Disney World 2011

We planned on going to Disney World on Jill’s birthday to run the half marathon and we thought we would go without kids. But its really really hard to go to Disney and not bring the kids, so we asked Grandma to come along with us and help with the kids, especially while we were running. It ended up being a great family trip.



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Ella and Maw doing the Kim Possible Adventure

 



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Evan on his own Kim Possible Adventure

 



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Ella getting surprised by Eeyore

 



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Both kids an Eeyore

 



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Piglet visits the Harris family

 



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Tigger!

 



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Evan gives Piglet a big hug

 



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Both kids and Piglet

 



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Evan and another big hug

On the day of the race, we had to get up really early to get to the race start on time. 4 am, I think. With 28,000 runners, there was a lot of process to go through to get lined up and ready to go.



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Riding the monorail to the race start. Jill and Kim

 



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The starting line is the far bright light. About 1/3 mile away.

 



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Waiting for the start

 



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Fireworks as each corral started. This is Disney, after all

 



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Making our way to the start

 



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Running through the entrance to the Magic Kingdom

 



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The three of us on main street, with the castle behind us

 



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Running through Fantasyland

 



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About to run through the castle

 



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Maw and the kids cheering us on

 



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Lots of characters cheering us on. This was my favorite, an army man from Toy Story. Very gung-ho and encouraging

 



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The finish line in Epcot

After the race, we had a big brunch in the polynesian.



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Ella and Stitch and her Stitch stuffed animal

 



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The kids and Mickey

 



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Goofy

 



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Jill jumps in the photo with the kids and goofy

 



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Getting ready to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

 



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Maw has a different expression than the kids

 



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2 happy faces, 1 not so much

 



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Enjoying it more as it winds down

 



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Jill wearing her birthday hat

 



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Jill and Evan watching a Rhino on the Safari ride

 



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Evan watching a bird

 



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Evan and a wildebeast

 



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Ella and the Elephants

 



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Osterich

 



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Bird identification in the Animal Kingdom

 



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Evan checking the teeth out

 



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Watching the bird show

 



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Bird show

We has a great time and enjoyed hanging out with the Harris’s and the kids got some great time with maw at Disney World. We weren’t there for very long, but it was a nice winter vacation.

 

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