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Old 01-19-2008, 04:10 PM   #76
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:36 AM   #78
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>>>>>>>>>>>>Surprise, A New Addition<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>Surprise, A New Addition<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


And now back to our regularly scheduled program:

At this point we are within 6 weeks of our departure for the Happy Place. Once again Clean Lady calls me to inform me of a looming situation. She says that Stacgirl’s brother and Lil-Bit would like to make a trip to WDW before they decide to bring their own mess-makers into this thing we call life on earth.


Stacgirl is not sure if they will be able to get ressies this late. Clean Lady asked me if we would have room for them with us, and would I want to invite them to say with us. I’m thinking, WooHoo, we gonna Par-Tay.!! “If they want to get on the DP and don’t mind sleeping on a sofa sleeper I guess it's alright”. Great, she says, I told them you wouldn’t mind.


Now we need to have the first of our “Disney Meetings”. When I get home this time I am notified that we are going to Big Guy’s and Stacgirl’s to get together with Lil Bit and her DH (still no name???) to talk about our trip to the world. Yea! More Disney freaks, I mean fans, yeah, that’s it.


We go over to Big Guy’s place to meet with everyone just to make sure we are all on the same page. "We will take our truck and we want to join ya’ll with your ADR’s”, Lil Bit’s DH says. Great. Not a problem, I say.

Here is a pic of Lil Bit's DH and their truck.


All the “fun” I had getting these ressies and now I have to go back and try to change them. Ok! The Castle should not be a tough one, since we had to do 2 tables anyway. All they have to do is put two more cabooses in the chairs that are already at the table. Right? Make that call and what do you think happens? Yes Sir, we can do that, thank you. Whoa. Was expecting more trouble than that. Maybe they finally are giving me the respect that I deserve. If I could only convince Clean Lady of the same???


Time to call WCC. I hope we can do the same with this one. “Yes Sir, not a problem. Have a magical day”. I think I am beginning to like this respect thing. Now to call Debbi at The Coral Reef. How much would a change in size of the party affect our “special request”??? Well, since I have this respect thing working, let’s give it a shot. After 3 phone calls and 2 emails, I finally get through. We may have to get 2 tables but it can be done. Ok, 2 tables will work. Wow, so far so good. We are set.


But first, more ADR’s,,, maybe: Suggestions accepted.


After racking the noggin about how many and which ADR’s to make, I have made all the right moves. That is, until I talk to Michelle @ DVC. After talking for several minutes, she tells me that if we are going to do CM we better make ADR’s QUICK because they go fast. Oh no, I need another Disney meeting to decide which morning we want this, and we DO want this one, clean lady says!!!

No time to waste. I have to make an executive decision!! We already have breakfast @ the castle for Wed morning and I don’t want a big breakfast on back to back mornings. That being said, we are limited to Monday morning or Friday morning before we leave the world for reality. Well, to make a long story short. The respect thing ran out. There are absolutely no tables for 8 available for our entire trip. "We do have 2 tables of 4 on Tuesday morning at 7:00 am" the operator suggest. Are you kidding lady, 7 AM, we ARE on vacation!!! No way are we getting up at 5:30 or 6:00 just to watch Mickey and his friends run around the place stealing our napkins and wave them in the air. I can do that anytime. "Well sir, you can keep calling back in case there is a cancelation." Oh well, there goes the roll-over minutes.


I inform the rest of the team about our impending situation. Their reply is, “let us know when you get the ressie after someone cancels”. At least Stacgirl and Clean Lady say this. So much for that respect idea here. Maybe I should attempt to call CM’s instead of the Dinning plan phone line? I dunno. DD really liked it when Mickey took her napkin last year and Goofy sat next to us and propped his feet on the table next to us. I am going to have to find some strings to try to pull. Maybe it can be DD’s birthday??? Or is that one OVER-used? What if I can’t get CM’s. What can I do then? I heard about another CB over at the Beach Club. Maybe I can substitute that one? Stay Tuned>>>>>>>>>

Mickey looking for DDs napkin.

DD and Minnie fighting over Mickey.

I think Pluto is hungry?

BIG feet.


Still to come,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Yay Waht a great way to start the morning! I have complete confidence that you will be able to pull off geeting an ADR at CM's
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Just keep on schmoozing to those CM's. Somebody’s bound to take pity on you and give you a table.
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Hey there! Looks like just about everybody beat me over here. Your trip plans sound wonderful so far, I can't wait to see the pirate costume.
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Great Pix. Love the "truck". Hope the plans come thru. ADR's can be such a pain. Last March, we made NO PLANS and had a blast. We just ate at ODD hours. It worked just fine.
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Yay Waht a great way to start the morning! I have complete confidence that you will be able to pull off geeting an ADR at CM's
Happy Sunday morning. DD says we can now count down on ONE hand. Will keep the phone lines busy for those ADRs.

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Maybe I can send a video with DD batting eyes.

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Welcome. I am glad you made it over. More to come on the costume...

