~~ Sew hot, Hot, HOT! ~~ A sweltering Aug 2013 TR ~ Pre-Trippie link posted! ~ 10/31!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by DMGeurts, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. lovesdumbo

    lovesdumbo DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2003
    Great idea taking a photo of the room clock. Our clock in Kidani was about 4 hours fast. I never did take the time to fix it.

    Yay for the fridge! I had a letter in the mail about the fridges when I got home. It wasn't an issue for us in the villas but I would have pretty upset if I hadnt known in advance and didn't have a fridge only to have the letter in the mail when I got home. I wonder why they waited so long to send out the letters.

    How wonderful to have a friendly face there to welcome you!!! What a great start to your trip-meeting Mickey, walking up Main St, riding a classic ride and seeing the princesses. And getting all set for your first full day!
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  3. Terkina

    Terkina DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I'm here :D

    Looks like you had a great first day :cool1: I can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip.
  4. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

    Feb 11, 2010
    You Definately had a very full first day :) Dinner looked so good. Can't believe you got the same room! :yay:
  5. Aurora1972

    Aurora1972 Getting my Disney on! Where's the poporn?

    Jun 24, 2012
    Following along! I think that it is very brave to let the CM pick your meal!! I like most things but still don't think I would be able to do it!

    The ears are really cute. I really want to do more fun accessorizing on my next trip.

    August in WDW must be very, very, hot. I live in Oklahoma so I'm very used to hot humid weather in the summer. However, I don't know if I could survive Disney when it's that hot!
  6. Born 2B a Princess

    Born 2B a Princess Where's my tiara?!?!

    Apr 21, 2007
    Subbing!! I just finished reading your PTR and prior TR...love them! And you are so incredibly talented!! Would love to see more of your work -- do you have an Etsy shop or sell from a FB page?
  7. solana131

    solana131 DIS Veteran

    Oct 10, 2011
    When are you going to realize that you are a celebrity??? Seriously. Look at all your loyal followers my dear. We love you!

    So glad you got your same room....great start to the trip!

    Oh my...that picture with all of us eating is not very flattering for any of us! But the food was great....even if it did take forever to get. I think Sara had a horrible experience at every food court we visited other than ours. It was her veggie burger that took so long.

    I was insanely jealous of all your head bling....they were just so cool!

    HAHAHA....well I wanted to surprise you. I was afraid that I had ruined the surprise. On either my PTR or yours I slipped a couple days before we left. You said "see you Tuesday" and I said something like "if not before....stranger things have happened..." But I don't think you picked up on it. But I didn't want to chance it. The plan was to be there holding a little goodie bag for each of you with Mickey balloons. Well I love you all...but not to the tune of $12 a piece for a balloon! CRAZINESS!

    Then we were going to hide on you and wait for you to check in first. I almost didn't come because I didn't want to be in the way. I knew you would be tired from traveling and just want to go to the room and chill. But I wanted to welcome you. I totally meant to show Sara around the resort because it is one of my favorites, but we never did that after it took so long to get our food :sad2:
  8. NiniMorris

    NiniMorris DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2008

    Yes...she is a celebrity!

  9. cajunfan

    cajunfan Welcome to the DIS where wishes come true.

    Jun 25, 2003
    Also wanted to mention...LOVE the headbands...you need to send me a pm here or on FB to let me know who did those...I may have to get one or two!:lovestruc I can't wear hats because I am way too hot natured, so those or maybe some sun visors would be AWESOME!

    And POFQ is still one of my favorite places to stay! Of course, having been born and raised in NOLA, I feel very "at home" there. And the food court makes me happy...that Shrimp Poboy looks FABULOUS! The only question is, did they ask you if you wanted it "dressed" or not?:rotfl::rotfl2:

    I meant to ask/comment all the above earlier, but I must have been too stunned that I did not get here until page 4!:lmao:

    I can't wait to hear more...

  10. sewmess

    sewmess DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    Curse this Real World that I live in...I missed a few pages. Easily caught up though!!

    I'm ready to put together the puzzle you slipped pieces of here and on FB while you were at WDW.

