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Old 06-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Can I get their name, please? Update 7/14

Good Morning Ya'll! Welcome to my first ever Trip Report, so bare with me! I have always read others trip reports and commented on them, but never fully written one myself. I am taking the leap and writing one. Now, if you enjoy it I will write more as we have a trip to Vero Beach Resort at the end of the month and a week long trip to the World at the end of July.

We always go up to Disney for Memorial Day Weekend. It officially starts the Summer for us. Well, everyday is summer for us since we live in South Florida. We are used to the hot, hot, HOT, steamy weather with showers each day. This weekend getaway was much needed for me, even though we still had 2 weeks left of school. This school year has been rough for me.

A little back story, in November I was given the opportunity to take on a Curriculum Coach position at another school. After much deliberation, I decided to take the position and leave the classroom full time. Everything was going good until February. That's when things changed between me and the principal. (Keep in mind that this is an inner city school.) Well, my hours were from 7am-5pm most days and she wanted me to stay until 9pm or later each night. I just couldn't do that to my daughter. (The principal and other coaches are young, not married, and don't have kids so they could do that.) Since, I wouldn't make that commitment (it was never in my contract when I signed on), I started to get looked down upon and treated differently. Things got worse and worse and worse. I ended up contacting people higher up because conditions were so bad. I had my resignation letter in hand and ready to hand over when a higher up person stepped in and transferred me to another location. I have been with them far longer than the principal and many others. They didn't want to loss me. Well, I started at the new location the following Monday. This position would only last until the end of the school year and then I didn't know where I would be. Would I either be there, at my old school, or a new school? Everything was up in the air for awhile. I wasn't sure if we would be going on this trip. I didn't want to spend money on the trip if I didn't have a job for next year. My parents and husband said no matter what, we were still going on this trip as I needed it. Finally, about 2 weeks before the trip the principal at my new school called me in and offered me a classroom position. I was completely ecstatic, as I have missed the classroom and wanted to go back dearly. I will be teaching Kindergarten again. My favorite!

Anywho, enough with the backstory. I just had to let you know how this trip came to be. Show let's get this show on the road!

Here's the cast of this trip report:

I'm Cara. I'm am a Disney Fanatic. I LOVE planning the trips and organizing everything. I am a Kindergarten Teacher during the day, a hairbow maker at night, and a full time mommy. I love Animal Kingdom and Kilimanjaro is my favorite ride. My favorite character is Tinkerbell. Gotta have that Pixie Dust!

My husband, Brett. He's also a teacher, so we get the same days off. He is a Math and Science Teacher. He'll say he's not Disney obsessed, but I beg to differ. He surprised me by booking a trip to Disney's Vero Beach Resort at the end of June and also, he was the one who suggested that we take a trip to Disney for a week at the end of July. He loves the thrill rides.

My parents, we'll call them Grammy and Papa. They are DVC owners and my enables. They have taken me to Disney so often that we have lost count. Now, they love to see the joy on their granddaugther's face. I don't know why but I don't have many pictures of them this trip. This one is taken from a previous trip. Disregard my daughter's face in the photo, she was trying to act like a pirate and saying "Arggg!" Silly girl!

Here is the main star of the show. Bayleigh- our little princess. She loves, loves, loves Lion King. I can't tell what her favorite thing was this trip as it was constantly changing.

We left around 4:30pm on May 23rd. Our trip there was very uneventful. It seemed to take forever, but I think that was just the anticipation of getting there. We finally pulled up to this sign.
This would be our home for the weekend. We couldn't wait to get to our room. We booked a Savanna view room. We asked for the Zebra trail. We had pixie dust as we got the same room we got in the past and loved the view of a watering hole that lots of animals would visit each day.

After dropping our bags in the room, we quickly ran down and got something to eat from Mara. DH an I shared a salad and a Chicken Flatbread. My parents got burgers and Bayleigh got a snack of fruit, as she already ate. We quickly ate and then went to bed as we were getting up early and it was already late.

Which park would we go to tomorrow?
Etsy: Lil Boo Boutique

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