Road Trip! Stop1:Inkedupmomma's wedding, Stop2:Disney-A Jan 2013 PTR

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  1. OhioDisneyLover

    OhioDisneyLover DIS Veteran

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    Hiya :wave:

    Welcome to my PTR! I'm super excited about this trip for a number of reasons.

    CAST OF CHARACTERS

    First, there's me, Sophia. I'm the Disney planner of my family. I'm obsessed.....a giant 50 year old that loves meeting the characters and everything about Disney!

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    Next, there's Joe, my DH. He has fed my Disney obsession since the day we met 15 years ago.

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    This is a picture of us NOT taken at Disney. Honestly, there are not too many of these around. LOL

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    HOW WE'RE GETTIN' THERE

    This trip is a first for us in one MAJOR way. It's the first time that we're driving :drive: to our happy place! We did a "test run road trip" this summer and drove from Ohio to South Dakota....about 3,000 miles in the span of 6 days.

    We decided to take my car since I can bring more stuff back from Disney in an Armada than Joe can in a VW. :rolleyes1


    WHEN

    Well, this is kind of a loaded question in a way. You see, we are leaving home super duper early on January 25, 2013 and going guess where..............ok, I'll tell ya. To INKEDUPMOMMA'S WEDDING!!!! :yay: Woo Hoo!!!! More on that to come. I do though, want to thank the Dis for bringing me such wonderful friends....honestly, they are more like family. :hug: I cannot express how awesome it is to find such wonderful people to share things with...Disney or non-Disney. We're blessed with awesome friends.

    We will arrive at Disney on January 27th and will be home around February 4th. Notice I said "around".....thinking of adding an extra day!

    WHERE ARE WE STAYING?
    Once we finally get to Disney, we will be staying at AoA. I CANNOT WAIT to check out this resort. Joe and I have had the opportunity to stay at a lot of different resorts over the years and once this baby was built, I had to book our very next trip there. LOL.

    Oh and guess what? Inkedupmomma and the family are going to Disney for their Disneymoon! WOO HOO!!!!!!! :yay:

    For those of you that don't know her (how is that even possible?), here is my awesome friend Jenn. We met on the Dis several years ago, and for that, I will be forever grateful. We have gotten super close over the years and have done Disney together a few times as well as visited each other in our homes over the years too.

    Here is Jenn with Jack. I love this picture:

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    And here is Bob, her totally awesome fiance and soon to be hubbs! He is so dang awesome, it isn't even funny peeps. Believe it or not, this is the ONLY picture of Bob that I have. He's standing here with Joe.

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    Next up is Kayla. She is such a cutie patootie. Here is a picture of her when I first met her:

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    And here she is now:

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    My favorite thing about Kayla is that she loves Disney Nerds, just like I do! Woot!

    Finally, here is Jack. He too is a cutie patootie. Here is a picture of him when I first met him:


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    And here he is now:

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    Yikes, where has the time gone?????

    My favorite thing about Jack is his enthusiasm. I just love to see him get excited, especially at Disney.

    I'm going to post a link to Jenn's PTR here too.....

    So now you have our intros.....Next up, idk what...but I will think of something. :rotfl:
     
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  3. OhioDisneyLover

    OhioDisneyLover DIS Veteran

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    Hi,
    Coming over from Inkedupmomma's PTR
     
  5. OhioDisneyLover

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    :welcome: Nice to have you along!!
     
  6. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Saw your link on facebook so I had to join in! Oooh driving, that should be an adventure. That's awesome you're staying at AOA! That resort looks amazing-I am definitely planning on going to visit on my next trip. :thumbsup2
     
  7. disney212

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    can't wait to read more! popcorn::
     
  8. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Christ, all I did was eat dinner before jumping on! Wanted to be first lol! I'm here!
     
  9. cheekypoppins

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    OMg so exciting!!!! hello jophia teehee (stolen from inkedupmomma) :)
     
  10. WDWaddictt

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    I am joining along...jeez I don't even know you guys but I am excited for Jenn's wedding and your trip together. You guys sound like such great people and great friends that it makes me excited to read along. Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. KatMark

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    I'm headed to bed, but reserving my spot and will be back to catch up tomorrow. Good to see you back, Sophia.

    ****Okay, I'm all caught up now. Great intros, Sophia. And I just love what you are doing for Jenn and Bob with taking the kids for a couple of nights. But having met you myself I am not surprised in the least.
     
  12. starann

    starann In having children, I have lost my mind, but found

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    REALLY hoping to still make it onto page one, cause I get a prize for that, right?

    Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Already reading Jenn's PTR and heard what an AWESOME thing you are doing for them!!!
     
