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Old 05-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?*Final Thoughts & Farewells* 10/7 p100

Here's the Story
Of Six Lovely Ladies
Who met right here on the DIS boards.
Each of Them had a Vision
That Could not be Ignored
So they Planned
and they Schemed
and they Knew that it was Much More than a Hunch
that this Group Would Somehow Come Together
The East Meets West Bunch

East Meets West
Down South We Go
To the Land of Mickey We All Know
Yes, East Meets West
Down South We Go
There's a Trip Report starting.....Here We Go!

First Came Melissa,
then Mary Ellen
then Jen Who Arrived Quite Late at Night,
Cynthia caught the Red Eye,
A Really Hard Core Flight
Last But Not Least,
Christine and Tracy
Arrived to Head Right to the Slushy Stand
This Group Had Finally Come Together
The East Meets West Clan

East Meets West
Down South We Go
To the Land of Mickey We All Know
East Meets West
Down South We Go
There's a Trip Report starting.....Here We Go!

Insert these words to the Brady Bunch Tune!

Welcome to Our Trip Report. A Trip We Started Planning last September. Funny how these things come together on the Dis Boards. Some of us had met prior to this trip and some of us hadn't. But we felt like we all knew each other. Our dates came together relatively easy. An impromptu girls trip blossomed almost over night.

Now each of the ladies promised me they would do an introduction. I, however, have been nominated as the primary narrator. So let me take a moment to introduce myself:

My name is Mary Ellen and I was actually the oldest member of the group. So old in fact that our youngest member could be my daughter. But that's OK. Age is just a number, right? RIGHT???????

That's me on the right - with the sunglasses - and all the bags. That picture earned me quite a reputation as a sherpa. I tried to downsize this trip. But by our last night I had earned sherpa status yet again.

This trip was actually my 14th trip to Disney World. Hard to believe for a gal who took her kids for the first time in 1st and 3rd grade and swore it was "one and done". Now that I am a DVC member (into my fourth year) I insist on visiting the world at least twice a year. If I had my way I would be visiting three times a year. I am fortunate enough to live in Delaware so in a quick 2 hours I can arrive at the World!

I have two boys - Brian and Nicholas. Nicholas is finishing his sophomore year and Brian is graduating this year. I am a nurse practitioner and I am a church musician and a marching band geek. I also love taking pictures. I filled up a whole 8 gb memory card this trip and was forced to buy a new one.

So how did this trip come to be????

As I recall, I had originally planned to visit in May with two or three of my soccer mom friends. When it came time to book the stay, they dropped....like flies. One mom was very worried that she would miss the State Track & Field Championship. When she dropped out, a second mom did. And the third mom - I don't think she ever committed at all.

So one night I was commiserating on this DIS. I mentioned that even though my friends dropped out, I was still going to visit the world. As luck would have it, Christine said she was also mulling around a May trip. In about 48 hours our group had grown to 5 when Tracy, Melissa, and Cynthia also said that they would love to join the party. With a little finagling, Jen was able to work around her school testing schedule and escape for a long weekend. A trip was born.

I won't go into the tedious pre trip details. I will just say that our dates were April 28th - May 6th. Well, not all of us where there on all those dates, but that was the general time frame.

Melissa (mickeysmyboy) 4/28 - 5/4
Mary Ellen (mek) 4/29 - 5/5
Jen (jenjolt) 4/29 - 5/3
Cynthia (eandesmom) 4/30 - 5/5
Tracy (manntra) 4/30 - 5/6
Christine (2xcited2sleep) 4/30 - 5/6

In the weeks that led up to this trip we were all getting quite excited. We had ADRs planned for months and a special tour planned. We were down to our final countdown when one intrepid member got sick - Yeah - that would be me! I started a hard core diet and exercise regimen about a month before the trip. That, combined with the fact that I don't sleep enough at night, helped me come down with strep throat and a cold to boot! There were several days where I thought I might have to cancel, or at the very least, change my flight by a few days. But even though I wasn't perfect, I still managed to leave as planned. Crisis averted. Phew!

