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Old 10-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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A Few of My Favorite Things, A Race, & Scrapbook Pages Too!


This TR is going to be a little different than other trip reports. One of the things I enjoy most about planning at trip to WDW is thinking about all the things that I looking most forward to. My plan for this TR is to start off getting us to WDW and then switch from we did this, then we did this to going back through my PTR list of the things I was looking most forward to on my trip and reflect on those things& and then get us home again.


My Favorite Things:
28. Tonga Toast at Kona Café
27. Expedition Everest (EE)
26. Mickey Bar
25. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
24. Boma/Animal Kingdom Lodge
23. Tower of Terror (ToT)
22. Fall Funnel Cake at Sleepy Hollow
21. PeopleMover
20. Be Our Guest (BOG)
19. Caribbean Beach Resort
18. Fall Decorations & Stroll down Main Street
17. New Test Track
16. Tusker House
15. Philharmagic
14. Villain Party
13. Wizarding World of Harry Potter
12. Haunted Mansion & Magic Shots
11. Food & Wine
10. Hidden Mickey Search (Replaced by Akershus)
9. Butter Beer
8. Air Supply
7. MNSSHP
6. New Fantasyland
5. Dole Whip
4. Parades...Headless Horseman
3. Wishes
2. 2 Castles...okay make that 3
1. Finishing the Tower of Terror 10 Miler

So get ready to experience A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS&Disney Style...and LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN!

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Table of Contents



Trip Report Updates
The Who, What, When & Where
Departure Day Comes
Gate to Gate Service
Another Reason to Hate NemoDeserted
#28 Tonga Toast at Kona Café: "Sweet & Crusty on the Outside, Warm & Rich on the Inside&Just like Me"
#27 Expedition Everest: No Fast Pass Needed, Slowing down to Enjoy a Line?
#26 Mickey Bar: Ice Cream for Breakfast, a Trip Tradition
#25 Rock n Roller Coaster (included in ToT 10 miler Race)
#24 Narcoossees: All Dolled Up, Celebrating Friendship (Formally Boma)
#23 Tower of Terror (included in ToT 10 miler Race)
#22 Spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae (included in MNSSHP)
#21 PeopleMover (included in MNSSHP)
#20 Be Our Guest (Part 1): Strolling Along in MK
#20 Be Our Guest (Part 2): Lunch with a Friend
#19 Caribbean Beach Resort: Toes in the Sand, A Perfect Fit
#18 Fall Decorations & Stroll Down Main Street (include in MNSSP, BOG Part 2)
#17 New Test Track: A Design Challenge Success
#16 Tusker House
#15 Villain Party (included in ToT Run)
#14 Philharmagic (included in #20 BOG Part 1)
#13 Wizarding World of Harry Potter: A Morning Date with Harry
#12 Haunted Mansion & Magic Shots (Included MNSSHP)
#11 Food & Wine Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
#10 Akershus (formally Hidden Mickey Search): Brunch with Royalty
#9 Butter Beer (Included in WWOHP)
#8 Air Supply
#7 MNSSHP Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
#6 New Fantasyland
#5 Dole Whip (Included in MNSSHP, BOG)
#4 Parades (Included in MNSSHP)
#3 Wishes
#2 3 Castles (Included MNSSHP, BOG)
#1 Finishing the Tower of Terror 10 Miler
RunDisney Expo
Prerace
Race Part 1
Race Part 2
Finish Line
Partying with the Villains Until the Wee Hours of the Morning
Departing: The Morning After (Well Just a Few Hours After)
FINAL REFLECTIONS & A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Scrapbook Pages
Travel Day
#28 Tonga Toast
#27 Expedition Everest
#26 Mickey Bar
#26 Rock n Roller Coaster
#24 Narcoossee's
#23 Tower of Terror
#22 Spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae
#21 People Mover
#20 Be Our Guest Lunch & Masters Cupcake
#19 CBR Around the Resort, Our Room, Old Port Royale, Pool
#18 Fall Decorations & Stroll Down Main Street
#17 New Test Track
#16 Tusker House
#15 Philharmagic
#14 Villain Party
#13 Wizarding World of Harry Potter
#12 Haunted Mansion & Magic Shots
#11 Food & Wine
#10 Akershus (Formally Hidden Mickey Search)
#9 Butter Beer
#8 Air Supply
#7 MNSSHP
#6 New Fantasyland Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
#5 Dole Whip
#4 Parades
#3 Wishes
#2 3 Castles
#1 Finishing the Tower of Terror 10 Miler
RunDisney Expo
PreRace
Race
Finishing ToT 10-Miler
LINK TO COMPLETED ALBUM


Training Updates
Sunday, October 20

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The Who, What, When & Where



WHO:


This is me! I am a 40 something pooh/tink sized girl. I had never run in my adult life, and was peer pressured last October to agree to run 10 miles for a trip to Disney World with a group of online friends. YIKES! But I will run for Dole Whips and Disney Trips! So I started my training almost a year to the day of when I would be running the Tower of Terror 10 miler. My training has had highs and way too many lows&the lowest coming the beginning of July when I developed a stress fracture and was sidelined from running for 8 weeks&some of my darkest hours made even darker when the "friend" side of this trip fell apart the beginning of August. Words cannot even tell you how broken hearted I am to this day...but "just keep swimming." Not letting injury or rejection stop me, I pulled up my big girl panties and became a better person inside and out. I love to scrapbook, and recently have gone digital in this hobby! Be aware you might have to view lots of my pages that go with this trip! I also hate to be in pictures&so you wont see me a lot!


