NHShorty's Three Generation pre-trip report!

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NHShorty's Three Generation pre-trip report!

I've never done a pre-trip report before but I'm too excited not to share plans for my grandson's first trip to WDW later this week. muchlove We have two celebrations - Aiden's first trip (he just turned 2) and his Mom's 29th birthday. Here's what we have planned so far:

BuffaloBill and I get up early Friday to catch the first SWA nonstop out of MHT - arriving 10:35. Once we get the rental car, we head to Publix or Winn-Dixie for essentials like Almond Milk and beer (both Aiden and his mom have milk allergies). We're going to drop off the bags and groceries at VWL and check-in (I'm assuming the room won't be ready at noon). We then have to head back to the airport and pick up the Texas travelers at 1:15 (won't Aiden be surprised to see Grandma at the airport!).

Depending on hunger, naps, moods - we'll either head to the resort or straight to DHS where we have fast passes for Disney Jr Live on Stage. biggrin

We're planning dinner at Trail's End at Fort Wilderness. Hope to let Aiden run around a bit after dinner before taking the boat back to the Lodge. I'm SO hoping he'll sleep OK at the hotel - we have a 2 BR villa and requested a full size crib - plus I have a small sound machine.....whatever works! awesome

I also ordered an in room Birthday surprise - balloons and treats. I went to the party store here and purchased Disney plates, napkins and temporary tattoos....you just can't have too much party stuff! wink

MK is open late Friday night so after Aiden is asleep - 2 of us will head out for some more fun - probably BuffaloBill and Aiden's mom, Liz.

Saturday and Sunday are MK days with FP+ at Dumbo, Alladin's Magic Carpet, It's a Small World, etc. Also have to go on the train, carousel, see the parade....

Saturday night we have ADRs at Cape May and Sunday night we plan to go to Whispering Canyon. Monday morning we have a breakfast ADR at Rain Forest Cafe at AK. We'll spend a few hours checking out the animals before heading back to the airport. We all have flights around 3:30. sad

So that's the condensed version of our long weekend getaway. Even though it's only a few days, I have 2 spreadsheets to keep track of everything. silly I also made a stroller placard so Aiden can find has rig. They are bringing his umbrella stroller. I also rented a full size stroller just in case (can you say "overthink"?!)

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yay Looks good! I am sure he will be surprised to see Grandma.

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yay surprises are great! My parents were already checked in and waiting in the lobby when we took Blondie for her birthday. She was so happy!!!

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All of that sounds awesome, and he will be so excited to see you!!! I agree that a bigger stroller might be nice if he wants to take a nap, or for storing the diaper bag, so good call on that awesome He is going to have a blast, and you will all have a blast just watching him enjoy it muchlove

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Just finished the stroller card! yay

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Cute

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yay
That is adorable!

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Ha Ha thats great! I'm jealous your going back already, I want to go too!

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mrhub wrote:
Ha Ha thats great! I'm jealous your going back already, I want to go too!

I vote with Mrhub. Jealous. Not proud of that. sarcastic
And it sounds like a great trip!!! awesome

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Sounds like a fun trip!

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That is great, and be sure to wave at us when you are taking off from MHT and fly over our house. awesome

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Sounds like a fantastic trip cant wait to hear all about it!!!!!!!

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Vettelover wrote:
That is great, and be sure to wave at us when you are taking off from MHT and fly over our house. awesome

Are you that close? Sometimes we fly over my sister's house in Londonderry and sometimes we take off to the north and fly over my house or BuffaloBill's house....I will wave to all of you as I sip my DD coffee! biggrin

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Sounds like so much fun! I would love any tips you gather about taking a toddler to the parks! Our DD will be 2 when she takes her first trip next year so I'm excited to hear how it goes for you guys!

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Have fun! clapping

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Have Fun Shorty & Bill !! your going to miss these beautiful spring N.H. days ( NOT )

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Have Fun Shorty & Bill !! your going to miss these beautiful spring N.H. days ( NOT )

We'll have to tear ourselves away from temps in the low 50s and dismal rain.....oh darn.... wink

I'm already dreaming of hot and humid...bring it on! beach

Thanks for all the good wishes everyone!!! muchlove

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Have a great time! Can't wait to hear about!
And I admit it. I too am jealous silly

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That looks great! It's so exciting watching a child enjoy Disney for the first time.

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Have a super time. Can't wait to see pictures of Aiden's first trip!

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nhshorty wrote:
RobNLyn2 wrote:
Have Fun Shorty & Bill !! your going to miss these beautiful spring N.H. days ( NOT )

We'll have to tear ourselves away from temps in the low 50s and dismal rain.....oh darn.... wink

I'm already dreaming of hot and humid...bring it on! beach

Thanks for all the good wishes everyone!!! muchlove

Tongue Tongue Tongue this summer just WON'T arrive. gaah gaah

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nhshorty wrote:
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That is great, and be sure to wave at us when you are taking off from MHT and fly over our house. awesome

Are you that close? Sometimes we fly over my sister's house in Londonderry and sometimes we take off to the north and fly over my house or BuffaloBill's house....I will wave to all of you as I sip my DD coffee! biggrin

We live in the great Metropolis of Merrimack. Just on the other side of the river. cool

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What coinsidense, I work in the metropolis of Merrimack, across the DW from the place with the Clydesdales.

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What coinsidense, I work in the metropolis of Merrimack, across the DW from the place with the Clydesdales.

Then you go by my condo everyday. I live between "exit 11" and "the place with the Clydesdales"

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Have a great time with your grandson at the happiest place on earth!! mickey

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This sounds like such an awesome trip!! Safe travels to your entire party. I'm so excited for you to get to share this trip with your daughter and with little Aiden!! What great memories you'll have to enjoy from this weekend!!

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I love that you bought tattoos for the birthday party..and how cute are those pictures with Aiden on Dumbo are going to be!!
ENJOY mickey

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gaah I'm in a medium state of panic right now.....I just logged in to MDE and NONE of my hotel or dining reservations are there and all my tickets are gone as well as my FP+ for the next 4 days...... gaah
I think I need to take a deep breath and call Disney....the last thing I want to do is start over linking reservations..... yuck

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Oh no!!! I hope it's easily remedied and maybe MDE is just glitching right now?!

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Yikes !! wishing you the best mickey mickey mickey

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Crisis averted.....somehow MDE linked in to an old profile.....that's why nothing was showing up...not sure how that happened but I have deleted that account/profile so it won't happen again. crossfingers