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Some Day Our Trip Will Come.....Our Easter 2009 Pre-Trippie.....

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  1. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    Well here goes-all or nothing :laughing: ,please be gentle with me i wound easily :cutie: .Pull up a chair,make sure you have a cup of Tea or Coffee to hand,or a Baileys-Kerry,Claire+Nat ;) and some munchies popcorn:: and let the story begin......

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    Me-Michelle 34yrs.Planner,Loves Disney,Tink,Seuss Landing+kid's rides.Hates Height's,Backwards Stuff,Spinning+Getting Wet,

    Dh-Tony 30yrs.Likes Disney,Loves IOA,All rides-the faster the better.

    Dd7-Chloe 7yrs(will be 8 over there).Loves Tink,HSM,Cinderella.Hates Spinning rides.

    Dd4-Emily 4yrs.Loves Tink,HSM,Stitch,Cinderenda+Shamoose.Hates Loud noises,fireworks.

    Well lets go back abit,as most of you know i was raised by my Nan+Grandad and it was way back in Nov 1990 at the age of 15 that i got my first taste for 'All Things Disney',when they took me to California for my 16th Birthday :yay: .We had a fantastic time,and i will never forget the look of sheer horror on my Nan's face when we got off of the Matterhorn :scared1: :laughing: ,now bear in mind my Nan was 'only' 61yrs then.After that it was 'It's A Small World' from then on for her :sick: .Only Me+Grandad went on the majority of the rides after that.

    Sep 1993-Quality Inn I Drive.

    Sep 1995-Holiday Inn I Drive.I have a picture to share with you,i was 20yrs+my Grandad was 56yrs.I love this photo so much :love:
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    After this trip,i moved out of home but still continued to holiday with my Grandparents :thumbsup2 .

    Sep 1997-Castle Inn+Suites Anaheim.

    Sep 1998-Best Western Anaheim.This trip was for my Nan's 69th birthday,Grandad was 59yrs+i was 23yrs..
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    Then in Nov 1999,i re-met Tony :love: ,In Nov 2000 he proposed to me on my 26th birthday,Chloe was born in Apr 2001 and we got married in Aug 2001,yes we did'nt hang about :laughing:,life's too short.We never had a honeymoon as Chloe was only 4months old when we married+we did'nt want leave her or take her abroad at such a young age.So in...

    Aug 2003-Quality Inn I Drive,we took a belated honeymoon+Chloe stayed with Tony's Mum :sad1: ,something we never done again as we missed her terribly.3 days after we came home we booked our next trip for the 3 of us to go back the following year,as we felt so bad that she never experienced it with us :sad2: .We had a great time,but a huge part of us was missing+we spoke to Chloe every night.

    Apr/May 2004-Holiday Inn I Drive,
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    We had the time of our lives,and never wanted this perfect holiday to end.To see this holiday thru the eyes of our daughter was an amazing experience.Chloe still remembers parts of this holiday to this day even though she had only just turnt 3yrs at the time.

    Fast forward all the way to Dec 2007,we had been longing for this month+year to roll around so we could book to go back to the Greatest Place On Earth :cheer2: .Emily was now with us :love: after being born in Feb 2005.We thought we would wait for Emily to be 4 before we went back as she was'nt as tall as Chloe was at her age when she went+hoped she might stretch a bit by giving her an extra year :rotfl2: .
    Well,thankfully without the aid of a stretching machine Emily did grow :thumbsup2 .

    Here is a recent pic taking in Dec 2008 at the Hilton Hotel..
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    So after an agonising 15months of waiting,and in exactly 3 weeks time today-Apr 1st,we will be flying with Virgin and staying at the Hilton Hotel Embassy Suites International Drive South for 16 nights :yay: ,we thought because we have'nt been back for 5 years we would go a little upmarket :laughing: .We are really looking forward to this hotel,have a nosey here if you're interested http://www.embassysuitesorlando.com/ .
    We have Orlando Flextickets(14 days)+Magic Your Way 7 day Disney tickets.

    Continued below.................
     
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  3. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    Ok this is our Itinery....

    Apr 1st Arrive 3.25pm Orlando.Get to hotel,unpack,freshen up+out for dinner.

    Apr 2nd Walmart,Seaworld in the afternoon,where we also have a Dine With Shamu 6pm ressie.

    Apr 3rd Magic Kingdom morning+afternoon.

    Apr 4th Meeting David(wickesy)+Ray(his Dad)for a 12noon ressie at T-Rex Cafe-which i am so looking forward to :hug: .Evening-Universal Studios for Mardis Gras Parade+re-living my youth by seeing MC Hammer :banana: :laughing: .

    Apr 5th Animal Kingdom morning+afternoon.

    Apr 6th IOA morning+afternoon.

    Apr 7th Chuck-E-Cheese.

    Apr 8th HollyWood Studios morning+afternoon.

    Apr 9th Dd7's 8th birthday with a suprise brekkie at CRT at 8-05am,then spending the day in MK.

    Apr 10th Prime Outlets.

    Apr 11th Universal Studios morning+afternoon.

    Apr 12th Seaworld morning+afternoon

    Apr 13th Suprise for Dd4,brekkie with Lilo+Stitch at O'Hana for 10am.Downtown Disney after.

    Apr 14th Chef Mickey's ressie for 10-30am.IOA in the afternoon+evening.

