Our happy place & Dream Bday trip 3/29-4/9/11 UPDATE PG 44 - Final Day !!

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  1. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    this is my first ever attempt at a trip report!!! so please join our journey!

    my name is Lisa and my daughter Megan will be turning 11 on our first day in WDW!!!

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    this trip is very special to us, not only is it to celebrate Megan's birthday, it is the first vacation we are taking since my husband Jim's death last year in the Haiti earthquake.

    the journey we have walked these past 14 months has been hard and an uphill battle some days, other have been filled with happy memories....this trip is all about making new happy memories for Megan and I!!
    Jim's favorite character was Goofy....we called him our GoofyMan and will be bringing along his little stuffed Goofy and even had t-shirts made!
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    our Disney trips started for me in 1975 with my first trip to DLR with my family....I didn't go again to DLR until 2003 for Megan's 3rd birthday again with my family. we have visited DLR over 30 times since then....we lived in CA for many years!
    my first trip to WDW was in Jan 1994 when my DH and I were dating
    and this will be my 6th visit....Megan's first WDW was in Jan 2002 and this will be her 5th visit!

    We are staying at POP 3/29 - 4/6 and then AKL 4/6 - 4/9!!

    here is our schedule:

    3/29 check into POP - BBB appt - dinner at CRT and Wishes Dessert Party to celebrate my girl turning 11 :woohoo:

    3/30 Epcot Day dinner at Les Chef's

    3/31 DHS Day - dinner at Brown Derby and Fantasmic

    4/1 AK Day - taking the new Wild Africa Trek and dinner at O'hanas

    4/2 MK am - Epcot pm dinner at Coral Reef

    4/3 DHS am lunch at Sci Fi Dine In and DTD in the afternoon

    4/4 Discovery Cove, swimming with the dolphins!!!

    4/5 Epcot - lunch at Via Napoli, taking a tour courtesy of a DIS friend and dinner at Whisp Canyon Cafe

    4/6 moving to AKL :woohoo: our first stay there and so excited!!! then to AK for the day, lunch at Tusker house and then seeing La Nouba that night!

    4/7 hanging out the AKL resort for the day, taking the Wanyama sunset safari and dinner at Jiko , then meeting up with DIS friends to watch Wishes that night!

    4/8 MK day - breakfast at 1900 Park Fare and Grandview Tea in the afternoon

    4/9 our last day :sad1: breakfast at Chef Mickey's...family tradition on our last day in WDW...not sure which park we might visit for a couple hours before heading back to AKL, Magic Express and then to MCO for our flight home!

    As you can see, we have lots planned, but will also enjoy some quiet time, looking forward to trying out new restaurants, the Flower and Garden Festival and meeting some of our DIS friends throughout our trip!

    we leave in 14 days!!! going to GA for a couple of days to visit friends and then heading back down to see Mickey!!!

    thanks for reading and joining our journey!

    Lisa
     
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  3. miprender

    miprender <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

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    Just saw you started a PTR:cool1:

    I am in:goodvibes Your plans seem awesome. :-)
     
  4. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    Yay my first follower!!!

    thanks for joining the journey!!
     
  5. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    Shoot, I missed first! :lmao:Now to read....popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::
     
  6. TanzUnited99

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    Am joining in and looking forward to reading more! :)

    Your schedule looks great and hope this trip brings you new happy memories :thumbsup2
     
  7. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    First things FIRST!!!!!
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    You started a PTR, I am so happy...I did't think you would, that is why I suggested the TR...You know I am thrilled you and Megan are going on this trip, I hope it helps the healing process...you have endured so much!
    I am so excited for all of the plans, it is fun, full days....The African Trek sounds fun (but too much for us to do), of course BBB and CRT are one of Lisa's dreams and my dream is swimming with the Dolphins (Lisa wanted to do that as well...oh well... something to look forward to someday, right).I am eager to hear how it all goes, SO MUCH FUN!!!!
    I am DELIGHTED you started this report!
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  8. Mickeyteacher

    Mickeyteacher <font color=darkcoral>Mother, Wife, Daughter, Frie

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    A PTR... love it. I can not wait to meet up and hang out with you guys!
    We arrive in a few short weeks.
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  9. billwendy

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    Have a wonderful trip girls!! I know your Goofyman will be watching over you!! Make some wonderful new memories, and let your old memories be treasures along the way.:hug:
     
  10. p00h4me

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    I'm in on your PTR! Your plan sounds great and know that you and your daughter will make some wonderful memories together!!!!
     
  11. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    well you made it on the first page....thanks for all the goofy's...thanks for joining in!

    thanks, I know its a lot we are doing, but we've never had this many days before at WDW, so taking full advantage of our time there!

    us too! we are going to have to much fun hanging out with you all!!!!

    thanks Wendy, we will!!

    thanks!! for taking a look!!


    :woohoo::woohoo: more joining in!!! thanks for all the support everyone :goodvibes
     
  12. brookerene

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    Yay for the PTR and thanks for putting up photos...it's always nice to put a picture with the name! I love the goofy shirts...they'll be a great way to remember GoofyMan! Your schedule looks great....Have you eaten at the Derby before? I thought that would be a neat place.... I look forward to following!
     
  13. loritemp

    loritemp Celebrating my birthday in style...Disney Style!

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    Joining in!!! :banana:

    I am so so very sorry about the loss of your special Goofy man :angel: I am sure he will be covering you and your dear daughter in pixie dust during your trip!!

    I can't wait to hear more, your plans sound fabulous!!!! My kids are little so no jam packed trips like that for a few years but I can't wait for it!!!
     
  14. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    thanks for joining in....I love our shirts too, thought it would be afun way to keep Jim with us!
    no trying the Derby for the first time...
    also new restaurants for us are O'hana's , Les Chef, Via Napoli, Tusker Houe and Jiko...so excited to try all these new places!


    thank you for your condolences :goodvibes
    I know its alot, but we do actually have some down time planned for each day too!
     
  15. smileycrissy

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    :hug: Hi Lisa!! I'm so glad to see you started a PTR!!! :banana: :banana:

    I love your t-shirts, what a beautiful way to honor your DH. :hug: Will you be taking the Goofy along with you to the parks? This way you can take pics throughout the park and know he truely is there with you guys, having fun. :)

    All your plans sound so exciting!! I loved Via Napoli and Whisphering Canyon!!
     
  16. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    thanks :goodvibes we will definately be bringing mini goofy with us for photo ops....especially when we are on the Tea Cups, Jim couldn't handle them, got to dizzy and we love to really get them spinning!
     
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    I'm here, reading along. I can't wait to read all about your trip. I think you will love the Africa Trek, we did!! Looks like you have some awesome plans for a very memorable trip!
     
  19. WDWCP96

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    Joining in. I am so sorry for your loss and I think this trip is a wonderful way to honor your husband. Your plans sound great and I hope you have a wonderful trip.
     
  20. loritemp

    loritemp Celebrating my birthday in style...Disney Style!

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    We ate at Tusker House last week, but for breakfast. We LOVED it!!!! Everything about it was great, the food, the atmosphere, the character interaction!!! Hope you rlunch is just as wonderful!
     
  21. jacksmomma

    jacksmomma WWMD?~ What Would Mickey Do?

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    Great PTR, I cannot wait to read more. Man, Megan looks like you! :goodvibes
     

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