Well, this trip was....different. UPDATE - 9/1!

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by amandaw, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

    Jul 9, 2011
    I feel terrible for being so late, but I'm here!!

    Love the intos, and as I was reading I noticed a popup add at the top of the screen featuring a little boy who looks just like Reid!

    Of course he didn't want to miss playground time Mom! I'm glad that he came around though. ;)

    Oh no! I'm so sorry that you were feeling so sick before the trip, I sure hope that it didn't continue. I'm with Kathy-I was thinking pregnant too. :rotfl:

    Can't wait to hear more Amanda, and I plan on getting back to being a good Diser next week!
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  3. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

    Apr 23, 2010
    I meant to check in earlier, but forgot. I don't have time to catch up now, but I figured I should at least pop in and subscribe before I forget again. :thumbsup2 :rotfl2: Be back later.
  4. CandleontheWater

    CandleontheWater Forever in love with Hathaway Browne

    Mar 5, 2007
    GAH! page two, I'm such a DIS slacker!

    I'm so sorry you still weren't feeling great on your departure day, I'm hoping things turned around when you got to Disney!

    Awesome you were able to actually get on the road so early! :cool1:

    Too funny about Reid not wanting to leave school to go to Disney, Everett would be the same way! :rotfl:

    Oh and I love those light-up shoelaces for the stroller! Were they battery operated so they'd last all week? I keep seeing people with lights on their strollers while at Disney and getting all jealous. Its such a cool idea.

    I also love that car travel tray! I may just be purchasing one for my car soon!
  5. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    Welcome!! I'm so glad to have you along for another TR!

    Welcome! Really glad to have you along....whether you post or not! :goodvibes

    Welcome! So happy to have you here!

    Thank you....he can be such a character at times.

    Welcome!! You are so right about the "worry" of the illness. I think my worrying Wednesday night made me feel even worse.

    Thank you....I have to say that we actually had a pretty good drive to Tallahassee. Minus the detour in MS.

    So glad to have you here!!

    Thanks! I was so happy when I started to feel a bit better on Thursday.

    I have to say that Reid was (for the most part) really good in the car. I tried to be prepared as possible but you never know for certain what they'll want/need, right? That tray was wonderful.....worth every bit of $19!


    Thank you! He is such a silly boy.....and I love it!

    Thanks.....I was very happy when I was able to eat on Thursday and not feel horrible. ::yes::
  6. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011

    Thank you!!
    One of the little boys who little boys who live across the street from us gave that to Reid. It's a cute electronic device with all sorts of games. He loves it!

    Welcome & thank you!!

    Aaahhh...4 year old boys....so much fun when they're being silly. Just sometimes mine decides to be sassy instead of silly. :sad2: :rotfl:

    Hi, Megan! So happy to have you here!

    Thank you. I was so worried it would keep us from going on the trip. Luckily, I started to feel better. It affected me somewhat but it didn't hold me back! :rotfl2:

    Thanks!! Our neighbor across the street donated that to him since he's a little older than Reid. He loves that thing!

    The tray was great! There is a strap that goes under the car seat & can stay there. Then you just snap the tray on both sides onto that strap. I would keep the side furthest from me snapped in at all times & just snap the other side when I needed him to use it.


    So happy you're here!

    Thanks! Reid really did very well in the car.....thankfully.

    Better late than never! And you're not really late!

    Thank you! I know what ad you're talking about! Every time Ed & I see it we think it's Reid. :laughing:

    His teachers kept telling him that if he didn't go get in the car, they were going to take his spot & go instead. :rotfl: I don't think he believed me when I told him we were leaving right that moment.

    Thank you! I did think pregnancy for a moment, too. But, it never really felt like that kind of sickness. It's hard to explain - it was such an odd hurt/sickness.

    Thanks! And make sure you stick to your good DIS behavior! :lmao:

    Shame, shame. :sad2:
    Just kidding! :laughing:

    Glad to have you along! Get caught up when you can. You haven't missed much.....yet.

    Slacker! :sad2:

    :lmao: Just kidding!

    Thanks! I was so thankful when we got on the road that I was starting to be able to eat without hurting or getting sick. It affected me a bit at the beginning of our trip but it didn't keep me down!

    I was so happy that we could leave early! Ed really worked hard that week so we could leave at a decent time.

    I'm glad he loves school so much but I was a bit perturbed with it that day! :lmao:

    Thanks! They were battery operated....says the batteries last up to 70 hours. I found them on Amazon. I want to say they were only like $5 or $6 for each pair. They worked really well. And they had 3 different modes: on, fast flashing and slow flashing.

