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Old 01-04-2009, 06:39 PM   #346
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That is such a sweet photo of your girls! You guys really had a magical time at DHS! I'm jealous of your sorcerer mickey photos! I never made it over to the Magic of Animation on the last trip! And Wall-E is so cute too! I'm glad your grandma is out of the hospital, hopefully you'll all have nothing but good health for the new year!
We did have a great time! I wish the lighting wasn't weird on the Mickey pictures.......I'm not sure what happened there. We really enjoyed the Magic of Animation, and we plan to do it again during our January trip and do the Animation Academy. Plus, I really want to see the Bolt characters that are there now .
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #347
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Our Last Day........DTD and the Flight Home

We didn't really have anything planned for today since we were headed out and we didn't have park tickets for the day. The limo was scheduled to pick us up at 2:00, and we knew we wanted to go to DTD since we hadn't made it there yet. We checked out of our rooms and checked our bags. We had a ton of snack credits to use up (Goofy's, here we come!), and we figured we should have an easy time finding lunch there.

We rode the boat from Port Orleans, and it was a nice, relaxing way to travel. Anna really wanted a make your own Mr. Potato Head, and we still wanted to pick up some pins. Plus, I needed to get a few souveniors for friends.

First we went to Wolfgang Puck's Express. It was probably one of the best meals we had all trip. It was early, so there was pretty much no one there. I can't remember what my mom had, but I had the rosemary chicken with garlic mashed potatoes. It was really good, and the serving was HUGE!!! Anna shared with me and ate at least as much as I did. We got macaroni and cheese for Addy, and Adam had a pizza.........I think it was pepperoni, which he absolutely loved and no one else got to taste.

After we finished eating, we went to Goofy's, made several of the make your own treats, and Anna picked out suckers to give all the kids from her class at the Halloween party. We also went to the pin store and bought several pins. We spent some time wandering around the World of Disney store and then went to Once Upon a Toy so Anna could get her Potato head (which she dressed like Tinkerbelle). Here are a few pictures.























By this time, we figured we better head back to the resort. I had to take a few picture outside of the Rainforest Cafe before we left.



Once we got back to the resort and had a potty break, it was time to head to the airport. We got through security easily and boarded our plane during family boarding. The flight home was a bit rough.........a couple of times, the captain even told the stewardesses to sit down. It was a little scary for us since we're not used to flying anyway.

When we landed, my cousin was there with our van to pick us up. We took her home and then found a hotel close to her house for the night. The next morning, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then drove the rest of the four hours home. It was kind of sad really because we'd had so much fun, and I wasn't ready to return to the "real" world.

I hope you all enjoyed our trip report........I had fun sharing it with you. We had a great time, and I can't wait for our January trip! I also can't wait to be able to take the girls again. Seeing Disney through Anna's eyes was fun, and I'm sure it will be the same with Addy. Addy is much more adventurous than Anna as well, so that could be interesting . I think Disney is a great way for families to bond and spend time together. I'm pretty sure that I have DH convinced that Disney is pretty awesome too .........after all, the January trip was his idea.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #348
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I will have a link to my pre-trip report for our January trip posted soon, maybe when I get the girls to bed, if anyone's interested
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:47 PM   #349
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i think the lighting in the sorceror mickey area is weird because our pics from there aren't very good either. although i do think yours are good! but you can tell the lighting is just different.

i'm glad you liked wolfgang puck express! that's our favorite counter service in all of disney. such a great place!

i'm sad your trip is over but i'm happy you have another coming soon! and of course i'll be along for that one!!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #350
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i think the lighting in the sorceror mickey area is weird because our pics from there aren't very good either. although i do think yours are good! but you can tell the lighting is just different.

i'm glad you liked wolfgang puck express! that's our favorite counter service in all of disney. such a great place!

i'm sad your trip is over but i'm happy you have another coming soon! and of course i'll be along for that one!!!
I don't know what did it with those pictures.......I really wish the photopass person had been able to take some. Maybe they would have turned out .

Wolgang Puck was wonderful..........DH wants to eat there again on our next trip.

I hope you will join me on my next trip........I've definitely enjoyed several of yours . I'm going to put a link to the pre-trip report in the next post.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:51 PM   #351
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Ok everyone........I've loved having you all along for the ride, and I hope you enjoyed it too. I finally started the pre-trip report for our January trip--a belated honeymoon and birthday trip for me. I hope you'll join me there as well .

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #352
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aww its over....so sad! I love downtown disney! The Christmas store is my favorite, but world of disney is right up there too of course! I'm heading over to your pre trippie. I was thinking about making a count down calendar today...dh bought me a cricut expression for Christmas with a bunch of the disney cartridges too so I think it would be fun to play with all that to make th calendar. I enjoyed your trippie tons!
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I just read your trip report and I'm not sure if anyone has asked this but what kind of camera did you use? You took such beautiful pictures!
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I meant to ask that as well I'm curious!
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I just read your trip report and I'm not sure if anyone has asked this but what kind of camera did you use? You took such beautiful pictures!
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I meant to ask that as well I'm curious!
Shortly before the trip, DH got me a new camera.......it's a Nikon D60, a digital SLR. It is an awesome camera. We rarely ever get a blurry picture or anything like that. Plus, even though it's an SLR, it's still very easy to use. I bought the "Dummies" series book that goes with it, but I still haven't had time to really learn how to use all of the functions.
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We have the cannon rebel xt, which is also a digital slr, bought it before we went on our 07' disney trip so we could have awesome pics! We use it tons b/c we're into photography if you want to see some pics there are some in my trippie see my siggy. Your pics really are amazing. I love digital slr's and the nikon d60 is a pretty awesome cam!
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We have the cannon rebel xt, which is also a digital slr, bought it before we went on our 07' disney trip so we could have awesome pics! We use it tons b/c we're into photography if you want to see some pics there are some in my trippie see my siggy. Your pics really are amazing. I love digital slr's and the nikon d60 is a pretty awesome cam!
I'm pretty much a picture freak, so I really wanted a good camera for the trip. Plus, I take pictures of the girls almost daily. I look back through Anna's pictures when she was little, and I just can't believe how much she's changed. Sometimes when I'm feeling nostalgic, I'll just pull out all of the photo albums. DH jokes that some days he's going to have to build me a room just for my pictures.

Your pictures are great too.....I love seeing other people's pictures almost as much as I like looking at my own .
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What a great ending to your trip report! I thought your Mickey pics turned out nice. The thing about the animation room is all that flourescent lighting. It's makes a lot of pictures look yellow. Most cameras have a setting on them that can be adjusted in that type of lighting. I never take the time to change mine. I always forget. Then I get home and the pictures in there are, YELLOW.

I enjoyed your TR! I can see now...you guys have the bug bad! I see at least one annual trip for your family, maybe two! I think the bug bit my sister too. I hope so. I think it may have infected my parents a little too. Can't wait for the next one! I'm heading over to the PTR right now!
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