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Time for Some Florida Sun and Fun!

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Wendy, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Wendy
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    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
     
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    Have a beautiful, magical, relaxing, and just wonderful time!!! :hug2: Do you think you can manage all that :lol:
     
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    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:
     
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    Have a fab time :)
     
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    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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    What he said!
     
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    Ummm, welllll I think I can just about manage to do that :D



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



    :yes: we will definitely have that :D
     
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    Oh wow! Time already? Have an amazing time :hug2:
     
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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:
     
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    Have a wonderful time, both of you! :hug2::wave:
     
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    Thank you :)

    Lisa how long has Gatwick been without the shops before departure :unsure:
     
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    Have a fantastic time and don't forget to keep us up to date with trip reports!!

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    I hope you both have a wonderful trip. :hug2: Say hello to Piglet for me. :wave:
    Safe journey. :hug2:
     
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    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!
     
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    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:
     
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    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
     
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    Have a fantastic time :hug2:


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

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