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Old 10-27-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold, Mate - *Update 9-17* P60

Yo ho, yo ho, a trip report for me.

Ahoy, mateys! Shortly to begin. Keep a weather eye on the horizon.

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An Introduction of Sorts

Rain Again? Really???

Oddly Enough...

Pop

My Favorite Memories from Day One, Part One

What Is It About This Part of Epcot That Makes Me Want to Call Tink?

Silly Ole Bear

My Apologies

I Had One Goal...

We Did All That In One Day?

The Search for Tacos In Which I Lose The Boys

Where Else Would I Eat?

Grim Grinning Ghosts Come Out to Socialize

The Perfect Ending to a Practically Perfect Day

Day Three

The Captain's Grille

A Change of Plans

Those Men Are For Me???

Our Christmas Disney Tradition

Say it With Me - Spa-ahhhh....

Whose Idea Was It To Bring The Menfolk?

The Weirdest Thing I've Ever Done in the Lobby of the Grand Floridian

Excuse Me, Miss? Do I Know You?

I Know This Is Not a PTR...

Where Do I Put My Hands?

Baby Squirt

You Might Want Some Kleenex For This Post

Thank You

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Old 10-27-2009, 06:51 AM   #3
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An Introduction of Sorts

Can a Disney vacation be cathartic?

Short answer: yes.

Long answer: TK's new trip report.

It's so difficult to explain what this trip meant to me. Don't get me wrong, there were some tough moments, but there were some great moments, too. In fact, a couple of my best days ever were on this trip. I had the pleasure of meeting some incredible people, of sharing in the joy (and tumult) that is family, and of just being in the World.

I also ran around like a mad woman because my son, who previously had been so shy of things, was game for practically everything, and DH and I were so excited that he was that we toured like we haven't in years.

So it was a trip that was a combination of so many dichotomies. It was relaxation and running, it was laughter and tears, it was, in short, cathartic. Because when I came home, I felt as though something was different. And although I was still me, that things had changed. And I hadn't even turned thirty yet. And I'm really quite proud that the revelation came before the birthday, because I was more open to embracing it and all that it meant.

A new phase. A new beginning. A new horizon.

But all good beginnings must start somewhere, and to truly move forward, we need to know where we've come from.

It took me this long to be able to write about the trip, and I plan to do it justice.

I will not, however, be doing your traditional blow by blow account of the trip. Although my chapters will be chronological in nature, they will not entail everything we did. For instance, I will spare you the details of who showered first, or exactly what time it was when we did things. The first because do you really need to know and the second because unless I have a fastpass, I don't know what time it is, as I don't wear a watch.

Pirate.

Anyway, my plan for this trip report is this. I want to give you my memories. My incredible, wonderful memories. I'm going to share with you, in great detail, the highlights from this trip. And trust me, there are many.

So many of you have blessed me with wonderful compliments about my writing, saying that when I write, you feel like you're actually there.

I hope to live up to that with this report. I want you to laugh with us, and shake your head at my four year old's antics, and drool over my own Jack Sparrow.

I want you to wonder why this was cathartic, when my defection occured, and what the weirdest thing I've ever done in the Grand Floridian lobby was.

And most of all, I want to show why not all treasure is silver and gold. Why some things are so precious that it almost defies logic, defies reason, defies rational thought.

Passion.

Love.

I loved these moments, these memories from this trip. The good and the bad. And I didn't wave at them as they passed by. I lived them.

I invited you to live them with me now.


Next Chapter

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Old 10-27-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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No cute saying.. I'm just here!!!!


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And,

Bless you all for coming over when there was nothing. However, if you scroll up again, I think you'll find a little...something.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:28 AM   #11
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Can I confess, I had no idea what cathartic means? Seriously, I love words, you all know me by now, and although I've heard it before, I've never bothered to look it up. Hold on...



OMG!!! TK, can I just quote what my dictionary says?? "Of or effecting catharsis; purging; a medicine for stimulating the evacutation of the bowels; purgative." Catharsis: purifying, esp. of the bowels; the purifying of emotions.

OK- Where is the heck do I start with this??!!! I have to assume you must be talking about purifying of the emotions; otherwise you accidently switched out Exlax for the airplane snacks??

Now, that we've gotten the diction straight, we can move on.

I love that you're going to give us the long story, in the TK style. I love that. I love that you want to share the passion, love, emotion and catharsis with us. Glad that you are sparing us the main definition of that word too. I neither need to know when you showered or when catharsis in that sense took place. Now onward...
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:33 AM   #13
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OMG!!! TK, can I just quote what my dictionary says?? "Of or effecting catharsis; purging; a medicine for stimulating the evacutation of the bowels; purgative." Catharsis: purifying, esp. of the bowels; the purifying of emotions.
We have reached a new high...low...however you look at it.

Something I never thought we'd be discussing on my trip reports. Purging the bowels.

I feel like Zzub.

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OK- Where is the heck do I start with this??!!! I have to assume you must be talking about purifying of the emotions; otherwise you accidently switched out Exlax for the airplane snacks??

Now, that we've gotten the diction straight, we can move on.
And by catharsis, I did mean a purging of the emotions/soul. Just to clarify. Not my bowels. Because that's gross.

Even if we all do it.

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I'm so glad that you're looking forward to my prolific (you like that word? ) writing style.

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I'm really good! We've missed you around here.
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I am.

High or low, whatever; you choose. I just was happy to know what it means. Yeah, I do like prolific, but not in the definition #1 kind of sense.

OK, OK, I'll stop. You're one classy pirate, I'll try to maintain your image.
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