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Old 03-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #16
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Great start, Chez! I'm really bummed I won't get to see you guys this year. I tried to work something out to pop down for a long weekend, but it just didn't pan out. I'll hopefully get to see you guys next year. But I will really love reading about all the fun you're gonna have!
I'm so sad we're missing you. Do keep December 2012 free, as I hope to be back at WDW then for my 40th! Maybe we'll see you this side of the pond on one of your travels as well?
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Great start Cheryl! We're getting so close!
I know! Some lucky people are flying out tomorrow... can I say jealous?
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Finally a TR of yours I'm not too late to join in yet or haven't fallen completely behind! I can't wait to hear about this trip!
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Hope you have a great trip. Looking forward to reading your TR. Can't wait to hear about the Dream....
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Wonderful start! I can't wait to hear more of your plans!
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Looking forward to hearing all about your trip, Chez. If it's like most of your trips, there will be LOTS of meets!
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Great start, interesting stopping point?? Looking forward to more as we are talking of combining cruise and land stay in 2013. (sounds so far)
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Great start. I tried to work out a short solo trip but it just didn't work out. BUT, can't wait to see you all in August!!!
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YAY! So excited you have begun your Pre-TR! Can't wait to hear all of the amazing details and see magnificant photos!
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I feel like you haven't been to Disney in forever! Thanks for bringing us along.
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I've been away from the boards for awhile and was hoping to find one of your fabulous TRs when I got back on a couple of weeks ago. So glad I didn't have to wait long. I can't wait to here all the details.
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Great Start Cheryl! Can't wait to read about your experience on the Dream. I hope the weather cooperates and is beautiful for you, we are wishing the same for us in the first week of June. Fingers crossed.
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