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Old 10-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #226
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I thought I would do a QUICK rundown of our hotel and driving times for the Road-trip portion of our Trip.



November 9th
Staying In Hays Kansas/Holiday Inn Express

Will works from 6am-11am
Pick up Reya from school at lunch/recess time (12pm) She’ll think she’s going to an Doctors appointment. Hopefully she’ll be ecstatic when she finds out we’re driving to WDW instead. ((Knowing, my child you NEVER know))
5 ½ hour Drive
9:10 PM: Estimated Arrival time

November 10th
Fairview Heights Ill. ((right outside of St. Louis) / Holiday in Express


8:00 Am: Hit the Road
526 miles/ 8 ½ hour drive
7:10 pm: Estimated Arrival Time[/u]

November 11th
McDonough Georgia/ Courtyard Marriott


7:00 am: On the Road
567 Miles / 9 ½ hour drive
9:30 pm: Estimated arrival Time


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Old 10-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #227
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:50 AM   #228
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Life Update


10 Days till we hit the Road!!!!!
It almost seems unreal…… Feels like a dream!

I’m so excited to leave my worries behind.

I can’t wait to see this


AND This


Anyway …….. Reya woke me up this morning at six, telling me her throat hurts. Sure enough it’s red and swollen. I called her in, which is something I did NOT want to do before we left on our trip. She’s going to be gone for a whole week, so adding a day to her absences is not a good thing. Oh Well! The thing is, she’s acting fine. It's going to be a LOOONNNGGGG day with her and Jayden home at the same it. I already have a headache and it’s only 8:15 am. I don’t want to get any of the other kids sick in her class though, so I gotta suffer through it. I’m not sure if she’s actually feeling okay, or she’s faking it so I don’t make he stay home from trick or treating tomorrow.

My original plans today (before being stuck home with a sick kid) was to get some vacation shopping done. I still have a long list of things to buy, and a small budget to accomplish it.

Shopping List
A new stroller . I could really use some advice on this if possible. I want a light weight stroller, with a decent amount of storage, leans back, and is easy to fold and unfold. I’d like to spend less then $100 if possible. Any suggestions?

New Flip Flops
6 new tops
Pirate costume for Jayden
Pirate Costume for Reya
Makeup
3 outfits for Reya
2 shirts for Jayden
2 pairs of pjs for myself
Boxers for hubby
Light jacket for myself

To do’s before trip
Get my hair cut and colored ((Appointment 11/1)
Get Jayden’s hair cut
15,000 mile service on Van ((This is going to cost $500.00))
Get Dogs registered in new county and update shots
Get dogs groomed and nails clipped
Take dogs to Aunts ((11/8))
Take guinea pig to BFF’s ((11/8))
Make sure mail is going to be held


I’m sure there is a LOT more I have to do. I feel so overwhelmed right now. I’m thinking this happens to everyone, right?!

Is everyone ready for Halloween tomorrow? It supposed to be BEAUTIFUL here. It’s always hit or miss in Colorado. It’s either snowing for nice and mild. I think they’re saying its going to be 71 degrees.
I can’t wait to share photos with you all. Reya went to a trick or treat street thingie with her best friend the other day. She’s batgirl and Morgan was a power ranger.

GIRL POWER!!!!!!



To be continued ………….
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #229
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We bought a Chicco stroller from Target and it was perfect. It was around 100.00 or so but so worth it! We went in June and our then 6 yr old always used it for late nights in the park, as he would fall asleep and it was so much easier transporting him out of the park this way!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #230
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2 DAYS!!!!!!! 49 HOURS till we Hit the ROAD!!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #232
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Yay!!! I hope all of you have a safe, wonderful, magical trip!!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:17 AM   #233
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It's almost time. I have really enjoyed following along as you prepare for this exciting vacation. If only I still lived in KS (went to college in Hays) would have been exciting to catch you on your first overnight to say "hi".

Hope you have a most magical trip. Can't wait to hear all about it when you return.

Safe travels ...
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:53 AM   #234
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I know I've been mostly absent lately, but I promise I've been reading everything!

I absolutely love Reya's costume! So cute!

Hope you have a wonderful, magical trip, my friend. May there be boatloads of pixie dust in your future!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #235
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Thank you Everyone.... I'm going to try and update you from time to time while I'm on my trip. I'll especially post some pictures. I'll do a full Trip Report when I come home though.

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DH is at work right now, I'm cleaning, getting myself and Jayden ready, plus packing.

I sent Reya off to school an hour ago. She thinks I'm picking her up at Noon to take her to a Dr. Appointment. According to her countdown calendar this morning, we still have 15 days to go, so I'm super excited to see her reaction.

Well, I better get to it. We leave in less than 3 hours! Keep an eye out for updates!
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #237
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Hello All.

We have made it to our first destination safe and sound, and are 350 miles closer to Disney World.
We made excellent time and arrived to our Hotel 1 ½ hours early.

Favorite Moment(s) - 1. Picking up Reya from School. She was confused and shocked when we told her we were going to Disney instead of the doctor. Her reaction was wonderful… much better than the last time.
2. While we were on the interstate traveling 80 mph, some jerk in a Mustang passed us by like we were standing still. He easily was going 100 mph. 45 minutes later when we needed to get gas and pulled into a tiny town called Limon. Blissfully when we arrived, we saw a black mustang surrounded with 8 police cars and a stupid looking man in the back seat of one. LOL !!! Ha Ha Jerk Face I mouthed to him. Love when the bad guy gets caught.
Least Favorite Moment(s)- Leaving all my animals back in Colorado ((I know they’re all being taken care of though.

((Picture of the Day))
Kids have been angels so far in the car.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #238
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Yeah so happy your first travel day was a success. Isn't it a great feeling to see it when the dangerous drivers are detained. Hope the rest of your travels to WDW are great!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:17 AM   #239
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I hope that you really are having a magical time...

Looking forward to seeing your TR when you come back...


Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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