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    Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    I'm finally getting to post a trip report of our amazing three MONTH journey across the USA and BACK!!!!
    heres our kinda plan LOL LOL LOL
    October 9 - 22 - anaheim
    october 22 - drive (ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD) to SF
    october 24 - 29 SF
    October 29 - drive to salem OR
    october 30 - november 4 - Salem OR
    November 4 - 15 - drive to Mammoth Spring AR (via Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri - very briefly in Utah, colorado and Iowa)
    november 15 - wedding at springfield missouri
    November 16 - November 20 - Mammoth spring AR
    november 20 - 23 - drive to Schenectady NY to spend thanksgiving with a friend (drive through Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania)
    november 27 - December 4 - drive to NH to visit a friend
    December 4 - 5 - Boston
    December 5 - 10 - NYC
    December 10 - 15 - drive back to AR via NJ, Pennsylvania, WV, virginia, NC and tennessee
    December 15 - 24 - Mammoth spring AR
    December 24 - december 29 - drive to Las Vegas via Oklahoma, texas, NM, Arizona (grand canyon) and nevada
    December 29 - 31 - Las Vegas
    December 31 - drive to Anaheim
    December 31 - January 6 - Anaheim
    January 6 - fly to auckland NZ via fiji
    january 8 - 10 - Auckland
    january 10 - BRISBANE!!!


    It started off on October 9th at Brisbane International airport, where we flew to LAX via Auckland NZ. Flights were 3 hours to NZ then 13 hours to LA

    Waiting patiently for the plane so we could start our adventure


    we arrived the moday after the gay days weekend, at about 2pm and by sheer luck Hakuna Makarla and Princess Buttercup had a late flight, and we managed a quick dinner at rainforeest cafe, before they headed back home. A surprise was that NeverNeverland joined us too!!!
    we were spending 12 nights at the anaheim desert Inn





    we don't have any raiforest cafe in Australia, so this was a real treat for us!!
    after that we decided to go into disneyland. this was jr Tassie's first disney experience on entering (jr Mr tassie was too scared!!!)



    the parade was getting ready to start, so we picked a spot and get ready. The kids were getting tired! they had started out the day at 6am, our flights left at 12.30pm Queensland time, then 17 hours travel time, and this was about 6 hours after we arrived


    I LOVE this pic. i love the blue


    a couple more parade pics





    then went on a few "important" rides LOL LOL Pirate, HM, train....

    The next day after sleeping LATE we went across to the WalMart. we don't have any walmart's in Australia, so we spent hours there LOL LOL
    Then we were meeting the Ginarella family for dinner at ESPN. At this stage ginarella hadn't joined Micechat. we became friends a few years ago at the woman's day message boards, so they didn't attend any of the MC meets.

    then we went back to watch the parade AGAIN!!! this time a Mickey cuddle



    the next day was our breakfast at the Plaza inn
    the kids got the autograph books and were quite excited. jr Mr tassie was OK until .Captain Hook made an appearance







    Then our first visit to DCA

    Last edited by tassie; 10-09-2007 at 05:56 PM.


    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    I can see this is going to take a while! Waiting patiently.......
    Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,
    it's what they are like in their HEART!


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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    Aww the memories!!
    Can't wait for it all!!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    wooooooo hoooooooooo !!!! I can not wait to see all the photo's!!!!!! oh and that pic of me, I lost 50 pounds since then thank you Tassie, looking forward to all the pics of your usa trip around the USA ))))))))))

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    I bet this whole adventure seemed like yesterday. I remember that picture of us at ESPN zone. And also the BBQ at my house. Great times.

    Your pictures are so cute.

    Miss ya girlie and the rest of the Tassie family.

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    I think it was wednesday night that we met up at Hearthstones for drinks. for some reason I didn't take any pics of this meeting!! must have been the excitment LOL LOL LOL

    Next morning we met up with the Tinkermonkey family and the wolfies. our kids went to the jr chef and made some cookies (lots of fun too!!)
    while they were waiting for the jr chef they got to see Mary poppins and bert










    even got an inroduction ionto the secret bathroom!! LOL LOL



    then the kids took a ride on the mark twain, and even got to pilot the ship. Unfortunately jr Mr tassie thought it was his and his alone and wouldnt let anyone else have a turn. he threw the BIGGEST, NASTIEST tantrum I have ever seen in my LIFE!!!.
    When we got off, I handed him to mr tassie, and told him to take him to the hotel. he apparently kicked and screamed the whole way back, and Mr tassie said the looks he got were un-bel-eiv-able. he said he felt like a criminal!! LOL LOL




    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    Too funny! Better late than never! You're off to a good start . I can't wait to read the rest of this and see all of your pictures!

