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Old 12-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
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The day before Disney

November 21st

I woke up at 7:30 on this fine morning.

Now, this wasn’t the day we were leaving for Disney. No, it was the last day of torture waiting for this trip to come. I mean, the whole trip was torture, but I’d rather be Home being tortured with my family. Being tortured there is better than being tortured in good ol’ yucky Massachusetts. I mean, nothin’ on Massachusetts, but I’d rather live in Orlando. Five more years.

Anyways, I worked on my August TR all day long, for the most part. I just wanted to get the thing done and over with! I know I have already said this, but, GO READ IT. The link is in my signature. You’re welcome.

At about 10, I did my nails. Disney themed of course. Duh.

I had no clue what to do, so I just did Mickey heads on all my nails in some sort of weird pattern.


Here is one hand (they both looked the same).

They came out pretty crappy. And yes, I know I am the world’s most messiest nail polish painter. You don’t need to tell me.

Mum got home at about 3:15 and we headed to a local baker because we had to pick up cookies we ordered for a snack on the plane.
Ohmygod, they were ADORABLE!

We brought them home and I basically obsessed over them.


Please tell me those aren’t the cutest things EVER!

And it was great because there was one big one for each of us and then a bow or two buttons. We put them in little sandwich baggies to give to everyone.

It took us about an hour to get all of our stuff together, get last minute things, vacuum so the cats wouldn’t eat their fur that they shed, and feed them.

We got all of our stuff in the car and said bye to our kitties. Meeko wouldn’t even look at us. She was on Mum’s bed all curled up and would bury her face in the bed when we tried to pet her. Someone was mad we were leaving!
Figaro on the other hand. He didn’t even care. He was probably thinking “FREEDOM!”

We got to Mimi’s house at about 6:15. We were staying there that night because her house is much closer to Boston than ours.

We just ordered some take out for dinner. I think I got a sub. Who knows. I don’t think you guys want to see non-Disney food pictures in a Disney trip report. I mean, you’re all here for the Disney food, right? And to read about our awful family vacation? I would think so.

Once it hit 8 o’ clock, Mum was all excited. It was Charlie Brown Thanksgiving time.

BOOOOOO!

I am NOT a fan of Charlie Brown. At all. I have never liked him. Probably never will. Mum just loves all of the stupid holiday specials and always records them. I could care less.

She wanted to watch it so bad and she knows I can’t stand it. So with all of the huffing and puffing, she goes “I guess you can change the channel.”

I didn’t want to hear the complaining, so I left it on for her and Mimi to watch. I just stared off into space for an hour and thought about Disney. I was bouncing off the walls. That’s how everyone was. Yup.

At 9:45, we went to bed. Yes, that early. We needed some sleep. It’s not like that happened! I was up pretty much the entire night. I was just so excited to see all of the Christmas decorations, have Disney food, and cry over everything. I WAS READY.

I got only 3 hours of sleep.

And if you are wondering, I wasn’t tired. At all. I don’t think I yawned once the next day.

I woke up at four with Mimi and I watched some stupid show on the Food Network called Fat Chef. It was some weight loss show for, you guessed it, fat chefs. I don’t understand why every channel has to have a weight loss show. Maybe Food Network does because so many people watch it and become fat from making all of the yummy food they show. I’m just sayin’.

Then, it was time to get ready.

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Omg the chicken nuggets just sparked a memory. One of the 'friends' was so cheap, she bought a KIDS pizza from Pinocchio's Village Haus because it was cheaper...................

I almost DIED when she sat down with it. It was the size of like a hockey puck. And she was like "oh it came with grapes, do you guys want some?" and she shared her kids pack of like 8 grapes with 5 other people.

My mom decided to charge the group that came (4 people) $250 for 7 nights/8 days in a Grand Villa at OKW. Same person with the pizza asked not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES "Does that include food?"
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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Omg the chicken nuggets just sparked a memory. One of the 'friends' was so cheap, she bought a KIDS pizza from Pinocchio's Village Haus because it was cheaper...................

I almost DIED when she sat down with it. It was the size of like a hockey puck. And she was like "oh it came with grapes, do you guys want some?" and she shared her kids pack of like 8 grapes with 5 other people.

My mom decided to charge the group that came (4 people) $250 for 7 nights/8 days in a Grand Villa at OKW. Same person with the pizza asked not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES "Does that include food?"
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Your "friend" sounds like a lot of people I know...and no, not the ones in this tr.
She shared her grapes with 5 people?! I have to say, those grapes are really good, but I do not like to share, but you already know that.
I truly think $250 isn't a bad price for one to pay for 8 nights at a Grand Villa at OKW, so I don't see why she was complaining about it not including food.
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HAPPY 111TH BIRTHDAY WALT DISNEY!!!

