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jenjolt
06-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Don't Mess With My Toot Toot!!! That's right you didn't read it wrong!! I know you are all probably scratching your heads at the moment going "Where in the world did they come up with that title?!?!?" Well that was one interesting night and I promise we'll get to that story and so much more!!!!

First of all let me say WELCOME!!!! So glad you decided to join us...and who is us....well as any good trip report should do I guess I should cover the basics such as the who, what, where, when and all that!!

So let's start with the WHO?

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-jZ5wZrp/0/L/i-jZ5wZrp-L.jpg

That's the whole gang! Going left to right is Mickey, Jen (Jenjolt), Baylor, Anita (Wigd), Marc (Shocker), and Minnie!!!

What a great group! I had a blast traveling with their family and I look forward to more adventures with them!!!!

There are also a lot of supporting cast that will be included in this trip report!!! We had a lot of amazing DIS meets along the way!!

Now the WHEN?

For Anita and the boys the trip started with the drive down (which she and Marc will have to tell you about) on May 27th. I flew down on May 31st.

I flew home on June 14th, while the rest of the gang started their drive home on the 15th and made it back early on the 17th!

YUP that makes for approximately 3 weeks of good times to share with you all!!!

WHERE?

Why Florida of course LOL with a few stops along the way and maybe a stop in the Bahamas, oh and there was the stay at the beach...well why I don't just give you a few pictures to enjoy!!

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Can't forget the WHAT?

Oh we did a lot of whats!! We shopped...

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-8xFXm7f/0/L/i-8xFXm7f-L.jpg

Oh and we might have done more shopping, and a bit more shopping!!! I'm sure photos from the backseat of the Pacifica will show up!

We laid out in the sun!! We had an amazing time at a great concert!! We played some great games! We had a wildlife encounter! Oh and did I mention that we did some shopping LOL!!

So there's our introduction!!! Hope you will enjoy as we retell our adventures!!!


OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!

UPDATE LINKS

Update #1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41579350&postcount=122)
Real Life Update-We're Out of Town (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41640852&postcount=203)
Trip Update #2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41682165&postcount=237)
Happy 4th of July (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41716717&postcount=269)
Our First Full Morning (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41878969&postcount=352)
NARCOOSSEE'S (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41946371&postcount=386)
Waiting Game! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42008617&postcount=436)
Back in Time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42127116&postcount=513)
Bon Voyage!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42554856&postcount=588)
Single Digits (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42852822&postcount=678)
No more Space Mountain! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43096059&postcount=770)

wigdoutdismom
06-18-2011, 08:28 PM
I'm here!!!

That is a smashing intro into an unforgettable trip!

jenjolt
06-18-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm here!!!

LOL woot woot!!!!!!! I'm glad you are here!! :thumbsup2

chloe770
06-18-2011, 08:37 PM
joining!

wsushocker
06-18-2011, 08:39 PM
Present...

pooh'smate
06-18-2011, 08:42 PM
I can't wait to hear all about your fabulous trip.

uncw89
06-18-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm here! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

2xcited2sleep
06-18-2011, 08:45 PM
I'm in! Can't wait to hear all about it. popcorn::

nowellsl
06-18-2011, 08:55 PM
I definately don't want to miss this one!

Oh, and I'm gonna guess 3000 miles on the Pacifica.

Mickey_Mom
06-18-2011, 09:00 PM
Here! :wave:

sunny_stace
06-18-2011, 09:18 PM
I'm ready to hear all about this trip! :) Even the prelude sounds exciting! Can't wait to hear more!

MelMel11
06-18-2011, 09:27 PM
Count me in!! Cant wait to hear more..

MeMom
06-18-2011, 09:30 PM
I'm ready to read and see all of the fun stuff I have heard about.
I'm glad you all had such a good time on all legs of the journey. I think it is great that you guys got to meet so many other DIS families.

moparop
06-18-2011, 09:42 PM
Joining in! I saw many photos on Facebook and can't wait to hear the rest of the stories to go with them!
I am going to guess 3275 miles!

Mndisneygirl
06-18-2011, 09:43 PM
OOH, OOH! It's gonna be close - do I make the first page? (yes I did!!!)

I'm SO in for this TR!!! :yay:

My guess is 3,242 miles.

Northern Disney Girl
06-18-2011, 09:46 PM
ooh ooh I'm here!!! :goodvibes Don't start the fun without me!!!!! :cool1:

lovegrumpy
06-18-2011, 10:10 PM
Can't wait to hear all about it. Love the Vera picture.

uncw89
06-18-2011, 11:28 PM
3500 miles is my guess.

danceintherain
06-19-2011, 03:13 AM
Before I totally over think this, my guess is 3052 miles.

I'm excited to read about your most recent trip!

momof2TNboys
06-19-2011, 05:56 AM
I'm here and can't wait to hear about this trip!

Charleston Princess
06-19-2011, 06:02 AM
I am here for all the fun!!!

That is a GREAT picture of all of you with Mickey! I just love it!!!

DisMomAmy
06-19-2011, 06:29 AM
I'm here!! I'll have to think about my guess... :scratchin

BrooklynnsMommy
06-19-2011, 08:12 AM
I'm here! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures together.

manntra
06-19-2011, 08:15 AM
Good morning!! I'm here!! :goodvibes
Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!!!

Tracy

Disneymom77
06-19-2011, 08:50 AM
popcorn:: :cheer2: Excited to hear about your adventure!

Megablocks
06-19-2011, 09:04 AM
Yay, I am SO in for this! Can't wait to hear about all your adventures!

Native NYer
06-19-2011, 09:43 AM
Joining in! Can't wait to read all about your trip. :goodvibes

wsushocker
06-19-2011, 09:48 AM
I just spent an hour taking pictures of souvenirs and gifts! :worship:

KittyKitty
06-19-2011, 10:04 AM
Sounds like a wonderful trip!

Could you put in a index of report posts, as I don't get to this site often, and I don't want to miss any of your trip!!! Of course I have no idea how to do this :earsgirl:

Thanks

uncw89
06-19-2011, 10:09 AM
I just spent an hour taking pictures of souvenirs and gifts! :worship:

Bet you got lots of good stuff!

Disneymoon09
06-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Woo! I really enjoyed following along on facebook! Can't wait to read all about it!

eandesmom
06-19-2011, 11:44 AM
I'm here!

love the bat signal

SoonerGirl
06-19-2011, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the bat signal Anita or might have ended up on page 20! :lmao:

wigdoutdismom
06-19-2011, 12:06 PM
I'm here!

love the bat signal

Thanks for the bat signal Anita or might have ended up on page 20! :lmao:

I would have sent it out last night but I had my hands full of Grandbaby!!!

SoonerGirl
06-19-2011, 12:11 PM
I would have sent it out last night but I had my hands full of Grandbaby!!!

Well that is definitely a good excuse :goodvibes

wsushocker
06-19-2011, 12:19 PM
Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!



nowellsl 3,000
danceintherain 3,052
Mndisneygirl 3,242
moparop 3,275
uncw89 3,500

and the winner is............

stace208
06-19-2011, 12:54 PM
I made it!! Thanks for the bat signal on FB.:goodvibes

Can't wait to read all about it!!

Anita and Marc-the kids asked if you guys were going to be there when we arrive this week. They were sad when I told them no.:sad2:

My guess is 3300 miles.

wigdoutdismom
06-19-2011, 01:10 PM
I made it!! Thanks for the bat signal on FB.:goodvibes

Can't wait to read all about it!!

Anita and Marc-the kids asked if you guys were going to be there when we arrive this week. They were sad when I told them no.:sad2:

My guess is 3300 miles.

Stacy, we are going a little later next summer, we would love to see you all again....
I think Baylor and Ben would have had fun together!
We do have a cruise date for next summer but I'm not so sure you will be out of school yet.:confused:

photographymom517
06-19-2011, 02:04 PM
Great intro Jen!!! :goodvibes

I can't wait to hear more about your trip!!! I loved following along via facebook & can't wait to hear the details & about all the fun DIS meets!!!

Happydog
06-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Okay I am here! Busy getting my pedi and Mani!! Good reading for sure!!!! Lol!

Poolrat
06-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Joining in.


Just for kicks 2800 miles

Megablocks
06-19-2011, 03:06 PM
Forgot to add in my guess for the miles!

My guess is 3,267

vamassey1
06-19-2011, 03:27 PM
I'm here too. I saw the bat signal on FB.

Now that I'm caught up my guess is 2888.

brookelizabeth
06-19-2011, 03:29 PM
Thank you for the bat signal!

My guess is 3,498.

reelmom
06-19-2011, 03:30 PM
Looking forward to reading all the fun. My guess is 3,741 miles.

cmskok
06-19-2011, 03:39 PM
I'm Here!!!

My guess is 3,803 miles!!

I cannot wait to read all about it :goodvibes

dancin_princess
06-19-2011, 04:51 PM
checking in:thumbsup2

jenjolt
06-19-2011, 04:54 PM
4 pages in less than 24 hours!!! WOW!!! I hope I can keep up!!! I'll come back a little later tonight to do replies!!!!

:hug:Marc is keeping track of the contest guesses :hug: Make sure you get your guess in soon!! I plan to update with our first update tomorrow so make sure you get them in!!!!!! To be honest I don't even know what the answer is but I'm going to do some guesstimating and see what I come up with!!!!

Just wanted to take a moment and wish all our DIS dads a very Happy Fathers' Day!! Hope they are having a great one!!!


I just spent an hour taking pictures of souvenirs and gifts! :worship:

HOLY MOLY!!! I can't wait to see those pictures!!!!! I saw some of the great loot, I'm pretty sure I enabled the purchasing of some of that loot!!! Next year I'm making sure to use my extra bag I brought along LOL!

Sounds like a wonderful trip!

Could you put in a index of report posts, as I don't get to this site often, and I don't want to miss any of your trip!!! Of course I have no idea how to do this :earsgirl:

Thanks

I will definitely post some links for you!! I will do it under my initial post so you can look there for them!!!!!

2xcited2sleep
06-19-2011, 04:58 PM
I will guess 3,672 miles. An hour to photograph souvenirs...wow!! I can always count on you guys to help me build my shopping/wish list! :goodvibes

DWGal210
06-19-2011, 06:04 PM
I'm here ladies!! I can't wait to hear all about it!!! :banana:

Roxychica7
06-19-2011, 07:03 PM
Hi Jen!! I'm here too!! SO excited for your trip report!!

I guess 3,094 miles for Anita and the family!

Happy Elf
06-19-2011, 07:08 PM
I'm here! Enjoyed all the fb pictures and can't wait to hear all about the adventure!

My guess is 3479 miles!

manntra
06-19-2011, 07:14 PM
3333 :goodvibes

Tracy

stace208
06-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Stacy, we are going a little later next summer, we would love to see you all again....
I think Baylor and Ben would have had fun together!
We do have a cruise date for next summer but I'm not so sure you will be out of school yet.:confused:

Your cruise is June 15th?
I checked the calendar and my last day is June 19th which means we will head down on June 20th. At this point I am not sure if we are headed to Vero first or if we are going in April before our cruise.

Please let me know if you are sticking around after your cruise! I know Ben and Baylor would have a blast!!

petals
06-19-2011, 08:04 PM
joining in and my guess is 3210

MEK
06-19-2011, 09:01 PM
Checking in. I see we are guessing something and it has to do with miles! So can I just take a wild guess at 3232. Now I am going back to see what I am actually guessing! :rotfl::rotfl:

<3myfamily
06-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Delurking to make a guess, because you know it has to be a GREAT prize! 3100 miles

wigdoutdismom
06-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Your cruise is June 15th?
I checked the calendar and my last day is June 19th which means we will head down on June 20th. At this point I am not sure if we are headed to Vero first or if we are going in April before our cruise.

Please let me know if you are sticking around after your cruise! I know Ben and Baylor would have a blast!!

We are going to Vero after the cruise, parks before the cruise...
June 20th is the day we get off the ship, I vote you to straight to Vero!!!

Northern Disney Girl
06-19-2011, 09:57 PM
My guess is 3231 miles!!! :goodvibes

Wicket's Mom
06-19-2011, 10:09 PM
I just saw this on FB, so came on over to sub. I've been offline for a day & a half so have a lot to catch up on. :surfweb:

jenjolt
06-19-2011, 10:42 PM
We are going to Vero after the cruise, parks before the cruise...
June 20th is the day we get off the ship, I vote you to straight to Vero!!!

I second this vote!! I say head straight to Vero!!!! Woot woot!!!!

LookinUp
06-20-2011, 12:53 AM
Longtime follower, finally chiming in. Love the intro and the teaser photos to start. Can't wait for the stories -- and the souvies!

jeremysdisneymom
06-20-2011, 07:44 AM
I'm here! :yay: Can't wait to read all about your fabulous vacation!

Okay, my guess is 2999.

MEK
06-20-2011, 08:16 AM
Changing my guess to 2900. I don't think that will go over!

SoonerGirl
06-20-2011, 08:36 AM
Ooooooo, I forgot to put in my guess on the miles. Seeing as how we put just over 3,000 on my car and I know you did more driving than we did, I'm going to guess 3,860 :thumbsup2

Happydog
06-20-2011, 08:58 AM
I say 4,087.. you did lots of back and forth to the mall!!!

pooh'smate
06-20-2011, 09:10 AM
I am going to guess 3,511 miles.

micandminforever
06-20-2011, 10:21 AM
My guess is 3601 miles. I look forward to your report and pictures.

wsushocker
06-20-2011, 11:02 AM
OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!

Poolrat 2,800
vamassey1 2,888
MEK 2,900
jeremysdisneymom 2,999
nowellsl 3,000
danceintherain 3,052
Roxychica7 3,094
<3myfamily 3,100
petals 3,210
Northern Disney Girl 3,231
Mndisneygirl 3,242
Megablocks 3,267
moparop 3,275
stace 3,300
manntra 3,333
Happy Elf 3,479
brookelizabeth 3,498
uncw89 3,500
pooh'smate 3,511
micandminforever 3,601
2xcited2sleep 3,672
reelmom 3,741
cmskok 3,803
SoonerGirl 3,860
Happydog 4,087

kaileighbug
06-20-2011, 11:41 AM
Joining in. I guess 3760 miles. Looks like a very busy trip.

momof2TNboys
06-20-2011, 12:28 PM
3450 will be my guess.

