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Old 10-03-2007, 08:46 PM   #76
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ACK!!! ONE MORE DAY!!!!

I'll have an official update for you guys tomorrow night before I go to bed and then you won't hear from me again until the 14th or 15th!

Thanks for following along with me everyone! Watch for my last Pre-Trip Update tomorrow night!
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:00 PM   #77
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ACK!!! ONE MORE DAY!!!!

I'll have an official update for you guys tomorrow night before I go to bed and then you won't hear from me again until the 14th or 15th!

Thanks for following along with me everyone! Watch for my last Pre-Trip Update tomorrow night!
I am excited for you! I bet you will have one awesome trip!! I can't wait to see pics! I know you are going to have a blast at MNSSHP!

I will look forward to your TR when you get back.

Thank you again for your kindness as well. It was so very sweet of you!

Oh yeah and I might take you up on that book offer later. It might be some time though as I still have to put them all into an album and then worry about getting more if I want to scrap as well! Choices choices!

You will have to share more pics of your book. I like seeing scrap pages.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:44 PM   #78
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have a safe trip and remember (with the rain) a bad day at disney is still better than a good day at home.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:15 AM   #79
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Have a fantastic time!!! I will be waiting for you to get back to hear all about it.

I know I don't have to tell you to take lots of pictures. Be careful!! (that's the mom in me)
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:52 PM   #80
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Just wanted to wish you a great trip!!!!
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:57 PM   #82
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Pre-Trip Report Part 12 - Added 10/5

Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

It's 1:04am on 10/5...I just finished doing "everything" and I do mean EVERYTHING!
Let me tell you about my day, shall I?

Ok, I got up this morning at 7:30am to bring Lumar to his friends house, as they had a meeting for all of the stores in the district at 9am, in a town about 45 minutes away. So Lumar's friend, Angel, said he would drive. I drop Lumar off at Angel's house at 8am. On my way home, I stop and pick up an egg & cheese sandwich from Burger King (I'm obsessed with them, I don't know why but I seriously eat breakfast there almost everyday). I get home around 8:20am, sit down and eat my breakfast while flipping through the newspaper. At 8:30am, I start making a cheesecake for Lumar. He was upset that I was making one for my friend at work and I never made one for him in the 4 years we have been together, so I make him one...at 8:30 in the frickin' morning.

At 10:57, the stupid thing is FINALLY done baking so I stick it in the fridge and run upstairs to start work (my shift starts at 11am). I work until 4, then take my lunch, during which I take a shower. At 4:30 I am officially on vacation! I run out the door to pick up Erika from the train station (did I ever mention she lives in New York City?) After I get her, we drive 15 minutes to meet my friend so I can give her the birthday cheesecake and some scratch-off tickets, which she won $104 on! At 5:15, we head to the nail salon.... here is where things get sticky...as usual.

Yesterday, Lumar and I were at Target and I saw the lady who does my nails, Vi, there. I told her that I forgot to call and make an appointment but I told her I was coming in today around 5:30pm. Not knowing that she actually put me on her schedule, when Erika and I showed up, there was a couple woman who RAN IN ahead of us and sat down. One of the other girls that works there, Lisa, said to me and Erika "don't you guys have an appointment?" And me, in my infinite wisdom says "no." < this is what I look like after smacking my own forehead a dozen times. So Vi says to me "yeah you made an appointment...." Then one of the two women who went rushing past us in the parking lot (who was very scary, I might add) says "well she just said she didn't have an appointment!" So now I panic and say the first thing that comes to mind....which is NOT "oh I wasn't talking to her, we both have appointments" instead it was "I have an appointment, she (pointing to Erika) doesn't." Yes, I'll wait while you all smack me upside the head......

So Vi takes me right away, but now poor Erika has to sit around and wait for both of those other women to go. How STUPID could I be?? Clearly, Vi and Lisa were both trying to help me out and I was just too dumb to realize it. So Vi is just about done with my manicure when Erika FINALLY gets to go. And guess who she gets? SLOW LADY!!!! (for those who didn't read the last TR, this is the lady who does a really good job but takes FOREVER!) 3 people went and had manicures and pedicures, and another woman came in and had a pedicure done, in the time it took for Erika to get a complete manicure and halfway through a pedicure! Tell me why we were still sitting there at 10 after 7!?

Ok, so we leave the nail place and I need to drop Erika off at her cousin's house which is like 35 minutes away. Meanwhile, Lumar is calling me every 30 seconds to find out where I am because he has to go into work tonight for an inventory at his store. He told me he didn't have to be there until 9pm. Of course at 8:23pm he calls all upset that I'm not home yet, because he "wanted to get there early." I was like YOU TOLD ME 9!! He said "I figured you knew that I would to get there early." AHHH!!!

