Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 08-21-2009, 08:49 PM   #61
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 25,444

When I left off, I was singing Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A pirates life for me! and the kids had taken a very unflattering picture of me with my mouth open. I guess they didn't care for my signing too much (I don't blame them.) 'cause halfway through the song, they asked me to turn off the music.

Like I said before, it took a whopping 10 minutes before the kids had the portable DVD player out. We are a family who loves movies. Not so much the action or dramas but comedies are our favorites. The day before leaving, Hunter and Lacey had gone through our movies (I don't know exactly how many we have but I know it's more than 300.) and picked out several for the road trip. First up on the playlist was Fun With Dick & Jane. They laughed in the backseat while John and I talked about our day in the front.

The drive from West Monroe to Mississippi is soooo boring. There's nothing to see but wetland and crops.



After being on the road for a little while, our tummies started to rumble but we knew we weren't stopping until we got to Vicksburg, Mississippi. It's a tradition to stop at the McDonald's in Vicksburg. I know it's not super good food but it's a tradition. What can I say? Since it's a bit of a ride to Vicksburg, we broke out the Lay's potato chips to hold us over. Then, we saw that we were nearing Vicksburg.





And here's the bridge that takes us across the Mississippi river. Like Clark Griswold, John has to sing "Deep River, My home is over Jordan." Except he doesn't say river, he says "rither". It cracks us up every time.



The Mississippi river. Sorry, the side of the bridge got in the way.



Then we see the Mississippi sign:



A closer pic:



I'm going to sign off for now. The dryer just stopped and if I don't get the clothes out while they are still warm, I'll have to iron them. I hate ironing!






__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226



Last edited by mickeystoontown; 08-22-2009 at 10:27 AM.
mickeystoontown is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 08:52 PM   #62
hhockman
DIS Veteran
 
hhockman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,049

Are ya sure you can't stretch next year out a l i t t l e longer. We're planning to head down on the 8th of June next year. Christian's birthday is the 9th. It would be SO cool to meet, but it looks like we'll just miss you.

Can't wait till the next installment!
hhockman is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-21-2009, 08:56 PM   #63
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 25,444

Quote:
Originally Posted by hhockman View Post
Are ya sure you can't stretch next year out a l i t t l e longer. We're planning to head down on the 8th of June next year. Christian's birthday is the 9th. It would be SO cool to meet, but it looks like we'll just miss you.

Can't wait till the next installment!
Heather,

You know, it's possible that the dates may change a little further down the road. I'm probably going to go ahead and book using the 27th through the 5th but if a promo comes out later, they may change.

It would be cool to meet some of my Dis friends in person. John would be into it too.
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #64
aaaateamsgrandma
DIS Veteran
 
aaaateamsgrandma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Too far from Disney
Posts: 2,413

Just got back from Football Jamboree. A lot of fun. Beautiful evening out there tonight. Sheri got to go home and cook steaks for 4 hungry boys. Aust calls at 4 and says "hey mom can you cook for me tonite?" Of course she says yes and then he says "hey mom can Joel, Brock and Josh come too?" How do you turn them down.

Love the beginning of this trip. Of course I couldn't see all those pretty sites. I'm locked up in the trunk. I do kind of remember crossing the river. I could hear the water. And I do remember hearing John singing but I couldn't understand the words.

Keep up the good report.
__________________
The journey determines your destination.

Follow this link to see my TR. Rain, Surprise Birthdays, Rain, First Visits and did I mention Rain?

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2211283&
aaaateamsgrandma is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #65
hhockman
DIS Veteran
 
hhockman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,049

Love the pictures so far. It's been a long time since I've been over the Mississippi River. A REALLY long time.

I hope your dates do change. Our might change just a little too. Depends on a lot of things. I know I want to be there for Christian's birthday, but our current dates have us leaving on a Tuesday. If I can swing it, we'll leave earlier. Like Sunday. But I'm not sure how much $$$ we can put into the trip less than a year later. Partly depends on whether SeaWorld et al offers the Buy 3/Get 2 free thing again too. We going over to the other side of Orlando for part of the trip next time (please, please, PLEASE let Harry Potter World be open by then!), but we also have to do Star Wars weekends. And I want to actually be at Disney for Christian's birthday. We might do Universal/Sea World first. Don't know. Depends on the friends I'm supposed to be meeting, and the specials that are offered.

Hopefully we can make ONE day overlap at least.

Waiting to see McDonald's!
hhockman is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 10:52 PM   #66
MadilynnsMomma
...first star to the right, and straight on til morning...
 
MadilynnsMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 1,776

Hi Lisa - did I miss a post somewhere..? Did you get a bounceback offer? How did this upcoming (2010) trip evolve?

