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Old 06-20-2011, 11:35 PM   #31
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Great start, Cam!

Sorry about Stefanie's tummy trouble - isn't it just that way when you're all excited for a trip? Hope you all found some Immodium later on.

Can't wait to see what the flight crew thinks of their goody bags.
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Annnddd wee're off on another Cam and fam trip report! Great start. I love Stefanie's outfit. Her departure day nervous tummy just seems to be a fact of life. Good thing it usually doesn't last.
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Great start....looks like everyone is ready to go! Stefanie's pics are the airport are so cute! Love her hat and outfit!
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