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FreezinRafiki
01-28-2013, 10:16 PM
One of Walt Disney's famous phrases is "It was all started by a mouse." Well, for this story, it was all started with a txt. It came last February from DISer that's nice (http://www.disboards.com/member.php?u=218725) (Tim)

So I had this crazy idea. I’m not sure if this is the right time for you though with the baby on the way. What if we had a marathon challenge and run in the January ˝ marathon. I’ve never run one before. Maybe this would be a way to get myself into shape.

Never one to back down from a challenge - even with our 3rd child due just a month and a half after that text message, and considering the most I'd ever run up to that point was a 5k about a year before - almost immediately said yes. Almost, because I'm not dumb enough to agree to something like that without getting permission from my better half, Bambi. (E3yore (http://www.disboards.com/member.php?u=275268) here on the DIS.) Her blessings securely in my pocket and the sound of her eyes rolling still ringing in my ears, I texted Tim back and the Nemesis Challenge (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2885526) was on.

I'll cover the first 10 1/2 months of this Challenge in the following paragraph:

I ran. A lot. Starting slowly, with a Couch to 5k program. But building distance and endurance as the months went on. It wasn't easy - on myself or my family. While I was out running, Bambi was left at home with three kids. But she always supported me and this crazy idea and here we are.

As for the "MY Side" in the title, Tim has his own version of the events from that weekend going on here (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3049709).

But back to Team Barry. We were well represented in Central Florida that weekend.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6n0nWdiI2AQ/UQc226Kt3TI/AAAAAAAANqA/2ZKX3xUd7nQ/s800/IMG_4870.JPG

Left to Right up there we have:

Ryder, age 10 months. He's the baby that Tim mentioned in the "txt heard round the world."

Carol (or Grandma) - Bambi's mom.

Dean (or Grandpa) - Bambi's dad. They live 45 minutes from Disney, so just about the only time the kids get to see their grandparents is during Disney vacations.

Madison, age 8. Our oldest, and one of my biggest chEARleaders.

Bambi. Wonderful, supportive spouse and the leader of Team Barry. (Sorry, CJ, I know you're the GM, but even the GM has to answer to a Team President, CEO and owner)

Evan, age 6. The middle child. If could bottle his energy I could do the Goofy Challenge running backwards. Blindfolded.

Me (Barry). I suppose the medal around my neck gives away the fact that I did indeed finish the race. But then again, so does the fact that I'm actually typing this. So we won't consider it a spoiler.

(For more background on any of us, feel free to check out the other TRs linked in my signature.)

In addition to the Half Marathon Nemesis goodness, there will also be some indepth information on the ChEAR Zone and the runDisney Kid's Races. But you'll just have to stick around to hear about those.

Up Next: Arrival Day and a Birthday Dole Whip


Table of Contents
Happy Birthday Arrival Day (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47362338#post47362338)
Thursday Morning - T minus 2 days till race (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47493596#post47493596)

that's nice
01-28-2013, 10:40 PM
Replying from my phone... I'll be back to comment on what I can see are mostly lies.. that didn't take long

declansdad
01-28-2013, 10:51 PM
Excellent a comparison thread.

This should be good.

popcorn::

afwdwfan
01-28-2013, 11:09 PM
Replying from my phone... I'll be back to comment on what I can see are mostly lies.. that didn't take long

I figured that was the case. I'm glad you're going to be around to help keep him honest.

Oh, yeah. Hi Barry.

DisneyDadC
01-29-2013, 08:55 AM
:wave2: just remember there is always two sides to a story then there is the truth:rotfl2:

scott2997
01-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Lets see how these stories match up! :scratchin :rotfl:

Captain_Oblivious
01-29-2013, 09:46 AM
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3

wiigirl
01-29-2013, 09:53 AM
I'm in....

Cinderella's Fella
01-29-2013, 12:31 PM
:wave:

DancinDaisyDuck
01-29-2013, 01:24 PM
:thumbsup2 Glad you started the report! I can't believe how big Ryder is compared to the pictures in your other TR!

Looking forward to the rest!

jmwest
01-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Yep, I'm along for this one too. :yay:

GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes
01-29-2013, 02:28 PM
'bout time...

Sign me up.

cj9200
01-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Bambi. Wonderful, supportive spouse and the leader of Team Barry. (Sorry, CJ, I know you're the GM, but even the GM has to answer to a Team President, CEO and owner)

She is the CEO and owner of Team Barry. Was ever since you said I do. I am just glad I wasn't fired as GM leading up to the race.

FauntleroyFAN07
01-29-2013, 03:24 PM
hmm, im thinking there will be more truth told over here.::yes::

Goofy + 3
01-29-2013, 03:48 PM
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3

Captain_Oblivious
01-29-2013, 04:28 PM
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3

:thumbsup2

Didn't you just ask me that?

that's nice
01-29-2013, 05:01 PM
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3
:thumbsup2

Didn't you just ask me that?

This is like deja vu all over again. :lmao:


hmm, im thinking there will be more truth told over here.::yes::

Ummmmm what is that supposed to mean? :surfweb:

Cinderella's Fella
01-29-2013, 06:26 PM
hmm, im thinking there will be more truth told over here.::yes::

True story!

twokids0204
01-29-2013, 06:28 PM
Page 2 again!

Clearly I didn't win this race...

RodBelding
01-29-2013, 07:53 PM
Checking in to support Team Tim... :thumbsup2

DrMomof3
01-29-2013, 09:22 PM
Can't wait to hear all about it!

Amanda

middlepat
01-29-2013, 10:34 PM
So is the subtitle for this version called the Rebuttal?

that's nice
01-29-2013, 10:55 PM
Checking in to support Team Tim... :thumbsup2
Represent. :hippie:



So is the subtitle for this version called the Rebuttal?
:rotfl2:

FauntleroyFAN07
01-30-2013, 11:16 AM
Ummmmm what is that supposed to mean? :surfweb:

well i didnt want to pick sides so i just typed that on both reports, :)

since i figured you guys would have slightly different versions of who smoked who and how it went down.:thumbsup2

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 11:36 AM
Replying from my phone... I'll be back to comment on what I can see are mostly lies.. that didn't take long
Hi Tim. Glad to see you.

Excellent a comparison thread.

This should be good.

It should be. There's no guarantees that it will be. But I'm sure it will be up to my normal standards. :thumbsup2

I figured that was the case. I'm glad you're going to be around to help keep him honest.

Oh, yeah. Hi Barry.
Hi Andy! I'll try to make Tim look good in this version. ;)

:wave2: just remember there is always two sides to a story then there is the truth:rotfl2:

Trip Reports are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. And most of them are filled with nuts.

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Lets see how these stories match up! :scratchin :rotfl:
I would put my money on "somewhat." :thumbsup2

I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3
Didn't you just ask me that?

I'm in....
Welcome!

:wave:
Hi Randall! Will the penguins be joining us?

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 11:40 AM
:thumbsup2 Glad you started the report! I can't believe how big Ryder is compared to the pictures in your other TR!

Looking forward to the rest!
He just keeps eating! We can't stop him! (Not that we've ever tried or anything...)

Yep, I'm along for this one too. :yay:
Excellent. When can we expect yours? :confused3:)
'bout time...

Sign me up.
I wanted to give Tim a head start. So I could come back later and correct all the stuff he got wrong. :)

She is the CEO and owner of Team Barry. Was ever since you said I do. I am just glad I wasn't fired as GM leading up to the race.
You did a heck of a job, CJ. I'll see if I can get you a promotion for next year!

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 11:43 AM
hmm, im thinking there will be more truth told over here.::yes::
Of course there will. Even if you did two time me and post the same thing on Tim's thread. :stir:

I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?:confused3
Yes! Hey, didn't Mark just ask me that?

:thumbsup2

Didn't you just ask me that?
Didn't I just ask you that?

This is like deja vu all over again. :lmao:

Now my head is starting to hurt...

True story!
Thankfully we have Randall to keep us all straight.

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 11:45 AM
Page 2 again!

Clearly I didn't win this race...
Close enough! :thumbsup2

Checking in to support Team Tim... :thumbsup2
Hi Paul. :headache:

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Amanda
Welcome Amanda! I've been swamped with my DIS time - are you writing a TR about your races? How did you do?

So is the subtitle for this version called the Rebuttal?
hehehehehehe you said butt. hehehehehehe

well i didnt want to pick sides so i just typed that on both reports, :)

since i figured you guys would have slightly different versions of who smoked who and how it went down.:thumbsup2
:thumbsup2

GoofyFan1515
01-30-2013, 12:14 PM
Okay, since I'm reading along with Tim, now that you've started I figured for balance I should read the story from the other point of view....... :rotfl2:

Running just for running's sake has never appealed to me, and I haven't done hardly any of it except when it is a part of other sports. I really can't envision myself taking on something like this, but I do have to say that your Couch to 5k Program piqued my interest............. :rolleyes1

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 02:31 PM
Okay, since I'm reading along with Tim, now that you've started I figured for balance I should read the story from the other point of view....... :rotfl2:
Welcome!

Running just for running's sake has never appealed to me, and I haven't done hardly any of it except when it is a part of other sports. I really can't envision myself taking on something like this, but I do have to say that your Couch to 5k Program piqued my interest............. :rolleyes1
You sound exactly like me around this time last year. But we decided to go for it to try and get healthy, and what do you know - I actually like it! Not only are you working your body while out running, but you're giving your mind time to rest - nothing to think about, nothing to worry about, no distractions. I highly suggest looking into a Couch to 5k. It eases you into running so you don't get hurt or discouraged. Good Luck!

jmwest
01-30-2013, 05:40 PM
Excellent. When can we expect yours? :confused3:)


Not sure if I was really planning on doing one.


