How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?*Final Thoughts & Farewells* 10/7 p100

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  1. MEK

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    Here's the Story
    Of Six Lovely Ladies
    Who met right here on the DIS boards.
    Each of Them had a Vision
    That Could not be Ignored
    So they Planned
    and they Schemed
    and they Knew that it was Much More than a Hunch
    that this Group Would Somehow Come Together
    The East Meets West Bunch

    East Meets West
    Down South We Go
    To the Land of Mickey We All Know
    Yes, East Meets West
    Down South We Go
    There's a Trip Report starting.....Here We Go!

    First Came Melissa,
    then Mary Ellen
    then Jen Who Arrived Quite Late at Night,
    Cynthia caught the Red Eye,
    A Really Hard Core Flight
    Last But Not Least,
    Christine and Tracy
    Arrived to Head Right to the Slushy Stand
    This Group Had Finally Come Together
    The East Meets West Clan

    East Meets West
    Down South We Go
    To the Land of Mickey We All Know
    East Meets West
    Down South We Go
    There's a Trip Report starting.....Here We Go!

    Insert these words to the Brady Bunch Tune!




    Welcome to Our Trip Report. A Trip We Started Planning last September. Funny how these things come together on the Dis Boards. Some of us had met prior to this trip and some of us hadn't. But we felt like we all knew each other. Our dates came together relatively easy. An impromptu girls trip blossomed almost over night.

    Now each of the ladies promised me they would do an introduction. I, however, have been nominated as the primary narrator. So let me take a moment to introduce myself:

    My name is Mary Ellen and I was actually the oldest member of the group. So old in fact that our youngest member could be my daughter. But that's OK. Age is just a number, right? RIGHT???????

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    That's me on the right - with the sunglasses - and all the bags. That picture earned me quite a reputation as a sherpa. I tried to downsize this trip. But by our last night I had earned sherpa status yet again.

    This trip was actually my 14th trip to Disney World. Hard to believe for a gal who took her kids for the first time in 1st and 3rd grade and swore it was "one and done". Now that I am a DVC member (into my fourth year) I insist on visiting the world at least twice a year. If I had my way I would be visiting three times a year. I am fortunate enough to live in Delaware so in a quick 2 hours I can arrive at the World!

    I have two boys - Brian and Nicholas. Nicholas is finishing his sophomore year and Brian is graduating this year. I am a nurse practitioner and I am a church musician and a marching band geek. I also love taking pictures. I filled up a whole 8 gb memory card this trip and was forced to buy a new one. :rolleyes1

    So how did this trip come to be????

    As I recall, I had originally planned to visit in May with two or three of my soccer mom friends. When it came time to book the stay, they dropped....like flies. One mom was very worried that she would miss the State Track & Field Championship. When she dropped out, a second mom did. And the third mom - I don't think she ever committed at all.

    So one night I was commiserating on this DIS. I mentioned that even though my friends dropped out, I was still going to visit the world. As luck would have it, Christine said she was also mulling around a May trip. In about 48 hours our group had grown to 5 when Tracy, Melissa, and Cynthia also said that they would love to join the party. With a little finagling, Jen was able to work around her school testing schedule and escape for a long weekend. :woohoo: A trip was born.

    I won't go into the tedious pre trip details. I will just say that our dates were April 28th - May 6th. Well, not all of us where there on all those dates, but that was the general time frame.

    Melissa (mickeysmyboy) 4/28 - 5/4
    Mary Ellen (mek) 4/29 - 5/5
    Jen (jenjolt) 4/29 - 5/3
    Cynthia (eandesmom) 4/30 - 5/5
    Tracy (manntra) 4/30 - 5/6
    Christine (2xcited2sleep) 4/30 - 5/6


    In the weeks that led up to this trip we were all getting quite excited. We had ADRs planned for months and a special tour planned. We were down to our final countdown when one intrepid member got sick - Yeah - that would be me! I started a hard core diet and exercise regimen about a month before the trip. That, combined with the fact that I don't sleep enough at night, helped me come down with strep throat and a cold to boot! There were several days where I thought I might have to cancel, or at the very least, change my flight by a few days. But even though I wasn't perfect, I still managed to leave as planned. Crisis averted. Phew!

    I woke up bright and early on D-Day (which was also the Royal Wedding Day) and finished all my last minute packing. I had originally planned to work half a day, but because I had been so sick, I just took the whole day off.

