Discovering Another Mad Dash (Oct 14): Leaving KVC, Shopping and Tacos #1473 (02/26)

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  1. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose DIS Veteran

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    It's okay to have you time, and dad and you time! He will miss you, guaranteed! Bring him something special...I have something for you, and it is not a can of corn!!
     
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  3. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    We should definitely try and meet for coffee or a snack or something.

    I might try to stop by WitL again; just that I don't frequent it so often and most of the time, the things I recognised are already solved.



    I'll miss him too. It might be better this time round knowing that he's at home and enjoying his normal creature comforts. The last time, he stayed over half the time at MiL and the other half the time at my parents. I know he didn't enjoy that at all.

    And I have something for you too....not a can of corn either. :rotfl:
     
  4. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I know of a great quiet spot we can all meet up, for a chat.

    I haven't been playing WitL because I just don't have that kind of time right now. However I did find it disenheartening that Mel was guessing everything I posted on her first guess.
     
  5. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    TWO Weeks sounds better than FOURTEEN days





    It certainly seems like yesterday to me when this trip was not even on my flight horizon.

    Now, I'm on a countdown that is TWO weeks away.


    I'll be in single digits pretty soon....but two weeks certainly sounds much better than fourteen days. :goodvibes






    princess::upsidedow
     
  6. zanzibar138

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    I think 14 days sounds better than 2 weeks :rotfl2:

    But you really can't go wrong with either one when you're talking about a countdown to a Disney trip :thumbsup2
     
  7. tiggrbaby

    tiggrbaby <font color=deeppink><marquee>We must work harder

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    Yay for two weeks!:cool1:
     
  8. shushh

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    How exciting!
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Yay for 13 days!

    Yesterday I scored us two instant FPs for a party of four. The are good for anything but Carsland and WoC. They took forever checking us in and couldn't offer any upgrades, so the CM offered these. Fran wasn't happy, but I was when she said that were good for 30 days, which is definitely more than 13! :yay:
     
  10. dhorner233

    dhorner233 Disneyophile

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    I PM'd you my cell phone numbers. I can be available any time, any where.

    I leave in 10 days to drive down the coast to Disneyland!!! :drive: I'm sooo excited!! :yay:
     
  11. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    That's why I said party of four :thumbsup2, I figured I might as well share the wealth! Oh yeah, my PM to you didn't go through because "the subscription could not be verified because the token had expired." It took me all morning to get back to you and I was getting off on the DL Drive off ramp when that happened. Needless to say from check-in until we got home today, I was rather preoccupied, I completely forgot that happened until just now!

    Single digit dance tomorrow!
     
  12. dhorner233

    dhorner233 Disneyophile

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    Wow! How generous of you to think of me! :flower3:
     
  13. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    Yay, your trip is getting so close.:thumbsup2

    Nice score Alison on the FPs.:cool1:
     
  14. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    :rotfl2:


    :cheer2:


    ::yes::


    :hyper:
     
  15. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Alison - I'm sorry you didn't have a good check-in experience and that Fran ended up not happy; but I'm with you....this is Freakin' Awesome!

    Does this mean that Star Tours v2.0 is taken care of??? :thumbsup2

    Wonder what Denise and her cousin would like to ride?
     
  16. mvf-m11c

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    Getting excited for you too PiO.
     
  17. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    :goodvibes

    And I'm really looking forward to meeting you, Angela and Jo in 3D. :thumbsup2
     
  18. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    A Most Important Decision – White and Black is not always Shades of Grey



    When travelling the long haul route over that particularly large pond between the US and Australia, one of the things I place high on my priority list when choosing the carrier of choice is the presence of in-seat Flight Entertainment (iFE). The presence or absence of iFE can be a rather radioactive White-hot topic of discussion on some of the boards I spend time on. I do normally give the ensuing debate a wide berth, with the two camps firmly entrenched in the BC (Before Children) group and the AD (Alcohol Drip required) group that travel with kids.



    Me?


    I do strongly believe that this is a personal preference and that there is nothing wrong with either group choosing iFE or not and trading off for the $$ on the air ticket. Afterall, it’s not as if I’m asking anyone else to pay my ticket for me and as I’m the one forking out the money for my ticket, I get to decide whether to partake in this trade-off or not. And if I choose to pay the extra for a carrier that has iFE to entertain the family rather than choosing the cheapest acceptable carrier without iFE, it’s only my hip pocket and sanity that will be impacted. With even better luck, cheapest acceptable carrier could sometimes work out to a carrier with iFE and the debate is moot.


