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Queila 09-18-2012 03:38 PM

9 days, 7 bladders, 3 strollers, 1 tropical storm and... lots of fun. UPDATED JUNE 24
 
Bonjour and :welcome: to my trip report.

My name is Queila and I am a 34 year old dental hygienist from Montreal.

Actually, I am really from Brazil but I moved to Canada 10 years ago to be with my husband Joey. He is that awesome.

We have a four year old daughter named Beatriz and we have been dealing with secondary infertility for the past two years. We tried fertility but lost two pregnancies in the last year. :( I guess you can say it has been emotional but planning and executing Disney trips have been a wonderful day to lighten up and bring some *pixie dust* into our lives.

This was our 4th trip as a family of three. Beatriz has been to Disney pretty much every year since she was born and, let me tell you, she is turning to be quite a Disney bug. On this trip she was finally tall enough to do some of the bigger rides and that fact alone added a whole new excitement to our trip. :thumbsup2

Joey is a full on Disney dad himself and his love for all things Disney increases with every trip we take.

This time around we had friends tagging along with us. It was a family of four with kids 6 and 3 years old. Hence, the task of "managing" 7 bladders and three strollers under the August Summer heat.

Being a larger party definitely slowed our pace down but I was ok with it for the most part. It helped me to just let the trip happen instead of trying to plan every minute of it. Turns out, we still got a lot accomplished and had a great time.

It was their first time at Disney and I got a little kick out of experiencing Disney through their eyes. I was happy to be able to show them a good time too.

The trip was from Aug. 26th to Sept. 3rd 2012. We stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter with free dining and had a 8 day Magic Your Way Ticket with no hopper pass.

You can read my TR for our 2011 trip right here. My TR's are known for dragging for quite some time but I always finish them so I hope you stick around!

This is my favorite picture of this trip. It was taken on day 4 by the Sassagoula River on our way to dinner at Port Orleans Riverside:

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...05562475_n.jpg

Next up:
Day 1- Will Isaac ruin our trip?

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Day 1:
Chapter 1- But is there even going to be a trip?
Chapter 2- But first we need to make it to Orlando.
Chapter 3- So we made it. Now take me out to the hotel.
Chapter 4- Port Orleans French Quarter, a review.
Chapter 5- Port Orleans French Quarter, pictures of our room.
Chapter 6- The rain follows us to Epcot and lunch at Via Napoli.
Chapter 7- Dodging the rain at Future World, a meal at Sunshine Seasons and, who knew, Illuminations.

Day 2:
Chapter 1- Isaac day;
Chapter 2- Post- storm afternoon at Magic Kingdom, lunch at Columbia Harbour House;
Chapter 3-Dinner at Kona Cafe;

Day 3:
Chapter 1- Animal Kingdom
Chapter 2- How much can we fit in one day at AK?
Chapter 3- Evening at POFQ

Day 4:
Chapter 1- Early morning at DHS with breakfast at Hollywood and Vine
Chapter 2- Is Beatriz finally tall enough for a thrill ride?

Q

natebenma 09-18-2012 03:44 PM

:woohoo:

I was wondering when you were starting.

I am SOOOOO in!!!

Dee

:cool1:

Queila 09-18-2012 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by natebenma (Post 46198051)
:woohoo:

I was wondering when you were starting.

I am SOOOOO in!!!

Dee

:cool1:

Welcome Dee!:) I am so happy you are here.

Jazzabelle508 09-18-2012 04:31 PM

I'm in :)

JAMIESMITH 09-18-2012 04:38 PM

Great picture! I hope Isaac didn't put a dampner on your trip! I'm here for the long haul!

cherjp 09-18-2012 04:53 PM

Hurrah a new trippie , tho still haven't finished reading old one xx never mind got a holiday weekend this weekend so will try to catch up.

So looking forward to hearing your new one.

