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Old 10-09-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Keys to the Kingdom/The trip of a lifetime!

Well, I guess I'll start at the beginning...
This past summer the kids started begging us to go back to Disney. It was the most fun that we'd ever had on vacation and we all were anxious to get back
I began searching for deals...you see the "Disney World jar" was empty! I happened to see the link to win a trip and thought "why not?". Never in a million years would I have thought that my family (from the middle of nowhere, as my DS puts it) could win.
Around the beginning of September, I had a message on our machine from someone who wanted to talk to me about the sweepstakes I had entered. I am extremely skeptical of everything and have to admit...I was looking for the catch! I listened to it a few more times and then called my DH at work. He had me walk through the message a few times and said well, call him back and see what he wants.
I call and he starts by telling me that I am his grand prize winner...I listen waiting for the catch...He assures me that there is no catch and that I am indeed the grand prize winner...at that point, I screamed and got all choked up while doing the "happy dance"
I have to admit even when I hung up-I couldn't believe it! I call my DH back and he couldn't believe it either!
I anxiously awaited all the necessary paperwork...all the while waiting for the "catch". There appeared to be none...
The man was wonderful and so patient with me as I asked many questions and he was extremely excited about this trip.
As a matter of fact, everyone that I spoke with was excited!
It was still a little hard to believe though! Us? Out of all the people who entered? I was a little hesitant to tell our kids because I was afraid that it wasn't real! That somehow it was a joke or they had made a mistake...

Well, I received the paperwork and it all seemed to be legitimate...I started to fill it out and started to think about how to tell the kids...

That's all for tonight...We have to be up early...
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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Congrats! Can't wait to hear what happens!
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:43 PM   #3
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This is like a soap opera cliffhanger.... I'll tune in tomorrow!
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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Again, Tammy, what a wonderful story of the magic of Disney!!! I can still see you with your great look of surprise and being overwhelmed. Great!!!!

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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I know you are pretty new to the DIS, but you started your report in Completed Trip Reports. I am going to move you over to the Trip Report board and when you complete your whole trip, after a few weeks, I will put this back to "completed Trip Reports".

Thanks for sharing with us, we all wondered if you were a DIS member. And leave it to Dan, to have your picture already.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:24 PM   #6
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Can't wait for more Minnierocks! Congratulations on a trip of a lifetime!!
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
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I am looking forward to hearing more about your unique, magical experience. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share it with all of us!
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:25 PM   #8
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I can't believe it's really you! WE all watched on TV - what a wonderful experience for all of you!! I can't wait to read the rest of your trip report!
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:03 PM   #10
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:24 PM   #11
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Wow! Nice to have you on the Dis. BTW, I was one of the CMs there that morning, and had such a nice time. I can't wait to read your report.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:11 PM   #12
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I can't wait to here more and I hope there will be some pics! Did you know about the Dis before your trip or did you find it after?
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:22 PM   #13
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I can't wait to hear more!! How many possible trips are there? Anyone know? Only in America!!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:14 AM   #14
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Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I know that a trip report takes time. I look forward to reading all of your magical stories. Take your time. We are all happy to wait and happy to read all that you would like to share.
I am so happy for you!
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:21 AM   #15
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I will definitely be reading along. This sounds like it's gonna be a great story.
Congratulations to you. I hope you get time to answer some of the other posters questions as well.
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