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Old 01-22-2009, 06:49 AM   #1
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HobNobbing with Nobby (A Gnome's 1st Trip to the World) FINAL Upt: 9/23 (P.48)

We’re back, We’re back (said in the voice of the bride as you exit the Haunted Mansion, you all know exactly what I’m talking about). Well, we have returned from my 7 day/ 6 night adventures at Disney World!! Nobby and I had the best time ever, he’s just the cutest little thing. Oh, wait I might actually have some new readers who are joining us on our little look back at this trip, so I guess it would be quite rude of me to not start by introducing myself and my cast of characters.



Hi!! I’m Jen and I’m a bit of Disney crazy all wrapped into a body of 26 year old science teacher. I’m a nerd and if my introduction didn’t already establish that fact, well keep reading by the end of this trip report you might think I’m the nerdiest person you ever met. Of course, I’ll take that as a compliment. (By the way please ignore my grammar mistakes throughout this, I’m a science teacher and I don’t even know how to begin to diagram a sentence, so bear with me.) My favorite thing about Disney, EVERYTHING!! LOL, actually I’m in love with Goofy and I enjoy me some Haunted Mansion, I could live in that place (oh boy I’m digressing into my PTR…which you can find here: MY PTR ).



This is Prince Phillip (not to be confused with Aurora’s Prince Phillip), my Prince Phillip would not be caught dead at the castle (or so HE says, we’ll see about that). My Prince Phillip is also a teacher and is an avid hunter and fisherman and it’s because of these two passions of his I was going on this trip (we’ll get back to that later). Now Prince Phillip surely did not join me on this trip, he let me go alone, well or so he thought, however he’ll show up often in this trip report so it would be remiss of me to not mention him and show his cute picture off to all of you. (Oh, Paula I can’t find his gnome picture ACK!!)

Speaking of gnomes, this very handsome gentleman did accompany me on this dream trip! Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to introduce you to Nobwick!



Yes, Nobwick (or Nobby as he prefers to be called) is a gnome and this was his very first trip to Disney and he was just as excited about this trip as I was. Nobby is the mascot of a very fine group of ladies, called the Marcettes (you’ll also be hearing a lot more about these ladies too, we all DIS, you probably know a few of them LOL). Nobby will be helping me share our adventures with you, because many of the memories we have belong to him and it would only be fair if I shared them with you. However I will tell you that Nobby was quite a hit and I am sure there will be many people who will remember Nobby the next time they see him at Disney.

Well there you have it, our cast of characters for this trip…along the way there will be special extras who joined in on the magic and I will introduce them in time when they appear. Now shall I begin our little tale…well in that case as all good stories start…Once upon a time…

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Irony at its Best
Chapter 2: Sleep? Who needs sleep? We're going to Disney!
Chapter 3: First Time Visits and I was Right, it was Too Cold to Swim
Chapter 4: Magical Character Experience
Chapter 5: Princesses, Princesses, and More Princesses
Chapter 6: More Magical Moments mixed with a "Blonde" Moment
Chapter 7: EPCOT at Night
A Brief Commerical Break: One Trip Postponed/One Trip Planned
Chapter 8: Breakfast with Mickey and the Crew
Chapter 9: Let's Go Ride the Monorail
Chapter 10: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"
Chapter 11: Off We Go to Fantasyland....Nobby's Payback
Chapter 12: Will my Glasses Survive BTMRR?
Chapter 13 (Part 1): 999 Happy Haunts and Yes I Have Already Reserved my Spot
Chapter 13 (Part 2): More Haunted Mansion
Chapter 14: Holy Moly She Actually Updated!!!! Pictures Added
Chapter 15: EPCOT Shared with Someone Special
Chapter 16: Characters and More Characters and a Steak for Dinner
Chapter 17: Chapter 17: “No Nobby, the Animals here don’t Eat Gnomes!”
Chapter 18: Keys to the Kingdom, Relaxation in Style, and a DIS Meet to Boot!
Chapter 19: Doing DHS - Hollywood Style!
THE FINAL CHAPTER

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Chapter 1: Irony at its Best

Chapter 1: Irony at its best

I’m going to begin our story a little differently; I’m going to start with the ending. You see as Nobby and I were leaving the Magic Kingdom yesterday we turned around and waved, and instead of saying goodbye we said “see you real soon”, because yes we will be seeing the castle again real soon. So instead of teasing my fellow readers, I’m going to go ahead and tell you when I’m returning and who I’m returning with. For those of you who appreciate a good ironic moment, fasten your safety belt, because this is going to be good.

