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ckmiles

Mouseketeer
Joined
Dec 17, 2008
39 days to go! Its starting to feel real! Like we might actually get there!

Im starting to watch the weather- fingers crossed no hurricanes (though the NOAA downgraded the number of storms predicted) but I need something to worry about- so that will be it.

I need to call and reserve some chairs at Volcano Bay- I think I prefer having the lock box and reserved seating.

Im done shopping- I dont NEED anything else- but Im sure I will find other things to get.
 

schumigirl

It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
Joined
May 15, 2007
39 days to go! Its starting to feel real! Like we might actually get there!

Im starting to watch the weather- fingers crossed no hurricanes (though the NOAA downgraded the number of storms predicted) but I need something to worry about- so that will be it.

I need to call and reserve some chairs at Volcano Bay- I think I prefer having the lock box and reserved seating.

Im done shopping- I dont NEED anything else- but Im sure I will find other things to get.
lol......if I`m not worrying......I`m worrying why I`m not worrying...…..

If it`s your nature, you can`t help it!!!
 

pattyw

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 7, 2008
39 days to go! Its starting to feel real! Like we might actually get there!

Im starting to watch the weather- fingers crossed no hurricanes (though the NOAA downgraded the number of storms predicted) but I need something to worry about- so that will be it.

I need to call and reserve some chairs at Volcano Bay- I think I prefer having the lock box and reserved seating.

Im done shopping- I dont NEED anything else- but Im sure I will find other things to get.
I loved Volcano Bay!! Having a reserved seat and locker is a nice bonus!! and gives you peace of mind!!

:laughing: I get not NEEDING anything, but there's also what you HAVE to have! :rolleyes1 Go for it!:)
 
  • ckmiles

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2008
    I did some more shopping today! I got a new carry on bag for the plane (love Zappos and their free overnight shipping!) so it will be here tomorrow- I hope I like it and it fits my specific requirements!

    Also got a new pair of shoes-these will not go to Universal but - we just booked a trip for NYE to the happiest place on earth (I wont say it here)- Im not sure I agree with it being the happiest' but thats a discussion for another day......

    Patty- Im so glad to hear you loved Volcano Bay! Its been a few years since I have been to a water park so Im a little nervous.
     

    pattyw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 7, 2008
    I did some more shopping today! I got a new carry on bag for the plane (love Zappos and their free overnight shipping!) so it will be here tomorrow- I hope I like it and it fits my specific requirements!

    Also got a new pair of shoes-these will not go to Universal but - we just booked a trip for NYE to the happiest place on earth (I wont say it here)- Im not sure I agree with it being the happiest' but thats a discussion for another day......

    Patty- Im so glad to hear you loved Volcano Bay! Its been a few years since I have been to a water park so Im a little nervous.
    We were at VB when they first opened and we had a great time!! I'm not a very good swimmer and no big thrill rides for me, but there were many rides I enjoyed. My favorite was the water coaster!! So fun!! :thumbsup2

    And Disney for NYE!!:cool1: Always wanted to do that!!
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    I did some more shopping today! I got a new carry on bag for the plane (love Zappos and their free overnight shipping!) so it will be here tomorrow- I hope I like it and it fits my specific requirements!

    Also got a new pair of shoes-these will not go to Universal but - we just booked a trip for NYE to the happiest place on earth (I wont say it here)- Im not sure I agree with it being the happiest' but thats a discussion for another day......

    Patty- Im so glad to hear you loved Volcano Bay! Its been a few years since I have been to a water park so Im a little nervous.
    Glad you got your shoes!!!

    Hope they fit and are very comfortable...….shoes need to be comfy!!!
     
  • ckmiles

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2008
    20 days to go! Woohoo!

    Or course being the planner that I am I have changed a few things around. I ended up booking the Drury Inn for the first night. It was a little bit more expensive but I find the older I get the less tolerant I am of staying in places that are not as nice.

    Im starting to pay even more attention to the weather and the storms are starting- there is one tropical 'disturbance' this week and another one that is on the way. Its OK now- but I will continue to worry.
     

    tink1957

    Proud Redhead
    Joined
    May 18, 2008
    I'm with you on the weather watch ck! After barely missing Irma last year, we were on one of the first flights back into Orlando on the 12th.

    As long as we can get there safely I can deal.
     

    macraven

    Proud Redhead
    Moderator
    Joined
    Apr 21, 2003
    Ck, I don’t have a countdown so when I need to see how many more wake ups before my trip, I check your thread

    I leave two days after you so I do the +2 to know my days out

    Have your bags packed yet ?
    Lol

    You and your friend are gonna have the time of your lives
     

    pattyw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 7, 2008
    20 days to go! Woohoo!

    Or course being the planner that I am I have changed a few things around. I ended up booking the Drury Inn for the first night. It was a little bit more expensive but I find the older I get the less tolerant I am of staying in places that are not as nice.

    Im starting to pay even more attention to the weather and the storms are starting- there is one tropical 'disturbance' this week and another one that is on the way. Its OK now- but I will continue to worry.
    20 days- yay!!:cheer2:

    I've heard only good things about the Drury Inn! Can't wait to hear all about it!:thumbsup2

    Eek- hadn't heard about the tropical disturbances! Please stay away for all of us!!:)
     
  • schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    20 days to go! Woohoo!

