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Old 04-09-2009, 08:53 AM   #31
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10 minute wait for HM

Looks like you got a lot done inspite of the rain and fever.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:03 AM   #32
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How fun that your friend and her family were going at the SAME time! Wow!

I'm sorry your little one was sick, I do hope she had a quick recovery.

And your FIL will be in my thoughts.

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Old 04-09-2009, 10:08 AM   #33
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I'm in! You are off to a great start. Can't wait to hear the rest. Oh, and I LOVE that your 5 year old is so busy looking at all of Disney that you can only get a shot of her backside. I think I am the same way!
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:00 AM   #34
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Day 2

We had decided that we were going to sleep in instead of catch the morning EMH at Animal Kingdom. With DD5 feeling bad, we didnt want to push it.

Well, about 8:30 am, I get a face full of sunshine. DD5 was trying to open the curtains to wake us up. I jumped out of bed, grabbed the theremometer!

99.3....yes...its going done!

I give her some more childern's motrin and set out the girls clothes for that day. I then proceed to hop in the shower to fully wake up my behind...it still was dragging at that point.

DH takes his shower while I am getting dressed.

Finally, we are ready to hit the road. We head to 'everything Pop' for breakfast...I get my chocolate croissant again...that thing is heavenly! DD5 gets a bagel and DD8 gets a apple danish. Dh got a chocolate muffin. I have a taste....yummy!


DD5 in her new hat and glasses.


DD8 and her new hat!


Dh stuffing his mouth with that chocolate muffin!


The tree of life

We get to the Animal Kingdom and head over to the Safari to get fastpasses.... You should have seen the line for the fastpasses! DH jumps in the fastpass line and I take the girls to the bathroom. We all meet back up and there is a group of dancers that we go over to watch...I love watching the African dancers. Our fastpasses are not until 4:20pm
Oh well, sleeping in was worth it.

We head over to the walking trails to see the animals. Half way through the trail, my phone is ringing.
I didnt answer it in time...so I checked my voicemail....I actually had two....one from an hour earlier and then the one I just missed......both were from my sister-in-law....DH's aunt was being rushed to the hospital.....I called her back and found I quiet spot to take the call.....She was was in tears when she answered........his aunt had passed.

You have got to be kidding me!!!

DH's aunt had a brain tumor that was removed about a month ago. She was doing fairly well...but that morning she just stopped breathing but the doctors said that there still was a chance because her heart still sounded good. 20 mins later she was gone.

I got off the phone simply heart sick! I told DH and he was upset too! We went though the trail with the girls as if nothing was out of ordinary for the girls. We were walking over to the Festival of the Lion King and talked about what to do....do we leave and lose the money and vacation? We just didn't know what to do.

I dont care how many times we see it, we still enjoy Festival of the Lion King.

After the show, DH went to find a quiet spot to call home and I took the girls over to get our picture taken with Minnie.


After Dh talks to his Dad, we stop at Pizzafari for lunch. His Dad tells us to just stay where we are until they know the arrangements tomorrow. We still have not told the girls, I just am not ready to upset their applecart.

After our lunch, its parade time! I love the Jammin Jungle Parade!


Its fastpass time....off on Safari we go!! I was surprised about the amount of animals that we did see that late in the afternoon. They changed the storyline a little bit too.

After Safari, we head to the Kali Rapids...fastpasses are all gone, so we do standby which says 90 mins Its the only ride that DH wants to do before we leave...

The wait was only about an hour and I have to admit that the details in the que line are really neat and interesting to look at...plus it gave us time to talk about what we should do.

After the rapids, we head back to the Pop for some swim time. The girls were begging all day and our dinner ressies at Ohanas werent until 8:45 that night. I take the girls swimming and DH makes some phone calls back home.

We went swimming in the 'computer' pool...plenty of room and the water was a relaxing warm! My sore legs and feet were happy! The girls loved to splash and play around.

After about an hour of swimming, we head back up to the room and get ready for dinner. I give the girls a bath and get them dressed. We head to catch the MK bus to catch the monorail to hit the Poly!


The girls love riding the monorail.

At O'hanas, we are seated right next to a window.

That is the Wishes fireworks in the background. The food and the services were both fantastic and it was a great end to a not so great day.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #35
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Great trip report with the exception of all the bad news you guys have received so far. Am waiting on more.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:14 PM   #36
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What awful news.

