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Old 07-10-2009, 07:01 PM   #766
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I have only been to Shreveport once that I can remember and that was many years ago. Have been to NO lots. I wish I lived near a cruise terminal I could cruise every month. Getting there is the expensive part. Or Disney then I could have an AP and go every day. Wonder how many times I could ride EE?
BTW: I did an update on my EE ride but it doesn't show on the board. Check it out when you have time.
I'm gonna head over there now!

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I think that might be the kind of prayer that's actually answer by Walt Disney looking forward to more!
Somebody answered it!

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OK you have a ghost I need to actually go up to the tree of life next time. I just took a picture from the distance. I love your pictures of the details. Where was stitch? I thought he was always with Lilo. Great update can't wait to read more
Stitch wasn't around this time. But, it was okay because we saw him at Magic Kingdom.

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I enjoyed the Tree pictures. I find it most amazing. We too searched all of the animals out.

Yes HE does work in mysterious ways. Lucky for you. Or John in this case.

We love Lilo. Have pictures coming up of her too. I really wish I would read the book on my camera. I've only had it 2 years. If it were fiction I would have done it by now.
It's amazing how many animals we saw carved into the tree that we haven't seen before.

And, yes, our prayer was answered. It never hurts to ask!
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Those Tree of Life pictures are awesome! I didn't know you could get so close to the tree! Where is that trail? Taking time to just explore is one of the best things at Animal Kingdom (we don't do it enough!)
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:21 PM   #768
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OK, I was reading a trip report from someone (I can't remember who) and they said that if you wanted to read an excellent trip report that you needed to come over and read yours. WELL, I just spent the entire morning reading your report and I am LOVING IT!! I feel like that I am there with you guys on your vacation! While I was reading I had to pee, but I wanted to keep reading, so I brought the laptop with me to the bathroom!

I am loving the stories and descriptions of your trip. I think that it is great that you are able to remember your trip so well nearly a year later. I am almost tempted to post a report from our trip last Apr 2008 with 10 family members and 3 generations to WDW, especially since it was a first trip for the 4 girls and my bro in law and it had been 30 years since my parents and sis had been. It was an amazing trip for us all.

You also inspired me to do a count down calendar for our trip. I'll be heading out to Home Depot to get the mickey ears.

Looking forward to the next installment!
Welcome aboard! I believe you were reading Natale's report when you saw a reference to my report. I'm honored that she thought my report was a good enough read to recommend it to everyone.

I feel quite proud that you took my trip report along with you to the bathroom. You'll recall that I've had a "I gotta pee" moment too.

You would think that after 13 trips to Disney, I'd forget the dteails but pictures really do help. This year, I am going to make notes each night so I can keep up with even more details.

The countdown calendar was really easy to make. I just used a large piece of posterboard and the Mickey heads from Home Depot. If I can do it, you can too.

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Not that I am Lisa and I don't mean to hijack. You should. TR's with lots of family are a fun read. Especially with newbies.

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Ditto! I love reading trip reports. They are what keep me sane until our next WDW vacation. When you start your report, post the link here so we can come over for a read.

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Great AK report! Love the TOL pics. I've never been that close to it to see all the details. I did watch a special on TV a while back that showed how it was made. Very cool!

I'm loving that you and Hunter said an actual prayer right there in the park and your prayer was answered. Don't you just love "divine intervention?"

Cute Lilo pics with Hunter. He's such a cutie, anyways...

Oh, and I didn't see the hidden Mickey when you showed it on the close up, but I did scroll back up to the first photo and there it was! I never noticed that before!

Looking forward to more. Have fun on your quest for the lone autograph book!!!!
I saw that special too. Hunter was a bit afraid to ride Dinosaur (several years ago) but remembered watching the "how it was made" show on the Animal Kingdom. He decided he could ride because all of the dinosaurs were just plastic and water hoses.

If I feel the need to say a prayer, I don't care where I am. We often get funny looks when we pray over our food before we eat at the mall or a restaurant. Oh well!

I hate that we have to drive 100 miles for a scrapbook but it'll get us out of the house. And, I just got an email from Bass Pro and they are having a sale this weekend.

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Lisa, this is quite the compliment!!!!
I think that's one of the best compliments I have ever received. I'm proud!
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #769
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I'm no animal expert but I think that was a manatee not a walrus.

I didn't post that because I wanted to say "Your Wrong." I just wanted you to know that I was paying attention!

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What a goofnut I am! Of course that's not a walrus. It is a manatee. Thanks for pointing it out.

