3.5hrs-as i was sooooo excited :laughing:.I checked+re checked+to be on the safe side checked my hand luggage again to make sure all documents etc..were in there:thumbsup2.We got the girls up at 5-30am and they were so excited :banana:.Once the girls were washed+dressed+packed their little bags,we just had time to say goodbye to our cats,this is where the first lot of tears started-from me.My Mum arrived at 6am,car was already packed as she picked up our cases the night before.The journey to Gatwick was filled with huge amounts of excitement,we arrived aprox 7.30am.Once inside i went straight to the help desk to try+sort out our seats-as when i done OLCI the day before our seats had been moved to 4 across the middle :eek:.I spoke to a lovely lady from Virgin who helped me,i ended up with an extra legroom Aisle Seat 22c @ 30,and Tony+the girls sat behind me in 23 ABC(with a window seat).Reason was they had changed the aircraft+everyone's seats had been allocated for them.We then checked in,said bye to my Mum+yes i cried again :sad2:+made our way towards the Fast Track Security(which we were entitled to use as we had booked the VRoom).It started off great,no queues+straight to the front :thumbsup2.Tony went one way+me+the girls the other.I explained that Emily had a metal clasp on her belt,when asked+was told 'no problem'.Chloe went thu :thumbsup2,Emily went thru :eek:,the buzzers went off.I explained again to another guy it must be her buckle,he would'nt just let me take it off of her+let her try again :headache:.He called over a female guard who told me Emily(who is only 4)will need to be searched:sad2:.Now this was Emily's first exciting experience of ALL there is to this holiday,yet it was now Emily's turn to cry+she looked scared as she was being 'frisked' with arms out+legs spread.Also i had to be present but was'nt allowed to touch her to comfort her :sad1:.She went thru again :thumbsup2,then me :thumbsup2.
We made our way straight to the VRoom.I had-bacon bap+a sausage bap,orange juice,a muffin+danish pastry.Tony-bacon+tomato bap+a sausage+mushroom bap,coffee,muffin+cookie.Chloe-sausage bap,orange juice,muffin,cookie+banana.Emily-bacon bap,orange juice,muffin,cookie+banana.Emily went off in the soft play area,Chloe on the internet,Tony on the fuseball,whilst i watched the planes take off+filled in the green waiver forms.Pics from the VRoom....
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We left at 10-30am+made our way to departures,we waited till the last minute to board+was finally on our way at 11-30am,only 15mins late.Now this unfortunatley was the worst flight for turbulance i have been on :scared1:,we hardly was allowed to take our belts off.I ended up with a headache+felt sick for most of the way.Chloe was sick as we started to land.
Food was luke warm+ok.Tony-BBQ chicken,roll,salad,gu pot,cheese+biscuits,bottle of water.Me-Beef stroganoff.Girls had chicken fingers,wedges,beans,dairylea dunkers,haribo bag,yoghurt,fruit shoot.I watched Slumdog Millionaire+Simpsons+done some crosswords,Tony-flicking channels+Ds,Chloe-Bedtime Stories,Simpsons+Wallace+Gromit+played the Ds,Emily-Bolt,Yo Gabba Gabba,Wallace+Gromit+played the Ds.No sleep for me or Tony,but the girls got about an hour each.
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We landed(thank goodness-it felt like we were up there forever)at 3-15pm,10mins early+to i believe a lovely+hot 77 deg.Chloe apart from being sick,loved the flight+so did Emily-she was so well behaved being as though this was her first time on a plane+was'nt able to walk around much.Everything went smoothly,and a Mears shuttle took us to our hotel The Hilton Embassy Suites I Drive South+we arrived at 5-10pm.
This hotel was gorgeous :love:,the suite was lovely+spacious :thumbsup2.

