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Old 03-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #871
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The END!

We had a little while before we were leaving, so we wandered around DTD until it was time to go. First, we stopped in the Christmas store to pick up an ornament for my cousin, Sheree. I also got a new antennae topper for me, which the CM did not pack. UGH!!! This has happened to me several times in WDW- I really need to be anal about what those kids ringing up my merchandise are doing!!!

OMG, it was soooooo crowded! I guess it is just really crazy here on the weekends?

Next, we went to check out the Harleys, and after waiting 15 minutes for one family to take 500 photos, it was our turn to take one-

Next was Ridemakerz to check out the cool cars-

And then Magic Masters- where Timmy just HAD to get some cards-

It is VERY entertaining in that store! When you see how some of this stuff works, it's kind of like, " OOOOOH! Why didn't I figure that out???" Tim was REALLy excited to have a magic trick to show his friends when he got home-

We went to get some Ice Cream, and although I REALLY wanted to go back to Ghirardelli for that, we were just cutting it too close and Haagen Dazs was right we settled.

Although the sun was bright, it was still awfully chilly, so I passed. Nothing spectacular, the boys just got some cones. And was time to go...

Oh well, all good vacations must come to an end, I suppose! Never makes it any easier to go, though! Bye Bye Disney- I'll see you in May!!

Thanks so much for keeping me company while I relived our cruise....hope you'll follow when I start a new DISmoms TR this May!!


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Old 03-08-2011, 08:53 AM   #872
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Great report as always Ellen. So sad to see it end. But we have the DISMoms report to look forward too. Which is such fun to read.

Thanks for the enjoyable reading!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:07 AM   #873
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Another great report Ellen! Thanks for taking the time to let us live it with you and keeping us amused.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:24 AM   #874
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Thank you!

What an amazing TR. It got me totally psyched for my trip a few weeks ago... I never would have heard about Nachi Cocum - which turned out to be my favorite day of the cruise. I'm still getting all my pictures together - but I may actually do a mini TR.

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:28 AM   #875
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Thanks so much for your report. My Western on the Magic is still 9 months away so it was nice to get a taste of it ahead of time. It's so great when people finish their reports. I hate being left hanging. You did a great job and I enjoyed every minute of my reading!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:35 AM   #876
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I loved every minute of your trip report! It makes the wait for my cruise shorter
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:53 AM   #877
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Originally Posted by podsnel View Post
Thanks so much for keeping me company while I relived our cruise....hope you'll follow when I start a new DISmoms TR this May!!


Why, I think I'll join you on that new TR...... And thank you for giving me all the tips I'll need for my cruise in 18 days!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #878
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Did you ever read the Sesame Street Grover story "The Monster at the End of this Book"? If so, that is just how I I can't possibly turn the page because if I do, it will all be over!

I've really enjoyed reading your report, re-living the trip and seeing the same things from a different perspective. I can't wait to read new ones that you may do, so that I can keep chatting with you!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:10 PM   #879
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Sad that your TR is over!! Can't wait to read the next one in May! We'll be there May 1st in a grand villa at AKL Jambo House. Can't wait
Thanks again for sharing your pictures and vacation with all of us

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #880
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Originally Posted by podsnel View Post
Hey- how was the weekend in WDW? I am jonesin for WDW right now...May seems sooooo far away!
OMG it was AWESOME! It was supposed to POUR all day Sunday and wouldnt you know..not a SINGLE DROP of rain, it was absolutely gorgeous! Saturday was great- Kitchen Sink awesome as always at BC and we spent the whole afternoon, walking the boardwalk and just hanging out on the patio in the rocking chairs (wishing we had our suits when they stopped the carding and wristbands at SAB LOL)

Our room pretty much stunk it was a Hotwire deal and they had over booked the place so we did not get bed choice like we were supposed to, they had no cribs or pack n plays so at nearly midnight we finally had to get the mgr to give us a rollaway (for free normally they are $10). It was supposed to be a 3 star and it was nowhere near that...I'd say 1 1/2 at best. But we didn't let it get us down....

We had an AMAZING day in the park- got everything done (well except HOP and COP) and the good stuff twice (4x each for the kids), had some really good luck (did not -for the first time EVAH-) get soaked on Splash Mtn. both Sarah and Brendan got to star in the Monsters in Laugh Floor (we always have good luck in there, one of us always gets picked..although surprisingly Ron has never been "THAT GUY"...yet...), and we walked right up to a front row parade spot and all of the characters were wishing Sav a happy birthday from the floats (even Cinderella from her coach- how cool!!!) It was awesome. The phone overboard at IASW was the only bummer moment.

We will go to DHS in a couple of weeks or so probably for my BD and then save the last 2 days on our Wild pass for May! (we may...MAY... turn them into weekday passes at that point I think it is only $30/more per ticket so we'll see! Then maybe we can see you again in Nov! )

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Did you ever read the Sesame Street Grover story "The Monster at the End of this Book"? If so, that is just how I I can't possibly turn the page because if I do, it will all be over! )
Totally. Maybe that's why I'm dragging my feet so bad on mine!

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Bye Bye Disney- I'll see you in May!!

I'm gonna take this as a shout out whether you intended it that way or not! What a lovely cruise, indeed! Thanks so much for taking the time to relive our wonderful memories!

Now where's that PTR link..?!

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:38 PM   #881
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i too am very bummed that this is over althought that May trip will have lots of stories to tell I'm guessing.....that is if no one is an Ax murderer...LOL

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:49 PM   #882
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Awesome tr as always. We have the same picture of our kids on the motorcycle. Have a great trip in May
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #883
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So sad to see it all end, but happy that I'll be fortunate enough to be included in your DISmoms report too!
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:17 PM   #884
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I'm so sad your TR is over. I enjoyed it so much as usual - all the more to look forward to from you DISmoms, and of course Mrs. McSparkelson!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #885
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It has been a fun ride! I will be looking forward to your next report. It should be a fun one.

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