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Old 08-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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The Silly and Mischievous Adventures of Four Crazy Canucks - FINAL THOUGHTS 2/1

Index located in post 3

Greetings fellow Disney and trip report lovers, old friends and new friends, my name is Lessa and I will be the teller of this grand tale of adventure and fantasy, of dreams coming true, of family bonds strengthening and new and old friendships growing. There will be laughs, there will be silliness and I guarantee you there will be lots and lots of pictures! I hope that you will all stick around as I tell this tale and please don't feel shy or intimidated about posting! I love all my readers equally and love making new Dis friends so come out of lurkdom and say hello, I respond to everybody's comments. Now how did this trip come about? Let me begin our tale...

Once upon a time in a land far far away a young girl was born by the name of Lessa. From the moment she was born she was surrounded by the love of Disney. Her mother raised her as a true Disney princess teaching her all the ways of a Disney fanatic. She watched every movie and every cartoon and loved them all. Her biggest dream was to see these characters in real life.



That young girl grew older and gained two young brothers and yet she had still not been to a Disney park. Luckily in 1989 when the young girl was the tender age of six the fates decreed that her father would be sent to the beautiful land of California to live and work. Of course one can not live in California without making the pilgrimage to the land of the Mouse and thus the young girl and her family got their first taste of the wonders of Disneyland.





From that moment the three children were hooked. Sadly they were not to visit a Disney park again until the year 1997. They begged and begged their father who did not care for Disney to take them to Disney World and after many years he finally relented. It was a magical Christmas spent in WDW, one the children would never forget.





Sadly tragedy struck the family when their parents divorced, alas this is not all bad as it meant that they were free to take trips to WDW without the interference of the father. In July of 2007, the three now grown children and their mother spent a magical week at the Wilderness Lodge while soaking up the Disney magic. At the end of the trip they vowed they would be back and would not let 10 years pass between trips again. The plan was to visit again in 2010, little did they know at the time that they would be back much sooner.....


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Before I go further into the tale allow me to introduce the main characters in this story:

Lessa - The teller of this tale, I am 25 years old and I adore all things Disney. I am the trip planner of the family and they trust me completely with this duty. They know that I will plan their time in Disney wisely in order to soak in the maximum amount of magic. I work in a university to earn my vacation money and I plan on entering nursing school to earn my second degree.

Beth/Mom - The mother of this rowdy clan, she is 45 years old and the protector and nurturer of the family. She works very hard in her job, hospital fund-raising, in order to provide the best for her family and deserves the best vacation possible. She is very friendly and can make friends with a perfect stranger, one of her favourite things to do on vacation is make new friends from all over the world.

Alek - Alek is a mischievous fun loving soul, he loves to laugh and joke around and provides much entertainment during daily life and even more so on vacation. He is a 22 year old Accounting student, the serious side of his life that balances out the silly.

Erich - Alek's partner in crime, he loves to goof around with his brother and they are great friends. He is 19 years old and will be entering the world of academia in the fall. His greatest desire is to become an elementary school teacher. He loves kids and they love him, his forever youthful spirit allows him to understand them and teach them.


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Lessa and Erich


Alek and Erich


Mom/Beth


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Index

I'll be adding Alek's and Erich's posts into the index, they will be the green links.

The Beginning
An Introduction of the characters

Pre-Trip Report
How This Trip Came To Be
The Plan: Day One
The Plan:Day Two
The Plan:Day Three
The Plan: Day Four
The Plan: Day Five
The Plan: Day Six
The Plan: Day Seven
The LGMH Debate
Hurricane Season
The Planning Binder
Tropical Storm Fay
The Park Bag
Last Minute Flight Change!

The Trip Report
August 19th - Day One
A Dark and Stormy Night
Alek's commentary
This isn't so bad...
World of Disney
Erich's Commentary
Princess Alek and Erich?
Alek's commentary
Yummy Treats and a Dis Meet!

August 20th - Day Two
Toy Story MaDNESS
Erich's Commentary
Alek's Commentary
Poor Unfortunate SoulsErich's Commentary
Singing and Dancing and Fake Muscles, Oh My!
Singing and Dancing and Fake Muscles, Oh My! continuedCelebration Time!Mom's Commentary
Alek's Commentary
Erich's Commentary
Tragedy at Toy Story Mania
Alek's Commentary
Alek and Erich Make it to the Big Time!
Erich's Commentary with video!
Did I Just See That Character Do That?
What happened to Mickey?
Erich's Commentary
Erich's Commentary

August 21st - Day Three
A Mind In Turmoil
Alek's Commentary
Watch out for the poop flinging gorilla!
Erich's Commentary
Hiding in the bushes to get away from the rain
In which Alek and Erich make fun of me, a lot!
Alek's Commentary
Facing the Yeti
Little Patch of Sunshine
It's Not a Family Vacation Without...
Festival of the Lion KingErich's Commentary
Baby Elvis
Jammin Jungle Parade
So hungry I nearly fainted

August 22nd - Day Four
Victory!
An Amorous Encounter
An audience with royalty
The Once and Future King?
Familial Discord in the Happiest Place on Earth
Searching for a lost parent
Dream Along With MickeyAlek's Commentary
Splash Mountain
Yo ho Yo ho, A pirates life for me
Alek's Commentary
Erich's Commentary
Heaven in a Pineapple?
Relaxing at the Poly
Main St Speedway
Erich's Epic Adventure
Shop Til You Drop
Remy is that you?
Alek's Commentary
Definitely NOT Remy
Erich's Epic Adventure Part 2


August 23rd - Day Five

The Sun Will Come Out!
Typhoon Lagoon
The Great Soda Experiment of 2008
A Focker EncounterThe Drunk Guy in the Sombrero

Day Six - Aug 24th
Lessa suffers yet again
A Whole Can of Whipped Cream!
The Holy Grail
The Petals Meet
Erich's Commentary
Alek's Commentary
Do I sound British?
Roaming Around World Showcase
Off Kilter

Departure Day - Aug 25th

Final Thoughts

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I'm here...guess I should go back and read now

Edited to say ----Great start Lessa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What great pictures! (And your brothers look like they've been up to no good for a long time )

This is going to be fun!
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Edited to say ----Great start Lessa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome Janet!

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What great pictures! (And your brothers look like they've been up to no good for a long time )

This is going to be fun!

That they have, that they have.


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Welcome, glad you are here for the insane ride this PTR and eventual TR will be.
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You look so pretty in that shot!

BTW, Peter Pan was a hottie!


I am excited to read about your plans and HOPE that we can cross paths at least once!
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I think so too, too bad he is way too old for me now.


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Aww, sorry Jen, this is for my August trip, we had to move the cruise to May so December is out. Someday though we will hopefully cross paths, I would love to meet you, Lil Diz and your Tink.
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Ok I'm here. For now.....

Sheesh how am I going to read all these TRs in 3 wks!!

BTW loving the older pics!
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Ok I'm here. For now.....

Sheesh how am I going to read all these TRs in 3 wks!!
Don't worry Z, there will be an index once the TR starts when we get back. Easy way to stay caught up for those not on all the time.



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Aww, sorry Jen, this is for my August trip, we had to move the cruise to May so December is out. Someday though we will hopefully cross paths, I would love to meet you, Lil Diz and your Tink.
NOOOWAAAY! Bummer you had to move it... After I typed that, I was thinking it may be for the Focker meet. But I'm still hanging out here.
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Hi! I'm just joining in as I found the link to your "pimped" out report over on Heather's thread! You're off to a great start, and I can't wait to read more!!
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