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arthur06
07-14-2009, 08:47 PM
Seems to be going around that people like to know where your from. So, I am calling out all Minnesota and Iowa DVCers. I am even including a pic of each of us! Don't tell DW

Mason City, IA!

That's Me and DW
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad133/PedersenDVC/Kyler134.jpg

and our 3 boys...
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad133/PedersenDVC/Kyler030.jpg

jekjones1558
07-14-2009, 08:54 PM
DH and I hail from St. Paul, Minnesota when we can't be at WDW.
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp204/jekjones1558/proxy_2.jpg

dianeschlicht
07-15-2009, 08:21 AM
You'll find there are lots of us here!

We are from Lakeville, MN:thumbsup2
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/profile5/1579/93/n766914512_9300.jpg

brookelizabeth
07-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Great thread!!

We are in Hutchinson, MN

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/photos/560977940_6CWbp-M.jpg (http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/gallery/8521913_P2Uit/1/560977940_6CWbp/Large)

dinkerbelle
07-15-2009, 10:33 AM
My DH and I live in Rochester, MN! Great to find some other MN Disers! :cool1:

arthur06
07-15-2009, 10:42 AM
My DH and I live in Rochester, MN! Great to find some other MN Disers! :cool1:

No Pic???? Party Pooper!!! :rotfl2:

dinkerbelle
07-15-2009, 11:06 AM
No Pic???? Party Pooper!!! :rotfl2:

Ugh...if I have to! :lmao: Here we are at Disneyland Paris (doesn't Mickey look French? :rotfl:)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll121/lawsoje/IMG_0778.jpg[/

arthur06
07-15-2009, 11:22 AM
Ugh...if I have to! :lmao: Here we are at Disneyland Paris (doesn't Mickey look French? :rotfl:)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll121/lawsoje/IMG_0778.jpg[/

Weeeee!

dvc_john
07-15-2009, 12:08 PM
Looks like the Minnesotans are outnumbering the Iowans so far, so I'll check in for the Iowans.

I'm in Davenport Iowa.

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/medium/100_0384.jpg

(Me at Tokyo DisneySea)

KAT4DISNEY
07-15-2009, 12:55 PM
I grew up in MN and now am a part-timer there so can I play? I have spent around 1/4 of my time there or traveling there for the past 7 years although it's dropping a little. Franklin is the town (close to Hutchinson!) And I have a sibling that lives in IA.

From Dec. 2007 at Osborne Lights.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn282/kat4golf/Disney%20Photos/DisneyDec2007007_edited.jpg

dinkerbelle
07-15-2009, 01:18 PM
Looks like the Minnesotans are outnumbering the Iowans so far, so I'll check in for the Iowans.

I'm in Davenport Iowa.

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/medium/100_0384.jpg

(Me at Tokyo DisneySea)

dvc_john, I see you have been to all the Disney Parks! Love the pic from DisneySea. It's my goal to get to them all one day. I'm almost there! I only have Tokyo and Hong Kong left.

We are headed to Tokyo next year to visit my sister-in-law. I'd love to get any advice from you about the parks in Japan. There doesn't seem to be much info online. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

dianeschlicht
07-15-2009, 01:34 PM
Looks like the Minnesotans are outnumbering the Iowans so far, so I'll check in for the Iowans.

I'm in Davenport Iowa.
LOL, John! I thought you lived in timeshares!;)

arthur06
07-15-2009, 01:52 PM
This is AWESOME! It is really neat to see people post pics of themselves! It really puts a face to the name! Thanks everyone for playing along!

