|09-03-2013, 09:38 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carol Stream, IL
What Time is the 4 o'clock Rain? -- Updates 11/2-4 -- Tim's surprise and Marco&Recap
Welcome to another KatMark Trip Report. Truthfully, I've lost count how many of these I have done. 3? 4? 5? I really don't remember.
Let me give some introductions for those of you who may not know us.
First, there is me, Kathy of the KatMark. I am a 55 year old wife, mother of two terrific sons and a daughter-in-law. I have worked as an administrative assistant for the same attorney for 38 years. I am a die hard Disney lover, as well as a lover of Florida in general.
Then there is Mark (age 60) of the KatMark, my husband of 30 years this past May. Mark is the one who turned me into a Disney lover after our first visit together when we were engaged. Mark umps a LOT of baseball games during the summer to support our love of Disney.
As I mentioned, we have two boys and a new "daughter."
Andy, our oldest, is 27 and the head baseball coach at a local high school and is currently employed as a Computer Aide (but hopefully he will be subbing permanently in November for a woman going on maternity leave teaching English.
Andy has been dating Des for two years now; Des is also a huge Disney lover:
Mark is our youngest and is 25 years old. He is an assistant wrestling coach at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and works for a subsidiary of John Deere in Dubuque.
This past June (just two months ago), Mark married the beautiful Alisha who is now our daughter. Alisha works at a subsidiary of John Deere as well (although not the same department as Mark) and works as a CNA at a nursing home on weekends when needed.
Mark, the boys and I:
A wedding picture:
And, while we were way, I was presented with a grandpuppy (Rolo):
And we have our Princess, Cookie. Cookie is 15-1/2 and we aren't sure how much longer we have with her. She has cancer in her gums, but she isn't suffering and we will keep her as long as we can:
So, back to the trip. This was a trip to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Since it was such a monumental occasion, we decided to make it a longer trip than we normally take. We spent seven days at Disney and nine days in Marco Island with our best friends, Nicki and Todd. This trip consisted of some new adventures...some good, some bad; some DIS meets with new friends and a few tears, but lots of smiles and laughter. I hope you enjoy the journey.
Up next, our arrival day.
Last edited by KatMark; 11-04-2013 at 08:24 PM.
|09-03-2013, 09:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Arrival Day, Part 1
Arrival Day, Part 2
Arrival Day, Part 3
Arrival Day, Part 4
Arrival Day, Part 5
Saturday, August 17 (Part 1)
Saturday, August 17 (Part 2)
Saturday, August 17 (Part 2, continued)
Saturday, August 17 (Part3)
Saturday, August 17 (Part 4)
Saturday, August 17 (Part 4 continued)
Saturday August 17 (Part 5)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 1)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 1, Continued)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 2)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 2, Continued)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 3)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 4)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 5)
Sunday, August 18 (Part 5 continued)
Monday, August 19 (Part 1)
Monday, August 19 (Part 1 continued)
Monday, August 19 (Part 2)
Monday, August 19 (Part 3)
Monday, August 19 (Part 3 continued)
Monday, August 19 (Part 4)
Monday, August 19 (Part 5)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 1)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 2)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 2 continued)
Photopass Pictures (Continued)
Photopass Pictures (Continued)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 3)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 3 continued)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 4)
Tuesday, August 20 (Part 5)
Wednesday, August 21 (Part 1)
Wednesday, August 21 (Part 1 continued)
Wednesday, August 21 (Part 2)
Wednesday, August 21 (Part 3)
Wednesday, August 21 (Part 3 continued)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 1)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 2)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 2 continued)
Thursday, Augsut 22 (Part 3)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 4)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 5)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 5 continued)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 6)
Thursday, August 22 (Part 7)
Friday, August 23 (Part 1)
Friday, August 23 (Part 2)
Saturday, August 24)
Tim's Surprise for family
More Marco (Continued)
The Rest of Marco--August 29
The Rest of Marco--August 30
The Rest of Marco--August 31
The Rest of Marco--August 31 (Continued)
All Good Things Must Come to an End
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|09-03-2013, 09:44 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Yay! I had good timing!
|09-03-2013, 09:45 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Check me out! I'm here FIRST!!!! YAY! ETA: - DANG, second! Oh well!
Can't wait to hear about your special trip!
Sheree, Mom to Sarah (DD13) Paige (DD11) and married to Dave
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|09-03-2013, 09:50 PM||#6|
Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!
Join Date: May 2010
So joining in Can't wait to read all about your trip. My Momma would like your Dumbo t-shirt btw
|09-03-2013, 10:02 PM||#10|
It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out as a big Boma eater
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Naples Florida
I'm in and on the first page too....I should get some credit for that
December 2012 trip with KatMark and Family!
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October 2011 Live Dining Reviews, F&W, Birthday, Early Anniversary & Halloween!
May 2011 Todd's Birthday Trip
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|09-03-2013, 10:04 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: near Boston
Love your title! Can't wait to read about your trip.
2014 Beach & Yacht Club FAQ
What Happens at the Beach Club...SAB Synchronized Pool Tube Team 9/16 p. 12
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145 Middle Schoolers Wicked Awesome or Epic Fail??? Welcome, Foolish Muggles! IoA/US/MK/SW July 2011
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3rd Annual We are "NEVER" going to Disney in the summer again TR,
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|09-03-2013, 10:04 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Charlotte NC
Finally got in here. The DIS or my computer was not being very nice.
Looking forward to hearing all about it.
POOLRAT PATI am a Disney Dork. 75- Contemporary,77- offsite Hyatt,86- offsite 1 day trip,88- offsite 1 day trip,98- Contemporary w/kids,01- All Stars Movies,05- Boardwalk,06- Coronado,07- Carribbean Beach,08- Beach Club,Oct 09 - POP/Coronado, Dec09/Jan 10 ASMu/ CSR , July '10-POP, Sept '10 POFQ,Oct '10 2X for F&W @ POP Oct'11-ASSp Dec '11-DVC SSR/AKL July '12- BCV, Sept '12- DL, Oct '12- BCV, Dec'12-POP Jan '13- OKW May '13-BWV Oct '13- BCV DEC '13- BCV May14-POP Aug 14- VWL Oct '14-DL
Can't wait to go back
|09-03-2013, 10:10 PM||#13|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Dang Kathy, you made quick work of starting on your trip report. Great pictures for the intros!
2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
|09-03-2013, 10:14 PM||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Yay! Excited to see the start of your newest TR. Your trip was one of my favorites to follow - so this TR is destined to be exciting and memorable.
Read you soon!
Celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary!
Someone please stop the Mango, Garlic and DxDP!!! Jan 10-23, 2011
July 1973 - MK one day/off site; November 1991 - WDW Villa's; February 1993 WDW off site; November 1999 - WDW offsite; December 2001 - WDW BWLBV-DTD; Jan 10-23, 2011 - Coronado Springs Resort and Best Western DTD
|09-03-2013, 10:19 PM||#15|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN (Originally Ohio)
I am here! So sad about Cookie!
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