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Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24, 2012: The Topper Most of the Popper Most


This has been a remarkable Thanksgiving. It is so nice to be talking about a wonderful, relaxing week. Today was the third day of us meeting with various portions of our family and, on top of that, one of our cousins has posted a huge number of pictures from years and years ago including an early 70’s trip to Walt Disney World by part of his family. We’ll share some of those as time travels on.

Let’s give you a couple of excuses before time passes you by.

First, an infamous occurrence that built a folk hero. On this date in 1971, DB Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 with $200,000 in cash and was never heard from again. There have been reported sightings and much speculation about who DB Cooper actually was but he remains an historic enigma. In memorial to flying more safely than DB Cooper and that fateful Northwest 727, make your way to EPCOT and ride Soarin’. Soarin’ is required for every trip we make to WDW and we get fast passes the second we enter EPCOT. In fact, we have never stood in the regular line for Soarin’ but, if you do, there is a game you can play that makes the wait more pleasurable. We often tell people that waiting in line at WDW is more fun than the rides at many other parks.



Our other excuse today is to the almost famous.  On this date in 1941, Pete Best was born. Pete was a drummer with a little band you may have heard of, The Beatles. Pete was replaced just before they got their big break and reached the “topper most of the popper most.” With a slight stutter in between the Beatles settled on Ringo Starr and the rest is history. Since you’re already at EPCOT, get over the United Kingdom pavilion and check out the British Invasion tribute band, the British Revolution.



Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.


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