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Unread 25 Jul 11, 10:54 AM  
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The Pumpkins Pop to Florida for the 1st time (Aug11) :Index:

Seems my writing a trip report live went out of the window whilst in Orlando, so now I'm back, I'll start typing it all up after religiously writing it out in a diary whilst there!
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The Cast
Me - Mrs Pumpkin online, Michelle in real life - 34 years old and a plus size chick who is on the shrink, having lost 5 stone this year (so far). From my perspective, I'll be giving other plus-size dibbers my experience as a plus-size guest.

Him - Steven19720 online, Steve in real life - 38 years old and I think even more excited than me about going to Florida! Wants to try many American delicacies including catfish and corndogs (among other things!) So there will be lots of pics of food in our report!

The boy - my son and Steve's step-son, Liam - 12 years old and very excited about visiting Orlando.

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I love photography and take a LOT of photos, so my trip reports will be as photo heavy as a post allows! Most of the photos in my trip report were taken by me on my iPhone4, which I used the most because it was easy to carry around with me. Some days I did use one of the 3 Lumix cameras - the DMC-FZ18, the DMC-TZ18 and the waterproof DMC-FT2 - that we also took with us! Full sets from each day can be found on my Flickr. You can also follow my photos on Instagram - @cherry_o or if you don't have an iPhone, online at Statigram.

I'm slowly adding videos that we took to my YouTube channel

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Home a week: A first timers highs, and not so highs!

Day 0 -To Gatwick & Beyond!
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 1 - Up, Up & Away!
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 2 - Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary : Downtown Disney & Paradiso 37
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 3 - Our 1st Orlando Theme Park: Islands of Adventure & Mythos
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 4 - The Three Ps: Ponderosa, Publix & Pool
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 5 - Universally Speaking: Universal Studios, Mel's Drive In & Chik-fil-A
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 6 - It's a Breeze! : Bahama Breeze, Super Target, Michaels
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 7 - Monde de la Mer: SeaWorld & Shark's Underwater Grill
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 8 - Hooray for Hollywood!: Hollywood Studios, Hollywood & Vine and Cracker Barrel
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 9 - A Sonny Day at the Lake: Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Dairy Queen & Lake Louisa State Park
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 10 - The Circle of Life: Animal Kingdom and Tusker House Character Breakfast
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 11 - Seafood & Shopping: Red Lobster, Factory Outlets, Premium Outlets
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 12 - On Safari: Busch Gardens, Serengeti Safari Tour & Zambia Smokehouse
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 13 - El Parque Acutico: Aquatica & Banana Beach Cookout
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 14 -We Hop Downtown: IHOP, Downtown Disney & Earl of Sandwich
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 15 - The Giant Golf Ball!: Epcot & Teppan Edo
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 16 - Another Adventure: Golden Corral & Islands of Adventure
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 17 - Let's Make Some Magic! : Magic Kingdom & Golden Corral
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr! Be warned - this set on Flickr has over 400 photos!

Day 18 - When Otters Meet: Bahama Breeze
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 19 - The Sequel: Hollywood Studios Revisited & Pizza Planet
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 20 - Swimming with Capricorn: Discovery Cove
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 21 - Goodbye Mr. Mouse: Magic Kingdom, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Caf, Bahama Breeze
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!

Day 22 - Going home: Animal Kingdom, Rainforest Cafe, MCO-Gatwick
All photos from this day can be found on my Flickr!
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My "as close to live as I am going to get" day 0 is now up - I will try and catch up, but finding time is hard! I'm keeping a good hand-written diary though, ready to be typed up either during the rest of our trip or back home!
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Enjoying your report so far, can't wait for the rest! Enjoy your holiday
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Day 1 is now up - it was painful to type up on this net book, so I think I may wait now till we get home to England to do the rest!
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Superb, looking forward to the rest.
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Brilliant trip reports, looking forward to whats to come! Your photography is amazing! Roll on the next installment!:pop:
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ove your first two days - dying for more - can you give me link to photos - really enjoying them especially wallmart
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Dozy - thank you At the top of each trip report day I've got links to both my Flickr and instagram where you'll find all my pics from that particular day - I've not uploaded any recently as having too much fun to be uploading! We're home by the weekend so I'll be doing more then! I've got 20 more days to write about

And thank you to all for the compliments about my trip report and photos
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