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Old 07-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Y.E.S. we are going to the Food and Wine Festival



Welcome to my very first PTR. The Cast will include my Mom (AKA Grandma or Tina), my Son Riley (age 14), my Son Gabrian (age 3), and myself (Megan). We are going to be in Disney October 27th - November 3rd. I am so excited to plan this trip!!

Riley will be participating in the Disney Y.E.S program in their Marine Biology class. I am not sure if he is more excited about going to Disney or missing school for a week. He is about to start High School this year and I was debating about wether it would be wise to pull him from school but the Y.E.S class helped sway my decision. He has always talked about being a Marine Biologist and I am helping this class will entice him to pursue that Dream.

We are excited to be there during the Wine and Food Festival. This will be our first time going and we have always wanted to. I am starting to save room now so I can eat and drink my way around the world.

Our plan is to leave our house on Friday the 26th (driving) and arrive in Orlando on Saturday the 27th. We have rented a 2 bedroom condo off property. It is called Fantasy World Resort and it looks awesome. We are so excited to have all that room and a full kitchen. It also has some great pools, water slides, and a lazy River for our relaxing days. Some day I hope to stay on Property but until then I think this is a pretty good alternative.

We have reservations for:

October 29th: Le Cellier 1:10 PM

October 30th : T-Rex 3:00 PM

October 31st: Sci-Fi Cafe 1:25 PM

I look forward to meeting everyone and getting help to plan this trip!

Megan

PS...How do I post pictures so I can introduce my family to you?
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Well I think I finally figured out how to post pictures. Hopefully this will come out for me.

To introduce the cast:



The first up is my son Riley. He turned 14 in April and I am finding that 14 is no better than 13 . He is very helpful, funny, smart, and lover of all video games. I don't know what I would do without his help with my younger son.





This is Gabrian. He is my super cute 3 year old (yes I do like to space my kids out ). He is such a happy boy and that is curious about everything. He hasn't met anything he hasn't wanted to climb or get into. I have him watching the Disney Junior channel so I can brainwash...er...get him really interested into Disney characters. I want to get my money's worth when we are there. What fun would character meets be if he didn't know any of them.




Here is a side view of my Mom. I will try to find something better of her (maybe even something that shows her face!!). Anywho...she is great. She is my best friend and I can't imagine a day going by without talking to her. Right now she is living in Maine but she is in the process of selling her house and we are going to purchase a duplex in RI. We have put in an offer to the house (it is a shortsale) so now we are just waiting. I can't wait for her to get here.

I sadly cannot find a picture of me. I will try to find one. I really don't like having my picture taken so the pickings will be slim.

I have been brushing up on trip reports and get excited anytime I see anything that mentions the Food and Wine Festival. I wish I could find more pictures of the menus and pricing. I like to plan

This weekend we went to the beach. Gabrian has been asking for a couple of weeks now and I finally caved. We had such a good time that I think we go back next Saturday. The trip also go me thinking that I definitely want to fit Cocoa Beach into our trip. I think the boys (and myself) will have such a good time there. We can finish our day off by having dinner at a restaurant on the beach.

I am undecided on what we should do on Halloween. Should I try to find something going on or is there somewhere the boys could go trick-or-treating. For Riley it isn't such a big deal but I hate to give up a cute costume opportunity for Gabrian. We looked into the Halloween party at Magic Kingdom but it was way out of my price range. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I guess it is time for me to get back to work. Hope to hear from you soon!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
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Hi!