    Apr 15th HollyWood Studios afternoon+evening.

    Apri 16th Magic Kingdom afternoon+evening.

    Apr 17th Home :sad1:

    Who knows if the itinery goes to plan,we have a feeling Dd4 won't be able to handle the evenings,but who know's she could suprise us.We are obviously not bothered one bit if it does'nt,we are in the most magical place on earth :thumbsup2 .

    We plan on eating in all our favourite places,Golden Coral,Denny's,IHop,Bahama Breeze,Tony Roma's,Houlihan's to name a few...
    And trying some new places,Friendly's,Olive garden,the character breakfasts will also be a first for us,TRex Cafe+Chilli's.

    Well if you have'nt fallen asleep by now-or got blind drunk on the Bailey's,i want to thank you for reading along+getting this far :hug: .I cannot believe this has taken me 2 hours to write it all out+think of what to write :scared1: .x.
     
  4. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

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    Great report Michelle and now I finally know what our lunch companions look like. :hug:

    Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back (after we get back. :guilty: ) ;)

    Have a great time. :thumbsup2

    P.S. Great title as well.
     
  5. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    YAY i got a reader :cool1: :laughing: .Thank you so much David :hug: .x.
     
  6. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

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    Of course you have. After refreshing the Community Board all day until you finally got your tickets I moved over here and constantly refreshed waiting for your PTR to go up. ;)
     
  7. The Fetherstons

    The Fetherstons DIS Veteran

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    Yay Michelle, a fantastic pre trippie:thumbsup2

    Your itinary is fab, Im sure little Emily will keep up:goodvibes

    Now I know what you look like, both the girls are very like you:hug:

    Looking forward to reading more:woohoo:
     
  8. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

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    It sounds like you have a fab trip booked :cool1: Hope you have a wonderful time :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  9. darthtatty

    darthtatty Been There, Done That, Going Back!

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    looks like youve got lots of great things planned, lucky you not long to go now :cool1:
     
  10. Pegasus928

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    Great trip report Michelle - always good to put names to faces.

    I'm sure after all the planning and waiting it will be fab - and you certainly have a lot planned to make the most of your stay.

    Looking forward to the pics and report when you return. Hope you have a fantastic holiday.
     
  11. islandmum

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    sounds excellent:thumbsup2

    I hope you include LOADS of pics, your kids are gorgeous!
     
  12. irongirlof12

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    ahh, love the old piccies, you look very happy with your gramps:cloud9: bet you are really excited now :yay:
     
  13. JulieSharp

    JulieSharp Joshua will always be my 'little boy'

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    Great report Michelle - and will be sure to keep a look out for you. :)
     
  14. JulieSharp

    JulieSharp Joshua will always be my 'little boy'

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    sorry duplicated due to connection problems.
     
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    Hope you have a great trip
     
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    Yay for your pre trippie!!! :cool1:

    It sounds like you have a fab trip planned! I love the old pics of you & your nan+grandad. :hug: Your girls look so much like you. :cutie:

    I am jealous you will get to see MC Hammer...takes me back to my youth!!! :lmao: ;)
     
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    Lovely start Michelle and really nice to see you and your family. I am very much looking forward to hearing all about your holidays. It is such an exciting time when you are on your final countdown and your kids are just going to love every minute of their holiday.:goodvibes
     
  18. jockey

    jockey <font color=deeppink>Repeat after me....I LOVE CRO

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    Great report and pics :)
     
  19. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    Fab pre-trip report, love the old photos.
     
  20. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    What are you like :hug: :laughing: .x.

    Thanks Kerry,my poor girls to look like me :rotfl2: .
    Yes we hope Emily can manage,there will be hotel naps for her if needed :thumbsup2 .x.

    Thank you Jen.x.

    Thank you Nicky,i know it's coming around really quickly now :eek: :cool1: .x.

    Thanks Kenny,in the past it has only ever been 14nights,but have always said just 2 extra nights would be better,so we are going to give it a go.I am sure we will always stick with the 16nights now :thumbsup2 .
    If i could manage the heat+humidity in August,we would go for 3weeks,but unfortunatley it's unbearable for me.x.

    .x.
    Aww thank you,they are cuties but don't let that fool you :laughing: ,hubby said what about him though :lmao: .
    I am not a very good picture taker,but i will try my best :thumbsup2 .x.

    Thank you Andrea,funny you should say 'Gramps' as that is what i call him face to face.I idolise my Grandad(as well as my Nan)but i have always been a 'Grandad's Girl' and still am now :love: .x.
     
  21. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    Thanks Julie,i will be loking for you as well :thumbsup2 .x.

    Thank you Natalie.x.

    Happy now :rolleyes1 :goodvibes .
    As for the pics i remember when we arrived for opening at MK California,and it rained like there was no tomorrow-my Nan just looked at my Grandad and said 'we paid all this money to come here and it bl**dy rains' :lmao: .
    I love looking thru the old pics,but Nan has the majority of them and she never remembers where she has put them :headache: .
    Oh i loved MC Hammer and i am proud to say i went and saw him in concert :thumbsup2 :lmao: .x.

    Thanks Bev,when i was thinking of a title for this trippie,'The Final Countdown' sprang to mind (i used to listening to Europe when i was younger).
    The girls are soooo excited,we can't wait :cool1: .x.

    Thank you.x.

    Thank you Claire.x.
     

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