Did you guys get the email with your personalized post race page? I printed out both versions. I like the blue better than the red. I think this will go in my frame with the medal, shirt, and other stuff.

that's nice
01-30-2013, 05:46 PM
Not sure if I was really planning on doing one.

Did you guys get the email with your personalized post race page? I printed out both versions. I like the blue better than the red. I think this will go in my frame with the medal, shirt, and other stuff.

No I didn't get that email.. time to search the junk folder.

chloe770
01-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Ahhh another thread to lurk on. Checking in. I will try to keep up.

DrMomof3
01-30-2013, 08:42 PM
I'm also behind on my Disboards activity.
I finished the Goofy and had a good experience. Life fell apart right before the race with my mom passing away unexpectedly over Christmas and then I got sick the week leading up to the race. Not fun.
I walked the half marathon and finished just under 3:04 (14:01 min/mile) and then finished the full just under 5:52 (13:25 min/mile). I was satisfied with my full marathon time. I would have liked 5:30 but with the heat and humidity and a sinus infection, I was pretty happy to finish strong.
I don't know the details of your race results either so I'm eagerly following both you and Tim!

Amanda

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 09:29 PM
Not sure if I was really planning on doing one.

Just make stuff up. It's easier that way.

Did you guys get the email with your personalized post race page? I printed out both versions. I like the blue better than the red. I think this will go in my frame with the medal, shirt, and other stuff.
I did. Agree, the blue one is much better. Not going to fit in the shadow box with my shirt and medal, but it still looks pretty cool.

No I didn't get that email.. time to search the junk folder.
I messaged your link to you.

Ahhh another thread to lurk on. Checking in. I will try to keep up.
Welcome! Lurk away!

I'm also behind on my Disboards activity.
I finished the Goofy and had a good experience. Life fell apart right before the race with my mom passing away unexpectedly over Christmas and then I got sick the week leading up to the race. Not fun.
So sorry to hear that. :hug: Glad you were still able to make it down so you could get away from that at least for a few hours.

I walked the half marathon and finished just under 3:04 (14:01 min/mile) and then finished the full just under 5:52 (13:25 min/mile). I was satisfied with my full marathon time. I would have liked 5:30 but with the heat and humidity and a sinus infection, I was pretty happy to finish strong.
I don't know the details of your race results either so I'm eagerly following both you and Tim!

Amanda
I won't spoil the ending then, but congrats on your races!

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 10:35 PM
The Half Marathon was on January 12, 2013. Sure, we could have flown down on Thursday the 10th or even Friday the 11th and made it all work. But with Bambi's birthday being January 9th, what's a few more days out of school for the kids in exchange for Bambi getting Casey's Corn Dog Nuggets and a Dole Whip on her birthday? Exactly. So we booked the flight for the 9th.

Madison and Evan did go to school for a couple of hours while we finished up the last minute packing. We picked them up around 10 and made it to the airport by 10:30ish. The security line was pretty long but move quick enough that we made it to the gate before our plane did.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V5RQEVVEpPg/UQfmhWrfViI/AAAAAAAANqU/eWQj2qgS9ig/s800/DSCF0715.JPG

There is a nice little pizza joint down Concourse C in Milwaukee, so we grabbed a couple of them for lunch. Unfortunately, they only sold Pepsi, but a quick stop next door at Auntie Annie's Pretzels saved us with some Diet Cokes. :thumbsup2

The flight was pretty uneventful. Ryder slept just about the entire time, except when he was browsing SkyMall for the latest cool stuff.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ebZEab_g6Ek/UQnfpQDRqVI/AAAAAAAANtA/KYeLjGnDndA/s800/IMG_0896.jpg

Madison and Evan watched some movies on my laptop and phone and played with the toys they packed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Jrgx-XFxN1o/UQnfp17Cd_I/AAAAAAAANtI/uxfIZqHFGH0/s800/IMG_0898.jpg

We met Bambi's parents at baggage claim and packed all of our stuff into and on top of their van. Which wasn't the easiest, considering it was 80° and humid and I was still wearing my Wisconsin winter clothes.

In no time we were arriving at Old Key West dropping all of our stuff into the room. A quick picture of the kids' balloons (compliments of the front desk) and a towel flower. So pretty!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vIxlBiVuR38/UQnfrpSxmdI/AAAAAAAANtQ/QULIdCstjg8/s800/IMG_0900.jpg

In no time we were hopping on a bus to Magic Kingdom.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uMwI9eYt3q0/UQfmhgSgV_I/AAAAAAAANqc/xt8h4VXZXNk/s800/IMG_4596.JPG

To our surprise, the Magic Kingdom was still all decked out in it's holiday finest. I would have assumed that it would all have been down by January 9th, but it was nice to see.

Evan, showing off his strength by holding up a Christmas Tree. The kid loves his vegetables, and it shows.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cTPZapes5R0/UQfmibqFR2I/AAAAAAAANqk/p_xebvNqqbc/s800/IMG_4599.JPG

We wandered up Main Street, just taking in the atmosphere.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qx4Ucm5Ql1o/UQnUTJXX_DI/AAAAAAAANr0/3dlNFGzTOF0/s800/43927920006.jpg

But it was dinner time, and we had Casey's on our mind. No, it's not exactly gourmet, but it's what we like. So there. Here's Evan's chili dog and my BBQ Slaw dog. It was OK, but the bun sucked. Next time: stick to the corn dog nuggets.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ws91nrnlN48/UQfmkAiEmII/AAAAAAAANq0/TzZBX7lWyqU/s800/IMG_4609.JPG

The fries were a big hit with the toothless crowd, however.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wqlBgA0f3rc/UQnfs1XqIgI/AAAAAAAANtY/BFvIywo8EgY/s800/IMG_0901.jpg

After finishing up dinner, we made a bee line over to Aloha Isle for a Birthday Dole Whip. (Please excuse the washed out iPhone picture.)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zrNui1aFi88/UQnftqdEGuI/AAAAAAAANtg/S-zdP0dpnW0/s800/IMG_0902.jpg

Which, with those cute little puppy dog eyes Ryder makes, quickly turned into his first Dole Whip.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7l39WeRSR44/UQfmk9HI7FI/AAAAAAAANrA/A4b1sVepqzY/s800/IMG_4610.JPG

After the Dole Whips, we crossed the path to Tinker Bell's meet & greet.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bpCfSSITpqQ/UQnUVNmiWdI/AAAAAAAANsE/TiQZ7zm6fUM/s800/43927920020.jpg

Right after Tinker Bell was Periwinkle, who is evidently Tinker Bell's sister or something. Madison has seen the movie and I got the "Madison Notes" version, which is basically the entire thing, but in some completely random order with a bunch of commentary mixed it.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kQI7AE8MfWQ/UQnUWH7ZVHI/AAAAAAAANsM/-NvCxH7jGg0/s800/43927920026.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RY1_OToxv1E/UQnUW3l36WI/AAAAAAAANsU/ptA1gwJimvA/s800/43927920038.jpg


Evan was less than pleased to have to stand around while Madison mixed and mingled with the fairies, so we let him pick the next attraction. His choice? The Jungle Cruise. Chip off the old block, there. First time we rode it at night. Interesting experience.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0TdlxLnDASM/UQfmmtREpnI/AAAAAAAANrY/F5un-tdcz5M/s800/IMG_4627.JPG

Unfortunately, something else started while on the boat ride - fireworks. The park was open until 9 that night, and I assumed Wishes would be at 9. Turns out, they ran MSEP at 7 and 9 and Wishes at 8. Crud. That was Bambi's 3rd birthday wish - Corn Dog Nuggets, Dole Whips and Wishes. Next time, sweetie, I promise.

Aladdin's carpets was a walk on after we got off the boat, so we did a quick spin before calling it a night and heading back to the room to crash for the night.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ml7SaNYt3vk/UQfmnWNT12I/AAAAAAAANrc/cdfw0f8Q7eM/s800/IMG_4629.JPG

UP NEXT: The Race Expo, Packet Pickup, and a Jammed LA Freeway.

declansdad
01-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Jungle Cruise at night is quite different, it is very cool!

that's nice
01-30-2013, 10:52 PM
The Half Marathon was on January 12, 2013. Sure, we could have flown down on Thursday the 10th or even Friday the 9th and made it all work.
That's some calendar you have there in Wisconsin. :rolleyes2

It's like the weeks count up and the days count down. :lmao:

But with Bambi's birthday being January 9th, what's a few more days out of school for the kids in exchange for Bambi getting Casey's Corn Dog Nuggets and a Dole Whip on her birthday? Exactly. So we booked the flight for the 9th.
Friday right? :scratchin

The security line was pretty long but move quick enough that we made it to the gate before our plane did.
It's always long when you have kids. I bet if you left them home there would of been no lines. Not sure what your house would of looked like when you got home though. :confused3

The flight was pretty uneventful. Ryder slept just about the entire time, except when he was browsing SkyMall for the latest cool stuff.
Did he buy the 'grass' cube so the dog could pee in the grass while inside?

We met Bambi's parents at baggage claim and packed all of our stuff into and on top of their van. Which wasn't the easiest, considering it was 80° and humid and I was still wearing my Wisconsin winter clothes.
Bad planning on your part. I wore shorts to the airport in the 20 degree temps. :hyper:

In no time we were arriving at Old Key West dropping all of our stuff into the room. A quick picture of the kids' balloons (compliments of the front desk) and a towel flower. So pretty!
Lucky you got a room right away. :furious:

Evan, showing off his strength by holding up a Christmas Tree. The kid loves his vegetables, and it shows.
That kid is diesel!!!!!

