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A Winter Escape to the Enchanted Forest-Jan'13 TR:**5/21 Parting Thoughts/New PTR!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by DaveinFallsChurch, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Welcome to my trip report and thanks for dropping by!

    The first part of this TR includes some of my live reports and pictures that I posted during our trip from January 25th-29th, 2013.
    If you would like to skip ahead, you can follow the links on my table of contents below. If you would like to browse through the live report portion, they are posts #19 through #100.

    If you haven't been following my previous TRs, welcome and hope you stay for a bit! Here's the Pre-Trip Report for this trip. I also have links to TRs for the last two trips to WDW and Disneyland in my signature For my returning DIS friends, welcome back and thanks for sticking around!

    The cast of characters for this trip were myself, DW, DD6, DS3, and DFIL. It was a more abbreviated trip compared to our last one in April. Honestly, I don't think we could ever top that trip in terms of all the things we got to experience including staying at the Poly. But we had another magical trip and I can't wait to start sharing the details with you!
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  3. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Thursday, January 24th, 2013
    How I Panicked My Way to Disney

    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Part I: Reach for the Skyyyyyy! Or I'll Sling this Pie!
    Part II: We Scare Because We Care
    Part III: And We Lived Beneath the Waves In Our Yellow (more rusty than yellow) Submarine
    Part IV: Jose, Could You Point Your Tail Away From Me?
    Part V: AoA Night Photo Tour

    Saturday, January 26th, 2013
    Part I: A Poacher-Free Safari
    Part II: "Dancing was good......especially the monkeys."
    Part III: It's the End of the World As We Know It
    Part IV: For the Birds
    Part V: Jammin' to the Rhythm of One
    Part VI: In Search of Tigers and a Yeti

    Sunday, January 27th, 2013
    Part I: (Picture-Free) Stories From a Cast Member and Others
    Part II: The Elevator In Dire Need of Maintenance
    Part III: Oink, Oink, Oink, Ka-Ching!
    Part IV: "Dudes and Chicks" According to Crush

    Monday, January 28th, 2013
    Part I: Morning with the Fab Five and a Princess
    Part II: As Off Through the Waves We Roll
    Part III: I Feel a Song Getting Stuck in My Head
    Part IV: Drink Up Me Hearties
    Part V: Give a Little Whistle! Part 1 and Part 2
    Part VI: Anastasia, Our Favorite "Princess"
    Part VII: Paging Mr. Morrow. Mr. Tom Morrow.
    Part VIII: Star Light Star Bright. Oh Wait, That's Just a Mickey Balloon.

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    Part I: C'mon Eeyore, Move Your Tail!
    Part II: Tales As Old As Time
    Part III: "It's T-Shirt Day!"
    Part IV: Stories From Peco Bill's
    Part V: One More Celebration To End Our Trip

    Parting Thoughts

    Mini-Trip Reports

    DC Tour Day 1: Central Michel Richard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Museum, Rasika West End - Part I and Part II
    DC Tour Day 2: Sunrise at Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, Tidal Basin, White House Part I, Part II, and Part III
    DC Tour Day 3: Smithsonian National Zoo
    DC Tour Day 4: Kite Festival and US Capitol Part I and Part II

    Cherry Blossom Festival: Fireworks, Tidal Basin, Peak Bloom

    Washington National Cathedral

    Disney Photo Posts
    #1 A Main Street Cast Member With Her Balloons
    #2 Spaceship Earth at Night
    #3 "Not in my town, you don't!"
    #4 Rocking and Rolling
    #5 Happy Unbirthday To You!
    #6 From Far and Wide
    #7 Up where they stay all day in the sun
    #8 A Shot in the Dark
    #9 Up A Lazy River
    #10 Sunbeams Will Soon Smile Through
    #11 A Main Street Celebration
    #12 Foggy Conditions
    #13 Enter the World of Tomorrow and Fantasy
    #14 Wildest Ride in the Wilderness
    #15 On Goofy's Trail
    #16 And At Last I See the Light
    #17 Faraway Land
    #18 Spying On a Pirate
    #19 A Stare Down
    #20 Illuminated Stories
  4. tallen429

    tallen429 Mouseketeer

    It's almost time for BOTH of us! Yippeeee!pixiedust:
  5. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Hope you have a GREAT time too!
  6. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

    Have a fun trip!!! pixiedust:
  7. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan <font color=red>DIS Dad #460<br><font color=green>

    Hi! :wave2: Thought I'd pop in and check out the new TR since I've seen you around on other TRs. Live updates are always fun!

