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wicket2005
08-03-2009, 07:07 AM
Morning/Afternoon

Ian got up just after 6 am, I couldn't open my eyes so pretended to be still asleep till I could open them. Just had a bath now updating this before I get dressed and we all head over to Downtown Orlando for check in. I am surprisingly chilled at the moment probably because my packing is done but I will have to start moving soon.

I think the plan is to check in, then go to the Earl of Sandwich for breakfast. I dont know which park we are going in yet. We are due to fly at 6.15 pm tonight (11.15 pm back at home) but I have not checked to see if the plane is on time yet.

Anyway better go and get dressed now.

mandymouse
08-03-2009, 07:23 AM
Enjoy your last day Bev.

Thanks for all your updates, it's been lots of fun finding out what you've been up to each day

Have a safe journey home :)

jen_uk
08-03-2009, 08:31 AM
Enjoy your last day and have a great flight :thumbsup2

irongirlof12
08-03-2009, 08:38 AM
oh no - last day :sad2: make the most of it.

suzycute
08-03-2009, 09:28 AM
It's gone so quick! Have a great last day and a safe trip home! :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
08-03-2009, 10:36 AM
oooh Yummy EOS :thumbsup2 Have a good time today and safe journey home x

Pinky166
08-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Thanks for letting us all share your trip. Have a fab last day & a safe journey home. :)

buzz for boys
08-03-2009, 04:12 PM
Hope you have had a fab last day x
Safe journey x x x x

SusanEllen
08-03-2009, 04:54 PM
Bev,
I'm going to miss following your vacation comings and goings. Thanks for taking precious FL time to keep us updated. Have a safe trip home. Susan

wicket2005
08-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Thanks for reading.

We checked in at Downtown Disney quite quickly and then went off to Earl of Sandwich for some breakfast which was yummy. We had a little browse round Downtown Disney. Me and Craig fancied going up in the hot air balloon that is there but the other 2 didn't so perhaps another time.

As it was now after 9 we just headed back to Universal/Islands as it would have been pointless trying to do stuff in the other parks. We went in Islands first doing The Hulk. I felt a bit battered on this one, followed by Dr Doom. A woman was screaming on the opposite tower and had her eyes tightly closed which made all of us laugh, I know how she feels. We then just did Duelling Dragons which I love.

We walked across to Universal for a quick go on Twister and The Mummy, then it was time to make tracks which is when Gary usually tells us there is something he has to do. So we went off into the Universal Store and a Citywalk store before we could leave. We decided to leave roughly an hour before the car was due back which Gary thought was a bit early but turned out we dropped it off with 5 minutes to spare. I know they are not strict on the time but it just shows you how much time was allowed to exit Universal, walk to the hotel then drive to the airport.

At the airport we grabbed some lunch, didn't really enjoy it but it was filling. We then had a wander round the shops before crossing to the gates. Now just sitting waiting for boarding, it has flown by the time in the airport.k

The plane home is Virginia Plain which I think we have been on before. I am just going to sleep as much as I can so I can reduce any jet lag affects.

(See you tomorrow Mam and Dad x)

jjk
08-03-2009, 05:20 PM
thanks for sharing your great holiday with us, have a safe journey home :)

cannp123165
08-04-2009, 03:53 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. I hope you had a safe flight home. :)

irongirlof12
08-04-2009, 05:18 AM
Thanks for sharing with us Bev, have looked forward to reading your trip 'live' every day :thumbsup2

Pinky166
08-04-2009, 05:51 AM
I hope you have arrived home safely this morning. :)

mandymouse
08-04-2009, 07:06 AM
I hope you had a good flight home Bev :thumbsup2

wicket2005
08-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Thanks, I am glad you have enjoyed sharing a bit of our holiday with us.

Flight home was fine, had a glass of wine, meal (pasta tomato and cheese and chocolate cake) plus another glass of wine. It was quite turbulent at the back as we know from a previous trip. As soon as the meal was over I tried to sleep as much as I could. Ian watched his ipod as did the lads. Though I think Craig and Gary both watched 17 Again. There were about 12 choices of films but none that they wanted to watch.

The flight took off a bit late as there was a thunderstorm, I didn't fancy flying into it. We had a shorter flight path so arrived in Manchester early. Immigration was straight forward, luggage came quickly (probably because we were last off the flight) and then just picked the keys up at the Radisson. Amazingly every thing fitted in the boot, I thought it would be a struggle.

