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Old 03-28-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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Talking Living like a rock star on a travel writer's budget.....pre-trippie

Hello!

I'm Anna and I'm a travel writer. I travel several times a year to WDW and various other places. Come June 1, I am headed back to WDW with my cousin and her gf. (My hubby is staying at home this trip. Has to work) This will be a bittersweet trip for me as I just found out that I may have infertility problems. I refuse to let it destroy me though and will do best to enjoy my assignment!

So, here's my itenerary. I am staying at Pop. So are my cousin and her gf. They are in a standard room and I am in a preferred. I have the DXDP plan and am going to take an afternoon on one of my slow days, maybe the second to get a spa treatment. I have a 2 day MYW ticket on my pkg and am getting 4 day ph tickets from my boss. If you're wondering, I choose the name of my thread because I'm a huge Nickelback fan and my fave song is "Rockstar." I work as a travel writer, so.....

Oh, here's a pic of me and my cousin, Leesa:



And here's one of me after my make-over at the spa. (A gift from my dear, sweet hubby)



June 1:

flight to MCO, arrive around noon-ish.

Head to Epcot! (My fave park)

late lunch ressie at Les Chefs de France 2:50 p.m. Here's hoping I see Remy!

Dinner at Raglan Road 7 p.m.

Epcot nite

June 2

get up early EMH @ Ak

breaky with the girls at POP

Head to AK....I want to check out the Asia section most (Hubby is half-Japanese).

lunch somewhere

HOB 7 p.m.

June 3

Yet another Epcot day. LOL.

Kouzzina 9:10 a.m.

explore Epcot

Le Cellier 1:20 p.m. (last ressie for some time in June I think!)

Wolfgang Puck 7 p.m.

Illuminations @ Epcot

June 4

EMH @ DHS

breaky with the girls at POP

Head to DHS

50's Prime Time Diner 12 p.m.

Cali Grill 5:45 p.m.

June 5

Chef Mickey 9:20 a.m.

explore MK...i.e. ride POTR, Splash Mountain, and Mad Tea Party over and over!

lunch somewhere

Crystal Palace 6:40 p.m.

June 6

Epcot/MK

go check out Epcot EMH

early lunch at Captain's Grille 10:55 a.m.

meet with friends at Epcot in the afternon

dinner at Yachtsman's Steakhouse 6 p.m.

Get a seat at MK to see opening nite of MSEP!!!!!!!!!

June 7--

breaky

go home.

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Old 03-28-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Joining in for this one though you accidentally posted on the TR board. They're probably gonna move this over to the PTR board soon.

Being a travel writer seems like one of the most fun jobs to me. Do you travel internationally too?

All the best to you with your infertility problems... do not lose hope ever!!

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:14 PM   #3
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Update: I'm joining this trip with my D-Land F&W assignment (so I can find out what my dx is going to do to me. LOL) So, it actually starts May 29.

I wish I traveled internationally, but not right now.

Travel prep:

I have a pkg with CCI for May 29-June 1. I am going to move my dining ressies to then. Right now, I am dining at HOB, Goofy's Kitchen, and Naples.

I have my first flight booked, SW 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. TIA to LAX. I get a lot of gift cards and travel rewards, so I use them now!

That's about it. Still waiting on hearing form my new dx. Hope I don't have to have surgery for the fibroids. My hubby Kenny and I are planning on going this fall to WDW for their F&W festival and then, going on a cruise to Grand Cayman/Cozumel. It's our 10 year anniversary.

Anna


P.S. I got one of those barrel cameras (35mm) at Goodwill for $50! So...my next set of pics will be really good, I hope.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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Got my second flight today! I'm flying out of LAX May 31 at 10:25 p.m. and landing at MCO at 6:05 a.m. Just in time for breaky at Pop!

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Well,

Sunday starts 30 days....

Flights are booked, pkg taken care of, dining ressies done!

Here is my itenerary:


June 2—
Flight to MCO 6:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Coral Reef 2:55 p.m.
Illuminations
Raglan Road 10:15 p.m.

June 3—
Crystal Palace 8:05 a.m.
Le Cellier 1:20 p.m.
House of Blues 6 p.m.

