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Old 05-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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5 nights in the Grand! Wedding, Family and FUN!UPDATED 9/5/09!

Well this trip report is LONG over due! My sister got married at the best place on earth!!!!

Please dont ask yourself whats the best place on earth, because we all know its
Disney World!!!!!!!

This trip was honestly a big deal, not only was my beautiful sister getting married, but my family was all coming in town for this event. So it was like a family reunion and wedding at the same time. But the most spectacular thing was that we were staying in a large room at the Grand Floridian for 5 nights. A dream of ours since we were very young!

It was very special to my family and I, we absolutely LOVE DW!

So enjoy this TR as I welcome my family and vacation onto your PC.


DAY 1!
So we left on Wednesday October 1st 2008.
I had class that morning, so I went to class and then went home and we packed up the van with luggage and dresses and everything we can actually fit in this van.


this is like 1/4 of what was packed into the van.


moooooooore luggage!



My pup Dixie Mae, shes an avid disney traveler. She also loves car rides!!!


I think Dixie will get us there faster than my father! lol My father drives a bit slow!


Last minute preparations to get on the road!


Dixie is fun to play with!


My father! Thanks to him we get to go to Disney alot, ever since we were little.
His favorite character is Goofy!


My momma and Me, my mom loves disney as well, Id have to say her fav character is Mickey Mouse! ( maybe more than my father hahaha lol jk )
I am on the phone checking on reservations for Yachtsmans Steak House at the Yacht Club for that night.
Now if you dont know me, I am 23 years old, college student studying medicine to be a PA, physician asst. Id like to work in Cardiology. My favorite character is Daisy Duck(i like to think we are bff's lol lol)
I am another lover of DW and I just convinced my boyfriend, Scott of 6 years that we must get married in Disney as well lol.
Watch out for a Wedding Planning Journal to come lol.

Soooo, hours later we arrived to The Grand Floridian and just about screamed when my father told the guard gate we are checking in.

I like got off the van and did this --->
PRAISE WALT DISNEY!

My father and I checked in while my mother and sister watched the bell boys unload the van with our massive stuff!






In the end it took us 4 caddies! 4 whole caddies!

So its now about 5pm, and we check in our room, I litterally start crying and hug my dad because without him this trip wouldnt have been possible!

This is such a cute thing they do with the towels, it made it soo inviting!


My sister (the bride) taking more photos..
I stepped out into our "veranda" and took photos of our view!
OK at this point I never wanted to go home!


OMG!

PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

After this moment we were SPOILED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coming up!
The best steak in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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OH yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very excited you are starting this!!!!! In case I haven't told you already!
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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Well, isn't Dixie Mae just a cutie pie in her sunglasses!!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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Cont,

So we called up the bell boys and they brought over our caddies!!!
YAY
we organized the room and unpacked and washed up for our delicious dinner at Yachtsmans Steak House!!!


My mother and I were ready before and we went into our mini lobby and took pictures, while listening to the fun music playing in the mini lobby.


My mommy, I love her!

My father and sister!
"Hurry up we are hungry haha"


My father getting the car from valet.


Time for some KODAK moments!

Grand FLoridian is such a happy place, i dont think there was a moment where we didnt smile!



We got the van and headed to Yacht Club!
We parked and checked in, this hotel is one of my favs!

My sister and mommy, waiting to get seated.

We called this Dinner our final FOUR..Noone else had gotten to DW yet and we wanted a quiet dinner with just us 4 before all the chaos began!

Our dinner was nice and quiet and relaxing, we laughed and talked all through out dinner. I give this restaurant 2 thumbs up!
The steak is out of this world!
We got some delicious alcholic beverages and we cheered to a fun spectacular week.
Our waiter was very sweet and brought us a special dessert plate to congratulate my sister getting married.


Me and my Daddy





CHEERS!





Now Day 1 has come to an end. But Day 2 was fabulous! So Stay Tuned!!!

Preview for Day 2:
Final Planning Session
Speed Racer Boats
More family arrives
Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party!
DONT MISS IT!
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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Well, isn't Dixie Mae just a cutie pie in her sunglasses!!!!
WOOHOO!
My first reader!!!
So glad your here!
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:17 AM   #6
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Wow, I didn't know the Grand Floridian allowed pets at the hotel.

Awaiting more! I like reading wedding stories.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Can't wait to read more!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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Subbing!! I've been following the wedding TR over on the Weddings Board, so it's exciting to read about the whole trip from a different perspective! You all look like you had such a wonderful time, and I can't wait to read more about it!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:04 AM   #9
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I'm here too! I am so jealous that you got to stay in the Grand Floridian!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:14 PM   #10
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So glad I found your TR! I love reading your sister's as well!
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:45 PM   #11
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Great report so far! Your dog Dixie Mae is soo cute
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:05 PM   #12
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Wow, I didn't know the Grand Floridian allowed pets at the hotel.

Awaiting more! I like reading wedding stories.
-LOL- No dixie mae had to stay at a different resort "the kennel" lol but we missed her at night lol. It would be cool if Disney had a resort where you can bring your fur babies! Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy it.

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Can't wait to read more!
YAY I cant wait to post more, Enjoy!

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Subbing!! I've been following the wedding TR over on the Weddings Board, so it's exciting to read about the whole trip from a different perspective! You all look like you had such a wonderful time, and I can't wait to read more about it!
Thanks I was concerned no one would read it because my sister did a TR, BUT I was there more days because she left on her honeymoon so there is alot more to my TR ! Thanks for reading!

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I'm here too! I am so jealous that you got to stay in the Grand Floridian!!
The GF is amazing, I hope you get to stay there again, I hope I get to stay there again. Honestly being at the GF is an experience like no other. Even if you can stay for 1 night, do it up. It makes the whole disney experience amazing.

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So glad I found your TR! I love reading your sister's as well!
YAY glad you made it, hope you stay tuned.

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Great report so far! Your dog Dixie Mae is soo cute
Thanks, shes the best little cuddle partner!
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #13
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Wow,

You guys look so happy !! I hope evetything was GREAT!

Very cute doggie.

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #14
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Great TR so far Lex, I so missed that dinner, it was a lot of fun... Dad and Mom always enjoy themselves there.. I cant wait for September
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:23 PM   #15
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LMAOWOOOPS... I posted under the wrong name...

Anyways GREAT TR
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