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Old 08-14-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Red face Blue's Road Trip - Voyage Down The Sassagoula River - pg. 184

GAT out of the way, Canadians coming through!!

For those of you who have followed me during my planning process – Welcome Back!
And a big welcome to any newcomers or lurkers!




If anyone is interested in the jibber jabber of our pre-planning you can read it here in my pre-trip report:



Although I can’t imagine why you’d want to read through 30 something pages of NOTHINGNESS and look at pictures of tires and stuff – just sayin





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Jibber Jabber

Introduction
Our Special Plans
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Pictures - Ranchero & Grendade Launcher
Stitch's Great Escape
We've Arrived!!! - Stitch Misbehaving Already
Back Home :-(

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Pre-Trip Chapters

Chapter #1 (part a) Driving My Travel Agent Crazy
Chapter #1 (part b) We're Staying at a Moderate
Chapter #2 Dinner With The Grandparents

Day One

Chapter #3 On Our Way For Reals
Chapter #4 The Terminator
Chapter #5 Feeling Like Rednecks
Chapter #6 Half Way There!

Day Two

Chapter #7 Three Shopping Stops
Videos Goofing Around on The Way
Chapter #8 A Night By The Ocean

Day Three

Chapter #9 The Morning of Arrival
Chapter #10 Building #26
Chapter #11 The Resort: Do They Love It Like I Do?
Chapter #12 The Canadian Ponchos
Chapter #14 The CM Cat Fight
Chapter #15 Tree Frogs - Yes, Spiders - No

Day Four

Chapter #16 DH's Richard Petty Experience - Part A
Chapter #16 Richard Petty Experience - Part B
Chapter #16 Richard Petty Experience - Part B Continued
Chapter #17 A Carriage Ride Around POR

Day Five

Chapter #18 Mission Rope Drop
Chapter #19 Signature T-Shirts
Chapter #20 A Ride To Remember
Chapter #21 The Kiss
Chapter #22 A Little Romance Goes A Long Way
Chapter #22 Continued
Chapter #23 Drenched Canadians Without Ponchos
Chapter #24 The Hidden Mickey Pins

Day Six

Chapter #25 A Peaceful Morning at the Resort
Chapter #26 Voyage Down The Sassagoula River
Chapter #26 Continued







INTRODUCTION



Last year at this time, if you had asked me about returning to WDW for a second year in a row, I’d have laughed in your face. I would never have imagined that I’d be able to convince DH to agree on returning to Walt Disney World so soon. Yet somehow, I find myself trying to talk him into taking us next year as well. That part remains to be seen.

The important thing is, he did consent and we’ll be on our way in just a few short days!!!! The big difference being, we’re not flying this year. DH never complained about our flight last summer but I’m guessing it obviously wasn’t an experience he’d like to relive which is why we’re driving. Yes…driving. From Ontario, Canada. Twenty-four hours in the car people.

At first I thought it was the cost of the flight for the four of us that bothered him but after checking into it and learning that we could fly from Rochester, NY for almost the same cost as driving, I was still unable to convince him.

I didn’t press the issue because frankly, I was so excited he accepted my idea of returning this summer!!!!

How do you entertain two teen daughters for 24 hours in a car and prevent them from fighting? If you have the answer to that, please share the knowledge.

We will be leaving on August 22, after DH makes a quick appearance at work (enough time to pick up his pay check in other words). I’ve made no advance reservations for hotels on the way down (or back). Who knows where we’ll end up? Probably some truckers stop full of lot lizards.

We hope to arrive in Cocoa Beach on the evening of the 23rd and stay for one night. Then on the 24th we are going to spend the day at the beach before heading to our resort at WDW where we’ll be staying for nine glorious nights!


I’m now going to give you a quick, shortened version of the cast (if you prefer the longer version, please refer to my PTR):

Blue: That’s me! The DIS-addicted writer of this trip report.

Grumpy: My DH. Smart, sexy, charming, brilliant, special, loving, perfect, sweet, wonderful, darling man (As you can see, I’m laying it on thick here. That’s part of my plan to butter him up for next years trip)

JoJo: DD16 – The chatterbox who you can’t help but love.

Goofy: DD13 – My hot-tempered redhead with a heart of gold.



I see no point in telling you all the wonderful details about the cast because really…it’s not as if I’m going to write anything nasty or something and I don’t want to repeat too much of what has already been written previously.

Like I said, we’re leaving next week and I hope to post a few live installments during our trip this time around.

Stay tuned for the next installment where I will mention some of the special plans I have made for our trip. *cough* Lisa *cough*
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I'm first! I'm first! Woo-hoo, Woo-hoo, I'm first!!

Let the road trip begin!!


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Old 08-14-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty 'Hi-yo Silver! Blues on her way again.....

Well almost on her way.

Can't wait Blue
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I'm IN! I need some Disney fix since our trip is so far away!!! Have an awesome time and GOOD LUCK with the driving!
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Let the road trip begin!!


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Flowers for you, for being the first. So glad to see you here

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A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty 'Hi-yo Silver! Blues on her way again.....

Well almost on her way.

Can't wait Blue
I'd give you flowers also Goofster but I'm thinking you'd prefer something else, like a beer perhaps?

Thanks for jumping on board also, ya big lug
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Yes, yes...you MAY be first BUT I am MENTIONED!!!!!!!

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I'm here! Great start Blue, can't wait for you guys to go and then get back so we can hear all about it.
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If anyone is interested in the jibber jabber of our pre-planning you can read it here in my pre-trip report:


Although I can’t imagine why you’d want to read through 30 something pages of NOTHINGNESS and look at pictures of tires and stuff – just sayin
Um, this is what I said to you in the past and got slapped down for it! But now that the real thing is actually here (or soon will be), I'll be following you with baited breath!

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How do you entertain two teen daughters for 24 hours in a car and prevent them from fighting? If you have the answer to that, please share the knowledge.
I believe I suggested duct tape, hand cuffs, earplugs..........

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NOW, I know the girls have a fascination with lizards, but do not, I repeat DO NOT let them bring one of those home. Don't even let them look!
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I'm here!!! Jibber jabber on the other thread? Why, I never noticed...
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This comes from the Queen of Jibber Jabber herself
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I'm IN! I need some Disney fix since our trip is so far away!!! Have an awesome time and GOOD LUCK with the driving!
Thanks Kat!!!

You don't have that long - 5 months will go by very quickly

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Yes, yes...you MAY be first BUT I am MENTIONED!!!!!!!
Some more mentioning will be posted today

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I'm here! Great start Blue, can't wait for you guys to go and then get back so we can hear all about it.
So wonderful to see you here

Even if you're only "half" Canadian

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Um, this is what I said to you in the past and got slapped down for it! But now that the real thing is actually here (or soon will be), I'll be following you with baited breath!
That's more like it!

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I believe I suggested duct tape, hand cuffs, earplugs..........
Don't get Goofster started again

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NOW, I know the girls have a fascination with lizards, but do not, I repeat DO NOT let them bring one of those home. Don't even let them look!


I wondered who would pick up on that!!!! Just kinda surprised it came from you

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Even if you're only "half" Canadian

People are always giving me a hard time about that.
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So glad you joined us DM

Of course you never noticed, you probably thought you were on your OWN thread

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