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Old 09-07-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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This is a PTR.

Early almost.


Well, for me it is.

The last one was lame and 4 days before we took off.

This one is going to be stellar.

We have 6 weeks.

Just yesterday we talked about how exactly we will get there.

To WDW.

Oh...and....

South Carolina too.

You see as usual, none of our trips seem to involve a direct here and there format. Which means a lot of driving no matter what and if we fly, a huge chunk of fundage going to a rental car because dropping off in a different location means paying 3 months car payment for a one week rental.

That is ridiculous. It is also not practical. I love to vacation and never charge, so spending $1,000 on a one week rental, means less money for other, more important things.

So, we will be driving.

Again.

BTW - this is "we."


Dan...isn't he just dreamy!


Me - Dawn...I would hope you all would be bright enough to catch on to that but ya never know these days.



This is the 5th time from MN to Florida in 16 months. Driving. My tukkus is in protest and so is my brain. It is just the two of us so not a ton for flights and taking 4 days to drive is just going to kill me. I want some other format of transportation but after running numbers all night, there is no way.

Here is the dealio.

We are going to Florida for 6 days to celebrate with some great friends her 40th B-day bash. Then, as we looked at the calendar, our trip ended within 5 days of my oldest son's parent weekend at college. In Anderson, SC. Plus that means I can see 2 soccer games!!



There is no sense to fly home to turn around and pay another round trip flight 3 days later because I would want to spend more time than just one day with him.

There is also the detail that we are trying to plan a wedding for next summer in Charleston, SC. So why not take 2 weeks off, drive to Charleston, get details arranged, then drive to Anderson and then home.

I have looked at everything.

The cheapest minus driving for us, would be to fly in and out of Greenville, SC. Borrow Treyner's Jeep and drive to FL, then to Charleston and then back to Anderson. His Jeep is LOUD due to his messing with the exhaust system. It also has no fan so no air or no heat.



Cost would be around $1,000 for gas and the flight.

Us, driving in Dan's beloved Mustang, will cost about $400.


This is the Mustang in 08 with Treyner. Just encase you thought by some miracle Dan and I lost a ton of weight and were pod transported into younger bodies!

$600 is a lot of money when you have one in college, one senior in HS, a 9th grader and a wedding next summer.

Plus if we flew, it will take 9 hours of time for plane changes etc. Then we have an 8 hour drive still. That is 17 hours.

It takes 24 to drive. Am I really saving that much time with the flights? No, alas I am not. Even I cannot alter time.

Then you have the issue that Dan, who loves Treyner, who loves the Mustang, promised him he could have the Mustang from Oct-Dec if he has B's and higher. So if we do not drive and Treyner does have good grades, I will never hear the end of it.

But the Mustang has some flaws.

It is small.

There is not a whole ton of room in that thing for laying back and or a cooler etc. So that means we will have to be eating on the road a bit more and we will be getting a hotel on the way down and back because I am not sleeping being folded in half. Driving is one thing, sleeping is a whole other matter.

So that is what I know for now.

I suppose you want details about where and when and what for food.

Well I have reservations.

Yeah me.

We are staying the 12th-16th at POFQ. Planning on adding the dinning plan.

We have reservations at Ohanna's, Sanaa's, Tutto Italia, Yak N Yetti and for the birthday gal, a dinner at California Grill.

Currently we have a ressie for the GF Tea but may toss that to the ducks depending on time.

We will be doing MNSSHP on the 14th and have hopper tickets for the rest of the days at the parks. We might get up early for rope drop and we may stay late for bar hop.

I will promise to be more thorough as we go. Maybe drown you in minutia detail if you are not careful.

As far as the title goes...This is the first time Dan and I will have alone time in over a year that does not involve his being gone for work which then does not ever really give you a break. Alone yes, but not so much time for trouble.

So we are hoping to be naughty and nice. Get into some sugar and spice and if that means I need to pay extra...well I am saving money by driving for a reason!

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Old 09-07-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:41 PM   #3
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I'm here!

No way I'm first?!


Hmmm... Won't know til I post!

