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jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 09:03 AM
What draws us in? Is it the sounds of crickets chirping, or the western style music playing ever so faint in the background, or the distant sound of a boat horn that comes to take us away to magical lands. Could it be the sights, like the vastness of the lobby as you first step in, or the spotting of early morning wildlife amongst the pines, or the flickering shine of lanterns to light our way at night. Still, maybe its the smells of a woodsy setting, or the aroma of BBQ on a campfire nearby. What draws you in?

Welcome to the VWL groupies! The original thread grew from a love of the Lodge, but it has become so much more than that. We all have a passion for the Lodge. Many of us own points there, several of us don’t. And it doesn’t matter. Our band of groupies has expanded in to much more than just Lodge talk. We try to stay on subject, but we have become so much more than just Lodge lovers, we have become friends. We are there for each other, an uplifting group. So join us! You will be welcomed with open arms.

Qoutes from fellow groupies:
You know you can always pull up a rocker and be at "the Lodge" blossomz
It is a matter of your heart, once a Groupie, always a Groupie! DiznyDad

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http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/Disney%20March%202011/IMG_9791.jpg http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/DSC04270.jpg http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/IMG_0503.jpgOur honorary groupie, Ranger Stan. We love you and miss you

jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 09:04 AM
2012 VWL VACATIONS and the other DVC vacations

If you'd like to be included on this list - please just PM me!



2013

March
Inkmahm/Dynaguy AKV Jambo 12-16 BLT 16-23
Bronte VWL 27-31 BCV 31-Apr.3
Granny 2-7 AKV Jambo
horselover 1-5 BCV
eliza61 17-22 SSR

April
crabbie1 10-17 VWL 1st stay at home!!
bobbiwoz 25-29 VWL

May
WildernessDad AKV Kidani 11-18
jimmytammy 17-25 OKW
Snoopygirl 26-31 OKW 31-6 VWL
wfc4life/sechem32 18-25 AoA

June
Tinks "SS" 2-7 VWL

July
sleepydog25 & luvvwl 1-5 VWL 7-11 DCL Dream Wedding trip!!

August
Anna114 19-25 VWL 25th Wedding Anniv. trip

September
twokats GCV 10-14(before the Cruise)
MinniesDad 19-23 VWL

October
Horselover 10-15 BCV
jimmytammy 13-25 VWL
Inkmahm/Dynaguy 23-31 BWV
DiznyDad/DiznyDi 7-12 SSR
sechem32/wfc4life AKV Jambo 12-19

November
WildernessDad 27-Dec.1 VWL

December
Inkmahm/Dynaguy 4-11 VWL
twokats 3-14 VWL
MassJester VWL 9-14
DiznyDad/DiznyDi 13-21 VWL
twinklebug 5-9 AKV Kidani
horselover 19-23 BWV


And for our CRUISING Groupies........

If you'd like to be on this list, please PM me!

2013 Cruising Groupies

Jan.
bobbiwoz DCL Member Cruise 10-14
blossomz DCL Member Cruise 10-14(I smell trouble brewing, shipmates, groupies, TROUBLE!!!)

Feb.
twokats DCL 1-5 Magic

April
horselover DCL Wonder 18-22

May
bobbiwoz DCL 18-June 1 Eastbound
BWVDreamin DCL Magic out of Galveston 4-10

June
bobbiwoz DCL 1-8 Med Cruise

July
sleepydog & luvvwl 7-11 DCL Dream Wedding trip!!

Sept.
twokats DCL 14-28 Wonder

2014 Cruising Groupies

April
twokats DCL Fantasy 19-26





And again - to be included on any of the above lists - PLEASE - just PM me! Thanks!

twokats
04-10-2012, 09:04 AM
Groupie Birthdays!!!

January

Eliza61.........................January 1
Bobbiwoz (Bobbi)............January 3
Mr deebits AKA Ed..........January 5
SantaRay and Elvis!!.......January 8
Blossomz......................January 13
Twokats and Claire_ont...January 25.....Two-fer!
JimmyTammy ...............January 28
Disney Loving Iowan.......January 29

February

WildernessDad.......... February 4
Cheer4Bison..............February 14
Nicoal13 AKA Nicole....February 16

March

Muushka...............March 1
Rental01...............March 3
ladytink75.............March 7
Icecoldpenguin (Teresa)March 10
Inkmahm..............March 19
Horselover.............March 26
LeslieLou...............March 28

April

Granny..........................April 12
Tea Pot & DisneyNutzy....April 18
DiznyDi.........................April 23

May

franandaj .....................May 1
Loribell.........................May 3
DiznyzDad!!! .................May 7
Maria (MiaSRN62)...........May 23
sechem32 (Liz) ..............May 28

June

Corinne.......................... June 6
KAT4DISNEY....................June 11
rfassett...........................June 16
SlimpLaw ....................... June 26
magicalmcwho.................June 30

July

wfc4life.....................July 2
Oshawa ....................July 6
lisah0711...................July11
deebits AKA Deirdre.....July 17
DaveH......................July 26
BWV Dreamin.......... .July 31

August

rfasset DW Rebecca.......August 10
TammyNC...................August 15
DynaGuy.....................August 20
CaptainD.....................August 26
DODIE!!......................August 31

September

I Book He Pays & Akima..September 29

October

stopher1 ........October 4
Audipolo (Greg)October 11
Berta..............October 20

November

MaryJ.....................November 10

December

twinklebug.................Dec 6
Mickeymorse..............Dec 15
WDWRR_ENGINEER...Dec 29


Anniversaries

Stopher. . . . . . . . . . March 12

Muushka . . . . . . . . . April 25, 1992

Jimmy/Tammy . . . . . . . May 12

Twokats (Kathy & Le) . . . . May 26, 1984

Bobbiwoz. . . . . . . . . . June 1, 1968

DiznyDad & DiznyDi . . . . . June 21, 1975

Audipolo & Icecoldpenguin (AKA Greg & Teresa) July 1, 2012

rfassett & Rebecca . . . . . July 28

sechem32 & wfc4life . . . . October 05, 2003

Inkmahm & Dynaguy. . . . . December 23, 2003

twokats
04-10-2012, 09:07 AM
How to steal a Moosie for your very own!

Please, he is yours for the taking!

IMG]http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/uploads/43490/groupsm2.jpg[/IMG]


1. Click on "User CP" at the top left of the page.
2. Click on "Edit Avatar"
3. Add the above [IMG] stuff and paste him in (don’t need to use the insert image thingy)
4. I removed the left bracket so that you can copy him, just add the [ to the left of the IMG].
5. Click the SAVE button, and you're done.

Dizny Dad
04-10-2012, 10:46 AM
WOW! Here we go again! This is kind of like getting a villa that has just been refurb'd! Smells good, looks good, but has the same old friends as always!

THANKS to Jimmy and Twokats for stepping up to the plate to nurture us and taking care of the details we all appreciate.

See you all at The Lodge!

Corinne
04-10-2012, 11:32 AM
WOW! Here we go again! This is kind of like getting a villa that has just been refurb'd! Smells good, looks good, but has the same old friends as always!

THANKS to Jimmy and Twokats for stepping up to the plate to nurture us and taking care of the details we all appreciate.

LOL Dizny Dad! Also, thanks again to Jimmy & Twokats for starting the new thread!:yay:

akclayton
04-10-2012, 11:42 AM
My family LOVES VWL.. I didn't know y'all had a groupie thread. :hippie:
My parents have DVC here. My DH and I are taking our niece (7) and nephew (9) in June and we are staying in a studio. I'm super excited. I think I just may start following this thread! :cool1: :surfweb:

wildernessDad
04-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Thanks to jimmytammy and twokats for continuing this thread!

32 days to go until we walk into Jambo House, my second home away from home. VWL will always be numero uno. But we have a 5-year-old granddaughter in tow, her Mom will be working, so it will be fun if not hectic. Here's the lineup of who is going with us.

Me, DW, DS, DGD
Two friends (married of course)
My cousin and her husband and maybe their daughter (if she can get off of work) I should know definitely later today.

So the total will either be 8 or 9 in the GV. It should be fun, fun, fun!

twokats
04-10-2012, 12:36 PM
My family LOVES VWL.. I didn't know y'all had a groupie thread. :hippie:
My parents have DVC here. My DH and I are taking our niece (7) and nephew (9) in June and we are staying in a studio. I'm super excited. I think I just may start following this thread! :cool1: :surfweb:

:welcome:

Please do join us and as Muushka would say, grab a Moosie for your signature. He would look grand on you!!!

keliblue
04-10-2012, 12:45 PM
Honey I'm home !! been away for way to long DH and I just planned our 10th Anniversay at our beloved VWL:love: Dec 9-15 :hug: since this is where we Disneymooned 10 years ago, it should be tradition !!.. cannot wait to go back home :santa: for the holidays. Good to see you all again :grouphug:

Muushka
04-10-2012, 01:03 PM
Well, this is very comfy. I already feel at home. And the timing was perfect! 2kats got on right after JT!:thumbsup2

Jimmy, I love what you wrote, beautiful. Thank you for keeping track of our vacations!

Kathy, once again, thank you for stepping up to the plate with the birthdays.

Did you want to be PM'd for birthdays or anniversaries? Can't remember.:goodvibes


My family LOVES VWL.. I didn't know y'all had a groupie thread. :hippie:
My parents have DVC here. My DH and I are taking our niece (7) and nephew (9) in June and we are staying in a studio. I'm super excited. I think I just may start following this thread! :cool1: :surfweb:

Lookie here! A brand new Groupie on the first page of a brand new Groupie thread! Isn't there some sort of prize for this???;)

Welcome! Visit often!

Honey I'm home !! been away for way to long DH and I just planned our 10th Anniversay at our beloved VWL:love: Dec 9-15 :hug: since this is where we Disneymooned 10 years ago, it should be tradition !!.. cannot wait to go back home :santa: for the holidays. Good to see you all again :grouphug:

Good to see you again!! I think we may be there when you are!!!:yay:

tea pot
04-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Yee Ha
Take Us Home Jimmy

tea pot
04-10-2012, 01:28 PM
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/wdwteapot/Sept09SarasshowerWDWPat116-1.jpg

We will always remember our beloved Ranger Stan

dsneygirl
04-10-2012, 01:42 PM
We'll be home again Sept 22-26th in a 2 bedroom with some friends of ours and their boys. Then we'll be moving on over to the BC.

twokats
04-10-2012, 01:42 PM
WOW! Here we go again! This is kind of like getting a villa that has just been refurb'd! Smells good, looks good, but has the same old friends as always!

THANKS to Jimmy and Twokats for stepping up to the plate to nurture us and taking care of the details we all appreciate.

See you all at The Lodge!

LOL Dizny Dad! Also, thanks again to Jimmy & Twokats for starting the new thread!:yay:

Thanks to jimmytammy and twokats for continuing this thread!

All I did was follow Jimmy and Tammy, but I think we coordinated it very well myself.

I hope (and I know Jimmy does too) that y'all enjoy this new thread just like we have enjoyed the previous ones! :thumbsup2

twokats
04-10-2012, 01:44 PM
We'll be home again Sept 22-26th in a 2 bedroom with some friends of ours and their boys. Then we'll be moving on over to the BC.

We will be at the villas from the 19-26 in a studio.

twokats
04-10-2012, 01:48 PM
Well, this is very comfy. I already feel at home. And the timing was perfect! 2kats got on right after JT!:thumbsup2

Jimmy, I love what you wrote, beautiful. Thank you for keeping track of our vacations!

Kathy, once again, thank you for stepping up to the plate with the birthdays.

Did you want to be PM'd for birthdays or anniversaries? Can't remember.:goodvibes

Thanks, Muushka. I think we did that well also.

You are so welcome. I hope you enjoy your rest from the task and I hope I can do as well as you have in the past.

PM for birthdays and anniversaries will work. I will try not to miss too many posts in case they are listed in the thread, but I know PM's will get to me faster!!! :surfweb:

DVC Jen
04-10-2012, 02:35 PM
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/wdwteapot/Sept09SarasshowerWDWPat116-1.jpg

We will always remember our beloved Ranger Stan

whoa... wait a minute. He retired right? We didn't actually lose Stan did we?

Grumpy Grandma
04-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Love the new thread! :thumbsup2

Dizny Dad
04-10-2012, 03:14 PM
whoa... wait a minute. He retired right? We didn't actually lose Stan did we?

Sadly we have!

How wonderful to see Ranger Stan on Page One of our new thread! Thanks Teapot!

Inkmahm
04-10-2012, 03:29 PM
I'll have to let Dynaguy know that we've moved!

Thanks to all who are handling the work of the date lists on page 1. Welcome to the new groupies, too! I think it is much less scary to join a group that is only a few pages long so maybe we'll pick up a few more people yet!

keliblue
04-10-2012, 03:58 PM
I'll have to let Dynaguy know that we've moved!

Thanks to all who are handling the work of the date lists on page 1. Welcome to the new groupies, too! I think it is much less scary to join a group that is only a few pages long so maybe we'll pick up a few more people yet!

so true, I would lurk on the other thread but never said much.. now you won't be able to shut me up :scared1: :rolleyes1

jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 07:00 PM
Welcome to our groupies akclayton!!

And keliblue, Welcome home!! Glad you are here!!

jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 07:10 PM
Thanks to all for the great encouragement to twokats and myself for the new thread. As Kathy says, we hope you enjoy this new thread as much as we enjoyed being a part of the previous. That thread took us through a lot, as a group. We had meets, we lost loved ones, we had sickness, we lost jobs, got new ones, and lots in between. And we all loved one another through it all.

So a special shout out needs to go to Stopher and Muushka for carrying us through it all. You guys are the best!!!!!!:worship:

Muushka
04-10-2012, 07:31 PM
Thanks to all for the great encouragement to twokats and myself for the new thread. As Kathy says, we hope you enjoy this new thread as much as we enjoyed being a part of the previous. That thread took us through a lot, as a group. We had meets, we lost loved ones, we had sickness, we lost jobs, got new ones, and lots in between. And we all loved one another through it all.

So a special shout out needs to go to Stopher and Muushka for carrying us through it all. You guys are the best!!!!!!:worship:

Yes Jimmy, now that you mention it, we did have a lot that happened through the last thread.
But through it all, I can't think of a nicer group of people to become friends with cyberly speaking.;)
:goodvibes

jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Yes Jimmy, now that you mention it, we did have a lot that happened through the last thread.
But through it all, I can't think of a nicer group of people to become friends with cyberly speaking.;)
:goodvibes

me either:grouphug:

jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 07:59 PM
We are at OKW for the week, ate several meals at WDW resorts and DTD, went to 3 Braves Spring Training games and went to the DarkSide(Universal and Islands of Adventure)
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jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 08:07 PM
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Muushka
04-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Thanks Jimmy
I see you snuck over to VWL, don't blame you!

