Counting Our Nuts Like Chip & Dale, a Financially Aware PTR *Update 4/17 Pg 62 *

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Lady Lallie, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. heathsf

    heathsf DIS Veteran

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    Hi I'm joining in! I have only read chapter 1 so far but I am subscribing and will be back later to catch up! :goodvibes
    Congratulations on the weight loss! You both look amazing and I'm sure a lot of hard work went into achieving such success!
    I can't wait to come back and read more.
     
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  3. meeko_33785

    meeko_33785 <font color=teal>Surrounded by characters<br><font

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    I like the 30 Day Challenge idea. Can't wait to see what the rest of the questions are (I guess I could Google the challenge and find out, but where's the fun in that?).

    I agree with you and Marc- Magic Kingdom is my favorite. Love the atmosphere and the nostalgia. Hollywood Studios is my runner up too. Love the rides (especially TOT), the shows and the old Hollywood feel.
     
  4. jenb1023

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    Love the 30 day challenge! Fave park is a tough one. Probably MK followed very closely by epcot. Can't wait to see what else you have in mind for your ptr - I am sure we will be thoroughly entertained until January!
     
  5. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    This is a tough one for me because it changes all the time...I know what my favorite ride is...but favorite park...right now I think EPCOT holds the title with DHS in close second! I just have found a new love for WS and of course I adore Soarin'
     
  6. Lady Lallie

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    Oh my goodness it is so much fun. I really love it. I hate that you need four players though because I never get to play it. :lmao:

    I know I do have a better picture somewhere, I think it is on one of my photobucket accounts since my computer crashed last winter I lost a lot of my photos. I must find it, I think Jen took that picture and it was at night all lit up. :thumbsup2

    Lobster is the best!

    I haven't really been to the Cape too much except to visit Marc's grandmother. I'm a Maine girl at heart. We had a great day out boating yesterday and then on the way home I stopped and got a lobster roll at my favorite place to take home, it was the best way to end our day.

    Awww, shucks. Thanks!

    It was really nice on the boat yesterday. The drive home was a little hot since my AC broke about 2 weeks ago in my car. :headache:

    I'm loving these silly 30 Day Challenges on Facebook. I actually want to see if I can find a Simpsons one next.

    You may steal it, I will let you. :lmao: I adore old Hollywood, it just makes me happy.
     
  7. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

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    Thanks, we had an awesome time yesterday!

    I won't make you pick one park. I'll let it slide...this time. :rotfl: Marc & I had an awesome time at Animal Kingdom last September and made better memories of that park for me. I mean who could forget this?

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    Thanks for joining in!! :goodvibes It's been a lot of hard work for sure, with a lot more hard work to come!

    There are multiple versions of the 30 Day Disney Challenges so you might not even find the right one!! That is why I didn't post the link, didn't want to ruin it for those who want to be surprised.

    Thank you, I am going to try my best. I am hoping to actually make our countdown calendar today...if Marc ever wakes up and goes to the store with me. :lmao:

    I think every trip things happen or your experience is different and you like other parks more or less. Like in January, I loved our time in Epcot and you know how quickly I can get overloaded in there! :lmao:
     
  8. Lady Lallie

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    I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! Marc & I went to Maine yesterday to rent a boat with my parents. It was a lot of fun. My sister-in-law wasn't able to get out of work but my brother and his dog Dylan joined us as well. I have a few pictures but I will spare you the pictures of me tubing, let me just say that I did MUCH better than I did last year. It was a lot of fun, just one of the many activities that I can enjoy more now that I have lost weight. My goal for next summer is to have lost even more weight so I can really be the tubing master of the family. I did have one scary moment when I was trying to get on the tube from the boat and I totally flipped over into the water and took some giant gulps of water, talk about scary! My brother felt bad because he had been helping to lower me into the water and he thought it was his fault, it wasn't. After boating, Marc, my Mom and I fell asleep in the car with my Dad driving until we got to my parents house. Then Marc & I picked up lobster rolls to go for dinner at home. The lobster rolls were the perfect way to end our day!

    Before getting on the boat.
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    Marc & Dylan.
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    Marc & I.
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    We are both super sore from yesterday and both got a little too much sun. I decided last night that we needed to make a countdown calendar. So we brainstormed and came up with a pretty cute one.

    I even calculated the cost it took to make it since we are counting our nuts afterall. :laughing: $8.22 total. Not completely cheap but I'm okay with what we spent because it was left over cash from what we brought to Maine so it was "extra" money.

    Here is the final product.
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    Isn't it cute? I love it. We used post-it notes for the numbers, coloring sheets online, pictures and stickers. We had the stickers and Mickey Heads at home. Everything else we bought today. I colored the alien from Toy Story and Marc colored the other two.

    Some closeups.
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    I picked out all the pictures except for the three that Marc insisted on. He picked out the Tower of Terror picture, Remy's picture and the pictures of us on Expedition Everest. I love when he gets involved in Disney centered activities, it makes me feel like he enjoys our vacations and I'm not forcing him to go again. :laughing:
     
  9. jenbear123

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    What a great countdown calendar. Well done :thumbsup2
     
  10. shannn

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    I love your countdown...sooo creative... And you look A-mazing!!! :thumbsup2
     
  11. Tinkerbellarella

    Tinkerbellarella <font color=darkyellow>I was all like, "Um, well..

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    I won't lie. I think the pic of the Pina Colava is my favorite!
     
  12. Tnkrbelle565

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    Randy just saw your countdown over my shoulder and wanted to know why we didn't have a nice "adult" one :rotfl2:
     
  13. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    LL, I love it!!! I totally want to steal this idea from you for my next trip! :goodvibes
     
  14. DisMomAmy

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    Sounds like a great way to spend a hot weekend!

    And I love the countdown calendar. :thumbsup2
     
  15. MaryAz

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    What a great countdown!!! And wonderful pics of the two of you!!
     
  16. akayek31

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    I want to make a countdown calender like that! I am not that creative though :lmao: Ok my favorite park is Hollywood Studios since I love ToT and RnRC. I also love to eat at Sci-Fi. I think we are going to skip it in September so we can try some new ones (Brown Derby for one).
     
  17. MEK

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    Adorable calendar. Can you come do one for me now? I am so NOT that creative. Love creative people!

    You need to get that AC fixed. OMG. It took 10 minutes just for my AC to cool off the car yesterday. I can't imagine having it broken. UGGGHHHHHHHH!
     
  18. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    I love your countdown calendar!! I'm just randomly writing "we're going to Disney!" on a whiteboard we have up on our fridge, with the occasional poorly-drawn Cinderella castle :laughing:. Yours (obviously) looks MUCH better!
     
  19. Charleston Princess

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    Yeay for a fun day of boating and tubing! Love the picture of you and Marc! The thought of lobster rolls is making my mouth water. I wonder if our Publix has any good lobster meat...it wouldn't be as good as fresh Maine lobster, but it might do. :rolleyes:

    Okay, I am in total love with your countdown calendar!!! I WILL be stealing that idea later on!!! Hurray for Marc getting involved! I know what you mean because I always feel the same way when Charles gets involved in vacation planning as well.
     
  20. jenjolt

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    Very cool calendar! Awesome job on it!!!

    Sounds like a very fun day was had out on the boat!!! Glad you were able to have a fun, relaxing weekend with your family!
     
  21. Megablocks

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    I love your countdown calendar! I just stick with the numbered Mickey heads on my door, I'm not super creative. :laughing: Wicked cute!
     

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