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Old 01-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Scooter Mom - The Final Chapter - Day 4-Part Four - Complete!!

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Hello fellows DISers and welcome to my new TR !!

We had planned this trip last year when I found out I was having surgery on my ankle. We moved our trip from Thanksgiving to January because I thought I would still be in a cast on Thanksgiving. But I got my cast off on Halloween and after a couple of days, DH said to book something for Thanksgiving, so we rescheduled that trip. I used points for this January trip that I couldn't move or roll over, so we "had" to take that trip, too. The kids were out of school also, so we might as well go, right ?? RIGHT !!

For those of you that don't know, on July 23, I was coming down the stairs at our house and as I was descending, the dog was at the front window barking at something and my focus shifted from the stairs and onto whatever was causing the dog to spaz out. And I am not sure exactly what happened, but I fell down the remaining stairs injuring my left ankle very badly.

I had surgery September 20. It is a very painful surgery and it is VERY slow to heal. After six months, I have come a long way in the healing process and I can walk unassisted now. But walking 8-10 miles a day was out of the question. So we rented a scooter - again. It has all been so horrible. So I was happy to be getting another trip to Disney to cheer me up. So with my scooter rental and a bottle of pain pills, we were off !!

I named this the Final Chapter because I hope this will be that last time I have to rent a scooter. We go back in April so we will see how far I progress then !!

SO. Let me finally get down to introductions and trip details.

When: January 17-20, 2013

Where: Boardwalk Resort

Who: Me, Scooter Mom extraordinaire 44 year old Irrigation Designer and lover (aka crazy freak) of all things Disney.



DH my wonderful husband of almost 15 years. In upper management at a local Chemical Company. He pretends to just tolerate my Disney obsession, but I think he has as much fun as we do.



DS - 13 year old thrill seeker, but still a sweet boy (so far)



DD - 10 year old sweetie who loves all things Disney.



I hope those of you that choose to read along will stop by and say hello. I just love seeing my DIS friends and meeting new ones !!

Are you ready to roll with me - AGAIN ????

Lets go !!

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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I don't think I've read one of your reports before, but I'll start with this one! How awful about your ankle. I'm glad that it is healing up and hopefully you won't need a scooter again. I can't wait to read all about your trip
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I don't think I've read one of your reports before, but I'll start with this one! How awful about your ankle. I'm glad that it is healing up and hopefully you won't need a scooter again. I can't wait to read all about your trip
Hey Krysten !!! So happy to have you along for the ride (har, har) Yes, the ankle thing has been VERY bad. I hope to ditch the scooter on my next trip !! Thanks for stopping by !!
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Hi Susan!! I am here and anxious to read about it!

I was following along on the Live Food thread so I saw your meals and they made me hungry!!
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Hi Susan!! I am here and anxious to read about it!

I was following along on the Live Food thread so I saw your meals and they made me hungry!!
Hey Rachel !!! We had some good food. I was thinking about doing a dining review, but sine most of our stuff was posted on the live thread, I though it might be redundant. I dunno ....

Thanks for stopping by !!!
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Hey Rachel !!! We had some good food. I was thinking about doing a dining review, but sine most of our stuff was posted on the live thread, I though it might be redundant. I dunno ....

Thanks for stopping by !!!
Yeah you don't need to! I feel like no one reads reviews anymore over there anyways!

Just post the pics on here!
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Day 1 – Part One

DH likes to drive at night, so we left really early – like at 4 AM. We had the car all packed the night before, so DH just woke us up and we all piled into the car and tried to go back to sleep. The kids were pretty successful, but I never sleep well in the car. We stopped and ate at Waffle House and after several hours, we started seeing signs that told us we were getting closer.



And then finally we could see the sign in the distance



DH was happy.



DS was happy.



DD not in a picture taking mood.



I wasn’t either, but I was happy to see these signs !!





And it wasn’t long before we were pulling in here …



We parked and headed in to check things out. I went to check in while DH took photos.













They said they had a room ready and we were so happy. We were in room number:



Which was at the VERY end of a VERY long hallway. I was glad I had the scooter because if I had to walk that every day with my sore ankle, there would have been some complaining. But since I had the scooter, it was fine. DD did complain about how far it was. I will say that if I got assigned a room in this area again, I would ask to be moved. Because it was far. We even measured it on my pedometer app on my iPhone. It said it was .175 miles. Which is a little over the length of three football fields. It was pretty long haul at the end of the day. The good thing was that it was very quiet.

Anyway, we all grabbed something from the car and headed to the room.

The scooter came in handy for transporting stuff.
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Yeah you don't need to! I feel like no one reads reviews anymore over there anyways!

Just post the pics on here!
I read the reviews !! There aren't that many though, are there. I do feel like the live thread had kind of stolen the thunder a little bit for those that do the reviews. But I love that live thread, though. I check it every day. Food porn 24/7 baby !!

My reviews are pretty boring. We always eat that same things at the same places. Plus, I am not so good with the descriptions. I am all like - We went here - we ate this - it was good. It gives me another way to relive my trip, so I might start one.
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I read the reviews !! There aren't that many though, are there. I do feel like the live thread had kind of stolen the thunder a little bit for those that do the reviews. But I love that live thread, though. I check it every day. Food porn 24/7 baby !!

My reviews are pretty boring. We always eat that same things at the same places. Plus, I am not so good with the descriptions. I am all like - We went here - we ate this - it was good. It gives me another way to relive my trip, so I might start one.
It definitely has stolen the thunder! I like reading it too but I sometimes forget to read it everyday. I am like you too, I can't remember my exact things. I don't have a high class food liking so I feel like my food is blah!

Nice update. I see your son is in his usual spot, this time awake
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It definitely has stolen the thunder! I like reading it too but I sometimes forget to read it everyday. I am like you too, I can't remember my exact things. I don't have a high class food liking so I feel like my food is blah!

Nice update. I see your son is in his usual spot, this time awake
I feel like my food is blah, too sometimes. I not the foodie I should be I guess. Some of those people can really deliver a dining review. I have my favorites. The best one ever was by this guy ChefMickey123. Best dining review ever !!! Destructsean has one going that is really fun to read. I am sure you have seen that one.

Yes - DS sleeps alot. He is growing boy after all. If I only I could get half as much sleep as he does ...
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I'm joining in (came over from facebook! ). Oh man, I miss the Boardwalk so much! Wish I was there now!
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Hey Sarah !!! Thanks for coming over !!

I just love the Boardwalk. You are so close to everything and the kids love the pool. I guess they only thing we didn't like was being waaaaayyyy down at the end. Our room was awesome though and really quiet. We just LOVED it. So excited about BLT in April though !!

Didn't your sister start her CP just recently ?? I hope she is getting settled and that she is enjoying herself.
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Yay for the Boardwalk!! I have heard about those super-long hallways - good thing you had the scooter with you!
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