"I Don't Wanna Meet Mickey In a Frumpin' Poncho!" An August 2011 TR! COMPLETE 11/30

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  1. Sam33

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    OOH! I Remember reading your friends' TR where they surprised you! Cant' wait to read it from the other side!

    Also, my favorite "land" at Magic Kingdom is also Main Street. I could spend all day there.
     
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  3. princess_momma

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    I love Panera...yum! What a delicious breakfast. Snippy workers is what happens to companies who have employees and not cast members though! I'm glad you managed to get some HP viewing in. I LOVED your tr about going to the WWoHP!! I don't know how you can watch the movies out of order. It makes me feel so discombobulated. (Is that how you spell that?) Anywho, can't wait for more!! :goodvibes
     
  4. princess_momma

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    Happy Disney Day!! I hope you and Jess have the most magical, frumptastic trip!! :goodvibes
     
  5. cocofifi

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    Love, love, love your trip reports and my little girl and I are diggin' your live tweets from WDW. Have a fabulous time!!
     
  6. Missyrose

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    Your Disney nails are too cute! That takes some mad nail-painting skill. :worship: I think you and Jess are already back at Disney, but I hope you're having a frumptastic blast!
     
  7. lauren_elizabeth

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    How did I not see this trip report earlier?!

    I'm here! :thumbsup2
     
  8. Disneyfreak616

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    Do you really?! Wow! That makes me feel much better! Yeah, as long as you forget something that's easily replaceable!

    Ugh, it's awful. Luckily, I only have three more days of it!! Oh and trust me, I wanted to!​


    Thanks! I agree! They're so full of smiles and energy!

    I can understand that. I have some really awesome and inspiring teachers, but unfortunately he is not one of them. I do enjoy many aspects of history and I don't doubt that you are brilliant!

    Thanks!! :-)


    Thanks so much! :-)

    Oh not at all! I'm always too excited!!!!​


    Not for D-Day!! That's sleepin' in! :P

    Hahaha that's what my family calls it too!! I have an aunt and some family friends that live there!

    I don't know how I managed. I guess I knew that I should probably take advantage of that time. I'm very neurotic when it comes to budgeting my time. I'm always afraid of not having enough! I can't procrastinate. It's impossible for me.​


    Thanks! It is VERY time-consuming.

    It's just such a long ride that I had to take advantage of the spare time. I hear ya. I'll probably end up doing that too at some point.​


    Thanks so much! Ahh so ya noticed that? My princess night light. <3 LOL I'm five...​


    :welcome:

    Thanks for reading along! I am so honored that you quote me! I love being quoteable! Thank you so much for commenting! You totally just made my day! :hug:


    Aww! Thank you so much! :welcome:


    It's a long drive but the anticipation just keeps on building! LOL...NOT.

    Thanks so much! :-)


    I love them! I get them every year! They're so fun. :-)

    I love me some road trip!

    ....And we're back. But we had FUN. :banana:


    Thanks! It took about 20 hours total, but we stopped for a couple nights as you will soon see! Coronado was amazing, I can't wait to share!​


    I agree with you! I barely have time to breathe! I hate doing homework on planes!! :/ I'm so glad I'm almost done with the class...

    Yay! It makes everything better. :-) I love the day before! Such excitement! Thanks so much! I love the maps. :-)


    Thanks! I like driving down but the homework...not so much. :headache:


    Thank you!! We love doing them!

    It was, minus the AP. :/ SO much hate for that book. EW.​


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    Thanks! They're my favorite too! Glad you're here! :goodvibes


    We had an amazing time!! And yes, the AP exam was the 11th for me, aka the morning I went to Disney. It was slightly challenging to focus but I DID IT!​


    Hahaha that's okay I miss people's updates ALL the time. It's really bad. ):

    Thanks! The monorail nail is my pride and joy. <3

    I love them! You can order new ones!

