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Old 05-03-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Coming from the Great White North in August WE'RE BACK.2nd DAY PTs1&2POSTED PAGE 23

I debated whether or not to do a pre-trippie with my sis Purplepeg and as I sit here on a beautiful sunny Winnipeg morning I decided why wouldn't I?

We are all heading back down in August, I think we're just suckers for heat and humidity or we're completely insane which is probably more accurate

The cast of characters will read like this....

Me - Queen of all things
Jasmine - my wonderful 16 year old daughter, my partner in this Dis obsession
Purplepeg - my much older and wiser sister
Geodoc - my BIL
Snow White - my gorgeous 8 year old niece who turns 9 in June
Mini Montana - my adorable 4 year old niece who is more like me than her mother would like....I think she's perfect!!!

If you followed us last year you know we went for 2 weeks and had a ball inspite of Fay trying to rain on our parade. This year Purplepeg and her family are going for 13 days on their very first DVC vacation and Jasmine and I are tagging along ( I have the best sister and BIL in the world) how lucky are we?? They depart on August 8 we leave on August 10. They are returning home on August 21 and Jasmine and I aren't returning until August 30!!! Here are the details......

Purplepeg and her family arrive on Aug 8 staying at SSR until Aug 15, moving to AKV on the 15th to the 21st then they depart for home sweet home.

Jasmine and I arrive on Aug 10 and will be staying with them until the 21st, then we'll be moving over to ASMu on the 21st until the 30th. Couldn't pass up free dining and hey we're already there!!!!

We are all travelling down on Westjet on that godforsaken 6am flight....oh who am I kidding we don't sleep the night before anyways, might as well be on a flight!!! We arrive in Orlando just after 1pm....of course on 2 different days but same flight times etc.

Jas and I both needed new passports this year so they are supposed to be here this Tuesday so we're patiently waiting for those, along with the August hours..... Peg and I have already decided which ADR's we're doing everyday, however, if it's EMH we may need to change some things

I have a few surprises up my sleeve for my beautiful Jasmine while we're there, but I won't be able to share them until we're home, because she's on here as much as I am....

Hmmm, trying to think if there's anything else I can share right now.....give me a minute, talking is my specialty. Oh yeah, Peg and I will be double teaming on this adventure for look for her comments too, she's always good for a laugh

Oh yeah, one more thing,.....if you followed us last year you know Jas and I aren't the best flyers in the world so that's always good for some laughs.....last year we had to abort landing coming into Orlando, let's just say there were tears and upset tummies (mine). I honestly think that's why Peg and her family are flying out 2 days before us, apparently we scarred Snow from flying, well, she wanted to sit with us......

I think that's it for now, we can make our ADR's on May 10 so will fill you in on those once they're done!!!!!

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Old 05-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Well, well, well....I see I have to clear up a few misconceptions.
#1....I may be older but I LOOK younger than you
#2....My poor baby Snow White doesn't like to fly anymore (completely your fault!) even though on her first flight she kept saying "up, up die!" because she couldn't say sky
#3...acuurate, we are the best sister and BIL you have (the only ones you have but besides that little detail!)

Looking forward to reading along with your perceptions and then adding the real details for everyone

We'll have such a great time.

Hop on, I promise you it'll be a ride you won't forget
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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Oh Peg, isn't it how funny people perceive things so differentl??!!

Anyhoodle, Jasmine's passport arrived today Not sure what happened to mine, maybe it will arrive tomorrow Mine was the condensed application and Jas's was the long one, oh well, that's the government for ya.

Other than that nothing else to report, than it is 19 degrees and beautiful and sunny. I have all the windows open and housework doesn't seem such a chore when you have nice warm air coming through!!
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here's some photos so you know who we are.
Queen and Jasmine


Geodoc and Mini Montana


Snow White


Geodoc doing his favorite past time..geocaching


Mini Montana 4 going on 5 and Snow White 8 going on 9


Jasmine, Snow White and Mini Montana


everyone but me outside of chefs de france


Finally me Purplepeg, I do most of the phototaking so there aren't too many photos of me.
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The hours are out, the hours are out:w oohoo: Can you say excited? We had to move a few things around 'cause I get to call this weekend to book ADR's Looking good, we'll fill you in on the details soon! Or maybe we'll wait until someone else besides us posts
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:27 AM   #6
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All is good....my passport arrived yesterday.....YIPPEE

