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Old 12-20-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Visiting Every Potty and Trash Can in the World...First Trip Home to BLT, Dec 4-11th!

Welcome to my trip report! Our title, well I'll get to it soon enough. and BRRRR....nope, that's not a chilly reception you are getting, but it was very chilly in WDW during our trip- recording breaking lows even. So join in the adventure and hear how we stayed warm (involved taking the wallet in and out of the pocket quite often!).

Here is my PRE TRIP REPORT if you are interested in reading the plans.

Trip Report Table of Contents:

Before I introduce the rest of our party, first, here are some basics, so you can determine whether you even want to read my ramblings or not......I know sometimes folks are looking to read reports for planning purposes and looking for similar dates from prior years, or those with kids the same ages as theirs etc.....Hopefully you read anyways, but in case you want the cliff notes:

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 4 through Saturday, Dec 11, 2010
WHO: Party of 5, me and DH (late 30s), my mother in law, my 10yo niece and my 3yo son
WHERE: 7 nights at Bay Lake Towers, 1 bedroom, Lakeview
HOW: 3 Annual Passes, Two 8 day park hoppers, NO free dining, pay OOP for meals, MVMCP on 12/9, CLP package on 12/8, rental car from National, garden grocer order

So still interested? Well great, let's finish up the 'cast'.

DH- Alan, turning 40 next year, great dad, works full time for a REIT- Real Estate Investment Trust (commercial property), loves working out and surprised me with buying DVC as our 10th anniversary gift. Was really a disney grump until our first visit with our son (2 at the time) last year, then i think he 'got' what the magic is all about it (hence DVC). Oh and he is really cheap, this will come into play when you hear all the whining about how expensive the food is later.

Here is DH, me and our little guy!


Will- my little joy of life, my just turned (Oct 30) 3yo son. He's actually a pretty good kid most of the time, just potty trained a week before the trip. He has no fear of anything, is a mama's boy and LOVES trash. I know, i am obsessed with disney, this kid is obsessed with trash cans. We go to walmart and he wants to look at trashcans more than toys. Loves taking out trash, finding trash cans in public etc. It is actually pretty funny- he is very neat and clean too, hmmmm wonder who he gets that from.....oh yeah, me!

Glenda- yes, the good witch! My mother in law, lucked out here and have a great one that I adore. She lives about 2.5 hours north of us in Oklahoma. She is most recently single, awaiting her divorce to go through. Originally ex hubby was supposed to go with us, but we brought along my niece in his place instead. MIL is pretty easy going, laid back and great with my son.

Lindsey- my 10yo niece- also from Oklahoma and how do I put it----very um, sheltered. I don't think she has ever been outside of TX or OK before, never flown before and never been on a full week's vacation like this. She's a great student and overall good kid.

here is MIL and Lindsey together on the plane:

So there is our cast introduction, next up, a brief review of our plans and thought process, then right into day 1!

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'm here! Can't wait to read all about your trip! Sorry we never got to meet up!
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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Here! can't wait for the details!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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I'm in.

I see you had some record breaking lows while you were down there too. Maybe we should all get t-shirts that say "I survived the Great Florida Freeze of 2010" Maybe we could get someone on the DISigns board to create an image of Mickey wearing a Parka, gloves, winter boots, etc...
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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I'm here!

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Old 12-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Hi Michelle! Welcome back, can't wait to read all about your trip!
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:14 PM   #7
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Yay! I'm here & ready to read all about your trip!
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Wahoo - made 1st page!

I am very excited to read along with your TR - it looks like it will be quite good!

We leave in 21 days! We're becoming as giddy as children waiting for Santa. (Will be me, DH, DD and DSIL.)

Read you soon!
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Hi Michelle! I'm new to the DISboards, but an old Disney Pro. I'm excited to read about your trip. I'm a former WDW College Program grad as well! Can't wait to hear about your stay at BLT!
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I'm in. Sounds like this will be a great trip report!
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I'm here!!!! Can't wait to read more!

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I see you had some record breaking lows while you were down there too. Maybe we should all get t-shirts that say "I survived the Great Florida Freeze of 2010" Maybe we could get someone on the DISigns board to create an image of Mickey wearing a Parka, gloves, winter boots, etc...
LOVE this idea... Lime green has to be included in the shirt
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:58 AM   #13
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WELCOME ALL!!!! Thanks for reading along. I'll be posting up our first day tomorrow when I can work on it tomorrow while work is dead. I know, my trip report isn't on my 'project list' at work, but it is now! Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone! Enjoying some fabulous weather here in TX- it is supopsed to be upper 70s today! Warmer than Orlando even, in fact they say Dallas is one of the warmest spots in the country today, nuts, right? At least it gets chilly for Christmas. Is all of your shopping done yet? I have a few more things, but mostly done. I work today and then hopefully get off at 2pm tomorrow, then off Thursday, Friday and Monday. I so need the time to recover still from the trip. Sad to say, but by day 8, i was pretty ready to come home. Knowing we have another trip booked already, makes it all the better though.

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I see you had some record breaking lows while you were down there too. Maybe we should all get t-shirts that say "I survived the Great Florida Freeze of 2010" Maybe we could get someone on the DISigns board to create an image of Mickey wearing a Parka, gloves, winter boots, etc...
LOL, no kidding. No one even got to see all my cute shirts, they were always covered up with a coat!

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Hi Emma- welcome!!!! How is the weather over there- still lots of snow?

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Hi Sara- how is life with two now? Hope it is going great!

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I am very excited to read along with your TR - it looks like it will be quite good!

We leave in 21 days! We're becoming as giddy as children waiting for Santa. (Will be me, DH, DD and DSIL.)

Read you soon!
Welcome to the craziness! so excited for you- you will have a fabulous time and the crowds should be great for that time of year too! Do you have a PTR?

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WELCOME!!! When did you do your program and where did you work? I can't believe it has been 14 years since mine- seems like yesterday. We did run into my old roommate there too- so fun!

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LOVE this idea... Lime green has to be included in the shirt
So glad you are here! and yes, definitely lime green!
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I'm reading! Another December DISer here!
Reading your TR is definitely going to get me even more excited for my trip on Saturday, if that's even possible.
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Following along. We are recent DVCers as well. Can't wait until our first trip home to BLT next March. Until then I'll live vicariously through you.
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