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hstrickland 07-03-2012 09:37 AM

3 Families doin' a Surf & Turf Trip! AKL CL & Dream...Good-Byes
 
Let the Magic Begin

3 Generations
3 Families
11 People...


:dance3:Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to our 3rd Annual Family Vacation!:dance3:

We'll be taking you on an adventure to the Animal Kingdom Lodge done Club Level style.

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/DSC_5800.jpg


Then we'll sail the seas on the new and exciting Disney Dream!

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So come on aboard and let the introductions begin.
(Warning! this report will be PICTURE HEAVY)


The cast of this 10 day adventure.

The whole gang!

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Our patriarch & matriarch A.K.A. Pop and MaHopie.these two kids love Disney more than any of us! And they are celebrating 45 years of wedded bliss!:love:

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My family (Disney fanatics, of course)

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Our oldest son...his favorite vacation spot...anywhere Disney!

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The middle child and the Queen of Drama!princess: Her favorite resort...any Deluxe will do!

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The Baby and definitely a third child! He keeps us running!:upsidedow

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And us, your host and hostess of the Trip Report...Disney Dork #1 and #2. And dont let the hubby fool you -he's a closet Disney Fan.

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This year, we decided to allow my sisters family to tag along. Ok..actually it was their idea to take a cruise.

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Heres kiddo #1.her first Disney experience! (Im secretly trying to convert her to Disney Dork status -her parents just dont know it, yet:rolleyes1)

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And #2-his first Disney experience..my Disney conversion tactics arent working as well on him. There's still time, though-he's only 4.

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And last, but not least...the Disney Novices -my sister & brother-n-law. Will a Disney conversion take place?? The jury is still out.


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So here we are...a family of 11 with lots to share-fun, food, adventure, and pictures and more pictures and more pictures.(remember, I warned you...)








Chapter Links
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Animal Kingdom Lodge

Club Level Review Part 1
Club Level Review Part 2
Mini Review of AKL


Day 1
*Check-in at AKL CL
*TRex Dining Review Part 1
*TRex Dining Review Part 2
Club Level Room Review
Evening at the Lodge


Day 2
Early Morning Uzima Pool Part 1
Early Morning Uzima Pool Part 2
Kidani Village & Sanaa Part 1
Kidani Village & Sanaa Part 2
Cultural Safari

Day 3
Blizzard Beach Part 1
Blizzard Beach Part 2
Blizzard Beach Part 3
Rain, Rain Go Away!
Jiko - The Cooking Place

Day 4
Beach & Yacht Club
Teaser at the Poly & GF
An Arusha View
Boma Dining Review



Disney Dream

Oceaneer Club Review
Dream Stateroom Part 1
Dream Stateroom Part 2


Day 5
Headin' To the Coast Part 1
Headin' To the Coast Part 2
Cabanas
Time to Set Sail
Villains Tonight! Show
Animator's Palate Part 1
Animator's Palate Part 2

Day 6
Cabanas for Breakfast
Castaway Cay Part 1
Castaway Cay Part 2
Couples Spa Villa
Enchanted Gardens Part 1
Enchanted Gardens Part 2

Day 7
In Port - Nassau - Part 1
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Dream Pictures Part I
Dream Pictures Part Continued
Dream Pictures Part II
Dream Pictures Part II Continued
Pre-Dinner Fun Part 1
Pre-Dinner Fun Part 2
Royal Palace - Dinner - Part 1
Royal Palace - Dinner - Part 2

Day 8
Early Morning Ship Pics Part 1
Early Morning Ship Pics Part 2
Morning Ship Tour
Royal Palace Lunch
Pirate Night
Pirates Dinner at Royal Palace Part 1
Pirates Dinner at Royal Palace Part 2


Day 9
Castaway Cay- Part 1
Castaway Cay -Part 1 Continued
Parasailing
Castaway Cay - Part 2
Serenity Bay
Castaway Cay - Part 3
Castaway Cay - Part 3 Continued
Remy - A Dining Experience - Part 1
Remy - A Dining Experience - Part 2
Remy - A Dining Experience - Part 3

Day 10
The Last Morning!




DisneyDoc5 07-03-2012 09:55 AM

ah ha!:banana: I'm here Heather!!!!:cool1: So great to see you working on this my friend!!!:thumbsup2
Hugs - Erin

pas130 07-03-2012 10:14 AM

:yay: A new TR from Heather :yay: I think you can totally convert the kiddos :thumbsup2 You look absolutely stunning BTW

Mousemommy1 07-03-2012 10:47 AM

I'm here Heather!!!! I can't wait to read along with your adventure until I start mine in 12 days!!!! :banana:

WDWKOOK 07-03-2012 10:47 AM

Well it's about time! We've all been waiting since last summerhttp://i621.photobucket.com/albums/t...OK/DirtDOG.gif

I've got my jungle boots on and a life preserver so I'm ready for more popcorn::