Iluvmickeymouse!
07-15-2009, 03:58 PM
Can I join in if I am a wanna-be-DVC'er???????? I rent points when we go, just can't afford to own right now. :headache: We are hoping to be DVC'ers in the near future!!!! :goodvibes

plymouthmom
07-15-2009, 04:01 PM
We hail from Plymouth MN! So good to see pix of my fellow MN DVCers....Now if I could just figure out how to get one of us on here!

arthur06
07-15-2009, 06:19 PM
Can I join in if I am a wanna-be-DVC'er???????? I rent points when we go, just can't afford to own right now. :headache: We are hoping to be DVC'ers in the near future!!!! :goodvibes

Where in Iowa?

dvc_john
07-15-2009, 08:14 PM
dvc_john, I see you have been to all the Disney Parks! Love the pic from DisneySea. It's my goal to get to them all one day. I'm almost there! I only have Tokyo and Hong Kong left.

We are headed to Tokyo next year to visit my sister-in-law. I'd love to get any advice from you about the parks in Japan. There doesn't seem to be much info online. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

I really liked both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea. I was there in October (Halloween time) and Disneyland was just packed (like WDW the week between Christmas and New Years). But Disneysea wasn't at all crowded. I used a multi-day ticket, and a multi-day monorail pass. I stayed at Hilton Tokyo Bay (free using Hilton points). There's a train station right there, so it's really easy to get to Tokyo station, and from there, anywhere in Tokyo. For more info, see http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/index_e.html
I'd be happy to answer any questions.

jboysen
07-15-2009, 08:45 PM
We are from Austin MN. I'd share a picture, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to get one on here.

http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae238/jennielee_18/March%202009/Image850-1.jpg

I figured it out!!!
Thanks ILUVMICKEYMOUSE!

Tink6666
07-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Hello from Mayer MN! We have been DVC members for less than a year now and love it!:hug: Sorry, I can't add a picture...Never have figured out how

Iluvmickeymouse!
07-15-2009, 09:53 PM
Where in Iowa?

Straight east of you.....Decorah.....in northeast Iowa!!!


For those of you wanting to post pics...here is a good post that explains how!

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31317618&postcount=1323

:goodvibes

arthur06
07-15-2009, 10:07 PM
Straight east of you.....Decorah.....in northeast Iowa!!!


For those of you wanting to post pics...here is a good post that explains how!

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31317618&postcount=1323

:goodvibes

been there many times. have family in Cresco!

Iluvmickeymouse!
07-15-2009, 10:36 PM
been there many times. have family in Cresco!

How's that go again...oh yeah....everyone now...It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all..... :goodvibes Now that we all have that song in our heads...Most people don't even know where Decorah is! It is a wonderful town to live in. I have also lived in Cedar Falls, Wells, MN (hello neighbors to the north!!!), Oelwien (worked in Independence) and now back to Decorah.

Here is my fam.....

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b279/ckbak531/image747.jpg

It's a couple years old, kids look older now, otherwise we haven't changed much!!! :laughing:

princessbride6205
07-15-2009, 11:14 PM
We live in Blaine, MN. I've only been a Minnesotan for 5 years (raised in the Northeast), but DH was mostly raised here. Our next WDW trip is in January because I NEED a break from our winters!

Here we are in Oct 2008:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/princessbride6205/wdw08cu-1.jpg

Iluvmickeymouse!
07-22-2009, 08:15 PM
ok...so I am going to live vicariously through you guys......how often do you guys go, when do you normally go how long do you stay and how long have you been members????? :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

dianeschlicht
07-22-2009, 08:31 PM
ok...so I am going to live vicariously through you guys......how often do you guys go, when do you normally go how long do you stay and how long have you been members????? :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

We have been members for 12 years and generally go 2-3 times a year...Our preference is January, March, May, October, November, or December. Our usual is early Dec. or January...No holidays, but we love to be there for New Year's Eve.

ppony
07-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Pending DVCer here. Can I join in? ;)

Living in Cottage Grove MN for the last 15 years and grew up and lived in St. Paul MN for 23.