Have fun and say hey to Cap for me. :wave:

jimmytammy
04-10-2012, 08:17 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/WDW%20Universal%20March%202012/DSC_0098.jpgZoinks!!!! http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/WDW%20Universal%20March%202012/DSC_0099.jpgRip Ride Rockit! Awesome!! http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/WDW%20Universal%20March%202012/DSC_0128.jpgCasey by Docs TimeMachine(Back to the Future) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/WDW%20Universal%20March%202012/DSC_0210.jpgCasey and Kristian hanging out with Doc Brown http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/WDW%20Universal%20March%202012/DSC_0303.jpgMe and Casey after a drenching on Jurassic Park http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/tammync/WDW%20Universal%20March%202012/DSC_0305.jpgThe Frog Choir

DiznyDi
04-10-2012, 08:17 PM
Just reading through the new thread! Great start! Thanks JT and Kathy.

Welcome to our new Groupies! Mighty pleased to have you join us. :cool1:

sleepydog25
04-10-2012, 08:23 PM
Love the new digs! And welcome to our new groupies. . .pull up a rocker and jaw awhile. . .just back from Florida with luvvwl and though it wasn't a scheduled Disney trip, we did manage a day in the World. . .all four parks in one day! We followed it up with dinner at CG, a crowning event for a very special occasion. :thumbsup2 It was wonderful!

jimmytammy
04-11-2012, 06:06 AM
Love the new digs! And welcome to our new groupies. . .pull up a rocker and jaw awhile. . .just back from Florida with luvvwl and though it wasn't a scheduled Disney trip, we did manage a day in the World. . .all four parks in one day! We followed it up with dinner at CG, a crowning event for a very special occasion. :thumbsup2 It was wonderful!

Cant be that close to the World without a visit...that would be, well that would be...just wrong!!!!:eek:

sleepydog25
04-11-2012, 08:01 AM
Cant be that close to the World without a visit...that would be, well that would be...just wrong!!!!:eek:That's what luv said! ;) We actually went down to FL to visit my new granddaughter. . .oh, and to see my daughter and her husband, too. :lmao:The original plan had us going over for a day with a few cousins, but they wound up leaving a couple of days early. Since luvvwl and I had already planned a day, we followed through with said plans. We hit MK at 8 a.m., found minimal crowds and did a few rides before heading out to EPCOT by 9:40. By then, the Easter crowds were ramping up--we had to climb over planters and benches to get through the gate that said "No bags entrance" since the checking bags "line" was actually a mob of people extending 50 feet back from the check tables. We FP'd Soarin' (3:15! already!), then walked to the boat ramp at the World Showcase entrance where we boated to Boardwalk and walked through their model. . .nice, but I still like my VWL better. From there, we walked all the way to DHS, and by then it was 11. FP times for RnR and ToT were already mid-afternoon which didn't fit with our plans, so we FP'd Star Tours (about 45 minutes from that point, and we realized that FP times are park specific since we also held the FP for Soarin'), and had lunch at the Backstage Express. After hitting ST, we bused to AK to ride EE. We spent 40 minutes in line, and literally just feet away from getting on a train, the ride broke down. No EE for us. By then, it was getting close to 3 p.m., so we bused back to EPCOT and got onto Soarin' in less than 15 minutes. The standby line wait time: 2 hours! :scared1:

After EPCOT, we bused to WL (where we had parked), walked around and took a few pics (which I'll post later), then changed for our dinner at CG. Tip: the large bathrooms to the right of Sturdy Branches make excellent places to freshen up. We drove over, walked up, and easily made our 5:30 reservation. We asked for and received a window table so that we had gorgeous views of MK. Originally, we had planned to go back to MK for Wishes, but given that was 10 p.m., that we had walked between 6-7 miles, and still had an hour + drive back to my daughter's house, we decided to end our evening at CG.

It was a lovely meal, and though AP is still our sentimental favorite, I have to admit that CG has better quality consistently than does Artist Point. We've never had an off meal or service there, while at AP we occasionally get a below average server or a meal that's not quite right. We soaked up the setting sun's rays and basked in each other's company. Oh, I should mention here that we were celebrating our recent engagement that night, so we received a huge slice of chocolate cake and a table decorated with a bit of pixie dust. It made for a fitting end to a hectic but fun day.

Our next "real" trip to the World isn't until November, and we're already chomping at the bit. . .:cool1:

Muushka
04-11-2012, 08:08 AM
Whoa Sleepy! After reading that, I need a nap (and I just got up!!)!:rotfl:

Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Is this your first? So sweet. Yes, we want to see a picture of her.:goodvibes

keliblue
04-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Is it just me or do you all get excited when you see your name on the "upcoming trip list".. arrived at work this morning with the BLAH'sssss, it's raining again :guilty: Popped on the Dis with my morning cup:surfweb: and first place I went was here.. there I am !! :woohoo: what a way to start my day,,THX :flower3:

twokats
04-11-2012, 09:32 AM
OK Groupies. . . . tomorrow April 12 is our first birthday on the new thread!!!

Get ready for it. . . . . . . . .

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/MickeyPlutostamp.jpg


"Happy Birthday Granny!"

Hope it is the best!!!

DVC Jen
04-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Loving the photos - especially the Christmas ones.

Does anyone have any suggestions for fun things to do at the lodge over the Christmas holiday? Things we can't do at other times of the year? What is the sleigh ride like?

Here is a link to a photo gallery of the few shots I took at the lodge last June - http://jenniferdifranco.smugmug.com/Disney-Vacations/Disney-Vacation-2011/Villas-at-Disneys-Wilderness/18000102_BtsVCg#!i=1379211548&k=K2X7wXq

And here is one for a slideshow from 2009 - http://jenniferdifranco.smugmug.com/Disney-Vacations/Walt-Disney-World-2009/AnimotoVWL/16919548_WZcvK7#!i=1278724867&k=PQ7VHQL

Muushka
04-12-2012, 08:04 AM
OK Groupies. . . . tomorrow April 12 is our first birthday on the new thread!!!

Get ready for it. . . . . . . . .

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/MickeyPlutostamp.jpg


"Happy Birthday Granny!"

Hope it is the best!!!

Oh Kathy, love that birthday pic!


Happy Birthday to our favorite Granny!!

tea pot
04-12-2012, 11:18 AM
http://i2.glitter-graphics.org/pub/1030/1030012ob65svgj89.gif

Granny
Have a Magical Day

Dizny Dad
04-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Hey Granny - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! party:

Corinne
04-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Whoa Sleepy! After reading that, I need a nap (and I just got up!!)!:rotfl:

I know, right!!!??? I was getting palpatations!:laughing:

Corinne
04-12-2012, 11:49 AM
party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!!!!!!party: :bday:

Hope you have a wonderful day!:goodvibes

Muushka
04-12-2012, 11:55 AM
Happy Birthday to our favorite Man-Granny!

DiznyDi
04-12-2012, 01:39 PM
Well, can it really be..... Granny's a year older?
Happy Birthday Granny! party:

BWV Dreamin
04-12-2012, 06:57 PM
Happy Birthday Granny-man!

BWV Dreamin
04-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Love this thread! We fell in love with VWL our first stay in 2009. Finally bought 150 pts. this past November. Our last stay was this past March. What we love about the resort is it has everything! Private views, calming music, quaint , warm, cozy decor. On site restaurants, the BEST gift shop and lobby. I love the beach! We take the boat to anywhere every stay. Love love the quiet pool! We have decided after our next trip ( we will try OKW for the first time) we most likely will only be staying at VWL. :love:

BWV Dreamin
04-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Trip update ... OKW October 21-27, 2012.:banana:

Granny
04-12-2012, 08:55 PM
OK Groupies. . . . tomorrow April 12 is our first birthday on the new thread!!!

Get ready for it. . . . . . . . .

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/MickeyPlutostamp.jpg


"Happy Birthday Granny!"

Hope it is the best!!!

Oh Kathy, love that birthday pic!


Happy Birthday to our favorite Granny!!

http://i2.glitter-graphics.org/pub/1030/1030012ob65svgj89.gif

Granny
Have a Magical Day

Hey Granny - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! party:

party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!!!!!!party: :bday:

Hope you have a wonderful day!:goodvibes

Happy Birthday to our favorite Man-Granny!

Well, can it really be..... Granny's a year older?
Happy Birthday Granny! party:

Happy Birthday Granny-man!


You Groupies are the best!!!


What's that...can't hear me??


I said....



:worship: :worship: :worship: THE VWL GROUPIES ARE THE BEST!!!!!:worship: :worship: :worship:



Thank you all so much for your kind words and birthday wishes. Awesome graphics too! :thumbsup2


As Dr. Nigel Channing probably also says....THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! :)

Inkmahm
04-12-2012, 11:34 PM
Happy Birthday, Granny! Almost too late but I still snuck it in in time. :cool1:

Dizny Dad
04-13-2012, 05:48 AM
Our thread is amazing . . .page 4 already . . at this rate, we will need to start another thread in mid-October!

jimmytammy
04-13-2012, 06:02 AM
Had computer issues off and on yesterday and cant believe of all days to miss this one...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!!!!!!!!!!

jimmytammy
04-13-2012, 06:05 AM
That's what luv said! ;) We actually went down to FL to visit my new granddaughter. . .oh, and to see my daughter and her husband, too. :lmao:The original plan had us going over for a day with a few cousins, but they wound up leaving a couple of days early. Since luvvwl and I had already planned a day, we followed through with said plans. We hit MK at 8 a.m., found minimal crowds and did a few rides before heading out to EPCOT by 9:40. By then, the Easter crowds were ramping up--we had to climb over planters and benches to get through the gate that said "No bags entrance" since the checking bags "line" was actually a mob of people extending 50 feet back from the check tables. We FP'd Soarin' (3:15! already!), then walked to the boat ramp at the World Showcase entrance where we boated to Boardwalk and walked through their model. . .nice, but I still like my VWL better. From there, we walked all the way to DHS, and by then it was 11. FP times for RnR and ToT were already mid-afternoon which didn't fit with our plans, so we FP'd Star Tours (about 45 minutes from that point, and we realized that FP times are park specific since we also held the FP for Soarin'), and had lunch at the Backstage Express. After hitting ST, we bused to AK to ride EE. We spent 40 minutes in line, and literally just feet away from getting on a train, the ride broke down. No EE for us. By then, it was getting close to 3 p.m., so we bused back to EPCOT and got onto Soarin' in less than 15 minutes. The standby line wait time: 2 hours! :scared1:

After EPCOT, we bused to WL (where we had parked), walked around and took a few pics (which I'll post later), then changed for our dinner at CG. Tip: the large bathrooms to the right of Sturdy Branches make excellent places to freshen up. We drove over, walked up, and easily made our 5:30 reservation. We asked for and received a window table so that we had gorgeous views of MK. Originally, we had planned to go back to MK for Wishes, but given that was 10 p.m., that we had walked between 6-7 miles, and still had an hour + drive back to my daughter's house, we decided to end our evening at CG.

It was a lovely meal, and though AP is still our sentimental favorite, I have to admit that CG has better quality consistently than does Artist Point. We've never had an off meal or service there, while at AP we occasionally get a below average server or a meal that's not quite right. We soaked up the setting sun's rays and basked in each other's company. Oh, I should mention here that we were celebrating our recent engagement that night, so we received a huge slice of chocolate cake and a table decorated with a bit of pixie dust. It made for a fitting end to a hectic but fun day.

Our next "real" trip to the World isn't until November, and we're already chomping at the bit. . .:cool1:

Sounds like a fun time! Congrats on your engagement!!

jimmytammy
04-13-2012, 06:07 AM
Is it just me or do you all get excited when you see your name on the "upcoming trip list".. arrived at work this morning with the BLAH'sssss, it's raining again :guilty: Popped on the Dis with my morning cup:surfweb: and first place I went was here.. there I am !! :woohoo: what a way to start my day,,THX :flower3:

Glad we can help get your morning started;)

jimmytammy
04-13-2012, 06:14 AM
Loving the photos - especially the Christmas ones.

Does anyone have any suggestions for fun things to do at the lodge over the Christmas holiday? Things we can't do at other times of the year? What is the sleigh ride like?

Here is a link to a photo gallery of the few shots I took at the lodge last June - http://jenniferdifranco.smugmug.com/Disney-Vacations/Disney-Vacation-2011/Villas-at-Disneys-Wilderness/18000102_BtsVCg#!i=1379211548&k=K2X7wXq

And here is one for a slideshow from 2009 - http://jenniferdifranco.smugmug.com/Disney-Vacations/Walt-Disney-World-2009/AnimotoVWL/16919548_WZcvK7#!i=1278724867&k=PQ7VHQL
Love your photos!!! You have a photographers eye for sure. Man, those could be framed and sold!!!

We have been to VWL many Decs., but never the week of Christmas, so I cant help with that actual week. I think others have been at that time so hopefully someone will see this and post some answers.

Corinne
04-13-2012, 06:17 AM
You Groupies are the best!!!
What's that...can't hear me??
I said....
:worship: :worship: :worship: THE VWL GROUPIES ARE THE BEST!!!!!:worship: :worship: :worship:

I wholeheartedly agree! I always know I can come here and find friendly conversation, warmth, support and fun. Best group on the DIS!:grouphug:

Time4disney
04-13-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm joining in! After all VWL is my second home. :lovestruc My husband and I go to WDW twice a year in June and Nov. Sometimes we make a third trip in a year. We have always stayed at VWL since we joined DVC in 2005. We have stayed at BWV once last year in Feb., but VWL will always be in my heart. :love: We have made wonderful memories at WL ranging from being flag family on a few occassions with Ranger Stan to being able to watch the wonderful Christmas tree in the main lobby being put up for the holidays. Our greatest memory was on our trip last June when we were booked on points but were surprisingly upgraded to the Presidential Suite for 4 nights!

I don't come hear very often, but I do spend a lot of time on the DCL section of Disboards. Yes, we are hooked on DCL too! I will try to come on over and chat with you all! This seems to be a great place to come to. :hug:

twokats
04-13-2012, 10:51 PM
I'm joining in! After all VWL is my second home. :lovestruc My husband and I go to WDW twice a year in June and Nov. Sometimes we make a third trip in a year. We have always stayed at VWL since we joined DVC in 2005. We have stayed at BWV once last year in Feb., but VWL will always be in my heart. :love: We have made wonderful memories at WL ranging from being flag family on a few occassions with Ranger Stan to being able to watch the wonderful Christmas tree in the main lobby being put up for the holidays. Our greatest memory was on our trip last June when we were booked on points but were surprisingly upgraded to the Presidential Suite for 4 nights!

I don't come hear very often, but I do spend a lot of time on the DCL section of Disboards. Yes, we are hooked on DCL too! I will try to come on over and chat with you all! This seems to be a great place to come to. :hug:

I am sure the rest of the group will join me in saying come often. Pull up the chair and join right in. I am on the DCL section a lot also. We will be leaving on our Fantasy cruise on May 26. But please join us as often as you can.

jimmytammy
04-14-2012, 06:38 AM
I'm joining in! After all VWL is my second home. :lovestruc My husband and I go to WDW twice a year in June and Nov. Sometimes we make a third trip in a year. We have always stayed at VWL since we joined DVC in 2005. We have stayed at BWV once last year in Feb., but VWL will always be in my heart. :love: We have made wonderful memories at WL ranging from being flag family on a few occassions with Ranger Stan to being able to watch the wonderful Christmas tree in the main lobby being put up for the holidays. Our greatest memory was on our trip last June when we were booked on points but were surprisingly upgraded to the Presidential Suite for 4 nights!

