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Old 08-09-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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And Then There Were 2 + 1 Wicked Queen

So if you have followed over from the previous thread or are just joining, this trip has taken many twists and turns. It has, after all, been in the planning for 2 years!

Our group started out large with many hopeful ideas. How many we started with was 9. NINE! We were a large group and we would have needed a villa to have us all in one room.

Slowly for one reason or another people were unable to go and our numbers dwindled. Of our original group, there are just two of us. (plus her mom)

Our dates are slightly different and we do have separate plans for part of the trip. However we will be staying together and the two of us are bound and determined to make this trip, that has been dreamed about for so long, a reality!

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Old 08-09-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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The Who

As I mentioned we have three of us. Our dates are not exactly the same, but we will be sharing a room.

First to arrive will be me. I am Ann. I perhaps take this planning too seriously. I like to have things figured out ahead of time so that I can relax on trips. I am 43 years old - mom to 4 - mother in law to 1 ( soon to be 2). I have been married nearly 24 years to my wonderful husband Steve. I work as a merchandising rep. which up until recently was full time. I was quite shocked at the thought of losing hours, but turns out that 10 hours less a week affords me more time to do all the things that I was neglecting. (including dis )

Here is my youngest daughter and I getting our bibs at the phm expo this past february.



I will let the next traveler make her own introductions and then we can get on to the Whens and Wheres!!!
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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So I am Ashley. I also have a few OCD tendencies apparently.... Ann doesn't seem to mind too much though! I am 24 years old, mother to a soon to be 5 year old little diva princess, and fiance to the high school sweetheart Buddy. We have been together for right at 10 years now! I'm a massage therapist who works a little too much, but any of you who have jobs where you have built clientele, you understand what that means! My favorite toon is Tinkerbell!

This will be I think trip like 29 back Home for me! First ever adults trip anywhere! Food and Wine festival as an over 21 adult!



And the Wicked Queen... She's been talking about making a disboards account... so we shall see. I will do a small write up for her though.
This is the only time I will say this because she doesn't want to be called mom on the trip, but... she is my mother..

So Ginger is I think around my age? She started counting backwards a few years ago! I could tell you when, but that would give it away! She's momma to a 24 year old daughter and a 19 year old son, GiGi to a 4 year old little diva, and now single and loving it! by the time she retires from Exxon in a few years she will have 38 years at the company! She's in the Inspections group. Not sure exactly what she does, but I know they keep the plant from going boom! She loves Dopey and the Wicked Queen from Snow White!


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Old 08-09-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'm here. Glad there are two so your not alone. So sorry it didn't work out for everyone else too. Is Zoe going on the trip? Ann I hope we can meet up again at some point, but JJ's condition has changed drasticslly in the last two days.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:19 AM   #6
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I'm here. Glad there are two so your not alone. So sorry it didn't work out for everyone else too. Is Zoe going on the trip? Ann I hope we can meet up again at some point, but JJ's condition has changed drasticslly in the last two days.
I am so glad you made it here. Zoe will not be with us. (it is still a grownups only) She will go again in January though, so I don't feel too terribly guilty. (but maybe just a tad. ) As for meeting up, I hope to as well. I certainly understand if we can't though. Poor JJ. I will say some extra prayers for him.

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I am here it's hard to coordinate so many folks. Important thing is you are all going and it will be great!!!
Yeah, you wouldn't know anything about that now would you?! I am not sure if attempting with family makes it easier or harder. I suppose depending on how you look at it... probably easier in some ways... harder in others. You are correct though, it will be great. I do wish that everyone who originally planned to go would be, cause.... it would have been quite the group!!! Have you ever seen on the DLR side of dis there is a girls group that (I think) meets annually? When I was doing my DLR TR, I came across it. Funny thing was a gal I went to high school is a part of that group. I actually reconnected with her on dis before finding her on fb. Anyway, their group is HUGE. Way more than 9... and they are able to pull it off. Maybe that is why. I suppose in a large group losing one here or there for one reason or another doesn't make such a drastic impact.
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I am here to read and follow along, and to wish I could go to WDW again this year, run the race, etc. Can't wait to read all about it!
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I am here to read and follow along, and to wish I could go to WDW again this year, run the race, etc. Can't wait to read all about it!
Yay Susan! Glad your here! Wish you were too!
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I am here to read and follow along, and to wish I could go to WDW again this year, run the race, etc. Can't wait to read all about it!
I agree with Ashley! Wish you were going along too... I wish EVERYONE was going along too.
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When and Where

