Mama Meija's Disney Birthday Roadtrip Extraveganza!!!

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  1. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    Part 1

    Greetings from Walt Disney World!:banana:

    my great plans for a progressive trip report came to a screaching halt when the campground we chose for night number 1 had no internet....so with no further adieu...

    The trip began with a bittersweet parting with the youngest DDs. They were happy enough to go on with Grandma, so Meija and I jumped in the car, rolled down the windows (a convertable would have been much more appropriate), blasted showtunes and sang on the top of our lungs. It was so movie star of us, you rally should have seen it, dahling! One of the soundtracks we listened to was "Mama Mia"...hence my ever-so-witty thread title "Mama Meija's Disney Birthday Roadtrip Extravaganza"...get it, get it???? :laughing:

    Our first stop was at the Point South KOA in SC. Which, as we learned, is "Port Royal". For all you Pirates of the Caribbean fans...ring any bells? Us girls pitched a tent and slept on the ground, dodged thunderstorms and flash floods...it was so very daring. And so very nice just to hang out, no distractions, with my nearly teenage daughter.

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    The next morning I woke with the sun, thought I'd be a super cool mom by going to pick up some iced coffee for the two of us and letting her sleep a little longer. I grabbed a jacket and my wallet out of the trunk and headed to the coffee shop. When I got back to our site, it struck me that...the car was locked...the trunk shut....and my keys were not in my pocket. CRAP! I friggin locked my keys in my trunk! I should never attempt to do anything that requires thought before I've had coffee....
    I talk to the guy in the coffee shop who says there are several blacksmiths in Beufort. Seriously...the guy said "blacksmith's".
    I go to break the news to Meija. For a person who had just woken up, she was very quick to point out that we were about to be rescued by a blacksmith from Port Royal...Maybe it's Will Turner!!!!! Where was she when the trunk was open? So all morning we waited on Will to come save us...wishing we had been able to dress more like Elizabeth Swan...or at least had a toothbrush.

    Well, we are about to head out to dinner....more to report later. The pirate theme continues and I have pictures!!!:goodvibes
     
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  3. disney92

    disney92 Mouseketeer

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    Love the thread title!!! :thumbsup2


    Can't wait for more!! popcorn::
     
  4. Minnie&Mickey

    Minnie&Mickey I want to live at the Fort!

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    I can't wait to hear all about the rest of your trip!
     
  5. liv luvs disney

    liv luvs disney DIS Veteran

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    I can't wait to hear the rest of the story! It already sounds exciting!
     
  6. mouseketeer_mom

    mouseketeer_mom DIS Veteran

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    :surfweb: I attempt absolutely nothing before coffee... nothing!

    but, I can't wait until your next post.. Was he Will or a decidely unWill like character?
     
  7. VACAMPER

    VACAMPER <font color=blue>We make the kids walk and strap b

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    loving your report, becca wants to know why we didn't join you and leave her little sisters behind as well.
     
  8. 3gr8kids

    3gr8kids <font color=red>I read it in the "Book of Suppose

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    (not so) patiently waiting to hear more...........................................
     
  9. AuburnJen92

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    I want to know who got you back in your car, locksmith, blacksmith, gunsmith?????? Inquiring minds want to know here...:rolleyes1
     
  10. Gatordad

    Gatordad <font color=blue>Hates WDW<br><marquee behavior=al

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    it was the bootblack
     
  11. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    Excellent point! We must remedy that unjustice soon! Tel Becca that I will certainly take another trip...for her benefit, of course!
     
  12. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    When "Will" finally showed up, we could clearly see by the beer belly and unkempt hair (but not in that sultry Orlando Bloom, beach blown way) that he had let himself go after marrying Elizabeth. A shame really.

    He pulled up in a large tow truck proclaiming some sort of "wrecker" service. I was so happy to see him and get on our way that he looked like a knight in shining armor to me!!!!:lmao:
     
  13. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    Part 2

    After several more hours of show tunes, chit chatting about everything under the sun and listening to "Kingdom Keepers" on CD; we finally arrived in WDW!!! We checked into Caribbean Beach Resort, a place neither of us had ever set foot in. It's really quite beautiful and really large. We had heard about the new pirate themed rooms and had to see what they were all about. Let me tell you, whoever designed these rooms had WAY too much fun! The attention to detail in Disney never ceases to amaze me!

    The beds are ships! How cool is that?

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    Filled with pirate booty!

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    complete with cute little cannons!

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    notice the wood floor? Hee hee...it's actually carpet. Pretty nifty, huh?

    A few more room shots...
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    Arrrrgh! Then we went out to explore, me mateys! Found a real treasure, too!
     
  14. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

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    I love the CBR, one of our favorites.
    Sounds like a great time,,and love the pics :thumbsup2
     
  15. des1954

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    Wow!! That is NOT the same CBR I stayed at. Way cool!!

    I absolutely LOVED the book Kingdom Keepers. I hope you two enjoyed listening to it as much as I enjoyed reading it. Ridley Pearson has such imagination. I also recommend his books "Peter & the Starcatchers", and "Peter and the Shadow Thieves". The first one is how Peter Pan became Peter Pan, and the second is about some adventures of Peter Pan. Excellent!!
     
  16. des1954

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    Was the treasure Johnny or Orlando? Either will do.
     
  17. big kahuna1

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    You almost lost me at "One of the soundtracks we listened to was "Mama Mia"...":scared1:

    Waitin' for the next report.:thumbsup2
     
  18. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    We"ll check out the Peter books, thanks! Meija has read Kindom Keepers a bazillion times and recently read Kingdom Keepers 2 which she loved even more! Guess I'll read that when we get home :goodvibes

    um...well, we found Orlando...but not the "Bloom" variety....:lmao:
     
  19. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    We also listened to Wicked, Oliver, Annie, and Godspell.....somewhat diverse :)
     
  20. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    Before I go on, here is a picture of Meija sailing her ship....kinda reminds me of Tink :cutie:

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  21. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    Meija is still sleeping (it was a late night of EMH) so I'll take advantage of the time (and the 10 bucks I spent on internet service ;)) and continue on....

    We walked the circumfrance of the resort, checking out every nook, scoping the differences in each building and enjoying each other's company. We finally made it back to the pool area where the pirates have continued their pillage. I need to get back and take more pics there because the pool is spectacular, but I only got a couple.

    these forts (or what left of them after Balbosa last tore through) are all around the complex

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    We decided to relax in the hot tub and turn in early-ish for our big park day.....when what started to happen? Just as our toes hit the water...CABOOM! Lights filled the sky! Fireworks! We could see Illumination from the hot tub! I don't know about you, but I've never had a better seat for watching them! I snapped this real quick, and then sat next to Meija to enjoy the rest of the show!

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    ok, ok...the biggest boom is behind a tree...You get the point!

    Afew more pics to leave you with until the next installment

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