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Pre-Trip We weren't going until 2020.... yeah right!

Rista1313

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I've been holding onto dates for awhile, thinking it may or may not happen, and then Free dining came out early, I was able to change dates to September and decided it's happening! Our original dates were over the end of October, the first week of November. That way we could go to a Halloween party, which hubby wanted to do, and I could see the Xmas decorations. As I said, free dining came out, and our dates were truly flexible, so we decided to take advantage. I think it works better anyway, the original dates we had were a run disney weekend, and butting up to Jersey week... and we'd rather go when it's a little calmer.

We upgraded our free dining to the DDP, but we are trying something different this time... we are making 2 dining reservations... just 2, and winging the rest... that's right, you heard me, we are WINGING it! I have been checking the app every day, each day I check for reservations for that day and the next... there always seems to be a good selection, so I'm not too worried about it.

Sept 16th Monday - This was an add on day I couldn't get with the free dining package, so it'll be a swim, maybe walk over to AOA to check out their food court, wait for groceries kinda day.
Sept 17th - Tuesday - Not sure what we are going to do in the AM, but we have Tickets for MNSSHP for the evening, so you'll find us in the MK
Sept 18th - Wednesday - Epcot - Food & Wine Kiosks for lunch
Sept 19th - Thursday - Hollywood Studios
Sept 20th - Friday - Epcot - Been wanting to try Tangierine Cafe for lunch.. hopefully this day
Sept 21st - Saturday - Day off - Disney Springs and Hoop Dee Doo
Sept 22nd - Sunday - Animal Kingdom - I'll have a $25 Landrys credit for my birthday month, so maybe we'll get some Tuna nachos from Yak & Yeti for lunch
Sept 23rd - Monday - Magic Kingdom - by god I'm gonna get that Lobster roll at CHH if it's the last thing I do! - and our 2nd reservation, Storybook dining
Sept 24th - Tuesday - Magical Express around noon, but we will have a park ticket, so we will have to decide where we wanna go for the morning.

I'm really looking forward to this trip. For those that haven't read my previous trip, we will have a Scooter for Scott, and this time I will not have a broken hand!

My goal is to SLOW DOWN this trip.. and take in more I hope.
 

Rista1313

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While we are waiting (and waiting... and waiting...) I'll tell you a little bit about my New Orleans trip next week. This trip was husbands request.. he's never been and always wanted to go (I've been twice back in my airline days... so many moons ago) I'm sure it's changed a bunch and I'll enjoy myself as well.

When looking for a place to stay, I decided to try and find an affordable place that would get us a Balcony around Bourbon street, so hubby could smoke his pipe, and I could people watch. We settled on Place d'armes hotel. It is said to be haunted by a school master or teacher who was there when the original building was a school and set fire killing several children and teachers... oooo spooky!

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We are leaving February 17th and returning February 21st. Short trip but I remember getting bored pretty quickly in NOLA... neither of us are big drinkers.. so no drunken stumbling nights for us. I'm letting hubby plan the activities, since he's never been. So far he wants to go on a Ghost, graveyard, voodoo, vampire tour. He also wants to go to a few museums, Madame Laveaux's grave, and maybe the riverboat. I plan on a short trip to the casino, and hopefully a dinner meet up with one of my knitting friends.

It's suppose to be in the upper 60's. Not shorts weather, but it will sure feel nice to us after being so cold lately. I'm having trouble figuring out what to pack.
 
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93boomer

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While we are waiting (and waiting... and waiting...) I'll tell you a little bit about my New Orleans trip next week. This trip was husbands request.. he's never been and always wanted to go (I've been twice back in my airline days... so many moons ago) I'm sure it's changed a bunch and I'll enjoy myself as well.

When looking for a place to stay, I decided to try and find an affordable place that would get us a Balcony around Bourbon street, so hubby could smoke his pipe, and I could people watch. We settled on Place d'armes hotel. It is said to be haunted by a school master or teacher who was there when the original building was a school and set fire killing several children and teachers... oooo spooky!

