|02-26-2014, 08:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mahopac, NY
Wait, weren't you just at Disney World? An August '14 Pre-Trip Report *updated 8/24*
Pre Trip Report: Part 1 - Introductions
Hello everyone - welcome to my first Pre-Trip Report!
I just finished up my first ever trip report and figured with idle hands being the devil's workshop it was my moral obligation to do something with them ... and thus this Pre-Trip Report was born
Brief introduction, here are a couple of picture of the family from our last trip which was this past October:
Those pictures represent the last trip the four of us will take by ourselves ... because we are currently expecting child number 3!
This upcoming trip came about because of my deft logic I used with my wife, Judi. Here is how I laid out the arguments in my head (sorry to those who have read this story before):
A) We always try to get the new child down to Florida to meet Judi's family, especially her grandmother who doesn't travel to cold weather locals anymore
B) Given (A) it would be weird to go to Florida and not go to Disney World
C) So if we assume (A) and (B) then it definitely makes sense to go while my Annual Pass and TiW are still valid ... so before mid October
D) Well, taking (C) into account and combine with the fact the past few years they have had good room only discounts for mid August through the end of September, and knowing that Olivia starts Kindergarten after Labor Day, the end of August through Labor Day Weekend makes the most sense
E) I actually am taking off a lot of time when the new baby is born as last year I hit 10 years with my company and when that happens I get an extra one time use 4 weeks of vacation to use (I actually realized I have 48 days of vacation to use this year including carryovers from last year). The last week of August would be the last week I was thinking of taking off
So A + B + C + D + E = we would be foolish and irresponsible NOT to go
And here is how the conversation with Judi actually went:
Me: So I was wondering if you were planning on bringing the new baby down to Florida to meet your grandmother
Judi: Yeah, definitely will want to at some point
Me: Well, if we are going down anyway, maybe we could fit in a quick Disney Trip?
Judi: Oh yeah, that totally makes sense, sounds good
Me: Do you want to hear my other 4 points of argument or should I just quit while I am ahead?
So with that it was agreed
Next post: Details of the trip so far
Me: DW: DD(5): DS(2): DD(4 months):
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Last edited by TheMaxRebo; 08-24-2014 at 06:27 PM.
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