But it was dinner time, and we had Casey's on our mind. No, it's not exactly gourmet, but it's what we like. So there. Here's Evan's chili dog and my BBQ Slaw dog. It was OK, but the bun sucked. Next time: stick to the corn dog nuggets.
We've never eaten at Casey's. We aren't the biggest fan of hotdogs. :duck:

After finishing up dinner, we made a bee line over to Aloha Isle for a Birthday Dole Whip. (Please excuse the washed out iPhone picture.)
Happy Birthday Bambi!!!!!! :wave2:

Why is she drinking my Dole Whip? :confused3

Which, with those cute little puppy dog eyes Ryder makes, quickly turned into his first Dole Whip.
Nice job grooming him. :lmao:

Right after Tinker Bell was Periwinkle, who is evidently Tinker Bell's sister or something. Madison has seen the movie and I got the "Madison Notes" version, which is basically the entire thing, but in some completely random order with a bunch of commentary mixed it.
....and you didn't know this?

Evan was less than pleased to have to stand around while Madison mixed and mingled with the fairies, so we let him pick the next attraction. His choice? The Jungle Cruise. Chip off the old block, there. First time we rode it at night. Interesting experience.
Still get to see the backside of water?

Unfortunately, something else started while on the boat ride - fireworks. The park was open until 9 that night, and I assumed Wishes would be at 9. Turns out, they ran MSEP at 7 and 9 and Wishes at 8. Crud. That was Bambi's 3rd birthday wish - Corn Dog Nuggets, Dole Whips and Wishes. Next time, sweetie, I promise.
:sad2: You should be ashamed of yourself.

middlepat
01-30-2013, 10:55 PM
The Half Marathon was on January 12, 2013. Sure, we could have flown down on Thursday the 10th or even Friday the 9th and made it all work.


Huh?


But with Bambi's birthday being January 9th, what's a few more days out of school for the kids in exchange for Bambi getting Casey's Corn Dog Nuggets and a Dole Whip on her birthday? Exactly. So we booked the flight for the 9th.


Good move there space ranger.


To our surprise, the Magic Kingdom was still all decked out in it's holiday finest. I would have assumed that it would all have been down by January 9th, but it was nice to see.

Score!

So what you're saying is I wasn't being lazy leaving up my lights until Jan 12. Disney did too.


Evan was less than pleased to have to stand around while Madison mixed and mingled with the fairies, so we let him pick the next attraction. His choice? The Jungle Cruise. Chip off the old block, there. First time we rode it at night. Interesting experience.


Uh oh. Another master of the puns in the making.


Unfortunately, something else started while on the boat ride - fireworks. The park was open until 9 that night, and I assumed Wishes would be at 9. Turns out, they ran MSEP at 7 and 9 and Wishes at 8. Crud. That was Bambi's 3rd birthday wish - Corn Dog Nuggets, Dole Whips and Wishes. Next time, sweetie, I promise.

Too bad about the Wishes timing. Just need to try again to get the trifecta.

that's nice
01-30-2013, 10:56 PM
Ahhh another thread to lurk on. Checking in. I will try to keep up.
You can say hi every once in a while... :rotfl2:




I'm also behind on my Disboards activity.
I finished the Goofy and had a good experience. Life fell apart right before the race with my mom passing away unexpectedly over Christmas and then I got sick the week leading up to the race. Not fun.
I walked the half marathon and finished just under 3:04 (14:01 min/mile) and then finished the full just under 5:52 (13:25 min/mile). I was satisfied with my full marathon time. I would have liked 5:30 but with the heat and humidity and a sinus infection, I was pretty happy to finish strong.
I don't know the details of your race results either so I'm eagerly following both you and Tim!

Amanda
So sorry to hear about your mom.


Congrats on the runs!!!! Maybe Barry will try to talk me into doing the Goofy someday. :rolleyes2

DrMomof3
01-30-2013, 11:04 PM
The suspense is killing me... :happytv:
Sounds like a good 1st day!!!!

Amanda

FreezinRafiki
01-30-2013, 11:21 PM
Two pictures that someone didn't make it into the update.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1zLUwo2dJQM/UQnfnTlVazI/AAAAAAAANsw/BdIrPGlD0BE/s800/IMG_0894.jpg

I fear for the day this kid goes to college.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AskE0U-mqsY/UQnfmYaXI9I/AAAAAAAANso/EifEMINPRUY/s800/IMG_0893.jpg

Poolrat
01-31-2013, 08:32 AM
Late but here

Sorry I missed you.
Great job on the run and I look forward to hearing your side. ;)

KatMark
01-31-2013, 08:59 AM
I'm here...be back to catch up

afwdwfan
01-31-2013, 09:42 AM
what's a few more days out of school for the kids in exchange for Bambi getting Casey's Corn Dog Nuggets and a Dole Whip on her birthday?
For putting up with you, she deserves anything she wants for her Birthday. :lmao:

Unfortunately, they only sold Pepsi
I'm sorry, that statement makes absolutely no sense.:confused3 ;)

The flight was pretty uneventful. Ryder slept just about the entire time, except when he was browsing SkyMall for the latest cool stuff.
Did he buy anything? :confused3 :scared1:

Which wasn't the easiest, considering it was 80° and humid and I was still wearing my Wisconsin winter clothes.
Layers, Barry, layers...

Here's Evan's chili dog and my BBQ Slaw dog. It was OK, but the bun sucked. Next time: stick to the corn dog nuggets.

It isn't so much the fact that the bun sucks, but there's just so much of it...

Chip off the old block, there.
Poor Bambi...

Unfortunately, something else started while on the boat ride - fireworks. The park was open until 9 that night, and I assumed Wishes would be at 9. Turns out, they ran MSEP at 7 and 9 and Wishes at 8. Crud. That was Bambi's 3rd birthday wish - Corn Dog Nuggets, Dole Whips and Wishes.
Way to go, Barry! Nice job! :rolleyes1

Next time, sweetie, I promise.
I guess this means you'll be flying to Orlando on Jan 9 again next year to see Wishes. :woohoo:

I fear for the day this kid goes to college.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AskE0U-mqsY/UQnfmYaXI9I/AAAAAAAANso/EifEMINPRUY/s800/IMG_0893.jpg
:eek: He's going to win some bets... :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:

that's nice
01-31-2013, 10:26 AM
I fear for the day this kid goes to college.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AskE0U-mqsY/UQnfmYaXI9I/AAAAAAAANso/EifEMINPRUY/s800/IMG_0893.jpg
He is an animal! Glad I didn't sit next to him at 'Ohana... probably wouldda ate ll the wings without sharing them.

DEA
01-31-2013, 11:38 AM
In total agreement about the Casey's hot dog buns. Not good at all. Ask my wife, too, as she was the unfortunate recipient of pickle relish on her clothes due to my hot dog losing its structural integrity. Not good times in the Anderson family on that one...

glaserjm
01-31-2013, 11:42 AM
I'm excited to read your version of events! I pretty much read the entire PTR yesterday (the DIS Dads are a pretty entertaining bunch), but didn't want to just be a lurker on TR threads. I'll read Tim's as well to compare/contrast, I'm sure there will be a necessary variation of truthiness across the two!

Congrats to both of you on finishing. What an accomplishment!

Captain_Oblivious
01-31-2013, 04:14 PM
The Half Marathon was on January 12, 2013. Sure, we could have flown down on Thursday the 10th or even Friday the 11th and made it all work.

Editing work I sense in here... :yoda:

Unfortunately, they only sold Pepsi, but a quick stop next door at Auntie Annie's Pretzels saved us with some Diet Cokes. :thumbsup2

Diet? :crazy2:

The flight was pretty uneventful. Ryder slept just about the entire time, except when he was browsing SkyMall for the latest cool stuff.

He looks like a guy who could use a remote-controlled tie rack.

Evan, showing off his strength by holding up a Christmas Tree. The kid loves his vegetables, and it shows.

You're not fooling me. I saw the pizza he was wolfing down. That's the true source of strength. That, and gamma rays.

We wandered up Main Street, just taking in the atmosphere.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qx4Ucm5Ql1o/UQnUTJXX_DI/AAAAAAAANr0/3dlNFGzTOF0/s800/43927920006.jpg

Nice one! :thumbsup2

Which, with those cute little puppy dog eyes Ryder makes, quickly turned into his first Dole Whip.

And so begins the addiction.

Right after Tinker Bell was Periwinkle, who is evidently Tinker Bell's sister or something.

:confused3

Madison has seen the movie and I got the "Madison Notes" version, which is basically the entire thing, but in some completely random order with a bunch of commentary mixed it.

Sounds like you paid as much attention as I do.

The Jungle Cruise. Chip off the old block, there. First time we rode it at night. Interesting experience.

Could you see anything?

Unfortunately, something else started while on the boat ride - fireworks. The park was open until 9 that night, and I assumed Wishes would be at 9. Turns out, they ran MSEP at 7 and 9 and Wishes at 8. Crud. That was Bambi's 3rd birthday wish - Corn Dog Nuggets, Dole Whips and Wishes. Next time, sweetie, I promise.

Great, now you have to come back and try again. Darn it all!

GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes
01-31-2013, 05:07 PM
what's a few more days out of school for the kids in exchange for Bambi getting Casey's Corn Dog Nuggets and a Dole Whip on her birthday? Exactly. So we booked the flight for the 9th.


