Hello everyone! Our hotel vouchers and other Magic Your Way details just arrived and our trip is a month away from yesterday, so now I have even more of a case of Disney Fever than I usually have, so I decided to start working on my pre-trip report. You all are probably the only people I “know” who will understand how excited I am and be interested in all of the details
So, first of all, meet us: I’m Amanda, a.k.a. Pesa. DH is Britton. DD1 is Abigail. She will be within a month of turning 4 when we go to WDW. DD2 is Julia. She’ll turn 2 in September. We live in CT. Our trip is planned for August 5-11. (I’m sure it comes as no shock to any of you that….I am sooooo excited
Sorry I have no pictures yet. These boards have inspired me to enter the world of digital photography but I still don’t know what I’m doing. I’ll work on it, though. If anyone has any advice about how to upload pictures onto this site from iphoto, I’d be grateful for it!
Here’s a little bit about how this trip came about ….
The last two summers we have traveled with our extended families to two different beaches, summer of 2005 to New Smyrna Beach in FL with my mom, dad, Grandma, and sister and summer of 2006 to Oak Island in NC with Britton’s mom, dad, sister, Nana, and aunt and uncle. We both love our families and each other’s families very much and these were both wonderful trips, but, after the last one I decided it was time for a change. First of all, a nice relaxing trip to the beach doesn’t tend to be very relaxing for the mom of two toddlers, at least in my experience
. Also, after so much large family travel, I was ready to go somewhere with just the four of us. (Once again, we
our families, we just need some together time.) So, I talked to Britton (on our way home from NC) about it and he was all for it.
The question was where would we go. I wanted it to be somewhere where we wouldn’t be pretending to relax, since the kids want to run all day no matter where we go. Of course, WDW was my first choice. The first 2 years of our marriage we took two trips to WDW thanks to Florida Resident’s Passes (We stayed at CSR and POFQ.) and we had taken a 2 day trip to WDW with Abigail and Britton’s mom when Abigail was 11 months old (POR), but I was very ready for another trip and it was finally a possibility, because this past year was the first time in our marriage that both Britton and I had a full time job.
Britton didn’t take much convincing that WDW should be our destination (His first trip to WDW was our trip the first year of our marriage. He was an instant convert.), so I started planning. I had some old guidebooks from our past trips to visit the mouse and I read them cover to cover. I ordered a new Unofficial Guide and then, upon its recommendation I picked up a Passporter. In January I found all of you. I want to thank you all for all of the wonderful information you’ve shared with me. In one evening on these boards I found or received answers to questions I could find answered in any of the guidebooks I have
! It’s been fun planning with all of you.
So, that’s all for now. Up next: Where to stay, where to eat, and a nice surprise….