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Old 03-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #1186
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Sir William -- I don't know if I mentioned this anywhere else, but we have similar issues in our family. Have you ever had Vitamin Water Revive? Vitamin water is a lot like gatorade, with fun flavors, and witty little comments on the label. Available in the grocery store anywhere. The revive flavor has a lot of potassium, which for some reason, really helps when we are feeling that woozy, over-heated feeling.
Those drinks that are loaded with vitamins and minerals help you feel so much better when you are walking around WDW in the heat! I learned that little trick during our 4th of July trip. Drinking one a day made a world of difference!
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #1187
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Those drinks that are loaded with vitamins and minerals help you feel so much better when you are walking around WDW in the heat! I learned that little trick during our 4th of July trip. Drinking one a day made a world of difference!
We do this as well, but we use the Propel powder packets. Just order a free cup of ice water, dump in the packet and stir. Much easier to carry then a bottle of premade sports/energy drink, less expensive and you don't have to worry about trying to keep your drink cool for later in the day.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #1188
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Being DVC, I ALWAYS do laundry when visiting. Even when it's just DH and I, every night before showering, I'd throw a load in the washer in the room (sooooo nice). Then right before getting in bed, I toss it in the dryer. REALLY helps cut down on overpacking. At least for me.

And honestly, unpacking once you get home is the worst. I would much rather come home and put away a suitcase full of clean clothes, opposed to knowing that I had loads of laundry ahead of me.

That's just me though
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #1189
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here's a thought.. why does it have to be the mom who does the laundry? how about the dad? or the kids? a 10 year old should be able to do a simple load of laundry.

all the while mom is in a lounger with a pina colada!!! as well she should be!
Exactly. Now where is that cocktail?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:46 AM   #1190
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here's a thought.. why does it have to be the mom who does the laundry? how about the dad? or the kids? a 10 year old should be able to do a simple load of laundry.

all the while mom is in a lounger with a pina colada!!! as well she should be!
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Unfortunately DH couldn’t do a load of wash if you gave him written instructions. I once had to throw out my favorite cashmere sweater after he put it in a hot dryer. It wouldn’t have fit a two year old. We won’t even discuss my delicates or the permanent press.

I love him anyway. And he does help with the folding and putting away of everything when we get home. I just don’t let him near the laundry detergent…(you don’t want to know) lol

So we take enough for the whole trip and when we get a suitcase full of dirty clothes, we toss it in the back of the van. It’s parked in a covered garage at the hotel and we use Disney transportation, so it’s no problem. And there is less to pack the night before we head home.

After 45 years of marriage, you just adapt.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:55 AM   #1191
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From your lips to God's ears.

Unfortunately DH couldn’t do a load of wash if you gave him written instructions. I once had to throw out my favorite cashmere sweater after he put it in a hot dryer. It wouldn’t have fit a two year old. We won’t even discuss my delicates or the permanent press.

I love him anyway. And he does help with the folding and putting away of everything when we get home. I just don’t let him near the laundry detergent…(you don’t want to know) lol

So we take enough for the whole trip and when we get a suitcase full of dirty clothes, we toss it in the back of the van. It’s parked in a covered garage at the hotel and we use Disney transportation, so it’s no problem. And there is less to pack the night before we head home.

After 45 years of marriage, you just adapt.
lol! not to stir the pot.. but did you ever see that "everybody Loves raymond" episode, where raymond tells his brother to do something wrong, (make out the wedding invitations), so his wife won't ever ask him to do it again? (help with the rest of the wedding planning) and debra realizes all the things over the years that raymond "can't" do. so she has to do it. and then he realizes the same thing about her. (setting up to tape the vcr).

anyway. I've only done laundry at disney once. I am an overpacker. I like to have a "choice" of waht to wear! I just meant doing laundry isn't a big deal to me.

once we rented a cabin in Wisconsin for the week, with friends. (didn't speak for 6 months after! ) anyway, how is cooking the whole week a vacation?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #1192
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Cupcake liners would work well too I think!!
We always use cupcake liners for this!
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:58 PM   #1193
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:32 PM   #1194
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lol! not to stir the pot.. but did you ever see that "everybody Loves raymond" episode, where raymond tells his brother to do something wrong, (make out the wedding invitations), so his wife won't ever ask him to do it again? (help with the rest of the wedding planning) and debra realizes all the things over the years that raymond "can't" do. so she has to do it. and then he realizes the same thing about her. (setting up to tape the vcr).

anyway. I've only done laundry at disney once. I am an overpacker. I like to have a "choice" of waht to wear! I just meant doing laundry isn't a big deal to me.

once we rented a cabin in Wisconsin for the week, with friends. (didn't speak for 6 months after! ) anyway, how is cooking the whole week a vacation?
Lol!! Oh - I've thought of that. We had that discussion years ago. But his worst offences were when I was in the hospital and he HAD to have clean uniforms. (CO doesn't care that your wife is bedridden.) Some of them were permanent press before that. lol

He was an only child of a stay at home mom (didnt even have to clean up his room ) and now he's an only husband. At least now he picks up after himself (mostly). He helps out with some chores, but is truly hopeless with the laundry. And you do not want to have to eat anything he cooks. If it can't just be heated in the microwave it won't be eatable. Like I said, I love him anyway. He has many other redeeming qualities. I guess I'll keep him another 45 years.

And "cooking the whole week" is defiantly not a vacation. Imho "cooking" and "vacation" do not even belong in the same sentence. Its an oxymoron.

I take it there won't be a repeat of the cabin in Wisconsin anytime soon?
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #1195
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Really...why should everyone get a vacation but me?

Same goes for a room with a kitchen!!!! No Thanks!! A frig to keep drinks is all I need.

Well...maybe a microwave to warm up the danish I picked up.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #1196
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I agree. No kitchen..... No cooking.

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #1197
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I read this whoooole thread! THANK YOU!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #1200
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I didn't read the whole thread but I did read several pages and didn't see my favorite product….(I am guessing it was buried somewhere)….

I go to target in the sporting area where they sell fishing and camping equipment, target sell rain ponchos folded into a "deck of cards" size that easily fits in your "Park Bag". These ponchos sell for a $1.00. And yes we have used them! better than the $10 or $15 ones you see in the gift shops on main street!
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