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Old 01-09-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Our first trip and our honeymoon at Disney World, what could go wrong?

Hello all, I'm still fairly new to the Dis boards and spend most of my time just lurking around reading other peoples TR's. I decided to write my own because it seems like fun even if I am a few months late, our disney honeymoon took place in November.

I guess I will start with the usual introduction of myself and my DH. He and I have actually known each other since 1995. We dated briefly but DH is five years older then me and at that time I was just a wild girl and refused to be tied down in a relationship. Well anyway we ended up becoming much better friends and actually stayed in touch for a long time before we lost track of each other. Long story short, and lots of drama in between we finally got back in touch with each other about 3 years ago. I ended up inviting him to go to Disneyland with me and some friends and he actually took the day off from work so that he could go. I was surprised and thought that was cool but didn't think anything else of it. Well the day came and I went to his house to pick him up, now let me tell you it's not that DH was unattractive back then but when I saw him for the first time in seven years I was blown away, even with him balding which he hates but I don't mind I thought he looked great, so much more mature and attrative to me. Well the whole way to Disneyland which is not far, we flirted like crazy and we both realized how much we had changed and for the better. Anyway and I'm sorry if I'm rambling on now but the day at Disneyland turned out to be fantastic and my friends really liked him and at the end of the day they could tell something was going to happen between us. Within a few weeks of that day and DH and I talking all the time he professed his love for me and said that he loved me when he first met me and never stopped. My heart melted.

So fast forward to now and we are married and happy as can be. Obviously there is alot of history with DH and I, way to much to put on the boards but I think it holds true for DH at least if you love something, then let it go and if it comes back to you then it's meant to be.

So now it's time for who we are now.

Well my name is Kathleen, everyone calls me Kat. I'm 32 and currently have no job. I was born in New Jersey and spent most of my childhood there, but my mom had family in CA so we came to visit here often and eventually moved to CA. Because of that reason I was introduced to Disneyland at a young age and never looked back. I have been a lover of all things disney for most of my life and show no signs of slowing down.

Now DH is Alfonso, we call him AJ, he is 37 and works for Universal Studios Hollywood. Now I know there are mixed feelings for Universal on these boards but I can't help the fact he works there. He works for special events so that makes it a little better because of all the cool parties and people he gets to meet. Aside from the fact he works there he is also a lover of all things disney and always will be.

This is us at Disneyland on Buzz Lightyear

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This is our family for now

Our cats Willow and Storm, willow is in the back

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And this is Ashley

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Well I hope that introduction was okay and you will get a better idea of who we are as this TR goes along. Next up will be a bit about the wedding and a not so great start to the honeymoon.

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Our first trip and our honeymoon at Disney World, what could go wrong?

Okay so lets get to the good stuff. After DH popped the question we both new right away we were going to have our wedding on Halloween. Of course we would have loved to get married at Disney but we could never have afforded it plus we are very non traditional people for the most part.

So I'm sure your wondering why halloween and what type of freaks are these people but rest assured we are normal we just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE halloween and October and fall are our favorite time of the year, soooooo we figured it would be perfect. Now since DH and I payed for the wedding ourselves, neither one of our families really had the finances to help much we figured we would do a simple honeymoon. After going back and forth about a million times on where to go I casually mentioned Walt Disney World. DH of course said it was going to be to expensive and did not know how we would be able to swing it. Of course I started looking on the internet right away and found all sorts of good deals and with our AAA discount it was even better. So DH comes home that night and I show him all my info and out of the blue he starts talking about the Disney Cruise Line. I start to tell him that then the honeymoon will be to expensive and the cruise was not an option. I know what the hell was I thinking right. Well for the sake of just looking I started getting prices on the cruise's. Come to find out it's really not that bad and after telling DH he said, wait for it, wait for it "GO AHEAD AND BOOK IT". First I then I and and finally some of this .

So the plans are in motion, this is what we had come up with for the honeymoon.

