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Old 05-07-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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They're going where....oh never mind! August PTR now with shopping pics!

Hello all,

Well I guess I should start our PTR, maybe someone will read it.

The cast for this trip will be the usual. Actually, it is the first trip in a few years that it is just the three of us. There will be:

our 10 year old son, Declan. He is a WDW veteran with 5 trips to date.



That's him on the left.

My lovely wife, known here on the Dis as pooksma.



Probably the last picture of her you will see and probably one to get me in trouble (she doesn't like having her picture taken or posted).

And yours truly,



I'm the taller of the two but I don't know how much longer that will be true. One of the last of me as well (I'm usually behind the camera).

We decided to take another trip for two reasons; first WDW is our favourite place to vacation, and second, free dining. We usually don't get to take part in free dining because of the dates and pooksma is usually starting back to school near those dates. This year we decided that it was too good to pass up.

Once again we booked everything with our fantastic agent Liz with Dream Come True Vacations. Liz is great and makes all of our planning as easy as pie. We originally decided on a trip from August 19th to 26th at POFQ.

The key word in the sentence is originally. I wonder what we changed and who will we meet up with during our visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. Stay tuned.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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That Declan just gets to be more handsome every time I see him!
And yep, he's going to 'out-tall' you in a few years, I bet.
I hate pictures, too, but Ma is too pretty not to just smile, say cheese, and enjoy the outcome of your photo pursuits.

Since we start school in August, that's just never going to work for me for a Disney trip. The earliest I can think about skipping out is sometime in October, after we have gotten our routines solidified. After I retire (please, please, please let me be able to retire someday!) I shall enjoy some August and September low crowd/free dining trips.

I look forward to the planning and the trip itself. Thanks for the invitation to join in!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Came on over to join in the fun!

I always love your pics and pooksma's pre-trip shopping pics.

Declan is getting so tall!

Glad you got to take advantage of Free Dining it's awesome!
We are going later this year because we want to go to MNSSHP or we could have had our first meet.

Can't wait to hear all about the changes....



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Yes!!! You started!! Can't wait to hear all about your plans!!I don't know how much longer you will be able to say that you're the taller one...he sure is creeping up on you!

I agree with Memom.....Pooksma is far too beautiful not to be in pictures!!
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That Declan just gets to be more handsome every time I see him!
And yep, he's going to 'out-tall' you in a few years, I bet.
I hate pictures, too, but Ma is too pretty not to just smile, say cheese, and enjoy the outcome of your photo pursuits.

Since we start school in August, that's just never going to work for me for a Disney trip. The earliest I can think about skipping out is sometime in October, after we have gotten our routines solidified. After I retire (please, please, please let me be able to retire someday!) I shall enjoy some August and September low crowd/free dining trips.

I look forward to the planning and the trip itself. Thanks for the invitation to join in!
Pooksma says that you need to heed your own advice.

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Came on over to join in the fun!

I always love your pics and pooksma's pre-trip shopping pics.

Declan is getting so tall!

Glad you got to take advantage of Free Dining it's awesome!
We are going later this year because we want to go to MNSSHP or we could have had our first meet.

Can't wait to hear all about the changes....
LOL, she has a trip planned for the Victoria Day long weekend. She will be off to Bangor to visit Target, Kohls and I'm sure a few others.

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Yes!!! You started!! Can't wait to hear all about your plans!!I don't know how much longer you will be able to say that you're the taller one...he sure is creeping up on you!

I agree with Memom.....Pooksma is far too beautiful not to be in pictures!!

I agree with you both and keep telling her. Maybe when you guys say it she will listen.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #8
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