Well to begin this tale we must go back to the beginning, so I’m going to have to give you a very brief overview of how I got this trip. You see dear Prince Phillip decided to go hunting and fishing, well normally I would have no problem with this, however he choose to go over my birthday and my Anniversary (yes I have my own anniversary and he has his anniversary, if you are confused please check out the first few chapters of my PTR). Well my birthday is Oct 2nd and my anniversary is Oct 3rd, my husband was going to be in the middle of Wyoming hunting for antelope during those days. Well, to put it bluntly I was not pleased, however I could get mad or get gifts…you can probably guess what I chose! So as part of the major gift extravaganza I got my most magical solo trip to Disney. I immediately started planning and found my way over to the DIS and well life hasn’t been the same. I met some wonderful people who will be forever friends and I’m very thankful for the DIS to have provided that opportunity.

So about a week or so before Nobby and I were set to leave for our trip, I was in chat with the Marcettes and finally it was just me and IluvCrush (Paula). We started talking about future trips and that fact that she had the holy grail of Disney, a pin code. She was looking at dates in the fall and then I don’t remember how or the who’s of it but somehow we we’re discussing going down together around the same time 2xcited2sleep (Christine) would be there. Well Paula, did some fuzzy Disney math and viola the next day in my PM was a number and oh what a magical number it was. But could I really convince Prince Phillip to agree to another trip…he’d already said yes to the great Gnomefest of April 2010, but another trip between now and then with the sole purpose of me going down to the world and we footing part of the bill (ignoring trip with my mom here, she’s paying LOL). Well I don’t really remember how I got him to agree, I think I fed him his favorite dinner and we watched his favorite movie and in the euphoria of all that pampering I said oh btw I’m going with Paula to Disney in the fall (notice I didn’t ask LOL) and he didn’t object…so it was set!! Oh yes that is right I’m going to Disney this fall!! But when exactly, well here’s the irony….Sept 29th – Oct 4th. Oh yes, I’m going to Disney World over my Birthday and my Anniversary. LOL!!!!! It is priceless, seriously, think about it, I got my most magical solo trip because Prince Phillip dared to go hunting and fishing over those precious dates and now I’m leaving those exact dates to be in Disney World. It’s a good thing in our marriage we learned the art of negotiation because the following day the irony didn’t go unnoticed by Princey boy!! So he is now the proud owner of my airline miles and will be going to Alaska with his father to fish at the beginning of August. Our household is calm and peaceful and we’re both happy YAY!!

So yes, there were no goodbyes, only a see you soon…because Nobby and I will be returning (It’s my birthday, I think I can trump the other ladies for possession of Nobby for most of the trip LOL)! However, best of all is I will be there with some of the finest ladies I know, Paula and Christine and I will have the honor of ringing in my 27th birthday with them and if Christine has her way some pretty handsome French waiters!! Well this is where I will end for now…I’ll actually begin my trip report in the next chapter I just wanted to start where I finished LOL!!! Have a great and magical day!
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:08 AM   #3
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You sneaky, sneaky girls!!

I am insanely jealous of course, but you will have such a blast in October!! I can't wait to hear about your trip with Nobby!
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Imagine that, beat here by LL!!! I haven't even read anything yet, just wanted to grab my place in line

WHAT?!?!?!?!? A pre-gnomefest! Don't forget, I have a coveted pin code too, if only Julez and I could use it to join you...SIGH
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Welcome Home Jen!!! I can't wait to read all about your trip. I love your intro and I'm so jealous that you get to go back to WDW in the fall. Bring on some more TR!!!

P.S. I leave in 2 days!!!!!
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Hello Honey!!! I am sooo glad you had a good time & that you get to go back so soon!! How fun!! I am definitely all ears for this TR. I am down to 2 days--hoping to meet Meghan & Kim down there Saturday!!!! Hurry up with that report!! I gotta read as much as I can before Friday night!!!!!!
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I'm here!! I'm here!!! I'd have been sooner if it weren't for that danged LOL!!!

