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Likes to dance in golden sun beams
Knows too many details about Gnarf, Fnarfle, Grotchy and Ronkle....yep, she needs help!! ;)
Drives me even crazier than I am
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Port Republic, New Jersey
4 Pirates & Tink Tackle the World
Here it is September and we are starting to plan our trip to DW. We actually started thinking about going in January, but decided on February. Now we have our vacation home rented. Since there will be 5 of us this time, it made more sense to get a home where we can all be together. This will be Zoeyís first trip. She will 18 months old in February. Jesse Ďs first trip was when he was 2 years old. He loved all the characters and did pretty well for a two year old.
The rest of the cast is my DS Chuck and my beautiful DDIL Karen and me, Grandmom Mary.
I canít wait to see how Zoey will react to everything. She is a very easygoing child, so I hope she will love the characters as much as Jesse did two years ago. I canít believe my little angel is four years old!
We will start our trip on February 3 and be there until the 11th. I think I fly home on the 12th, but Iíll have to ask Karen to make sure before I make my flight reservations. I talked to Karen this morning and we were planning our schedule. One day will be at Universal and one day at Legoland. That is a new theme park that has just opened. There are kiddie rides and everything Lego. I think I will enjoy that just as much as the kids.
As soon as Karen has gotten her schedule all fixed I will print it out here. I am getting so excited. Only 126 more days!
Oct 6. Iíve made my flight reservations. $266 round trip including my seat and travel insurance. Not bad at all. I called Tiffany towncar to get a car from MCO to the vacation home. They quoted me a price of $216! I booked it but last night I googled limo service in Orlando. I wrote down 5 of them. The first two didnít answer at 9am this morning. The third one did. Paris Limo. They quoted me a price of $140. Much better. I booked with them right away and cancelled Tiffany. Loyalty only goes so far.
I also got a car from my house to the airport and back. That is around $50 each way. Iím happy with that too.
So I got all of my arrangements made and Karen has all our reservations for dinner and the Pirate fireworks cruise and the Pirate League. Now all we have to do is WAIT! That is just too hard to do.
January 3, 2012 Can it really be only 30 more days?? Yep it is. Karen has our intinerary all typed out and Chuck will bring it over on Friday. I have all my times written down so I donít forget.
The limo service will pick me up at 5:30am on Feb 3 to go to the airport. My flight leaves at 7:27am and arrives at 9:57. Paris Limo will pick me up at baggage claim and take me to our vacation house. We will either have lunch at the house or go directly to DTD and have lunch at EOS. Karen and I will share a sandwich because we want to save room for our dinner at Boma. I canít wait for that. We really enjoyed ourselves last time. After lunch we will do some shopping and maybe people watch until our 4:35 reservation at Boma. After dinner, I think we will all be ready for going home and relaxing. The kids will tired from all the driving and I will be tired from not sleeping the night before. If the weather is warm we might take a little swim in the heated pool. If not, then bath and continue my trip report and watching some tv before bed.
January 7, 2012 I have our itinerary. Karen did such a wonderful job of printing it all up. Today I just had to get some of my clothes out, ready to be packed. I have them all set out on the chair in my bedroom. Iím still putting away Christmas decorations and Iím already thinking about packing. LOL Only 26 more days to go.
February 1, 2012 Chuck picked up my suitcases Sunday. I am beyond excited. Tomorrow I get to print out my boarding pass. I will go to my Weight Watchers meeting tomorrow night. If only to help pass the time. I have my new Tivo all set up to record all my shows while Iím gone. But some of them I may watch at our vacation home. I think we will all be back at the home by 8. Jesse and Zoey are mostly ready for bed by 7 or 8. That will give me time to write my trip report and relax before bed. I will be taking notes all during the day so I donít forget anything.
My camera is all charged up and is in my purse along with all my papers and things I need. All I have to do is put my phone charger in my purse tomorrow night along with my phone. I have a list of things to put in my bag. Good thing it is a large one. Itís a Mickey purse, of course. I bought it on our last visit. It can expand too.
February 3,2012 Itís here at last. I didnít sleep much last night. Just three hours and I was up. I woke up at 4am from a nightmare about a cobra in my basement. I have no idea where that came from.
I had my oatmeal and read for a while until the car came for me a little after 5. I got to the airport the long way around. I guess he didnít know the shortcut and I was too out of it to notice until it was too late. But I got there in plenty of time. I didnít have check in luggage so I skipped the long line and went right through security.
I started my new book, One for the Money, to pass the time before boarding. I had picked out my seat but when I boarded, I found it was an Exit seat and I couldnít sit there. The flight attendant was very nice and got me a window seat a little further up. She got a nice, tall, gentlemen to switch seats with me. We took off right at 7:30.
I am almost 1/3 of the way through my book. I am going to have to pace myself. I want to have something to read for the flight home.
I landed right on time and my driver was waiting for me. I got to the home around 11 and Chuck and Karen will there unpacking the van. The kids were happy to see Grandmom and wanted me to play with them right away. I had to tell them they had to wait while I unpacked and relaxed a bit. My room was very nice and right off the pool. I really liked the fact that my room was away from the kids and Chuck and Karenís room was too. There room was on the other side of the pool. It was a very spacious home and I would love to rent that again next time.
After Chuck and Karen got showers we all went to DTD to eat at EOS. Chuck and I shared the All American and Karen got the French dip sandwich. Everything was excellent. We walked around WOD and I bought a menís POC sweatshirt. I got a medium and it fit fine. It was a little loose, but I like them that way. I also bought s t shirt that Chuck had picked out for himself and two Vinylmation figures. Yes, I am addicted to them. I also bought a Tink notebook and a few charms for my Pandora bracelet.
We walked around a bit more and then it was time to head for Boma for our reservation. I love to eat there. We all loved the corn and spinach pudding and the soups. I got some chicken and potatoes with Afritude. Of course, I had a zebra dome and a few other desserts to finish my meal. Jesse and Zoey ate raviolis and Jesse had chocolate cake for dessert.
Properly stuffed we went back to the house, put the kids to bed and went for our first swim in the heated pool. Oh, it was glorious. We swam for about 45 minutes and then I got a little chilly and went in. Chuck and Karen stayed in for a few more minutes and then came in too.
I got a nice hot bubble bath and watched CSI NY. I was going to watch something else but fell asleep. I woke up a little past 12 to turn off the tv and go to sleep. The bed was very comfy.
The BEST sign in the whole world
Zoey at DTD
Jesse at DTD
climbing the Snowman at DTD
My 2013 trip to Dollywood
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