Here we are in 2006 prior to our youngest being born. Why are we all leaning? :rotfl: I just noticed.
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/ppony123/UsMGM.jpg
And here is the new little man. :)

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/ppony123/sleepy.jpg

arthur06
07-22-2009, 08:59 PM
ok...so I am going to live vicariously through you guys......how often do you guys go, when do you normally go how long do you stay and how long have you been members????? :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

We are brand new members...haven't even went "home" yet. That being said...we are going in Oct, got back in April and went in Jan of last year!

jekjones1558
07-22-2009, 09:26 PM
We have gone in every month except July, August and September. We always go for at least 1 week to make the airfare worthwhile. Having DVC as a winter escape is priceless!

brookelizabeth
07-22-2009, 09:30 PM
ok...so I am going to live vicariously through you guys......how often do you guys go, when do you normally go how long do you stay and how long have you been members????? :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

We purchased in November 2008, so we are new members! We visited again in January 2009 to SSR to use our Developer Points. We are going back in September for a cash trip at the Mods (AP discount), and then currently booked for NYE in a 2 bedroom at Kidani. The only plans we have after that are the Podcast Cruise in 2010 (cash) and will make that into a land/sea using our points.

I'm fairly certain we'll have another trip at some point in 2010 as well, in the spring perhaps.

Our SSR trip was 8 nights/9 days. The upcoming cash trip is short, 5 nights. NYE will also be shorter, but if we switch our dates to early December we are going to hope for 8 nights again. We really enjoy the 8 night/9 day stay.

We plan to purchase more points after these are paid off. :thumbsup2:yay:

arthur06
07-22-2009, 09:36 PM
We purchased in November 2008, so we are new members! We visited again in January 2009 to SSR to use our Developer Points. We are going back in September for a cash trip at the Mods (AP discount), and then currently booked for NYE in a 2 bedroom at Kidani. The only plans we have after that are the Podcast Cruise in 2010 (cash) and will make that into a land/sea using our points.

I'm fairly certain we'll have another trip at some point in 2010 as well, in the spring perhaps.

Our SSR trip was 8 nights/9 days. The upcoming cash trip is short, 5 nights. NYE will also be shorter, but if we switch our dates to early December we are going to hope for 8 nights again. We really enjoy the 8 night/9 day stay.

We plan to purchase more points after these are paid off. :thumbsup2:yay:

What is a PodCast Cruise?

lisah0711
07-22-2009, 10:12 PM
We live in Idaho but DH's family still has their farm in Whiting IA and a place on Lake Okoboji that's been in the family since 1893. :goodvibes We are looking forward to our midwest vacation next week. Everyone in the midwest is so nice and they know when you tell them that you are from Idaho that you don't mean Iowa. :rotfl:

Here is our sixth generation Iowan: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/lisah0711/DSC03251.jpg

ppony
07-23-2009, 12:16 AM
We live in Idaho but DH's family still has their farm in Whiting IA and a place on Lake Okoboji that's been in the family since 1893. :goodvibes We are looking forward to our midwest vacation next week. Everyone in the midwest is so nice and they know when you tell them that you are from Idaho that you don't mean Iowa. :rotfl:


:rotfl:

Try having to refute people thinking your senator in Idaho that did the foot tapping in the bathroom stall in the MN MSP airport was a MN senator. No, not a MN senator. They have "other issues" (PLEASE don't ask me about Al Franken!). :ssst: :confused3:rotfl: :rolleyes1

I just got back from Boise a month ago. Beautiful place. :) The farmer's market was awesome! Like a mini art fair. LOVE Goldies!!!! And Sawahdee! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Oh and that place, can't think of the name, There is one downtown as well as well, not downtown that has the BEST BEST BEST lemontini w/ huckleberry martinis! :dance3: :drinking1 OH and sweet potato fries EVERYWHERE!

rellabee
07-23-2009, 08:07 AM
Medina, MN here! Sorry, I don't know how to post a pic on here yet!

We normally go the last couple of weeks of August....right before the kids head back to school.