Not a lot has changed over all in regards to dates and resorts from our original plan.

My dates are from 9/28 to 10/7.

Ashley and Ginger will be arriving on 9/29 and departing 10/6.

This is a bit of a conundrum for me since on both sides of our overlapping dates, I have a single nights stay. In some ways, I would like to not hop around. However, maybe this would be a good opportunity to try three different resorts?

Currently I have nothing booked for those nights. My thought though is to stay at


on the first night.

Then the three of us check in on 9/29 to

Then that will leave my last night. Since staying at CBR will mean I have stayed at each of the moderates. I either need to stay at a value (which would mean one of the all starts) or a deluxe. . Right now though, i just can't decide which one. I could borrow enough points to stay in a DVC resort. Problem is that currently the only one available is SSR. Not my favorite. Last week, AKV was available. Borrowing this late in my use year though could be a tad dangerous and I am so new to this that it makes me a tad nervous. (not to mention, getting into the borrowing game is something I was hoping to avoid for just little bit of time) So suffice it to say, I am not sure where I want to stay. I have only stayed at 2 deluxe resorts and 2 values... so lots of options. Do I save money or points?
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I have to work half a day on Saturday, so Ging and I will probably head out around 5pm or so on the 28th. The plan is to either drive all the way to Disney if we can, or stop in Tallahassee.

My fiance works for a Wyndham hotel, so we will be staying here with his discount if we do stop for the night.

Tallahassee Stop

http://www.wingatehotels.com/hotels/...on=tallahassee

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Lake City Stop

http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/florid...tion=lake-city


Ging has the 6th and 7th Harry Potter books on audio on reserve at the library to get like a week before we leave. So we shall listen to the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione while we much on pretzel sticks!

If we do end up in Tallahassee, we are hoping to be roll the rest of the way into WDW and Ann around 12pm if all goes well!

Then all in the room at
until we leave around noon on the 6th to head home.
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Okay. So we are going to play a "fun fact" type game.

I will post our trivia question for the day. Anyone who wants to play along can put your answers in your replies. At the end of the day, I'll post at least mine and Ann's answers along with the trivia question for the next day. (The Wicked Queen has a "family picnic" she's helping plan for Exxon, so shes a little to swamped. Hopefully, she'll play along soon.)

We are on day 47. Since I have 50 questions, we will do 3 today to catch up

1. What is your favorite Disney movie? Animated and Live Action?
2. What is your least favorite Disney movie?
3. Who is your favorite Disney hero/prince?
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50. What is your favorite Disney movie? Animated and Live Action?

Ann: Princess and the Frog/Mary Poppins
Ashley: Tangled/101 Dalmations

49. What is your least favorite Disney movie?

Ann: Wall e
Ashley: Emperor's New Groove. (Only because it was dad favorite movie, and he had to watch it like once a night. Now it's Alexa's favorite.)

48. Who is your favorite Disney hero/prince?

Ann: Flin rider
Ashley: Peter Pan


And I was not thinking when posting this earlier, I should have posted day 47's since today was 47 days from officially being in Disney for all of us on Sunday the 29th.


Sooo
47. Who is your favorite Disney heroine/princess?
46. Who is your favorite Disney villain?
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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Just thought I would share that I still need to book those rooms for my stay on both ends of when we are all there. Having thought the Hyatt was a good choice for me, I am now reconsidering since my flight comes in early enough that I could still enjoy MK for a couple hours.

Decisions decisions....

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