And now on to the update...

Our crazy travelin' morning

November 22nd

It was turkey day! I mean, it’s not like I cared because I was going to DISNEY WORLD!

VSKSHSIJQBCPBWKDBQLENWJWNZBXNVCKDHGXNNDNNSOPQOEUDY CGAONWBBENMMQJQOPDCNVBZREEQKLDN!!!!!

I got 3 hours of sleep last night. It's not like I care because I'm going to DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!


I was bouncing off the walls. I was going crazy. I was laughing hysterically. It was kind of like that night in Epcot, but I’m not goin’ there.

I only had half a chocolate croissant for breakfast. I know, I know. HALF. I wasn’t hungry because I was so excited and Mimi got these really nasty ones and I couldn’t finish it. I wanted real chocolate croissants aka Disney chocolate croissants.

We were out the door by 6:15 and got to Logan at 7:10. Not bad at all! And we fit everything in our little car!

my emotions: EEEEEEE SJDBKAKXKDNAK DISNEY!!!!

We parked in the Economy Lot, which is much cheaper than parking in the main parking lots near the airport. You do have to take a shuttle to get to the airport, but it’s only like a 2 minute ride.

Before heading down to the shuttle, we weighed our luggage one last time. No, we do not carry around a scale in our car. We got this hook thingy that you hang your luggage on and you lift it up to see how much it weighs. We got it at Walmart for like $7. I don’t lift it up because let’s be real, I am lazy and sit on the couch and eat ice cream all day. I do not like exercise, so I have no muscles. Michelle Obama would be proud.
Surprisingly, all of our luggage was well under 50 pounds. Mine was the lightest, which was a big shock because I have a huge black and white hard suitcase. The suitcase by itself weighs 15 pounds.

We dragged all of our stuff to the elevator (we were on the 3rd floor of the garage. I know you guys really care about that) and hopped on with this family going to Chicago.

A shuttle was already there so we hopped aboard. Terminal E was our stop, so we were the last to get off.

Mum did not want me taking pictures of her, like usual.

She is going to kill me for posting that. It’s not like I care.

We also sat in the priority seating, aka where the old folks sit, like Mum.


Once we got off, we headed inside, and headed up a floor to drop our bags off.

AT THE AIRPORT. CAPS LOCK IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW.

We already had our boarding passes since Mum printed them off the day before.

Seriously, it was DEAD in there. I think there was like one other family in there. I know it was early—well, for Jackie at least—and it was Thanksgiving, but I was surprised!


We checked our bags in, and that was a breeze. So next stop was security, aka everyone’s favorite place. I mean, all the TSA peeps are so happy and friendly and they don’t yell at you to hurry it up or anything… Actually, they were pretty nice on this day. Except the one who made Mimi go through the giant body scanner.

The complaining started.

Already.

Maybe they thought my grandmother looked like a terrorist, I don’t know! I guess they thought I have looked like a terrorist too because I have had to go through that thing before. It wasn’t a big deal or anything.
Yes Mimi, I know Mum and I had to just walk through that metal detector thing and that was it, but it’s not the end of the world.
I mean, the complaining already started and we weren’t even through security yet. Oh wait. She complained before that because she didn’t want her feet touching the floor with all of the germs when she had to take her shoes off.

Did I mention she is a germ freak?

Cause she is.

She even asked one of the TSA peeps why she had to go through the big body scanner. IDK. Move on with your life, Mimi!

I told you guys there would be a lot of ranting.

And we weren’t even in Disney yet!

You’re welcome.

After all of the complaining, we got our shoes back on and then I saw the Three Stooges, I mean Seth, Jackie, and Troy.

I ran up to Troy and gave him a giant hug.

Then Jackie said he wasn’t feeling the greatest and was having “bathroom issues.”

Right after I gave him a giant hug.

Awesome.

I mean, I wanted the kid to feel better and all, but…I don’t know.

I guess those cookies wouldn’t be eaten this day.

Troy did get over his bathroom issue, so he wasn’t blocked up for the whole trip.

You guys probably didn’t want to know that.

TMI, I’m sorry.

MOVING ON.

I went over to the windows with Troy and he explained how they put the luggage in the plane. It was so cute!


Then we checked out one of those little convenient stores for last minute snacks, reading material, etc. I found nothing I wanted to eat. I JUST WANTED DISNEY FOOD.

Then we went to good ol’ Dunkin’s and Troy hugged someone’s leg, that wasn’t Seth or Jackie’s. Jackie flipped out when she saw him. She was like “TROY!” I have done that in my earlier years…

Then we headed to our gate. We were at gate E1E. Good information…

Then Seth couldn’t find his brand new iPhone. It wasn’t in Troy’s stroller. Not in his pocket. It wasn’t in their backpack. So if you couldn’t tell, he didn’t have it.