    Here's a picture of my Max baby that I took right before leaving for the airport:

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    Oh yeah - and here's my first drink picture of the trip. A berry smoothy from Costco!

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    I really didn't take too many travel pictures, but I took this one at the Philly airport because I liked the hot air balloon in the distance,

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    My chariot awaits

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    I had an uneventful flight. I sat next to the nicest college student who told me all about Haverford College. She was traveling home to Orlando for the weekend to attend her cousin's wedding. To my right was another nice lady who I think was traveling for business. I couldn't help telling them all about my upcoming girl's trip.

    I did take a few pics with my iphone. These are familiar sites to all of you.

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    LOL! I don't really have the whole iphone picture thing down yet!

    It's funny how comfortable I feel at MCO. It's like coming home to me. As soon as I get there I think, "Wow. I feel like I was just here." It's deja vu to me.

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    So What Resort Was I Heading to?????? Well, I was actually going to two of the four resorts on that DME sign. I had two nights booked at POR and 4 nights at the Beach Club Villas (my dream resort). :woohoo: I would have loved to spend all 6 nights at BCV, but I didn't quite have enough points to pay the Easter week point tab. So I decided POR would be nice. I think the landscaping there is fabulous. And, as luck would have it, POR was the first DME stop! My flight landed about 5pm and I arrived at POR shortly after 6pm. It doesn't get any better than that!



    I tried to take the infamous Welcome to Disney World Picture with my phone, but as you can see the Love Bugs obscured my view. Yuck!

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    Oh Yeah......
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    Do you think the driver was out of wiper fluid or did he just give up?

    Arriving at POR I did the regular check-in. I waited 5 minutes. I was quick to request a room in the mansion section. My conversation went something like this....

    "My room mate is coming in on the red eye. She will be REALLY disappointed if we don't have a mansion room. Any chance?"

    Well, I did get a mansion room and it looked a bit like this.....

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    So I am gonna tell the other ladies to get on over here for introductions. Hope you will join us for the fun!!!!!!!
     
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    Chapter Links!

