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Old 06-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Bazinga! It was LEGEN-wait for it-DARY COMPLETED

How I Met Your Mother is, I believe, the 2000s version of Friends. And well, The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) is my son up and down. There aren't many television shows I watch anymore, so when one catches my attention, I quote it often. And this trip, our first at a Deluxe Resort, often had no better words than those of Barney and Sheldon. And yes, I quoted Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Sheldon over, and over again!

We've been to Disney many times. I've been 6 times since 2007, the rest of the family 5 times.

So, for a little background--we just returned from Disney less than a week ago. Our trip began with one night at Port Orleans-Riverside on June 4 and ended with 9 nights at the Beach Club Resort.

And who are we?



Drink plenty fluids, Amanda. Running is not easy!

To the left is me, Amanda. I'm a 36-year-old special education teacher from North Carolina. I actually teach in South Carolina, near the NC/SC border. I am what you would call a certified Disney nut. Although I am unsure that there is such a classification, I am pretty sure I would own all Fast Passes to it.

To the right in the same picture is my dh, Dan. He is great, but unlike me, he is not a Disney nut. Not that he doesn't like Disney, but he does not get all tied up in the planning and replanning and replanning of the Disney trip. For now, I think a year or two off for him will be best.

He, too, is a teacher in South Carolina, but he teaches 8th grade math. I don't know which is worse--8th grade or math.



Come on kids, Mickey won't bite!

From left to right, these are my kids:

Sweetie, a preteen who loves Disney as much as me.

Boo, our little tornado.

Sheldon, our mini Sheldon Cooper.

So, there you have it--us in a nutshell! Join us for our trip that was LEGEN--wait for it, and I hope you aren't lactose intolerant--DARY!


Table of Contents:

Introductions: Above

Day 1: Saturday, June 4, 2011

It's WHAT time in the morning?

"Amanda, what do you mean, we made a wrong turn?"

I promise, Boo, that you won't fall into the Sassagoula River

What's that SMELL??

Day 2: Sunday, June 5, 2011

Only One Room Request

Can we Really Make it to Rope Drop?

Pinocchio?

Welcome, Foolish Mortals

The Best Day Ever!

How are you Planning to Get to the Poly Again?

De'Ja-Vu

Day 3: Monday, June 6, 2011

Our Own Secret Entrance

One Million Ways to Cool Off


Dinner and Stormalong Bay

Day 4: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's a Jungle out There!

Boo and Daddy Day Commences

A 15 Minute Wait for Star Tours?


Viva la France!

Illuminations

Day 5: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Beautiful Morning Walk

A Zany Morning

The Rebel Spy

Creepy Clown

For Heavens Sakes, Don't Eat the Green Hot Dog!

Not the Same, But it Will Do

Wishes

Day 6: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Soarin Stampede

What Are You Doing to That Troll?

Tea for Three

Fireworks from the Resort

Day 7: Friday, June 10, 2011

What Ride 5 Times In A Row?

Conservation Station

Park Hopping 101

Mama, You Dropped WHAT From Dumbo?!?

Back in the Groove

Day 8: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Opening at 8? I didn't know!

Storm Trooper Close Up and Personal

A Slush, Volcano, and a Trip to the Ministry of Magic

Fireworks from the Resort

Day 9: Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cupcakes for Breakfast Again

More Epcot

Alllll By Myyyy-sehehehlf!

Day 10: Monday, June 13, 2011

Have a Wild Time!

Stop It, Honey!

Supper Time!

Our Last Night

Day 11: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's so hard to say good bye. . .


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I'm in! We were just...seriously like 10 minutes ago quoting Barney Stinson in the car on the way home from the store with this exact line. Love Barney. Can't wait to read more.
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I had to read your post once I saw the title. I love both those shows Look forward to hearing about your trip.
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I've only seen like 2 episodes of HIMYM and wasn't that into it, but Friends is my all-time favorite show so maybe I should give it another chance if it's anywhere near as good. I thought your title was funny so there you go! Anyway, I can't wait to read about your trip!
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I got a T-Shirt this week at JCPenney with "It was Legendary" on it for like $3. We love that show!

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You should really give it another chance. It is a really funny show. Of course, they hang out in a bar, not a coffee shop, but it is the same premise really. I hope you can stick around!
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Another ceritified disney nut here...

Looking foward to reading all about your trip!
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I can't wait to "steal" them!!!
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LOL, you steal all you want, Dee!
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Looking foward to reading all about your trip!
I love meeting other Disney nuts!
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Hi there, count me in! I used to love BBT, Sheldon is so hilarious. But then I took physics this past year and I could never look at that show the same way again! Let's just say it's not my best subject. Can't wait to hear more about your trip though!
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It's WHAT time in the morning?

Dan and I went back ond forth for weeks about when we were going to leave the next morning.

Well, ACTUALLY, the conversation went somewhat like this:

Me: "Dan, when do you want to leave Saturday morning?"

Dan: "That's ________ days (weeks, months) from now. We'll decide later."

The night before, I said that he had to make a decision. A wake of time of 3am was decided after packing the truck.

And 3 am it was. By 4:40am we were on the road.

The kids were all excited about going and had no trouble waking up. Hmmm. . .why does that not work for school?

Our first stop was the bank in Dillon, SC, for a slight fundage withdrawal, followed by a gas stop and visit to Bojangles in Florence, SC.

Before long, we were heading down I-95 in earnest.

Dan pilot, me co-pilot.

And the kids?

Before we were even out of South Carolina (which, incidentally, is close to half of our drive), I snapped this shot:



Do not Disturb. This is some serious beauty sleep here.

After stop were I took over the drive just before the Georgia border, I drove through Georgia to the next rest stop.

Dan took over again in Florida, and we ate lunch at a McDonalds in Florida near Daytona Beach.

Of course, we weren't there long, and it was not long before we were here:



Traffic thinning!


My favorite sign in the whole wide world!


So we're there!

Coming up, "Amanda, what do you mean, we made a wrong turn?"
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Hi there, count me in! I used to love BBT, Sheldon is so hilarious. But then I took physics this past year and I could never look at that show the same way again! Let's just say it's not my best subject. Can't wait to hear more about your trip though!
I think physics would not be my favorite, either, lol!
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