(Darn it, I missed the first post! Type faster next time Gelly! )

Yay for a just us two trip! DH and I are planning one in January. So excited!


YAY for being at Anderson for parent's weekend and get to see two soccer games!!

YAYAYAYAY for making wedding plans!


I know the driving v. flying math formulas! Do them all the time!


I think a car trip just the two of you would be fun!


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lol Gelly...that's why I didn't type a lot...ha ha ha ha...I"M finally 1st!
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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Yay, I'm here!

Time to get booger-ed up for another road trip!!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:08 PM   #6
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wooo hooo....here I am!
You are #1...Do you get a ribbon or something?
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I'm here!

No way I'm first?!

Nope..your playing back door BBQ to eeyoresnr!


Yay for a just us two trip! DH and I are planning one in January. So excited!
I am really excited for this time. Dan is gone for the next 4 weeks so missing him like crazy and will cherish being together again.

Bow Chickie Wohhhhw wow.


YAY for being at Anderson for parent's weekend and get to see two soccer games!!

I promised Treyner I would come and cook at his apartment and freeze food.

for PoFQ! My fave mod!!!!!
I stayed there in 2005 for 3 nights with the kids when they danced there. Stayed 2 nights at Riverside in 2003 with my Mom.

Dan has never stayed although we did enjoy Beignets this past Christmas trip there!


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lol Gelly...that's why I didn't type a lot...ha ha ha ha...I"M finally 1st!
Really...I need to find a pic for you for your avatar...hmmmmm....
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Time to get booger-ed up for another road trip!!!
NO BOOGER THIS TRIP!!!!! Although I might be wanting the room by Illinois!
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I'm in!!!
You will look cool in the Mustang, but I agree - stop to sleep!!!
Having done that drive straight through you need a comfy car!

I'm sure the two of you can get into some "fun trouble!"
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Count me in! We'll be staying at POFQ in March, we love it
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I'm Here!! Leaving two kids at home??? Do you need us MN'ers to check in on them I am sure they will be perfect 's!....I hope you guys are dressing up for MNSSHP, cant wait to hear your costume ideas.
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I am here. Better late than never!

Hi everyone. I was reading about getting into trouble....

Well first I am the guy in the picture that Dawn says is "dreamy"

Ladies (and possibly men) please don't shake her to her senses. I could use the rep

Also I think she is the best think since sliced cinnamon bread herself.

I do loves me some cinnamon bread Especially toasted with dripping butter

Sorry got distracted for a moment

Anway this should be interesting as I don't mind the drive and Dawn is not that thrilled so I am sure we will stop often and I am thinking around Tennessee I may have to dart her like an escaped wildabeast to get her back in the car..... Film at 11

The first time we road tripped it alone, Dawn decided that Mountain run off water was a wading pool. When she stepped into the stream she screamed so loud Helen Keller heard her.

I can't wait to report on the regular antics of the normally booger ridden gypsies as they make their way to the land of "ahhhhhhs and ohhhhhs". That's right folks the place that you praise Mickey on the way and curse his name for taking your last penny as you leave. This should be good! Stay tuned..................
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5 drives to Florida in 16 months. That's pretty impressive - really!

One of there years I am really gonna try it. I think I can do it....maybe. If I do ever drive I will definitely be stopping in Charleston because now I am dying to see it.

So glad that you and Dan are getting some alone time. And I promise to take lots of pics of POFQ for you, even though I am only staying there one night. Denny and I stayed there one night a couple years ago and we ended up getting an AP rate on a king room. Best extra $15 I ever spent. Seriously. That room was fab with a wonderful waterview. Loved it!
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But... But... But... But... NO BOOGER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I guess I'll deal!

Seriously, though, sounds like a great trip.


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Hmm... Sounds familiar. My Mom did something similar when we took her to the Smokey Mountains...

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Thats great for some alone time.
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But... But... But... But... NO BOOGER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I guess I'll deal!

Seriously, though, sounds like a great trip.




Hmm... Sounds familiar. My Mom did something similar when we took her to the Smokey Mountains...

hey....don't you have a trip report to finish I'm waiting...and I'm not so patient
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