AKV CL PTR/TR - taking practically first timers -TR starts on P. 17 (completed)

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  1. dgbg100106

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    so true...
     
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  3. Pinkocto

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    He's pretty much a grumpy person, and it was my biggest fear that he'd be unpleasant. I don't think I'll ever travel with them again.
     
  4. MEK

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    Pam -

    I didn't know you were doing small updates from the world. See what I've been missing. Sounds like overall you are having a wonderful time. I really can't wait to read about you trip, your trials of traveling with other people (which I know so well), and I can't wait to see your pics. Sounds like its an amazing week to be there with all the walk-ons. Love that!
     
  5. Pinkocto

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    We have done a lot of new things on this trip, it's been a lot of fun but quite stressful as well.

    Mom is really having a great time. She has never done a trip with R as an adult and is loving him being here. I on the other hand am not as pleased. I think siblings can just get under your skin like no one else can...
     
  6. Pinkocto

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    To recap day four:

    After we enjoyed the pool we went to HS to finish it up. Got FPs for TSM, there were amazingly some still available and then went to do Muppets. As we went to Star Tours R went off on his own saying he was going to get food. What! You don't just leave the group at Disney. He refused to take advantage of the snacks in the CL and just really made me upset. He didn't say he was hungry earlier and what if the rest of us wanted done food as well. This just put a downward spin on the evening. He was a grump for the next hour... He had almost stayed behind at the resort and I wished he had. We did RnRC with a 20 minute wait (longest of the trip so far) and then did ToT as a walk on. Then did TSM with our FPs which made it a walk on, and then headed back to the resort. I really wanted to go up DTD for dinner but ended up staying at the resort since I was tired.

    I do not think I'll ever travel with them again. The very frequent smoke breaks have really gotten under my skin among other things. Overall I'm having a good time, but already looking forward to my December trip.
     
  7. MEK

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    Trust me Pam, the bad memories will fade. You are just too in the moment now. I felt just like you when I was there with my bro's family. It gets better.

    BTW- thank you for pointing out the stateroom review area on the boards. I was able to switch to a starboard Cat 6A cabin that got a stellar review. I can't wait. :cool1:
     
  8. Pinkocto

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    Day 5 (yesterday):

    Epcot was a success like you guys anticipated. We'll be going back in the next few hours as well. The only attractions we did were Soarin and the France movie. Otherwise they wandered around the WS eating and drinking lots of goodies. We got caught in rain, but R & M had brought us ponchos. Drama free day which was nice.

    Have been enjoying the pool again this morning and will be heading to DTD after Epcot for some dinner and shopping.
     
  9. Pinkocto

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    I know you know too well. I do not like any unpleasantness at my happy place. I have been doing my extensive journaling which I really enjoy so you guys will hear all about it in much more detail later :) lots of pictures. R & M even have gotten into the food pictures which is cool. The walk ons have just been amazing. This is a great time to come down. It has been hot like you warned about, but that has forced us to enjoy the pool which has been splendid.

    I really hope so. I was wishing this would be great quality time for us all. Hopefully it still will be. They seem to really be enjoying themselves. I don't think R knows how much he has been upsetting me.

    Excellent! You're most welcome :) You are just going to love cruising!
     
  10. franandaj

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    I take that part of the trip to think about coming home to see my kitties, you could think about Conner. It's one way to look on the bright side even though leaving is always bittersweet.

    Hopefully the cranky memories will fade.
     
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    Without a doubt. :sad2: :hug:
     
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    :thumbsup2 Good news, indeed!!!!
     
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    Better late than never. I'm finally caught up on your PTR.

    You can usually expect daily showers in Central Florida this time of the year. I hope you haven't been bothered by lovebugs--every year in May and September.
     
  14. Pinkocto

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    So true, I have been looking forward to giving him a big hug. It was harder than usual leaving him this time.
     
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    Welcome! :)

    The love bugs havnt been too bad. They're here but not like I've heard others experience. I have seen more cockroaches than ever before. There was a giant black and yellow bug in the room today. I caught it under a cup, it was just too big for squashing. A CM vacuumed it up. :crazy2:
     
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    I am here in Orlando and the weather is not as bad as Maryland! :rotfl:
     
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    Ugh, I'm glad I missed that. There were a few scorchers down there but I heard home had a bunch of bad storms while I was gone.
     
  18. Pinkocto

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    Well we got back last night and I immediately went to pick up Conner from my dad and stepmom's. Thankfully he wasn't mad at me like he usually is when I've been away.

    Some parts of the trip were excellent and others just really bothered me. I'll share the whole scoop when I get the pictures uploaded. Let's just say I'm really looking forward to my December trip.
     
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    Welcome back. Time just flew by. I can't believe you are already back.

    Corinna
     
  20. Pinkocto

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    I was thinking the same thing yesterday. I couldn't believe the trip had come and gone and we were heading home.
     
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    Don't you hate when it is over so soon?!? :( Glad there are parts of your trip that you will enjoy remembering. :goodvibes
     

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