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KatMark 10-07-2012 10:22 PM

How Much Do You Ladies Charge to Haunt the Castle? -- Departure Day up (See index
Hello, everyone. We've been back 8 days from our trip, so I thought it was time to get the next KatMark TR rolling. What do you all think?

Welcome old's so good to have you back (your support these last couple of months has kept us going...thank you).

And a special welcome to any newcomers who are just joining a KatMark TR. Although I may not be as funny with my words or as poetic as some, I still hope you enjoy the ride.

I'll do brief introductions for those newcomers.

First, there is Mark, my wonderful husband of 29 years:

Mark is a salesman who sells merchandise to dollar stores; during the spring/summer he is an umpire of youth and high school baseball games to help pay for our Disney obsession:

Mark loves everything Disney...the attractions, the shows, the shopping, the food and the trying on of these little beauties:
(although he says everyone is stealing "his" thunder and he may retire the hat photos on our next trip)

Then there is me, your narrator, Kathy:

I am an administrative assistant to a very special attorney, starting our 38th year together (I'll tell you more about just one of the many reasons he is very special just a bit later).

I love everything about Disney as well, and love to make all the plans (so far, Mark's only been truly disappointed in my planning twice...and both of those times were on this trip...more on that later as well).

When not reading about Disney or planning trips, I love to spend time with our wonderful kids -- Andy, Mark and soon to be Alisha.

Here's a little bit on each of the boys

Andy, age 26, is a wannabe teacher (still no full-time job), a high school assistant baseball coach and one of the most generous, good-hearted people I know!

Andy has been dating Des for 15 months and has gone to Disney with her (and will be again on Mark's surprise 60th birthday trip):

Mark, age 24, works in data systemS for an affiliate of John Deere and is an assistant high school wrestling coach; he is also engaged to our future daughter-in-law, Alisha.

Alisha, our future daughter-in-law (June 2013 wedding). Alisha works at a Nursing Home as she is waitlisted for Radiology School. Things have been a little difficult at the Nursing Home and she is considering working at a Bank as she's always been good with math:

The engaged couple from their engagement pictures (there is an update on the Engagement Party on my PTR):

And, last but not least, our beloved Cookie (even though she didn't make the two week trip with us...Andy took very good care of her while we were gone). Cookie is a Bichon Frise and will be 15 years old in November:

Up next, arrival day.

KatMark 10-07-2012 10:23 PM


Arrival Day, Part 1
Arrival Day, Part 2
Arrival Day, Part 3
Arrival Day, Part 4
Arrival Day, Part 4 continued

Day 1, Park 1, Part 1
Day 1, Park 1, Part 1 (Cont)
Day 1, Park 1, Part 2
Day 1, Park 1, Part 2 (Cont)
Day 1, Park 1, Part 3
Day 1, Park 2, Part 1--Pg 23
Day 1, Park 2, Part 1 (Cont)--Pg 24
Day 1, Park 2, Part 2--Pg 24
Day 1, Park 2, Part 2 (Cont)--Pg 24

Day 2, Park 1, Part 1
Day 2, Park 1, Part 1 (Cont)
Day 2, Park 1, Part 2
Day 2, Park 1, Part 2 (Cont)
Day 2, Park 1, Part 3
Day 2, Park 2
Day 2, Park 2 (Cont)
Day 2, Park 2 (Cont)


Day 3, Part 1
Day 3, Part 1 (Cont)
Day 3, Part 2
Day 3, Part 2 (Cont)
Day 3, Part 3
Day 3, Part 3 (Cont)
Day 3, Part 4
Day 3, Part 5

Day 4
Day 4 (Cont)
Day 4 (Cont)

Day 5, Part 1
Day 5, Part 1 (Cont)
Day 5, Part 1 (Cont)
Day 5, Part 1 (Cont)
Day 5, Part 2
Day 5, Part 2 (Cont)

Day 6, Part 1
Day 6, Part 2
Day 6, Part 2 (Cont)
Day 6, Part 3
Day 6, Part 3 (Cont)
Day 6, Part 4
Day 6, Part 4 (Cont)
Day 6, The end

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11, Part 1
Day 11, Part 2

Day 12
Day 12 (Cont)

Day 13
Day 13 (Continued)
Day 13 (Continued, Part 2)

Departure's a Wrap

kaoden39 10-07-2012 10:52 PM

I'm here!

PhoenixStrength 10-07-2012 10:52 PM

Wait a minute, am I on the first page? I'm usually late to the party! :thumbsup2

So glad you got this started. I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

englishrose47 10-07-2012 10:56 PM

Subbing Did I make Page 1

blessedmom4 10-07-2012 10:58 PM

I am here!!! Great Pics!

amandaw 10-07-2012 11:00 PM

Joining in! Can't wait to hear all about it! :goodvibes

wigdoutdismom 10-07-2012 11:00 PM

Will try to keep up!

jecskc 10-07-2012 11:00 PM

I'm here !! Yay, you started your TR !! I have looking for you to get it going !! Can't wait to read all about it !!!

uncw89 10-07-2012 11:06 PM

Joining in!!! I'll try to keep up!

Poolrat 10-07-2012 11:07 PM

Here. trying to keep up but i keep going out of town. :lmao:

next time the laptop comes with me. ;)

inkedupmomma 10-07-2012 11:10 PM

Here kat! And subbed! Woot! Looking forward to hearing everything!

MaryAz 10-07-2012 11:21 PM

Yay, you started!!! Can't wait to follow along!

shan23877 10-08-2012 12:07 AM

Joining in!

Tell Mark that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. He'll always be the original funny hat guy. And also, I've gotta know what he thought of that call in the Cards/Braves game the other night and if you guys were as sad as I was to see Chipper retire. One of the true class acts. I'll miss watching him play. :sad1: And also the Triple Crown!!! October is my favorite time of year, and one of these days our Cubs will still be playing. ;)

Great pictures of the kids! My DH spent years trying to find a teaching job after college. He finally gave up and now he's in sales. It seems to be rough out there.

Anyway, can't wait to hear all about it!

MissPrice 10-08-2012 12:14 AM

Joining In :)

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