    I have no idea...I probably had a really bad headache after a while. Ah well, what must be done must be done, I suppose.

    Thanks! :-)


    I'm so excited! And I just got home a few days ago!! I loved Storybook Circus!!

    I did in August. It was great! I like how the anticipation builds as you travel more South. It's just great. :-)

    Thank you so much!​


    :welcome: Thanks for joining in!

    Is it really!? Mine too! I just love it. So well themed and really captivating. I could as well.​


    Me too! It was great! Non-cast members though...shame shame. I got some good HP time in for sure! Thanks so much! I LOVE LOVE LOVED WWoHP!!! It was basically the most amazing thing EVER. And I've been hearing rumours of expansion....HECK YES!!!! I don't know how I can either...I guess I know them all so well by now that it doesn't really phase me. :P


    Aww thank you so much! We definitely did!!! :)


    Thank you SO much! It's readers like you that inspire me to write! I'm so glad you're here! And your daughter! And I'm so glad you both enjoyed my tweets! :goodvibes


    Thank you! It's definitely very exhausting and it takes a lot of patience.

    Yep, we were, but we're home now! We had a frumptastic time for sure!! :cool1:


    That's okay, glad you're here! :welcome:
     
  9. Disneyfreak616

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    Chapter 2- "Hallelujah, I'm a Travelin'..."​


    August 15th, 2011


    Hello everyone! I am so sorry that I have been so absent, but as many of you know I just got back from another trip to the World! We had an awesome time and Jess and I can't wait to share that adventure with all of you! Thanks for hangin' in there!

    Along with Disney, many other important events took place that kept me from the DIS over the last couple weeks. For example, PROM! My prom was May 4th and it was an absolute blast! And because I know you all want to see them, here's some pics from the day!

    Me and Allie (princessallie) before Prom:
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    Me and Maggie (PrincessMaggie618) before Prom:
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    Allie and I and our Disney-loving teacher, Mr. Sam:
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    All the "blue" girls sans our dates...and I'm not even looking. :P Oh well..
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    So there we are! Just some pics and people you may be familiar with from real-life updates in the past! And now, onto the trip report!

    Little known fact- my chapter title is actually part of a song that the Freedom Riders sang when they were trying to integrate buses and discover what conditions were really like during the Civil Rights movement in the South. Just a little tidbit for the day! Anyway...

    We stopped in West Virginia to eat lunch at around noon.

    Sarah had a kid's deli sandwich and chips:
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    And the rest of our sandwiches:
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    Sadly I don't remember what they all were, but I do remember that they were delicious!

    We hit the road again and I watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm so out of order...ah well. I did some more APUSH work and took a nap.

    At around 5 o' clock we stopped at a Bob Evans for dinner. I don't even remember what state we were in at this point...but I do remember that our server's name was Jimmy and he was super friendly! I love Southern people. Honestly, y'all are so nice and down to earth! You get lot of stuck-up snobs in the North. It's rather unfortunate.

    Here's a hungry, hungry Sarah:
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    My mom and I ordered the most awesome peach iced tea EVER and some great, homemade chicken pot pie. :-)
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    We also got salads and biscuits with honey for the table:
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    Scott ordered some kind of meatloaf and Sarah had mac n' cheese:
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    I know it's not Disney food, but boy was it good!

    We hit the road again at about 6 and played the "Guess the capitol" game in the car. I was the only one who knew the capitol of Iowa- thank you Music Man!

    Montana stumped us all, but when Sarah so matter-of-factly suggested "Hannah," we all laughed. Works for us!

    I then did some more APUSH and reached my goal for the day. I watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which finished just as we pulled into the hotel at 10:15. It was a Holiday Inn Express in Georgia, near Atlanta. It was recently renovated and super nice!

    Here's a shot of the lobby:
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    We checked in and Mom made friends with the lady at the front desk because she said we were on our way to Disney. Here we goo....

