Wasn't expecting to go to Florida for another 3 years but ....

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  1. lisaw

    lisaw New Member

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    We had it all planned, as we go to WDW every other year and we went last August we were (hopefully are!) taking a break next year to do a bit of a road trip of the West Coast.

    I know some of you know but my DS Daniel (16) plays baseball at his age group for Great Britain, we found out on Monday that he has made the travelling team this year and they are off to Florida in August to play in a USSSA tournament at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee!!

    He has previously played tournaments in Prague, Czech Republic and in 2012 they went to Toronto, I have been unable to go to support on these tours because they have fallen in school term time and I can't take time off as I work in a school.

    This year as its in Florida, and we aren't using our DVC next year, and we will still have valid AP's it seemed rather rude for DD and I not to go!! ;)

    So we are off in August, only for 9/10 days, Caitlin and I are staying in a studio at Kidani, there won't be much onsite dining for us and our days at the parks will be shorter than we usually do but its all a massive bonus anyway! DH is going as the team general manager so he and Daniel will be staying elsewhere with the team. We will go and watch all the games but all other times you will find me at my most favourite place in the world!! :)

    So it's the best of both worlds trip, I get to see Daniel play baseball in America and I get to see Mickey as well!
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That's AWESOME!!!
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    And congratulations to Daniel!! Well done!
     
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    Wow, bonus trips are the best!! Congratulations to Daniel (what a good name!). How popular is baseball over the pond? Just curious.
     
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    That's wonderful! You'll have a fab holiday. :)
     
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    To me it seems very popular because I live and breathe it but most people wouldn't come across it! (Even though we invented the game by all accounts ;)) We have a fairly strong adult national team but no professional teams. It works on a north/south of the country in terms of league games and we have a national league and AAA, AA and A leagues as well as kids leagues, there can be quite a lot of travelling involved!
    We had our first really nice facility built last year which luckily for us is only about 20 minutes away but other than that it's played at local parks! So for the kids to have the facilities they will be playing at in Florida is a dream come true for them!
     
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    I do so love baseball. We are gearing up for the boys of summer! April can't get here fast enough! It is a great game and it is really cool Daniel is into it.
     
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    so pleased for you all! beats a cold rainy boggy field in Leicester!
     
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    Way to go Daniel!

    Only 9/10 days? Ive never been for more than 8! Im sure you will have a wonderful time!
     
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    Yaaaaay! Bonus!
     
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    I love baseball.
     
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    me too! don't get too much of it over here though :)
     
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    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    Brilliant news Lisa and huge congratulations to Daniel, you must be so proud of him :hug2:
     

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