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Old 09-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #196
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Glad that everything is going (mostly) well and you have been able to take advantage of the Lodge! Keep enjoying!
It has been a nice change of pace from the usual hussle and bustle. I've been missing out on previous trips which was my loss. Didn't realize how much I was missing.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:08 AM   #197
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Sounds like overall you're having a pretty good time!
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #198
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Yesterday was almost 100% perfect. R had a bit of a grumpy spat when the CMs at Pecos Bills rang cowbells for his anniversary button. He was actually going to leave the park. I was not pleased at this drama. After taking a smoke break he came back with a better attitude and ended up staying for the day. The longest wait we had was 10 minutes for Stitch, The Laugh Floor, and Pooh. Everything else was a walk on, and we did practically every ride in the park. It couldn't have been more perfect. The new Fantasyland area is shaping up beautifully. Discovered Tomorrowland is a great place to watch the fireworks. Sat on a nice bench with a perfect view. Picked up National Treasure in the shop and had a relaxing rest of the evening.

Today was a planned relaxation day which turned out well since its been raining for the last couple hours. R & M have still enjoyed the water and I've been lounging under an umbrella and catching up in my journal. Had breakfast at Boma which everyone enjoyed.We'll head to a park later on if it stops raining.
Sounds like you had a great day indeed....

Relaxing is a great stress reliever.... Hopefully R is doing better today!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #199
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It has been a nice change of pace from the usual hussle and bustle. I've been missing out on previous trips which was my loss. Didn't realize how much I was missing.
Sounds like the trip is going really well with lots of new experiences for you all. Rides, restaurants and relaxing. I am so happy for you . How is your mom doing?
Hope the weather improves.

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #200
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Sounds like overall you're having a pretty good time!
Overall it's been nice. We're past the halfway point now and it's never a good feeling that you're closer to leaving.
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so true...
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #202
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Sounds like you had a great day indeed....

Relaxing is a great stress reliever.... Hopefully R is doing better today!
He's pretty much a grumpy person, and it was my biggest fear that he'd be unpleasant. I don't think I'll ever travel with them again.
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Pam -

I didn't know you were doing small updates from the world. See what I've been missing. Sounds like overall you are having a wonderful time. I really can't wait to read about you trip, your trials of traveling with other people (which I know so well), and I can't wait to see your pics. Sounds like its an amazing week to be there with all the walk-ons. Love that!
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #204
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Sounds like the trip is going really well with lots of new experiences for you all. Rides, restaurants and relaxing. I am so happy for you . How is your mom doing?
Hope the weather improves.

Ann
We have done a lot of new things on this trip, it's been a lot of fun but quite stressful as well.

Mom is really having a great time. She has never done a trip with R as an adult and is loving him being here. I on the other hand am not as pleased. I think siblings can just get under your skin like no one else can...
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To recap day four:

After we enjoyed the pool we went to HS to finish it up. Got FPs for TSM, there were amazingly some still available and then went to do Muppets. As we went to Star Tours R went off on his own saying he was going to get food. What! You don't just leave the group at Disney. He refused to take advantage of the snacks in the CL and just really made me upset. He didn't say he was hungry earlier and what if the rest of us wanted done food as well. This just put a downward spin on the evening. He was a grump for the next hour... He had almost stayed behind at the resort and I wished he had. We did RnRC with a 20 minute wait (longest of the trip so far) and then did ToT as a walk on. Then did TSM with our FPs which made it a walk on, and then headed back to the resort. I really wanted to go up DTD for dinner but ended up staying at the resort since I was tired.

I do not think I'll ever travel with them again. The very frequent smoke breaks have really gotten under my skin among other things. Overall I'm having a good time, but already looking forward to my December trip.
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I do not think I'll ever travel with them again. The very frequent smoke breaks have really gotten under my skin among other things. Overall I'm having a good time, but already looking forward to my December trip.
Trust me Pam, the bad memories will fade. You are just too in the moment now. I felt just like you when I was there with my bro's family. It gets better.

BTW- thank you for pointing out the stateroom review area on the boards. I was able to switch to a starboard Cat 6A cabin that got a stellar review. I can't wait.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #207
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Day 5 (yesterday):

Epcot was a success like you guys anticipated. We'll be going back in the next few hours as well. The only attractions we did were Soarin and the France movie. Otherwise they wandered around the WS eating and drinking lots of goodies. We got caught in rain, but R & M had brought us ponchos. Drama free day which was nice.

Have been enjoying the pool again this morning and will be heading to DTD after Epcot for some dinner and shopping.
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Pam -

I didn't know you were doing small updates from the world. See what I've been missing. Sounds like overall you are having a wonderful time. I really can't wait to read about you trip, your trials of traveling with other people (which I know so well), and I can't wait to see your pics. Sounds like its an amazing week to be there with all the walk-ons. Love that!
I know you know too well. I do not like any unpleasantness at my happy place. I have been doing my extensive journaling which I really enjoy so you guys will hear all about it in much more detail later lots of pictures. R & M even have gotten into the food pictures which is cool. The walk ons have just been amazing. This is a great time to come down. It has been hot like you warned about, but that has forced us to enjoy the pool which has been splendid.

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Trust me Pam, the bad memories will fade. You are just too in the moment now. I felt just like you when I was there with my bro's family. It gets better.
I really hope so. I was wishing this would be great quality time for us all. Hopefully it still will be. They seem to really be enjoying themselves. I don't think R knows how much he has been upsetting me.

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Excellent! You're most welcome You are just going to love cruising!
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Overall it's been nice. We're past the halfway point now and it's never a good feeling that you're closer to leaving.
I take that part of the trip to think about coming home to see my kitties, you could think about Conner. It's one way to look on the bright side even though leaving is always bittersweet.

Hopefully the cranky memories will fade.
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We have done a lot of new things on this trip, it's been a lot of fun but quite stressful as well.

Mom is really having a great time. She has never done a trip with R as an adult and is loving him being here. I on the other hand am not as pleased. I think siblings can just get under your skin like no one else can...
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