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Old 06-21-2010, 12:58 PM   #16
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Friday - Part 1 - …and we're off

Okay we're back, I've finally dried off, so let's get this TR started!!

In lieu of using any vacation time for this trip, I flexed my hours during the week to make up for leaving at noon, adding an extra hour here and there. So Friday morning, I got up and got into to work around 5:30 (this means I left my house around 4:45, and was up around). I'm not a morning person at all, you needless to say I wasn't thrilled about being up so early.

I mean look - even the fox is still asleep



(we have a family of foxes living in our yard, I thought it was so cute to see one of the babies sleeping like that)

I always feel so silly bringing big bags into work. I don't know why - no one cares - I just feel like a dork.

I had my "purse" which was my DVC bag. I had all my clothes, books, cameras and other stuff in there.



And my 3 oz of liquid ina plastic bag



Then I had gigantor -which is what I call this duffle bag. It can fit anything, and still qualify and fit as a carryon. Once I fit both DH and my clothes for a week in this one bag. Nice, but HEAVY!



This was full of clothes I was giving to Panic.

The morning at work went pretty fast - no crises - which as a miracle in and of itself.

I got a text from Panic saying she was at the airport. I wasn't there, but I imagine she looked like this



At noon, I grabbed my luggage, and hopped in my friend Sheri's car -since she offered to take me to the airport. We decided to take in a quick lunch before she dropped me off - since we were still early.

The service was super slow, they were boarding all zones all rows when I got to my gate.

No worries, I was near the front of the plane, and the flight was NOT full. It was kind of weird, the guy next to me was assigned the middle seat, but no one was assigned the aisle. And he didn't move over until more than 1/2 way through the flight. That was so odd. He also started playing music on his computer - not with head phones. That was obnoxious to.

Also hilarious was the family in front of me. There was a little girl - about 6 I think. It was her first flight (and first time to Disney) and her parents were really coaching her about the flight. Explaining everything to her and making sure she was excited, not scared. They did a really good job…. Too good of a job even… Once we were in the air and almost landing they asked her if she was excited about Disney, but she just wanted to talk about the plane. It was pretty funny. I hope she eventually got excited about disney!

At some point in the flight, I took my camera out to take a picture of myself of the plane…

We landed (early even!) and I texted Panic to see where she was. She was on the ME already, so I was right behind her.

I got on the first ride of the trip, and grabbed my phone to take a pic, since it was already in my pocket…

Where's the big drop?



Check-in to the ME was a breeze - there was NO one there, and the people that were, were really blurry...



I had enough time to snap this picture



And they loaded me on a bus.

Soon we were on our way, taking in the lovely sights of the airport.



The movie started, and I put my phone away and reached for my camera….





Um…

Camera?

Where are you?
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Where are you?
Oh no.....
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Please tell us you found your camera!!

That story about the little girl on the airplane is too cute. I wonder why the guy didn't move - maybe he thought he couldn't and finally figured out he could

I loved your honeymoon TR and can't wait to get this show on the road!!
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I got a text from Panic saying she was at the airport. I wasn't there, but I imagine she looked like this


This is exactly how I look in the airport. Cartoon-y and lost.
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Hahaha! Subscribing now -- I read your wedding trip report and loved it! So funny! I can't wait to hear about your newest adventures!!!!!!
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Signing on for the fun! You had me laughing out loud on your last TR and I can't wait to see what you and your sister get into for this trip.
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I'm here Joanna! Can't wait to hear about your sisters trip as I plan for mine.
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Oh no.....
Oh no is right. I was so mad!

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Please tell us you found your camera!!

That story about the little girl on the airplane is too cute. I wonder why the guy didn't move - maybe he thought he couldn't and finally figured out he could

I loved your honeymoon TR and can't wait to get this show on the road!!
I would love to tell you I found my camera.... but my mommy taught me not to lie...

The girl was adorable! English wasn't the guy's first language - so maybe he just didn't understand.

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Welcome. This report will have significantly fewer trains in it

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:47 PM   #24
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Friday - Part 1 - are we there yet?

Camera, Camera, where art thou?

I dumped my whole bag out searching for it. But it was gone.
It must have slipped out of my bag on the plane. I quickly called Panic who had already checked in and was walking into the room to see if she could help me track down some numbers.

She did, and I called, but no one answered, so I left messages. But by this point, I had given up all hope of recovering it…

Thank goodness I had downloaded all the pictures that morning!

It still has not been recovered, and I’m loosing hope.

Fortunately, I had a back-up that I'd brought for Panic…so I wasn't camera-less... But my nice Cannon was missing.

So I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures – they’re either from my phone or my crappy $80 kodak.

So back on the ME….

We were driving towards Disney



I tried to get a pic of the sign… but this is what I ended up with – Donald’s Butt and a Toyota



Our first stop was POR - Riverside.





Then we stopped at the boardwalk.





Finally to the Beach Club.



I made to the villas and when I got to the room, and Panic was waiting. I got to the room and dumped out the bag, just to be sure I really did loose the camera. I did.



This is what Panic was describing - weird luck. I usually describe it as good bad luck. Like it's bad luck that I lost the camera, but good luck that I lost it at the beginning of the trip, so I didn't loose any pictures - and that I had a spare with me.

We scoped out the room (I'm spoiled because of the grand villa at BLT - this room was TINY in comparison) We had a great balcony. It was on an angle so it was bigger than a normal balcony and nice view.





