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Old 07-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Talking Bittersweet trip last one before DH leaves... again

Hello! Hello!

Welcome to our trip report!!!

I hope you will join us on this adventure. I won't make you wait any longer let's get started.

This is how this trip came together...

DH is in the military and a few months ago we found out he will be deploying for the 4th time . Of course this news were unexpected. This year we have not been able to do any trip for just the two of us, so before DH leaves he requested to go back to Disney .

A little about us...

We have been together for 7 years. Married for almost 5. We are in our mind-twenties and don't have any children, well only furry ones . We both love Disney. Well little by little DH has started to love it as much as I do. This will be my 8th trip to WDW and my DH's 6th. We have taken many other vacations, but he always says that Disney is the place were he can relax. Last year was a very busy year for us and things are finally slowing down. We finally feel we are not running around like a headless chickens all the time. Because of his crazy training schedule this trip is going to be a challenge to plan.

Me- I am a Disney addict (there I said it!). I am taking a break from college right now, so I am a stay-at-home wife. DH is very busy and it is the only way we get to spend time together. I love to plan and organize, and by that I mean anything and everything, things, trips, etc. I enjoy the beach and the warm weather. I couldn't live without music. I like to read. I think that the best part of any meal is dessert. Because this deployment was so last minute I am not in deployment mode yet and to be honest I think I am in denial. I guess I am just trying to enjoy each and every moment to the max without thinking about it much. This most likely will be the last trip we take before he leaves and I know the reality will hit any day now. I have to say we have been very lucky in the sense I had DH home for 2 years (almost unheard of considering what his particular job is), which I think it will also make this deployment harder I am just so use to have him around now.

DH- The first time he went to any Disney park was as an adult. He loves Disney movies (Even thought I don't think he would say that to his buddies we will make it our secret). He is very active and likes to work out. He is a very generous and caring person, the kind of person that will go without to give it to someone else. He is very strong (not only physically) and I admire that so much.


Next time I will give more info and dates, hotels and plans. I am so exited I order a binder from disneystore.com a few days ago to make our vacations folder. I can't wait until it gets here :good vibes.




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Old 07-27-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
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Sounds like you guys have a great trip planned! I love the idea of having your photos taken - and the outside photographer you were considering was fantastic! We just had our family photos taken by a photographer here, and now I'm kind of wishing we'd waited until our trip next month!

Glad to hear you're giving Mama Melrose a try. I know it's gotten some kind of mixed reviews here on the DIS, but my husband and I went a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Granted, we're not huge foodies or anything, but everything we had tasted good, the atmosphere was fun, and the service was great. Hope you have a good experience, too
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Sounds like you guys have a great trip planned! I love the idea of having your photos taken - and the outside photographer you were considering was fantastic! We just had our family photos taken by a photographer here, and now I'm kind of wishing we'd waited until our trip next month!

Glad to hear you're giving Mama Melrose a try. I know it's gotten some kind of mixed reviews here on the DIS, but my husband and I went a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Granted, we're not huge foodies or anything, but everything we had tasted good, the atmosphere was fun, and the service was great. Hope you have a good experience, too
to our PTR! I am glad I keep hearing good things about Mama Melrose. I think people on the dis have very high expectations for theme park food . We haven't had anything that thought was terrible in our WDW trips. We won't go back to certain restaurants because we don't think are worth wasting a food credit, but that happens in real life too. You try something new and sometimes it is good sometimes it is bad.
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Day 4

Sorry I didn't come back yesterday, but I will post two days today to get all caught up.

I had a wonderful weekend. Let's go back to Friday morning when DH said he was going to go get breakfast. Well he came back with only breakfast and we had breakfast in bed (that is what i thought). Then he told me I have to change because I have an appointment at the Spa . So i left and when I got there they told me I was schedule to have 90 min massage and a pedicure and manicure. The massage was wonderful and my hips are feeling a million times better. This week I am going to make time to go back to the doctor and have them send me to the chiropractor. After I got out of the spa I came home and the house was decorated in with balloons and streamers and there was a gift in the table. It was this, this and this. I got Ariel she is one of my favorite princess. I wish snow white and rapunzel would be part of the collection. My big gift this year was an iPhone, but we talk to DH and decided to wait until the 5 comes out, it is supposed to be next month. DH told me to change because we needed to leave soon. We left and he took me to a very nice park and we had a nice picnic. When he left to get breakfast he went to pick up all the stuff for the picnic that is why it took him so long. After the picnic we went shopping and I really didn't found anything I wanted that is very rare when that happens. Then we had dinner and when we got home I blew the candles on some ice creme cupcakes from cold stone . Then Saturday we just hand out an watched movies in the morning and I was feeling very sad that DH is leaving soon. I knew reality was setting in and it was not going to be good. All of a sudden I started bawling, after the good cry I felt better. Then we went out to dinner with BFF and her DH. We had such a great time as always. We all get along so great, I can't wait to go to Disney with them.

Ok back to the trip.

Day 4
October 7th

First thing we have schedule is breakfast at Kouzzina by Cat Cora. We are going to TL and they don't open until 10 so we have a little more time to sleep this morning. After breakfast we are going back to the CBR and changing to our bathing suits and heading to TL. We never been to TL we have been to BB and we had a great time. We will have some CS for lunch and we probably leave around 3. That will give us enough time to go back take a quick shower and head over to shades of green, because we have a couples massage schedule at 5. After the massage we will head to Downtown Disney and maybe spend a few hours in DQ. We have reservations at the T-rex café at 9:00. Then we will call it a day.
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Day 5

Day 5
October 8th

We don't have many plans for this day. We are going back to Epcot and are going to be there at RD. We don't have any ADR's schedule we figure we will have so many booths to try for the F&W festival we might not be too hungry. We are staying for the Boyz II Men concert and then we will probably take off and go to jellyrolls. We might be too tired and instead go back and get some sleep.
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What a fabulous birthday! Massage AND a mani/pedi AND the Disney gifts? AND a PICNIC ... then DINNER ... with CUPCAKES? This is for your DH:

Even after such a fabulous day, I understand your getting upset. I don't know what it's like, but it has to be difficult for you, knowing that he's leaving soon. Please thank him for his service for our country - it is very much appreciated. Thank you, too.

I'll be interested to know what you think of TL. DH and I have been considering doing one of the water parks on our next trip. Hope you both enjoy the couples massage. What a great way to spend some down time together!
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