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Old 02-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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She's Your Daughter!!!! A Girls Trip -- Last Day & Departure Day -- Pages 76 & 77

For those of you who may be new and may have missed the PTR, here is how this trip came about.

MaryAZ posted on her Facebook wall that she was doing a mother/daughter trip in February. I posted back and asked "can I be your daughter too?" Mary replied, "there's room and you can come too." I told her that I didn't think Mark would EVER let me go to Disney World without him since he is such a kid at heart. But then again....Mark is going to Vegas in February without me (who cares that it is for work...he is getting away from Chicago in the winter time). I told Mary I would talk to Mark and see what he said but I didn't have high hopes that he would be agreeable to it. In the meantime, I got on the train to come home and Mary and I kept texting back and forth. She changed the dates to January 26 - 31 because flights were cheaper. I told her I'd let her know what Mark said.

So Mark and I got home and we were sitting at dinner and I brought the subject up to him. At first, he looked at me like I was absolutely nuts. Then I told him that the dates were originally February, but changed to January, and I had wanted to do something special around this time anyway as it was the five-year anniversary of me being cancer free. I said to him, "what better way to celebrate five years" than spending it at Disney with Mary and her adorable girls?" That was the trick...he said, sure go ahead.

And that is how our Disney trip came about.

Next up….intros.

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Chapter Links:

Kathy's Intro

Girls Intro

Kathy's Arrival Day, Part 1

Mary and Girls Arrival Day, Part 1

ME and Check-In

Mary's ME and Check-In--Pg. 14

Andy and Des at Disney 1--Pg. 16

Andy and Des at Disney 2--Pg. 16

DTD--Dinner and Shopping, Part 1--Pg. 17

DTD--Dinner and Shopping, Part 2--Pg. 17

Park Day 1, Part 1

Park Day 1, Part 1 (Continued)

Park Day 1, Part II

Park Day 1, Part II (Continued)

Mary's Park Day 1 Morning

Exciting News--2/23/12

Park Day 1, Part III

Park Day 1, Part III (Continued)

Park Day 1, Part IV

Park Day 1, Part IV (Continued)

Mary's Pictures from MK, Park Day 1

Mary's Pictures from Epcot, Park Day 1

Day 2, Park 1, Part 1

Day 2, Park 1, Part II

Day 2, Park 1, Part III

Day 2, Park 1, Part III (Continued)

Day 2, Park 1, Part IV

Day 2, Park 2

Day 3, Park 1, Part 1

Day 3, Park 1, Part II

Day 3, Park 1, Part III

Day 3, Park 1, Part III continued

Day 3, Park 1, Part IV

Day 3, Park 2, Part I

Day 3, Park 2, Part II

Day 3, Park 2, Part II Continued

Day 4, Part I

Day 4, Part II

Day 4, Part III

Day 4, Part IV

Day 4, Part V

Day 4, Part V (Continued)

Departure Day

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For those of you who have not read a previous PTR or TR of mine, I’m Kathy. I’m54 years old. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mark, for 28-1/2 years.

My first trip to Disney was many moons ago with a girlfriend. While we enjoyed ourselves and had fun, I thought that I wouldn’t do Disney again for a very long time. Then Mark came into my life and we are both “old” kids who love everything Disney.

We are the proud parents of two wonderful sons, Andy and Mark. Andy is 25 (soon to be 26) and still lives at home. Besides giving private baseball lessons, he also is an Assistant Varsity baseball coach at one of the local high schools (he also coaches a summer team and a fall team); Markie is 23 (and forever my baby) lives in Dubuque, Iowa. After graduation, Markie chose to remain in Dubuque and not move home. He has a girlfriend in Dubuque, most probably my future daughter-in-law and he is an Assistant Varsity wrestling coach at one of the high schools in Dubuque (he is also in charge of the youth wrestling program at the high school) and he works for an insurance company.

My two boys:

Andy (and his girlfriend, Des)

Markie (and his girlfriend, Alisha)

I have stayed at six resorts at Disney: All Star Sports (never again), Contemporary (okay, but no desire to go back), Polynesian (used to be our favorite), the Coronado Springs Resort (our “home away from home” for most trips), Old Key West and the Animal Kingdom Lodge/Kidani.

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Joining in!!!! So happy to hear you are cancer free for 5 years! I'm beginning my journey as I have a pre cancerous breast disease with more surgery this week to see if I have breast cancer. I keep thinking that once I get the all clear, no matter what, I'm getting away. Can't wait to hear more about your trip and how you celebrated this wonderful milestone!
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