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Old 01-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
cj9200
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Disney for DD’s 16th with her 6 GFs: Are you Stupid Nuts? (Updated: The End)

This upcoming weekend DD and I should be at WDW running the half marathon. Numerous injuries have derailed my training. First I busted up my foot pretty bad doing something stupid. After that was over and I could train again, I pulled my hamstring. The hammy is healing nicely just not enough to try to run 13.1 miles. The good news is that when I was training, I was up to 5 miles a run and have quit smoking. DD wanted a treadmill for Christmas which Santa gave her so now I am able to ease my way on getting back on the horse. Am a bit bummed, more for her than me but now my focus has shifted on DD’s Sweet Sixteen Birthday next week.

The boring background information:

This plan started formulating last year when DD was invited to be a “member of the court” for one of her friend’s Quinces party. Quinces is a Hispanic coming out party when a girl turns 15. Trust me, they take this seriously. There were numerous rehearsals involved in order to flawlessly follow certain dances, traditions and rituals. As a parent of a member of the court, how should I say this nicely, it was overly burdensome. The girl’s parents also spent a fortune.

DD was a bit jealous that she was not of Hispanic origin. Italians have nothing like it. Or if they do, I am blissfully unaware. We are also not the debutant type of family. So what to do? Why not go to Disney? I told her she could invite a few friends for the long weekend right before her birthday. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Plans started to come together and I am about to embark on a weekend trip with 7 teenagers. Just thinking about that makes me want to take a Valium.

Four of the seven participants are from the JV Soccer team. DD is number 15.


This was taken just after she stole the ball. They are having a good season with only one loss.


At the 11 month window I reserved a Grand Villa at the Boardwalk. Never stayed in a GV before so that alone should be interesting. I will pick up the kids after school next Friday, drive to Orlando and check into the BWV on Saturday.

Boardwalk. Our Home Away from Home


The plan:

Friday is drive and chill day. We have reservations to spend the night at the Hilton on Buena Vista Drive. I was able to get a great rate ($90 on Travelocity). Dinner will most likely be off site.

Saturday we check into the Boardwalk. I tried to volunteer the girls that morning to Give Kids the World but they were fully staffed that day. The idea came from a group on the Dis Board that got together and did this during the Dis meet weekend. For those of you that do not know, GKTW is a great organization that brings families with terminally ill children to Orlando so the whole family can have a special experience visiting the parks. You can check them out at www.gktw.org. Maybe next trip I can plan a little better and inquire about it earlier.

So, don’t know what to do while we wait until the room is ready. Maybe miniature golf. Swimming is out because we are Floridians and no self respecting Floridian goes into a pool past September. They have tea at 2:00 at the Grand Floridian. DD had the choice between that or California Grill and she did not hesitate to pick the tea. I will probably do what has become the ritual when she has tea and visit the Tambu Lounge at the Poly for crab cakes and martinis. After that is the surprise, an Illuminations birthday cruise complete with cake and decorations. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.

Sunday I will let them loose on the parks. Heaven help all of you that run into them that day. We have lunch at 50’s Prime Time where I hope our “cousin” gives her a hard time. Most likely though it will be me suffering the brunt of the grief. After lunch, they will again be free to roam the parks until closing.

Monday we will have breakfast in the room and then head home.

Well, that is the plan. It is unlikely that I will bring the computer so there will be no live updates. If I make it through I will try to post our adventures here. I am actually pretty confident that I will make it but not so sure of the rest of them. We may “lose” one or two along the way.

Hopefully soon after we come back I will start with the cast of characters and our first day. The title I imagine will be: I have duct tape and am not afraid to use it.

Wish me luck.

Here are the links to TR updates

The Cast: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=44

Driving up and the Hilton: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=57

Checking in: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=63

Tea at 2:00: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=68

Finally the GV Part 1: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=82

GV Part 2 The Girls' reaction: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=123

The Surprise, our Illumination’s Cruise Part 1: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=141

Part 2: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=142

Short update post cruise: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=154

Leash of Shame: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=163

Park Day Part 1: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=168

Park Day Part 2: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=186

Finis: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=204

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