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Old 09-29-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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So Exhausted: Anniversary for Halloweentime (PTR and TR)

My DH and I are heading to the parks for Halloween, which is our anniversary. we are both very excited. Last year was the first year we had been back in a couple years. So, I went a little over board in making PS arrangements.
It seemed like we spent most of our 4 days running from one meal to the next. Our trip was exhausting and not less fun than it could have been.

This year we are flying down to Orange County instead of LAX on October 27th. we decided to fly into Orange County for two reasons. First, well, it is closer to the park. Second reason is because I really dislike LAX and it stresses me out. We want to be relaxed. We will be at the airport about 11am, so I expect to be at the hotel to check in noonish.

We are staying at the Carousel Inn. We have never stayed there before, so this will be a first. We usually stay at Tropicana, but we got a 4th night free at Carousel. We are not picky, we just need a place to sleep, shower, and stow our stuff.

My DH has said he would like to ride the train as soon as we pass through the turnstiles and here the "prrring!". Since his favorite ride is closed for refurb, I think that is fair.

Friday, we are planning to hit ElecTRONica while the Halloween party is happening at DL. DH loved TRON, and loved ElecTRONica last year.

Saturday morning, I am making DH get up early so we can do Magic Morning at 7am. (Not too much celebrating at ElecTRONica! ) and then we are going to head over to Goofy's Kitchen for breakfast at 9:30am. We have not been for breakfast at GK in years.
Saturday evening we have reserved seating for F! for the first showing. This is a tradition for us. It is a taste of Disney that we both love.

Sunday is pretty open for us until the evening when we have a PS for Big Thunder BBQ. We tried this place last year in our trip of too many PS's and really liked it. DH loved all the meat they kept bringing, and I enjoyed all the sides and the veggie option. Plus, we really liked that we could take the left overs with us! This year, I will make sure to get an extra veggie skewer so I can take it back to the room with me. Last year, that is what DH ate after the Halloween party when we were starving and sugared out. That is the plan for this year as well.

Monday is Halloween and our 3rd wedding anniversary. We have a PS at Carnation Cafe for breakfast at 9am. That evening we are attending the Halloween Party. Last year I was obsessed with trick or treating. This year, I plan to just enjoy the evening. I feel like we missed so much last year.

Tuesday will be our last day in the Park. We will do whatever we want and say goodbye to all of our favorite things. At the end of our trips, I always say good bye when I walk out.

Wednesday we fly home again out of Orange County.

DH and I will be making a list of things that we want to do, but not schedule. If we can do it, we will, if not..its okay as well.
I am hoping to get on the list to ride in Walt's Car on the train. I would also like to see WOC since have not seen it other than walking by so far. I am thinking of starting one morning at DCA and getting a FP.

I have things I need to get together in the next few weeks before our trip. Most importantly, shoes. we have a pair of running shoes to take, but I am hunting for good arch support flip flops to wear when my feet swell (as they will definately do). I have the pet sitter set up and an automatic feeder on the way since the pet sitter will only be coming once a day to feed the kitties, and they get dry a couple times a day.

I have an appointment to get my hair colored in 2 weeks so the purple is fresh and vibrant for our trip. Yes, I have purple hair.

We are very excited. I am making a little calendar of the things we have planned, and we will have a list to take with us that we can cross off when we get back to the room. The most important thing for us this trip is to relax, enjoy just being at DLR and with each other. LOL..and eating all the tasty Disney food.

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