Wicket's Mom
06-20-2011, 12:34 PM
My guess is 2985. Probably low, but I'm sticking with that answer.:thumbsup2

Doris

__disneygirl
06-20-2011, 01:32 PM
WOW three weeks!?!? Oh man, I hope I have the time & money for that someday! So awesome, can't wait to read about it all. 3950 is my guess!

Disneymom77
06-20-2011, 02:37 PM
I'm guessing 3900 :cool2:

stace208
06-20-2011, 04:16 PM
We are going to Vero after the cruise, parks before the cruise...
June 20th is the day we get off the ship, I vote you to straight to Vero!!!

I think I can make that happen!!:dance3:

sunny_stace
06-20-2011, 06:40 PM
oooh! I forgot to make a guess for the miles! My guess is 3642!

wsushocker
06-20-2011, 06:59 PM
OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!


Poolrat....................2,800
vamassey1..............2,888
MEK........................2,900
Wicket's Mom...........2,985
jeremysdisneymom...2,999
nowellsl...................3,000
danceintherain..........3,052
Roxychica7...............3,094
<3myfamily..............3,100
petals.......................3,210
Northern Disney Girl...3,231
Mndisneygirl..............3,242
Megablocks...............3,267
moparop...................3,275
stace........................3,300
manntra....................3,333
momof2TNboys..........3,450
Happy Elf...................3,479
brookelizabeth............3,498
uncw89......................3,500
pooh'smate.................3,511
micandminforever........3,601
sunny_stace................3,642
2xcited2sleep..............3,672
reelmom.....................3,741
kaileighbug..................3,760
cmskok.......................3,803
SoonerGirl...................3,860
Disneymom77..............3,900
__disneygirl.................3,950
Happydog....................4,087

sherrierebel
06-20-2011, 07:03 PM
My guess is 2900 miles. princess:

wigdoutdismom
06-20-2011, 10:24 PM
My guess is 2900 miles. princess:

Woo Hoo! I got us a new DIS member!

:welcome: to our fun little community and the trip report!

wigdoutdismom
06-20-2011, 10:28 PM
I think I can make that happen!!:dance3:

You have no idea how excited I am about this!!! :hug:

jenjolt
06-20-2011, 10:55 PM
My guess is 2900 miles. princess:

I thought I recognized her name!! Welcome welcome!! So glad you are here!!

Mickey_Mom
06-21-2011, 06:05 AM
Whoops I forgot my guess! I'll go with..... 4,129 :drive:

twob4him
06-21-2011, 06:08 AM
Thank goodness for Facebook or I would have been shut out of the trip report!!! I am so bad at searching the forum for new tripies...but I am here..yaa! I really enjoyed seeing a few of the pics of the trip! :banana: Ok so I haven't a clue on mileage so I am going to guess 4000 even. :thumbsup2

CanadianWDWfan
06-21-2011, 07:09 AM
Thanks for the invite! :hug:

I can't wait for this TR...there will be so many new things to see!

What an awesome crew you had on this trip!

I am most looking forward to the shopping, shopping and more shopping! :rotfl:

I have no real guess on the mileage...:confused3.....my guess is 2950 miles.
Probably way off cause I don't even know my States very well. ;)
Math was never my strong subject. :laughing:

Good Luck to all the Disers! :goodvibes

mickeyfan71
06-21-2011, 07:38 AM
I came over from Memoms TR to join in! Can't wait to hear all about y'alls adventure! popcorn::

wsushocker
06-21-2011, 07:42 AM
OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!


Poolrat....................2,800
vamassey1..............2,888
MEK........................2,900
sherrierebel.............2,900*(new guess needed)
CanadianWDWfan.....2,950
Wicket's Mom...........2,985
jeremysdisneymom...2,999
nowellsl...................3,000
danceintherain..........3,052
Roxychica7...............3,094
<3myfamily..............3,100
petals.......................3,210
Northern Disney Girl...3,231
Mndisneygirl..............3,242
Megablocks...............3,267
moparop...................3,275
stace........................3,300
manntra....................3,333
momof2TNboys..........3,450
Happy Elf...................3,479
brookelizabeth............3,498
uncw89......................3,500
pooh'smate.................3,511
micandminforever........3,601
sunny_stace................3,642
2xcited2sleep..............3,672
reelmom.....................3,741
kaileighbug..................3,760
cmskok.......................3,803
SoonerGirl...................3,860
Disneymom77..............3,900
__disneygirl.................3,950
twob4him....................4,000
Happydog....................4,087
Mickey_Mom................4,129

Still waiting for some of you to post your guess......

wsushocker
06-21-2011, 07:44 AM
My guess is 2900 miles. princess:

Sherrie, get out now or say goodbye to your life as you once knew it! :rotfl2::rotfl::banana::cool1:

wsushocker
06-21-2011, 07:46 AM
Woo Hoo! I got us a new DIS member!

:welcome: to our fun little community and the trip report!

It is not attractive for you to delight and celebrate the demise of a friend! :confused3

DWGal210
06-21-2011, 08:22 AM
My guess is 4,025 miles :)

Happy Tuesday, friends!!

IluvXU
06-21-2011, 12:44 PM
Can't miss this report or a contest despite the zillion things I need to be doing....

4, 123 miles!

Sure glad we met, wish it could have been for longer, and yes I am scheming already of how I can be there next June!

MeMom
06-21-2011, 03:12 PM
Sure glad we met, wish it could have been for longer, and yes I am scheming already of how I can be there next June!

Laura and everybody else - Let us know when you have your dates set. I think we're going to be there about the 16th to the 23rd or 24th. A day or two of that might be spent over at Vero. Brooklynn and I may fly down about the 13th and get a few big girl days in before the others come, unless there is some conflict. I miss my 10/11 day trips, but Jill can only get off for a week now, so I may take Brooklynn and stretch our time out a little more. That is if I don't have school workshops or the little social butterfly doesn't have some obligation that changes that.

punkin413
06-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Checking in! Hopefully I haven't missed anything (going back to check now). Looking forward to this grand adventure. Maybe it will last me 3 months until it's time for me to (finally) get back to Disney World!

Oh, and if the guessing game is still going, my guess is 3,000 miles. Seems like a nice, round number.

DisMomAmy
06-21-2011, 03:39 PM
I'll go with 3375. :thumbsup2

punkin413
06-21-2011, 03:39 PM
I see that someone has already guessed 3,000, so I'm gonna change my guess to 3,037. :)

uncw89
06-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Sherrie, get out now or say goodbye to your life as you once knew it! :rotfl2::rotfl::banana::cool1:

So true.....back before the Dis, I used to be more productive. Now I spend a lot of time Dising!!! (well, when I can!!!) :rotfl2::rotfl:

Laura and everybody else - Let us know when you have your dates set. I think we're going to be there about the 16th to the 23rd or 24th. A day or two of that might be spent over at Vero. Brooklynn and I may fly down about the 13th and get a few big girl days in before the others come, unless there is some conflict. I miss my 10/11 day trips, but Jill can only get off for a week now, so I may take Brooklynn and stretch our time out a little more. That is if I don't have school workshops or the little social butterfly doesn't have some obligation that changes that.

Is this for next summer?

wsushocker
06-21-2011, 06:31 PM
OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!


Poolrat....................2,800
vamassey1..............2,888
MEK........................2,900
sherrierebel.............2,900*(new guess needed)
CanadianWDWfan.....2,950
Wicket's Mom...........2,985
jeremysdisneymom...2,999
nowellsl...................3,000
punkin413................3,037
danceintherain..........3,052
Roxychica7...............3,094
<3myfamily..............3,100
petals.......................3,210
Northern Disney Girl...3,231
Mndisneygirl..............3,242
Megablocks...............3,267
moparop...................3,275
stace........................3,300
manntra....................3,333
DisMomAmy...............3,375
momof2TNboys..........3,450
Happy Elf...................3,479
brookelizabeth............3,498
uncw89......................3,500
pooh'smate.................3,511
micandminforever........3,601
sunny_stace................3,642
2xcited2sleep..............3,672
reelmom.....................3,741
kaileighbug..................3,760
cmskok.......................3,803
SoonerGirl...................3,860
Disneymom77..............3,900
__disneygirl.................3,950
twob4him....................4,000
DWGal210...................4,025
Happydog....................4,087
IluvXU.........................4,123
Mickey_Mom................4,129

Still waiting for some of you to post your guess......

wigdoutdismom
06-21-2011, 06:33 PM
So true.....back before the Dis, I used to be more productive. Now I spend a lot of time Dising!!! (well, when I can!!!) :rotfl2::rotfl:



Is this for next summer?

I'll go ahead and answer this one.... YES!!! We are working on next summer already!:goodvibes

jenjolt
06-21-2011, 06:38 PM
I'll go ahead and answer this one.... YES!!! We are working on next summer already!:goodvibes

We are always planning that "next" trip! WOOT WOOT!! The more the merrier!!!!!

I had issues with smugmug this afternoon and completely lost my update when the computer froze on me!! Now I have all the bugs worked out and am working to get something up soon!! SORRY FOR THE DELAY!!!

MeMom
06-21-2011, 06:47 PM
I'll go ahead and answer this one.... YES!!! We are working on next summer already!:goodvibes

Have you read Jackie's report today. There is some discussion going on about people like you. :upsidedow



We are always planning that "next" trip! WOOT WOOT!! The more the merrier!!!!!



You are the queen of the Woot Woots. :laughing:

stace208
06-21-2011, 07:55 PM
Laura and everybody else - Let us know when you have your dates set.

We will be hitting Vero on the 20th:goodvibes and then moving to Disney a few days later. Final dates will depend on availability and points. I will work on all of that after we return from this trip. I need to be in bed since I have a 2:30 wake up call but I am too excited!!

Anita-when are you going to Chicago? I read that somewhere tonight. I am going to a conference in mid July.

wigdoutdismom
06-21-2011, 08:07 PM
We will be hitting Vero on the 20th:goodvibes and then moving to Disney a few days later. Final dates will depend on availability and points. I will work on all of that after we return from this trip. I need to be in bed since I have a 2:30 wake up call but I am too excited!!

Anita-when are you going to Chicago? I read that somewhere tonight. I am going to a conference in mid July.

We leave Saturday afternoon, Marc has an energy conference there. I am just tagging along...

Soooo excited about Vero!!!
We will need to talk about meals and such...

wigdoutdismom
06-21-2011, 08:09 PM
[QUOTE=MeMom;41563683]Have you read Jackie's report today. There is some discussion going on about people like you. :upsidedow


I made it over to Jackie's and realized that I had forgot to subscribe....
My excuse?
I was in the car when I found her PTR!:cutie:

jenjolt
06-21-2011, 08:11 PM
We leave Saturday afternoon, Marc has an energy conference there. I am just tagging along...

Soooo excited about Vero!!!
We will need to talk about meals and such...

I have a few suggestions :rolleyes1 LOL!!!! Of course I know a great place to get some taffy too...although I'm not known for sharing taffy LOL

jenjolt
06-21-2011, 08:17 PM
joining!

Present...

I can't wait to hear all about your fabulous trip.

I'm here! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

I'm in! Can't wait to hear all about it. popcorn::

I definately don't want to miss this one!

Oh, and I'm gonna guess 3000 miles on the Pacifica.

Here! :wave:

I'm ready to hear all about this trip! :) Even the prelude sounds exciting! Can't wait to hear more!

Count me in!! Cant wait to hear more..

I'm ready to read and see all of the fun stuff I have heard about.
I'm glad you all had such a good time on all legs of the journey. I think it is great that you guys got to meet so many other DIS families.

Joining in! I saw many photos on Facebook and can't wait to hear the rest of the stories to go with them!
I am going to guess 3275 miles!

OOH, OOH! It's gonna be close - do I make the first page? (yes I did!!!)

I'm SO in for this TR!!! :yay:

My guess is 3,242 miles.

:welcome: Welcome Everyone!!! So glad that you are all here!! Thank you for your guesses!!

Marc (wsushocker) is keeping track we should be announcing a winner soon!!! I'm almost done with our next update...my computer has hated me today. Froze on me twice while updating so I'm going to say its a bad mojo day!!!!

jenjolt
06-21-2011, 08:19 PM
ooh ooh I'm here!!! :goodvibes Don't start the fun without me!!!!! :cool1:

Can't wait to hear all about it. Love the Vera picture.

3500 miles is my guess.

Before I totally over think this, my guess is 3052 miles.

I'm excited to read about your most recent trip!

I'm here and can't wait to hear about this trip!

I am here for all the fun!!!

That is a GREAT picture of all of you with Mickey! I just love it!!!

:welcome::jumping1: More wonderful friends!! Thank you so much for joining us!! I hope you'll enjoy our TR!!!!! Thanks for following along!!!

jenjolt
06-21-2011, 08:20 PM
I'm here!! I'll have to think about my guess... :scratchin

I'm here! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures together.

Good morning!! I'm here!! :goodvibes
Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!!!

Tracy

popcorn:: :cheer2: Excited to hear about your adventure!

Yay, I am SO in for this! Can't wait to hear about all your adventures!

Joining in! Can't wait to read all about your trip. :goodvibes

WELCOME WELCOME!!!! So glad you are all here!!! Can't wait to share our adventures with you and boy do we have some adventures to share!!!!!

uncw89
06-21-2011, 08:21 PM
I'll go ahead and answer this one.... YES!!! We are working on next summer already!:goodvibes

We are always planning that "next" trip! WOOT WOOT!! The more the merrier!!!!!

I had issues with smugmug this afternoon and completely lost my update when the computer froze on me!! Now I have all the bugs worked out and am working to get something up soon!! SORRY FOR THE DELAY!!!