I woke up bright and early on D-Day (which was also the Royal Wedding Day) and finished all my last minute packing. I had originally planned to work half a day, but because I had been so sick, I just took the whole day off.

Here's a picture of my Max baby that I took right before leaving for the airport:

Oh yeah - and here's my first drink picture of the trip. A berry smoothy from Costco!

I really didn't take too many travel pictures, but I took this one at the Philly airport because I liked the hot air balloon in the distance,

My chariot awaits

I had an uneventful flight. I sat next to the nicest college student who told me all about Haverford College. She was traveling home to Orlando for the weekend to attend her cousin's wedding. To my right was another nice lady who I think was traveling for business. I couldn't help telling them all about my upcoming girl's trip.

I did take a few pics with my iphone. These are familiar sites to all of you.

LOL! I don't really have the whole iphone picture thing down yet!

It's funny how comfortable I feel at MCO. It's like coming home to me. As soon as I get there I think, "Wow. I feel like I was just here." It's deja vu to me.

So What Resort Was I Heading to?????? Well, I was actually going to two of the four resorts on that DME sign. I had two nights booked at POR and 4 nights at the Beach Club Villas (my dream resort). I would have loved to spend all 6 nights at BCV, but I didn't quite have enough points to pay the Easter week point tab. So I decided POR would be nice. I think the landscaping there is fabulous. And, as luck would have it, POR was the first DME stop! My flight landed about 5pm and I arrived at POR shortly after 6pm. It doesn't get any better than that!

I tried to take the infamous Welcome to Disney World Picture with my phone, but as you can see the Love Bugs obscured my view. Yuck!

Oh Yeah......

Do you think the driver was out of wiper fluid or did he just give up?

Arriving at POR I did the regular check-in. I waited 5 minutes. I was quick to request a room in the mansion section. My conversation went something like this....

"My room mate is coming in on the red eye. She will be REALLY disappointed if we don't have a mansion room. Any chance?"

Well, I did get a mansion room and it looked a bit like this.....

So I am gonna tell the other ladies to get on over here for introductions. Hope you will join us for the fun!!!!!!!

The Empty Nester's Magical Mystery Tour I Told You Driving Was Bad for Your Health

Sorry Gaston, They are MUCH More Interesting than You!
Will You Chill Out if I Sprinkle You With Pixie Dust?

Remembering 9/11:MEK Original
Why Not Just Queue Up Another Disney Trip?
How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?
Inching My Way Closer to the Castle Sept 10 TR
Wheeling & Dealing at the WL May '10 TR
Play'in It at Pop Sept 09 Anniversary Trip
JUNE 09 TR...KICK'N IT AT KIDANI DH & I do Disney Solo! DEC 2008 June 2008 tripreport
My Trips 2002-Offsite 2003-POR 2004-Royal Pacific/Daytona Bch 2005-CBR 2006-Pop, SSR 2007-ASM 2008-Pop, Vero Bch/SSR, POFQ/SSR 2009-Kidani/CSR, Pop 2010- VWL, BLT 2011-POR/BCV, Disney's HHI Resort, OKW2012-Treehouse villa/BWV, VWL/BWV 2013-HHI, Secret off site location;BWV/AKL 2014- Tampa, ASSp/BCV, OKW

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Chapter Links!