June 4—
50’s Prime Time Café 12:30 p.m.
California Grill 5:45 p.m.

June 5—
Chef Mickey 9:20 a.m.
Les Chefs de France 1:40 p.m.
Crystal Palace—8:55 p.m.
SpectroMagic

June 6—
Grand Floridian Café 9 a.m.
Wolfgang Puck Café 5 p.m.
MSEP

June 7-
Flight to TUL
1:15-5:10p.m.


Sooo excited! I get to start packing soon and I will be starting on my blog leading up to the trip. Will upload more info soon.

Anna
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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Got my pkg today!

Soo happy! I also picked up another digital camera and got some film for my 25mm one. I got some Disney Princess bandaids and am starting to put together stuff for my carryon.

That is all for now.

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Old 05-06-2010, 01:26 PM   #7
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Ok. I'm packing my carry-on. Here's what I have in it for now:

portable dvd player w/dvds
35 mm camera
2 smaller cameras
2 digital cameras
make-up bag
meds in ziplock bag
lotions, lush goodies in ziplock bag
spiral notebook with pen (Assignment papers)
cell phones

I am putting together my wardrobes and setting aside what I want to wear.

Here is my revised schedule:

June 2—
Flight to MCO 6:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Wolfgang Puck Cafe 4 p.m.
Les Chefs de France 8:30 p.m.
Illuminations


June 3—
Crystal Palace 8:05 a.m.
Le Cellier 1:20 p.m.
House of Blues 6 p.m.

June 4—
50’s Prime Time Café 11:30 a.m.
California Grill 5:45 p.m.

June 5—
Chef Mickey 9:20 a.m.
Les Chefs de France 1:40 p.m.
Crystal Palace—8:55 p.m.
SpectroMagic

June 6—
Grand Floridian Café 9 a.m.
spa
Raglan Road 5 p.m.
MSEP

June 7-The Wave 8:15 a.m.
Flight to TUL
1:15-5:10p.m.

So for now, it's blogging and twittering about my trip as well as writing travel articles until it's time to go!

Anna
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:36 PM   #8
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OK. I am packing my bags, putting out clothes, and checking my list. I am putting in my order for garden grocer to include Dr. Pepper (gotta have my Dr. Pepper) and my tiks are coming in the mail!

Revised my schedule one last time. Here we go:

June 2—
Flight to MCO 6:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Les Chefs de France 8:30 p.m.
Illuminations

June 3—
Crystal Palace 8:05 a.m.
Le Cellier 1:20 p.m.
House of Blues 6 p.m.

June 4—
50’s Prime Time Café 11:30 a.m.
California Grill 5:45 p.m.

June 5—
Chef Mickey 9:20 a.m.
Les Chefs de France 1:40 p.m.
Raglan Road 6 p.m.

June 6—
Grand Floridian Café 9 a.m.
spa 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Crystal Palace 9 p.m.
MSEP

June 7- Cape May 7:55 a.m.
Flight to TUL
1:15-5:10p.m.

All I gotta do is just

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Old 05-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #10
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I ordered my grocery list from garden grocer:

banana boat aloe vera gel (I burn easy)
epsom salt (for tired feet)
body lotion for my problem skin (I have eczema)
razors
protein shakes (I have IBS and have to drink them)
and most importantly...................................

a big case of Dr. Pepper. I nearly lost my mind last time without it!

I have my clothes picked out, carry-on bag is mostly packed, itenerary put away, and meds (seizure and IBS) are ordered.

Only 2.5 weeks to go!

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Oh, I forgot to mention.

After this trip, I will be taking lupron shots (brings on menopause) to shrink my fibroids. I will be on it for 3 months and then, maybe will be back to normal and be able to finally ttc. Here's hoping!

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Made a change to my schedule:

I dropped the lunch ressie at Les Chefs de France to eat at Crystal Palace at 1:10 p.m. instead.

I've packed my bags, packed meds, double and triple checked everything, and am now just putting the finishing touches on everything. I even have my outfit picked out for the day I leave.

Soooo excited! Come on June 2!!!!!

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Tick, Tick, Tick, ring!!!!!!! Ready or not.......here I come!!!!!!!

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