I figured it was for next summer's trip!!!! June? When is the cruise?
Jen, you aren't alone!!! I'm always planning my next trip or 2 or 3!!!!!
Oh by the way.....Southwest is having a $40 sale on flights!!!! Of course it's not good on Fri or Sun flights and for me the Orlando flights were $80! It's good for flights Aug. 23- Oct. ???
Wish I could make the Oct. meet! I will be there for the Dec. one though...it's almost time to make ADR's!!!!

jenjolt
06-21-2011, 08:25 PM
I figured it was for next summer's trip!!!! June? When is the cruise?
Jen, you aren't alone!!! I'm always planning my next trip or 2 or 3!!!!!
Oh by the way.....Southwest is having a $40 sale on flights!!!! Of course it's not good on Fri or Sun flights and for me the Orlando flights were $80! It's good for flights Aug. 23- Oct. ???
Wish I could make the Oct. meet! I will be there for the Dec. one though...it's almost time to make ADR's!!!!

Thanks for the heads up I need to get a departure flight...off to look!! THANK YOU!!!

daisylove
06-21-2011, 08:25 PM
Im here finally. I vote for 3880.

Charleston Princess
06-22-2011, 05:42 AM
Have you read Jackie's report today. There is some discussion going on about people like you. :upsidedow

:lmao: Well, it seems as if we are all planning next year's trip already. ;) I don't think I have ever started a PTR quite this early. :laughing:

Sadly, I don't think I will be able to join everyone in the middle of summer next year because of my classes. :( I have a feeling we will be doing our traveling right at the start of summer like we did this year. The good news is that I will be finished with my degree in Spring of 2013. That means I can travel whenever I want in the summer of that year. Does that mean I can already start planning for our summer trip two years from now? :rotfl2:


I made it over to Jackie's and realized that I had forgot to subscribe....
My excuse?
I was in the car when I found her PTR!:cutie:

I have done that so many times! And I don't have a good excuse because I am always sitting on my computer at home. :laughing:

DisMomAmy
06-22-2011, 07:11 AM
:lmao: Well, it seems as if we are all planning next year's trip already. ;) I don't think I have ever started a PTR quite this early. :laughing:

Sadly, I don't think I will be able to join everyone in the middle of summer next year because of my classes. :( I have a feeling we will be doing our traveling right at the start of summer like we did this year. The good news is that I will be finished with my degree in Spring of 2013. That means I can travel whenever I want in the summer of that year. Does that mean I can already start planning for our summer trip two years from now? :rotfl2:


Sounds like a special graduation celebration is in order! ;)

pooh'smate
06-22-2011, 10:35 AM
Jen, I have to tell you that I have started use woot, woot daily. :woohoo:

Jennifer48
06-22-2011, 10:36 AM
I'm a little late to the party but I'm excited to read all about your trip! I can't wait to hear about the VB outlet!!

Hmm I'm going to guess low since everyone is so high and go with 1654 miles. :goodvibes

LookinUp
06-22-2011, 11:23 AM
We leave Saturday afternoon, Marc has an energy conference there. I am just tagging along...

Any Disers coming to Chicago should know that we have several Disney stores, including two downtown. (Now who's enabling? Tee hee! Good thing you emptied the Pacifica. ;)) And I'd be happy to suggest fun places to eat and play.

jenjolt
06-22-2011, 11:46 AM
Jen, I have to tell you that I have started use woot, woot daily. :woohoo:

WOOT WOOT!!! I love it!!!!! I also like the title Caren (MeMom) gave me...Queen of the WOOT WOOTs!!!!! I'm going to add that to my signature!!!! Update coming tonight I promise!! I have some exciting news to share and of course you want to hear all about our first night at Disney together don't you?!?!?!?!?

__disneygirl
06-22-2011, 01:07 PM
Jen, I have to tell you that I have started use woot, woot daily. :woohoo:

ok, have to share something so funny the woot woot made me think of... the other day I saw a bottle of wine at the gourmet food store that said "WOOP WOOP" on it. Naturally my friend and I started yelling "WOOP WOOOOOP!" in the store.

Mndisneygirl
06-22-2011, 01:38 PM
ok, have to share something so funny the woot woot made me think of... the other day I saw a bottle of wine at the gourmet food store that said "WOOP WOOP" on it. Naturally my friend and I started yelling "WOOP WOOOOOP!" in the store.

That's something I would do too! :laughing:

wigdoutdismom
06-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Any Disers coming to Chicago should know that we have several Disney stores, including two downtown. (Now who's enabling? Tee hee! Good thing you emptied the Pacifica. ;)) And I'd be happy to suggest fun places to eat and play.

Please suggest away! We are planning a few days after the conference, and this trip is just Marc and I.
Baylor had to make a choice between his baseball team and the trip. He chose to stay home and play.

The Pacifica isn't coming and my car, the Infiniti gets to make this trip!:woohoo:

Elena, the cruise is booked for June 15th on the Dream.:cloud9:

Jackie, Boo to missing you next summer...Don't they offer any online classes?:idea:

uncw89
06-22-2011, 04:39 PM
:lmao: Well, it seems as if we are all planning next year's trip already. ;) I don't think I have ever started a PTR quite this early. :laughing:

Sadly, I don't think I will be able to join everyone in the middle of summer next year because of my classes. :( I have a feeling we will be doing our traveling right at the start of summer like we did this year. The good news is that I will be finished with my degree in Spring of 2013. That means I can travel whenever I want in the summer of that year. Does that mean I can already start planning for our summer trip two years from now? :rotfl2:



I have done that so many times! And I don't have a good excuse because I am always sitting on my computer at home. :laughing:

What are you majoring in?

Please suggest away! We are planning a few days after the conference, and this trip is just Marc and I.
Baylor had to make a choice between his baseball team and the trip. He chose to stay home and play.

The Pacifica isn't coming and my car, the Infiniti gets to make this trip!:woohoo:

Elena, the cruise is booked for June 15th on the Dream.:cloud9:

Jackie, Boo to missing you next summer...Don't they offer any online classes?:idea:

Cool, on the cruise!! Sometime you'll have to try the Fantasy or a 7 nighter!!!!
Have fun in Chicago!!!

kschafer
06-22-2011, 07:15 PM
HERE!

Marking my spot to return later :goodvibes

jenjolt
06-22-2011, 09:27 PM
Woo! I really enjoyed following along on facebook! Can't wait to read all about it!

I'm here!

love the bat signal

Thanks for the bat signal Anita or might have ended up on page 20! :lmao:

I made it!! Thanks for the bat signal on FB.:goodvibes

Can't wait to read all about it!!

Anita and Marc-the kids asked if you guys were going to be there when we arrive this week. They were sad when I told them no.:sad2:

My guess is 3300 miles.

Great intro Jen!!! :goodvibes

I can't wait to hear more about your trip!!! I loved following along via facebook & can't wait to hear the details & about all the fun DIS meets!!!

Okay I am here! Busy getting my pedi and Mani!! Good reading for sure!!!! Lol!

Joining in.


Just for kicks 2800 miles

Forgot to add in my guess for the miles!

My guess is 3,267

I'm here too. I saw the bat signal on FB.

Now that I'm caught up my guess is 2888.

Thank you for the bat signal!

My guess is 3,498.

Looking forward to reading all the fun. My guess is 3,741 miles.

Once again I have to send out a mass WELCOME!! We are so glad you are all here!! WOOT WOOT!!!

jenjolt
06-22-2011, 09:53 PM
Hi all!!! Hope you are all having a great week! I know my week took a turn for the best today!! My husband had a job interview while I was away and today he got a call and was offered the job!!! WOOT WOOT :cool1: We are very excited in this household today!!! For the first time I didn't excessively stress and worry and just left it in the Lord's hands and it was amazing to watch Him work!!! Just wanted to share that with all of you before getting started with our fun story!!!

I would also like to give you one last chance to send in your guesses for miles!!! The contest will be closing on Friday!! I want to make sure that we have it wrapped up before Anita and Marc embark (lol love how that rhymes) on their adventure to Chicago!!!!

Is there anything else I should share...hmmmm...oh so you see that ticker down there!! Well as you have probably already guessed I'm going on another Girls' Only trip and have invited Anita and her daughter Megan along!! We are going to have the best time!! Now 150 some days seems like a long time to go without seeing Anita and her family so I have remedied that LOL!!! I'm heading up to see my parents and spend some quality time with Anita and gang in July!! I can't wait to see her again, I really miss her and her family!!!!! And that countdown is down to 22 days WOOT WOOT!!!

NOW ON TO THE TRIP REPORT!!!

Alright enough of the chit chat!! Let's talk Disney!!! Well let's see it all began with anxiety about flying and a few texts reminding me to breathe and drink some alcohol on the plane LOL!!! Well the flight down to MCO from AUS was pretty uneventful!! I had a great seatmate and the flight was over before I knew it and I was landing at the airport to be greeted with a very warm hug!!! It was great to see Anita, Marc, and Baylor again!!!

As we climbed into the Pacifica it was like no time had passed at all! Baylor enjoyed telling me about his visit to City Walk. We discussed our mutual like for the Dallas Mavericks and he talked Boston Celtics with me. I got the run down of what had been happening so far in the trip and before I knew it we were pulling up to the beautiful Beach Club and texting a special friend for our a special dinner!!!

When we first made plans we had decided a late dinner at Cape May would be perfect!!! It is a fave among Anita's crew and I was looking forward to trying it for the first time and of course sharing dinner with a very special DISer...Brook!!!

A couple texts later and we were all meeting in the lobby of the fabulous Beach Club Resort!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-qBttzLc/0/L/i-qBttzLc-L.jpg

Isn't that a fabulous picture of the three of us!! I love it!!!! AND yes I'm wearing jeans in June (ok late May) in Florida!!!

Anyways I had made myself a promise that on this trip I was going to be more open minded with seafood and this was my perfect chance to stick to that!!!! I was going to have REAL crab for the first time!!!! And I have to tell you it was delicious!!!! YUMMY!!!!

Here are some photos from dinner!!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-MdP8pRk/0/L/i-MdP8pRk-L.jpg

Baylor's first plate...that boy is all carnivore!!!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-dFcs6gX/0/L/i-dFcs6gX-L.jpg

Baylor with his weapon of crab destruction!!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-dk7s6kr/0/L/i-dk7s6kr-L.jpg

My salad plate...had to work my way into trying the crab LOL

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-FhWNGQK/0/L/i-FhWNGQK-L.jpg

A large bucket of crab legs...so good!!!

Dinner ended with a bday celebration for Brook!!! And of course we had to sign the table to prove we had been there!!! or NOT as the case may be!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-VwSC8st/0/L/i-VwSC8st-L.jpg

So much fun was had at dinner!! Good food, good people, and good times!!!! By the time we finished we were helping closing up the restaurant, it had to be close to 10pm/10:30pm, bedtime in my world LOL!! BUT we were in Disney....and the night was still young....so what would the 5 of us go do????


Well you're just going to have to wait a bit longer to find that out LOL!!!!

DON'T FORGET your GUESS if YOU HAVEN'T submitted one yet!!!!

GOOD NIGHT ALL!!!

SoonerGirl
06-22-2011, 10:28 PM
My boys would go nuts for a bucket full of crab legs - if it's all you can eat I might never get them out of there! Gotta put Cape May on the dining list for the future :thumbsup2

That is a really great picture of the 3 of you, wish I had gotten in town a couple of days earlier!

Megablocks
06-22-2011, 10:50 PM
So glad your husband got the job, that is great news!

I love that Baylor talked Celtics with you, b/c I am from Boston! I don't really follow the Celtics, though; I've always only cared about hockey. :laughing:

Cape May cafe looks awesome and really makes me wish my family enjoyed seafood a little more...well, at all, haha. My dad and I are the only ones who really care for it; he's allergic to shrimp and lobster but LOVES everything else. I've never had crab legs, definitely on my list of things to try! :thumbsup2

wsushocker
06-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Any Disers coming to Chicago should know that we have several Disney stores, including two downtown. (Now who's enabling? Tee hee! Good thing you emptied the Pacifica. ;)) And I'd be happy to suggest fun places to eat and play.

My suggestion is that you STOP making suggestions! (several Disney stores?!?!) :rotfl::cool1::lmao::rotfl2::worship:

wsushocker
06-22-2011, 10:56 PM
HERE!

Marking my spot to return later :goodvibes

We have 3 dogs that do that as well.

Charleston Princess
06-23-2011, 05:15 AM
Jackie, Boo to missing you next summer...Don't they offer any online classes?:idea:

No online classes, unfortunately. :sad2:

What are you majoring in?

It is an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

LOVE the picture of you guys with Brook! That's adorable, and I had a good laugh over the signing of the tablecloth!

MeMom
06-23-2011, 05:36 AM
Hi all!!! Hope you are all having a great week! I know my week took a turn for the best today!! My husband had a job interview while I was away and today he got a call and was offered the job!!! WOOT WOOT :cool1: We are very excited in this household today!!! For the first time I didn't excessively stress and worry and just left it in the Lord's hands and it was amazing to watch Him work!!! Just wanted to share that with all of you before getting started with our fun story!!!




Congratulations on that job! What will he be doing? This is a different one than what you told me about yesterday? I hope he loves it. :cool1:

Mickey_Mom
06-23-2011, 06:00 AM
Congratulations on the job! :cool1: :woohoo: :banana:

Great picture of you three and holy moly that's a lot of crab legs!

H20DogsNDisney
06-23-2011, 06:19 AM
My guess is 2889

danceintherain
06-23-2011, 06:30 AM
Yay for Prince Phillip's new job!

momof2TNboys
06-23-2011, 06:46 AM
Congratulations on your husband's job!! That is great!
Cape May looks so yummy! I have eaten breakfast there and loved it, but not dinner.
Can't wait to hear what you did after dinner!

