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Old 05-19-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?
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Post Birthday Surprise on the Fly (Updated 10/13-World of Color pg3)

*Birthday Surprise on the Fly*

I have really gotten into posting trip reports ever since our Disney Cruise in 2008 (see links in my signature). The DIS hooked what can I say. Sadly though Im not a very good writer... and I mean this in so many different ways. Spelling, grammer, and just generally keeping up with posting. (I will tell you now, a week cruise takes me a year to finish) So if your still in for the LONG haul welcome! Actually were only doing 3days this time so it should only take me about 6months !

Before I go any further let me introduce my crew:

DH- Elbert (aka E, Mac) US Marine debating retirement.... ugg dont get me started! (I'm sure I'll vent about that later)

Me- Drea, wife of the Marine, Mom of 2 boys. Suffers from a case of OCVP (Obsessive Compulsive Vacation Planning, like most on this board, but I will tell you this trip it probably will not make an appearance .)

DS#1- Phoenix (aka P, Bubba) age 13 turning 14 on the Saturday we are at Dland. PlayStation efficianoto, the "whatever" kid, protecter of his lil brother (most the time)

DS#2- Justice (aka J, GG) soon to be 10, lover of cars... and food (kid after his moms own heart!), the "OK" kid, idolizes his big brother (most the time)

Here we are on our last vacation in 2011 a Carnival Cruise

Normally we (I) have our plans laid out MONTHS in advanced. I know pretty much what we are doing daily if not hourly. But not for this trip. In fact we will be in Dland in 7days and I havent even booked the hotel. There are different reasons for my lack of planning this time.
  • Just recently about 2 weeks ago P said instead of a party or anything all he wanted to do was go to Dland with his family. I asked what he really was buttering us up for but he said no that was all. I still dont believe him but how can I turn down a trip to see my Girl Cindy!
  • We live 2hours from the mouses house, so normally we just do a day then head home. But since its for P's bday I figure we would make a nice weekend out of it. Plus work has been killing me, and E so we really need a getaway.
  • We've been to the Magic Kingdom many a times so it not like we dont know it. We usually hit it once a year (I know you die hard DIS'ers are going REALLY only once a year).. so I bring you back to my DH is in the Military we dont live the lifestyles of the rich and famous off his paycheck or mine LOL.
  • Ive been so busy fundraising, I sadly just havent had any energy to really PLAN things for this trip. (See I signed up to do the Susan G. Komen 3day 60mile walk and need to raise $2300 fin order to participate. So if anyone would like to help donate a link is at the bottom! shamless plug over LOL)

Lets see Ive covered the title regarding the Birthday part (P's bday), the Fly (no plans), as for the surprize. WELLLLL, when P asked to go to Dland, E looked at me (I have trained him well) and I said dude way to expensive sorry sweetie, he was very understanding. Plus its over the Memorial holiday that wont be fun (ok this part is kind of true but E and I didnt have much other time off, so it was now or never). I said we can do dinner and a movie with a friend if you like, and he shrugged and said ok thats fine. Awww I love when they are so sweet... and GULABLE .. E and I were fine with doing Dland especially since they have a Military discount 3day park hoppers for $99 each. YEAH BUDDY!. So P has NO clue.

There was going to be an added surprize of them not having to go to school on Friday as we were going to pull them out for the day. But our school district just announced (last week) a cut so Friday will be a furlough day for the teachers, which means no school for the kids. Darn it was hoping lots of others would still be in school that day so the crowds wouldnt be TOO BAD lol.

Now within the next 6days I hope to get a lil planning done. At least a hotel for us to stay in as we are not doing the 2hour drive back and forth to home or the 45mins to my grandmas. I have always wanted to stay in the Disney hotel or one of those, but ya at those prices... not this time! I do need to do a little packing for us its only 3day but we still need a change of clothes LOL. Also a few places semi planned to pick from for either Breakfast or Dinner.

Stay tuned I usually am a lil more witty and excited, and I promise to be next chapter just tired tonight, its late, had to work and had a fundraiser. Man I just sound like a bore.. I swear I really am a funny girl! Full of excitement.

Easy Click on Chapters
Pre Trip
Sleeping in a Cardboard Box
Did someone say SHOPPING???
What's for dinner I'm Starving?
If it can go wrong, it has
P, you just turned 14 where are you going....I'm Going to Disneyland!!!!!!
Where do we start?
A sneak peak of CARSLAND
Hurray for Hollywood Complete with an breakdown from a non actor!
World of Color

Next Up: Sleeping in a cardboard box

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