Always spoil the boss.
It’s simply in your best interest.



The security line was pretty long but move quick enough that we made it to the gate before our plane did.


So long as it does show up later on.
Otherwise your arms are gonn’a get real tired.



Unfortunately, they only sold Pepsi,


That would be a serious problem for my family



but a quick stop next door at Auntie Annie's Pretzels saved us with some Diet Cokes. :thumbsup2



That would solve the problem.



The flight was pretty uneventful. Ryder slept just about the entire time, except when he was browsing SkyMall for the latest cool stuff.


How would we survive a flight without a copy of Sky Mall?
:lmao:




In no time we were hopping on a bus to Magic Kingdom.


:woohoo:



But it was dinner time, and we had Casey's on our mind. No, it's not exactly gourmet, but it's what we like. So there. Here's Evan's chili dog and my BBQ Slaw dog. It was OK, but the bun sucked. Next time: stick to the corn dog nuggets.


http://www.ubid4it.ca/auction-images/smiley-writing.gif



The fries were a big hit with the toothless crowd, however.


Just a vehicle for the consumption of condiments





After finishing up dinner, we made a bee line over to Aloha Isle for a Birthday Dole Whip.


Certainly better then a Birthday whipping



Madison has seen the movie and I got the "Madison Notes" version, which is basically the entire thing, but in some completely random order with a bunch of commentary mixed it.


Sounds like a David Lynch movie plot.



Evan was less than pleased to have to stand around while Madison mixed and mingled with the fairies…


From the pictures I’d say that Ryder wasn’t all that impressed either.
:lmao:



…so we let him pick the next attraction. His choice? The Jungle Cruise.


Let the ancient one-liners and puns begin… :thumbsup2

It’s quite different at night as well.







https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1zLUwo2dJQM/UQnfnTlVazI/AAAAAAAANsw/BdIrPGlD0BE/s800/IMG_0894.jpg





Ryder was here…

http://www.b17sam.com/kilroy.jpg

Poolrat
01-31-2013, 10:02 PM
Actually all caught up now.

The picture of Ryder peeking over the stroller is just too cute.

Evan and the pizza reminds me of DS. :scared1: Eats me out of house and home now.

Madison is so cute witht he fairies. I am surprised that as much as evan liked Jasmine, he isnot much for the fairies. ;)


YAY that Bambi had her birthday in MK. :cool1:

KatMark
02-01-2013, 05:12 PM
The Half Marathon was on January 12, 2013. Sure, we could have flown down on Thursday the 10th or even Friday the 11th and made it all work. But with Bambi's birthday being January 9th, what's a few more days out of school for the kids in exchange for Bambi getting Casey's Corn Dog Nuggets and a Dole Whip on her birthday? Exactly. So we booked the flight for the 9th.

Madison and Evan did go to school for a couple of hours while we finished up the last minute packing. We picked them up around 10 and made it to the airport by 10:30ish. The security line was pretty long but move quick enough that we made it to the gate before our plane did.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V5RQEVVEpPg/UQfmhWrfViI/AAAAAAAANqU/eWQj2qgS9ig/s800/DSCF0715.JPG

Cute picture of anticipation.

There is a nice little pizza joint down Concourse C in Milwaukee, so we grabbed a couple of them for lunch. Unfortunately, they only sold Pepsi, but a quick stop next door at Auntie Annie's Pretzels saved us with some Diet Cokes. :thumbsup2

The one and ONLY thing I dislike about Disney is that they serve COKE products. I'm a Pepsi girl all the way.

The flight was pretty uneventful. Ryder slept just about the entire time, except when he was browsing SkyMall for the latest cool stuff.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ebZEab_g6Ek/UQnfpQDRqVI/AAAAAAAANtA/KYeLjGnDndA/s800/IMG_0896.jpg

That woman in the other seat looks like she is praying that Ryder doesn't start screaming or something. :lmao::lmao::lmao:

Madison and Evan watched some movies on my laptop and phone and played with the toys they packed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Jrgx-XFxN1o/UQnfp17Cd_I/AAAAAAAANtI/uxfIZqHFGH0/s800/IMG_0898.jpg

Gotta love technology.

We met Bambi's parents at baggage claim and packed all of our stuff into and on top of their van. Which wasn't the easiest, considering it was 80° and humid and I was still wearing my Wisconsin winter clothes.

In no time we were arriving at Old Key West dropping all of our stuff into the room. A quick picture of the kids' balloons (compliments of the front desk) and a towel flower. So pretty!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vIxlBiVuR38/UQnfrpSxmdI/AAAAAAAANtQ/QULIdCstjg8/s800/IMG_0900.jpg

So....what did you think of OKW? Was it your first stay there?

In no time we were hopping on a bus to Magic Kingdom.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uMwI9eYt3q0/UQfmhgSgV_I/AAAAAAAANqc/xt8h4VXZXNk/s800/IMG_4596.JPG

WOO HOO!!!!!

To our surprise, the Magic Kingdom was still all decked out in it's holiday finest. I would have assumed that it would all have been down by January 9th, but it was nice to see.

A nice surprise.

Evan, showing off his strength by holding up a Christmas Tree. The kid loves his vegetables, and it shows.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cTPZapes5R0/UQfmibqFR2I/AAAAAAAANqk/p_xebvNqqbc/s800/IMG_4599.JPG

I knew that kid was strong the minute I met him.

We wandered up Main Street, just taking in the atmosphere.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qx4Ucm5Ql1o/UQnUTJXX_DI/AAAAAAAANr0/3dlNFGzTOF0/s800/43927920006.jpg

Nice photopass picture.

But it was dinner time, and we had Casey's on our mind. No, it's not exactly gourmet, but it's what we like. So there. Here's Evan's chili dog and my BBQ Slaw dog. It was OK, but the bun sucked. Next time: stick to the corn dog nuggets.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ws91nrnlN48/UQfmkAiEmII/AAAAAAAANq0/TzZBX7lWyqU/s800/IMG_4609.JPG

The fries were a big hit with the toothless crowd, however.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wqlBgA0f3rc/UQnfs1XqIgI/AAAAAAAANtY/BFvIywo8EgY/s800/IMG_0901.jpg

Not a fan of Casey's...got sick the one time we ate there, but glad Bambi got her birthday dinner.

After finishing up dinner, we made a bee line over to Aloha Isle for a Birthday Dole Whip. (Please excuse the washed out iPhone picture.)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zrNui1aFi88/UQnftqdEGuI/AAAAAAAANtg/S-zdP0dpnW0/s800/IMG_0902.jpg

A very happy wife!

Which, with those cute little puppy dog eyes Ryder makes, quickly turned into his first Dole Whip.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7l39WeRSR44/UQfmk9HI7FI/AAAAAAAANrA/A4b1sVepqzY/s800/IMG_4610.JPG

Who can pass up baby puppy dog eyes?

After the Dole Whips, we crossed the path to Tinker Bell's meet & greet.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bpCfSSITpqQ/UQnUVNmiWdI/AAAAAAAANsE/TiQZ7zm6fUM/s800/43927920020.jpg

Right after Tinker Bell was Periwinkle, who is evidently Tinker Bell's sister or something. Madison has seen the movie and I got the "Madison Notes" version, which is basically the entire thing, but in some completely random order with a bunch of commentary mixed it.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kQI7AE8MfWQ/UQnUWH7ZVHI/AAAAAAAANsM/-NvCxH7jGg0/s800/43927920026.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RY1_OToxv1E/UQnUW3l36WI/AAAAAAAANsU/ptA1gwJimvA/s800/43927920038.jpg


Evan was less than pleased to have to stand around while Madison mixed and mingled with the fairies, so we let him pick the next attraction. His choice? The Jungle Cruise. Chip off the old block, there. First time we rode it at night. Interesting experience.

Ryder doesn't look thrilled about the fairies either.


UP NEXT: The Race Expo, Packet Pickup, and a Jammed LA Freeway.

Glad I found this since no one told me you were doing it. :furious:

that's nice
02-02-2013, 11:33 AM
Glad I found this since no one told me you were doing it. :furious:

Ummm, you didn't know? It was posted on the nemesis PTR. :rolleyes1

popcorn::popcorn::

FreezinRafiki
02-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Jungle Cruise at night is quite different, it is very cool!
It is! They do a good job with the lighting.

That's some calendar you have there in Wisconsin. :rolleyes2
We still use sundials, and when it's cloudy, it's hard to tell what day it is. (And I'd like to point out that I fixed that typo at 9:48 - a full 4 minutes before you posted.)

It's like the weeks count up and the days count down. :lmao:

And the months count sideways!

Friday right? :scratchin

No, I think it was...umm...November?

It's always long when you have kids. I bet if you left them home there would of been no lines. Not sure what your house would of looked like when you got home though. :confused3
Depends on who we left in charge - the kids or the dogs. But yeah, either way - disaster area.


Did he buy the 'grass' cube so the dog could pee in the grass while inside?

Why? He's not even potty trained himself. Why does he care where the dog goes?


Bad planning on your part. I wore shorts to the airport in the 20 degree temps. :hyper:
Probably could have, but jeans take up more space in the suitcase than shorts.


Lucky you got a room right away. :furious:

Yeah, we're pretty awesome like that.


That kid is diesel!!!!!

Just imagine what he could have done to that truck if it had hit him instead!

