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How To Lose Waldo in 10 days-The Trilogy~NEW 10/26 - Final Thoughts; Adios Amigos!

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  1. askelton

    askelton Disney Cosmo

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    This happened to me as well but I wasn't prepared with my Scope! :rolleyes:

    I love Morris Day! :cool1:

    Trumpets playing!

    Wow. :eek: I'm crunchy, but not that crunchy.

    I hope you let him complete his purchase. :goodvibes

    Sounds like a perfect last day.:thumbsup2
     
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  3. PrincessV

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    :rotfl2: I think I smelled that one, too!




    And no, it wasn't me.

    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

    I'm sorry T, I know it's not nice to laugh, but really - only you! ;)

    :thumbsup2 Best way to do it!

    That's IT?!?!?!

    Where's the sirens wailing? The confetti flying? The creepy dancing guy doing his thing in your honor? Here, let me take care of that...

    party::dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: party:

    And T?

    WELCOME HOME BAYBEE!!! :hug:
     
  4. Disneyland_Mama

    Disneyland_Mama <marquee><font color=peach>His head instantly infl

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    Thanks! I'm so excited!
    If you're anything like me, Lessa - persistance pays off! ;)
    Thanks Rosie. ANd thank you to all my enabling DVC friends. :rolleyes1
    Yup, I never batted an eyelash at any kids purchases. Go figure. :confused3


    I exceeded my smilie limit - but I fixed it up a bit! :thumbsup2
    OMG, it was soooo barfy gross! :scared:

    I'm using my developer points next August and just a bit of my AKV points as well. Then I'm banking the rest for our big 2010 trip!

    OMG!! That's so cool! Where are you staying?
    Oh yes - that CM brought out the GHETTO in me! :sad2:
     
  5. Disneyland_Mama

    Disneyland_Mama <marquee><font color=peach>His head instantly infl

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    Thanks! Can't wait to flash that memeber card somewhere - anywhere. Wonder if Blockbuster would mind?

    Blech!!!! :scared:


    Me too! They just recently played Purple Rain on VH1! :woohoo:

    Nope, no alcohol with antibiotics. :headache:
    :rolleyes1

    That's ok - I'm sure someday I'll look back and laugh. Yeah, I'm just not there yet. :lmao:

    SOrry, it was a rushed installment. I've got to finish this week. But thanks for the back-up dancers! :banana:

    Thanks V! :hug:
     
  6. Miz Diz

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    :rotfl2:
    You are hilarious!


    Sounds like your day was pretty good. :yay: DVC
     
  7. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Well 5 years from now once I am working as a nurse and if I am still hooked on Disney then I will definitely be buying into DVC. :cutie:
     
  8. GiGiJoeysMom

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    I see you did not let Waldo make any of your purchases like he did last year. :rotfl2: So you did not go home with stranger's souvenirs.

    Kim
     
  9. Castillo Mom

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    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to laugh so hard but it struck me so funny because it's likely something like that would happen to me too.:rotfl:

    I'm using all of my points this trip because I'm banking points from 2010 to use in 2011 for my youngest son's grad trip.

    We're staying at SSR on 8/8-8/15 then 8/15-8/21 we're at AKV. That's so weird that we have such similar travel dates again. When do arrive and where are you staying? What airline? AA flight 244 row 14???;)
     
  10. jcc0621

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    IF:confused3 :eek: :faint:
     
  11. DisneyJo

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    No :confused: :rotfl2:

    We noticed that too but thought it looked like the covering had peeled off rather than mould????

    Oh T sorry but that's hilarious :rotfl2:

    I felt like that so many times too :rotfl2:

    Good for you she should never talk to a guest like that!!!

    Woooohoooooo :yay:

    Wow :faint: You guys did get lost loads!!!!
     
  12. englishrose47

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    Jo Do they know what "Spending aPenny" means in England !!!?????:lmao:
     
  13. dlwharp

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    DVC!!!! Yeah baby! You are going to love it! I'm sure you already love it! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

    Hey, we just got back a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to thank you for:
    1. Champagne Mojitos (I know they did a number on you and I'm so sorry about that, but they made me feel :cloud9: )

    2. The salad at Toluca Turkey Legs. OMG :thumbsup2

    3. Lapu Lapus ;)

    I made sure to try all of these that I read about in your TRs and can't wait to do them all again :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  14. Disneyland_Mama

