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Old 11-29-2009, 04:22 PM   #16
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #17
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Wow Wow Wow~ Thanks for all of your comments already everyone!!

Quick update!

We left the house at 4am this morning, and didn't get into our studio at SSR until 11 at night! It was an amazingly long, magical, perfect day, but WHEW! We are exhausted!

I am uploading the pictures I took today (130 of them!!) and will update with pictures next time.

Just to tease you a bit...

We battled a few crowds... and kept asking them why they weren't going back home for school/work tomorrow!

We drew a new character in the animation class... can you guess who? (And those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, no fair!!)

We finally saw the amazing Osborne lights.. they are unbelievable and just stunning in person!

My love returned for RnRoller Coaster. I figured out how to ride it with no headache!

You must hear about Illuminations tonight... with the holiday finale... WOW!!!!

Thanks again everyone... pictures to come tomorrow!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #18
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The Longest Day Ever!

Our day began with a 3:30am wake up call. But for some reason, we had no trouble popping right out of bed!

We arrived at the airport with plenty of time to park, have breakfast, and get through security to our gate. While we were sitting and waiting for boarding to begin, we began to hear the usual spiel about the flight being oversold... blah... blah... blah... I just started shaking my head. NO WAY was I going to wait around for another flight, so I just tuned out the Gate Agent. Fortunately, Matt was listening carefully, because the agent offered any passengers heading to Orlando an amazing change!!

We were scheduled to stop in Atlanta on the way to Orlando, landing us in FL at 10:15. Well, there was a DIRECT flight to Orlando, leaving in an hour from Indy, that got to Orlando at 9:15!! Wait a minute, we can fly direct, get there an hour early, and get 2 free round-trip tickets? And the exit row is available?!?!

We jumped right on that deal! And found our trip off to a GREAT start!

We arrived safely in Orlando and made our way to the first monorail ride. Here is Matt's favorite face when he sees people LEAVING Disney. He made this face to all the people walking TO gates with their Disney stuff. He made this face to all of the people getting off the airport monorail, heading TO their planes. And he loves to make this face to people getting on the ME buses to go BACK to the airport! To get the full effect, you have to hear the sound he is making too! It's a deep "OOOOOOOOoooooooo"... like, "Sucks to be Youuuuu!"


The monorail kept filling and filling and filling. Matt looked at me and said, "Disney is going to be packed, isn't it?"


Well, if this is a sign of things to come, it just may be!

We had no problems getting our luggage and car, and were soon on our way!


As we pulled into SSR, we immediately rolled down our windows and started taking in the Disney air:



Deep breaths..... really, slow, intoxicating deep breaths....


The place was decked out in its Yuletide decor. I need to take more pictures of this stuff. It is gorgeous... all over the place!


Our room was actually ready at 11:00 am, but I asked if they had anything available in Congress Park. We've been at SSR so many times, and since we never ask for anything, we are usually stuck in the Paddock or Carousel. So I figured, Why not just ask? Well, guess what? They had a studio available... but it wasn't ready yet. Not a big deal! We chose to have a text message sent when our room was ready...coolest thing, by the way!

And off we headed to Hollywood Studios!

We drove over to BWV to park, then hopped on a boat to the park. Here we are waiting in the beautiful sunshine on the boat dock:


Our carriage awaits!


A shot of the Boardwalk. Can't wait to stay here for Spring Break in a few short months!


Since we had eaten at 4:30 this morning, and it was going on noon, we were starving! We went to the area of DHS near ToT to grab food. We like the little counter service areas here, because we can each get what we want. Matt got a cheeseburger, I opted for a hot Italian sandwich. Delicious!!


Our view from the table:


Christmas cups!


Up next.... we're gonna ride this puppy!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:36 PM   #19
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Geeze, did I lose everyone?


Oh.. wait.. you're all WORKING!! Ha ha ha ha!!

Matt and I just got back from a wonderful morning/afternoon of Kona (Tonga Toast) and lots of shopping at DTD. We wrapped up the afternoon watching New Moon at the AMC theaters.

Off to Magic Kingdom to see the Christmas Castle for the 1st time! We also have a friend performing in the "Dream Along With Mickey" show in front of the castle.

See y'all later!
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #20
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Oh.. wait.. you're all WORKING!! Ha ha ha ha!!

Matt and I just got back from a wonderful morning/afternoon of Kona (Tonga Toast) and lots of shopping at DTD. We wrapped up the afternoon watching New Moon at the AMC theaters.

Off to Magic Kingdom to see the Christmas Castle for the 1st time! We also have a friend performing in the "Dream Along With Mickey" show in front of the castle.

See y'all later!

Aren't you the funny one, Ms. Smarty Pants. Yes, we're all working and envious of you! Have fun and take lots of pics.
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Oh.. wait.. you're all WORKING!! Ha ha ha ha!!
Cold...so very cold. But take castle pics and we'll forgive you.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:28 PM   #22
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I'm so in!! And I'm soooo jealous that you're there in the sunshine right now.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:39 PM   #24
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If someone made a face like that at me as I was leaving WDW, I'd have to answer back with something and it rhymes with rutt.....

When does that happen? You get bumped from a flight and get to your destination sooner? When? When? Nice start to vacation.

The FL air so nice, so humid......

that sandwich looks good.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #25
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Smarty pants, smart alec, smart ***.......
Yes, we are working.....

But....
Loving your live report all the same!
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I will be there on Sunday! We are getting so excited!!! How is the weather? We are packing a little of everything but we were curious. I've got both capris and jeans packed.... Hope you are having a great time!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:39 AM   #27
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MORE MORE MORE!!! I NEED MORE!!!!!
Loving loving loving this so far! You too look so BLISSFULLY happy! Loved the "sucks to be you shot" and the sucking in the Walt Disney air, LOVE those shots, can't wait for more!!!
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This may be the saddest post EVER!!! You will be there soon Tyson and maybe mommy and daddy will bring you some really great presents from their trip...right Sooze?
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Good Morning everyone! And thanks for all of the comments!! If any couple on Earth were smarty pants and smart a**es... it's us!! Glad I could make you jealous for the day!

And Tyson... you WILL be here. And when we come, we'll be at The BOARDWALK! And we'll be here for 7 days. Hang in there buddy!

Today is our Epcot day! We will be trying to ride as much as we can (Since it has been annoyingly crowded, and we are having to wait much longer than we wanted). We are looking forward to trying the Sum of All Thrills exhibit at Innoventions. We have lunch reservations at the San Angel Inn in Mexico. Salsa... mmmmmmmmm..... Then we have a date with Voices of Liberty, which we will probably watch all afternoon! We have dinner at Le Chefs de France (a new one for us) with Candlelight Processional, and the most AMAZING Illuminations and Holiday finale ever!

I've been battling some kind of cold ever since we left, too. Which has been a bit of an inconvenience. But with Cold-Eze and lots of Advil, I've been getting along fine!

Thanks again for hanging out and for making your fun comments everyone!
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This may be the saddest post EVER!!! You will be there soon Tyson and maybe mommy and daddy will bring you some really great presents from their trip...right Sooze?
I cannot even tell you how much money we spent at DTD yesterday... Tyson won't be disappointed!!
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