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k4dcf
01-23-2010, 08:14 PM
I plan to do a running trip report in this thread for all to enjoy (I hope).

We are finally here after four days on the road. It all started back in Roanoke Virginia last Wednesday when we left a day early due to incoming bad weather. This put us on the road sooner than planed so I called reservations to try to add an extra day to our resse but no luck so we just spent shorter days driving and spent the nights at Cracker Barrels along the way. When we pulled in to the fort today they put us in the 800 loop but when I got to the site it was to small for our needs. I called the front desk and they moved us to site 536. It is a great site with the creak behind us and plenty of room to build our portable yard for our four fur kids. After we set up we made a trip to trails end and meadows trading post. We will be here till Monday the 1st and plan to spend five days in the parks and the rest of the time exploring the Fort.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/IMG00016-20100123-1625.jpg

OK GRUMPY
01-23-2010, 08:34 PM
We stayed in that site on New Years:thumbsup2
I'm in popcorn::

DaveInTN
01-23-2010, 09:12 PM
Awesome!!! So glad to see a new TR to follow along with. :woohoo:

You really lucked out on the site. 500 is a great loop, and that site in particular is nice and roomy. :thumbsup2

Can't wait for your next installment. popcorn::

auntie
01-23-2010, 10:14 PM
I'm curious.. how's the weather..what are the temps like? :confused3
Looks like a nice roomy site. :thumbsup2

Looking forward to reading the rest of your report.:surfweb:

Wishing you a magical time!:wizard:

Born 2 Fish
01-24-2010, 03:33 PM
I'm curious too,,didja go fishing ???

k4dcf
01-24-2010, 06:45 PM
Ok day two.

We just spent the day hanging out at the Fort. The weather was great slightly overcast and maybe got to the upper 70's. We had a couple of showers later in the day but they only lasted a few minutes. As to fishing, no I did not bring any poles with us.

Last year we just walked or rode the buses but this year I rented a golf cart from Kenny at T-Time. He brought it by today and was great to work with. One of the pics below is when I put it to bed for the night but not before Teresa and I did some recon work on where to park at trails end for tomorrows visit to Magic Kingdom via the boat. We had friends over for a late lunch and played a rousing game of Catan and caught up on old times. Also here are pics of Murphy and our X-Pen setup at night. That's all for now as I have to get ready for our first day in the parks tomorrow.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Golfcart.jpghttp://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/MurphyWDW2010.jpghttp://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/XpenWDW2010.jpg

DaveInTN
01-24-2010, 08:18 PM
Glad to hear things are going well so far. Have a great day at the MK tomorrow, and say hello to Snow White for me!

Born 2 Fish
01-25-2010, 05:05 AM
Your trip :thumbsup2:thumbsup2
And your fur baby, BEAUTIFUL !!

k4dcf
01-25-2010, 09:08 PM
Monday 25JAN10

I woke up to a heavy rain this morning and wondered about our choice of going to Magic Kingdom. Fortunately it cleared up by the time we left and then stayed great all day. We rode the boat over and stopped for the mandatory picture in front of the entrance. We spent the morning just wandering around and catching the rides and shows we were interested in. The crowds were very lite and we never had to wait long for a ride. Had lunch in the park and headed back to the MH for dinner and to let the dogs out. We went back after dark and caught the SpectroMagic parade, a couple of rides we missed, and the fireworks. All in all a great first day in the parks. Below are pics of the campsite right after the rain, Main Street, the castle at night, and JT after a hard day of guarding the MH while we were gone.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Campsiteintherain.jpghttp://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Mainstreet.jpg
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yoopermom
01-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Loving your report, and have to chuckle because my husband and I are David and Theresa, too (even though I have an H). I was hopeful for a second when I saw the title that I had won a trip to WDW;).

Keep writing!
Terri

OK GRUMPY
01-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Wish I was there!

k4dcf
01-26-2010, 08:16 PM
Tuesday 26JAN10

Today was special for Teresa and I. As of today we have been married for 29 years and still going strong. We spent the day at the Fort relaxing, looping, walking the pups, and just plane being lazy. For dinner we went to Chef Micky's to celebrate as we are both traditional Disney fans. We got to interact with Micky, Minnie, Donald Duck, Pluto, and my favorite Goofy. The food was good and plentiful. For desert Teresa brought from home an ice cream cake made at Cold Stones Creamery. Tomorrow will be a day at the parks ether Epcot or Animal Kingdom. We will pick in the morning and you will know which one when I post tomorrow night. Now some Pics.

