Feeling Grand - How to Plan a Disney Trip In 18 Days Or Less

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by TarzansKat, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thanks Christine! This trip was totally unexpected, but really easy to plan, which is awesome. I am still in awe over getting the Grand Flo for 45% off. That's the highest discount I've ever seen on this resort, with the exception of my cast member discount way back when.

    I'm just glad that the condo stress is over! Phew!!! I hope I sleep like a baby tonight.
     
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  3. michellem1118

    michellem1118 DIS Veteran

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    I share Amanda's sentiments exactly! :)
     
  4. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    :goodvibes
     
  5. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

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    Do you get the Fluff brand? I always have my parents bring me out Fluff.

    That is yet another thing they don't sell out here. :confused3 They have marshmellow creme but to me it didn't taste the same. I couldn't let my dd grow up with out having a fluffernutter sandwich. ;)

    I craved Taco Bell while I was pregnant too. The chicken baja chalupas to be exact.:goodvibes

    Your last update made me feel all teary too. I am glad that you heard back about the condo. I am glad you will be able to sleep and that you are at peace with the decision. I think wiggle room is nice. My dh and I are thinking of selling so we can have wiggle room. We did have some but then some things happened beyond our control and we don't have it anymore. I miss it. Also have to do a little one week dance as your ticker says 7 days. :dance3::cheer2::dance3::cheer2::dance3::cheer2:
     
  6. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

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    I know how excited you were about the condo and then all the stress came and sometimes things are just not worth that kind of stress.

    Holy run on sentence. :rotfl2:

    In the almost two years we have been chatting through the DIS, I don't think I have ever heard you say one bad thing about your apartment. I think that is where you are meant to be for the time being. :goodvibes
     
  7. Charleston Princess

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    Oh, how very true! Very, very true!

    We are like that, too! Disney is truly my life raft at times!

    I am glad you will be able to sleep tonight and that you are okay on the condo going to the other buyer.
     
  8. maroo

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    * maroo is grinning ear to ear *

    :)

    I could not find the appropriate smiley.

    That was beautiful. :lovestruc
     
  9. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    Si, Senora!! Yo quiero Taco Bell!

    I consumed more bean burritos with extra sour cream than should be allowed by one human while pregnant. There was one within walking distance to my apt. and I was there every day for months.

    I think I like that you are to stay put- your stress level was making me nervous for you!
     
  10. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    I did spring for the Fluff brand at the grocery store! :goodvibes

    I waffle between Nachos Bell Grande, Crunchy Tacos, and the Seven Layer Burrito. It's a nice rotation. One day one, the next time another... :rolleyes1

    I'm so glad it's over.

    :hug: for you on the lack of wiggle room. Sometimes things are out of our control and we have to figure out what we can do to make it work. :goodvibes

    Thanks for the one week dance!

    :lmao: That was just cute.

    You're right. I never complain about living here, I love it here. :goodvibes

    Thanks, hon! It's so nice to be in a place where people get it and know how I feel. :goodvibes

    Glad you liked it. :goodvibes

    Walking distance?

    Oh lord. That would be SO bad for me. :lmao:

    My stress level has recently plummeted...basically, it's non-existent. :thumbsup2
     
  11. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Last night, I took a quick gander through my tolietries, and it pretty much looks as though I have everything.

    I still need to make a quick trip to Walmart (we're running out of our regular shampoo and conditioner here LOL) and get some snacks for the plane/room. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to buy. Indecision while pregnant and the options of Walmart are not a good thing, so I'll even be interested to see what I come home with! :lmao:

    When I get home from work today, I'll be having a little maternity fashion show. :lmao: I need to try on some of my maternity tees and see if I look ridiculous in them (they're pretty big) or if they'll be okay for me to wear. Once I get an idea in my head of which outfits I'll be packing, I'll start to pack the tops and whatever else I can just to get a head start. I want to be packed well before Friday night, and I just need to remember to ask DH to go to our storage unit and get my suitcases so I can see which one will work. I'll also finalize which bag I'm taking on the plane, after I see what I'm really bringing.