    After THAT "5-minute" (or 5-hour) conversation was over we lugged our luggage up to our room, which was very new-looking and modern! It kinda reminded me of the Contemporary because it had a very modern feel. It even had a kitchenette and a view of the pool!

    Here's our room:
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    Their attempt at a towel animal:
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    We settled in and watched "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on Food Network. I swear, I love this show. It really got me pumped for Disney food!!

    I wrote in the trip journal, took a shower and fell asleep pretty quickly. The beds were surprisingly comfy!

    Coming up- a day with the family!

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  10. LifeIsDis

    LifeIsDis "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    You’ve got another reader over here!

    You look so pretty at prom! I love your dress!

    We are driving to Disney this year from MA. It’s our first time so it should be really interesting.

    MMMM, that chicken pot pie looks so good!

    Your hotel room looks really nice! I agree, very modern!

    The Best Thing I Ever Ate is so awesome. Except after watching it I'm starving. The Food Network is seriously my favorite channel.

    Excited for the next update!
     
  11. Disneyfreak616

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    Chapter 3- Some Georgia Sun and Family Time


    August 16th and 17th, 2011


    The next morning we woke up and had the Continental breakfast at the hotel. They had the famous Passion-Orange-Guava Juice that Disney has! You may know it as either Frunch or POG juice...anyway, it was pretty good! Not Disney good, but that's to be expected.

    After breakfast we went back up to the room and got ready.

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    We headed out to the Mall of Georgia!

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    Wow. The malls around here need to step it up because that mall is seriously SO PRETTY!!! But of course I had left my camera at the hotel. :headache:

    We went to JC Penny's and got Scott some shirts because he had slightly underpacked. Men...

    Sarah and I left them to their shopping and roamed around. Not far away we found a DISNEY STORE!!!! We freaked out. We were seriously so excited. We don't have any Disney Stores around us anymore and it's really sad. So we spent almost an hour in that one!

    I found a Mickey and Minnie shirt that I loved, so I got one for myself and one for my brother's girlfriend, Katie.

    I took a pic of it once we got back to the hotel:
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    We went in a few more stores and then left, because Sarah REALLY wanted to go swimming.

    Scott and I chilled by the pool and stuck our feet in, but Sarah went for the plunge. Mom was even able to grab some shots from our room, where she was reading, I think.

    The pool before we got there:
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    Sarah swimmin':
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    At about noon or a little after we all came back upstairs and got cleaned up. We headed out and went to Chipotle for lunch!

    I LOVE Chipotle. It's seriously my favorite counter-service (LOL) chain of non-Disney food. It's SOOO good!

    The fam all got burritos and I got a burrito bowl. Just look at this goodness:
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    We got iced tea and grapfruit IZZE's, which are super good. I love the fun stuff that's written all over the cups.
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    At one point, I went to go to the bathroom and wash my hands and there was another girl waiting in front of me. It was a one-person bathroom, and she thought the door was either locked or stuck. We both tried to open it to no avail. She apparently had to go pretty bad, so she went over to the men's room door. As she went to open it, Scott came out. She then proceeded to go into the men's room. He was very confused and it was FUNNY. I then explained what was going on and he pulled the door open. Turns out, it was just stuck.

    After lunch we headed to my Uncle Mark's house, as he lives in Atlanta. We hung out there for a bit and then went to their neighborhood club w/ pool after my cousins got home from school. I totally forgot that school starts earlier in the South than it does up here, so it was weird to see them with backpacks and such.

    We went to the pool and had a little party. We swam, had some snacks and just enjoyed the sun. It was a very chill afternoon.

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    Here's Sarah, Scott and Uncle Mark enjoying the water:
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    Here's me before I decided to go in:
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    It's almost like I'm saying, "Hello DISers, is that you?" Always thinkin' of my DIS friends...

    When my Aunt Jackie got home from work, she made dinner for all of us. We had white chicken chili, salad and rolls. It was all really good!