    Or course being the planner that I am I have changed a few things around. I ended up booking the Drury Inn for the first night. It was a little bit more expensive but I find the older I get the less tolerant I am of staying in places that are not as nice.

    Im starting to pay even more attention to the weather and the storms are starting- there is one tropical 'disturbance' this week and another one that is on the way. Its OK now- but I will continue to worry.
    Drury inn is lovely...…..a few of us on here recommend it despite having never stayed in it as we hear so many excellent things from people we know who have stayed there...……

    Yes, we are hoping for no disturbances......makes for a slightly longer flight if we have to go the longer route up over Canada....long as we get there though!!!

    20 days is a reason for celebrating though...…..
     

    ckmiles

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2008
    I'm with you on the weather watch ck! After barely missing Irma last year, we were on one of the first flights back into Orlando on the 12th.

    As long as we can get there safely I can deal.
    Agreed- I would rather be stuck there then stuck at home trying to get there!

    Ck, I don’t have a countdown so when I need to see how many more wake ups before my trip, I check your thread

    I leave two days after you so I do the +2 to know my days out

    Have your bags packed yet ?
    Lol

    You and your friend are gonna have the time of your lives
    -I have not started packing yet- I really dont have a place for my suitcase that isnt in the way, but I have started my list of things to pack! So kinda the same thing....

    20 days- yay!!:cheer2:

    I've heard only good things about the Drury Inn! Can't wait to hear all about it!:thumbsup2

    Eek- hadn't heard about the tropical disturbances! Please stay away for all of us!!:)
    I hope they stay away for the rest of the year!

    Drury inn is lovely...…..a few of us on here recommend it despite having never stayed in it as we hear so many excellent things from people we know who have stayed there...……

    Yes, we are hoping for no disturbances......makes for a slightly longer flight if we have to go the longer route up over Canada....long as we get there though!!!

    20 days is a reason for celebrating though...…..
    I picked the Drury Inn because of the suggestions here- and because its close to the grocery store- so we can hit that then hit the parks!
     

    macraven

    Proud Redhead
    Moderator
    Joined
    Apr 21, 2003
    Drury Inn has a great free breakfast and evening spread

    Popcorn available about 3 each day

    Decent beds and room set up

    The one near UO has free shuttle to the park
    The schedule is a hit or miss on the times I prefer to use but it is dependable

    I think you will be happy staying there


    The accept AAA and other programs for discounts on your room
     

    ckmiles

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2008
    So the weather people like to give me anxiety. There's a new storm- her name is Florence. As of now she wont hit Florida she aiming more north- like towards me. I know alot can and will change -but geez I dont need this (self created) stress!
     

    bobbie68

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 14, 2009
    Hi I just found your report...I think I need my eyes checked again LOL!! I am hoping the weather holds for you to leave. I am in CT and will be watching this closely!

    I agree with you with being more picky on the hotels as I get older. I will spend a little more to make sure it is clean and comfortable.

    It sounds like it will be an awesome time. I would love to be able to go next fall when a lot of our peeps go. I would love a Dis meet!!!!:goodvibes

    I try to start packing about a week early but the family hates that I make them put their favorite clothes aside that they want to take. They don't do all the laundry so don't realize I don't want to wash that many clothes the night before. We have to use Liv's room for the suitcases. The cats don't get in there otherwise my suitcases my be a bit heavier.:laughing:
     

    Lynne G

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2009
    Hey, I've been in Florida for 3 that's right 3 hurricanes, once on a barrier island. You will be fine. We had rain most of our days, and I'd still rather be on vacation than at home. And don't worry about the weather. Whatever it is, you will have fun! Ticker is getting less and less. So exciting. Sorry to miss ya by a couple of days, but there's always next year.

    Safe travels, and score on the new luggage and shoes.

    I am a last minute packer. Night before, or this last time, 2 hours before leaving for airport. When it's warm, can pack more clothes. Mostly shorts and t shirts. We packed a pair of sweatpants, but never took them out. Was warm even at night. And pleasant surprise, even Mythos did not feel cold.

    Less than a month for me now. 25 days for me. That should go fast. Looking forward to some fall fun with Mickey and Harry.
     

    ckmiles

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2008
    WOOHOO! I just upgraded our room to an APH rate- now we have a Water view room (OOOO!)

    This makes the decision to get an AP now a no-brainer. But the timing of when we can come back will be an issue. I'll worry about that later. Now Ill continue to worry about the weather....:scared:
     

    pattyw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 7, 2008
    WOOHOO! I just upgraded our room to an APH rate- now we have a Water view room (OOOO!)

    This makes the decision to get an AP now a no-brainer. But the timing of when we can come back will be an issue. I'll worry about that later. Now Ill continue to worry about the weather....:scared:
    Once we started to get AP's for Disney & Universal, we found ways to get back! Scoping low airfares, scooping up good hotel discounts, working overtime....:laughing:

    Yes- the weather is a little unnerving!
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    WOOHOO! I just upgraded our room to an APH rate- now we have a Water view room (OOOO!)

    This makes the decision to get an AP now a no-brainer. But the timing of when we can come back will be an issue. I'll worry about that later. Now Ill continue to worry about the weather....:scared:
    Congrats on the water view!!!

    Don’t worry too much about the weather..........it’ll be fine.........I’ve decided.......::yes::
     

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