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GREAT pictures!

I'm LOVING that you prayed for sun right there in the middle of the park. Awesome! And I'll bet John was grateful.

That was a cool hidden Mickey. I've never noticed it before. I think we will take some time to look at the Tree this time too. Cole is very competitive so if I ask the boys how many animals they can find, we should have some fun.

Can't wait to see if John is Happy or Grumpy.
John was thankful for the answered prayer. His dad is a pastor, two of his five brothers are pastors, my dad was a deacon in the church, my grandfather was a missionary, my great uncle was a pastor and Lacey will be Reverend Lacey by this time next year. We aren't preachy people but we do have our beliefs.

I had never noticed the hidden Mickey until somebody on the Dis said something about it. Then, it was obvious. You should make a list of animals for them to find and make a scavenger hunt for the boys. They'd have a great time.
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Those Tree of Life pictures are awesome! I didn't know you could get so close to the tree! Where is that trail? Taking time to just explore is one of the best things at Animal Kingdom (we don't do it enough!)
Let's see if I can describe how to find it.......when you get into the park, go towards Pizzafari. There is a Tree of Life sign that will be on your right. There is a small animal observation right past the sign. Somewhere up in that area was the start of the path.

We've had some of the best times at Animal Kingdom. I have fond memories of us skipping through the park at the end of the day with our ponchos on and just being happy. We stepped in every rain puddle we could find. It was such fun.
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Love the Tree of Life pictures!!! We were so happy when we found the trails this year!! It was definitely alot of fun exploring the trails and finding all the different animals.

I'm glad the sun finally peeked through for you guys--and what great pictures of Hunter with Lilo!!:
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The animals inside the tree of life are amazing. We've never really stopped to look at them in great detail. I loved your poncho prayer -- seems like it worked!!
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Welcome aboard! I believe you were reading Natale's report when you saw a reference to my report. I'm honored that she thought my report was a good enough read to recommend it to everyone.

I feel quite proud that you took my trip report along with you to the bathroom. You'll recall that I've had a "I gotta pee" moment too.

You would think that after 13 trips to Disney, I'd forget the dteails but pictures really do help. This year, I am going to make notes each night so I can keep up with even more details.

The countdown calendar was really easy to make. I just used a large piece of posterboard and the Mickey heads from Home Depot. If I can do it, you can too.

Well, we just came back from Home Depot with 90 Mickey heads. We plan on making our calendar tomorrow. I finally get to make ADRs bright and early Sunday morning.

I just tried my hand at uploading pics, the link is below. Now I'll try and do a REAL report of our trip from last year. When I get it going, I'll let you know.
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Love the 1st pic of Hunter and Lilo --looks like they are both soooo excited to see on another! great pics of the tree of life! Loved that your prayer was granted wonderful story to add.

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Love a road trip. Our Bass Pro is better. You might as well come up here. I bet we could find a book at one of our Hallmark stores.

I can't decide if I would want to get out of that spooky building or continue searching and try to find out what is really going on. I am no Nancy Drew.

I have to work till 5 today. Bummer. The Doc is on call this weekend so we have to stay and answer the phone. It only happens once every two months so I guess I will be a real adult and work or something like that. He leaves the office at 2. Gets pretty boring till 5.
Sorry you had to spend the afternoon at the office. I worked for three orthos before Ashton came along and we had to stay everyother Friday til 5:00 while the docs and assistants left at 12 (we would half the crew) so I feel for you --at least it is every two months

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I'm no animal expert but I think that was a manatee not a walrus.

I didn't post that because I wanted to say "Your Wrong." I just wanted you to know that I was paying attention!

I'm late today--actually got out of the house and went shopping again today (don't do that too often--esp. two weeks in a row) but, I'm glad you picked that up when I saw the pic I thought that is a great shot; but what is it???

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he went outside w/an eyeroll. just does not understand the addiction

OT: sharing great find: Kmart has 50% off selected toys-got Ashton a great Diego dinosaur mountain /if you have kids on that christmas list of yours you need to stop and check and see what is left--some items were marked down to $2 reg $12/20 even clothes were marked down 50% -- we have four 3yr b-days in the next three Sat (w/ Ashton's on the last--shopping for bargins --just need to finish w/Ashton's party stuff and gifts)

Have a great weekend and road trip!!!

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Love the Tree of Life pictures!!! We were so happy when we found the trails this year!! It was definitely alot of fun exploring the trails and finding all the different animals.