Raysplus1
07-23-2009, 11:03 AM
Nobody representing the Des Moines, IA area. I will check in we line in Altoona,IA. :thumbsup2

my3weasels
07-23-2009, 11:58 AM
We're from Brooklyn Park, MN. I grew up in the NE corner of IA - Monona. Just bought DVC last August and had our first trip Home in March. I'm trying to plan for another trip next year. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/stacieglee/snapshots/Image0295.jpg

lisah0711
07-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Try having to refute people thinking your senator in Idaho that did the foot tapping in the bathroom stall in the MN MSP airport was a MN senator. No, not a MN senator. They have "other issues" (PLEASE don't ask me about Al Franken!). :ssst: :confused3:rotfl: :rolleyes1

I just got back from Boise a month ago. Beautiful place. :) The farmer's market was awesome! Like a mini art fair. LOVE Goldies!!!! And Sawahdee! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Oh and that place, can't think of the name, There is one downtown as well as well, not downtown that has the BEST BEST BEST lemontini w/ huckleberry martinis! :dance3: :drinking1 OH and sweet potato fries EVERYWHERE!

Sounds like you had a great time in Boise. :thumbsup2

I don't want to start a political discussion and cause the thread to be closed. Unfortunately the best and brightest we have to offer don't become politicians so we all have to suffer. ;)

It is good to see so many IA/MN DVC'rs checking in. :thumbsup2

arthur06
07-23-2009, 09:19 PM
We live in Idaho but DH's family still has their farm in Whiting IA and a place on Lake Okoboji that's been in the family since 1893. :goodvibes We are looking forward to our midwest vacation next week. Everyone in the midwest is so nice and they know when you tell them that you are from Idaho that you don't mean Iowa. :rotfl:

Here is our sixth generation Iowan: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/lisah0711/DSC03251.jpg

I will be over at Lake Okoboji 2 weeks from Saturday! It's only a 2 hour drive from here!

lisah0711
07-23-2009, 09:22 PM
I will be over at Lake Okoboji 2 weeks from Saturday! It's only a 2 hour drive from here!

We will be there for a week starting Wednesday. I can't wait. :goodvibes The weather there is nicer than it's been here -- that is unusual! Our cottage is on the same beach at The Inn.

magicaldisney
07-24-2009, 12:37 PM
We are from Shoreview, MN. As I searched for pictures of us I realize we are not in any of our Disney pictures. I'll have to work on this when we go back in January!!! So, that being said, the most recent pictures I have of us are from Joshua's graduation this past June and the four of us aren't even in a picture together so lucky you, you get to see two pictures of us. :goodvibes

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j46/Lunow/007.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j46/Lunow/005.jpg

zulaya
07-24-2009, 04:20 PM
We're in the Circle Pines/Blaine area of MN.

Owned since 2002...

Here's a pic we had done at a Photopass session in spring of 08.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/maryalbright/WDW%20Photopass%20Session/FamilyApril08.jpg

Kids were 12 and 11 at that point.

Iluvmickeymouse!
07-24-2009, 10:13 PM
Nobody representing the Des Moines, IA area. I will check in we line in Altoona,IA. :thumbsup2

Hello!! I frequent Des Moines often as my Dsis lives in Johnston!! In fact Dsis and her fam are joining us in December for their first ever disney trip!!! :cool1:

We're from Brooklyn Park, MN. I grew up in the NE corner of IA - Monona. Just bought DVC last August and had our first trip Home in March. I'm trying to plan for another trip next year. ;)


Hello former neighbor!! Monona is not too far from me! My husband lived in that area (Luana) for a few years when I first met him. I worked at the Kwik Star on the hwy for awhile!

I envy all of you that can go a few times a year. That is a dream of mine!!! Some day!! Even once a year at this point would be nice!! :goodvibes

thewesterberg
07-30-2009, 06:45 AM
I was out of town when this thread was started, just came across it, and had to jump in!

We're from Duluth, MN and we'll be making our first trip home in 20 days!! :cool1:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd257/minneostacuke/100_0878.jpg

jade1
07-30-2009, 10:00 AM
Eden Prairie, MN.

