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Old 01-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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"IT'S A TRAP!" A January 2012 trip report ~ *Updated FINALLY! 7/6*

Hello DIS'ers and to my January '12 trip report!

We got back not too long ago from an absolutely amazing trip. It was our first time going during an "off" season (right after Christmas and New Years), and while there were still some leftover crowds, it was nothing compared to the spring break crowds when we went in April, and the Presidents' day/week crowds in February. It was also our first trip as a family five since 2008. My brother decided not to come for our 2009 and 2010 trips, so we were really excited to have this trip be all five of us again.

Who: Me (Meghan), my brother Mike, my sister Kailyn, and our parents.

Kailyn on the left, me and Mike on the right



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Mom (is not a fan of pictures so there's not a lot of her):



Also what we just refer to as "the glasses." We found them in an antique store when visiting family in Ohio a few years ago and they've been on several trips since then, even to Scotland for my parent's 30th anniversary (which my mom had no idea about until they were already there.) Who spends ten bucks on a pair of weird, ancient glasses just because we find them entertaining and think, "gee, these will make for some GREAT photo ops"? We do!



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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where:

Our Disney "home"!



I hope you all will relive this trip with me, and thanks for reading!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Well hello! Saw the link on MeMom's TR.


Look at me, I'm never first for any TR!!! Looking forward to reading along!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Hi Meg!!!!! I'm here!!!

Can't wait to read along
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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You know I am in for the ride. I want to see every single picture you took, of course!

Pops got a sheriff's badge. Cool.
What did your mom do to her wrist?

I am glad the whole family got to go. Drew rarely goes with us, but I enjoy riding a few thrill rides and doing some photo walks with him when he does go. He enjoyed our first Pop trip in 2005 the most, I think. After that, he just likes to go occasionally. Trent likes to go a little more often. Jill and I - well, you know about that situation.
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We've stayed at Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Movies, All Star Music, French Quarter, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, Beach Club, Vero Beach, Kidani Village and Saratoga Springs - many trips, and many wonderful, magical memories made.
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Hey Meghan, I'm here!

That's great that your brother went with you all this time. I'd love to get my whole family down to the World! Excited to hear all about your trip
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Joining in on the fun. I think my grandfather had a pair of glasses like your fathers.
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I'm glad the five of you are together again at Disney. I can't wait to read along.
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Joining in!! We were down for the same time as you guys (part of it anyway), so I'm curious to hear how your trip went!
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Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for joining in, glad to have you here!

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Hey you! Glad you're here

I was having issues with editing my signature last night (HTML and I are not friends), and I texted you before I had edited my signature with the link. So I kept trying and failing to fix it, and all I could think was, "I should have messaged Christine the link on Facebook, because she's never going to find it in my signature."

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You know I am in for the ride. I want to see every single picture you took, of course!

Pops got a sheriff's badge. Cool.
What did your mom do to her wrist?

I am glad the whole family got to go. Drew rarely goes with us, but I enjoy riding a few thrill rides and doing some photo walks with him when he does go. He enjoyed our first Pop trip in 2005 the most, I think. After that, he just likes to go occasionally. Trent likes to go a little more often. Jill and I - well, you know about that situation.
Thanks MeMom! My mom has some pictures that I can steal, too, and I'm waiting for my dad to upload any of his.

Mom has tennis elbow, which is really just from many years of her picking up small children. The tendons are either loose or have little tears in them, and wearing the brace when her elbow starts to bother her stabilizes her wrist, which means that the tendons aren't moving and shifting around. Pretty sure that's how it was explained to me. I should ask my nursing major cousin.

Having the whole family was awesome. It worked out really well, too, because sometimes Kailyn wanted to go off with the guys, and sometimes she wanted to stay with me and mom. Dad and Mike enjoy it, but feel a week there is a little too long, so whenever we go next, I think that their leaving a few days earlier is a possibility. Kailyn is probably between Trent and you guys. Once a year is good with her, but I'm not sure she'd want to go a few times a year. My mom and I, on the other hand, are like you and Jill - we would go ALL the time if we could!

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That's great that your brother went with you all this time. I'd love to get my whole family down to the World! Excited to hear all about your trip
Hey Kristen, happy you're here!

It was awesome having all of us there. My mom and I could shop freely without worrying that we were boring my dad to tears because he had someone to take off with I just saw your ticker; your trip is sooooooo close!

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Oh, yeah, those glasses. No idea who they belonged to, but they've definitely paid for themselves over the past few years.

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If the truth is to be told
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1994: CBR // 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004: POR // 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013: Pop Century
Next: May 2014, Pop Century!

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I just saw your dates in your signature; it would be so weird if we were in any of the same parks on the same day! Thanks for joining!
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In the moments of our lives
Both the joyous and the tragic
If the truth is to be told
We are all pursuing magic

1994: CBR // 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004: POR // 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013: Pop Century
Next: May 2014, Pop Century!

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I was there at the same time! I plan to write my trip report sometime soon....
Not only did you get leftovers, you got Marathon weekend people!
Hope you didn't try to head to the MK on Saturday - AGH!!!
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