We've never eaten at Casey's. We aren't the biggest fan of hotdogs. :duck:

Why not? They're made mostly of meat.:confused3


Happy Birthday Bambi!!!!!! :wave2:

:thumbsup2

Why is she drinking my Dole Whip? :confused3

Because you were still hanging out in CT at the time.


Nice job grooming him. :lmao:

:thumbsup2


....and you didn't know this?

WISHES always used to close the park down. Never bothered to check the Times Guide. :headache:


Still get to see the backside of water?

YES! All lit up and everything. It was inspiring. Not as much as inspiration falls, but still pretty inspiring.


:sad2: You should be ashamed of yourself.
I am. Two minutes in the box and I will feel shame the entire time.

Huh?

Exactly.


Good move there space ranger.

I isn't dumb. Too much.

So what you're saying is I wasn't being lazy leaving up my lights until Jan 12. Disney did too.
Or April 12 for that matter.



Uh oh. Another master of the puns in the making.

The Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.


Too bad about the Wishes timing. Just need to try again to get the trifecta.
Something to work on for next time. :thumbsup2

FreezinRafiki
02-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Congrats on the runs!!!! Maybe Barry will try to talk me into doing the Goofy someday. :rolleyes2
What are you doing next January? Because I'm running the half. Then having some Dole Whips on Sunday.

The suspense is killing me... :happytv:
Sounds like a good 1st day!!!!

Amanda
Any day that you leave the cold of Wisconsin and arrive in Disney World is a good day.

Late but here

Sorry I missed you.
Great job on the run and I look forward to hearing your side. ;)
Until I write some corny stuff about "Thanks to all of you for reading along", you're not late.

I'm here...be back to catch up

:wave2:

FreezinRafiki
02-02-2013, 09:33 PM
For putting up with you, she deserves anything she wants for her Birthday. :lmao:

I tried doing a Lexus withe a big red bow in the driveway, but she was all like "that's a Christmas present, not a birthday present! Take it back!"


I'm sorry, that statement makes absolutely no sense.:confused3 ;)

Pepsi is the generic equivalent of Coke. And we all know that generic equivalents basically...suck.


Did he buy anything? :confused3 :scared1:

There was a voice activated R2D2 for $200. I almost handed over my credit card for that one...


Layers, Barry, layers...

Yes, but people give me dirty looks when I take off the long johns in the baggage claim area.


It isn't so much the fact that the bun sucks, but there's just so much of it...

Double suckage.


Poor Bambi...
Yeah, pretty much. She only has 2 eyes to roll. Not sure what she's going to when Evan, Ryder and I all start quoting the ride.


Way to go, Barry! Nice job! :rolleyes1

That's that sarcasm stuff again, isn't it?


I guess this means you'll be flying to Orlando on Jan 9 again next year to see Wishes. :woohoo:
We'll probably go down on the 8th, just to make sure. ;)


:eek: He's going to win some bets... :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:
I just hope there are bets with a payout. When he starts doing that on a dares is when we'll have problems.

He is an animal! Glad I didn't sit next to him at 'Ohana... probably wouldda ate ll the wings without sharing them.
You'd be lucky if he even let them hit your plate before he started grabbing them off of it.

In total agreement about the Casey's hot dog buns. Not good at all. Ask my wife, too, as she was the unfortunate recipient of pickle relish on her clothes due to my hot dog losing its structural integrity. Not good times in the Anderson family on that one...
They're like mass produced bread loaves with a slit cut in the top. That's the definition of horrible engineering.

FreezinRafiki
02-02-2013, 09:42 PM
I'm excited to read your version of events! I pretty much read the entire PTR yesterday (the DIS Dads are a pretty entertaining bunch), but didn't want to just be a lurker on TR threads. I'll read Tim's as well to compare/contrast, I'm sure there will be a necessary variation of truthiness across the two!

Congrats to both of you on finishing. What an accomplishment!
All of it? It's like 78 pages! 73 of which are mostly utter nonsense. Wow, that's got to be more impressive that actually training for the half marathon!
Glad to have you here!

Editing work I sense in here... :yoda:

Just correcting the truth. I should be a politician.


Diet? :crazy2:

Regular is like drinking motor oil.


He looks like a guy who could use a remote-controlled tie rack.

He does have two ties now. Do the motorized racks work with clip-ons?


You're not fooling me. I saw the pizza he was wolfing down. That's the true source of strength. That, and gamma rays.

He's also an orphan from krypton who got bit by a radioactive spider while going through martial arts training with monks.


Nice one! :thumbsup2

Thanks!


And so begins the addiction.

It's cheeper thank crack. :thumbsup2



Sounds like you paid as much attention as I do.

I think she might still be talking. I can't be sure.


Could you see anything?

Yes. She pointed out her favorite plants in the jungle.
That one. And that one. And that one over there.


Great, now you have to come back and try again. Darn it all!
The relentless pursuit of perfection. It's not just for Lexus anymore.

FreezinRafiki
02-02-2013, 09:52 PM
Always spoil the boss.
It’s simply in your best interest.

Happy wife = Happy life. That's the golden rule.



So long as it does show up later on.
Otherwise your arms are gonn’a get real tired.

I'm too old for that. I'd make the kids do the flapping.


That would be a serious problem for my family

Finally, someone who feels my pain.


That would solve the problem.

And all was right with the world again!



How would we survive a flight without a copy of Sky Mall?
:lmao:
You can only make so many origami swans with the barf bags.


Just a vehicle for the consumption of condiments

Now that you mention it, the fry was dipped in the cheese sauce. :thumbsup2



Certainly better then a Birthday whipping

We stopped those after "the incident".



From the pictures I’d say that Ryder wasn’t all that impressed either.
:lmao:
Anything after a Dole Whip is a let down.



Let the ancient one-liners and puns begin… :thumbsup2

:woohoo:

It’s quite different at night as well.

Yes, it's mostly dark.


http://www.b17sam.com/kilroy.jpg[/CENTER]
That's exactly what I thought when I snapped that picture!

Actually all caught up now.

:woohoo:


The picture of Ryder peeking over the stroller is just too cute.

I'm surprised he held that pose long enough for me to take the picture. Usually he does it just long enough for me to dig the camera out, then stops. :headache:


Evan and the pizza reminds me of DS. :scared1: Eats me out of house and home now.
And I'll have two of them. :scared1:


Madison is so cute witht he fairies. I am surprised that as much as evan liked Jasmine, he isnot much for the fairies. ;)

He was grumpy. We had been at the MK for over an hour and hadn't been on a ride yet.

YAY that Bambi had her birthday in MK. :cool1:
:banana::banana:

FreezinRafiki
02-02-2013, 10:03 PM
Cute picture of anticipation.
:thumbsup2


That woman in the other seat looks like she is praying that Ryder doesn't start screaming or something.
Actually, she was quite chatty through most of the flight about her kids and grandkids, so I don't think she was too worried.


So....what did you think of OKW? Was it your first stay there?
We did one night there about 5 years ago. It's a nice resort. We were all the way to the back so it was a bit of a haul to the Hospitality House, but the resort was really nice.


A nice surprise.
::yes:::santa:

I knew that kid was strong the minute I met him.
He squeezes cans of spinach right into his mouth. True Story.


Not a fan of Casey's...got sick the one time we ate there, but glad Bambi got her birthday dinner.
Yikes! I'll stick with the corn dogs - we've never had problems with them before.


A very happy wife!
That's what I strive for!


Who can pass up baby puppy dog eyes?
Clearly, not us. :thumbsup2


Ryder doesn't look thrilled about the fairies either.
They didn't have Dole Whips. Therefore, they were not fun.


Glad I found this since no one told me you were doing it. :furious:

Ummm, you didn't know? It was posted on the nemesis PTR. :rolleyes1


And on my other TR. I knew you'd find it. I had faith. :thumbsup2

dvc4life
02-03-2013, 08:56 AM
Great report so far. Glad you are writing this TR as your reports are such a joy to read.

that's nice
02-04-2013, 11:48 AM
We still use sundials, and when it's cloudy, it's hard to tell what day it is. (And I'd like to point out that I fixed that typo at 9:48 - a full 4 minutes before you posted.)
I was probably responding when you were editing.

Why? He's not even potty trained himself. Why does he care where the dog goes?
He's thinking ahead. Smart kid you have there!

Probably could have, but jeans take up more space in the suitcase than shorts.
Jeans? Didn't you check the weather before you left mid 80's during the day and 65 at night. What did you need jeans for?

(I packed my jeans and our suitcase was 2lbs over, so I took them out) ;)

Just imagine what he could have done to that truck if it had hit him instead!
Turned it into butterflies?

Why not? They're made mostly of meat.:confused3
You call that meat? :lmao:

WISHES always used to close the park down. Never bothered to check the Times Guide. :headache:
I will agree with you. They changed it to get you in trouble.

FreezinRafiki
02-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Great report so far. Glad you are writing this TR as your reports are such a joy to read.
Thanks for joining in!


Jeans? Didn't you check the weather before you left mid 80's during the day and 65 at night. What did you need jeans for?
The walk from the van to the terminal and the walk from the terminal to the van when we got back. Remember - we had to pack enough gear for 3 kids, plus Christmas presents for Bambi's parents. I didn't want to be standing around in shorts in Wisconsin in January trying to get all that repacked into the van for the drive home.


You call that meat? :lmao:
Some of the stuff in the hot dog comes from an animal, so technically, it's meat-like.


