(More than)A FIVE years of Trips! -- TR Started! Day One - updated 6/10

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  1. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    WOW! I almost have our schedule done - almost have all the RideMax completed and ALMOST have all our dining planned. Funny thing about dining though, I have only made one PS! And it wasn't even through Disney Dining because it was ESPN zone, and I made it online! How about that? Oh the convenience of the Internet! I love it!

    So I don't think we should have a problem eating at any of the more casual table service restaurants since we are only a party of 2. We might eat at Carnation Cafe or Wine Country Trattoria some night for dinner, or maybe House of Blues. But, if we can't get in, I know we'll find somewhere else.

    I'm trying really hard right now not to second guess all my decisions that I've made so far regarding plans. I keep thinking of extra things to do like the MnG for DV card holders at DCA at 10:30 and seeing the Hillbillies while we eat lunch. And hanging out and having a snack at Tom Sawyer Island or on what day to watch the fireworks??? Or see the parade!? I want to fit everything in, but I don't want to feel restricted or that I don't have the chance to stop for my first EVER dole whip or Tiger Tail or Iced latte!

    Plus...when will I go shopping? I usually plan all shopping at the end of the day or right before a break so I can just carry it to my car and back to the hotel. Also, I'm kinda freaking out about just leaving my luggage at the hotel if they don't have a room ready for me yet. I'm not too trusting of complete strangers with my laptop! :confused3 Will they put it somewhere safe where I'm the only one with access to it? Its way too important to loose...and since we'll arrive around 12 PM and check-in isn't until 4 PM. All this stress...and I don't want the excitement to be taken over by worry, I'd hate for anything to go wrong - but it can be expected. I pray that I can be flexible. Oh isn't this the most random rant of thoughts carelessly put together? Oh man...I should probably try and get some sleep :surfweb:
     
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  3. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    :banana:LESS THAN 24 HOURS! :banana:

    And yes...I will update this all day...I'm that excited, and I'm that immature right now...
     
  4. blabbermouth

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    Great book! So organized. I think mine will be printed out hotel confirmations and maps and a staple. :laughing:

    Haha, and now that me and DF have been talking about it, I think we might actually go to ESPN Zone for dinner afterall. I gave you a bit of a hard time about it before, whoops!

    Yay! Less than 24 hours! Hope you guys have tons of fun! Take lots of pics (but not tooo many, gotta enjoy your surroundings!)
     
  5. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Yay! I hope you have a wonderful time.:goodvibes
     
  6. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    Thanks! And yes, if I was not so over obsessive about this trip and trying to find something to pass the time (besides normal things like cleaning the house, laundry, and other important wifely duties) mine would also be stapled! Nothing wrong with that!

    I'll be sure to give a review of ESPN Zone since I've never really seen a "good" one other than "service was good and food was good..." so hopefully I'll be able to share some specifics about our experience. I'm pretty observant when I know I need to be ahead of time!

    Thank you!! :woohoo:
     
  7. Dizneydaz

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    I'm glad you can upload your pictures while you are there! If you use the same PP card you'll only have to upload it once and the rest will magicall :wizard: appear.

    Sorry we can't do MnG at 10:30. Hope we see you at 2:15 at JTA. If not, let me know.

    My DSis might be joining us later in the day with her soon to be adoped 4 m/o DS (my current nephew/foster son) and if she does we will be watching the CELEBRATE show at 7 p.m. by IASW. We will be on the right side (as you look at IASW), ground level, in front of the tiered viewing area. It's where my DNephew's group stops to perform. Even if we meet up at JDA, (or not) maybe we'll see you there. I think the show is great, but then I am a little biased! :rotfl2:

    Your book is awesome! You are definitely a planner/organizer!

