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Old 08-12-2010, 06:22 PM   #91
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I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of these shirts! They sound cute! Road trips are always so long and seem to take FOREVERRRRRRR - especially on the way to Disney World!

Kristen - it's almost time for yall to be at Disney, too! (In this trippie...) I still think you should try and go around the same time we went last year. I'm REALLY trying to make it happen for Jake & I.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #92
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that's a great idea!! hopefully you decide to put up the pics Tink! I'm sure they come out really nice!!
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Tink, I was just going to say exactly what MeMom said -- Georgia lasts FOREVER when you are headed to Florida -- especially the bit between Macon and Valdosta! I can't tell you how many times I hear from Chelsea and Connor, "Are we still in Georgia?" on a trip!
Oh my gosh, I agree with you and MeMom! That part between Macon and Valdosta just seems to go on forever!

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I DEFINITELY know what you mean about getting stir crazy from being in the car all day. Don't you just hate when you get out of the car, but it still feels like you're moving? Or maybe it's just me that that happens to.

And what a great idea about the t-shirts!! I'm sure they made for some excellent pictures. If I ever do a big group/family reunion trip at Disney, I am totally getting shirts made!
Ugh, trust me..we were so ready to get to WDW!

We aren't usually the type to wear matching shirts like that, but we thought Grandma and Grandpa would like it.

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Ugggg, that is the worst stretch!!! It seems like there's been some kind of road work going on somewhere in that area for the last 20 years or so
We are so sick of the construction!!

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Hey ladies!! I'm here!! I'm so excited for this trip! I have my box of tissues nearby, Tink!! I just can't wait to read all about the Little Guy and you two meeting for the first time! I gotta admit, when Kristen sent me a pic my eyes teared up! I'm such a sap and don't even care!!

Can't wait for more!!!!!!! So excited!!
Hey girl. Glad you made it over!

I have to admit..I was a bit jealous of your trip! haha. I can't wait to read all about it.

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Thought I would stop by since you stopped by my TR Tinkgirl! Such a large group, should be fun.
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Awesome update guys!

The shirts sound like such a great idea Tink and the little guy is too adorable.

Can't wait to hear how your first day at WDW went
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I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of these shirts! They sound cute! Road trips are always so long and seem to take FOREVERRRRRRR - especially on the way to Disney World!
Hey girl. Thanks for reading!
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:01 PM   #93
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How nice that you made shirts for your grandparents... can't wait to see those pics!

So ummm.. what kind of pizza did you decide on?
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Welcome, thanks for joining in! I'm interested to see if any of our plans overlapped or we're in any of each others pictures!
Me too...I need to keep a lookout for you two in my pics or see if I spot myself in any of yours!
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:22 PM   #96
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How nice that you made shirts for your grandparents... can't wait to see those pics!

So ummm.. what kind of pizza did you decide on?
We got sausage, cheese, and cheese sticks.

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Are you using Photobucket? If so, it's really easy. Just edit the picture, and then when you're in edit mode you have a few tabs across the top for different actions to perform. Select the "Distort" tab and you'll have a couple of options for how to make it illegible.
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Just wanted to say hi, ladies! My sisters and I got back this morning so time to play catch up.
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Tinkgurlfriend ~ I read my Disney info books outloud to family too, LOL! Most of the time though it's just me rambling on about something off the top of my head though. Most of them don't listen or care, you're so lucky to have a bunch of them with you on your trip and I can't wait to read mroe about it!

Kristen ~ 28 water bottles!! That's such an awesome idea. We usually buy a case at the grocery store once we arrive in Orlando. Maybe we'll fly Southwest next time... the $25 per bag fee we normally have is so annoying.

Can't wait for the next installment, girls!!
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When we drive the Florida part is what seems to take foreverrrrrr. We have to drive across the panhandle and then down.

I can just feel the excitement building as you're getting closer to WDW. I can't wait to see the little guys reaction once you're really there.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:10 PM   #102
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Tinkgurlfriend ~ I read my Disney info books outloud to family too, LOL! Most of the time though it's just me rambling on about something off the top of my head though. Most of them don't listen or care, you're so lucky to have a bunch of them with you on your trip and I can't wait to read mroe about it!

Can't wait for the next installment, girls!!
Okay, glad I'm not the only one who reads it out loud! Fiance actually loved it when I read this book to him when we drove down in March.

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When we drive the Florida part is what seems to take foreverrrrrr. We have to drive across the panhandle and then down.

I can just feel the excitement building as you're getting closer to WDW. I can't wait to see the little guys reaction once you're really there.
Ew, you guys have an even longer drive in FL!
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Day 3: July 19, 2010

~tinkgurl’s day: Today is finally the day. The day where we get to WDW. The day where we get to see the little guy’s first reaction to it all. I have been dreaming of this day for so long. So naturally, I was up an hour before everyone else. I could hardly sleep. I kept waking up and checking the time to see if it was time to get up yet. Yeah, that’s the only time I’m happy getting out of bed. haha.

After everyone else was up and moving, we all packed up and loaded the car. Then, we went back into the lobby for the breakfast buffet they were serving. We figured it would be easier just to eat there than having to stop somewhere along the way. I think we all hurried that breakfast-we were ready to get to WDW!!!

When we got closer, we stopped at a visitor’s center for a restroom break. They had a really neat Mickey statue in the lobby area. They also had WDW brochures so, of course, I grabbed them all! Even though I didn’t need to look at them, I still have to get them for souvenir purposes. So as you can imagine..I have tons of brochures in every photo album from every trip. HA.

