Basking in the Glow of the (not so) Creepy Clown -2/11-Pictures, Final Thoughts, PTR!

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  1. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Hello, hi and welcome to my trip report!

    Are you ready for a fun ride through eight days at the World, basking in the glow of a (not so) creepy clown at the Boardwalk Villas?

    Really, he's not THAT creepy.

    Give him a chance.

    George is a nice guy. Really, truly.

    :flower3:

    Okay, sooooo his eyes are a little freaky - and yes, they do glow at night, which makes them even stranger...:rolleyes1

    But! When you coming flying out of his mouth, you too will realize he's a keeper. Plus the rest of the resort is irresistible.

    And there are two quiet pools.

    Without clowns.

    ::yes::


    I digress...
    In this trip report we will explore the Boardwalk, a few restaurants, visit each park (some more than once) and DTD. I haven't a clue what my total picture count is for the trip, but I know one day alone I took over 600...! So get ready for lots of pictures, one Mommy Meltdown and some great pixie dust along the way!

    Cast:
    Me - Brook. Planner, CVO (Chief Vacation Officer).
    DH - Joe. He loves Disney World as much as I do!
    DS - Henry. 3 years old. He's been properly trained to love Disney. ;)

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    Table of Contents
    September 2, 2010

    We are off to Disney World! Part One.
    We are off to Disney World! Part Two.
    Exploring! Part One.
    Exploring! Part Two.
    Exploring! Part Three.
    Exploring! Part Four.
    A Long Walk to a Magical Evening. Part One.
    A Long Walk to a Magical Evening. Part Two.
    A Long Walk to a Magical Evening. Part Three.

    September 3, 2010
    Playing at Planet Watch. Part One.
    Playing at Planet Watch. Part Two.
    Playing at Planet Watch. Part Three.
    Playing at Planet Watch. Part Four.
    A Little Bit of Pixie Dust. Part One.
    A Little Bit of Pixie Dust. Part Two.
    Buried at the Boneyard.
    Flying or Fish?
    A "Never Done" is checked off The List. Part One.
    A "Never Done" is checked off The List. Part Two.
    A "Never Done" is checked off The List. Part Three.

    September 4, 2010
    The Magic Kingdom Opening Show.....or not???
    Frolicking through Fantasyland! Part One.
    Frolicking through Fantasyland! Part Two.
    Frolicking through Fantasyland! Part Three.
    Saying Good-Bye. Part One.
    Saying Good-Bye. Part Two.
    Saying Good-Bye. Part Three.
    Henry behind bars! Part One.
    Henry behind bars! Part Two.
    Henry behind bars! Part Three.
    A Corny Kind of Meet. Part One.
    A Corny Kind of Meet. Part Two.
    A Corny Kind of Meet. Part Three.
    The Difference Between Boys & Girls. Part One.
    The Difference Between Boys & Girls. Part Two.
    The Difference Between Boys & Girls. Part Three.

    September 5, 2010
    Cars & Clownfish. Part One.
    Cars & Clownfish. Part Two.
    Cars & Clownfish. Part Three.
    Cars & Clownfish. Part Four.
    Where oh where can Ray have gone? Where, oh where can she be?
    Photopass Picture Catch-Up
    Fire trucks, frogs, our future and Fanta. Part One.
    Fire trucks, frogs, our future and Fanta. Part Two.
    Fire trucks, frogs, our future and Fanta. Part Three.
    Fire trucks, frogs, our future and Fanta. Part Four.
    1.5 Mommy Meltdowns. Part One.
    1.5 Mommy Meltdowns. Part Two.
    1.5 Mommy Meltdowns. Part Three.

    September 6, 2010
    Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool. Part One.
    Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool. Part Two.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part One.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part Two.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part Three.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part Four.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part Five.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part Six.
    Magic at the Kingdom. Part Seven.

    September 7, 2010
    A Slide Graduation. Part One.
    A Slide Graduation. Part Two.
    A Slide Graduation. Part Three.

    A Slide Graduation. Part Four.
    A Slide Graduation. Part Five.
    A Slide Graduation. Part Six.
    The Little Chef. Part One.
    The Little Chef. Part Two.
    A DIS Meet, Blackbelt Style.

    An Afternoon at DHS. Part One.
    An Afternoon at DHS. Part Two.
    An Afternoon at DHS. Part Three.
    An Afternoon at DHS. Part Four.
    An Afternoon at DHS. Part Five.
    Eatin' & Shoppin'. Part One.
    Eatin' & Shoppin'. Part Two.

    September 8, 2010
    Mickey Waffles. Need I Say More? Part One.
    Mickey Waffles. Need I Say More? Part Two.
    Mickey Waffles. Need I Say More? Part Three.
    No Plans at Epcot. Part One.
    No Plans at Epcot. Part Two.
    No Plans at Epcot. Part Three.
    No Plans at Epcot. Part Four.
    Welcome Home Wednesday.
    An Evening Dip into Epcot. Part One.
    An Evening Dip into Epcot. Part Two.
    Glowtastic.

    September 9, 2010
    Little Model Man.
    All Aboard! Part One.
    All Aboard! Part Two.
    All Aboard! Part Three.
    Lightning Strikes Twice. Part One.
    Lightning Strikes Twice. Part Two.
    Boo. It's Time to Go Home. Part One.
    Boo. It's Time to Go Home. Part Two.

