Family Mileage Challenge

Saturday, March 22, 2008

No Posts?!?

Hi! I noticed that no one had posted in a long time, so I decided to make my first post! I'm very excited, and I don't know if I'll be able to wait until August when we go. I'm also excited about spring break which started yesterday for me. Happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008



I am one more down on my lbs. Only 17 to go before Disney. This is wonderful incentive!

I have 4 T-Shirts of color (blue, red, yellow and green) picked out for 4 days. Charlotte is suggesting we also use purple! OK by me!

AND...we now have the new Disney World promotional DVD to show you when you come for Easter. Pretty slick vid and everybody is smiling...just like our family!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

I Would Walk Two Hundred Miles

Two Hundred Miles! Wow, mousketeers, that's a great milestone!

At this rate, we'll be able to walk to Orlando AND home again. And then maybe a few times around the block after that!

Miriam was quite proud to be the one to roll us past the 1,000-miles-to-go mark. But this whole thing is a great team effort. Just wait 'til spring really comes to stay and we can get on our bikes!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Hi Mook!

I figured out your panda and you! How cute. Nice to have you on the blog! You can tell us all about Disney.



OK - 'fess up. Who is Pondchan????

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pets & Planning

I agree about the pets. I think I need one, too!

Also, do we want to do color days like we did last time? I looked at our pictures from 2003 and saw our red day, blue day, etc. If we are there 5 days, we need one more color in addition to red, blue, green, and yellow. What do you think????

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Virtual pets rock!!!!

Reasons why virtual pets rock;

  1. they're cute!
  2. they're fun!
  3. you can feed them!
  4. they're cute!!!
  5. they're fun!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!It is so cool!!!!!I am going to make an outfit to wear on the plane at Gma+Gpa's over spring break. I'll walk every day and walk to Disney by myself. Okay, maybe not that much.BYE!!!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008


Hi! Gp here!

I have an apptm with AAA for Wed AM. I am scheduling Sun-Fri at an ALL STAR RESORT. I am asking for HOPPER PASSES FOR EVERYDAY AND WATER PARK. I am asking about a day out of the park for MGM Studio.

TRAVEL: Here is where I need a little help.

Car travel.Lv Sat for Orlando: Gm, Gp, Braden for sure. Tom, I will ask ab a van. Last time there were none.

Air Lv Sun: Krocs, Sara, Andy (?), Lizzy (?).
  • Krocs fly from ORD?
  • Sara, et al, fly from Sprf (?) or Btn (?)
Let me know about travel needs and other ideas. Love, Gp

Sunday, March 2, 2008

How to post your miles

...It's so simple, a pickle could do it.

To add your miles to the family total, start by clicking on the "On our way to Orlando" ticker above. That will connect you with the tickerfactory site, and specifically to the page for updating info. The password is the same as our code word for our Talkie Walkies (or see above, hint hint).

Click on "Edit/Update Data."

Here's the only tricky part: to add your miles to the total, DON'T type your day's miles in the box and then click on "Add." CLICK ON "ADD" FIRST, and then wait for the dialog box to pop up (you might have to tell your browser to temporarily allow the popup) and type your miles in the dialog box. If you type your daily miles in the box on that first tickerfactory page and then click "add," it will reset the total milage to whatever number you just typed in. Got that?

Oh, and the dialog box will ask for "payment made" or something odd like that. It will still show up as miles.

It's also perfectly fine to just post your miles here, like Grandma did, and I can add them to the ticker for you.

I can see that we're off to a good start, but I think I need to figure out how many miles I can count for my regular Curves workout so I can contribute my fair share! How many "miles" do you think a person goes running in place for fifteen minutes??

Saturday, March 1, 2008


We are a bit "off schedule" this week, but did manage to each walk 1.5 miles this afternoon. So add us in for an additional 3 miles.

Gma Judith