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Old 04-17-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Let's skip school to vacation!

YES, I'm having my son skip school for a week. Does that make me a bad mom? Talking with the teachers, many would like me to grab a couple more on our way out.

So, here we are! Just 11 days before we check into the HRH. My coworkers will be glad when I finally leave. Anyone else get that feeling?

This trip will include me, my thirteen year old son, and my mother. Hubby will sit this trip out. I'm starting to feel a little guilty about that now.

We will be driving the 9 hour trip in a rental car. My car has 150k on it and I don't need any surprises. Also, hopefully it will be my son's first car in a few years.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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Here's our plan

Sunday: drive all day
Monday: check into HRH, play all day at IOA & US
Tuesday: more play, then move across town to Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Downtown Disney
Wednesday: Hollywood Studios in the a.m. then Epcot
Thursday: Typhoon Lagoon, then MK with Dessert Party
Friday: AK
Saturday: MK then start the drive home
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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Out of school for a week... nope it makes u a great mom lol especially if ur going w ur mom!

The plans however are totally ambitious. I would totally try that w my kids but not if dh was there lol he would be like relax this is my vacation!
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:38 AM   #4
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Oh yes! Last visit was 2012 with the Hubbs. He's not an early riser or a late evening person. One morning he was complaining that he had no tv time since the start of vacation (this was day 3). So, we watched a Tom Cruise movie before going to MK for the day. We weren't in any hurry, were we? Oh no, this is great. Just great.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:52 AM   #5
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Epcot only partial day ?

Best WDW park (IMHO) need full !!!

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #6
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Lol
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Here's our plan

Sunday: drive all day
Monday: check into HRH, play all day at IOA & US
Tuesday: more play, then move across town to Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Downtown Disney
Wednesday: Hollywood Studios in the a.m. then Epcot
Thursday: Typhoon Lagoon, then MK with Dessert Party
Friday: AK
Saturday: MK then start the drive home
You are packing a lot into a short period of time, but then again.. I have a tendency to be overambitious! Got to cram as much fun as you can into a short time!!

Can't wait to hear how your trip goes!
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #8
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Ok guys, I've never posted pictures to this site before. If something goes haywire, I'm new to this. Thought I'd introduce myself. (after all these years)



This is me and the hubs
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:53 PM   #9
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This is my mom and son in front of my herb garden. I have no idea how to post multiple pictures in a single post. I know I can't seem to do this from my phone.
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Lovely pics! So nice to "meet" you".
And your herb garden is beautiful also! Wow! I've grown a few herbs but my they have never gotten so big!
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:16 PM   #11
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That's sweet of you, Mrsabbott. We live in north Alabama, where it's hot and humid. Herbs actually thrive on neglect, which make them my favourite.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:00 PM   #12
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Oh my, this week is flying by! Just booked my room for my Sunday travel day. I picked the Best Western Plus across from Universal. Does anyone have experience wirh this hotel? It's a good price with free breakfast.

Hubs said that if my mom backed out he would take her place. GUILT! So, I'm preparing him food to eat while we're gone. That's almost like being with me.
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We leave tomarrow! Wow! The plan is to leave from mom's house at 7 a.m. It should be a nine hour drive but I'm planning for a few breaks along the way.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:49 PM   #14
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We checked into the Best Western Plus across from Universal this afternoon. In the morning we will check into the Hard Rock. I have to say, this Best Western is very nice. If it weren't for the perks of staying on-site, I would be content here. Lots of shops and restaurants are in the vicinity. Beds are very comfortable.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:56 PM   #15
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have a great time on vacation !!


don't feel guilty leaving your spouse at home.
i do that each trip i make to orlando.


it's the only time i can eat ice cream for breakfast and not get a lecture from someone...........
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