Sorry if you covered it already, feel free to point me in the direction of the post
__________________
Me, Jenn DH, Shamus DD7, Madilynn DS(Jan '14)
My First Trip - December 2006 - Old Key West (went as a nanny) / Our First Family Trip - December 2009 - Caribbean Beach Resort
First Mother-Daughter Trip - October 2010 - Pop Century Resort / Family Trip Round Two - October 2011 - Pop Century Resort
Girls Trip Round Two - September 2012 - Pop Century Resort / Introducing Oli to the Magic - February 2015 - Pop Century Resort


MadilynnsMomma is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 11:25 PM   #67
Backstage_Gal
Let me rephrase the dog stew remark
I broke more than I used
 
Backstage_Gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: On my couch with my laptop and a glass of wine in Florida
Posts: 11,358

Hopping on board, great start!
__________________
Backstage_Gal is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 12:59 AM   #68
longing2Batdisney
DIS Veteran
 
longing2Batdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 662 mi from my dreams!
Posts: 4,515

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadilynnsMomma View Post
Hi Lisa - did I miss a post somewhere..? Did you get a bounceback offer? How did this upcoming (2010) trip evolve?

Sorry if you covered it already, feel free to point me in the direction of the post
around post #58!
longing2Batdisney is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:57 AM   #69
dismagiclover
Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael
 
dismagiclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,071

Oh the fun of roadtrips It seems like you are totally prepared and everyone is having a fun time.
dismagiclover is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 09:31 AM   #70
deedeew80
Dreaming of My Prince
 
deedeew80's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 685

I love that you took pictures of being on the road!!! I'm a big fan of all the little details!!!
__________________
9/91-CBR; 8/95-Off Site; 8/99-CBR; 8/02-CBR; 8/03-ASSp; 8/04-CBR; 8/05-CBR; 11/06-SOG; 8/07-POP; 10/08-CBR Disneymoon

deedeew80 is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:01 AM   #71
MaleficentMama
Earning My Ears
 
MaleficentMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 37

I love your TR! Can't wait for more. I am also a paralegal and know JUST what you mean about clients changing the documents (1,000 times) at the most inconvenient times! I laughed out loud when you threatened to scalp her. I've had those exact same thoughts myself!
__________________
Me DS9

MaleficentMama is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:02 AM   #72
MaleficentMama
Earning My Ears
 
MaleficentMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 37

I love your TR! Can't wait for more. I am also a paralegal and know JUST what you mean about clients changing the documents (1,000 times) at the most inconvenient times! I laughed out loud when you threatened to scalp her. I've had those exact same thoughts myself!
__________________
Me DS9

MaleficentMama is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:11 AM   #73
aprilisis


Earning My Ears
 
aprilisis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,055

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeystoontown View Post
.
Hey girl! Aren't the Disboards a lot "cooler" than the Intercot boards. I just feel so much more comfortable over here. I still post on Intercot but I find that people are a bit judgmental over there.

Oddball is a mix of Miniature Pinscher and who knows what. We adopted him from the animal shelter when he was just about 6 weeks old. I've got to find a recent picture of him so ya'll can see my other "child".
Yes! I feel much more comfortable posting here, too. I can't wait to see a photo of Oddball!
I love your trip report & all the time & detail you put into it. I'm looking forward to reading more!
__________________
aprilisis is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:24 AM   #74
uprivermama
Earning My Ears
 
uprivermama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Upriver, silly!
Posts: 69

Quote:
It's a tradition to stop at the McDonald's in Vicksburg. I know it's not super good food but it's a tradition. What can I say?
I totally get the tradition thing. That's how family memories are made! "Remember how we always used to stop in Vicksburg...." I can't even tell you how many times we say things like that amongst my siblings when we get together now as adults. We do a little of the same thing with our Disneyland road trips. Like, we always stop in Woodburn, OR on the way down because it's the perfect distance and they have good I-5 access to restaurants and gas. And when we get to Buttonwillow, CA, I always have to pretend I have a British (probably more like a cockney) accent, and repeatedly say "Buttonwillow" with this accent. Everyone loves it! I'm sure everyone loves it as much as me!

On an aside, thanks, lisalonglash! I got my siggy fixed, and I know other people were looking for that info too!
__________________
Uprivermama
The Queen of Flannel

Laundry lovingly produced by DH , DS9 : & DS 11

DL 1984, 1991, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007
uprivermama is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:35 AM   #75
swankybeth
Loves bubble tea!
Got my internship @ WDW!
Her Prince Charming proposed with a glass slipper and rose petals
 
swankybeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Rockville Centre, NY
Posts: 4,410

I'm in! Great start, looking forward to more.
__________________
swankybeth is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini Trip -- September 19 - 22 KatMark Disney Dining Reviews 127 11-12-2009 09:45 AM
Our 3rd Trip to WDW, Sept' 09, *TOC on Pg 1* *TR STARTED - CLICK ON THE LINK* oregondaddyof2 Completed Trip Reports 1144 10-01-2009 10:41 PM
Relax boys, the belly dancer does not want your singles! 9/2 final update p.87 rentayenta Completed Trip Reports 1315 09-03-2009 04:07 PM
How much is your trip to WDW? smkiya Disney for Families 56 08-27-2009 04:19 PM
One-day trip - two questions beynac Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 08-20-2009 07:13 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: