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Old 07-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #31
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Aw man, how I wish we could ge photos with Jiminy Cricket here at Disneyland!! Great pictures.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:57 AM   #32
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How fun springing Reya from school will be with that surprise!!! I'd love to do a surprise trip, but don't think I can keep my big mouth shut. My husband doesn't want to talk trip planning until it's about a week away so I blab to the kids about it.

That indoor pool at Glenwood Springs looks AMAZING!! My gosh, how gorgeous!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #33
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OMG!! I have never seen Jiminy Cricket before.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:44 PM   #34
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Wow, Glenwood Springs looks awesome! Its really nice to have some neat stops on your way to DL.

Nice how your nieces seem to really love taking care of your kids.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:16 AM   #35
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Aw man, how I wish we could ge photos with Jiminy Cricket here at Disneyland!! Great pictures.
This is actually one of the only Characters Hubby and I got photos with in WDW besides our character meals!

We found Jiminy and Rafiki at Conservation Station in Animal Kingdom.

I guess I didn't realize he was never out at DL. I just thought I never saw him!

I'm in for the ride! (I thought I had subscribed to a TR of yours in the past but can't find it now?!)
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #36
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Aw man, how I wish we could ge photos with Jiminy Cricket here at Disneyland!! Great pictures.
I know... And I LOVE that picture, I have it hanging up in my living room. Can't believe how little my baby boy was.

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How fun springing Reya from school will be with that surprise!!! I'd love to do a surprise trip, but don't think I can keep my big mouth shut. My husband doesn't want to talk trip planning until it's about a week away so I blab to the kids about it.

That indoor pool at Glenwood Springs looks AMAZING!! My gosh, how gorgeous!
LOL. My husband and I have to talk in code if we're around my daughter and discussing something about our trip. She is CLUELESS!! I LOVE it!! I'm so excited seeing her reaction to everything. It is hard keeping a secret from her, but it will be worth it in the end.

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OMG!! I have never seen Jiminy Cricket before.
That picture was taken at WDW

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Wow, Glenwood Springs looks awesome! Its really nice to have some neat stops on your way to DL.

Nice how your nieces seem to really love taking care of your kids.
We're not ones to drive straight thru when we take a road trip. We really like to enjoy ourselves and relax along the way. When we drive back home however, that's a different story. We'll stop at hotels for the night, but after we leave Disney we just want to get home.
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This is actually one of the only Characters Hubby and I got photos with in WDW besides our character meals!

We found Jiminy and Rafiki at Conservation Station in Animal Kingdom.

I guess I didn't realize he was never out at DL. I just thought I never saw him!

I'm in for the ride! (I thought I had subscribed to a TR of yours in the past but can't find it now?!)
You probably have. I've done several PTR's and TR's in the past. I'm glad to have to back.
That picture of Jiminy was taken at Conservation station. Just thought it would be fun to share pictures of our past "disney" vacations . Both DLR and WDW. Should probably label where each picture was taken.
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Well I somehow missed you had started another PTR!! Glad to see that you're finally getting another trip in!! The girls are getting so big & will be so excited to be going back to Disneyland!!

I always should put my money towards other things, but like you said, seeing your children laughing & smiling makes it worth every penny!! We never had the money to take the older boys to Disneyland when they were younger & I still feel horrible for that.....but now we've made it something we work towards each year! Luckily our tax returns have helped immensely with that.

Will be looking forward to seeing this all come together for you!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #38
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Well I somehow missed you had started another PTR!! Glad to see that you're finally getting another trip in!! The girls are getting so big & will be so excited to be going back to Disneyland!!

I always should put my money towards other things, but like you said, seeing your children laughing & smiling makes it worth every penny!! We never had the money to take the older boys to Disneyland when they were younger & I still feel horrible for that.....but now we've made it something we work towards each year! Luckily our tax returns have helped immensely with that.

Will be looking forward to seeing this all come together for you!!
Glad you found me. My husband and I were having a wonderful conversation last night. I mentioned to him that I don't remember much about my childhood, and what I do remember isn't all that great. But one thing I do know is we never really traveled. The only trip I know of is to Yellowstone when I was in elementary school. I am so happy and thrilled knowing that my children will have many, many, many happy, beautiful, memories of our time together. I've always made it a point that my kids would have a better life then I did and that I would do everything in my power to make sure of that. Enjoying each other and having fun together is priceless. We have to be frugal and watch our money so we can plan our vacations, but it's worth it in the end. It always made me upset when people told me I was silly for taking my kids to Disney when they were so young, it was always said that they will never remember it, so why do it??...... But I think their wrong, and even if they don't remember... I'll have those memories and that's just has important.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:35 PM   #39
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Glad you found me. My husband and I were having a wonderful conversation last night. I mentioned to him that I don't remember much about my childhood, and what I do remember isn't all that great. But one thing I do know is we never really traveled. The only trip I know of is to Yellowstone when I was in elementary school. I am so happy and thrilled knowing that my children will have many, many, many happy, beautiful, memories of our time together. I've always made it a point that my kids would have a better life then I did and that I would do everything in my power to make sure of that. Enjoying each other and having fun together is priceless. We have to be frugal and watch our money so we can plan our vacations, but it's worth it in the end. It always made me upset when people told me I was silly for taking my kids to Disney when they were so young, it was always said that they will never remember it, so why do it??...... But I think their wrong, and even if they don't remember... I'll have those memories and that's just has important.
Addy's first trip was when she was 2 1/2yrs & we didn't go back for a year & she talked about that trip like it was yesterday. Now she's 6 & she still remembers stuff from every trip since. So they may not remember everything.....but something from each trip has placed itself in their memories!! Totally worth it!!!
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I've always made it a point that my kids would have a better life then I did and that I would do everything in my power to make sure of that. Enjoying each other and having fun together is priceless. We have to be frugal and watch our money so we can plan our vacations, but it's worth it in the end. It always made me upset when people told me I was silly for taking my kids to Disney when they were so young, it was always said that they will never remember it, so why do it??...... But I think their wrong, and even if they don't remember... I'll have those memories and that's just has important.

