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Old 02-14-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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Heather & Melissa's Epic Adventure October 2014!

Look out people!

Heather & Melissa are going to be childless and in search of adventure of epic proportions!



We met while planning our trips for October 2012! Our group on DIS made a Facebook group (as we all love to do!) which allowed us to get to know each other better. Melissa was running the 2012 TOT 10 Miler with our mutual friend Jody! I bought a ticket to the run after party. It was my very first day in Florida and I was exhausted but I got over to DHS in time to ride TSM and wander around before the girls were done running. Was able to meet them in person for the first time. And the rest is history!

Since October 2012 we've planned trips, ran from zombies and explored the Mall of America!





We were both in Disney World this January (2014!) with our kids and had a BLAST!





NOW it's time for the TRIP OF EPICNESS!

Drinking Around The World
Our friend Jennifers Wedding
TOT 10 MILER! (OMG! My first RunDisney race EVER!)
MNSSHP

and then......

4 DAY DISNEY CRUISE ON THE WONDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







To say we're excited is an understatement!




OUR PLANS:

Sept 28:
I drive 8 hours to Minnesota!

Sept 29
Hang out at Mall of America. Buy any cool stuff I want! Have a fun day. Not sure if Melissa is working or not but if she is I will spend the day making laps around the MOA and trying on clothes! lol Maybe go on the log water ride that I wanted to go on the last time I was there but didn't. Seriously thinking about saving up money to buy those amazing CORRAL cowboy boots I tried on this month! <3

Sept 30:
When Melissa gets home from work we drive to NASHVILLE! YAY! I think I will try and have a nap during the day so that I am nice and awake for our drive to Nashville. If it isn't too scary (SO FAST!!!) I will offer to help drive as long as we have GPS lol. American freeways are a scary place. Melissa will understand once she sees the highways I travel on here in Manitoba!

Oct 1:
Spend a very fun day in Nashville! Going to Shannon's work at the Mall at Green Hills. Stalking….lol some NASHVILLE filming locations. I want to see The Drake hotel (from THE THING CALLED LOVE) and end the night at the BLUE BIRD CAFE! Shannon flys out that night so Melissa and I will amuse ourselves for a little while (maybe at Music Row?) before we drive the 11 hours to WDW. We shall survive on coffee and red bulls. I hear you can see sounds if you mix those together.


Oct 2: PM PLANS - ADR: LE CELLIER DRINK AROUND THE WORLD AT EPCOT WITH JENNIFER AND HER WEDDING PARTY

MK AM EMH 8am - 7pm ~ MNSSHP
EP 9am-9pm
DHS 9am - 7:30pm
AK 9am - 5pm


Oct 3: AM PLANS - AK in the morning (emu 8am)and ride everything without using our FP+, afternoon to the TOT EXPO to pick up our race packets and look around, then POOL (yay!), and PM PLANS - EPCOT dinner and use our 3 FP+ ADR: VIA NAPOLI
MK 9am - 7pm ~ MNSSHP
EP 9am - 10pm
DHS 9am - 7:30pm
AK AM EMH 8am - 5pm


Oct 4: AM PLANS - DHS for rides (walk-on) and Animation Academy! PM PLANS - Jennifers wedding, cocktails, reception and then TOT 10MILER!

MK 9am - 10pm
EP 9am - 10pm
DHS AM EMH 8am - 7:30pm
AK 9am - 5pm

JENNIFER's WEDDING @5pm
COCKTAIL HOUR @?pm
RECEPTION @?pm

TOT 10 MILER @



Oct 5: AM PLANS - perhaps Epcot for lunch PM PLANS - MNSSHP!!!!! ADR: 'OHANA (in costume!)

MK 9am - 7pm ~ MNSSHP
EP 9am - 9pm
DHS 9am - 7:30pm
AK 9am - 5pm

Oct 6: AM PLANS - Breakfast at Beach Club (not the kitchen sink like Shannon wants though!) with Shannon, Stephanie & Aria!ADR: CAPE MAY CAFE
* Drive to Port Canaveral and park the vehicle.
* CRUISE TIME!! Board ship @?pm
* Ship leaves port at 4pm!


Oct 7:
* Ship docks in Nassau
* Off to Atlantis for the shallow water dolphin experience
* Explore Atlantis before heading back to the ship

Oct 8:
* Ship docks in Castaway Cay
* Off ship early for the Castaway Cay 5K
* Spending the rest of the day lounging on the beach. (Possibly renting a private cabana if Stephanie can get one for us!)

Oct 9:
* Ship docks in Castway Cay
* Heather plans to enjoy stuff on the ship for most of the morning
* Melissa is crazy and plans to run the Castaway Cay a 2nd time *lol*

Oct 10:
* Ship docks at Port Canaveral
* Disembark the ship. (Soooo early! 7:30am!) Grab the car and head to Nashville to drop off Shannon!

Oct 11:
* Drive to Minneapolis for Melissa to go home.

Oct 12:
* Me drive all alone the 8 hours back home! *sad face*

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Old 02-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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Hello!

