HobNobbing with Nobby (A Gnome's 1st Trip to the World) FINAL Upt: 9/23 (P.48)

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  1. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    This statement is so true...holy moly was I cold!! Disney had to make a killing on their sweatshirt and glove business while I was down there everyone was buying them!
     
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  3. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Hot holy carp, Jen! You and I have the same dates! I sense a disturbance in the force. :yoda: Do I see a DIS meet on the horizon? :goodvibes
     
  4. ILuvCrush

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    Wow... its a small WD World :rotfl2:
     
  5. pooh'smate

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

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    Hey Jen you guys will be down there that same time as me. I am going from Sept 27-Oct5. Looking forward to your trip report.
     
  6. ILuvCrush

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    and another one!!!

    Jen we apparently picked a really busy week to go:rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl:
     
  7. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    You best be prepared. :lmao:

    Seriously, I'm excited. There's so many of us!!! :goodvibes
     
  8. BellaSoleil

    BellaSoleil Mommy of Belle~ Wife of Goofy

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    :rotfl2:

    Has PP Studly (short for Prince Phillip the Studly) see this picture?
     
  9. pamouselover

    pamouselover “Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbo

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    :cool1: Here! (RAISING HER HAND)
     
  10. sarbah77

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    Ha, one day it was 35 when we left our room (maybe the same day? That was the -15 day at home! They cancelled the school because of the cold... a first since I've been here!). I confess that I was... wearing a short sleeve shirt, a long sleeve shirt, my fleece jacket, my windbreaker, hat, and gloves. I REGRET NOTHING!!!
     
  11. 2xcited2sleep

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    OTTV, page four already???? Stupid work. Just got home... off to make some dinner and will be back to catch up. :goodvibes
     
  12. 2xcited2sleep

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    All caught up! What a great start!! Billy Idol and I want "more, more, more!!" ;)

    Love the irony. I'm so looking forward to WDW with you and Paula, a meet with TK and other DIS'ers... it'll be great! And I will wish for magical codes to reach others so they can join us!

    I am intrigued by your statement that you think people in WDW will remember Nobby... what in the world did he do that was so memorable?? I can't wait to find out!

    I see I'm getting a bit of a reputation for fuzzy Disney math and French waiters... :rolleyes1.... eh, there are worse things to be known for! :laughing:

    Welcome back. Write more when you can!! popcorn::
     
  13. Charleston Princess

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    Yeay, Jen's back and I'm here!!! :cheer2:
     
  14. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    In the words of Yoda...Meet will we LOL!!!!! I too sense this disturbance LOL


    I have something for you and will be sending it out early next week!!!! YAY for more people there at Disney!!!

    Apparently so...hopefully it won't be too crowded LOL!!!!! Actually the more the merrier right LOL
     
  15. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    I don't think so....LOL...I'll have to decide if I should show him LOL

    YAY Welcome Welcome!!!

    I also wore many many layers and I do not REGRET Anything either LOL!!! It was a great day!
     
  16. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    I can't wait to meet you and Paula too and the other DIS'ers it will be fantastic!!!

    Oh you'll have to wait and see Nobby is a hard guy to forget LOL

    Yes my friend you will also be known for fuzzy math, french waiters that you are willing to kiss LOL, and of course champagne!!!

    I will post more soon!!!

    YAY CP! Thank you for stopping by!!!!
     
  17. julezdisney

    julezdisney Boo to the b!

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    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
     
  18. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    Chapter 2: Sleep? Who needs sleep, we’re going to Disney!

    Nobby and I decided that we wanted to visit Disney in January, for the main reason of lower crowds and cooler temperatures, boy would we be surprised by the lower temperatures LOL! The dates we had decided upon were January 15th –January 21st, a very magical 7 days/ 6 nights. However, the trip really begins on January 14th at 8:30pm, why you must be asking yourself? That is when I used a special coupon from my Entertainment book and I got the best deal ever on my rental car. Not only did I get upgraded to a intermediate (Pontiac Vibe), but I also prepaid for gas (1.69/gallon) and the total when it was all said and done was $192.00 for an entire week WOOT! (Of course it just dawned on me I didn’t take a picture of said car, so here’s a factory picture of my car, imagine it a charcoal color LOL).

