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Old 10-31-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
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Well, the trip must have been a good one if you're so eager to get started with the TR already!

The first day doesn't look like it was all that bad of a start once you finally got rid of the dog.
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Im here! Seems like your trip went by so fast! And paxton is getting so big! He is such a cutie!
I'm glad you are here! Yes, the trip definitely went by WAY too fast. As we were leaving, I told DH, "You know how a lot of people say 'It was fun but I'm ready to go home'? I'm NOT ready to go home!"

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Well, the trip must have been a good one if you're so eager to get started with the TR already!

The first day doesn't look like it was all that bad of a start once you finally got rid of the dog.
Once we got rid of the dog, absolutely. But before then, it was definitely all that bad! I definitely skimmed over a loooooot of detail there.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #18
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I definitely skimmed over a loooooot of detail there.
And for that, we're grateful.
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And for that, we're grateful.
There was actually a moment during the cleanup when I turned to DH and said "should I be a good tr writer & take a picture of this?"
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There was actually a moment during the cleanup when I turned to DH and said "should I be a good tr writer & take a picture of this?"
Yeah, but don't worry about using it in context. Just sneak it in there between a couple of food pictures and see what happens.
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I'm here! Hope you guys are doing well! Looks like you got off to a "ruff" start! I crack myself up! Oh and when I read this line :
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Anyways, can't wait to read all about your trip. Gonna get started on a TR myself soon...probably this weekend.
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Oh my gosh, what a tough start! Poor doggie, definitely not a world traveler! One of my cats pooped in its carrier when we were making the drive from Alexandria to CT, but it wasn't that bad, and fairly easy to clean up. I can only imagine what you went through!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #23
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Looking forward to hearing about your trip! I read your 1-year-birthday TR awhile back (after it was done) and really enjoyed it. We'll be bringing our baby (who will be about 14 months then) to WDW December 2013 and I hope she loves it as much as Paxton did at about that age.

I'll at least be lurking along on this one, but my comments might be sparse, as I rarely have both hands free to type. Plenty of time to read while feeding the baby, though, so can't wait to hear about this trip!
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Yeah, but don't worry about using it in context. Just sneak it in there between a couple of food pictures and see what happens.
You have a sick mind, my friend!!

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I'm here! Hope you guys are doing well! Looks like you got off to a "ruff" start! I crack myself up! Oh and when I read this line :


I cracked up again!

Anyways, can't wait to read all about your trip. Gonna get started on a TR myself soon...probably this weekend.
Thanks for the laugh! I hope y'all had a great time too! I'm looking forward to your TR.

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Oh my gosh, what a tough start! Poor doggie, definitely not a world traveler! One of my cats pooped in its carrier when we were making the drive from Alexandria to CT, but it wasn't that bad, and fairly easy to clean up. I can only imagine what you went through!
I even told DH as we were driving, usually on long car trips I complain because our cat meows the whole entire way and it drives me nuts, but I told him after this experience with the dog I will NEVER complain about Callie's car temperament ever again!!!

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Looking forward to hearing about your trip! I read your 1-year-birthday TR awhile back (after it was done) and really enjoyed it. We'll be bringing our baby (who will be about 14 months then) to WDW December 2013 and I hope she loves it as much as Paxton did at about that age.

I'll at least be lurking along on this one, but my comments might be sparse, as I rarely have both hands free to type. Plenty of time to read while feeding the baby, though, so can't wait to hear about this trip!
Our trip with him at 1 was just about as close to perfect as you can get now that I look back on it from the perspective of having a two year old. I hope your DD has just as an amazing time as Paxton did too, because it sure made for an incredible trip for Mommy & Daddy as well.

No worries on the lurking, I totally understand! It is wonderful to have that little bit of reading time when they are young. I read SO MANY books while nursing Paxton and when he was really little and would only nap in my arms instead of the crib. Thank God for the Nook too so I could read everything and turn pages with one hand!!
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A tiny bit late to the party - but here I am! Looking forward to all your pictures. Looks like you need a faster shutter speed with DS.

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Oh man, I've never had an issue with dogs and cars, but I can imagine it wasn't a pleasent experience.

Your DS is too cute with that pirate hat!
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A tiny bit late to the party - but here I am! Looking forward to all your pictures. Looks like you need a faster shutter speed with DS.

