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Christmas in Florida 2009 - The pretrip

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by ieuanr, May 12, 2009.

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    OK! I know I am weak - but I managed to go almost two years without going back to Florida.

    I have foregone many things this past year in the name of marital harmony - new kitchen and assorted other building works - not going to see EC for the first time since 1986.

    So I cracked tonight and booked the flights and some hotels.

    Our plan so far :


    24th December 2009 - travel to Gatwick Airport - stay overnight @ Hilton

    25th December 2009 - Fly to Orlando - stay overnight @ Travellodge I-Drive

    26th December 2009 - Drive to Sarasota - stay 5 nights @ Helmsley
    Sandcastle


    Move on to a rented home somewhere near Disney

    15th January 2010 - Fly home - collect car - resume sulking and planning next escape to Florida


    Sounds like a plan to me!:wave:
     
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    :happydance: watch out for a mad woman with a camcorder :D
     
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    Blast - I was hoping you would not spot this! :sorry:


    Ah - what is the worst that could happen? I would never do anything which would be worth videorecording and posting on the internet ..... I hope.:thumbsup:
     
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    :evil: toooooo late!
    Hey, people watch anything and everything!
     
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    Ahhhh, good for you Ieuan! :yes: You've been long suffering and do deserve a WDW holiday! :D :D

    As for the videotaping... check with me Issy. I'll give you some pointers on the man's habits. :wink: :D :D :D
     
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    :D :thumbsup:
     
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    Yay another trip in the planning!

    Make sure you keep us nosey lot updated with what else you book and plan.
     
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    Heeeeheeeeheeeee Ieuan! :wink: You know, Ghirardelli's and the like. :D :D
     
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    Shh! Don't tell everyone!
     
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    :peekaboo:Ghirardelli's eh! :wiggle:
     
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    :oops: MUM'S the word from here on out! :yes:

    How is she by the way? Not the word, your Mum? :yes:
     
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    She is pretty good - enjoying being retired - they are off to France again in a week for the second time this year and later they are exploring Yellowstone for 3 weeks.

    She is trying to manage the pain from her ailments without chemical assistance - but as long she doesn't have to sit at a computer it seems to be OK.
     
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    That's really good news. :yes: It's great that she is able to travel. I hope she enjoys Yellowstone! It's a huge place.
     
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    I am sure they will - they have a cabin booked somewhere - I think they are going early September. Retirement looks pretty good to me!
     

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