    1. Christine's (2xcited2sleep) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41102224
    2. Jen's (jenjolt) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41105356
    3. Tracy's (manntra) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41107205
    4. Cynthia's (eandesmom) Introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41119301
    5. Breaking the Code of Silence http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41130025
    6. Melissa's (mickeysmyboy) introduction http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41134053
    7. I've Arrived (By Melissa) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41148522
    8. Meeting Melissa http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41188267
    9. The End of Melissa's First Day (yes we are going out of order :laughing:) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41219269
    10. Cynthia's Red Eye http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41222422
    11. A Long Evening Traveling (Jen's arrival) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41223992
    12. Melissa Moves to BCVhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41224317
    13. East Meets West Finally (and then there were four) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41246981
    14. East Meets West (continued) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41246993
    15. Stuck in Detroit With a Missing Box (Tracy) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41247553
    16. Madam, I Need You to Do Me a Favor (Christine) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41248280
    17. Beignets and Breakfast (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41255166
    18. Melissa's Evening in the WorldShow Case with Awesome Fireworks http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41263053
    19. Is That Salt on Your B**B? http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41304133
    20. continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41304139
    21. Cynthia's Walk Though the World Showcase http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41312799
    22. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41312831
    23. Melissa's Beautiful World Showcase Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41351359
    24. And Then There Were Five .....Walking the World "ShowPlace" http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41355173
    25. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41355180
    26. Photopass Pictures! Pooh & The Gang http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41396920
    27. Photopass Pictures!Sorcerer Mickey http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41423621
    28. And Then There Were 6 aka "You Know What's Really Fun When you're a Dork Like Me" http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41440441
    29. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41440464
    30. Gifts From Cynthia http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41440575
    31. Who's James Taylor? (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41442815
    32. Grapefruit Margarita - Yum! (Tracy) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41464665
    33. Rehobeth Beach Overnighter http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41503063
    34. Oh, My Aching Head http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41505578
    35. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41506007
    36. Tracy Meets Her Cousin http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41514380
    37. Christine Hits the MK http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41521127
    38. Cynthia Gets Solo Time in the MK http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41533855
    39. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41533900
    40. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41533974
    41. Two Belles (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41585828
    42. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41585900
    43. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41585938
    44. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41586012
    45. Rum Therapy http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41591068
    46. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41591257
    47. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41591518
    48. If they Can Change All the Classics, Then Why Can't I get a GD drink in the MK? (Christine) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41609755
    49. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41609982
    50. BlueZoo http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41650242
    51. BlueZoo - Don't Touch Those Beets (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41662953
    52. Blue Zoo - Burnt Orange Cocktail (Christine) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41663730
    53. BlueZoo (Tracy) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41670691
    54. July 4th Update and Presents from Melissa and Tracy - check em out! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41728888
    55. Skipping the Spa http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41731416
    56. Sometimes Limos aren't all that luxurious & other topics - Welcome Back Melissa! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41742891
    57. Haunted Mansion All By Myself http://www.disboards.comshowthread.php?do=newreply&p=41772118
    58. Continued with TSI pix http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41772494
    59. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41772674
    60. Christine's Epcot and Chefs de France http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41781356
    61. Tracy's Epcot and Chefs de France update http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41859674
    62. My, What a Big Lens You Have? http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41862130
    63. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41862587
    64. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41862847
    65. Spa Time and Remy Photoshoot (Melissa) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41904721
    66. My Great Big Beautiful Birthday Surprise - YUM! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41940022
    67. Where's Cynthia? Better Known as Dinner at Tutto! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41968297
    68. continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41968307
    69. A Scrub and a Rub (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41993102
    70. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41993187
    71. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=41993187
    72. A Wild African Trek http://www.showthread.com/newreply.php? do=newreply&p=42072995
    73. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42073072
    74. Hungry, Hungry Hippos http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42073552
    75. Cynthia's Start to the Trekhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42075365
    76. Keep on Treking! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42136558
    77. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42136574
    78. Christine's Trek Updatehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42154449
    79. It's All About the Food (Trek Food)http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42162406
    80. A Can in a Can in a Can http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42226091
    81. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42226319
    82. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42226464
    83. African Trek Photopass Pictureshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42232435
    84. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42232476
    85. West Virginia Photos (four posts - just keeping going) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42233457
    86. Trek Photopass Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42232476
    87. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42232476
    88. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42283842
    89. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42283951
    90. Christine's Big Cat Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42295214
    91. JIKO BABY (Part I)http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42320945
    92. JIKO BABY (Part II) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42327964
    93. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42328089
    94. Cynthia's JIKO post http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42344655
    95. How Do You Think We Got This Trip Report Name? Part I http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42406705
    96. How Do You Think We Got This TR Name? Part II http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42408643
    97. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42409008
    98. How Do You Think We Got This TR Name? The End http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42410436
    99. Christine's HS/BD Updatehttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42421118
    100. Tracy's HS/BD Update http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42432206
    101. Death at the Midway (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42479170
    102. A Date at the Derby (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42479246
    103. The Long Road Home http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42514283
    104. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42514289
    105. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42514394
    106. The Fine Art of Noodling and Ritas at the Ditch http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42574868
    107. The American Flag (In Remembrance of 9/11) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42585066
    108. Christine's La Hacienda Update http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42589024
    109. Ice Cream & Butterfiles (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42606222
    110. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42606355
    111. Multiplying Mugs and Please Don't Rock the Gliderhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42648592
    112. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42648755
    113. Cynthia's Last Morninghttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42675277
    114. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42675302
    115. Continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42675323
    116. Fairies & Follies http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42699244
    117. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42699441
    118. Hotties & Homeward Bound http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42735360
    119. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42735625
    120. Ode to East Meets West Girls http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42760179
    121. Day 1 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42763414
    122. Day 2 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42763745
    123. Day 2 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42763929
    124. Day 3 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42775557
    125. Day 3 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42775735
    126. One Last Soar & Sip (Cynthia) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42777001
    127. Via Napoli (Christine)http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42787069
    128. Day 4 Review[http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42787818
    129. Day 4 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42787958
    130. Day 5 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthrad.php?do=newreply&p=42799017
    131. Day 5 Review continuedhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42809785
    132. Day 5 continued http://www.disboards.com/showthead.php?do=newreply&p=42809835
    133. Day 6 Reviewhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42819723
    134. Day 6 continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42819747
    135. Day 7 Review http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42826137
    136. Trip Firstshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42826584
    137. Favorite Trip Pictureshttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42850814
    138. Photopass Pictures http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42851681
    139. Continued http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42851792
    140. Final Thoughts & Farewells http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42879594
    141. Melissa's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42891153
    142. Christine's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42899767
    143. Cynthia's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42906235
    144. Tracy's Final Thoughts http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?do=newreply&p=42911662
     
  4. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Yay another TR!!!! I'm definitely in! :goodvibes
     
  5. mickeysmyboy

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    Woo hoo MaryEllen! Yippee for starting the tr!! What a fabulous intro!!!