    Sadly for me, DH non-choice for this trip was dictated by corporate policy and he ended up on United. By extension, that ended up as a non-choice for me as well; I’m on United…..with no iFE. :sad2:
    Yes, there is flight entertainment…the old fashioned drop-down head hazards from the ceiling that I will either be able to squint and see or not. And we won’t even talk about the audio system that goes with this!


    So…..I’ve been giving serious thought to what I bring on-board for personal amusement. What the heck do I bring on board for personal amusement and how the heck am I going to keep my travel carry-on things "light"????? :confused3


    I’m currently sitting here looking at an electronic device and I’m wondering if I should bring it or not. Yes, I’m seriously considering bringing my Nintendo DS. The DS would probably entertain me for about 2 hours of the trip.

    Problem is….if I bring my DS on board, I’m going to need a new game. And my decision now comes down to whether I want to buy the new Pokemon Black and/or White game or not.

    In typical Pokemon Black/White tradition, this game is actually a choice between Pokemon Black 2 or Pokemon White 2.
    Such a great marketing ploy that…..to have the two games, ostensibly the same; but different enough that the gamers would want both.
    These games are meant to be sequels to the original games so if I go down this path, I think the obvious choice for me to get would be the Black 2.

    I'm really torn between leaving the DS at home and bringing it on-board with me. :confused3


    Trashy magazines, a book, word puzzles and a notebook for writing down my thoughts are a given. I figure this might cover me for about 3 – 4 hours; depending on the book. Anyone have any good book they want to recommend? And please, no Shades of Grey!



    My alternative is to consider getting a portable DVD player. But I’ve figured that this is taking this decision to an extreme far Red $$-wise and I’m already having enough problems with White, Black and Shades of Grey!



    Phernegan, anyone?






    princess::upsidedow
     
  19. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Personally, I'm no help to you. I loathe word puzzles and crosswords, but on the other hand for longer than most of my relationships I subscribed to Math Puzzles and Logic Problems. I discontinued my subscription a few years ago only because I realized that I probably had enough books from my 20+ year subscription to last the rest of my life. I am thrilled to solve Cross Sums, Logic Problems and Tri Gons, Math Mazes and "number place" (now commonly known as Sudoko) which I have been doing for over 20 years now before it was trendy. :rotfl2: I can do these things for hours on planes (until my wine comsumption causes me to nap, it's complimentary in 1st/Business Class and before you think we're rolling in dough, we only fly on miles!)

    So unfortunately I can't help. I don't even know what are these electronic devices you speak of. I have solitaire on my phone, but I bring the charger to Fran's Wound Dr. appt because the battery goes down faster than a single feature at the movies. Want some math problems? I'll scan them and email them to you? :lmao: Didn't think so..... I know I"m a freak, but I bet Brandi might like the magazine I subscribe to!
     
  20. tiggrbaby

    tiggrbaby <font color=deeppink><marquee>We must work harder

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    Can you borrow a kindle fire from someone? I download books for free from my local library and have downloaded a few free game apps. You can purchase movies, but I haven't tried that as I only get the free stuff (including the fire which was a bank promo). The battery life is pretty good if you turn off the wifi.
     
  21. zanzibar138

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    Are you seriously telling me there is a debate going in which people judge other people for spending their own money on flights with entertainment??? Surely it doesn't affect anyone but the people travelling in the slightest :confused3 Why can't people just let others enjoy their holidays in whatever style suits them? :sad2:

    Ok, rant over. I just found that to be quite unbelievable!

    As far as your predicament goes, I would take the Nintendo. It doesn't take up much room, and if it's going to occupy you for an extra couple of hours, I'd say it's worth it! I am also a big fan of puzzle books, but I find I can only take so much of them. I usually buy one dedicated sudoku/logic puzzle book (those are my favourite sort), and one of the general ones that offer prizes (for a bit of variety if I want it) and then send away for the prizes when I get back - I once won $50 :thumbsup2

    Are you able to sleep on planes? That's a great way to kill time if you can manage it! On our flight from HK to Johannesburg, one lady in front of us slept for the whole 12 hour flight - like they had to wake her up for take off and landing!
     

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