Why Not Just Queue Up Another Disney Trip? Link to New TR 6/24 p136!

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  1. MEK

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    Hi DIS friends -

    I have to admit that after working on this TR since October, and writing about Williamsburg, HHI, and WDW, I am starting to get a bit tapped out. It's been a busy month and I've started exercising everyday. That definitely pulls me away from the computer more. The good news is I am starting to get my waist back and that is never a bad thing!

    But I AM going to finish this TR and it is traditional for me to do a list a "Firsts & Favorites". Only I am going to incorporate it into a trip review.

    So let's see how far I get, shall we.

    Oh - wait - remember that $217 rate I got on a standard car for June. Well I just rebooked yesterday with some codes I found in the June rental car thread and I got a standard car for $147 through Alamo (10 days and including all taxes). I seriously don't believe I can get a car that cheap, so I'm going to keep a backup reservation just in case. But in the meantime - Can I get a woo hoo! That's a lot of Disney drinks we're talking about.

    There are some other developments in the June plans, but I'll save those for later. You didn't think I would make it to June without more drama, did you????

    Wednesday December 14th

    Leave BWI with a late arrival to Orlando.

    Merry Christmas

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    "First" Stay at OKW

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    Thursday December 15th

    Up Before the Sun to Go for my "First" Run at OKW

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    To MK Solo

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    Nicks "first"time being an AP holder!

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    "first" pictures inside Splash Mountain

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    "first" pictures inside Big Thunder Mountain

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    Nick's "first" Lunch at LTT

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    Denny's fish - definitely a "favorite" - so good!

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    "first" DISmeet with Roxychica7 (Jess)

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    "first" time I noticed this in the train station

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    "First" daytime pics of OKW

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    Continued.....
    "First" avocado margarita

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    Denny and Nick's "first" dinner at La Hacienda

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    Fun Evening in the World Showcase

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    NOT the first time watching the candlelight processional while standing

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    "first" time seeing this shirt

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    NOT the first time parking in the beach lot parking lot to use Christine's private entrance

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    "first" time seeing the carousel in the beach club lobby!

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    This whole day was a favorite. I can't think of anything I would have changed except perhaps I would have liked if Denny and Nick had gotten to the MK before 10:30! :rolleyes1

    Friday December 16th

    "First" Ride on Star Tours!!!!!!!!!!!

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    "first" time noticing this phone in the TOT queue

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    Some other "first" time pictures

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    Woo Hoo!

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    "first" time seeing these ears

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    Nick's "first" heart attack on a bun this trip!

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    Not a first, but something about this balcony appeals to me!

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    Again - not a first, but the real reason for the season

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    "first" pictures in this attraction

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    "first" custom avatar

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    watch out!!!!!!!!

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    "first" time back here

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    Nick's "first" Indiana Jones impersonation

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    Not a first, but definitely a "fav"

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    Just like this pic

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    Nick's "first" picture with Bo
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    My "first" picture of Bo's butt

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    Certainly NOT Nick's "first" snack!

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    "First" OKW pool shots

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    "first" Christmas visit to Grand Floridian

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    Not the "first" piece of gingerbread to fall off the house

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    Certainly NOT Nick's "first" text message to his girlfriend

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    "first" pumpkin martini

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    "first" sushi and flatbread at the Cali Grill

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    Nick's "first" time seeing the castle, the Electric Light Parade, and Wishes from the CG observation deck

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    My favorites for this day - Probably walking the GF beach, sushi and flatbread, and watching Wishes for the Cali Grill!

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  6. KatMark

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    MaryEllen, I am so far behind on everyone's TR's...including my own. I'm just starting with everyone's last update and going from there or I'll never get caught up.

    Love your Firsts & Favorites...and I absolutely love that t-shirt with the drinks from the different countries.
     
  7. marDgreen88

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    Firsts and favorites... love that idea! It's nice to see all these pictures again. :)
     
  8. IheartDDuck

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    I love the firsts and favorites. Great idea!

    I agree with Kathy, I love the shirt from World Showcase with all of the beer. That's right up my alley. :laughing:
     
  9. saintstickets

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    :banana: :banana: :banana: Hope we can get a similar deal for our trip in Sept.


    Well....I haven't received my adoption papers in the mail so it can't be that you've adopted me to take on your trip! :sad2:

    I love the way you recap your fantastic TR's. Looking forward to the next one!
     
  10. brookelizabeth

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    It's so fun to "re-live" it all! :thumbsup2
     
  11. Charleston Princess

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    I always enjoy your firsts and favorites list! Gives me a great reason to laugh again over Nick's picture with Bo and the gingerbread shingle incident. :lmao:
     
  12. MEK

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    So I got up this morning and reviewed my last update and noticed everything was out of order. I have no idea how that happened, but I did not eat dinner before lunch. It's all fixed now - I think?


    I know the feeling Kathy. I got pretty far behind this month and I still don't know whose TRs I have neglected to read. I need a better system. Looking forward to your next update!


    Thanks!

    When I saw that shirt picture I thought, "why didn't I buy that?" :rotfl:

    Thanks! I think it really helps to recap a TR, so I try to do with all my TRs now! :thumbsup2

     
  13. dawnbu40

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    I loved your wrap up! Thank you for another great TR :goodvibes

    :thumbsup2 for a great deal on the car!
     
  14. MEK

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    :rotfl:

    You know - I looked at the gingerbread shingle still worried that Nick actually DID break it off! :rotfl: I have so much confidence in my son, don't I? :lmao:

    I want to see how many of my nephews I can get to pose with Bo. It will be like herding cats!
     
  15. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    I love re-seeing all of your firsts and favorites!! You guys really did have a wonderful trip! :goodvibes
     
  16. MEK

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    Thanks Dawn. I do want to get this wrapped up so I get a little "rest" before starting the June report because that one should be a doozie! :rotfl:

    Kind of hard to believe, isn't it? I'm actually a little nervous about it so I am going to keep a back up reservation and see if I can do some type of pre arrival check-in. Fortunately, I don't have to worry about it for awhile!
     
  17. MEK

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    Thanks! We really did have a great trip and the best part was what Nick said to me on the last day. But, I'm saving that for my all time favorite moment of the trip! :goodvibes
     
  18. Charleston Princess

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    I would be the same way with my two. :laughing:

    :thumbsup2 I can't wait to see how that goes!
     
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    :lmao:
     
  20. amazingact21

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    Love, love, love your Firsts & Favorites posts!:thumbsup2 It's nice to look back on a trip once it's over, and see all your favorites parts and pictures grouped together. Reminds you of all the good moments you had. :wizard:
     
  21. MEK

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    I'm glad we moms all think alike! :rolleyes1



    No matter how hot, tired, hungover (kidding), or spread apart we all are, I am definitely trying for a group shot!

    Yeah - we will wait to see how that goes!!!!! Especially since I'll want one for FB and one with my regular camera!

    Well, if he DID break it off it's not like he was going to say "YES" when I asked him. :rotfl:
     

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