DD,DD,DW,Me,DS.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/543/33207WDWFAM04-med.JPG

Mom B
07-30-2009, 12:59 PM
We are Northlanders too! (spent the first 28 years in the Woodland neighborhood after moving up from the Cities, and now in the Spirit Mtn area) Nice to find fellow DISers in the area at last! Now as soon as I get home and figure out how to post a picture...!:lmao:

thewesterberg
07-30-2009, 01:02 PM
We are Northlanders too! (spent the first 28 years in the Woodland neighborhood after moving up from the Cities, and now in the Spirit Mtn area) Nice to find fellow DISers in the area at last! Now as soon as I get home and figure out how to post a picture...!:lmao:

We're in the Spirit Mtn area too! I bet we've passed each other in the aisle at Super One at some point! :)

zorro77
07-30-2009, 04:59 PM
We are DVC members since 93. We live in Blaine,Mn. Will be back home for food/wine in Oct. and halloween party.:cool1:pirate::cheer2:

ebloom
07-30-2009, 07:43 PM
We hail from Plymouth MN! So good to see pix of my fellow MN DVCers....Now if I could just figure out how to get one of us on here!

Hi Disney Friend!

We live in Medina, MN, but I work in Plymouth. This is funny, Medina only has 4004 people, but two of us have posted here, Small World!

gully6
07-30-2009, 09:21 PM
We are from Davenport, Iowa. I am a Luther College grad so I lived in Decorah for 4 years.

Iluvmickeymouse!
07-30-2009, 10:07 PM
We are from Davenport, Iowa. I am a Luther College grad so I lived in Decorah for 4 years.


:cheer2: Go Norse!! Funny though....I never wanted to attend Luther after growing up in Decorah. :confused3 I think I was in that ...I am going AWAY from my parents mode.....now I am back so I can be by my mom! :goodvibes

vandy
07-31-2009, 03:31 PM
Ankeny Iowa here (just north of Des Moines). Only photo we have where all of us are included is one from Christmas.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd246/svanderah/FamilyChristmas.jpg

rubygma
08-02-2009, 11:40 PM
We have lived in Des Moines for 25 years now, but are originally from Ottumwa.

vandy
08-09-2009, 01:25 AM
There's gotta be more members from Iowa & Minnesota. Please Post and let us know where you are from!

elgerber
08-09-2009, 02:28 PM
There's gotta be more members from Iowa & Minnesota. Please Post and let us know where you are from!


OK, here we are. Members since 2002, proud owners at BWV. We usually go MEA week, for Food and Wine. Last year we did not do WDW, but went cruising instead, as you can see below. I am now dying to get back to BWV, it's been wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long!! We used to live in Brooklyn Park, MN, but moved up to Otsego in 2002. I have met Diane a few times, and Mary, both great ladies!

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/747/9730018_18.JPG

Mom B
08-09-2009, 10:07 PM
We're in the Spirit Mtn area too! I bet we've passed each other in the aisle at Super One at some point! :)

That's so cool! Guess we'll have to start wearing our lime green mickey heads at Super One then! (haven't got mine yet but I'll have to work on it!)

Here, I think I may have finally figured out the posting pictures thing...this is our "family and friends" trip from (I think) January 2007...that's DH and me in the middle front with two of our grandsons...

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad341/bushnell2010/img072.jpg

sloneta
08-10-2009, 04:37 PM
We may be relocating to MN (Minneapolis area) soon. I have been checking flight prices just to see how that will change if we do move, and they are worse than coming from Detroit! How do you do it? Does anyone, other than Delta/Northwest, have nonstop flights?

rellabee
08-10-2009, 04:39 PM
We may be relocating to MN (Minneapolis area) soon. I have been checking flight prices just to see how that will change if we do move, and they are worse than coming from Detroit! How do you do it? Does anyone, other than Delta/Northwest, have nonstop flights?

Sun Country and Air Tran.....we hardly ever fly Delta/NW to Orlando.

rellabee
08-10-2009, 04:41 PM
Hi Disney Friend!

We live in Medina, MN, but I work in Plymouth. This is funny, Medina only has 4004 people, but two of us have posted here, Small World!

Don't know if you noticed my post earlier, but we also live in Medina.