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Post by carl briggs on Wed May 18, 2016 2:03 pm

Just a quick UPDATE, no piccies.

2016 was always going to be a big year for us,

Our 30th Wedding Anniversary
My 50th Birthday
Babs 21st (again) is in January 2017.

With that in mind we decided a trip Down Under to Australia and New Zealand would be a good holiday to experience, so we started planning in early 2015,we informed the family of our plans.

The following week we were hit for 6 when our daughter decided she was getting married in 2016, you guessed it in Florida,

Plans were quickly changed and we started looking at options, we didn't really want to go to Florida again for a few years, but our DD was getting married so what could we do.

We decided however and were determined to have some of us time while in Florida and agreed to book a 3 week holiday instead of 2, where as the rest are booked for 2 weeks.

We found a fantastic Villa just off the 192 near Target on Calabria Park.
We then booked our Virgin FlyDrive
For our third week we are staying on Vista Cay.

As things progressed the wedding guests grew and we realised that we needed 2 villas, Garry managed to book another villa on the Calabria Park.

Things started to get complicated so I will try to explain it here.

Garry, Elisha, Morgan, Millie, Garrys Mum, Niece and our son Declan are all flying out on the 24th May - 11th June with Thomas Cook Premium

Me and Babs are flying out on the 25th May  - 15th June with Virgin Atlantic

Garrys Nana, auntie and sister are flying out 5th June  - 11th June with Thomson, got it so far LOL

Things were now in place.

We started looking at things to do instead of hitting the parks for 3 weeks.

We booked for me and Babs

Shooting at Orlando Gun Club
Zipline at Forever Florida
Manatee Swim at Crystal Rivers with a stopover on the coast.

We only have Tickets for Universal, Busch Gardens and Sea World and the disney Water Park annual ticket.

The wedding is on the 6th June which has been planned by a wedding a planner in Florida and we have no idea really what is going on as DD is keeping most of it to herself LOL

Right we now have 6 days before we fly, and we have managed to book the best on the upper deck in economy seat 75a and 75b, right by the exit with loads of leg room.

Dogs are booked in to kennels for 23 days for £800 pounds on a really nice farm kennel complex, with huge runs, kennels and a massive field for the dogs to stretch their legs in a morning.

I think that is everything.

Boring I know but it is my first pre trippy in ages.

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Post by lovetoshop on Wed May 18, 2016 3:02 pm

Wow £800 for kennels..............

If you have never been to Forever Florida before then take the time to go into the little room behind the shop to view and listen to the DVD about the family and the land they have there, very interesting, we have done the monster truck tour a couple of times there, it is best to go out early in the morning to catch the best wild life and I had one of the best ever pulled pork sandwiches (roll) ever in their café.

Sounds like you have an amazing time booked and to have a wedding as well is fantastic. We will of course require a full trippie with loads of photos.
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Post by Crazyhead on Wed May 18, 2016 6:32 pm

Great start.
That forever florida rings a bell I'm sure it was on a TV programme years ago where a group of British kids went over to florida for a couple of weeks and went there. They enjoyed it anyway. X
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Post by Lildie on Wed May 18, 2016 7:21 pm

All sounds very exciting, looking forward to hearing all about it
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Post by Chirpy on Wed May 18, 2016 8:34 pm

Sounds great Cool nice to have something different booked.

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Post by Goldengirl30 on Wed May 18, 2016 9:53 pm

Sounds great. Hope the wedding goes ok and you guys enjoy the non park experiences.
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Post by Wreckitralph on Thu May 19, 2016 11:03 am

Glad to hear you got sorted Carl and Florida Weddings are magical! Very Happy safe travels and you never know we may bump into lol Laughing
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Post by carl briggs on Thu May 19, 2016 11:30 am

Wreckitralph wrote:Glad to hear you got sorted Carl and Florida Weddings are magical! Very Happy safe travels and you never know we may bump into lol Laughing

I believe you might be out there same time as us. Could be wrong

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Post by Wreckitralph on Thu May 19, 2016 5:22 pm

carl briggs wrote:
Wreckitralph wrote:Glad to hear you got sorted Carl and Florida Weddings are magical! Very Happy safe travels and you never know we may bump into lol Laughing

I believe you might be out there same time as us. Could be wrong

Well as i'm waiting for an Opp officially No! But Yes Lol Has your DD got Wedding nerves? We got Married out there and wouldn't have changed that for the world! Best of Luck to your Daughter and her intended. Smile
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Post by manxies on Thu May 19, 2016 5:43 pm

Oh it sounds great, glad you managed to get a week just for the two of you. Took some organizing with all those people
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Post by ilovesnowwhitej on Sun May 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Wow you guys are going to have an amazing time Smile
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