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Old 07-06-2009, 12:03 AM   #61
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Oh my goodness! I didn't realize you had already started your TR. I hope you had a wonderful trip. You and your sister take the best pictures together. It's great that you two are so close!
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:35 AM   #62
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Oh my goodness! I didn't realize you had already started your TR. I hope you had a wonderful trip. You and your sister take the best pictures together. It's great that you two are so close!
Aw thanks! Glad you made it over!
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #63
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Day 1: Saturday, June 20

Of course, the night before every trip, I toss and turn while TRYING to get some shut eye. It’s so hard to though because I know I’m going to my favorite place! So, finally the alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m. Yes, you read that right. 4:45 a.m.! That’s the only time I’ll voluntarily wake up that early! Ha.

After getting ready and getting the last minute stuff loaded into the car, we were pulling out of the driving at 6:05 a.m. Doing good and on schedule so far! We drove about an hour or so before stopping at our usual Bob Evans to eat our first breakfast of the trip.

And this is when the boredom kicks in. Haha. It’s great driving to WDW because we have our car and we can pack whatever, but the drive sometimes drives us crazy! Luckily, I brought a TON of magazines-especially ones featuring stories about the whole Jon & Kate fiasco! Also, I was lucky enough to talk to xoktnox through texting most of the car rides too! She kept me sane! Ha.

After a few hours of driving, we stopped for gas and B/F just HAD to buy a lottery ticket. He did it while I was in the bathroom because he knew I’d tell him he was wasting his money! Well, he was so proud of himself because he won $5. Haha. $5! He would’ve been happy winning $.50 or something just to prove to me he got something out of it.

We finally made it to Nashville around 3:10 p.m. We checked into a super nice hotel/suites at the Courtyard Mariott. The room was so nice! It had a bedroom with 2 beds, a bathroom, a little kitchenette area, and a living room (which Sis slept on the pull out couch). The only bad part when we first got there was the fact that the A/C wasn’t working and Sis’s pull out didn’t have any bedding or anything. So Dad called the front desk and within 5 minutes a guy was at the door to fix the A/C and a lady was there with the bed stuff for the pull out! We were impressed!

After the A/C was fixed, we headed out to the mall. We LOVE this mall. We always park outside of Rainforest Café. B/F and I headed to Master Cuts first, while everyone else started shopping. They were looking for some cute clothes for Sis’s Senior pictures. When we got to Master Cuts, it was a 20 minute wait, which was fine with us since we really had nothing else to do at the time. They have glass walls looking out towards the mall there, so I sat there and was looking for some of my DIS’ers that I was planning on meeting later but didn’t see anyone!

After his haircut was finished, we just walked around. Eventually, Sis called us around 5:30 and told us to meet them outside of Rainforest Café because we were all hungry by this point! Okay, now I have to say-I’m proud of myself this trip…I kept track of what everyone ate at every meal! Just for you guys! This meal, Dad had pizza, Mom had coconut shrimp, B/F had a burger, and Sis and I both had the Planet Earth Pasta. We also got cheese sticks for an appetizer as well.

We were done eating around 6:20, so I knew we had about 10 minutes to spare before the DIS’ers started meeting by the hippo. We looked around the gift shop and B/F bought a cool shirt. As we were leaving the cash register, I saw Jill and Brooklynn at the penny machine! I walked up to them and started talking to them and eventually everyone else started coming over. Of course, my Dad being the talkative person that he is, just talked them up a storm! Sorry guys! Haha. He’d go to tell them a story and I’d be like, “Dad, they already know about that.” Haha. Dad asked everyone where they were from and after Dawn said her answer, I had to say “Can’t you tell?!” because she has the cutest accent ever!

But as MeMom said to us, We really are like a little family on the DIS. It was so great to meet everyone in person. And it was so weird, because it felt like we have known each other all of our lives. It wasn’t that awkward first meeting that I was afraid of.

Eventually, we started taking pictures of the group. Of course, my Dad was more than happy taking them all. Here we are: Me, Jill & Brooklynn, MeMom & Bella, Vandyfan10, punkin413, all7ofus, maroo, and Lauren!



After that, we went our separate ways. Well some of us…Haha. My family and I made our way to the Disney store and 2 seconds behind us was Jill, MeMom, the 2 girls, and Vandyfan10, and punkin413. We looked around the store and talked some more. Dawn (punkin413) showed me some pictures on her camera of baby Then, it was time to officially say goodbye. I didn’t want to yet. It was so nice to finally see them all. I really hope we can do another meet again next year!