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We are leaving February 17th and returning February 21st. Short trip but I remember getting bored pretty quickly in NOLA... neither of us are big drinkers.. so no drunken stumbling nights for us. I'm letting hubby plan the activities, since he's never been. So far he wants to go on a Ghost, graveyard, voodoo, vampire tour. He also wants to go to a few museums, Madame Laveaux's grave, and maybe the riverboat. I plan on a short trip to the casino, and hopefully a dinner meet up with one of my knitting friends.

It's suppose to be in the upper 60's. Not shorts weather, but it will sure feel nice to us after being so cold lately. I'm having trouble figuring out what to pack.
That will be a great get-away for you guys! My Dd and SIL went there in Dec. They had a great time. They went on a swamp tour on one of those air boats. They loved all the food they ate too.
 

Dave Ber

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I've been holding onto dates for awhile, thinking it may or may not happen, and then Free dining came out early, I was able to change dates to September and decided it's happening! Our original dates were over the end of October, the first week of November. That way we could go to a Halloween party, which hubby wanted to do, and I could see the Xmas decorations. As I said, free dining came out, and our dates were truly flexible, so we decided to take advantage. I think it works better anyway, the original dates we had were a run disney weekend, and butting up to Jersey week... and we'd rather go when it's a little calmer.

We upgraded our free dining to the DDP, but we are trying something different this time... we are making 2 dining reservations... just 2, and winging the rest... that's right, you heard me, we are WINGING it! I have been checking the app every day, each day I check for reservations for that day and the next... there always seems to be a good selection, so I'm not too worried about it.

Sept 16th Monday - This was an add on day I couldn't get with the free dining package, so it'll be a swim, maybe walk over to AOA to check out their food court, wait for groceries kinda day.
Sept 17th - Tuesday - Not sure what we are going to do in the AM, but we have Tickets for MNSSHP for the evening, so you'll find us in the MK
Sept 18th - Wednesday - Epcot - Food & Wine Kiosks for lunch
Sept 19th - Thursday - Hollywood Studios
Sept 20th - Friday - Epcot - Been wanting to try Tangierine Cafe for lunch.. hopefully this day
Sept 21st - Saturday - Day off - Disney Springs and Hoop Dee Doo
Sept 22nd - Sunday - Animal Kingdom - I'll have a $25 Landrys credit for my birthday month, so maybe we'll get some Tuna nachos from Yak & Yeti for lunch
Sept 23rd - Monday - Magic Kingdom - by god I'm gonna get that Lobster roll at CHH if it's the last thing I do! - and our 2nd reservation, Storybook dining
Sept 24th - Tuesday - Magical Express around noon, but we will have a park ticket, so we will have to decide where we wanna go for the morning.

I'm really looking forward to this trip. For those that haven't read my previous trip, we will have a Scooter for Scott, and this time I will not have a broken hand!

My goal is to SLOW DOWN this trip.. and take in more I hope.
We will be there the same time and at the PoP as well, hoping it will be on the slower side with school back in session, Sept 12-24
 
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krisri18

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While we are waiting (and waiting... and waiting...) I'll tell you a little bit about my New Orleans trip next week. This trip was husbands request.. he's never been and always wanted to go (I've been twice back in my airline days... so many moons ago) I'm sure it's changed a bunch and I'll enjoy myself as well.

When looking for a place to stay, I decided to try and find an affordable place that would get us a Balcony around Bourbon street, so hubby could smoke his pipe, and I could people watch. We settled on Place d'armes hotel. It is said to be haunted by a school master or teacher who was there when the original building was a school and set fire killing several children and teachers... oooo spooky!

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We are leaving February 17th and returning February 21st. Short trip but I remember getting bored pretty quickly in NOLA... neither of us are big drinkers.. so no drunken stumbling nights for us. I'm letting hubby plan the activities, since he's never been. So far he wants to go on a Ghost, graveyard, voodoo, vampire tour. He also wants to go to a few museums, Madame Laveaux's grave, and maybe the riverboat. I plan on a short trip to the casino, and hopefully a dinner meet up with one of my knitting friends.

It's suppose to be in the upper 60's. Not shorts weather, but it will sure feel nice to us after being so cold lately. I'm having trouble figuring out what to pack.
Sounds like a fun trip! You can always grab some beignets and pretend you're at POFQ.
 
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