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Old 10-06-2015, 09:03 AM   #796
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Whoo hoo!!!! Grand Californian, here you come! So jelly!
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:06 AM   #797
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I can't wait to hear all about it!!! Safe travels!
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Hope that pesky headache goes away! Have a wonderful time!!!
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Hope you have a safe and Magical trip. Pixies that your headache will stay at home. I am so excited, can't wait to see the first picture of you and Luke in Disneyland, California!!!!!!!
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Here's hoping you have a terrific, and headache free, trip!!
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I finally caught back up just in time for you guys to head out. Wishing you safe travels. Can't wait to read the report and see pics when you return!


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Hope your headache has gone away just in time to leave. Have a safe and magical trip. You will love Disneyland. I can't wait to see all the pictures you will take.
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Just found your California TR. Have a wonderful time at the MNSSHP. Great TR. I someday hope to return to DL. I was there for the 30th Anniversary, so, I know LOTS of things have changed and been added. Be sure to ride Mr Toad's Wild Ride.
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Today started early, like 3:45 AM early. But it is now past midnight at home and I've got a wee bit of energy left, so you all get a little teaser update. We had a few little flight delays, nothing significant. We were on the ground in LA by 2:00, to DLR around 4:00ish, to DTD by 4:45. We've shopped, had a delicious meal, and fallen in love with a whole new Disney.


PS I am reading comments, but I way to tired tonight to respond. Thanks for all the well wishes. You all are the best!
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