This is Cammy with her favorite character Goofy! She is a 20 something ball of fire and my own personal cheerleader. When I told her about my plans last fall, she instantly began helping me with this running thing and offered me lots of moral support&she was so jealous of the trip and the run. When things fell apart, she was the first one I called and asked if she would like to go along (thankfully she has a wonderful husband who agreed). But her trip was almost derailed too&midSeptember she fractured her foot, however she is one tough gal and even injured I could not keep up with her. This would be her 2nd trip to WDW, but she doesnt remember much of the 1st trip and I intended to make it memorable for her this time around.


WHAT:
A girls trip to the world (no boys and no kids) to spend some time in the most magical place on earth and ending it with a Disney Run&Tower of Terror 10-miler!


WHEN:
October 1-6, 2013

WHERE:
Disney Caribbean Beach

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So glad you are here Susan...and I the ticker too...helps to fight those Disney blues...and you know that you and Katie are welcome to join in on this next trip....Queens, Princesses and Friends!

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Departure Day Comes


What a long day departure day it was, having to put in a full day at work before we could be on our way. This journey to the world had been in the works for almost 2 years, but this actual trip I was taking was put together in less than 4 weeks. My morning started with last minute packing and preparations for my family for the time I was gone. It was made a little more magical when I put on...


before loading the car with my luggage...


(don't you just love the red bag...a wonderful gift from an AWESOME TRAVEL AGENT) and heading off to a morning meeting. After my meeting I stopped by Walgreens to pick up a couple of items when I found...


a little treat for our plane ride to get us in the mood. The afternoon seemed to be endless as I watched the clock and tried to get some work done. Finally, the 3 pm dismissal bell for the students rang and not long after I found myself sprinting out the door for a short drive to the airport. I had not had a chance all day to see Cammy and I was a little concerned as to what I was going to see at the airport...

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Gate to Gate Service


About 2 weeks prior to our trip Cammy ended up with a stress fracture in her foot. Really the fracture happened a few weeks prior but she finally decided to get it checked, thus resulting in a boot on her left foot.


Does this seem like this race was doomed...I had just been sidelined for 8 weeks thanks to a stress fracture and been in Physical Therapy and only been running again for about 3 weeks. But just like me Cammy did not let a little stress fracture get in the way of a trip to WDW and we both prayed that come the night before our trip when she went back to the doctor the fracture would be healed enough for her to run. She texted me the night before our trip, with the news that her stress fracture was gone only to be replaced by a complete fracture of her foot in 2 places and we would be traveling to WDW with a knee walker. Her doctor (who is also a friend) did not rule out the run for her…guess the doctor knows that a little thing like a fracture would not stop Cammy. So at the airport I met Cammy, her husband, and her new toy (and yes for her it was a toy).



Goodbyes said we headed to our gate, where we checked in with the gate attendant and requested that the walker be checked through to Orlando, wheelchair in Denver, and then the knee walker at the gate when we arrived in Orlando…plus the perk of pre boarding on Southwest for both legs of our flight (even though I scored boarding group A passes when we checked in the night before). Maybe this injury will have a silver lining! Knowing that we had a tight connection in Denver and would not have time to get something to eat we picked up something while we waited to board to have on our long flight to Orlando. I ordered an “Amarillo club”, but forgot to take a picture…but think a club sandwich but with pepper jack cheese and avocados, too! The 55 minute flight to Denver was pretty uneventful...just lots of excited talk about the adventure that was ahead of us.


When we arrived to Denver, it was gate to gate treatment for Cammy, hoping to ease the VERY short connection we had to make.

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Since you joined in on my TR I am along for this one! Need to go back & read..
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Wow I give you a lot of credit!! I have wanted to start running but with the med's I am on they are afraid I will break a bone. Prednisone takes all the calcium out so no running for me right now but soon I hope.

I have the same red bag probably from the same travel agent.

Wow this trip does seem doomed with all the fractures & friends not going. But good for you & Cammy. She seems like nothing will stop her from doing what she wants!!

So we were there at the same time for a few days. I remember all the runners getting on busses at the Beach Club.
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I didn't know you were still on! Congrats! I did read the original PTR for a bit as I ran the ToT last year and 'knew' some of the original group.

I'm glad you made it! Can't wait to hear about it!

PS: You look great in that picture and in no way look 'pooh sized'!!
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OMG just one thing after another. Hopefully the trip went better than the lead up to it
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Congrats on doing the 10 Miler. Sorry you had drama leading up to the trip. I was proud of finishing the 5k as a larger girl.
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