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P.S. Reason #135 why we will never get a dog: Car vomit (Poor DD wants a dog soooo bad, too. But is ain't happenin')
Better late than never!! You are probably right about the shutter speed...that little guy is FAST! Trying to get him to stay still for a picture was just one of those things you try for really hard but you know is not a legitimate possibility.

I have to say, we now know that making the two hour drive to New Orleans with Belle along is just NOT going to happen. So from now on, she'll have to be kenneled somewhere locally. We are trying to "car train" her enough that we can actually make the 10 minute drive back and forth to the vet without any accidents, but that is about all the car riding she will experience from now on!!

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Oh man, I've never had an issue with dogs and cars, but I can imagine it wasn't a pleasent experience.

Your DS is too cute with that pirate hat!
Happy to have a new follower jumping aboard!

Ummm...not a pleasant experience is a nice way of putting it.

Thanks! He LOVED that hat!
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Yay for the start of this TR! Hubby and I are far off from having kids (at least in terms of our own plans for it!), so it'll be a while before we have to take a little one to WDW. However, in the back in my mind, I always pay careful attention to TRs that have little kids because I KNOW we will not be able to wait so long before heading back to Disney after having our first baby!
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Yay for the start of this TR! Hubby and I are far off from having kids (at least in terms of our own plans for it!), so it'll be a while before we have to take a little one to WDW. However, in the back in my mind, I always pay careful attention to TRs that have little kids because I KNOW we will not be able to wait so long before heading back to Disney after having our first baby!
Glad to have you here, Rachel!! I think you are right, once you do have a baby the first thing you are going to want to do is take him or her to Disney World. I know we did! It's like it's in our DNA!!
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Day 1 Part 2: Downtown Disney...(Not) the Place to Go on Saturday Night

Day 1 Continued: Saturday October 20th

After deciding to nix our plans of going to a park that evening for dinner and an attraction or two due to the time, we got ourselves in the car and headed to Downtown Disney instead. Now, I know what you're probably thinking...DTD on a Saturday night? Are we crazy? But I was really hoping that because we were heading out there fairly early in DTD time that it wouldn't be that bad. HA!

The best thing about driving from Kissimmee was that on our way to DTD, we finally got to see the most amazing site for the beginning of any Disney World trip!


We made it to DTD in no time, and that's when we realized this might not be such a great idea. Our only destination in mind was Earl of Sandwich for dinner, and all of the parking lots were full except for the one furthest away near Cirque du Soleil. So much for getting in & out, I guess. We drove around and around hoping to score one spot even the tiniest bit closer, but soon we had to admit defeat and park at the Westside.


I ended up with this shot of the Marketplace entrance when we were hoping to get a closer spot, but it really just meant that it took us even longer to get back to the Westside lot since we had to maneuver around other slow moving cars and pedestrians crossing the lanes.

We didn't really have it in our minds to stop and shop anywhere since we wanted to make it somewhat of an early night. So we loaded DS up into the stroller and started walking across DTD towards Earl of Sandwich.

We passed the Phineas & Ferb & YOU attraction which looked pretty cute, and DH snapped this pic of our favorite cartoon guys.


As we made it to the Marketplace section, we also came across a German band and stopped for just a second to listen to their performance.


We made it through the hordes of people to Earl and of course, found a huge line inside once we got there. DH took DS for a walk around while I made my way through the line to order. DH got his usual Cannonballs - meatballs, mozzarella and parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. I decided to try something different this time and ordered for myself The Full Montagu - roast beef and turkey with sharp cheddar ceese and aged Swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, roma tomato and Earl's mustard sauce (but without the lettuce & tomato). I got DS the kids grilled cheese sandwich and grabbed us each a bag of kettle chips. We found a table outside and sat down to eat. DS wasn't crazy about his grilled cheese but he tore up that bag of chips! I really loved my sandwich too! I was glad I had decided to try something different than the meatball sandwich. I love hot sandwiches with gooey melted cheese all in it, so this was right up my alley, and just enough meat-to-bread ratio to make it really enjoyable.

By the time we finished eating, it was 8 pm so we decided just to head back to the car. Man, is that a long walk!! We got back and while I bathed DS, DH moved all of our luggage to our bedroom and set up his Pack & Play in the living room. He was down for bed at 8:40, so not so very late, while DH and I took showers and set out our clothes for the next day. We had a busy morning ahead so we wanted to be as prepared as possible!

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