THE DRAMA STARTS YAY!!!

So Mum and I sat at our gate with everyone’s stuff. The rest of them went to go look for it.

Dear God.

5 minutes passed.

10.

15.

I count really well by 5s, don’t I?!

Then we saw them coming.

THEY FOUND THE PHONE!

He left it in the bathroom and some custodial person had it, that spoke like no English.

Finally after the missing phone was recovered, they made 5 zillion announcements about how our flight was overbooked by one, blah, blah, blah. BUT, if someone gave up their seat, they got two free round trip tickets. Not bad!
Mum could’ve stuck me in her carry on and said she was just a party of one and could’ve gotten those tickets for us to go to Disney at a later date without “the other people.”

Sadly, that didn’t happen because I would’ve broken her shoulder from her carrying her carry on so we had to get on the plane with “the other people.”

I think that’s what I’m going to call them from now on. "The other people." Sounds good to moi!

BOARDING THE PLANE SOON OMG.

I just wanted to leave!

Family picture!

How sweet.
Not.

We boarded the plane semi-early, which wasn’t a bad thing, I guess. It just took FOREVER.

Someone was ready!

We got the backpack for him, duh.

We found our seats, but Mimi was nowhere near us. Mum paid for all of us to sit together, but that didn’t happen. It was probably because the drama that happened on the 21st. I didn’t tell you guys? Shame on moi!

So we had to pay for our bags the day before. Thought we would pay for them when we got to the airport, but whatever. We had no clue how many bags “the other people (minus one)” would have. Maybe they were going to have two suitcases. One for Seth and Jackie. And one for Troy. Or, one for each of them. So Mum texted them and they didn’t write back for like two hours, and we needed to know ASAP. By the way, that is foreshadowing, FYI.
Anyways, Jackie wrote back and said “they didn’t know yet.”
I will never understand them sometimes! Don’t they pack like a month before or start getting stuff together?!

Maybe that’s just us…

So they said they would just check in another bag if they had one, since we only paid for two and only checked in Troy and Jackie. And plus we had to book Seth separate, blah, blah, blah. So I think since Seth checked in at the airport, our seats got all mixed up. Thanks, “the other people.”

So Mimi sat way back by the bathrooms. How lovely. So Mum and I had to sit across from “the other people (minus one).”

Before we took off, I read up on all of the wonderful and ridiculous items they make today in, you guessed it, SKY MALL! My favorite magazine!


I ordered Mum’s Christmas present from there. Don’t tell her what it is, guys, ok?!

I bought her the Animated T-Rex Hoodie!

It comes in adult sizes, so it’s all good! She is going to love it. Aren’t I the best daughter ever?! I know!

Moving on.

Troy absolutely LOVED take off. Weirdo.

During the flight, I did homework, in style of course.


I also read D23 and listened to the DISunplugged with Mum.

AND, I took pictures of Seth and Jackie sleeping. Troy was wide awake though watching some movie.


And Mum and I took some crazy pictures, because that’s what we do.

Yes, I was already wearing my mickey ears. I was wearing them days in advanced.

So attractive.


Then I took a picture of Mum having Minnie’s eyes as her own eyes, from the cookies.

It came out awesome.

And before I forget, the WiFi on AirTran didn’t work. You had to PAY for it. Idiots.

Pretty soon, I saw palm trees. YAHOOOOO!!!!

Our flight landed at 12, which was great because we had the rest of the day at the happiest (yeah…) place on earth!

We headed down to the fake-o-rail once we got off the plane.

Troy was a good boy and held on to the handrails.


YAY!!!


MCO>any other airport



We headed down to baggage claim so “the other people (minus one)” could get their bags, since they never called Magical Express. It’s not like we told them five+ times or anything…
Then less than a week before we told them WE can just go down to the bus and not get our bags and they were like “Why???”

Some people will never know…

So after “the other people (minus one)” got their bags, we headed down to Magical Express. It’s very convenient because the AirTran baggage claim is on side B, which is the same place Magical Express is.

We got down to the desk, and told Seth and Jackie to go up to the desk WITH THEIR RESERVTION NUMBER and get their vouchers to get on the bus. Easy, right?

Not at all.

Jackie looked at us like we had three heads.

“We need our reservation number?”

WE ONLY TOLD YOU FIVE ZILLION TIMES BEFORE THIS. DIDN’T YOU WRITE IT DOWN, YOU IDIOTS?

Meanwhile, Mum has a whole book with our reservation numbers for our rooms, ADRs, etc.

