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Old 07-05-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Spinal Dalmatians, Eliminations, and The Merry Go Round of Life...June 2011 New 2/19

Welcome to my trip report! After three long years of excitement and planning, our 10 day trip was finally upon us!!! The trip was planned to be a grand gathering...21 of us in all. How did we manage? Well, I'm still here to report about it!

I also had a pre trip report if you would like to check it out. I gives a bit more background information on this trip and how it came to be. Here is the link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2639570Pics of the family can be found in the first post!

I would like to share lots of pictures, memories (good and bad), and fun with you all. I hope you'll choose to join me!!!

Table of Contents

Departure
Day 1 Part 1
Day 1 Part 2
Day 1 Part 3
Day 1 Part 4

Long Drive, Arrival, and DTD
Day 2 Part 1
Day 2 Part 2
Day 2 Part 3

EPCOT and Akershus
Day 3 Part 1
Day 3 Part 2
Day 3 Part 3
Day 3 Part 4
Day 3 Part 5
Day 3 Part 6
Day 3 Part 7

Disney's Hollywood Studio and 50's Prime Time Cafe
Day 4 Part 1
Day 4 Part 2
Day 4 Part 3
Day 4 Part 4
Day 4 Part 5

Magic Kingdom and Ohana
Day 5 Part 1
Day 5 Part 2
Day 5 Part 3
Day 5 Part 4
Day 5 Part 5
Day 5 Part 6
Day 5 Part 7
Day 5 Part 8

Animal Kingdom, Boma, and Date Night at Magic Kingdom
Day 6 Part 1
Day 6 Part 2
Day 6 Part 3
Day 6 Part 4
Day 6 Part 5

EPCOT, Garden Grill, and Arnold Palmer's Children's Hospital
Day 7 Part 1
Day 7 Part 2
Day 7 Part 3
Day 7 Part 4
Day 7 Part 5

Disney's Hollywood Studio
Day 8

EPCOT, and Le Cellier
Day 9 Part 1
Day 9 Part 2
Day 9 Part 3

Kona Cafe, Animal Kingdom, and Whispering Canyon Cafe
Day 10 Part 1
Day 10 Part 2

Magic Kingdom and Pirate's League
Day 11 Part 1

3...2...1... AND HERE WE GOOOOOO!



June 21st began with me heading to my school at 6am. I'm a teacher during the school year, but during the summer, I work in our office from 6:30-9:00 am. This bridges the gap between open (there is a day camp during the summer) and the time the director comes in. It's low stress, a bit of extra cash, and I still get the day with the kids! Win/Win!!! I came home and did some cleaning. We had already packed the car the night before so that when my husband, Scott, got home midday, we could head out! The kids were super excited and being REALLY good about keeping the house clean. I picked up some corn dogs and potato chips on the way home from school, and we ate the rest of the watermelon. Healthy lunch...

Scott got home at about 1:30, and we did some last minute locking up, took the garbage out, started the dishwasher, and loaded the kiddos! We were off by 2:00. Seriously a miracle.


As soon as we hit the expressway, I decided I would take pictures of the time so I could remember the length of the trip. I am appalled at how gross our clock looks, by the way. I'm sure it's just the way the light is hitting it that makes it look that dirty. Soon we were seeing this:

And the time was:

It was shortly after this point when the van (which had 157,000 miles on it, by the way) started feeling and sounding a bit off...
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Hi Stacey! It's Denise! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Uh-oh, don't tell me you had van trouble...

PS - fix your link above. It has 2 http's.
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I know that you made it since I saw your kids in Disney but can't wait to read more.
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I hope the van was okay. Sounds like a great start so far!
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Hi Denise!!! I fixed the link. Thanks!

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Welcome! The van...ugh.
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I guess I should really get into posting pictures. Maybe then you would have noticed us better. I just never felt like I had time. Since so many people posts pictures I am guessing it's pretty easy. I am waiting to see your pictures of Ohana and see if I show up in them. You guys were gone before my son was doing the coconut broom race and smacked his head on the table because he wasn't looking where he was going or you would have def. known who we were. LOL. It was quite the scene. Everyone was worried about his head. He was fine after two minutes of crying though so it was all good.
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I guess I should really get into posting pictures. Maybe then you would have noticed us better. I just never felt like I had time. Since so many people posts pictures I am guessing it's pretty easy. I am waiting to see your pictures of Ohana and see if I show up in them. You guys were gone before my son was doing the coconut broom race and smacked his head on the table because he wasn't looking where he was going or you would have def. known who we were. LOL. It was quite the scene. Everyone was worried about his head. He was fine after two minutes of crying though so it was all good.

Oh no!!! That's no fun! I was wondering about the coconut races, though. We got the BEST table. Corner, windows on both sides, and castle view. It was gorgeous. Next time we will have to book the same reservation, but eat a tad slower. posting pics is super easy. I upload to photo bucket, and then it's literally clicking on a code (it self copies, you don't even have to hit copy!) and pasting right to your post. I was just looking for kids who looked Asian. That's what you told me, right? If not, I sound nuts right now!
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Toward the top of your page on the upper left hand side, there is a link called "user CP" which stands for control panel. When you click on that, you can access any threads you've subscribed to. This way you don't have to search for a thread the next time. To subscribe you can either reply to a thread, and before you submit, there is an option to subscribe (they list how you receive notifications when someone has replied) OR at the top of a thread there is a drop menu called "thread tools (I think)". In that menu, there is an option to subscribe.
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Thanks for stopping by my TR!! You are a teacher and from the midwest.. you drove to Disney and had a Grand Gathering... you traveled the same time we did... how could I NOT come visit your TR!!!

Can't wait to hear how the van did....
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Oh no!!! That's no fun! I was wondering about the coconut races, though. We got the BEST table. Corner, windows on both sides, and castle view. It was gorgeous. Next time we will have to book the same reservation, but eat a tad slower. posting pics is super easy. I upload to photo bucket, and then it's literally clicking on a code (it self copies, you don't even have to hit copy!) and pasting right to your post. I was just looking for kids who looked Asian. That's what you told me, right? If not, I sound nuts right now!
Yeah, I was not so happy with our table. We were shoved in a corner on the side of the restaurant next to the bar. It was not that best place to get the kids involved.

Well, my husband is half asian. The kids don't really look asian though. lol. If you see a lady in your pictures wearing a black t-shirt with a white mickey mouse or two little kids that had Little Sister and Big Brother shirts on, that would be us. I looked back through my pictures but I don't see any with your kids in them or at least I don't think so. lol.
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