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Johnie
01-03-2009, 02:47 AM
:shemademe:

I was just sitting at home on weekend when I get a PM from my BFF Rebecca. It seems one of the lovely perks Ms. Rebecca has at her work besides meeting Superstars of the WWE are also a nice 2 weeks of vacation in March. So, she's itching to get away from the cold. She asks me to see if there are any AP rates available at WDW. There are! $69 at the values. Then she tells me about the lovely $69 rates via Airtran. WEll GO I SAY!! She then says, "Oh Johnie.....do you want to come with us?" Well.....who can say no to that??? Not me :darkside:

So, we then decide to have me come up and visit the weekend before. So, I am off to NYC on Friday, March 20th. I priceline a hotel and we got the Sheraton Manhattan for a song. Rebecca has managed to snag us orchestra seats for Wicked and a visit BACKSTAGE :thankyou2: I am sooooo excited!! So, we're spending Fri and Sat in NYC getting up to all sorts of trouble I imagine. It's what happens.....we can't help it :yes:

We're going to take the train back to her house on Sat and then she, I and Jon will be heading to WDW on Sunday! I managed to snag a lunch ADR for Le Cellier for Monday. Jon is going to abandon us to go watch baseball one day :thumbsdown: We will have lots of fun without him!

So, I reckon I am going to have to take my big suitcase for this short trip just to accomodate the extremes in clothing :tongue:

Beccaberry
01-03-2009, 02:51 AM
hehehehe I do love being naughty....

Excellent pretrip...I'm not sure which I'm more excited about at this point...seeing Wicked, or seeing Mickey!

I think it's shaping up to be a superdeedoooooooooooooooper week!

PsychoAlice
01-03-2009, 02:51 AM
Oh my yes...there will be an extreme!

Sounds like a fun trip! One that I shall never take...the state of NY took up enough of my time LMAO

Beccaberry
01-03-2009, 02:53 AM
And for the record, I think we can safely blame Dr. Skywatcher for this lapse in better judgement...I've become much too content to scream "Carpe Diem" and throw about the credit card, thanks to him. :D

Johnie
01-03-2009, 02:53 AM
I'm excited about both!!

Johnie
01-03-2009, 02:55 AM
:carpediem:


maybe I should change my title :unsure:

Beccaberry
01-03-2009, 02:58 AM
Nah...wouldn't want to steal good Dr. Skywatcher's thunder :D

Johnie
01-03-2009, 03:00 AM
:tongue:

Beccaberry
01-03-2009, 03:13 AM
:)

Johnie
01-03-2009, 03:13 AM
I can't wait to go!!!

Beccaberry
01-03-2009, 03:15 AM
OMG...I just found a photo representation of how I shall end my days....http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/Broken_Dolly_photos/death-by-cotton-candy.jpg?t=1235877305

Johnie
01-03-2009, 03:17 AM
:ROFL1:

I wouldn't be so scared of tornadoes if they were really made of cotton candy!

kazzaqld
01-03-2009, 03:23 AM
Sounds like fun guys, it should be awesome!

Gareth and I are going http://www.dreamworld.com.au/content/drw_2008_standard.asp?name=Wildlife that weekend.

we got tickets on frequent flyer points!

Wanna swap?

Johnie
01-03-2009, 03:24 AM
Oh! I wanna go!!

lisaw
01-03-2009, 08:46 PM
Sounds like a fantastic plan - NY and then WDW sounds like my idea of a perfect trip :D

Disneybumble
01-03-2009, 09:43 PM
Oh ladies l hope and l know you will have the best trip.
I have told my BFF that on our weekend away that l want us to come back 7 lbs heavier but with more laughter lines. Have a blast

Beccaberry
01-03-2009, 11:25 PM
I think that is a *PERFECT* goal, Siobhan! HERE, HERE!

foreverducky
02-03-2009, 12:19 AM
Oh wow! The trip sounds like so much fun! NYC and Mickey, can it get any better than that.....well, I guess if you throw in some cotton candy! :D

I am so envious. :D

Beccaberry
02-03-2009, 12:20 AM
But of COURSE!

Johnie
02-03-2009, 12:54 AM
Is it time to leave yet?? It is SLEETING and SNOWING here!!

Of course, I am hoping for a snow day tomorrow :yes:

Beccaberry
02-03-2009, 12:55 AM
I've got my pj's turned inside out...and a spoon under my mattress...I'm all set for a snow day here as well...

Johnie
02-03-2009, 12:55 AM
But of COURSE!