I don't come hear very often, but I do spend a lot of time on the DCL section of Disboards. Yes, we are hooked on DCL too! I will try to come on over and chat with you all! This seems to be a great place to come to. :hug:
As Kathy says, come back!!
PM me and I will be glad to add your WDW dates, and cruises too to our trips page. Its fun to look at at every so often and see your name and upcoming trips!!

debbieandroo
04-14-2012, 11:50 AM
Hi, everyone! Goodness, I missed y'all!!!! A few months ago I decided to start training to walk in the 2013 Princess Half Marathon so have been hanging out over at the WISH section. But I missed my groupies! So excited to see that a new thread has started but I need to catch up on the news from the old one as well.

Great news from my side -- I had bid on a resale contract for VWL back in December. Because it was a bankruptcy case, I've had to wait these past few months for everything to be finalized. Just found out that I'm ready to close - woo-hoo!!!!

More great news -- I'm going to WDW in three weeks! I'll be staying at the BWV for the first time from May 4th until the 12th. Also for the first time, I'll be participating in my first Disney race - the Expedition Everest Challenge. Yikes, what am I getting myself into!?!??!

Happy Belated Birthday, Granny!!!!



That's what luv said! ;) We actually went down to FL to visit my new granddaughter. . .oh, and to see my daughter and her husband, too. :lmao:The original plan had us going over for a day with a few cousins, but they wound up leaving a couple of days early. Since luvvwl and I had already planned a day, we followed through with said plans. We hit MK at 8 a.m., found minimal crowds and did a few rides before heading out to EPCOT by 9:40. By then, the Easter crowds were ramping up--we had to climb over planters and benches to get through the gate that said "No bags entrance" since the checking bags "line" was actually a mob of people extending 50 feet back from the check tables. We FP'd Soarin' (3:15! already!), then walked to the boat ramp at the World Showcase entrance where we boated to Boardwalk and walked through their model. . .nice, but I still like my VWL better. From there, we walked all the way to DHS, and by then it was 11. FP times for RnR and ToT were already mid-afternoon which didn't fit with our plans, so we FP'd Star Tours (about 45 minutes from that point, and we realized that FP times are park specific since we also held the FP for Soarin'), and had lunch at the Backstage Express. After hitting ST, we bused to AK to ride EE. We spent 40 minutes in line, and literally just feet away from getting on a train, the ride broke down. No EE for us. By then, it was getting close to 3 p.m., so we bused back to EPCOT and got onto Soarin' in less than 15 minutes. The standby line wait time: 2 hours! :scared1:

After EPCOT, we bused to WL (where we had parked), walked around and took a few pics (which I'll post later), then changed for our dinner at CG. Tip: the large bathrooms to the right of Sturdy Branches make excellent places to freshen up. We drove over, walked up, and easily made our 5:30 reservation. We asked for and received a window table so that we had gorgeous views of MK. Originally, we had planned to go back to MK for Wishes, but given that was 10 p.m., that we had walked between 6-7 miles, and still had an hour + drive back to my daughter's house, we decided to end our evening at CG.

It was a lovely meal, and though AP is still our sentimental favorite, I have to admit that CG has better quality consistently than does Artist Point. We've never had an off meal or service there, while at AP we occasionally get a below average server or a meal that's not quite right. We soaked up the setting sun's rays and basked in each other's company. Oh, I should mention here that we were celebrating our recent engagement that night, so we received a huge slice of chocolate cake and a table decorated with a bit of pixie dust. It made for a fitting end to a hectic but fun day.

Our next "real" trip to the World isn't until November, and we're already chomping at the bit. . .:cool1:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Have you set a date for the wedding???? Do you have pictures of the big moment??? What a cool place to get engaged - go, you!

And I've always enjoyed 4 park days even though I'm pretty tired afterwards. Sounds like you had a great time on all counts.

MiaSRN62
04-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Granny ! So sorry I missed your big day ! The switching of the thread got me....I knew it was changing but then totally forgot. Kept checking my CP thread updates and wasn't seeing any. Should have been my first clue. Boo on me for for forgetting !!!!!

Great new start to the thread JT !



Big Happy Birthday Wishes to Granny---sorry I'm late ! Hope you had a wonderful day !!!!!
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jimmytammy
04-15-2012, 08:18 AM
debbieandroo
Welcome back! And congrats on the recent purchase! Got you on the vacations list.

Maria
Glad you found us:thumbsup2

CaptainD
04-15-2012, 02:22 PM
happy birthday:)

DiznyDi
04-15-2012, 07:25 PM
:welcome: Time4disney! Always a pleasure to welcome a new Groupie to our thread! Sit back, read, and enjoy!

debbieandroo, nice to have you back amongst us! Hope all that training pays off and you do well on the race. Wonderful that your patience has paid off and your re-sale contract is ready to close.

sleepy Engaged! Congratulations! I'm with debbieandroo, would love to see some pictures!

Granny
04-15-2012, 10:25 PM
Inkmahm, Jimmy, debbieandroo, Maria and Captain D...thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

Cap'n D...I tried to welcome you to the thread and the DISBoards when you first posted, but the boards were acting up and wouldn't let me post. So belatedly, let me lead a round of applause that you made it here!


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/VWL_Granny/clappinggh9.gif



Now, settling into my rocker at VWL and watching a storm come in. Think I may just nod off. :)

twokats
04-16-2012, 01:09 AM
Inkmahm, Jimmy, debbieandroo, Maria and Captain D...thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

Cap'n D...I tried to welcome you to the thread and the DISBoards when you first posted, but the boards were acting up and wouldn't let me post. So belatedly, let me lead a round of applause that you made it here!


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/VWL_Granny/clappinggh9.gif



Now, settling into my rocker at VWL and watching a storm come in. Think I may just nod off. :)

We had some good storms today also. For the most of them I was inside the church!!!

There is no nodding off for me. I am trying to get all these last minute clients taxes finished before Tuesday. Then I can finish planning my vacation.

sleepydog25
04-16-2012, 05:50 AM
Sounds like a fun time! Congrats on your engagement!!

sleepy Engaged! Congratulations! I'm with debbieandroo, would love to see some pictures!

Congrats on your engagement!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Have you set a date for the wedding???? Do you have pictures of the big moment??? What a cool place to get engaged - go, you!

And I've always enjoyed 4 park days even though I'm pretty tired afterwards. Sounds like you had a great time on all counts. Thank you all for the congratulations. I tried to sneak in the engagement news on the brief update I made the other day, but this group is too sharp to get anything by. :) The short version is that we got engaged in Feb here at home, but when the opportunity to visit WDW came up, we used that time as sort of a second engagement. The four-park day was tiring but a real hoot just the same, so the dinner at CG was a superb way to end the day. As for other particulars, there is one pic of the actual engagement (the actual one not the Disney "second"), but plenty of other things that surround the event and upcoming nuptials. I will get around to posting some of them on here (along with pics of my darling granddaughter--yes, my first), but if you want a longer version of the engagement story and immediate gratification of lots of pictures involving luvvwl and me, then follow this link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2895951

As for the wedding date, it isn't until July, 2013, due to trying to get some family there and matching up with a planned WDW/DCL vacation we had already planned. Best of all, it will be at the Lodge! Luvvwl is busy working out the details (yep, a lot can be done this far in advance, it seems ;)), but in short it will be on the fourth floor outside balcony overlook area. Again, thanks for all the congratulations, and we'll keep you posted on how things are going. :thumbsup2

eliza61
04-16-2012, 08:06 AM
OMG!!! some one started the party without me!!

JT. Thanks for getting us going once again.
Inkmahn, thanks for keeping the birthday list.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY GRANNY!!


Who got engaged? I can't find the post!! pixiedust:

my mind is diffently going.....

eliza61
04-16-2012, 08:18 AM
the old guy finished up his first round of chemo (he will have 2 total). It was a week long treatment but doctors were very happy with how well he did. very little naseau and since he's bald to start with we got to tease him about not worrying about hair loss.

I think the hardest thing is the entire treatment is 6 weeks long, :( Since the chemo kills your white blood cells he's at risk of infection which means they are keeping him hospitalized until his blood count comes up usually 3-4 weeks. :scared1:. this is the first time in a very long time the old guy and I have been apart for weeks on end and although I visit every day, I totally admit that I'm an "old dog", I don't like new tricks....;)

Good thing is that the oncology floor he is on is wonderful. by some quirk of fate, the other 10 patients are also relatively young. all between 45-62 and all with wonderful attitudes. We had a "pimp my IV stand" contest yesterday with everyone decorating their IV carts. Next week they are having a interior design contest and I'm decorating his room in WL chic. I'll take pictures.

Corinne
04-16-2012, 08:27 AM
but if you want a longer version of the engagement story and immediate gratification of lots of pictures involving luvvwl and me, then follow this link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2895951

OK, I took the bait! Congrats, and I look forward to more updates!!!:goodvibes

MiaSRN62
04-16-2012, 11:38 AM
the old guy finished up his first round of chemo (he will have 2 total). It was a week long treatment but doctors were very happy with how well he did. very little naseau and since he's bald to start with we got to tease him about not worrying about hair loss.

I think the hardest thing is the entire treatment is 6 weeks long, :( Since the chemo kills your white blood cells he's at risk of infection which means they are keeping him hospitalized until his blood count comes up usually 3-4 weeks. :scared1:. this is the first time in a very long time the old guy and I have been apart for weeks on end and although I visit every day, I totally admit that I'm an "old dog", I don't like new tricks....;)

Good thing is that the oncology floor he is on is wonderful. by some quirk of fate, the other 10 patients are also relatively young. all between 45-62 and all with wonderful attitudes. We had a "pimp my IV stand" contest yesterday with everyone decorating their IV carts. Next week they are having a interior design contest and I'm decorating his room in WL chic. I'll take pictures.

Love the pimp your IV stand !!!! eliza....continued prayers and a big hug from me ! Keep the faith ! Your husband will beat this thing ! :hug:

MiaSRN62
04-16-2012, 11:39 AM
sleepydog ! CONGRATS !!!! Awesome news !

keliblue
04-16-2012, 12:19 PM
the old guy finished up his first round of chemo (he will have 2 total). It was a week long treatment but doctors were very happy with how well he did. very little naseau and since he's bald to start with we got to tease him about not worrying about hair loss.

I think the hardest thing is the entire treatment is 6 weeks long, :( Since the chemo kills your white blood cells he's at risk of infection which means they are keeping him hospitalized until his blood count comes up usually 3-4 weeks. :scared1:. this is the first time in a very long time the old guy and I have been apart for weeks on end and although I visit every day, I totally admit that I'm an "old dog", I don't like new tricks....;)

Good thing is that the oncology floor he is on is wonderful. by some quirk of fate, the other 10 patients are also relatively young. all between 45-62 and all with wonderful attitudes. We had a "pimp my IV stand" contest yesterday with everyone decorating their IV carts. Next week they are having a interior design contest and I'm decorating his room in WL chic. I'll take pictures.

your in my thoughts and prayers.. don't think I could be to far from my old dog either..:)

Corinne
04-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Eliza it is good to hear from you--have been hoping for an update. Although I do not "know" you, I do believe you are a very strong person, and it sounds like you have a great attitude. Continued prayers for your dh, you, and your entire family.

C

Muushka
04-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Love this thread! We fell in love with VWL our first stay in 2009. Finally bought 150 pts. this past November. Our last stay was this past March. What we love about the resort is it has everything! Private views, calming music, quaint , warm, cozy decor. On site restaurants, the BEST gift shop and lobby. I love the beach! We take the boat to anywhere every stay. Love love the quiet pool! We have decided after our next trip ( we will try OKW for the first time) we most likely will only be staying at VWL. :love:

Welcome back Hope! It is good to see you hang with us. Say, did you ever get my email just before I cruised?

I'm joining in! After all VWL is my second home. :lovestruc My husband and I go to WDW twice a year in June and Nov. Sometimes we make a third trip in a year. We have always stayed at VWL since we joined DVC in 2005. We have stayed at BWV once last year in Feb., but VWL will always be in my heart. :love: We have made wonderful memories at WL ranging from being flag family on a few occassions with Ranger Stan to being able to watch the wonderful Christmas tree in the main lobby being put up for the holidays. Our greatest memory was on our trip last June when we were booked on points but were surprisingly upgraded to the Presidential Suite for 4 nights!

I don't come hear very often, but I do spend a lot of time on the DCL section of Disboards. Yes, we are hooked on DCL too! I will try to come on over and chat with you all! This seems to be a great place to come to. :hug:

I will be hanging on the DCL board pretty soon. FIL is taking the entire brood on a cruise in 2013!
Visit us often, we love fellow VWL lovers!:love:

Thank you all for the congratulations. I tried to sneak in the engagement news on the brief update I made the other day, but this group is too sharp to get anything by. :) The short version is that we got engaged in Feb here at home, but when the opportunity to visit WDW came up, we used that time as sort of a second engagement. The four-park day was tiring but a real hoot just the same, so the dinner at CG was a superb way to end the day. As for other particulars, there is one pic of the actual engagement (the actual one not the Disney "second"), but plenty of other things that surround the event and upcoming nuptials. I will get around to posting some of them on here (along with pics of my darling granddaughter--yes, my first), but if you want a longer version of the engagement story and immediate gratification of lots of pictures involving luvvwl and me, then follow this link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2895951

As for the wedding date, it isn't until July, 2013, due to trying to get some family there and matching up with a planned WDW/DCL vacation we had already planned. Best of all, it will be at the Lodge! Luvvwl is busy working out the details (yep, a lot can be done this far in advance, it seems ;)), but in short it will be on the fourth floor outside balcony overlook area. Again, thanks for all the congratulations, and we'll keep you posted on how things are going. :thumbsup2

Sleepy, I can't wait to hear all about the wedding! I just wish we were there, that would be a fun one to crash! :lmao:

the old guy finished up his first round of chemo (he will have 2 total). It was a week long treatment but doctors were very happy with how well he did. very little naseau and since he's bald to start with we got to tease him about not worrying about hair loss.

I think the hardest thing is the entire treatment is 6 weeks long, :( Since the chemo kills your white blood cells he's at risk of infection which means they are keeping him hospitalized until his blood count comes up usually 3-4 weeks. :scared1:. this is the first time in a very long time the old guy and I have been apart for weeks on end and although I visit every day, I totally admit that I'm an "old dog", I don't like new tricks....;)

Good thing is that the oncology floor he is on is wonderful. by some quirk of fate, the other 10 patients are also relatively young. all between 45-62 and all with wonderful attitudes. We had a "pimp my IV stand" contest yesterday with everyone decorating their IV carts. Next week they are having a interior design contest and I'm decorating his room in WL chic. I'll take pictures.

That is wonderful news Eliza. And I love that in the midst of what is going on, fun can be had. Keep us posted.:hug:

DiznyDi
04-16-2012, 07:31 PM
Thanks Eliza for the update. We'll continue to keep your DH and family in prayer. Good news that the chemo didn't make him sick! Stay strong. :grouphug:

jimmytammy
04-16-2012, 07:33 PM
Im glad you found us. Believe me, if you didnt we would have been on a search for you! Thanks for sharing with us on your DHs progress. Sounds positive. I too like how you can turn a shine on a tough subject.

sleepydog25
04-16-2012, 07:45 PM
OMG!!! some one started the party without me!!

