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Wendy
18-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Well the time has officially arrived, we are on on our way to Florida and Disney :D

I can't believe that the time has come so quickly, the last time I looked there was still 2 months to go and now it's officially time :mental: :D

We left home this morning and had a long 5 hour drive to Gatwick Airport. We checked into the Hilton and were given an upgrade to a deluxe room, what they didn't say was that it was a twin bed room :lol: the room is very nice though :yes:

We went over to Wetherspoons in the Airport for something to eat, I can't believe how much it's changed, where have all the shops gone before you go through to departures :lol:

I've checked in on line and it looks like we have one of the refurbed 747s, so looking forward to that :D and we are on the 1pm flight tomorrow :fingers: that it is on time.

I don't know how I will get any sleep tonight I am soooooo excited :lol: Chris just rolls his eyes at me but he's excited to, he just pretends he's not :lol:

We've got some different places we want to go this time, we have tickets for Disney (obviously :D) SeaWorld - haven't been for a few years, Universal Studios - haven't been for a very long time and Kennedy Space Centre. We are also hoping to get down to St Augustine and also to Sarasota to rent a boat. The rest of the time we will be relaxing by the pool or shopping :D

It's the F&WF so we will be spending some time there :yes: and we are meeting some friends.

Well that's what's planned, whether we manage to do it all is another story :lol: You'll have to watch this space :D

Shellyamc
18-09-2012, 08:26 PM
Have a beautiful, magical, relaxing, and just wonderful time!!! :hug2: Do you think you can manage all that :lol:

Beccaberry
18-09-2012, 08:33 PM
It's here!! It's finally here!! :mental:

Have the MOST wonderful time, and do check-in often to let us know what you're up to!!

:hug2:

Lisa1976
18-09-2012, 08:33 PM
Have a fab time :)

Clarkkent
18-09-2012, 08:34 PM
Have a great time. We will overlap by one day!! You need to carry on where we left off with the daily trip reports.

And don't forget the daily hat pic! :)


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Beccaberry
18-09-2012, 08:35 PM
What he said!

Wendy
18-09-2012, 08:38 PM
Have a beautiful, magical, relaxing, and just wonderful time!!! :hug2: Do you think you can manage all that :lol:

Ummm, welllll I think I can just about manage to do that :D




It's here!! It's finally here!! :mental:

Have the MOST wonderful time, and do check-in often to let us know what you're up to!!

:hug2:

I'm planning on that :yes: We should have gone later though :sigh:




Have a fab time :)

:yes: we will definitely have that :D

Tinkerbell
18-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Oh wow! Time already? Have an amazing time :hug2:

Wendy
18-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Have a great time. We will overlap by one day!! You need to carry on where we left off with the daily trip reports.

And don't forget the daily hat pic! :)


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I know we overlap :) Jeff said you are at the MK on your last day, so we might try and come over. I've got Jeff's mobile number, is he on whatsapp :unsure: I could text to say if we were able to get there in time or not.

Umm, I don't know about the daily hat pic - I'm shy when it comes to photos :sorry: besides I don't want to frighten anyone on here :lol:

lisaw
18-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Have a wonderful time, both of you! :hug2::wave:

Wendy
18-09-2012, 08:49 PM
Have a wonderful time, both of you! :hug2::wave:

Thank you :)

Lisa how long has Gatwick been without the shops before departure :unsure:

Suebeattie
18-09-2012, 09:08 PM
Have a fantastic time and don't forget to keep us up to date with trip reports!!

:wiggle:

MystikPiglit
18-09-2012, 09:30 PM
I hope you both have a wonderful trip. :hug2: Say hello to Piglet for me. :wave:
Safe journey. :hug2:

lisaw
18-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Thank you :)

Lisa how long has Gatwick been without the shops before departure :unsure:

There were definitely some last year, I always end up panic buying in Boots before we go! :lol: it had moved position though during the refurb, are there none at all now? I ate in Giraffe when I picked up Colin and Daniel in July this year but didn't go in any shops so didn't notice what was there! The refurb seems to be taking years!

Wendy
18-09-2012, 09:46 PM
There were definitely some last year, I always end up panic buying in Boots before we go! :lol: it had moved position though during the refurb, are there none at all now? I ate in Giraffe when I picked up Colin and Daniel in July this year but didn't go in any shops so didn't notice what was there! The refurb seems to be taking years!

