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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by keith, May 15, 2012.

  1. keith
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    Well after what seems like an eternity, here we are at Manchester airport in the escape lounge.

    Bit different today since we're traveling on the later flight, vs073 which leaves at 2pm. So the whole day has been very different from the usual 5am up and travel to the airport!

    The vs073 flight is using the old trust 747s (more engines can't be bad right?) and we're upstairs in the bubble in 79A&C pretty much our favourite seats.

    Although not looking forward to the 9 hour flight, I feel more awake and ready for it than usual given the timings :yes:

    The escape lounge is the same as ever, nice and relaxing. They have more food than is available for the early flights, so sandwiches and things like that. We're in courtesy of Barclays premier banking, one of the better benefits! Whether it's REALLY worth the dosh if you don't get it free I dont know :/ at least at this time of day I can have some wine without feeling like it's too early ;-)

    We should arrive at MCO about 6pm their time, 11pm UK time and from there, it'll be across to Dollar to pick up our car, hopefully a nice Dodge Charger and then onto publix for provisions. Finally arriving at the wonderful villa around 8:30pm or so I hope. :D

    The Chinese restaurant by publix does those little chinese boxes we always see on US programmes :lol: so we may have to stop by for some of that.
     
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    Ah, we have a nice little Dodge Charger :D

    We have had some rainy stormy weather these last few days that have changed our plans :( but the local Certified Meteorologist (got to love the fact they don't just have a Weatherman!) says it will start clearing when we leave on Thursday to be a beautiful weekend, so it should all be good for you! Honestly, they should start renting us out to countries who need rain or cold, as we always seem to bring it! :D
     
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    I know I'm weird, but I LOVE the storms especially the amazing lightning they have there :D Im usually out trying to get photographs.
     
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    Have a nice trip:wave::wave::wave:
     
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    Have a wonderful time :hug2:
     
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    Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed on last night from our balcony!!! Loved it. But it does rather get in the way of going to water parks, seeing Fantasmic and Wishes!!! :D

    Have a great time!!
     
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    Have an incredible time Keith! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... oh... and a good steak... or six.)
     
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    Didn't even realize you were leaving. Have a WONDERFUL trip.
     
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    Have a great time.:wave:
     
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    have a fantastic time :)
     
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    You are obviously airborne by now Keith, but make sure to have a fabulous time. :wave:
     
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    Have a great trip! looking forward to the copious amounts of live photos!!
     
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    :lol: you think :lol: :lol:
     
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    well hope is what keeps me going...:tongue:
     
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    Oh dear :wink: this is Keith we are talking about :lol:
     
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    well i have keys now so he better behave :yes: :tongue:
     
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    They've arrived. :yes:

    Not sure if Keith got his wish for dramatic storms. Weather forecast was full of warnings for violent thunderstorms and tornados when I received his arrival text.

    They didn't hit us, but were covering just east of here to the coast.

    So, Keith!!! YOOOOOHOOOOO! Are you both ok?
     
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    Ah, we had huge storms here! Big lightning!! He may well be happy with that! :yes:
     
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    Did you Deb? We saw the continuous reports on the news, but it was just beyond us. We had a few fat drops but that was it. Welcome to Florida weather. One town is getting hammered with violent storms and in the next town over the sun is shining!

    Hope you are continuing to have a wonderful time in spite of the storms!
     
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    Have a fantastic time! It's Disney, that's the only type of time you can have!



    Does this mean we can all run amok?
     

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