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Old 10-01-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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Mandymouse's Pop'ping, Dream'ing with a touch of Pink Trippy (COMPLETE)

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Luis (Bek's boyfriend), Becky, Me, Paul, Kerry, Bex (Kerry's best friend)

Friday 2nd September '11

Finally ! The day we had waited 9 months for had arrived

Paul went off to work as normal (sadly he had a full day at work), and I went off to get my toes minxed, and around 11am Kerry, Becky, Bex and Luis tooK off to Manchester. Just to rub it in they sent me texts and pics from TGI Friday's at the Trafford Centre enjoying cocktails (how cruel !) and they had a good time wandering around the shopping centre and having dinner at Yo Sushi

Finally Paul arrived home just before 7pm, and we were reversing off the drive and heading to the M6 by 7.10pm

Our journey was uneventful and we arrived at the Manchester Airport Travelodge about 8.30pm



The kids met us and grabbed their luggage, and once Paul & I had checked in we had dinner in the hotel restaurant. We enjoyed chicken tikka massallas each with onion bhajis and naan breads all washed down with Stellas and pear ciders

I think we all headed to bed around 10.30pm and we all had a restless night because .... WE WERE TOO EXCITED !!!

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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Travelling & Pop Century

Saturday 3rd September '11

We were all up around 6am (except Paul who got up about 10 minutes before we left ). After showers, getting ready and much hair straightening we left the Travelodge around 7am

We parked in the Terminal 2 multi-storey car park (which we had pre-booked), then we headed into the terminal. It was very quiet at the bag drop off, in fact there was no-one ahead of us, so within no time our passports had been checked and we handed over our luggage

Our flight was due to leave on time, but we'd be leaving from gate 300 (which was downstairs) and we were going to be bused to our plane

The kids went off to look around the shops, so Paul & I headed to Frankie & Benny's for brekkie. I had omelette, bacon and beans (delish) and Paul had a huge fry up. After our breakfast we had a look around duty free then sauntered off to the gate, where we were shortly joined by the kids

Just after 10am Premium Economy were called and bused, and in no time our row (45) was called. Considereing we had to take a bus to the plane, we still pulled away slightly early and the pilot announced that it would be an 8 1/2 hour flight







For me, the flight literally flew by I had a bacardi & coke, then watched The Adjustment Bureau. Dinner was a choice between sausage & mash, chicken in leek sauce or macaroni cheese. Paul & I both had the chicken in leek sauce, and it was very nice

Along with the main meal there was a little salad, roll and butter, chocolate mousse thing and water (sadly no crackers & cheese or mini chocolate )

Next I watched Pirates of the Caribbean 4, 2 episodes of the Big Bang Theory and The Source Code (I've never known the TV to be so good)

An ice-cream, like a mini-milk was brought round, and about an hour before landing we had a sandwich (either tuna or egg) and a cookie which I had while watching Dr. Who



We landed at 2.30pm EST amd were off the plane pretty quickly. There wasn't much of a line at immigration, and as we were called forward we could see our luggage on the carousel

By 3.45pm we were driving away in our Grand Caravan and on our way to the Pop Century.

Once again there wasn't much of a line at check-in, so within 20 minutes we were given 3 rooms in building 8 by the Computer Pool (as requested)

We dropped off our bags then went to the food court for dinner, then we caught the bus to DownTown Disney where we collected our 14 day park passes

We all split up, the kids went for a wander around the shops, so Paul & I went to TRex for a couple of Cosmo Paleo Cotton-Tinis (now I'm on holiday ) and some Heinekens for Paul





DownTown Disney was heaving, and tiredness quickly set in, so we caught the bus back to the Pop, and after a Captain Mai Tai at Petal's Pool Bar we were in bed by 9.30pm

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Old 10-01-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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Loving your trip report Mandy. Cant wait to hear me.

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Old 10-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #4
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Been looking forward to your TR Mandy

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Old 10-01-2011, 08:43 AM   #5
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Ah great start Mandy, always love your trip reports! Cant wait for more
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #7
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Hi Mandy,

Good to see you have got the trippie started....keep 'em coming!
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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Great start Mandy!
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:00 AM   #9
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Loving your trippy and photos. Looking forward to more


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Old 10-02-2011, 04:09 AM   #10
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Been waiting for your trip pie Mandy. Great start..fab pics can't wait for more
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:32 AM   #12
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Great start to your TR, can't wait to hear more!
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