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Old 09-23-2008, 11:57 AM   #31
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You didn't take the boat! The much coveted, talked about, dreamed about boat. I feel like revoking your pineapple. I am speechless but not speechless enough to stop berating you. Wow. I so have to tell DH about this. I will have to tell him while he was sitting. I don't want him to hurt himself when he faints.
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tick...tick...tick...

I don't think I like where this may be headed!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:26 PM   #33
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You didn't take the boat! The much coveted, talked about, dreamed about boat. I feel like revoking your pineapple. I am speechless but not speechless enough to stop berating you. Wow. I so have to tell DH about this. I will have to tell him while he was sitting. I don't want him to hurt himself when he faints.
Okay, let me clarify, before you revoke my pineapple.

I had a perfectly good reason for not taking the boat.

It wasn't the boat I thought it would be.

You read me right. When the boat arrived, it was the small one. The one you have to fold up your stroller on. And given DS' level of tiredness, and my level of, hey, I just ate/swam and don't like how choppy that looks, we gave up the boat.

And rode the bus! Which was awesome, because it's literally a 5 minute drive. I regale the bus, and the location of WL in regard to MK. You just can't beat it.

So that's why we didn't take the boat. And fell in love with the bus. For most of the trip.

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tick...tick...tick...

I don't think I like where this may be headed!
It is, indeed, not pretty.

But everything has its happy points, don't worry.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:29 PM   #34
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Okay, let me clarify, before you revoke my pineapple.

I had a perfectly good reason for not taking the boat.

It wasn't the boat I thought it would be.

You read me right. When the boat arrived, it was the small one. The one you have to fold up your stroller on. And given DS level of tiredness, and me level of, hey, I just ate/swam and don't like how choppy that looks, we gave up the boat.

And rode the bus! Which was awesome, because it's literally a 5 minute drive. I regale the bus, and the location of WL in regard to MK. You just can't beat it.

So that's why we didn't take the boat. And fell in love with the bus. For most of the trip.
For most of the trip? I feel like crying. We had both sizes of boats while there. It all depended. How sad. No boat. I need a Lapu Lapu.

Now that I am recovering from the boat news. I have to say I didn't care for that pasta salad either. DH liked it a lot but not me.

Also, I thought the WL pool was cold while we were there. I wonder if they had jacked up the temp. of it while you were there. There was an afternoon where I was positively frozen while swimming.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #35
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For most of the trip? I feel like crying. We had both sizes of boats while there. It all depended. How sad. No boat. I need a Lapu Lapu.
Okay, I hate to say it, but if you're going to cry for me, don't do it over the boat. Wait until the next chapter.

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Wow, I didn't find it that way at all. Perhaps the temps were warmer when you were there, and the pool seemed colder? I just know that pool was a relief to get into, and I was always cold on this trip when indoors. Downright freezing sometimes...of course we did get sick...
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Okay, I hate to say it, but if you're going to cry for me, don't do it over the boat. Wait until the next chapter.



Wow, I didn't find it that way at all. Perhaps the temps were warmer when you were there, and the pool seemed colder? I just know that pool was a relief to get into, and I was always cold on this trip when indoors. Downright freezing sometimes...of course we did get sick...
The Pop pool was wicked warm to me. WICKED WARM. Like almost uncomfortable. I like it to be cooler when swimming anyways but the WL was chilly to even me.

Okay. I will save my tears for later.
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Oh, you and your cliffhangers!

I do hope you all get to feeling better soon though. And I'm SO glad it seemed roomy at the Lodge... You know. Just in case...
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:51 PM   #38
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Ask and ye shall receive! Looks like we were posting around the same time!
Just checking my email and I think you are right. I was also happy to find more updates too!!!!
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The Pop pool was wicked warm to me. WICKED WARM. Like almost uncomfortable. I like it to be cooler when swimming anyways but the WL was chilly to even me.
Huh. Weird.

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Oh, you and your cliffhangers!

I do hope you all get to feeling better soon though. And I'm SO glad it seemed roomy at the Lodge... You know. Just in case...
Ha, ha, just in case.

In all likelihood, you mean?

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Just checking my email and I think you are right. I was also happy to find more updates too!!!!
I do get a little update crazy on my days off. Because I have no energy for them during my work week, Wed - Sat. Well, sometimes Sat night if DH is working and DS is in bed, but I digress.

My point is, I like to inundate you in the beginning of the week so the complete lack of updates later doesn't make you unsubscribe. It's all part of my master plan, savvy?

And thanks for reading!
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:37 PM   #42
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Chapter Five - The Best Day Ever, Part Two

Ah, well. The little nugget was asleep in his stroller. Didn't even make it to the getting to put his very own ticket in for the first time. But he needed a nap, so we were happy with that. DH and I took a leisurely stroll down Main Street. We got that first look at the castle and it felt oh, so good.

So good in fact, that I need to take a moment, in my own convoluted way, to describe it. Do you know that moment I'm talking about? I was fully relaxed, had checked into my room at a deluxe hotel, and was feeling pretty good.

And there it was. The Castle. In all its glory, just sitting at the end Main Street USA. And I felt it. I felt the whole hope of our vacation in that moment. The perfect contentment of knowing that I had eight whole days to enjoy the World, and that other than ADRs, I had no agenda. No other people to please but DH and DS. Nothing to worry about. (Tick, tick, tick...)

