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IPMS 2012 Nationals and DisneyWorld

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My husband and I flew out to Orlando last Wednesday so that he could participate in the IPMS (International Plastic Modeler's Society) National Convention. People from all over the United States came and brought in their models.
My husband entered two in the contest:

This silver one won a second place in the automotive category.

This won first place in the miscellaneous category.
I'm super proud!!
We did visit Epcot and the Magic Kingdom while we were there. Lots of walking around and eating super expensive food....there's no escape from Disney if you are at one of their resort hotels without your own vehicle.

There was a nice jogging path around our hotel....only 0.95 miles so I had to do many laps to get in my 8.7 mile run (9.33 total with warm up and cool down) on Sunday morning.

Then it was time to fly back home...except our flight was delayed by about 2.5 hours...runway work at SFO.
Back at home, back at was nice to get away.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANETRIS 8/28/2012 9:50AM

    What a wonderful gettaway! Congrats to your husband for his craftsmanship and the award!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 8/24/2012 3:05PM

    Sounds nice.

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WENDYSPARKS 8/20/2012 5:53PM

    Congratulations to your husband!!!!! Looks like alot of fun!!

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GYMRAT_AT44 8/20/2012 5:31PM

    What a fun trip!

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TOTALREDO2013 8/20/2012 5:27PM

    OOH FUN!!! Congratulations to his wins, how fun is that?
I love Epcot. Did you eat at any of the sit down restaurants there?

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LARIESHA 8/19/2012 7:48PM

    Sounds like fun. Congrats to hubby on winning, those models are awesome!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/17/2012 12:17PM

    Sounds like a great little vacation! Congrats to your husband on his wins!!

Looks like really nice scenery you had to run in...but it probably got a little old after the 9 miles! :)

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JUNEPA 8/17/2012 1:47AM

    Nice holiday break Nat and congratulations on your DH's wins, beautiful.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/16/2012 10:07PM

    Congrats to your hubby Nat! hopefully the weather wasnt too hot in orlando. it is a beautiful place.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/16/2012 9:20PM

    Wow! Those are super neat!
Yay for getting away and remaining on the trail with Mickey;-)
Hope your week back has been merciful!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 8/16/2012 3:15PM

    You must be sooo proud of your DH, pass on my congrats to him. and good job on the run while on travel.

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SOKKERNUT 8/16/2012 9:33AM

    emoticon to your hubby! Those are very cool looking models. Bummer on the delay.

Nat, you so TOTALLY ROCK! You are my inspiration, even on vacation you find time to get in your running no matter what! emoticon

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LISAINMS 8/15/2012 11:08AM

    Congrats to your DH! Good job on getting your run in... I'm sure you had plenty of walking miles at the parks, too.

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STRIVER57 8/15/2012 10:30AM

    congratulations to both of you!!! good for getting your run in. glad it was fun. (and normal that the flying part wasn 't so much.

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LINDAKAY228 8/15/2012 10:08AM

    What a great experience and congratulations to your husband on his awards! That's awesome!

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SPEEDYDOG 8/15/2012 9:11AM

    Hi Nat,

As an IPMS show judge I am constantly amazed at how many great looking models fail to make the grade due to basic construction errors. You husband's models look amazing. Boy I wish I could see them up close and personal. Your husband picked some difficult subjects. Motorcycles are a nightmare to get right. The snow vehicle looks unbelievable, which is also a difficult subject. Your husband's work looks like the products of a true master modeler.

And I have a good eye!

Congratulation for sticking to your program while I the road. The photos look great. A mile long circuit is pretty short. I hope you were not too bored while running in circles.

I think it is great that you support your husband's hobby. Too bad about the flight delay. Those things happen.


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STRINGS58 8/15/2012 8:11AM

    Huh, you were in the neighborhood!! I hope you enjoyed the stay. Congrats to hubby!

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JLITT62 8/15/2012 6:42AM

    Tell Greg congrats! That's awesome!

And you didn't even mention how hard that run must've been in the heat & humidity!


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KIMPOSSIBLE82 8/15/2012 6:41AM

    Nice trip. The models look like something my husband could get into.

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INIT2LIVEIT 8/15/2012 3:15AM

    Congratz to your DH on his First and Second placing!!! How nice you could get away together for a fun trip.

Very pretty run, I am sure it was a lovely change of scenery for you :D

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/15/2012 1:09AM

    emoticon to your hubby on winning! That is so cool.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/15/2012 12:57AM

    emoticon to your DH!

At least if was a scenic loop! Way to go getting that run in.

Sounds like a great trip.

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BUTEAFULL 8/14/2012 10:37PM

    I've only been once to Disneyworld/Epcot, would love to go again
and I bet you had better weather than here

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WONDERWOMAN 8/14/2012 9:58PM

    Love the models. Yay for keeping up with the running while on vacation. Hope you're settling back in now.

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 8/14/2012 9:23PM

    Nat that's awesome! Congrats to you for your 8+ mile run on vacation and to your hubby for winning!

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    Congrats to hubby! Sounds like a nice trip!

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KARENDEE4 8/14/2012 8:22PM


Pretty photos too!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/14/2012 8:11PM

    Very cool models. Congrats to him! What fun at Epcot!

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MISSG180 8/14/2012 7:48PM

    Congrats to your hubby! That's awesome.

At which resort did you stay? We've stayed at a few over the years. I love Disney World.

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