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CNC Photography of Myrtle Beach, SC
Join Date: Apr 2008
OneTreeHillAddict's 14 night, free food, AOA Holiday Getaway, finally.
Hello Disworld! Itís me again - OneTreeHillAddict. Yeah, the show is over and I am forever stuck with the name. I should have chosen something better, something Disney oriented, but who knew Iíd be here for so many years. I went away @ 2009, but in the years prior to that I met some great people through the Disboards. Many are like family now. We have vacationed together, shared our darkest secrets with one another, and gotten smash faced together so thereÖbest friends for life, right? Seriously, I love my Disfriends. So for those of you who are new to the Disboards, or new to my silly disname...My real name is Tammy. Iíve been going to WDW since 1982 and we go a lot! Iím a photographer/home school mama to three kiddies. Iím married to Sidney, who didnít get to WDW until he was 22 years old. Yes, you heard that right - he was 22! (His parents must have hated him, actually they still do.) Anyway, hubby is a photographer too, one that specializes in fisheye/nighttime pictures. (Like you see here...)
Heís pretty good. His real job is his maintenance company though. That pays most of the bills around here. We have three kids: Christian is our oldest, heís 13. Our middle child is Nikki, age 11, and our youngest is Caison. Heís 7 and is the biggest Disney fan out of the three children.
Weíve had 30-40ish family trips to WDW and have sailed on the Disney Dream and the Disney Wonder. We hope that 2013 brings us Disneyland! Things are looking good. Feel free to leave all the Disneyland tips you can think of. Pictures are welcome! Post some of yourself too, I love to see who all is reading along! Here are some of us.
My favorite picture from this past WDW trip
All three of them...
Boy oh boy did it take me a while to get this one started. It has been a busy time since this Disney vacation at the end of November through early December. This may have been our very last 15 day long WDW vacation. My oldest son told me that two weeks was just too long to stay at Disney. (I ordered a DNA kit to make sure he wasnít switched in the hospital.) Other trips in 2012 included Beach Club/Port Orleans Royal Room in March, in June we went for a week with Christianís best friend for Star Wars Weekends, in September we stayed a few nights prior to our Dream sailing, and finally this tripÖthe long one. Uh, I still canít believe he said that. We had about 6 funfilled weeks with Disney in 2012. (Still not enough if you ask me)
This trip was a free dining adventure at the all new Art of Animation! This resort is fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous I must say. I felt like we were in a cartoon while staying there. We had so many adventuresÖa flying dragon, the parade taping, and tons of fun at the new Fantasyland opening. We will be touching base on a lot of stuff this time. I kept notes like the old days so yay, this one should be good. Finding the time to update will be my biggest problem. I will try my best to keep things updated regularly and entertaining.
We will start out with our resort...Art of Animation. Mermaid rooms.
We drive to Disney World and it takes us about 8 hours to get there. The iPhone makes it seem a lot less but hey, I don't do the driving, Sidney does. What do I know?
Normally we start driving in the middle of the night so we arrive in time to enjoy a whole day at Disney. Well, this time I refused to leave unless the house was clean. So I was a B word and had to get every little thing done before leaving. After four hours of sleep and about four hours of cleaning the house, we were finally on our way at 10:40 in the morning. We stopped for a fill up (2.98 a gallon on that date) and headed down the dreaded Hwy 378, aka "Roadkill Rd". I think we counted about 12 deer, no longer breathing, and lord knows how many other small creatures as we headed towards I95. Poor things. About 8 hours later we pulled up to the brand new Art of Animation!
We had walked over from Pop in June and a few things were up and running, not much though. Seeing the resort in November was a real wow factor. Disney did a great job on this one. I think my favorite part is the Cars section. I love them all, but that Cars pool is the cutest thing ever. I love the cozy cones.
Here's my Goofy husband taking a photo of himself in front of the pool
Isn't that pool great?
Whoa. It is 2:53 in the morning and I need to get going, but bookmark the page and come back. I have hundreds of pictures to share with you. Tomorrow we will continue with the BIG surprise of our first night. Until next time...
May 2009 SWW & Flower n Garden 3/4-3/12 Wilderness Lodge, Thongs, Celebrities, & River Country Why is there a Disney waiter at my door? Polynesian, DLX DP, & more! Sept '08
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