But at that moment, I didn't know what tomorrow would bring. At that moment, vacation felt so good. It's that feeling I wish that I could bottle and take home with me. It's that feeling that brings me to tears now as I write this. That feeling that you only get when you have all that hope, and all that possibility before. Before the real world comes crashing back in. Which in my case, usually doesn't happen until the end of the trip. For some reason, however, the real world decided to rear its ugly head the very next day. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

Because at that moment, I didn't know that. And I had nothing but time on my hands, a sleeping toddler, and a happy DH. Life was good.

We continued our leisurely stroll down Main Street, veering off into little corners. I looked for that phone with the mother/daughter conversation, but couldn't remember where it was. We stopped to watch some glass blowing, and were intrigued. One, because I loved the set design. It's this attention to detail that makes the parks so interesting to me. It's not just a theme park, you know? It's a set, with props, that guide our emotions and feelings. It means something.



And two, because DH took glass fabrication (glass blowing, etc) in college, and we just could not figure out what this guy was doing. Honestly, it didn't look like he was doing/making anything in particular, perhaps just entertaining us gawkers?

When we'd had our fill, we went back out to Main Street and got our first Photopass photos. The first of many, my friends. I loved that Photopass card. I loved that I pre-purchased the CD. And if my family was willing (and sometimes even when they weren't) I was using that photopass and taking tons of pictures. Pictures with characters, pictures in the parks, pictures at the Halloween party. But I jump ahead. And you know I like to make you wonder.

After our little photopass rendezvous on Main Street, we weren't sure what to do. We had no agenda, and with a sleeping nugget, rides were pretty much out. And then, DH looked at me and uttered the best words ever...

"Do you want to get a Dole Whip?"

Um, is Jack Sparrow my favorite pirate?

So I said, do you know how much I love you right now, but all with my eyes. On the way over to Aloha Isle, I met Timon & Rafiki who were lots of fun. I believe, I literally looked at DH, and said, "Can I?" With the excitement in my voice that normally is reserved for children who are just itching to open their presents on Christmas morning...yes, I was that excited about meeting characters. Which was a good thing, let me tell you. Tick, tick, tick... I can't remember what I said to them (I like to talk to the characters, because dagnabit it's fun) but we had a grand old time.

I ended up getting the Pineapple Float. I was hungry, and it was as good as I remembered.



Seriously, what would a TK trip report be without a headless shot? I mean, really.

Back to the Dole Whip, which was just perfect, in fact. Remember that. Remember the perfection of that float...because there was another Dole Whip on this trip...

and we'll just leave it at that.

Back to the happy Pineapple Float. I made DH take my picture and literally said, "How could this day get any better?"

It did. I think the cosmic fates, and DH were spoiling the carp out of me. Must have been preparation for tomorrow. Tick, tick, tick...

It's actually amazing, how lit up my face is in that photo. I know you can't see it, but trust me. You know how people can smile with their eyes? My smile is everywhere, it's in every part of my face. That I could be so happy that moment over something so simple, but I was. We walked a bit, and paused in Pinocchio's Village Haus and watched people going on It's a Small World. It was quite hot outside, and I could see some heat rash on DS' face, so we waited for him to cool off before heading on.

I got the brilliant (not so much) idea of heading to Toontown and seeing if we could do any meet and greets. No soup for TK. You can't take a stroller through the line. Ah well. Perhaps another day. So we spent some time in the Space Mountain Arcade, hoping to keep DS cool and give us time to blow off a little steam. DH was in heaven, as we got there, one of the Star Wars games was on a continuous loop...for free. Hee hee. That was like his Dole Whip, savvy? So I let him play for a while, tried my hand at some of the claw machines, and lost. Which was seriously a whole other theme to this trip. Our lack of claw machine juju. More on that later.

Well, since I wasn't really paying attention to the time, I didn't realize I was quite past my designated calling LegoMom to meet up. Oops! Fortunately, it worked in our favor. Sort of. We played phone tag for a while, and then finally talked. She was still with her family at the resort, and they were planning to head to MK. Cool beans.

We were hungry, so DH suggested we headed over to Casey's to grab some early dinner. Now, I had fufilled so many food goals in one day, it was astounding. DH truly was spoiling me. Bless him. That man knows the key to his happiness.

And then DS wakes up. And is not a happy camper. The flight/lack of sleep/swimming has finally caught up with him. We finish our meals (DS barely touches his) and decide, sadly, LegoMom or no LegoMom (sniff, sniff) we have to make our escape. The boy was done. And this isn't what I'm talking about when I say tick, tick, tick. It's a precursor, folks. We strolled him out of Casey's, and he was semi-interested in the stage show, so we let him watch. I tried to call LegoMom and explain, but no dice. DS expressed his desire to leave, so we got ready to head out.

And made it to the bus stop.

And then the phone rang.

Up next - What happened?
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Balderdash! Did you or did you not meet? Do I have to go harass Legomom?

I really like your shirt in your Dole Whip photo!!
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Balderdash! Did you or did you not meet? Do I have to go harass Legomom?
Well, my dear, you're going to have to wait on that one. I'm pooped, and need a nap.

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Thank you! Remember the quick rampant purchasing from Kohl's before my trip? That shirt would be the only item I kept. Yup.

It's all going back, but that shirt. Which is adorable. But that's so typical...did you miss TK's shopping insanity while I was gone?
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