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Old 04-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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First day of a vacation

that involved much traveling ? do you take it easy or jump right in ? (inspired by wvjules thread)

I jump right in but usually dont hit my stride to the next day, but I dont do anything until in room, unpack and unwind
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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that involved much traveling ? do you take it easy or jump right in ? (inspired by wvjules thread)

I jump right in but usually dont hit my stride to the next day, but I dont do anything until in room, unpack and unwind
I always have to unpack too. I hate that about me! I jump right in - as long as I am unpacked first!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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I have to unpack first, THEN vacation can start.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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I have to unpack before my vacation can begin. Its usually a quick process to unpack. With DVC villas I pack fewer clothes than we need, and just do laundry at night while my DH and the kids unwind.
Once we're unpacked, we head right out to a park, downtown disney, or a pool, depending on how late we've arrive.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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Depends on where I am and what the weather is like. If it's hot, sunny weather I throw the luggage in the room, grab my suit and book and head for the pool. If it's colder weather, I take the time to unpack. See...willy nilly
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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I unpack and get everything organized, THEN I can relax and enjoy myself because I will know where everything is when everyone asks me for something! I usually don't feel like I'm on vacation until I wake up there the next morning...
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #7
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At WDW, we don't have our luggage, so we check in, go to the bathroom, change clothes (carry on), and head to the Magic Kingdom. We always eat at Liberty Tree our first night. I unpack when we get back.

Camping- unpack and set up camp before anything fun.

Beach (condo)- unpack, swim, then groceries... Usually it's a late night run to Walmart bc we are starving yet don't want to travel another mile!
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #8
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Anywhere that we consider a "real" vacation basically takes a full day's air travel from here. We cruise alot so usually we land in our port city the afternoon/evening before and don't have much opportunity to do anything except maybe have dinner. (We had a FABULOUS meal at a nightspot called Mangos in San Juan last year. )

When we do Disney we always try to do a character meal on our first evening if at all possible - it's a great way to set the tone and get everybody excited to hit the ground running on Morning #2!
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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Suitcases on the floor in bedrooms; bathing suit on, grab beach towel, book and sunglasses. Walk out the door and on to the beach. Unpacking happens the next day after another trip to the beach and tea at sunrise. Then I go to the grocery. 1st night's meal is pizza-delivered.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #10
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Suitcases on the floor in bedrooms; bathing suit on, grab beach towel, book and sunglasses. Walk out the door and on to the beach. Unpacking happens the next day after another trip to the beach and tea at sunrise. Then I go to the grocery. 1st night's meal is pizza-delivered.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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We really don't "unpack" our stuff on any trip, except for toiletries. We live out of our suitcases for the most part. We travel a lot (mostly to visit family), so I am very good at packing suitcases in a way that our clothes don't get very wrinkled. We just hang our clothes for the day in the bathroom and the steam from showering takes out any wrinkles. For long trips, I will pack a few days worth of clothes in each suitcase and we will use just that one suitcase until we need the next one. I am a very organized traveler. If only I could be that organized when we are just at home.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #12
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When we travel cross country, we usually just take it easy that first day. Unpack, have a nice dinner and go to bed early to get a jump on the next day.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #13
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Depends on the trip. If it's to see family then we start in with whatever is planned. If it is a trip like Disney or other destination, I like to get everything organized in the room and if we have driven, DH always fills up and gets the car washed after we've unloaded. It works well for us.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:49 AM   #14
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I don't unpack on vacations either. We live out of our suitcases. We usually go right out and scope out the area, have a nice dinner, etc.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #15
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We never unpack- just take things out of the suitcase as we want to wear them!
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