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magicalmcwho
02-23-2005, 06:57 PM
Hi,

I was just wondering how many members there are from Houston and surrounding areas?

Jim. :wave:

cymomtx
02-23-2005, 07:11 PM
Were in Cypress.

Kez250
02-23-2005, 08:00 PM
We're in Kemah about 3 blocks from the restaurants and amusements :sunny:

Beca
02-24-2005, 01:25 AM
My mom (who doesn't really frequent these boards very often) is a DVC'er who lives in East Bernard, just outside of Sugarland.

:wave:

Beca

slp87
02-24-2005, 07:25 AM
I don't live in the area anymore, but I grew up in Deer Park.

iankh
02-24-2005, 08:26 AM
I just peeked at the results so far for the "People of DVC Survey" and apparently there is only one DVCer in all the state of Texas.

I guess just one Texan replied.

To take the survey go to:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=45214865401

magicalmcwho
02-24-2005, 12:42 PM
Thanks iankh,

I will go look at the survey.

Beca,

I work in Sugarland and live on the east side of the city

Kez250,

We love to go to Kemah. DD4 loves the rides. Did you get your upcoming Dec trip set up?

cymomtx,

Where is Cypress?


Thanks for the replies, Jim. :wave:

Kez250
02-24-2005, 12:55 PM
The rides are fun but it gets so crowded - this may seem really weird but i think in the last year we've only been down there about 3 times.

It's all so very different from London - i've been in Texas for about 5 years now - will I ever get used to the humidity :sad2:

At the moment we've booked in dec to SSR - when we go in May (it seems to far away) we will look at the other resorts and see which ones we like the look of - and perhaps see if we can get one for Dec - the 7mth for our first night is the day we come home so it works out nicely. If we can't get anywhere else in Dec then we have another 37 years before the other resorts close - so no rush really

cymomtx
02-24-2005, 08:13 PM
Cypress is on 290 going to College Station.

Simba's Mom
02-24-2005, 10:27 PM
I just peeked at the results so far for the "People of DVC Survey" and apparently there is only one DVCer in all the state of Texas.

I guess just one Texan replied.

To take the survey go to:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=45214865401

I think that was me. Although I live 5 1/2 hours south of Houston, I don't think there are more than maybe 1 or 2 other DVCers any closer to me here in the Valley, certainly none closer than San Antonio. So I consider myself a "close to Houston DVCer"

lisatx04
02-25-2005, 08:05 AM
We're in Tomball.

tamu91
02-25-2005, 10:37 AM
a DVCer from Katy here :wave2: I think there are several DVC members in Katy alone, at least 3 that I know of

mom2rb
02-25-2005, 01:55 PM
I'm in Katy.

Kez250
02-25-2005, 02:17 PM
Have any of you ever driven to WDW? My husband has mentioned the idea and it seems like a really long drive to me - just wondered if you had and how long did it take

Thanks

Kerry

cymomtx
02-25-2005, 05:07 PM
We drive straight through, it takes about 18 hours.

magicalmcwho
02-25-2005, 05:09 PM
Hi Kez250,

Yes we drove this past December. We stoped in Pensacola. It took about 18 hours, we stopped a lot with a 4 yr old. A guy from work drove it straight in a little over 14 hours.

Jim. :wave:

Carl
02-25-2005, 05:42 PM
I'm a DVCer in Houston. Boardwalk Villas. I am going next November 30 - December 4, 2005.

dkellumw
03-06-2005, 12:06 PM
Barker-Cypress @ 290 area. We will be driving again this May.

TinkBabesDad
03-11-2005, 12:00 PM
We live in The Woodlands and work in downtown. We are always driving. To work and to WDW.

Snow Shoe
03-11-2005, 09:16 PM
I grew up and went to school in Spring Branch, off of Wilcrest and Memorial.

slmjam
03-11-2005, 11:01 PM
I'm a DVCer from the Cypress area too. :wave2: And here I thought we were the only ones from this part of Texas!! We make our second "home" at VWL and SSR. We'll be driving to WDW this Christmas, 12-17 thru 12-26. We've never driven before so we're not sure how long it takes; we plan on leaving late evening on 12-16 and driving straight through. Anyone else from the Houston area going this Christmas??

magicalmcwho
03-12-2005, 01:08 AM
Hi slmjam,

We will be going Nov. 26 thru Dec. 9 at VWL. It took us about 18 hours split over two days drive. We stopped a lot for our DD3.

Jim.

cymomtx
03-12-2005, 08:18 AM
We are in Cypress too, and we will be driving this year. We are leaving Nov 17 and checking out of DVC on Thanksgiving and doing a little touring on te way home. We are taking the kids out of school for 2 days (that's if the state doesn't change the calendar in Austin this week) so that we can enjoy the parks before the Thanksgiving weekend crowds. When we went last year it took about 18 hours but that was with a couple of long breaks. We drive straight through as I can't fathom paying for a hotel for 5 hours and having to unload and reload my truck.

timC
03-12-2005, 08:42 AM
We're in Tomball.

slmjam
03-12-2005, 10:42 AM
For those who have driven from Houston, where are the best places to stop for a break? Since we're leaving late on a Friday evening, I'm sure by Saturday morning, we would appreciate stopping for breakfast somewhere. Anyone have any suggestions?

cymomtx, if you don't mind me asking, approx. where are you in the Cypress area? I say we live in Cypress because I've lived in this part of town my entire life (went to Cy-Fair High School over on 290 & Telge) ....but we're really in the Jones Road/1960 area close to Willowbrook.

cymomtx
03-12-2005, 12:18 PM
Last year when we drove, we stopped at Cracker Barrell. Cracker Barrel is good, but can take awhile and be a bit pricey.

I live in Ravensway. I have 2 girls at Millsap and a son at Hamilton MS fixing to go into CyFair. I also work for CFISD. We have been in the area for 13 years.

slmjam
03-12-2005, 01:45 PM
cymoxtx,

Wow, small world! My daughter went to Millsap (kindergarten thru 5th grade); sounds like your son and my daughter are the same age. She's in 8th grade now at Bleyl getting ready to go to Cy-Creek. I bet they would know each other. Also have a 9 year old son at Matzke.

Where's the Cracker Barrel you stopped at?

cymomtx
03-12-2005, 11:46 PM
There are Cracker Barrels all along I-10. Usually just about when you are ready for a meal one appears. We ate dinner in Louisiana Baton Rouge I believe and breakfast in Florida.

timC
03-13-2005, 10:23 AM
For those who have driven from Houston, where are the best places to stop for a break? Since we're leaving late on a Friday evening, I'm sure by Saturday morning, we would appreciate stopping for breakfast somewhere. Anyone have any suggestions?

Cracker Barrel is good place to stop if you're looking for a good meal and a rest from driving. Expect slow service. Good, if you want a break... not so good if you want to make good time. We stopped eating there because of this.

We usually head out in the morning, rather than drive through the night...and stop for the night in Pensacola. I find the Holiday Inn Express with w/continental breakfast included to be a good deal.

drakethib
03-20-2005, 08:12 PM
Hi,

I was just wondering how many members there are from Houston and surrounding areas?

Jim. :wave:

The wife and I live in Beaumont.

We have never driven (thank god for Southwest Airlines !!) but I am sure we will be driving one day.

ShaneV
03-20-2005, 10:22 PM
From Conroe here, just 40 miles north of Houston :)

magicalmcwho
03-06-2007, 10:36 PM
bumping up to see if any new DVC members from Houston TX and the surrounding areas.

Jim.

Plutofan
03-07-2007, 08:38 AM
We live in Sachse TX near Dallas.

tinkfan
03-07-2007, 08:52 AM
Kingwood here, Northeast of Houston! We are taking our 2nd trip since moving here in May. I would like to fly, but it looks like we might be driving. We drove almost the exact same distance when we lived in VA.

lovehoney
03-07-2007, 09:46 AM
Not a DVC member yet but considering. We live in Southwest Houston. My Aunt has a membership but she says if you are going to own a timeshare you should really live within a days drive of your timeshare.

We drove in 1998 to WDW and it tooks us 19 hours. It was a very tough drive. We drove straight through but the fog was so bad it was very hard.

Any Houstonians want to talk me into it?:rotfl:

angtx
03-07-2007, 09:54 AM
We are new members at SSR and live in Fairfield. Our first trip will be 9/23 - 9/30!!

Simba's Mom
03-07-2007, 01:25 PM
I forgot to mention DS, he lives in Denton, by Dallas. He does a lot of musical theater in the Dallas area (not tooo very far from Houston). He also performed for a summer at DL. Yesterday, I told him I'd like to see his photos performing in DL again. He told me "It's still kind of sad to look at those pictures-it was really a great time!" So he's been truly bitten by the Disney bug.

magicalmcwho
03-07-2007, 06:44 PM
Hi lovehoney,

Hopefully your stay at OKW will be enough to talk you in to buying in, but I am sure me and others could convince you. We only drive if we are staying longer than a week (usually 2 weeks). Hope you have a great trip at OKW.

Jim.

jekjones1558
03-07-2007, 10:20 PM
I have a great friend and traveling companion named Flat Stanley who hails from Houston!
P.S. Jim, time to update that trip list in your signature!

magicalmcwho
03-07-2007, 10:35 PM
Ok Jean,

I will get right on updating my trip list and Flat Stanley says hi and he had a great time.

Jim.

DebDisney
03-08-2007, 05:25 PM
We're new member and are in Cypress too (Louetta Rd./Grant Rd/Huffmeister area). It's weird how many of us there are! It would be even weirder if we find out we already know each other. :)

TexasAggie
03-08-2007, 08:49 PM
We will be moving to Spring in June from north Texas.

lisatx04
03-09-2007, 06:49 AM
We are leaving today from Tomball once the kids get out of school-half day today. We drive every trip and stop in Chipley, Florida which is past Pensacola. Don't mind the drive at all. Takes us about 16 hours or so. Today though we are going to see if we can pass Chipley and get a bit further. We'll see. My kids are 10 and 7.

wdwtheplacetobe
03-09-2007, 08:54 AM
I'm in the Copperfield area......have DVC at OKW....


so COUNT me in as a "Houston DVC'er" !!!!!!!!!!!!


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DebDisney
03-09-2007, 08:57 AM
So have any of you Houstonians ever driven to HH from here? We're going to HH in October and are debating flying or driving. Just curious how long it takes.

wdwtheplacetobe
03-09-2007, 04:20 PM
I grew up and went to school in Spring Branch, off of Wilcrest and Memorial.

Hey there!!!

Did you by chance go to WESTCHESTER high school???


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If so, IASW....class of 1980.


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