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Old 06-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Loops, Twists, Turns & Bieber?? New TR started

We are very fortunate that we get to go to Disney every year. This year was a trip for my son Ryan who graduated from UNH on May 21st. He loves roller coasters so this is a Universal/Disney trip. We are very proud of him:
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This pic was taken later in the day at my MIL's house.



It was a great day. We thought it may rain in the morning but then the sun came out & it was a good day. After graduation we did go to a memorial service for one of my BF's that lost her husband in March. It was bittersweet as it was a great day that Ryan graduated but very sad for all as we miss Rich. He was a funny "life of the party" kinda guy & was a great husband & dad to Angie, Rich & Alex. So we spent the afternoon as Angie's moms house. We stayed there longer than planned as I still had some last minute things to do before we left. We got home around 4:00 & I still wanted to clean & do some last minute packing. I did not get to sleep until midnight & we had to get up at 2:45 am!!

When planning for the trip we decided to get an early morning so we would have most of our first day at Universal. We were at Universal for 2 days & one night. We stayed at Hard Rock Hotel for the night so that we could get front of the line passes. Boy was that great!!! We did not wait for anything. It is expensive to stay onsight but when you need to take advantage of the time it really is great.

Anyway we were all up at 2:45 & ready by 3:15. Our car service came to get us by 3:30 & we were at Logan airport by 4:50. We made great time. We were having breakfast by 5:20 at Johnny Rockets & our left a couple minutes later than scheduled. We were supposed to leave at 6:39 but we took off at around 6:50. Here are a few pics from the plane:


Getting there:


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We waited about 10 minutes for our luggage as we were going to Hard Rock Hotel. Our driver was there waiting with us. We hired Ed Korgan & they were great. This is our ride:



It was a 20 minute ride to HRH & our room was not ready as it was only 10:45 so we left our luggage & headed off to Islands of Adventure!!

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Old 06-26-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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Hi there!

I followed you over from KatMark's thread.

Congrats on your son's graduation!
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:38 PM   #3
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I'm here and subscribed. Great start, Doreen. We both have boys to be proud of graduating from college this year!

Can't wait to hear more about the trip.
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I'm here too, Doreen! Now to go back and read the first edition!!

(p.s. We went with Ed Korgan last trip too and he is terrific; always my first choice for car service!).
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Hi! Checking in....boy that's an early start in the morning! I wouldn't be awake enough to take pictures on the plane
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Anyway we were all up at 2:45 & ready by 3:15. Our car service came to get us by 3:30 & we were at Logan airport by 4:50.
This is going to be us Thursday night/Friday morning. We're going to try to put two sleeping girls in carseats around 1 a.m. and hope they sleep a looong way in the car. We're going to try to go to bed early, so Jill and John (the drivers) will be semi-rested. I predict that I will be lying there staring at the ceiling.

I'm glad you got to hook up with Wigd. It's always fun to meet DIS friends in person.
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I followed you over from KatMark's thread.

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Welcome!! Glad to have you reading along.

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I'm here and subscribed. Great start, Doreen. We both have boys to be proud of graduating from college this year!

Can't wait to hear more about the trip.
Hi Kathy. Yes we are proud parents aren't we?? As we should be.

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I'm so excited to hear about this trip!!
Hi Amy. I still need to catch up on your report. I am so behind on everything!!

Yay for page one.
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(p.s. We went with Ed Korgan last trip too and he is terrific; always my first choice for car service!).
Gene is the one that drove us & he was very nice. We know his whole life story.

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Hi! Checking in....boy that's an early start in the morning! I wouldn't be awake enough to take pictures on the plane
I know. My DH fell asleep on the plane & I have a pic of him. I will need to find it. I knew I would not be able to fall asleep. I was too excited. There is not much on tv at that time of day on a Sunday but I watched a great movie on lifetime.

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This is going to be us Thursday night/Friday morning. We're going to try to put two sleeping girls in carseats around 1 a.m. and hope they sleep a looong way in the car. We're going to try to go to bed early, so Jill and John (the drivers) will be semi-rested. I predict that I will be lying there staring at the ceiling.

I'm glad you got to hook up with Wigd. It's always fun to meet DIS friends in person.
I am so excited for you!! I will be following along on your adventures on FB. I hope the girls sleep good for everyone. I thought I would have a hard time falling asleep the night before our trip but I was SO busy that day that by the time I did lay down I went to sleep.

I was very glad to meet Anita, Mark & Baylor. . In looking back I wish we would have stayed at MK that night & closed it down with them but we were so tired & still had to go back & pack. I had not packed anything at that point.

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Well the soccer game tonight was quite different. It ended in a fist fight!! There were yellow cards given out during the first half & then a kid on the other team got a red card & was out of the game & the next thing you know some of the kids from our team punched some of the kids on the other team & it was a brawl. Luckily Cody basically stayed out of it. He tried breaking it up in the beginning but then just stayed back. They ended up calling the game & it was only the beginning of the second half. There are a few hot heads on our team that need to learn to calm down!! Not good sportsmanship at all. Cody was very upset that his teammates acted the way they did. I hope the next game will be better. I will be working but DH will be bringing him.

I hope you all had a great weekend & I hope to get another update done tomorrow night.
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Congrats on graduating. Big life accomplishment. But i'm sorry to hear about your friend's husband. I'm here and looking forward to reading your trip report.
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I'm here! Can't wait to hear about Universal!!
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Here, Doreen!!!
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I'm in Doreen !!Will go back and catch up !!!
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Welcome!! Glad to have you here. Yes Ryan is happy he has graduated. He still needs to take one more course so he cannot apply anywhere until he finishes that one course.

We all miss Rich & think of him often.

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Just catching up on all my threads after a busy week !!!! Soo much planning to do with 3 trips coming up and 2 are Disney!!!
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