Outpost Check-in
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Outpostcheckin.jpg

Cabin loop
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Cabinloop.jpg

A couple of pictures of us at the Contempary
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TMEsittinginMicky.jpg
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TMEwithGoofy.jpg

Murphy and Tucker hanging out with us in the MH
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Whippetbookends.jpg

scboyd
01-27-2010, 05:40 AM
Happy Anniversary! :thumbsup2

Born 2 Fish
01-27-2010, 06:00 AM
Happy Anniversary! :thumbsup2

Absolutely !! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

daddyphat808
01-27-2010, 10:39 AM
Looks like you are having a great time!

k4dcf
01-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Wednesday January 27th

Wow what a day. When we arrived last Saturday all was going well until Monday when three professional dog handlers moved in right next to us. Between them they had at least twenty dogs. Well after two mornings of being awakened by barking dogs and the ongoing disruption during the day we went to the Outpost this morning to see if any thing could be done. We found out that we were not the only ones having a hard time with the new neighbors and were offered a new site. After looking over several choices we moved into site 1012 which is in a pet overflow loop. It took us about two hours to relocate but we finished up at 12:00 and headed to Epcot for the afternoon.
We started with lunch at Soarin after getting our fast pass for the ride and then wandering around the park and catching a few rides. We mad Soarin our last ride for the day and grabbed the monorail to the Magic Kingdom to do some shopping at the Emporium. While there we caught the "Let's Celebrate" mini parade and ended our day with a boat ride back to the Fort.
At this point I realized that our golf cart was still at the Outpost, :scared1:so after dropping off Teresa at the MH I went and retrieved the golf cart and made my way back to the MH for the night. Tomorrow it is off to the Animal Kingdom and what I hope is a more normal day.

Teresa and David with Daisy.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TMEwithDaisy.jpg

Teresa trading yet another pin with a cast member.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Teresatradingpins.jpg

David on the wall with Nemo
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/DavidwithNemo.jpg

Born 2 Fish
01-28-2010, 05:18 AM
Sorry to hear bout the pro dog handlers noise.
Isnt it wonderful how , if theres a problem Disney will offer to move the whole loop to a different site, but not do anything about the problem.

Well I hope the rest of ya'llz trip is FANTABULOUS ! :wizard:

LuckyinGa
01-28-2010, 08:44 AM
Sorry to hear bout the pro dog handlers noise.
Isnt it wonderful how , if theres a problem Disney will offer to move the whole loop to a different site, but not do anything about the problem.

Well I hope the rest of ya'llz trip is FANTABULOUS ! :wizard:

My thoughts exactly!! The whole loop should move but the problem can stay. Unbelievable. :confused3

Once we are all settled in, the last thing we would want to do is have to pack up and move to another site!!

Loving your TR and pictures. Wishe we were there.

RockinDisney
01-28-2010, 09:35 AM
Wow it sounds like a busy trip, your dogs are beautiful!!Whay kind of fence do you use when you are traveling?

k4dcf
01-28-2010, 07:05 PM
Thursday January 28

Today was a beautiful day sunny and in the low 70's. We had breakfast in the MH and headed for Animal Kingdom around 12:00. The crowds were lite again today and we just walked on to any rides and shows we were interested in. One of the shows features live birds that fly around the stage and audience and is great. We like the Animal Kingdom due to the awesome foliage and a slower pace to the events. We stopped for lunch at the Yak and Yetti and fed the ducks that appeared out of nowhere. A Black Bird even landed on our table and stole a fry from Teresa's tray. We headed back to the MH around five and spent time outside with the dogs.
To answer the question about my fencing. We use X-Pens from Pet Smart. They are eight 4' X 2' wire panels connected by brackets. We have several sets and join them with snap hooks to form any shape to fit the site we are in.

Now pictures.

The entrance.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AnimalKingdomentrance.jpg

The Tree of Life
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AnimalKingdomtree.jpg

Flights of Wonder
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AnimalKingdombirds.jpg

Gorilla
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AnimalKingdomGorilla.jpg

Tiger
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AnimalKingdomTiger.jpg

Yak & Yetti
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AnimalKingdomYakYeti.jpg

RockinDisney
01-29-2010, 02:27 PM
The Pics are great and thank you for the info on the fences!! How was the Yak and Yetti? It is on my list of places to eat!

Minnie&Mickey
01-29-2010, 05:42 PM
Loving the trip report! Keep it coming!

Me&3
01-29-2010, 06:03 PM
Loving the TR and pics. Happy Anniversary:goodvibes. Can't wait to see and hear more.

VACAMPER
01-29-2010, 06:46 PM
Hey neighbor, im about an hr south of roanoke in Pulaski County. Beautiful pups and Happy Anniversary. Oh yeah, who do i slap in roanoke for closing the disney store. :(

k4dcf
01-29-2010, 08:04 PM
Friday January 29

The first thing I saw this morning was three turkeys wandering through the loop and I managed to get very close to them with out them flying off. What a way to start off the day.