It already started.

Jackie found it on her phone and then they headed up to the desk. We stood around and I just shook my head. I WANTED TO GET TO SARATOGA GRRRR.

I looked over at the desk because the CM who was helping them looked CLUELESS. So I ran up to help, since let’s be real, I know what I’m doing.

The CM thought I needed a voucher too when I got up there, but no, I was just seeing what the crap was taking five hours.

And then they told me once they were finally done that the CM couldn’t find their reservation number, AT FIRST. THANK THE LORD UP ABOVE HE DID.

After everything was all set, we got in our lines to wait for our motor coach. IT WAS TIME.

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"I don’t lift it up because let’s be real, I am lazy and sit on the couch and eat ice cream all day. I do not like exercise, so I have no muscles. Michelle Obama would be proud."

dying. dying. dead.

Thank you for wearing your ears on the plane ride there!
And thank you for just saying it like it is " since let’s be real, I know what I’m doing."
That's what I do when people are IDIOTS but I just get called a bad word that starts with a B....really?

I am having an awful lot of flashbacks to my trip. Which as soon as I make some more posts...you will be able to read.
Like not doing the things they were told 45345324 times.....

But I am trying to keep them out of it. I also just may have to steal "The other people" label because it is perfect. Especially compared to what I was going to call them...A, B, C, and D
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First of all - love your Mickey nails! and love your mum's new hair style (she did get a new one, didn't she? If not I feel pretty stupid right now ) Oh what fun I can see you are all going to have seeing how you got started off so well
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gee Meg, that' s the best Christmas gift ever. Thanks.

heaven2dc...didn't really get a new do...I think it was just a mess, but thanks!
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I'm in to read all about your"fun with the others".
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"I don’t lift it up because let’s be real, I am lazy and sit on the couch and eat ice cream all day. I do not like exercise, so I have no muscles. Michelle Obama would be proud."

dying. dying. dead.

Thank you for wearing your ears on the plane ride there!
And thank you for just saying it like it is " since let’s be real, I know what I’m doing."
That's what I do when people are IDIOTS but I just get called a bad word that starts with a B....really?

I am having an awful lot of flashbacks to my trip. Which as soon as I make some more posts...you will be able to read.
Like not doing the things they were told 45345324 times.....

But I am trying to keep them out of it. I also just may have to steal "The other people" label because it is perfect. Especially compared to what I was going to call them...A, B, C, and D
Oh, you are very welcome. Tons of people on the plane were wearing them, actually.
I marched right up to the counter and basically told the CM what to do. Disney should really hire me.
People are RUDE.
I can’t wait to read your TR. It sounds like it will be basically the same thing as mine (making fun of family, ranting, etc.)
OH MY GOD, I got SO mad when “the other people (minus one)” had no clue what to do. I mean, we only told them and gave them an itinerary of the whole trip!
A, B, C, and D! I like that! But, I won’t mind if you steal “the other people.” (:

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First of all - love your Mickey nails! and love your mum's new hair style (she did get a new one, didn't she? If not I feel pretty stupid right now ) Oh what fun I can see you are all going to have seeing how you got started off so well
Thanks!
No, she didn’t. It was just a total disaster that day.
I know! We were off to SUCH a great start! It only gets better…

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gee Meg, that' s the best Christmas gift ever. Thanks.

heaven2dc...didn't really get a new do...I think it was just a mess, but thanks!
Aww, you are so welcome, Mum! I knew you would just love it!

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WELCOME!
I’m glad people like all of my ranting about “the other people.”
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At first, I was really going to leave them out of it. Like try to erase them, and what ever needed to stay so be it. But as I am writing there are a few pieces of their moron-ness that needs to be included. There are so many drama filled parts I am going to leave out. And even some of them should be in...



OMG ISN'T IT SO AGGRAVATING WHEN U TELL THEM ALL THEY NEED TO KNOW MORE THAN ONCE AND THEY STILL ASK DUMB QUESTIONS
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At first, I was really going to leave them out of it. Like try to erase them, and what ever needed to stay so be it. But as I am writing there are a few pieces of their moron-ness that needs to be included. There are so many drama filled parts I am going to leave out. And even some of them should be in...

OMG ISN'T IT SO AGGRAVATING WHEN U TELL THEM ALL THEY NEED TO KNOW MORE THAN ONCE AND THEY STILL ASK DUMB QUESTIONS
The night I was tweeting you in MGM is SOOOO going in here! How can it not?! I mean, I totally understand about how you wouldn't want to include some parts with all of the drama. I do not want to relive that night in MGM AT ALL, but I'm sure my readers would like to hear about it.
YES YES YES!!! Like, don't people listen?! ANNOYING.
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