1. Christine's (2xcited2sleep) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41102224
2. Jen's (jenjolt) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41105356
3. Tracy's (manntra) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41107205
4. Cynthia's (eandesmom) Introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41119301
5. Breaking the Code of Silence http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41130025
6. Melissa's (mickeysmyboy) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41134053
7. I've Arrived (By Melissa) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41148522
8. Meeting Melissa http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41188267
9. The End of Melissa's First Day (yes we are going out of order ) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41219269
10. Cynthia's Red Eye http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41222422
11. A Long Evening Traveling (Jen's arrival)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41223992
12. Melissa Moves to BCVhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41224317
13. East Meets West Finally (and then there were four)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41246981
14. East Meets West (continued) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41246993
15. Stuck in Detroit With a Missing Box (Tracy) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41247553
16. Madam, I Need You to Do Me a Favor (Christine) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41248280
17. Beignets and Breakfast (Cynthia)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41255166
18. Melissa's Evening in the WorldShow Case with Awesome Fireworks http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41263053
19. Is That Salt on Your B**B? http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41304133
20. continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41304139
21. Cynthia's Walk Though the World Showcasehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41312799
22. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41312831
23. Melissa's Beautiful World Showcase Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41351359
24. And Then There Were Five .....Walking the World "ShowPlace" http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41355173
25. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41355180
26. Photopass Pictures! Pooh & The Gang http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41396920
27. Photopass Pictures!Sorcerer Mickey http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41423621
28. And Then There Were 6 aka "You Know What's Really Fun When you're a Dork Like Me" http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41440441
29. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41440464
30. Gifts From Cynthia http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41440575
31. Who's James Taylor? (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41442815
32. Grapefruit Margarita - Yum! (Tracy) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41464665
33. Rehobeth Beach Overnighter http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41503063
34. Oh, My Aching Head http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41505578
35. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41506007
36. Tracy Meets Her Cousin http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41514380
37. Christine Hits the MK http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1521127 <br />
38. Cynthia Gets Solo Time in the MKhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41533855
39. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41533900
40. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41533974
41. Two Belles (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41585828
42. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41585900
43. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41585938
44. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41586012
45. Rum Therapy http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41591068
46. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41591257
47. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41591518
48. If they Can Change All the Classics, Then Why Can't I get a GD drink in the MK? (Christine) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41609755
49. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41609982
50. BlueZoo http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41650242
51. BlueZoo - Don't Touch Those Beets (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41662953
52. Blue Zoo - Burnt Orange Cocktail (Christine) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41663730
53. BlueZoo (Tracy) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41670691
54. July 4th Update and Presents from Melissa and Tracy - check em out! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41728888
55. Skipping the Spa http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41731416
56. Sometimes Limos aren't all that luxurious & other topics - Welcome Back Melissa! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41742891
57. Haunted Mansion All By Myself http://www.disboards.comshowthread.p...ply&p=41772118
58. Continued with TSI pix http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41772494
59. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41772674
60. Christine's Epcot and Chefs de Francehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41781356
61. Tracy's Epcot and Chefs de France update http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41859674
62. My, What a Big Lens You Have? http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41862130
63. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41862587
64. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41862847
65. Spa Time and Remy Photoshoot (Melissa)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41904721
66. My Great Big Beautiful Birthday Surprise - YUM! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41940022
67. Where's Cynthia? Better Known as Dinner at Tutto!http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41968297
68. continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41968307
69. A Scrub and a Rub (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41993102
70. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41993187
71. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=41993187
72. A Wild African Trek http://www.showthread.com/newreply.p...ply&p=42072995
73. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42073072
74. Hungry, Hungry Hippos http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42073552
75. Cynthia's Start to the Trekhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42075365
76. Keep on Treking! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42136558
77. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42136574
78. Christine's Trek Updatehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42154449
79. It's All About the Food (Trek Food)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42162406
80. A Can in a Can in a Can http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42226091
81. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42226319
82. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42226464
83. African Trek Photopass Pictureshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42232435
84. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42232476
85. West Virginia Photos (four posts - just keeping going)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42233457
86. Trek Photopass Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42232476
87. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42232476
88. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42283842
89. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42283951
90. Christine's Big Cat Pictureshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42295214
91. JIKO BABY (Part I)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42320945
92. JIKO BABY (Part II) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42327964
93. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42328089
94. Cynthia's JIKO posthttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42344655
95. How Do You Think We Got This Trip Report Name? Part I http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42406705
96. How Do You Think We Got This TR Name? Part IIhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42408643
97. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42409008
98. How Do You Think We Got This TR Name? The End http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42410436
99. Christine's HS/BD Updatehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42421118
100. Tracy's HS/BD Updatehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42432206
101. Death at the Midway (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42479170
102. A Date at the Derby (Cynthia)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42479246
103. The Long Road Homehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42514283
104. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42514289
105. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42514394
106. The Fine Art of Noodling and Ritas at the Ditchhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42574868
107. The American Flag (In Remembrance of 9/11)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42585066
108. Christine's La Hacienda Updatehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42589024
109. Ice Cream & Butterfiles (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42606222
110. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42606355
111. Multiplying Mugs and Please Don't Rock the Gliderhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42648592
112. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42648755
113. Cynthia's Last Morninghttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42675277
114. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42675302
115. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42675323
116. Fairies & Follieshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42699244
117. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42699441
118. Hotties & Homeward Bound http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42735360
119. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42735625
120. Ode to East Meets West Girlshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42760179
121. Day 1 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42763414
122. Day 2 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42763745
123. Day 2 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42763929
124. Day 3 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42775557
125. Day 3 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42775735
126. One Last Soar & Sip (Cynthia)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42777001
127. Via Napoli (Christine)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42787069
128. Day 4 Reviewhttp://[http://www.disboards.com/sho...ply&p=42787818
129. Day 4 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42787958
130. Day 5 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthrad.p...ply&p=42799017
131. Day 5 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42809785
132. Day 5 continued http://www.disboards.com/showthead.p...ply&p=42809835
133. Day 6 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42819723
134. Day 6 continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42819747
135. Day 7 Review http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42826137
136. Trip Firstshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42826584
137. Favorite Trip Pictureshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42850814
138. Photopass Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42851681
139. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42851792
140. Final Thoughts & Farewells http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42879594
141. Melissa's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42891153
142. Christine's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42899767
143. Cynthia's Final Thoughtshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42906235
144. Tracy's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ply&p=42911662