JT. Thanks for getting us going once again.
Inkmahn, thanks for keeping the birthday list.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY GRANNY!!


Who got engaged? I can't find the post!! pixiedust:

my mind is diffently going.....That'd be me and luvvwl, and it's a small mention in one of my posts on page three. . .luv and I wish you and the "old guy" positive thoughts. I love your attitude, too.

Sleepy, I can't wait to hear all about the wedding! I just wish we were there, that would be a fun one to crash! :lmao:That would be a hoot!

sleepydog ! CONGRATS !!!! Awesome news ! Thank you! :)

OK, I took the bait! Congrats, and I look forward to more updates!!!:goodvibes Thank you, too! Obviously, the major updates will be on the thread in my link above, but I'll try to keep things updated here, as well, for those who don't visit the wedding plans threads (I have to, you know. . .;)).

And welcome to our newbies! This is a most wonderful group--caring, thoughtful, funny, and considerate. Oh, and we all love the Lodge! :worship:

DizGirl20
04-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Just back from our 1st stay at VWL and can I just say... I totally get it now! :thumbsup2 We purchased a VWL resale contract last year and I am so happy to call it one of my homes :)

We had a 1BR Villa Room 3355 and it was the perfect view. Could see a bit of the pool, the electric boat parade through the trees and my DD11 and I would sit out on the balcony every night and watch Wishes over the top of the Lodge. And it was so quiet - wow - I have never stayed at a quieter location in all of Disney (just like Ranger Stan told me, long before DVC was a possibility for us). Perfect. Sigh, I miss it so much right now and it's only been 12 hours since we checked out...

Muushka
04-16-2012, 08:32 PM
Just back from our 1st stay at VWL and can I just say... I totally get it now! :thumbsup2 We purchased a VWL resale contract last year and I am so happy to call it one of my homes :)

We had a 1BR Villa Room 3355 and it was the perfect view. Could see a bit of the pool, the electric boat parade through the trees and my DD11 and I would sit out on the balcony every night and see wishes over the top of the Lodge. And it was so quiet - wow - I have never stayed at a quieter location in all of Disney (just like Ranger Stan told me, long before DVC was a possibility for us). Perfect. Sigh, I miss it so much right now and it's only been 12 hours since we checked out...

DizGirl, you got it baaaaaad! 12 hours out and already homesick :goodvibes

We have the cure.

1. Find a comfy rocking chair out on the porch
2. Visit us often
3. Plan trips to VWL with all of us
4. Post lots of pictures of the Lodge
5. Grab yourself a Moosie Siggy. Instructions are on page 1, second post I think. He would look very handsome on you!

Good luck!

PS I loved reading what you wrote, girl after my own heart.:)

DizGirl20
04-16-2012, 08:39 PM
I have some beautiful pics and videos I took on my iPhone, I just have to figure out how to get them off my phone and onto this thread. Which will be no easy task as I am very technologically challenged. But maybe my husband can help me out over the weekend with posting some pictures. I know I can't post videos here but my favorite video by far is the one I took of the twinkling lamps at night as you walk from the Main Lodge to the DVC Villas. So peaceful. Sigh.

Ugh I am in MAJOR WITHDRAWAL! :(

sleepydog25
04-17-2012, 05:29 AM
Just back from our 1st stay at VWL and can I just say... I totally get it now! :thumbsup2 We purchased a VWL resale contract last year and I am so happy to call it one of my homes :)

We had a 1BR Villa Room 3355 and it was the perfect view. Could see a bit of the pool, the electric boat parade through the trees and my DD11 and I would sit out on the balcony every night and watch Wishes over the top of the Lodge. And it was so quiet - wow - I have never stayed at a quieter location in all of Disney (just like Ranger Stan told me, long before DVC was a possibility for us). Perfect. Sigh, I miss it so much right now and it's only been 12 hours since we checked out...We love the rooms on the back that have a pool view, and we do just what you did: EWP, Wishes over the rooftop, the beach, the trails. We love the tranquility that is VWL as it is an escape from the hustle and bustle at the parks. That peacefulness is what sets VWL apart from the other resorts. ;)

jimmytammy
04-17-2012, 05:58 AM
Just back from our 1st stay at VWL and can I just say... I totally get it now! :thumbsup2 We purchased a VWL resale contract last year and I am so happy to call it one of my homes :)

We had a 1BR Villa Room 3355 and it was the perfect view. Could see a bit of the pool, the electric boat parade through the trees and my DD11 and I would sit out on the balcony every night and watch Wishes over the top of the Lodge. And it was so quiet - wow - I have never stayed at a quieter location in all of Disney (just like Ranger Stan told me, long before DVC was a possibility for us). Perfect. Sigh, I miss it so much right now and it's only been 12 hours since we checked out...

We feel your pain. Like Muushka says, start planning that next trip...now!!!

twokats
04-17-2012, 09:39 AM
In exactly one month I will be at our special place.
I got my documents from DCL yesterday to go along with my tags for the villas that I got last week!!! :thumbsup2

I am a happy camper.

Now if I can just get all these last minute tax clients done and go put the extensions in the mailbox! :surfweb:

I hope everyone has made the taxman happy and not stressed out too much over the process. Have a great Tuesday!!

Muushka
04-17-2012, 12:11 PM
In exactly one month I will be at our special place.
I got my documents from DCL yesterday to go along with my tags for the villas that I got last week!!! :thumbsup2

I am a happy camper.

Now if I can just get all these last minute tax clients done and go put the extensions in the mailbox! :surfweb:

I hope everyone has made the taxman happy and not stressed out too much over the process. Have a great Tuesday!!

I had to go to the first page to see what was up with you!
twokats 17-25 VWL followed by 26 - June 2 - DCL Fantasy for their 28th anniversary!

How awesome is that! 28th anniversary, Happy Happy! And a 7 night cruise on the Fantasy!
I will need to get some good info from you for our Fantasy next year.

Too early to bid you happy vacation, but, Happy Vacation!!:banana:

Muushka
04-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Jimmy, I love those pictures on the title post. Love Ranger Stan at the end.:hug:

BWV Dreamin
04-17-2012, 12:14 PM
We love VWL sooooo much we just sold our BWV to pay for our new VWL!!!! Now you know I've got the jones's bad!!! :goodvibes

StanH
04-17-2012, 01:34 PM
Jimmytammy,
Thanks for adding us to the trip calendar!

Stan

DiznyDi
04-17-2012, 06:29 PM
ppssttttt......... 11 more sleeps! party:

twokats
04-17-2012, 08:53 PM
I had to go to the first page to see what was up with you!

How awesome is that! 28th anniversary, Happy Happy! And a 7 night cruise on the Fantasy!
I will need to get some good info from you for our Fantasy next year.

Too early to bid you happy vacation, but, Happy Vacation!!:banana:

We are very excited. Le my DH has commented more about this trip than either of the other two (first time we have been to WDW and a cruise totally by ourselves) and at first he was not very keen about the Western and going to Mexican ports. But he is coming around and agrees that we will book another cruise onboard. I will miss my sweet mother who was my running buddy for everything, but Le has promised me that he will go 'around' with me a little more than usual. He loves to sit on the verandah and watch the ocean go by.

ppssttttt......... 11 more sleeps! party:

ppsstttt....... 29 more for me!!!!! But whose counting ;)

Muushka
04-17-2012, 08:56 PM
We are very excited. Le my DH has commented more about this trip than either of the other two (first time we have been to WDW and a cruise totally by ourselves) and at first he was not very keen about the Western and going to Mexican ports. But he is coming around and agrees that we will book another cruise onboard. I will miss my sweet mother who was my running buddy for everything, but Le has promised me that he will go 'around' with me a little more than usual. He loves to sit on the verandah and watch the ocean go by.



ppsstttt....... 29 more for me!!!!! But whose counting ;)

Oh yes, I remember that cruise you took with your mom.:hug: Sweet memories.:flower3:

twokats
04-17-2012, 11:14 PM
Oh yes, I remember that cruise you took with your mom.:hug: Sweet memories.:flower3:

Both cruises she was with me on were so great! She fell in love with cruisin' on the first one which led me to plan the NYE cruise. So glad we did and she talked about that one right up til the end. Kati my DD treasures the time spent on that trip with her beloved Grandmother.

This picture is from the first cruise and is Le's favorite. I had stopped to take a picture of Le and Mom had gone on ahead of us and had waited for us to catch up to her. He always said a comment for this picture was "Hurry up kids, I'm waiting."

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/WDWMay2009685.jpg

twokats
04-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Heads up Groupies!!!

We have a two-fer today

Happy Birthday to Tea Pot and DisneyNutzy!

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/surprisemickeyminnieblankborder.jpg

Dizny Dad
04-18-2012, 05:20 AM
WOW - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Teapot! :cheer2:

COOL - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DisneyNutzy! :cool1:

May you enjoy what your day brings!

jimmytammy
04-18-2012, 06:15 AM
happy birthday teapot and dizneynutzy!!!!!!!!!!!

DisneyNutzy
04-18-2012, 09:02 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes Twokats, Dizdad & JT. Just found the new thread. Unfortunately I don't get on the boards much these days. I retired in August and my old desk is where I would check in from. Happy to report my retirement is active and busy enough to keep me out of the house and off the computer ;)

We just returned from a 10 day trip that was spent at OKW and off site. I did make it to the lodge a few times for dinner and pictures. The place just isn't the same without our beloved Ranger Stan. The quick visit to the lodge had our entire family questioning why it has been so long since we stayed there. I promised after our Kidani stay in October a lodge trip would be booked. I took a bunch of pictures on my phone and will post if I can ever figure out how to upload them to my computer.

Hope all the old and new groupies are doing well. I will try to visit more often.

Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAPOT!

Muushka
04-18-2012, 09:10 AM
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Happy Birthday to Tea Pot and DisneyNutzy!

I hope it is a great day for you two!!

Twokats, what a great birthday gif!! So fun, I stole it!!!!;)

I love that picture of your mom in front of the ship. Just beautiful.:hug:

wildernessDad
04-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Happy birthday to teapot and DisneyNutzy!

Today, I was able to book a character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare so my granddaughter will be able to see characters without standing in line (with granddad). Any groupie have the breakfast there? How did you like it?

KAT4DISNEY
04-18-2012, 03:04 PM
party:Happy Birthday Tea Pot and Disneynutzy!!party:

debbieandroo
04-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Happy birthday to teapot and DisneyNutzy!

Today, I was able to book a character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare so my granddaughter will be able to see characters without standing in line (with granddad). Any groupie have the breakfast there? How did you like it?

It's been a few years since I've eaten there but I remember really enjoying their breakfast. They had the standards but also included different items such as strawberry soup...yum! The characters were fun and engaging - Alice, Mad Hatter, Pooh, Tigger and probably lots more but I can't remember.

That will be such a treat for your granddaughter - and hopefully for you, too!

Happy Birthday teapot and DisneyNutzy!

15 days for me - well, it would be if I were counting :rolleyes:

Muushka
04-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Happy birthday to teapot and DisneyNutzy!

Today, I was able to book a character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare so my granddaughter will be able to see characters without standing in line (with granddad). Any groupie have the breakfast there? How did you like it?

Sorry WD, we did the character dinner there once.

Prince Charming visited our table, but I looked at Mr Muush and told him, sorry, you are a little too late.;):flower3:

DiznyDi
04-18-2012, 05:52 PM
tea pot's having a birthday? Well then, Happy Birthday teapot!


And a very Happy Birthday to DisneyNutzy, too!

DiznyDi
04-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Lovely picture of your mom, Kathy. I like your husband's caption. I can just see her saying that!

jimmytammy
04-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Both cruises she was with me on were so great! She fell in love with cruisin' on the first one which led me to plan the NYE cruise. So glad we did and she talked about that one right up til the end. Kati my DD treasures the time spent on that trip with her beloved Grandmother.

This picture is from the first cruise and is Le's favorite. I had stopped to take a picture of Le and Mom had gone on ahead of us and had waited for us to catch up to her. He always said a comment for this picture was "Hurry up kids, I'm waiting."

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/WDWMay2009685.jpg

Love this pic!

jimmytammy
04-18-2012, 07:18 PM
We love VWL sooooo much we just sold our BWV to pay for our new VWL!!!! Now you know I've got the jones's bad!!! :goodvibes

Couldnt think of a better place myself to put money into(cause it brings me so much pleasure):thumbsup2

jimmytammy
04-18-2012, 07:22 PM
Jimmy, I love those pictures on the title post. Love Ranger Stan at the end.:hug:

That shot was always one of my faves of him. I remember telling him that day(1st time I heard him mention retirement) as we were getting ready to leave, if we never saw him in this life again, we would see him in heaven. I believe he his waiting for his groupies to arrive:grouphug:

sleepydog25
04-18-2012, 07:53 PM
Happy birthday to teapot and DisneyNutzy!

Today, I was able to book a character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare so my granddaughter will be able to see characters without standing in line (with granddad). Any groupie have the breakfast there? How did you like it?We did it last November and enjoyed it immensely. As debbieandroo mentioned, the strawberry soup is lovely, but what we enjoyed most was the overall quality and freshness of the items on the line. There was the occasional wait for things like the Mickey waffles or eggs benedict, but they kept up well overall. Also, unlike the thin, tasteless bacon served at many of the other Disney eateries open for breakfast, the bacon at 1900 PF was quite good--thick, flavorful. For the price, one would expect the foods at 1900 PF to be good, and we weren't disappointed. Our server was also quite good and kept our glasses full of juice. The characters made it around to all the tables while we were there, and they interacted quite well with us (I think both Alice and Mary Poppins were sweet on me, but, you know, with luvvwl there and all, I couldn't make a scene. . .;)). We had those two, the Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Pooh. I don't remember either Prince Charming or Sleeping Beauty being there, however; they may just do dinner. Still, I definitely think you'll enjoy the meal. :thumbsup2

tea pot
04-18-2012, 09:24 PM
WOW - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Teapot! :cheer2:

COOL - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DisneyNutzy! :cool1:

May you enjoy what your day brings!

happy birthday teapot and dizneynutzy!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to Tea Pot and DisneyNutzy![/COLOR]

I hope it is a great day for you two!!

Twokats, what a great birthday gif!! So fun, I stole it!!!!;)

I love that picture of your mom in front of the ship. Just beautiful.:hug:

Happy birthday to teapot and DisneyNutzy!


party:Happy Birthday Tea Pot and Disneynutzy!!party:


Happy Birthday teapot and DisneyNutzy!
:

tea pot's having a birthday? Well then, Happy Birthday teapot!


And a very Happy Birthday to DisneyNutzy, too!

Heads up Groupies!!!

We have a two-fer today

Happy Birthday to Tea Pot and DisneyNutzy!

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/twokats_kat/surprisemickeyminnieblankborder.jpg



Hope all the old and new groupies are doing well. I will try to visit more often.

Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAPOT!