    This is a busy weekend in my house!! I'll be back on Monday with an intro and info on my time alone!
     
  6. All7OfUs

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

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    Oh goody, goody, goody, goody! Y'all have started!!! I'm so excited I just don't know what to do with myself!!!

    Awesome start, Schweety!!
     
  7. MsHershey

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    I'm in. Looking forward to reading more.
     
  8. 2xcited2sleep

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    What a GREAT job with the intro, Mary Ellen! I knew there was a reason we nominated you the narrator... and the trip photographer... and the sherpa. :rotfl:

    As you said, this trip really did come together with remarkable ease. I think the hardest part was waiting for arrival day to come! :upsidedow

    You asked for an intro and so here is mine:

    I'm Christine (obviously). I celebrate my 29th birthday in July (and have been celebrating # 29 for -ahem- quite a few years now, if you catch my drift...:rolleyes1). I am a confirmed Disney addict. For me, I think I most look forward to the escape from reality, high caliber of customer service, overall magic and atmosphere, sunshine, and food/drink. :cloud9: I am not a big thrill ride lover, in fact I'm a wimp. :sad2: I'm definitely not a commando park tourer. I tend to take things as they come. That's not to say I don't do any research/planning before I go, because I do... quite a bit (mostly around ADRs). But when I get there I tend to go with the flow. Or at least try to.....:rolleyes:

    I am a new(er) DVC owner. I bought my first contract through resale at Beach Club Villas and - breaking news!!- am in the process of securing an add-on contract. It's a disease. These ladies infected me. A couple of them also infected me with the ipad disorder... which has also been ordered. :rolleyes: The benefits of being a singleton... no braces, college or other "nonsense" to plan for. ;)

    Favorite Park: EPCOT More specifically, World Showcase
    Favorite Restaurant: Currently, Via Napoli. (And, no, not just because of the cute waiters... but they don't hurt...) Honorable mention to Brown Derby and La Cava del Tequila
    Favorite Drink: Champagne
    Favorite Resort: Beach Club
    Favorite Time of Year to Visit: October. Love the combo of fall/Halloween decorations and, of course, Food & Wine!!
    Favorite Character: Tigger or Pluto
    Favorite Ride: Soarin'
    2nd Best Kept Disney Secret: Downtown Disney Margarita Shack.

    Despite numerous visits there are still plenty of things I haven't done... I guess that is what keeps me coming back for more.

    This trip was full of fun, laughter and plenty of margaritas (so much that my ankles were swollen from all the salt!) Can't wait to share it with you!! :) Especially the story behind this TR title. We had quite a few one-liner contenders for the title... I suspect you'll hear them all as our tale unfolds.

    Oh, and I may as well confess here that I absolutely detest pictures of myself so you will likely not see too many. In fact I told Mary Ellen that she needed a signed release and waiver from me before any publication. :lmao:

    As far as travel goes, I arrived a few days later than the rest of the ladies on Saturday morning. So I guess I'll wait until we come upon Saturday in our tale to share my travel story - not that it is at all exciting.

    Love all your pictures of MCO, Mary Ellen and I agree with you completely on how at home I feel there.

    I will confess that, yes, as Mary Ellen's intro song goes, I did pretty much check-in and head right for the slushie stand. Although to be fair, I ordered champagne... this time.
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  9. manntra

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    What a great intro ME!! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 I'm so glad we nominated you as the narrator!! :goodvibes You are so good at multitasking....sherpa, paparazzi, noodler :rotfl2:
    I will be back soon to properly introduce myself.....had a trying week back in reality and my allergies are making me delusional ;)
    I will say that this was a very memorable trip with many fun stories to share :goodvibes

    Tracy
     
  10. Queenofallthings

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    Woo Hoo you started...cannot wait to hear all about your girl's trip!!:goodvibes
     
  11. tinacaplan

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    Cannot wait to hear all about this trip! :goodvibes Glad that you all started this. Another DIStraction before my trip. :lmao:
     
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    Delaware in the house!...but not so happy to be from here (Dover area)this weekend:sad2:

    Sound like a fun TR about to start. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Here to hear all about the crazy girl fun I know you all had!!! LOL!
     
