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jecskc 11-26-2012 07:41 PM

Scooter Mom Rides Again !!! A Thanksgiving TR-Nov.21-25(Updated12/26-closingthoughts)
 
Intro

Hello fellows DISers and welcome to my new TR !!

We had planned this trip earlier this year, but cancelled it when I found out I was having surgery on my ankle. We thought I would still be in a cast at Thanksgiving, but I got my cast off on Halloween and after a couple of days, DH said to book something for Thanksgiving. Well, he didn't have to ask me twice. I booked that trip so fast his head spun (but not in a creepy Exorcist kinda way).

On July 23, I was coming down the stairs at our house and as I was descending, the dog was at the front window barking at something and my focus shifted from the stairs and onto whatever was causing the dog to spaz out. And I am not sure exactly what happened, but I fell down the remaining stairs injuring my left ankle very badly.

I had surgery September 20. It is a very painful surgery and it is VERY slow to heal. So even though I had my cast off, I was still in a walking boot and still in a decent amount of pain. So walking 8-10 miles a day was out of the question. So we rented a scooter - again.

In case anyone is wondering how long it has been since my injury occurred - it has been FOUR months. And I am still in a walking boot and not able to get around very well. It has been horrible. So I was happy to be getting another trip to Disney to cheer me up. So with my scooter rental and a bottle of pain pills, we were off !!

SO &&. Let me finally get down to introductions and trip details.

When: November 21-25, 2012

Where: Saratoga Springs Resort

Who: Me, Scooter Mom extraordinaire 44 year old Irrigation Designer and lover (aka crazy freak) of all things Disney.

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DH my wonderful husband of almost 15 years. In upper management at a local Chemical Company. He pretends to just tolerate my Disney obsession, but I think he has as much fun as we do.

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DS - 13 year old thrill seeker, but still a sweet boy (so far)

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DD - 10 year old sweetie who loves all things Disney.

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I hope those of you that choose to read along will stop by and say hello. I just love seeing my DIS friends and meeting new ones !!

Are you ready to roll with me - AGAIN ???? :moped:

Lets go !!

MissPrice 11-26-2012 07:43 PM

YAY!!! :cool1: First one...I'm here :goodvibes -Amanda

jecskc 11-26-2012 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by MissPrice (Post 46794191)
YAY!!! :cool1: First one...I'm here :goodvibes -Amanda

YAY !! Thanks for joining !! I will get started as soon as I can get my pictures uploaded.

luckylady 11-26-2012 08:26 PM

Yea another trip report. So glad to hear your foot is so much better. Made for a better time at disney.

Pixie Princess 11-26-2012 10:36 PM

I see at least one picture from the Segway tour was taken. ;) Ride on scooter mom!

jecskc 11-27-2012 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by luckylady (Post 46794576)
Yea another trip report. So glad to hear your foot is so much better. Made for a better time at disney.

:welcome: so happy to have to back to follow along !!

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Originally Posted by Pixie Princess (Post 46795626)
I see at least one picture from the Segway tour was taken. ;) Ride on scooter mom!

:welcome: My Disney bestie !! :love:

Yep - that photo was one of three and the other two looked just like that one. Epic fail on the photo taking of the tour. But I will let him slide, I guess since he had to have both hands on the Segway.

jecskc 11-27-2012 04:03 PM

Day 1 – Part 1

DH loves to drive at night because the lack of traffic. We try to leave super early and we usually get there in pretty good time. We are pretty tired at the end of that first day, but it works out well for him, so I go with it.
We headed out around 2 AM and the kids and I tried to sleep some in the car. I woke about 6 AM and we were over halfway there.

DH concentrating on driving and getting us to Disney as fast as possible

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DD not feeling like having a photo taken

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And DS still sleeping

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We stopped in Georgia and had breakfast at the Waffle house

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And the all important coffee

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I find Waffle House dirty and prefer not to eat there, but the food is always decent and the kids love it, so I go along.

We hopped back in the car and I took some boring photos

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Almost there

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And finally …….

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We are here !!! YAY !!

A really bad photo of the Saratoga Spring Entrance Sign

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We parked in handicap parking.

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I have a temporary handicap placard from our DMV. Having it with us made things much easier since I can’t walk very well.

Some decor

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DH took some photos while I checked in.

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DS with his iPad.

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These are standard issue at our public schools now. I wouldn’t buy him something that expensive. But he has done a really good job of keeping up with it and he enjoys listening to his music and keeping in touch with his friends, so he used it a lot on this trip.

Some pretty Christmas decorations

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We are DVC members and we only had a certain number of points left we could use, so I booked a deluxe studio for the first night and then a one bedroom for the remainder of our stay. I had requested Congress Park, but they didn’t have anything available, so they chose a room that was available in the Springs section.

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Stringbean&Wingnut 11-27-2012 04:59 PM

Joining in!!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures back at Sara-topia!!! :banana:

jecskc 11-27-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut (Post 46801465)
Joining in!!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures back at Sara-topia!!! :banana:

:welcome: Hey Sara !! I love that DD calls it that !! And I love that you remember it !!

marDgreen88 11-27-2012 08:42 PM

I'm here :) :) :)

jecskc 11-27-2012 09:27 PM

:welcome: Hey Marissa !! Thanks for being here !!

jecskc 11-28-2012 04:02 PM

Day 1 Part 2

We were so happy that our room was available so early in the day. It was only about 9:30 AM or so at the time. SO after taking a few more photos

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Our room number for the first night was

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DS found a friend hanging out on the light fixture

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Room photos sofa folds out

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Table and there is my scooter as well.

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TV very important for watching Stacey and the must dos

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Queen size bed

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Vanity

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Kitchenette

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Coat rack

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Bathroom

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DD loved the horsey pillows

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Looking from the sliding glass door

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The balcony railing love the mickey head cutouts

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Our view nice view of the pond and the fountain. Very pleasant.

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Some more room details

Curtain

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Lamp

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jecskc 11-28-2012 04:04 PM

Day 1  Part 2 continued

Art

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Bedspread

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Headboard

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Vanity

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luckylady 11-28-2012 04:37 PM

Great pictures. I'm with DD love the pillows. I have to say tho the hose on them looks like Mulan's or from one of the shows.

jecskc 11-28-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by luckylady (Post 46809530)
Great pictures. I'm with DD love the pillows. I have to say tho the hose on them looks like Mulan's or from one of the shows.

I have actually been looking for who the horses actually are. DD said that she thought one of them looked like Mulan's horse, too and she thought the other was Maximus from Tangled. But I can't find anything to back it up yet. I will keep looking though. Let me know if you can find anything. :goodvibes


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