Mundane Monday

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 11:22am

We swam in the ocean or rather played in the waves, didn't see any sharks or gators, lol.  Florida's okay, it serves the purpose of seeing baseball in the spring, otherwise we most likely would skip it as well.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 11:13am

 "It's like WDW to me, one  day is more than enough of the mouse and friends.  I like vacations that combine multiple things and not a focus only on one."

 We're spending 7 days and 8 nights at Disney. We'll probably spend a 3 or 4 full days at the parks and then some half days.  Weather permitting we'll spend a full day at one or both of the water parks. On half days we plan an afternoon of wakeboarding/water skiing, mini golf, and pool time.   The kid has an educational class to attend which will take up a full morning too.   

We are also heading to Gettysburg this year for 4nights/5 days. That will be all history through tours-self guided, ranger guided and on horseback.  

Both trips have a single focus but I think the variance in activites will appeal to us all.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 11:12am
"And the sharks don't often come right to shore so the ocean is still great for swimming" -------------- ROFL, not often, huh? Like I said, I am sure it has much to recommend it, but I am used to rolling, little green hills with no dangerous wildlife or else low-key Greek beaches. Florida is too scawy for me ;)
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:58am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"Spring is usually nice, weather in the 70's -80's with low humidty" ----------------- Yeah, but there are still gators and you can't swim in the ocean because there are sharks ;) . We were in NY, and NY is nice too in the spring, so back then, I much preferred staying home. No sharks in NY and a nice beach club with a salt water pool. I have friends who absolutely adore Florida, so I am sure it must have its good sides. They always rave about Miami, for example. But I feel completely OK skipping it.

It's not THAT bad on the coast in the summer, as long as there are no tropical storms, but WDW? There is no sea breeze and there are people everywhere. Sweat City!  I much prefer early December, when the weather is mild, the lines are still short, and the Christmas lights are spectacular. It "snows" every night on Main Street, but don't catch a flake with your tongue. ;p

And the sharks don't often come right to shore so the ocean is still great for swimming if you like 90 degree water. I prefer a pool myself, having been stung by jellyfish and stingrays!

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:44am
"Spring is usually nice, weather in the 70's -80's with low humidty" ----------------- Yeah, but there are still gators and you can't swim in the ocean because there are sharks ;) . We were in NY, and NY is nice too in the spring, so back then, I much preferred staying home. No sharks in NY and a nice beach club with a salt water pool. I have friends who absolutely adore Florida, so I am sure it must have its good sides. They always rave about Miami, for example. But I feel completely OK skipping it.
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:39am

<<MIL always tried to lure me to Florida to spend time in her condo there, somewhere moderately swanky on a beach. Once I saw the pictures and read about the weather, the gators and all the rest, I was not too interested.>>

Spring is usually nice, weather in the 70's -80's with low humidty and of course there is baseball in the spring!  I wouldn't choose to vacation in Florida during the summer months, way too hot and humid, imo.


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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:34am
"That's what I was thinking....Florida in August?" ------------ MIL always tried to lure me to Florida to spend time in her condo there, somewhere moderately swanky on a beach. Once I saw the pictures and read about the weather, the gators and all the rest, I was not too interested.
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:24am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I'm thinking I'd rather spend a week in prison than a week on Atlantis." --------- De gustibus and all that, but yeah, gotta say, even at 7 or so, I am pretty sure dd would have thought it over the top tacky.

I think my kids would enjoy it for a day or so and then be a bit bored and what something more active.  It's pretty over the top indulgent, imo.  It's like WDW to me, one  day is more than enough of the mouse and friends.  I like vacations that combine multiple things and not a focus only on one.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:22am

turtleemom wrote:
<p>"Yep, We took our kids to Disney the end of August 2009 and the timing did make a difference.  You'd have to experience it to understand it, Lol. "</p><p>Having been to WDW in late August, I will agree the crowds were lower but the heat and humidity made for an unpleasant trip.   Out of our 4 WDW vacations, this on the one where it rained most often.  The poor weather outweighed any benefits (in my opinion) of lower crowds.  </p><p>This year we are going in mid November.  We haven't been to WDW in 8 years,  and we are all looking forward to trip.</p>

That's what I was thinking....Florida in August?  Talk about heat and humidity, there is a reason there aren't any crowds then!

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:16am
"I'm thinking I'd rather spend a week in prison than a week on Atlantis." --------- De gustibus and all that, but yeah, gotta say, even at 7 or so, I am pretty sure dd would have thought it over the top tacky.

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