Thanks A Bunch
You Groupies are the Best :flower3:

tea pot
04-18-2012, 09:30 PM
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:woohoo::woohoo:Happy Birthday dizneynutzy:woohoo::woohoo:

tea pot
04-18-2012, 09:38 PM
the old guy finished up his first round of chemo (he will have 2 total). It was a week long treatment but doctors were very happy with how well he did. very little naseau and since he's bald to start with we got to tease him about not worrying about hair loss.

I think the hardest thing is the entire treatment is 6 weeks long, :( Since the chemo kills your white blood cells he's at risk of infection which means they are keeping him hospitalized until his blood count comes up usually 3-4 weeks. :scared1:. this is the first time in a very long time the old guy and I have been apart for weeks on end and although I visit every day, I totally admit that I'm an "old dog", I don't like new tricks....;)

Good thing is that the oncology floor he is on is wonderful. by some quirk of fate, the other 10 patients are also relatively young. all between 45-62 and all with wonderful attitudes. We had a "pimp my IV stand" contest yesterday with everyone decorating their IV carts. Next week they are having a interior design contest and I'm decorating his room in WL chic. I'll take pictures.

Wow I love your spirit Keep it up :thumbsup2
I can tell you that smiles and laughs really do help the immune system.
You and your old guy are in my prayers.

MiaSRN62
04-18-2012, 11:48 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAPOT !!!!!
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MiaSRN62
04-18-2012, 11:49 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIZNYNUTzY !

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jimmytammy
04-19-2012, 06:00 AM
Happy birthday to teapot and DisneyNutzy!

Today, I was able to book a character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare so my granddaughter will be able to see characters without standing in line (with granddad). Any groupie have the breakfast there? How did you like it?

The standout for all of us was the strawberry soup. I remember the food being really good. For whatever reason we just havent returned. May have to put that one back in the mix. I think you will enjoy, and DGD will be in heaven:thumbsup2
Got a good story about 1900... friends from back home were eating with us, and Prince Charming is approaching our table, so Capt. D(Casey, our DS)maybe 10 at that time says to the whole table,"he looks like Gomer Pyle". We bust out laughing, all the while poor Charming is like what is going on. Out of the mouths of babes:goodvibes

Corinne
04-19-2012, 06:28 AM
Geez, I didn't get here yesterday, and the thread blows up! Funny how some days are more active than others! Haha! Sorry I missed your birthdays Teapot and DisneyNutzy hope you both had a great day!:bday:

Inkmahm
04-19-2012, 08:16 AM
In exactly one month I will be at our special place.
I got my documents from DCL yesterday to go along with my tags for the villas that I got last week!!! :thumbsup2

I am a happy camper.

Now if I can just get all these last minute tax clients done and go put the extensions in the mailbox! :surfweb:

I hope everyone has made the taxman happy and not stressed out too much over the process. Have a great Tuesday!!

I got all of my family member tax returns done weeks ago- 4 of them! But did I do ours? Nope. I filed an extension on Tuesday. I hate doing my own return and this year it is more complicated with unemployment and working as a consultant, too. I have to do some reading on HSA accounts, etc. and then finally get my butt moving to do it. I know I paid in extra so that I don't have to worry and will actually get a refund.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your cruise on the Fantasy. Dynaguy and I are on the Dec 1-8 cruise and as of yesterday, we added our niece Haley from Minneapolis (my sister's daughter.) She got straight A's on her last report card in AP Honors courses in 8th grade. AND it was the same period where she missed 6 days of school because she and her mom came to WDW with us in March. She will fly by herself to MCO from MSP and join us for the night before the cruise, the cruise, and then the weekend after the cruise before flying back to MSP. She was SO excited yesterday when we invited her. She's "always wanted to go on a cruise and see the clear,warm waters in the Virgin Islands." We're really looking forward to it.

Inkmahm
04-19-2012, 08:20 AM
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Happy Birthday to Tea Pot and DisneyNutzy!

I hope it is a great day for you two!!

Twokats, what a great birthday gif!! So fun, I stole it!!!!;)

I love that picture of your mom in front of the ship. Just beautiful.:hug:

What she said, all of it. :)

horselover
04-19-2012, 08:57 AM
No wonder I haven't been getting any updates. You're onto a new thread! I've been a delinquent groupie I know, but I hope you will understand when you hear the reason.

First off I've missed a few birthdays so Happy Birthday Granny, Teapot, & DisneyNutzy! :bday:

Sleepydog - congrats on your engagement! :lovestruc

Eliza - continued prayers for your DH. :hug:

Ok now for all my good news! I have been gone because I have been super busy with my new business. Iím thrilled to announce that Iíve joined Cruise Planners/American Express as an independently owned and operated franchise, just like our very own Stopher! I do have a website but I'm sure I'm not allowed to post it so I won't. Those of you that are friends with me on FB can be on the lookout for my annoucement there & a link to my business fan page. Please like my page! The last few weeks have been a blur of training & organizing. I'm off to Fort Lauderdale next month for more training & some ship inspections. It's all a little overwhelming but very exciting. But like Stopher mentioned I just won't have that much time to spend on the DIS anymore. :( I will try to check in as often as I can though.

And for even more good news this seems to be the time for great things to be happening for groupies employment wise. After 2 long years I'm very happy to say that DH (Anniversary Guy) is no longer in the consulting business because he was offered a permanent position last week & begins his new job May 1! :cool1: Consulting work was ok & it paid the bills but he's been trying to find something permanent all this time & finally he has. So all good things happening in the Horselover household!

Hope everyone is doing well. To everyone leaving on trips soon have a wonderful time! pixiedust:

JT - I love that pic of Ranger Stan & I'll be sending you a PM to add a cruise to the 2013 list.

Take care my friends! :wave:

Muushka
04-19-2012, 10:44 AM
Great news all around HL! Congrats to you and your husband on the new jobs/careers!

Dizny Dad
04-19-2012, 10:51 AM
Julie - Just too cool for you and family! Let Anniversary Guy know we all are pleased to hear things are looking good for both of you. See you in The World! ;)

blossomz
04-19-2012, 11:09 AM
OMG...I have been out of the loop! Glad to find everyone back on the porch! Happy Birthday Granny, Teapot, & DisneyNutzy! Sorry I'm a bit delayed in my wishes! Only 6 days till I'm back on property! 3 day quick trip!:cool1:

DisneyNutzy
04-19-2012, 03:59 PM
Afternoon Groupies,

Thanks again for all the kind birthday wishes.

HL- Congrats on all the good news!

Eliza - Continued prayers and recovery wishes for the "old guy"

I will try to post a few pics from the lodge. I am a little rusty at this and hope I didn't resize them incorrectly.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/NYSoftball/photo-13.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/NYSoftball/photo-12.jpg
My boy and I in front of Whispering Canyon

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My daughter doing the "no pictures please" pose

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My son, wife, daughter, niece and myself at Whispering Canyon

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My boy truly making himself at home in the VWL lobby

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http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/NYSoftball/photo-2.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/NYSoftball/photo-3.jpg

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Corinne
04-19-2012, 06:58 PM
Julie, great news for dh, (and you!):thumbsup2

Muushka
04-19-2012, 08:14 PM
DisneyNutzy, long time no see! Too funny. I was looking at your pics (thanks!) and recognized your family!
Good to see you again. Happy Birthday!:goodvibes

blossomz
04-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Just catching up on everything....

Eliza my thoughts and prayers are with you guys...:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Bobbiwoz...guess what!? We are on the January member cruise too! We have to meet up!,,:banana:

DisneyNutzy
04-19-2012, 10:09 PM
DisneyNutzy, long time no see! Too funny. I was looking at your pics (thanks!) and recognized your family!
Good to see you again. Happy Birthday!:goodvibes

Thanks Muushka. I retired last summer and don't get as much time on the computer as I did while I was working. I will try to check in more often.

sleepydog25
04-19-2012, 11:01 PM
Congrats for all the good news, horselover! That's great to hear. And, thanks for the congratulations coming from you, too. ;)

keliblue
04-20-2012, 08:51 AM
Morning all,

Happy Friday !! :flower3:

horselover
04-20-2012, 10:17 AM
Morning all,

Happy Friday !! :flower3:

Happy Friday to you as well. I just noticed your tag line under your avatar. Too funny! I feel like that every time I go to WDW. Doesn't matter what time of year it is. My hair puffs up to unnatural levels. It's not pretty! :crazy: :scared:

tea pot
04-20-2012, 11:22 AM
Hi Groupies :wave2:

Maria,Corinne,Inkmahm and Horselover,
Thanks again for the Birthday Wishes :goodvibes

Inkmahm
I owe you a picture so sorry I'm so late
I still need to load a bunch onto photobucket

Horselover
Congrats to You and Anniversary Guy :thumbsup2
Many Blessings!
I never made it to my "solo adventure" had to cancel
the day before, did go away though
I had a 3 night stay at St Anthony's hospital in St. Petersburg
great hospital by the way
far better than Celebration just outside of Disney
Praise God much better now.

Doing the 8 day Happy Dance :cool1:
Till we check into the BCV told DH I'm not
cancelling this even if I have to crawl there.

Still looking forward to our mini meet!
Just no teacups for me this trip.

Take Care Groupies :flower3:

P.S. DisneyNutzy Thanks so much for the pictures....I needed that !

keliblue
04-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Happy Friday to you as well. I just noticed your tag line under your avatar. Too funny! I feel like that every time I go to WDW. Doesn't matter what time of year it is. My hair puffs up to unnatural levels. It's not pretty! :crazy: :scared:

Amen !! I am one giant Frizz Ball

Corinne
04-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Happy Friday to you as well. I just noticed your tag line under your avatar. Too funny! I feel like that every time I go to WDW. Doesn't matter what time of year it is. My hair puffs up to unnatural levels. It's not pretty! :crazy: :scared:

Amen !! I am one giant Frizz Ball

DITTO!!!! And yet, that does not stop me from blowdrying it and attempting to make it look goodprincess:-- I last about an hour and then up in a pony tail or clip it goes!

blossomz
04-20-2012, 07:41 PM
I just pull my mop into a pony tail! :rotfl:

jimmytammy
04-21-2012, 05:54 AM
Hey folks!
Been missing a couple days.

Horselover Congrats on the good news!! And glad you found us:thumbsup2

DizneyNutzy Glad you found us too, and love the pics!!:goodvibes

blossomz Glad you looped back in:surfweb:

You ladies are too funny about the hair. For those that have met me, you know what I am talking about when I say I have a "get up and go haircut" No frizz for me;)

Inkmahm
04-21-2012, 08:08 AM
Horselover- glad to hear about the job for DH! I am still soul searching on that one. I've been out for 2 1/2 years at this point and I'm really liking being retired. That's the problem. I have more time to travel and do what I want to do and I'm not excited at all about going back to work! I did work consulting for about a third of the year last year and that was fine, but it was for my old company and I was familiar with everything there. Haven't tried consulting for an unknown yet.

I'm thinking about not ever going back full time to a permanent spot and just trying the consulting work as my career until I can retire. Not sure if that is the best choice though, the cost of health insurance is so darn high. I could use the benefits of a full time job for sure. Decisions, decisions.

Guess I better start thinking harder as it seems the job market is opening back up again. I've turned down a few leads to full time jobs that just don't excite me but maybe there is one out there that I would love. I won't know if I don't look.

Can I ask why DH wanted a full time job after doing consulting for 2 years? Was it the work itself, trying to find the next consulting job, what?

MiaSRN62
04-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Julie....CONGRATS on your new business ! I will definitely look for the link on FB. Happy for your husband too !

Inkmahm....I can totally imagaine what a dilemma it would be for you having the flexibility of your own business vs a permanent job and the security and benefits such as health insurance that comes with that. I hope you can think it all through carefully and make the choice that is best for you all around.
I used to be a "relief" RN. Meant I made my own hours, got a higher hourly rate but not one single benefit. Relief RNs are always the first on the chopping block when hours or jobs need to be cut too. So, while job security is pretty good with nurses, it could still be unsettling. Two years ago I chose a permanent position so I could have paid vacations and sick time, as well as partial college tuition reimbursement since I decided to return to school in 2009. It was a really tough decision leaving the freedom and flexibility of the relief position behind.

eliza....still thinking about you and praying for your husband.

teapot...looking forward to seeing you, DiznyDi and Dad and stopher next week ! I leave for Tallahassee and my daughter's FSU graduation on Wed. I'm down to packing crunch time ! :rotfl:

DiznyDi
04-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Maria, our suitcases are coming out tomorrow! The packing will begin. Take lots of pictures of your daughters graduation. Would love to see them! We'll be seeing you in just a few short days!
Florida sun, here we come!

DiznyDi/Dad, Maria, tea pot and stopher - anyone else going to be at the World (Magic Kingdom in particular) and want to join us for a mini meet on the 30th? Let us hear from you.

DiznyDi
04-21-2012, 03:24 PM
Julie - what wonderful news for both you and your DH! I wish you every success as you grow and develop your new business venture. We all know it will take a good deal of your time as you get your site up and going, but, don't be a stranger. Stop by for a visit now and again.

jimmytammy
04-21-2012, 03:42 PM
Got to share...Capt. D(my DS Casey), myself and a longtime friend from HS are going to relive our teen yrs. tonight. We are going to see Van Halen! Kool and the Gang are opening. Got my earplugs, check, cough drops, check, aspirin, check. Anything Im missing:confused3 Oh yea, my younger days. Going to see a bunch of 60 yr old rockers!!

DiznyDi
04-21-2012, 03:50 PM
Rock on Jimmy! Hope you and Casey have a great time!

tea pot
04-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Maria, our suitcases are coming out tomorrow! The packing will begin. Take lots of pictures of your daughters graduation. Would love to see them! We'll be seeing you in just a few short days!
Florida sun, here we come!

DiznyDi/Dad, Maria, tea pot and stopher - anyone else going to be at the World (Magic Kingdom in particular) and want to join us for a mini meet on the 30th? Let us hear from you.

So looking forward to seeing you all.....
I can just about feel the Magic :wizard:

Got to share...Capt. D(my DS Casey), myself and a longtime friend from HS are going to relive our teen yrs. tonight. We are going to see Van Halen! Kool and the Gang are opening. Got my earplugs, check, cough drops, check, aspirin, check. Anything Im missing:confused3 Oh yea, my younger days. Going to see a bunch of 60 yr old rockers!!

Way Cool Jimmy...:cool1:

Corinne
04-22-2012, 07:06 AM
Got to share...Capt. D(my DS Casey), myself and a longtime friend from HS are going to relive our teen yrs. tonight. We are going to see Van Halen! Kool and the Gang are opening. Got my earplugs, check, cough drops, check, aspirin, check. Anything Im missing:confused3 Oh yea, my younger days. Going to see a bunch of 60 yr old rockers!!

Jimmy, how was VH? My dh and son were hoping to go when they were here in Boston, but it never came to fruition.

Corinne
04-22-2012, 07:19 AM
Julie Two years ago I chose a permanent position so I could have paid vacations and sick time, as well as partial college tuition reimbursement since I decided to return to school in 2009. It was a really tough decision leaving the freedom and flexibility of the relief position behind.

