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Old 07-02-2012, 05:29 AM   #31
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I'm glad to hear Morgan enjoyed her first flight! That was really sweet of the flight crew to present her with her very own goodie bag as well. I'm looking forward to hearing more about the adventures of Morgan!
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Great start to your trip! Love Morgan's excitement and awe! Tears here as well reading. Looking forward to more!
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So glad that you have started your TR!! Sounds like Morgan is having a great time so far, glad she enjoyed the flight and Burger King!

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So glad to see you have started your TR. I can't wait to follow along!
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What a great start to your trip. I am glad Morgan enjoyed the flight. I hope this trip brought some healing to you and Luke.
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I read the first part last night via Facebook and wasn't able to comment because I wasn't logged into PassPorter, but I'm very happy you have started your TR. I know this trip was very different than what you pictured it would be when you began planning it, but coming was a great honor to Stefanie's memory and her love for Disney. Can't wait to hear more!
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So glad Morgan's first flight was such a success. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
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Very nice start. Your niece sounds like a sweetheart. Glad the crew appreciated everything from Stefanie. More please when your ready.
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I am so glad you were able to start this trip report Cam. Sounds like you guys were honoring Stefanie very early in this trip. I have been away from the boards a bit but I will be checking in more often to keep up with your updates.

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What a great start to your trip!! Can't wait for more...
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Great start Cam!

So great that you're able to share your special place with Morgan and that she was such a willing participant in doing all the things Stefanie like to do. So sweet of you to give the goodie bags to the attendants.

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I am so happy to see you beginning the TR. I am glad the flight went well for Morgan. It must have been an exciting but very difficult trip for you and Luke.
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I was very glad to read that Morgan kept you smiling. Just knowing this trip would be bittersweet, I truly hoped Morgan would help with that, making things alittle more bearable. The smile on her face while getting ready to take off was a gem. This first part was exciting. for sharing!!!!!

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