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    This is going to be a fun read I can not wait :)
     
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    MCO is my favorite airport, of course! When we see those mosaic tile floors, we know the fun is about to begin!!!



    It made me smile to read that the trip was full of laughter. I know it was such a fun group. :goodvibes



    I am looking forward to reading along as we countdown to July 1st, when we take off again.
     
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    Yay, great intro Mary Ellen, this is going to be such a fun trip report! :cool1: And hi Christine, nice to "meet" you! :wave: Can't wait to read more!
     
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    I love reading about girl's trips to WDW! :lovestruc It's a dream of mine to coordinate a girls trip with my friends in the future. We are new DVC members so hopefully the dream will become reality sooner than later :goodvibes
     
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    What a great and creative intro Mary Ellen!! That is awesome!!! Loved it! I have copied and pasted it to keep and scrapbook later on!!!

    So I guess its my turn to introduce myself! I'm Jen and yes I sneaked away after state testing for a long weekend and boy am I glad that I did!! This was a great trip and I really enjoyed the time with the ladies! There was so much laughter and good times can't wait to share those with you all!!!

    So let's see this was my...hmmm...10th maybe 11th trip to Disney!! It definitely was not my first time going solo or meeting up with the girls!!!

    My favorite ride...Haunted Mansion and let's just leave it at this. Small children and I had way too much fun in the new queue LOL!!! I may have spent way too much time back there and can't wait to go back again LOL!!!

    Before going into this trip I would have said that MK was my favorite park or even DHS, but after this trip I think EPCOT has found itself on the top....for now ;)

    I loved the relaxed atmosphere of this trip and I loved that I had the chance to try new restaurants!! I stayed at POR for the trip and my love for that resort was solidified. I did get a mansion room but I think the CM realized that at midnight there was going to be a scene if she didn't give me one and appeased me LOL

    OH and the biggest surprise of the trip....I didn't lose my car in the parking lot WOOT WOOT!!! SUCCESS HAS BEEN HAD!!!!!
     
  19. glennbo123

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    Ooo! The East meets West trip! I've got to follow this one.
     
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    :welcome: And you are FIRST! Strong work! Glad you will be able to follow from the start, although I expect this TR is going to be a little chaotic!

    :welcome: It's the first East meets West Girl!!!!!! And the first girl to arrive in the world, so we are all very anxious to hear about your solo time. You were there almost 36hrs before I finally got on the scene.

    Glad you like the introduction. I was going to sing the introduction, but decided no one really needed to hear that. :rotfl:

    I know you have a lot going on, so we will accept the delayed start. I hope the communion is lovely.


    Welcome Leisa! So glad you are here to follow along. And I will admit, I have gotten woefully behind on your TR. I am planning for some serious DIS time this weekend!!!!!!

    :welcome: Ms Hershey! We are all thrilled to have you here right from the start!

    :welcome: Christine. Awesome introduction!!!!!!! And it kept me laughing the whole way through! I obviously deleted a few things to save space.

    It really did. I don't think I will ever be part of such awesome planning again. Things literally fell into place.


    :woohoo:WOOT! That is totally awesome news. More BCV points I presume?????

    It doesn't take long to get addonitis, does it?

    And the ipad? I am totally not surprised. I really want one, but I fear that as soon as I buy one my computer will die for good. Plus Brian and Nick both need computers, so it will have to wait.

    :rotfl2: Remember how I said I wasn't going to buy a park pass for December. Well now that I've tasted those ritas from the ditch, I am reconsidering just so I can go back and try a few more.

    I know I embellished the part about Tracy going there, but, hey, if she had gotten there sooner she would have.

    I love your champagne smilie. That is awesome!

    :welcome: Tracy! Multitasking - Yes! Noodling - No! I dunked myself so many times I gave up! Glad you like the intro!

    Allergies - ugh!!!!!!! I feel so bad for you! I hope you feel better soon. At least get well enough for that "proper" introduction.

    :welcome: Queen! It was a great trip! Let's just there was plenty of food, drink, and pool time involved!

    :welcome: Tina. DIStraction! Love that! We will try our best to keep you sufficiently distracted until you leave for the savannah two months from now.

    :welcome: Chloe! Well I would say that Delaware pretty much is in the lead right now - per capita that is!

    And - no - I would NOT want to be in Dover this weekend.​
     
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    Checking in! Looking forward to your adventures together!:cool1:
     

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