I am the other half of this dynamic duo! Heather has our story correct except she failed to give Jody, our English Aussie, mad props. Jody is the thread the strung us odd beads together!

The story starts with a late Sept. to early Oct. trip in 2012! After a few chats with each other we planned to run into each other at the parks and heather decided to attend the Villains Bash after party for the Inaugural Tower of Terror 10 miler. And we are now bringing that back full circle to run Tower of Terror together in 2014!

If anyone knows me I love to run! Especially runDisney races! It is so bad that my currently have more Disney medals than non Disney (but to be fair most local races don't do medals).

2013 Dumbo Double Dare challenge! (I'm on the left)


2013 Wine and Dine half! (I'm on the left)

I eventually successfully infected Heather with the running bug! I am planning a trip to Canada! in May to run a 10k with Heather so she can get a qualifying time for ToT 10 miler! Woot!

But before we decided to vacation together in Oct 2014, we realized our trips that we planned individually overlapped. I was planning to go down to run the Dopey challenge and she was taking her kids on vacation to escape the Canadian cold. So we quickly planned and synced up our FP+ selections and it quickly became our trip full of our quirky hijinks Hence glow sticks and random dance party references that you will see in our reports.




Glowsticks! Yes grown women can enjoy a glow stick!

Okay I can type all day! I am a wordy person so I will stop here and come back to fill you in on more detail of "Heather and Melissa's Epic Trip" came to be!
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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We have some OTHER awesome friends joining us for TOT 10 Miler and on the cruise!!!!

Like the awesome Aria who is a CM!


(yes this is a HORRIBLE picture! But I like it!)



And Shannon from Nashville



And Stephanie! She's a really awesome Run Disney blogger!



(I don't have a picture with miss Stephanie yet!)

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
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Melissa.....did you say GLOW STICK????



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Azw...ature=youtu.be

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Melissa.....did you say GLOW STICK????



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Azw...ature=youtu.be

This is what happens when grown women are given glow sticks and they have watched Terry Lewis dance with glow sticks in White Chicks too many times. And we enjoyed embarrassing the Tween.
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Yeay! Following! Cant wait to see you guys for drinking around the world and my wedding!
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:19 AM   #7
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It's going to be a blast!!!!!! Drinking around the World AND your wedding! Thanks so much for inviting us!
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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Okay so picking up where I left off, As fate would have one of the girls in October 2012 trip group got engaged and is planning a Disney Wedding (yay Jenn!) . Well her wedding happened to be around the time as the Tower of Terror 10 miler race would be and I was already planning on being there because I wanted to maintain my legacy in the race. So voila Heather mentioned making it a moms only trip and so we started planning. Next thing I know Heather suggested a cruise too! We both wanted to do a Disney cruise but wanted to test out the waters with just us before we take the kids on one. And one morning I woke up to this bit strip on FB


Yep it was sealed we are going on a cruise! So we started researching and I discovered we should book through a TA so we could get onboard credit. I started looking around at different agencies and didn't find one I was comfortable with. SO I asked around on a Cruise customholics group and got a recommendation. Who I felt so comfortable with! She was so nice and so willing to deal with any questions we have. So we found our agent and booked the cruise with a special they were having 1/2 off deposit. And then we decided it was going to be EPIC! The trip of Epicness! We couldn't possibly not share an adult trip to ourselves so we recruited other adult women to escape their kids or college(for Aria).

So please join us on our EPIC adventure! We are pretty zany yet normal at the same time. We are sure to have many hijinks and photos on our journey, plus bonus vacations and gatherings as we prepare for the EPIC adventure!
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Pssst...... it's okay to respond to us on our pre-trip, we like people! We have 227 views and no responders. You can come out of lurking, I promise we don't bite or bark!
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Y'all are whack...and I'm loving it!!
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WOOHOO!!! Welcome!

We're very happy to have you! lol And we are "whack" and we also love it!
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So as much as I said I would never get into running....I've started running. Melissa is beside herself. lol I've started just doing a mile at a time. Last run I did 1.6miles. I think I did that in about 20 minutes.



Melissa is driving up to my place in Manitoba in May for the Shoppers Drug Mart Run For Women. It is a chip timed 10K. I can use that to submit to RunDisney for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler.

I'm SO afraid of the run in October. But because Melissa is so awesome she has assured me she will help me get from the start over the finish line.

And as a reward she says we can run the Castway Cay 5K on our cruise 2 days after TOT.

I made this in response:



This August 30th we are doing The Zombie Run in Minnesota! And as long as my new job allows me to take a few days off we will be making the 10 hour drive to Nashville for a couple days to explore and visit Shannon!



I'm REALLY hoping they will ok this. So far they seem really cool and I think as long as I don't take any time off between now and September I should be ok. Of course I need October 1-12th off....lol so I won't push my luck!



Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy our Bitstrips. I'm kind of addicted to them. Especially to making us stick our tongues out in them. It's become a sickness for me! lol
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Following. Found the link on January group on Facebook. Love your bitstrips.
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