We went to another store for Sis and she bought a few things. By this time, we were all getting REALLY tired so we headed back to the room to get ready for bed. Eventually, we were all in our beds and fell asleep watching the movie ‘National Treasure’ on t.v.
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How great that you got to meet all of those DISers!!! So fun! It looks like you all had a great time! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!! Your title is very clever...I'm excited to hear where all the different parts came from!
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:18 PM   #65
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I'm glad you said it wasn't awkward meeting everyone because I would have thought it would me. I'm always kind of shy when I first meet someone. Once I know you though you better just get ready for the craziness
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:20 PM   #66
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Aw your Dis meet sounds like fun and that's a really cute picture of you all! I don't think I could handle driving all the way to Disney with my family, LOL!!! I can't wait to hear more!
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:35 PM   #67
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How great that you got to meet all of those DISers!!! So fun! It looks like you all had a great time! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!! Your title is very clever...I'm excited to hear where all the different parts came from!
Hey girl! It was a fun time meeting everyone!

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I'm shy like that too! But, they made it so easy! We seriously just started talking like we've known each other forever.

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Haha, it's not too bad!
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:19 PM   #68
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Wow, what an awesome Dismeet! I am so glad you got to meet all of them! It stands to reason, though that you all would eventually end up at the Disney store. I could have predicted that one--no problems

And I love, love, love the movie, National Treasure! It is one of my all time faves--one of the few I actually purchased on ITunes, to be honest!
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Hey... there's my good ol' pals Maroo & All7ofus!!!!!!!!!!!!

It sounds like you guys had a great time at the meet!

You weren't even at Disney yet but you were partaking in Disney activities!!! Love it!!!!
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That's great you got to meet up with so many! You're off to a great start Looking forward to more!!
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:39 PM   #71
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I saw that picture over on either MeMom or Jill's thread, what a pretty picture you all make!
If we ever drive down and make it through Nashville, I'm hoping for a MeMom meet!

You all are off to an awesome start, can't wait for the next installment!
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After the A/C was fixed, we headed out to the mall. We LOVE this mall. We always park outside of Rainforest Café.

Okay, now I have to say-I’m proud of myself this trip…I kept track of what everyone ate at every meal! Just for you guys! This meal, Dad had pizza, Mom had coconut shrimp, B/F had a burger, and Sis and I both had the Planet Earth Pasta. We also got cheese sticks for an appetizer as well.

We were done eating around 6:20, so I knew we had about 10 minutes to spare before the DIS’ers started meeting by the hippo. We looked around the gift shop and B/F bought a cool shirt. As we were leaving the cash register, I saw Jill and Brooklynn at the penny machine! I walked up to them and started talking to them and eventually everyone else started coming over. Of course, my Dad being the talkative person that he is, just talked them up a storm! Sorry guys! Haha. He’d go to tell them a story and I’d be like, “Dad, they already know about that.” Haha. Dad asked everyone where they were from and after Dawn said her answer, I had to say “Can’t you tell?!” because she has the cutest accent ever!

But as MeMom said to us, We really are like a little family on the DIS. It was so great to meet everyone in person. And it was so weird, because it felt like we have known each other all of our lives. It wasn’t that awkward first meeting that I was afraid of.
Eventually, we started taking pictures of the group. Of course, my Dad was more than happy taking them all.
After that, we went our separate ways. Well some of us…Haha. My family and I made our way to the Disney store and 2 seconds behind us was Jill, MeMom, the 2 girls, and Vandyfan10, and punkin413. We looked around the store and talked some more. Dawn (punkin413) showed me some pictures on her camera of baby Then, it was time to officially say goodbye. I didn’t want to yet. It was so nice to finally see them all. I really hope we can do another meet again next year!
We do have a good mall.
We gave up a really nice theme park for it, though.

Coconut shrimp sounds good to me. I think I'll get that on my next Rainforest trip. And the cheesesticks are so good!

Your dad was great. I think every lady in the group thought he was such a sweetheart! He was so nice to deal with taking all of those pictures with everyone's cameras. It was funny when he realized we did know everything he was telling us, and then he said maybe he needed to get on the Disboards to see exactly what kind of stories you were telling!

We'll be glad to meet you at the hippo again next year, if you want. It was so fun knowing you were on your way to Disney World right that moment!



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I'm shy with everything except my two comfort zone areas - church camp and Disney. You would have felt very relaxed in that group. Maybe next year, we'll have more people join in.



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I saw that picture over on either MeMom or Jill's thread, what a pretty picture you all make!
If we ever drive down and make it through Nashville, I'm hoping for a MeMom meet!
If you ever come to Nashville, you can count on it!
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What a great picture and DIS meet! I was lucky enough to meet 3 other DISers back in January and it was awesome. We were the same way....it felt like we had known each other forever!
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Great update! That is awesome you got to had a Dis meet, it looks like so much fun!
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How great that you all got to meet! I would love to do that one day plus it's great reading a TR from someone I see lots of times subscribing to TR's that I do.

Can't wait to read more!
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