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Old 01-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #3676
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August 19-30 is the proposed dates. There are three days either side for travelling, plus an extra day beforehand to take the girls to Cocoa Beach. Pin covers 1/2-3/24, 4/21-5/22 and 8/11-9/28. All said, if I can get Free Dining, I'd grab it in a minute, and upgrade from POP to Riverside.
We may be there at the same time. We were looking at mid to late August. I hope they have free dining or at least I get a PIN at some point. Once I know I am going, we'll have to compare our info and find a time to meet up. Good luck with the free dining. We would most likely either stay at POR or POFQ. The kids really enjoy FQ.

Just a fun thing at POR. My kids always head out at night and catch the frogs at Riverside. They hang out in the shudders, on the columns and around the lights. They run around a couple of the buildings and have a blast. Not sure if the kids like that sort of thing, but it kept mine busy for hours.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #3677
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I guess if we drove to Portland Maine like we normally do, we could probably get a reasonable price. Hmmm, time to rethink the summer trip maybe.
Hmmmm...Portland? That's close enough for me to drive to as well. We usually head out from Manchester, NH. Let me know if you end up looking and see good deals out of Portland. I bet I could get permission to go to sunny CA.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:29 PM   #3678
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I totally agree. I even get a little dust in my eye too..

I cannot wait for Saturday. I was wondering if the sun would be out by then...

I'm sure that will be an awesome experience.
Sunrise is going to be about 7:20. My guess is that Corral B will start a little before 6. At a 10 minute mile you'll hit mainstreet a little before 7 am. My guess is that you'll hit main street with it light-ish but the sun won't be completely up.

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We've always used the monorail to get around during the race. Your family should be prepared for getting around to take much longer than normal.

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I'll be glad to be next after Barry.

Since we are showing Cindy's place, I thought I would throw out this pic of the "cute little castle" on the other coast. Crash is looking forward to doing a Coast to Coast sometime and run down the first Main Street.
I'm trying to talk DW into letting me do the Dumbo Challenge out there this year. With that I'd run 4 races to get 7 medals and shirts.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #3679
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This is on the bucket list. Never been to the west coast on vacation or to DL. It's definitely something we need to get done before the kiddos are out of the house. Nice pic!
Must do for any Disney fan. It sounds corny but this was Walt's place. And with the DCA redo, you have two great parks to enjoy.

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I am sure there will be a few more of us in the back trying to chip away at the bars. I don't think the Whispering Canyon will be the same after Thursday.

Finally put the laundry in the washer and may even pack tonight. It is a rare occurrence that I pack before the night I am leaving. Guess I am excited to get out of here.
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Hmmmm...Portland? That's close enough for me to drive to as well. We usually head out from Manchester, NH. Let me know if you end up looking and see good deals out of Portland. I bet I could get permission to go to sunny CA.

We've thought about Manchester simply because you can pick up Southwest there. I think it is about another hour and a half drive.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #3681
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I have no idea how that's going to work. I like the idea of me, you, Barry, Justin, and I can't remember who else sticking together until the castle. But your impending fracture may throw that off. The fact that I want to run the early part slower than you will also throw that off. The fact that Barry has out-worked all of us will also throw that off.
Hmmm. We'll have to see. Currently I am in corral D but I have my 10K time to submit at the expo and see if they move me up (1:07:55). If they move me up to B I will do my best to hang but my first 2 and sometimes 3 miles are under 11 min but after that they start to trail off. Hopefully the adrenaline will keep me going.
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We've thought about Manchester simply because you can pick up Southwest there. I think it is about another hour and a half drive.
Manchester is a nice airport. Certainly better than flying out of Logan.
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Hmmm. We'll have to see. Currently I am in corral D but I have my 10K time to submit at the expo and see if they move me up (1:07:55). If they move me up to B I will do my best to hang but my first 2 and sometimes 3 miles are under 11 min but after that they start to trail off. Hopefully the adrenaline will keep me going.
Last year DW submitted a time of 1:11 for her 10k and she was placed in C (I think)
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Hmmm. We'll have to see. Currently I am in corral D but I have my 10K time to submit at the expo and see if they move me up (1:07:55). If they move me up to B I will do my best to hang but my first 2 and sometimes 3 miles are under 11 min but after that they start to trail off. Hopefully the adrenaline will keep me going.
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Last year DW submitted a time of 1:11 for her 10k and she was placed in C (I think)
if we start at the end of B and you are at the front of C, maybe we can just sneak you up to B.
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Must do for any Disney fan. It sounds corny but this was Walt's place. And with the DCA redo, you have two great parks to enjoy.
I'm looking forward to our Oct DL trip, not to take away from our March WDW trip (which will be new to us with new fantasyland and a few things we didn't do in Oct) but DL will be fully new to DD and myself and was able to get 2 southwest tickets to help with the cost of a west coast flight, but excited for both trips
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Hmmm. We'll have to see. Currently I am in corral D but I have my 10K time to submit at the expo and see if they move me up (1:07:55). If they move me up to B I will do my best to hang but my first 2 and sometimes 3 miles are under 11 min but after that they start to trail off. Hopefully the adrenaline will keep me going.
If you don't often run with friends you may find that a race environment, particularly a race environment with people you want to stay with really gives you a huge burst. In my first race that I ran with someone I managed to get within 1 minute of a PR even though it rained the whole race and I hadn't run at all several weeks before because I was getting over a knee injury. In my second race with a friend I PR'd by 11 minutes. Hopefully you'll find the same type of magic at Disney.
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Manchester is a nice airport. Certainly better than flying out of Logan.

We have connected through Logan a number of times and had no problems except for the very first time in 2004. We were flying from here so we had to do customs at Logan. That was in a totally different terminal from the gate fro our connector and there was no information on how to get from one terminal to the next. We, along with 3 or 4 more families, ended up outside walking along a sidewalk until we found the right terminal and then we had to get in line and go through security again.
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We have connected through Logan a number of times and had no problems except for the very first time in 2004. We were flying from here so we had to do customs at Logan. That was in a totally different terminal from the gate fro our connector and there was no information on how to get from one terminal to the next. We, along with 3 or 4 more families, ended up outside walking along a sidewalk until we found the right terminal and then we had to get in line and go through security again.
Logan's not terrible, I think I'm just tainted but the memories of trying to drive to Logan from Andover on a Friday afternoon. I hated that part. The airport itself wasn't too bad. I like it better than Denver or Dulles.
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