2xcited2sleep
06-23-2011, 06:49 AM
Congratulations on your husband's job! Great news and I'm sure a relief for you both. :goodvibes

Would you believe that I have yet to try Cape May? Are the characters there for dinner or is it just breakfast? I'm generally not a buffet fan but this gets such consistently positive reviews I may have to try it ! :thumbsup2

DisMomAmy
06-23-2011, 07:25 AM
Congrats on your hubby's new job!! :cool1:

Those pictures of Cape May are making me rethink it as a dinner option for November... Alex & I are not a seafood eaters, but DH & Zach would LOVE it!!! We have a breakfast ADR... maybe we need one for dinner too?? :confused3

jeremysdisneymom
06-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Congrat on your DH's new job! :cool1:

We have never been to Cape May but will be there in oh.........8 days!!! :banana: My family loves seafood so it looks good. Isn't that the restuarant with the taffy or am I confused! :confused3 Wondering who got the pieces if so! :laughing:

Happy Elf
06-23-2011, 08:33 AM
Congrats on your husband's new job! :cool1:

The pictures of Cape May have me very excited. We have ADR's for our trip next month. Love the yummy crab! It is a favorite in our household and even my 6 year DD has order it at Red Lobster. DS is well on his way to loving it too!

pooh'smate
06-23-2011, 09:32 AM
ok, have to share something so funny the woot woot made me think of... the other day I saw a bottle of wine at the gourmet food store that said "WOOP WOOP" on it. Naturally my friend and I started yelling "WOOP WOOOOOP!" in the store.

I would have done the same thing.:laughing:

Mndisneygirl
06-23-2011, 09:39 AM
WOW! Congrats to Prince Phillip!!

Cute picture of you guys at Cape May! I liked their breakfast, and would love to try dinner there too! I LOVE crab legs and pretty much all seafood. Maybe next time...

pooh'smate
06-23-2011, 09:43 AM
Jen I am so happy that Prince Phillip has a new job. I have been praying since you asked us to. It sounds like all of you had a great meal at Cape May. We loved our meal there. Alexia really like the fact that she could color on the table.:rotfl:


For all the people that don't really care for seafood but want to try Cape May GO!!!!! I don't like seafood and I loved our meal at Cape May. I had plenty of food to eat while my dh and dd love seafood and ate that.

njtinkmom
06-23-2011, 10:17 AM
Welcome back guys - it seemed like you were gone forever - I followed along on FB every day!!! It definately made my time waiting for my trip shorter - thanks :cool1:!! I only have 17 days left and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!

So my guess is 3728...

Keep the updates coming - love it!!

__disneygirl
06-23-2011, 11:00 AM
That pic of you guys in your Disney shirts...so cute!!

Baylor was NOT here :rotfl:

I'm not big on seafood either... but Disney is always where I try new things. I ate a lot of weird stuff at Boma last year. Not really sure what any of it was but who cares I enjoyed it! :laughing:

sunny_stace
06-23-2011, 12:32 PM
:woohoo: I'm so happy for you and Prince Phillip! What kind of job will he be starting? That's so exciting!:banana:

Anita, you look scared of the crab legs! I love that Baylor was not there! Sounds like things were off to a great start! Even though Jen is about to suffer from heat stroke due to wearing jeans in central Florida in June!

nowellsl
06-23-2011, 12:44 PM
Would you believe that I have yet to try Cape May? Are the characters there for dinner or is it just breakfast? I'm generally not a buffet fan but this gets such consistently positive reviews I may have to try it ! :thumbsup2

The characters are only there for breakfast. At least we've been there several times for dinner and have never seen the characters. It really is a good buffet!

daisylove
06-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Great start!. Love the three shirts and Cape May looks yummy. Congrats on the new job for hubby! You just never know what will work out.

Oh and my guess 3880 :0)

tinkerbell3747
06-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Really enjoying your TR and can't wait to read more....

My guess is 3881

Disneymoon09
06-23-2011, 01:55 PM
My guess is 3896

uncw89
06-23-2011, 05:25 PM
Jen I am so happy that Prince Phillip has a new job. I have been praying since you asked us to. It sounds like all of you had a great meal at Cape May. We loved our meal there. Alexia really like the fact that she could color on the table.:rotfl:


For all the people that don't really care for seafood but want to try Cape May GO!!!!! I don't like seafood and I loved our meal at Cape May. I had plenty of food to eat while my dh and dd love seafood and ate that.

I agree!!! I don't like seafood either, but found enough to fill me up!!! I love the desserts!!!:thumbsup2

Congrats on hubby's new job!:)

eandesmom
06-23-2011, 05:43 PM
:dancer: for Phillip! That is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cape May sounds like a blast, we need to do the dinner one of these trips. Not sure when but....it's on the list!

MEK
06-23-2011, 05:44 PM
Very cool that your first dinner was with both Anita and family and Brook! CMC seems like the perfect place for a first dinner. Looks like so much fun! Yeah for fast flights!

Northern Disney Girl
06-23-2011, 06:15 PM
My husband had a job interview while I was away and today he got a call and was offered the job!!! WOOT WOOT :cool1: We are very excited in this household today!!!

Wahoooooooo!!!!!! :cool1: So many YAYs for a new job for Philip!!! :thumbsup2



NOW ON TO THE TRIP REPORT!!!

Alright enough of the chit chat!! Let's talk Disney!!! Well let's see it all began with anxiety about flying and a few texts reminding me to breathe and drink some alcohol on the plane LOL!!!

Wonder who that was????? :rolleyes1


A couple texts later and we were all meeting in the lobby of the fabulous Beach Club Resort!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-qBttzLc/0/L/i-qBttzLc-L.jpg

Isn't that a fabulous picture of the three of us!! I love it!!!! AND yes I'm wearing jeans in June (ok late May) in Florida!!!

I Have that same EXACT shirt that Brook is wearing!!!!! :)





Sounds like a GREAT time was had by all!!! I am so very excited to eat Cape MAy Cafe!!! Ken is already drooling over the crab legs!!! :lmao:

Kimmy
06-23-2011, 07:50 PM
Can't wait to hear about your trip! Congrats to your hubby!

wigdoutdismom
06-23-2011, 08:08 PM
Time for my list of excuses.....

I have had constant company since we've been home and my pictures are not uploaded to photobucket.

We leave day after tomorrow for Chicago and will be home in a week.

Have had appointments for hair and nails, plus a meeting at school....

Baylor's had a ball game.

I'll get started when we get back.

wigdoutdismom
06-23-2011, 08:13 PM
:woohoo: I'm so happy for you and Prince Phillip! What kind of job will he be starting? That's so exciting!:banana:

Anita, you look scared of the crab legs! I love that Baylor was not there! Sounds like things were off to a great start! Even though Jen is about to suffer from heat stroke due to wearing jeans in central Florida in June!

Ha ha! What an attractive picture of me!:laughing: That was my bucket of crab legs and I took my sweet time eating them. I think everyone else was on desserts and I was still crabbing away...
Not to worry, I think I had something sweet too!:cutie:


It seems that our dear Phillip is going to have his choice at jobs! How fantastic!

Roxychica7
06-23-2011, 08:42 PM
Oh how I love it!! The 3 Disney gals in their shirts at the Beach Club!! You all look awesome! What a great night to start your adventure!

And a BIG congratulations and :banana::banana::banana:dance to Phillip on his new job!! You guys deserve it!

LookinUp
06-23-2011, 11:53 PM
I adore the pic of the Fab Three Disney gals, all in M/M Ts. You all look great!

Cape May Cafe crabs ... mmmm (Where's the drooling smliey?) I had to twist DD's arm to go there last time, bcz she thinks she doesn't like seafood. She did agree to try one crab leg after I told her it tastes like the surimi "crab" we use to make California rolls, only better. "Wow! It really is yummy!!! Just like fake crab!" Yup, that's my budding gourmet.

Anita, maybe Marc will forgive my shopping suggestion if I suggest some food he might like? If you like Casey's hot dogs in MK, then you should try a Chicago dog. OK, technically, it's just a hot dog, but it has a special set of toppings. Delish. You can get a good one at a few different places, but I like the char dog version at Weiner's Circle, not far from Lincoln Park Zoo. Parking is tight there, and the place has been known to get crazy some Saturday nights, so go early. And, of course, you must have Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Lou Malnati's is my personal favorite, but Gino's East is more convenient if you're shopping on Michigan Avenue. (Oops! Sorry to bring up shopping again, Shocker, but this time, it's really about food.) For pizza and just about anything else you could possibly imagine, just stop by Taste of Chicago. It's a huge festival with live music and features over 50 restaurants from every neighborhood. You might get a festival map at your hotel, so you can map out a plan of attack ahead of time. A hand-dipped 7-flavor Rainbow Cone is a must for me, and my daughter likes to try new pizza and gyros. Hubby will eat anything fried and/or swimming in BBQ sauce. High-brow cuisine it ain't, but it's all so good! You'll love it!

wigdoutdismom
06-24-2011, 12:27 AM
I adore the pic of the Fab Three Disney gals, all in M/M Ts. You all look great!

Cape May Cafe crabs ... mmmm (Where's the drooling smliey?) I had to twist DD's arm to go there last time, bcz she thinks she doesn't like seafood. She did agree to try one crab leg after I told her it tastes like the surimi "crab" we use to make California rolls, only better. "Wow! It really is yummy!!! Just like fake crab!" Yup, that's my budding gourmet.

Anita, maybe Marc will forgive my shopping suggestion if I suggest some food he might like? If you like Casey's hot dogs in MK, then you should try a Chicago dog. OK, technically, it's just a hot dog, but it has a special set of toppings. Delish. You can get a good one at a few different places, but I like the char dog version at Weiner's Circle, not far from Lincoln Park Zoo. Parking is tight there, and the place has been known to get crazy some Saturday nights, so go early. And, of course, you must have Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Lou Malnati's is my personal favorite, but Gino's East is more convenient if you're shopping on Michigan Avenue. (Oops! Sorry to bring up shopping again, Shocker, but this time, it's really about food.) For pizza and just about anything else you could possibly imagine, just stop by Taste of Chicago. It's a huge festival with live music and features over 50 restaurants from every neighborhood. You might get a festival map at your hotel, so you can map out a plan of attack ahead of time. A hand-dipped 7-flavor Rainbow Cone is a must for me, and my daughter likes to try new pizza and gyros. Hubby will eat anything fried and/or swimming in BBQ sauce. High-brow cuisine it ain't, but it's all so good! You'll love it!

Marc had been looking at "Taste of Chicago" it sure looks like a must do! I was just online checking out the outlet malls and yes I want to get down to Michigan Avenue! On our list of possibilities are the Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Natural History... There is no way we will have time for everything, so much to do and so little time.:cutie:

Oh we do have a segway tour planned as well, I forgot all about that!

Lady Lallie
06-24-2011, 08:02 AM
I'm here, extremely late but I'm here.

That is a lovely picture of the three ladies, I really like it! :goodvibes

manntra
06-24-2011, 09:42 AM
Great picture of the three of you!! :goodvibes
My niece and I are eating at CM before MNSSHP in October....hope they are ready for her :laughing: That girl can eat!!! :thumbsup2
Congratulations to you and your husband on his new job :hug: Wonderful news for you both!

Tracy

SoonerGirl
06-24-2011, 10:35 AM
My niece and I are eating at CM before MNSSHP in October....

Tracy, what day are you doing MNSSHP? Yes, I'm still planning this trip in my head that I haven't really even gotten DH approval for yet......... :rolleyes1

jenjolt
06-24-2011, 10:39 AM
Tracy, what day are you doing MNSSHP? Yes, I'm still planning this trip in my head that I haven't really even gotten DH approval for yet......... :rolleyes1

I don't want to answer for Tracy LOL She may have a different plan!!

But I think that Sunday, Oct 16th is the tentative date planned for MNSSHP for Anita and I!!!!!

And I say yes you must come!! I would so love to see you again Michelle!

Wicket's Mom
06-24-2011, 12:41 PM
The three of you looked so nice in that photo. I wanted to do the Cape May seafood, but it wasn't on the days that we will be there. I don't care for crab, just load me up with lobster & shrinp. DH can eat his weight in crablegs.:scared1:

SoonerGirl
06-24-2011, 03:10 PM
And I say yes you must come!! I would so love to see you again Michelle!

Well, he did tell Anita on the cruise that he didn't care if I went, but I've come to the realization that he said that just because he didn't want to look like a turd in front of her :laughing:

I would love to see you again too!

LookinUp
06-24-2011, 03:33 PM
Marc had been looking at "Taste of Chicago" it sure looks like a must do! I was just online checking out the outlet malls and yes I want to get down to Michigan Avenue! On our list of possibilities are the Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Natural History... There is no way we will have time for everything, so much to do and so little time.:cutie:

Oh we do have a segway tour planned as well, I forgot all about that!

Ooh, I love the Segway tour plan! So many things I've yet to do. Like experience the glass-floor observation Ledge at the Willis Tower (still the "Sears Tower" to most of us, or, as I like to call it, my personal Tower of Terror). I really want to go, but it's so scary! If you plan to go, think about getting a CityPass to save $$ and skip lines at many attractions, including Shedd Aquarium & Field Museum of Natural History, already on your wish list.

A fun freebie that should be on your must-do list: The Bean. Its official name is Cloud Gate, but it looks like a giant silver kidney bean. Really pretty, and makes cool pics reflecting surrounding buildings, or looking up at the middle of the underbelly from underneath.

When you're not strolling at Taste, you can check out restaurants on OpenTable's diner-voted favorites lists. Or just pick any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. They're all pretty fab.

Attention, Shocker: Avert your eyes here, as I might happen to go into more "shop talk." :sad2: Anita, as I'm sure you noted, our only VB outlet is at the Aurora outlet mall, probably the best outlets. But if you're staying downtown, it's a bit of a drive, and rush-hour traffic could make for a looong return trip. Visiting outlets at either Huntley (tiny) or Gurnee (huge!) would let you return via a mall with a Disney store. :rolleyes1 Just saying ....

Hope your drive tomorrow is smooth & rain-free. Holler (or just PM me) if you need anything else. So excited for you to enjoy Chicago!

Oh, Jen, very excited for you and your prince, with the new job offer. Enjoy your new adventure!!!

wsushocker
06-24-2011, 04:52 PM
OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!