Xx

butiflfeet 09-18-2012 07:48 PM

Yay for a new trip report! I'm hoping Isaac didn't ruin your plans too much :goodvibes

MissPrice 09-18-2012 07:58 PM

Joining in :)

onescgirl 09-18-2012 08:21 PM

I'm here! That is a beautiful family picture by the river.
I'm sorry you're going to thru secondary fertility. I know it's a emotional roller coaster and I will be praying for you. :flower3:

jecskc 09-18-2012 08:44 PM

I'm here !! Looking forward to reading !!

DinaBina 09-19-2012 12:17 AM

I'm so sorry for your secondary infertility. I have a few friends that are going through the same thing right now. It is very hard, and I will keep my fingers crossed for you all.

I'm on board looking forward to reading the rest of your trip!

:coffee:

Pyrate_Pryncess 09-19-2012 12:39 AM

I'm in! I can't wait to hear about your adventure with Isaac! We live on the panhandle and really didn't get anything. A small amount of rain and a few good gusts of wind! In fact, the weather and rain we've had over the past few days has been worse than what we got with Isaac!

mickeystoontown 09-21-2012 09:51 AM

I'm joining in too!

Queila 09-25-2012 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jazzabelle508 (Post 46198512)
I'm in :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by JAMIESMITH (Post 46198566)
Great picture! I hope Isaac didn't put a dampner on your trip! I'm here for the long haul!

Quote:

Originally Posted by cherjp (Post 46198712)
Hurrah a new trippie , tho still haven't finished reading old one xx never mind got a holiday weekend this weekend so will try to catch up.

So looking forward to hearing your new one.

Xx

Quote:

Originally Posted by butiflfeet (Post 46200281)
Yay for a new trip report! I'm hoping Isaac didn't ruin your plans too much :goodvibes

Quote:

Originally Posted by MissPrice (Post 46200376)
Joining in :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by onescgirl (Post 46200572)
I'm here! That is a beautiful family picture by the river.
I'm sorry you're going to thru secondary fertility. I know it's a emotional roller coaster and I will be praying for you. :flower3:

Quote:

Originally Posted by jecskc (Post 46200782)
I'm here !! Looking forward to reading !!

Quote:

Originally Posted by DinaBina (Post 46202136)
I'm so sorry for your secondary infertility. I have a few friends that are going through the same thing right now. It is very hard, and I will keep my fingers crossed for you all.

I'm on board looking forward to reading the rest of your trip!

:coffee:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pyrate_Pryncess (Post 46202177)
I'm in! I can't wait to hear about your adventure with Isaac! We live on the panhandle and really didn't get anything. A small amount of rain and a few good gusts of wind! In fact, the weather and rain we've had over the past few days has been worse than what we got with Isaac!

Quote:

Originally Posted by mickeystoontown (Post 46224674)
I'm joining in too!

:welcome: everybody and thank you for starting this off on a good note and leaving a comment. I love to know who is reading. ;)

Now... how was THAT for a slow start?!?

Queila 09-25-2012 02:06 PM

Is there even going to be a trip?

We left for our trip on a Sunday and the whole week we were monitoring the progress of tropical storm Isaac in the Caribbeans.

At one point they predicted it was going to pass right over Florida and it really put a damp on my pre trip excitement. :(

We called Air Canada and Disney enquiring about our options in case we decided not to go. Both companies told us that if there was a weather advisory issued by the government we could re schedule our trip free of charge.

So we decided to play it by ear and start packing. As the day of the trip drew closer it became clear that we would probably get the tale end of the storm instead of the eye which still meant quite a lot of rain. :worried:

I packed rain boots, rain jackets and games to play in the room just in case we would end up rained in for a couple of days.

By Saturday night when we went to bed our flight status on line was "on time" and the storm had taken a turn towards the Gulf of Mexico. :surfweb:

"I guess we are going to Disney world after all". :worship:

Next up:

Getting to Orlando.


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