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Old 05-16-2010, 05:44 PM   #61
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Day 1, Saturday May 1
The stewardess (is this still the proper term?) was telling us that the flight from MCO to DSM was one of the worst she had ever been on and was far more turbulent than what we were experiencing at that time. Later of course after hearing about the storms in Tennessee I realized what exactly we were flying over. Watching the news the next day was much to reminiscent of our 2008 trip when we watched in horror the devastating flooding going on not far from our own homes in Iowa.


we finally saw this wonderful sign




It never loses its excitement - going under that magical arch. I bet that is one spot on earth that kicks the smile-o-meter up to high every day.

I love the world of purple, red, and turquoise signs.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:53 PM   #62
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:16 PM   #63
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Great start! I was there that week also and although the heat didn't bother me, I did notice the crowds!! There were more people in DHS than I saw in June 2009!
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:59 PM   #64
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Love all the detail in the rooms....the duvets and lights and border all coordinate and look so pretty together!
Ughhhh on the flight...I remember you posted that on FB and I saw it right before I was about to take off!! I put that in the back of my mind and we were fine because we went right down the east coast...loved being on Jet Blue and watching the screens to show you exactly where you are....except for watching the speed....544 mph!

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Old 05-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #65
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Great start Katie. You took pictures of each important step in your journey. You did much better than I did in capturing all the important moments. The little boy, Cory, is so cute! Thank goodness for Dramamine! Your room looks lovely. Did you end up changing rooms? That one girl standing by the fake monorail looks like Tracy, but I guess it wasn't.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #66
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I'm in. Starting a WDW trip with blisters sure can't be fun.

A grownup only trip. Don't know why I never thought of that when my girls were little. I really could have used one of those.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:26 PM   #67
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CSR looks really nice. My dad would kill me if he found out there was a moderate that has queen beds--he complained about the double the whole trip! Though I don't think I'll tell him since he said that if we ever go back, just because of that, we would go deluxe!!! Can't wait to hear about your first meal at the World!
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #69
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Woot! Woot! Not sure if I'm gonna write one so......maybe you will inspire me
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:51 PM   #70
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Hey!

Excited to see where you are going at the Contemporary....I'm going to guess The Wave!! If so it is SO YUMMY!!

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Old 05-17-2010, 04:52 AM   #71
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Yeay! You're in Orlando and at Disney!

That's too bad that you experienced turbulence on the way! I didn't realize you flew the day of all that rain and those storms. Now that I am typing it, that was the day I was having lunch with MeMom and Jill, I think.

The rooms at CSR are just so pretty, but I love your picture of the Mary Blair mosaic the best!
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:41 AM   #72
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That's too bad that you experienced turbulence on the way! I didn't realize you flew the day of all that rain and those storms. Now that I am typing it, that was the day I was having lunch with MeMom and Jill, I think.
Yep. Jarvis texted me to see how I was making it in all the craziness, and I told him I was in Atlanta, so I didn't know about it. He said he forgot about that, and told me that rain was coming down in sheets at home and had been all day. The next morning, when I drove home, that's when all the flooding started getting bad. It took a lot of rerouting and a few extra hours for me to get home. Orlando would have been a nice place to be that day!
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Fabulous first update!! That ME ride DOES seem to take forever-- I love it though! It's the last minutes of anticipation!
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Ok... I can't stand reading your report without pictures (on my work computer) so now I'm about to put a bookmark on your chapter link page into my phone's browser...

Love you!
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YAY--an update that gets you to DisneyWorld!

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