Poolrat....................2,800
vamassey1..............2,888
H20DogsNDisney......2,889
MEK........................2,900
sherrierebel.............2,900*(new guess needed)
CanadianWDWfan.....2,950
Wicket's Mom...........2,985
jeremysdisneymom...2,999
nowellsl...................3,000
punkin413................3,037
danceintherain..........3,052
Roxychica7...............3,094
<3myfamily..............3,100
petals.......................3,210
Northern Disney Girl...3,231
Mndisneygirl..............3,242
Megablocks...............3,267
moparop...................3,275
stace........................3,300
manntra....................3,333
DisMomAmy...............3,375
momof2TNboys..........3,450
Happy Elf...................3,479
brookelizabeth............3,498
uncw89......................3,500
pooh'smate.................3,511
micandminforever........3,601
sunny_stace................3,642
2xcited2sleep..............3,672
njtinkmom..................3,728
reelmom.....................3,741
kaileighbug..................3,760
cmskok.......................3,803
SoonerGirl...................3,860
daisylove.....................3,880
tinkerbell3747..............3,881
Disneymoon09.............3,896
Disneymom77..............3,900
__disneygirl.................3,950
twob4him....................4,000
DWGal210...................4,025
Happydog....................4,087
IluvXU.........................4,123
Mickey_Mom................4,129

Still waiting for some of you to post your guess......

wsushocker
06-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Anita, maybe Marc will forgive my shopping suggestion if I suggest some food he might like?........

.........if you're shopping on Michigan Avenue. (Oops! Sorry to bring up shopping again, Shocker, but this time, it's really about food.)


Attention, Shocker: Avert your eyes here, as I might happen to go into more "shop talk." :sad2: Anita, as I'm sure you noted, our only VB outlet is at the Aurora outlet mall, probably the best outlets. But if you're staying downtown, it's a bit of a drive, and rush-hour traffic could make for a looong return trip. Visiting outlets at either Huntley (tiny) or Gurnee (huge!) would let you return via a mall with a Disney store. :rolleyes1 Just saying ....



Why do you dislike me so? :confused3

wigdoutdismom
06-24-2011, 05:08 PM
Well, he did tell Anita on the cruise that he didn't care if I went, but I've come to the realization that he said that just because he didn't want to look like a turd in front of her :laughing:

I would love to see you again too!

Don look like a turd? Never!!!!:rotfl2:

Michelle, you really must come along with us!!! Jen, Megan and I were thinking of Blue Zoo before MNSSHP....
Anyone else want to tag along?

wigdoutdismom
06-24-2011, 05:13 PM
Ooh, I love the Segway tour plan! So many things I've yet to do. Like experience the glass-floor observation Ledge at the Willis Tower (still the "Sears Tower" to most of us, or, as I like to call it, my personal Tower of Terror). I really want to go, but it's so scary! If you plan to go, think about getting a CityPass to save $$ and skip lines at many attractions, including Shedd Aquarium & Field Museum of Natural History, already on your wish list.

A fun freebie that should be on your must-do list: The Bean. Its official name is Cloud Gate, but it looks like a giant silver kidney bean. Really pretty, and makes cool pics reflecting surrounding buildings, or looking up at the middle of the underbelly from underneath.

When you're not strolling at Taste, you can check out restaurants on OpenTable's diner-voted favorites lists. Or just pick any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. They're all pretty fab.

Attention, Shocker: Avert your eyes here, as I might happen to go into more "shop talk." :sad2: Anita, as I'm sure you noted, our only VB outlet is at the Aurora outlet mall, probably the best outlets. But if you're staying downtown, it's a bit of a drive, and rush-hour traffic could make for a looong return trip. Visiting outlets at either Huntley (tiny) or Gurnee (huge!) would let you return via a mall with a Disney store. :rolleyes1 Just saying ....

Hope your drive tomorrow is smooth & rain-free. Holler (or just PM me) if you need anything else. So excited for you to enjoy Chicago!

Oh, Jen, very excited for you and your prince, with the new job offer. Enjoy your new adventure!!!

Thank you for all the help!!!
I'll be sure to PM you when we get there if I need some questions answered!!!
I'm really as excited as I can possibly be for a non Disney vacation!:goodvibes:

onelilspark
06-24-2011, 07:05 PM
Joining in!

Congrats to your husband on the job! How exciting!

And I might as well through my guess in there...I say 3554.

manntra
06-24-2011, 07:31 PM
Tracy, what day are you doing MNSSHP? Yes, I'm still planning this trip in my head that I haven't really even gotten DH approval for yet......... :rolleyes1

Yes, the 16th Michelle. :thumbsup2 Keep on planning that trip....besides you can now say you are going for informational purposes that you are a TA ;) Wouldn't it be in your best interest to go so that you can tell others about MNSSHP and the fall decorations? :rolleyes1

Tracy

LookinUp
06-24-2011, 07:39 PM
Why do you dislike me so? :confused3

Don't be silly. Anyone who can sweet-talk dwarves into giving his wife a gorgeous sparkly treasure, well, that guy is OK by me. And, ahem, nice shopping on your part on that one.

LookinUp
06-24-2011, 07:44 PM
I keep forgetting to put in my guess! Here goes: 3250.

jillyb
06-24-2011, 08:00 PM
Whew! Finally made it over! Great start so far!

Anita: I LOVE Chicago! The Shedd Aquarium is really cool and I had the best.pizza.EVER in Chicago. There really is so much to see and do there! Hope ya'll have a great trip!

kschafer
06-24-2011, 08:09 PM
I'm going to guess 3810 miles

SoonerGirl
06-24-2011, 11:28 PM
Don look like a turd? Never!!!!:rotfl2:

Michelle, you really must come along with us!!! Jen, Megan and I were thinking of Blue Zoo before MNSSHP....
Anyone else want to tag along?

I wanted to use a different word, but it wasn't so DIS friendly :laughing:

I really, really want to come! I'm working on one of my best friends, trying to get her to come along - can you believe she's never been to WDW? :scared1:

Yes, the 16th Michelle. :thumbsup2 Keep on planning that trip....besides you can now say you are going for informational purposes that you are a TA ;) Wouldn't it be in your best interest to go so that you can tell others about MNSSHP and the fall decorations? :rolleyes1

Tracy

Yeah, that would be a valid arguement if I hadn't already been to a MNSSHP and seen the fall decorations.........

wsushocker
06-24-2011, 11:40 PM
OOOPS...I almost forgot we have a little contest for you guys!! As you know Anita, Marc, and Baylor did a little driving on this trip. SO...our contest is going to have a driving theme AND yes there is a prize involved!!!

Contest Question: (Without going over) From start to finish how many miles did Anita and Marc's Chrysler Pacifica travel overall????

The person whose guess is the closest without going over will be our winner and will win a properly themed gift!!!! Good Luck!!!


Poolrat....................2,800
vamassey1..............2,888
H20DogsNDisney......2,889
MEK........................2,900
sherrierebel.............2,900*(new guess needed)
CanadianWDWfan.....2,950
Wicket's Mom...........2,985
jeremysdisneymom...2,999
nowellsl...................3,000
punkin413................3,037
danceintherain..........3,052
Roxychica7...............3,094
<3myfamily..............3,100
petals.......................3,210
Northern Disney Girl...3,231
Mndisneygirl..............3,242
LookinUp...................3,250
Megablocks...............3,267
moparop...................3,275
stace........................3,300
manntra....................3,333
DisMomAmy...............3,375
momof2TNboys..........3,450
Happy Elf...................3,479
brookelizabeth............3,498
uncw89......................3,500
pooh'smate.................3,511
onelilspark..................3,554
micandminforever........3,601
sunny_stace................3,642
2xcited2sleep..............3,672
njtinkmom..................3,728
reelmom.....................3,741
kaileighbug..................3,760
cmskok.......................3,803
kschafer......................3,810
SoonerGirl...................3,860
daisylove.....................3,880
tinkerbell3747..............3,881
Disneymoon09.............3,896
Disneymom77..............3,900
__disneygirl.................3,950
twob4him....................4,000
DWGal210...................4,025
Happydog....................4,087
IluvXU.........................4,123
Mickey_Mom................4,129

Still waiting for some of you to post your guess......

MeMom
06-25-2011, 05:13 AM
I really, really want to come! I'm working on one of my best friends, trying to get her to come along - can you believe she's never been to WDW? :scared1:


I think you can write it off as a mission trip, then. We must enlighten the world about the magic, and this poor girl deserves to go. :wizard:




Yeah, that would be a valid arguement if I hadn't already been to a MNSSHP and seen the fall decorations.........

Yes, but there is the Fantasyland expansion that you must continue to personally check on, and Toontown, and Art of Animation....

All in the name of research for your job, of course. :thumbsup2

momof2TNboys
06-25-2011, 07:38 AM
I think you can write it off as a mission trip, then. We must enlighten the world about the magic, and this poor girl deserves to go. :wizard:





Yes, but there is the Fantasyland expansion that you must continue to personally check on, and Toontown, and Art of Animation....

All in the name of research for your job, of course. :thumbsup2

Enabler! Love it!

SoonerGirl
06-25-2011, 08:28 AM
Yes, but there is the Fantasyland expansion that you must continue to personally check on, and Toontown, and Art of Animation....

All in the name of research for your job, of course. :thumbsup2

And I do need to pick up park maps to send out in packets to clients after they book a trip, I honestly can't think of any other way to get them then going and getting them myself............hmmmmm, maybe I can make this work :idea:

wigdoutdismom
06-25-2011, 09:18 AM
And I do need to pick up park maps to send out in packets to clients after they book a trip, I honestly can't think of any other way to get them then going and getting them myself............hmmmmm, maybe I can make this work :idea:

I might need to remind Don that he said he didn't care if YOU went...:laughing:

nowellsl
06-25-2011, 11:41 AM
And I do need to pick up park maps to send out in packets to clients after they book a trip, I honestly can't think of any other way to get them then going and getting them myself............hmmmmm, maybe I can make this work :idea:

That sounds like a tax write-off......business expenses ;)

SoonerGirl
06-25-2011, 06:45 PM
I might need to remind Don that he said he didn't care if YOU went...:laughing:

He did indeed say that and I have you and Marc as my witnesses!

That sounds like a tax write-off......business expenses ;)

I like the way you think :thumbsup2

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 03:29 PM
He did indeed say that and I have you and Marc as my witnesses!



I like the way you think :thumbsup2

I think you may have to go back to him with that LOL!!! We would have such a blast in October!! I can't wait to be back there again!! Of course I'm also getting excited about the cruise next year and reading all about yours is making me get antsy!!! WOOT WOOT!!!

Well I'm in the midst of getting ready to head to an AP Biology conference in Houston for the week and as you all know Anita and Marc are apparently buying out the city of Chicago...someone found a Vera Bradley outlet LOL!!!!! I will be back either tonight or late tomorrow to answer replies and finish up our first night together!!!

I will also text Marc and find out the correct answer and announce that then!!!! So if you have any last minute guesses get them in!!!!!

Hope you are all having a great Sunday!!

wigdoutdismom
06-26-2011, 04:19 PM
Awwww now Jen, I didn't buy much at all! We are on the L right now but it smells like the "p".....
I sure wish it was the monorail. I miss my Disney!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Awwww now Jen, I didn't buy much at all! We are on the L right now but it smells like the "p".....
I sure wish it was the monorail. I miss my Disney!!!

I'm just green with envy! I wish I was with you instead of heading to Houston LOL!! Although I have a late night date with the Natural History museum on Tuesday so I'm looking forward to that!!

I miss your Disney too...how many more days until October LOL!

SoonerGirl
06-26-2011, 07:16 PM
We are on the L right now but it smells like the "p".....


:lmao:


AP Biology scares me Jen!! :scared1:

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:15 PM
:lmao:


AP Biology scares me Jen!! :scared1:

LOL it scares me too Michelle! I was rereading over the syllabus I'm bringing with me and the lesson plan I made! I'm really hoping I don't have to present it LOL!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:23 PM
My boys would go nuts for a bucket full of crab legs - if it's all you can eat I might never get them out of there! Gotta put Cape May on the dining list for the future :thumbsup2

That is a really great picture of the 3 of you, wish I had gotten in town a couple of days earlier!

I'm definitely game for more crab legs...I'm thinking next year's 2 week adventure will need a night at Cape May!!! I wish you had gotten in earlier too, we had a blast hanging out with you guys!!!

So glad your husband got the job, that is great news!

I love that Baylor talked Celtics with you, b/c I am from Boston! I don't really follow the Celtics, though; I've always only cared about hockey. :laughing:

Cape May cafe looks awesome and really makes me wish my family enjoyed seafood a little more...well, at all, haha. My dad and I are the only ones who really care for it; he's allergic to shrimp and lobster but LOVES everything else. I've never had crab legs, definitely on my list of things to try! :thumbsup2

I'm going to forgive you for being a Boston Bruins fan LOL We only love the Red Wings in this house!! However I was rooting for Thomas all the way and was glad the cup was in the USA!!!! You guys have quite the layout for a dynasty!!!

Thanks for the well wishes on my hubby's job! We are very excited! So excited in fact that with his first paycheck we will be making an offer on the first DVC resale contract that works for us!!! WOOT WOOT!!

Even non-seafood people can find some really great stuff on the buffet, so you guys should consider it some time!!!

No online classes, unfortunately. :sad2:



It is an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

LOVE the picture of you guys with Brook! That's adorable, and I had a good laugh over the signing of the tablecloth!

No online classes?!?!? I'm sending lots of pixie dust your way! You are taking a big step! You have me motivated into looking into my specialist degree!!! I'm going to have to email you and have you talk me through it all LOL!

Congratulations on that job! What will he be doing? This is a different one than what you told me about yesterday? I hope he loves it. :cool1:

Thank you so much Caren!!! He would be working for the State of Texas which he seems very excited about!!!! He had a renewed sense of adventure and is really looking forward to starting something new!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:29 PM
Congrats on your husband's new job! :cool1:

The pictures of Cape May have me very excited. We have ADR's for our trip next month. Love the yummy crab! It is a favorite in our household and even my 6 year DD has order it at Red Lobster. DS is well on his way to loving it too!

Thanks!! We are very happy about the job!!!!

You will love Cape May!! It is such a great restaurant and the food...oh the food is amazing!!!!

I would have done the same thing.:laughing:

I even have my students saying it!!! I love WOOT WOOT!! I would have WHOOP'd it up too LOL!!!

WOW! Congrats to Prince Phillip!!