I will agree with you. They changed it to get you in trouble.
:headache:

petals
02-07-2013, 07:24 PM
joining in. Luvin the update so far. What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday flying to WDW for dole whips and corn dogs :)

eandesmom
02-07-2013, 10:53 PM
I'm here for the rebuttal! Loving it so far. I have to admit I'm a bit intrigued by the couch to 5K. I'd always taken that fairly literally. I'm definitely active and not on the couch but...not a runner though I've done a 5K a few times. So when you said you'd done a 5K but then mentioned doing the couch to...it intrigued me. Clearly it worked and quite well, I saw your time. I can't say I'm inspired to run yet but oh, the excuse for more disney trips is...tempting.

Love the birthday Dole Whip for Bambi, can't think of anything better.

petals
02-12-2013, 12:26 PM
hmm your thread didn't appear in my commented on thread for me to follow it yet so marking again :goodvibes Also got my sunglasses ready for when you post updates including that bright orange t-shirt. :goodvibes

FreezinRafiki
02-12-2013, 12:35 PM
joining in. Luvin the update so far. What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday flying to WDW for dole whips and corn dogs :)
Welcome! And it looks like we'll be able to do it again next year! :banana:

I'm here for the rebuttal! Loving it so far. I have to admit I'm a bit intrigued by the couch to 5K. I'd always taken that fairly literally. I'm definitely active and not on the couch but...not a runner though I've done a 5K a few times. So when you said you'd done a 5K but then mentioned doing the couch to...it intrigued me. Clearly it worked and quite well, I saw your time. I can't say I'm inspired to run yet but oh, the excuse for more disney trips is...tempting.
Welcome! I certainly wasn't a runner before (not like I am now, but I at least have the metal!) and it really eased you into the program. Go for it! The runDisney events are a blast!

Love the birthday Dole Whip for Bambi, can't think of anything better.
I can - doing it two years in a row. And checking the times guide for Wishes. :headache:

hmm your thread didn't appear in my commented on thread for me to follow it yet so marking again :goodvibes Also got my sunglasses ready for when you post updates including that bright orange t-shirt. :goodvibes
That's probably because I haven't been on it in a few days! You may want to turn down the brightness on your monitor, as well. :rotfl:

FreezinRafiki
02-13-2013, 10:54 AM
As per usual, Evan is our early bird. And it really appears that his little brother is following in his pre-dawn footsteps. So after giving Ryder his bottle, we tossed him up into bed with Evan to play for a little while.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZcSlKM03CwQ/URKaE4MFhoI/AAAAAAAANvE/0G9ra4d-qeM/s800/IMG_4635.JPG

Madison, meanwhile, complained about being cold while curling up in a tiny little ball under her thin little fleece blanket. Oh, if only there were other blankets that she could have covered up with.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r9OoV8uaHxE/URKaFfsduRI/AAAAAAAANvM/FRkRHEypYW4/s800/IMG_4636.JPG

We finally convinced her to wake up so we could head up to Old Key West's Hospitality House for some breakfast. Despite being at pretty much the far back end of the resort, it was such a nice morning that we decided to walk to the front, rather than wait for a bus. (The bus would have to make 2 other stops before getting to the front of the resort anyway, so the walk is usually quicker anyway).

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As you can see, it was a pretty foggy morning. We were taking our time wandering along the sidewalk taking in the scenery, when some of the local wildlife started rustling. At first I thought it was just some squirrels or maybe some birds. Then noises started getting louder and angrier. Perhaps it was a gator, climbing out of the pond off to our left. But then....out of the fog ... emerged something far scarier.... Carl.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P3XkwDnCDAM/URKaGYVewJI/AAAAAAAANvc/YO9MXpEEjrc/s800/IMG_4640.JPG



Carl (DisneyDadC) was down at Disney World for the DisDad's convention - a gathering of a bunch of us from here on the DIS that we planned to correspond to Marathon Weekend. And he was staying in a building right across the cul de sac from us. Carl was catching a bus to Magic Kingdom that morning, so we walked up to the bus stop together. We left him there and continued our walk.

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Along the way, we popped onto the tee box of one of the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course holes and I let Even take a couple of hacks. He's and excellent driver - as long as he's using imaginary balls and clubs.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uQijLPuEFiQ/URKaHZ4DiyI/AAAAAAAANvw/94R0KuYOLxM/s800/IMG_4646.JPG

We made it to the Hospitality House, had some decent quick serve breakfast (egg, cheese and bacon on a croissant) dining at a picnic table over looking the pool and the docks where you can catch the water taxi to Downtown Disney.

After breakfast, we hopped a bus to Hollywood Studios. I had to run down to ESPN Wild World of Sports today to grab all of the running gear, but wanted to get in one ride with the kids first. Bambi's parents had met us there and we stared down Sunset Blvd. We had just handed Ryder of to grandpa when grandma got a call about a job. We waited around for about a minute while she took the call, but then, in the distance I heard the rolling thunder of a Brazilian Tour Group. We made an executive decision that the posted 15 minute wait would probably double if we didn't jump in line now. See ya later, Grandma - we're about to hit the crowded freeways of LA!

We made it into the standby line just ahead of the sea of yellow shirts and basically breezed right into the preshow.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XuZ4ANbM5Sg/URKaIR66lpI/AAAAAAAANwA/k6eirUFaxD4/s800/IMG_0908.jpg

After a soaring rendition of "Love in an Elevator" we arrived at the concert hall just in time! Again!

It was, however, time for me to catch a bus to ESPN. I bid a sad goodbye to the kids and watched the fight back tears as I walked away. Yeah, right. Madison and Evan had already grabbed Grandma's hand and were pulling her over to the standby line to ride again with Bambi and Ryder and Grandpa were busy playing "Tickle the Baby" on a bench. (Ryder was playing the part of the "baby".) I'm not sure anyone even noticed I left. Except for Bambi, when she asked for the credit card "just in case".

It was still pretty early, so most of the busses were just dropping off. I knew there was not direct bus to ESPN, so I wandered over by the bus stops to wait for a resort bus to either Pop Century or the All Stars (the closest resorts to ESPN.) I found a bus driver on the other side of a fence and asked him what the best resort bus would be. He agreed with Pop or All Stars and to me to hold tight, a bus should be around soon. A few minutes later, a bus pulled up to the Caribbean Beach stop. I figured it was close enough and went to hop on. The driver opened the door and asked if I was going to ESPN. I was a bit shocked, but said yes. He said a bus was dispatched to get me and was pulling in right behind him. Sure enough, the bus that just stopped at the station behind him was driven by the original bus driver I had talked to! After he left me, he said he went to his bus, called dispatch and told them I was waiting to get to ESPN. They told him to go a head and take me to Pop. I sat up in the front and had a nice conversation the driver all the way to the resort about his experiences driving Disney buses and life in general. Disney Transportation Rocks!

We pulled into Pop, and just as luck would have it, the ESPN bus was sitting there loading. These weren't just Disney buses, either. Disney contracted with several 3rd party bus companies for the Marathon Weekend transportation and we were riding in nice coach buses!

ESPN was a total madhouse when I got there. People were everywhere! I guess it's to be expected when 60,000 runners descend on an event. My first stop was the HP Field House to get our running bibs. Yes, I said "our" because I wasn't the only runner in the family. Evan and Madison were both competing in the Kids Races. And wouldn't you know it, pickup for the half marathon and ChEAR zone were downstairs, while the kids races were upstairs.

A view of the downstairs pickup area:
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Each one of those lighten booths along the walls corresponded to your bib number. Find your range of numbers, get in line, and a few minutes later you had your bib. It was very efficient. I also picked up the ChEAR Zone stuff for Bambi, her parents and the kids. They got the Gold level, which included a t-shirt, blanket, Mickey Clappers and most of all - a wristband that granted them access to special viewing locations in front of the Castle and at the bleachers at the finish line.

So, weighed down by 5 stadium blankets, 5 tshirts and 5 clappers, I headed up stairs to pick up the kids' race bibs. Turns out my year of training wasn't to run a half marathon - it was to pick up all the stuff for a half marathon.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qiFvSHcyags/URKaJiF3CCI/AAAAAAAANwY/FJbsFUxubeU/s800/IMG_0909.jpg

Soon enough I had all of the bibs, commemorative ears, commemorative pins, and ChEAR zone swag. Now it was time to head across the promenade to the Jostens Center where I could pick up stuff for me! And if I thought the bib pickup was hectic, the Health and Fitness Expo was absolutely insane. I made my way through the hoards of people to t-shirt pickup, then tried to browse the runDisney merchandise booths. They had a lot of really cool shirts, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on a $35 shirt, no matter how awesome it looked. I did, however, snap a shot of one that I really liked:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M-HxUFH-vFw/URKaKSItKBI/AAAAAAAANwo/yQ8yUlNp3q4/s800/IMG_0910.jpg

I did get a Mickey Head magnet with the 2013 1/2 Marathon logo for $8 (minus the 10% AP discount!). Disney had one long, snaking line for the checkout, but at least 50 cash registers lining a wall so it went pretty fast.

I would have loved to browse all of the other vendor booths at the Expo, but they were packed to the gills with people and I was hungry enough to eat a horse. But enough about UK Burger Kings....

I hopped a bus back to Old Key West to drop all the gear off in the room. While there, I ran into some other DisDads - Scott, Chris and Carl (again). We all hopped a bus to MK, where Bambi and the family were headed after the morning at Hollywood Studios.

BUT WAIT! What were they doing all morning you ask? Well, I'm not exactly sure, it looks like they were having a pretty good time:

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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5ixeLEvxCgk/URKaIhQjbQI/AAAAAAAANwI/GhAx40xjRP8/s800/43927920050.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0UVhSXwkAsE/URKaJNjob6I/AAAAAAAANwQ/cJQoxfeIIvc/s800/43927920052.jpg

Yes - they took out the landspeeder that was across from Star Tours and stationed a Photopass photographer there where they will insert Darth Vader into your picture.