The only shops are Boots, Marks and Spencers Food and W H Smiths downstairs, there isn't anything else upstairs like there used to be just Giraffe, Wetherspoons, a coffee place and internet cafe :lol:

foreverducky
19-09-2012, 12:21 AM
Well gosh Wendy, you'll be missed on the boards, but have a magical time!:hug2:

I hope that all that time you spent typing up the menus will come in handy for you. :D

Britchick
19-09-2012, 07:03 AM
Have a fantastic time :hug2:


So there's a giraffe before security? Will be needing to eat the night before our flight

piglet
19-09-2012, 08:48 AM
Oh Wendy that's so exciting. I'm just waiting for DD to come and we'll drive to Inverness and then stay at the Hilton Gatwick. Tomorrow, we're on the 1.00pm flight to Orlando and it also looks like a refurb. Hopefully we'll get to meet up and have a drink, I'll keep my phone on when I'm around the hotel. If we don't get to meet have a fantastic time and we'll compare notes when we get back. Lots of love and good weather.
Val

Wendy
19-09-2012, 10:20 AM
We have had a wander around the shops in duty free and I've had to stop Chris from buying me a camera and some new sunglasses :lol:

We are now sat in the lounge looking out at the planes and our bacon rolls and drinks have just arrived :D. I was surprised how busy it is today.

Wendy
19-09-2012, 10:33 AM
Boo hoo they've given Hot Lips to the Vegas flight. It looks like we are on one of the planes that hasn't been refurbished yet :(

The bacon roll was yummy

catrancher
19-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Just saw this Wendy.

I hope you and Chris have a fabulous time! :thumbsup:

Keep us updated with lots of pictures. :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... wishing I were going too!)

uscwest
19-09-2012, 11:24 AM
Have a wonderful flight and we will see you soon.

Wendy
19-09-2012, 11:24 AM
It seems the man at the desk got it wrong, we are on Barbarella which is a rrefurb. Sat drinking fizzy water whilst Chris is drinking champagne - I can pretend :lol:

Ch dear they have changed the power connectors Chris is fed up now. He likes to use his laptop and he will run our of power in the middle of the flight.

keith
19-09-2012, 11:28 AM
Ch dear they have changed the power connectors Chris is fed up now. He likes to use his laptop and he will run our of power in the middle of the flight.

good 8-9hours from a macbook ... time for Chris to upgrade to Apple :tongue: (don't suggest that until you land if you dont want 9 hours of trouble :lol:)

Wendy
19-09-2012, 11:34 AM
:lol: I told him and he said its cheaper to buy a new lead.

The stewardess just showed him a proper plug socket that he can use! Well that's new in the refurb :D

Wendy
19-09-2012, 11:39 AM
Thank you Tom and John.

Keith have you seen this connection before.

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keith
19-09-2012, 11:48 AM
wow! no I havent but then tbh I don't usually plug anything in other than headphones so :/


Thank you Tom and John.

Keith have you seen this connection before.

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Wendy
19-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Chis feels better there are other people asking, it's a bit sad that virgin haven't announced the change.

I will be watching Brave during the flight :D

Wendy
19-09-2012, 11:53 AM
Got to turn the phone off now see you on the other side of the pond. Byyyeree

Beccaberry
19-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Safe journey!!!

Kate
19-09-2012, 12:48 PM
Enjoy the film Wendy! Safe journey - looking forward to the updates! :hug2:

Deb
19-09-2012, 01:07 PM
Ooo, hope the flight is fab, Brave is brilliant, and your whole holiday is just lovely! :hug2:

Deafjeff
19-09-2012, 01:11 PM
I know we overlap :) Jeff said you are at the MK on your last day, so we might try and come over. I've got Jeff's mobile number, is he on whatsapp :unsure: I could text to say if we were able to get there in time or not.

Umm, I don't know about the daily hat pic - I'm shy when it comes to photos :sorry: besides I don't want to frighten anyone on here :lol:

Hi I have changed my number so will DM you my new number

Sam
21-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Thinking of you Wendy, keep us updated my lovely. :thumbsup: Have a wonderful time, you deserve it.

Tink
25-09-2012, 06:39 PM
Just seeing this, as we've just returned. Hope the flight went well! Enjoy every single minute of your time here!!!

robertcraig
25-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Thats me back home a week already and have booked next years holiday hope you had agreat time