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KatGarcia 04-26-2009 11:39 PM

Help Me Plan The ULTIMATE Trip! 7/8-You have to be kidding me!?!
 
HI! I'm Kat. I'm a Disney addict.

Hello Kat.

This year we can't afford to make it down to Disney, too many other expenses have come up (new TV for DH, a sick cat, new furniture, etc.). So why a trip report??

Because I need a Disney fix!

I have been planning and thinking of our next trip since we got home from the last one (November of 2008, TR link in my siggie). It's not in the cards for this year but I am hoping to work out a budget plan so we can get down there at the end of 2010!

Thats where this TR comes in. I want help! I want to make this the best trip ever!!! And what better way to do that but to plan it along side the best source, the DIS, and to have the opinions of people who really know!

So welcome to the madness.

I will go into more specifics as we go along but for now... how about an intro.

This is me.

http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

I'm a stay at home wife currently, looking for some part time work. I have a great DH, whom we'll get into more on in future updates, who works in the IT field in NYC. We live in Brooklyn, in a studio apartment. We are also hoping this is the last year in this apartment, as a studio is just too small sometimes.

So thanks for stopping by and feel free to speak up and tell me what you think about things, because I need opinions!

KatGarcia 04-27-2009 11:03 AM

Links.
 
Reserved for easy navigating links.

Who's coming on this trip anyway??
Where do we stay??
Who knows is this trip will happen?!?!
BIG Announcement!!!
Birthday Interruption.
A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME!!!!!!!
You HAVE to be kidding me?!


DisneyJo 04-27-2009 11:18 AM

I'm here Kat :yay:

PrincessV 04-27-2009 12:38 PM

Me too! :)

Just let me know when you're ready for Fuzzy Mathing and/or enabling. ;)

askelton 04-27-2009 01:26 PM

I like it so far! :goodvibes

debraW76 04-27-2009 01:47 PM

OOOooo. This sounds like fun! popcorn::

mickeystoontown 04-27-2009 01:56 PM

Signing on because I am a Disney addict too! Trip reports and pictures are what keep me sane until our next WDW vacation!

Mrs. The King 04-27-2009 04:20 PM

Popping in to sub

mrsksomeday 04-27-2009 05:53 PM

Hi Kat, I am a Disney Addict too. I am in for this PTR!!

jcc0621 04-27-2009 08:14 PM

I'm here Kat:goodvibes:yay::yay:

lazydoxy66 04-27-2009 10:42 PM

Hi Kat!!!! :yay:

KatGarcia 04-27-2009 11:58 PM

Hello Everyone! In light of the utter crap week I'm having I will work on an update this weekend! Thanks for coming along with me!

blue_river 04-27-2009 11:59 PM

Sending some pixiedust your way......hoping you'll be able to make it this year!!

pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:

KatGarcia 04-30-2009 03:55 PM

Just thought I would share this Mini TR with you all. I posted it on the TFW thread and thought those non fockers would enjoy it too.

I live in Brooklyn, NY, which is a quick subway ride to NYC.

The main plan was just to stay out and about and not stay home, since it's super lonely without my kitty in the house. For those that aren't aware, I had to put my kitty of 17 years to sleep this past Saturday. Staying home has been really hard and weird since Bale isn't there anymore. I have been trying to stay occupied as much as I can, and this was DH's first full day back at work in a week and I didn't wanna go it lone in the house.

Anyways.

I was up early that morning, straightened my hair and was out the door around 10:30am. After a quick stop at Dunkin Donut's for some coffee (ahh life blood) I was on the subway on my way to NYC.

My first stop was lunch with our very good friend, Pants. I had to get off at a station I don't normally use so I asked directions and got to his building easily. Apparently he works directly across from Ground Zero! It's such an errie feelign down there, even now.

Of course I snapped a pic while I waited on the steps of his building.
http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/13...600x600Q85.jpg

We had lunch at Subway and shared a sammie and great conversation. He's a great listener, and I know thats why he is KC's BFF.

I left him around 1:30 and got back on the subway headed up town. I got off at 5th Ave and 60th street, which is right by Central Park and The Plaza Hotel.

These were in bloom across from The Plaza. So pretty!
http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

I wandered a few blocks down and headed for the closest thing I could find to the Happiest Place On Earth....a little slice of Disney in NYC.
http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

A closer look (but still take from across the street)
http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

Even closer look...
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The right side window.
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I wandered around a bit, taking some pictures. I got some weird looks from people but WHATEVER!

The weird (to me) vinylamation (or whatever they are called) thingies had this display.
http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/11...600x600Q85.jpg

I made my rounds downstairs scoping out possible purchases. I saw a mug with Tink on it I almost bought! It was her in the morning with a sleep mask on, all disheveled, and it said "mornings are not magical". There was a whole series of them and they were funny! BUT I have like 5 Disney mugs lol.

In my travels Is aw my friend that works there, BUT she was behind the register so I didn't get to say HI.

I did find something new that I never saw before:
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It's the view through the window upstairs of the outside statues. I thought it was neat and made a cool pic!

As you go up and down the escalators there are neat pillars, this one is the ode to the wilderness lodge, I think.
http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

I made my way through all 3 floors and found my purchases. On the line to checkout I saw this and had to shoot a pic.
http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/41...600x600Q85.jpg

So after I paid I went downstairs to use the bathroom because it's usually a very clean bathroom. Thankfully it still was.

There are actually some neat paintings down there. So naturally i took some pics.

http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/42...600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/41...600x600Q85.jpg

And this one's for you , Lessa. (ignore the bathroom sign, lol)
http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/42...600x600Q85.jpg

I also checked out the little seen side windows around the corner and saw this, I had also never seen it before.
http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

It's actually the backside of the elevator inside. Neato.

Wanna see what I bought????
http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

I got the white chocolate cocoa for KC (his fav of their flavors), a Boo charm to put on my cell phone, the I heart NY note pad (on sale $1.99) and my fav- My first Jim Shore Tinkerbell!!! What did I pay for everything? $5.73!!!! I had Disney Reward Dollars leftover so I used 'em on me!

So I made my way downtown. I decided to walk rather than spend another $2 to get on the subway. It was nice out and I got to stroll.

I did see this, which was freakin' weird.
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Guy carrying a giant soccer ball down the block. Only in NY. :sad2:

I ended up visiting some old wrestling friends at work and waiting for them to get off work. We ended up strolling down to 34th street and chatting. Then I did a bit of wandering and shopping in the Herald Square area.

I had a view of this the whole time.
http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/41...600x600Q85.jpg

Usually the colors are cooler, it was a bland night for the Empire State Building I guess.

I ended up at my favorite destination in that area:
http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/17...600x600Q85.jpg

Borders, next to Madison Square Garden. They need more comphy seating but it's nice just the same. I sat and read and drank some coffee. And I randomly ended up running into a friend of ours, Steven. He and I chatted for a long while , while waiting for KC to get off work (he works 3 blocks away). it was nice to have someone to chat with.

When KC finally finished with work (about 9pm) we parted with our friends and went home.

And thats my veeeery looong day in NYC! Hope you enjoyed!

mickeystoontown 04-30-2009 04:09 PM

Wow, I love the pictures. We are from a little town in Louisiana so we have noooo buildings like these.


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