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Old 01-26-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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A D & D Adventure in WDW

OK - Let's try this again ...

About a month ago, I spent a good hour-and-a-half starting this PTR - and then it completely disappeared when I went to "Submit" it ...

Where did it go?

Who knows ... but there it went (along with assorted argyle socks ... I don't mind the occasional black, blue, brown, or white (sweat) sox disappearing into the void - you can usually easily match it up with another same color sock and still wear it - but there's no way you can match up a single argyle sock with any other sock ... unless you work in the circus or are a girl under the age of 9 ...)

But I digress ...

So the first version of this PTR - which I will try to recreate in the following posting - cuz I'm going hit "Submit" real soon here just to get this baby started - was funny (and punny ...), witty, imaginative, and just starting to get informative - everything you'd want from a PTR ...

I'm talking Pulitzer here, ya know???

So - needless to say, I was pretty darned bummed out about it's vanishing act ... ... and had pretty much decided to deep-six the PTR idea ...

But now my kid is home from school sick ... and it's snowing (again!!! ) ... so I figured, what the hoo-haw ...

Let's Do It Again!! (Anyone remember that old movie with Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier?)

Anyway, that's in the past ...

So ... it's time to go:

Back to the Future!!

See you in a bit ...

I hope ...

Cuz if another micro black hole appears ...
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Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038

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Old 01-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
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I don't believe it - it just did it to me again!!!

Yep - post #2 of this thread just entered an alternate universe ...

That's another 1/2 hour of my life wasted ...

It seems that if I write too much at once and the DIS site "logs me out" ... goodbye to whatever I was working on ... ... even if I log in again ...

So - I'm gonna outsmart that sucker ...

I'll be back ...

P.S. Did you know that "John Connor" actually uses that line for the first time ... in the future ... before "Arnold" gets sent back into the past to use it ... [but then wouldn't "Arnold" have said it "first"? ... my head hurts ... ]

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AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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The third time is gonna be the charm ...

Phirstly, let's get started with a BIG





Let's keep this simple -

... and start with the Cast of Characters (we're small in number - but not in stature: I'm 6-4 and Danielle is tall for her age, and having a growth spurt as I write ...):

Here we are a couple years ago with you-know-who (and if you don't know who "you-know-who" is, you got way too many problems for me to deal with here ... )





Secondly ...

[submit]
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Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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Ha-haaa!! Got you you $#@%$@!!!**(*&^!!! web site ...

OK - secondly ...

Why isn't the DW going along on this trip?

[And for the phorth time ...]

Phirst - she's "had enough of theme parks!!" [so she says - but I think the woman doth protest toooo much ...]

After all, I'm not the one with the WDW Undercover Tourist app on her iPhone (H*#l - I don't even own an iPhone!!) ...

And I'm not the one who takes about a bazillion pictures every time we got to WDW ... (I just take lots of video ... )

And it's obvious from the next photo that the DW has a great time at WDW ...





So - it basically came down to $$$ ...

[submit] ...
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Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Where were we?

Oh yeah ...

My original planning was geared to a Nov-Dec 2011 trip - probably during Jersey Week since the DD would be out of school ...

But then last summer Spirit Airlines decided to go on strike ... and we had a big extended family cruise planned and paid for ... So we booked back up flights on Southwest ... And Spirit started flying again the day of our flight down to Tampa ... So we ended up with about $900 credit on Southwest that we had to use by May 27 ...

BTW - the cruise was nice (and we just missed the hurricane ...)

I won't bore you with all the thunking we did trying to find a reasonably-priced place to visit - that Southwest flies to and that we wanted to visit - during Spring Break time - because "reasonably priced" is an oxymoron during Spring Break (and that applies to WDW, too - I'm sorry to say ...)

And we didn't want to take the DD out of school for a week (which we would have to do to visit Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon - but there was a good chance they'd be under about a bazillion feet of snow anyway in mid-April ... And did I mention "reasonably priced" does not apply ...?)

So when I saw "free dining" at WDW ... Hello, "reasonably priced" vacation!!


However, if the DW was to come, too (not that she wants to - so she says ... ) it would almost double the cost of the trip.

Why?

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Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #6
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[I think I'm onto something here ... ]

See - if all three of us go away at the same time, then we have to take our pooch Ranger to his "resort" for the duration - and have someone come to the house and take care of the cat and fish (before the cat takes care of the fish ...)

And why can't a very sweet and very smart 70-pound border collie/sheperd mix stay at home while we're gone?

Because he's afraid of the dark!! ... And gets lonely and misses us ... with resulting adverse impacts to the carpets ...

So, what we decided to do is have the DD and I go to WDW (cuz the DW doesn't want to go there anyway - so she says ...) ...

... and the DW will fly out to St. Louis in May for a visit with her step-brother ...

And everyone's gonna gave a great - and reasonably priced - time ...


Now that the "preamble" to this PTR is over with, let's get to the interesting stuff ...

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Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038

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