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Old 01-03-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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*4/10*GF Cafe & final thoughts* Dead Lizards & Deluxe Dining: A December Trip Report

So, here I am with another fun-filled trip report. I can't believe I went to Disney twice in 3 months. I blame it on wigd!!

You see, I was busily planning our family's October trip when I got completely addicted to some new trip reports. In particular, wigdoutdismom's report. I started realizing that there were people who went to Disney more than once in a year. Wow!! What a realization.

Enter my friend Courtney.

This is her with my daughter Lily on the first day of school this year. She's going to kill me because she hates that picture but I think it's adorable.

She had had a rough past year and was getting ready to have her 40th birthday. This was going to be a difficult milestone for her, to say the least. You have to know something about me at this point. I kind of like milestone birthdays. For my husband's 30th? I took him skiing in Colorado (even though we didn't have 2 pennies to rub together at the time and it took me forever to pay it off). For my mom's 50th? I threw a huge surprise party. For my baby brother's 30th? I took him to NYC for a weekend (he's a huge Broadway buff) For my husband's 40th? Another huge surprise party. For my mom's 60th? Another weekend trip to NYC.

So, I wanted to do something really special for Courtney. Something that would amaze her and make her 40th birthday memorable (in a good way). So, I started planning a trip to Disney! Courtney hadn't been to Disney since she was a kid and she always talked about wanting to go. She had offered to be my nanny on our October trip, but with 2 grandmothers along that wasn't really happening!

Besides, I had always wanted to explore Disney as a grown up!! Drinks and time to stroll! No Dumbo run? That sounded like the life to me!! Courtney's birthday is in December so I talked to our friend who's a DVC member and she found me availability at Old Key West for December 20 & 21st, the beginning of our Christmas break. I figure we'd go down on Saturday, stay at a DTD hotel on Saturday night and then stay at OKW on Sunday & Monday.

Sounds like a plan, right? Stay turned to see how it really turned out!
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:02 PM   #3
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Just read it and you are blaming me? Well Courtney should be thanking me....
That is a very cute picture of her and Lily!
I hope this is going to be an annual event!
Subbing to read more, Yes I forgot to sub.....
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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Just read it and you are blaming me? Well Courtney should be thanking me....
That is a very cute picture of her and Lily!
I hope this is going to be an annual event!
Subbing to read more, Yes I forgot to sub.....
I am thanking you Anita!!!!!!!! And by the way....I do HATE this picture!!!!
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I'm in!!!!

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I am thanking you Anita!!!!!!!! And by the way....I do HATE this picture!!!!
Courtney! It was great meeting you! Please come over and play on my trip report too!
The link is in my siggie!
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:50 PM   #12
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I'm here too Shann!!!! Thanks for the invite and can't wait to hear how it all went down.
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OH! Did I make that first page for a change??!! YAY! Here I am and I love the premise for this trip. Can't wait to read all about it! Thanks for letting me know it was coming!
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:33 PM   #14
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #15
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can't wait!

looking forward to enjoying your trip report this time around!
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