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Old 04-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #931
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Sorry so late in replying Ellen. But the girls did an awesome job performing. Both at DTD and MK. I loved seeing them march in the band down Main Street USA.

Advice for staying at SSR. Don't let them put you in the Paddock. No bus stop there from the constructing of the new pool they are doing. We love the Grandstand area. Plus it is the first bus stop to get on and off, and there is a great pool there with a bar during the day. Or if you really like to go to DTD try to stay at Congress Park. The Turf Club is excellent for dinner. They had great prime rib. For us the crowds were kinda big. But we would get to the parks early for EMH then go back to the resort and swim/lounge around the pool in the afternoon, then back to the parks in the evenings. So we tried to avoid the big crowds at the parks.

Busses, well, they are busses. We didn't have to tough of a time getting them. I never did have to stand while riding one this trip. Thank goodness.

Hope you get this before getting to SSR. Have a great time with your boys, which I know you will. Can't wait to read about it.
Thanks, Chris- just wanted you to know I did get this- and I requested Springs, CP, or GS when I booked- NO PADDOCK or CAROUSEL!!! I am expecting big crowds- and planning to do what you suggested (we are not used to them either! Always travel on the off times). TTYS, and thanks for the tips!!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #932
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Looking forward to tonight's report. You have started something you know. After drooling about your trips I decided Sarah and I would go to Disney for our annual mother-daughter trip. Rob and Sarah generally go camping for their one-on-one trip, but since I am NOT a camper I tend to take Sarah to places with real beds and indoor toilets.

Five nights and seven days (leaving early and returning late) at OKW, just the two of us. I am going to let her be in charge of the whats and wheres. Yesterday I made her sit down at the computer, review menus and pick out the restaurants where she wants to eat. Also, I signed her up for one of the YES individual enrollment classes and I reserved one night's viewing and eating at the Wishes Dessert Party. Rob avoids sweets so this is the perfect thing to do when it is just Sarah and I.

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Old 04-04-2011, 03:56 PM   #933
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That is so cool that he gets to go with you! I would have loved to pull off a surprise like that. Have a most Mickey time!
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #934
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Hi!! We're here...we're in the Springs... VERY convenient....went to DHS for EMH tonight, had ice cream at Ghirardelli's and ran into some friends from home who are also staying at SSR- soooo exhausted, due to lack of any sleep whatsoever pre-Disney (of course), kids are watching Final Four- all is good!! Here's a couple of pics for you-

The surprised boy-



The birthday boy-





The best ride ever and our favorite CM ever-



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That's my score, baby!!



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Old 04-05-2011, 02:47 AM   #935
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Hi Ellen,

I am happy to hear you arrived safe and sound! And wow, you got a lot down on your first day!
I love that Tyler got to go too! Hope you are having lots of fun and a lot of magical memories to take home!

ummmmm, btw, can't wait to hear more!
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:57 AM   #936
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Yay, Ellen!

Hey - just saw over on the cruise thread some new itineraries for 2012 for the Magic. And NYC is on the list! You'll have to go check it out.
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so was Tyler stunned? That was awesome that the coach made it happen. More points in the best mom of the year bucket for you
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:51 PM   #938
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because the 2 main families that started the whole trip are going on Allure of the Seas.
thats a big boat, we were docked next to it and the Oasis.. omg you need like 2 weeks just to walk from one end to the other LOL

So then I thought I would just take the boys to Washington DC for a couple of days-
we want to do this with ours but I think small fry is still too young to appriciate it.

OMG, I soooooooooo love my DVC!!!
hmm things like this keep making me thing about buying into it all.. hmm

I made an ADR at Kona Cafe
oh YUM my fav breakfast there!

Well...I have to say, I have some very, very sweet sons. But yesterday I asked Tyler if he would mind if Timmy & I went to WDW for a few days while he was at baseball practice. He said, "No, i wouldn't mind- it's only for a few days, and I'll go another time. Have fun!"
And then I asked Timmy if he would want to go to WDW with just me...he got the sweetest smile on his face and he sadi "Sure! I would like to go to Disney with you!" When I asked him where he wanted to have his birthday dinner he said, "You pick- I'm good with anything!" Could it BE any better than that??
awww you have raised them right! way to go El!


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Shhhhh...it's a secret.....yesterday I bought Tyler a plane ticket!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy!!!
that is so cool! aww what a great getaway!

I am not going to tell them- just going to pretend I am dropping Tyler off at therapy on Monday on our way to the airport....and then surprise!!! You're going to WDW instead!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
love it, surprises are awesome!

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Hi!! We're here...we're in the Springs...
aww so sad we were so close yet so far still from seeing eachother LOL some day
The birthday boy-
happy bday Tim

Yummy!


OMG thats to die for! looks so good!


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so was Tyler stunned? That was awesome that the coach made it happen. More points in the best mom of the year bucket for you

I agree.. they better pick out the best nursing home for you when that time comes LMAO jk.

cant wait to see how the rest of the trip goes!
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Hey everyone!! I'll be back to post replies, but just wanted you to know that I have started the new TR! Here's a link- really hope to see you there! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post40676545

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Wow! I missed a bunch here - I forgot you were going to the World now - I'll be over to see the TR! How fun you got to surprise Tyler!!! Your boys are so sweet! Even Pods
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:56 PM   #941
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Looking forward to tonight's report. You have started something you know. After drooling about your trips I decided Sarah and I would go to Disney for our annual mother-daughter trip. Rob and Sarah generally go camping for their one-on-one trip, but since I am NOT a camper I tend to take Sarah to places with real beds and indoor toilets.

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Kate
That is GREAT, Kate!!! You will have such a wonderful time! I am not a camper either, so I am right there with you when it comes to real beds and indoor toilets- pretty sure WDW has BOTH!! When are you going? What is the YES class you signed up for?

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That is so cool that he gets to go with you! I would have loved to pull off a surprise like that. Have a most Mickey time!
I was so excited to do it- but, Tyler, although really glad he was going, seemed very non-plussed about it. I think because he was kind of in shock- that's what he said later, anyway. Personally, I believe it's because he is his father's son...

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Hi Ellen,

I am happy to hear you arrived safe and sound! And wow, you got a lot down on your first day!
I love that Tyler got to go too! Hope you are having lots of fun and a lot of magical memories to take home!

ummmmm, btw, can't wait to hear more!
Well, Karin, I know you know the TR has begun, so I'll see you there!

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Yay, Ellen!

Hey - just saw over on the cruise thread some new itineraries for 2012 for the Magic. And NYC is on the list! You'll have to go check it out.
Thanks, Chris!! That is GREAT news!!! It really IS happening, I can't believe it! Sure hope they do it again in 2013- unless we can't do Hawaii next year- then we would be on one of those cruises for SURE!!!

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so was Tyler stunned? That was awesome that the coach made it happen. More points in the best mom of the year bucket for you
Yes...kind of stunned. He thought I was lying to him. Personally, I think I was the most excited person in the car!!

And yea...like I even need more points in THAT bucket!
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