DIS Dad #811 Newfoundland, Canada
- Nov 11, 2014
Awesome intro, as I would expect. Looking forward to the report!
Believe me, I know the feeling! And don't worry, I'm usually a slow updater.I'm here and in at the start just so I can get behind as usual.
Yeah, or nothing that sticks out in a pithy catchphrase-kind of way.Totally get this one! I've had some pretty brilliant ones in the past and also some pretty big duds. Sometimes there's just nothing that sticks out during a trip.
I don't know if I can live up to "epic". I'm shooting for "better than doing work".Killed many a good hours that I should have been working with your TRs but never once was I bored. I still can't get over how big/old your kids are now! Can't wait to read more, I'm sure it's going to be epic.
You did that just to prove me wrong, didn't you? I can respect that.OK I read your whole into and made the first page!
Well, we're trying to keep it real here. And this is not a false statement.Nice photos of you and the Missus. I think you are saying you like to eat.
Magdalene! I don't know if we'll live up to the mosquito story.So happy that this has started! I am really looking forward to reading about your adventures!
Pretty incredible how time goes by, isn't it? It doesn't feel like it's been a decade or more...but it has. The time passes quickly.I loved the introduction, especially the pictures. I hope the rest of the family will never read this or you will get a hard time! But it’s amazing how they have all grown up! I think the first report I read Scotty was Drew’s age. Now I feel old, too. And I don’t even have a 14-year-old to compete against in sports...
and thanks for reading along!can't wait to read all about it!
Doc! Don't worry, I'm usually slow at updating these things.Same bat time, same bat channel, same bat TR?
No, I guess no on all counts, but I'm here!!
Dang. Just realized. Another TR to fall behind on. <sigh>
pkondz! You've been doing impressive work catching up, I see.Here.... back to read later! about 16 other TRs to catch up on.
When it rains, it pours.Only 16? You've been on a whirlwind tour. What's my excuse?
Oh wait, two jobs, working on submitting all kinds of paperwork for new job, house hunting...now I remember.
scrappy! Thanks for following me over here.Looking forward to more!!
Annie! If I didn't know better, I'd say you threw a little shade there.
Thanks for jumping in!Can't wait to follow along!
Brownie points for you! Thanks for coming back.Hey - I did come back to read - I logged on real quick during my lunch break but did not have time to read - I didn't even skim.
I think it was decided long before then.I thought that was decided when you went back to the Flamingo (I think that was it) - with the mosquitos.
That photo of Sarah was taken near midnight when our flight to Minneapolis was cancelled a couple of years ago (after spending all day at the airport). We all felt that way. And with Scotty and Drew, I had a lot of photos to choose from!OMG - hysterical. You guys have a great sense of humor. Sarah looks like a typical teenage girl that is less than thrilled that her image is being captured at that moment. You can almost hear the silent squeek of excitement from Scotty. David and Drew look like they were captured on Drew cam - and Drew looks like he is hopped up on sugar.
I'm sure we could all find a gem photo from our trips - I know I can (and those are our absolute favorites).
Hey, that still counts! Besides, we spent a lot of quality time in Oklahoma.I don't know - Iowa and Oklahoma look awfully suspect - like maybe you just set foot across the border.....or worse.
With 4 kids, there's no way we could travel without the minivan. You just need the space! They're not always cheap to rent, though.I'm thinking of renting one for our next road trip - will make travelling with the dog so much easier. Yep, just the two of us and a dog (maybe 2 if we get another pup)
You pretty much nailed it. Pop tarts or donuts for breakfast in the room, pb&j for lunch, sit-down dinner. We did buy a few lunches, though.oh my - that is crazy....not to mention, with your touring style, I don't see your family wanting to have to dedicate so much time to eating. I'm thinking mostly quick breakfasts, pb&j's or snacks mid-day, and perhaps a nicer meal in the evening.
So glad you got this report started - looking forward to reading all about it.
aboard! We try to keep it real around here.Those photos are hilarious! What a unique way of starting a trip report. Looking forward to reading all about your trip.
Jeff! Good to have you here.Awesome intro, as I would expect. Looking forward to the report!
Glenn! Thanks for jumping in!Signing on! Thanks for the bat signal!
As to your question, I can only refer you to the title.I’ve been waiting for this... now where’s the rest of the report?
Tammy!This should be fun!!
and thanks for reading!I can't wait to hear more about the trip.
Sure you can join in anytime you like, the more the merrier! My current one is:I saw you have a few TR's going. Which one is the current one? Can I join in halfway through?
to the party! Believe me, if I could have visited during a time other than the summer...I would have.Just finished up the last trip report, looking forward to this one. Although Disney in July......? (where is the gates of hell emoji?)
Thanks for joining in!I love it! Can't wait.
Cool, thanks! I'll hop on over soon.Sure you can join in anytime you like, the more the merrier! My current one is:
Don't Pet the Sweaty Things
I also have a PTR going but it's going to be done here in the next week as I finish up my plans for my Food and Wine trip that starts on 10/19. Probably not worth joining in at this point, better to just wait for the TR.
and thanks for reading!Love The Intro, I'm in!!Thanks for sharing.