Today was a non park day but we decided to go to Down Town Disney and stimulate the local economy. As this was our first trip there we had to go into each and every store to be sure we did not miss anything. We had lunch at the Earl of Sandwich and it was great. Fast service, good food, and not to bad on price. The Lego shop was on my must see list as I have always been a Lego nut and use to spend hours designing and building my own creations. Well the bug hit again and we came home with two containers full of new pieces. What can I say I am a big kid at heart. But then again this is Disney. Teresa on the other hand headed for Goofy's candy shop and I now have several boxes of orange cream fudge in the fridge that we both will enjoy over the next several months while we wait for our next visit.

When we got back to the outpost the guard squirrel we left watching over our golf cart was still on duty and we made it home to the MH with out incident. We spent the rest of the day in the X-Pens with the pups and just relaxing. While sitting there the tent loop behind us was completely taken over by a girl scoot troop I am so glad there is a canal between us and all the screening girls.

My 22 year old daughter Kelly flew in to Sanford tonight and arrived at our site right after dinner. She will be spending the weekend with us and we are looking forward to going to the parks with her.

Now to answer a few questions. The food at the Yak & Yetti was good but we ate at the counter service not the full restaurant. As to who to slap for closing the Disney store in Roanoke. If I knew I would invite you to join me and we could both slap them.

Now some Pics

Turkeys behind the MH
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TurkeybehindMH.jpg

Down Town Disney
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/DownTownDisney.jpg

Birds outside Rain Forest Cafe
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/BirdsoutsideRainforestCaf.jpg

Aquarium in Rain Forest Cafe
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/AquariuminRainTree.jpg

David getting directions from a pirate
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/MePirate.jpg

Teresa wit the Lego family
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TeresawithLegofamily.jpg

David at the Lego wall.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/DavidattheLegowall.jpg

Golf cart guard squirrel.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Guardsquirrel.jpg

Tucker's after dinner nap. He had a busy day too.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Tuckersafterdinnernap.jpg

Me&3
01-29-2010, 09:14 PM
Tucker is the cutest:lovestruc.

RockinDisney
01-29-2010, 10:39 PM
I am impressed with how well you have that squirell trained :)

k4dcf
01-30-2010, 08:10 PM
Saturday January 30th

Today's weather was not the greatest and it rained around 2:00 but the fact that my family was once again together at Disney made up for it. We went to the Magic Kingdom for the day and spent the morning going on the rides that Kelly picked out or that Teresa & I missed the other day. We had lunch in Frontier land right beside Country Bear Jamboree. The food there was great. Kelly and I had bar-b-que and Teresa had the Angus cheese burger.

We got through all of the park except for Tomorrow Land before we had to go back to the MH for dinner and to let the pups have some time out of their crates. After dinner we headed back to Magic Kingdom and finished up in tomorrow land.

By the time we got back to the MH we were all tired and just crashed for the night. I think Epcot is on tomorrows list but stay tuned and I will let you know tomorrow night.

Kelly ready to go.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Kellyreadytostarttheday.jpg

Riding the train through the park.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Ridingthetrain.jpg

Tiki Room
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TikiRoom.jpg

Tunnel in Pirates of the Caribbean
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Insidepirates.jpg

Entrance to Haunted Mansion.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/HauntedHouse.jpg

RockinDisney
01-30-2010, 08:23 PM
Sorry to hear about the rain but it sounds like you guys had a great time anyway!! Hope tomorrow is FANTASTIC :)

k4dcf
01-31-2010, 07:52 PM
Sunday January 31st

Well we went to Epcot today and had a great time. It got up to 51 degrees today and stayed overcast but no rain:goodvibes. The crowds were a little heavier than yesterday but still very manageable. We got to ride Soarin several times and loved it. We also spent more time at the aquarium and got to watch a dolphin perform for us. It is amazing what they are capable of. Lunch was again at the cafe in the Land and was every bit as good as last time.

Later in the day we went to Down town Disney so Kelly could pick up a few things before flying back to Roanoke VA tomorrow. And we did some last minute shopping as well. By the time we got back to the MH we had new neighbors. All the girls behind us left as well as some of the MH's around us. It is fun to meet new people so often and here their stories.

We are supposed to leave tomorrow :guilty: and I have arranged to give the golf cart back to Kenny of T-Time at noon in the over flow lot. It will take me a couple of days to reach home and I hope the roads are clear. It put down 8 inches of snow over the weekend back home.

Tri Circle D Ranch
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/TriCircleDRanch.jpg

Waiting at the Outpost bus stop on the way to Epcot.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Outpostbusstop.jpg

Diver in lock out chamber at the aquarium.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Diverinlockoutchamber.jpg

Hot chocolate & caramel apples in Down Town Disney.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Hotchocolateandcaramalapples.jpg

Last bus trip back to the Fort:guilty:
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/BusstopatDnTownDisney.jpg

Camp sites behind us.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/Campsitesbehindus.jpg

OK GRUMPY
02-01-2010, 07:57 AM
I have so looked forward to you post every night!