I am so with you. The motto in my house is "people before things". Its the time together that is the most important thing. My girls and I were just talking about the trips we took when they were little yesterday at Disneyland (yay!) and while they don't remember the trips from when they were really young I will never forget seeing the magic through their little eyes. If I had waited until I was sure that they would remember some of that "magic" would have been lost. My girls are 11 and 14 and while Disney is still very magical to them, there is something about a toddler or a preschooler looking at Cinderella and really believing with all their being that it really is the princess or that Mickey really is a giant mouse. The memories we made last week at the parks are no less precious then the ones from when they were little - just different. So to anyone who tells you it was a wasted trip because they won't remember well then pooh on them - you will never forget the look in their eyes as they "bought into" the magic 100%.
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I am so with you. The motto in my house is "people before things". Its the time together that is the most important thing. My girls and I were just talking about the trips we took when they were little yesterday at Disneyland (yay!) and while they don't remember the trips from when they were really young I will never forget seeing the magic through their little eyes. If I had waited until I was sure that they would remember some of that "magic" would have been lost. My girls are 11 and 14 and while Disney is still very magical to them, there is something about a toddler or a preschooler looking at Cinderella and really believing with all their being that it really is the princess or that Mickey really is a giant mouse. The memories we made last week at the parks are no less precious then the ones from when they were little - just different. So to anyone who tells you it was a wasted trip because they won't remember well then pooh on them - you will never forget the look in their eyes as they "bought into" the magic 100%.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:16 AM   #42
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November 9th planning

November 9th- Day 2


5:30 AM- Wake
((Yuck- hate having to wake at the crack of dawn while on vacation, but we have a LONG drive ))

7:00 AM- Breakfast

8:00 AM- On the Road Again



**Pictures of our Last Road Trip driving from Colorado to Vegas (for your viewing pleasure**



















We will need to make SEVERAL rest stops along the way. It’s a total of 8 1/2 hours of driving. But due to the fact that I have a 5 year old and an 1 year old I estimate a total of 10 1/2 hours.

We will have Lunch at WINGERS in Richfield Utah. We don’t have any of these restaurants in Colorado and we try to eat at one whenever we happen to be somewhere in Utah.


**Pictures from our last trip to Wingers in Richfield**



** My dorky brother**




After 10 hours of driving and MANY meltdowns I'm sure, I estimate we'll be in Vegas around 6:00 PM. ((Hopefully earlier))

We’ll be checking into the NEW Planet Hollywood WESTGATE tower.







((The next 3 months I'm going to keep my eye out for a better deal on a Vegas hotel, so it's not 100% we'll be staying here.... I wanted to book it however because the prices keep going up on a daily basis))


After we've checked in and freshen up in our room, we'll walk over to Ceasars Palace. Once we arrive I will sign up for a players club card in hopes that we'll get some good coupons that we can use?





I’m sure we’ll be starving by this time and will need some dinner. For kid friendly options I’m either thinking Planet Hollywood or Serendipity 3?? Planet Hollywood in my opinion has some pretty good food, and the Cocktails are AMAZING. The “Legally Blonde” and “Terminator” are particularly YUM-YUM-YUMMY!!

But I was checking out the menu for Serendipity 3. Their food looks EXTREMELY fattening, but SUPER delicious. These items look particularly mouth watering.


Nachos


vodka ravioli


Onion Rings


OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!



After dinner we'll walk around Ceasars palace for a little while and make our way to FAO Schwartz where we'll play around a little and let Reya use some of her money to buy something if she'd like.



After Dinner we'll cap our night off by watching the BEAUTIFUL fountains at the Bellagio.



When we arrive back to our room, Reya will notice another gift left by tinkerbell. ((TBD.. will let you know what I decide)) Then we'll settle in for the night for some MUCH needed sleep.

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They weren't kidding when they called Vegas....Sin City......lol The food looks sinful but oh so delicous!!!!
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Keep the plans coming
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