Cute picture of you guys at Cape May! I liked their breakfast, and would love to try dinner there too! I LOVE crab legs and pretty much all seafood. Maybe next time...

HUGS Sheree!!! Thank you so much!!!! I had the pleasure of eating both bkfast and dinner while I was there and LOVED it both times!!

Jen I am so happy that Prince Phillip has a new job. I have been praying since you asked us to. It sounds like all of you had a great meal at Cape May. We loved our meal there. Alexia really like the fact that she could color on the table.:rotfl:


For all the people that don't really care for seafood but want to try Cape May GO!!!!! I don't like seafood and I loved our meal at Cape May. I had plenty of food to eat while my dh and dd love seafood and ate that.

THANK YOU so much!! Your prayers mean so much to us :hug: :hug: :hug: I just love how so many of my friends here rallied around and sent up prayers for us!!! THANK YOU!!!

I completely agree with you!! Cape May is great for seafood lovers and not!!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:39 PM
Welcome back guys - it seemed like you were gone forever - I followed along on FB every day!!! It definately made my time waiting for my trip shorter - thanks :cool1:!! I only have 17 days left and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!

So my guess is 3728...

Keep the updates coming - love it!!

Awww thanks so much for following us!!! We are so glad that you are here!!! WOW your trip is going to be here before you know it!! We are going to have to single digit dance for you soon!!!!!!

Thanks for the guess!! Next update should be tomorrow night when I'm done with my conference for the day!!!

That pic of you guys in your Disney shirts...so cute!!

Baylor was NOT here :rotfl:

I'm not big on seafood either... but Disney is always where I try new things. I ate a lot of weird stuff at Boma last year. Not really sure what any of it was but who cares I enjoyed it! :laughing:

LOL I loved it when Baylor wrote that! If you looking closely in his picture with the crab crunching thingie you can see that while he many have not been there I definitely was LOL

I love that picture too!!!! Got love the Disney shirts!!!!

I loved Boma too...what a great restaurant!!!

:woohoo: I'm so happy for you and Prince Phillip! What kind of job will he be starting? That's so exciting!:banana:

Anita, you look scared of the crab legs! I love that Baylor was not there! Sounds like things were off to a great start! Even though Jen is about to suffer from heat stroke due to wearing jeans in central Florida in June!

Awww thanks Stace!! The job is a training specialist position for the state of Texas!!!!

I sorta felt bad for posting that pic but the only other one I had was Anita mid bite so it was a lesser of two evils thing LOL!!!!!

I know jeans WHAT was I thinking?!?! Last time the WHOLE trip those were worn!!!

Great start!. Love the three shirts and Cape May looks yummy. Congrats on the new job for hubby! You just never know what will work out.

Oh and my guess 3880 :0)

Thanks for your guess!!! Thanks for the congrats! You are absolutely right you just never know how things are going to work out and what a blessing when they do!!!!

Really enjoying your TR and can't wait to read more....

My guess is 3881

So glad you are here!!! I definitely hope to get more up sooner than later LOL!!!!

THanks for your guess!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:42 PM
My guess is 3896

Congratulations on the job! :cool1: :woohoo: :banana:

Great picture of you three and holy moly that's a lot of crab legs!

Thank you!!!!!!!

And suffice to say there was no crab left when we left that table LOL!! So good!!!!!

My guess is 2889

Thank you for your guess!!!!

Yay for Prince Phillip's new job!

THANK YOU!! We are very happy!!!!!

Congratulations on your husband's job!! That is great!
Cape May looks so yummy! I have eaten breakfast there and loved it, but not dinner.
Can't wait to hear what you did after dinner!

Thank you!!!

After dinner was a lot of fun!! By the end of our little adventure I was running on fumes, but it was so worth it!!!!!

Congratulations on your husband's job! Great news and I'm sure a relief for you both. :goodvibes

Would you believe that I have yet to try Cape May? Are the characters there for dinner or is it just breakfast? I'm generally not a buffet fan but this gets such consistently positive reviews I may have to try it ! :thumbsup2

Hey C!!!! Thank you for kind words!!!!!! It is a big relief to us both!!!!

As previously answered...no characters at dinner! It's just a seafood buffet and it is wonderful!! If you ever want to give a Disney buffet a try this would be the one to go to!!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:46 PM
Congrats on your hubby's new job!! :cool1:

Those pictures of Cape May are making me rethink it as a dinner option for November... Alex & I are not a seafood eaters, but DH & Zach would LOVE it!!! We have a breakfast ADR... maybe we need one for dinner too?? :confused3

Thank you so much!!!!

Oh you guys would definitely be able to find plenty of choices that aren't seafood, they had beef, ribs, really good chicken dishes, and the seafood was very good!!! I think you guys would really like it!!!!

Congrat on your DH's new job! :cool1:

We have never been to Cape May but will be there in oh.........8 days!!! :banana: My family loves seafood so it looks good. Isn't that the restuarant with the taffy or am I confused! :confused3 Wondering who got the pieces if so! :laughing:

Awww thank you!! We are very excited!!!

YAYAYAYAYAYAY...as of right now you are 1 day away WOOT WOOT!!! You are going to have the best time!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!! That is the restaurant with the taffy and I promise I will get to the taffy story very soon....Let's just say some of us are quicker on the uptake than others :rolleyes1

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:54 PM
:dancer: for Phillip! That is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cape May sounds like a blast, we need to do the dinner one of these trips. Not sure when but....it's on the list!

Thanks Cynthia!!!! We are definitely very happy right now!!!

Your family would love Cape May!!!!!

Very cool that your first dinner was with both Anita and family and Brook! CMC seems like the perfect place for a first dinner. Looks like so much fun! Yeah for fast flights!

It was a great dinner Mary Ellen!!! I loved being with great company and great food!!! Fast flights...AMEN to that!! I'm making sure all my flights are non stop from now on LOL!!!! Is it bad I'm already getting anxious for SW to release their flights for next summer LOL!!!

Sounds like a GREAT time was had by all!!! I am so very excited to eat Cape MAy Cafe!!! Ken is already drooling over the crab legs!!! :lmao:

Oh Kim:hug: thank you so much for your prayers!!!

A great time was had by all and I know you and your family will enjoy it and have just as great of a time!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 09:57 PM
Can't wait to hear about your trip! Congrats to your hubby!

Awwww... THANK YOU

Time for my list of excuses.....

I have had constant company since we've been home and my pictures are not uploaded to photobucket.

We leave day after tomorrow for Chicago and will be home in a week.

Have had appointments for hair and nails, plus a meeting at school....

Baylor's had a ball game.

I'll get started when we get back.

Sounds like a good plan to me!!!!! Your are probably one of the busiest people I know!!!! LOL!! I know you're having fun in Chicago!!!!

Ha ha! What an attractive picture of me!:laughing: That was my bucket of crab legs and I took my sweet time eating them. I think everyone else was on desserts and I was still crabbing away...
Not to worry, I think I had something sweet too!:cutie:


It seems that our dear Phillip is going to have his choice at jobs! How fantastic!

I only had two options and that was the best of the two LOL!!!! Hey you love crab, can't blame you one bit, it was delicious!!!!

Ooh the desserts, they were sweet...or were you talking about the taffy :rolleyes1 I guess I need to talk about that at some point right ?!?!?!?!?

We are very excited for all the opportunities opening up for Phillip!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!

jenjolt
06-26-2011, 10:07 PM
Oh how I love it!! The 3 Disney gals in their shirts at the Beach Club!! You all look awesome! What a great night to start your adventure!

And a BIG congratulations and :banana::banana::banana:dance to Phillip on his new job!! You guys deserve it!

Thanks Jess!! I know all 3 of us really like that picture!!!! It was a great night!!!!

WOOT WOOT thanks for the dance Jess!!!!! How are things going with you and Blake?

I'm here, extremely late but I'm here.

That is a lovely picture of the three ladies, I really like it! :goodvibes

Thanks Leslie!!! I do believe I remarked shortly after that photo was taken that I really liked it!!! It is a great photo of us!!!!

Great picture of the three of you!! :goodvibes
My niece and I are eating at CM before MNSSHP in October....hope they are ready for her :laughing: That girl can eat!!! :thumbsup2
Congratulations to you and your husband on his new job :hug: Wonderful news for you both!

Tracy

Awww thank you so much Tracy :hug:

You and your niece are going to love it!!! No worries they will keep that buffet filled for her so tell her to eat her heart out!!! YUMMMY!!!!!

OOOH I can't wait to see you in October...the days are counting down!!!

Charleston Princess
06-27-2011, 06:09 AM
Have fun in Houston, Jen! Or should I say good luck? I bet you will learn all sorts of cool, new stuff! Is it primarily to get certified to teach it, or more of a learning conference?

Email away -- I will be happy to answer any questions you have about getting your Specialist. :goodvibes

Wigd and Shocker, I have been cracking up over your Chicago pics. :laughing:

jenbear123
06-27-2011, 07:17 AM
Alright I'm coming out of lurkdom. Going to play catch up now :surfweb:

ETA: Okay so I just realized I already read all your updates :laughing:

mickeyfan71
06-27-2011, 11:34 AM
Great DIS meet picture! We are trying Cape May for the first time in October-I can't wait-I love crab legs!!

mousescrapper
06-27-2011, 02:55 PM
I'm in :goodvibes sounds like a crazy fun time :cool1:

But I think that Sunday, Oct 16th is the tentative date planned for MNSSHP for Anita and I!!!!!



what are the dates of your total trip jen :confused3 Matt and i will be down 16th-20th we'll be at MK till park close at 7 pm on Sunday but going to MNSSHP on Tues 18th

Awwww now Jen, I didn't buy much at all! We are on the L right now but it smells like the "p".....
I sure wish it was the monorail. I miss my Disney!!!

it's all in the experience I tell you...a right of passage for any Chicagoan or Chi-Suburbinite and traveler alike...;)

if not to late to guess on the miles I say 2204

Scrappie (Julie)

moparop
06-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Hooray for a new job!

My mom used to teach AP Chem. I think AP teachers are a very special breed. Hopefully you learn a lot at the conference!

Happydog
06-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Michelle, you really must come along with us!!! Jen, Megan and I were thinking of Blue Zoo before MNSSHP....
Anyone else want to tag along?

Yes, the 16th Michelle. :thumbsup2 Keep on planning that trip....besides you can now say you are going for informational purposes that you are a TA ;) Wouldn't it be in your best interest to go so that you can tell others about MNSSHP and the fall decorations? :rolleyes1

Tracy

Gosh, I really dislike reading all of this talk about MNSSHP!!! And BLUEZOO!!! Geeze, I may have to con my own way into this trip, too.... :laughing: JUST saying, wishful thinking, but just saying!!!

Happydog
06-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Can't wait to hear about the next part of your trip! Sounds like cape may did NOT disappoint! YUM!!!

SoonerGirl
06-27-2011, 11:27 PM
Gosh, I really dislike reading all of this talk about MNSSHP!!! And BLUEZOO!!! Geeze, I may have to con my own way into this trip, too.... :laughing: JUST saying, wishful thinking, but just saying!!!

I need a roommate HD.........just sayin'............ :rolleyes1

jenjolt
06-28-2011, 06:52 AM
WOOT WOOT!!! I see some serious enabling occurring above LOL!!! I say go for it Jen but I'm bias and WOULD LOVE to see you again!!!

Well I thought I would do a very brief NON-Disney update LOL (am I allowed to do that LOL).

So day 1 of the conference was AAHHHHHMMMMAAAZZZZINGGG!!! I referenced Big Bang Theory and HM at least twice and I learned so much! I really want to take our department more into inquiry based labs and really make the kids become scientists and this conference REALLY has embraced that for me! Of course playing in the lab all day doesn't hurt either LOL!!!! I got to wear my spiffy lab coat too WOOT WOOT!!!!

In the evening I got my shop on!!! I found an IKEA, a mall with a Target (who knew they did that), and crashed after a most delight text messaging convo with Anita!!!!

Speaking of that wonderful woman, I may have heard that Marc had to use Visa customer service to locate her yesterday, something about lost in a mall?!?!? Well I hate to break it to Marc, but he must have been the one lost, no woman is EVER lost in a Mall LOL!!! (Love you Marc :hug:) I think I may have even seen a picture of a Disney store but I can't confirm or deny that LOL!!! I can confirm though that the BEST pizza ever was consumed and I even noticed they had some amazing decor (KU Jayhawk sign) so I'm ready to eat there someday!!!!!! I wonder if we can get them to share with us what the plans are today?

All in All I know that both of us are having a great time!! I'm going to have some yummy faitjas and visit the Natural History Museum tonight and I have no idea but I'm sure fun will be had in the Chicago area!!

Well off to breakfast and then to conquer Houston traffic (all in all I have decided to NEVER live in the middle of a big city, outskirts are great, downtown NOPE)!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!!

momof2TNboys
06-28-2011, 06:57 AM
Glad you are having a great time at your conference!
I hope that Wigd and Shocker are having a blast too!

SoonerGirl
06-28-2011, 07:07 AM
Ugggg, Houston traffic is the worst! I'm always a nervous wreck driving down there.

Sounds like your conference is going really well. Your students are very lucky to have a teacher who is as passionate about what she does as you are :goodvibes

DWGal210
06-28-2011, 08:06 AM
Sounds like you're having a great time!! Have another great day!!

pooh'smate
06-28-2011, 08:21 AM
Sounds like you are having a lot of fun at your conference. I am planning a trip (by myself) to Disney in October too and our trips will overlap. We will have to plan a meet.

MEK
06-28-2011, 08:50 AM
Sounds like you are having a great time at the conference. It's always nice to get inspired to do your job better.

