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Post preview: travel, Quinceañera, and general world news

This isn’t a full post- no time, as we just got back to Honolulu today and must get ready for school/work/life starting again tomorrow.  But a general idea of what will be coming up in the next few weeks…

  • travel via Alaska Airlines to JFK, picking up a rental car and dropping it off in NJ.  Includes details on Budget’s e-toll service.
  • our reward stay at Holiday Inn Secaucus, paid for by IHG points.
  • travel via United’s nonstop from Newark (EWR) to  Honolulu (HNL). Spoiler alert: nope nope nope.
  • a modest Quinceañera trip report.  It was a wonderful, beautiful, fun event.

Finally, a general support statement regarding the US Presidential election outcome.  All are welcome here.  No hate, no discrimination, equal rights for all.  If you don’t agree, leave.  If you do agree, please enjoy the posts coming soon 🙂

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Bits & Pieces: Disney, etc.

  • The Disney Parks Blog has another live-stream from the Parks for tomorrow!  Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will be streamed LIVE from Disneyland tomorrow, 2/24 at 2:20pm HST.  I guess their live-stream of Fantasmic! was a big success, so they are doing this one and have others planned for the next few months.
  • Did you guys catch “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60?” celebration on ABC Sunday night?  It was very nice.  I can’t stand Derek Hough, or his annoying sister, but I must admit that this dance clip with a surprisingly spry guest at the end was awesome.  This was the end of a longer montage that also included “Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid and “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin.
  • We’ve put the deposit down on the banquet hall for DD’s Quinceañera in November.  So exciting to have that checked off the list.  Now that the date is completely secured, one of my Ecuadorian cousins has already purchased her flight to attend the party!  Of course, we already have our flights.  Moving down on my To-Do Timeline, time to really nail down the theme colors, which will help us choose the dress, linens, etc.

As Tigger says, TTFN!*

*Ta-ta for now 🙂

 

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Award travel success…so far

We’re going to NYC in November 2016…but I don’t know when we’re coming back.  Let me explain:  most airlines release their award availability about 330 days in advance.  Since we’re wanting to travel for Thanksgiving next year, the time to book is now!  But it’s still too soon to book the return…

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