Girls-Only Trip ~ Old planning thread, see first post for new link

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  1. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Hi girls! I woke up this morning with a backache! Ugh! :headache:

    Today is officially anniversary for DBF and I. I ended up buying him a chain necklace at Kohl's. He has a ring I bought him a couple years ago and he's been wearing it on a chain, so I bought him a nicer one. If any of you have a Kohl's near you, go check it out today. They're having a killer sale. The chain I bought him was originally priced for $80 and I ended up paying $14!! :eek: :yay: And it's sterling silver!!

    Hi Linda! She is so sweet. I'm glad she fits in, I hope I do too! :cool2:

    You're the best, Steph! :thumbsup2

    :sad2: We need to get someone to volunteer to move near you!

    I can't wait to meet you either, Dawn! :hug:
     
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  3. toocherie

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    drive-by hi! can't believe the new thread is at 5 pages already!
     
  4. KerTggr

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    OK, I may have overdone it here with the multi-quote. Copied them from the previous thread too, but here goes...

    General
    This is right for me!

    FYI - I talked to the guy at Costco when I bought my DS & her family passes last week. Apparently they are only going to have this offer until they run out of passes or 08/23/09. Whichever comes first...

    I will be going on the Segway tour this time. Trying to talk my friend Erin into going on this too. We both have already done WIWF (is a great tour though).

    Not all of us are ride wimps. Tracey, Deb & I stayed late one night & went on only the fast rides - i.e. TOT, Screamin, Space, Indy, Thunder, etc.

    OK, I take back what I just said about myself not being a ride wimp. Mickey's Fun Wheel scares the bee-geebus out of me! I almost came off the seat of the swinging gondola once and became very friendly with a teenage couple sitting opposite my DH & me. I'll go on the stationary ones, but not swinging. And "swinging gondolas of death" is a perfect description of that ride!!!!:rotfl2:

    My DH says Maliboomer is worse. Personally, I find it kinda funny because they only do it once and you kinda bounce down. But on TOT, you never really catch your breath.

    1st Night Activities & PFF
    OOhh! I hope they do the candy bar again. I showed up too late last time (both to the thread & the party) to fully take part in the candy bar & bag swap. Though there was a LOT of candy left when I showed up.

    No flaming - I'm good with this. I think by the time we are all in park-mode it's going to be hard to get everyone together for a meal. I do still like the ideas of meeting for pictures and then heading straight to a ride together (like PFF then Small World). It was cool last time how we ended up taking over ~4 Small World boats with Divas! Friday morning would be good for me!

    No pressure. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be lots of fun. I think most of us are just excited at that point to be on the trip, see people again, meet new people and have fun to kick off the activities!!

    Dining Options (my opinion)
    Me too! Me too! Love Napa Rose! Any excuse I can make to go there I will do it. Just have to talk my friend into this too. Maybe I can convice her to save her Disney gift cards I've been getting her as birthday & Christmas gifts for it.

    Me too! Me too! (do you see a theme yet? :) ) I've not been to the Cove Bar & everyone raved about it last time.

    Sorry we keep changing/having so many other opinions, Beth. I think with this big of a group it's really hard to please even a majority of the people all the time. You've been doing a great job even though you say you are "not into it" this year.

    Personally, I don't like doing character meals except with my family & friends with children. I like seeing the characters, but the $$ difference for the food you get is huge!

    Me too! Me too!! That is probably one of my favorite things at DL! And you get a discount with the AP, so even better!

    Random
    I've returned stuff to OT before. They actually have really good customer service!!

    Did you hear that they remodeled PP for efficiency? That is a long time coming!!

    Just saw the #6 movie last night with DH! Was the best one yet!!!
     
  5. toocherie

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    Yeah--just wait till you see what the Scavvy Hunt committee is going to do to you THIS YEAR (bwahahahahahaha)

    And ixnay on the toenail flicking-ay!! (shudder)


    Or another thought is do it Fri--PFF, IASW and then on to RBT. (Is that enough initials?) I just don't want to slow anyone down with a big breakfast right before the Scavenger Hunt.
     
