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Old 06-25-2013, 12:41 AM   #91
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Wow, two days! Have a great trip!
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #92
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So, we're leaving, um, TOMORROW!

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Yikes! How did that sneak up on me??

Well, the rest of the plan will simply have to unfold in the Trip Report. Naturally, it wouldn't be a Disney TR without some sort of pre-departure DRAMA, and we've got TWO...

Drama #1 - I'm at work and Ed calls me around noon. I think, "What's he doing up?" He worked last night and he's working again tonight -- he should be sleeping! Turns out we got a call from the place we were planning to board Aimee during our vacation. They are "very sorry for the inconvenience, but they overbooked and will not be able to take her tonight." TONIGHT!! Thanks for the heads-up, you guys...

So I just spent an hour calling around to find another place that would take a new dog at the last minute on a holiday week in the summer.

Grrrrr....

Well, I finally found one that is not fully booked, but they require a 2-hr "evaluation" (for $20) before they will accept her. So now Ed has to drive her over there during what is essentially the middle of the night for a person who works at night and sleeps during the day. I'm sure they will take her, because she is a great dog, but the uncertainty is annoying.

Drama #2 - Guess who left his Nintendo DS in his locker yesterday on the last day of school? And guess who keeps asking about it every 5 minutes?? I mean that literally -- every. five. minutes. OY!! We cannot do a road trip without that Nintendo DS!!! Luckily, we can pick it up today so Ed will have to add that little errand to his list. Poor guy. He planned to drive for the first three hours tomorrow morning, but if he gets cra*py sleep I may need to take the first shift.

Otherwise, we should be ready to start our road trip sometime around five tomorrow morning.

I will stop by with an update before bed.

Thanks for reading!


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Old 06-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #93
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Yikes! How did that sneak up on me??

Well, the rest of the plan will simply have to unfold in the Trip Report. Naturally, it wouldn't be a Disney TR without some sort of pre-departure DRAMA, and we've got TWO...

Drama #1 - I'm at work and Ed calls me around noon. I think, "What's he doing up?" He worked last night and he's working again tonight -- he should be sleeping! Turns out we got a call from the place we were planning to board Aimee during our vacation. They are "very sorry for the inconvenience, but they overbooked and will not be able to take her tonight." TONIGHT!! Thanks for the heads-up, you guys...

So I just spent an hour calling around to find another place that would take a new dog at the last minute on a holiday week in the summer.

Grrrrr....

Well, I finally found one that is not fully booked, but they require a 2-hr "evaluation" (for $20) before they will accept her. So now Ed has to drive her over there during what is essentially the middle of the night for a person who works at night and sleeps during the day. I'm sure they will take her, because she is a great dog, but the uncertainty is annoying.

Drama #2 - Guess who left his Nintendo DS in his locker yesterday on the last day of school? And guess who keeps asking about it every 5 minutes?? I mean that literally -- every. five. minutes. OY!! We cannot do a road trip without that Nintendo DS!!! Luckily, we can pick it up today so Ed will have to add that little errand to his list. Poor guy. He planned to drive for the first three hours tomorrow morning, but if he gets cra*py sleep I may need to take the first shift.

Otherwise, we should be ready to start our road trip sometime around five tomorrow morning.

I will stop by with an update before bed.

Thanks for reading!


Kathy


Oh my goodness, that is some major drama! I hope both items go quickly and Ed can get back to bed!!!

Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:c ool1:
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #94
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YIKES!!! Hope everything calms down. Hooray for getting to go pick up the DS today, that will make your trip a lot easier I'm sure

Hooray, for tomorrow
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #95
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Have a great trip. Went absent from the TR's again and didn't realize your trip was so close.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #96
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Things to do driving to Disney

I know you are probably well on your way at this point(Hopefully).

