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Old 04-11-2011, 05:34 AM   #61
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What an icky, rainy day at Pop, but I love the girls' reactions to going on the Dream (and how they were trying to figure out what the surprise was before)! Great reveal!!! Sarah made me laugh putting the pillowcase on her head -- that's something Chelsea would do!
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #62
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Catching up on your loooooooong drive! Those gas prices made me cringe! Glad it went smoothly though despite the rain!

Love the surprise, especially when they start singing that they're going on the Disney Dream...too cute!
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:57 AM   #63
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Boy, I am behind. Love the surprise for the girls. You could tell they were sooooo excited and happy. I wish I could keep a secret and surprise DS like that!

Pop looks like so much fun. I would like to stay there sometime.

Yikes, $37 for a meal! I just ran the numbers for our summer trip and eventually decided to do the dining plan. Food can be outrageous at Disney.

Too bad about driving in the rain, but so glad you hit Florida sun!

Can't wait to read more.

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Old 04-11-2011, 10:49 AM   #64
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Aw, look at how happy those girls were!! Today is "some day". I love that Sheree. What wonderful parents you and Dave are.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #65
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Love the surprise video!!! You guys stayed in the same building we did in September, except our room faced the pool. Yes, there is usually shampoo in the bathroom at Pop (Tony took it everyday along with the bar soap and put it in his suitcase. He is still using Disney soap!).

Can't wait to see some pics of the Dream!
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What a great surprise!
The pillowcases and FE are so cute.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #67
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Can't wait to hear about your big suprise trip!
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:28 PM   #68
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Yours is the first dream TR I've read so I am super excited to follow along. We landed in that rain on the 10th so pretty sure I know how your weather was. Guess you would have been back at the world when we were.

Can't wait for more pics.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:36 PM   #69
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Sheree - You guys are amazing. Driving 24 hours straight! I don't think I could do that. I also hate driving in the rain and the dark. Isn't getter older great? I blame my dark & rain aversion to my aging eyes. I wonder what I'm going to be like 10 years from now.

What a lovely video of the girls. .... "I'm going on the Disney Dream"...... WOOT! That brought a huge smile to my face! Loved it!

I can't wait to see that boat! I hope you have an uneventful arrival and check-in!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #70
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just found your report. we are thinking of driving from Ohio to WDW in Nov 2012 and staying at Fort Wilderness with my inlaws big 5th wheel camper! I have NEVER drove to WDW so that should be interesting for me...but I'm really excited about taking a bunch of stuff with us and possibly the dog too instead of limiting what I can take when flying!

Can't wait to hear about the Dream. I want to do a disney cruise when DS is older (he's only 2.5 yrs now)
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #71
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Love to hear more about your wonderful trip.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:17 PM   #72
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Subscribing. Can't wait to read more!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:08 AM   #73
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That is a nice view.
We love Pop, as you may already know.
It's neat to be able to watch the Animation Suites go up across the lake, too.

Too bad about the rain, but at least you weren't getting on a bus to go to a park in it. Hopefully, you were driving out of it as you went toward the ship.

Never having been on a cruise, I look forward to your pictures.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 AM   #74
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great job surprising the girls! Can't wait to hear more
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #75
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What a wonderful video of the surprise! I love how it takes a minute to dawn on them. We had rain on our port day as well....and it never went away till late at night.
I also was rushed a lot and left/lost a few things in my haste. I am kicking myself now.
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