    Regarding PS, when the parks aren't busy, you can even make them the day of. When we go if we are planning on doing TS, I will make a PS the morning of. Sometimes I'll even make them after I enter DCA-there's a Disney phone located outside Guest Services that I use. Or use your cel phone while you are waiting in line for something. You can make your PS as soon as 1 hour from the time you call. Has saved me 15-40 min. each time. And I love being called to our table while others are still waiting. I feel so special! :rotfl2:

    Now, don't stay up too late tonight on these boards, you need to leave bright and early tomorrow morning. :rolleyes1
     
  8. Desert Dwellers

    Desert Dwellers Mouseketeer

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    I am so jealous of your planning binder, and I am so copying you.

    Have a wonderful trip and lots of fun!
     
  9. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    Oh you got me there. Here I am...all packed...all cleaning completed...and using my excuse to get my ipod all updated as a need to surf the web! Oooh, I better give myself a time limit here, but then again, I'm not driving, so carry on :surfweb: :laughing:

    Thanks for the compliments! I took the idea from DizNee Luver. Keep passing it on. As pathetic, and embarrasing as it sounds, it actually has helped me sleep better - knowing everything is in one central place. :rotfl:

    Oh and btw...

    6.5 HOURS TIL WE LEAVE
     
  10. fairykin

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    aahhhh.... i'm so HaPpPy for you both!
    Have SimpLy the BesTesT trip and make memories to last a lifetime:hug:
    Safe Travel and Good Weather to You!:wizard:
     
  11. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Thank you for "shout-out".......I'm sure you've left already......but I hope you have the best trip ever!!!!!!
    Can't wait to hear about it upon your return!!!!!!!
     
  12. caligirl stuck in va

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    I know you are enjoying your trip...can't wait to hear all the details when you return!:goodvibes
     
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    PIGLET11 Earning My Ears

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  14. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Hope you're having an amazing time! :)
     
  15. Dizneydaz

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    It was great meeting the 2 of you yesterday! :goodvibes Glad everything went so smoothly at the tix booth. I was really surprised at how short the tix booth lines were, even first thing in the a.m. ;)

    Oops, we forgot to get a picture of all of us. :confused3

    Can't wait to see your photos. Hope get a chance to get some more great ones at DCA today. Now you know why he's my favorite photographer. :thumbsup2 Also, don't forget to look for Dave by the Dinosaur. He can take pix of you all around Paradise Pier today. I checked the ones we got yesterday and they came out great! Dinosaur, Corn Dog Castle, Mickey's Fun Wheel, and Lighthouse gift place.

    Have fun and stay cool! :sunny:
     
  16. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    Hey everyone! I'm writing from my iPod touch at espn zone. $13/day for internet at the hotel is dumb. Sorry the trip report won't be live. Follow me on twotter. Follow me at twitter.com/jschilly
     
  17. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    We're back...we had a wonderful time. I basically spent a lot of time making mental notes of things to write about in my TR...wow, get ready for tons of reading guys!

    For those that read my twitter, sorry that I didn't update as much! I was either too exhausted or having fun to keep updates constantly. I, however, will not be on my other trip and will constantly update you on crowds, weather, events, etc.

    YAY! Its now a TR
    - complete with a full parking review, tips and tricks to getting the most out of your driving transportation; food porn galore, yes, DH did let me take SOME pictures; the good, the bad and the ugly - my gripes and my likes.
     
  18. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    We did enjoy our trip! Can't wait to share our details either!
    Thanks for reading!

    We did!! :cool1:

    We ended up too tired to make it over to DCA until later in the day on Friday - and then totally forgot to find RP! I felt so bad! I wish we could have gotten some better pictures - but I'm okay with the ones we have. Although, I know what to look for on our next trip!!

    It was great meeting you too! Much more fun to look through all the pictures and actually recognize others besides ourselves. All the pictures have so much character and fun. Hope you all had a very fun day!

    And oops on the picture! Easy to forget things when you're having fun!!
     
  19. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I've been following you on Twitter. I am llamannerdymama.
     
  20. hurleysweety

    hurleysweety <font color=deeppink>DISPrincess in Training<br><f

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    awesome! found you! :goodvibes
     
  21. Dizneydaz

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    Thanks J. Your pictures came out great! I'm thinking of going back this Friday so I can get together with RP for more DCA pix.

    Can't wait to read your TR. :goodvibes
     

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