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Old 05-27-2013, 07:43 AM   #256
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Sorry you weren't feeling very good... sounds like a day "off" was just what you needed.

By the way - if you haven't already uploaded all of your pictures to PB, you can now change one of the settings to upload to smaller sizes.
I have already uploaded all of my pictures (I used the app on my phone and uploaded each day on the trip) but good to know!

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I hate you weren't feeling good. I'm a migraine sufferer and I know how horrible they are. I'm so glad it passed. I had one yesterday and it's finally gone, just woke up (today) lol.

I like those unplanned days, always the best.

Neat that the laundry room is even themed. I've been in other laundry rooms and that one is definitely more rustic, campy looking.

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours and many thanks for all the service given!
I was glad I had the migraine on a down day.

Thank you!
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A quiet resort day sounds like just what you needed. I'm glad the migraine didn't last too long.

I love the Phineas and Ferb pics! My boys were SO excited to meet them! Even my big 18 year old boy!

Congrats on the TSM win! Go MOM! It's too bad Sully didn't like TOT...but you don't know until you try! He's a good sport.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #258
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Strange how you can have a great ride one day and it is "meh" on another. How exciting to get that extra 30 min because the park opened early!

It took me a long time to learn that one "quiet" day with nothing planned is essential for every Disney vacation.


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Old 05-29-2013, 05:26 AM   #259
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A quiet resort day sounds like just what you needed. I'm glad the migraine didn't last too long.

I love the Phineas and Ferb pics! My boys were SO excited to meet them! Even my big 18 year old boy!

Congrats on the TSM win! Go MOM! It's too bad Sully didn't like TOT...but you don't know until you try! He's a good sport.
I was glad he tried it (with some bribing), but I really thought he'd like it. Oh well.

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Strange how you can have a great ride one day and it is "meh" on another. How exciting to get that extra 30 min because the park opened early!

It took me a long time to learn that one "quiet" day with nothing planned is essential for every Disney vacation.


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Even though we don't do full park days, that day off was still needed. Most days we were back in our cabin by early afternoon, but between visiting the dog and just being tired from all that walking, the rest was needed.
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Still here and enjoying!

My fav pic so far is of Sully with the Sully horse's nametag. Cute.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:10 PM   #261
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Still here and enjoying!

My fav pic so far is of Sully with the Sully horse's nametag. Cute.
I thought that was pretty cool too.
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what a lovely day at the cabins! Outside of the migraine that is. Bummer that the Meadows pool was so crowded, we really liked the quiet pool as well. Really seems like you got to enjoy the day and the full use of the cabin and resort, I love that!

Great start to your morning at DHS, in early and knocking those rides out. Bummer that ToT didn't agree with tummies, that can be so frustrating when that happens.
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Kudos to you for getting so many headline rides ticked off so painlessly in HS. Lovin the look of that beautiful blue sky
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what a lovely day at the cabins! Outside of the migraine that is. Bummer that the Meadows pool was so crowded, we really liked the quiet pool as well. Really seems like you got to enjoy the day and the full use of the cabin and resort, I love that!

Great start to your morning at DHS, in early and knocking those rides out. Bummer that ToT didn't agree with tummies, that can be so frustrating when that happens.
I knew when we stayed at the Fort that I really wanted to take the time to enjoy the resort. I'm glad we got the chance.

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Kudos to you for getting so many headline rides ticked off so painlessly in HS. Lovin the look of that beautiful blue sky
We had such beautiful weather on the trip!
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Sorry Sully didn't like ToT. It's funny how big people sometimes don't like big rides, but little people love them. I could only take Everest one time, but I read about eight year olds who ride it 3-4 times in a row!

The pool looks refreshing. Down times are good. We are learning more and more to appreciate rest time, playground time, coloring time, etc. with the girls.

Happy Birthday to Owen!
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #266
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Day 7 - Part 2

We headed to Sci Fi for lunch. I believe this was our third time eating there. We just love the atmosphere and the food (burgers and fries) are very good. We were the first ones seated and our waitress was fabulous. Another great experience for us!



We knew we wanted to do the American Idol Experience (I'd done it for the first time on my last solo trip and wanted the family to do it. They weren't super excited for it.) and LMA, but we had to time to kill before they started so we headed to Great Movie Ride. Then we kind of hung around, watching some ducks and a show.







We took the opportunity for some Photopass pictures:







Then it was time for American Idol! We got there really early so were part of the pre-show (where they record "fans" of one of the performers). That was fun.







There were 4 performers, which I thought was odd, but figured maybe they'd changed the format of the show. We had some really good singers, but one was fantastic! She had an amazing voice. The last one up was a man and they ended up bringing his girlfriend up on stage. Up until this point, I still didn't have a clue what was going on. But next we knew, we were witnessing a proposal! Everyone in the audience was "awwwwing" and clapping. It was a really cool thing to be a part of. One of those magical moments at WDW.

As soon as that finished, we hoofed it over to LMA. I think it was Owen who really wanted to see this show even though we'd seen it a couple of times already. The Lightning McQueen part was new for us, but sadly, my boys do not like any reference to Cars. They feel it's for little kids, which of course, they most definitely are not.

A picture of all of us:





I think it was around 2 when the show finished and we were ready to leave. We got some popcorn on the way out in the cool container.



That's the hat I bought that morning, which I guess I forgot to mention. It was going to be a very sunny day and I didn't want a burnt scalp!

Before we went back to the cabin, we visited with Baxter. Then at the cabin, we saw this:



We relaxed at the cabin for a while and made tacos.

We'd told the younger two that we'd try to head back to MK one evening so they could do more of the Sorcerer card game. Sully didn't want to go along, so we let him stay at the cabin with Chuck's phone in case he needed us.

We headed to the boat.







Continued in next post...
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When we arrived at MK, we were happy to see it wasn't super busy. There seemed to be a lull between many people leaving in the afternoon and before the others arrived for the evening.

We did the Main St. Adventure and Fantasyland for the cards. The boys had fun (but I found it very boring).









We did stop for some Photopass pictures:









And we watched Philharmagic. We decided to have some ice cream before heading out.









We made it back to the cabin and went to sleep after a great day.


Up Next -- Day 8 & 9 -- The End
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Sorry Sully didn't like ToT. It's funny how big people sometimes don't like big rides, but little people love them. I could only take Everest one time, but I read about eight year olds who ride it 3-4 times in a row!

The pool looks refreshing. Down times are good. We are learning more and more to appreciate rest time, playground time, coloring time, etc. with the girls.

Happy Birthday to Owen!
I know I used to love thrill rides when I was a kid, but as I've gotten older, my stomach just can't handle them. And I get motion sickness. But I love ToT! I really thought Sully would like it once he gave it a chance.

Thanks!
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Life update! Well, good and bad news today. The good news was that I got the job! I start my training on Monday. The bad news is Chuck didn't get the job.

I also decided to start a business (nothing like jumping in with both feet, eh?!) so things are very crazy at the moment. I am now the owner of a pet sitting business!

I will get back soon for an update. Hope everyone is well!
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Life update! Well, good and bad news today. The good news was that I got the job! I start my training on Monday. The bad news is Chuck didn't get the job.

I also decided to start a business (nothing like jumping in with both feet, eh?!) so things are very crazy at the moment. I am now the owner of a pet sitting business!

I will get back soon for an update. Hope everyone is well!
Go for it Carissa Well done to you and commiserations to Chuck. I will keep my fingers crossed that something turns up for him soon
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