  6. KerTggr

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    I love TLA (Three Letter Acronyms), so you are fine!!

    My DH just went and checked out Mailbox (we have one at a local mail service place), and guess what I got?!?!? My tye-dye shirt from etsy!! It turned out awesome! It's a brown mickey head on the front & pink tye-dye all around. If anyone else is going to order these, just a word of advice - they run a little small. Not like a size smaller, just a little on the small side for t-shirts.

    Getting excited. Any ideas yet on this year's Diva logo for the shirts?
     
  7. BillyFan

    BillyFan <font color=deeppink>My white-trashiest chefy mome

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    Picture, please!
     
  8. disney-super-mom

    disney-super-mom <font color=magenta>I make a mean pot of Jazz Kitc

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    Ditto. I want to see a picture! :hyper:
     
  9. KerTggr

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  10. lulubelle

    lulubelle <font color=darkorchid><marquee> I am Miss Klutz W

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    Thank you for the kind words about my DD, Tina.:flower3:

    Beth, you will be proud of me - I am making a Pineapple Upside Down cake. I bought box of Duncan Hines, a can of pineapple rings and followed the instructions on the box. It's in the oven right now. It sure smells yummy. If it doesn't turn out good, I will have to spell out my prep steps one by one to see where I went wrong. Keep your fingers crossed for me!:laughing:

    We are having a lazy afternoon after running errands all day. Thank goodness it cooled down some here - high today was 88 - not bad.:thumbsup2
     
  11. sahbushka

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    I agree! Pizza party and scavenger Hunt were my faves last year....that and going ride crazy with about 9 lovely ladies one night!

    I would be up for the HOB meal!


    I wouldn't mind being the one to make the ressie!

    I hope I don't miss the contest this year! Last year I missed it due to work and I was SOOOOOO bummed because I love trivia stuff!

    I would love to do RBT! This sounds like a great plan, but almost any morning (that there isn't something else already planned!) would be great for me!

    I know there was something else I wanted to say but I can't think of it for the life of me! Hmmmm.

    Anyway, guess where I am....I will give you a hint....it is not at DL.

    Sarah
     
  12. lulubelle

    lulubelle <font color=darkorchid><marquee> I am Miss Klutz W

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    Sarah, you poor thing, you are always at work!:hug:

    I hope we can fit RBT breakfast into the plans, too. Maybe either after the PPF/Small World or before the SH. It's counter service, right? So, those who aren't big morning eaters or eat in the room could just get some juice, coffee or fruit and we could still all be together. :)

    My cake came out HEAVENLY! DH & I have been sneaking bites for the last half hour. We are ruining our dinner! It really is good, though.:lovestruc
     
  13. mommaU4

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    That could work. Depending on what time the Scavenger Hunt is. We don't want to rush right from breakfast to running around the park, kwim?

    Ugh, why does it have to be so hard to fit it all in??? Maybe we need to extend the trip even more. :rolleyes1 :lmao:




    First off, sorry about the backache. Those can be misery! And happy, happy anniversary to you and your DBF. And don't you even worry for a second about fitting in. We love you already! :goodvibes




    Hi Cheryl. How's your weekend going? How late were you up farming last night? lol




    Oh no need to be sorry. It is always a challenge to make it work for everyone and fit it all in. But we'll get there! We did last year. :thumbsup2
    And it's not that I'm not into it per se, it just seems sooooo far away right now. Boo hoo.




    Oooooooh, I love that. It looks perfect and those colors are going to be great on you! ::yes::




    I am proud. You can do it. :yay: I have faith in you!




    Sarah, are you SURE? Think it over first. It's so nice of you to offer, but remember if we get 14 people to sign up, that's 14 x $38 that you'd have to front. And then if more than 14 sign up, you will have to contact their special events planner and work with her. It's a big responsibility time wise and financially. Not that you won't be reimbursed but you know what I mean.
     