Ok so I fly like I'm already on the RnRC down a dark highway, hoping I don't get pulled over, and get home at 8:40pm. I bring him out to the mall for his inventory and get home at 9pm. Now it's time to pack the bunnies. Thankfully they were actually very well behaved this time and I was able to just scoop them right into their carrier, and the woman they are staying with is also a bunny owner so I didn't need to bring half the stuff I own because she already has it at her house. I leave here at 9:15, and go to drop them off. I don't leave until 10:10pm. When I get home it's about 25 after and now I have to finish packing! I break out the packing list and keep going over and over it making sure I have everything I need.

At 11pm, Lumar calls and says that he's going to be really late tonight because their computers froze and they had to start all over again which they were just doing now. Erika gets home from her cousin's house at about 11:30 and I go up to the attic to help her get a suitcase down for Mike, who won't be home until morning.

I finally finished packing at about 12:30am and then I sat down to balance our checkbooks. And that brings us to where we are now. My back is killing me and my eyeballs want to go to sleep but I know that as soon as I fall asleep, Lumar will call me to come and get him. Oh, and we have to get up early again in the morning so we can go visit his mom and say goodbye before we go. Plus, I need my Burger King Mike is leaving Base at 8am so he should be home around 10am, just in time for us to leave for my dad's house!

Goodnight everyone! I'll talk to you all when I get back next Sunday!
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:03 AM   #83
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Hope you're having a great time! I can't wait to hear about CSR!
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:13 PM   #84
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Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we're back and, hopefully I can start my TR tomorrow... Erika has some of our pics on her camera so I just have to get her SD card and upload them to my computer!

And BTW, Lumar and I are already planning two trips to The World for 2008! lol

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:23 PM   #85
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So when are you going to start the PTR for those 2 trips in 08?
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:09 PM   #86
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Trip Report Part 1 - Added 10/16

Friday October 5

Ok so here it is, my first official trip report post.

We left for Disney today. The End.

KIDDING!!

We woke up at 8:30am on Friday morning and packed out "last minute stuff" like toothbrushes and all that jazz. Mike called shortly after we got up and said he was already on his way and would be home right around 10am.

Lumar and I went to his mom's house, arriving there just after 9. We stayed until 9:45 then left. I needed to stop and get gas so I stopped at the closest station, and as luck would have it, the first pump I pulled up to wasn't working. But was there an "Out of Order" sign on it? NO! So I had already turned the car off and gotten out and was trying to swipe my card before I realized (after the 4th swipe) that this just wasn't happening. So I get back in the car and drive around to another pump. Thankfully this one was working.

We got home at 10:05 and Mike was already there...but can someone explain to me why he and Erika were down in his bedroom STILL PACKING?? I was under the impression that she had taken care of all of this last night. We didn't leave home until 10:40 and then had to stop at Burger King for breakfast (except Lumar who is "not hungry"). We got to my dad's at 11:50, all of us went in the house to make pit stops while Dad loaded all of our luggage into his car and then we were off! We arrived at the airport at 12:38, check in and print out our boarding passes to find that our flight that was supposed to be leaving at 3:15 was now not leaving until 3:30. Security only took about 5 minutes. As soon as we get through security, The Lumar states that he is now hungry but he doesn't want to stop and get anything right now while we are standing in front of the food places. So we walk all the way down to our gate, which, as usual, is the very last gate all the way at the end of a very long walkway. I sit down and Mike says that he's going to go back to the food court area to get something to eat and asks Lumar if he's coming. Lumar says no. Seriously, I had to actually argue with him to get him to go with Mike to get something to eat. This was at 25 after 1. I told him that we still had 2 hours before our flight was leaving and then it was a 2.5 hour flight to Orlando. I don't know if that is what convinced him or if he just didn't feel like hearing me nag, but he got up and went with Mike to get food. He came back with....are you ready for this?.... cashews. That's it. One tiny little plastic package of cashews. Of course, Mike was no help....he got Fig Newtowns and a pack of chocolate chip cookies. Keep in mind that dinner is not until 9pm.

For the next two hours, Mike slept, Lumar listened to music, dozing off occassionally. I did a couple word search puzzles, and Erika spent her time on her laptop on PerezHilton.com. It's a tabloid type website that keeps up on all the gossip with the trashiest of the trash in Hollywood (ie Paris, Nicole, and Britney, etc). I found out this day that Erika is absolutely obsessed with celebrity gossip. (this is me, losing brain cells while she blabbers on about people I couldn't care less about) Oh an while we were sitting there waiting, Erika's manicure started chipping. After all that we went through yesterday for it, it chipped off before we even got on the plane.

So remember how our flight was supposed to leave at 3:30? Well, we didn't start boarding until 3:30. As we were settling into our seats, the theme music from that HBO series "Six Feet Under" was playing on the cabin radio or whatever it is... And this kid sitting next to us and back one row kept saying things about "just in case I die today," and talking about planes that crashed into each other and on and on. I wanted to punch him. He was 15 years old. His dad kept telling him to shut up, but this kid just wasn't getting it. So I turned on my Ipod and listened to "Stars & Motor Cars." Of course I had to turn it off for take-off but the kid has stopped speaking at this point and the two women in front of us were talking about their ADR's which I thought was pretty funny.

