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Old 09-06-2010, 06:45 AM   #211
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The whole pill taking episode - Priceless!

So glad you got to sleep a bit on the plane. That's awesome. When Denny and I flew to New Zealand many years ago I had a stiff neck and no neck pillow. Try as I might I could not get comfortable. I think I was awake most of the flight, watched 2 movies, and then stared at the distance map for the rest of the night. Not to mention I was totally disoriented from crossing the international date line and having no idea what day or time it was. That's when I learned I was addicted to caffeine because I ended up with one whopper of a headache.

How cool that you got the whole bus to yourself. Did the switch to WL sink in yet for the rest of the crew or where they still too disoriented?

Pictures - must see pictures of your WL arrival!
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I love traveling at night, even car rides. That way you still get a day in, on either end. We're lucky that our flight is only three hours, though. I never seem to have trouble sleeping on a flight because I'm usually pretty drowsy from the dramamine! Don't know what it will be like flying with our three year-old this time, though.
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Great mojo to start the trip! Early arrival & DME to yourselves!

Sorry for the lack of sleep on the plane! For future reference... they sell sublingual melatonin... Zach can't swallow pills either. He usually ends up chewing it because he can't wait for it to dissolve. Do you have GNC out your way? That's where I get ours.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:15 AM   #214
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:21 AM   #215
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Ugh, what a flight!!! What a shame that the boys were so restless! Connor is the same way about swallowing pills -- it's always a major production with him.

Hurray for everyone being excited about the Wilderness Lodge stay!!!
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:28 AM   #216
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Well other than the pill taking it sounds like the trip is off to a good start. Glad everyone is excited about WL. Can't wait to hear about the breakfast antics!
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Oh, I think that super quick and solo bus trip calls for some of these guys. That's awesome timing on your part!

I'm glad the red eye went better for you, and I have to chuckle a little about the pill debacle. I don't think I was able to successfully swallow pills until I was fifteen, no joke. I was terrible about medecine in general, the things my parents had to go through to get me to take liquid antibiotics...I shudder to think.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:51 AM   #218
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I'm reliving trying to get each one of my 3 kids to learn to swallow pills. Michelle was the worst. They are all now pros.

Overall your flight wasn't too bad. You can always need more sleep. Good DME mojo and I love the reveal of the resort. We loved surprising Danielle with where we were staying, of course the whole trip was a surprise.

It's breakfast time and I haven't eaten, you're making me very hungry.
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Poor Eric! The first time swallowing a pill is not fun.
An empty DME line and bus must have been fabulous!
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:32 AM   #220
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Great report on the Red Eye! I'm so glad you were able to get some rest despite all of the wiggling and interruptions. And a DME bus to yourselves!

The pill-taking description was great! Now, if the planner in you had realized it would be his first time taking a pill, would you have set up a "practice run" with placebos or something?
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Poor Eric. I feel for him though...I always had trouble swallowing pills as a kid and still do sometimes. I'm glad you got a little sleep on the plane (I may try those pills because I can't sleep on planes either and I HATE flying). I can't wait to hear about your room and breakfast.
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Wow! You had a swell of good luck in being able to get some zzzz's on the flight, but more importantly, a ME bus that leaves once you hop on! And the only guests to boot!!!

Can't wait to hear about your rooms....and breakfast at WC!
The DME bus karma was so cool! When we walked in and I saw it was empty I was expecting a good 20 minutes of "when are we leaving" from everyone. It was some serious pixie dust!

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Not to bad of a departure day overall. Glad everyone slept for most of it.
It wasn't bad at all! No one's favorite thing to do and no one slept well but everyone slept some.

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Poor Eric, I found out about not being able to swallow pills the hard way, too. When I was nine and at the hospital, the nuse threatened me with a syringe if I wouldn't be able to swallow the meds. I was traumatized, but later I got some tips and I found a way how to swallow them. I have to put them under my tongue and "release" them once I have liquid in my mouth.

Oh that awful!!!!!!!!! That would be seriously traumatizing.

I have to put liquid in my mouth and then add the pills. Still, to this day, and only one pill at a time. Why it didn't occur to me is beyond me!
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The whole pill taking episode - Priceless!

So glad you got to sleep a bit on the plane. That's awesome. When Denny and I flew to New Zealand many years ago I had a stiff neck and no neck pillow. Try as I might I could not get comfortable. I think I was awake most of the flight, watched 2 movies, and then stared at the distance map for the rest of the night. Not to mention I was totally disoriented from crossing the international date line and having no idea what day or time it was. That's when I learned I was addicted to caffeine because I ended up with one whopper of a headache.

How cool that you got the whole bus to yourself. Did the switch to WL sink in yet for the rest of the crew or where they still too disoriented?

Pictures - must see pictures of your WL arrival!
I'm not sure the neck pillow helped much in the sleep category but it did help from getting a crick my neck, which was the main goal. I had the same problem coming back from Italy in 2006, I think I watched 4 movies!

That melatonin was the best (Thanks Amy!) I will definitley do it again in the future, it really helped. It does wear off but if you can go to sleep right away I think it works pretty well.

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I love traveling at night, even car rides. That way you still get a day in, on either end. We're lucky that our flight is only three hours, though. I never seem to have trouble sleeping on a flight because I'm usually pretty drowsy from the dramamine! Don't know what it will be like flying with our three year-old this time, though.
Oh toddlers are a wild card! It could be fabulous, or awful. When Evan was 1 we were coming back to look for a house. Major plane delays due to a hailstorm and it took us nine hours to get from Chicago to Seattle. He was an ANGEL even though we ran out of food, etc.

Coming back, not a single flight issue and that kid was a holy terror the entire flight.

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Great mojo to start the trip! Early arrival & DME to yourselves!

Sorry for the lack of sleep on the plane! For future reference... they sell sublingual melatonin... Zach can't swallow pills either. He usually ends up chewing it because he can't wait for it to dissolve. Do you have GNC out your way? That's where I get ours.
Ooh a new word! Sublingual....I've never even heard of that word! The GNC closed but there is a huge supplement store that might have it, I will definitely do that next time. Granted he might be able to swallow pills by June of 2012 but you never know.

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Ugh, what a flight!!! What a shame that the boys were so restless! Connor is the same way about swallowing pills -- it's always a major production with him.

Hurray for everyone being excited about the Wilderness Lodge stay!!!
I can't believe I totally spaced that he'd never done it. DOH!

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Well other than the pill taking it sounds like the trip is off to a good start. Glad everyone is excited about WL. Can't wait to hear about the breakfast antics!
They were excited. A little confused about what days where and what did it mean but excited!

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Oh, I think that super quick and solo bus trip calls for some of these guys. That's awesome timing on your part!

I'm glad the red eye went better for you, and I have to chuckle a little about the pill debacle. I don't think I was able to successfully swallow pills until I was fifteen, no joke. I was terrible about medecine in general, the things my parents had to go through to get me to take liquid antibiotics...I shudder to think.
I was so thrilled with the bus mogo and couldn't believe how fast we got to WL! It was cool. I still have a hard time taking pills, have to do it one at a time with liquid in my mouth first. Big part of the reason I am so bad about taking vitamins!
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I learned to take pills early as the alternative was the most disgusting tasting white antibiotic stuff !!No flavors back then and I gagged at every sip !!A pill was heaven sent!!!!
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