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Old 12-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Ms. Shuttergirl's dreaming of a White Christmas...Days 28-32 done, Boston & Washingto

Well with only 1 sleep to go until we head off on our adventure, I'm feeling fairly organised. Still obviously lots of little bits and pieces to do but the bulk of it is done.

Still grappling with how many cases to take and final packing options but that will come together as the day wears on.

I am now thoroughly excited - jumping out of my skin now actually. Surprisingly the first pangs of nerves about something going wrong only hit me at 4am. Usually I would've been feeling them for weeks, just shows how frantic things have been that I haven't started worrying until now. DD14 has a pool party (with boys there) today which has me worried. If she runs and slips or something I'm gonna have to kill her

My DS10 has sport for most of the day and then late this arvo and tonight will be finalising packing and getting the house ready for us to leave it for 5 weeks. Shouldn't be too much to do.


So just a reminder on who the family are:-

Me - 41 (cough cough), planner extraordinaire, pretty "pitcha" taker, stresser, food porn loving Disney-oholic, travel obsessed, proud mumma

DH - 40 (going on 60, old man lol) shopaholic, reluctant Disney visitor, sports mad, music mad, food loving, highly strung, hard working, proud dadda

DD14 - Diva-licous dancing queen, loves Disney as much as her mumma, loves desserts so free dining is her favourite thing in the whole world, stunning, super smart, super sweet, wants to be an interior designer, living in a fancy NYC apartment (a girl's gotta dream )

DS10 - Sports mad feral beast, makes me laugh, makes me cry, is slowly evolving out of being a fussy eater (thanks to our last WDW trip), very OCD like his mumma and pappa, still young enough to be "cute" at Disney, super smart, mummy's little man.


Okay that's us - now here's the plan:-

9 December - fly to Orlando

20 December - fly to NYC for Christmas (a lifelong dream come true)

29 December - fly to Quebec City, Canada, for NYE

3 January - fly to Toronto, private transfer to Niagara Falls

4 January - private transfer to Buffalo airport, fly to Boston

9 January - fly to Washington DC

13 January - fly home to lovely Canberra

15 January - arrive home


Everything is planned to within an inch of it's life which is the way I roll . Of course I'm more than happy to change it up if the fam want to do something else, within reason .

It's getting exciting, all the planning about to come together. Can't wait to be on the plane though, will feel much more relaxed then and might actually sleep.

Stay tuned and cross your fingers for me for a White Christmas....
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Table of Contents:-

Pre Trip Report - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2979947

Travelling and Day 1 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=41

Day 2 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=45

Day 3 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=60

Day 4 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=61

Day 5 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=77

Day 6 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=80

Day 7 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=100

Day 8 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=124

Day 9 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=127

Day 10 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=142

Day 11 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=149

Day 12 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=160

Day 13 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=171

Day 14 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=185

Day 16 (I think my counting was off at the start of something so day 15 is being skipped lol) - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=192

Day 17 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=202

Day 18 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=215

Day 19 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=226

Day 20 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=236

Day 21 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=237

Day 22 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=259

Day 23 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=271

Day 24 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=281

Day 25 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=290

Day 26 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=291

Day 27 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=313

Day 28 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=374

Day 29 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=375

Day 30 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=377

Day 31 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=378

Day 32 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=379




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Old 12-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Can't wait! I am as excited as you are! (Not quite)
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Can't wait! I am as excited as you are! (Not quite)
Hahahaha, that is very sweet.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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Stay tuned and cross your fingers for me for a White Christmas....
I've just pulled out by magic wand...It's a white Christmas in NYC for you!

Whilst you might be excited about your trip, I'm super excited about getting to read all about it!

Have a fabulous time!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:03 PM   #6
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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I hope your white Christmas dream comes true! It sounds like you are well prepared for the cold weather The one downside we found from going late in the year was that it gets dark so early - but I enjoy cold weather so we just had to plan our days well (which I know you always do!)

I know you asked about the Mexican restaurant we went to - it's called Mercadito (www.mercaditorestaurants.com). We went to the one in the East village but they have one in the West village too. We went on a Tuesday which was $5 taco night ($5 for 2 tacos). We shared 6 serves and they were simply amazing! The mahi mahi one with Mexican style coleslaw was divine And so cheap!

The other place we ate which we loved was the Brooklyn Diner (http://www.brooklyndiner.com/menu.htm) where I had fried chicken on red velvet waffles They had gorgeous Christmas wreaths and it had a great atmosphere. The food was delicious!

