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Old 11-24-2009, 08:28 AM   #436
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YAY something to look forward to today!!! Can't wait TK!!!!!!
Ha ha. No pressure, right?
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From me....never LOL!!!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:42 AM   #440
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What Do You Mean, We Did My Whole To Do List?

Ha. Ha ha. Had I but known. Tink knew. She tried to tell me. Traveling with adults is different. "It won't matter if it's busy, Kat, you'll be surprised how much we'll get done."

At which I regarded her with a bemused expression, somewhat reliant on her wisdom of previous solo trips and somewhat in complete and utter disbelief.

But you know what? Oh wise Tink was right.

From our sojourn on pirates and getting our fill of Jack Sparrow...is that even possible...Tink, LegoMom, and I ventured forth. We were ready to get our ride on, so to speak. I won't trouble you with a list of every single thing we did, but just my recollections of the most fun I've had in a long time.

We headed from Adventureland into Fantasyland, ready to take in what I assumed would be the sea of humanity. Truthfully, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It looked pretty much like what I expect Fantasyland to look like at that time of day.

I believe our first ride there was it's a small world. You know, the fun thing about this, besides the fact that I'm one of those crazy people who's absolutely in love with this ride, is that while we were waiting in line, because Tink and I were wearing birthday buttons, a very nice CM struck up a conversation with us. He wished us a happy birthday, and chatted us up, and at the end of our little chat, he gave us three fastpasses to be used on any fastpass attraction at any time that day.

ahem....

SCORE!!!!


I was pretty stoked.

After IASW, we had a little debated as to what to use the fastpasses on. LegoMom had already done some of her must dos, so she was really game for whatever we wanted. Since I'm not so much a thrill ride type of gal, and there was no way I was going to get drenched (Splash Mountain) before our afternoon reservation, I made a little suggestion.

And that's how we ended up on Peter Pan.

That is a ride that I abo****ely love, but will always skip if I don't have a fastpass, because I can't see waiting over an hour for something that lasts less than five minutes. It just doesn't make sense in the TK book of Disney touring. So I was really, really grateful to have those fastpasses, because we were able to take in Peter Pan, one of my favorites.

Now, we did a lot this morning, but my next big memory is actually from the Haunted Mansion.

And let me tell you a little something that I had hinted about LegoMom before. And hon, if you're ready, make sure you're sitting and get ready to blush.

That woman is one of the most accomodating people I've ever met in my life. She made no qualms about telling us she was just along for the ride, this was our trip, she would go where we wanted.

Well, that's all well and good, except she was mostly letting Tink and I ride together, and I thought, you know, if I don't insist, she'll just keep letting us do that, and riding by herself. And I didn't want her to feel like a third wheel, I mean, we invited her for a reason.

So I told Tink that for HM, I was going to ride with LegoMom.

And I am so glad I did.

Not to slam my girl Tink, but this is one of my fondest memories of my trip. You know how you like someone? And you know that you like them because you have things in common, and you share a similar life philosophy? I knew all of this about LegoMom before we'd even shared this morning together.

But I can tell you the exact moment when I knew that she and I were kindred spirits.

As we were riding the Haunted Mansion, and we approached the ballroom of dancing ghosts, she and I leaned forward at the exact...same...time!

I do that every time I ride on the Haunted Mansion. Can you believe that she does it too? I noticed it and I had to just smile to myself. If I hadn't already known, it was then that I knew she really was a good egg.

As I said before, I was amazed at how much of my to do list was getting done. Before we'd left, Tink and I had made our own separate to do lists, to make sure that while we were going with the flow and enjoying ourselves, we were also getting to do our favorite things.

I just couldn't believe how quickly our favorite things were getting done!



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Old 12-01-2009, 08:01 AM   #441
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And that's how we ended up on Peter Pan.

That is a ride that I abo****ely love, but will always skip if I don't have a fastpass, because I can't see waiting over an hour for something that lasts less than five minutes. It just doesn't make sense in the TK book of Disney touring. So I was really, really grateful to have those fastpasses, because we were able to take in Peter Pan, one of my favorites.
Ditto. There is always a mega-line for this ride, isn't there?! Definintely a good use of those nice birthday surprise Fastpasses.


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Now, we did a lot this morning, but my next big memory is actually from the Haunted Mansion.

And let me tell you a little something that I had hinted about LegoMom before. And hon, if you're ready, make sure you're sitting and get ready to blush.

That woman is one of the most accomodating people I've ever met in my life. She made no qualms about telling us she was just along for the ride, this was our trip, she would go where we wanted.

Well, that's all well and good, except she was mostly letting Tink and I ride together, and I thought, you know, if I don't insist, she'll just keep letting us do that, and riding by herself. And I didn't want her to feel like a third wheel, I mean, we invited her for a reason.

So I told Tink that for HM, I was going to ride with LegoMom.

And I am so glad I did.