Snowy-girls
06-05-2009, 05:22 PM
Pics of our room at The Hilton Embassy Suites......
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Looking over+down into the Atrium,where you eat breakfast+have a drink..
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Now the plan was to go to Walmart,but Emily was really flagging+becoming irritable so we unpacked just a little amount,enough to freshen up+get changed to go across the road for Dinner in Denny's :cool1:.Walmart will have to wait :sad1: :laughing:.
Tony--Western Burger+Seasoned Fries,Chocolate Milkshake
Me--Bacon Cheddar Cheese Burger+Reg Fries,Strawberry Milkshake.
Emily--Cheeseburger+Reg Fries,Lemonade
Chloe--Same as above.
Food as we have always found with Denny's was lovely,we also found out that Emily was in no way going to get thru a meal by herself this holiday,so ended up sharing with Chloe 99% of the time-which saved us alot of $$+alot of wasted food :thumbsup2.
We used a 20% off coupon,and the bill came to $36 inc tip.
Popped to Kings Supermarket to get a bottle of water,8 pack of Mountain Dew :cool1:+a bottle of Dr Pepper Cherry to see us over until tomorrow,when we go to Walmart-total $5.90.
Back to our room,where Tony bathed the girls,whilst i unpacked-We were all really shattered by now+just wanted our beds.The girls crawled into bed at 9pm,Me+Tony showered-no not together :laughing: and fell into bed at 11pm,very tired,very excited+soooo looking forward to what awaits us :goodvibes.
Night-Night
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Well if you have got this far without nodding off,thank you :hug:,don't be shy+leave me a reply :thumbsup2.

Coming up on Day 2-Walmart here i comeeeeeeeeeeee :cool1: :rotfl2: and Suprise number 1.Stay Tuned.x.

Please click here to a link for the rest of my days http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1105616&page=5 post 67

Claire L
06-05-2009, 05:29 PM
Oh great start, but shame the flight made you and Chloe ill :(

The suite looks nice :thumbsup2

Loving the pcitures as well :cool1:

Claire ;)

Natasha&Matt
06-05-2009, 05:36 PM
:goodvibes great start hun :) looking forward to more!! The room looks lovely :thumbsup2

jen_uk
06-05-2009, 06:36 PM
Yay the start of a new trippie! :banana: Great day apart from being ill on the flight :thumbsup2

fizz13
06-05-2009, 07:13 PM
Hi Michelle,

dont worry, i made it all the way to the end and you're doing great:goodvibes sounds like an awful flight, when its 10 mins turbulence you sort of get over it but like that no wonder you all felt ill, yuck:headache: Glad you liked the hotel. the piccie of the girls asleep is sooo cute bless them.

looking forward to seeing what the suprise is. xx

suzycute
06-06-2009, 02:41 AM
Really enjoyed your first days report and looking at your pics. Your girls look SO cute!!

jjk
06-06-2009, 03:39 AM
Great start Michelle :thumbsup2
shame about the turbulance, your hotel suite looks lovely:goodvibes

wickesy
06-06-2009, 04:39 AM
Yay, you've started! :yay: Great start Michelle.

The suite looks great. We're staying at the Hilton Suites in Chicago next month so hopefully we will get something similar - although it probably won't be as big.

Love the picture of Sleeping Beauties at the end. :goodvibes

Looking forward to hearing about the surprises, and hopefully all the tears are happy ones from now on. :thumbsup2

saratogagirl
06-06-2009, 04:53 AM
I'm sorry to hear you both felt so sick, turbulance is yucky. Your room lookslovely and your pics are great, I'm looking forward to reading more.

Lizzybear
06-06-2009, 05:10 AM
Great start :goodvibes Shame about the turbulence, one of our flights home last year was pretty bad... First time i've ever felt scared on a plane! Poor Emily :hug: I always seem to get taken aside to be searched, must look dodgy :laughing: Hotel room looks lovely and spacious and I like the girls' princess T-shirts :cutie:

gemmybear83
06-06-2009, 06:08 AM
Great start - sorry about the flight :sick: I hate tubulance too! I love the look of your hotel :goodvibes

Verity Chambers
06-06-2009, 07:50 AM
really fab start, love all the photos, eagerly awaiting part 2! :thumbsup2

Chilly
06-06-2009, 05:56 PM
:yay: Yeah a new TR to read.

Not the best start to your holiday but i'm sure it gets much better.

Looking forward to day 2.

Gaynor
06-07-2009, 04:20 AM
Yayy a new trip report, great start :thumbsup2

Lovely photos and the hotel suite looks nice.