Maria, I also made a similar decision a few years ago, and I really do miss my freedom and flexibilty. :(

teapot...looking forward to seeing you, DiznyDi and Dad and stopher next week ! I leave for Tallahassee and my daughter's FSU graduation on Wed. I'm down to packing crunch time ! :rotfl:

Maria~Wow, your daughter is graduating! Time flies! I can't believe our older son graduated THREE years ago, and our younger son is finishing his sophomore year. While it does go by fast, why do the tuition payments feel excruciatingly dragged out.

Hope you, Teapot, Dizny Di & Dad will post some photos of your meet!!

jimmytammy
04-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Jimmy, how was VH? My dh and son were hoping to go when they were here in Boston, but it never came to fruition.

They were really good. Eddie is at his finest right now. I have seen them many times as they were my favorite in my teen and young adult yrs. It is great seeing him with his son and brother on stage. Honestly, if David Lee Roth werent there, we wouldnt miss much. His potty mouth leaves a lot to be desired, maybe its just me, old age or the fact that my DS is there with me. The Van Halens could have just played instrumental, did the backing vocals, and it would have made for a great show. I had hoped DLR had cleaned up his act, not so. But the music was what we went for, that again was outstanding.

Kool and the Gang were great too. Sang lots of hits, maybe one song I had never heard, most likely from their early days, but I did recognize Jungle Boogie, and that was an early hit.

jimmytammy
04-22-2012, 08:18 AM
Whoa, lots of groupies in the World in a few days. I feel a meet coming on! We need pics, dont yall forget all us little people back home, working away the days. Seriously, for all that have trips coming soon, have a great time!!!

blossomz
04-22-2012, 08:35 AM
Hey fellow travelers....I won't be down until Tuesday. Just a quick visit to OKW. Maria and Stopher...I'm at OKW...maybe we could meet up. Di would love to meet somewhere!! I am down meeting up with some friends so I'm solo at OKW. :goodvibes

Nicoal13
04-22-2012, 09:15 AM
My first time to the new thread. Things are just too busy around here lately.

Could really use a trip to the world, but am going to have to settle for VB in August. Just the hubby and myself, for our anniversary.

DS is begging for a trip...just don't know when to fit it in. Harder now that I'm back to working part-time after being a SAHM for 6 years. I only get 3 days of vacation per year. Although I can take time off unpaid. Boss is very understanding and values family time, but I don't want to take advantage either. Thinking about November though, DS has his 7th bday then and would like to go with some friends. Otherwise wait until February....

Can't wait to see all the pics and live vicariously through all of you.

Corinne
04-22-2012, 10:10 AM
They were really good. Eddie is at his finest right now. I have seen them many times as they were my favorite in my teen and young adult yrs. It is great seeing him with his son and brother on stage. Honestly, if David Lee Roth werent there, we wouldnt miss much. His potty mouth leaves a lot to be desired, maybe its just me, old age or the fact that my DS is there with me. The Van Halens could have just played instrumental, did the backing vocals, and it would have made for a great show. I had hoped DLR had cleaned up his act, not so. But the music was what we went for, that again was outstanding.

Kool and the Gang were great too. Sang lots of hits, maybe one song I had never heard, most likely from their early days, but I did recognize Jungle Boogie, and that was an early hit.

Sounds great!:goodvibes I lost interest in DLR loooong ago, always thought they were better off without him.

jimmytammy
04-22-2012, 11:55 AM
Sounds great!:goodvibes I lost interest in DLR loooong ago, always thought they were better off without him.

I really liked their songs(on album)with him and liked Sammy Hagar the 1st couple albums, but they really began to crumble IMO after that. The new album has them back musically where they need to be, but DLR needs to go.

Corinne
04-22-2012, 11:59 AM
I really liked their songs(on album)with him and liked Sammy Hagar the 1st couple albums, but they really began to crumble IMO after that. The new album has them back musically where they need to be, but DLR needs to go.

I concur, well, except for the new album, since I have not heard it yet! (not a true fan like you and my guys, I guess!!;)

sleepydog25
04-22-2012, 02:21 PM
Well, it's a rainy, cool Sunday here in the mountains, and now they're calling for snow flurries tomorrow here and accumulations of snow just a couple of hours north! Luvvwl and I are in Missing the World mode, so we sat and watched a couple of hours of video from past trips. We took no video two weeks ago, but we did take a few photos, so here some of them to help those of us who aren't at the mini-meet get by until our next trip. . .

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1402.jpg
The view above the fourth floor outdoor seating area

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1400.jpg
View from that same sitting area (also where our ceremony will be)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1410.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1407.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1403.jpg
From the gurgling stream heading out from the main lobby

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1409.jpg
Here's a pic we hadn't seen before. We found this balcony area while exploring a little before changing to go to dinner at CG. We never even knew this area existed!

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/sheridac/IMG_1408.jpg
From the same balcony as the shot above


Hope these put a bit of pep into someone's day! :thumbsup2 (Sorry these are so big!)

jimmytammy
04-22-2012, 03:38 PM
sleepydog

Thanks for sharing those pics. Pepped up(those Snickers infused brownies Tammy made earlier has nothing to do with it):hyper:

tea pot
04-22-2012, 05:24 PM
Hope these put a bit of pep into someone's day! :thumbsup2 (Sorry these are so big!)

yup sure did ::yes:: Thanks a bunch

sleepydog25
04-22-2012, 06:46 PM
sleepydog

Thanks for sharing those pics. Pepped up(those Snickers infused brownies Tammy made earlier has nothing to do with it):hyper:Nooooo, I'm sure they didn't. :rotfl:

MiaSRN62
04-23-2012, 01:16 AM
Maria, our suitcases are coming out tomorrow! The packing will begin. Take lots of pictures of your daughters graduation. Would love to see them! We'll be seeing you in just a few short days!
Florida sun, here we come!

DiznyDi/Dad, Maria, tea pot and stopher - anyone else going to be at the World (Magic Kingdom in particular) and want to join us for a mini meet on the 30th? Let us hear from you.

YAAAAYYY !!! Can't wait to see everyone !!!!!

Blossomz......yes, we should try and meet up at OKW ! I'll PM you my cell.

Jimmytammy.....Van Halen and Kook & Gang......way awesome !

MiaSRN62
04-23-2012, 01:28 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIZNYDI !

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/MiaSRN62/clip%20art/IMG_2750.jpg

MiaSRN62
04-23-2012, 01:31 AM
Maria~Wow, your daughter is graduating! Time flies! I can't believe our older son graduated THREE years ago, and our younger son is finishing his sophomore year. While it does go by fast, why do the tuition payments feel excruciatingly dragged out.

Hope you, Teapot, Dizny Di & Dad will post some photos of your meet!!

Thanks Corinne !!! And oh yea.....those very painful tuition payments !!!!!

jimmytammy
04-23-2012, 05:51 AM
Happy Birthday DiznyDi!!!!!

jimmytammy
04-23-2012, 05:54 AM
223 days til VWL:woohoo:

wildernessDad
04-23-2012, 06:33 AM
223 days til VWL:woohoo:

222 for us. :)

blossomz
04-23-2012, 08:01 AM
Woo Hoo!!! Happy Birthday DizneyDI!!!!:cool1::cool1:

Muushka
04-23-2012, 08:20 AM
I just typed a bunch and lost it all. In a nutshell, glad you got to see Van Halen JT!

Hi Nicloe and welcome to the new thread, compliments of JimmyTammy. Good deal on the new part-time job and nice boss!

Happy Birthday DiznyDi!!

We hope you have a wonderful day today!! Where is lunch????

DiznyDi
04-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Aw shucks, I'm blushing!
Many thanks for the birthday wishes!
DDad is traveling today, so it's just me, the dog and my sewing machine. I've got a compete list of projects lined up to do. Sew much to do, so little time. Can you believe it, we're expecting SNOW today!?

Let's see, lunch....... how about we meet at Roaring Fork - I hear a Wilderness salad calling my name.

Muushka
04-23-2012, 09:46 AM
Sew much to do, so little time:lmao: Birthday punster!

Roaring Fork it is.:thumbsup2

KAT4DISNEY
04-23-2012, 10:56 AM
party:Happy Birthday DiznyDi!party:

Corinne
04-23-2012, 12:01 PM
:bday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DiznyDi:flower3:

Hope you have a great day!!

tea pot
04-23-2012, 06:14 PM
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6200000/Disney-Wallpaper-disney-6229350-1024-768.jpg

Happy Birthday DiznyDi

Nicoal13
04-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Happy Birthday Di! Hope you enjoyed yourself sewing today.

Thanks for the welcome Barb!

I actually stayed home from work today. DS complained of a sore throat this morning and couldn't swallow his breakfast, so I kept him home. Seems fine now though. Lucky boy only has half a day of school tomorrow. Easy week for him.

Muushka
04-23-2012, 08:08 PM
Nicole, I hope Owen continues to feels better!

TP, awesome pic!

DiznyDi
04-23-2012, 08:32 PM
Well, another year older and maybe just a little bit wiser. Thank you friends for your most kind birthday wishes! I continue to delight in the wonderful graphics that you find.

I did enjoy my day in my sewing room and am happy to report that I competed one project; a cute little safari Mickey zippered wristlet with a giraffe print lining. :) This one I'm giving to our daughter. I hope to make one for myself before we head to the World on Saturday.

twokats
04-23-2012, 10:34 PM
Happy Birthday, DiznyDi!!!!!

I am so sorry the one day I am not on my computer is your birthday.
I took DD Kati down south to Kerrville for a workday at the camp she works at in the summer (they had a diabetic seminar and needed counselors) and we were very late getting home and then I had classes and work, I am just now able to get on the internet today.

Anyway I hope it was a good one.

Dizny Dad
04-24-2012, 05:23 AM
So I'm back from another business trip . . . .do I understand correctly that I missed ANOTHER of DiznyDi's B'days? Huh, how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Happy Birthday Sweetheart! :hug:

Dizny Dad
04-24-2012, 05:27 AM
JT - 222 days ! :scared1:

WD - 221 days! :sad2:

May the spirit of the Lodge keep you going thru the daily grind until you arrive at your scheduled reward! Maybe you both need a little Moose Dust . . . . as an added aid in coping!

jimmytammy
04-24-2012, 06:02 AM
JT - 222 days ! :scared1:

WD - 221 days! :sad2:

May the spirit of the Lodge keep you going thru the daily grind until you arrive at your scheduled reward! Maybe you both need a little Moose Dust . . . . as an added aid in coping!

Blow that Dust my way brother! I need it bad;)

horselover
04-24-2012, 06:41 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIZNYDI! :bday:

Great pics Sleepydog!

I'm not sure how many days I have until the Lodge. All I know is it's too many. :sad2: Only 162 more days until BCV though.

Eliza - I hope DH is doing well. :hug:

Have a good day all! :flower3:

Muushka
04-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Well, another year older and maybe just a little bit wiser. Thank you friends for your most kind birthday wishes! I continue to delight in the wonderful graphics that you find.

I did enjoy my day in my sewing room and am happy to report that I competed one project; a cute little safari Mickey zippered wristlet with a giraffe print lining. :) This one I'm giving to our daughter. I hope to make one for myself before we head to the World on Saturday.

You are one awesome seamstress. I have the VWL mug warmer to prove it!:thumbsup2

blossomz
04-24-2012, 10:05 AM
Leaving tonight for OKW:cheer2:

Only 55 days till our summer trip!!!

261 days till the DVC member cruise!

......since we are counting!:thumbsup2

tea pot
04-24-2012, 11:16 AM
Welcome New Groupies :cheer2::cheer2:
akclayton, keliblue,Time4disney, DizGirl :cheer2::cheer2:
Ok so I'm a little late but still glad you all joined this wonderful group!

so true, I would lurk on the other thread but never said much.. now you won't be able to shut me up :scared1: :rolleyes1 Boy did you land in the right place. :rotfl:


Oh, I should mention here that we were celebrating our recent engagement that night, so we received a huge slice of chocolate cake and a table decorated with a bit of pixie dust. It made for a fitting end to a hectic but fun day
Our next "real" trip to the World isn't until November, and we're already chomping at the bit. . .:cool1:

WOW Sleepy If that wasn't a "Real" trip I can't wait to read that Nov TR :scared1:
Big congrats on your engagement!

debbieandroo Welcome Back

Maria Love the Moose Birthday Bag Can I steal it?

Eliza you and your family esp the old guy
are in my thoughts and prayers.

WD these guys are for you..... :dancer::dancer::dancer::dancer::dancer:

5 Night Happy Dance till our trip Home Staying at the BCV
but of course will mange to spend some time at our Beloved Lodge

take care all :flower3:

Muushka
04-24-2012, 12:09 PM
Have a great trip TP!

blossomz
04-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Thinking of you and the big guy, Eliza:flower3:

Muushka
04-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Thinking of you and the big guy, Eliza:flower3:

Sorry to correct you Bloss, but it's "The Old Guy":thumbsup2

Where is she? I would love to hear from Eliza.

blossomz
04-24-2012, 02:54 PM
:lmao::thumbsup2

jimmytammy
04-25-2012, 05:54 AM
Teapot
Hope you have a great trip!!

tea pot
04-25-2012, 09:38 AM
Have a great trip TP!

Teapot
Hope you have a great trip!!

Thanks Guys
So wish you could come along :goodvibes

DH AKA the Big Guy is flying down tomorrow AM
Yes I've been down here since Feb. in St Pete Beach
staying next to my DD who teaches in Tampa.
Boy I really loved waking up to a sunny day every day, :beach:
still hard to be away from the rest of the family and kitty cats
for so long
We'll be driving back to MA just in time
to be home for Mother's Day

So we will be driving to WDW :drive:
very strange to not get those ME tags...

Take Care Groupies :flower3:
Promise to post pics when I get back

Muushka
04-25-2012, 01:24 PM
You lucky Tea Pot! Staying in FL since Feb. You go girl!

keliblue
04-25-2012, 03:14 PM
just wanted to see my ticker :rolleyes1...

:teacher:

and to say have, fun Tea Pot wishing you a wonderful trip :wave2:

Corinne
04-25-2012, 06:27 PM
Take Care Groupies :flower3:
Promise to post pics when I get back

Have a blast Tea Pot, and safe travels back here to MA!

:goodvibes

DiznyDi
04-25-2012, 06:32 PM
My bag is all packed and sitting in the foyer just waiting on the clock to tick away.....

We'll be seeing you real soon tea pot! I'll echo Muush's sentiments; how nice that you've been able to spend your winter in FL!

Thanks Julie and Kathy for your belated birthday wishes. I did just what I wanted to do and had a great time!

Muush you are too kind with your compliments, but my new Mickey wristlet is really cute! :goodvibes

horselover
04-25-2012, 06:58 PM
Have a great time all that are headed down very soon! Wish I could be there too.

Island Mouse
04-25-2012, 08:42 PM
After having fallen off the face of the earth for nearly four years, I have re-surfaced!

I just wanted to say hi to my fellow groupies. How are you all doing?

DiznyDi
04-25-2012, 09:01 PM
Well welcome back Island Mouse! So nice of you to stop by and pay a visit. Don't be a stranger and come back often. :goodvibes

Muushka
04-25-2012, 09:11 PM
After having fallen off the face of the earth for nearly four years, I have re-surfaced!

