|06-12-2013, 06:01 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2011
When I'm 64.. Mother/Daughter Trip
This is my first trip report, so please bear with me
".. Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?"
This is how it all started. Mom and I heard "When I'm 64" come on the radio and I said, "So what will you do when you're 64 mom?" Mom said, "Well, I'll be twice your age.." Yup, when mom turns 64, I would be turning 32. And because mom was a math teacher for 30 years, we both thought that was pretty cool. We started talking about doing something "big" for that year when she became twice my age. We tossed around the idea of a party, but then realized it would be much more fun to do a vacation. Mom said, "where do you think we should go?" We talked about several places, including Disney, and mom said we would decide when it got closer. This was probably 8 years ago if I remember correctly.
The original intention of this trip was to do it after my mom turn 64 (in September) and after I turned 32 (February). So technically we are doing this trip a year early. We would have to wait until the summer, since I work in a school. At Easter this year (in March), my mom said something about our trip "next summer." I got a little upset, because DH and I are finally thinking about starting a family, and I realized that the trip would probably interfere with that if we waited until next summer. I was a little moody and felt like "Even my own mom doesn't think I'll ever have kids!" I guess mom picked up on it (I don't hide my feelings well). A few days later I sent her a text message: "Mom, on a scale of 1-10, how much do you want to go to Disney THIS summer?" She wrote back, "I already got the book from AAA."
So we've been planning since March/April- not a lot of time when we're traveling June 18!
In our Just mom (almost 64) and me (almost 32)
This will be my 5th trip to WDW and mom's 3rd. I travelled to WDW in July 2011 with DH, so I feel like I was "just there." Previously I had been twice in high school on school trips, and once when I was 9 with my parents. Mom has only been twice- when I was about 9, and she chaperoned one of the high school trips.
We are traveling for 6 days- arriving 6/18 and leaving 6/24
We're staying at the Swan! I love walking to Epcot and DHS. Mom wanted a hotel that "had a comfy bed and is quiet."
We're not fancy eaters but we do have a few fun ADR's picked out: Teppan Edo, 50's Primetime Café, Garden Grove (buffet at the Swan with characters), and Whispering Canyon Café. I also anticipate eating at the San Angel Inn but haven't made an ADR for it.
As for an itinerary, I've spent 2 months making one. I am a huge planner. The days are set and the evenings are more flexible. The first day we fly in pretty early and should be at the Swan by 11 or so.
6/18- We plan to do DHS for the afternoon/evening. 50's Primetime Café for dinner.
6/19- Back to DHS for the morning. Lunch at Whispering Canyon. Evening probably in Epcot
6/20- MK for EMH. Dinner at the Swan.
6/21- AK, then check out AKL. Downtown Disney in the evening.
6/22- Keys to the Kingdom Tour at MK! Evening in Epcot with dinner at Teppan Edo
6/23- Epcot in the morning (if we still have things to see and do there), MK EMH at night.
6/24- get up really early for our shuttle, cry, and have some coffee
We'll be getting our celebration buttons and being in celebration mode the whole trip. We've never been on a mother-daughter trip and we are beyond excited. We are really excited about Keys to the Kingdom. This will be our first tour ever at WDW. If we have time, we will also probably take the Behind the Seeds tour at the Land Pavillion. I'm also going to try pin trading for the first time, and stuff a box full of Mr. Potato Head parts at DTD, lol. Priorities, people! I also have a friend who works at AK and we're hoping to meet up with her at the park.
Hope I can create a fun trip report for everyone to read! Take care!
|06-12-2013, 10:32 AM||#2|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jun 2013
Great Idea! Love it. I want to do this with my mom...although getting someone to watch my crazy kid that long by theirself would be difficult! If this is this year your trip is SUPER close!
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|06-12-2013, 12:31 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2013
So glad for you and your mom. I am going to take my mom next year but she has always wanted to do Disney with her grandkid(s) so I am taking my son along as well. The family (DH, myself, DS and DSD..Disney step daughter) went in 2011 and are going in 2013 so am looking forward to a trip with mom and my son.
Hope you have an amazing time!!!
|06-16-2013, 03:42 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2011
in 48 hours I'll be dining in at WDW!
I have just entered the "this trip is so close that I'm not excited, I'm just totally freaking out and nervous" phase. Of course I'm still excited, but right now I'm experiencing jitters. My bags are packed, mostly, and I'm doing all the last-minute "OMG, what do I do about... " stuff. You know, that last minute questions and obsessive actions, such as:
-Can I bring an empty (reusable) water bottle with me on the flight? (yes.)
-Do I have to do the online check-in with the airline (no, because we're checking bags anyway)
-Should I bring my umbrella?
-Let me check the weather again.
-Do I have enough socks?
-Is my suitcase too heavy?(no- 32 lbs, yay!)
-Where am I going to fit souvenirs??
-I better run to Target and buy blister prevention stuff.
-Let me look at my itinerary again.
-Maybe I better write down every confirmation number that I have down on a notecard and put it in my bag. Then I should put them in an app on my phone. Then I should put them in ANOTHER app on my phone.
If this seems neurotic to you, just be glad you aren't traveling with me LOL
I can't wait to share my adventures with everyone! Leaving tomorrow after work for my parents' house (they live near the airport). Then up bright and early with mom to fly to Orlando!
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