Looking forward to day 2 :goodvibes

Pinky166
06-07-2009, 05:33 AM
Great start Michelle. Looking forward to more. :thumbsup2

binkytell
06-07-2009, 05:56 AM
joining in:cool1:

loving your room it looks so spacious.

Snowy-girls
06-08-2009, 05:05 AM
A big thank you to everyone,your comments are much appreciated :hug:.
I am hoping to get Day 2 up by this weekend.x.



Poor Emily :hug: I always seem to get taken aside to be searched, must look dodgy :laughing:

I was just so shocked :eek:,i know it has to be done but one of the things that really annoyed me was we was asked if we had any belt buckles,keys etc..+when i said about Emily's small clasp,he waved us thru+said it would be alright-i just think it was a situation that could easily have been avoided.x.

Yay, you've started! :yay: Great start Michelle.

The suite looks great. We're staying at the Hilton Suites in Chicago next month so hopefully we will get something similar - although it probably won't be as big.

and hopefully all the tears are happy ones from now on. :thumbsup2

The room was so lovely,we treated ourselves to this hotel as we had'nt been to WDW for 5yrs,so it was a one off-BUT we really want to stay there again now,we have been spoilt.We had a corner room-which i requested as they are slightly bigger :thumbsup2.
I hope yours is just as nice.

As for the tears,afraid not all of them are happy ones-but most are :thumbsup2.x.

BRobson
06-08-2009, 05:59 AM
What a great start Michelle - sorry the flight was a bit rubbish:confused3

Love the picture of the girls asleep :cloud9:

Looking forward to the next installment so hurry up please ;)

irongirlof12
06-09-2009, 03:33 AM
shame the flight was horrid :scared1:

your hotel looks really lovely:cutie:

arieljasmine
06-09-2009, 06:37 AM
Great start, Michelle, I have been looking forward to your trippie :thumbsup2

The hotel looks so nice. I love Dennys, you know you must be in America when you get there.

And what's this about Dr Pepper Cherry?! I must have some!

Laur's xx

buzz for boys
06-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Fab starts ive been waiting for your TR !! Cant wait to see what the surprises are !!

Nix
06-09-2009, 04:37 PM
I get the feeling this going to be an unbearably cute TR. I look forward to reading the rest!

jockey
06-09-2009, 05:06 PM
Great start :)

jackieleanne
06-10-2009, 03:27 AM
Great start Michelle some really good pictures. Shame about the bad flight.

orlandothebeagle
06-10-2009, 07:11 AM
:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
Love the photos, Is it just me or are holidays(ANYBODYS NO JUST MINE) the most exciting thing in the world?

You have inspired me to do a trip report for my next holiday, it is great hearing about other friends holidays.

wickesy
06-10-2009, 12:19 PM
Is it just me or are holidays(ANYBODYS NO JUST MINE) the most exciting thing in the world?

You have inspired me to do a trip report for my next holiday, it is great hearing about other friends holidays.

I love reading trip reports - I think they appeal to the nosey parker in me :laughing: as well as providing ideas for our own trips.

Snowy-girls
06-10-2009, 01:24 PM
Thanks to my extra followers since my last post,your comments are much appreciated :hug:.x.





Looking forward to the next installment so hurry up please ;)

I will try my best for Friday evening :thumbsup2.x.

Great start, Michelle, I have been looking forward to your trippie :thumbsup2

The hotel looks so nice. I love Dennys, you know you must be in America when you get there.

And what's this about Dr Pepper Cherry?! I must have some!

Laur's xx
Thanks Laur's,hope your keeping well+how about a new pic of Prince Eric?.
Oh Dr.Pepper Cherry-is lovely,we drank so much of it.It was'nt available in any restaurants though.Walmart,Walgreens+Kings supermarket on I-Drive had it.Much,much better than cherry coke+wild cherry pepsi.x.

:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
Love the photos, Is it just me or are holidays(ANYBODYS NO JUST MINE) the most exciting thing in the world?

You have inspired me to do a trip report for my next holiday, it is great hearing about other friends holidays.
I love reading trippie's,look forward to reading yours when you return :thumbsup2.x.

as well as providing ideas for our own trips.

No,you're just nosey :rolleyes1 ;) .x.

wickesy
06-10-2009, 01:37 PM
No,you're just nosey :rolleyes1 ;) .x.