Nov. 3 fly out of LAX and arrive at MCO around 6:30pm, Check into the Extended Stay Deluxe until Nov. 6

Nov. 6 Check into Disney's POFQ and stay until our cruise on Nov. 9. We booked the land and sea cruise.

Nov. 9 till Nov. 13 we sail on the Disney Wonder

Nov. 13 come back and check into the Best Western Lakeside until Nov. 17 then we come home.

Crazy huh! We had to stay offsite except for the land portion of the cruise because again finances would not allow us to stay on Disney property for the length of this trip. It was okay though and even all the moving around was not a problem.

So with everything set wedding wise and honeymoon wise the day finally came. Let me first tell you because this will be part of the what could go wrong later on I was deathly sick two weeks before our wedding so of course I was freaking out. Needless to say the wedding day came and I was fine, no problems at all. I will go ahead and post some photos of our Halloween wedding. I don't have the professional ones back yet because there was some problems and supposedly I'm supposed to get them in the next week or so. Almost four months after the wedding. So the pictures I have are stolen from other guest cameras.

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So as you can tell we had an interesting wedding. It was really alot of fun and our guest really liked it and had a good time.

So skip ahead a day and what happens after the wedding, I start feeling sick again. Since we had family visiting and were not leaving till Monday I felt I had to visit with them so I ignored how I felt and pushed on. So in between going out to eat and driving all over the place to visit people and also packing and doing laundry I was fading out fast. I should also mention that I have asthma and since I have been unemployed for awhile I have not had medical insurance so that was making matters worse because I felt like I had something more then a cold and really needed to go to the doctor. But alas I still pushed on and Sunday night I was finishing up packing and was feeling pretty bad so I decided to go to bed early since we had to be up at 6am to head to the airport.

So what happens while I'm sleeping? Stay tuned.

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I loved the wedding pictures..and I loved the cake btw.

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I loved the wedding pictures..and I loved the cake btw.

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Thank you, the cake was pretty cool I was surprised how well it came out.
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Our first trip and our honeymoon at Disney World, what could go wrong?

Okay so I left off with me going to sleep because I was just feeling horrible. I think I went to bed around 9pm or so. Well I woke up around 11pm and was coughing like crazy and also having a very bad asthma attack. DH was still running around the house packing last minute stuff and getting things organized. He took one look at me and wanted to take me to the ER because again if you remember I have not had medical insurance so that means I have not had the proper medicine to control my asthma. I told him I was fine and not to worry, I would be okay. Well my asthma attack did not let up even a little bit and so DH had the bright idea to call my best friend who also has asthma and ask her if we could borrow her nebulizer machine. After all that is what they would be giving me if I went to the ER anyway. Thankfully she was awake and told DH to come on over and get it. Now let me tell you she does not live very close to us, about an hour away actually so for my wonderful, new hubby to go and get the machine made me fall in love with him all over again. So hubby takes off and I'm trying to continue breathing until he gets back. Good times already was what I was thinking.

A little bit later DH returns, I swear he must have been going very fast because it did not take him long. So I set myself up for a breathing treatment and hope it works. After two treatments the attack has let up a bit but not all the way. And of course me still being extremely stubborn, I'm still not going to the hospital. So I try to calm myself down because now it's almost 3am and we have to be up at six to go to the airport and I'm just freaking out because I can't believe this is happening. So DH and I decide to try and get some more sleep, well he sleeps kinda and I don't sleep at all. Then the alarm goes off and I'm not happy at all. My first thought is it's officially our first day of our honeymoon and I can't do it, I can't get up. I felt so bad and was soooooo tired and weak. Then I started thinking your going to Disney World you have to get up, everything will be okay. I drag myself to the shower and this is when it all goes downhill. I start to have another asthma attack, this time it's way worse then the other one. I finish the shower get out and start giving myself a breathing treatment. It does not work at all this time, I mean nothing. So I'm completely panicking now and I'm crying like a baby because we are running behind and I feel so bad. I'm also now realizing that I'm really not getting any air into my lungs so I finally give up and admit that I have to go to the hospital. DH does not waste a minute and instantly he has me in the car and we are on the way to the ER. The whole way there I'm still crying my eyes out and I'm so mad and I'm mumbling about non refundable tickets and we are going to miss the plane and so on and so on.