Enjoying your TR. You have 2 very beautiful girls!
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:57 PM   #37
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I have to admit, it was a good title

I laughed as soon as I saw your title, and I knew that this was one that I had to read, and I was not disappointed in the read at all, I had a few chuckles along the read
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:04 PM   #38
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Had to finish my post

The same thing happened to my family when we came back from overseas visiting my family in Germany. My Grandma passed just as we touched down, and were suppose to fly to visit my fathers side. My Mom was in shock, and literally froze for a few hours, it was heart breaking. We had just left my Grandmother and had promised her we were going to return back in Christmas time, just three months away.

Everything was stopped, and tickets for all were scrambled for, and the trip back to Germany was long, and seemed too quiet. Did not know how to talk to my Mom about her Mom passing. Everyone just numb. While in Germany, my Mom was getting out of the car, not paying attention and she opened the door, and a car driving by ripped it off, barely sparing my Mom.

I hope things have eased for you, and you the memories get easier for all


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Great trip report with the exception of all the bad news you guys have received so far. Am waiting on more.
We did have a great trip, thank you, in spite of the bad stuff.

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What awful news.

Enjoying your TR. You have 2 very beautiful girls!
Thank you, I think that I will keep'em around for a while!

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I laughed as soon as I saw your title, and I knew that this was one that I had to read, and I was not disappointed in the read at all, I had a few chuckles along the read
My day is complete, I made someone laugh!!

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The same thing happened to my family when we came back from overseas visiting my family in Germany. My Grandma passed just as we touched down, and were suppose to fly to visit my fathers side. My Mom was in shock, and literally froze for a few hours, it was heart breaking. We had just left my Grandmother and had promised her we were going to return back in Christmas time, just three months away.

Everything was stopped, and tickets for all were scrambled for, and the trip back to Germany was long, and seemed too quiet. Did not know how to talk to my Mom about her Mom passing. Everyone just numb. While in Germany, my Mom was getting out of the car, not paying attention and she opened the door, and a car driving by ripped it off, barely sparing my Mom.

I hope things have eased for you, and you the memories get easier for all


Then shHen
You will see as I go through the rest of the trip.....it poured 'good' news!
Glad to have you along!! (PS love your "name")
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #40
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Side stuff

Well since I have given you a couple "you've got to be kidding" moments...Let me share some of the good and the bad.

The cast members were top notch this trip. Everyone brought their "A" game and I noticed it right away. It just seemed that they smiled a little brighter and were warm and inviting. Two years ago, that was not the case.

I truly do not have a single complaint regarding cast member or Disney.

Now the guests on the other hand....

It must have been "get out of jail free" week for the inconsiderate! We were waiting in line to MK and a father and two young boys were standing in front of us. The boys were playing on their Nintendo DSs and when it was time to load the bus, they just stood there and didnt move....totally engrossed in the games.
I was hot!! I ended up giving the one boy a tap on the shoulder to get him to move. You are in DISNEY WORLD put the DAMN video game away! It got worse...we ended up standing on the bus. DH held onto DD8 and I held onto DD5, plus I am holding on the railing to keep from falling....well the little boys were still playing the video games and kept bumping into my behind...I was having a hard enough time trying not to land on someones lap without those little twerps making it worse. Sorry, for the rant but just wanted to let you in on the bad....
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:42 PM   #41
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Good trip report. Sorry about all of your bad news so far. Hope your vacation was good despite the rocky beginning.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #42
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It seems that once in every trip we have had, there is one "bad" experience. On our last visit, we had staked out a place to watch the parade and some people from France pushed in front and would not move.

The good thing is that it was a minor inconvience althougth at Disney where it's almost perfect, the minors seem to be majors!!
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Oh no, I'm so sorry. What a shock it must have been, for everyone.

On the upside, I am glad your daughter's fever was going down, that's a bright spot.
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Oh Clarabug, I am so sorry to hear about your aunt.

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I'd like to join too. I like the way that you write. I really want to see how this turns out. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. I'm glad your daughter is feeling better.

We stayed at POP in 06. We were in the same section, it was very quiet but a long walk.

That first day was a long one. I couldn't have done it.

We are eating at O'Hana's for the first time in June. We can't wait. I think DH will really like it.

I have 2 daughters as well. Except mine are teenagers.

I will wait patiently for more.
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