The Frickles Family goes to Disney! How to Valet Park & Make $100! LAST chap p18!

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  1. Frickles

    Frickles <font color=purple>Missed the wooo hoooty for a ph

    Oct 3, 2005
    Hi there! :wave: Welcome to my trip report! I’m glad you stopped by to hear my tale about our trip to Disney! I would have never thought I would write a TR, but I’ve been entertained and educated by so many wonderful trip reports that I had to return the favor. I may not entertain that well, but maybe you can find some helpful information in here somewhere! O.K…let’s go! (insert theme song from Vacation here - well, hum it in your mind)

    The Frickles Family consists of
    Me- aka Frick. I’m 35, a retired Kindergarten teacher & a stay at home mom. I’ve been going to Disney since I was a little girl.
    Mr. Frick - 41, owner of two businesses, avid golfer & wonderful husband and father. Huge Alabama football fan. Roll Tide!
    Big Frickles - DS7 He helped me get my screen name by telling me he had a ‘frickle’ on his face. He loves Disney and his first trip that he could remember was Dec ‘05. He is a very bright boy…he loves soccer, Pokemon, & any sort of video game. He is also a collector.
    Lil Frick - DS5 He loves Disney too but is scared of most rides since his first ride ever in ‘05 was Pirates & the drop freaked his little heart out. He is an avid golfer & loves SpongeBob, playing outside & zipping around on his scooter at break neck speeds.

    Our trip first started off as a “mother/son” trip for Big Frickles and I. I have made some lovely friends called the Maelstromers on the community boards….and when they were putting together a DisMeet, I was in! I really wanted to meet these sweet people and I had been dying to go back to Disney, but DH doesn’t find the place to be so magical. He thinks of it as DisneyH-E-DoubleHockeySticks (pm me if you can’t figure that out) & he had already told me we weren’t going back for a long time because we needed to do something different for our next vacation. I was cool with that, but I saw the meet as a great opportunity for me to go again! Since Big Frickles loved it last time and would ride just about anything, I thought this was a great idea especially since we had two free round-trip plane tickets sitting in a drawer.

    The plan was in place, reservations were made, Lil Frick was cool with not going because he and his Daddy were going to go on a train ride while we were gone and everything was looking lovely. BUT, there was one person who wasn’t o.k. with it. That was JoMomma, my mother. She is a constant worrier. I don’t have to worry about anything because she worries enough for me. She begged me daily to cancel my trip. We were going to get kidnapped, robbed, killed on a big ride, carpet burn, bug bites, gout, kidney failure, skin cancer, strep-throat, splinters…you name it, she worried about it. Soooooo, JoMomma slapped $500 in my hand one day and said ‘Tell Mr. Frick he has to go. I know it isn’t money that is keeping him from going with you, but you can’t go alone or I’ll never make it for worrying about you’. Wow. I showed the dough to Mr. Frick and told him that JoMomma was freaking out again, and he surprised me with a smile and the words ‘OK, I guess Lil Frick and I will go with you.’ I was thrilled! I was stressed! Changing ADR’s was a nightmare, but it was worth it to have my whole family with me!

    One lovely tip I learned from my Dis Friend YAK is to have a bag in a closet…and as you buy things for your trip, toss it in the bag. Thank you YAK! I did it…I grabbed the big huge zip-lock bags for Kali River Rapids (again, nice tip from YAK), Disney candy, glow sticks, band-aids, ponchos and snacks for the car ride. For a month I tossed things into my basket. I bought new clothes like crazy, packed all my boys outfits in gallon-size zip-lock bags so I could throw them at them each morning as we got dressed (another wonderful tip I learned from the Dis!), got my car serviced and most importantly, made our Disney count-down chain!

    Our trip to Disney last December was a surprise for the boys. They had no idea where we were going other than we were headed to see Mommy’s friends Mick and Bob (SpongeBob) & we were going to stay at Poly’s house. Heehee. It was great fun to surprise them…my plan didn’t go exactly perfect, but still they were surprised! This time though, it was huge fun to involve them in the planning and to count down the days together in excitement. We watched our Disney planning video over and over. We made a big list of what we wanted to do this time that we didn’t get to do last time. We were pumped. Well, the boys and I were pumped. Mr. Frick was pumped about things like college football & his latest business venture!

    Next up: Sept 27th finally arrives and the Frickles Family is off! (again, insert the theme song from Vacation right here).
    Click here to skip all the wonderful things people have said & go to the next chapter!
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  3. horsegirl

    horsegirl <font color=red>I feel blonder than a cocker spani

    Aug 21, 2005
    I am here! :banana: Great start Frick!!!!!!!!

    And you already know this, but I want Jomamma!!!!!!!! She sounds like the kind of mom anyone would want to have and clearly an amazing role model for you! No wonder you are such a great mom yourself!

    Can't wait to hear the rest of the trippie details! Thanks! :yay:
  4. 1000thhappyhaunt

    1000thhappyhaunt Maelstromer

    Nov 23, 2005

    This one looks just a promising as the other.