I just wanted to say hi to my fellow groupies. How are you all doing?

Island Mouse!! Where you been man?? You touched our hearts and then poof!

No matter, so good to see you. Catch us up!

PS I had no idea it was 4 years. Wow :scared1:

Island Mouse
04-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Island Mouse!! Where you been man?? You touched our hearts and then poof!

No matter, so good to see you. Catch us up!

PS I had no idea it was 4 years. Wow :scared1:


Well here is the abbreviated version (anyone wanting a more detailed version feel free to PM me) of what I've been up to since I last checked in:

Married in Epcot; Divorced; Re-married in Hawaii; Became a dad; Turned 30; Ran a couple marathons; Currently planning a trip to WDW in October for my son's 2nd B-day (it will be my wife's 1st time, too); Currently waiting to close on some AKV points I purchased resale (waiting for ROFR)....

I think that's it.

Oh wait, did I mention that Disney was nice enough to build a DVC resort about 20 miles from where I live? (Hence why I'm buying more points! Aulani here I come!)

Dizny Dad
04-26-2012, 06:10 AM
My bag is all packed and sitting in the foyer just waiting on the clock to tick away.....

Wow. I came home from work with an eager intent to mow the lawn before the rain hit (scheduled here for the next two days) and was met by a lone suitcase sitting in the foyer - no DiznyDi to be found.

I know that bag will be opened a couple of times yet before being packed in the car for the trip to the airport.

Two more sleeps for me; maybe a half for DiznyDi . . . .

jimmytammy
04-26-2012, 06:13 AM
Whoa Island Mouse, youve been busy:woohoo:
Seriously, welcome back, glad you found us!!

Corinne
04-26-2012, 12:09 PM
My bag is all packed and sitting in the foyer just waiting on the clock to tick away.....

DisnyDi & Dad I went to the first page to see all the upcoming trips, and see you two have quite an extended vacation!!! Now my measly 6 days at the BCV don't seem so fab!:rolleyes::rotfl: Have a blast!

Muushka
04-26-2012, 03:23 PM
Well here is the abbreviated version (anyone wanting a more detailed version feel free to PM me) of what I've been up to since I last checked in:

Married in Epcot; Divorced; Re-married in Hawaii; Became a dad; Turned 30; Ran a couple marathons; Currently planning a trip to WDW in October for my son's 2nd B-day (it will be my wife's 1st time, too); Currently waiting to close on some AKV points I purchased resale (waiting for ROFR)....

I think that's it.

Oh wait, did I mention that Disney was nice enough to build a DVC resort about 20 miles from where I live? (Hence why I'm buying more points! Aulani here I come!)

That's it :confused3. That's a lot ;). Well, new dad, congratulations on the new marriage and birth of a son!
Oh, and crossing over into a new decade. I've done that many times...:lmao:

Well, congrats on the new DVC in HI! One day we might head over to see your beautiful island (20 miles, that's close!).

Keep in touch and welcome back. Hugs, Muush:goodvibes

Island Mouse
04-26-2012, 03:49 PM
That's it :confused3. That's a lot ;). Well, new dad, congratulations on the new marriage and birth of a son!
Oh, and crossing over into a new decade. I've done that many times...:lmao:

Well, congrats on the new DVC in HI! One day we might head over to see your beautiful island (20 miles, that's close!).

Keep in touch and welcome back. Hugs, Muush:goodvibes

Yeah 20 miles is close. Sometimes it's hard to convince myself to not drive over there just to get another peak at Aulani. But lately with gas at about $4.50/gal, it's been easier. I haven't been by there since January.

Granny
04-26-2012, 10:15 PM
Island Mouse...nice to see you back in these parts again. ALOHA!! :wave:

DDad and Di...have a wonderful trip!

And you too Teapot!

My DW and two DD's are heading down to WDW in a couple of weeks. With the new job I can't join them but I'm glad they'll be able to use the reservation at BLT.

And I've got Christmas booked at VWL, now all I have to do is get vacation approved for that week!! :santa:

I miss you guys. But be assured you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

DiznyDi
04-27-2012, 04:51 AM
OK, the bags are packed. Today is last-minute errand day. I need to go see my mom and then pick up a new pedometer. I was, of course, inspired to do a sewing project at 2:30 this morning, so I hope to get that accomplished before I go, too.

Many thanks for your well-wishes for our trip. If I don't get back to the thread before we go, know that we'll be thinking about each and every one of you at some point in our travels. DDad is taking his iPad, so we may even get to the thread a time or two while we're gone.

Very much looking forward to seeing you stopher, tea pot and Maria. So sorry we'll miss you Blossom!
Enjoy your day Groupies and have a great week-end - I know we will!

Dizny Dad
04-27-2012, 06:00 AM
. . . . . . . . I was, of course, inspired to do a sewing project at 2:30 this morning, . . . . . .

2:30!?! :scared1:

I have 1 more sleep; DiznyDi, maybe 1/4 of a snooze . . . .

But let me say that if it wasn't for DiznyDi's diligence in taking care of the details, I would end up at The Lodge with no K-Cups, no deodorant, no underwear, and one shoe.

Thanks sweetheart! You make the events in our lives special. :hug:

jimmytammy
04-27-2012, 06:11 AM
Dad and Di
Have a great trip!!!

jimmytammy
04-27-2012, 06:13 AM
Island Mouse...nice to see you back in these parts again. ALOHA!! :wave:

DDad and Di...have a wonderful trip!

And you too Teapot!

My DW and two DD's are heading down to WDW in a couple of weeks. With the new job I can't join them but I'm glad they'll be able to use the reservation at BLT.

And I've got Christmas booked at VWL, now all I have to do is get vacation approved for that week!! :santa:

I miss you guys. But be assured you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Granny
Glad you are checking in when you have time. You are in our thoughts and prayers too.

Dizny Dad
04-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Granny
Glad you are checking in when you have time. You are in our thoughts and prayers too.

Yupp! Still in our thoughts and prayers!

Muushka
04-27-2012, 11:35 AM
2:30!?! :scared1:

I have 1 more sleep; DiznyDi, maybe 1/4 of a snooze . . . .

But let me say that if it wasn't for DiznyDi's diligence in taking care of the details, I would end up at The Lodge with no K-Cups, no deodorant, no underwear, and one shoe.

Thanks sweetheart! You make the events in our lives special. :hug:

You 2 are the sweetest couple :love:. Have a great time.

Island Mouse...nice to see you back in these parts again. ALOHA!! :wave:

DDad and Di...have a wonderful trip!

And you too Teapot!

My DW and two DD's are heading down to WDW in a couple of weeks. With the new job I can't join them but I'm glad they'll be able to use the reservation at BLT.

And I've got Christmas booked at VWL, now all I have to do is get vacation approved for that week!! :santa:

I miss you guys. But be assured you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hi Granny :wave:

I hope your :santa: vacation time comes through for you. Send them here if they say no :scared1:

Corinne
04-27-2012, 11:57 AM
My DW and two DD's are heading down to WDW in a couple of weeks. With the new job I can't join them but I'm glad they'll be able to use the reservation at BLT.

And I've got Christmas booked at VWL, now all I have to do is get vacation approved for that week!! :santa:

I miss you guys. But be assured you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hi Granny!
Nice to hear from you! Hope the job is going well, and you will get your vacation approved for December.

twokats
04-27-2012, 12:15 PM
Hi to all!!

Granny, hope all goes well.

And for our update. . . . . 20 days!!!

:dance3::dance3::dance3:

cheer4bison
04-28-2012, 07:19 AM
Safe and happy travels to all headed to the World in the days ahead.

My countdown is currently at 36 days. I'll be taking 16 of our high school seniors for some pre-graduation fun (Keys to the Kingdom tour, Segways, fireworks cruise...). Looking forward to catching up with some of my Moms Panel friends while I'm there too. Any chance there might be some Groupies around June 3-7? It has been much too long since my last Groupies mini-meet!

jimmytammy
04-28-2012, 09:16 AM
Hey folks
We are in Atlanta for 2 Braves games. Saw one last night, another tonight. Good to get away from work cause thats exactly what I would be doing right now if I werent in Atl.

Have a great Sat.!!!

DiznyDi
04-29-2012, 05:45 AM
Good Morning Groupies! We're off to the Sunrise Safari this morning.

jimmytammy
04-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Good Morning Groupies! We're off to the Sunrise Safari this morning.

That sounds like fun!! Have a great time!!!!!

bookwormde
04-29-2012, 07:30 AM
Good Morning Groupies! We're off to the Sunrise Safari this morning.

We are doing the sunrise Safari in June so up to date details would be appriciated. Ending our trip at VWL. AKV/BCV/VWL

Muushka
04-29-2012, 09:31 AM
Good Morning Groupies! We're off to the Sunrise Safari this morning.

Say hello to the animals from Muush :wave: Enjoy :goodvibes

Pirate Granny
04-29-2012, 02:34 PM
I snagged the first four days in a WL studio...am waiting to wait list the last day, Dec 2...what do u think my chances will be? Hubby doesn't want to move the last night (wer're at BCV for that last night)... So excited and surprised to get the first four...was going to wait list the whole stay!

Muushka
04-29-2012, 04:20 PM
:wizard: Pixie dust for that last remaining day. :goodvibes

BWV Dreamin
04-29-2012, 04:22 PM
I snagged the first four days in a WL studio...am waiting to wait list the last day, Dec 2...what do u think my chances will be? Hubby doesn't want to move the last night (wer're at BCV for that last night)... So excited and surprised to get the first four...was going to wait list the whole stay!

I have a wait list ongoing for Tuesday Dec. 4 for a studio. Two months still waiting.

Pirate Granny
04-29-2012, 04:30 PM
That must be a popular week...darn, my second choice is Jambo House, which is available for our entire trip....may have to reconsider. I'm a balcony person...although we bought BCV for the pool :cool1: but VWL is my next resale...three girls, need three resorts :love: I may just try to move to BLT...hummmm:rolleyes1

blossomz
04-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Hi everyone! Just back from Old Key West. Really enjoyed the resort, even though it was a very quick visit! My villa was directly across from the Hospitality House .....so convenient to everything!

Played Sorcerers of the MK. It was fun, but boy some people are really taking it very seriously! lol...even old ladies in scooters!

Didn't get over to see our Lodge..that will be in June. Having this little taste of the world has made me hungry for my June trip.

I have a job interview for a teaching position at a local private school on tuesday. They are on a college schedule which would leave me plenty of time for Disney trips! I bit the bullet and retired from public school service. That just feels WEIRD!

Hope everyone down in the world is having a great time.

Eliza? How are things? Been thinking of you....

Corinne
04-29-2012, 06:46 PM
Hi Blossom~

Sounds like a fun quick trip! It sure makes it easier to leave WDW when you have another trip planned (and so close too!!) Good luck with your interview.:wizard:

blossomz
04-29-2012, 06:52 PM
Thanks Corinne!

Muushka
04-29-2012, 07:07 PM
Played Sorcerers of the MK:confused3

Never heard of it. Call me ignorant! Can you tell me what this is?:goodvibes

Best wishes for your interview. Sounds like a whole new world of teaching!

blossomz
04-29-2012, 07:22 PM
SORCERER GAME: It's cool! You collect a set of cards and a key card. The key card allows you to enter the portals located around the MK. The portals come alive and you have to fight the villain to protect the kingdom. After each battle, it tells you where to go next. It is all very individual and you can play different times and have different battles. There are a total of 75 (I think) cards to collect. The last 10 or 11 are rare and believe it or not, they are selling them on eBay! But it was fun talking to people and trading cards! I saw little old ladies in their scooters playing and trading! Each day, you can go back and get 5 new cards. They are in the firehouse and up in liberty square. It was a lot of fun! Similar in a way to Kim Possible and the games on the cruise ships with the enchanted art.

Dizny Dad
04-29-2012, 07:31 PM
We are doing the sunrise Safari in June so up to date details would be appriciated. Ending our trip at VWL. AKV/BCV/VWL

We met in the Lodge lobby and departed about 7:15 via bus to the Animal Kingdom Park. After a brief drive behind the scene, we boarded the Kilimanjaro Safari trucks. There were about 50 in our group using 2 buses/trucks. The safari is the same route as the ride - just slower with plenty of opportunity for picture taking. We were in the trucks about an hour and 15 minutes. At the end of the safari we were escorted to a wonderful buffet breakfast at Pizzafari. The buffet was first class all the way. You won't be disappointed!

We also are ending our stay at VWL.

Muush-while we haven't done it yet, I am of the understanding the Sorcerer experience is to Magic Kingdom what Kim Possible is to Epcot.

Muushka
04-29-2012, 08:20 PM
SORCERER GAME: It's cool! You collect a set of cards and a key card. The key card allows you to enter the portals located around the MK. The portals come alive and you have to fight the villain to protect the kingdom. After each battle, it tells you where to go next. It is all very individual and you can play different times and have different battles. There are a total of 75 (I think) cards to collect. The last 10 or 11 are rare and believe it or not, they are selling them on eBay! But it was fun talking to people and trading cards! I saw little old ladies in their scooters playing and trading! Each day, you can go back and get 5 new cards. They are in the firehouse and up in liberty square. It was a lot of fun! Similar in a way to Kim Possible and the games on the cruise ships with the enchanted art.

Sounds like fun. We need to check it out.:goodvibes

We met in the Lodge lobby and departed about 7:15 via bus to the Animal Kingdom Park. After a brief drive behind the scene, we boarded the Kilimanjaro Safari trucks. There were about 50 in our group using 2 buses/trucks. The safari is the same route as the ride - just slower with plenty of opportunity for picture taking. We were in the trucks about an hour and 15 minutes. At the end of the safari we were escorted to a wonderful buffet breakfast at Pizzafari. The buffet was first class all the way. You won't be disappointed!

We also are ending our stay at VWL.

Muush-while we haven't done it yet, I am of the understanding the Sorcerer experience is to Magic Kingdom what Kim Possible is to Epcot.

We need to that one of these days! I just can't get Mr Muush off of the verandah of the cruise ship!:rolleyes2

sleepydog25
04-29-2012, 08:23 PM
I snagged the first four days in a WL studio...am waiting to wait list the last day, Dec 2...what do u think my chances will be? Hubby doesn't want to move the last night (wer're at BCV for that last night)... So excited and surprised to get the first four...was going to wait list the whole stay!We waitlisted the same time frame for a 1BR back in 2010, and though it took a few months, our waitlist came through toward the end of summer (late August, I believe). So, hang in there! :thumbsup2

twokats
04-29-2012, 11:30 PM
We met in the Lodge lobby and departed about 7:15 via bus to the Animal Kingdom Park. After a brief drive behind the scene, we boarded the Kilimanjaro Safari trucks. There were about 50 in our group using 2 buses/trucks. The safari is the same route as the ride - just slower with plenty of opportunity for picture taking. We were in the trucks about an hour and 15 minutes. At the end of the safari we were escorted to a wonderful buffet breakfast at Pizzafari. The buffet was first class all the way. You won't be disappointed!

We also are ending our stay at VWL.

Muush-while we haven't done it yet, I am of the understanding the Sorcerer experience is to Magic Kingdom what Kim Possible is to Epcot.

