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Old 07-27-2010, 09:36 PM   #151
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Yeah you're there, even though it took 9 stops. DH does the driving for us and he's very stingy with the stops.

Chelsea did a good job of documenting your drive down. Did she take any self portrait pictures? That's what Michelle always did and now Danielle is doing it.

Love Connors dance! That's the way I feel when we finally get there.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:37 PM   #152
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just started reading sounds like u had a great trip
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:45 PM   #153
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The purple sign looks so much happier in your pictures then it did in ours. Oh well we get a do over in October!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:22 PM   #154
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9 stops. Are you kidding me! We made 4 from our house to Ocala!

Glad you are there though!
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Love all the pcitures from Chelsea! I like Connor's happy dance. Can't wait to see where your room was located although I did see a sneak peak of your view. Looking forward to seeing what you do later in the day!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:44 PM   #156
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Yay!!!! You're there!!! I love all of Chelsea's pictures along the way and her demands of being kept in the conversation in the car!!
Yes I did notice and was looking for Charles' pillow!!
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:00 PM   #157
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YAY you have arrived at Disney!!!! Loved the Connor's welcome dance WOOT!!! So much fun!!!

I have to agree with you the Welcome to Disney sign is also my favorite!!

Chelsea's pictures LOL Can't wait to see more!

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:06 PM   #158
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Yippee - we're at Disney! Love the pictures - Connor is too cute dancing!

I did, in fact, know that McDonald's coffee drinks are good - and high in calories!!!

I don't think we stop 9 times driving from Minnesota!!! And in 8 hours??? Someone has issues.
Glad you all made it safely - now I'm curious what you should have listened to the kids about?
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Then, it was time to eat! Homemade waffles, bacon, and sausage! Yum!
Yum is right! Guess who is making homemade waffles for breakfast tomorrow because I'm easily swayed by the power of suggestion?

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After struggling to assemble the two layers of cake, I realized there was a reason I never bake round cakes. What a pain!
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Meanwhile, Chelsea sat in the last row of seats in the van and insisted on acting like a modern-day Lady Catherine de Bourgh by yelling from the back, “What are you saying? I can’t hear you! I insist on being included in the conversation!“
Ugh, my girls do that, too. It drives me crazy!

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:38 PM   #160
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So Jackie, I don't imagine that many of those 9 stops were yours....

Charles didn't sleep?
This was a change of events for him!!!

Speaking a certain CD, do I need to burn someone a copy?

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Old 07-28-2010, 12:25 AM   #161
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9 stops......yikes. I bet you thought you were never going to get there! Went back and read the pre-trippie. Loved it!!! Going...not going...going....not going.... of course since you are writing a Trip Report, I knew the outcome, but still. Glad everything worked out. For anyone else who hasn't read it, it is a quick read using the chapter links, and it is great!
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Great update!

It's good to see she was making good use of her birthday present already
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:01 AM   #163
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Oh Jackie, don't feel bad about all those stops. On our way back from Disney in December we stopped 5 times in what is a 3 1/2 - 4 hour ride. We stopped at EVERY rest stop on our stretch of the turnpike! Of course, we left WDW at midnight and just kept stopping for coffee or ice to crunch on to keep us awake.

I love Connor's happy Disney dance!!

Can't wait to hear about CBR, we stayed there in 2003 just me and Ramon (and Miren in my belly) but haven't been back since. I booked us there for October with the bounceback we got last month at POP, but dates might change and we are thinking we might go back to POP, as well. Decisions, decisions...
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WOW! That's a lot of stops. Think of how much faster you could have been there without all of the stops. On our trips when the driver (me) stops for gas the passnegers refresh their drinks and use the restroom. Any other stops are if the driver needs coffee, so we stop about every three to four hours and usually drive 12 to 14 hours per day. (Although our last trip to MI we drove 20, with Dh and I switching off about every seven.)
I love Connor's happy dance, that's exactly the way I feel when we get to Disney.
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I, like your other readers, am appalled at the number of stops! I demand to know who was behind such foolishness!
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