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Old 02-28-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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(Final 8/12)The WILDEST Ride in the Wilderness!" Princess Half Marathon TR/Feb.2014

Ok folks, I'm starting this far too early, I have edited one single photo out of the 2700 so far, but SOMEONE keeps giving me grief, so I will at least start so I don't have to keep hearing it!

This was a dual trip for myself, my daughter Savannah, and her friend Eleanor. It was primarily for my first half marathon but who can go to Disney World without making it into a full-on trip?!? Not me! Eleanor had never been to WDW before, so it was all new to her. We did a split stay from Feb. 21st-27th. Pop Century (Savannah calls this HOME) for the first 4 nights and then Beach Club Villas for the last 2 nights, thanks to an amazingly generous friend with DVC points!

I'm going to come back and put more here and promise many many many photos, but you have to be patient. I got home last night and I'm sick as a dog.

Here is my Pre-Trip report if you have too much time on your hands: Losing The Glass Slippers to RUN like a Princess!

Just so you know who we are, in case you have never read one of my reports:

I'm Karen, soon to turn 41. I have been a Disney fanatic since my first visit in 2008. I never went to WDW as a child, so I'm making up for it now! I have also been wanting to run a half marathon for a few years now and finally trained long enough without injury (kinda) to get it done! I'm sarcastic and rambly, just warning ya. I'm married to an amazing man, Rey, we've been together 22 years...or is it 23?? I also have two nearly grown sons! Dylan is 19 and Dallas is 18 and also a runner. They have been to Disney, but are in college now, so this trip did not work for finances or their schedule.

I'll be purchasing my pics since it was my first half, but wow most of them are bad shots. I was a MESS at the end of the race!




Savannah is 13 and loves Disney nearly as much as me but not as much as Ed Sheeran or Tyler Oakley. She was excited to show Eleanor the magic! They counted down for over 300 days, starting last year, so this trip was long awaited and planned!



Eleanor is also 13, her favorite character is definitely Alice! She had never been to WDW, but last year she went on her first vacation with her family to The Dark Side! We were worried about her being homesick, but after the first day, she did great.



My absolutely favorite shot of them from the whole week. It makes sense b/c I didn't prompt it, it was a shot THEY wanted.



My Pre-Trip-Report is here if you need a ridiculous amount of info about me, some nice photos and an extremely long countdown to the trip: Losing The Glass Slippers to Run Like a Princess!

If you are a runner and want to just hear all about that, I have a blog where most of my runningrambles are posted at LosingTheGlassSlippers.blogspot.com

I normally SAY I'm going to go slow and take my time and then end up updating my TR every single day. This time I really want to go slower, it's more enjoyable and it's not over so soon! I don't think I'll have an issue seeing as I haven't even started editing all the shots yet!

I also want to add a little disclaimer here: I know many of you are used to stellar photos in my TR's, and there are still some stunners, but I also utilized my phone and a little point and shoot during the race, so not ALL the photos are perfect DSLR quality. I was out to capture memories, and that is exactly what I did! Some are just not as sharp as others.

So Hang on! We're off on the WILDEST RIDE IN THE WILDERNESS!!!!!







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Old 02-28-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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Table of Content

Day 1- The Waiting Day:

The waiting day (Part 1)[/COLOR]

Bring back my cheesecake!!!!!!

Princess Half Marathon Expo

Finishing up our "waiting day" (Part 1)

Finishing up our "waiting day" (Part 2)

Day 2- MK & Afternoon at the Pool:

Finally some magic! MK morning.

Jazz Hands OR Spirit Fingers?!?! The great debate.

Crystal Palace Breakfast! Yum!

I.love.rope.drop (part 1)

I.love.rope.drop (part 2)

Down the rabbit hole!

Is it still rope drop??

Savannah's Video!!!

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness-Day 1!

Afternoon at the pool...kinda

Dinner and to bed with you!

Day 3- RACE DAY!!!:

Princess Half Marathon Recap (Part 1)

Princess Half Marathon Recap (Part 2)

Princess Half Marathon Recap (Part 3)

Directionally challenged??

A little drama in Norway and China!

Jazz Hands/Spirit Fingers saga continues...

Around the World we go...

Who really has the attitude here?!?!?

Dinner in the Castle!

Up for how many hours?!?!?

Day 4 - AK & DTD:

Animal Kingdom morning!

On safari!

Time to chowdown. Yum!

Expeditions and Rapids, oh my!

Finishing up AK and DTD for the evening!

Day 5 - Moving to BCV, DHS, & Epcot!:

DHS morning!

and more DHS!

Finishing up DHS and heading to BCV!

Checking into Beach Club Villas! WOOT!

Far too few photos and far too much talk!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE walking to Epcot??

A little Disney meltdown in Japan...

Illuminations to finish off the day!

Day 6-Epcot & MK (last full day)-

Start off the day in a photograph-way. I'm a poet.

Rope Drop at Epcot International Gateway

I'll take a rainy day at WDW over just about anything...

The WILDEST RIDE IN THE WILDERNESS!!!!!!

Day 7-Last few hours at MK and headed home-

Breakfast at Park Fare

Last few hours of Magic

Stalking & almost missing the bus to the airport!

Final Random thoughts!

A special keepsake from our trip! Final post.

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Old 02-28-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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I am here! I couldn't wait for you to start this!!!
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:47 PM   #4
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I am here! I couldn't wait for you to start this!!!
Whoohooo!!! The other Ann is going to be so mad that you beat her to the first follow!
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Whoohooo!!! The other Ann is going to be so mad that you beat her to the first follow!


Sorry, I just happened to be on right when you posted.

Sorry Ann!!! I know you were waiting too!
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:42 AM   #8
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I am joining along too...

We might be doing the Tower of Terror challenge in Oct, so I am looking forward to reading your reviews on rundisney.
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I'm here!! I even re-downloaded my dis app just so I could read your TR. If I get Disney fever when I can't possibly afford a trip right now I'm holding you responsible!
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Yay! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

I looked around occasionally for you at Pop but never spotted you. So many people, lol!
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I am joining along too...

We might be doing the Tower of Terror challenge in Oct, so I am looking forward to reading your reviews on rundisney.
Whoohoo! Glad you joined in! I'm terribly jealous, I want to do ToT so badly, but it's on a very busy weekend and I don't think I'll ever be able to get off on an October weekend. Lots of clients out of town!

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Yay! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

I looked around occasionally for you at Pop but never spotted you. So many people, lol!
I know! So many people and so little time! I can't wait to hear about your race, how did it go???

Haha, you can all blame Photobucket for no update yet. I was all ready to start uploading for the first update and they said they are temporarily down and will be back in a bit! Womp, womp.
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Yay, you started


Can't wait for more and to hear about the race
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Can't wait for more and to hear about the race
Glad you made it over!!
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Subbed in...looking forward to more! I'm glad to see someone else takes as many pics as I do!
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Yay!! I can't wait to hear all about the Princess and the rest of your trip.

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