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Old 06-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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The Circle of Life with Cam and Fam TR COMPLETED

I’ve completely unpacked all the suitcases, finished the little laundry we brought home, caught up on everyone else’s trip report, and uploaded some of my trip photos. I’m still working on the PhotoPass pictures, but I’d said it’s time to get this trip report written.

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My starting point is Friday, May 31, the day before our travels to Florida and Disney World.

I awoke with Luke at 6:00 AM when his alarm sounded. I was ready to attack my final to do list, including cutting out the Thank You cards, stripping the bed to wash the sheets, putting important documents in my PassPorter pockets, and adding to the suitcases. Since I was awake so early, I even had time to check the boards here while watching the Today show. I fell asleep back for about 30 minutes when June’s first call woke me up. Poor thing! The rear glass on her Envoy suddenly shattered yesterday, no idea how. John had just discovered it when he went out for a run. June and Daddy had parked the car in the driveway only about 10 minutes earlier. Then today, her washer quit mid-cycle with a full load of towels inside. The weather forecast was for rain, so she was borrowing Dad’s car to run her errands.

Once awake again, I vacuumed and mopped the tile floors and remade the bed. With all the housework successfully completed, I showered as I needed to leave the house at about 11:45 for my mani/pedi, a very relaxing way to spend two hours of an afternoon right before vacation. I even got to see Luke who had a haircut at 12:30 in the same salon. We got to the same hairstylist. In case anyone cares (and because I wrote it in my notes), my fingernails were painted OPI Pedal Pusher and my toenails were painted OPI Pompeii Purple. Shelly finished up with my nails at about 2:15 PM. Back at home, I moved our towels from the washer to the dryer, finished packing each suitcase, read trip reports, and basically just waited for Luke to get home.

When he got home, we checked the bags, zipped each up, and added the DME tags. He set timers in a couple of rooms while I kept waiting for the dryer and dishwasher to finish and when they did, I quickly unloaded, folded, and hung them back in the bathroom. Luke got the suitcases into the Edge. Before hitting the road to Glasgow, we ran to the credit union to exchange some coins that Stefanie had collected. The total came to $22.01.

I took the first turn behind the wheel. We had just gotten on the Owensboro bypass when June called to check on our progress. We told her we were on the way, but we were stopping in Bowling Green to go to the mall. She told us to go ahead and eat while there as she was at Daddy’s trying to finish her laundry. About 45 minutes later I gasped as my brain finally reminded me that I had not gotten the Vaughns’ and Daddy’s gifts out of the scrapbook room. Grrr! Luke said I could do whatever I wanted. Fortunately, we were just feet away from an exit, so I turned us around and we headed back home. On the way we decided to run through a fast food place at home and eat as we retraced our route.

Forty-five minutes later we were home again. I immediately got the gifts and put them in the car. Luke got gum for the flight that I’d also forgotten. And we had a bathroom break. Then we were on the road again , stopping at McDonald’s for dinner. I had a grilled chicken snack wrap that I didn’t finish as the chicken had two different and odd textures, part gristle and part freezer burn. Luke had two McChicken sandwiches, one of which I ate a bite of as his chicken was good. We shared a large fry, too. At about the same spot on the bypass, June called for another update. She had a good laugh and then said she and John were now at a Laundromat while their towels finished up. Neither of us like to leave dirty laundry when we go on vacation. As June so aptly said, “We’re so ready for this vacation.”

Once we arrived in Bowling Green, I made a mad dash into VS for a racerback bra. Within 15 minutes we were back in the car, making a stop for gas as it was 20 cents cheaper than at home, and I’d caused us to use more at the start of trip than planned.

Finally at 9:30 we made it to June’s house. I gave out the gifts that we’d had to return for, and helped June get some laundry done. I eventually made it to bed at 11:30. I had sent Luke off to bed earlier as he’d had to work all day.

Next: Will we make our flight on time?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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What a start of a vacation! Luke is a good sport; I dont think my DH would turn around 45 min into a trip... I hope June's car & laundry were able to be fixed. I cant wait to hear more!
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Wow! I am glad you finally made it to June's.
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I am glad you remembered the gifts before it was too late to go back! Sounds like you made good time even with your mishap.
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What a pain to have to return for the gifts, but it's a good thing you remembered before getting all the way there! Sounds like both you and June had more "interesting" days than you'd planned on. Looking forward to hearing if you have to break out your whistle on the first morning!
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I'm looking forward to your trip report! I must admit, you have a really good husband for 1-turning around and going back to get something you forgot, and 2-just for going to Disney with you! My husband is not a Disney fan at all, which is why my daughters and I are taking a "girls only trip" in 6 days! Hopefully I can read about YOUR trip before we go, if not I hope to catch up on our return! Hope you had fun!
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Whoa, what a up and down day you both had!! But, it has started and we are all here to know what adventures lay ahead for you band of merry family!
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That was some start. My wife seems to expect that I will always forget something when we leave. I don't believe that I have ever remembered something 45 minutes after we left. What you had forgotten was very important. It was nice that Luke knew the value and also that you had enough time to add over an hour to your trip. Your group pic is great. You sure had your hands full planning for everyone.
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I so look forward to reading this TR! It's off to a good, if a little busy and hectic start!
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It's already an adventure and you still had to arrive at June's! Looking forward to the next installment.
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