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Travelling and arrival TR

Well we stayed at the hilton gatwick over night. Minor panic at one point when the fire alarms went off. Picked up bag and shoes and headed for fhe door , then it stopped. Phew! Checked I. Bags with Virgin the night before so made our way to the vroom for a nice leisurely breakfast.

Flight was on time and we got our seats in the bubble! Not bad really. It definitely wa quieter, well except for the boy behind me pressing his tv screen continuously! I was watching Monsters university and really felt like turning into one of those scare monsters! Anyway I didn't , but if he is behind me on the way back I might say something . Food was on and hostesses were lovely.

We landed 35 mins early, followed by the Manchester flight. Rushed to security before they landed. Oh good we are near the front! Oh no the computers went down ! We wee there an hour before it started up again and there approximately 600 behind us.

Eventually got through and our bags were waiting for us. Picked up our car and off we went. Oops missed the turning! Good job OH had his sat nav . Got to spring hill suites lake buena vista at 5:30 pm . Room is good and spacious . Decided to stock up with nibbles and water so took a trip to publix down the road. So tired fell asleep at 8:30 hence me writing this at 4:00 , which seems the norm when you arrive.

Sorry I rambled on a bit, trying to ignore this cold I picked up on our way. DTD in the morning the MK

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1. Re: Travelling and arrival TR

Enjoy- hope you don't wake at 0400!!

Hope to hear more!

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Hiya Tracey,

glad you got up in't bubble...

The boy behind on your return will be asleep hopefully....

Keep em coming.


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Hi Tracey glad you got there safely

Why do people think "touch screen" means poke/jab screen!!!!

Have a fab time

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Glad you've arrived safely, bummer about the computers going down!!

Have a great time.

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What a shame the computers had to crash right when you guys were at the front.

Thanks fo sharing and have a good first day!! Enjoy MK :-)

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Good TR Tracey - I never wake early even on my first day in Orlando! Looking forward to the rest of your reports

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7. Re: Travelling and arrival TR

Off to a great start enjoy your vacation.

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Good start apart from the computers, how annoying to be so close and yet just stuck there waiting, still at least you weren't stuck at the back of the line !! I so wish I was one of the 8am wake ups on first day, never manage to sleep past 4am and that's with taking a sleeping pill !! Not sure if it's nerves or excitement.

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Glad you arrived safely Tracey, shame about the kid in the seat behind god I hate that lol. Typical the computers went down when you were at the front of the queue! I never sleep in on the first morning either its always 4am. Have a great time and keep the TR's coming :-)

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10. Re: Travelling and arrival TR

Great start on your TRs Tracey. You must be so excited to finally be there.