2goofycampers
02-01-2010, 08:09 AM
Great report and pix. :thumbsup2

I am soooo sorry you have to go home. :sad1:

Better make new ressies. :thumbsup2

Me&3
02-01-2010, 08:19 AM
Great TR sorry it is ending have a safe drive home:goodvibes

k4dcf
02-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Monday February 1st

Kelly got up early and left for the airport this morning and Teresa went back to bed while I had my morning cup of coffee and watched MSNBC. We got a late start at breaking camp so I called the front desk to request a late check out and they gave me till 12:45. We got all packed up just before it started to rain so every thing got put up dry.:cheer2: Teresa went to the Meadows Trading Post to get a collector spoon and a couple more stuffed characters (Mickie & Minni) for the MH. Now Goofy and Tigger have some company.

We met Kenny with T-Time in the overflow lot shortly after noon and returned the cart. He has been just great to work with and we will go with him again next year. We got on the road and stopped after about two hours for a late lunch then on to a Cracker Barrel just south of Savannah to spend the night. We should be back in Roanoke Va by Wednesday with stops at Cracker Barrels along the way. Well it is time for this report to come to an end but we are already planning next years visit. I will end with a picture of our camp site as it will be posted at work to remind me of all the good times we had and those to come. Thanks for all who followed this TR and all the comments.
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/1quickdog/Disney%202010/IMG00016-20100123-1625.jpg

Born 2 Fish
02-02-2010, 04:52 AM
Have you start'd plan'n your next trip yet ??

CruisingCamper
03-16-2010, 10:20 AM
you can camp overnight at Cracker Barrel?

k4dcf
03-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Yes you can stay over night at Cracker Barrel. We do it on all our trips. It is quieter than Wall-Mart or Flying J. We can easily go five days self contained so finding a camp ground along the way is not necessary for us.

CruisingCamper
03-16-2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks! I am glad you had a good trip. We are leaving soon!

Lilacs chosen
03-17-2010, 06:32 AM
great trip reports love all the pics i can't wait to make our 1st trip later this year

testtubes
03-17-2010, 09:39 AM
Really enjoyed your trip report. We were also at Fort Wilderness from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3. in the 1300 loop. We also enjoyed the light crowds. Our next trip is planned for early December which is our favorite time to go because of the Christmas decorations.
Love WDW and college football!

Cinderella's twin
03-17-2010, 09:57 AM
Your report was so much fun! Thank you for taking the time to do this. You guys are adorable.

k4dcf
03-17-2010, 10:43 AM
Thank you for the kind comments. I am all ready planning for next year.

CruisingCamper
03-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Really enjoyed your trip report. We were also at Fort Wilderness from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3. in the 1300 loop. We also enjoyed the light crowds. Our next trip is planned for early December which is our favorite time to go because of the Christmas decorations.
Love WDW and college football!


How was the 1300 Loop? I see you're from La, we are too! Huge LSU fans too!

jriae2000
03-17-2010, 04:33 PM
Not sure how I missed this when you were there but that was great. Love the pups. Thanks for the pics. They made me feel good and "home" sick all at the same time. Ive got the bug really bad. Just over 600 days till we get back. Not that Im counting or anything. ;)

Lyndria
03-17-2010, 06:52 PM
We had friends over for a late lunch and played a rousing game of Catan and caught up on old times. [/IMG]

Did someone say Catan???? Will you be there in April?! I'll bring my game! ;)

k4dcf
03-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Did someone say Catan???? Will you be there in April?! I'll bring my game! ;)

Sadly we have to wait till next January to get back to the fort. We will however be taking a two week trip in April to Texas to visit family. So maybe we can get the Catan board out then.

testtubes
03-18-2010, 08:30 AM
The 1300 loop was very nice as we had stayed there on a previous trip. There were no pets on this loop. It was close to the bus stop, a comfort station, and a playground with volleyball and basketball goal. We had little trouble backing in the 38' MH. Looking forward to college football in the fall and may even make an away game in Florida. Well, here's hoping for a better season than last year.
Love WDW and college football.

CruisingCamper
03-18-2010, 02:21 PM
The 1300 loop was very nice as we had stayed there on a previous trip. There were no pets on this loop. It was close to the bus stop, a comfort station, and a playground with volleyball and basketball goal. We had little trouble backing in the 38' MH. Looking forward to college football in the fall and may even make an away game in Florida. Well, here's hoping for a better season than last year.
Love WDW and college football.


Thanks for the info! I have requested the 1300 loop, although I guess we may not get it, but it looked like a good location to me. Glad you liked it.

Yes, we are hoping for a better season too! At least we had the Saints!! We are college football fans, not really NFL, but it was still good to win the Superbowl!! We are hoping to tailgate some at a few home game thius year too!