Remember those scratch and sniff stickers? That reminds me of them. I have a yearning to scratch and sniff my monitor now :tongue:

Beccaberry
02-03-2009, 01:15 AM
Seriously. Can you believe Jon actually thought I was going to GO to a baseball game with him while we're there in March? Are you kidding me? Like I'm gonna leave DISNEY WORLD to go watch the Met's play? UH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Silly boy.

Johnie
02-03-2009, 01:17 AM
I've got my pj's turned inside out...and a spoon under my mattress...I'm all set for a snow day here as well...

:unsure: Am I doing something wrong?

Beccaberry
02-03-2009, 01:18 AM
No. Apparently these are "old teacher tales" for snowdays :D

Johnie
02-03-2009, 01:18 AM
well shoot then I am going to go get a big serving spoon and put it under the bed!

We have actual snow on the ground now!

Beccaberry
02-03-2009, 01:20 AM
It's just starting here...

Tinker
02-03-2009, 01:25 AM
OMG, you guys are going to have a *Wicked* time ! HeHe

Beccaberry
02-03-2009, 01:26 AM
hehehe!

Rosie0610
02-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Have fun ladies!! (and Jon) Sounds fantastic! I expect great mobile pictures posted of all the antics you will be up to!!!

mainecoon lover
06-03-2009, 01:05 PM
Sounds an exciting trip. Have a lovely time.

Taja
06-03-2009, 02:41 PM
Have a wonderful time! :D

Johnie, even without the extreme temperatures north to south, Orlando's weather has been fluctuating a lot. You'll need that big case! :lol:

Beccaberry
14-03-2009, 02:15 AM
I am officially on SPRING BREAK!!!! Let the games begin!!!!

A week from tonight my "girl" and I will be seeing Altar Boyz (http://www.altarboyz.com/) and staying at the Sheraton New York (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=421)

We've not decided where to eat, but some friends of mine have recommended the following:

Arisanal (http://www.artisanalbistro.com/)

Fig & Olive (http://www.figandolive.com/locations.php)

Chez Josephine (http://www.chezjosephine.com/)

Tink has also issued us a challenge to try and find a certain locale :wink: And you know what happens when Johnie and I face a challenge :D :D

Then, Saturday afternoon we're off to see WICKED!!!!! (http://www.wickedthemusical.com/) We're supposed to be there an hour early so that we can go backstage!! O.M.G. I can hardly contain myself!

After the show we'll head back "home" and I'll likely finish packing (ok, fine, I'll *start* packing) and then we're off early on Sunday morning!!!

Johnie
14-03-2009, 02:29 AM
:bouncing:

Is it time to go yet?

Ohhh the place with the grilled cheese bar...YUM

I DO beleive I can talk you into a trip to Chinatown to look at purses.....right? :yes:

Beccaberry
14-03-2009, 02:31 AM
OOOHH OOOH OOH!! Stop twisting my arm!!! :wink:

Johnie
14-03-2009, 02:34 AM
I barely touched you! :tongue:

Tinker
14-03-2009, 03:07 AM
Have Fun !

Beccaberry
18-03-2009, 01:38 PM
It's official. I have suitcases, I have lists and I have a clipboard.

Let the games begin.

SleepinCatz
18-03-2009, 02:23 PM
LOL your excitement is infectious :) Have an absolutely fantastic time!!!

Johnie
18-03-2009, 03:59 PM
It's official. I have suitcases, I have lists and I have a clipboard.

Let the games begin.

you have a clipboard? Should I be scared? :unsure:

Beccaberry
19-03-2009, 11:33 AM
Of course you should be scared!! Us? Alone in the city? EVERYONE should be scared!

I sent our Fairy Godmother (aka Elaine, aka the person responsible for our "wicked" Wicked tickets, as well as the behind the stage tour) an email this morning, confirming the time of our tour. I have her cell phone number programed into my phone and emailed her mine as well.

We are staying at the...um, Johnie? Remind me where we're staying? Sheraton New York? Yes, I think that's it.

I'll be taking the train in tomorrow morning and meeting Johnie at the hotel, then we're off to see Altar Boyz that night.

After Wicked on Saturday, it's back home for a quick sleep and then off to Disney World the next day!

Today's plan is pedi/mani, a bit of eyebrow grooming (for both me and the dog), schedule Jon's massage appointment and lunch with Baleigh at her school. I have a feeling I'm going to be running around all day :D

The only ick part of the whole business is that my camera is ONCE AGAIN on the bad side of happy with yet ANOTHER lens error. I've been fighting with Nikon for over a week now and they are not telling me what I want to hear. I'm conflicted over whether to just throw my hands up and buy a new camera, bring my old one (it's AWFUL) or just go (GASP) sans a camera at all this trip. I have no idea what I'm going to do.