    Have a great time!!
  8. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Hope you have the best time! :thumbsup2
  9. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Thank you! 24 hours to go before we're on our plane to MCO! :cool1:

    Thanks for joining in! I'll try to post as much as I can with my iphone.

    Thank you! Can't wait to get to Disney!
  10. dalgal101

    dalgal101 Member

    How do you post pics from your iPhone?
  11. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    You'll need to download two apps for your iPhone. One for DISboards, and one for Photobucket (at least that's the photo site I usually use when I post on DIS).

    I can upload pictures to my Photobucket account/album from my phone using the Photobucket app. Once the pictures are uploaded and visible in my album, using the app I can copy the direct link to the picture.

    Then I open the DIS app, find my thread, and post the picture (there's an image button from one of the dropdown menus) by pasting the copied link.

    Hope that helps!
  12. dalgal101

    dalgal101 Member

    Thanks I was trying to the other day but the reviews for photo bucket said the last update messed up the app so I didn't try. I will try it out.
  13. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Hmmm, I don't think I updated the app in a long time for photobucket, so maybe that's why it's been working better?
  14. StitchIsOurHero

    StitchIsOurHero <font color=red>I was smart enough to marry a DH w

    YAY!!!! It's your trip report!!

    Have a wonderful trip! Tell Mickey we'll see him in 8 weeks!! :thumbsup2
  15. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    I will let Mickey know! :goodvibes

    Finished my clinic for the day - will be heading home to pick up the kids and then on to the airport!!
  16. Smile&Nod

    Smile&Nod Member

    I'm along for the ride - but I leave on Saturday so we'll be down there the same time! Taking the Auto Train and arriving on Sunday! Weather looks fabulous - especially after the cold this week! I'm in NoVA as well!

    Just my daughter and I - she's my normal traveling companion - 23 and working so this is her first vacation on about 15 months - she's very ready - I keep telling her welcome to the real world!
  17. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Welcome!! We want to try the Auto Train for one of our trips in the future. Yes, the weather looks great in Orlando as it stands right now. Can't wait to escape the cold and the snow! Hope you have a great time on your trip!
  18. lovin'fl

    lovin'fl Mouseketeer

    Hi there! We are also going Jan 25-30...also because of the break we noticed on the school calendar...we booked in July. I saw that you changed flights to tonight...we are still set to fly out of BWI at 2:40 tomorrow....really stressed about it. And we were going to fly out at 11-ish but my girls (in 8th grade) had some tests going on this week, so we bumped our flight to 2:40 last week so they could go to school tomorrow (at a cost of $450 :crazy2:). Well, safe travels and happy trip. I look forward to reading your TR (and the TR of another Dis'er from around my neck of the woods who is also going for the long weekend...Kittylady1972). My PTR will lead into my TR and is on the DVC TR page...we will be at BCV for the very 1st time. So, here's to us...off to better weather...may we all get there safely and w/out delay :thumbsup2
  19. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer

    Hi! Hope you have a fun trip as well! I think your flight will be okay. Was just listening to news radio and they are predicting the snow will start sometime between 2-3pm. Hopefully, your travels will go smoothly! I'll start checking out your PTR on the flight. I think we have wifi on the plane too! :goodvibes
  20. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch Mouseketeer


    Waiting to board!
  21. lovin'fl

    lovin'fl Mouseketeer

    Yay! You are probably in FL now, missing out on all this cold. Enjoy!

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