Monday, January 23, 2012

The Best Way to Start a New Year

Is by going on vacation. At least that is what the Wagners think. Exactly four years ago, Bert and I took the boys for the first time to Disney World.



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We promised Marcus that when he was 48” tall we would try to make it back to Disney World again.



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I am so happy that we were able to keep that promise.



Like the best/irresponsible parents that we are, we took our children out of school and flew down to Orlando the second week of January. The boys each had a backpack full of schoolwork to do, but they were so excited!






Hollywood Studios





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Hollywood Studios was our favorite park, because…..



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“Aerosmith’s Rockin’ Roller Coaster” Rocked!



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“The Tower of Terror” was terror-able!



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“Toy Story Midway Mania” was a blast, even though the lines were long.



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“Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular” was truly epic,



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“Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” was a blast!



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Lightning McQueen was adorable, but not very fast,



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Star Tours was out of this world!



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Hollywood Studio was the best day ever!



Epcot



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Epcot was our favorite park, because…….


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We pulled some serious G’s when we blasted off to Mars,



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We loved being test track dummies,




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We traveled around the world in only a few hours starting in England,



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We started on a “Kim Possible” mission but had to quit when the boys started fighting and Marcus accused Travis of ruining his life.



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The boys with Mary Poppins



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France



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Me rockin’ my poncho in Germany. It rained off and on that day.



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Japan



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Norway



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Marcus as shark bait. Epcot was the best day ever!



Universal’s Islands of Adventure




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On our 3rd day we took a break from Disney World and went to Universal’s Studio Island of Adventure. It was our favorite park, because……



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of the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”.



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Just like everyone else, we went there first. That was a big mistake, it was so crowded!



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Inside Hogwarts was so cool,



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We even saw the gang! “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” was an incredible ride. We waited an hour to go on it the first time. Later that day, we discovered the joys of the single rider line, and were able to go on it three more times.



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We bought Marcus a wand and a Spiderman swimsuit. He got soaked on a ride and wouldn’t stop complaining about being wet. We were all glad when he stopped complaining, $24.99 well spent.




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On the Caro-Seuss-el



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Other hits for the Wagners that day were the Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Butter Beer, and the “Great Feast Platter” at the Three Broomsticks.



Magic Kingdom



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The Magic Kingdom was our favorite park, because……..



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We loved Tomorrowland,



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The Haunted Mansion,



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Grandpa Marc,



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Nathan finally got his driver’s license,



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and Splash Mountain!



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I only went on Splash Mountain twice, then I was happy to watch the boys go on it several times. It was cold that day, and I didn’t want to be wet and cold.




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Nathan thought it was cool to act bored while the photo was being taken.



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We also loved “Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin”….



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until we got stuck on it.



Walt Disney World is building an addition to Fantasyland. We may have to go back soon!



Animal Kingdom



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The Animal Kingdom was our favorite park, because…….



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of the Tree of Life,



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Dinoland,



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“DINOSAUR”, see how Nathan is acting bored again,



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tigers,



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Nile crocodiles,



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giraffes,



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elephants,



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rhinos,



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and the petting yard, (I had had a bad experience in there the last time, so I stayed OUT!)



The best thing at The Animal Kingdom though was the “Expedition Everest” ride. Marcus loved it!



A Day Off




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After 5 days in 5 different parks we decided to take a day off. We had to check out of our condo at Summer Bay and into a new condo. We wanted to enjoy the resort before we moved.



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The beach we never got to use because it was too cold and we were too busy.



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The boys played ping pong,



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swam,



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Marcus came in 2nd in a Mario Wii tournament and we don’t even own a Wii!



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Marcus also won tickets to play put-put golf at BINGO. Can you say it was his lucky day?



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Nathan tried playing golf-billiards.



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“LOVE U JESUS” written in the sky. We all thought it was going to say Jessica, or Jessie, but we love that is said Jesus.



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Our new condo at World Quest was even nicer than Summer Bay. I didn’t take any photos of our condo at Summer Bay because by the time I thought about it, we had already trashed the place.



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Master bedroom



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Master bath



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Nathan’s room



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the boy’s room



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The Lego Store at Downtown Disney was a hit with the boys.



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Too bad Woody and Buzz don’t like flash photography.



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Dinner



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Sea World



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Sea World was our last park. It was our favorite because……..



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the shows,





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the rides,



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bust especially SHAMU!!!!



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Baby Shamu was so cute!



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Best day ever!



Home



We came home to this.



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The boys were thrilled to have 3 snow days, but now they are in school until June 20th. So Sad!

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