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    I hope you come back soon. Please keep the pictures coming.
    Last edited by Skywaygrl; 10-09-2007 at 07:31 PM.

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    Great pictures and reporting so far, now do not leave us at the edge of our seats waiting for more, more, more.

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    you can see a TR for Lunch at ariels here
    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...ics-59042.html

    and mickey's halloween treat here
    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...een-76463.html


    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    one day we took a day tour around LA
    I'm sure most of you will know more about this than I do LOL LOL
    We weren't really impressed with the guide. He was all about ME ME ME
    when we got closer to LA he told us that the chinese theatre and the road were block to traffic, and he didn't know why. when we got there Bruce willis was doing the cememt thing, and a lady asked us if we wanted to be part of the ceremony (probarbly because of the kids) and the kids would get gifts (over the hedge stuff), but... get this... it was going to be TEN MINUTES after our bus moved on CRAZY, HUH??????
    I have been to LA four times, and each time something has been going on at the chinese theatre, so i have never seen the hand prints





    Rodeo drive


    Mr Tassie having a coronery thinking that the kids might TOUCH!!!
    well, it's Rodeo drive!




    Whats that stuff waaaaaay over there??? Could that be the pacific ocean?!?!
    and what's thet funky smell?? EWWW wonder what they're smoking??


    then to marina Del ray. this is the first time I had seen the sea while on the west coast LOL LOL LOL. I have lived within 10 miles of the pacific ocean (our side of the ocean LOL LOL) all my life. in fact, the hospital I was born in was right on the pacific LOL, and i even worked at that hospital
    *OFF TOPIC* this is the hospital I was born at (that beach has a major international surfing comp every year called surfest)


    back to Marina del ray




    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    i won't bore you with EVERY day at Disneyland LOL LOL that is all we did while in the area. we knew we were coming back in January, so thought we would do universal, seaworld ect then.
    We headed up the coast to SF. on the way we stopped in at la conchita to see a good friend radiobarry.
    His township suffered a devastating landslide back in january 05 where 36 homes were damaged and 10 people killed



    Barry can probarbly tell this better than me, but those cross markers are where they found the bodies. yu can see a mickey mouse someone has placed there.




    a visit with Barry would be complete without a trip to his favourite place (well after Disneyland and an Angels game LOL) STARBUCKS LOL LOL LOL



    then we left and headed for Princess buttercup's. we got sidetracked. we planned to go up the coast, but as it started to get darker and foggy we ended up staying the night in gilroy - garlic capital of the world LOL LOL LOL

    then in the morning we left to go to PBs and just before we got there we stopped at Roaring camp railroad. unfortunately they were having some sort of business party there, and the train was too full. they didn't tell us that if we took a walk across the tracks we could have seen the redwoods and some banana slugs. the kids would have LOVED that!!

    http://www.roaringcamp.com/

    the view

    our wonderful host Princess buttercup


    not only did she welcome us into her home, but the next day she DROVE us all the way into SF and showed us around.








    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    Oh my gosh! It's a llama!!!



    I still remember smelling all the soaps at Pier 39 with your kids. That was so much fun!

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    What an awesome trip. Had fun everyday, can't ask for more.

    Chad

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    Re: Trip report!!!!OK, you asked for it The Tassies 3 month adventure!!!

    while in SF we stayed at the best Western carriage Inn, which is a bit out of the way, but rated high on tripadvisor. the reason we picked it was that the brought you breakfast TO YOUR ROOM every morning, and they have a shuttle bus every 10 - 15 minutes to union square. Oh and the place next door had pizza for $2 a slice, and they were huge!! Also had side salads for $2 that were big (SOMA pizza)

    http://www.carriageinnsf.com/?cid=GL_CRG

    the room


    the breakfast was unbelievable!! enough for the day really LOL LOL


    and that wasn't a full order. the kids didn't eat pastry so we only got two (I don't either but ordered them for mr tassie.

    jr mr Tassie enjoying the pizza



    we spent one day at the zoo.
    we walked up to the end of 7th street and then across to the muni station. This pic shows all the homeless around this area
    all the people on the right were homeless. they seem to have no dignity whatsoever and sokmeone had even pooped on the stairs leading down to the train


    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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