    Thank you! I was very happy with it. It has a strap that goes underneath the car seat & can stay there. Then you snap the tray on both sides of the strap to make it stay in place. It was pretty sturdy. For the drive down, I kept it snapped on the side furthest from me. Then, I would just snap it in place on the side closest to me when Reid needed to use it.
  7. jecskc

    jecskc DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    Joining in !! I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well. It sounds similar to when I had a diseased gall bladder ...... or when I was pregnant :scratchin

    Looking forward to reading about your trip !!

  8. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011

    Thank you....I'm happy to report that whatever was making me sick did go away. :cool1:
  9. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

    Sep 24, 2010
    Wouldn't miss it for ANYTHING :flower3:
  10. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2005
    So late!

    I'm worried about that title. It sounds a little ominous.

    Back to read!
  11. emma212010

    emma212010 DIS Veteran

    Jun 19, 2008
    :banana: YAYYYY!!!! Great start! I'm glad you started feeling better!! :goodvibes Reid is so adorable!
  12. TinksThree

    TinksThree DIS Veteran

    Sep 28, 2009
    I had meant to comment that there seems to be bad wrecks a lot between the Gulfport area to Pascagoula. But it seems like so many people think the speed limit is 90 through there that it adds to the madness!
  13. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

    Feb 20, 2004
    All caught up -Thank goodness that stomach thingy passed before the trip began.

    That Tabby Tray looks great...think I'll order one for the drive to FL Sophia, DD & sil make every winter to visit family.

    Love road trip photos!
  14. fi46re129

    fi46re129 Mouseketeer

    Feb 21, 2011
    That really stinks about your stomach leading up to the trip.. I hope it doesn't come back during your trip... or worse Ed or Reid come down with it!

    Loving the snazzy stroller lights and the car seat tray! Wish they had those when Nick was younger!

    Your car looks like mine on the inside is it a chevy traverse? So in love with mine! lol
  15. firecracker725

    firecracker725 Somethin' Clever

    Apr 12, 2010
  16. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

    Jul 17, 2009
    Hi there!:wave2: Finally made it over...now I'll have to get caught up. We're on Fall Break this week, so I should have plenty of time.

  17. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

    Apr 23, 2010
    I keep thinking I'm going to do that. It never happens.

    Wow, great idea! I might have to steal that one. I've been trying to think of ways to make ours more identifiable, especially since we have a City mini double and there are approximately 485,208,204,349 of them in the parks at any given time.

    Wow. I'm glad he enjoys being there so much, but I wouldn't think it would take too much prodding to head out the door to go to Disney World. :rotfl2::rotfl:

    The absolute worst thing about a road trip. :headache:

  18. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

    May 26, 2011
    Joining in!
  19. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    And what's crazy is I always feel like I see lots of cops on I-10 in MS. Maybe they're just out when I'm coming through. :rotfl:

    What was really frustrating is that we stopped to get gas & potty when we were detoured off of the interstate. When I was loading Reid back in his car seat, I noticed cars going east on I-10. I showed Ed & we agreed that it must have opened back up. So, we go back down to the interstate. They still won't let us get on but they're no longer making people get off. :confused3

    Oh yes, I was so relieved to begin feeling better.

    I thought it was worth the $19. I liked that it was a hard tray & has a place for crayons and has a built-in cup holder.

    Thank you!! :goodvibes

    I kept fearing that one of the boys would get that yucky stomach bug. But, luckily, they never did! :thumbsup2

    Thank you! I thought the stroller lights were fun! And the tray was really handy to have in the car.

    It is a Traverse! I love mine, too! My best friend also has one.

    So glad to have you here!! :goodvibes

    So happy to have you here!!

    We have Fall Break this week, too!

    You know....I can't tell you how many times in the past I've said that I would slow down & never did. I didn't intend on slowing down this year. But, once we were there, I just wanted to take it slow & enjoy the moments.

    Steal away!! It was definitely a cheap & easy way to make our stroller a little different. We have a Maclaren, so it also gets lost very easily in the "Great Stroller Sea". We got lots of compliments on our little lights from other guests & CMs.

    Right?!? I couldn't believe he was putting up such a fight to leave school. I just don't think he believed me that we were leaving right that moment. It literally took myself, 2 teachers & the director to convince him he should leave. :lmao:

    Indeed!! :crazy2:

  20. Mickcruiser

    Mickcruiser Earning My Ears

    Oct 14, 2012
    Gonna start following:beach:
  21. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thank you and :welcome:

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