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Old 02-03-2010, 10:56 AM   #76
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Great job so far....
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:54 AM   #77
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I just realized I have not put a picture of our family up yet, so here we are……..



Day 1 Part I - Let the games begin…..

Let me give you a quick snapshot of my morning,

- wake-up call 3:30
- try to get kids and wife up
- need coffee
- get luggage ready to go
- wife is up, try to get the kids up again
- get dressed, brushed, washed and ready
- still need coffee
- kids are up
- catch the shuttle
- get to the airport
- still need coffee
- wait in a huge line
- check our baggage (see you at the hotel)
- security check
- wondering if we will have to go through the full body scanners……it’s early and really cold…enough said
- remove shoes, belts, cell phones, empty pockets, have a stranger touch me in strange places….
- no scanners…whew
- did I mention I still need coffee
- walk to the gate
- finally get my coffee
- for some reason another security check, this time a weird machine pointed at me tells me I’m okay, Jonathan is not so the security guy pats him down. I guess we are high risk…a Canadian family of 4 going to Disneyworld…what are they planning!!
- get on the plane, watch a terrible movie with no sound because I refuse to pay for earphones.
- get offered a gross sandwich for $6 that they are nice enough to let us pay in US$ at par if we want…how generous of them.
- drink my complimentary “shot glass” of ginger-ale
- get off the plane
- I could use another coffee
- go through customs, Yes sir, no sir, …Canadian......for pleasure….going to Disneyworld…thank-you
- another security check, remove shoes, belts, cell phones, empty pockets, have another stranger touch me in strange places, joke to the wife about this being the most action I’ve had in weeks.
- did I mention I could use another coffee
- realize this time I have to collect my luggage off of the carosel and move it 10 feet to a big pile for Disney (strange)
- finally in the Orlando airport and get my second coffee
- grab the imitation monorail and get to the other side of the airport, go downstairs and after all of that I see this………….


Needless to say any pictures before this would not have been pretty.

Finally…….Magical Express!!!!!!!


From here on out I belong to the Mouse!!


Matthew is getting tired, Jonathan decides to re-fuel on licorice, what a great Dad he has…


That cold snap sure has taken its toll here, the grass is very brown.


Shhhhh…..the movie is starting.


No, we don’t want to go to Tampa…..keep to the left please.


The front seat has its privilages


I see it in the distance….that wonderful sign!


YES!!!!!!!!!


You know you are getting close when you see this…..


We are HOME…….Port Orleans Riverside. I feel relaxed already.....


Con't on the next post....
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:55 AM   #78
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con't from previous...

Check-in was great, very quick, we requested a room near the main pool and a quiet pool if possible, they put us in room 8611 in the Magnolia Terrace Building. Not too bad the main pool is across the bridge but still very close.



Here is our room before we destroy it…..








Bounceback…hmmmm…I will have to look into this…


By this point we are starving, we hit the food court and grab a bite to eat.

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Old 02-04-2010, 11:55 AM   #79
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con't from previous....

I have this….Carrie had the same thing and the kids had pasta.
Not gourmet by any stretch of the imagination, but it filled the void.


We bought these of course…..hey I know that guy!!


Kids are ready for the pool, our luggage was not there yet but we have done this before and we always bring the kids swim trunks in the carry-on just in case.





By this point they thought they were getting good and were pretending they were surfing.



Next up…..Our dinner with some old friends and the finale to our first day….




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Old 02-04-2010, 01:05 PM   #80
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Just joining in... Enjoying the trip report so far. Fascinating- Canadians look strikingly similar to Americans! Who knew?
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Kids are ready for the pool, our luggage was not there yet but we have done this before and we always bring the kids swim trunks in the carry-on just in case.
That's a veteran move. Nice job.

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- another security check, remove shoes, belts, cell phones, empty pockets, have another stranger touch me in strange places, joke to the wife about this being the most action I’ve had in weeks.
I think you left out the part where she takes a swing at you.

So I assume you enjoyed POR? We were really surprised how much we enjoyed it when we stayed there. I wasn't expecting much going in, but it's a beautiful place to stay.
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- remove shoes, belts, cell phones, empty pockets, have a stranger touch me in strange places….
- another security check, remove shoes, belts, cell phones, empty pockets, have another stranger touch me in strange places, joke to the wife about this being the most action I’ve had in weeks.

Should change the title too...
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Love your sense of humor! I can't wait for our trip in November to see that sign at the airport - the one that points you to your bus for your hotel (ours will be Boardwalk Villas with boardwalk view - I can hardly wait!!) Looks like the boys had a blast in the pool.
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There must have been other Canadians there - I see other people in the pool!

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Just joining in... Enjoying the trip report so far. Fascinating- Canadians look strikingly similar to Americans! Who knew?
Yes, it can be difficult to tell the difference. But please try to avoid eye contact - they might get spooked.
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So far, Travel, Hotel, Pool, Travel, Hotel, Pool. I'm starting to see a pattern here...
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If it wasn't for the Eh's and the please and thank-you's you would never be able to tell us apart

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I think you left out the part where she takes a swing at you.
We have been married for 12 years, I have learned to anticipate these things.

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So I assume you enjoyed POR? We were really surprised how much we enjoyed it when we stayed there. I wasn't expecting much going in, but it's a beautiful place to stay.
This was our third stay at POR and we have continue to find new things there. We absolutely love this resort, it truly feels like home.

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Should change the title too...
Family, Friends, Fun, Food, Five pounds, Frisking, Felt-up, and...... Fotoprafy
Adds another layer to the FUN part of the title.

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Love your sense of humor! I can't wait for our trip in November to see that sign at the airport - the one that points you to your bus for your hotel (ours will be Boardwalk Villas with boardwalk view - I can hardly wait!!) Looks like the boys had a blast in the pool.
Thanks, when you get to that point, it just feels like the stress just melts away. Love it! We love POR, but I have to say over the last few years I have really grown to enjoy the Boardwalk area. We were to ever buy DVC that is where it would be.

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or Americans from the Northeast, we consider them Canadians too.

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When you have had snow for the better part of three months, you get in the pool whenever you get the chance.
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Thanks and I will try to keep it up. 3 days left WOW, have fun!!! Let us know about your trip when you get back.

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THERE IT IS......The inFAMOUS Maple Leafs Hat and Roots Shirt...(Worn by every Canadian I saw at POR)

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