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    We did have a pretty good last few days. I think keeping everything non-commando was key this trip. :thumbsup2
    Como say WHAT? IF your still hooked on Disney? Girl, it's in your blood. ;)
    Hi Kim! Thanks for reading. :rotfl2: Nope, no surprises this year when we got home.
    Oops, I think I need to fix my ticker. We're planning on being there for Evan's 5th birthday which is Aug. 1st. We'll be leaving on August 7th or 8th. I'm going to try Delta's redeye next year. It leaves at like 10:30 and arrives at MCO around 6am. Oh, and it's non-stop. :thumbsup2
    THANK YOU! :faint:
    Me either. :lmao:
    It is peeled off, but underneath is moldy grossness.
    It was Waldo's first night out since he'd gotten sick. He had to get it all out as we were leaving the next day! :lmao:

    I do love it - everytime I log into the DVC member website, I get butterflies in my stomach! :rolleyes:
    Well, they were good going down. Coming up ... not so much. :rolleyes1
    Wish I could take credit for this one, but Toluca Turkey Legs is somewhere I could never go. Meat + Bone = :scared:

    Ahhh, yes. The nectar of the Gods. We love our precious, don't we?:cloud9:
     
  15. Disneyland_Mama

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    August 29th – Day of Departure

    In the morning, we called down to have a club car sent over to pick up our luggage and take us over to the Airline check-in. We realized we still had the swim vest Maddie had been using, so I sent Andy over to return it whilst I got us our boarding passes for later. We had 6 people and 6 bags to check, so when they started weighting them, naturally TE’s bag was like 10 pounds over. We had to redistribute the weight and in doing so, broke the zipper on the outside of her bag. Thankfully, they had duct tape so we wrapped up her suitcase all nice and ghetto style. :lmao: I tipped the baggage girl and off we went. When we walked away, I asked Waldo if he tipped the girl. He said no. I looked at him and said, “Honolulu.” TE started laughing and Waldo got mad. You’ve seen that Seinfeld episode, right? :lmao:

    Am I the only one that thinks the shower tiles are giving me the finger?:confused3
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    We met up with Andy over near the pool, only to find out the rental place wasn’t open. So we rented a locker and threw it in there until we got back from breakfast

    We caught the bus to the MK over at the Springs stop and then jumped on the Monorail over to the Poly. Ahhh… the Poly. Hello, lover!:lovestruc

    I check us in and sent Waldo to sit and Andy and the kids to the gift shop to browse whilst TE and I waited near Kona. Our buzzer went off in 5 minutes, so I scrambled to gather the troops and we headed in to be seated.


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    Someone's happy to be heading home:
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    We ordered breakfast and I ordered a YUMMY pot of pressed coffee. That was heaven, that pot of coffee! I tried the Tonga Toast for the first time and it was DE-LISH, but VERY sweet! I could only eat half, but that’s ok, as everyone wanted to try it, so nothing was wasted. We rolled ourselves out of there and decided to end our vacation at Epcot. :wizard:

    Let me back up for a minute to explain this picture. I was trippin' on this mans very peculiar eating habits. He cut up all his food into teeny tiny bites and then started eating. I thought it was kinda weird, so I had to document that. :teeth: And yes, my DH actually thought I was taking his picture. :sad2: :lmao:
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    I spy with my little eye pink CROCS that burned the corneas of my eyes!
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    With that, we hopped on the monorail and headed into Epcot. We had just enough time to look for my Epcot shirt and ride SE before heading back to SSR to catch out ME bus. The line at SE wrapped around the front of the ride, so I decided to go look for my shirt whilst the others waited in line. I still could not find anything larger than a small, so I settled on another shirt and met up with the others, just as they were entering the ride. Perfect timing.

    Our last monorail ride:
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    This time I sat and enjoyed the ride with my little boy. :sad1: It was feeling a little blue, but I knew we’d be back sooner than I had imagined and that we had years of Disney magic and memories in our future.

    We exited the park and were lucky enough to find a SSR bus waiting for us. We rode a very empty bus back to the resort and grabbed our carry-on’s from the bell desk. As we sat and waited for our ME bus to arrive, I sent Janet a text to see where she was. I knew she was flying out of the same airline and I was hoping to see here at the airport. Sadly, she sent back that she was already at the airport. I was bummed I would miss seeing her again.:guilty:

    A very sad pair of children:
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    Our bus arrived and we were soon on our way to the airport. We stopped at the food court for some lunch at McDonalds. Ok, I never thought I say I missed McDonalds, but I did and it was nice to have some good old greasy Mickey D’s!

    We headed over to our terminal, it was nice and empty so, we grabbed us some seats and relaxed as we had about an hour before our flight left. It was finally boarding time, and we got ourselves situated. The plane had rows of 3 on one side and rows of 2 on the other side. We were seated on the rows of 2 so we sat Waldo and TE, then me and Maddie, then Andy and Evan. It would be a short flight to Atlanta where we would catch our connecting flight to LAX after a 2 hour layover.