The worse bit was the 2 hour drive back from Manchester, not pleasant for Ian who was driving.

We came home to a telephone message from Virgin saying we had left (or I should say I had left) my credit cards on the plane.:scared1: They had them safe. I had been carrying my 2 sets of cards for Ian and Me, I had left them in my purse in my pocket but they must have slipped out. Virgin wanted us to go back and collect them from them. In the end we just decided to cancel them and get Virgin to destroy them as they are credit cards we only use for holidays. So have a new set coming out.

So Bev's Holiday Tip No 9

Has to be check you have all your valuables with you before exiting the plane.

Not something I have ever done before but there you go, even if you are one of the most cautious people it can still happen. Ian was fine, I think it helped that I was okay when he lost the APs for US and IOA.

Anyway, we were not going to go to sleep but all of us ended up sitting still and have ended up having naps. I am going to do the unpacking and that's it for another year.

I always feel sad at the end of a holiday as I love all the family being together but we have had a lovely holiday and I am now looking forward to reading all about yours.

Kymie
08-04-2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the great report!

wicket2005
08-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Your welcome.

mandymouse
08-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Welcome home Bev. Thanks for sharing your trippy with us, I have really enjoyed reading them each day ::yes::

Glad you got home safely, and thank goodness Virgin found your credit cards :thumbsup2

wicket2005
08-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Thanks Mandy, not long till your holidays now.:goodvibes

buzz for boys
08-04-2009, 03:24 PM
Good on virgin phoning you :thumbsup2
Thanks so muh for sharing your trip i have thoroughly enjoyed reading your trippie at the end of everyday x :goodvibes
Louise x

thelittlemermaid83
08-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Great report Bev, thanks so much for sharing your trip with us :)

wicket2005
08-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Thanks Emma and Louise.

sandshal
08-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Fab reports ... thanks for sharing

Sharon xxx

wicket2005
08-04-2009, 07:08 PM
That's okay, back to reality now. Came home to discover Craig has failed a couple of his uni assessments which means he has to resit year if they let him. Back down to earth with a bump, oh well. Worse things can happen, we will get it sorted, just feel sorry for him because he has really tried.

Snowy-girls
08-05-2009, 10:17 AM
Welcome back Bev+Family.I have thoroughly enjoyed your live trippies-thank you so much for taking the time out to write them :worship:.x.

Came home to discover Craig has failed a couple of his uni assessments which means he has to resit year if they let him.
I am so sorry to read this :sad2: :hug:.x.

wicket2005
08-05-2009, 10:51 AM
Thanks Michelle. With Craig we will get things sorted, some poor family lost a young soldier in the news yesterday which is so sad but helps me put things in prospective.:goodvibes

Pinky166
08-06-2009, 04:58 AM
Thanks again for your great live reports Bev. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them everyday.

That's okay, back to reality now. Came home to discover Craig has failed a couple of his uni assessments which means he has to resit year if they let him. Back down to earth with a bump, oh well. Worse things can happen, we will get it sorted, just feel sorry for him because he has really tried.

Oh that's not what you wanted to return too. I hope he is able to redo the year. :hug:

With Craig we will get things sorted, some poor family lost a young soldier in the news yesterday which is so sad but helps me put things in prospective.:goodvibes

It certainly makes you appreciate what you've got. :hug:

wicket2005
08-06-2009, 05:12 AM
Thanks Claire. I hope your Dad is okay.:hug:

Now have Ian off as he may have swine flu according to NHS, he has a really bad headache and sneezing a bit, achey and tired. The latter too could be attributed to jet lag though.

Pinky166
08-06-2009, 06:12 AM
Thanks Claire. I hope your Dad is okay.:hug:

Now have Ian off as he may have swine flu according to NHS, he has a really bad headache and sneezing a bit, achey and tired. The latter too could be attributed to jet lag though.

Oh goodness....thats the last thing you need. I suppose the bright side is it happened now & not whilst you were on holiday. :hug::hug:

Hope he gets better soon. :wizard:

wicket2005
08-06-2009, 06:14 AM
Thanks Claire, hopefully it will just be a mild form of it.

Snowy-girls
08-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Oh dear Bev,i hope Ian is better soon :wizard:.x.