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Great Pix. Love the "truck". Hope the plans come thru. ADR's can be such a pain. Last March, we made NO PLANS and had a blast. We just ate at ODD hours. It worked just fine.
I might want to pull my trailer in case we need to haul the truck on it. We also went with NO PLANS last Jan and too, had a blast. I might try the breakfast at CP instead. Did dinner there last year and enjoyed. Thanks for the tip with ODD hours. Will try that @ DTD (and maybe a magarita or 2)
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Great job changing those ADRs!! Crystal Palace has a great Breakfast! the cinnamon puffed french toast is awsome!!
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Aarrgggggg!!!!!!

Sorry about the delay. I was up @ 4:30 this morning and working on the lastest update for this report for over an hour and almost 2 pages in MSword. then after I copies, pasted and added pix just before I "viewed post" my computer LOCKED UP and would not do A THING. Of course I did not save anything yet, I was still working with it. the only respose I could get was to shut it off. Needless to say, I lost everything. Now I have to attempt to redo everything. Wish me luck and pray for the laptop as to not throw it accross the office.
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Change of Plans

>>>>>>>>>>change of plans<<<<<<<<<


My measly attempt at a cliff hanger seems to have failed here. It’s a good thing I don’t depend on this kinda thing for an income.


I tried to lie, cheat, steal and bribe (all the things that you are taught not to do) to get an ADR at CM but no luck there. It is time to go to plan E since plans A, B, C and D have failed. I haven’t given up yet. When we get to the world maybe I can threaten them in person (or attempt to get DD to give “sweet eyes”). Anyway, we still want to do a CB so Plan E is get ressies @ CP. We have had to dinner @ CP before an enjoyed and I hope we will have the same luck for breakfast.


I still don’t want a big breakfast on back to back days so that eliminates Tuesday and Thursday since we have breakfast @ the castle on Wednesday. We have the late night on Saturday with PPP so that rules out Saturday and Sunday. Pretty much only leaves Monday or Friday. We are leaving Friday morning so Monday is our first choice. Lets give this a try. Yes sir, we have a table for 8 at 7:30 or 9:25. WooHoo, give me the 9:25, the 7:30 is toooooo early for vacation. That’s done. No more ADRs till we get to the world.


It is time to advise the rest of the invaders of my executive compromise. "If that is the best you can do, we guess it will work." We will take this if it is all that is left, is the kinda feeling I am getting from my team. This is what we are doing and that’s, that! I am the KING of this journey, so there.


Now I have to record the ressie in the PP book. Oh NOOOO. That is an EMH day @ the MK and a high crowd day according to UOG. Oh well suck it up, cuz I ain’t changing this one.


DD doesn’t care, she just likes to eat.

SEE!!


MORE CHANGES>>>>>>>>>>>>


Ok, now I have to go by the Disney Store in NO on my way home to pick up the Jack Sparrow costume that clean lady is having held behind the counter, since it is the last one they have in my size. Not a problem, it is the middle of a weekday, there won’t be a bunch of people in the mall. Right? Wrong, yet again. It is lunch time a week and a half before Mardi Gras. Judging by the crowds in the Disney Store a lot of people are leaving New Orleans for WDW. Just my luck. Take a deep breath and get the package behind the counter. The nice lady hands me the package and I notice it is a YOUTH large. UHHH,,,,mam this is not an ADULT large. “Just a second”, she says. “Suzie, do we have an adult large in the Jack Sparrow Halloween costume?” Suzie, in a very irritated sounding voice, says “NO we don’t stock those kind of things in adult sizes.” That would not have been SO bad had Suzie not been on the other side of the very crowded store. Now everyone in the store is turning to see who in the world would be looking for something like that. With the line forming behind me there was nowhere to hide.


Now the problem was, “what am I going to tell DD?” It is too late to order it online now. It will never get here, in time. The nice lady behind the counter tells me about a party shop down the street. Thank goodness for Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, there is never a shortage of costumes around here.


I do find something. It is not the WHOLE costume, but it does have a bandanna with long hair, eye patch and an ear ring. I decided against the hat because I thought it would hide the bandanna. The big test, though, would be getting DD to approve of the change.


I thought about going to pick her up form school with it on but did not because I was not sure what some of the teachers might think about someone walking up to the school dressed like this. Also, I might be recognized, and I sure don’t want that to happen. That being said, when I get home with her, I don the new digs while she is changing clothes and wait patiently on her to notice…….Hey daddy that looks cool. You can put on a white tee shirt and blue jeans and it will be great. Whew! I was fearful of her suggesting that clean lady put make up on me or something.

A few pix @ CP










So far this is what is planned:
Friday(3 days from now, YEA)-Leave @ 1:30am. Arrival somewhere around 2:00pm at “Home” BWV.
Saturday-5:10pm ADR @ WCC. 7:00pm Pirate & Princess Party, yes we are doing this (while the rest of the wimps are @ DTD).
Monday- Breakfast @ CP …….dinner @ CR in Epcot (w/ special request).
Wednesday-Breakfast with Cinderella @ the Castle.
Friday-Depart our Happy Place back to reality.

UP NEXT>>>>>>>>>LAST MINUTE CHECKS BEFORE THE TRIP with LIVE updates, I hope
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