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    #16
    Originally posted by Bag Lady View Post
    maverick, I love this picture! My daughter and I always love going to Minnie & Mickey's houses! Your little boy is so cute too!

    And your recap of a typical day at WDW is spot-on! Just curious, did you take advantage of the Fast Pass? Where did you store them so they were secure but still easily accessible? In your TB Wallet?
    hi bag lady,

    we didn't take advantage of fast pass. but jaiden did well with the lines. that's part of the experience at these places - patiently waiting in lines. i also like enjoying myself rather than trying to do as many things as i can. i don't think we came close to doing all that magic kingdom has to offer for kids jaiden's age, but he really enjoyed everything we did. :)
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      #17
      we had fun meeting mickey and minnie! you can't really see it in this picture, but i'm carrying my synapse backpack.
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        #18
        afterwards, we played at the playground outside of mickey's house.
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          #19
          then we headed to minnie's house, and what's where we came across tom's super duper special sewing machine...
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            #20
            then we went for a drive...
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              #21
              then we took a walk over to cinderella castle. someone was tired and wanted to be carried...
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                #22
                jaiden liked playing in this sprinkler playground in ariel's grotto and getting wet even though it was a bit chilly...
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                  #23
                  then we met up with this boy named peter...
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                    #24
                    it was getting late, so we got one last picture by the castle before we headed out of the park to catch our bus back to the hotel...
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                      #25
                      Originally posted by maverick View Post
                      hi bag lady,

                      we didn't take advantage of fast pass. but jaiden did well with the lines. that's part of the experience at these places - patiently waiting in lines. i also like enjoying myself rather than trying to do as many things as i can. i don't think we came close to doing all that magic kingdom has to offer for kids jaiden's age, but he really enjoyed everything we did. :)
                      Hey, I appreciate and respect that line of thinking, maverick! I remember the first few times we went to WDW the lines weren't so bad, but last year we had the brilliant idea (!) to go between Christmas and New Year's Eve and believe me, we came to appreciate the Fast Pass! :-)

                      Also, last year I was not aware of Tom Bihn bags, so my husband carried his timbuk2 messenger and I carried a Lands End tote bag. Both bags have uncomfortable straps! Now that I'm enlightened, I would have him carry a Synapse with the water bottles, light jackets, hats, and snacks.

                      I would probably carry the SCB or MCB with the TB wallet and be responsible for the camera, small first aid kit and snack bars. The back open pocket would be perfect for the park maps and daily schedules.

                      And I liked seeing how your wore your Synapse in the front, it looked nice that way because of its sleeker profile.
                      Olive/Wasabi SCB, Steel/Olive MCB, Blk/Blk/Wasabi Imago w/ Absolute Strap, Blk/Steel/Wasabi ID, Small Padded Pouch, Wallet in Olive, Mini Cork Organizer Pouch

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by maverick View Post
                        we flew a boeing 717 operated by airtrain which was configured with three seats on one side and two on the other. the overhead compartment on the side with three seats was deeper than the overhead compartment on the side with two seats. the aeronaut, western flyer and synapse all fit nicely overhead on either side.
                        Bihn bags in the bins! :D

                        These are a great reference, and both sides of the plane no less. Thanks for these maverick, quite informative. Glad to see you and yours had a great trip!
                        Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
                        Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
                        " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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                          #27
                          Re: Cinderella Castle images

                          Interesting way to wear a backpack. (Chestpack?) How comfortable/useful was the Synapse when worn backwards?

                          Thank you for the very entertaining pictures!
                          Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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                            #28
                            Lovely pictures, as always, Maverick!

                            Mickey and Minnie were lucky to meet such a beautiful family and so are we. :)

                            Jaiden is one of the most photogenic person I have ever seen!
                            It is heartwarming to see you helping him in the car ride.

                            I think that in the picture where you carry him, Jaiden is eying the Synapse. :)
                            Is a matter of time for Jaiden to ask for a Synapse on his own.

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                              #29
                              Great pictures, Maverick! We're frequent Disney visitors, and I see that you have covered all of the key points. :)

                              I actually think that the Synapse is the perfect size for tramping around Mickey's houses. Having visited the Mouse with my Brain Bag and my ID, I think a backpack is the way to go... you just seem to acquire stuff throughout the day. I think the Synapse, being a little smaller than the BB with all those externally accessible pockets, is definately the right choice. Your report confirms it!

                              --Bob
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                              Bob P.
                              Magic Tiki Studios

                              Empire Builder (black/steel), Brain Bag (steel), Small Padded Organizer Pouch, Clear Wallet, Soft Cell, Snake Charmer (cayenne) and assorted trimmings.

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                                #30
                                Adorable child. Great bag porn. I especially liked the tracks in the end pocket (humor!) and the bags on the bench.

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