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Old 05-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Mom/Daughter Celebration Trip: A Tale of 2 Graduates!

Join me for another one of my Mom/Daughter pre-trip reports. This one is going to be extra special! Can't wait to share my plans with my Dis-friends!



I'll introduce us, for those who haven't read any of my previous reports.

I have been a single parent to DD for quit some time now. It's been challenging at times, but with tons of rewards, like getting to travel together...just the two of us!!


Here we are at Disney last year:







This is going to be the shortest pre-trip report I've done, because we're leaving next month!!

I have been super busy with school, clinicals, work, and tons of other stuff!

Yep, I have been going to school, which was really hard going back, being "older" So for the past two years, I've been in school for Pharmacy Tech, and I finally graduated a few weeks ago!!

DD also graduates high school THIS WEEK!!!!

I just can't believe how time has flown by so fast!

And then, a couple weeks after her graduation, we'll be celebrating her 18th birthday!!

So, you see, we have so much to celebrate and I cannot wait!!!




More coming up, with plans, dates, hotel, transportation, and schedules!!
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520

Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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"One graduation down, and one more to go!"



I finally graduated May 7th!! This was extra special to me, because I didn't think I could do it, and even considered giving up several times. But I knew DD was looking up to me and expected me to keep going. If I expected her not to give up, how could I not do this??

This was a very hard decision for me, a journey that I shared with my Dis-friends, and I thank all those who read my reports, commented on my posts, gave me advice, and supported me.

The day finally arrived and we had a wonderful graduation day!






(my Pharmacy Tech side-kick)















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Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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Congrats!!!!!! I am so proud of you!
Thanks!! I'm glad you're here for another one of my reports!
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Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #6
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I'm here for the next adventure

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I'm sure it's such a relief to be over
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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I'm here and am SO excited to read all about your plans! Thanks for letting me know you'd gotten this started!

I'm so proud for you! When you said that you'd been in school for 2 years, it was crazy to think about...I had no idea it had been that long. It seems like just yesterday that you were telling me of your plans to go back!! Congrats! That's such a huge accomplishment, and something to be awful proud of!!

I can't wait for more...
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #8
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What a wonderful trip you have planned for such huge, special accomplishments! You're a great mom. I cannot wait to read more!
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Joining in!! Congratulations on your recent graduation-- what a wonderful example you are for your daughter to never give up!
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Congratulations on your graduation! DH has been in school at night for a free years while working full time and I know it can be challenging to keep going...I can't imagine trying to do it while being a single mom... that's such a great accomplishment!

Looking forward to reading along.
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Congratulations on your graduation! DH has been in school at night for a few years while working full time and I know it can be challenging to keep going...I can't imagine trying to do it while being a single mom... that's such a great accomplishment!

Looking forward to reading along.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:02 PM   #12
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I'm here for the next adventure

Thanks for joining another one of my reports!


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I'm sure it's such a relief to be over
Thank you!



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I'm here and am SO excited to read all about your plans! Thanks for letting me know you'd gotten this started!

I'm so proud for you! When you said that you'd been in school for 2 years, it was crazy to think about...I had no idea it had been that long. It seems like just yesterday that you were telling me of your plans to go back!! Congrats! That's such a huge accomplishment, and something to be awful proud of!!

I can't wait for more...
Thanks for being here! Yeah, it doesn't seem like it's been that long since I started, but I'm so glad to finally be done!


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What a wonderful trip you have planned for such huge, special accomplishments! You're a great mom. I cannot wait to read more!
Thank you! Glad to have you join me again!


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Joining in!! Congratulations on your recent graduation-- what a wonderful example you are for your daughter to never give up!
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Congratulations on your graduation! DH has been in school at night for a free years while working full time and I know it can be challenging to keep going...I can't imagine trying to do it while being a single mom... that's such a great accomplishment!

Looking forward to reading along.
Glad you joined in for my PTR!

It is really tough, especially when I was doing hospital clinicals. I was doing clinicals 7:30am to 4pm, then school 6pm-9pm! Those long days were really hard to handle!
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520

Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #13
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Trip Details!!



Dates! June 20-27, 2013


Transportation:

We are flying again this time! I have driven there a few times, but it's just getting too tiring, now. It's about a 10 hour drive.
We have also taken the Amtrak to Orlando, and while it was really nice, it still took about the same amount of time to get there, plus the way the schedule is, the train travels there through the night, and we both have a really hard time sleeping on the train!

We will be traveling from GSP to Sanford, then getting a rental car and driving from Sanford to Orlando (it's an hour drive, not too bad!)


"Schedule"

I usually don't over-schedule everything, because we like to "go with the flow", and do whatever. But I do like to schedule which days we go to each park, and our ADR's.

Here's what I have so far:

June 20: arriving, checking in, Wal Mart run, and probably DTD

June 21: MK, Crystal Palace lunch

June 22: HS, 50's Prime Time (never had dinner there)

June 23: "lazy day", to do whatever. DD wants to head over to the Polynesian for breakfast and maybe ride the Sea Racers. We did that last year and it was so much fun!!

June 24: AK, Tusker House for breakfast

June 25: MK

June 26: HS for Y.E.S. class (more on that coming up), Boma for dinner

June 27: Hoping to visit "Theme Park Connection" before heading to the airport for departure day! I have been wanting to go there ever since I found out about the place. It's a Disney merchandise/supply type store that sells Disney memorabilia and Disney World props and items.
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Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520

Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #14
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Hotel Details!

This time, we're going on more of a budget, therefore, we're staying offsite.

We've stayed onsite and offsite, and we actually have pros and cons of both. But since I've been in school, I have only been working part time for a while, so we're staying offsite, but it's still really close to Disney!!


We will be staying at Clarion Inn LBV. We have stayed there a few times and we really like it. It's only one mile from Disney (the DTD entrance).

Here's a few pics that I copied from one of my previous TR's:




















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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #15
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Read your trip report from last year......the title caught my eye since my DD and I are taking our first mother daughter trip in March 2014. It was her idea and we are both really looking forward to it.

Congrats on your graduation! I know it was difficult but you have set such a great example of hard work and diligence for your DD.

And she is GORGEOUS by the way! Senior pics were wonderful!

I am curious since we always stay on site.....how much of a pain is it to get back in the car and drive to your hotel in the middle of the day and then go back in the evening? It is real convenient for us usually but like I said, we stay on site and use WDW transportation. How did this work out for you cause its something I may consider in the future.

Poly is awesome - we stayed there in 2007. Gorgeous resort!

Looking forward to following your PTR and hope you have a great time on your next trip!
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