    After dinner we went to this park/outdoor shopping district that was super cool! Sorta like Downtown Disney...only more open and with more fountains!

    We went to this place called Rita's and got italian ice and ice cream. We sat around by the fountains and ate, talked and visited.

    Since Julianne and Matt (my cousins) had school the next day, we said our goodbyes at around 9:30 and headed back to the hotel. We watched Chopped while we got ready for bed and we all got super into it. We love our food shows. :P I wrote in the trip journal and got to bed at around 11:30.

    The next morning, we were up and getting ready at 5! IT WAS DISNEY DAY!!!

    I was all decked out and ready to go:
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    We grabbed some breakfast and brought it in the car with us. We hit the road a little after 6.

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    We saw a school bus on the way and it was super weird. I chose to look away. :/

    Now, here's where things were a little crazy. Driving on the thruway during morning rush hour in the 2nd largest city on the East Coast was...what's the right word...TERRIFYING. My mom was a nervous wreck the whole time. But hey, at least the sunrise was pretty:
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    Sarah and I listened to Disney music on our iPods to drown out the fear. We also looked over our customized maps! We were super excited! She took a nap after a little while and I began watching the fourth season of Full House.

    We have the ever-attractive Jesse Katsopolis:
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    "You got it, dude."
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    Check out this deer face:
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    "This is no fun, no fun, looking at the waaalll."
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    After a while we stopped at the grossest rest-stop EVER in Georgia. This is me and my mom pre-scarring:
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    Next up- WE'RE HERE!!!!!

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  12. Disneyfreak616

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    YAY! :welcome:

    Thank you!!

    It's a lot of fun to drive, because the anticipation just builds!

    It was AWESOME.

    It was! I loved it!

    Mine too! I know, I can never watch it when I'm starving though.

    :yay:
     
  13. kansasdisneygal

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    Awww it looks like you guys had fun getting to Disney! Its nice that you were able to stop and spend time with your family. Sounds like you had a fun time with them! When do you guys normally start school up North? Here in the Midwest we start in the middle of August. Also, thanks for the Chipolte pictures, I now know where I must go for lunch today. :thumbsup2

    I'm excited for you guys to get to Disney! The shirt you bought at the Disney Store is super cute and the one you have on is adorable also!!
     
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    Chapter 4- "WE'RE HERE!!!!! I mean....WE'RE HOME!!!!"


    August 17th, 2011​


    We drove on for a little bit and I decided that it was high time I had this little beauty:
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    While I was eating, we crossed the border into Florida!!!! YAY so close!

    We stopped at Starbucks and Target for no apparent reason. I believe my mom wanted coffee and needed to pick something up. I took advantage of that time to take pictures of the palm trees and what Florida Targets look like:

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    I did some APUSH and watched more Full House. At about 1 we stopped at Chik-Fil-A for lunch.

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    It was pretty good! We don't have those up North, so it was a new experience for me.

    We hit the road and ran into some nasty weather:
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    No one cared though, because we were doing to Disney!!!!

    Pretty soon we spotted those lovely billboards. I saw some water parks once and a DHS one with Darth Vadar on it. I knew we were getting close!!!!

    Not long after that, Heaven's gates were in sight!!!
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    And then...
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    ALLELUIA! ALLELUUUIAA!!!! We were HOME! YAYYY! I think we were all pretty spastic at that point.

    The signs were suddenly way prettier:
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    And CSR began to appear through the trees:
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    Welcome Home!
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    So beautiful!!! Mom and Scott went to check-in while Sarah and I explored the lobby!
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    I was very excited:
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    I loved this fountain:
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    Sarah loved this horse:
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    Once they were finished, I picked up my first souvenirs of the trip:
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    Scott drove around to our building with the luggage, and the rest of us walked over and took in all the sights of CSR!

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  15. Disneyfreak508

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    HOLY MOTHER OF MICKEY MOUSE, AN UPDATE!!!