So we get to the ER and I stumble in pretty much and the nurse in the front waste no time taking me to a cubicle since pretty much all the color has gone from my face now and I can't even speak to her because of the asthma attack. The nurse takes one look at me and says "something else is wrong besides an asthma attack, are you upset about anything?" Well I loose it again and start crying, this time I'm heaving pretty much and I'm trying to sputter out that I just got married and today is the start of my honeymoon and I'm supposed to be at the airport on my way to Disney World and now I'm missing the plane and God hates me and again about non refundable tickets. Lovely huh? I'm almost sure she started to turn and run away at one point. Well she ever so nicely says that I'm having an anxiety attack which is not helping the asthma attack so she says she is going to give me something to calm me down. Fine, whatever I don't care I just want to get out of there as quick as possible. I did not even ask what she gave me but within minutes I was perfectly peacful and calm. So then the doctors came in, yes two of them. I guess I was that problematic. They test my airflow which is about zilch, I couldn't have blown a candle out if my life depended on it. They give me another two breathing treatments with the stronger medicine and announce to me that I have bronchitis and are going to admit me into the hospital. Well in a much calmer tone because of the lovely pill I was given I explain to the doctors all of what I said to the poor nurse in the first place. They of course look at me like I'm crazy and I again tell them, I'm not going to be admitted into the hospital because whether I have bronchitis or not I'm getting my butt to Walt Disney World even if it kills me. They proced to walk just out of my hearing distance and do a bit of this and finally come back to say well if that is what you want then okay. They give me the whole doctor speech about why I should not go and this and that and finally give me a great inhaller with a tube attachment so that when I have to take a puff it spreads more evenly into my lungs and also some antibiotics for the bronchitits. I thank them and DH and I leave and I think to myself that should be a nice bill we get in the mail.

The whole way home I'm apoligizing to DH because I feel so bad and guilty and should have gone sooner. He tells me of course not to worry about it and everything would be okay. We get home and I immediately get into bed because I'm exhausted at this point and can finally sleep and DH says he is going to go and see what he can do about our airline tickets.

Stay tuned to see what happens next.
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I love your TR and your photos. Keep them coming. We are going to Orlando next year, and I think we are going to take a couple of days and visit Universay and IOA. It has been years since we have been there, and have made me excited to see the new stuff.
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aaawww.....you two are so cute!

I am looking forward to reading more.
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Wow, how romantic it is. We also did our first trip and our honeymoon at WDW. It's really a very romantic and memorable moment in our lives. Great for me to remember it.
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I love your TR and your photos. Keep them coming. We are going to Orlando next year, and I think we are going to take a couple of days and visit Universay and IOA. It has been years since we have been there, and have made me excited to see the new stuff.
Thank you so much, I'm glad you are enjoying it!

I'm sure if you get to Universal and IOA you will have a great time.

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Yes Disney World is a very romantic place and even though DH and I got off to a rough start, we really did have a fabulous time.
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Epcot Continued

Okay so we arrive at the gate and DH is talking to me but I don't hear anything he says because I'm to busy in my own little world looking around and so I don't even hear him. Finally he yells my name and I come to and he then tells me I look like a kid in a candy store for the first time. So first things first, we are both officially STARVING, sherbert only holds you over for so long and it is now close to 1 in the afternoon. We decided to go to this place since it was the closest thing to us.

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No pictures of the food, but it was only burgers and fries. After we stuffed ourselves we made our way over to Spaceship Earth.

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We liked the ride and thought it was really cute how it builds your future for you. After that we made our way over to Test Track.