I'm so excited I don't have to keep the "SECRET" anymore!!! Yay!!!

Awesome start to your TR... you may not know how to diagram a sentence...but you certainally can spin a tale

I get to go add my ticker now...yay!!

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Oh you girls are soooooo lucky!! I'm glad you and Nobby had a good time and are home safely! Now bring on the TR!
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Look at Prince Phillip.... looking all studly with his 'come hither' look.

I can't wait to read all about your trip!

P.S. Who's bright idea was it to take the dancing banana off of the main smiley page?
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Um...in case anyone missed it...since Jen lost it... LOL!!!

Here is Prince Phillip..as the "hot" fishing gnome




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Imagine that, beat here by LL!!! I haven't even read anything yet, just wanted to grab my place in line

WHAT?!?!?!?!? A pre-gnomefest! Don't forget, I have a coveted pin code too, if only Julez and I could use it to join you...SIGH
I know!! Oh the agony Katie!! The AAAGGGOOONNNYYY!!!!
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You sneaky, sneaky girls!!

I am insanely jealous of course, but you will have such a blast in October!! I can't wait to hear about your trip with Nobby!
You took the words straight out of my mouth LL!

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I'm here!! I'm here!!! I'd have been sooner if it weren't for that danged LOL!!!

I'm so excited I don't have to keep the "SECRET" anymore!!! Yay!!!

Awesome start to your TR... you may not know how to diagram a sentence...but you certainally can spin a tale

I get to go add my ticker now...yay!!

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OOoooOoOOOoo you! Paula!! You stinky sneaky evil thing!
Oh what a wretched wretched world when my Gnomies leave for a pre-gnomefest just 5 days after mine own birthday!

In all seriousness though, I'm thrilled for you ladies, as I've said, there must be a Marcette in Disney World at every possible moment.

So to you stealthy sneaky things!

Is THAT why C has been so absent on the Gnome thread? Hated keeping secrets? Hmmmmmmmmmm?
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You sneaky, sneaky girls!!

I am insanely jealous of course, but you will have such a blast in October!! I can't wait to hear about your trip with Nobby!
Yeah...but remember my dear LL you are going to be there in May...I'm going to be the insanely jealous one...oh and I want a text message from you considering you were so kind to me while I was at Disney!! It was so much fun to chat with you!!

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Imagine that, beat here by LL!!! I haven't even read anything yet, just wanted to grab my place in line

WHAT?!?!?!?!? A pre-gnomefest! Don't forget, I have a coveted pin code too, if only Julez and I could use it to join you...SIGH
If you do the Fuzzy Disney Math (I hear Christine is really good at it) maybe you could find a very nice magical number you guys could work with!!

BTW Paula has commissioned me to writing the PTR but it will be awhile before I start on that although I think we're making plans...Christine is getting an itchin finger to plan LOL!!!
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Welcome Home Jen!!! I can't wait to read all about your trip. I love your intro and I'm so jealous that you get to go back to WDW in the fall. Bring on some more TR!!!

P.S. I leave in 2 days!!!!!
YAY!! I'm so excited for you Meg...and you'll love Kim she is amazing...I had the best time with her!!!!!

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Hello Honey!!! I am sooo glad you had a good time & that you get to go back so soon!! How fun!! I am definitely all ears for this TR. I am down to 2 days--hoping to meet Meghan & Kim down there Saturday!!!! Hurry up with that report!! I gotta read as much as I can before Friday night!!!!!!
You are going to have so much fun and I hear things are warming up YAY!!! It was so cold for me Shawna, it was insane!!! I can't wait to share more with all of you!!
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Yeah...but remember my dear LL you are going to be there in May...I'm going to be the insanely jealous one...oh and I want a text message from you considering you were so kind to me while I was at Disney!! It was so much fun to chat with you!!

If you do the Fuzzy Disney Math (I hear Christine is really good at it) maybe you could find a very nice magical number you guys could work with!!

BTW Paula has commissioned me to writing the PTR but it will be awhile before I start on that although I think we're making plans...Christine is getting an itchin finger to plan LOL!!!
I want a nice magical number. If I got a pincode I would be all over it but I think I am the only person who didn't receive a pincode!

I loved talking to you too!! Of course I will text message you.
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