  13. Synndy

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    YAYYYYYYYYYYYY :mickeyjum:mickeyjum:mickeyjum

    I can NOT wait for you all to come down!!! I will be there with my lil man (who will be turning into a big man, he will be 1 a few days before you all come down)

    I am pumped to see all of you & excited we might be able to spend some time together like we were supposed to 3 years ago. :lmao:

    Well I am here & am looking forward to your PTR :thumbsup2
     
  14. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Come back to us!!
     
  16. reyasmommy

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    Hello... Love your pictures by the way!

    We're road tripping it to Disney also. We have 1800 miles to drive one way. How about you? And we'll be staying at AoA during of our trip. Sooooo excited.

    Well I'm looking forward to reading more of your plans! :surfweb:
     
  17. OhioDisneyLover

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    :welcome: Glad that you are here! I cannot wait to check out AoA!

    :welcome: Nice to have you along!


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    :welcome: Thanks for joining us! I am getting so use to being called Jophia that I actually answer to it now. ;)

    :welcome: I cannot wait for her wedding either! Jenn and Bob are such an amazing pair and Kayla and Jack, well, what can I say about those two...I just LOVE them!

    :welcome: Hi Kathy! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. You're leaving soon, aren't you?

    We decided to move our Sept trip to Jan/Feb for a few reasons. One was so that we could spend time with Jenn and the family. And of course, I get the sweet babies for a couple of nights. Ha! Love it!

    :welcome: Thanks for reading. I have been sooooo bad lately and have not updated but hopefully that will change soon!


    :welcome: Okay, and all I gotta say missy is that I NEED to squeeze Brodie while we are in Florida! Got that?

    I can't wait to see you again!

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    :welcome: 1,800 miles one way??? :drive: Wow! From our house it is a 14 hour drive. We will be headed down from Philly though and not sure how long it will take.

    I can't wait to see AoA. I am super excited. We originally were going to stay at POFQ, which we love, love, love, but there is no way I can pass up AoA!
     
  18. OhioDisneyLover

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    Woo Hoo! Finally hit page 2. Bet you guys didn't think that would ever happen, did ya?:lmao:
     
  19. OhioDisneyLover

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    Now that intros and such are done, I thought I'd start with the plannin'! Woot!

    A lot is going to depend on the weather but for now, our plan is to hit the road super duper early the morning of Jenn's wedding. :drive:

    We will be off work for 2 weeks. We originally wanted to leave Ohio the day before the wedding, but I think we both have to work that day. :sad:

    Since this is the first time that we will be driving this far...first the wedding then to WDW, I will likely begin gathering stuff for the car around Christmas.

    We have always had to deal with airline luggage restrictions so this should be fun. I plan to post my car packing list in a ater post.

    I am so hoping that we don't run into this crap on the way there because I MUST be there in time for the wedding!!

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    I cannot tell you how excited I am for this wedding! It is gonna be awesome. For all the details, head on over to Jenn's PTR/WPJ!

    I really wish that I could show you a picture of Jenn's wedding gift, but alas, I cannot. There is ONE DISER though that has seen it. :wave2: I am super stoked and can't wait to give it to her.

    Also trying to be creative on a shower gift, but booo, I cannot talk about it here since she is reading....or at least she better be reading!
     
  20. OhioDisneyLover

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    Once we hit the road, we likely will stop only for gas and get there as quickly as we can. It's not a bad drive from here to Jenn's. Here are a few pictures from our last trip there.

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    I am hoping that I get to see Jenn before she actually walks down the isle. She asked me the other day if I got my dress for her wedding. I told her that the last time I wore one was when I walked down the isle....12 years ago. :rolleyes1:lmao: I am doing Weight Watchers now so maybe by then I will actually get a dress for the wedding. Shhhhh, it's a surprse. (Don't read this Jenn.) :lmao:

    After the wedding, Joe and I plan on hittig the road bright and early the next morning. We had hoped that we would be following Jenn, Bob and the kids down, but they will be leaving late morning/early afternoon. Since Joe is doing all of our driving, he really wants to be on the road around 5:30 or 6 a.m. so that he can drive as far as possible on day 1. I don't believe we will make it straight through.

    Our thought is that we will stop in northern Florida somewhere and find an inexpensive place to stay and sleep for a few hours.

    I figure that we can at least give Jenn traffic reports as we go down there since they will be traveling the same route. :wizard:
     
  21. starann

    starann In having children, I have lost my mind, but found

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    We left for WDW from about an hour north of Philly at 2am and got there by lunch time with a stop for b'fast...but with the wedding the day before I'm going ot guess and say that would be hard!

    Oh, oh PM the gift ideas....I hate waiting! and I cross my heart not to say a word!'


    And drivign means you bring whatever you want home!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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