Trip Report A very late, CD (Corona Driven), TR with a twist

MickeyCB

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Thanks for thinking of us by starting this TR! I need to get back to mine - if only to get me to put some boundaries on having a home office. As all my pictures are on my computer, I have to do the TR while sitting there ... but then when I am in front of the computer I start checking into work related things and before I know it hours have gone by again...

Good thoughts that both you and Gary stay safe!
You're welcome. I definitely needed some kind of distraction.
And yes please, I was enjoying your report.
I do the opposite, I sit at my computer to do something productive and before you know it I'm cruising ebay or something! :rolleyes:
And thank you for the good wishes, and same to you.
 

MickeyCB

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Day 2-

We were up bright and early for our MK day.
The plan that was talked about in great detail (that tidbit will be important further along) was to rope drop Jingle Cruise since we did not have a FP for this.

This is my crew out in front of the hotel waiting for our Uber ride.
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Remember that smile and wave, because it sure wasn't there about an hour from now!
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Our ride was uneventful. We got dropped at the Contemporary and walked over. It's such a happy place!
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We started strolling up main street. Things are still going well. Isn't that a beautiful site?!
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And, right about now is when 'all you know what' broke loose on Main Street!!

But, I have to go help some children roast some marshmallows on a bonfire we have going outside. I will pick up the tale after some s'mores are made and consumed! And yes, we will be practicing social distancing. Who wants a marshmallow stick in the eye?!
 

RememberWhen

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What a fun idea! I’ve been toying with the idea of a TR for our December 2018 trip, but with two little kids home all day I don’t think I have the energy. We were there 12/20-29. I’m enjoying reliving some of the memories through your pictures. I was sure I had pictures of the AKL lobby, but I can’t find them. 😔
Thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
 

RememberWhen

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What a fun idea! I’ve been toying with the idea of a TR for our December 2018 trip, but with two little kids home all day I don’t think I have the energy. We were there 12/20-29. I’m enjoying reliving some of the memories through your pictures. I was sure I had pictures of the AKL lobby, but I can’t find them. 😔
Thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
Also, what did Seth’s shirt say on the picture on the airplane?
 

myhappyplace

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LOVE THIS!!

I cackled at you saying 'pain in the Alien Swirling Saucers' :hilarious:

So sweet of you to remember all of those that are the helpers right now...I'd like to add child care workers. My child care center stayed open as long as we could, but Friday was our last day and we're furloughed currently (filing for unemployment tomorrow), but some are still open, taking care of the children of many of the other helpers, risking their health.
 

MickeyCB

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What a fun idea! I’ve been toying with the idea of a TR for our December 2018 trip, but with two little kids home all day I don’t think I have the energy. We were there 12/20-29. I’m enjoying reliving some of the memories through your pictures. I was sure I had pictures of the AKL lobby, but I can’t find them. 😔
Thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
If you get a chance to post it, would love to read along!
If you find any pictures please feel free to post them. I love love looking at other peoples photos!
And thanks for following along.

Also, what did Seth’s shirt say on the picture on the airplane?
I just checked with him. He said it's J!NX. A gaming apparel brand.
I should probably pay more attention to these things. But when they are adults it gets a little harder to censor them!
 

MickeyCB

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LOVE THIS!!

I cackled at you saying 'pain in the Alien Swirling Saucers' :hilarious:

So sweet of you to remember all of those that are the helpers right now...I'd like to add child care workers. My child care center stayed open as long as we could, but Friday was our last day and we're furloughed currently (filing for unemployment tomorrow), but some are still open, taking care of the children of many of the other helpers, risking their health.
Glad you are enjoying!
I have to give credit to @Darstarr for the Alien Swirling Saucers. I'm pretty sure she also used it in reference to one of her children. She can correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not sure at all what it says about me that I occasionally feel the need to reference the little darling in such a way!

And yes absolutely child care providers! And I'm very sorry for your job loss.
Just a heads up. My daughter applied for unemployment in California 2 weeks ago (maybe), and still is without an answer from her state. As @wdw93 pointed out earlier, the people who work in the unemployment offices are being crushed so patience will be required by all. But, it's still scary for people whose finances are tight right now.
 

MickeyCB

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So we're back from the fun of s"more making, walking in the creek and riding around in my husband's John Deere.
This came about as a colleague and I were talking and her kids were going stir crazy at home and we live out in the country. So I offered if she would like to bring them over and let some steam off. They were hilarious, with everyone practicing social distancing, we played in the water, collected sticks, had an Easter egg hunt and made s'mores.
Gary was in his glory riding the kids around in the bucket of his tractor. And what is really nice is it all probably cost $10 and it entertained them for about 3 hours. The little one fell asleep on the way home in the car, his mom told me.
With their mother's permission, here are 2 photos of our adventures on a rare beautiful day in Pittsburgh!

