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Old 12-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #991
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wooohoooo! I have now cuaght up! I think Istarted at being 25-30 pages behind.
There is just way too much to remember to comment on. It looks like your Disney trip was fun. I love the Step sisters and the "ghost" practicing. Too funny. It's so nice you got such great interaction.
I always love your balloon tradition.
I can't believe how fast you put out these updates. You are amazing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #992
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Just checking in to see how many days you have left... Whoot... I can barely wait to hear about Mark's reaction!!!

D~ <--- who wishes someone would surprise her with a Disney trip... Sigh.

3 days left, D. I can hardly believe it. I'm going to try to wrap this TR up today or tomorrow at the latest and then maybe do a last update on my PTR before we go.

I hope someone gives you a surprise trip some day.

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Kathy, That M&G with the Steps was absolutely HYSTERICAL!...and Lady Tremaine looks like a man in that last pic! It must be a hoot to live with you and Mark, what a great question. Looking forward to more!

Judy, they were so much fun. At home, we are your average boring couple...dinner at night, watch some TV.

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wooohoooo! I have now cuaght up! I think Istarted at being 25-30 pages behind.
There is just way too much to remember to comment on. It looks like your Disney trip was fun. I love the Step sisters and the "ghost" practicing. Too funny. It's so nice you got such great interaction.
I always love your balloon tradition.
I can't believe how fast you put out these updates. You are amazing.
I'm glad you are caught up...but you had an excuse...youw ere on vacation.

The Stepsisters were so much fun.

Thanks...I've not decided if I'm doing the balloon this week or not; I'm thinking I should just do that on our annual visit.

More updates coming up.
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I'm glad you are caught up...but you had an excuse...youw ere on vacation.
So Jen has an excuse but I don't? WE WERE THERE AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!





BTW, good morning!
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Day 12 -- Thursday, September 27

Today was another beach day. And the weather couldn't have been better as you can see from the pictures:





Beautiful blue skies:



Mark's friends, of course, came to visit again:







We did some shell hunting, frolicked in the water and sat and just enjoyed our last day at the beach.



When it was time to go back to the condo for lunch, Mark seemed to be having a hard time gathering all his belongings



I think it was his way of saying he didn't want to go home in two days.

After lunch, we once again hit our private pool:









Two very happy people when they are here (not that we aren't happy the rest of the time)





Like he says, he may get older, but he'll never grow up:



As we walked back to the room to get ready for dinner, we walked along the dock and saw a dolphin (these are kind of hard to see, but if you look, you can see his back in a few)







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Day 12 (Continued)

Dinner tonight was at



Kind of fits are personalities, yes?

Here are pictures of the food...yes, I remembered this meal:













Me and sis



It was another perfect day in paradise.

Up next, our last day before we have to go home
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #996
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So Jen has an excuse but I don't? WE WERE THERE AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!





BTW, good morning!


Oooh. I love the dolphin sightings.
Skip is a big kid too.
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So Jen has an excuse but I don't? WE WERE THERE AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!





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Yes!!!! But she hasn't started her TR which I'm aware of, she doesn't post on a certain PTR like you do while ignoring your own and everyone else's.

Seriously, you are forgiven to.

And good morning to you my friend.
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Yes!!!! But she hasn't started her TR which I'm aware of, she doesn't post on a certain PTR like you do while ignoring your own and everyone else's.

Seriously, you are forgiven to.

And good morning to you my friend.
Actually I did start it ...and noticed both of you missing.

But thats OK, I know you are both busy too. I'm not too far into that one yet as I am really trying to work on my cruise one from Sept more. But I do have more than 1 update.
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Yes!!!! But she hasn't started her TR which I'm aware of, she doesn't post on a certain PTR like you do while ignoring your own and everyone else's.

Seriously, you are forgiven to.

And good morning to you my friend.
Another relaxing day in paradise!

Mark is silly.

When are you moving there again?


I have to post on my PTR thread. I can't have Barry beating me with post count on there too.
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Oooh. I love the dolphin sightings.
Skip is a big kid too.
We saw so many dolphins and manatees this year...but it sure is hard getting a decent picture.

I love when our men can act like big kids.
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Actually I did start it ...and noticed both of you missing.

But thats OK, I know you are both busy too. I'm not too far into that one yet as I am really trying to work on my cruise one from Sept more. But I do have more than 1 update.
I haven't posted on yours yet.... let's just say I'm currently tracking your thread.
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Day 13 -- Friday, September 28

This is the day I have come to dread the most...our last day. I don't mind leaving Disney so much because I know I have Nicki to look forward to (the trip later this week will be hard when we have to say goodbye to her though because we won't be going to Marco after), but the leaving Marco means we are leaving "our" family and going back to Chicago.

I always wake up a little earlier on our last day and I woke up to this:





Before we went to get my morning you know what, we went down to the dock because Mark had seen a manatee out the window. We did our best to get pictures, but I'm not sure any of these will actually show you the manatee





Coffee gotten and breakfast done, we headed down for our last day at the pool. The morning was planned for me to be at the pool with Mark and then I was going to pack after lunch while he enjoyed the rest of the afternoon at the pool.











We had another visitor at the pool this year







Mark quietly going to say hello



A little closer



And closer



Nope, I don't want to see that human up close



Nicki and Todd recommended a place on the Island to us for lunch that we had never been.



Oh my...it was outstanding (and another relocated Chicagoan ran the place)

It was all kinds of pork and it was scrumptious. As we were waiting for our lunch to arrive, in walks Todd. Seems he was on the Island for his hair cut and Nicki and he decided to grab lunch and they ended up where we were.

Food porn:







After lunch, we stopped at one of the gift shops to pick something up for Andy and then Mark went back to the pool while I went upstairs to do a load of laundry and pack.

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Day 13 (Continued)

Mark took the camera with him down to the pool in case he saw any more dolphins or manatees. Along his walk to the pool, he took these







Mark returned just as I was finishing my shower and took his so we could head to our last dinner



Da Ru Ma has become our traditional last dinner of our trip with Todd and Nicki (well, except last year because Andy was with us and we wanted him to be able to go and he flew home before us).

My pina colada



Group shot (we get a much better one after the meal)



Food porn













My favorite picture of the trip:



The bill settled, we headed to Starbucks, another last night tradition (continued in next post because I don't think all of the pictures will fit in this post)
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Day 13 (Continued)

We arrived at Starbucks and made it perfectly clear before going in who was paying and that there would be no crying when we left. Of course, I lost the battle over paying for the coffee...she might be little, but she can be mean.



Mark's dessert...I have no idea what it was and didn't care...it was our last night



Todd's lollipop



Andy called while we were there and I talked to him for a bit, then Nicki and he talked for five minutes and then we hung up and just chatted and enjoyed our last hour together.









And the four of us



Todd and Mark



Me and my little sister



It was time to go. It was time for that dreaded last walk to the car after a meal with our friends.

We started the walk out and I had to send Mark back into Starbucks because I couldn't find my phone. He is going to wop me one of these days because I'm always losing it. Well, not really losing it, just misplacing it. I need to put it in the same place at all times.

Anyway, all of us back in the parking lot, and guess who starts with the tears? Let's just say it was NOT me and leave it at that.

We did all of our hugs and our kisses, and then another round of hugs and kisses and then some giggles and then some more hugs and kisses and it was time to go.

Mark and I headed back to the condo as we had a very early flight. We took our last pictures on the dock as we do every year and then we hit the sack.





Up next, going home day and souvenirs (I'm throwing in souvenirs because I think I have only ONE picture from going home day)
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