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Old 09-25-2007, 07:57 AM   #1
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The longstaff Family and free dining trip report day1

friday 7th september

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Me age 34 (35 on the 10th september)
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we left home at 3.35pm yeaterday and drove up the m6 to manchester....we went via the m6 toll because we had never been on it before !!



we got to the travelodage at 5.30 and checked in for our overnight stay.....this seemed like a great idea right up until 2am in the morning when the hotel fire alarms went off and we all ended up in the car park in our pj's
luckily there are no photos at this point
the alarm was as false one and we went back to bed at 2.45, unfortunatly they went off again at 7.45am so we got up and watched tv before we had to leave to meet the meet and greet car people (this was a fantastic service and i highly reccomend them)
our flight let about 30mins late and was very uneventful other than a small amount of turbulance !



we arrived at sanford and went to budget to collect the car ( took about 1/2hr) and then somehow managed to get lost en-route to pop can't think why !!! anyhow i managed to redirect us via the I4 and we were soon settled into room 8172 overlooking the computer pool.

we shared 2 counter service meals at everything pop and unpacked before heading to bed........early start tomorrow
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:00 AM   #2
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Great minds Nat - I started my dining report today too

Great start - looking forward to pictures
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:02 AM   #3
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Great minds Nat - I started my dining report today too

Great start - looking forward to pictures
im just waiting for the pics to upload onto photobucket !! i will have a look for your dining report while i wait
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:13 AM   #4
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Yay ! You've started (at last - what took you so long )

Great start Nat and I look forward to reading some more and seeing some piccies too

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:56 AM   #5
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Great start Nat, looking forward to reading more.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:38 AM   #6
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Great start Nat
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:05 AM   #7
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friday 7th september

we got to the travelodage at 5.30 and checked in for our overnight stay.....this seemed like a great idea right up until 2am in the morning when the hotel fire alarms went off and we all ended up in the car park in our pj's
What a nightmare. My In-laws stayed here a couple of years ago too and the same thing happened! The fire alarm went off several times during the night!

Looking forward to hearing more!! Great start!
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Hi Nat

Can't wait for the foody pics.

How come you had budget for car hire but went with TCD?
Have they stopped using dollar?
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:11 PM   #9
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Brilliant start Nat - looking forward to the rest now !!
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:07 PM   #11
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Glad the flight went well and you are ready for your free dining.

can't wait to hear all about it.


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Old 09-25-2007, 01:23 PM   #12
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Hi Nat

Can't wait for the foody pics.

How come you had budget for car hire but went with TCD?
Have they stopped using dollar?
we booked the car seperatly tony food pics are on the way !
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #13
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Great start Nat Any pictures of your Pop room?

Off to try and find Joh's food reports...are you going to post them here too Joh?
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #14
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Great start Nat Look forward to more
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:21 PM   #15
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