    SUCH pretty prom pictures :) Seriously, blue was the color this year haha. Yours and Allie's and Maggie's dresses were my favorites, hands down!

    Lol oh the South... Oh Georiga... :rolleyes:

    THAT MAC AND CHEESE LOOKS FANTASTIC.

    I enjoy these updates because there are just tons of food pictures. Even if it's not disney food. :rotfl:

    JESSE :love: Omg Full House. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I love Michelle Tanner with my whole heart.

    YAYAYAY DISNEY!

    HOLD ON THERE'S ANOTHER UPDATE.... I must comment.

    Oh boy, Chick Fil-A. Preston would be so so so proud. He's obsessed with that place. :laughing:

    YAYAY CORONADO! WOOHOO!

    And if you haven't found it yet... here's the black friday video! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4HlweshMf8&feature=plcp
     
  16. Disneyfreak616

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    Chapter 5- Our New Home​


    August 17th, 2011​


    We walked from El Centro to our new room in Casitas 4.

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    The Cabanas, I believe:
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    Our room:
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    We were on the second floor. It was very spacious and the decor was super cool! Also, there were Hidden Mickey's everywhere!

    On the lamp:
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    On the pillows:
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    On the bed runner:
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    So cute! We unpacked and took care of some very important business...and I think you all know what that is...STACEY!!!!

    "It's Yeti time!"
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    "There doesn't seem to be any track."
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    Ahh Stace. <3 She's so precious.

    Outside of our room, the view was great! And perfect for scoping out the pool crowds, which were virtually nonexistent that day!
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    We were also right across from the La Vida health club! I wish I would have had the time/energy to check it out!
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    I loved CSR! It was so colorful and pretty.
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    Sarah checkin' out the pool:
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    We said goodbye to our view and headed back to El Centro!

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  17. Disneyfreak616

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    We did! It was great to just relax. We usually start a couple days after Labor Day. You definitely should! It's fantastic!

    Thanks! I love my Mickey clothes. :)


    It's pretty good! Not your typical fast food.

    I love it there. :lovestruc

    YAY! :dance3: -goes to watch-​
     
  18. LifeIsDis

    LifeIsDis "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    More updates!!

    Palm trees. Florida. Disney World. I MISS IT SO MUCH. :sad:

    I am in love with Chick-Fil-A. Best fast food ever.

    The gates of heaven. The pictures are beautiful.

    CSR is really pretty! I love the lights in the lobby!

    Stacey! She’s just perfect.
     
  19. leshunlenese

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    You guys were very pretty in your prom dresses. Love the blue!
    AH that seems so long ago for me!

    and OMG! You guys were like 30 minutes away from me when you all were in Georgia. I love the mall of Ga, it is my closest disney store.
    I remember when the mall opened and we went up there and i went straight to the disney store. My family did not want to have anything to do with it so they were all outside. To this day they joke about me being so involved in the store, I missed it when they meet Usher!! I was too busy in my store! O well!

    Chick fil a! Loved it until we finally got one in our home town and we ate it too much. Now i only want it on Sundays! Of course that is when they are closed!

    Finally, I am loving that black and white mickey shirt!
     
  20. Disneyfreak616

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    ME TOO. And I just got back...

    It's so good!

    Thanks!

    Me too! It's a gorgeous resort!

    Agreed. <3​


    Hahaha funny how that works out...it was really good!

    Thanks! I love it too. :)
     
  21. POLY1985

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    Welcome back!! Hope you had a great trip! How nice to give us so many updates at once.
    You girls looked so beautiful in your prom dresses - loved the blue color. I tried to talk my son into going to his prom (he's a junior also) but he had no interest. I am hoping he goes next year. I guess I need daughters!
    Nice stop in Georgia - I LOVE Rita's! Their gelati is my favorite.
    CSR is gorgeous!! I have never seen it in person. I definitely think I will have to try it one of these days.
    16 more days til I'm there:cool1:
     

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