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Old 08-02-2009, 09:50 PM   #1456
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I don't know about ya'll but whenever we go on a road trip, I want the inside of the car to be sparkling clean. I pulled out the Armour All and wiped everything down. It got pretty hot out so I didn't vacuum it out yet but am going to in a little while. All we have to do before leaving is go to a drive through car wash the day before. John has this thing about having to wash the car before we get on the road. He doesn't care if the forecast calls for rain or not.....the car has to be washed.
LOL! My parents are the same exact way! Whenever they go on any kind of road trip they HAVE to wash the car!!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:13 PM   #1457
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You'll recall that when the trip report left off, we were on our way back to the CBR with a slight rain falling and our heads hung low. It was our last full day at Walt Disney World.

There wasn't much talk on the bus back to the resort. But one thing that Hunter said was this would have been the perfect trip if he had just gotten chosen for the Jedi Training Academy. Oh my baby, don't say that 'cause I am already sad that we're leaving in the morning. John and I just looked at him and said don't worry, we'll be back next year and you can try again. His comment got me thinking though. Apparently, it had John thinking too.

We got back to the room and started packing up our stuff which is always depressing. Thank goodness, I had already picked up a lot of stuff while John and Hunter were getting ready that morning. Hunter laid down on the bed and started watching the Disney channel. It didn't take long before he was sound asleep. I am not lying when I say that John and I looked at each other at the same time and said, why don't we use our last day of tickets and go to Hollywood Studios in the morning.

After a bit of talking, we decided that we'd surprise Hunter and go to Hollywood Studios. We would only let him try once to get chosen. If he didn't, we'd leave and go home. Hollywood Studios opened at 9:00 a.m. and it was about 3:30 a.m. already. Packing was almost completely done. I set the alarm for 7:00 a.m. so that we could spring our one last surprise on Hunter in just a few hours.

Mind you, we have a 14 to 16 hour drive to get home. We break up our drive to Disney but on the way home, we drive all the way home. Just potty, gas and eating breaks.

It seemed like we had just laid our head on the pillows, when I heard the BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! of the alarm and then the phone rings and Stitch was yelling at me to get up. Luckily, John and Hunter were both easy to wake up today. Once they were awake, we revealed our surprise to Hunter. Once again, we were "the best parents in the whole wide world!".

We got dressed and threw the rest of the stuff in the luggage. We walked down to Old Port Royale and got some sugary bakery item from the grab-n-go station. One last look around the store to see if we needed anything (we hadn't) and back we went to our room. John and I took turns eating while the other took our stuff back to the car.

Finally, we had everything in the car and were ready to head to Hollywood Studios. We waved goodbye to the Caribbean Beach Resort and off we went.

Before long, we were at Hollywood Studios and on this:



And then we were there:



I'm stopping now because it is now 10:12 p.m. and I haven't ironed my clothes for work tomorrow.

I promise to get the last installment finished up tomorrow.

Would Hunter get chosen for The Jedi Training Academy? Wait and see!


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Old 08-03-2009, 01:26 AM   #1458
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I can't believe you would leave us hanging like that (and you don't believe that I can't believe it, do you?).

Does this mean that someone is FINALLY going to tell me just exactly what Jedi Training Academy is? I swear I've asked on every TR I've read (plus my own). Or at least it feels like I have.

Based on the name, I know this is something my kids would LOVE, but I have no idea what it is, and I have no idea if kids as young as mine would have a chance to be "chosen".

Can't WAIT to hear.

And I think it is really REALLY cool that you started and ended your trip with the exact same phrase ("You are the best parents in the world"). Apparently you really are.

Except for us, of course.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:42 AM   #1459
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Loving your trip report! I've been lurking until now but just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed it. Your family seems to have a great time together! Hope you do a TR for your upcoming trip as well.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:28 AM   #1460
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Hi Lisa!
can't wait to hear what happens at DHS...
if I don't post again before you leave ya'll have a safe drive over and have a magical trip in WDW

Have a great day!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:03 AM   #1461
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I can't believe you would leave us hanging like that (and you don't believe that I can't believe it, do you?).

Does this mean that someone is FINALLY going to tell me just exactly what Jedi Training Academy is? I swear I've asked on every TR I've read (plus my own). Or at least it feels like I have.

Based on the name, I know this is something my kids would LOVE, but I have no idea what it is, and I have no idea if kids as young as mine would have a chance to be "chosen".

Can't WAIT to hear.

And I think it is really REALLY cool that you started and ended your trip with the exact same phrase ("You are the best parents in the world"). Apparently you really are.

Except for us, of course.
Not trying to hijack the thread, but head over to my TR and check out the most recent two installments. I have tons of pictures of Jedi Training and my boys are 7 and 4 and they got picked and loved it.

