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Lots of Characters, Lots of Firsts but Lots of Drama: Why We Say NEVER AGAIN!! 3/21

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Charlefours, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Charlefours

    Charlefours DIS Veteran

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    :wave2: Hello and Welcome :welcome: to my first TR! I set out almost a year ago writing my first PTR, 1 Child 10 Adults A GG to Celebrate DD’s 4th Bday, so I could have a place to write out thoughts and feeling when I embarked on planning my family’s first vacation. My husband and I had been once before but we went with who I call the “Disney Master” so she planned the whole trip, except she let us have input on where we would stay. It was a great introduction to Disney for DH and me but we knew we wanted to do things differently this go around.

    The Nitty Gritty Details:
    Dates: September 11-18th (along with two travel dates on either side of the date range)
    Why: To Celebrate DD’s 4th birthday (and her first trip)
    Transportation: We Drove :car:
    Resort: Coronado Springs Resort
    Perks: Free Disney Dining Plan!

    I hope you all will stick around as I dive into discussing our trip but I warn you: not all was magical and I will share some less than stellar parts. So if you are looking for a TR that is glamorized through rose colored glasses this is not it—keep on moving! :laughing: If you want to read about how our trip really went, what worked and what did not, tips on surviving a grand gathering, balancing and juggling five grandparents and one grandchild, what I learned along the way and why we say NEVER AGAIN, feel free to read along and comment!! I would love feedback on what you would like to read about or any questions that I may be able to answer.

    Come enjoy my vacation rollercoaster!!

    **When I put up an update, I will add the date to the title of the TR. I cannot add much more than that as I have almost maxed out the space with the title itself. :laughing:

    Table of Contents of the posts--click here!
     
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  3. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    I'm here...and so glad you are doing a TR. :) And I'm first. YAHOO!!!!
     
  4. lexmas

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    Oh my...I am VERY excited, and terrified. We're doing an extended family trip in January/February, and we don't all get along well in the best of circumstances. This should be quite the adventure! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!
     
  5. dismagiclover

    dismagiclover Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael

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    I'm in too:)
     
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    I'm in.
     
  7. jenny105

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    I'm in. Though your title sounds very ominous. :laughing:
     
  8. MaryAz

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    First Page Yay!!! Can't wait to read all about it!! Hopefully never again to the family GG not Disney!!! My new TR is going to be a reality based one as well. Is that a new ticker I see??? I may be sporting a similar one soon
     
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    Present!
     
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    Princess654 Earning My Ears

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  12. mousescrapper

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    I'm in too popcorn::

    hoping the NEVER AGAIN part refers to some of the extended family part or the driving...and not Disney :goodvibes

    can't wait to hear all the bad and GOOD too....got to keep it real.


    Ok and I see the ticker...so some good stuff happend :yay:
     
  13. wlwilliams9

    wlwilliams9 "It's green and evil...I call it greevil!!" -Dr. H

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    I am SOOOOO in!!popcorn::
     
  14. Charlefours

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    :welcome: Hi Kathy!! Thanks! It will have to be a slow moving TR because of how much I have going on right now but I think it will be fun (and interesting).

    :yay: for being first!!
     
  15. Charlefours

    Charlefours DIS Veteran

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    :welcome:

    :laughing: We had good moments and not so good moments, don't be terrified. Thanks for joining in Christa!
     
  16. DisneyGuess

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    All in here!! popcorn::popcorn:::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  17. Charlefours

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    :welcome: Jenny! Glad to have you here. :goodvibes
     
  18. Charlefours

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    :welcome: Christine! Glad you could make it over. I hope your trip went well!! :goodvibes
     
  19. Charlefours

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    :welcome: Jenny! Glad you popped over too, especially with your trip coming up so quickly. It was a fun trip but there were some moments that were not so great!! ;)
     
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    sara98629 Earning My Ears

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    I'm in! :)
     
  21. Charlefours

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    :welcome: Mary to my TR!! Glad you could come over to it. Its not that I don't think the others I have read are not reality based, but more glossed over if that makes sense. I am not about to sit here and whine the whole time--who wants to read that!! :rotfl:

    You do see a new ticker--we have a tentative trip booked for next fall, which you might have heard about on Nickie's PTR thread. I sure hope it works out for both of us to go. :goodvibes
     

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