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Old 06-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #271
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Relaxing days are always good.
Sounds like a good day at DHS.
Looks like it was also a fun evening at MK.
All caught up again.
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Oooooh, Sully missed ice cream!!!

He probably enjoyed his evening of quiet, though.

Hoping for the perfect job situation for Chuck very soon.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #273
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Did the boys end up liking American Idol? We've never taken the time to check it out, so just wondering.

Mmmmm....ice cream on Main Street. It doesn't get much better than that!
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #274
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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
Thanks I'm pretty excited. After being home with the boys for 13 years, it's a huge change for me jumping into two new jobs. I'm developing a deeper respect for moms who work out of the home.

I booked my first client yesterday (I wasn't officially ready to be open, but my business got listed on pet sitters international locater even though it wasn't supposed to) so things are rolling even if I'm not ready. And I start my training with the WIC job on Monday.

Chuck went for an interview at Best Buy yesterday (not sure if you're familiar with them--big electronics store). It's not the type of job he was hoping to get, but it would be something bringing in some money for now. He should hear today whether or not he got it.

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Sounds like a good day at DHS.
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Relaxing days are important to rest too.

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Oooooh, Sully missed ice cream!!!

He probably enjoyed his evening of quiet, though.

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He wasn't happy about it, but we told him it was his choice to stay behind.

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Mmmmm....ice cream on Main Street. It doesn't get much better than that!
Yes, everyone enjoyed it. You really should check it out! The stage is great. Both times I've had Cam as the host and he's really good. Very funny.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #275
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Hope all is going well for you and Chuck I've been thinking of you both. I had heard of Best Buy but we don't have them here as yet (prob only a matter of time). Even though it's not the ideal job for Chuck at least it will help pay the bills until something else shows up. You never know , he might find he enjoys it more than he expected (I'll keep my fingers crossed). My mum still lights that candle for you both so good things are bound to be around the corner. Keep you chin up and don't forget to breathe
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Hope all is going well for you and Chuck I've been thinking of you both. I had heard of Best Buy but we don't have them here as yet (prob only a matter of time). Even though it's not the ideal job for Chuck at least it will help pay the bills until something else shows up. You never know , he might find he enjoys it more than he expected (I'll keep my fingers crossed). My mum still lights that candle for you both so good things are bound to be around the corner. Keep you chin up and don't forget to breathe
Awwww. Thank you. I've been super busy. I had my first week of training and I met my first client for my business. I have 3 days off now so hopefully I can get to another update. Chuck still hasn't heard from Best Buy so I don't know what's going on.

Hope things are good with you!
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Day 8 & 9

Just a word about picture size. I know these things are monstrous. But I am too lazy to resize them at this point. I want to finish my trip report and if I have to resize all the pictures (with all of the issues photobucket gives me), it'll never get done. So my apologies.

Our last day in WDW!

We woke up early because the guide I'd been given at check-in stated Animal Kingdom was opening at 7 a.m. for EMH. So we drove over in the dark. There was no one at the entrance booth. So we drove on through! Then we spent some time driving around because I didn't know where to park and there was no one around. I started getting the feeling that we were too early.

Eventually we asked a CM in a truck and he showed us where to park. We headed to the entrance and finally discovered that our guide had been for the previous week (this was Monday) so they weren't opening until 8. They did let us through around 7:45.

These are the new ticket scanner things:





Waiting for them to let us past the ropes:



Our first ride was Dinosaur. Connor and Owen hadn't been on before. Connor is ducking between Chuck and I.



Then Sully and Owen did Primeval Whirl twice. (barf) After that we headed over to Expedition Everest so Sully could try it for the first time. He didn't want to at first, but I encouraged him, even though I didn't want to do it again. I tried to get Chuck to join him, but he declined.



You can see Sully close to the back. He's wearing a tourquoise sweatshirt.



Pretty bird:

Just a word about picture size. I know these things are monstrous. But I am too lazy to resize them at this point. I want to finish my trip report and if I have to resize all the pictures (with all of the issues photobucket gives me), it'll never get done. So my apologies.

Our last day in WDW!

We woke up early because the guide I'd been given at check-in stated Animal Kingdom was opening at 7 a.m. for EMH. So we drove over in the dark. There was no one at the entrance booth. So we drove on through! Then we spent some time driving around because I didn't know where to park and there was no one around. I started getting the feeling that we were too early.

Eventually we asked a CM in a truck and he showed us where to park. We headed to the entrance and finally discovered that our guide had been for the previous week (this was Monday) so they weren't opening until 8. They did let us through around 7:45.

These are the new ticket scanner things:





Waiting for them to let us past the ropes:



Our first ride was Dinosaur. Connor and Owen hadn't been on before. Connor is ducking between Chuck and I.