After about the 5th time Panic proclaimed she was hungry – so we headed out in search of dinner…


Sorry all - I'm not sure why photobucket is being dumb. It's showing that all the pictures are resized - I don't know why some are big. Grrrr!

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Oh, BOOOOOO! I cannot believe you lost your camera! That so stinks.

I like the way you look on the bright side, though. I guess that's the only thing to do in a situation where it just can't be helped, huh?

Glad you made it to the resort. Can't wait to see where you guys end up for lunch.
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I'm so sorry that you really did lose your camera!! My daughter lost mine on an Easter egg hunt (she borrowed it after I had taken some photos of her and her son and put it in her pocket instead of back in the camera case). Luckily a nice man & his little daughter found it, looked at recent pics taken and found us from the photo I had taken of my daughter. That was truly a blessing because it had been a gift from my oldest son (it was his and he didn't have any money to buy me a Christmas present so he gave me his own camera.) I truly hope that someone is honest and turns it in to the airlines so you will get it back.

We have always stayed at the BWV renting points and love having the Boardwalk view. We wanted to try Beach Club on our next trip but we weren't partial to the room decor or location of the Villa's side. I would love to have a water view overlooking the lake or Stormalong Bay though.
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Welcome! I'm so jealous you're going to Harry Potter with your sisters! I have to wait until December boo!

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Oh, BOOOOOO! I cannot believe you lost your camera! That so stinks.

I like the way you look on the bright side, though. I guess that's the only thing to do in a situation where it just can't be helped, huh?

Glad you made it to the resort. Can't wait to see where you guys end up for lunch.
I was so mad about the camera. I loved it so, I just couldn't believe it. I was super protective of the other one the whole trip. I try to just let things flow. No sense in getting mad over something that can't be changed. I felt really stupid though!

The next piece is coming shortly (I'm determined not to drag this one out like I did the Jan one!) So you'll find out soon!

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I'm so sorry that you really did lose your camera!! My daughter lost mine on an Easter egg hunt (she borrowed it after I had taken some photos of her and her son and put it in her pocket instead of back in the camera case). Luckily a nice man & his little daughter found it, looked at recent pics taken and found us from the photo I had taken of my daughter. That was truly a blessing because it had been a gift from my oldest son (it was his and he didn't have any money to buy me a Christmas present so he gave me his own camera.) I truly hope that someone is honest and turns it in to the airlines so you will get it back.

We have always stayed at the BWV renting points and love having the Boardwalk view. We wanted to try Beach Club on our next trip but we weren't partial to the room decor or location of the Villa's side. I would love to have a water view overlooking the lake or Stormalong Bay though.
I keep hoping someone will feel bad that there are wedding pictures on there (I downloaded them - but didn't delete them) and turn it it... but I'm loosing faith. At least I didn't loose any pictures. So glad someone honest found your camera!

I love the BWV, we haven't stayed there in a while - but the view is great. I agree the Beach Club villas' decor is weird. The drapes were really strange. But the loaction was just great and I love the feel of the resort. Normally, I would have sprung for a view - but with only 2 nights, it didn't seem worth it - we were hardly in the room.
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Friday - Part 3 - Hungry Hungry Villans and Power Rangers!

So where did we go for dinner?



Beaches and Cream! I couldn't stay at the BC and not get a No Way Jose!

It was about 7:00 (okay, it was 7:06 because I was joking with Panic that we were 6 minutes behind schedule, so we had to rush) I was expecting B&C to be crowded and figured we'd end up at the MK.

Wrong. There was plenty of room. I've never before been seated right away - and at a table to boot. Maybe the crowds wouldn't be as bad as I thought…

So.. hungry…can I eat the menu?



Maybe the mustard?



No… I think… I'm going to eat you if you don't stop taking pictures!



Then, she was suddenly compelled to take a senior portrait for the year book



(what is it about me that makes people want to pose like that? DH did the same pose in Jan!)

Fortunately, our food came pretty quickly, so Panic couldn't eat me.

She got a cheese burger - she was too hungry to wait for a picture.



I got a turkey sandwich.



I can't tell you why - but I also took a picture of the mayonnaise packets they gave us...

mmm… mayonnaise….


As we were finishing our sandwiches 3 teenage guys came in wearing power ranger t-shirts to make them look like the black, blue and red power rangers Panic and I so wanted to get pink and yellow ones and join them! It was quite funny!

Then we got a No Way Jose. Mmmm chocolate-peanut butter-y goodness.



I'm supposed to share with you?



That thing is huge - we were both starving and here's the Damage we were able to do to it…



Hopped up on sugar… we attempted to take a self - picture. It didn't work very well - but it's an awesome picture of the corner!



As we left, we walked by the pool



Then we headed to the bus stop - and caught a bus to...
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You take the weirdest pictures: the road, partial shots of resort signs, mayo packets !?!?!?!!?!?!?!

I'd also like to share that Joanna had a particularly difficult time the ENTIRE trip figuring out how to take a picture of ourselves. It never quite sunk in that she need to point the camera a US, the people she's trying to take a picture of... not off to the SIDE ^_^'

And the senior portrait pose was specifically done because your husband took the same pic on your last trip. You should link to it to show the comparison.

I was starving that day. I had only eaten a snack bag of Chex Mix on the plane (best snack food ever, btw). The burger was glorious. As was the ice cream ^_^
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Great update! I like the weird pics, btw! Keeps things interesting...

Love the senior portrait pose - we should totally start a "senior portrait pose" trend on the DIS boards. Like everyone should do it and post pics of ourselves doing it in front of the Epcot ball, the castle, the hat, you get the picture! It would be fun.
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