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Old 06-23-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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Squirts, Shirts, and Flirts, The Legend Continues 2 weeks in FW(wrap up #2 new 11-17)

all, we are back and ready to live the trip again through the wonderful world of TR's. There are many things I need to explain before I start so We will get to that first.

#1. This will be long, it will have lots of pictures, but it will be long, we were gone for a total of 17 days. and like always have our share of interesting stories along the way to tell.

#2. the title of this report, can be traced back to the PreTR, i was having trouble coming up with a title so i had a little contest to help me name it, greatbiscuit came up with the name, based on experiences that happened on previous trips, which can be found in the old TR (which have links below) i kept trying to think of titles to change the TR to but none came to me, so we will stick with this one, and i personally like it alot so there you go.

#3. no matter how many times you go to disney, you always learn something new, i'm up to about 15 visits in my life time, and im still learning new things, maybe it is because i am getting older, but im seeing and experiencing new things, so I will have a section titled "lessons learned" in the chapters as I type.



thats enough rambling for now, so i will get on with it,

oh wait one more thing,

#4. i do ramble, and i type fast, so i make mistakes, and i never have a plan where a chapter is going when i start it, so sometimes it wont make sense, but you will get the gyst of things (i think gyst is spelled wrong)

now i can start
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Who: me, wife, son, my parents
when: june 3rd to June 19th
where: disney FW campground

you might wanta to know who we are, so here is my crazy family.
my wife, candi, son parker, and me, the story teller.

candi will chime in from time to time parker, the goofball of the trip, and one who many of the stories will revolve around, and me.


here is grandma and granpa, or as parker calls them and they will be refered to in this report,

papa and nana, or nene

my parents gave us this trip as our anniversary present this year and picked up the tab for everything, which we greatly appreciated, since we are hoping to buy/build a new house next year.


June 3rd is our departure day, my mom works in a school system so we had to wait till she got out for the day, i worked till about 11 and then headed home to get last minute things finished up, unplug things, turn things off, turn things down, etc...everything was packed in the camper the night before and ready for us.

before we left our house, parker took off his last count down day.


and the only place we wanted to eat before we headed out was olive garden


we had a disney call set up for him that afternoon the sound is decent for a loud restraunt, here is the call.



soon my mom arrived home and we were set to leave about 1:15 but not before a group photo in the yard.


Since it is a long drive down about 21 hours total, we have gifts for parker to open to keep his interest, his first present from my mom was a new buzz stuffed animal...he loved it.










our first adventure greets us just north of Indy, we feel a slight vibration on the truck, nothing big just feels like a bad section of road, then it starts to feel like we are on the rumble strips on the side of the road. Good thing we were right by an exit, so we pull off and me and my dad check the truck cant find anything so back in we go...we drive 10 feet who truck is shacking like the winnie the pooh ride where tigger is bouncing.

and we end up driving up to get off the exit ramp and pull onto the country road there.

we get out to look at the truck again, and find this.

the front truck tire had the biggest pimple on it ever.


I get the jack under the truck and jack it up

we walk to the back end to get the spare tire and hear a huge explosion not 10 seconds later...

it was the tire blowing out.


good thing i jacked it up and was out of there, it would have blown right next to my arm, and who knows what it would have done to me.

who changing took about 30 minutes, so not to bad, we even had a car with a few teenage/20's guys pull over and ask if they could help out pretty nice fellows.

so tire was changed and it was time to continue on again.


here is where I had the first "lesson learned" of the trip.

Lesson learned, when a tire blows on a vehicle dont tell your mother it was because that was the corner of the truck she was sitting on, especially if you are saying it where she is in shot and is able to kick you in the backside.

once we start traveling again, i get on the phone to my BIL to find us a tire store close because, my dad wants to get 2 new tires for the front of the truck, he does not like driving on spares, especially when you are pulling as much weight as the trailer behind us.

not 5 minutes later we see a sign for a semi/truck tire shop at the next exit, so we pull off and they are open for 5 more minutes before they leave for the day, but agree to stay and fix us up, we dont even have to unhook the trailer, just pull around.



parker was good while we waited, we just walked around and looked at the tires, and had some string cheese.



a few hours later, we are pulling into our night stop about 20 minutes north of the state line. parker climbs up on the picnic table and after nana takes his picture he points at the trailer and goes uhh oohhh nana

she looks back to see red blood drops all along the side of the trailer on the top. we all come around and start laughing, some may not find it funny, but we did with what happened so far on our day.

the picture is not bad, so you should all be okay, the bird was just sleeping up there. he hit the side and must have kept going till he found something that stopped him.



his head was caught around the awning for the slide out.

i ended up using a long stick that we use to push water off the top of the camper, you can see it in the next picture, we told parker that he was going to go continue his nap in the woods with the other animals. and he helped grandpa secure the trailer tires.


then it was time to help me with the back jacks, he always ran and helped me get the drill to crack them down.


once we were all set up, candi and i started off on our run, for the last few months now we have been running about a mile a day in our neighborhood and did not want to lose what we gained while on vacation.



so there is our first day and the beginning of our trip thus far.

i hope you guys enjoy it, and feel free to lurk, but it is also fun to have people join in on the conversations as well. i resond to everyone so type away.


