**Winkers goes to England~It's so hard to say goodbye**

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  1. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Ok, I have a confession to make.............I'm not really going to England...yet. This all started about 20 years ago............................I've always wanted to to to England. I've read every Jane Austen novel and Great Britain travel guide I could get my hands on. My local library calls me when they get a new one!;) 15 years ago I got married to the most wonderful man who promised to take me to England. I should have put a time limit on that, like before I'm blind and in a wheelchair would be good! S0 15 years and 4 kids later we still haven't gone. But 2008 WAS to be the year I'd go. Last April, instead of checking out travel guides I went to the book store and bought them out. I read everything I could and dreamed of where I'd be visiting! I couldn't believe it was finally going to happen.

    May 2007 came and we took our kids on their first trip to DisneyWorld! We were so excited! My ocd had really kicked in and I had planned out nearly every second of our trip. It was going to be family lovin' nirvana.

    Well, 1 day into the trip I ended up in excrutiating pain and 2 days later at a dentist. I spent the rest of the trip in a wheel chair on doped up on pain meds looking something like this.....................................................

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    It was still a really great trip, but I left feeling really sad that I hadn't been able to do everything I wanted. I also had the awfull Momy guilt eating at me saying that I had ruined my kids vacation.

    Once we were home my dh suggested we could postpone England for a year and go to DisneyWorld again as a surprise for the kids.................I mulled it over for about a month. It was a really hard decision. I had dreamed of going to England most of my life and yet everytime I thought about our trip to DisneyWorld I felt really sad. Not how I wanted to remember that trip.

    It was inevitable, I told DH we could postpone England for another year. I'm a little sad about that but I'm also really excited to suprise the kids with another trip to DisneyWorld!

    My ocd has kicked into full gear again and I haven't looked back. My 4 trusting unsespecting children still think DH and I are going to England! We're trying to come up with the perfect way to surprise them. Dh wants to wait till the day we go, but I'm not sure if I can keep my big mouth shut that long!:laughing:
     
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  3. carrieannie

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    First! (I`m a little surprised) You made a good choice going back! Cant wait to see if the beans get spilled! This should be good! popcorn::
    Carrie princess:
     
  4. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Hi Ed!! I'm seriously doubting my ability to keep this secret. I suffer from "foot in mouth" syndrome.
     
  5. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    I'm here and at the beginning this time! :banana:
     
  6. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Yay!!:banana: :banana:
     
  7. Native NYer

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    Read your other tr. Sorry to hear about your dentist issues on your last trip. Can't wait to read about your plans for your upcoming trip.
     
  8. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Thanks! I'm planning to have all my teeth pulled before this trip, just in case!
     
  9. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :lmao: I actually met somebody once who had all his teeth pulled. He said he did it so he wouldn't have to brush them anymore. :rotfl2:
     
  10. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    :scared: I didn't think brushing your teeth was that big of a chore!
     
  11. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :laughing: I know! He was not the classiest of guys, the 4th step-father of one of my university pals.
     
  12. Native NYer

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    :lmao: Implants may be the answer. I have a great prostodontist in NYC that did an amazing crown for me after a root canal. You can't tell the difference.

    When are you planning on going to WDW this year? And what resort are you thinking about?

    BTW I'm pretty OCD when it comes to planning trips as well. Maybe I should hold the first annual OCD Disney Planners Convention in NYC this year :rolleyes1
     
  13. DisneyJo

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    But, but, but we had a Leeds Castle meet arranged and everything :sad: :rotfl:
     
  14. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Leeds castle May 2009!!! I'll be the one wearing a lime green shirt, pink crocs and a Mickey poncho. Do you thing I'll stand out? I'm afraid your dh will be scared when your dis buddies start showing up on your side of the pond!:rotfl:
     
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    DisneyJo Missing my tags!

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    Who says I have to tell him :rolleyes1 :rotfl2:
     
  16. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :rotfl2:
     
  17. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    He might notice me when I'm sleeping on your couch to save money!:rotfl2:
     
  18. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    HEEEYYYY!!!! A PTR! YAY!!:yay: Can't wait to read more. When are you guys thinking of going again? Are you booked yet?
     
  19. emmiesmom

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    I lurked :flower3: and read your whole last TR and loved the humorous and loving way yo wrote about your families adventure!! I can't wait to hear about another trip from the beginning!!!:cool1:
     
  20. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Patience, Patience!;) Remember , I like to drag things out as long as possible!

    Hi! I'm glad you came out of "lurk-dome"!:banana:
     
  21. Liz

    Liz Make a miracle!

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    Cherie, I'm so excited to be along for this TR!!! You do need a do-over after the last one!!! Sorry about your England trip being postponed though. Spend a lot of time in the UK at Epcot!! :goodvibes

    That picture you posted is my FAVORITE one from your entire last TR!!! :rotfl: Its so cute!!!

    We surprised our kids with a Disneyland trip years ago. Its so worth it to keep the secret! It was tough packing in secret, etc. We loaded the car while they were sleeping and didn't tell them till we were in the car on our way!
     

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