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Old 05-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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SURPRISE! "Snow White" and the 7 Ladies; Getting Muddy! 10/29 Beaches N Cream

Jason and I just got back from a surprise visit to WDW! We kept it a secret from our friends since January that we would be joining them in May for their long weekend trip! It was a fun 6 days but definitely too short. I am use to my 10 to 14 day trips now.

How this trip came about:
We went on PCC 1.0 last year and loved it! Met so many great people but unfortunately my dad told me no more trips until you are out of debt! Well we strapped our belts, missed Disapalooza and in January I realized that if we kept our belts strapped we could make this trip and surprise our friends at WDW!

May 4th:
Chapter #1: Sleeping at Jaime's
May 5th:
Chapter #2: Arriving to Orlando
Chapter #3: What Shall We Do?
Chapter #4: Goal of Food and a Shirt!
Chapter #5: Dinner at Yachtsman
Chapter #6: Wishes to End the Night
May 6th:
Chapter #7: EMH Morning at MK Part 1 and Snow White Revealed
Chapter #8: EMH Morning at MK Part 2
Chapter #9: On Our Way to Ft. Wilderness
Chapter #10: Riding a Bike 1st time in 20 years...and you want to pop a wheelie?
Chapter #11: Downtown Disney Marketplace Surprise!!
Chapter #12: In Search of a Belt, Sausage Man, and a Ride!
May 7th:
Chapter #13: Sum of All Rope Drops....
Chapter #14: Le Chefs & Waiters De Mignon
Chapter #15: Christopher, Remy & Kim
Chapter#16: A Relaxing Afternoon
Chapter#17: Finally Time to Eat Around the World
Chapter#18: More Eating Around the World
Chapter#19: Still Eating Around the World/Illuminations
Chapter#20: Drinking...I mean eating Around the World...Still...
May 8th:
Chapter#21: 4:00 am comes Early! Muddy Buddy Orlando
Chapter#22: My Ode to Todd!
Chapter#23: Animal Kingdom-Pangani Trail
Chapter#24: Animal Kingdom
Chapter#25: Animal Kingdom-Finding Nemo
Chapter#26: Jiko-The Cooking Place
May 9th:
Chapter#27: A Magical Morning @ the MK!
Chapter#28: BLT Touring
Chapter#29: A Journey to Beaches N Cream
Chapter#30: A Great Glowing Night at the MK!
May 10th:
Chapter#31: Our Last Day



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Old 05-16-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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May 4th Sleeping At Jaime's

So our trip officially started on May 4th. Nana dropped us off at Jaime's house and we said goodbye to Aaron and Nana.





I am sure going to miss him!

We already had had ate at Culver's for dinner so we immediately got busy making Flatties! The four of us (Jaime, Jason, Meg and myself) cut and paste for 2 hours straight.



I also just bought my first DSLR camera 2 days before tonight so I was having fun trying to figure things out, but needless to say for my pictures at WDW I just used auto.



Meg shared a cool movie that she made in HS about WDW that made us cry. Tomorrow is the day!

I show them my pins, since Meg hasn't seen them yet, and Meg sees my traders and wants to trade with me. The thing is she wants to take and not trade! I tell her I need 60 pins for this trip! 10 pins for each day I am there. I think Jaime then realizes she needs more pins to trade. So she tears her shadowboxes off the wall and takes them out of the glass case and starts going through her pins!





It is around 11pm and we decide we should probably hit the sack gotta get up at 4 in the morning for our flight! We soon find out that Jaime sure sleeps with a lot of pillows! Once we hit the bed we are sleeping sitting up.

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Old 05-16-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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May 5th Arrival Day!

Sleeping in another persons bed before you go on a trip is not the wisest thing to do. I wake up at 3:30 am and I am too excited to sleep! I hop in the shower and I am all ready to go! I wake up Igor.



Jaime is up and drinking her coffee and she drives us to the airport at 4:30 in the morning! What a great friend! We were going to take a Taxi, but she offered last night to take us, since she would be awake from us stomping around her house.

This is our 1st time flying Southwest we got a crazy fare that we could not pass up!!

We get through security without a hitch and time to play with the new camera.











We eat our usual on our way to Disney World breakfast of McDonald's



We board the plane and we get to sit the closest we have ever been to the front before! Gotta love no assigned seating!!





Beautiful Sky!



We are here! Pretty overcast day.



Giraffe!













On our way via Magical Express!!


Next stop on Property!!


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Hi Shanan! It was nice to see you again. I'm looking forward to following along on your adventure!
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Ya know, you didn't HAVE to post this picture of me But lack of sleep is an important facet of this trip so I'll let it slide

Great start to the TR
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Hi Shanan! It was nice to see you again. I'm looking forward to following along on your adventure!
Hi Noni! It was great seeing you too! I took a quick look at your TR and you do not look old enough to have kids that old! Wow! Thanks for joining us!

