The Murphy's are LIVE from the Beach Club!! August 4-11 Come join us!!! :)

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  1. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    The Murphy's are LIVE from
    Disney's Beach Club Resort
    August 4 - 11, 2012


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    Welcome to another fun filled Murphy Family LIVE trip report! :goodvibes Those of you who haven’t vacationed with us LIVE before, WELCOME!!! :wave2: Basically what I do is try to update you throughout the trip on any interesting things that happen, as well as provide lots of photos and info about the parks and our resort. Also I love to answer questions, so feel free to ask anything along the journey! :thumbsup2

    DH and I have two boys (Connor age 11 and Nic turning age 13, BIRTHDAY trip for him) and we are all major WDW fanatics. This trip my Mom is also coming along with us and she is in need of a vacation in the worst way. Sadly her husband, my step-dad, passed away from ALS in April, after a very difficult 2 year battle. :( He was only 59. So this trip will be bittersweet and emotional. I’m sure we will all be picturing him on his last trip to WDW, he loved taking tons of pictures, was always ready to ride anything and everything, I will never forget him screaming like a girl on Expedition Everest, and he loved ice cream from Main Street… so we will have to have some in his honor. I’m hoping Mom can have fun and really enjoy her trip with us. She deserves it more than anyone I know.

    This trip we will be staying at the Beach Club in a standard view room on the club level. This will be our 7th time staying at the YC/BC resort since our first stay in 2002. We love Stormalong Bay and the entire Boardwalk/Epcot area, so we are very excited to arrive this Saturday.

    We have ADRs for dinner each night: Raglan Road, Sci-Fi, Ohana, Nine Dragons, Via Napoli, Cape May, and Crystal Palace. I always try to choose a mixture of different things so it should keep things interesting! ;)

    If you would like to see any of our other trip reports I have saved links to them:

    March 2012/Yacht Club: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2900883

    January 2012/Grand Floridian: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851806

    October 2011/Poly: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2821830

    March 2011/Beach Club: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2685779

    January 2011/Kidani: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2620587

    March 2010/Yacht Club: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2420655


    As you can tell we don’t usually travel to WDW in the summer. In fact the last time we did was in 2008 for our 10th wedding anniversary trip without the kids. I’m hoping it isn’t too hot for them. :beach: Also hoping we don’t have too much rain! That way we can cool off at SAB in the afternoons!

    I’ve done all the preliminary packing in my mind! Not the actual packing yet since everyone is using their summer wardrobe this week. I like to make lists of what we need and then just wait and pack everything the day before. We fly Southwest which allows us plenty of bags, which is good for me because I tend to pack TOO MUCH! :cool2: Of course I’m not thinking we will need anything besides shorts, t-shirts, and bathing suits. I think it’s safe to skip long pants and sweatshirts this time of year. I bought some clear spraying sunscreen for everyone, hoping it works well, and I’ve got our ponchos out to pack just in case! Digital camera is charged and ready to go, our itinerary binder is printed and color coded like the true geek I am. LOL :lmao: Everything is ready to go, now we just have to wait a couple more days! :cool1:

    The boys start school two days after we get home so I’ve already registered them, got their school supplies, and backpacks out and ready. I’m trying to eliminate as much work as possible because I know we will be exhausted and in full PDD (post Disney depression) when we get back!

    I hope you guys are all ready for some fun!!!!
    Let me know if you have any questions!!!

    I'm so glad you are coming along with us VIRTUALLY!!! :dance3:

    So.....HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ :tink:
     
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  3. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    OH MY GOSH! I just realized that was post #7,000 for me exactly!!! :thumbsup2 How cool!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  4. natebenma

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    I'm in! And I'm first!!! :woohoo:

    Congrats on your milestone post.

    Can't wait for your reports!!!

    :cool1:

    On a more serious note, I am sorry about your step-dad. This trip sounds like it will be an excellent way to honor his memory, reliving some of the experiences that were special to him.

    I either didn't know, or forgot how close in age your boys are to mine. Nate just turned 14 and Ben is 11.
     
  5. DT83097

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    I'm in too :) Love live reports - especially when we are leaving in just 16 days!!!!
    Let us know how the HH refurb is affecting the delivery of adult beverages to the pool!! :)
     
  6. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    :thumbsup2
     
  7. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    More info for you guys! :goodvibes
    I also LIVE tweet from the parks: @Erika_Murphy

    And I will update my Pinterest boards as well: pinterest.com/erikamurphy12

    :cheer2:
     
  8. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    Oh goodie, now I can say my drinking is WORK related! :lmao:
     
  9. DT83097

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    Tell yourself whatever you need to :)
     
  10. JoshMom5

    JoshMom5 Wish I could to WDW every year

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    Never subbed to a LIVE report before. Looking forward to it.
     
  11. MinnieTink

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    I'm in! I've read your other Live reports and have seen you on the Ultimate Fan show (saw it "back in the day" and now show my kids on YouTube :)). Too bad we will miss you at the BC by a couple weeks, as we check in on 8/25!
     
  12. Couchy

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    can't wait for your updates:thumbsup2
     
  13. janinev7

    janinev7 Mouseketeer

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    I can't wait to see pics and hear about your trip!:cheer2:
     
  14. wishinon3stars

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    :wave2: I'm over from the BC/YC thread. Looking forward to your live trip report. Sounds like a fun way to pass the time until my trip in September!
     
  15. babyberger

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    Yay! Can't wait to follow along! I love the last few days right before a big trip and all the excitement that goes with it :cheer2:

    How do you find to update here, tweet, and pin during your trip? I think DH would kill me if I did! But I am happy you are, I heading to Twitter and Pinterest now to add you ;)
     
  16. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    Surprisingly it's pretty easy to update when we are riding the bus or boat, or waiting in line for a ride. Now that the kids are older and don't require so much of my attention that is! ;)
     
  17. TigrLvsPooh

    TigrLvsPooh Planning WDW Trips Obsessively

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    ME tags and Mickey ribbons are on the luggage! :cool1:

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  18. CanadianAli

    CanadianAli Earning My Ears

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    First live report to be in on! Can't wait to hear!
     
  19. MickeyT

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    Here Erika....Had followed some of your trip reports in the past and love it. Had no idea that you were TigrLvsPooh though. Learn something new everyday!
     
  20. Koh1977

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    Can't wait to hear all about it! And Live! :cheer2:

    What do you normally have in your itinerary binder then? May have to borrow that idea for my own trip! :)
     
  21. scanne

    scanne <font color=blue>OK, I must have really small ears

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    Erika!
    We are in WDW at the same time! We will be at WL club level from August 4-10. Maybe we will run into one another!!!

    Anne
     

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