10 out of of 14 Ain't bad..."Vovo you forgot to bring PaPa" Jan.2019 This was not our plan

sheri18

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Hello all....come on in and join the fun as I start my TR
Our cast of characters



DS1,DIL1, and their 4 kids, Meadow (1yr), Chase (4), Rae (6) and Kaila (10) ..then there is me...aka...VoVo...then DS2, DIL2 and their son Jackson (9)
 

sheri18

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DS1 who is the big Disney Fan in our family, planned a trip for his family and asked if I would like to join in...
DH is not a Disney fan...I know ..gasp...I guess there are people who just don't get it.
But I thought wouldn't it be fun ( I must have been crazy) for the whole family to go.
So the long planning began.

Dates: January 11-19....

So now there would be 14 of us...how fun, I thought....

I must explain myself a little here.....not sure about you all...but.....I have 2 families...my real one...and the one in my head..lol...

The one in my head always get along......likes the same plans, rides, food ect...

But alas...the real one...not so much..so here it begins..
 

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image.jpeg First plan ...where to stay....DS1 is a DVC owner...so they are staying at The Beach Club

We have stayed there before...and loved it...but wasn't in our budget this time...so now where to choose..


We went back and forth...had reservations at the Swan and Dolphin, Caribbean Beach..but ended up at
The Wyndham Bonnett Creek...





 
  • sheri18

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    So the day is finally here...after all the planning..
    Well as I said in my title...all did not go as planned. (Shocker)

    DS3 and his wife and my GD#3 decided not to join in...after I already booked 2-2 bedroom condo at the WBC.. So that left me and DH in a 2 bedroom..ok. No problem..

    Then in November my work partner had a stroke...so now up in the air if I could go...ugh

    Then after Christmas I decided to close my business for a week and go...yeah...then 2 days after Christmas my DH had a relapse of his Cushings disease..and was to sick to join..

    So now I am in a 2 bedroom by my self...if I had known this could have stayed with DS1 at the Beachclub Villa...oh well. Still going to Disneyworld..


     

    sheri18

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    So I pack Friday morning....2 hours before we need to leave for airport.
    And off we go......lots of tears here..first time going away without DH...
    And this was also supposed to be part of our 40th anniversary...
    Jetbue to MCO and our first night ..we will stay in the All Sports till next day when we check into the WBC.

     
  • sheri18

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    So I guess I should explain the other part of my title....We were hoping DH would change his mind and come...so we never told the grandkids he might not go.

    I went to the airport with DS2 and family, we got there before DS1 and family...when they showed up at the gate area...My GD#2 Rae...yells out as loudly as she could..."VoVo you forgot PaPa" they were so sad he didn't come...she cried and I felt even worse...that is her holding my hand on the plane...she sat next to me so I wouldn't be sad...
     

    sheri18

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    Plane ride was great. Kids didn’t scream. All was good. And as you can see we had our Mickey Goldfish

    We got in early.. headed straight to the Magical Express (after getting a little lost) and we thought. Is it closed? No one in line. Great. Zoomed through and out to the bus. Which was great timing after we got on. Off it took

     

    sheri18

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    A912FB04-F68B-4DB7-9758-56FF18B70F9D.jpeg Day 1 continued
    Before we knew it. We saw this

    (In interest of full disclosure. I stole this pic from images. We were towards the back. And couldn’t get a good pic)
    Just as exciting though

     
  • sheri18

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    And then we see this. My GS#1 was so excited. Being 9 and loving all things sports. He was so excited. We felt bad telling him we were there for just one night

    We did online check in and headed straight to our room. We had 7:30 reservations at the Boathouse (talk about cutting it close)

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    sheri18

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    DE0598E3-0339-4C17-A02A-696B829AEB5C.jpeg After putting our carry on luggage in our room, we hopped onto the Disney bus and headed to Downtown Disney (yes I know it’s now a different name but for me it’s still DD
    And off to the Boathouse for dinner. I can’t believe almost the whole trip that i didn’t take good pics.. when part of why I love these TR are those pics. It just got crazy with 10 people.
    Dinner was really good. Very expensive and loud. So if you go with little ones it’s fine
     

    sheri18

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    Well that’s it for day 1 Travel day. Been a long day. Cannot wait for tomorrow and the Magic Kingdom

    My original plan was to try and keep track of the food money. Easier said than done.
    I did keep track of my steps.
    Today’s total. 10,955 steps. 4.53 miles. Of to
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    sheri18

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    I should have changed the toupload_2019-1-31_10-26-45.gif

    Which seemed to be the theme for the week. Now in retrospect..I was by myself while the DS’s had their families. But STILL. Get up. Get ready. It’s our first day

    Will we ever make it to the Magic Kingdom???
     

    sheri18

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    I am an early riser even on vacation..so up at 5:30 waiting and waiting for DS2 to call me that they are ready. I got my stuff together as we only stayed one night at AS and were going to check into the Wyndham Bonnet Creek. The plan was to store our luggage and head to MK.. but as in the title. This was not the plan.

    DS1 is like me. Up and ready early. He calls around 7:00 and says. I’ll pick you up now. Bring the luggage to the WBC so that will be done ✅ then after MK you can go right to the hotel ok

    Now in DS2 defense he is up early and ready too. DIL and GS#1. Not so much... hence the theme for the week.

    DS2 and I go to get coffee and something to eat. Go back to the room. Still not ready...
     



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