Not to slam my girl Tink, but this is one of my fondest memories of my trip. You know how you like someone? And you know that you like them because you have things in common, and you share a similar life philosophy? I knew all of this about LegoMom before we'd even shared this morning together.

But I can tell you the exact moment when I knew that she and I were kindred spirits.

As we were riding the Haunted Mansion, and we approached the ballroom of dancing ghosts, she and I leaned forward at the exact...same...time!

I do that every time I ride on the Haunted Mansion. Can you believe that she does it too? I noticed it and I had to just smile to myself. If I hadn't already known, it was then that I knew she really was a good egg.
TK!!!!!......blush???!.....I'm sure there's even a little tear at the corner of my eye!! I wish I could hug you right now!!





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....Oh. My. WORD!....this is what Tink would call a classic *snort*laugh* moment!! From getting weepy to nearly choking on my coffee in 2.1 seconds!...Are you gonna make us wait another week for THAT installment?!! Hmm, very suddenly I'm craving some cheese fries....


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Old 12-01-2009, 08:17 AM   #442
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Ditto. There is always a mega-line for this ride, isn't there?! Definintely a good use of those nice birthday surprise Fastpasses.
I thought so.



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TK!!!!!......blush???!.....I'm sure there's even a little tear at the corner of my eye!! I wish I could hug you right now!!

AWW!!! I'll take that hug to go with a side of Disney World, please.

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....Oh. My. WORD!....this is what Tink would call a classic *snort*laugh* moment!! From getting weepy to nearly choking on my coffee in 2.1 seconds!...Are you gonna make us wait another week for THAT installment?!! Hmm, very suddenly I'm craving some cheese fries....


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I'm sure you're remembering my regression to five year old antics. So, be a good girl and keep it to yourself.

I'll try to get a post up soon, I promise. I do have some of the photos uploaded from the previously mentioned filter event.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:15 AM   #443
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I love IASW too; I've even been known to belt out a tune or two there.

AHHHH, kindred spirits. You just know when it happens; it's a magical thing.

Filter moments. You know I'll be around for that; being into confessions and all!
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Ahhh, what a great morning in Fantasyland and on the Haunted Mansion!

I can't wait to find out what you said in the next update!!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:35 AM   #445
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Awww...I have to agree adult trips are amazing and what you get done well its a lot of fun!!!

Loved this update and glad you had so much fun on one of my favorite rides of all time!!!!!!

Got to love the friends you have made on the DIS boards...I know I considered myself blessed!
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:19 PM   #446
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I love IASW too; I've even been known to belt out a tune or two there.
I can't remember if we had any vocal people on our boat.

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It was quite magical!

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I sort of unleashed my inner five year old.

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Ahhh, what a great morning in Fantasyland and on the Haunted Mansion!

I can't wait to find out what you said in the next update!!!
I do come up with some pretty interesting stuff.

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Awww...I have to agree adult trips are amazing and what you get done well its a lot of fun!!!

Loved this update and glad you had so much fun on one of my favorite rides of all time!!!!!!

Got to love the friends you have made on the DIS boards...I know I considered myself blessed!
I feel blessed as well.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:59 PM   #447
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What a great installment, TK! I am not a IASW lover, but I absolutely lean forward during the ballroom part of Haunted Mansion. It is one of my favorite parts, and I don't want to miss anything down there.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:00 PM   #448
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In 19 days I'll be on my first adult trip! I can't wait to experience this for myself!!

I love that you rode with LegoMom AND that you found a connection. It's so amazing when that happens. The ballroom scene is my favorite, and I so want to jump out of the car and just look around down there. I think if I ever got the chance to go "backstage" of any ride, that would definitely be the one!
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:24 PM   #449
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What a great installment, TK! I am not a IASW lover, but I absolutely lean forward during the ballroom part of Haunted Mansion. It is one of my favorite parts, and I don't want to miss anything down there.
Me, too! I feel like I see new or different things every time. And of course, I'm looking for the hidden Mickey.

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In 19 days I'll be on my first adult trip! I can't wait to experience this for myself!!
I can't recommend it highly enough.

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I love that you rode with LegoMom AND that you found a connection. It's so amazing when that happens. The ballroom scene is my favorite, and I so want to jump out of the car and just look around down there. I think if I ever got the chance to go "backstage" of any ride, that would definitely be the one!
I would have to say I love the whole ride, but I most look forward to that particular scene. There's just so much going on it it, I love it.
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It is sounding like it was such a wonderful morning. You are so right about traveling with just adults. It is amazing how much you can see and do with no kids with you. Everytime I travel with my nieces it's like traveling with a road version of a broadway show. Our last family trip we had the kids stroller carrying what felt like about 20 bags. Everytime we'd stop it was the great shuffle to be sure we were bringing along the right bags and had what we should have in tow. I swear we spent more time rearranging bags in the stroller than on rides themselves.
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