The Empty Nester's Magical Mystery Tour I Told You Driving Was Bad for Your Health

Sorry Gaston, They are MUCH More Interesting than You!
Will You Chill Out if I Sprinkle You With Pixie Dust?

Remembering 9/11:MEK Original
Why Not Just Queue Up Another Disney Trip?
How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?
Inching My Way Closer to the Castle Sept 10 TR
Wheeling & Dealing at the WL May '10 TR
Play'in It at Pop Sept 09 Anniversary Trip
JUNE 09 TR...KICK'N IT AT KIDANI DH & I do Disney Solo! DEC 2008 June 2008 tripreport
My Trips 2002-Offsite 2003-POR 2004-Royal Pacific/Daytona Bch 2005-CBR 2006-Pop, SSR 2007-ASM 2008-Pop, Vero Bch/SSR, POFQ/SSR 2009-Kidani/CSR, Pop 2010- VWL, BLT 2011-POR/BCV, Disney's HHI Resort, OKW2012-Treehouse villa/BWV, VWL/BWV 2013-HHI, Secret off site location;BWV/AKL 2014- Tampa, ASSp/BCV, OKW

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Woo hoo MaryEllen! Yippee for starting the tr!! What a fabulous intro!!!

This is a busy weekend in my house!! I'll be back on Monday with an intro and info on my time alone!
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Oh goody, goody, goody, goody! Y'all have started!!! I'm so excited I just don't know what to do with myself!!!

Awesome start, Schweety!!

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What a GREAT job with the intro, Mary Ellen! I knew there was a reason we nominated you the narrator... and the trip photographer... and the sherpa.

As you said, this trip really did come together with remarkable ease. I think the hardest part was waiting for arrival day to come!