My local mall has a Target in it now. Target took over some store that went out of business. I thought it was strange, too, but apparently it works. People can do their upscale, over priced shopping and then go to Target and feel like they got a bargain. Less guilt, perhaps!

wigdoutdismom
06-28-2011, 10:09 AM
It was a giant mall!!!! Disney outlet!!! Baylor's back to school shopping is practically done between A&F and Nike outlets! Gap outlet for Hunter! A few other things were purchased too. The car is filling....Oh Harper was the Disney outlet girl!

mousescrapper
06-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Jen glad your conference is going so well :goodvibes

It was a giant mall!!!! Disney outlet!!! Baylor's back to school shopping is practically done between A&F and Nike outlets! Gap outlet for Hunter! A few other things were purchased too. The car is filling....Oh Harper was the Disney outlet girl!

and was this up in Gurnee? :confused: we have some pretty good (but dangerous...as in shopping $$) outlet malls inthe Chicago area :thumbsup2

wigdoutdismom
06-28-2011, 11:47 AM
Yes, Gurnee! We are here until Saturday if you have time for a meet! Heading downtown now!

Native NYer
06-28-2011, 04:12 PM
Glad you're having a great conference!
Can't wait to read more. Now that school is over, I have time for the DIS again.

Happydog
06-28-2011, 05:19 PM
I need a roommate HD.........just sayin'............ :rolleyes1

WOOT WOOT!!! I see some serious enabling occurring above LOL!!! I say go for it Jen but I'm bias and WOULD LOVE to see you again!!!



I got the signal and the nudge and the arm twist, trust me!!! LOL! :laughing: Let me do a little more exploring and number crunching with you all, who knows... we'll SEE. :surfweb: Gotta get the ultimate blessing of course... That man who does the finances... maybe asking to go on another Disney vacation SOLO, in the MIDDLE of another one isn't the BEST strategy... so give me a few days!!!! :laughing:

Megablocks
06-28-2011, 07:08 PM
I'm going to forgive you for being a Boston Bruins fan LOL We only love the Red Wings in this house!! However I was rooting for Thomas all the way and was glad the cup was in the USA!!!! You guys have quite the layout for a dynasty!!!

Thanks for the well wishes on my hubby's job! We are very excited! So excited in fact that with his first paycheck we will be making an offer on the first DVC resale contract that works for us!!! WOOT WOOT!!

Even non-seafood people can find some really great stuff on the buffet, so you guys should consider it some time!!!

:lmao: I'm glad we can still be friends even if I root for the "other" team! :rotfl: I was so proud of Thomas, he gives me a massive heart attack all of the time with the way he wanders out of the net but I was SO happy with the way he played!

That is SO exciting about DVC, I swear that if I ever get to own DVC, my home resort will be Beach Club...that is my dream resort :lovestruc

We definitely will consider it sometime. My dad is allergic to shrimp and lobster, but he LOVES seafood and I think Cape May would be right up his alley :thumbsup2

jenjolt
06-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Sounds like you are having a lot of fun at your conference. I am planning a trip (by myself) to Disney in October too and our trips will overlap. We will have to plan a meet.

Do you know what this news gets...........

Double WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

I'd love love love love to meet up with you!!! Let's make a plan!!!

eandesmom
06-28-2011, 08:41 PM
WOOT WOOT!!!
Well I thought I would do a very brief NON-Disney update LOL (am I allowed to do that LOL).

So day 1 of the conference was AAHHHHHMMMMAAAZZZZINGGG!!! I referenced Big Bang Theory and HM at least twice and I learned so much! I really want to take our department more into inquiry based labs and really make the kids become scientists and this conference REALLY has embraced that for me! Of course playing in the lab all day doesn't hurt either LOL!!!! I got to wear my spiffy lab coat too WOOT WOOT!!!!

In the evening I got my shop on!!! I found an IKEA, a mall with a Target (who knew they did that), and crashed after a most delight text messaging convo with Anita!!!!

Speaking of that wonderful woman, I may have heard that Marc had to use Visa customer service to locate her yesterday, something about lost in a mall?!?!?

I don't know, it very well might be possible to get lost at Gurnee. If not the mall, certainly that parking lot!

So glad you are having so much fun at your conference!

Megablocks
06-28-2011, 09:11 PM
Well off to breakfast and then to conquer Houston traffic (all in all I have decided to NEVER live in the middle of a big city, outskirts are great, downtown NOPE)!!!

I totally hear you on this. I love Boston but I could never in a million years live there, I am just fine living outside the city and being a very short train ride away!

SoonerGirl
06-28-2011, 11:01 PM
I got the signal and the nudge and the arm twist, trust me!!! LOL! :laughing: Let me do a little more exploring and number crunching with you all, who knows... we'll SEE. :surfweb: Gotta get the ultimate blessing of course... That man who does the finances... maybe asking to go on another Disney vacation SOLO, in the MIDDLE of another one isn't the BEST strategy... so give me a few days!!!! :laughing:

Timing is everything! It's best to make sure that they've had a couple of drinks and are in a really good mood before bringing up the subject, just a few wise words from the wife of a resister.

OR you could just have Anita ask for you, that's what I did..........

:lmao:

LookinUp
06-29-2011, 12:29 AM
I totally hear you on this. I love Boston but I could never in a million years live there, I am just fine living outside the city and being a very short train ride away!

Me three. I loved my harbor-view apartment in Chicago, but the traffic and constant crowds were too much. Now I love taking the train in for ballgames, concerts and tonight, Taste of Chicago. YUM!

Jen, I'm so excited for you, getting so much out of this conference. Your students certainly are lucky!

*dreamit*doit*
06-29-2011, 01:17 AM
I'm in! Enjoyed following along with Anita's pics on fb - now can't wait to hear the stories behind them!! :goodvibes

wigdoutdismom
06-29-2011, 11:55 AM
We are doing Taste of Chicago tonight too!!! We must plan to meet up!!!!

pooh'smate
06-29-2011, 01:28 PM
Do you know what this news gets...........

Double WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

I'd love love love love to meet up with you!!! Let's make a plan!!!

We will have to make a plan when it gets closer and I have more of an idea of my plans. :cool1:

LookinUp
06-29-2011, 11:37 PM
We are doing Taste of Chicago tonight too!!! We must plan to meet up!!!!

Nuts, I just saw this! No wonder we didn't see you at Taste last night. Hope you had a ball tonight. We had the best time ever. Great food, gorgeous weather, lots of live music, light crowds. Almost Disney good. If you go again this week, let me know. Or if you think Shocker needs one more thing from the Disney Outlet. :rotfl:

wigdoutdismom
06-30-2011, 11:24 AM
We could go again Friday night! We have tickets left and I need another rainbow cone!

njtinkmom
06-30-2011, 11:54 AM
Glad you are enjoying Chicago!! I never have been to the city... I was in Joiliet though (not the prison) at a Nuclear Plant for a safety inspection - but certainly not as exciting as your trip! Although we did stay at a casino....

Can't wait to hear more details from your trip(s) and congrats Jen on your husband's job and hopefully new DVC purchase:cool1:!!

Waiting not so patiently for my trip to begin!:rotfl:

Just realized my ticker is off - we are really leaving on Saturday so that officially puts me in the SINGLE DIGITS!!!

Happydog
06-30-2011, 03:13 PM
Timing is everything! It's best to make sure that they've had a couple of drinks and are in a really good mood before bringing up the subject, just a few wise words from the wife of a resister.

OR you could just have Anita ask for you, that's what I did..........

:lmao:

Well he isn't a "resister" I just have to have a "gimmick"!!! :laughing: We are having a great time at Vero, moving over to Ft. Wilderness and AKL tomorrow!!! :)

Anita is very convincing... I agree!!!! :laughing: I will be knocking if I need to!! :rotfl:

MEK
06-30-2011, 04:37 PM
Ladies - glad you are both enjoying your respective trips/conferences so much!!!! Enjoying all your pix on FB. Yup - never thought I'd say that.

wigdoutdismom
06-30-2011, 09:15 PM
Mary Ellen, so glad you joined us on FB!

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 07:14 AM
The three of you looked so nice in that photo. I wanted to do the Cape May seafood, but it wasn't on the days that we will be there. I don't care for crab, just load me up with lobster & shrinp. DH can eat his weight in crablegs.:scared1:

Lobster and Shrimp hmmmm...haven't had the lobster yet but I do love me some shrimp!! SO GOOD!!!

Ooh, I love the Segway tour plan! So many things I've yet to do. Like experience the glass-floor observation Ledge at the Willis Tower (still the "Sears Tower" to most of us, or, as I like to call it, my personal Tower of Terror). I really want to go, but it's so scary! If you plan to go, think about getting a CityPass to save $$ and skip lines at many attractions, including Shedd Aquarium & Field Museum of Natural History, already on your wish list.

A fun freebie that should be on your must-do list: The Bean. Its official name is Cloud Gate, but it looks like a giant silver kidney bean. Really pretty, and makes cool pics reflecting surrounding buildings, or looking up at the middle of the underbelly from underneath.

When you're not strolling at Taste, you can check out restaurants on OpenTable's diner-voted favorites lists. Or just pick any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. They're all pretty fab.

Attention, Shocker: Avert your eyes here, as I might happen to go into more "shop talk." :sad2: Anita, as I'm sure you noted, our only VB outlet is at the Aurora outlet mall, probably the best outlets. But if you're staying downtown, it's a bit of a drive, and rush-hour traffic could make for a looong return trip. Visiting outlets at either Huntley (tiny) or Gurnee (huge!) would let you return via a mall with a Disney store. :rolleyes1 Just saying ....

Hope your drive tomorrow is smooth & rain-free. Holler (or just PM me) if you need anything else. So excited for you to enjoy Chicago!

Oh, Jen, very excited for you and your prince, with the new job offer. Enjoy your new adventure!!!

Chicago what a wonderful city!!!! I so would love to visit, all of Anita's pictures and everything I have read from you guys just makes me want to get up there even sooner!!!

I so want to do a Segway tour, they look like so much fun!!!!

Joining in!

Congrats to your husband on the job! How exciting!

And I might as well through my guess in there...I say 3554.

WELCOME!!! So glad that you are here!!! Thank you my husband is very happy with his position!!!!!!

Whew! Finally made it over! Great start so far!

Anita: I LOVE Chicago! The Shedd Aquarium is really cool and I had the best.pizza.EVER in Chicago. There really is so much to see and do there! Hope ya'll have a great trip!

They went to the aquarium yesterday and had a blast I'm sure!! I love aquariums of course probably the science teacher in me, I could frolic for hours just watching the animals in the ocean!!!!!!!

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 07:23 AM
Glad you are having a great time at your conference!
I hope that Wigd and Shocker are having a blast too!

It has definitely been a great week for both parties!! I just made it home last night...after 1 hour in Houston traffic LOL!!! Ridiculous I tell you!!! I had the best time at my conference!

Ugggg, Houston traffic is the worst! I'm always a nervous wreck driving down there.

Sounds like your conference is going really well. Your students are very lucky to have a teacher who is as passionate about what she does as you are :goodvibes

It is the worst!! I thought Dallas was bad (and don't get me wrong it is LOL) but I don't think they have anything on Houston!!! I'm sure traffic is bad in Austin I just have never experienced it LOL!!!!!

Awww thanks Michelle! I'm so fired up right now for the school year! I received such a great training and can't wait to pass that on to my students!!!!

Sounds like you're having a great time!! Have another great day!!

Same to you!!!!

Sounds like you are having a lot of fun at your conference. I am planning a trip (by myself) to Disney in October too and our trips will overlap. We will have to plan a meet.

I already said WOOT WOOT to this right LOL!!! :rotfl:

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 07:34 AM
Alright I'm coming out of lurkdom. Going to play catch up now :surfweb:

ETA: Okay so I just realized I already read all your updates :laughing:

Yay so glad you came ouf lurkdom!! WOOT WOOT!! Yup haven't gotten through much so far...just dinner...but after dinner is coming!!!

Great DIS meet picture! We are trying Cape May for the first time in October-I can't wait-I love crab legs!!

It is a great pic!! LOVE it!! Oh you will love Cape May!! YUMMY YUMMY Goodness!!!

I'm in :goodvibes sounds like a crazy fun time :cool1:



what are the dates of your total trip jen :confused3 Matt and i will be down 16th-20th we'll be at MK till park close at 7 pm on Sunday but going to MNSSHP on Tues 18th



it's all in the experience I tell you...a right of passage for any Chicagoan or Chi-Suburbinite and traveler alike...;)

if not to late to guess on the miles I say 2204

Scrappie (Julie)

Let's see, our dates are the 15th through the 19th...we will SO have to meet up!!! I would love to meet up with you WOOT WOOT!!!

Hooray for a new job!

My mom used to teach AP Chem. I think AP teachers are a very special breed. Hopefully you learn a lot at the conference!

Awww thank you so much!! I did learn a lot and am very happy to bring much of it back to share with my fellow teachers and students!!

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Sounds like you are having a great time at the conference. It's always nice to get inspired to do your job better.

My local mall has a Target in it now. Target took over some store that went out of business. I thought it was strange, too, but apparently it works. People can do their upscale, over priced shopping and then go to Target and feel like they got a bargain. Less guilt, perhaps!

I agree! I wish all of my teachers could have gone with me to the conference...what an impact it would have made!!!

And you know what I think you are exactly right Mary Ellen because that is what it did for me!! I didn't buy ANYTHING in the mall, but I did do some shopping in Target LOL!!!!!!!

It was a giant mall!!!! Disney outlet!!! Baylor's back to school shopping is practically done between A&F and Nike outlets! Gap outlet for Hunter! A few other things were purchased too. The car is filling....Oh Harper was the Disney outlet girl!

Can I make a request? Picture of the back of the car when you get ready to leave :rotfl: Hope you have a great Friday in Chicago ENJOY!!!

Jen glad your conference is going so well :goodvibes



and was this up in Gurnee? :confused: we have some pretty good (but dangerous...as in shopping $$) outlet malls inthe Chicago area :thumbsup2

I'm definitely up for visiting Chicago!! Sounds like an amazing place!!!!

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 07:49 AM
Glad you're having a great conference!
Can't wait to read more. Now that school is over, I have time for the DIS again.

Lol I know that feeling!!!! I have definitely seen an exponential increase of my DIS time since school has ended LOL!!!

I got the signal and the nudge and the arm twist, trust me!!! LOL! :laughing: Let me do a little more exploring and number crunching with you all, who knows... we'll SEE. :surfweb: Gotta get the ultimate blessing of course... That man who does the finances... maybe asking to go on another Disney vacation SOLO, in the MIDDLE of another one isn't the BEST strategy... so give me a few days!!!! :laughing:

Well I'm glad you got all of those :rotfl: I see that Michelle is giving you tips on how to address it with the hubby...hope it works out!! In this household its quid pro quo so I'm sure I'll hear about some hunting/fishing expedition soon enough LOL!!!!