Then Sully and Owen did Primeval Whirl twice. (barf) After that we headed over to Expedition Everest so Sully could try it for the first time. He didn't want to at first, but I encouraged him, even though I didn't want to do it again. I tried to get Chuck to join him, but he declined.



You can see Sully close to the back. He's wearing a tourquoise sweatshirt.

Pretty bird:



We decided to give the safari another go. I was glad there were some changes made to it as we were kinda bored with the old scenario.























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Old 06-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #278
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After seeing some beautiful animals and scenery, we headed to ITTBAB and then the Boneyard. I guess my boys are getting too big/old for it because after just a few minutes they were ready to go.



The one thing I had yet to do at AK was Flights of Wonder. So we had that number one on our list. We were a bit early and Chuck got to participate in a little show beforehand.











We ended up with front row seats.



We all enjoyed the show. At one point, a bird from the back flies towards the stage and they warn you that they swoop really low. Well, the bird swooped so low, he touched my camera. LOL













That is all the pictures I have from our time at AK. After FOW, we headed to Flametree BBQ for some lunch. It was just okay. With our tummies full, we did our last ride of the day, Kali River Rapids. Chuck and Connor hadnt done it before. We were with another family and chatted with them during the ride. It was kind of less exciting than in previous trips. I think Owen got the most wet.

Oops! I do have some photopass pictures:







We left pretty early and had a short visit with Baxter. Connor wasnt feeling well. We went back to the cabin and rested as well as started to pack up. My notes stop here so Ill have to remember what we did based on pictures. I know we originally were going to eat our last meal at Kouzzina, but decided to cancel. We ended up having dinner at Planet Hollywood in DTD. Id been to the Planet Hollywood in NYC, but that was small compared to this place! Wow!

I was sucker for the group shot they took as we went in.













The service was very good. The food was mediocre. The atmosphere is very cool.

We went back to the cabin and I made a trip to the Meadows Trading Post for some snacks for the trip back home.



Day 9

Because we couldnt pick Baxter up until 7 a.m., that was the earliest wed be able to get on the road. But we were the first ones there so as soon as they opened, we got our puppy and headed home. He was exhausted. He slept for almost the entire trip (and was tired for a day or two after we got home). I dont think he slept well while there. So many dogs around to excite him.


Oh here is the report they gave us:



I dont remember any details of the drive back except it was long. I think we got home around 7-ish.

So there you have it! Probably our last family trip for a long time. I am going back in January for two races and will be staying with a friend at Old Key West. Im very excited for that!
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Sounds like a nice end to your trip. I like Baxters little report card.

I hope you enjoy OKW. We are staying there in July for the first time- excited!

Did the boys enjoy the vacation? What was everyone's favorite?
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Aww...so sad that the trip (and report) are over. I enjoyed reading along and sharing your trip!
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Loved traveling along with you all Carissa Cant believe how grown up the boys look (makes it so worth buying that group photo before they refuse to have one taken at all). Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and both your new jobs. Wish Chuck luck on finding something soon.
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Awww. Such sweet comments about Baxter!
Sounds like a really nice trip. I still can't believe how tall and grown up the boys are. We've never seen Flights of Wonder and I think my kids would enjoy it!

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Carissa, I truly enjoyed your report. But, I'm not going to let my DH read it because you did a whole lot of relaxing. He always complains that we don't relax enough at Disney!

Hope you do reports for your running trips!


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Oh no... it's over already? I enjoyed reading along!!
Thanks for reading, Amy.

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Sounds like a nice end to your trip. I like Baxters little report card.

I hope you enjoy OKW. We are staying there in July for the first time- excited!

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The pictures and videos I've seen of OKW have me very excited! It definitely looks like my kind of place. Reminds me a lot of POR.

They did enjoy themselves. I think we all enjoyed our LEGOLAND day the most. I know--all of you diehard Disney fans will wince at that, but we like to try new things and after several visits to WDW, I think we've reaching the point where it's time for us to vacation somewhere else. I still very much enjoy my solo trips down for races.

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Aww...so sad that the trip (and report) are over. I enjoyed reading along and sharing your trip!
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Loved traveling along with you all Carissa Cant believe how grown up the boys look (makes it so worth buying that group photo before they refuse to have one taken at all). Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and both your new jobs. Wish Chuck luck on finding something soon.
Thanks Moira! Hope we can keep in touch.

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Sounds like a really nice trip. I still can't believe how tall and grown up the boys are. We've never seen Flights of Wonder and I think my kids would enjoy it!

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Carissa, I truly enjoyed your report. But, I'm not going to let my DH read it because you did a whole lot of relaxing. He always complains that we don't relax enough at Disney!

Hope you do reports for your running trips!


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We definitely prefer to have some relaxing time. I think my family wishes I planned for more. Fort Wilderness kind of makes it easy to relax.

I may do one for my January trip so keep an eye out.
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