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Old 07-20-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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NEW 1/6 D Day!!: This trip will STILL be a Perfect 10, Just a Different 10 :)

Hi everyone! Hello new friends and "old" friends! Welcome to my Pre-Trip Report for my February 2012 solo trip to Walt Disney World!!

So why the "Ten" in the title? Well, today as I was making notes, I discovered 2 kinda cool coincidences:

1) This will be my 10th trip to WDW.

2) My birthday, the reason for this trip, is on the 10th!

Cool coincidences, huh?! I thought so too!! So as they say, Let's Get On With The Show!

The lone traveler for this trip is me, Katie. I'm a sales and marketing assistant sales manager, working with my parents at the company my grandpa started. Here I am below:



I'm the gal in the pink shirt, second from the right. This was my brother, his friend, my sister and I from our July 2011 road trip to Orlando. No Disney that trip but have no fear! A new trip is here!

This year, I am turning the big 3-0 (yikes!!! kinda scary to even type that out!! ) As a present to myself, I am going to spend 3 1/2 fun filled days in where else? Disney World!!

So come aboard...I hope to regale you with tales of all my neurotic planning. I FINALLY picked a resort, after much debate with myself so that's coming up next.

I hope to have you along for the ride! Thanks for reading, and join me on this journey to February, 2012!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Am I FIRST?!

I am, I am! I think this is the ONLY report I've ever been first on! Facebook sure is nice...thank you for the bat signal! And I see your pretty little ticker there, so that answers my question in my last email.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing your plans unfold! This is going to be a faaaaaaaaaaantastic trip!


ETA: Oops! I'm even before chapter links. Sorry about that. I got a little excited. Hee hee.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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Am I FIRST?!

I am, I am! I think this is the ONLY report I've ever been first on! Facebook sure is nice...thank you for the bat signal! And I see your pretty little ticker there, so that answers my question in my last email.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing your plans unfold! This is going to be a faaaaaaaaaaantastic trip!


ETA: Oops! I'm even before chapter links. Sorry about that. I got a little excited. Hee hee.

WHAAAA???!!! You are SO QUICK girl!! And I just sent you an e-mail back about the reservation, too, you're on fire!! You get the Official I-Am-First-On-The-Pre-Trip-Report Prize. That prize is yet to be determined, I'll let you know.
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Sweet!! The fun has arrived, now the party can start!

Thanks for coming over! And Marc, this is your public apology for the "gals" reference.
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I'm here I'm here and I see I have some great company!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about your BDAY ptr!!!
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I'm here I'm here and I see I have some great company!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about your BDAY ptr!!!
Hi Jen!! Thanks for coming over!! I'm very excited about this trip, can't wait to share the details with everyone!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #10
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Question: What's better than actually taking a Disney trip?

Answer: Shopping for one!! (Any men in the audience, here's where you hang your heads and shake them, exasperated.)

Like many other DISers, who I won't name (but her user name rhymes with SigdWoutMisDom) I love me some Vera Bradley bags. They're durable, they last forever, and gosh darn it, they're cute. (Men, you've been warned. "Cute" is a staple of this PTR.)

I follow VB on Facebook and the other day, they announced a new Traveler Bag. Mama likee. Mama must have. So now it's just to decide the pattern. I really like this one, as I have a few other luggage pieces and they could all match. Isn't that precious?

Here it is, both the inside and outside. They say that it's also carry on size so it would be GREAT for shorter weekend trips or say, to pack extra souvenirs that might not have made it into your other bags. Ahem. Not that that ever happens.

Thoughts?? Isn't it cute?! (There's that "cute" that I promised you!!)





I promise we'll get to the important stuff of where I'm staying, what I'm buying and most importantly, what I'll be eating.

Stay tuned!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:53 PM   #11
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Present.
Smelling a little like barbecue.
There's a reason for that.
'Bout to thow off the Mickey apron and hit the shower.
Gonna get myself smelling all flowery and then I'm hitting the sack hard.

Hopefully in the morning, I won't be hitting the ground hard.
With my face.
At 4 a.m.
Did you see this morning's message on our TR?


Anyway, I checked in and saw your FB message, so I wanted to come over here for a minute first. Looking forward to hearing about your plans.

The bag is cute.
Tell our 'Ohana group hello!
Or Aloha.
Or Mele Kalikimaka.
Or anything else Hawaiian.
You did have some Disney on this last trip, didn't ya?
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Saw your post on MeMom and Jill's report and joining in! Can't wait to follow along
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:58 PM   #13
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Hi MeMom! Glad you ventured over here...I bet you're just wiped out from all your campers! I did read about your fall today. I was sorry to hear about that.

And yes.....we did have Disney on this trip. How did you know that?! Good grief, where is my mind?!?! I think to remedy that, I'll need to have an update with pics of our amazing O'Hana meal. But don't worry, I didn't take any pictures of you so you're safe.

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Present.
Smelling a little like barbecue.
There's a reason for that.
'Bout to thow off the Mickey apron and hit the shower.
Gonna get myself smelling all flowery and then I'm hitting the sack hard.

Hopefully in the morning, I won't be hitting the ground hard.
With my face.
At 4 a.m.
Did you see this morning's message on our TR?


Anyway, I checked in and saw your FB message, so I wanted to come over here for a minute first. Looking forward to hearing about your plans.

The bag is cute.
Tell our 'Ohana group hello!
Or Aloha.
Or Mele Kalikimaka.
Or anything else Hawaiian.
You did have some Disney on this last trip, didn't ya?
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Hi Hi!! Welcome! Glad to have you here!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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I'm in, sounds like fun! I would secretly love to take a solo trip one day but I doubt my DH and kids would allow it I will be turning the big ole nasty 3-0 next year. Bleh. hahaha.
I look forward to reading all about your plans!!!!
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