Lisa, I can't stand the suspense either! I sure hope he got picked

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:33 AM   #1462
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I'm sure Hunter was so happy to be heading to DHS!! What a great surprise!! I can't wait to find out if he was picked for The Jedi Training Academy!!
Oh and YAY!!! for only 2 days left!!!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:54 AM   #1463
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Awww it's almost over... Now what am I going to read? - OH YA! You'll be back from another trip and you can make a new report - WOOHOO!!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:09 AM   #1464
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I don't want your report to end!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:34 AM   #1465
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I finally get thru 20 pages of posts and you leave off with a cliffhanger. Well I guess it is now time for me to update my TR until you post the answer for us.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #1466
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Morning!

Surprisingly, things are pretty slow at work this morning. I expect that all to change at any time now though. I've got three deadlines that absolutely have to go out today. I have the documents prepared but have to wait on the clients to get their supporting documents to me and look over what I have typed up. Knowing my luck, they'll probably wait until this afternoon to get back with me and it'll be a mad rush to the finish.

I'll found the Hollywood Studios pictures on Photobucket last night. Took me forever! I plan on working on the very last trip report installment today. I'd be extremely depressed about it ending if I didn't have another Disney trip coming up soon.

I'm going to see if I can respond to the most recent posts before all heck breaks loose around here.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:47 AM   #1467
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I shall patiently wait. I am amazed that for a Monday our phones are very quiet. I may be sorry I actually wrote that. Time will tell. Have a productive day.
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I can't believe you would leave us hanging like that (and you don't believe that I can't believe it, do you?).

Does this mean that someone is FINALLY going to tell me just exactly what Jedi Training Academy is? I swear I've asked on every TR I've read (plus my own). Or at least it feels like I have.

Based on the name, I know this is something my kids would LOVE, but I have no idea what it is, and I have no idea if kids as young as mine would have a chance to be "chosen".

Can't WAIT to hear.

And I think it is really REALLY cool that you started and ended your trip with the exact same phrase ("You are the best parents in the world"). Apparently you really are.

Except for us, of course.
I'm sorry that I left ya'll hanging but I was about to fall asleep at the computer last night and still had to iron my work clothes. It's been a really busy last week or so.

You'll be glad to know that I've got lots of pictures to post. And, I'll explain The Jedi Training Academy info too.

I think that there are a whole lotta "best parents in the world" parents.....including all my readers!

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Loving your trip report! I've been lurking until now but just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed it. Your family seems to have a great time together! Hope you do a TR for your upcoming trip as well.
Hey, it's never too late for a lurker to come out and post. I'm glad that you've been enjoying the report. We do have a wonderful time together for the most part. Of course, we have our moments but most times, we are all happy go lucky!

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Hi Lisa!
can't wait to hear what happens at DHS...
if I don't post again before you leave ya'll have a safe drive over and have a magical trip in WDW

Have a great day!
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I'm trying to get a post typed up and posted in just a little while. You have a great day too!
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but head over to my TR and check out the most recent two installments. I have tons of pictures of Jedi Training and my boys are 7 and 4 and they got picked and loved it.

Lisa, I can't stand the suspense either! I sure hope he got picked
You know that I totally don't care if there is a hijack on my thread. I just hope everybody gets the information they need/want even if it's not from me.

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I'm sure Hunter was so happy to be heading to DHS!! What a great surprise!! I can't wait to find out if he was picked for The Jedi Training Academy!!
Oh and YAY!!! for only 2 days left!!!!
He was so happy when we told him we would give The Jedi Training Academy another try. We were all dead tired and had a long drive ahead of us but somehow we mustered up the strength to get over to Hollywood Studios.

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Awww it's almost over... Now what am I going to read? - OH YA! You'll be back from another trip and you can make a new report - WOOHOO!!!
Oh there will be plenty of other stuff to read while I am gone. I have already said that I hope everybody will continue to chit chat on this thread so that I can come back and catch up with what's been going on with everybody.
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I don't want your report to end!!!!!
I know...me either. At least I'll come back from another Disney trip soon and can start all over again.

By the way, how are you liking the discussion boards over here? They are lot more fun that the Intercot boards aren't they!

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I finally get thru 20 pages of posts and you leave off with a cliffhanger. Well I guess it is now time for me to update my TR until you post the answer for us.
I really didn't want to leave ya'll with a cliffhanger but I could hardly hold my eyes open any longer last night.

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I shall patiently wait. I am amazed that for a Monday our phones are very quiet. I may be sorry I actually wrote that. Time will tell. Have a productive day.
Yeah, our's have been pretty slow too. Usually Mondays are the days that everybody calls and fusses about their spouse not getting the kids back on time or they didn't get their child support, etc. etc. I fully expect them to start ringing off the hook any minute now.
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