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Countdown to Disney has begun

May 18th, 2008 at 04:32 pm

Well, we are on the brink of the big family vacation - driving from the Midwest to Disney (one additional day on the Gulf of Mexico- Homosassa Beach and Weeki wachee) four days at Disney proper, then another day in Bowling Green (vette museum and DinoWorld park) Soooo looking forward to this ...

I researched hotels on priceline.com and stayed within my budget for those rooms for the four nights. My parents/in laws are taking care of the furry animals saving lots of money on a kennel stay. I have the gift cards for Disney souvenirs and snacks purchased. I've followed the advice from all on a previous post and have plenty of bottled water and will have snacks to bring in.

I did take advice from one of the blog entries about buying souvenirs (disney) at target or walmart. I did find a 750 piece panoramic puzzle for $7.50 at Target - good for me. DH just rolled his eyes at that. I laughed heartily and said he'd thank me when he saw the price of puzzles there.

We will hit the Disney outlet store in Orlando and hopefully make progress there. But then again, my children have their own gift cards and will make their own purchases. I'll have to bite my tongue on that one.

I'm working on the food situation - trying to avoid eating fast food driving down - I'm taking grilled chicken for dinner on the first day - some pasta salad - cheese and cut ham for the picky eaters - lunch on the second day (PB&J muffins and some fruit/veggies). breakfast is simple - I have bagged cereal and will travel with 1/2 gallons of milk in the cooler. I have microwaveable popcorn for the hotel rooms and chips with dip/salsa. I'm feeling OK about that ...

So now it is a matter of laundry and packing! We leave on Thursday.

6 Responses to “Countdown to Disney has begun”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    It looks like you have everything under control. Enjoy and have fun. Don't forget the camera!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Have a great trip!!

  3. miclason Says:

    sunscreen! sunscreen! don't forget that!

    have FUN!!!!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Tell me more about the PB & J muffins? Are they just muffins you put pb&j on . . or?

    Have a great trip!

  5. mom-sense Says:

    Hey frugaltex - the muffin recipe calls for peanut butter into the muffin mix and then you fill the muffin tin 1/2 full and add two tablespoons of whatever flavor jelly you want - add more muffin mix to top and bake - i add cinnamon/sugar to the top. the kids love them and they bake up big and solid (not crumbly, so they hold up well for travel). definitely worth a try - you can freeze them too.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Mmmm! They sound delicious! Thanks for sharing. Smile

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