Le, Mom and I did the Sunrise Safari back on our May trip in 2009. We also did the safari around the Savannas at AKL the evening before. I got great photos from each safari and the food on both was great. Hope yours was as great as our experience was.

eliza61
04-30-2012, 06:44 AM
.

Eliza? How are things? Been thinking of you....

Happy Monday all,

Hey Blozzomz, glad you had a fun and safe trip. Thanks for the shout out. The old guy is doing well. He finished his first 9 day round of chemo and actually did very well, at least from my perspective (im sure he'll tell you differently. ;)) I think the next few weeks will probably be harder since he has no immune system whatsoever, his anc number is zero he can't be released. Evidently in a normal adult it takes about 2 weeks for your blood count numbers to rise. He has a bone marrow biopsy thursday and hopefully won't need another round of chemo. So pretty much he's just sitting there in a hospital room...."ughhh"


Here is my big moose :grouphug: to all the groupie men out there. Boy o' boy, not having the old guy around for the last 4 weeks has been eye opening. So to Jimmy, wildernessdad, stopher, Disneydad, Mr. muushka and all the moose-mates to us gals, think of this as your Monday Morning "thanks for putting the pixie dust" in our daily lives. :cool1: You are appreciated.


Anyone going to the world soon or there as we speak, have a wonderful time....

Grumpy Grandma
04-30-2012, 11:01 AM
Happy Monday all,

Hey Blozzomz, glad you had a fun and safe trip. Thanks for the shout out. The old guy is doing well. He finished his first 9 day round of chemo and actually did very well, at least from my perspective (im sure he'll tell you differently. ;)) I think the next few weeks will probably be harder since he has no immune system whatsoever, his anc number is zero he can't be released. Evidently in a normal adult it takes about 2 weeks for your blood count numbers to rise. He has a bone marrow biopsy thursday and hopefully won't need another round of chemo. So pretty much he's just sitting there in a hospital room...."ughhh"


Here is my big moose :grouphug: to all the groupie men out there. Boy o' boy, not having the old guy around for the last 4 weeks has been eye opening. So to Jimmy, wildernessdad, stopher, Disneydad, Mr. muushka and all the moose-mates to us gals, think of this as your Monday Morning "thanks for putting the pixie dust" in our daily lives. :cool1: You are appreciated.

This is so sweet and so true.


Anyone going to the world soon or there as we speak, have a wonderful time....

Thinking positive thoughts for both of you.

Corinne
04-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Eliza~Continued prayers and good thoughts to you, your husband and your family. Hoping his counts go up and you get good news on Thursday.

Muushka
04-30-2012, 01:09 PM
Happy Monday all,

Hey Blozzomz, glad you had a fun and safe trip. Thanks for the shout out. The old guy is doing well. He finished his first 9 day round of chemo and actually did very well, at least from my perspective (im sure he'll tell you differently. ;)) I think the next few weeks will probably be harder since he has no immune system whatsoever, his anc number is zero he can't be released. Evidently in a normal adult it takes about 2 weeks for your blood count numbers to rise. He has a bone marrow biopsy thursday and hopefully won't need another round of chemo. So pretty much he's just sitting there in a hospital room...."ughhh"


Here is my big moose :grouphug: to all the groupie men out there. Boy o' boy, not having the old guy around for the last 4 weeks has been eye opening. So to Jimmy, wildernessdad, stopher, Disneydad, Mr. muushka and all the moose-mates to us gals, think of this as your Monday Morning "thanks for putting the pixie dust" in our daily lives. :cool1: You are appreciated.


Anyone going to the world soon or there as we speak, have a wonderful time....

Eliza, so good to hear from you. We have been wondering. I wish the Old Guy could see what you wrote. So sweet. I hope that his bone marrow shows that the chemo has done its job. And I hope his ANC count rises mightily. My old lab memory hasn't gone rusty (yet). I had a feeling what that anc number is, but looked it up to verify. Old dog, old lab tech yada yada yada.

Give the old guy a hug from Muush.:goodvibes

wildernessDad
04-30-2012, 02:32 PM
Happy Monday all,

Hey Blozzomz, glad you had a fun and safe trip. Thanks for the shout out. The old guy is doing well. He finished his first 9 day round of chemo and actually did very well, at least from my perspective (im sure he'll tell you differently. ;)) I think the next few weeks will probably be harder since he has no immune system whatsoever, his anc number is zero he can't be released. Evidently in a normal adult it takes about 2 weeks for your blood count numbers to rise. He has a bone marrow biopsy thursday and hopefully won't need another round of chemo. So pretty much he's just sitting there in a hospital room...."ughhh"


Here is my big moose :grouphug: to all the groupie men out there. Boy o' boy, not having the old guy around for the last 4 weeks has been eye opening. So to Jimmy, wildernessdad, stopher, Disneydad, Mr. muushka and all the moose-mates to us gals, think of this as your Monday Morning "thanks for putting the pixie dust" in our daily lives. :cool1: You are appreciated.


Anyone going to the world soon or there as we speak, have a wonderful time....

Eliza, I hope and pray that the old guy makes a complete recovery. Thank you for thinking about we guys.

In just 12 days, May 12, (who's counting), we will be heading out for that Jambo House GV vacation. We're all (9 of us total) going to be on an extremely early flight; take off time 6:40 am, arrival time 8:50 am. A few of us are going to 1900 Park Fare for the character breakfast on May 13. I'll be hitting T-Rex twice, La Hacienda de San Angel, Teppan Edo and Via Napoli. Looks like we'll be park hopping a bit this vacation.

Grumpy Grandma
04-30-2012, 02:35 PM
Eliza, I hope and pray that the old guy makes a complete recovery. Thank you for thinking about we guys.

In just 12 days, May 12, (who's counting), we will be heading out for that Jambo House GV vacation. We're all (9 of us total) going to be on an extremely early flight; take off time 6:40 am, arrival time 8:50 am. A few of us are going to 1900 Park Fare for the character breakfast on May 13. I'll be hitting T-Rex twice, La Hacienda de San Angel, Teppan Edo and Via Napoli. Looks like we'll be park hopping a bit this vacation.

Sounds like a fun vacation with lots of yummy eats! I haven't tried T-Rex or Via Napoli yet.

Pirate Granny
04-30-2012, 06:39 PM
Well I decided that I didn't want to chance a wait list for our November/December trip...I was going to wait list Dec 2nd...but I got to thinking and looking on line and discovered if I moved my date up one day, then I was home FREE?..so...i moved my ressie for the entire trip...can't wait...me and hubby (who has never stayed at either the lodge or villa), but I have a few times. ...now to wait for the Christmas tree exchange!!!!!

Grumpy Grandma
04-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Well I decided that I didn't want to chance a wait list for our November/December trip...I was going to wait list Dec 2nd...but I got to thinking and looking on line and discovered if I moved my date up one day, then I was home FREE?..so...i moved my ressie for the entire trip...can't wait...me and hubby (who has never stayed at either the lodge or villa), but I have a few times. ...now to wait for the Christmas tree exchange!!!!!

Christmas season at the Lodge = heaven!!! :lovestruc

jimmytammy
04-30-2012, 07:33 PM
Happy Monday all,

Hey Blozzomz, glad you had a fun and safe trip. Thanks for the shout out. The old guy is doing well. He finished his first 9 day round of chemo and actually did very well, at least from my perspective (im sure he'll tell you differently. ;)) I think the next few weeks will probably be harder since he has no immune system whatsoever, his anc number is zero he can't be released. Evidently in a normal adult it takes about 2 weeks for your blood count numbers to rise. He has a bone marrow biopsy thursday and hopefully won't need another round of chemo. So pretty much he's just sitting there in a hospital room...."ughhh"


Here is my big moose :grouphug: to all the groupie men out there. Boy o' boy, not having the old guy around for the last 4 weeks has been eye opening. So to Jimmy, wildernessdad, stopher, Disneydad, Mr. muushka and all the moose-mates to us gals, think of this as your Monday Morning "thanks for putting the pixie dust" in our daily lives. :cool1: You are appreciated.


Anyone going to the world soon or there as we speak, have a wonderful time....

You are so kind Eliza, thank you.
We are continuing support in prayer for you folks.

blossomz
04-30-2012, 08:06 PM
So glad to hear from you Eliza! Please tell The Old Guy that we are all thinking good thoughts for him!! Hang in there..it must not be very easy for you. Just know your groupies are here...:goodvibes

sleepydog25
04-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Christmas season at the Lodge = heaven!!! :lovestrucAmen.
Eliza--continued best wishes for you both. . .

Muushka
04-30-2012, 08:44 PM
I just got a text from Stopher. From MK. MSEP at MK to be exact.
He and Tea Pot and Mr Tea Pot and Diz DiDad combo are all there enjoying the parade.

Without me.

Wah.:worried:

twokats
04-30-2012, 08:46 PM
Eliza, I hope and pray that the old guy makes a complete recovery. Thank you for thinking about we guys.

In just 12 days, May 12, (who's counting), we will be heading out for that Jambo House GV vacation. We're all (9 of us total) going to be on an extremely early flight; take off time 6:40 am, arrival time 8:50 am. A few of us are going to 1900 Park Fare for the character breakfast on May 13. I'll be hitting T-Rex twice, La Hacienda de San Angel, Teppan Edo and Via Napoli. Looks like we'll be park hopping a bit this vacation.

You have me beat by 5 days. We are at 17 (but you're right who's counting), and our flight is leaving at 6:15 am arriving at 9:35 am. We will have to leave our house around 3:15 in the morning to get to the airport.

twokats
04-30-2012, 08:51 PM
I just got a text from Stopher. From MK. MSEP at MK to be exact.
He and Tea Pot and Mr Tea Pot and Diz DiDad combo are all there enjoying the parade.

Without me.

Wah.:worried:

Ditto, without us!!!!

sleepydog25
05-01-2012, 05:05 AM
Well I decided that I didn't want to chance a wait list for our November/December trip...I was going to wait list Dec 2nd...but I got to thinking and looking on line and discovered if I moved my date up one day, then I was home FREE?..so...i moved my ressie for the entire trip...can't wait...me and hubby (who has never stayed at either the lodge or villa), but I have a few times. ...now to wait for the Christmas tree exchange!!!!!Congrats and I'm envious! There is no lovelier place than VWL during the holidays.

In just 12 days, May 12, (who's counting), we will be heading out for that Jambo House GV vacation. We're all (9 of us total) going to be on an extremely early flight; take off time 6:40 am, arrival time 8:50 am. A few of us are going to 1900 Park Fare for the character breakfast on May 13. I'll be hitting T-Rex twice, La Hacienda de San Angel, Teppan Edo and Via Napoli. Looks like we'll be park hopping a bit this vacation. :surfweb: While I am happy for you, and those others who have trips coming up in a few days or weeks, sadly I sit here typing with the knowledge that our next trip isn't until November. Sigh. But, I am calm about the wait, as usual. . .:furious: :badpc: No, really. . .:cool2:

jimmytammy
05-01-2012, 06:01 AM
215 days til...man thats a long way off

Stopher, teapot, Dad and Di...we need pics, we need pics, we need pics, yall get the picture:goodvibes

eliza61
05-01-2012, 07:38 AM
I just got a text from Stopher. From MK. MSEP at MK to be exact.
He and Tea Pot and Mr Tea Pot and Diz DiDad combo are all there enjoying the parade.

Without me.

Wah.:worried:

I wonder if I do the "click your heels 3X and say there's no place like home" thing would it work for the Lodge.....:rolleyes1 I think I need the ruby red slippers, darn it....



This is a fun lodge fact...

The Geyser in the lobby of Disney's wilderness lodge appears to run from the hotel to a stream outside and then eventually over a waterfall that empties into the pool. Known as "Roaring Rapids", it is actually 3 separate water systems. The first feeds the geyser and empties into Bay Lake. The second system begins at the spring and ends at the walkway near the pool's edge, and the third system handles the actual pool water.

Any pictures of the pool and/or geyser?

twokats
05-01-2012, 12:31 PM
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Happy Birthday, franandaj!!

Hope it is a magical day.

Muushka
05-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Whoa Twokats. Awesome birthday card!!!



:cool1::cool1:Happy Birthday, franandaj!! I hope you have a fun day!:cool1::cool1:

Corinne
05-01-2012, 06:23 PM
You have me beat by 5 days. We are at 17 (but you're right who's counting), and our flight is leaving at 6:15 am arriving at 9:35 am. We will have to leave our house around 3:15 in the morning to get to the airport.

:hyper:I'm counting!!!! 12 Days for us!!!!!!:yay:

Corinne
05-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Happy Birthday franandaj!!!!! Hope you are having a great day! :)

Kathy, nice card! You and Maria always come up with awesome greetings!:thumbsup2

Grumpy Grandma
05-01-2012, 06:42 PM
Happy Birthday franandaj!!!

jimmytammy
05-02-2012, 05:32 AM
Happy Birthday franandaj!!!!!!
How did I miss this?

jimmytammy
05-02-2012, 05:48 AM
I wonder if I do the "click your heels 3X and say there's no place like home" thing would it work for the Lodge.....:rolleyes1 I think I need the ruby red slippers, darn it....



This is a fun lodge fact...

The Geyser in the lobby of Disney's wilderness lodge appears to run from the hotel to a stream outside and then eventually over a waterfall that empties into the pool. Known as "Roaring Rapids", it is actually 3 separate water systems. The first feeds the geyser and empties into Bay Lake. The second system begins at the spring and ends at the walkway near the pool's edge, and the third system handles the actual pool water.

Any pictures of the pool and/or geyser?
I dont have any ruby slippers, but Im gonna try all my pairs of tennis shoes and work boots just to see:thumbsup2
Here ya go Eliza!
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Inkmahm
05-02-2012, 09:01 AM
Inkmahm....I can totally imagaine what a dilemma it would be for you having the flexibility of your own business vs a permanent job and the security and benefits such as health insurance that comes with that. I hope you can think it all through carefully and make the choice that is best for you all around.
I used to be a "relief" RN. Meant I made my own hours, got a higher hourly rate but not one single benefit. Relief RNs are always the first on the chopping block when hours or jobs need to be cut too. So, while job security is pretty good with nurses, it could still be unsettling. Two years ago I chose a permanent position so I could have paid vacations and sick time, as well as partial college tuition reimbursement since I decided to return to school in 2009. It was a really tough decision leaving the freedom and flexibility of the relief position behind.



Wow, I am not around for a bit and I'm almost 10 pages behind on reading! Groupies sure do talk alot :lmao:

I am in PA visiting Dynaguy's family, one of the things I love about being unemployed. A road trip for 2 weeks without worrying about work or vacation time!

I'm still thinking on what I should do. Another issue I have is my arthritic knees. I don't know that anyone will hire me the way I walk now. I'm mid-50's and sometimes use a cane because my knees are so bad. Sitting for awhile makes me so stiff I have to hobble along for a bit to get moving. And I have no walking speed at all. I know companies can't discriminate but I also know that they do. One option would be knee replacements now while I'm not working and have the time for rehab. I'm just not ready to go through that yet though! But I may not have a choice. At least not if I want to work again.