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Old 08-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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The Murphy's are LIVE from the Beach Club!! August 4-11 Come join us!!! :)

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Welcome to another fun filled Murphy Family LIVE trip report! Those of you who havenít vacationed with us LIVE before, WELCOME!!! Basically what I do is try to update you throughout the trip on any interesting things that happen, as well as provide lots of photos and info about the parks and our resort. Also I love to answer questions, so feel free to ask anything along the journey!

DH and I have two boys (Connor age 11 and Nic turning age 13, BIRTHDAY trip for him) and we are all major WDW fanatics. This trip my Mom is also coming along with us and she is in need of a vacation in the worst way. Sadly her husband, my step-dad, passed away from ALS in April, after a very difficult 2 year battle. He was only 59. So this trip will be bittersweet and emotional. Iím sure we will all be picturing him on his last trip to WDW, he loved taking tons of pictures, was always ready to ride anything and everything, I will never forget him screaming like a girl on Expedition Everest, and he loved ice cream from Main StreetÖ so we will have to have some in his honor. Iím hoping Mom can have fun and really enjoy her trip with us. She deserves it more than anyone I know.

This trip we will be staying at the Beach Club in a standard view room on the club level. This will be our 7th time staying at the YC/BC resort since our first stay in 2002. We love Stormalong Bay and the entire Boardwalk/Epcot area, so we are very excited to arrive this Saturday.

We have ADRs for dinner each night: Raglan Road, Sci-Fi, Ohana, Nine Dragons, Via Napoli, Cape May, and Crystal Palace. I always try to choose a mixture of different things so it should keep things interesting!

If you would like to see any of our other trip reports I have saved links to them:

March 2012/Yacht Club: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2900883

January 2012/Grand Floridian: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851806

October 2011/Poly: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2821830

March 2011/Beach Club: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2685779

January 2011/Kidani: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2620587

March 2010/Yacht Club: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2420655


As you can tell we donít usually travel to WDW in the summer. In fact the last time we did was in 2008 for our 10th wedding anniversary trip without the kids. Iím hoping it isnít too hot for them. Also hoping we donít have too much rain! That way we can cool off at SAB in the afternoons!

Iíve done all the preliminary packing in my mind! Not the actual packing yet since everyone is using their summer wardrobe this week. I like to make lists of what we need and then just wait and pack everything the day before. We fly Southwest which allows us plenty of bags, which is good for me because I tend to pack TOO MUCH! Of course Iím not thinking we will need anything besides shorts, t-shirts, and bathing suits. I think itís safe to skip long pants and sweatshirts this time of year. I bought some clear spraying sunscreen for everyone, hoping it works well, and Iíve got our ponchos out to pack just in case! Digital camera is charged and ready to go, our itinerary binder is printed and color coded like the true geek I am. LOL Everything is ready to go, now we just have to wait a couple more days!

The boys start school two days after we get home so Iíve already registered them, got their school supplies, and backpacks out and ready. Iím trying to eliminate as much work as possible because I know we will be exhausted and in full PDD (post Disney depression) when we get back!

I hope you guys are all ready for some fun!!!!
Let me know if you have any questions!!!

I'm so glad you are coming along with us VIRTUALLY!!!

So.....HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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OH MY GOSH! I just realized that was post #7,000 for me exactly!!! How cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'm in! And I'm first!!!

Congrats on your milestone post.

Can't wait for your reports!!!



On a more serious note, I am sorry about your step-dad. This trip sounds like it will be an excellent way to honor his memory, reliving some of the experiences that were special to him.

I either didn't know, or forgot how close in age your boys are to mine. Nate just turned 14 and Ben is 11.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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I'm in too Love live reports - especially when we are leaving in just 16 days!!!!
Let us know how the HH refurb is affecting the delivery of adult beverages to the pool!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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I'm in! And I'm first!!!

Congrats on your milestone post.

Can't wait for your reports!!!

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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More info for you guys!
I also LIVE tweet from the parks: @Erika_Murphy

And I will update my Pinterest boards as well: pinterest.com/erikamurphy12

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I'm in too Love live reports - especially when we are leaving in just 16 days!!!!
Let us know how the HH refurb is affecting the delivery of adult beverages to the pool!!
Oh goodie, now I can say my drinking is WORK related!
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Oh goodie, now I can say my drinking is WORK related!
Tell yourself whatever you need to
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #9
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Never subbed to a LIVE report before. Looking forward to it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #10
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I'm in! I've read your other Live reports and have seen you on the Ultimate Fan show (saw it "back in the day" and now show my kids on YouTube ). Too bad we will miss you at the BC by a couple weeks, as we check in on 8/25!
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can't wait for your updates
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I can't wait to see pics and hear about your trip!
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I'm over from the BC/YC thread. Looking forward to your live trip report. Sounds like a fun way to pass the time until my trip in September!
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Yay! Can't wait to follow along! I love the last few days right before a big trip and all the excitement that goes with it

How do you find to update here, tweet, and pin during your trip? I think DH would kill me if I did! But I am happy you are, I heading to Twitter and Pinterest now to add you
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #15
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Yay! Can't wait to follow along! I love the last few days right before a big trip and all the excitement that goes with it

How do you find to update here, tweet, and pin during your trip? I think DH would kill me if I did! But I am happy you are, I heading to Twitter and Pinterest now to add you
Surprisingly it's pretty easy to update when we are riding the bus or boat, or waiting in line for a ride. Now that the kids are older and don't require so much of my attention that is!
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