We landed at 6:30pm and although it wasn't raining at the time, it clearly had been raining only minutes before we arrived. It was still very humid though. We headed straight for the DME counter...YAY no line!! Mike and I checked in and went and got in the CSR line, which supposedly (according to the sign) was shared with AKL. Not too bad, considering they are so close to each other. We loaded onto the bus and sat there for 40 minutes. I don't know why, but we did. At 7:35pm we finally left the airport and the driver says we are stopping at POP first! WHAT?!?! That's like no where near CSR! We have Blizzard Beach and MGM in between us! So I cry internally, thinking we are never going to make it to our dinner ressie on time and on a Friday night, Planet Hollywood is going to be packed. We finally arrived at CSR at 8:45 and Mike and I checked in. Our CM was also named Mike and he was really nice and QUICK! That's what I'm talking about! After waiting 45 mnutes to check in at ASMo in December, 5 minutes to check in at CSR was HEAVEN! And he surprised Mike and Erika with their gift baskets right there at the counter! My camera was not accessible, but Mike had his in his pocket so I took a picture but Erika has the SD card with her right now so I can't show you the pic until later. Sorry Erika cried. Mike had one of those poo-eating grins on his face which means he was happy.

We were in Casitas 5, on the second floor, rooms 5241 & 5242. They were adjoining rooms which was cool. Here is Erika with her Princess Ears (I don't know what Mike is doing there...just ignore him)




At 8:55 I called PH and the lady I spoke to was really nice and said that as long as we had a ressie, they can get us in for dinner whenever we get there. THANK YOU JESUS!! We were soo hungry! So we run to the bus stop and I took this picture of Lumar waiting patiently for the DTD bus to arrive:
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When we got to Planet Hollywood, there were two girls and a guy standing at the booth. One girl was on the phone, the 2nd girl just stood there and did not acknowledge us, but the guy said "can I help you?" He wasn't in a uniform or anything so I had figured that he was a boyfriend or something waiting for one of the two girls to get off of work, but when I said "we have reservations" he goes "Oh OK, she'll be with you in one moment, she's on the phone with the manager." So maybe he was an employee and his shift just ended...who knows. But regardless, the two girls who were actually on the clock could have been a little more "interactive," we'll say. When Girl # 1 got off the phone, she took our info and said we could be seated right away so she gave us a little ticket and told us to go inside and up to the 2nd floor and someone would meet us there. We go up and get seated and our waitress comes over. I can't remember her name for the life of me but she was great! She was so nice even though she did spill water on Mike! He deserved it though! No, seriously, she did spill water on him but it was just a little bit, on his arm, and it was an accident so we didn't hold it against her. Plus she didn't make us split the check to use the two $15 vouchers we had, she just took $30 off the total bill. I got the Turkey Club with a Bananarama, both were DEE-LISH! Mike got the Shrimp Alfredo and a Bananarama. He said that everything was good but he was still hungry after finishing his meal so he thought that the portion could have been bigger (you also have to understand that Mike is on a high calorie diet, as he is trying to "build muscle" so he eats constantly, all day long. I probably would have eaten half of his plate and been full) Erika got the Salmon and loved it, and Lumar got the Pulled Pork Sandwich which he said was very good, as well. So overall it was a good meal, with great service, and we all had a fun time!

When we got back to the room it was close to midnight. I went into my bag to get out the schedule for tomorrow and lo and behold, I left it home! So I called my sister and had her email it to me. I logged onto the internet with my crappy little cell phone and later realized that both Mike & Erika brought their laptops and the cell phone was totally unnecessary. We went to bed around 12:30am.

Next up: Disney Studios - Day 1 (with a lot more pics! I promise!)

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Old 10-17-2007, 03:47 AM   #88
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Yaaaaaaay, you're back!!

I was really concerned when you said Lumar wouldn't eat. I figured, yep, as soon as he gets on the plane, he will suddenly be hungry, like last time!

I'm so glad they liked their baskets. She looks cute with her princess ears.

Thanks for the postcard. But I got in trouble. My son said "why do you keep giving people on the internet our address"?? I PREACH this stuff when they are online, so I guess I deserved it.

But really, it said it was from Mickey right??

I am so ready to hear all about your trip. And 2 for next year, WOOHOO!! Lucky you. I'm trying to figure out how to plan a girls only trip sometime next year. I dunno, guess we will play that one by ear!! When are you going??
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Yay Simba you're back!!!

Great start to the trip report...sorry it took you so long to get down there. But at least check-in at CSR was a breeze!!

So how was CSR???? Can't wait to hear more!!
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Great start. I love Planet Hollywood.
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