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Old 09-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #106
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Day 1, August 11

Letís get this show on the road ÖÖ.. or in the air - Part 2

Once dinner was over and done with and Tom had enjoyed his digestive



Cognac, we both took some sleeping aid and Tom prepped his pad, we plugged in our earphones and watched some episodes of the Hotel Inspector,



nibbling a bar of





hand-made chocolate we had been given a few days before our vacation had started.
But we didnít last too long, the sleeping aid kicked in and after about one episode we both fell asleep. We both woke up again when there was some commotion in the cabin and we realized they were starting dinner service. This meant that we were already close to our destination



and we freshened up a bit before we were handed some more food.



This time there was no choice of main course, but who would care about that when you are close to your vacation destination. We both had



Spinach Tortellini, filled with Ricotta and topped with a chunkey tomato sauce. While they were a bit too soft for my liking, they were still tasty. There was also a



fresh roll, which we enjoyed with butter and some really delicious





chocolate pudding. We gobbled it all down and when they removed the tray we crossed onto Florida



and could even see Nasaís Assembly building.



We knew it would not take much longer and that made even the rest of our nearly 10 hour flight bearable. Soon we descended to Orlando International Airport and rolled up to our arrival gate.
One more hurdle, Immigration, to get behind us and then our vacation was truly on. We had been seated towards the front of Economy class, which allowed us to be at the head of the crowds heading to immigration and we didnít stop and made good progress until we entered the immigrations hall and were stunned. It was practically empty! Usually it takes us about an hour to an hour and a half to get through the process, but this time we had totally lucked out. We quickly got in line and there were only about 15 other parties ahead of us, which were quickly led to the immigration officers. When we were told where to go we turned around and the room had filled up.
There were NO words to explain how happy we were to be at the head of this line. Then it was our time to walk up to the officer, have our fingerprints and photos taken and were welcomed to the US. We headed over to the luggage carousel and were stunned to find our luggage still ON it. It usually takes so long to get through immigration that luggage is already taken off the belt and put in one roped off corner of the room. We got our bags and made our way over towards customs, who just waved us through. It felt funny to be at our final destination for the day, as usually we hurry to the rental car desk and get in line again, but this time we had decided to spend the night right there at the airport. So we hopped onto the fake monorail



and into the main airport building where we then rolled our luggage over to the Hyatt, got into the elevator and went up to check in, which was quick and easy and we were on the way to our room in no time.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #107
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Great updates Karin!

That is so neat that you can see the NASA Assembly building from the plane!
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #108
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Yay for the quick trip through Immigrations! I hate coming off a long flight and dealing with another 2 hour line.

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #110
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Yay...we're finally in Orlando! Now onto your magical vacation!!!
Have a wonderful week-end in Italy!
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #111
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Bob & I were admiring the hotel at MCO on our arrival. It looks like a place we would like to stay. It would be fun checking out all the shopping, etc. in the airport.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:42 PM   #112
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Karin, don't underestimate the interest we all have in your vacation plans! I'm with Christine...couldn't wait to hear about your plans for next summer!! They sounds great...for some reason when you mentioned longer vacation I thought you were going to say 6 weeks but 34 days is very very nice and your plans sound wonderful.

Moving on...great update! I would love to stay at the airport Hyatt some day, it would just be neat to check out MCO instead of rushing through it everytime.

Looking forward to the next update!
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #113
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Sounds like the remainder of your flight was perfect. Can't wait to see what the rooms at the Hyatt look like. How convenient that you decided to stay right there. Makes sense.
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Hi all,

I am off to work in about half an hour and about 5 hours later we will get in the car to go to Italy.
Once we have arrived I will try to get online, but the hotel itself does not offer internet . We will try to connect through Tom's roaming package and IF it works I will pop in to say hello!
Otherwise, see you all again on Monday (or even Sunday later at night).
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Safe travels and hope you have a wonderful time in Italy!
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:00 AM   #117
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Karin, as always I am in awe of your flight and it's offerings! I realize you take a sleep aid each flight but since my next trip I am flying with a fearful traveler, I now wonder- does it leave you zonked? Just relaxed? Our flight isn't as long as yours.... But I think it is quite possibly one of the longest possible when flying within the continental us(northwest most point to almost the southeast most point). We do have a layover so I didn't want the gal to be unable to get off or back onto our planes. : i
wonder if a sleep aid would help her?

How cool you didn't have a long wait at customs!!

Can't wait to hear how the hotel at mco was. What a good idea when flying in late ( I assume you arrive late... Did you?)

I am not sure how much dis time I will have in the next few days, so if I go missing for a couple weeks- will you forgive me .

Meanwhile, enjoy Italy!
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Woo Hoo! Made it to Florida with a good flight and no problems it seems. That chocolate bar you had looked really yummy.

Have fun in Italy this weekend. Will be looking forward to next week and reading more about your vacation.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #119
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Have a wonderful time in Italy this weekend!!!
I am sure you will have some AMAZING meals I can not wait to hear all about it!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #120
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Buon viaggio!

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