:lmao: I'm glad we can still be friends even if I root for the "other" team! :rotfl: I was so proud of Thomas, he gives me a massive heart attack all of the time with the way he wanders out of the net but I was SO happy with the way he played!

That is SO exciting about DVC, I swear that if I ever get to own DVC, my home resort will be Beach Club...that is my dream resort :lovestruc

We definitely will consider it sometime. My dad is allergic to shrimp and lobster, but he LOVES seafood and I think Cape May would be right up his alley :thumbsup2

LOL yes your team had quite the year and I look forward to seeing how they do in the next season!! With Thomas being a MI boy we have a lot of love for HIM LOL!!!!

We actually have found a couple of contracts that we have talked with the person at Timeshare about and are waiting to see what else comes up. Phil's first paycheck and DVC here we come!! :thumbsup2

OOOH Cape May is just delightful!! You will love it!!

I don't know, it very well might be possible to get lost at Gurnee. If not the mall, certainly that parking lot!

So glad you are having so much fun at your conference!

Thanks Cynthia!! How are things going in your neck of the woods!! Did you ever get the email I sent you about places to visit?!?!? I was having some email issues and have just forgotten to check in with you!! If not I will resend it!!!

wigdoutdismom
07-01-2011, 07:50 AM
I just read that to Marc and he belly laughed!!!! My goodness girl, you are soooo funny!!!!
Can't wait to get us all back to Chicago!!!
Shopping
Trains
Piers
Pizza
Museums
Segways
Cup Cakes
Oh My!!!

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 07:57 AM
Me three. I loved my harbor-view apartment in Chicago, but the traffic and constant crowds were too much. Now I love taking the train in for ballgames, concerts and tonight, Taste of Chicago. YUM!

Jen, I'm so excited for you, getting so much out of this conference. Your students certainly are lucky!

I'm just not down with lots of traffic not my cup of tea that is for sure! I think I'll just stick to my suburban life.

I'm in! Enjoyed following along with Anita's pics on fb - now can't wait to hear the stories behind them!! :goodvibes

YAYAYAYAY!! So glad that you are here!!!! I just love Anita's FB page!! So much fun always happening there!!

Glad you are enjoying Chicago!! I never have been to the city... I was in Joiliet though (not the prison) at a Nuclear Plant for a safety inspection - but certainly not as exciting as your trip! Although we did stay at a casino....

Can't wait to hear more details from your trip(s) and congrats Jen on your husband's job and hopefully new DVC purchase:cool1:!!

Waiting not so patiently for my trip to begin!:rotfl:

Just realized my ticker is off - we are really leaving on Saturday so that officially puts me in the SINGLE DIGITS!!!

YOU LEAVE TOMORROW!! WOOT WOOT!!! I hope you have an amazing trip!! Make sure to send over a bat signal if you are doing a TR!! Definitely would love to follow along!!!!!!

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 08:06 AM
Well he isn't a "resister" I just have to have a "gimmick"!!! :laughing: We are having a great time at Vero, moving over to Ft. Wilderness and AKL tomorrow!!! :)

Anita is very convincing... I agree!!!! :laughing: I will be knocking if I need to!! :rotfl:

Make sure you share the "sale" with us when the time comes LOL :rotfl:

Ladies - glad you are both enjoying your respective trips/conferences so much!!!! Enjoying all your pix on FB. Yup - never thought I'd say that.

YAYAYAY!! Isn't FB the best ever!!! So much fun!! Now time to follow MeMom and her crew while they are down there!!!

I just read that to Marc and he belly laughed!!!! My goodness girl, you are soooo funny!!!!
Can't wait to get us all back to Chicago!!!
Shopping
Trains
Piers
Pizza
Museums
Segways
Cup Cakes
Oh My!!!

LOL!!!!
:cool1::cool1: Chicago won't know what hit it LOL!!!! Can't wait!! :cool1::cool1: What is the plan for today?!?!?

jenjolt
07-01-2011, 08:37 AM
So you guys ready for an update?!?!!! :cool1: :cool1:

Well good times are still happening in Chicago!!!! We will have to get Anita on here to tell us about some of the great things she and Marc were able to do!!! I know she has one more full day of great fun, can't wait to see sneak peaks on FB!!!

I made it home last night and was so glad to have gone to that conference!!! I came away with a lot of valuable information and won free science stuff!! Let's just say that if you were to break into my house right now and you left any spot of DNA I wouldn't need CSI, I could gel electrophoresis your sample myself...of course I don't have the stuff to do PCR but oh well I still would have fun playing mad scientist!!! Well now that I have once again solidified the fact that I give Sheldon a run for his money in the complete geek category...let's talk prizes!!

:woohoo: WE HAVE A WINNER WOOT WOOT :woohoo:

So how many miles did the Pacifica travel..... (drumroll please) :rockband:

4,295 total miles!!!

So that makes MICKEYMOM our winner!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-XGTrTLg/0/L/i-XGTrTLg-L.jpg

Make sure you either PM me or Anita with your address so we can send you your wonderfully themed prize...and what is that prize you might ask!!! Well you have just won your own personal....

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-sb3RxsJ/0/L/i-sb3RxsJ-L.jpg

Mickey decal!!!!! Hope you like it!! I know I wish I had picked one up for myself...oh well do that in October!!!!

Okay let's get back to our first night together shall we!! Let's see we had just finished dinner and were making plans for the rest of the evening, oh wait there might have been a little incident before that which involved...

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As it turns out I may NOT be the only person in the world in LOVE with the flavor orange. :eek: I know it shocked me too!!! Apparently Anita also loves that beautiful citrus fruit!! Well I thought all was going to be well when I mentioned that Cape May gives saltwater taffy with the check, I was wrong. Because it became quite obvious in the days proceeding that a fight might ensue over orange taffy. Leg wrestling, that's right if it came down to it a match would be held right in the dining room of Cape May and probably end up on youtube.

Well I'm a libra I believe in peace and balance, so when the check was delivered I did what any good Libra would do....I stole the orange piece before Anita even realized what was happening. :rotfl: That's right that lovely piece of taffy was in my mouth before the shock could even register on her face. LOL....okay to be fair I'm not that devious!! I knew there was another piece of orange taffy under the receipt so I wouldn't have to walk home (oh wait were staying at BCV weren't we :rotfl2:) or not get my KTTW card!! Peace was kept, Anita and I were happy with our orange taffy...don't remember what the others got (Brook feel free to chime in here) however I did walk away from the table with a new reputation as a sneaky thief LOL!!! Must have been my inner Stitch!!

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Once all the orange taffy drama was settled it was time to help a friend conquer a mountain of an event!! As many of you know Brook was attempting to do 4 parks, 1 day. Well she just had one park left and that was EPCOT....lucky for us it was right next door and had evening EMH (good planning Brook :thumbsup2) So off we went!! What a nice night, I love walking the BW area at night, it is just stunning!!!

Well as we entered through C's private entrance a CM noticed Brook's Birthday pin and proceeded to walk her to a phone.

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WOOT WOOT for special birthday phone calls! I know Brook enjoyed it!!! Then we had to make a plan...you see we had to ride 3 rides and make sure she ate something at EPCOT!! Well Anita and Marc came prepared we had special FP for Soarin' so off we went!! Around this time we met up with another DISer that Brook knew!! So the 6 of us (no pic from me, apparently I was too tried to take pics) heading to Soarin'. We got onto the ride and rode B...row 1...we had GREAT seats!!! I just love Soarin' and of course the orange smell LOL!!!!

After that we rode the Land...it was there and it had no wait! We were hoping for our own boat, but we didn't quite get our wish, however if you ever get the chance YOU have to ride the Land at night. I once again apologize for the lack of MY pictures (I know Anita and Brook took some so I'm going to have to borrow from them) but the Land at night especially the greenhouse is AHHHMAZZZING. I do believe at one point Baylor and I thought about walking around the ride (see what sleep deprivation does to you LOL) but we decided we didn't need to alert Disney Security of our arrival this soon into the trip. The one thing that did stand out at night was the laboratory you can see EVERYTHING inside!! Did you know there is a hidden mickey made out of test tubes in there...I didn't :sad2: I have ridden that ride more times than I can count and had NEVER seen that!! So very cool!!!

Alright so if we're keeping track it's now 10:55pm we have ridden 2 rides and we have exactly 5 minutes to get into line for another one...any guesses...what ride is close to the Land and never has a long wait....if you guessed NEMO, you are right and it was off to the Seas with us!! We made it just in time and had a good laugh trying to find Nemo and enjoying his friends!!!! The jellyfish room is my fave!!! So like any good ride at Disney it ends up in a gift store and that was the perfect place for Brook to buy some food!! I believe she bought one of those new boxes of candy, the Mine Mine Mine seagull box (right?!?!, man I should have taken notes this trip LOL). And as we left the Seas and headed back to BCV, Brook ate her candies and was a champion!!! WOOT WOOT!! Congrats to Brook :woohoo: :yay: :woohoo: :yay: You did it!! Thanks for letting us help!!! Well my last coherent thought of the night was man I really should have Baylor push me in a stroller LOL, no it was take a goodnight EPCOT picture!!!

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Yes if you are keeping track I managed to take a whopping 2 pictures that whole night LOL!! Jet lag LOL!!! Soon we were in our room, bed was made, and I was off to dream land!!!!! It was a great night!!! I LOVED every minute!!!

Well there you go our first night!!! Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!! To those of you who don't live in Texas I will be jealous (we are under a Fireworks ban) I wonder if I leave tomorrow morning if I can be in KS around the time Anita and crew get back and set off fireworks with them LOL!!!!!

See you soon with our 1st full day together!!!

wigdoutdismom
07-01-2011, 09:33 AM
Come on up! Our neighborhood will be ablaze! We head home tomorrow....

wigdoutdismom
07-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Oh, today? We are back on the train to downtown. Planning on another Disney store, an Oprah cupcake shop, meeting Lookingup at Taste of Chicago tonight. I'm sure we'll find plenty to do in between!

Lady Lallie
07-01-2011, 09:39 AM
Boo to the fireworks ban!!

Those first nights in Disney are tough ones, especially if you are tired. I love taffy but only certain flavors and NOT orange, ick. :laughing: Now I know who to send orange taffy too. :thumbsup2:rotfl2:

nowellsl
07-01-2011, 09:46 AM
4,295 total miles!!!

Wow! I knew I was gonna be low, but that's a lot of miles :scared1:

Mickey_Mom
07-01-2011, 10:14 AM
4,295 total miles!!!

So that makes MICKEYMOM our winner!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-XGTrTLg/0/L/i-XGTrTLg-L.jpg

Make sure you either PM me or Anita with your address so we can send you your wonderfully themed prize...and what is that prize you might ask!!! Well you have just won your own personal....

http://jenjolt.smugmug.com/photos/i-sb3RxsJ/0/L/i-sb3RxsJ-L.jpg

Mickey decal!!!!! Hope you like it!! I know I wish I had picked one up for myself...oh well do that in October!!!!



YIPEE! YAHOO! YEEHAW! :banana: :banana: :banana:

I literally just threw my arms up in the air and hooted a YES!!! :rotfl:

LOVE the decal and I will post a pic once I've proudly put in on my van. I'll PM you right now! Thank you!!


Your first day rocked! :thumbsup2 for Brook's 4 parks in 1 day -- I think we should try that on our next Spectrum Mom's trip! Mmmm, I seem to have a craving for orange taffy....

kschafer
07-01-2011, 10:18 AM
Wait...we ate at Cape May TWICE and never got any candy!! I feel ripped off now :mad: (OK, to be honest, I probably wouldn't eat taffy after too many of those yummy oreo bonbons but the boys would have liked them!)

Despite the lack of pics, sounds like a fun Epcot night! WTG Brook :thumbsup2

*dreamit*doit*
07-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Yayyyyy for Brook!! :thumbsup2 That's awesome! :cool1: And awesome that you guys helped her out...sounds like a fun night!


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Oh, goodnight EPCOT! :love:

Native NYer
07-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Oh I need to try that orange taffy!
Ya Brook! That's quite a challenge.

manntra
07-01-2011, 11:55 AM
:rotfl2: at the taffy thievery!!!

Way to go Brook on completing your challenge!!! I have done 4 parks in a day but didn't have the added 3 rides and food to be concerned about :upsidedow

Love the prize!! So cute! I bought the dog one awhile back but my back window is so small that I took all but a tiny MH off...so now I just have a little HM on the window :rolleyes1

Tracy

Mndisneygirl
07-01-2011, 12:21 PM
Okay - Brook - you ROCK!!!

Taffy - yum! Orange? eh.

If you're only going to take two pictures, you at least took 2 good ones!!! I love the Epcot at night pictures with SE all lit up cool like that!

Anita and Marc sure are making Chicago sound fun! (It is!) Where are you staying that you have to keep taking the train every day?

Traffic? Have you ever driven DC around rush hour? NO, because you don't actually DRIVE, you park on the highway and don't move for 45 minutes! Worse than Atlanta too. Minneapolis/St. Paul is a piece of cake compared to those horrors!

mickeyfan71
07-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Great way to end the night! I've never tried salt water taffy-hmm-maybe I will find some in Hilton Head Island this coming week on vacation! If I find orange flavored I will think of you! :thumbsup2

SoonerGirl
07-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Jen, Jen, Jen.....I never would have pegged you for a thief :sad2:

:laughing:

Glad you guys were able to help Brook complete her 4 parks in 1 day challenge :woohoo:

I took the boys this morning and bought a bunch of fireworks, why don't you and Anita meet part way at my house and help us set all of these off :thumbsup2

wigdoutdismom
07-01-2011, 05:35 PM
Michelle, just let me get the laundry done and we'll be down..... LOL!!!
Sheree, the conference was out in Rosemont near O'hare. Actually don't mind the train. The first night it was smelly but I realized it was just a passenger that was sitting near us.