    Friends waiting is a great surprise and it looked like you had a great time!

    And I caught that filling up with H2O most of the time. Good for you!!

    Can't wait to hear who you meet up with next!!
  11. taymacsmom

    taymacsmom DIS Veteran

    May 7, 2009
    Looks like a great first day! We also tried to stay organized this trip. I laid out all of our clothes for the next day before bed. It definitely sped the morning up and my DH was able to get my DS dressed while I was in the shower.

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  12. MrsDrewsky

    MrsDrewsky DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    It looks like a fabulous (and hot :scared:) first day!

    How sweet of Suzi to surprise you. :goodvibes
  13. Disneymom77

    Disneymom77 Mouseketeer

    Sep 10, 2008
    Joining in! We were there around the same time - Aug 14 - 24 :thumbsup2
  14. Iamthequeen

    Iamthequeen DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I love the carriage rides at PO. Charlie and I took one on our last trip. Funny thing was, the driver went to high school with me!
  15. sewdisney

    sewdisney Mouseketeer

    Jan 16, 2013
    D - Does your friend sell the custom ears to "the public"? If she does, can you please tell me (either here or PM) how to get a hold of her? They are so adorable and I would love to get a couple for our trip in November. Thanks!
  16. OnSpaceshipEarth

    OnSpaceshipEarth DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2010
    It's always a hoot to read a report from someone that was in the World the same time as you.

    Oh, and I'm following along now too!
  17. Skycat

    Skycat Earning My Ears

    Aug 30, 2013
    I have been told the same thing - apparently I look angry when I am deep in thought.
  18. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    Feb 25, 2008
    Hi!!! It's great to see you! Hopefully your hours get to be more manageable.

    Thanks! Yah - the head gear/bags were just a phenominal combo... I am still on cloud nine over all the compliments and gushing. LOL It was soooo fun!

    POFQ is just amazing! We love it there!

    Tasha!!! I have no idea why you look annoyed - LOL I didn't even notice until you said something... I remember you being very happy and very chatty that day. Sorry for the bad picture - I didn't even think to ask before I posted it - as it's the only one I had of all of us... Sort of.

    Hi Lynn!! Glad to see you here! I am surprised there is a page 4 already. LOL

    Hi Raina!! I will do a paragraph below about the ears - because so many asked.

    I am so glad you found The Dis too!

    Haha about not resetting your clock... That would drive me crazy!

    Yah - I had a letter when I got home too... Not sure what the purpose of that was, it was a little late.

    It was a great first day!

    Hi Lillian!!! IT's great to see you! Thanks for stopping by!

    I know - totally shocked we got the same room... I know the stars had to have aligned perfectly for that to happen - we were THRILLED!

    Welcome! Glad to have you here! I love letting the CMs pick my meals - you'll find that I did it often over the course of the trip - my girls even do it occasionally. I do LOL sometimes though, because some CMs are afraid to do that... I have to convince them that it really is OK. LOL

    Thanks! LOL - I thought the same thing... MN - Land of 10k lakes... Home of humidity... Not exactly the same as FL - but it was very close to some of our hottest days here. FL in Aug was just a lot HARDER than I expected... The heat, combined with the humidity, combined with the walking, combined with the constant sun... It really took a toll - espeically our first few days. Not trying to scare anyone - just trying to "prepare" LOL.

    Welcome!!! WOW~!!!!! You read all of THAT???? :worship: THank you... I know my PTRs/TRs get a little long... So I am very flattered that you took the time to go back and read - and then enjoyed them too. :flower3:

    Hahaha... Thank you - I love you too!!! :hug: But you know me, probably better than most here - and I just sew... And talk A LOT. :rolleyes1 The rest is all a result of that.

    ACK!!! Super sorry about posted a crappy picture - I didn't even think of that when I posted it... It was just the only group shot I had of us that day. And poor Sara...

    Awww... I would have let you wear some if you wanted to.

