Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Today is Disneyland's 56th Birthday!!! So what do you do to celebrate? You go to Walt Disney World! We are at Chicago's Midway Aiport. We have two hours to wait before our flight takes off. My stomach is acting up for some reason. I didn't get a good night's sleep. Or maybe I'm just hungry. McDonald's is right behind us in the terminal. Maybe that will ease my stomach...or make it worse...!!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Blaine put me on hold for about 5 minutes while he spoke with someone in charge of room asignments. When he got back to me, he went over the details of my Disney trip. Eveything sounded like it was in order. He wished me a Magical Day and hoped my nephew will enjoy his first trip to Disney World. I told him Thank You and that I'm sure my nephew will enjoy his trip!
Well there you go. Everything is in place. Rather I'm ready or not, my trip begins on Sunday. Since I reached all my work deadlines early, I'm taking tomorrow off from work. I'm officially on vacation!!!
Tommorow I'll do last minute laundry and packing. Saturday I'll go to my Mom's house to spend the night since its only 10 minutes away from the airport we're flying out of. My sister and her children live with my mother. I'll get to spend 'family time' with everyone before I leave. And then at 6am on Sunday, the adventure begins! Here's hoping we have a geat trip!!!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
One of the benefits of booking a vacation trip directly with Disney is that you can check-in on-line 10 days before your arrival. Basically you are confirming the details of your trip, assigning a credit card for room and resort charges, making any room location requests and letting Disney know if there is a special occasion for the trip. When I went on-line, I tried requesting a ground level room and one close to the bus drop-off location. But for some reason I got an error message. You can also call Disney 3 or 4 days before your arrival and make these requests over the phone. I do want a ground level room located in the 80's section of POP Century. When I stayed at POP last year, I made the same request and it was honored. While it may be a longer walk to the main hall of the resort, I like the theming of this section. Plus since its father out, it is a much quieter section of the resort. And of course, I'm a huge fan of the 80's!
Well sometime this weekend I have to get my packing done, hopefully Sunday. And now is the time to keep an eye on the weather forecast. So far I see some rain and highs in the 90's. Well I guess shorts and t-shirts will be all I pack for this trip. I also have to check park hours. Within the past few weeks, Disney has extended park hours in anticipation of high crowds. So far, that's fine with me. The longer the parks are open, the more time I have to ride and see attractions. I'm sure it will be crowded, but since I'm traveling with my 8 year old nephew, I plan on taking it slow and easy.
Well, let's see what I get done over the weekend. Until then, Magical Dreaming!!!
Monday, July 4, 2011
So I spent the weekend prepping my 8yo nephew on our up-coming Disney trip. He's getting so excited about the trip. I measured him and he's right at 52 inches tall. According to WDWINFO, or The Dis Boards as we Disney fans know it, he can pretty much ride everything at Disney World on his own except the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway. Does that mean I'm sending my nephew to ride Space Mountain on his own? NO!!! I just wanted to make sure what he could ride and what he couldn't. I asked him how he felt about roller coasters. Well he wasn't too sure how he felt about them. So I got an idea. At the water park/resort we stayed at, they have this huge water slide where up to 4 people can ride a raft down this three story slide. So my 16 year old nephew, my 10 year niece, my 8 year old nephew and I ride this water slide. And guess what? My youngest nephew LOVED IT! He wanted to ride it again! After we did, he says to me "I think I can ride those roller coasters at Disney World!" YEA!!!
So this is gonna be a CRAZY week at work. I start working on my June month-end processing. I actually got a jump start last week. All my important work has to be done my July 15th, before I go on vacation. But if I planned everything right, I should be done by the 13th, giving a couple days of breathing room. So I hope everything works out as planned.
I received another vacation packet from Disney over the weekend. This now has all my updated resort info, including the upgrade in my dining plan. Now I just gotta get thru work, find time to pack, get everything organized and then go on my trip. So much to do, so little time...