I was just getting ready to leave the house to go grocery shopping and the mailman was at the door...perfect timing

Sunday we can make our first 10 days of ADR's.....yup, have to get up at the crack of dawn on Mother's Day.....not me though, Peg's doing it

I believe it's the 23rd that I can make the rest for the 9 days Jas and I are there by ourselves

Lurkers, please come out and talk to us we would love to chat
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All is good....my passport arrived yesterday.....YIPPEE

I was just getting ready to leave the house to go grocery shopping and the mailman was at the door...perfect timing

Sunday we can make our first 10 days of ADR's.....yup, have to get up at the crack of dawn on Mother's Day.....not me though, Peg's doing it

I believe it's the 23rd that I can make the rest for the 9 days Jas and I are there by ourselves

Lurkers, please come out and talk to us we would love to chat

I just realized you had this pre-trip report going. Cool! Our new passports arrived last week so we're ready to go. Do you think we need to wait until August? Come on 649!!!
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I just realized you had this pre-trip report going. Cool! Our new passports arrived last week so we're ready to go. Do you think we need to wait until August? Come on 649!!!
So glad you found us!!! I found yours yesterday I believe, it's like finding an old friend!!!

Yeah for 649....I just said that exact thing to Jasmine, "if we win 16 million dollars tomorrow, we're outta here on Monday after we get the check"

We are making our first batch of ADR's on Sunday so will post those once their confirmed!
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I'm reporting for duty as official understudy in case anyone backs out!

You should have PM'd me I would have been here sooner.

Let's see if you're doing down from the 8th to the 30th (combined) then I figure according to how long it took you to finish the other reports (or not finish them) we'll be celebrating mini M's high school graduation when you finish this one.

I'm in anyway.
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I'm reporting for duty as official understudy in case anyone backs out!

You should have PM'd me I would have been here sooner.

Let's see if you're doing down from the 8th to the 30th (combined) then I figure according to how long it took you to finish the other reports (or not finish them) we'll be celebrating mini M's high school graduation when you finish this one.

I'm in anyway.
YIPEE, I'm so glad you're here!!! I knew I could count on you as my understudy....I just had a feeling

See the difference this year is....I have the internet, so I can post everyday!! The only thing I don't know how to do is post pictures, which I'm sure can't be rocket sciencehang on, I have a 16 year old daughter.....I'll just get her to figure it out. She may have had to program my Blackberry for me

Too bad there's no chance we'll run into you in MK again this year
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I ordered our last 7 day pass from airmiles today

I was short about 30 when I ordered the first 3 so had to wait....thank goodness for 7X your airmiles when buying prescriptions

The other 3 arrived within 5 days of ordering them, I was actually shocked when they came that quickly

Once we get there I am going to add on the park hopper and two of them I will add on 3 days to make them 10 day apsses, shouldn't be very much money is my understanding,

As I am typing this I am looking out the front winter to big fluffy snowflakes falling....IT'S MAY.....ok I'm ok now I think
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It's raining cats and dogs here. Better than snow though.

We ordered our seaworld passes from airmiles last year. They came really quickly too. Dh used to put all his business expenses through the credit card so it was easy to rack up the miles.
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I ordered our last 7 day pass from airmiles today

I was short about 30 when I ordered the first 3 so had to wait....thank goodness for 7X your airmiles when buying prescriptions

The other 3 arrived within 5 days of ordering them, I was actually shocked when they came that quickly

Once we get there I am going to add on the park hopper and two of them I will add on 3 days to make them 10 day apsses, shouldn't be very much money is my understanding,

As I am typing this I am looking out the front winter to big fluffy snowflakes falling....IT'S MAY.....ok I'm ok now I think
Snowflakes!! only in Winnipeg. Haven't the mosquitos carried them away yet?
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Snowflakes!! only in Winnipeg. Haven't the mosquitos carried them away yet?
You'd think so wouldn't you....but no!!! Only in Winnipeg is right, if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes, well I waited all day and it didn't change anything

With all the flood waters I can't imagine what the mosquitos will be like this year.....I don't even want to think about it
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