We have so many stories. We are from Delaware, so we maybe save an hour from your trip. We generally start the trip on at night right after dinner and I can make it generally till the South Carolina area before asking my wife to drive for a bit so I can get an hour or 2 of rest before breakfast. This year I am off the day before and plan to have her start off and see if I can make it most of the way till after breakfast and have her drive then till we get to the Florida welcome center(I love getting that fresh OJ after crossing the boarder.

We are driving a different car this year that has a DVD player on the ceiling so the kids are happy to be able to see some movies and entertainment. We are looking at that and the DS/Vita/ipods/kindle fire to keep them happy and entertained. I can't imagine the kids leaving something somewhere. Sounds like a nightmare of stress no one needs.

Hope you have a wonderful stress free vacation.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:28 AM   #97
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Yikes! How did that sneak up on me??

Well, the rest of the plan will simply have to unfold in the Trip Report. Naturally, it wouldn't be a Disney TR without some sort of pre-departure DRAMA, and we've got TWO...

Drama #1 - I'm at work and Ed calls me around noon. I think, "What's he doing up?" He worked last night and he's working again tonight -- he should be sleeping! Turns out we got a call from the place we were planning to board Aimee during our vacation. They are "very sorry for the inconvenience, but they overbooked and will not be able to take her tonight." TONIGHT!! Thanks for the heads-up, you guys...

So I just spent an hour calling around to find another place that would take a new dog at the last minute on a holiday week in the summer.

Grrrrr....

Well, I finally found one that is not fully booked, but they require a 2-hr "evaluation" (for $20) before they will accept her. So now Ed has to drive her over there during what is essentially the middle of the night for a person who works at night and sleeps during the day. I'm sure they will take her, because she is a great dog, but the uncertainty is annoying.

Drama #2 - Guess who left his Nintendo DS in his locker yesterday on the last day of school? And guess who keeps asking about it every 5 minutes?? I mean that literally -- every. five. minutes. OY!! We cannot do a road trip without that Nintendo DS!!! Luckily, we can pick it up today so Ed will have to add that little errand to his list. Poor guy. He planned to drive for the first three hours tomorrow morning, but if he gets cra*py sleep I may need to take the first shift.

Otherwise, we should be ready to start our road trip sometime around five tomorrow morning.

I will stop by with an update before bed.

Thanks for reading!


Kathy


Last minute drama. There's always something, isn't there?? And since you never made it back for an update, I fear there was more to come.
I hope things worked out with the doggie, and your son was able to get his DS.
Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time!!!
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I missed your send off. Hope you are having a great time.

That is terrible about the dog. If they had a facebook page I would comment on it. To do that so close is unacceptable.
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I missed your send off here (caught you on Facebook) so I am just reading about your two pre-trip dramas! Crazy about the dog!!! I assume the she passed the "evaluation" with flying colors & is happily hanging out with the guy/lady who sleeps during the day.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:44 PM   #100
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So How was your trip?? Hope it was great!
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #101
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We Survived!

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Hey, everyone, we've been back for a week and a half now -- sorry I haven't posted. Bad trip reporter! Bad, bad trip reporter!

We did survive, although the summer crowds are CRAZY and it was hot, sticky and rainy every day (as expected). Ugh... the heat 'bout wore me out every day! I think this will be our first AND last summertime trip!

No huge dramas -- one small one, though, which I will save for later. We loved New Fantasyland -- the special fireworks at MK were spectacular! I'm so glad we took July 4th COMPLETELY OFF from the parks and just swam during the afternoon and caught Hoop-Dee-Doo that night.

Now that the weekend is here I will get to work on the first installment. I haven't even had time to download our pictures!!

Stay cool -- I think we brought the Florida weather back home with us to New Jersey because it has been terribly hot and sticky since we returned!

See you soon,


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Can't wait to read all about it, I've been meaning to ask if you were writing a TR.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:14 AM   #103
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Can't wait to hear about your adventure! I love reading about your family
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #104
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Kathy, I'm so excited to see another report from you. I've been checking out your blog from time. Can't wait to hear about your trip. Boy the kids have grown since the first time I read one of your TR's
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Anxiously awaiting your report!
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