:snooty:

:)

thelittlemermaid83
06-10-2009, 02:52 PM
Oh great start, really looking forward to the next installment!

arieljasmine
06-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Thanks Laur's,hope your keeping well+how about a new pic of Prince Eric?.
Oh Dr.Pepper Cherry-is lovely,we drank so much of it.It was'nt available in any restaurants though.Walmart,Walgreens+Kings supermarket on I-Drive had it.Much,much better than cherry coke+wild cherry pepsi.x.


Ooo, I will definitely have to get some of that. Now here I go stamping on your trippie with some new piccies of Prince Eric!

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http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f168/andlaur23/Picture001.jpg

Laur's xx

wickesy
06-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Now here I go stamping on your trippie with some new piccies of Prince Eric!


:scared1: He was a ickle baby last time I saw pictures! He still looks so cute though Laur's. :goodvibes

Snowy-girls
06-11-2009, 03:34 AM
Oh Laur's he is so handsome pirate:.He has gotten so big,and is so like you.Thank you for posting them :hug:.x.

arieljasmine
06-11-2009, 03:53 AM
:scared1: He was a ickle baby last time I saw pictures! He still looks so cute though Laur's. :goodvibes

Oh Laur's he is so handsome pirate:.He has gotten so big,and is so like you.Thank you for posting them :hug:.x.

Thank you both! He just started crawling at the weekend! I couldn't believe it, he is everywhere now!

Laur's xx

raph_b
06-11-2009, 05:02 AM
Yay - Michelle has started her TR :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

About time too :rolleyes1

Great start to the report - sorry to hear about all the tears on the way over. Poor Emily getting searched :(

Food sounds lovely, disappointed with the lack of pics though.........

The pic of the girls in bed asleep is so cute :)

Hurry up with part 2 already :rotfl:

Snowy-girls
06-11-2009, 05:30 AM
Thank you both! He just started crawling at the weekend! I couldn't believe it, he is everywhere now!

Laur's xx
Aww fantastic-:cheer2:Well Done Eric:cheer2: ,you now need eyes where you thought you would never need them Laur's ;) :laughing:.x.

Yay - Michelle has started her TR :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

About time too :rolleyes1

Great start to the report - sorry to hear about all the tears on the way over. Poor Emily getting searched :(

Food sounds lovely, disappointed with the lack of pics though.........

The pic of the girls in bed asleep is so cute :)

Hurry up with part 2 already :rotfl:

Day 2 tomorrow night Craig :thumbsup2.
I have got lots of pics Craig :thumbsup2,but just not the ones you where hoping for-sorry :sad1:.x.

Loubbylou
06-11-2009, 05:45 AM
Hi there

Really enjoyed your first trip report, well done.:thumbsup2

Great pics, your girls are so cute.

Sorry your DD had to be searched, security can be such a daunting experience for the little ones.

Last time we flew out of MCO the TSA guy could see that my DS was scared to go through the detector without me, the security guy got down on his kness to be on DS's level, held out a sticker and said 'look what i've got for you buddy', DS just trotted through to collect his sticker, I was very impressed.

Can't wait for the next installment.

cap'njack.
06-11-2009, 06:05 AM
Great start...hotel looks awesome!

mandymouse
06-11-2009, 07:39 AM
Great start Michelle :thumbsup2 I look forward to your next installment :)

natalielongstaff
06-11-2009, 07:53 AM
How on earth did i miss this :scared1:

great start hun, looking forward to hearing more xx

Jets fan
06-13-2009, 04:01 PM
Fab start, your girls look so cute, all tucked up for the night.

Tina

tony64
06-14-2009, 04:33 AM
Lovely start, I always find the first day is the most exciting, I think it's the months of planning beforehand and then the big day has finally arrived.:goodvibes

disney13
06-14-2009, 05:39 AM
Great trip report. Off to read Day 2.

Andy :)

orlandothebeagle
06-15-2009, 05:08 PM
Ok so the cute baby makes up for no day 2 but COME ON!!

Snowy-girls
06-16-2009, 03:07 AM
Ok so the cute baby makes up for no day 2 but COME ON!!

Excuse me mrs :goodvibes,my DAY 2 was posted Saturday night :thumbsup2.x.

