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Old 12-30-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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He SAID no, but I FOUND a way to GO! ~ a Dec AKL/WWoHP PTR (Updated: 11/30)

Hi! Welcome to my PTR that is a bit unique in its making as we don't have a date, nor do we even know if we are going! Why? Well, because DH is stubborn and refusing to cooperate when I suggest another Disney vacation. But... I have other plans in mind.

I have casually mentioned to DH how fun it would be to take a ROAD TRIP that conveniently lands us in Orlando and a few days in WDW. "convenient". Now my frugal DH thought it sounded like an interesting idea, but immediately combatted the cost of yet another Disney vacation. It will take some crafty budgeting and heavy persuasion, but I'm hoping to push him hard enough so this dream becomes a reality!

So, let's introduce the two of us:

Me: I'm Meagan, or Lifer on the DIS. I've been to WDW a dozen times and have such a passion for going here even if I'm "too old" or "go there all of the time"! I don't care! By day I am an English teacher for an online charter high school (hence why this vacation can be pretty easy if I have access to internet). By night I'm an avid Disney fanatic in love with princesses and Tink!

DH: Not a big Disney fanatic, but a foodie by nature. He enjoys our vacations, but hates spending money and claims to be "disney-ed out". We have been married for almost 4 years and you better believe he's going to need numbers to allow this trip!

The loose idea
The idea if my brain is to take a road trip from Minneapolis, MN to Orlando, FL. Obviously this is a 24 hour drive and would be spread out over a few days. I would like to make pit stops and focus on only doing 8-10 hours of driving in a day maximum. The idea for length of time is 2 weeks vacation with stops at Disney World and Universal Studios. I'm thinking November - December, or whatever works best with my school year schedule and crowds!

Update of plans as of May 2014
What a journey it has been from this initial post until today! To give a general recap (for those who are not anxious to read the entire story) we did find a budget in my acceptance of a summer teaching position. DH and I initially hoped for free dining, but were unfortunate with the dates we selected, however we did decide to forgo the DDP and pay out of pocket to save more money. The best news is that we have decided to fly for cheap and stay at AKL for our very first deluxe trip!

... Thank you. And I hope you'll join us!


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