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Old 11-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #16
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Yay!! Not long to go now!!! So happy for you
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #17
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Two very excited girls woke up in our house on November 1st and ran around the house shouting "We're going to America next month! We're going to America next month!" What are they going to be like the day we leave?

Almost had enough of mice at the moment (thankfully, not the 'big' one!) I'm a teacher and 4 of the classrooms in our block have had an infestation of them this week. LOTS of cleaning and throwing out has been going on. Now I definitely have to buy mouse-ears for my colleagues, as we have been dubbed the 'Mouseketeers" by the rest of the staff. Roll on the holidays!
Great to hear your DD's are getting excited!

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:50 AM   #18
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Aww your girls sound adorable. So exciting for them!! Your trips sounds brilliant !!
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:57 AM   #19
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Have fun A word of advice about Vegas with kids; the later you are out the more the girly cards handed out and thrown on the footpath! The card touts are not shy about thrusting them in your face, even if you are the father holding your children's hands! Might pay to do a but of birds and bees talk before you get there
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:21 AM   #20
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Just had to say :ONE MONTH TO GO!! (although 4 weeks and 2 days sounds better)
This time next month we'll be 2 hours into our flight to San Francisco. Can't wait!!! No sure why the ticker says 1 month and 1 day...could it be the time difference?


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Have fun A word of advice about Vegas with kids; the later you are out the more the girly cards handed out and thrown on the footpath! The card touts are not shy about thrusting them in your face, even if you are the father holding your children's hands! Might pay to do a but of birds and bees talk before you get there
Ta for that. Yes, we are aware of this. Eldest has just finished puberty lessons at school so is quite interested the whole male/ female thing We try to be as honest as we can be (within reason of course) so we're semi prepared for it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:36 AM   #21
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Just had to say :ONE MONTH TO GO!! (although 4 weeks and 2 days sounds better)
This time next month we'll be 2 hours into our flight to San Francisco. Can't wait!!! No sure why the ticker says 1 month and 1 day...could it be the time difference?



Ta for that. Yes, we are aware of this. Eldest has just finished puberty lessons at school so is quite interested the whole male/ female thing We try to be as honest as we can be (within reason of course) so we're semi prepared for it.
Yup! It's counting the extra groundhog day.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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Time will pass very quickly now. Looking forward to following along and hearing all about it during/when you get back!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #23
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So excited for you, the lead up will go so quickly and you'll soon be on your wonderful holiday.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #24
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Please remember to take lots of food pics

Try and not be disappointed with Legoland if you can. It's dirty and run down and your oldest may find some of the rides a bit 'lame' - DSthen10 couldn't believe he had to ride with an adult on some of the rides after he'd been allowed to ride on his own at Knotts and Disney! Or if he rode on his own it'd be set to 'mild'. IMO Legoland is not worth the money for what you get (or don't get).

And if you take offence at my Legoland comments because you love Legoland, that is okay I'm all phenerganed up and can't think straight

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:59 AM   #25
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Marlea, I agree with you wholeheartedly about Legoland. We were so disappointed. I think if you go, you need to do it before Disneyland, or not at all.
Although when I asked the kids (ages 8 and 10) what they thought of Legoland, talking to someone I was trying to discourage going, they said 'It was awesome. Soooo fun'. I guess it's really the memories that count, not the reality!!
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Marlea, I agree with you wholeheartedly about Legoland. We were so disappointed. I think if you go, you need to do it before Disneyland, or not at all.
Although when I asked the kids (ages 8 and 10) what they thought of Legoland, talking to someone I was trying to discourage going, they said 'It was awesome. Soooo fun'. I guess it's really the memories that count, not the reality!!
My son still thought it was really fun though despite the 'lame' rides. I just noticed a lot of the displays were faded and peeling but the Star Wars ones, which were newer, were great. The food at the counters was awful
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #27
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nzer sounds like a great trip. Your DH bike trip in Vegas sounds great. I did something similar with friends when I was last in Vegas. They had Harley's so we went on a ride through the desert and up into the mountains. The view were breath taking at some of the look outs. We also had a great time at a small biker bar (Really more of a tin shack).

Funny how all the tough bikers were lawyers and accountants. The food was great there sitting in front of an open fire (Pretty cool when we went).

Also had the opportunity to shop at the large mall just outside town. First real experience at outlet shopping in the US.

Have a great time and take plenty of photo's. Can't wait for the TR when you get back.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:06 AM   #28
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According to the app my 10yr old downloaded onto my phone (dont you love children), we are now only 277 hours (yes, hours) until we board our first flight. That's 11 1/2 days in normal speak. I'm sitting here thinking that surely there must be something I need to do, but all I think I have left to do is cancel the newspaper and pack. The packing will be done next weekend, so perhaps I can sit here and waste time...what have I forgotten?

It's so exciting that very soon I can look at the 10 day weather forecast for San Francisco...the weather there seems to have been what we had here this week...about 15-17 degrees with some rain gotta love the summer weather we have here (I shouldn't make fun of it, because we did have 3 days of 30 degrees here last weekend)


Thanks for the heaps up about Legoland. We did umm and ahh about it but decided that since it's included in our Go San diego card, we might as well go. It'll be a oncer and we don't plan on being there all day. I am quite interested in the mini cities though.

Not long until the single digit dance...wahoooo
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Enjoy the countdown. Not long now.
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Have a wonderful time. You sound very relaxed and organised so it should be a sweet lead up to your trip.
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