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Sorry, but yes lack of sleep is a very important facet! I love you!
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What Shall We Do?

When we booked this trip we decided to come a day early then most everyone else so we would have a day to celebrate our anniversary by ourselves. But we really didn't have much in the way of plans since we were invading someone else's trip.

Arriving at All-Star Music.


We decided on staying at All-Stars this time
A. The Price was right
B. If we stayed at Pop we would miss Aaron that much more, because the two times we have stayed at Pop we were with Aaron

We did online check in for our room so the check in process was uber fast! We were assigned building 4 in Rock N Roll, not what we wanted (we wanted Broadway) but it will do.

Off to our room!




Yay! We are here!










On our way to find the buses! We decided to hike through Sports thinking it might be faster....


Jason wanted to do an imitation of his brother Jordan.


So we decide to do something we have never done before! Remember we have NO PLANS! So we decided that we would play bus roulette and Epcot won!






We make a pitstop at Guest Relations to buy our AP's and get a Tables in Wonderland card and we are off!

1st stop Spaceship Earth!

















We always try to make really funny faces at the beginning of the ride.
Note to self, leave hands off your face to make the picture look really funny, otherwise it just ends up looking weird!









Now we are Hungry!
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That little guy is pretty dern cute!
Are you talking about, Todd?

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:58 PM   #10
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Finally time to Eat Around the World!

We wait in front of Canada for Teresa and meet up with Jeff and Val! It is hot and we are just chatting away.



When she gets there she is wearing pants! Jaime explains the Rules.



Our 1st Stop:


I know what I am getting! A Wunderbar! Deliciousness!





Jaime knows what she is getting too!






Jen and Teresa stick with the gummy things....Teresa is scared by hers (she doesn't like the texture)





Next Stop:


There is a rule that you must eat 75% of whatever you get....I was finishing off whatever people didn't eat.





This is what I got:



These were actually very good!

Moving on...



The skywriter telling us to hurry up!!



Next Stop...







As much as I love this little bakery, I opt out here and head to the ice cream and crepe stand. I heard on the podcast right before this trip that Walter loves the Chocolate Ice Cream at this stand...he was right about Trails End Buffet, (I love that place too, so I was thinking that Walter and I like the same things) And sure enough the chocolate ice cream cone did not disappoint! It was awesome! I can't wait to get back there in October and have another!!








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More Eating Around the World

Next stop Morocco...








(this is the exact spot where Jason and my friendship started with Anna and Kim after PCC 1.0 during DATW)

Jason contemplating what to get...


we both decide on a drink...we get the tea.



Val gets a frozen concoction


as does Jaime....


It was during this time that Teresa wants to get back at Kevin for us all texting her at the same time during dinner at Texas De Brazil...so she gives us his number and tells us to text him that we found this number on the bathroom wall.







Off to Japan!










This country proved to be difficult. They didn't sell to many small packs of anything...if it was a small pack, there were 50 other little bags attached!

Jason and Jeff chose the Sake



Robin chose the strawberry chocolate pops along with Jen and Jaime


(luckily there are only 3 in a package...not 50)

And I find a small bag of Evil otherwise known as Shrimp Chips....Jaime thinks if Evil has a flavor this would be it...
I actually kinda like them...although they do smell like fish food



Anna and Teresa get the cotton candy pop rocks LOL!







We stop in America and watch Davy Jones for a bit...
Girl look what you've done to me...





Trying to catch the time...a little bit after 8...we are halfway around! Making good time!






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Another rule was you can pass one country...many people opted for America to be the country they use their pass on.



If I am eating around the world...I am going to eat around the world...

...looking over my options....

Oh...they have a chocolate chip cookie...I order that, but they are out...so I ask for a cup of cheese.....Yes the cheese you dip your pretzel in...it is only 1.00 and I also get a straw and drink the cheese through a straw...



Italy....this is easy!



Chocolate!



EEK!!!

(reminds me of Eyes Wide Shut)

Cool glass...



It's amazing the details you notice when you bring a new sophisticated camera on a trip!

We all talked to Todd and told him how much we were missing him and sent him well wishes for getting better and a speedy recovery!



Then it was time for Illuminations!




...and this is the aftermath



We hit Germany and Jaime thinks of real food, and I remind her that China is next....we can hit up the counter service there....part of me wants to eat here, because I have yet to try it. So we hold off and get what else...

More chocolate!









China!



We are all starving by now!

Jason's



Mine





Trying to figure out how to work my camera at night...

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