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Old 06-02-2008, 10:55 AM   #91
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7 days! Yahoo! That is exciting and tell your DH to be a little half full instead of half empty! LOL!

We don't go back to school till August 28th and we have a week off in Feb and a week in April so that probably factors in too.


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6 days today!!!! I know, do you think my DH could just go along with the program for awhile....
Our old school district use to give us breaks like that too, but we still got out earlier.. You only start about 2 weeks later but we don't get the whole week of Feb anymore..

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Hurray for 7 Days!!!

This time in 7 days, I hope that we are on our way to DHS!!!

SOOO close!!! I know I keep saying today next week we will bel doing this or that, this time next week we will be having lunch @ Epcot with the princesses...
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #92
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SOOO close!!! I know I keep saying today next week we will bel doing this or that, this time next week we will be having lunch @ Epcot with the princesses...
I have been doing that all day long -- this time next week we will be at Epcot, too. I want to eat lunch at Cantina de San Angel before heading back to the hotel for our afternoon break. Hopefully, we will have ridden Soarin', Living with the Land, Test Track, Mission: Space, and Spaceship Earth.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:02 PM   #93
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I just posted over on your TR, I can't believe I missed the whole day early thing!! Don't know where I have been.... jeez..

We just got back from Costco looking for new luggage... but no luck tho..

I told DH that by Wednesday I would like to have an idea of WHAT we will be trying to attempt, either to forgot the whole flying idea and drive or try our luck with the flights!!!
There are pros and cons to both for sure! it would be soo much easier to just drive, but it would be sooo nice to get there about 4 -5 hours earlier too..

What time are you leaving @ Sunday??
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June 8-16 2008~POR (first whole family trip)
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May 2014 for the twins first trip.. first offsite WBC
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:05 PM   #94
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I just posted over on your TR, I can't believe I missed the whole day early thing!! Don't know where I have been.... jeez..

We just got back from Costco looking for new luggage... but no luck tho..

I told DH that by Wednesday I would like to have an idea of WHAT we will be trying to attempt, either to forgot the whole flying idea and drive or try our luck with the flights!!!
There are pros and cons to both for sure! it would be soo much easier to just drive, but it would be sooo nice to get there about 4 -5 hours earlier too..

What time are you leaving @ Sunday??
That's okay -- we have put the idea of leaving a day early on the back burner for now.

Gas seems to be holding pretty steady (knock on wood).

We are hoping to be out of the house by 6:00 -- knowing Charles he will have us out even earlier. That will put us at POFQ around 2:00 if all goes according to plan.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:24 PM   #95
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so are we thinking it is about a 6-7 hour drive?? We have never made the drive from our new house yet.. ( I think we might be in the same county or maybe the one next to us)
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so are we thinking it is about a 6-7 hour drive?? We have never made the drive from our new house yet.. ( I think we might be in the same county or maybe the one next to us)
According to mapquest, it is a 7 and a half hour drive from door to door. We usually add an extra half hour since we tend to stop a couple of times for food and gas.

You do know that there is a new exit off the Florida Turnpike which eliminates the I-4 mess, don't you? If not, I can give you those exits if you end up driving.

It's really a very easy drive except for the time factor of it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:07 PM   #97
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If you already have handy that info I would love it... I would have eventually done mapquest etc.. I did think I read something about the turnpike..
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June 8-16 2008~POR (first whole family trip)
Sep 18-20 2009~POP~ mommy and DD6 bday trip
June 6-8 2010~POR~ GAD trip with Ds,YDd ,sister and nephew
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:09 PM   #98
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Boy I wish I was only 7 hours away by car. *sniff sniff* It would take us something insane like 24 hours to drive.

Are you two planning a little DIS meet while you are there?

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If you already have handy that info I would love it... I would have eventually done mapquest etc.. I did think I read something about the turnpike..
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Here you go:

75 South

In Macon merge onto 475 towards Valdosta (exit 177) -- it will then turn back into 75 South after about 16 miles.

Take the Florida Turnpike (exit 328) on the left towards Orlando. (About 300 miles after you merge back onto 75 South outside of Macon).

On the turnpike take exit 267A towards Tampa (there are lots of signs for Walt Disney World also). This is 429.

Take exit 8 for Western Way -- it's kind of the back entrance onto the property, but the big Welcome to Disney World sign is there.

You will then take a left onto Buena Vista Drive.

After a few lights (I want to say it will be the ninth light) you will take a left onto Bonnet Creek Pkwy. There will be a DVC lighthouse on the left. You will pass the entrance for Old Key West, then Port Orleans French Quarter, and then finally Port Orleans Riverside (all on the right).

Hope this helps if you are driving down.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:23 PM   #100
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Boy I wish I was only 7 hours away by car. *sniff sniff* It would take us something insane like 24 hours to drive.

Are you two planning a little DIS meet while you are there?

Allyson
It's quite dangerous being so close.

We are definitely hoping to run into each other!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:42 AM   #101
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It's quite dangerous being so close.

We are definitely hoping to run into each other!
Yes of course we will see each other, after all it's JUST going to be our families, Lesleys, Lynn's, ILUVXU, and Jenn's families there!

Sorry that you are 24 hour car ride away.... that stinks!!
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Hey there! I stumbled upon your PTR and wanted to say hello. You have a really lovely family. 5 days...wow!
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Yes of course we will see each other, after all it's JUST going to be our families, Lesleys, Lynn's, ILUVXU, and Jenn's families there!

I thought everyone already knew that!!! Now THAT would be a FABULOUS trip!
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Okay, Chuck will be packing up the laptop tonight so have a wonderful trip filled with plenty of pixie dust! We'll be looking forward to hearing all about it!!!!
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Hey there! I stumbled upon your PTR and wanted to say hello. You have a really lovely family. 5 days...wow!
Thank you for the sweet words ... It looks like our kids are the exact same ages except your boy is your youngest... Are you planning on doing a PTR or TR? I would love to hear about the family suites...

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Yes That would be a fab trip!!!

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Okay, Chuck will be packing up the laptop tonight so have a wonderful trip filled with plenty of pixie dust! We'll be looking forward to hearing all about it!!!!
thanks our trips will be filled with pixie dust for sure!


Thanks Jackie for the directions....
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June 8-16 2008~POR (first whole family trip)
Sep 18-20 2009~POP~ mommy and DD6 bday trip
June 6-8 2010~POR~ GAD trip with Ds,YDd ,sister and nephew
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