Enjoy your last day at home, I'm sure you will have a fantastic trip
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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Rudolph is wishing hard-I'm excited too!! Have a fantabulous trip! Can't wait to be reading all about it!
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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I've just pulled out by magic wand...It's a white Christmas in NYC for you!

Whilst you might be excited about your trip, I'm super excited about getting to read all about it!

Have a fabulous time!
Thank you for the Christmas magic

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I hope your white Christmas dream comes true! It sounds like you are well prepared for the cold weather The one downside we found from going late in the year was that it gets dark so early - but I enjoy cold weather so we just had to plan our days well (which I know you always do!)

I know you asked about the Mexican restaurant we went to - it's called Mercadito (www.mercaditorestaurants.com). We went to the one in the East village but they have one in the West village too. We went on a Tuesday which was $5 taco night ($5 for 2 tacos). We shared 6 serves and they were simply amazing! The mahi mahi one with Mexican style coleslaw was divine And so cheap!

The other place we ate which we loved was the Brooklyn Diner (http://www.brooklyndiner.com/menu.htm) where I had fried chicken on red velvet waffles They had gorgeous Christmas wreaths and it had a great atmosphere. The food was delicious!

Enjoy your last day at home, I'm sure you will have a fantastic trip
Thanks for the restaurant recommendations. $5 taco night, I am soooo there .

Red velvet waffles however, ummm not sure on that one .

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Rudolph is wishing hard-I'm excited too!! Have a fantabulous trip! Can't wait to be reading all about it!
Rudolph is adorable. Thanks so much Wendy.
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fingers and toes and everything crossed for a fabulous white christmas for you. i can only imagine you're jumping out of your skin with excitement for your trip. i'm re-reading your previous TR now -- love your photos

i cannot wait to read all about it sounds like you have a magical trip planned for your family, so i can only imagine how awesome it will turn out

hoping your time in nyc looks a little something like this:

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Fingers and toes crossed for a White Christmas. Can't wait to read along and catch up on your return.

Safe travels, relax and enjoy all of the amazing things you have planned.
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Can't believe your trip is finally here! It seems to have come around SO quickly.

Oh won't it be magical, walking through central park with it covered in snow!

Have an amazing awesome magical trip! Can't wait to see those photos (and the TR of course)
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I'm just watching DC Cupcakes Christmas Special. Are you going to go to Georgetown Cupcakes when in DC? If you do, please have a cupcake for me. Just remember I'm allergic to nuts!

Oh and on the cupcake theme, if you happen to go to Magnolia Bakery, can you have one for me from there too I like the chocolate with the chocolate frosting. Mmmmmm.
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So what time do you head off tomorrow? I will be thinking of you!
If I remember you are on the qf flight to Dallas, I will be looking up around 2:00 and waving!
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fingers and toes and everything crossed for a fabulous white christmas for you. i can only imagine you're jumping out of your skin with excitement for your trip. i'm re-reading your previous TR now -- love your photos

i cannot wait to read all about it sounds like you have a magical trip planned for your family, so i can only imagine how awesome it will turn out

hoping your time in nyc looks a little something like this:

Alicia, thank you so much for this precious and perfect picture. I doubt we will be lucky enough to get this but it's quite the dream isn't it. Stunning.

Thank you also for your heartfelt well wishes, I truly appreciate it.

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Fingers and toes crossed for a White Christmas. Can't wait to read along and catch up on your return.

Safe travels, relax and enjoy all of the amazing things you have planned.
AWIDY - thank you lovely.

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Can't believe your trip is finally here! It seems to have come around SO quickly.

Oh won't it be magical, walking through central park with it covered in snow!

Have an amazing awesome magical trip! Can't wait to see those photos (and the TR of course)
It would be beautiful if we saw this level of snow in Central Park.

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I'm just watching DC Cupcakes Christmas Special. Are you going to go to Georgetown Cupcakes when in DC? If you do, please have a cupcake for me. Just remember I'm allergic to nuts!

Oh and on the cupcake theme, if you happen to go to Magnolia Bakery, can you have one for me from there too I like the chocolate with the chocolate frosting. Mmmmmm.
We are going to Georgetown so if we stumble across the DC Cupcakes I'll definitely have one. I hadn't planned on Magnolia Bakery, I thought it had mixed reviews but it isn't far from our hotel so will try to get there for you.

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So what time do you head off tomorrow? I will be thinking of you!
If I remember you are on the qf flight to Dallas, I will be looking up around 2:00 and waving!
We fly out of Sydney at 3.45pm so look up people and wave. Momma gonna be smiling the smile of relief around about then
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