(BTW, you all look fantastic as always.)

nemofans 07-03-2012 10:55 AM

We are staying AKL CL in a few months, so I'm interested to read how it went.
BTW, my DH is a closet Disney fan too. He comments about me being Disney obsessed to people , but then I tell them he was the one who took me on my 1st WDW trip & planned the whole thing w/touring plans & ADRs.

jennyjinx3 07-03-2012 11:17 AM

Can't wait for this one!!:thumbsup2

hstrickland 07-03-2012 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DisneyDoc5 (Post 45360989)
ah ha!:banana: I'm here Heather!!!!:cool1: So great to see you working on this my friend!!!:thumbsup2
Hugs - Erin

You're first! http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/1stplace.jpg

Too bad I can't award you with a prize...all our money was spent last week!


Quote:

Originally Posted by pas130 (Post 45361280)
:yay: A new TR from Heather :yay: I think you can totally convert the kiddos :thumbsup2 You look absolutely stunning BTW

Thanks Pas! It may be a bit difficult....they're way up north:scared1: in CT...not far from you. Perhaps you can help.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Mousemommy1 (Post 45361721)
I'm here Heather!!!! I can't wait to read along with your adventure until I start mine in 12 days!!!! :banana:

Hope you've started packing!!!! 12 days will be here before you know it...don't let it sneak up on you;)


Quote:

Originally Posted by WDWKOOK (Post 45361728)
Well it's about time! We've all been waiting since last summerhttp://i621.photobucket.com/albums/t...OK/DirtDOG.gif

I've got my jungle boots on and a life preserver so I'm ready for more popcorn::

(BTW, you all look fantastic as always.)

Sorry it's taken a year...we've been a little busy:rolleyes:...and by the way I do appreciate very much you allowing me to steal your idea for my title..."Surf & Turf"....perhaps allowing might not be the right word...taken without consent is more like it:rolleyes1


Quote:

Originally Posted by nemofans (Post 45361833)
We are staying AKL CL in a few months, so I'm interested to read how it went.
BTW, my DH is a closet Disney fan too. He comments about me being Disney obsessed to people , but then I tell them he was the one who took me on my 1st WDW trip & planned the whole thing w/touring plans & ADRs.

:thumbsup2Way to go DH!!!! It's all his fault then...he's the reason for your obession and addiction:laughing: You're going to love AKL CL! It was great!!! More details to come on that;)


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Originally Posted by jennyjinx3 (Post 45362115)
Can't wait for this one!!:thumbsup2

Glad to have you following along:goodvibes

pas130 07-03-2012 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hstrickland (Post 45362677)
Thanks Pas! It may be a bit difficult....they're way up north:scared1: in CT...not far from you. Perhaps you can help.

I'd be Happy to help...let's recruit Sheila, Dani, Candace, Janet, Sarah....hmmm what other NE DISers...:grouphug:

Minnie&Nana 07-03-2012 12:28 PM

Did I actually make the first page?! :woohoo:

So excited to read your TR! I just know it is going to be fabulous!:goodvibes

amandaw 07-03-2012 12:55 PM

Signing in!

So excited to enjoy another one of your TR's. I can't wait to hear what y'all thought of the Dream. And to see all of the beautiful pictures you took. :goodvibes

Love the introductions.....great pictures! :thumbsup2

15isto2 07-03-2012 01:11 PM

Signing up for the ride

wdwtwins 07-03-2012 02:23 PM

Hi! :wave2: I'll be tagging in! It's looking good so far! :thumbsup2

kleigh1969 07-03-2012 02:53 PM

I was just looking around yesterday to see if you had started. Looking forward to my third time reading about one of your trips. It has become a summer tradition!

hstrickland 07-03-2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana (Post 45362934)
Did I actually make the first page?! :woohoo:

So excited to read your TR! I just know it is going to be fabulous!:goodvibes

Hi Christine!!:goodvibes Good to 'see' you again!


Quote:

Originally Posted by amandaw (Post 45363206)
Signing in!

So excited to enjoy another one of your TR's. I can't wait to hear what y'all thought of the Dream. And to see all of the beautiful pictures you took. :goodvibes

Love the introductions.....great pictures! :thumbsup2

Hey there, Amanda!! You found it...you saved me an email;) Hope all is well with your family. I'm sure you're in the middle of planning your trip(s)


Quote:

Originally Posted by 15isto2 (Post 45363377)
Signing up for the ride

:wave2: the more the merrier!


Quote:

Originally Posted by wdwtwins (Post 45364163)
Hi! :wave2: I'll be tagging in! It's looking good so far! :thumbsup2

Glad to have you tag along...hope you enjoy:)


Quote:

Originally Posted by kleigh1969 (Post 45364532)
I was just looking around yesterday to see if you had started. Looking forward to my third time reading about one of your trips. It has become a summer tradition!

Welcome back!! Glad we've become one of your summer traditions:laughing: Hope we don't disappoint!


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