You asked for an intro and so here is mine:
I'm Christine (obviously). I celebrate my 29th birthday in July (and have been celebrating # 29 for -ahem- quite a few years now, if you catch my drift...). I am a confirmed Disney addict. For me, I think I most look forward to the escape from reality, high caliber of customer service, overall magic and atmosphere, sunshine, and food/drink. I am not a big thrill ride lover, in fact I'm a wimp. I'm definitely not a commando park tourer. I tend to take things as they come. That's not to say I don't do any research/planning before I go, because I do... quite a bit (mostly around ADRs). But when I get there I tend to go with the flow. Or at least try to.....

I am a new(er) DVC owner. I bought my first contract through resale at Beach Club Villas and - breaking news!!- am in the process of securing an add-on contract. It's a disease. These ladies infected me. A couple of them also infected me with the ipad disorder... which has also been ordered. The benefits of being a singleton... no braces, college or other "nonsense" to plan for.

Favorite Park: EPCOT More specifically, World Showcase
Favorite Restaurant: Currently, Via Napoli. (And, no, not just because of the cute waiters... but they don't hurt...) Honorable mention to Brown Derby and La Cava del Tequila
Favorite Drink: Champagne
Favorite Resort: Beach Club
Favorite Time of Year to Visit: October. Love the combo of fall/Halloween decorations and, of course, Food & Wine!!
Favorite Character: Tigger or Pluto
Favorite Ride: Soarin'
2nd Best Kept Disney Secret: Downtown Disney Margarita Shack.

Despite numerous visits there are still plenty of things I haven't done... I guess that is what keeps me coming back for more.

This trip was full of fun, laughter and plenty of margaritas (so much that my ankles were swollen from all the salt!) Can't wait to share it with you!! Especially the story behind this TR title. We had quite a few one-liner contenders for the title... I suspect you'll hear them all as our tale unfolds.

Oh, and I may as well confess here that I absolutely detest pictures of myself so you will likely not see too many. In fact I told Mary Ellen that she needed a signed release and waiver from me before any publication.
As far as travel goes, I arrived a few days later than the rest of the ladies on Saturday morning. So I guess I'll wait until we come upon Saturday in our tale to share my travel story - not that it is at all exciting.

Love all your pictures of MCO, Mary Ellen and I agree with you completely on how at home I feel there.

I will confess that, yes, as Mary Ellen's intro song goes, I did pretty much check-in and head right for the slushie stand. Although to be fair, I ordered champagne... this time.


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What a great intro ME!! I'm so glad we nominated you as the narrator!! You are so good at multitasking....sherpa, paparazzi, noodler
I will be back soon to properly introduce myself.....had a trying week back in reality and my allergies are making me delusional
I will say that this was a very memorable trip with many fun stories to share

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Cannot wait to hear all about this trip! Glad that you all started this. Another DIStraction before my trip.
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Delaware in the house!...but not so happy to be from here (Dover area)this weekend

Sound like a fun TR about to start. Looking forward to it.
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Here to hear all about the crazy girl fun I know you all had!!! LOL!
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This is going to be a fun read I can not wait
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It's funny how comfortable I feel at MCO. It's like coming home to me. As soon as I get there I think, "Wow. I feel like I was just here." It's deja vu to me.
MCO is my favorite airport, of course! When we see those mosaic tile floors, we know the fun is about to begin!!!

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This trip was full of fun, laughter and plenty of margaritas (so much that my ankles were swollen from all the salt!) Can't wait to share it with you!! Especially the story behind this TR title. We had quite a few one-liner contenders for the title... I suspect you'll hear them all as our tale unfolds.

It made me smile to read that the trip was full of laughter. I know it was such a fun group.

I am looking forward to reading along as we countdown to July 1st, when we take off again.
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Yay, great intro Mary Ellen, this is going to be such a fun trip report! And hi Christine, nice to "meet" you! Can't wait to read more!

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