  14. mommaU4

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    I just saw this. You must have been posting while I was. lol Anyway, YAY for your perfect cake!! I knew you could do it. Now watch, you'll be baking all the time and we'll have to get you one of those cute little aprons. ;)

    I really hope RBT works out! I have NEVER had a Mickey pancake. Never. I've lived a deprived life. I guess what we should do is decide once we know what time RBT opens versus what time PFF opens. It would be nice if we could enjoy a laid back breakfast there, and then mosey on over to PFF. Hopefully the timing for that would work out.
     
  15. mommaU4

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    I gotta say, I am just loving the looks of Kerry's tee! :goodvibes Who else is planning to order one of those from etsy?
    And Kerry, did they have more of scoop neck? That one looks like a crew neck in the pic. Is it?
     
  16. sahbushka

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    I understand what you are saying. As far as financially, it's no big deal. I should be working this overtime for something! As far as time. I have been working with the group department for Cafe Orleans and it hasn't been too bad. I can't imagine it would be much worse for the breakfast. We would just have to have an exact count before ordering and people would need to be sure it was something they were going to do. I feel bad for not helping with more of the reservations and things last year and would love to be able to do something this year. However, I suppose we could wait till it gets a lot closer and then see if I still feel the same. I'm good with that if you are.

    Sarah
     
  17. sahbushka

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    No worries....more money for travel, he he. Actually not yet, but it does help get our "what if" savings account up there. We have an account that we are trying to get 3-6 months worth of expenses in in case something were to happen to us....both of us unemployed, major injury, etc. We also have an emergency fund in case something happens to the car or house or something. Then I need to start putting away for a new house and then I can start saving more for travel. Whew, sounds like a long way off but with all the overtime I am getting it is growing rapidly...knock on wood!

    Sarah

    P.S. Congrats on the cake...it is such a good feeling when something turns out well, huh?!
     
  18. KerTggr

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    That sounds yummy. Mind if I stop by ;)

    Seriously?!?!? Never had a Mickey pancake!!! If we do RBT, I am so buying you one!!!

    She only had the one as the one she provides. But she was open to me sending one to her as long as it met specific guidelines (don't remember, but I think it was like 100% cotton & white).


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  19. karylrocks

    karylrocks I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it.....

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    Hello, Ladies! I popped in a few months ago when I was considering this trip as an alternative if I could not get my family excited about taking a DL trip this year. Well DH decided to attend a convention in Anaheim so we are going ahead with our trip in December. I am really excited to be planning a trip with DH and my two DS’s (17 and 29) but I kept thinking how fun it would go with the Divas. After looking at all of the planning on this new thread, I thought “why not do both?” So I brought it up with DH and he seemed okay with it! I’m still not 100% sure that I will go but I am going to jump in and plan as if I am going.

    So I want to introduce myself. My family: Me :hippie:, DH pirate:, the aforementioned DS’s :music: :drinking1, and DD :cloud9:, new mother of my first grandchild (2 months today). Oh yeah, don't forget :cat:. We live in Oregon near Portland but are from Arizona. I am an accountant and therefore need to come home on Sunday 2/28 (month-end :badpc: ) and would be interested in sharing a room at HOJO. I promise as a newbie Diva to behave appropriately (no toenail flicking, etc). The activities look great and I am looking forward to meeting everyone!

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  20. sahbushka

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    LOL! Sounds good! Welcome aboard Carol! Hope you like it here. Don't tell anyone, but I am not 100% either. In my heart I am, but I have to wait until my leave from work actually gets approved before I can say with 100% certainty that I am going. I would be 99% sure but I work in an industry directly affected by the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and while I have heard they are not planning on banning time off during the olympics I will have to see it before I believe it! (Don't worry roomies, my supervisor said I should be good to go....I just have this thing about counting chickens and all....after all I was on the "Don't be Cheekin'" group in the SH last year!) Wow, I am really ramblin....darn caffine!

    Sarah
     
  21. VintageDisneyRules

    VintageDisneyRules <font color=royalblue>Why does candy taste so much

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    I'm going to Disneyland tomorrow, all by myself. I'm really looking forward to doing what I want when I want and eating where I want !
    When the kids were little I always told myself that one day I would go alone and tomorrows the day !!!:yay:
     
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