Karin! Glad you made it. I'll get into the stuff with traveling as a group, but we kind of handled things the way you did. We knew rope drop was important. But no matter how much we preached it, the others were less concerned with it.Yay! A new Oblivious family trip report! We took our first family trip to WDW when our youngest were 4. A perfect age for it! Can't wait to hear all about Drew's reactions to so many exciting firsts. Cool that your brother was experiencing it for the first time too. Big group trips pose some challenges but can be so much fun. (I arrived early solo for a 7am rope drop on my own last fall while on a trip with my mom and sisters; best solution and that way everyone was happy when we met up later that morning. I've made my policy of heading to the parks before opening [even if I must leave behind loved ones temporarily] clear to my immediate family members as well, but so far they have proven quite hearty and cheerful, so I'm thankful we can always go together.)
Yeah, we loved free dining in September when we could take advantage of it. I hate that they rolled it back on the moderate resorts. But we can't go in September anymore, anyway. It just doesn't make sense to pay out of pocket.We would never be able to justify paying out of pocket for the dining plan. Yikes! I only do the dining plan when it's free for us (3 times, yay!). A great deal for a Moderate Resort family like ours (but less so now, bc it's only free quick service).
But they all skipped Delaware...I can't believe you have only a few states left! It really does help I think that states where your family lives are much smaller than states out here. So many interesting places to go! When we visited D.C. this summer I made a bunch of potential itineraries, one of which had us going all the way to Boston. That died in negotiations, but our revised plan took us to many cool places so it all worked out.
Sheesh. Least you could've done is picked up a bit. That's what kids are for.Hey there. Sorry about the mess. I’m just getting this Trip Report started, so there’s a lot of work to be done here.
Now who would do that?!?!?!?We’re talking a whole mess of introductory crap that most of you will skim right through just so you can post “first” in the replies or promise to come back and read later after you wash your hair or something.
Good. Maybe then I can finally put a good one together.I’ve got an idea—how would you like a behind-the-scenes look at how a Trip Report gets put together?
This does not bode well for my solo trips...Usually this will be some funny thing your kid said during the trip
I gave that up. Now I just post a pithy word or two.or a “hook” that is designed to get people reading further to find out what the title means.
ugh... well, that sucks.it seemed as though all of Walt Disney World was under construction
I'm surprised you had recovered enough to meet me this fall.My family and I visited Walt Disney World in the middle of July, 2018. Because we are idiots.
Uh huh. Take 'em outta school for a bit!Ok, and we are also slaves to the school calendar.
Whoa! You've been busy.this is my 11th trip report here on the DISBoards.
Most of them are not about Disney vacations, so it’s surprising I haven’t been banned from here yet.
Ha! I've done two of those. And I'm a stinkin' foreigner!(with Oregon, Washington, and Alaska left to be visited).
Told you.She is a 4th-grade teacher, which is one of the reasons we’re stuck traveling with the rest of the mobs in the summer.
way, way better! massively better! Hugely! Ginormously better!Anyway, I’m thankful that for 20 years she hasn’t realized that she outclasses me and could have done way better,
No. What's not stopping you is that she is not reading this update.Of course, that’s not stopping me from posting this photo:
Sorry I missed her. Was looking forward to meeting her.Sarah is my 16-year-old daughter.
On second thought.... maybe I don't mind that I missed her.She is an incredibly strong woman who can destroy anyone with the mere power of her stinkeye.
But you can say that about pretty much anyone. Everyone.David is my 14-year-old son. He is smarter than I am.
I can vouch for this! I think he did it in under 20, actually. I was pretty stunned, actually.David can solve a Rubik's cube in under 25 seconds.
Meh. Drew is probably just about there.I spend my time avoiding competing against him in any sports because he is now reaching the age/maturity level where he will beat me in just about anything.
Who isn't????I can tell you for a fact that he was very excited about returning to Disney World.
Oh, I'm sure he does something to you.Andrew (or Drew) is our 4-year-old bundle of
terrorjoy. Supposedly he “keeps us young”,
I believe this. He didn't stop once. The other boys turned into exhausted zombies and he just kept right on going.but I don’t quite understand that phrase because with his energy level he mostly just makes me feel very, very old.
I don't think that would have any effect on him.And to keep him away from caffeine.
Whoops! Sorry.Dude. I just said we were going to Disney World. Pay attention. Nobody likes a skimmer.
Of course you do. The reason is because you love it.I mean, do you really need a reason to go to Disney World?
Not at Disney you can't.it would cost our family almost $2,500 just for the dining plan by itself (since 5 of us are considered “adults”). We could take another vacation for that.
I don't mind saying.... my brain is getting a bit... fried.pkondz! You've been doing impressive work catching up, I see.
Down to 2-3 now. Feeling kinda burned out now, though.Only 16? You've been on a whirlwind tour.
Yeah, that'll do it.What's my excuse?
Oh wait, two jobs, working on submitting all kinds of paperwork for new job, house hunting...now I remember.
No idea why not. I'm still using photobucket.
We often rent a minivan and find that they are cheaper than some of the other vehicles, then again we travel with enough luggage that we would need to hire a trailer if we didn't get a large vehicle! No room for any kids!With 4 kids, there's no way we could travel without the minivan. You just need the space! They're not always cheap to rent, though.