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Old 03-19-2013, 03:31 AM   #91
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Sorry you didn't get much sleep. Those historic hotels are great and all that; but sometimes, they aren't the most comfortable places to rest.

Your drive looks l-o-n-g. I do love the Grand Circle; and I suspect you're driving just north of that area?
Yeah, I don't know if we'll be staying at a historic hotel again any time soon. At least it was fun except when we were trying to sleep...

Drive was definitely long, especially on day 2. I think we went through what's considered the Grand Circle, but we were still north of the Grand Canyon and all that.

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I am anxiously awaiting the California arrival!
It's coming up now, finally! Hope it's worth all the anticipation.

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Yay all caught up now!

Wow that hayride sounds amazing! I can't believe how hilariously lame it was! That actually made me spit out my tea!

That snow looks so beautiful!

Awhh leaving Stupey

That is so awesome that Tracy is in that commercial!! Haha now I want to know that story too

Roadtripping photos are the absolute best!! That scenery is just so stunning!

That is a VERY traumatic go karting story!!

Really enjoying your trip so far!
Glad you got all caught up! The hayride was certainly something else. I'm just glad we had fun and didn't pay much money for it.

The snow was definitely nice to get a little bit of, but I'm glad we haven't had a winter full of it. Leaving Stupey was definitely hard. We miss her terribly!

Oh, the commercial. It's a fun story, which I'll definitely weave into this TR somehow soon.

Good scenery was definitely one of the biggest pluses on the road trip. Of course, there were also looooong stretches of barren desert, which weren't so nice to look at.

And yes, the go karting experience was one of my lower moments. I eventually did get back in a go kart but it took a couple years, and I would never do it again in those fast ones.

Glad you're enjoying reading about the road trip! Hopefully you'll like hearing about the experiences once we arrive
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:38 AM   #92
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Another big drive. Nice pictures of the scenery.


Looks like you might have some fun in Vegas and I'm guessing that what happens in Vegas gets shared on the Dis!
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I'm finding myself getting more excited the closer you get to Disneyland! What a long drive though, I suspect I'd have cabin fever within about 2 hours of starting out! Must have been a relief getting that first glimpse of Vegas and knowing you were nearly at the end of that leg.
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Thanks so much for sharing your adventures! I'm enjoying them and looking forward to your California arrival!
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You are a wonderful narrator. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #97
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Hi Again! I previously read and commented on your WDW trip report and just recently read through your DLR trip and now your Real Life updates. Thanks for sharing your adventures and I am excited to read how it is all turning out.

I am planning my first trip to DLR for this coming November and I was amazed how much you two got done during your 2011 visit. So excited!

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I had to laugh with the Welcome to AZ photo. I was expecting the NV photo to soon follow. When I lived in Vegas I did that drive a few times (through that corner of the state, not driving from CO.) It always seems so strange to pass through a tiny area of a state for some reason.

Sorry you had trouble finding Treasure Island. The parking garages for those strip resorts are often not easy to find. I think they are trying to get everyone to use the Valet service.

Enjoying your report, can't wait to read about your new life in LA.
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just dropping by to say how much I am enjoing your posts
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Joining in, it looks like you have been having fun.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #101
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Wow just read the whole thing....so far.
Looking forward to hearing about more of your adventures.
I Pray Your health improves....

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:28 AM   #102
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Another big drive. Nice pictures of the scenery.

Looks like you might have some fun in Vegas and I'm guessing that what happens in Vegas gets shared on the Dis!
Yeah, the drive that day was definitely long. And for every nice bit of scenery, there were plenty of long stretches of flat ground as far as the eye could see.

We definitely had fun in Vegas! One night definitely isn't enough to qualify as a real "Vegas vacation," but we saw a lot and did a bit of gambling. Of course you'll hear all about it soon!

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I'm finding myself getting more excited the closer you get to Disneyland! What a long drive though, I suspect I'd have cabin fever within about 2 hours of starting out! Must have been a relief getting that first glimpse of Vegas and knowing you were nearly at the end of that leg.
It was definitely a long drive! We made it through the first several hours all right, but by the end of that second day, we were SO ready to arrive. Smoggy Vegas looked like paradise because our arrival meant we could take our stiff legs for a walk. Hope you'll enjoy our arrival in CA and all that followed.

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Thanks so much for sharing your adventures! I'm enjoying them and looking forward to your California arrival!
Thank you for reading!! I'm having so much fun sharing our story, and looking forward to describing everything that happened once we got to CA.

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Thank you so much I'm glad you're enjoying!

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Hi Again! I previously read and commented on your WDW trip report and just recently read through your DLR trip and now your Real Life updates. Thanks for sharing your adventures and I am excited to read how it is all turning out.

I am planning my first trip to DLR for this coming November and I was amazed how much you two got done during your 2011 visit. So excited!

Take care!
Thanks for joining me over on this side of the boards/country. I'm glad that you're enjoying reading about all of our escapades.

That's so exciting that you're coming out in November! I'm sure you'll have a blast. It's definitely easier to pack your days full out here, simply because you don't have to worry about wasting time each day with transportation, etc. We really got a lot done on our 2011 trip, though we're still finding new things to do all the time. Hopefully we can say hi in the parks at some point when you're out here!

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I had to laugh with the Welcome to AZ photo. I was expecting the NV photo to soon follow. When I lived in Vegas I did that drive a few times (through that corner of the state, not driving from CO.) It always seems so strange to pass through a tiny area of a state for some reason.

Sorry you had trouble finding Treasure Island. The parking garages for those strip resorts are often not easy to find. I think they are trying to get everyone to use the Valet service.

Enjoying your report, can't wait to read about your new life in LA.
Yeah, the Arizona drive was just funny. If only we could have made our way through Utah that quickly! Of course, Arizona would have been somewhere I would have been a little excited to spend more time driving through, especially since we were so close to the Grand Canyon. Maybe someday...

I'm sure that the main reason they make the parking such trouble is that they know they can get lots of people to shell out the money for valet, but we're just far too frugal for that. We really lucked out when I accidentally saw the sign pointing toward the TI garage right as we were about to pass it.

I'm glad that you're enjoying reading along. I'm looking forward to sharing all of our CA shenanigans soon.

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Thank you for reading and for saying hello! It's definitely been a crazy ride so far, and I love sharing it with all of you on here.

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Yay, welcome! We definitely always have fun, and I'm glad that you're enjoying reading along!

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Wow just read the whole thing....so far.
Looking forward to hearing about more of your adventures.
I Pray Your health improves....

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So glad you're enjoying I'm looking forward to sharing our CA adventures soon! And thanks for your positive thoughts about my health. It's a pain, but we figure out a way to work through it when it's bad, and hopefully it'll get better sometime soon!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #105
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Congrats on the upgrade! The Bellagio fountain just looks amazing. I am glad that calzone won't be your last. As someone who can choke on nothing at all, I commiserate.
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