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Old 09-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #16
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Awesome! So glad to read your trip report! I also had a trip that broke the bank, around the same time as yours, both Universal and WDW BUT my trip wasn't much fun. I had a 2 yr old who was very uncooperative, as well as my mom with us who was supposed to help but i ended up with 3 kids instead of 2 (my 6 yr old was with us who is well behaved).

Anyway, I am going to live vicariously through your trip because it sounds like you did all the things I wanted to do!
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so far so good, can't wait to hear more!
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:59 PM   #18
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loving your TR so far. We're planning on doing Universal and IOA on our next trip so I can't wait to read more.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #19
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Woo-Hoo!! Been waiting all week to start your trip report!! Welcome home and I cant wait to read more...

Exciting pics too, loving checking out all the sights I might steal your LGMH idea!
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I'm in!!! Can't wait to read more!
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I love hearing all about Universal even though I'm a WDW fan! I hope we can make it over for one day but not sure which park to visit IoA or Universal. Your hotel room looks so relaxing and huge!
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:29 PM   #22
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Love it so far...can't wait for more!
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #23
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I'm in! Can't wait to read more. I was reading your PTR but didn't complete it until after you left. I have ask, where did you get your wedding dress? If you don't want to say, that's ok. My sister is planning her wedding and she was describing what she'd like her dress to be like and then a few days later I saw your wedding pics...your dress is close to what she described. Anyway, we're practically neighbors so I was wondering if it was a local place. I'm glad you had a good trip, vacation expenses have a habit of growing quickly! Can't wait to hear how you liked staying at the Poly! Maybe a visit to Harry Potter?
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:55 PM   #24
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I am here and so excited to read your report!!
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:57 PM   #25
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Awesome! So glad to read your trip report! I also had a trip that broke the bank, around the same time as yours, both Universal and WDW BUT my trip wasn't much fun. I had a 2 yr old who was very uncooperative, as well as my mom with us who was supposed to help but i ended up with 3 kids instead of 2 (my 6 yr old was with us who is well behaved).

Anyway, I am going to live vicariously through your trip because it sounds like you did all the things I wanted to do!
Oh no, that doesn't sound good at all! Are you writing a trip report, it sounds like it would be an interesting one...

I hope you enjoy the rest of our trip... it isn't always good but it was usually fun!

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so far so good, can't wait to hear more!
Welcome! Always happy to have new readers!

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loving your TR so far. We're planning on doing Universal and IOA on our next trip so I can't wait to read more.
I knew almost nothing about those parks before going, so I hope I help you learn a little about them!

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Woo-Hoo!! Been waiting all week to start your trip report!! Welcome home and I cant wait to read more...

Exciting pics too, loving checking out all the sights I might steal your LGMH idea!
I'm flattered that you've been waiting on my report! I wanted to hurry and start it because I had the day off today and knew it was now or never!

I had a very simple LGMH. And I almost never wore it because I ended up not bringing my SLR camera to the parks... I will plan better next time!

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I'm in!!! Can't wait to read more!
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I love hearing all about Universal even though I'm a WDW fan! I hope we can make it over for one day but not sure which park to visit IoA or Universal. Your hotel room looks so relaxing and huge!
If I had to pick one it would be Universal... I think. But I think that is clouded by our own personal experiences.
I loved our room at Portofino so so much. I also loved the pool.

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Love it so far...can't wait for more!
Thanks, I'll try to deliver an update soon!

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I'm in! Can't wait to read more. I was reading your PTR but didn't complete it until after you left. I have ask, where did you get your wedding dress? If you don't want to say, that's ok. My sister is planning her wedding and she was describing what she'd like her dress to be like and then a few days later I saw your wedding pics...your dress is close to what she described. Anyway, we're practically neighbors so I was wondering if it was a local place. I'm glad you had a good trip, vacation expenses have a habit of growing quickly! Can't wait to hear how you liked staying at the Poly! Maybe a visit to Harry Potter?
Welcome! And thanks for reading the PTR... that thing covers a lot of topics!
I got my dress at Manhattan Bridal in Dedham. It's Alfred Angelo and comes in lots of colors. I loved it so, so much.
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I am here and so excited to read your report!!
You must have posted while I was writing my last reply!
Welcome aboard! It's fun to read reports of others that were there the same time... let me know if you spot yourself in any of my pics!
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:23 PM   #27
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Welcome aboard! It's fun to read reports of others that were there the same time... let me know if you spot yourself in any of my pics!
I agree, it is so nice to read other reports from the same time period.

Portofino Bay looks so awesome. It almost makes me wan to go there....
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:16 AM   #28
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Don't you just love seeing an empty park Looks like you got a lot done on arrival day How much fun is the Mummy?!? My fav ride at US

Your room looks beautiful, Portofino was a good choice then?

Roseanne doesn't look v happy does she
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:58 AM   #29
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Your wedding dress was so beautiful!

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Old 09-14-2010, 07:20 AM   #30
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Awesome TR - loving the start at Universal- we're going there for our first time in a few weeks! (Well 16 days to be exact...) Can't wait to read more!
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