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The wait time said 30min so we decided to get in the line. That was the longest 30min of our lives. It was more like an hour if not more. Now I'm sorry but that is my one Disney pet peeve, when the standby line wait times are not accurate. It happens at Disneyland all the time when we go and it seriously drives me crazy. Anyway at least the que line was somewhat entertaining and DH even found a hidden Mickey.

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Pretty soon we were on the ride and then off the ride. It was awesome and we loved it, here is our ride photo. DH was taking a picture of something so you can't really see him.

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After we got off Test Track hubby wanted to go and check out Mission Space. Now I had done alot of research on this ride and I was positive I did not want to ride the orange side (intense), I didn't really want to ride the green side either. It's not that I get sick on rides that spin, because I don't I actually love them, but when it's a simulator type of ride and it spins, then I will get sick. So DH finally convinces me to go on the green side, here are some pics.

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And another hidden mickey!

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I was so nervous in that little capsule but I managed to calm myself down and ended up enjoying the ride. I could only imagine what it's like on the orange side. DH really wanted to try it and I told him to go, that I had no problem waiting for him but he didn't want to leave me alone. Awwww!

After that we just kinda walked around for a bit and found ourselves in front of this.

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Neither DH or I have any comments about this ride except for interesting, kinda boring and it was a good place to just take a break and relax. By the time we got out of there it was already dark outside and we were trying to decide what to do next. We ended up going into some of the stores and I saw the bride and groom ears so we bought them and a bunch of other stuff. After shopping we had decided not to visit the World Showcase today so we headed over to the Journey into Imagination ride. Some pics along the way.




Cont. in next post..........
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Hi I found your TR yesterday and am finally caught up.

Sorry about the asthma. It stinks I know, my two youngest and myself have it. So far we've been ok for vacations though.

My sister also got married on Halloween this past year. But it was because she didn't have to get her kids out of school.

Also sorry about the rude people you met. Glad you "stalked" that one lady. Some people need to learn to mind their own business. Or at least have their facts straight.

You guys got some really great pics.

Can't wait to read and see more.
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Epcot/WDW or whatever you want to call it does an awesome job in theming...I mean it's what they do best. And the detail that goes into everything in phenomenal.

I am sorry you had a bad experince. For one she should have taken one look (if that) and kept walking away. Doesn't she realize there aren't any illegal drugs allowed in the park AND your bags are searched upon park entering? DUH!!! And two, she had NO right to blurt out what she said so everyone around her could hear.

If it had of been me in your situation I would have definitely said something to her!!!
Epcot is just awesome, I can't wait to get back and spend some more time going through the Showcase, it really is beautiful.

Yeah that lady was a piece of work but I think she might think twice about saying stuff out loud after I followed her.

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Kat, your inhaler incident was horrible, but so funny when you tell the story. Some people are quick to judge.

Besides that it sounds like you are really enjoying your trip and that is what matters. Your pictures continue to be wonderful. My DH and I have almost the exact same photo in front of the fountain in Italy.

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Hello! I know, after I reread the installment about that lady I was laughing. It must have been a sight to see for innocent bystanders.

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Hi I found your TR yesterday and am finally caught up.

Sorry about the asthma. It stinks I know, my two youngest and myself have it. So far we've been ok for vacations though.

My sister also got married on Halloween this past year. But it was because she didn't have to get her kids out of school.

Also sorry about the rude people you met. Glad you "stalked" that one lady. Some people need to learn to mind their own business. Or at least have their facts straight.

You guys got some really great pics.

Can't wait to read and see more.
Hi! Thank you for reading and most of all so glad you are enjoying it and all the pictures I keep posting.

Your lucky to have never had issues with your asthma on vacation, I will knock on wood now that you didn't jinx yourself by talking about it.

Congrats to your sister and I hope she and her husband have many happy Halloween anniversaries.

I'm pretty sure my "stalking" scared the crap out of that lady and hopefully she learned a lesson. I know her husband looked mortified after showing him the inhaler up close and personal.
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