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Old 06-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce Go the Distance (a completed Disneymoon TR!)

Welcome to my DISNEYMOON trip report! It's really insane that throughout my TRs, I have gone from using DBF, DFi, and now DH when referring to my guy!

A few things you should know about us:

1. I'm Rachel, a 27-year old English Language Arts and math middle school teacher. He's Howard, a 26-year old multimedia/audiovisual technician at his former college. We don't like being the center of attention, and neither of us dance very well even though I like spontaneously breaking out into dance (just not in front of a huge group of people!).

Haha, I look like I'm doing the robot! Howard is not sure what to do!

2. We live to eat as opposed to eating to live. Seriously, food is just plain ol' GOOD! Now that we're married, our plan is to eat out only once a month because we want to save money. On top of that, having our own kitchen and going to buy our own groceries means that we have so many options at our fingertips for so much less! For example, I made chicken and cheese quesadillas served with homemade guacamole and salsa yesterday. There's absolutely NO need to ever get quesadillas from restaurants ever again!

This was during cocktail hour. We were separate from everyone else since we spent time to take photos with the bridal party. We got a plate of some of the hor d'ouvres in the bridal suite.

3. We enjoy being wacky and goofy with each other. We are very entertained by our silly antics, and we can crack up about almost anything. Case in point, we are watching episodes of 24 right now because Jack Bauer is just awesome (I only recently got hooked!), but we make the show even more awesome by adding in our own lines for the characters in the midst of watching it! There were clearly a million things that were great about this trip, and I can't wait to share just a fraction of them with you (cuz well, I decided to forego the whole trip journal thing and relax instead!).

Having the best man sign our marriage license as one of our witnesses.

Before I end this brief introduction, I just wanted to explain the trip report title. Howard and I were so excited to be back to Disney so quickly since our last trip (we went in April with my parents and younger brother). We had plans to get to the parks for rope drop and then return to the resort for a nap before heading back out at night. We purposely bought annual passes since the cost of our April trip tickets plus 7-day park hoppers for our honeymoon was actually MORE than annual passes (and you gotta love all the discounts with APs!). Well, the stress from planning the wedding and the wedding itself apparently took a toll on us because we were EXHAUSTED and ended up sleeping a ton! We couldn't push ourselves like we usually do during our trips because there was no way we'd last for the rest of the week. We started saying that we were "weak sauce" (I have students who use that phrase). As for the "go the distance" part of it, we actually heard the song from Hercules being played during our trip a few times! It's THE song that Howard had to sing in our church's 2008 coffeehouse before we got back together. I loved watching him, and I really knew I wanted to get back together with him. Later on, I'll even have a video of when we heard it while walking in Downtown Disney!

I know I didn't give much in terms of details, but at this point, all you need to know is that Howard's my best friend, and I was very ready to start our first adventure, just the two of us!

One of my favorite photos from our photographers because it just captures the happiness that we're finally married and the relief that the ceremony is done!

Table of Contents

Our Mushy-Gushy Story
The Lure of a Disney Escape Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce: Getting Ready
Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce: The Ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce: Photo Session
Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce: Reception

3 Games for Weak Sauce Points

Monday, May 21 - Travel Day
Pack, Nap, Pack (technically 5/20-5/21!)
Solo Pilot Blues (continued)
To Keep or Not to Keep: SkyMall Magazine
Dipping My Way to Happiness (continued)
Give Me a Title for Magical Express
A Room All to Ourselves (continued)
Baby Jambo House
Sanaa = Delicious Indeed!
Hanging Out with the Animals (continued)

Tuesday, May 22 - Animal Kingdom
Bread Service and Bus Stops
The First Attraction of Our Disneymoon
I Need O-Rings!
Ornithophobics, Beware!
Trekking through the Jungle (continued)
Puppetry Mastery
Return to the Dinosaurs
Dining with Yaks and Yetis
Leaving AK

Wednesday, May 23 - Epcot + Downtown Disney
Going to Epcot
A Beety, Tuna-y Attraction
Salad Bar Dreams (continued)
A Visit with Figment (continued)
Let It Blow Your MIND!
Vision House
Thank You, Phoenicians! (continued)
It's Not Tom, It's Not Lou ... It's Just Us!
A Peek in World of Disney
Raglan Road (continued)
End of Our Second Full Disney Day

Thursday, May 24 - Magic Kingdom
Attempting MK EMH
We're Coming For You, Zurg!
You Can Fly!
"it's a small world" (continued)
The Right Side of the Doom Buggy
Exploring Liberty Square
Time to Be Scared, One Last Time
Lighter Fare at Columbia Harbour House
Main Street Philharmonic
Hanging Out with Jack Sparrow
My Last Dole Whip Float EVER!
Love is ...
It's Not Deja Vu; It's Sanaa! (continued)
From Kidani to Jambo