I'm glad the sun finally peeked through for you guys--and what great pictures of Hunter with Lilo!!:
Aren't the trails just the neatest thing?!?! This trip I am on a mission to find the rabbit on the tree. I've seen pictures of it but have never found it. You didn't happen to find it did you?

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The animals inside the tree of life are amazing. We've never really stopped to look at them in great detail. I loved your poncho prayer -- seems like it worked!!
Animal Kingdom is one of those parks that we really do a "stop and smell the roses" type of touring plan. There are so many details everywhere you turn.

I thought the prayer was just perfect.
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Well, we just came back from Home Depot with 90 Mickey heads. We plan on making our calendar tomorrow. I finally get to make ADRs bright and early Sunday morning.

I just tried my hand at uploading pics, the link is below. Now I'll try and do a REAL report of our trip from last year. When I get it going, I'll let you know.
We had a lot of fun making our countdown calendar and I know you will too. I always feel much better when my ADRs are made.

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Love the 1st pic of Hunter and Lilo --looks like they are both soooo excited to see on another! great pics of the tree of life! Loved that your prayer was granted wonderful story to add.

I sat down with the computer about 30 min ago and Danny said why??? cause I need to catch up w/the dis
he went outside w/an eyeroll. just does not understand the addiction

Kmart has 50% off selected toys-got Ashton a great Diego dinosaur mountain /if you have kids on that christmas list of yours you need to stop and check and see what is left--some items were marked down to $2 reg $12/20 even clothes were marked down 50% -- we have four 3yr b-days in the next three Sat (w/ Ashton's on the last--shopping for bargins --just need to finish w/Ashton's party stuff and gifts)

Have a great weekend and road trip!!!
Hunter has never been afraid of the characters even when he was just one year old. As you can see in the picture, he was talking to Lilo. I don't remember what he was telling her but I'm sure it was some tale.

John sits in the bedroom with me (where the computer is) and chats while I check my emails, my disboards, my ebay, etc. Hey, a girl's gotta keep up with the important stuff. John does truly understand how the posting works on the disboards but I try to explain so he semi-understands.

I wish we still had a K-Mart around here. Our's shut down several years ago. Sounds like they had some great deals.

We drew our Christmas names when we were all together at Easter. Yes, I know that's early but it also gives everybody time to look around for that something special. I try to buy at least a few of my Christmas gifts while at Disney because it'll be unique.

We're supposed to head off to Shreveport in the morning and will probably make a day of it.
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Aren't the trails just the neatest thing?!?! This trip I am on a mission to find the rabbit on the tree. I've seen pictures of it but have never found it. You didn't happen to find it did you?
Yes, I think I did find it. If it's the same one your talking about..... I went back and looked through my TR and there it was. From the looks of my pictures it was just after we went through the cave with the waterfall???
It was one of the last pictures I took of the tree so it must be close to the way out. Good luck..
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Yes, I think I did find it. If it's the same one your talking about..... I went back and looked through my TR and there it was. From the looks of my pictures it was just after we went through the cave with the waterfall???
It was one of the last pictures I took of the tree so it must be close to the way out. Good luck..
Thanks for the information. I saw a picture of the rabbit somewhere on the boards but I've never seen it. I may just have to get a castmember to show me the way.
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Good morning all! We are up and getting ready for our 100 mile trek to get one lone solitary graduation scrapbook. We'll make a fine day of it I am sure.

I officially added Lacey to our Disney reservations last night. I was originally told that I had until 72 hours before check in to add her. But, I didn't want to wait that long to do it. If something gets messed up with the reservation somehow, someway, I want more than 72 hours to fix it. She had previously gotten permission to go back to Georgia three days later than the rest of the students but I wanted to make sure they didn't change their minds and say she had to come back on time.

I called her last night to tell her she had been added to our Pop Century reservations (she doesn't know about switching to Caribbean Beach Resort). You know what the little stinker did? She said "Mom, is there any way you can take me back off? I was just about to call you and tell her I can't go." Scared the heck out of me. Then she said she was just kidding.

Oh and my second Mickey mail came yesterday complete with another set of luggage tags and vouchers. I don't know if they'll let me use the vouchers twice but I bet you I'm gonna try. I asked the castmember (when I added Lacey) if I would be getting another package with Lacey included. He said he wasn't sure. Sometimes, they send out another package sometimes they don't. So, I may be getting even more Mickey mail.

Hope everybody has a great day. We are about ready to head off on our shopping adventure.
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Good luckand have fun on that shopping trip!
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