They arrived at Magic Kingdom a few minutes ahead of me, and found that Christmas was now officially over. The tree, the garland, the decorations - all gone from the night before.

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Clearly, Ryder was upset by this.

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I made my way up Main Street where the family was watching the Dream Along with Mickey show at the castle. Well, Evan wasn't so much [I]watching as he was spying.

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Up Next: An EPIC meeting of DisDads. And Dole Whips.

that's nice
02-13-2013, 11:53 AM
As per usual, Evan is our early bird. And it really appears that his little brother is following in his pre-dawn footsteps. So after giving Ryder his bottle, we tossed him up into bed with Evan to play for a little while.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZcSlKM03CwQ/URKaE4MFhoI/AAAAAAAANvE/0G9ra4d-qeM/s800/IMG_4635.JPG
I think we should stick Juliana, Christopher, Ryder, & Evan in a room together. They could keep each other company while the rest of us can sleep to a normal hour. :rolleyes:

Then noises started getting louder and angrier. Perhaps it was a gator, climbing out of the pond off to our left. But then....out of the fog ... emerged something far scarier.... Carl.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P3XkwDnCDAM/URKaGYVewJI/AAAAAAAANvc/YO9MXpEEjrc/s800/IMG_4640.JPG

[insert panicked screaming here]
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You found him!!!! And look, he wasn't holding a beer! :rotfl2::rotfl2:

Along the way, we popped onto the tee box of one of the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course holes and I let Even take a couple of hacks. He's and excellent driver - as long as he's using imaginary balls and clubs.
Nice drive Evan! You could give Tiger Woods a run for his money.

We had just handed Ryder of to grandpa when grandma got a call about a job. We waited around for about a minute while she took the call, but then, in the distance I heard the rolling thunder of a Brazilian Tour Group. We made an executive decision that the posted 15 minute wait would probably double if we didn't jump in line now. See ya later, Grandma - we're about to hit the crowded freeways of LA!
Or turn into an 80 minute wait. :mad:

It was, however, time for me to catch a bus to ESPN. I bid a sad goodbye to the kids and watched the fight back tears as I walked away.
I didn't know you were so emotional.

I'm not sure anyone even noticed I left. Except for Bambi, when she asked for the credit card "just in case".
Nice work Bambi! :thumbsup2

Sure enough, the bus that just stopped at the station behind him was driven by the original bus driver I had talked to! After he left me, he said he went to his bus, called dispatch and told them I was waiting to get to ESPN. They told him to go a head and take me to Pop. I sat up in the front and had a nice conversation the driver all the way to the resort about his experiences driving Disney buses and life in general. Disney Transportation Rocks!
Nice job getting a guy fired.

ESPN was a total madhouse when I got there. People were everywhere! I guess it's to be expected when 60,000 runners descend on an event.
What time did you end up getting there? This was Thursday right?

They got the Gold level, which included a t-shirt, blanket, Mickey Clappers and most of all - a wristband that granted them access to special viewing locations in front of the Castle and at the bleachers at the finish line.
That's cool. I didn't know that you needed the Cheerzone to get access to MK.. or was that just to be able to get to the front of the castle?

So, weighed down by 5 stadium blankets, 5 tshirts and 5 clappers, I headed up stairs to pick up the kids' race bibs. Turns out my year of training wasn't to run a half marathon - it was to pick up all the stuff for a half marathon.
:lmao:

And if I thought the bib pickup was hectic, the Health and Fitness Expo was absolutely insane. I made my way through the hoards of people to t-shirt pickup, then tried to browse the runDisney merchandise booths. They had a lot of really cool shirts, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on a $35 shirt, no matter how awesome it looked. I did, however, snap a shot of one that I really liked:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M-HxUFH-vFw/URKaKSItKBI/AAAAAAAANwo/yQ8yUlNp3q4/s800/IMG_0910.jpg
$35??????

I swear I got the same shirt after the race for $20. I spent $77 total.. lets do the math:
Pint Glass $12 77-12= 65
1/2 Magnet $8 65-8= 57
Long sleeve shirt was around $30 57-30= 27
Leaves $27 plus the tax I paid... so maybe it was $23 or something.

Could they possibly jack up the prices for the expo and lower them after the race?

And I didn't have my AP on me or I could of got a discount.:mad:



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e8uKQO-FeyI/URKaH5q5aHI/AAAAAAAANv4/aqZu2nETwm4/s800/43927920044.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5ixeLEvxCgk/URKaIhQjbQI/AAAAAAAANwI/GhAx40xjRP8/s800/43927920050.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0UVhSXwkAsE/URKaJNjob6I/AAAAAAAANwQ/cJQoxfeIIvc/s800/43927920052.jpg

Yes - they took out the landspeeder that was across from Star Tours and stationed a Photopass photographer there where they will insert Darth Vader into your picture.
Those Darth Vader pics are awesome!

afwdwfan
02-13-2013, 11:58 AM
As per usual, Evan is our early bird. And it really appears that his little brother is following in his pre-dawn footsteps. So after giving Ryder his bottle, we tossed him up into bed with Evan to play for a little while.
You need to work on getting Evan to give him the bottle. :rolleyes1

At first I thought it was just some squirrels or maybe some birds. Then noises started getting louder and angrier. Perhaps it was a gator, climbing out of the pond off to our left. But then....out of the fog ... emerged something far scarier.... Carl.
Come on Carl, if you're going to attack Barry from the brush, you've got to be a little more stealthy next time!!! :sad2:

Along the way, we popped onto the tee box of one of the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course holes and I let Even take a couple of hacks. He's and excellent driver - as long as he's using imaginary balls and clubs.
Any imaginary gophers? :confused3

We waited around for about a minute while she took the call, but then, in the distance I heard the rolling thunder of a Brazilian Tour Group. We made an executive decision that the posted 15 minute wait would probably double if we didn't jump in line now. See ya later, Grandma - we're about to hit the crowded freeways of LA!
Um.... yeah, definitely made the right call on that one.

After a soaring rendition of "Love in an Elevator"
But could you hear it over the Portuguese chants coming from the queue area?

I'm not sure anyone even noticed I left. Except for Bambi, when she asked for the credit card "just in case".
Don't embellish the story Barry. We all know she didn't notice. Why would she ask for the credit card when she already has her KTTW card? :confused3 :lmao:

Disney Transportation Rocks!
::yes::

Turns out my year of training wasn't to run a half marathon - it was to pick up all the stuff for a half marathon.
If the idea of running that far wasn't enough of a deterrent to keep me from a half marathon, going through the check in process probably would be.:lmao::rotfl2:

But enough about UK Burger Kings....
They have Burger King in the UK??? :confused3 :rotfl:

While there, I ran into some other DisDads - Scott, Chris and Carl (again).
Just remember, Barry. Team Tim always knows where you are... :rolleyes1

Yes - they took out the landspeeder that was across from Star Tours and stationed a Photopass photographer there where they will insert Darth Vader into your picture
Cool PP pictures. :thumbsup2

afwdwfan
02-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Could they possibly jack up the prices for the expo and lower them after the race?

Let's think about that one... we have all these Half Marathon shirts and the race is over now, what should we do with them??? :confused3
A. Give them away. :lmao::rotfl2:
B. Donate them to some third world country. :rolleyes1
C. Sell them for 1/2 price which will be a 500% mark up as opposed to 1000%:thumbsup2

that's nice
02-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Let's think about that one... we have all these Half Marathon shirts and the race is over now, what should we do with them??? :confused3
A. Give them away. :lmao::rotfl2:
B. Donate them to some third world country. :rolleyes1
C. Sell them for 1/2 price which will be a 500% mark up as opposed to 1000%:thumbsup2

That was more of a rhetorical question. :lmao::lmao:

petals
02-13-2013, 05:10 PM
great update. I'm with Evan and Ryder something about being near WDW wakes me up early :)

katoot
02-13-2013, 07:47 PM
So I just discovered this. Don't get around to these boards too often, only when I see updates in TRs. Can't wait to hear more (so I can hopefully persuade DW to let me/us go next year so I can do the half)!

DisneyDadC
02-14-2013, 07:56 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P3XkwDnCDAM/URKaGYVewJI/AAAAAAAANvc/YO9MXpEEjrc/s800/IMG_4640.JPG


.

ut oh I think this TR just took a turn for the worst LOL.


Nice update Barry:thumbsup2

petals
02-14-2013, 08:09 PM
I think we should stick Juliana, Christopher, Ryder, & Evan in a room together. They could keep each other company while the rest of us can sleep to a normal hour. :rolleyes:


Maybe next time you go you should bring me and I can get up with the kids and go have Disney fun super early while the rest of you sleep :) :goodvibes

DrMomof3
02-14-2013, 08:10 PM
I agree that the Expo was INSANE! I was there without children and would have happily spent money (I had gotten an unexpected work bonus the week before that was burning a hole in my pocket) but it was too crowded to move.

Amanda

Captain_Oblivious
02-15-2013, 11:12 AM
Madison, meanwhile, complained about being cold while curling up in a tiny little ball under her thin little fleece blanket. Oh, if only there were other blankets that she could have covered up with.