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Believe it or not Gary is having a great time! This is his usual photo face. :rolleyes:
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Ok, that intermission over, back to December 2018!
Day 2-continued

We made it up Main Street. If you'll recall the plan we discussed and agreed upon, was to rope drop Jingle Cruise because of how busy it gets.
Little side info-Gary absolutely loves pin trading at Disney. He is worse than any kid there. We frequently have to drag him along and we hear a lot of "just one more pin"!
So we're walking, hustling, up MS to head towards Adventure Land. Gary sees a CM with a laynard of pins and says "Oh, he's got some good pins"! Me, I'm not so nice and remind him we have a plan.
Well, he got so angry with me. "I just wanted to trade pins, I'll probably never see those again", and on and on.
So he very grumpily gives up the pin search and joins us right here.....
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Yep, full on rope drop stop. Any idea how much growling went on now? Anybody, just guess?!
Well it took the entire ride and a stroll over to Frontierland and this interaction before he forgave me.
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Thank goodness for Wendell! He pin traded with Gary and finally all was well. Sheesh, you would have thought the CM on Main Street had actual diamonds in those pins Gary was "forced" to give up.

At this point while we were pin trading, Emily and Seth went to use our FP's for SM.
I'm not sure if these are from this or our last day at MK. but you get the idea!
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On their way back to meet up with us, they stopped to visit a favorite princess.
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Seth and Emily said she was quite chatty and they enjoyed their interaction with her.

They caught up with us and I tried to capture them, but alas is only pretend. Oh bother!
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Next we took a favorite path to a favorite ride.
A kind passerby took this photo for us.
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We used our next FP on BTMR. I didn't get any photos but it was enjoyed as always!
This is another little side story. You know how you sometimes have to talk people into something you know they'll enjoy?
Well apparently as a child Gary had a horrible roller coaster experience, he gets quite motion sick.
Years ago I finally talked him into trying BTMR and now it is one of his favorites. We will be on the ride and he's holding his arms up yelling and hip checking me into the side of the car!o_O

Coming up next is my absolute favorite ride, probably in all of the parks.
We're also going to enjoy a wonderful dinner that was Emily's dining choice for the trip and to celebrate her Birthday! She turned 18 the day before we left for Disney!
 
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RememberWhen

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If you get a chance to post it, would love to read along!
If you find any pictures please feel free to post them. I love love looking at other peoples photos!
And thanks for following along.


I just checked with him. He said it's J!NX. A gaming apparel brand.
I should probably pay more attention to these things. But when they are adults it gets a little harder to censor them!
It looked so familiar. I bet my sister has something from that brand. She’s way cooler than I am.
 

MickeyCB

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It looked so familiar. I bet my sister has something from that brand. She’s way cooler than I am.
Yeah, he's in college, but works (or did) at Hot Topic and gets decent employee discounts. I have no idea where that particular shirt came from, but he has way too many from work. He doesn't get the whole you work to make money for college, not necessarily spend it all on shirts! :rolleyes:
 

MickeyCB

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Day 2-continued

We wandered around a little, took in the sites and made our way to our next fast pass.
7DMT!!! I just love this ride!
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Look at the amazing detail!
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Again, love this ride!
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But, notice the empty seat beside me? For awhile now Gary has been having trouble getting in the car and bending his knees to be able to ride. (See my TR of Nov 19 where I may or may not have insisted he try to ride). But, this time he got on, tried to sit and then couldn't and got off of the ride.
As we were coming to a stop I took a photo of the seat and floor space (that I never really paid attention to before), and realized that while the seat is wide enough, with the center console thing, there is a very narrow space to put both feet and that forces your legs together and with significant flexion of the knees, which is where he has a problem. I might have to be more understanding in the future. Maybe.
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And can I just say, YUCK to those floors! I've seen some photos posted here of people in bare feet around Disney! 🤢

After that we waited patiently to ride The PeopleMover.
See the patient, "I really hate this ride mom look"? In his defense there was a bit of line.
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After that we headed over for our annual/semi-annual (whenever we are there), you're growing up, photo on the wall. We started taking these for both kids on their first visits, which happened to be 3 years of age. Gary wanted in on this one.
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After this we meandered up the hill just in time for our Magical Dinner!
 

Laura Loves Tigger

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Yeah, he's in college, but works (or did) at Hot Topic and gets decent employee discounts. I have no idea where that particular shirt came from, but he has way too many from work. He doesn't get the whole you work to make money for college, not necessarily spend it all on shirts! :rolleyes:
Had to laugh at this. I worked at a department store during college. We got a nice discount on anything we could wear to work, even if it was on clearance. I quit the store about a year before I got married. When we were moving my stuff after the wedding, I had 2 bags full of clothes that still had the tags on them. My husband wanted to know how I could buy stuff then not wear it. My answer " But I got a great deal on it! " 😁
 
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