Hi Megan! Looks like you are off to a great start planning. That's really cool your son is doing that program. Is it a fairly new program? I wish I knew about it when I was in high school. (and that was a loooong time ago )

I think your ADRs are great. I've always wanted to try T-Rex, but I have too many ADRs as it is. I guess we'll save it for next time (we say that every time though, LOL)

Looking forward to more. BTW, I can't see your pictures, but it could be because I am at work. I'll look again from home, but basically just make sure the link to the picture has a .jpg or .jpeg or .gif at the end because sometimes when you copy and paste links, they aren't to the actual picture itself and it won't show up. I know you'll probably figure this out though!
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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Hey Megan! Your trips looks so fun! you must tell me how the Y.E.S program goes (cute title btw)! I have always wondered if it is worth the three hours! Hehe
Anywho when you go to post pictures you need to click on the little icon that looks like a picture of a mountain and a sun in the editing page. It will then pull up a box and ask you for an image link. Paste the link in the box and your all set! Hopefully that is helpful!

As for your trip... it sounds absolutely awesome! I am planning a trip for this christmas and I have a lunch ressie at Le Cellier as well! The food and wine festival sounds really cool! Hopefully you won't gain TOO much weight on the trip! Hahahaha... thats always a major concern when I go to disney!

Looking forward to more posts!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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Retry of Pictures

I want to try and post my pictures again. Hopefully they will come out this time.

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This is Gabrian at his very first Dentist Appointment.

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This is Riley on our Vacation last year. We took a cruise and it was fantastic.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #7
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I guess it didn't work. I will keep trying. I am using photo bucket and I just can't figure out what I am doing wrong.
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Hey! Looks like fun, I've always wanted to do the F&W festival! That is so exciting! Don't feel to bad about the pictures, I'm 15 and I still can't figure it out sometimes. (I know, a teenager who is confused about something on a computer. How strange. ) Can't wait to see and hear about everything!
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Hey! Looks like fun, I've always wanted to do the F&W festival! That is so exciting! Don't feel to bad about the pictures, I'm 15 and I still can't figure it out sometimes. (I know, a teenager who is confused about something on a computer. How strange. ) Can't wait to see and hear about everything!
Thanks!!! You did give me a great idea though. I should ask Riley if he can figure it out. He is always my go to computer guy in the house
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Thanks!!! You did give me a great idea though. I should ask Riley if he can figure it out. He is always my go to computer guy in the house
Haha I'm usually able to do this kind of stuff, but something about photobucket just doesn't connect with me!
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Hmm... i see your still having issues with the photos... maybe this will help you:

When you hover over an image this little thing show pop up:

And all you have to do is copy the "IMG" code and paste it right into the posts on the DIS! Hopefully this will help!
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Thanks so much Ariel! I am going to attempt this again

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Ok...its huge but it worked! This is so exciting!!
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Yay the pictures work!!!
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Riley went on his annual camping trip this weekend with his Dad. I was happy for Riley but sad for me. The house seems quite with just Gabrian and myself. I don't know what I am going to do when Riley goes away to college. I wonder how he would feel about his Mom living in his Dorm room with him.

Gabrian and I did some fun stuff this weekend to keep us occupied. We went to Roger William's Zoo in RI. They have this great interactive site for the kids where there is so much for them to play with and explore. His favorite part was the water sections. Thankfully my friend told me about the fun water and we brought a back up outfit for him. Some smart parents even had their kids in bathing suits. I think we will definitely do that next time.

We also walked around the mall yesterday because it was so hot and we wanted to get into some AC. We had a good time in the Disney store. I want to get Gabrian the Lightening McQueen suitcase but I am going to have to watch and wait for it to go on sale. $35 is just too much for me to spend. I hope I can catch it on sale before our trip in November.

I am going to attempt to put up some more pictures and even see if I can get them to a more acceptable size.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/...ridlee/309.jpg

This is my Mom at Thanksgiving. She is pretty much the best Cook/Baker I know. It's not just me saying it either...everyone that eats her food says the same thing

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This is Riley at South of the Border on our way to Tampa last November for our Cruise. He loves to try on hats and he also loves to give a thumbs up

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This is me on the shuttle to our Cruise last November. I hate having my picture taken and hate it even more to look at it afterwards but think it is only fair to post my picture too.

Well I hear the boys fighting downstairs so I better get down there. Have a great Monday everyone!!
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