    I don't think much. Possibly a couple of paperbacks, deck of cards, snacks...what else do I really need? Something to think about :scratchin

    Because I'm working on Saturday, I'll need to have everything completely ready to go before then, because I do not plan to go home in between work and our flight.

    I need to decide which camera we're bringing. I'm more comfortable with mine, but Mom's is a lot smaller and thinner to fit in a purse and carry. Maybe we should just go with hers. :thumbsup2

    Now, without further ado, it's time for our daily weather check. Let's see where we're at 6 days out...

    Saturday, Jan 30 Low: 46 High: 67
    Sunday, Jan 31 Low: 55 High: 66
    Monday, Feb 1 Low: 56 High: 71
    Tuesday, Feb 2 Low: 46 High: 76
    Wednesday, Feb 3 Low: 51 °FHigh: 66 °F

    Hmm. Looks like those highs are climbing slightly. That's pretty cool. Hopefully it'll stay that way. :thumbsup2

    Well, I'm off to shower, work, and Walmart. May my indecision be limited and my endeavours be fruitful! :lmao:




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  12. Charleston Princess

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    Have a good day at work this morning, TK! Good luck at Walmart and figuring out what to pack -- your trip is getting very close. :goodvibes
     
  13. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    I vote for mom's camera. Smaller is better.

    Stress level being non-existent?? :cloud9: That's better!! Although, I'm sad you don't get to move, I'm happy that it would have been good either way with you. Now you get to re-organize, and that can be just as fun!

    Weather looks great! Although, I'd have to say for me, I'd be FREEZING!!! :scared1: I love the hot, hot, hot! Bring gloves for those evenings!

    Carry on? Do you have an iPod you want to bring?? You have your tickets, VISA, and stuff like that right. We can't be having a repeat of Tim's fiasco!! :lmao:
     
  14. brookelizabeth

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

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    It sounds like congratulations on NOT getting the condo are in order ;), so congratulations! Having no wiggle room in a budget is no fun, I think the plan is working just right for your family.:goodvibes

    Six days out....:yay:
     
  15. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    I will save my funny Walmart story for the next update. :lmao:

    I like it hot, too, but given where I am now, I'll take what I can get. ;)

    I do have a little MP3 player, I might bring that. I put a hold on a whole bunch of paperbacks at my library through interlibrary loan so I'm hoping some of those arrive before I leave.

    Yes, congrats on not moving are definitely in order!
     
  16. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    I have got to start paying attention better to the links in people's siggys LOL!!! So far behind but I have arrived!! OOOH a stay at the Grand Floridian...how exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it!!!!!

    Sorry you had to deal with all that with the condo!!!! :hug:
     
  17. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Well, I really snuck that link in there, so no worries. :goodvibes

    I'm just glad the condo fiasco is over. Real estate sales are public record, though, so I'm curious to see what it went for. ;)
     
  18. 2xcited2sleep

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    5 days! I am so excited for you!! Just in case I don't make it back here, hope that you and your mom have an amazing time!!! :woohoo::dance3::woohoo:
     
  19. All7OfUs

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    Do you do Hidden Mickeys? If so are you taking your book?? Do you have a notebook for jotting down TR notes?? Pen? What did you decide on camera??
     
  20. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thanks!!! :goodvibes

    Wow. You got a little question crazy, eh?

    I'm thinking we'll probably take my mom's camera, because my memory card is full and I don't know that I can dump it and store the photos before we leave.

    I do like to look for Hidden Mickey's, but I don't have any of the books. That could be something cool to do with mom this time, but it will really depend on my energy level.

    I usually do bring a notebook for trip report notes, and I know you'll all be dying for me to do a TR, but I don't know if I'll do a full one. I may just do food reviews, I am not sure. Again, energy level.
     
  21. Native NYer

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    All caught up! Wow you've had a busy week. I'm sorry about the condo. Everything happens for a reason. You'll find just the right house/condo at the right time for you and your family.

    Yay for 5 days :yay: You and your mom are going to have such a great trip.
     

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