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Is this a quiet woohooty?
I'm proud that my brain finally kicked in!
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: dreaming of planning. Planning to Dream!
Kids, Disney, Action! Extreme Trip (Report). Three-Peat and Done 7/11
I start this trip report with several things in mind, which I feel compelled to share with you. I must write this report for myself and my children. First. Foremost. Consequently, I make no promises that it will hold any interest for any of you. Probably not. I write this with full knowledge that it will not approach the level of exquisite writing that I have sometimes seen here on the TR board, each in their own way: Delswife, Vettechick, ZZUB, MelHappyhaunt, horsegirl, LaLa, kpk89, Jamal and many many others. (And please, if your name is not on that list, it is not because I have not read and loved your TR - you know who you are - it is just that I have a terrible memory. I am quite certain I have left out someone important, like TwinkieMom. It is, truly, inadvertent.)
But I intend to write this report anyway. For me. And Us.
I must tell you that I expect this report to be filled with: tangents, memories, flights of fancy, and disgusting gushing accounts of my children. I will rarely apologize for any of that. Especially the gushing.
And, I must warn you, I am in a profession that generally pays more as the number words you use increases. Especially big words. Like ubiquitous. So, this will probably not be over any time soon. Especially since it won't really start for another 45 days.
With that said. I hope that you will join me in this journey. To that magical place. That place that we love. Main Street USA, the World at your fingertips, Africa, Asia, Hollywood in the 50's, and the lovely, laid-back Florida Keys (sort of).
And, because I am a benevolent dictator, I shall include a linked index here in Post One for all subsequent chapters.
How ‘bout them apples?
The Pre-Show (Page 1, Post 5)
A Story about Grammy (Page 3, Post 35)
A Story about NeatKid (Page 4, Post 53)
Packing (and other fiascos) before I go . . . . (Page 4, Post 60)
The PreTrip Shadow/Tragedy (Page 5, Post 72)
Isn't Packing Part of the Trip? (Page 7, Post 91)
Lunch, and the Circle of Life(Page 8, Post 109)
Southbound with the Hamma Down!(Page 8, Post 120)
Why we stayed where we did. And how I missed out on Free Dining (Page 9, Post 134)
Word to the Wise . . . (that would be ME!) (Page 10, Post 144)
Are we ever going to eat? Where are we going? Do we get to see Fireworks? (Page 10, Post 148)
How to Turn a Frown Upside Down (Page 12, Post 167)
A Princess Among Princesses (Page 13, Post 184)
To Magic Kingdom or Epcot? (Page 14, Post 203)
Magical Croissants? (Page 15, Post 221)
Now we know why Wesley loves her so much . . . (Page 15, Post 223)
Huh, and YOU said I shouldn't talk to everyone! (Page 15, Post 225)
The Character Incident (Page 16, Post 239)
The Cure for the Common Commando (Page 17, Post 254)
Is the Commando Cured? (Page 18, Post 264)
Ohhh, that Pixie Dust will make you dizzy! (Page 18, Post 265)
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo! (Page 18, Post 266)
Will the Shirt Make all the Difference? (Page 19 Post 278)
Vikings! Maelstrom! (Page 19, Post 279)
Why Bring a Niece if you can't Embarrass Her? (Page 20, Post 290)
How to Make a Birthday Special (Page 20, Post 299)
The Inner Commando was at war with the Vactioner (Page 21, Post 313)
Don't you KNOW who you're dealing with? (Page 22, Post 316)
The Shirt comes into play (Page 22, Post 327)
Birthday Cake? I want CHOCOLATE CHIPS. (Page 23, Post 337)
The Day we Measured in Magic Moments Certificates (Page 24, Post 349)
You say Good-Bye. I say Hello. (Page 24, Post 350)
Our Last Day (Page 24, Post 351)
"Get reconnected" adults only trip! Sept 2005 POFQ
Kids meet Mickey! Sept. 29 through Oct. 7, 2006 OKW
Christmas with Mickey! Our first trip as AP holders! December 2007 POFQ
There's Nothing Like Celebrating Your Birthday with the Mouse! May 2008 POR
October is boo-rific! October 2008 POFQ
Our Friend is on R&R from Iraq, So We're Disney World Bound! November 2009 CSR
Kids, Disney, Action! Extreme Trip (Report) HERE
Last edited by GeorgiaAristocat; 07-11-2007 at 12:00 PM. Reason: I have declared this a flag-free zone. Just so you know.
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