Taja
19-03-2009, 08:21 PM
Do you still have an older camera that would work for this trip? Perhaps not as nice as your current Nikon, but sufficient to document the fun! :)

Then you can continue battling Nikon when you return refreshed from your holiday. Or exhausted. Depends! :lol:

Johnie
19-03-2009, 08:28 PM
I'm bringing my Lumix. Should I bring the Fuji as well?

Sheraton Manhattan....you linked to it on another page :tongue:

790 7th Ave at 51st St.

Britchick
19-03-2009, 09:21 PM
i am so 'wicked' jealous, you will have a fab time- do not even contemplate going without a camera :jawdrop:

Beccaberry
19-03-2009, 11:22 PM
I'm bringing my Lumix. Should I bring the Fuji as well?

Sheraton Manhattan....you linked to it on another page :tongue:

790 7th Ave at 51st St.

Thank you dear :D There's also a Sheraton New York, so I didn't want to end up at the wrong place :wink:

Yes, please bring the Fuji? I'll be your best friend :D Oh wait, I already am :D But I definitely would appreciate it...as much as I *say* I could go without one, I don't really want to :sorry:

Johnie
19-03-2009, 11:28 PM
okey dokey, I will bring it. Do you have a SD card or do you need me to bring another?

Beccaberry
20-03-2009, 01:58 AM
I have one :D

I'll pop it into my wallet :D

Thank you darling :D

You bring the camera, I'll bring the laptop...together we will rule the world!

Johnie
20-03-2009, 02:52 AM
:devillaugh:

it's all coming in place

Tink
20-03-2009, 03:10 AM
You forgot Keith's credit card.

Tinker
20-03-2009, 03:16 AM
:lol:

Tinker
20-03-2009, 03:17 AM
If I could get it to you fast enough, I'd send my Sony to you .

Beccaberry
20-03-2009, 11:17 AM
:keith:

Heavens, Tink...what would we do without you!

Beccaberry
20-03-2009, 11:18 AM
If I could get it to you fast enough, I'd send my Sony to you .

Awww Tinker :hug2: thank you! I appreciate the thought...

Beccaberry
22-03-2009, 02:26 AM
OMG, we are having so much fun!

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/0321091356-1.jpg

Wicked was...well....wicked. I actually caught myself sitting there with my mouth wide open several times...and I cried...really cried...it was beautiful.

We ate too much, drank too much...and tomorrow we're going to Disney World!

Britchick
22-03-2009, 11:42 AM
brilliant, i cried all the way through it too, twice, glad you're having fun :hug2:

mumof2
22-03-2009, 12:05 PM
awww, that's a lovely picture girls! :yes:

SleepinCatz
22-03-2009, 02:00 PM
LOL sounds like a grand time so far :)

Disneybumble
24-03-2009, 07:46 AM
Hope all is going well Girls and Jon.

Beccaberry
24-03-2009, 03:02 PM
Just a *very* quick pop on to say that, yes, we are having a BRILLIANT time...it's so relaxing...although INCREDIBLY crowded...the weather is lovely...a bit cooler than I expected..but wonderful just the same...Jon is wearing his birthday button and has received perhaps the best birthday gift ever...but more about that later ;)

Isafari
24-03-2009, 03:20 PM
Just a *very* quick pop on to say that, yes, we are having a BRILLIANT time...it's so relaxing...although INCREDIBLY crowded...the weather is lovely...a bit cooler than I expected..but wonderful just the same...Jon is wearing his birthday button and has received perhaps the best birthday gift ever...but more about that later ;)

So pleased you're enjoying yourselves but.....it's not fair to say something like "Jon is wearing his birthday button and has received perhaps the best birthday gift ever"...then go!!!!! :lol:

Disneybumble
24-03-2009, 06:04 PM
COME BACK>

PsychoAlice
25-03-2009, 12:24 AM
Johnie sent me a pic of a new alice in wonderland purse ... oh it had better be there in May!

Tinker
25-03-2009, 12:30 AM
did you get a night in the castle , you have to come back here :mental:

Beccaberry
25-03-2009, 02:43 AM
LOL!! NO!! No night in the castle...I *said* it was the best present for JON, not Becca :wink: so you should all automatically KNOW it has something to do with beer :D

mumof2
25-03-2009, 12:56 PM
:unsure: Beccaaaaa you're such a norty girl, that is so not fair of you........ :nono: