View Full Version : Calling an audible...

18-08-2012, 05:02 PM
We are headed to DD to catch a cab. The girlies have decided they'd rather search the outlets for bargains than hit a mall...so be it. I'm sat here on the bus out of their sight for now, hoping they won't catch on to just how nervous I am.

Thing is, I've never travelled outside of Disney property as the only "adult" and given my unique proclivity for getting lost, well I'm practically shaking. The loss of control I feel in situations like these is almost palatable. Yep. So, just wanted I check in and see a "familiar face" whilst I try to hold it all together!

Cheers to new experiences and all that rubbish!

18-08-2012, 05:14 PM
you'll be fine! it's really weird, you're there, Teresa is there

18-08-2012, 05:25 PM
I have every faith in you :hug2: you will be fine :)

18-08-2012, 05:53 PM
You'll be fine! :hug2:

18-08-2012, 05:58 PM
So I shouldn't tell you about how I lost my mum at Premium Outlets last trip then? :evil:

Seriously. It will be fine.

I did find my mum again.

18-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Made it :)

Bonus, we met a mom and her two kiddos on the bus to DD who were also going to the outlets, so we split the taxi! $10 with tip!!


18-08-2012, 06:14 PM
You will be fine!!

18-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Thanks guys ;-) it's always good to have a safe place to put your fears out there, if only to reread them and see just how silly they really are!!

Good heavens, we've been here 20 minutes and already spent a hundred dollars!! Lol, I'll console myself with the knowledge that it can all be worn to school and would have cost twice that amount at home. AND, we got the dreaded "freshman year backpack" purchase made!

18-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Lol I'm so old that we didn't have backpacks then. Well I'm sure some people had them but we were all "too cool" for that lol

Don't forget to go to the Disney outlet!

18-08-2012, 07:55 PM
I actually carried a handled canvas bag in HS. I walked and it was much easier to pack the books that way than it was to lug them in my arms.

I'm really pleased for you Becca! I know how nerve wracking new experiences can be when you are aware of your own personal "stuff." The first time I had to transfer in an airport alone, where I'd never been before I was on red alert! :eek:

Nice that they enjoyed the outlets! Kids, huh? Can never second guess what they may do!

18-08-2012, 11:47 PM
Back :-)

And without getting "hoodwinked" (as my grandma calls it). We arrived at the "taxi stand" unsure quite what to do when an off brand cab pulled up and asked where we were headed. I told him we were heading to Downtown Disney. He nodded, gestured for us to get in, and I swear I could almost HEAR all of you shout in my ear, "ASK HIM THE PRICE FIRST!!!" So I did. "Oh, you know, with traffic, probably around $27." :jawdrop: I countered, telling him we'd only paid $16 to get there, and he again cited "traffic." I told him thanks, but no thanks, I'd wait for the next one and pointed the girls in the other direction. We walked down to secondary stop where another cab pulled up, same drill - only this time with a much more reasonable, "Oh, it shouldn't be more than $12-$15." In we go, back to DD in record time, cost...$12.60! I tipped him well, solely on principle. I'm quite pleased with myself :) I think I'll have a drink to celebrate!

19-08-2012, 12:29 AM
Makes the taxis in NYC seem like quite a deal, don't they? We paid a small fortune to get from POR to Royal Plaza one night. And the cab reeked of jerk chicken.

19-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Well done you. :thumbsup:

19-08-2012, 08:26 AM
There you go, Becca! A great job and great role model for the young women. :yes: I am seriously proud of you for standing up to the rip off cabbie. Jerk.

Now that you have accomplished that milestone, where ya' headed to next? :D

19-08-2012, 08:38 AM
Can we have a photo of the haul please? :D

19-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Can we have a photo of the haul please? :D

I'll second that :D

19-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Lol! I'll see what I can do! Can I tell you they came back to the room and started "unpacking" their bags like they were at home!

20-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Makes the taxis in NYC seem like quite a deal, don't they? We paid a small fortune to get from POR to Royal Plaza one night. And the cab reeked of jerk chicken.
:point:You say that like it is a bad thing!! hehe

Not exactly the same, but the cabs hounded us as we got off the quay on our cruise in Jamaica and wanted to charge us $25 dollars to take us to the downtown. Kept walking as they kept dropping the price...well we ended up walking all the way to the "downtown" Ocho Rios...all of 300 yards down the road. What a rip off! Glad we walked :tongue: