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coopersmom
05-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Listening to the most recent podcast right now and, just had to post this since I didn't see it already and admit I was kind of yelling at my iTunes as it played, but I am pretty sure you mean to say "snow coach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_coach)," for the latest ABD winter trip, not "snow couch." :rotfl2:

And yeah, double checking the ABD website (http://www.adventuresbydisney.com/north-america/winter-wonderland-vacations/) it does say "snowcoach" though they oddly make it all one word.

From the itinerary day 3 listing at the link posted above ...

"Journey to Yellowstone National Park
Board a snowcoach and set off on a 4-hour trek to Yellowstone National Park and your next hotel—Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Keep your camera handy because the coach makes stops along the way at both flowing and frozen waterfalls, steaming geysers and other geothermic features.

"West Thumb Geyser Basin
On the way to the lodge, the snowcoach stops for a visit to the breathtaking West Thumb Geyser Basin! Learn the history and highlights of this fascinating destination on an interpretive tour. The steam and snow create a hauntingly beautiful landscape of gurgling mudpots, multi-colored "paint pots" and misty hot springs. Let these otherworldly sights transport you without ever leaving earth!"

Whew! Now my anal retentive corrective side feels much, much better. (And, yeah, I know it doesn't really matter.)

And, while it isn't necessarily my thing, it does sound like a beautiful and special Christmas trip, as much of Yellowstone is normally closed during the winter months so this would be a pretty exclusive way to explore the park in deep snow.

EDITED TO ADD: By the way, I love the podcast. And not to get all overly personal, but I'm actually sitting here with my beloved, injured dog listening to it. We're in that bad place where we are not sure he is going to recover and all we can do is wait and hope. Thought of the podcast because of Pete and Walter's recent experience with their dog (Max, correct?). That's kind of where we are now. He's our baby and a true part of the family and we don't want to lose him but seeing him in extreme pain, day after day, is wearing us all down. At the same time, we want to make sure we give him every opportunity and advantage to heal, and he still clearly loves being around us. His mind and personality are there and willing; his body, not so much. Such a hard time and, honestly, feels like our life is on hold while we provide 24-hour day care and wait and see, so the podcast (and my nitpicking thereof) is meant only as a nice distraction, not a true criticism.

jcb
05-09-2012, 06:09 PM
Coopersmom, I hope your dog heals soon. Just to jump in where I'm not welcome, I agree Disney meant a snowcoach:
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4051/4548050886_768c1cc7ba_z.jpg
but the trip is in Yellowstone (remember Yogi and Boo Boo?) not Yosemite. ;)

Now that I have yet another entry in the big book of grievances, I can breathe again.

DisneyKevin
05-09-2012, 06:34 PM
In John's defense.....and not that he needs defending (I mean, c'mon...he did actually utter the phrase tootus at one time :) )....but the info from Disney did say "snow couch".

Maybe someone's autocorrect is working overtime.:thumbsup2

jcb
05-09-2012, 07:29 PM
In John's defense.....and not that he needs defending (I mean, c'mon...he did actually utter the phrase tootus at one time :) )....but the info from Disney did say "snow couch".

Maybe someone's autocorrect is working overtime.:thumbsup2

I never thought it was John about the snow couch. I do think that, as much as he is talking about it, he secretly wants to go.

k5jmh
05-09-2012, 09:33 PM
I was waiting for john to bust with "Snowfa."

http://www.instructables.com/image/FDM2GS0GJQEE3V0/Build-a-snow-couch-or-snofa.jpg

http://www.tedeytan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/IMG_2656.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jb62pUCwBLk/TEqugKpy1bI/AAAAAAAAAGI/Bk23MsmGMz4/s1600/snow+couch.jpg

Stacy's a freak
05-10-2012, 09:25 AM
:rotfl2: I am literally laughing to the point of tears. This might reach "Mo-gee-toe" status :) Love it!

coopersmom
05-12-2012, 06:45 PM
And not to get all overly personal, but I'm actually sitting here with my beloved, injured dog listening to it. We're in that bad place where we are not sure he is going to recover and all we can do is wait and hope. Thought of the podcast because of Pete and Walter's recent experience with their dog (Max, correct?). That's kind of where we are now. He's our baby and a true part of the family and we don't want to lose him but seeing him in extreme pain, day after day, is wearing us all down. At the same time, we want to make sure we give him every opportunity and advantage to heal, and he still clearly loves being around us. His mind and personality are there and willing; his body, not so much. Such a hard time and, honestly, feels like our life is on hold while we provide 24-hour day care and wait and see, so the podcast (and my nitpicking thereof) is meant only as a nice distraction, not a true criticism.

We didn't get the miracle Max did. We lost our baby yesterday morning. I am devestated.

gr8leg8
05-12-2012, 10:00 PM
:hug:
Hugs for healing
for you & your family

Stacy's a freak
05-14-2012, 10:47 AM
Coopersmom, I'm so sorry! Losing a 4-legged family member is so hard :( Just remember that you did all you could and you were there for him through it all. My thoughts are with you :hug: