11394.2 #5 (DL Qual #54

May 22, 2014 6:43 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#MWAnniversary @hbrunelli Mother's Day, May 11, was Goofygal's and my 3-year MouseWait Anniversary. We have spent a lot of our time the past 3 years on the WDW side of MW. Shortly after joining MW we went to WDW for the 40th Anniversary met a lot of nice WDW MWers in the lounge. We've had several meet ups with our WDW friends here at Disneyland including CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad and her mom, Tracsant, Andrea84, timonT, azcupcake, mzdisnee, Hendizl, and Otilegna. I would like to celebrate our anniversary telling you about our friend Hugo. Chistmas 2011 we did a RAK and the winner was Hugo Brunelli, he lives in Argentina. We became friends and when he visited Disneyland in the Spring of 2013 we had our very first MouseWait meet up. Hugo and I had planned the occasion for a year. MouseWaiters from all over the United States sent us gifts to give Hugo and his lovely wife Paula. We gave Hugo a backpack filled with t-shirts, pins, a MouseWait lanyard from @MWAJBB, and many souvenirs of Disneyland. It was an extraordinary meet up, we were also joined by timonT, and mzdisnee and family. It was a wonderful evening and we had a lot of fun. Hugo told us recently that they are expecting their first child, a girl, and they have asked Goofygal and I to be Aunt and Uncle, an honor we treasure. Hugo asked me at our meet up if I collected anything and I thought about it and said Disney stuff. But the more I thought about it I said "hats." I had recently cleaned our closet and put most of my baseball caps on the bed (over 50). For some reason I decided to take a picture and had it on my phone. I showed Hugo the picture and he was amazed. Since then he has been sending me hats from Argentina. The hats shown are police hats from Chubut, Argentina, each represents a different rank. Over the past 3 years he has sent us many wonderful souvenirs from Argentina, including a Mate cup (mate is a herbal tea shared with a friend, a tradition), Mickey movie poster, key chains, scarf, and a Gaucho picnic kit. And we have shared many Disneyland and Southern California souvenirs with him. We communicate regularly through email and our next planned meet up is in the Spring of 2016. MouseWait is an extraordinary app -- we have made friends all over the world and as we all know, It's a Small World After All!

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LOVE THIS STORY!  Thanks for sharing, so happy you found each other!  - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 6:53AM
Great story, thanks for sharing, and happy mousewait anniversary. - WishIWereThere  298.3 #930 6:56AM
Love all those smiling faces , you all are so wonderful  - tracsant  1478.4 #2 7:06AM
Fantastic post, thank you! - Atora  2702.2 #47 7:15AM
The stories I read on MW are amazing. Happy three year anniversary to you and your wife. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1566.2 #107 7:18AM
great story Gary! i am happy to have got the chance to hang out with you and Nancy. you guys are both wonderful people and great to the mw community. i still remember Nancy on tower of terror haha it was awesome.Β  - Hendizl  2821.9 #46 7:44AM
Lol I have the pic - tracsant  1478.4 #2 9:17AM
Haha you do ? - Hendizl  2821.9 #46 4:50PM
Happy MW anniversary! πŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:48AM
Great story, happy MWiversary! - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 9:19AM
Happy MW anniversary! Great story! - ShariRenee  8577.6 #9 9:21AM
I love reading stories like this--thank you for sharing! Thank you for everything you and @goofygal do to support this community! - Admin 9:35AM
I love love love reading stories like this. This is so awesome. Happy MWversary.  - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  951.4 #196 10:01AM
Fantastic story. Thank you for sharing it with us. - MintJulep  237.5 #1501 10:14AM
The friendship that are made here are incredible - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.2 #88 6:08PM
You two are some of my favorites to talk to about Disney, pins or just life. It really is a small world when you find out when we once lived down the street from each other. 😊 - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 8:11PM
That is the concept of a future RAK I want to do with the Small World pin we got from you. - jacdanfan  11394.2 #5 9:56PM
You two epitomize the reason why this community is special.  Beautiful story!!  Happy MW Anniversary!! - Willierose  2348.6 #67 2:24AM
Looking forward to meeting youπŸŽ“ - MickeyLumboCM  1347.5 #130 2:45AM
omg, reading all this makes me sentimental. that day was one of the best days of my life, make new friends in the most magical place in the world is something that stays in your heart forever. all who know Gary and Nancy know they have something magical, they live life with a smile and they quickly get into your heart and family i have to say that kind of people, it's the one I want in my life. Thanks Gary and Nancy for your friendship :)) - Hbrunelli  118.6 #67 6:12AM
Aw Hugo! We feel same!  - goofygal  11004.0 #7 6:25AM
I should have been in that picture!!!!! Grrrrrrr! Love your story! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 7:13AM
Yes you should have, would have been nice! - jacdanfan  11394.2 #5 10:58AM

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