Friday, May 25 - Epcot + Disney's Hollywood Studios
It's 1pm ... in the Morning
Exploration with One Eye Closed
A Smokey World Showcase
Park Hopping to SWW Like Cool Kids
Watching the Ballet
Step Into the Movies (continued)
Grumpy and Hungry
Hanging Out with Snig and Oopla
Tired at the Mara

Saturday, May 26 - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Who Are They?!?
Howard in Streetmosphere!
Props at Planet Hollywood
Shopping at Darth's Maul
Reminiscent of VMK: Sci-Fi Dine-In
Drawing Donald Duck
It's Not SWW Without Star Tours!
Being a Rebel Spy
Thankful for One Man's Dream
Looking BACK at the Great Movie Ride
A Glimpse into Mickey's Imagination
Leaving DHS

Sunday, May 27 - Magic Kingdom
Chocolate Croissant Morning
You Can Never Have Enough Pics of KONA BREAD (continued)
Starting off MK EMH
Splash ... Pirates?
Cruising in the Dark
MMY and Wishes
Tomorrowland Rides
The Ol' Main Street Bakery
Exploring Main Street
Final Rides of the EMH Night

Monday, May 28 - Animal Kingdom Lodge and Boma
Hail to the Apple Turnover
Our Final Disney Meal

Tuesday, May 29 - Travel Day
Goodbye, Animal Kingdom Lodge! Goodbye, Disneymoon!

Always the Weird to my Ninja

Weird and Ninja Shout Out to You (Jan '15 TR in progress) // Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce Go the Distance (May '12 Disneymoon TR) // Delicious Indeed! (Feb '11 TR) // Saving Dole Whip Float Money (Feb '11 PTR) // Weird and Ninja’s Pre-Disneymoon (April '10 TR) // It's Better Than Stuffed Mezzaluna with Sausage! (April '10 PTR) // A DISer's Trip of Firsts! (Feb '08 TR) // The Flat Adventures of Weird and Ninja! (Living the Life Outside of VMK)

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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I'm here! YAY! I'm so excited about this TR!!

First of all, you look absolutely stunning in your wedding pictures!

I love how close you and Howard are. That really sounds like my relationship with John! He's my husband, but my best friend too! It's a great feeling!

I think there's nothing wrong with taking it easy on your Disneymoon! It's a good time to just relax!

Well, a thousand congratulations to you and your wonderful husband, my friend! I can't wait to read about your lovely adventure!

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Hi Rachel, I'm here!! Your wedding pictures are so beautiful, you look amazing! I can't wait to read about your Disneymoon!

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Old 06-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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I'm here too! Right next to ya Actually, you're in the kitchen but it's almost as if you're right next to me. I wonder if I should do a photo-trip journal or whatever it's called. It's probably not as daunting since I didn't take that many this trip!

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Old 06-22-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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You both are such a cute couple!!!
I have really enjoyed reading your trip reports these past couple of years and it is so fun to see you now as a married couple!!!

I totally get how a song can can kind of set the mood for your relationship and every time you hear it, you remember that one perfect moment.
My (then bf and I were camping with our church singles group at Fort Wilderness. On our last morning were walking hand in hand to the check-in building when 'You Got a Friend in Me' came on. It was sweet and silly and perfect for us and I think about that moment every time I hear that song.

I wish you both many, many happy years!!!

Looking forward to the rest of this trip report!
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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I have read your other reports as a lurker. I can't wait to read this one. Congrats on the wedding!! I wish you many many happy years!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Hi Rachel! I've seen you comment on a few of the TRs I'm subscribed to, and I thought I'd join in! You and Howard are adorable together! Also, having a Disneymoon is pretty much my life goal at the moment. Can't wait to read all about it!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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Hi Rachel, I had read along on your last couple of TR's, but had never come out of lurkdom and I definitely wanted to change that fact this time around.

You look absolutely stunning in your wedding pics....your dress is absolutely gorgeous!

You and Howard are an adorable couple and I can't wait to read along with your TR!
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I'm here!!! I love your wedding pictures. So cute!

I am so anxious to hear how you liked finally staying at a Disney resort!
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I'm here, I'm Here! I am hopeless behind on the DIS and haven't even read your full intro, but subbing now. Can't wait to read it!

You looked beautiful by the way!
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #12
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Congratulations on you marriage I love the wedding pictures.

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #13
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love the wedding pictures - you both look so happy. I can't wait to read about your Disneymoon! And now that you have the annual passes it would be a shame to not use them again...
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I'm here and ready to go!!!

And I love all your wedding pictures!!! They are amazing!!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #15
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I am here! You look absolutely beautiful in your wedding pictures. You both look so in love, I love it!! I cannot wait to hear all about your Disneymoon!
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