As we got even closer to WDW, I noticed that the Little Guy was starting to get sleepy. NO!!! You can’t fall asleep yet! We’re almost there! I kept him occupied with looking for WDW billboards. Sadly, there weren’t as many as I had remembered from years past. He saw the Shrek billboard and asked if Shrek was at WDW. Uhhh…no. haha.

Soon, we were driving by the DTD area and I knew that the WDW gates were coming up. As soon as we saw them, we started a countdown until we were going under them. As soon as we were under them, Little Guy and I started screaming “WE’RE HERE! WE’RE HERE!” I texted Kristen like 5 million texts the whole time we were getting to WDW grounds. She had to be laughing at how crazy excited I was. And wow, I felt like such a little kid again pointing everything in sight out to him- the first Disney bus we saw, the first monorail we saw, and so on. He kept asking “That’s at Disney World?” We’d say, “We are in Disney World! This is ALL Disney World!”

We even saw the TRON monorail going to Epcot:



Then, we saw THE gates. You know, the gates to my favorite park of them all: the MK.



Little Guy kept asking where the Castle was. See, I had prepared him all summer about WDW. He had remembered that the Castle was at the MK! I told him to keep on the lookout for the Castle and our hotel, which he had seen on the WDW movie I showed him. And within a few minutes, we made it around the corner and saw “our place” for the week:



My heart was starting to race. We went under the water way and as we made it out the other side, we could finally see the Castle. Me and Little Guy started dancing “We’re here. We’re here!” We pulled up to valet parking and jumped out of the car. I looked around at us all. I could not believe it. We were actually at WDW with Little Guy AND Grandma and Grandpa.

A CM came with luggage carts and started helping us unload the car. Of course, this was taking way too much time according to the Little Guy. So Fiancé and I worked to keep him occupied. He got on Fiancé’s shoulders and was checking out the Castle:



Then, I took him on a tour of the lobby while Grandma and Dad checked us in. It was so crazy to be back in the lobby and actually checking in there rather than just visiting. It definitely brought back memories from previous trips.

Little Guy thought that the escalators were so neat. I promised him that we would be taking trips up and down them many times. As we walked back towards Grandma and Dad, Dad let us know that our rooms were already ready! The CM checking us in saw that we were DVC members and upgraded us to the main tower! She also gave Fiancé and I “Just Engaged” buttons, the Little Guy got a “1st Visit” button, and Grandma and Grandpa got “Happy Anniversary” buttons. So, we informed the CM that had helped us with our luggage that our rooms were ready and we wouldn’t need our carts in storage. He said that he would meet us up at the rooms. So, after Dad and Uncle parked our cars-to the elevators we went!

Of course, I was freaking out that we were going to be in the 8th floor. Those of you who have read my TR’s before know that I am claustrophobic! But, Little Guy promised to hug me and hold me every time we had to ride the elevator. When we got to our floor, he would always say “We’re here! It’s okay now.”

As we got off onto our floor, we realized that we would be facing Bay Lake. Darn it. Oh well, we figured it would be a beautiful view of the sunrise-and boy were we right! We went our separate ways to check out our rooms. My group was in room 4415, Uncle and the boys were in 4412, which was joined with Grandma and Grandma’s room 4411. It worked out great for them. They just left the joining door open the whole time and Little Guy could go back and forth.

My group was especially excited to see what the rooms looked like because we could remember seeing them doing the remodeling on previous trips. We opened the door and our mouths dropped. It was SO much nicer than when we had stayed there when Sis and I were younger.

As you opened the door, there was a little hallway with cabinets and a fridge on the left and the door to the bathroom on the right:



The bathroom had two amazing sinks:



The shower was also nice. Then to the right in the bathroom was a little room, which was the toilet:



Then, as you came out of the hallway and into the room, there were two huge beds. Dad already had to call the front desk. Our message light was flashing-which became a theme for the rest of the week! They were reminding us to pick up our Luau tickets. After we listened to the message, they said they were going to delete the message, but they never did so our light kept flashing the whole trip! It was so annoying! haha.



The tv was a flat screen and the tiled area underneath it had a light you could turn on! It was so neat! The couch also turned into a bed, which is where Sis slept.:



Over along the wall, there was a glass desk and a dresser with drawers to store stuff. This ended up being my area to do my hair and make-up in the morning because it was out of the way of everyone.



After checking out the room, we had to run out on the balcony and check out the view. It was so nice! We could see the pool-which was good for when we went swimming and Grandma and Grandpa just wanted to stay in the room-they would sit on the balcony and wave at us. We could see WL, Epcot, the Swan and Dolphin, and even things at DTD!



It was also fun being able to watch the boats coming to and from the dock:



And, we had a great view of BLT. It was so neat to look at during the night.



We decided to head back in and turn on Stacey while we waited for our luggage. No longer than 2 minutes later did we hear a knock on the door! We practically threw our suitcases in the room and then headed down to Uncle’s room. As we knocked on the door, Little Guy yelled “Who is it?!” I said my name and he said “Okay, come in!” and opened the door. Of course, the latch was locked at the top of the door, so Uncle had to help him haha. We made sure they were all settled in, got sunscreen on, and headed to the elevator. We were going to the 4th floor because…we were going to get on Little Guy’s first monorail ride!!!

~Up next: Little Guy’s 1st time at the MK! What will the first ride be?
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Ah, I love how excited you were to show Little Guy Walt Disney World!!! I am like a little kid when we drive onto Disney property, too!

The Contemporary rooms look so nice, but I was drooling over the D&B purse sitting on the bed!
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Yayyyy!!! You're there!! Isn't driving under that sign and onto Disney property just the best!! And to be able to share it all with LG...just all the more special!
Love your room at CR....I say this all the time that BLT is beginning to grow on me and I know I will love it once I stay there!

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