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    As I happily pulled out of the parking garage at the airport to my delight I found out they had given me a car with XM radio, at that moment there couldn’t have been a happier person on this planet. For 7 straight hours I was going to be able to listen to the best of best of Broadway…life was good people oh yes life was good LOL!!!

    Well as soon as I got home I loaded up the car with my luggage and let’s be clear on something, I packed way too much! I had a huge suitcase, a duffle bag (big one), a backpack (already packed for my first park day), my binder, my blanket and pillow, my laptop bag, and a small cooler. By this time it was about 9:00pm and it was time to say goodbye to my darling Prince and try to get some sleep. After setting 2 cell phone alarms (yes two phones, I was not taking any chances LOL) I was asleep about 9:20pm! Apparently I was not going to have any trouble sleeping that night!

    BEEP, BEEP, vibrate, vibrate is the noise that woke me up approximately 5 hours later. It took me 10 minutes to get dressed and I did a last minute sweep to make sure I hadn’t forgotten anything, even though Prince Phillip had reminded me on more than one occasion that I wasn’t going to the moon and if I needed to I could find a Wal-Mart, which is true I have Wal-Mart radar. I started up my car, said good morning to Stanley (my GPS who has a cute British accent) and made sure both Nobby and I were buckled up and ready to go.

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    See a picture to prove that yes I practiced safety first and made sure Nobby was always buckled up when we were driving. I also made sure to deactivate the passenger side airbags because I didn’t want Nobby to get hurt by it in case of an accident. So if you did the simple math, then you have figured out by now that Nobby and I hit the road at about 2:30a.m. We were off, well almost, about halfway down my road I had a feeling I might not have locked the front door and since I didn’t want anything to happen to Prince Phillip (who am I kidding the man is a hunter, we won’t go into how many weapons of mass destruction we have at my house) I turned the car around much to the chagrin of Stanley who kept insisting that going the direction I was going was not going to get me to Orlando, and I made sure the front door was locked, it was LOL and then we were off! Of course once again irony would have to play its part in the trip, as I turned on my XM radio to my favorite station “On Broadway” (who doesn’t love that station) what song should be playing?? None other than Julie Andrews singing “My Favorite Things,” oh at this point I knew this was going to be a good trip, the queen Ms. Andrews was giving Nobby and I a great send off.

    Well I’m not going to bore you with travel details, let’s just say that it was a long drive and the constant threat of deer kept me alert (I saw them 3 times). Nothing makes your heart beat a little faster and the adrenaline kick in better than driving at 75mph and flying by a herd of deer. Stanley gave me great directions and $3.00 in tolls and 7 hours later at 10:23 am I pulled into the parking lot of Downtown Disney!

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    So what does a gnome and his companion do when they arrive at Downtown Disney way ahead of schedule (we hadn’t planned on being there until 1pm)…well you’ll just have to wait and see…. (I know I’m evil LOL, I blame Nobby LOL)

    Sneak Peak: Exploring DTD and the most Magical First Park Experience EVER!!
     
  19. Dancegrl624

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    I can't wait to hear more Jen! I will be at DTD tomorrow night. Oh my goodness. I will be in Florida TOMORROW!!!! :cool1: That just seems surreal to me.
     
  20. ILuvCrush

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    Boy you made REALLY good time!! I'm glad it was such a nice drive... and that Nobby was a good gnome, at least SO FAR:rotfl2:

    Hmmmm DTD, was that on the original plan??? Or did you decide to go there first since you were there so early:confused3

    Deer are pretty...when they aren't walking along the road:scared: I see them almost every nite on my way to work...it's only a matter of time:sad2:

    OK..I'm ready for another installment... its another video day right??? :rotfl:

    Paula
     
  21. Lemap760

    Lemap760 Earning My Ears

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    I'm enjoying your trip report. Can't wait to hear more.
     

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