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What Shall We Show Grandma - next pre-trip bit

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Dawn, Aug 1, 2013.

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    So we went down to Adrian's parents at the weekend to issue the final instructions to Grandma.

    It didn't start well - she had it in her head that we were flying from Heathrow. :point: We have approved the suitcase as size appropriate. Luggage labels have been issued pre-written. All documentation has been checked. We had a minor glitch with my mother when we noticed her name was spelt incorrectly on her ticket and it was a bit :mental: till Val sorted it. This is mind we went over every letter with Grandma on all her travel documents.

    Well that was the easy bit. Suffice to say she's going to be hard work. She's insisting on taking a coat and says she not doing laundry on holiday. Adrian told her she's carrying her own luggage then. :lol: Apart from this she's like a clucky mother hen, always fussing over everyone and everything. God knows what's going to happen when she realises there's no lifeguard for the villa pool. Adrian's phrase of the moment is "shut up mother" :rotfl:

    Two weeks tomorrow :mental:
     
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    Has she actually seen how hot it will be in Orlando? :heatwave:
     
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    That's been my phrase since I was about 21 :wink:

    Glad you got the name bit sorted. When I first read that I was a bit :mental: for you because I know what :censored: the airlines can be.

    Not long now!
     
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    Almost time now!! I'm telling you that I can not wait to read these trip reports!!! :bounce:
     
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    Well we've tried to explain but apparently she always takes a coat on holiday. She is also taking perfume for getting dressed up in the evening after the parks. Um..that's when we get out the swimwear. :D

    Well it was actually only one letter but still a slightly nervous 24 hours till it was sorted. :unsure:
     
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    MIL's first trip to the US period is it? Or just first trip to Disney?
     
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    First trip to the US. She's been to Europe and Egypt and Tunisia so is used to going abroad. Always takes a coat...
     
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    You did tell her that she'll be fodder for the mosquitos and stinging gnats if she goes outside with perfume on, right?
     
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    I hope your MIL doesn't wilt in the humidity.
     
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    You are going to have so much fun watching things work out with you MIL :lol:

    A coat and perfume :unsure: the outcome is not good :lol:
     
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    What???????!!!! Perfume? :unsure: Oh noooooooo! Is this what I have been doing wrong all my life? Why didn't anyone tell me :shrug1: I ALWAYS wear perfume :( Love it... it's my *thing* :( So I'm guessing Flowers by Kenzo is not ideal then :(
     
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    I have made lists. :mental:
     
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    :mental: :mental: excellent :D
     
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    Don't forget the breadmaker :unsure:
     
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    Have I mentioned that I wish I could go on this trip? I really do :lol:
     
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    Are you evil? :lol:
     
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    Oh to be a fly on the wall.
     
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    I wonder what Grandma will think of the ugly sisters at 1900 Park Fare :lol:
     

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