    Rolling some more tide,

  5. Yzma and Kronk

    Yzma and Kronk <font color=darkcoral>I survived the Pie-fest<br><

    Oct 19, 2002
    Frick! Excellent Sista!

    We are so BORG.....but alas my Mother doesn't worry if I'm away (she probably does, but won't admit it...) without DH. Too bad because I'm sure DH would have really enjoyed meeting y'all. And he and Mr. Frick would be so BORG. On the golfing thing too! Can anyone say, Golf Widow!

    You are so welcome for the bag in the closet tip!

    Looking forward to reading more!

  6. kpk89

    kpk89 <font color=green>I know that you know that I kn..

    Aug 29, 2004
    Wow, will the real Frick-Report please stand up? :lmao:

    I guess we'll see which one mama likes best when she posts the next chapter.
  7. TwinkieMama

    TwinkieMama <font color=green>Ummmm.... can I phone a friend?

    Aug 1, 2005
    It must be this one because when I tried to check on the other I got "invalid path"..... thus my witty and delightful comment has been lost to posterity. :rolleyes:

    So, again, to Frickles: Great start! Like it. Love it. Want some more of it...

    (note this was not the original witty and delightful comment, this is more welcoming and average than witty and delightful.)
  8. Frickles

    Frickles <font color=purple>Missed the wooo hoooty for a ph

    Oct 3, 2005
    It's THIS one!! Stick with THIS one! OOoopsies! See why I don't do these things!

    Pardon me!

    Thanks for the lovely comments already! :)
  9. jamal

    jamal <font color=blue>Nutwing #4<br><font color=deeppin

    Oct 12, 2003
    FRICKLES!! You sweet Southern Belle!! This is a great start! Remember all those PMs when we were BOTH deciding if we should go? We both had just a touch of JoMomma in us, methinks. Imagine if our worries had gotten the best of us?? We might have missed one of the greatest gifts of my lifetime: the meet the Dis created!

    Great start...keep it coming!
  10. ZZUB

    ZZUB Roll Tide, Mean It

    May 9, 2003
    Hooked me. That was easy enough.

    Did he play football for Alabama?

  11. sheridac

    sheridac DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2005

    I'm so happy to see this here today. You are funny as all get out and I can't wait to see this tale spun!!
  12. NAB

    NAB <font color=green>That first page just got too hea

    May 31, 2006
    Another one......I am glad you are writing a trip report Frickles. The more the merrier. :banana:

    It is great how they all chime in too....And all have great tips.

  13. UtahMama

    UtahMama Wakey, wakey, Eggs and Bakey<br><img src=http://ww

    Jul 4, 2006
    YAY!!! I now have the Vacation song stuck in my craw "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick..Heyyy..Ohhhhh..." (My very best favorite movie!)

    Your boys are SO cute in their white clothing! My kids are allergic to white!

    I love JoMomma! I say that too! Sheeesh! How sweet of her to worry for you! Did you end up with any of the ailments she stewed over?

    Cant wait for more!!! I better get through the first time becasue I dont know if I can remember all this witty banter...
  14. LaLa

    LaLa <font color=green>Hangs with the Mensas<br><font c

    Aug 26, 2005
    Frickles My Girl!

    I'm so glad you're writing a trip report! You're off to a great start so far. I'm really looking forward to hearing about your adventures in the World.

    Bring it on Woman.
  15. drebert

    drebert <font color=teal>Pirate deficient<br><font color=d

    Jul 17, 2006
    Subscribing! :thumbsup2
  16. Grammyof2

    Grammyof2 <font color=deeppink>Best Woo Hootier that ever wo

    Oct 27, 2005
    I am here and in, with a Pop Tart, brown sugar cinnamin or however you spell it :banana: :banana:
  17. Backstage_Gal

    Backstage_Gal <font color=darkorchid>Let me rephrase the dog ste

    Apr 8, 2005
    Frick, great start, loving it!
    Keep it up.
  18. Cass


    Sep 2, 2004
    500.00 cash make your hubby agree to go? LOL I don't think mine would for 5000.00

    Looking forward to hearing more :)
  19. HaleyB

    HaleyB I am not a robot

    Nov 16, 2003
    Love that title
    Can't wait to hear that story :rotfl:

    Much love,
  20. AshClan

    AshClan <font color=CC33CC>I forgot to say SNAP!<br><font

    Aug 26, 2001
    I am IN, baby. Psyched to hear about the parts of your trip that don't include us crazies. And, of course, those that do. The Valet Parking story is a funny one. Can't wait to hear it in your own words!!!!

    Keep 'em comin!!! :thumbsup2
  21. Chapter 11

    Chapter 11 <font color=FF3300>I suspect that the list of thin

    Feb 12, 2006
    $100? You're all worked up over $100? Good gracious, is the title to Chapter 2 "Hey, I found a penny -- whoo hoo"? Oh, what the heck, as long as I'm here I guess I'll read this. :teeth:

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