    The beginning of the flight was uneventful. Evan decided he wanted to sit with me, so I switched spots with Andy and Evan fell asleep in no time. It was a pretty rough flight. We had a lot of turbulence on approach to Atlanta. I mean A LOT! Evan was asleep by the window and pretty soon, I notice something sliding down the wall of plane near Maddie’s seat. She was getting sick! OMG! I yelled at Andy and he grabbed a bag and she just kept getting sick. Everyone around us was so helpful. People were passing me napkins and wet wipes as I tried to clean the plane and Andy tried to clean up Maddie. Thankfully, she didn’t get herself messed up, only the plane. Ewww.

    We finally landed and the flight attendant came over and handed us some towels and a bag to put all the soiled napkins and stuff. We stayed on the plane until everyone was off and people passing us asked if we needed help or if she was okay. Everyone, including the flight attendants were beyond helpful and understanding. As we left the plane, the captain came out and asked Maddie if she was ok and he gave her and Evan AirTran wings. It was so sweet. Yup, I will fly AirTran again.

    We got to Atlanta and were directed to our connecting gate. We found a spot to sit and wait, and I sat and held Maddie. She was very tired and upset about the whole ordeal. Andy went and found her some Dramamine for the next leg to LA and then I took her to the bathroom to change her into some warmer clothes.

    Whilst in the restroom, we ran into another lady who was on our flight. She stopped us to say hi and to ask if Maddie was feeling better. We thanked her for asking and Maddie told her she was better. Our flight was getting ready to board by the time we got back, and the others were waving their arms at us to hurry up. Seriously, did they think the plane was going to leave us?

    Our flight to LA was smooth sailing. We all slept most of the way home and got in to LAX a bit early. As soon as we were cleared by the captain, I called my brother to see where they were. They were still on the freeway, and would meet us at the baggage claim area. We all got off the plane and then Waldo zoomed off. He had no idea what baggage area we were in and it was no use shouting at him, we all know how effective that was. We hoped for the best and headed towards the elevators. We met up with my brother and SIL and our luggage was one of the first off. Waldo’s… um … not so much. We waited and waited and waited. Still, no bags for Waldo. I looked at him and said “Honolulu.” :lmao: Finally his bag showed up, but not before we had a good time teasing him about it.

    We all headed to the parking lot, my SIL told us where our car was parked and handed over the keys. We said good-bye and thank you and headed home in Friday night traffic. All the way home we chatted about our vacation, all our new friends, & all our old friends. The kids we so excited to be home, but could not stop talking about what did and what we missed and who we’ll see next time and where we’ll stay next time. It was non-stop chatter, until Andy turned and looked at me and said “DVC, baby!” :woohoo:

    Mission accomplished. :teeth:


    Up next: Final Thoughts
     
  16. Goofyluver

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    Poor Maddy!!! :hug:

    I'm glad you guys had such a wonderful vacation.

    And that you'll have many many more years of TRs to write...since you're now DVCers and all! ;)
     
  17. Castillo Mom

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    That's one of the things I'm looking forward to now that we joined DVC.:goodvibes Glad the slower pace worked out for you.

    Do mean you're leaving WDW on the 7th or 8th or leaving for your trip?
    :confused: I'm pretty sure we're going to end up on AA again, I actually prefer the 8:25 a.m. departure with the exception of having to get up at 4:00 a.m.:crazy2: Besides, after reading about your experience with stinky airplane air, I think I'll try to avoid the red-eye thank you very much!

    Me too!:)

    I love this picture, so sweet!

    Don't you hate the "Last Day Blues"?

    Awww, bless their little hearts!:sad1:

    Oh no, poor baby.:sick:

    I'm such a sap - this part actually got me all verklepmt (sp?). Your kids will have lifelong memories of trips to WDW with mom, dad, grandma and grandpa. And now you get to create many more memories and even got Andy to drink the Koolaid!:goodvibes

    Can't wait for the final installment and your next PTR.:)
     
  18. sharkB8HooHaHa

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    T, I know I've been quiet, but I have been reading along.

    I was so sad that I didn't get more time to hang out with you:guilty: Our paths must have crossed so many times.

    Sorry it was a rough ride home for Maddie.:hug: I've been there, and it's awful.

    And DVC!!! At AKV!!!! We were there last week....Your gonna LOVE it:cloud9:
     
  19. englishrose47

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    Hi T great ending to your trip !! Poor Maddie !!:headache:
     
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    :lmao:

    Only you would notice it:rotfl2:

    I am so sad we cancelled this one. I am putting it on the list for next year and not cancelling

    Me too:sad2:

    Um, did you ever retrieve the life vest and return it:confused3

     
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