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

As you can see, it was a pretty foggy morning. We were taking our time wandering along the sidewalk taking in the scenery, when some of the local wildlife started rustling. At first I thought it was just some squirrels or maybe some birds. Then noises started getting louder and angrier. Perhaps it was a gator, climbing out of the pond off to our left. But then....out of the fog ... emerged something far scarier.... Carl.

[insert panicked screaming here]

:scared1:

Along the way, we popped onto the tee box of one of the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course holes and I let Even take a couple of hacks. He's and excellent driver - as long as he's using imaginary balls and clubs.

Most of my best shots have come that way as well.

Oh, and Rain Man. :thumbsup2

We waited around for about a minute while she took the call, but then, in the distance I heard the rolling thunder of a Brazilian Tour Group. We made an executive decision that the posted 15 minute wait would probably double if we didn't jump in line now. See ya later, Grandma - we're about to hit the crowded freeways of LA!

Really, the only decision that could have been made.

It was, however, time for me to catch a bus to ESPN. I bid a sad goodbye to the kids and watched the fight back tears as I walked away. Yeah, right. Madison and Evan had already grabbed Grandma's hand and were pulling her over to the standby line to ride again with Bambi and Ryder and Grandpa were busy playing "Tickle the Baby" on a bench. (Ryder was playing the part of the "baby".) I'm not sure anyone even noticed I left. Except for Bambi, when she asked for the credit card "just in case".

Fatherhood is a glamorous business.

The driver opened the door and asked if I was going to ESPN. I was a bit shocked, but said yes. He said a bus was dispatched to get me and was pulling in right behind him. Sure enough, the bus that just stopped at the station behind him was driven by the original bus driver I had talked to!

:cool1::woohoo: Disney bus pixie dust!

I sat up in the front and had a nice conversation the driver all the way to the resort about his experiences driving Disney buses and life in general. Disney Transportation Rocks!

Get any tips? I'm assuming you'll be applying for one of these positions as a retirement job, like the rest of us.

So, weighed down by 5 stadium blankets, 5 tshirts and 5 clappers, I headed up stairs to pick up the kids' race bibs. Turns out my year of training wasn't to run a half marathon - it was to pick up all the stuff for a half marathon.

Disney's Iron Man Race forces you to carry all this crap while you're running.

They had a lot of really cool shirts, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on a $35 shirt, no matter how awesome it looked. I did, however, snap a shot of one that I really liked:

For $35, it should run the race for you.

I would have loved to browse all of the other vendor booths at the Expo, but they were packed to the gills with people and I was hungry enough to eat a horse. But enough about UK Burger Kings....

:crazy2:

Yes - they took out the landspeeder that was across from Star Tours and stationed a Photopass photographer there where they will insert Darth Vader into your picture.

Not a bad trade. Not a bad trade at all! Much better than, say, trading O'hana for 1900 Park Fare.

FreezinRafiki
02-23-2013, 09:41 PM
I think we should stick Juliana, Christopher, Ryder, & Evan in a room together. They could keep each other company while the rest of us can sleep to a normal hour. :rolleyes:

That sounds like a good idea, but my "normal hour" is usually around sunrise anyway.

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You found him!!!! And look, he wasn't holding a beer!

No, it was like 8 am. It was a chocolate doughnut. :rotfl:

Nice drive Evan! You could give Tiger Woods a run for his money.

On the golf course or in a Cadillac on Thanksgiving?


Or turn into an 80 minute wait. :mad:

Oh come on, that never happens. ;)

I didn't know you were so emotional.

Its called "sensitive." Or something like that.


Nice work Bambi!

:headache:

What time did you end up getting there? This was Thursday right?

Yes, it was Thursday. I think I got there around 10 or so.


That's cool. I didn't know that you needed the Cheerzone to get access to MK.. or was that just to be able to get to the front of the castle?

Anyone can get into the MK, but there was a special roped off area in front the the castle for ChearZone. They also had a special section of bleachers at the finish line they got access to.


$35??????

I swear I got the same shirt after the race for $20. I spent $77 total.. lets do the math:
Pint Glass $12 77-12= 65
1/2 Magnet $8 65-8= 57
Long sleeve shirt was around $30 57-30= 27
Leaves $27 plus the tax I paid... so maybe it was $23 or something.

The one in that picture may have been cheaper. I was looking at the tech running shirts that were all $35.

Could they possibly jack up the prices for the expo and lower them after the race?
I found half a picked over rack of marathon and half marathon stuff at Team Mickey on Sunday. Not much left, but none of it was discounted.

And I didn't have my AP on me or I could of got a discount.:mad:

Annual Pass. Don't leave home without it.


Those Darth Vader pics are awesome!
::yes::

You need to work on getting Evan to give him the bottle. :rolleyes1
I'd be worried about what he'd put in it.


Come on Carl, if you're going to attack Barry from the brush, you've got to be a little more stealthy next time!!!

Hard to exercise your ninja skills when you're mowing down a chocolate doughnut.


Any imaginary gophers? :confused3

Only the ones made of C4. :squirrel:


Um.... yeah, definitely made the right call on that one.

Buh bye!:wave2:


But could you hear it over the Portuguese chants coming from the queue area?

They were playing the Portuguese version of the song. :(


Don't embellish the story Barry. We all know she didn't notice. Why would she ask for the credit card when she already has her KTTW card? :confused3 :lmao:

Yeah, like I give her card charging privileges. :rolleyes1


If the idea of running that far wasn't enough of a deterrent to keep me from a half marathon, going through the check in process probably would be.:lmao::rotfl2:

What doesn't kill me makes me stronger. That darn near killed me.


They have Burger King in the UK??? :confused3 :rotfl:

Yes, and inspectors found horse meat in some of their burgers.:scared:


Just remember, Barry. Team Tim always knows where you are... :rolleyes1

Yes. Usually ahead of him. :wave2:

Cool PP pictures. :thumbsup2
::yes::

FreezinRafiki
02-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Let's think about that one... we have all these Half Marathon shirts and the race is over now, what should we do with them??? :confused3
A. Give them away. :lmao::rotfl2:
B. Donate them to some third world country. :rolleyes1
C. Sell them for 1/2 price which will be a 500% mark up as opposed to 1000%:thumbsup2
D:. Shop rags in the monorail maintenance shed.

great update. I'm with Evan and Ryder something about being near WDW wakes me up early :)
Theres no time to sleep on vacation!

FreezinRafiki
02-23-2013, 09:47 PM
So I just discovered this. Don't get around to these boards too often, only when I see updates in TRs. Can't wait to hear more (so I can hopefully persuade DW to let me/us go next year so I can do the half)!
What types of things does she like? Unicorns? Because I can totally write unicorns into the TR if it will help.

ut oh I think this TR just took a turn for the worst LOL.

Nah, it's just getting good!

Maybe next time you go you should bring me and I can get up with the kids and go have Disney fun super early while the rest of you sleep :) :goodvibes
An Irish nanny? Sounds cool!

FreezinRafiki
02-23-2013, 09:55 PM
I agree that the Expo was INSANE! I was there without children and would have happily spent money (I had gotten an unexpected work bonus the week before that was burning a hole in my pocket) but it was too crowded to move.

Amanda
I was looking forward to wandering around and checking out the booths, but YIKES!


Most of my best shots have come that way as well.

Most of my imaginary shots end up in the water too. :sad2:

Oh, and Rain Man. :thumbsup2
What the heck....+1:thumbsup2


Really, the only decision that could have been made.

No man left behind! Grandmothers, however....


Fatherhood is a glamorous business.

Yes, dear.


:cool1::woohoo: Disney bus pixie dust!

::yes:: but they still run on Diesel. I asked.


Get any tips? I'm assuming you'll be applying for one of these positions as a retirement job, like the rest of us.

Go fast, turn left.

Wait, that's NASCAR.


Disney's Iron Man Race forces you to carry all this crap while you're running.

I could used an Arc Reactor, come to mention it.


For $35, it should run the race for you.

If I hadn't washed any of my training gear throughout the year it probably could have.


Not a bad trade. Not a bad trade at all! Much better than, say, trading O'hana for 1900 Park Fare.
Come on, that would never happen. :headache:

KatMark
03-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Hello, is anyone home? Hello??????????????????????

DisneyDadC
05-09-2013, 08:02 AM
Wow I guess this page is closed for business:confused3

FreezinRafiki
05-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Hello, is anyone home? Hello??????????????????????

Wow I guess this page is closed for business:confused3

Yes, I've been a very bad boy with the updates. I'll see what I can whip up this weekend. Hopefully.

Cinderella's Fella
05-11-2013, 07:43 AM
Yes, I've been a very bad boy with the updates. I'll see what I can whip up this weekend. Hopefully.

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KatMark
05-11-2013, 10:31 PM
Happy Mother's Day to Bambi.


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afwdwfan
05-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Yes, I've been a very bad boy with the updates. I'll see what I can whip up this weekend. Hopefully.

Weekend is over.



Nice update. :thumbsup2

petals
06-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Theres no time to sleep on vacation!

I agree :goodvibes you can sleep when you're at home and supposed to be working

KatMark
06-04-2013, 10:50 PM
Weekend is over.



Nice update. :thumbsup2

That was one longggggggggggggggggggggg weekend. popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

afwdwfan
06-05-2013, 08:28 AM
That was one longggggggggggggggggggggg weekend. popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

He's so many trips behind at this point, I think he's about to pull a Don and just abandon TR writing altogether. :rolleyes1

petals
08-20-2013, 06:59 PM
Have you forgotten how to Dis? :confused3

MEK
08-20-2013, 07:12 PM
Hi Barry! Subbing in for another one of your TRs! :thumbsup2