The Fetherstons
06-16-2009, 05:29 AM
Hey Hi Michelle, (Im off work today so catching up at long last) what a great start your room looks fab,:wizard:

Such a shame about Emily:cutie:, the same thing happened to Adam last year.:scared1:


Im now off to read day 2:yay:

Snowy-girls
06-17-2009, 04:53 AM
Thanks again everyone :hug:.x.

Lovely start, I always find the first day is the most exciting, I think it's the months of planning beforehand and then the big day has finally arrived.:goodvibes
Completley agree Tony,i always find the night before very exciting as well-which is why i never sleep properly-i am such a big kid :laughing:.x.


Such a shame about Emily:cutie:, the same thing happened to Adam last year.:scared1:

Oh poor Adam,i worry about it,imagine what it's like for a child :scared1:.x.

PoppyAnna
06-17-2009, 08:23 AM
I havent had time to give the TR board much attention lately, but just bumped into your TR. Off to catch of with the next few days.

Sorry DD got poorly on the flight, bet you were glad when it was all over....
Room looks great, and I love the pics of your girls tucked up in their bed:thumbsup2

T16GEM
06-17-2009, 08:44 AM
Great start! The suite looks lovely!

Snowy-girls
06-18-2009, 05:35 AM
Thanks for joining in Joanne+Gem's .x.

jowan
06-18-2009, 06:40 AM
Great pics :thumbsup2, shame about the flight

Nubbedy
06-19-2009, 02:58 PM
Great start to your trippie (apart from the turbulence!). I'm off to Day 2.

florida sun
06-20-2009, 11:44 AM
Great start:goodvibes

Snowy-girls
06-21-2009, 03:49 PM
Great pics :thumbsup2, shame about the flight

Great start to your trippie (apart from the turbulence!). I'm off to Day 2.

Great start:goodvibes

Thanks for joining in on my trippie,much appreciated :hug:.x.

Pegasus928
06-27-2009, 02:41 AM
Just catching up with this now I am back at work (never seem to have time for this sort of thing at home for some reason)
All looks good so far - apart from the turbulent flight that is - so will crack on reading the other days.

Snowy-girls
06-27-2009, 06:50 AM
Just catching up with this now I am back at work (never seem to have time for this sort of thing at home for some reason)
All looks good so far - apart from the turbulent flight that is - so will crack on reading the other days.

Hey Kenny,thanks for taking the time to join in with my trippie :hug:,i was wondering where you were.x.

Pegasus928
06-27-2009, 08:18 AM
Hey Kenny,thanks for taking the time to join in with my trippie :hug:,i was wondering where you were.x.

Sorry Michelle.
Haven't had time to come on much lately. Will probably make up for it over the next couple of weeks though. :thumbsup2

Ware Bears
08-04-2009, 06:27 PM
Shame about poor Emily being frisked and the poor flight but that's behind you now so I hope you'll be feeling better after a good night's sleep and will be already for your adventure.

Love that last photo of Chloe and Emily in bed :hug: , your room and hotel look lovely and as a bonus I even got to see some pics of Prince Eric! :thumbsup2

ETA: Meant to ask ~ did you pay for the Vroom or get it included with your holiday? Do you think it's worth paying for?

Snowy-girls
08-05-2009, 08:48 AM
ETA: Meant to ask ~ did you pay for the Vroom or get it included with your holiday? Do you think it's worth paying for?

Without a doubt-yes we would deffinatley pay for it :thumbsup2.You would pay the same if not more having breakfast in one of the airport restaurants.At least with the VRoom youcan eat as much as you want :thumbsup2,drinks are endless.

We were already to pay for our VRoom,but because we had some trouble with Virgin constantly getting our girls ages wrong on the nvoices,we got this for free(as well as something else) as a goodwill gesture :thumbsup2.Will deffinatley be using it again when we go back.x.

Ware Bears
08-06-2009, 07:17 AM
Thanks, Michelle. :)

jackieleanne
11-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Sorry for the late late reply Michelle I love your first day your girls look adorable and In terms of not being able to sleep and being worried that I haven't got everything before a disney trip I am exactly the same I am still checking everything once we are at the airport etc. Now off to read day 2.