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Old 02-16-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Murph's Top Ten WDW Attractions - The Finale Updated 4/24

This was a Mother Daughter trip and I am just cutting and pasting from my pre trippie the introductionsÖ.http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1682282

HI, I am puggymom 41, pug lover , NY Jets fan and of course a Disney lover . I am the planner of this latest sojourn to Mouseland. Well, I am always the planner as those that are reading this are too, why else are you reading. I am also a Focker and my next trip after this is going to be the great Focker meet of 2008, see pre-trippie link in siggie

Me winning a dream fass pass last year



And now let me introduce Murph, aka my mom, 74. The woman who gave birth to me, took me to WDW in 1972 (where she lost me behind the castle ), DL in 1976 and didnít see the reason to go back to either one . See I am the only addict in my family. I do have a brother that has taken his kids a couple of times, but doesnít, GASP , plan anything, they just wing it. My other brother, well, 1972 and 1976 apparently were enough for him. See, I am the one my parents got right!

Murph with the pugs


Some things to know about Murph, she seems to act more and more like a teenager, can be extremely cheap, but then turn around and is very generous, particularly with her grandkids, and has some of the ugliest carry on bags you have seen. Just wait until I snap pics of her luggage. But she is also a saint. As some of you know my Dad was sick for many years, Mom stayed home and took care of him, hardly went anywhere as he was housebound. Because of this, Dad had the comforts of home up until the end. I cannot thank her enough for her sacrifices.

Now it is Murphís turn to have fun and boy is she. Last year she went to Hawaii, Vegas, Massachusetts and Greece. This year so far she has trips planned for, WDW, France, Massachusetts again, and a river cruise. Believe me she has earned every one of these trips, she is living her life again.

How did this trip come about you askÖLast Easter as we were driving back from my brotherís house and I was talking about my up coming trip to WDW, Murph said she would like to go to WDW. Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather. She has only been once since 1972, but that was in 1994 with me. We did have a great time, but yet again, she was like been there, done that. I know I donít understand that either. But, she is an animal lover and wanted to see AK and I think she was getting curious as to what her youngest child saw in WDW that compelled me to spend so much of my time and disposable income there.

So now when to goÖ Murph, who was never a smoker, has emphysema from second hand smoke, her Dad and my Dad were pipe smokers. Now she doesnít have it real bad, but going when it was crowded or hot wasnít an option. I had never been in February and had heard how light the crowds were in the early part of the month. OK we will go the first week in February long before the President day week crowds.

Oh, but not so fast, is it ever that simple...

Now, thanks to the Dis, I learned that Mardi Gras was the first week of February this year. Uh-oh, that means that Ash Wednesday is that week too! Now Murph is a very devoted Catholic. If we are there Ash Wednesday that would mean losing a half a day of park time to go get her some Ashes. I made an executive decision and moved this trippie to the 2nd week of February, we would still be heading home before the worst of the Presidentís day crowds.

Next up - it's finally time to go home!


For your reading pleasure, here are the links to each update

It's finally time
getting out of Jersey
Are you sure you know what you are doing
Arriving Home

You forget what?
Where's the coffee?
What was that # again
You petted a what???
The Enabler
Murph gets pinned
Murph gets her character on
Murph's armed and not so dangerous
Murph gets her coaster on
Murph wants revenge
Murph still seeks revenge
Murph shows her competitive side again
Murph finds her thrill
Puggymom gets up close and personal with the Canucks
Valentine's Day gets competitive
Merry Christmas
The Beginning of the End
The Finale

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Old 02-16-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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Ummmm, did you think starting a new thread you would lose us

Can't wait to here all about it Mo

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Old 02-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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Our trip began on Saturday, February 9th. Murph arrived at my house late afternoon around 3:15.

Me: How many bags did you bring?
Murph: only 3, but I am leaving one here
Me: so one checked and one carryon
Murph: no 2 carryons
Me: what? you are are not checking a bag???
Murph: yes I am checking one bag
Me: How many are you carrying on?
Murph:2
Me:HUH????
Me: Let me see what you are carrying on?
Murph, here these 2
Me: what are you checking?
Murph: this one
Me: then what are you leaving here?
Murph: That one is in the car.
Me:DíOH

Yes, this is a typical converstaion with us. I made a comment about her carryos not being the usual ones. And her remark was, I know how you hate them and didn't want to listen to you laughing at them. Um, yeah I do , they are a blue mesh sort of thing, that are just the ugliest things, so I was grateful she didnít bring them.

After Murph got organized, donít ask, I still donít understand why she waited until she got here to do that, we went for a light dinner at a sandwich place near my house.

We ended up watching Victor/Victoria on TV before heading to bed to get what should be a good nights sleep. I tossed and turned all night and finally at 4:30 I got up. I gathered the pugs up and got them outside and fed. Murph started stirring around this time so I didnít have to wake her. For this I was grateful.

Me:How did you sleep?
Murph: I froze all night.
Me: Why didnít you get another blanket.
Murph: I didnít want to wake you.
Me: I was probably up, but there are the blankets in the den in the basket.
Murph: Oh
Me:

AIS time(a$$ in seat, hi DLMama ) was 6:15. Shortly after 6 I went to load the bags in the car and noticed a sheet of ice on my car. Normally I park in the garage, but I put Murphís car in the garage last night, I left the defroster on and went back in. Murph was ready!!!!!! We said goodbye to the pugs and were on our way at 6:10! That's right we were ahead of schedule

Next up: Getting out of Jersey!
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Me: How many bags did you bring?
Murph: only 3, but I am leaving one here
Me: so one checked and one carryon
Murph: no 2 carryons
Me: what? you are are not checking a bag???
Murph: yes I am checking one bag
Me: How many are you carrying on?
Murph:2
Me:HUH????
Me: Let me see what you are carrying on?
Murph, here these 2
Me: what are you checking?
Murph: this one
Me: then what are you leaving here?
Murph: That one is in the car.
Me:DíOH


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Old 02-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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Wow Janet, you are fast, and Welcome aboard
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Our trip began on Saturday, February 9th. Murph arrived at my house late afternoon around 3:15.

Me: How many bags did you bring?
Murph: only 3, but I am leaving one here
Me: so one checked and one carryon
Murph: no 2 carryons
Me: what? you are are not checking a bag???
Murph: yes I am checking one bag
Me: How many are you carrying on?
Murph:2
Me:HUH????
Me: Let me see what you are carrying on?
Murph, here these 2
Me: what are you checking?
Murph: this one
Me: then what are you leaving here?
Murph: That one is in the car.
Me:DíOH
Great start Mo! Reminds me of the "who's on first" routine!
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at the luggage conversation.
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Can't believe your back already! That went fast. Well waiting to hear more .
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OMG Mo this sounds like it will be hilarious

You left on time, good start
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Ok welcome home and Ill be back to read in a few
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I just love Abbott and Costello, grew up watching them every Sunday at 11:30, this was preceded by F Troop at 11.

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Oh and Theresa, the sandwich place we had dinner was Fresh City, P knows this place, I remember talking to him about it that day we all met at MGM.
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The end of the civil war was near when quite accidentally
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Funny my mom and I have those same kinds of convos

OMG, Murph was ready on time --I hope this trend continues....
Oh and I know that just because you left your house on time doesnt mean Newark or Continental (is that who you flew??)was on time
I hope that they were for your sake, nothing like being delayed on the way to Disney
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Yes, P knows this place they grab lunch there once in a while
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