Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our trip was magical and tiring but we can't wait to go back!

Yes you read that right...we are seriously considering cancelling the cruise in early Jan and booking a disney trip for the dates of Jan 22nd through Jan 29th. We are looking into it as it's the same cost as the cruise, but everything is included for the most part minus any souvenirs and alcoholic beverages, where the cruise we still have to pay for excursions and tip money so it would end up being more than the Disney trip.

I will keep ya'll updated in case any of ya'll decide to join us possibly.

We would probably go a little cheaper unless Tammy can magically get another pin code for Animal Kingdom. But in all honesty we want something more centrally located to the parks and downtown disney as we didn't spend that much time in our room it was wasted.

So we are looking at the following hotels, Disney's Pop, Disney's All Star Music/movies and Port of Orleans French Quarter/Riverside.

We would probably do a 4 day park hopper and have one day be for Discovery Cove/and one day for Sea World Orlando. Or change our sea world Orlando for the Harry potter thing at Islands of Adventure.

Anywho....I'm getting off track here...I will be back with a full day by day update including pictures to help tell the story.

Until then....~hugs

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We're back!

Hey guys,

I'm going to post a link to the slideshow I just made. I will be posting a full trip report in a moment with details along with pictures of each day as well. It's a long slideshow so if you don't have the time to watch it I will be sending pictures via shutterfly in a moment as well.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Less than 12 hours

We made it home after working a very early shift today. So tired but on the plus side my load of laundry is in the dryer and I'm just about done with the packing so I can relax for the rest of the evening.

Tomorrow we are going to set the alarm for 8ish so we can get up and finish up. Have a quick bite for breakfast. Probably something small like yogurt. We plan on having lunch at the airport as we are going to be there by 11. They have a Salt Lick there so we can have some yummy BBQ and a drink to calm my nerves. LOL..

So freaking excited but at the same time dreading it. I know it's going to go way toooooooooo fast and then it will be back to the daily grind. /cry

Oh well...only a few months till the week long cruise. So at least I will come home from this vacation and have one to look forward to. =)

That's about all for now. We will have our cell phones on us so if you need us just give us a ring. We will probably check them when we go back to the room in the afternoon after being in a park.

We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge too so you can probably find that number and hit us up.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Almost vacation time and new shifts oh my!

Ok, so the time has finally come. We officially found out our new shifts today.

While Tammy was thrilled, Ian was not so much. We got the following shifts.

Tammy will be working Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon from 1PM to midnight with Tues/Wed/Thursdays off.

Ian will be working Sat - Wed from 7PM until 4AM with Thurs/Fridays off.

He will be putting in for a shift swap as soon as possible. The sad thing is it would probably be easy peasy for me to swap with someone and move to Ian's shift then it would be for him to come to mine. We have a lot to talk about tonight after work. Shift swaps won't be eligible until we have moved to the new teams as of right now so we will be stuck for a while in this routine.

I'm sure if we pushed we could get it moved sooner rather than later as well.

Now on to happy thoughts. We only have 4 days left until it's time to hop on a plane and go to the land of the mouse. Yippee!!!!

I'm so freaking excited.

Not much else to say now.

Until next time....


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Daydreaming at work

I should so be working on tickets right now but I'm caught in a daydream about our upcoming magical trip to the land of the mouse.

We hit the 10 days to go mark which means tomorrow we are officially in the single digits. WOO HOO!!!! I also got to do the online check in with the website so I could specify any room requests, any special occasions we are celebrating, etc. As our dating anniversary would be next month, we decided to mark it as celebrating our anniversary. It would be 12 years in August since Ian and I started to date. Can't believe how fast time flies by. Then of course we have our 10 year wedding anniversary in Jan. We will be on the cruise for that celebration. Next year will be filled with two cruises actually. We will be doing the one in Jan and then we decided on the Disney cruise that sets sail on Oct 27th as that would be a week after my birthday when Blizzcon usually is which would make it hard to take off and we would get a Halloween celebration on the cruise so that will make it fun and unique.

Back to the upcoming trip. We managed to speak with our manager and we are working a modified Saturday before we fly out. So on Sat, 23rd we will work from 10 AM to 7 PM. We will have a lot to get done after work and hopefully get in bed by 11 at the latest. We have to be up early to drive to the airport on Sunday.

I plan on taking both the digital camera and the flip video camera so we can document our travel. I'm so freaking excited that I'm not even jealous of my brother and sister in law's cruise. Although I normally would. I found out recently they are going on a cruise leaving monday for 5 nights on the smaller carnival ship out of Galveston. Honestly that is the best way to do your first cruise. I know it's Hans's, but I don't know about Liz's. It made it so it's just long enough to know if you like the cruising life or if you don't you get off the boat two days earlier than most trips go for.

I hope they have fun because I would love for them to potentially join us in Jan still for the cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary and Hans's birthday. We shall see. I have a feeling it will be just us but that's ok...We had a blast on the one we went on completely by ourselves.

Ok..I really better get back to work. I just had a day dreaming moment and I had to share...I am much better now...