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Old 03-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Marriage: The Trip Report - Update 2/28 - Final Thoughts & Link to Disneyland TR!

Marriage is a choice.
Love is a choice.

We choose to marry a person that we have chosen to love. Sure, there is chemistry and natural flow - but when it comes down to it, love is a choice that we daily make.

And with that choice you learn to compromise and sacrifice your own desires and choices for your spouse. And they do the same for you. Because there is love. We learn to put their desires and needs before our own.

This is also a perfect example of our recent two week adventure in Disney World.

After being on the DIS for several years I have noticed there are two extreme personalities here on the Trip Planning and Reporting boards.

Type 1: Wing-it. Fly by the seat of my pants. Do whatever we are feeling.

Type 2: Plan, plan, plan.

My DH, Joe



is Type 1. Wake up whenever we wake up, he'd prefer not to have any "appointments" (but realizes we often must have ADRs), and doesn't care what we cover in the parks...just as long as we aren't rushing and have plenty of down-time to enjoy the resort and pool.

I; Brook;



am naturally Type 2.

I don't have a strong urge to plan down to ride-order, but I DO like a daily schedule to ensure we cover all that each person in our party desires to cover. I would prefer to get to the parks early and run until we about drop, sleep like a rock and do it again the next day. Throw in 1 or 2 "no plans" days, and I'm good.

With all that said, having a Type 1 husband and a 3 year old (Henry),



has forced me to relax and our trips have become a mixture of Type 1 and Type 2...which has been good. We've had several trips that I thought were a perfect mix.

Key word: thought.

During planning of this 2 week trip Joe made it fairly clear to me that he'd like a more relaxed approach to Disney World; after all, we were there for two weeks, right?

Okay, I could do this. No prob!

And I did! We had very, very few plans - and I was excited about it. I figured with two weeks we'd still get everything covered that we all wanted, but be able to do it in a completely relaxed fashion. Best of both worlds!

Ahhh....not so much.

Marriage. Compromise, sacrifice, choices. It all makes you a better person...

...and makes for a great trip.




Table of Contents
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Hello Mickey!
Epcot Eats
First Ride!

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Main Street USA
Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley

Loosing my Second Breakfast (don't worry...I don't really loose it!)
Winnie the Queue. Part One.
Winnie the Queue. Part Two.
The Big Apple
Paul. *shudder* Part One.
Paul. *shudder* Part Two.
Stormalong-Heaven
Uh...where's the stroller?
Flying Blankies, Flying Elephants, and Defending the Galaxy
Castle Girl

Monday, February 28, 2011
Shopping is an attraction, right?
Can you swim really fast?
Duffy on a stick.
Look at all those lazy people on the laaaaaazy river
Late night rides

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A BIG Small World DIS Meet
Do-Si-Do!
Wandering Down Main Street
Crazy Birds and Ice Cream
A Little Cowboy
Hi-ja! Part One
Hi-ja! Part Two

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Watching the Morning Go By
Rafiki's Planet Watch
Are we still in Florida?
Lunch & a Jungle Trek
Momma Gets a Little Pixie Dust
The Night Strawberry Shortcake Met it's Match

Thursday, March 3, 2011
What a great idea....or not!
Relaxing in the Wilderness: take 1, take 2
More Relaxing in the Wilderness
Strollin'
Beaches & Cream and a bit of pixie dust!
The Hidden Mickey

Friday, March 4, 2011
Play & Dine. Part One.
Play & Dine. Part Two.
Drawing...a not so family friendly attraction! Part One.
Drawing...a not so family friendly attraction! Part Two.
To Infinity and Beyond!
TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part One.
TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part Two.
TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part Three.
TSM, food, Donald, food, Illuminations, food. Part Four.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Wait, that wasn't supposed to be free? Whoops! Part One.
Wait, that wasn't supposed to be free? Whoops! Part Two.
Wait, that wasn't supposed to be free? Whoops! Part Three.
A Change of Plans. Part One.
A Change of Plans. Part Two.
Maybe this wasn't such a good idea... Part One.
Maybe this wasn't such a good idea... Part Two.

Sunday March 6, 2011 - Kennedy Space Center
Getting our Geek On! Part One.
Getting our Geek On! Part Two.
Getting our Geek On! Part Three.
Getting our Geek On! Part Four.
Getting our Geek on! Part Five.
A few random pictures & videos

Monday, March 7, 2011
The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part One.
The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part Two.
The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part Three.
The Beginning to a Very Long Day! Part Four.

Saving the World. Part One.
Saving the World. Part Two.

Watching the World Go By. Part One.
Watching the World Go By. Part Two.
Watching the World Go By. Part Three.

The End to a Very Long Day! Part One.
The End to a Very Long Day! Part Two.
The End to a Very Long Day! Part Three.
The End to a Very Long Day! Part Four.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Joe's Turn. Part One.
Joe's Turn. Part Two.
Joe's Turn. Part Three.
Dinner & Epcot. Part One.
Dinner & Epcot. Part Two.
Dinner & Epcot. Part Three.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirates Life for Henry! Part One.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirates Life for Henry! Part Two.
Takin' out the Bad Guys. Part One.
Takin' out the Bad Guys. Part Two.
Takin' out the Bad Guys. Part Three.
Enjoying Main Street USA. Part One.
Enjoying Main Street USA. Part Two.
Enjoying Main Street USA. Part Three.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Exploring the Pop!
No Fringe on Top. Part One.
No Fringe on Top. Part Two.
No Fringe on Top. Part Three.

Friday, March 11, 2011
Plans? What Plans? Part One.
Plans? What Plans? Part Two.
Plans? What Plans? Part Three.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
I Just Want Epcot. Part One.
I Just Want Epcot. Part Two.
Good-bye Epcot. Part One.
Good-bye Epcot. Part Two.
Good-bye Epcot. Part Three.

Final Thoughts & Link to the Disneyland Trip Report

Non-TR Stuff
New tickerS
Info about the solo trip
Solo Trip Plans...revised...again!
Happy Belated!
Girlfriend/Solo Trip Details - TWO DAYS!
Ticker Alert!
QSDP, 4 Reservations, 3 people, 2 Resorts, 1 Tired Momma. Help!
Meeting a Brazilian Tour Guide
Link to the PTR - Jen and Brook's Excellent Adventure
A Photographic Walking Tour of All Star Movies Resort
Hurricane Irene Update
Happy Birthday Henry!
Henry's First Day of School
Please Vote!!
Life Update #1
Life Update #2
Update on Dad
Ticker Alert!
Disneyland Plans
Disneyland Sneak Peek
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