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Old 04-10-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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I'd Walk a Mile for a Cupcake- an SSR Quickie! 4/4-4/7/11 FINISHED!! 6/29

Hello AGAIN, DISpeeps! We are just back from a very quick, booked two weeks out, 3 night trip to SSR- and can I just say, it was a GREAT time!! I am Ellen, a SAHM of 3 boys and wife to DH Pods for nearly 25 years (we celebrate June 21st this year!). We are DVC members, and recently purchased our fourth contract, this one at BWV. With 2010 points burning a hole in my pocket, I decided to start convincing DH last month that a Spring Break in WDW was a necessity to our sanity....and, it took me a few weeks to convince him. You see, this was the Spring Break that we would be staying home- well, he ALWAYS stays home for Spring Break, he's a CPA and is just a little too busy to go anywhere other than his office during April....but when I realized that my baseball playing 8th grader would be in High School next year, and that THIS was the LAST spring break we would ever take, well....I started hammering away at DH. Our oldest, Sean, would also not be able to come- he is autistic and attends a different school, with a spring break next week. But I could still go with Tyler (13) and Timmy (11, turning 12 later this month). However, due to the fact that Tyler made the Middle School team and they would be practicing during the week, Pods would just not let Tyler go. So 2 weeks before the break, I asked Tyler if he would be upset if Mommy & Timmy went to Disney while he stayed home to play baseball- God bless my selfless son, he said that would be ok- he would go to Disney next time, and we should go and have fun! I booked 3 nights at SSR, purchased 2 plane tickets and proceeded to do the BIG happy dance!! But still, so sad Tyler wasn't coming.

All that changed 4 days before the trip. When the coach told Pods to call him, and said Tyler should go to Disney- he'd only miss one practice, if that, and it was going to rain all week in NJ, so.......I made a couple of calls and HOORAY!!!!! Tyler was coming with us!!! But, I kept it a secret....until we got in the car to go to the airport on Monday morning...and he thought he was going to PT (he has pitcher's elbow). I will post the EXTREMELY anti-climactic surprise video in a bit, but for now, here's a photo of him and his reaction-

Anyway....we fly out of Newark, and here we are on the way down-

In 2 1/2 hours, we were riding this-

We had to stop at the DME desk, because since I had just added Tyler to our ressie a few days prior, he did not have a DME ticket. REALLY last minute booking, huh?

In line, there was a REALLY REALLY rude girl behind us, who was talking on her cell phone at a 300+ volume....everyone in line was rolling their eyes about her. Even my kids knew she was a disaster!! Let's just say, that if you are reading this, and you are her Mom, you should break up with Andre IMMEDIATELY and go out and get yourself a JOB!! Anyway, fortunately for us she was NOT heading to SSR, so we got on our line and she got on hers, and in minutes we were riding the best bus ride of the trip-

You know i snagged that front row seat just for this-

First a stop at OKW-

And then it was time for Welcome HOME, baby!!!!

I had done online check-in (only a few days after booking the trip- how fun is THAT?!) so we were quickly handed our packet and told our room was ready (we were arriving at about 4:30) and that my request for the Springs had been honored. This is really my only hesitation in booking SSR- what if I get stuck out in Carousel or the Paddock? I am all about the amenities and being close to them- I DO like a nice walk, I just prefer to save that for the parks when I am in Disney, KWIM? So with our excellent and convenient location secured, we walked over to check it out-

Cont'd next post-

And here's the spot for the Table of Contents!

SSR Studio & DTD http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...49&postcount=3

Yum yum, EOS http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...45&postcount=7

That's IT???? Video post http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=44

DHS http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=65

DHS, Ghirardelli & UConn! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=66

Day two, what will we do? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=75

The Sum of all Stupidity http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=81

Doin the food must dos http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=85

Noodles are Fun! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=98

More Epcot Fun http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=99

Kouzzina http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=100

Cont'd http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=102

A Night Hangin at SSR http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=138

TYLER!!!! WHERE'S YOUR NECKLACE???!!! A MK Adventure http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=145

I Looooove the Lap Bar! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=169

WHERE ARE YOUR NECKLACES???!!!!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=190

Back to SSR http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=202

Artist's Palette http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=204

The Magic & the Memories http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=228

Splish Splash I don't wanna take a bath!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=265

The BIG Decision http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=272

NEW!! DISMoms 3 TR!! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2732915

Schoolbread at LAST! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=276

I'd Ride a Mile for a Cupcake http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=284

I'd walk more than a mile for a cupcake, to be honest! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=307

See ya real soon... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=320

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