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Old 06-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
DVC-Trivia Contest - April, 2006: 3rd Place
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The Best Darn Trip Report with a Unhappy Ending....

Well, we just got back yesterday from a OKW GV - HAD A FANTASTIC TIME. The leaving was un-happy, read-on. Until then, please understand I see WDW in another way then most folks......

: In the HOP I noticed President Ford may have a Mickey Tattoo on his left ankle.

Mr. Grumpy (The OKW Security Guard - http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1848865) was MIA. He was replaced by "Marty the Marine" who gave us a nice salute and a Hearty Ho "Welcome Home" when we drove through. I stopped and saluted back which garnered a more formal salute from Marty. To which I responded with a formal 4th of July head bending salute and mistakenly hit the gas pedal and away we went!.

Got Pizza from Flippers on Wed night. Ordered 4 and it took 20 minutes longer then promised (ok - no issues - I was having a few beers....). They finally brought them out and said: You got a 5th pizza free - one of the pizza's had a hole in it! A hole? We opened all 5 pizza's to find the gaping abyss! Found nothing out of order!

I finally told everyone that while nobody was allowed to openly search it out or create their own hole (a $10 penalty) - $5 for the person who found it and could provide ample evidence! My DD snagged the fiver!

My son and I wondered aloud if any WDW Bus Driver ever went "Rogue" and decided to drive to Universal instead of the MK? And, if he did this would other Buses pursue in an attempt to shoot his tires out?

I love the Wash Cloth Art left by Mousekeeping. I made my own creation: A Worm Squished by a car and will be selling that on EBAY.

Billy the Bullfrog was having a great time outside our room (5123) - I have never gone Frog Gigging - was close to learning the art.

On the Monorail I recorded: "Por favor, mantengase alejado de las puertas." When played backwords it says (in spanish): "Dad is the Walrus".

I counted only 998 Happy Haunts - found out later one went to Oklahoma City for the NBA Finals.

4963 people were in the Disney Store at DTD. But, only one CM was on one of the 97 Cash Registers.

The sound of a golf ball landing in a bunker makes a very distinct "Poof Sound".

We stopped at the Ocala rest-stop and found a Blue Powerade in the machine 1/2 way dangling out. As a group we spend $16 buying Powerade's at a higher level in an attempt to un-lodge the dangled Powerade.

It was like a Vegas Slot Machine that just would not pay off. Each attempt was met with ohhh's and awww's - we finally gave up and had 5 strangers behind us waiting to take a try.

True story - I kid you not!

Yeehaw Bob was ROCKING on Thursday night!

Six Pack of ABC Rootbeer $4.69 + 1 Gallon of Vanilla Ice Cream $5.75 = Heaven on Earth! My secret recipe: Put lots of dirty laundry on a comfy chair. Take one Glass, and slam a bunch of ice cream in to said glass. Stop - make sure nobody is oogling the comfy chair. Pour Root Beer into remaining space of glass. As it makes it way down the glass - take a quick assessment of anyone who may want to steal the comfy chair - act accordingly. Return to Comfy Chair (remove dirty clothes, or, if need be, growl to extract would be interloper in the chair). Enjoy.

They changed the Coffee cups at OKW. Ashamed to admit I have a 4 of the old bluey/greeney ones (as I need a coffee to start the drive home). I owe each OKW member .0001 in dues. PM me - I will send you a check!

: Maybe I am crazy, but, I think the boat from TTC to MK would make for a fantastic new DVC resort!

I am certain Roz at the Laugh Factory winked at me!

I flashed my wallet to a Tree of Life CM - told him I was with the Federal Agriculture Department and demanded to see a recent Termite inspection.

: Am cutting this somewhat short so I can go to Home Depot to get the supplies I need to build Tower of Terror in my back yard. Will be busy for a while.

My daughter and her two girlfriends pulled their hair over their face - and put sunglasses on prior to the start of Space Mtn. The results were hilarious as they looked like ZZ Top! That got them a free Magical Moment Pic! Pic at end of Message.

Well, for us it was another 5 magical days. We again took some of our kids friends who had not been there or had never done WDW via a DVC. The results were fantastic - this is the real reason we bought in to DVC, to share a great experience with others!

But, it was also sad - for good reasons. My son graduated from College on 4-May. He has taken the Law Exams and did really, really well. He also applied for the WDW College Program and was accepted. He started 4-June and will be there through Jan 4 2013. Then, it is off to Law School somewhere.

To say I am proud of my son would be a huge understatement. He is a fantastic young man -as is his sister (albeit she is a young lady - and expects a $50K WDW Wedding - ain't happening!). But, all this is a testament to DVC and the magic of WDW! Simply put: "He is in a better place!". Regardless - we will miss him more then you can ever imagine! This is his magical time. A magical time we helped foster - but - his magical time and not ours.

For those DVC'ers with college age kids: I would highly recommend the program - he is having the TIME OF HIS LIFE! His 1st week he went to every park. Was a difficult trip for him: He was working each day, trying to see us and also trying to keep commitments with his new friends and roommates.

Leaving him at WDW when we left was very sad - but - what an experience he will have! Look for Michael from Georgia College and State University in Epcot North (either in strollers, a few stores or selling Glow Stuff) and say hey for me!

Thanks all!

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