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Old 06-25-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Wink Friends from Hell... A Disney's Hilton Head Island Trip Report 7/5 updated

I will do my best to make this more of a lovely Hilton Head trip report and less of an OMG my FRIENDS TOTALLY SUCK report, but since my friends EXCELLED at SUCKING it will be hard to contain myself Thank Goodness I have a sense of Humor and even more Thanks to Bug Bug whom I called often to vent!

Ok on with the story....

Cast of Characters...

The Good


Myself, The Meanest Mother in the World (no you can't have pizza, french fries and a shake for breakfast) and trip planner. Known across the land for her Blue Toes, whatever that means

DH, Tom, Sports lover and coaster nut who loves nothing more than to explore his own personal buoyancy in the various bodies of water available on Hilton Head.. He loves how well he floats in salt water, and the crashing of the waves is ...

Madeline 10, knows everything pre-tween. When I think of her, I think of the first line of that book (what book I have no idea, but it’s a famous book lol) It was the Best of Times and it was the Worst of Times. She can be a pure joy and turn right around and bite your head off. Caused a room full of moms to gasp, when she was trying to be amusing, but more on that later!

Abigail 8, fashionista extraordinaire, collects cute spots on her nose, loves to annoy her older sister then claiming innocence, makes friends easily, easy going, likes sugar. But really can be a major pain in the buttocks

Charlie, 6, AKA Happy Gilmore. A pure ball of happy go lucky goo, with ears.


Here is a picture of us at MNSSHP this past October.

My BIL David, top left, was not with us this trip, but is a pure joy to travel with



Ok now onto...

THE BAD…. <insert scary music here>


The Chubs.

Mrs Chubs and Mr Chubby De Marco.
This of course are their nicknames, And is my way of protecting the innocent (if by innocent you mean the extremely rude ha)

Nick 8, Handsome caring fellow who will be scarred for life because of his parents and younger sister.

Sarah 6, my mom taught me if you have nothing nice to say about someone don’t say anything at all….


So that concludes the introductions



Stay tuned for a Photo and Video Filled trip report which includes Bits of
6 Flags Over Georgia
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Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

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Laurabearz,

I love the start...... I am hanging on my chair waiting for the next juicy installment. And as far as the meanest mommie title goes my kids might argue with you on that one.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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With an intro like that you are going to stop? Come on we NEED to read more asap. Plus i'm bored at work and surfing the boards. Oh, i'm also subscribing now.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
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The Itinerary

Summer Road Trips Rock. Each year as the kids get older, the drive get smoother. Of course each year I, as the primary driver, gets older too, so at some point the two will intersect and implode. Until them, we sure do enjoy our summer road trips.

Since we are Six Flags Annual Pass Holders here in Illinois (we love Hurricane Harbor!), I thought it would be sweet to add a few days at Six Flags Over Georgia on the way down to Hilton Head. Our Great America AP is good at the other Six Flag Parks, so our admission was FREE!!

Being married to Mister Cheap-oh free admission was a very important detail in my convincing him to add 3 days onto our vacation, which meant a lot of creative spins on my part.

I would book the cheapest Embassy Suites in the area, The Galleria which is just to the North of the park, about 20 minute drive. $109 a night got us a two room suite with a fridge and a microwave. Free Cooked to Order Breakfast, Nightly Managers Special all for our family of 5. Such a deal! Heck Breakfast runs us $40, and both DH and I can pound a few cocktails at the end of the evening, so the room is practically free right?

How could DH say no?

But I wanted to sweeten the pot, so I tossed into the proposal That 2 of the 4 nights we will eat food we bring with us. One night my Swedish Meatballs and another night Spaghetti.

Free admission, free breakfast, free booze, two free dinners.

How could he say no??

But I wanted to sweeten the pot even more…. So I held a garage sale with all proceeds going towards the purchase of Six Flags Flash Pass, because the only thing my husband hates more than letting go of a quarter, is spending time in lines. And Getting rid of things comes in second only to sex. (as it should be, claims him) so a garage sale is a double happy whammy for my dh, which oddly is also his favorite… um… er… well never mind about that!!

Free admission, free breakfast, free booze, two free dinners, Free Flash Passes and a double happy whammy!!!

How could he say no??

Well of course you know how this ends…

He couldn’t say no!!!

I booked everything with my super deals and the count down begins!!!

But then….

Then the pre trip voodoo streak hit us and one by one bad things began to happen, Things that could stop the trip in it’s tracks…

Next installment… How can you have a Car Trip if you don’t have a Car?



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Oh.... Another cliff hanger....
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I can't wait for the next installment!
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I almost died laughing when I read your trip report name. When I meet you in line. I saw your friend, and I think she was telling you to hurry up. I can't wait to hear the rest of your trip report.
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OK. I'm in. Haven't read much yet, but am super curious about Hilton Head and need to know what experts your friends are at "sucking".
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You're funny. I will totally follow this TR due to your sense of humor (which I think might be twisted. in a really great way)
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:01 AM   #10
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leaving us hanging.. i cant take the suspense!!!!
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OMG!! This is worse than when I get mystery movies from Netflix and then after watching 3 1/2 hours realize I have to wait to find out 'who done it' on the 2nd dvd! Loving your report so far! I can't wait for the next installment!
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LAURA!!!! Hi!!! Can't wait to read this! It was soooo cool meeting you at HHI and sharing our "stories" about "ungrateful friends". Hope you had a quick and uneventful trip home. Did you leave at 4:30?
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Hurry! Hurry! This seems alot like the drama on one of my DH's family vacations which I had to end. Thank you Disney Vacation Club!!
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