If you want to skip the in between chatter, the next post will be a spot for the chapter listings
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Chapter Listings

Chapter 1. On the road again.
Chapter 2. Are they still traveling
Chapter 3. Look out FW, we are checking In.
Chapter 4. If you like it, buy it.
Chapter 5. Num Nums.
Chapter 6. The smurfs invade Epcot.
Chapter 7. Characters with Drums
Chapter 8. Felt up on Soarin!
Chapter 9. From mama giggles to mama grizzly
Chapter 10. Important Lessons + PMS.
Chapter 11. Welcoming Wedgies and Observations.
Chapter 12. Dinner with old friends.
Chapter 13. Captain parker...
Chapter 14. Tinked off...
Chapter 15. Storming the Barn
Chapter 16. Mish Mash of Stuff.
Chapter 17. Chip and Dale went to MJ dance school
Chapter 18. Lets enjoy an intermission shall we.
Chapter 19. Another nightime showdown in MK.
Chapter 20. Lossing your top in TL
Chapter 21. Mickey Cooks us dinner.
Chapter 22. Parker gets honked off
Chapter 23. Time to Split Up
Chapter 24. Fall Montage.
Chapter 25. R2D2, flying cars, and a pit stop
Chapter 26. What time is the 3:00 parade?
Chapter 27. Finally we get our LM photopass.
Chapter 28. UP UP UP we go.
Chapter 29. Snow and Disney quest.
Christmas Update Part 1.
Christmas Update Part 2.
Chapter 30. Tension at the Luau
Chapter 30. Tension at the Luau cont.
Chapter 31. Monorail farts and a DIS meet.
Chapter 32. To grandmothers house we go.
The In Between
Chapter 33. How a MK bus delays a AK?
Chapter 34. Two AK firsts.
head shaving update
Chapter 35. donald comes untucked and stuffing the ice
Chapter 36. Attacked by a white rhino
Chapter 37. A peaceful morning in Disney.
Chapter 38. A Little Alone Time.
Chapter 39. BB day
Chapter 40. We Might be heading home early. Part 1.
Chapter 40. Our Part of the Evening. Part 2
Packing Question
Chapter 41. A First and (WHAT IF)
Chapter 42. Dumbo Dash, and (What If)
Chapter 43. Whats in a room (What If)
Chapter 44. Princess Kisses (What If, how early is to early for that first drink)
Chapter 45. Forgotten Pics
Chapter 46. The saga of the missing glenn. (what if there was a tree of life?)
Chapter 47. Glenn Sage, a celebration (what if sunsets)
Chapter 48. Ride Hopping
Chapter 49. A MK nap, and more What if resort life
Chapter 50. We bid farewell to the MK, and more resort life what if
Chapter 51. Animals Here and there.
Chapter 52. Water is Fun anywhere.
New Additions
Chapter 53. Forgotten Pics, and underwater adventures
Anniversary Update
Chapter 54. need to find these to link
Chapter 55. need to find these to link

Chapter 56. upcountry and the road to hana.
Chapter 57. the other beach and Not again
Chapter 58. final what if chapter.
Chapter 59. Trip Wrap up #1
Chapter 60. Trip wrap up #2
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I'll join in on the fun! Your trip has started off...interestingly enough. Tire pimple, blown out tire, two new tires, string cheese, a dead bird (poor thing )...and an evening jog. Fun!

I love all of the pics you've taken thus far - it really tells the story!
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Great start so far! Sounds like you had quite the adventure the first day.

Looking forward to more!
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Lesson learned, when a tire blows on a vehicle dont tell your mother it was because that was the corner of the truck she was sitting on, especially if you are saying it where she is in shot and is able to kick you in the backside.
I'm surprised you hadn't learned this lesson yet...tip: applies to wives as well as mothers...
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#3. no matter how many times you go to disney, you always learn something new, i'm up to about 15 visits in my life time, and im still learning new things, maybe it is because i am getting older, but im seeing and experiencing new things, so I will have a section titled "lessons learned" in the chapters as I type.
This is a great idea! I'd steal it, but I'm not sure what I learned.

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the front truck tire had the biggest pimple on it ever.
Whoa! I've never seen a pimple like that before! Except the night before the prom, of course.

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here is where I had the first "lesson learned" of the trip.

Lesson learned, when a tire blows on a vehicle dont tell your mother it was because that was the corner of the truck she was sitting on, especially if you are saying it where she is in shot and is able to kick you in the backside.
Good first lesson learned. I'm still working on that one myself.

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parker was good while we waited, we just walked around and looked at the tires, and had some string cheese.

I always have the free coffee when I get an oil change....I didn't know they had string cheese when you get a tire changed.

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parker climbs up on the picnic table and after nana takes his picture he points at the trailer and goes uhh oohhh nana

she looks back to see red blood drops all along the side of the trailer on the top. we all come around and start laughing, some may not find it funny, but we did with what happened so far on our day.

the picture is not bad, so you should all be okay, the bird was just sleeping up there. he hit the side and must have kept going till he found something that stopped him.

You're caught in your own rolling Alfred Hitchcock movie.

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once we were all set up, candi and i started off on our run, for the last few months now we have been running about a mile a day in our neighborhood and did not want to lose what we gained while on vacation.

Good for you! I ran once while at Disney, but haven't yet since we returned. (I probably should be right now, but here I am.)

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so there is our first day and the beginning of our trip thus far.
Great start! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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