    Henry's Pictures.
    A few randoms...
    Final Thoughts


    Non-TR Stuff
    Fountain Love.
    March Trip
    March Trip Dates - New and Improved.
    Dreams Do Come True!
    New York City Christmas: Macy's Window Displays
    New York City Christmas: 5th Ave, Rockefeller, and more! Part One.
    New York City Christmas: 5th Ave, Rockefeller, and more! Part Two.
    New York City Christmas: 5th Ave, Rockefeller, and more! Part Three.
    New York City Christmas: 5th Ave, Rockefeller, and more! Part Four.
    Housekeeping: Winnie the Pooh
    Housekeeping: Yummy from Germany
    New York City Christmas: Grand Central Holiday Train Show
    New York City Christmas: World Financial Center Lights
    Houskeeping: Times Square Disney Store. Part One.
    Housekeeping: Times Square Disney Store. Part Two.
    Merry Christmas friends!
    The Decision.
     
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  3. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    But...before we go on our trip...

    someone turned 3 years old!


    For all of you who have followed me, or read my PTR, you know the day before we left Henry turned 3 years old. Joe had to work, but Henry and I made it a fun day and hit up the Central Park Zoo. Can you indulge this Momma for a few moments while I share some pics?
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    Back at home we ordered pizza, Henry's request. When it came time to sing, we put Grammy and Poppa on Skype at the table and my Mom on the cell phone. Grammy and Poppa also got to watch Henry open his presents. Gotta love technology!


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    "Henry, how old are you?" He JUST learned how to do that days before his birthday!

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    You've only seen more sprinkles on a cake over on Jackie's (Charleston Princess) report! ;)

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    Our gift to him - a Toy Story View Master/binoculars. Plus, you know, the whole Disney World thing. :rolleyes:

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    One of the presents from Grammy and Poppa. It's a Duplo Firehouse, he was sooooooooooo excited, he was dancing and shouting.

    And I just have to include this one so you can get a glimpse of Henry's personality. Earlier in the day I had gotten a pedicure...he insisted on wearing the paper slippers! The leaf he is holding is from the garden, which was a gift to me.
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    It was a wonderful day, and sure made that last day before Disney FLY right by.


    Next up: Let's go to Disney World!
     
  4. DWGal210

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    Yea, I am here!! Can't wait to hear all about it!! :)
     
  5. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl, you are sneaky! I haven't even posted the link on the PTR!!! :laughing:
     
  6. ptcrn

    ptcrn Mouseketeer

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    Wow, I made the first page! That has to be a first! :laughing:

    I can't wait to read all about your trip! Looks like you all had a great time. :banana:

    The pictures of Henry at the zoo are just adorable! Glad he had a great birthday!
     
  7. bellebookworm9

    bellebookworm9 Future Au.D.

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    I too am making the first page! I was a lurker on your PTR, but I'll join in the fun now. Can't wait to hear all about it!
     
  8. PixieDustandEeyore

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    Brook, ive read all your trip reports and your pre trip report for this tr. I have a serious lurking problem and am bad for quoting your TRs are real life leaving my fiance confused saying "Juan said what?!" and I answer baa and go on my way lol.

    Im excited to follow this TR and try not to be so lurky and more commenty.
     
  9. Tinker_Tam

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    Making the move over with you!!!! Now I have to go back and read!
     
  10. slightly_obsessed

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    Can't wait to read about all of your adventures! I will do my best not to lurk but can't promise anything. :upsidedow Henry's birthday looked like it was a good time, he is such a cutie!
     
  11. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    who knew the clown was named George!

    I"m here :)

    Adorable birthday pictures!
     
  12. gellybean

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    YAY!!! Another Brook TR!!

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    I'm here!!!


    Love the pics from Henry's birthday celebration!!!
     
  13. kjh73

    kjh73 Mouseketeer

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    I just came over from your ptr! Henry is sooo cute...I love his hair colour...it is the same as my youngest!
     
  14. nodnol

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    I'm in!
     
  15. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    I am here!! popcorn::

    Lovely pictures of Henry's birthday. It sounds like a wonderful day and there are some great pictures of him at the zoo. Do those binoculars really work? They will be great for a trip to your DVC home resort.
     
  16. Charleston Princess

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    Here!!!!

    Okay, I am already laughing out loud over your plea for others to like George despite his glowing eyes! :laughing:

    What a great prelude to the trip with Henry's birthday party! The cake looks fabulous, and I am sure Chelsea would approve. :lmao:

    Duplos!!! Is this is his official Lego set? Get ready to find them everywhere for the next decade! :laughing:
     
  17. MeMom

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    I do believe he likes this one. Look at that face. :goodvibes

    I'm ready for this report to add to the fun as we ride out our time until our October 15th flight to WDW. :thumbsup2 Seeing the few Halloween items they had at the Disney Stores on the Atlanta trip this weekend made us really ready to see Halloween in Magic Kingdom again! :cool1:

    Bring on the pictures! :dance3:
     
  18. mickeysmyboy

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    I'm here! :cool1: Going back to read after the kiddos leave for school!
     
  19. disney<333

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    Joining in!
    Great intro! Looks like Henry had a great birthday! What a cutie pie.:lovestruc
    The clown's name is George?! That wasn't his name when we stayed there in 2005.:lmao:
     
  20. onelilspark

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    Good morning! I'm here :wave2:

    I liked the introduction to the Boardwalk!
     
  21. princess&her4princes

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    Page 2 already?! You go girl!!

    Henry is so cute in your paper pedi flip flops and leave present......adorable!!

    SO glad you're starting your TR!!!! Great starts!! I can't wait to hear more!!!:yay:
     

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