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  1. Queenie

    Queenie Mouseketeer<br><font color="green">Will wear a lim

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    Hi everyone,

    We landed this morning a few minutes late due to a slight problem at Orlando to do with a baggage check, never did quite figure out what it was. Drove home from Gatwick this afternoon and we're now just about starting to come around, still feel like we're not in the land of the living though! Had a really great time but we are NEVER doing this again as it has just knackered us beyond anything we could conceive.

    Basic overview below, will expand at a later date.

    Flew out to Vegas and were picked up by stretch Hummer and driven to Stratosphere. On my birthday we had dinner at the Rio then visited the nightclub on the roof, we also did the Star Trek Experience and had a Klingon sit with us during lunch and tell jokes while we were filmed for something or other. Generally toured the Vegas casinos for a few days before driving across the Mojave desert to Anaheim. Had a crazy day doing the parks there and a few hours the next day before touring the pacific coast highway for the afternoon. Saw the Queen Mary, walked on the beach and drove to Hollywood where we saw the Hollywood sign & drove along the Hollywood & Sunset Boulevards. Caught out flight from LA to Orlando and had an amazing eight days staying onsite for the first time at the Beach Club Villas, eating at many great restaurants (highlights were Coral Reef & Le Cellier) and doing the rides. Finally capped it off yesterday by watching the shuttle launch from Futureworld before heading to the airport for our flight home.

    So you see how madcap the last weeks have been? Unfortunately my trainers ended up severly damaging my feet before we even got to California so I've spent the last week and a half feeling like ever step was on hot needles :scared1: I ended up buying CROCS and they saved my feet from further damage so I'm totally 100% converted!

    Pics and more coming soon guys!
     
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  3. Strommie

    Strommie <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/images DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Wow, I'm tired just reading that Sophie:upsidedow Sounds like an amazing trip though, can't wait to see your piccies. Well done on the Crocs as well :thumbsup2
     
  4. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    Welcome home Sophie, it sounds like you've had a great though tiring trip. I'm a bit worried that you may have suffered from heat exhaustion, as you went out and bought some Crocs :confused3 Oh dear, it looks like I've lost another one to the Croc invasion :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

    I look forward to hearing all about it and seeing your piccies :thumbsup2
     
  5. Goofysmate

    Goofysmate <font color=red>Isn't fussed where she is, as long

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    welcome home:goodvibes
     
  6. Graeme

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    :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl:
     
  7. mark&sue

    mark&sue <font color=teal>I keep trying to convert everybod

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    Sounds so wonderful. Just loved the star trek experience in Vegas and the characters are so great. One of my fav photos was taken here

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    So great to stay on site and the Beach Club Villas are in such a good location.

    Bet you can't wait now until you go back next September and of course your wedding


    Susan
     
  8. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    welcome home Sophie :hug: your trip sounds amazing !
     
  9. Minniespal

    Minniespal <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/image

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    I've done the same route Sophie and it is so tiring but lots of fun.

    Well done on the Crocs:thumbsup2
     
  10. jockey

    jockey Runs for Wine!

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    Welcome back, sounds as though you had a fab time! Well done on the crocs, another convert!:thumbsup2
     
  11. Netty

    Netty <font color=deeppink>A six foot palm from Wal-Mart

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    wow Sophie, your trip sounds very fun packed but exhausting! see you've joined the dis croc lovers club as well!! well done :wizard:
     
  12. Beth__WDW23/6/02

    Beth__WDW23/6/02 <font color=deeppink>you can never mock anything u

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    Welcome back,your trip sounds amazing.:goodvibes
     
  13. carolfoy

    carolfoy <font color=cc6633>One has Ones hat and One's orf.

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    sounds great Sophie (apart from the crocs thing :lmao: , of course)
    can't wait to see the pics
     
  14. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

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    Yay another Crocs convert!! Welcome home! :wave:
     
  15. KayleeUK

    KayleeUK Still here.....

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    Welcome Home Sophie :) Can't wait for the full report!
     
  16. Claire L

    Claire L <font color=blue>Enjoys a good broadway show<br><f

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    Sounds like a great but busy time.

    Claire ;)
     
  17. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    wow!! what an amazing trip!!!
    sounds wonderful (except for the crocs thing - i'm 100% with Mandy on that one)..

    i guess you'll need another holiday to recover from this one...
     
  18. florida sun

    florida sun Mrs Christopher Eccleston wannabe! Moderator

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    Welcome home:thumbsup2
     
  19. sharon78

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    Welcome Home Sophie :goodvibes
     
  20. arieljasmine

    arieljasmine <font color=magenta>Who says these things pass you

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    Welcome home, Sophie. The trip sounds fantastic, looking forward to hearing more about it. I would be particularly interested to hear about driving from Vegas to Anaheim because it is something we are thinking about.

    Laur's princess:
     

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