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Old 01-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Two for One: Double Disney Birthdays! *Meg nonTR upd 9/23* // *Help out Katie! 10/22*

to a 2-in-1 report by me (Meghan) and DisKate (Katie)!

This is going to be just what we said -- a two-in-one report. I am going to Disney February 10-17, staying at Pop Century, and Katie is going March 13-20, and staying at Boardwalk Villas. The reason we decided to combine our trips is because both of our former TRs from last year got moved to the "completed" trip report section due to us not having updated our respective reports from last year for a few weeks (mostly due to finals craziness.) Katie had the idea, and figured that if there are two of us working on the same thread, the chances of it getting moved due to lack of updating is much slimmer. I agreed with that logic, so here we are!

How do two girls from two different states (Massachusetts and New York) know each other, and how did they decide to do a TR together? The DISboards, obviously. We both posted on the thread of another DISer, and when we both started our respective reports, we were always reading and commenting on each other's reports (and sometimes following each other around the boards .) Pretty soon, we were friends on Facebook and had each other's cell phone numbers and were posting on Facebook and/or texting constantly, much to the amusement of my boyfriend (and I think Katie's boyfriend, too.) Fortunately they understand our friendship, and my boyfriend, Charles, knows exactly who I mean when I say "I was talking to Katie..." Even though we've only met in person once, we've become incredibly close over the past year or so, and she's one of my best friends. She's the one I text whenever something funny happens, and when Charles sees me furiously texting, or laughing at something on my phone, he assumes (usually correctly) that it is Katie.

Last May, when going out to Ohio to visit family with my dad and my younger brother, Katie and I got to make plans to meet up. I was strung out on caffeine and four hours of interrupted sleep, mostly due to travel anxieties (I don't always travel well), but I got to meet Katie and her boyfriend, Patrick, and we all had lunch together.

Katie is the on the left, representing Disney, and I'm on the right, representing...well, Boston. In my defense, I am holding the Eeyore that she picked up for me on her trip.



Some background on my trip:

This trip is a do-over trip for us. Last year, my dad had a stomach bug or food poisoning that kept him from getting out for the first 2 or 3 days. My sister had a cold and then got some kind of small stomach bug just when my dad was finally getting out and was ready to go. It wasn't until towards the end of our week-long trip that we all managed to get out and about as a family. There were also two things (parasailing and an Epcot segway tour) that ended up not happening due to all the sickness. We still had a great time, but we were definitely anticipating a do-over the next year.

The cast of Megablocks' trip report:

Me (Meghan, 25) and DSis (Kailyn, 16 -- turning 17 on the trip!)



My parents (will just be referred to as Mom and Dad)



And, not a person, but rather an inanimate object...the glasses. Found sitting in an antique store in Ohio in the summer of 2008, these glasses have become a rather large part of our Disney pictures.



The cast of DisKate's report:

Katie, her mom, and her younger sister, Kris



and Katie's boyfriend, Patrick.



Also, from now on, when doing updates, Katie and I will be using different-colored fonts. I'll be writing in red and Katie will make her color of choice known.

Thanks for reading!
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1994: CBR // 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004: POR // 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013: Pop Century
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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So now that I've secured my spot let me tell you a bit about my trip....This is my Graduation present. When I was about 3 years old (and Kris just born) my Mom took Kris and I to Disney. We went again when I was around 5 (Kris about 2). Since then they have not been back. I have been back 4 times without them with Patrick's family. All in the last four years. Since going back I have wanted to take my Mom and Kris to show them how wonderful Disney is, but it has never happened. So in order to make it happen I made it my one request for Graduation that we all go together. We are staying for one week at Boardwalk Villas and are arriving on Kris' 20th birthday....making it about 18 years since she or my Mom have been there. I am really looking forward to watching them experience Disney and hopefully they will come to love it as much as I do!
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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I'm here! Great start. I've missed pictures of those glasses for sure!

Isn't DIS friendship the best? I'm so thankful that I have met Jen through here.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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Oh how fun, a joint report. I'm glad you girls made such a strong friendship via the Dis. That's super neat. I can't wait to read more!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:27 AM   #6
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Joining in!

Great start!!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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I'm here! Great start. I've missed pictures of those glasses for sure!

Isn't DIS friendship the best? I'm so thankful that I have met Jen through here.

LL, you are supposed to be packing for a Disney trip, and you still beat me!
My kids are at Music, but if I type fast, there's a chance I could beat CP!

I'm going to be all over this report to get me through until June. We have had the privilege of meeting Katie and Patrick and Patrick's very nice mom. We hope to do that again someday,
and of course,
we have to meet our fellow Pop friends, too!
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I Don't Know, I Don't Speak Wind http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2962147
All I want for Christmas http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2860915
Mingos in da Watah! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2758143
Geen Yight: She's Out of Sight! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2677011
My Name is NOT Broccoli www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2611094
From Pop to the Top www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2495977
Mother, May I? Yes, You May www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2448482
Ringing in 2010 www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2356794
Brooklynn Takes Bella to Meet Cinderella www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2209387
A Two Short, Too Different Spring Break Trip www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2122295
Over the river and through the FUN! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post29060069
A Ten Day Ride on a Magic Camel www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1869591
Baby and the Tramp...and a Pop Half Century www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1470678


We've stayed at Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Movies, All Star Music, French Quarter, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, Beach Club, Vero Beach, Kidani Village and Saratoga Springs - many trips, and many wonderful, magical memories made.
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Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining! Meg and I are really excited to do this together...and hopefully we will keep up with this one better then last years!
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I'm here! Great start. I've missed pictures of those glasses for sure!

Isn't DIS friendship the best? I'm so thankful that I have met Jen through here.
Yay, I'm so glad you came over! I have missed posting pictures of the glasses. I can't wait for more photo ops with them next month.

It really is the best, I'm so glad that I met Katie. Like you and Jen, Katie and I have a LOT of things in common, and it's so strange, but so cool!

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Oh how fun, a joint report. I'm glad you girls made such a strong friendship via the Dis. That's super neat. I can't wait to read more!!
I'm glad you came over! Thank you so much for reading!

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Joining in!

Great start!!!
Yay, welcome! And thank you

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LL, you are supposed to be packing for a Disney trip, and you still beat me!
My kids are at Music, but if I type fast, there's a chance I could beat CP!

I'm going to be all over this report to get me through until June. We have had the privilege of meeting Katie and Patrick and Patrick's very nice mom. We hope to do that again someday,
and of course,
we have to meet our fellow Pop friends, too!
You didn't beat LL, but you did beat CP!

I'm glad to have something to get you through June -- your reports have done the same for me! I'm going to be sending pictures to Facebook, and I'll be sure to get you some palm tree pictures.

Yes, we still need to do a big meet at Pop -- I'd love that!
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Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining! Meg and I are really excited to do this together...and hopefully we will keep up with this one better then last years!
At least this way we'll be able to prod each other along. I'm sure my mom (hi mom) will read, too, and remind me to update!
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I'm here and I think I made the first page!

I did! I did!
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I did! I did!
Hi Jill -- you did! Thanks for reading
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Hi Tracy! Glad you're here Thanks for coming over!
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I'm here I'm here!! Can't wait to read more!! Hopefully you will get a very uneventful redo!
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