    You totally suprised me!!! I know I had to do a double take when I saw you there - because when I opened that door - I instantly saw you, and it didn't click at first... Then I was like... Wait a minute!!! That's Suzi... SUZI!!!!!!!!! hahaha... I love ya - and I love that you took time out of your trip to come see us! That was wonderful! And I totally understand about the balloons... I would never spend that much (but you know I am a tightwad anyways)... :rolleyes1

    Ha! I am not! I just sew... And talk a lot. But I love ya Nini - you are the BESTEST!!! :wizard:

    I am going to do a paragraph below about the headbands.

    LOL... He may have asked if I wanted it dressed? I am horrible with understanding accents... So if I don't understand someone - in typical MN fashion - I just 'smile and nod'... So who knows? LOL

    No worries Lynn! Just glad to have you here.

    Hi Ruth! Happy you made it!

    Puzzle? What puzzle? I am so curious... :rolleyes1

    Yes - it was so fun to have friends there. The girls always get really nervous when I mention so many Dismeets - because they think that we will never have any time alone... Then they meet my friends and love them (and their kids) and are begging to meet up with them again. LOL

    And - thank you - we were very good about our water consumption this time. I would even get a little annoyed when I would go to wash out the girls' mugs at night, and find they had soda or fruit punch... But I tried not to be too naggy about it, because I was constantly making them order water everywhere - so the few times they did have soda... Well, it was a vacation after all.

    Yes - I totally agree!!! Staying organized this trip was a huge help. That way - I could let the girls sleep in as long as possible... I only ever woke V about 30 minutes before we had to be on the bus... It took her longer to eat her breakfast than it did to get dressed. We will definately stick to our "prepping at night" the next time we go.

    Hi Ashley!! It's great to see you! How is Jonah?

    Welcome!!! Glad to have you here! Where did you stay? And do I know you from FB (I sometimes have a hard time matching user names with real names... LOL)

    Hi Tess! LOL about knowing the driver - how cool!!! Are you doing the carriage ride again this time?

    She does... I will do a paragraph below about her and her info.

    Awesome!!! Happy to have you here! Where did you stay? What were your dates? And are you in the FB group with me? LOL

    LOL I think we all do... People tell me that all the time. Besides - I remember it being really loud in there that day, so we all really had to concentrate to hear what everyone was saying.


    Phew!!! All those replies only took me 45 minutes.... Pretty impressive! :woohoo:

    Yesterday was a bit nice around here...

    I messed around on the Photopass website for a while in the morning... then I did some Dis-ing and some FB-ing... :wizard: Perfect morning with a cup of coffee - if you ask me.

    Then Josh and I decided to go to town... I needed to stop at the fabric store for a few supplies I was dangerously low on. Then my usual Target/Grocery store stops.

    I don't normally do these things with Josh - because he only enjoys shopping for the first 5 minutes... but I asked him to go with me, and he looked like he WANTED to go...

    So we went... He was not happy that by the time I was showered and ready to go - it was lunch time... I should have known better and made him eat first - it would have made him much happier while shopping.

    But I was able to get some good deals at the fabric store... And even better deals at Target... And decent deals at the grocery store. With all these days "off" - I've been able to catch up on my couponing a little bit... So, that's been nice.

    We came home, and Josh decided he wanted to clean the livingroom carpet - on a whim - :confused3 So, we now have clean livingroom carpet... Yay!!

    Then, he made BBQ chicken and ribs on the grill for dinner - and it was heavenly! So happy that his latest fascination is BBQ Pitmasters. LOL :woohoo:

    Today will be another lazy day for me... I will do a little Photopass editing... I will work out... And just hang out.

    V goes back to school tomorrow and Alli goes back on Wed.

    I hope you all have a marvelous day today... I may or may not find the time for a TR update later on. :wizard:

  19. cogero

    cogero DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2008
    Sounds le you and Josh had a nice day together.
  20. Queenofallthings

    Queenofallthings DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2008
    Great update and that headgear....way too cute!! Dis-er's really are the best aren't they and how wonderful they came out to welcome you! No one gets the feeling of Disney like a fellow Dis-er that is for sure! Can't wait for your next update!
  21. Disneymom77

    Disneymom77 Mouseketeer

    Sep 10, 2008
    I agree! And I always wonder if me and my family will be in the pics!! :lmao:

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