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Old 07-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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The No-Way-I'm-Going-Solo-This-Time Solo Trip, a Sept PTR *Home & TR Link 9/15 x2*



Hi all! For those of you who didn't read my last TR, I'll tell you a little about myself.

My actual name is Stephanie, and I'm a 29 year old single gal from Maryland. I'm still living in MD currently, but plan to move to Florida later this year, the Bradenton/Sarasota area. This is me during my previous trip in December 2012:





I am, somewhat obviously, a Disney freak! I have always loved everything Disney, and this trip will be my 7th trip to WDW, and the fourth solo trip.

I have a dog, Phoenix, who is a 9 year old Beagle/Belgian Malinois mix.







And 4 cats:
Jag, an 11 year old Maine Coon/Ragdoll mix (here with his best buddy Phoenix). He was a rescue from the local animal control when he was 11 weeks old.







Turk, an 11 year DSH. His momma was found, while pregnant, by a woman working in Baltimore who was very allergic to cats. She didn't want her to give birth in the city, so she caught her, brought her home, put her in the basement, and told her husband that he had to care for her and the kittens once they were born . She gave birth a few days later. I got Turk at 8 weeks, and she had named him that as all the kittens had been named after Disney movies, so I kept it!






Jynx, an 8 year old Torti with white. She was found by my parents with 4 of her siblings at around 6 weeks old. Their mom had been hit be a car and passed away. I kept her, my sister Lisa kept one of her sisters and my parents kept one of her brothers. They found homes for the other 2.






And finally Sweetie. She is a 7-ish year old DSH tabby. I found her when I was living in the boonies, and she adopted me. She went from injured and feral, to healed and sweet as can be in 2 weeks. She is difficult to get pictures of as she never stops moving, but here she is with Jag.







I have two younger sisters and my parents are still married. We all love Disney. One of my sisters, Heather, got married in 2011 to her boyfriend of 5 years, Jimmy. He is not as much of a Disney freak and has never been to WDW. But he tolerates Heather's love of Disney.

I volunteer a lot with animal rescues and my job is actually animal related too. I am the Office Manager of a pet sitting company here in Maryland, and have enjoyed this job for over 5 years now. It's a great mix of working with people and animals that works well for me.

Well, enough blabbering about me. If you have any questions please ask, otherwise let's get this PTR under way!



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Old 07-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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So, I will be doing more a more thorough explanation of what I will be doing each day and other plans as we go along, but for now here are the basics:

Who: Just me this trip, though that is subject to change at any moment!
What: A WDW vacation, of course! And I get Free Dining this trip.
When: September 7th through September 14th
Where: Caribbean Beach Resort
Why: Umm....do I really need a reason to go to WDW? Ok, I'm buying a house soon (hopefully by the end of the year) and once that happens I won't really be able to afford a vacation for a while. I saw the free dining offer and thought it would be great to do one last trip before I buy the house and move.

So, that's the basics, I'll be back soon with more detailed plans!
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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Great to see you here Lisa! I just updated the second post with the basic trip info

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Glad you came over so soon!
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I'm glad you decided to go for it!
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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I'm here!!! Thanks for the heads-up.

I love the intros and I am sooooooooooooo happy you are doing this trip (just wish our dates overlapped).
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Thanks for joining! I think I remember you from the December Disers board last year!

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I'm glad too. Glad you are here!

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I'm here!!! Thanks for the heads-up.

I love the intros and I am sooooooooooooo happy you are doing this trip (just wish our dates overlapped).
You are very welcome, I'm glad you are here!

Thanks, I am soooooooo happy too! I wish our dates overlapped too. We keep missing each other by a short time!
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I'm here! If I could get that week off of work and I wasn't already going in October, I would so join you!
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Wait! What? You just said in your TR that this trip was not happening! I'm so confused now... Happy for you, but confused.
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I'm here! If I could get that week off of work and I wasn't already going in October, I would so join you!
That's so sweet! I will have a great time doing solo again, I know it!

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Wait! What? You just said in your TR that this trip was not happening! I'm so confused now... Happy for you, but confused.
I was confused too. If you read the last updates on my TR I decided I wanted to go too bad and will just do another solo trip!
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That's weird. You mentioning your TR made me realize that a whole bunch of threads didn't show up when I clicked on my subscriptions earlier. I have a lot more reading than I thought!
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That's weird. You mentioning your TR made me realize that a whole bunch of threads didn't show up when I clicked on my subscriptions earlier. I have a lot more reading than I thought!
Glad to accidentally help!
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