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Old 01-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #871
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Continued.....

Go Granny. At least one female is kicking some butt in this attraction!



BTW - that Oven......Well, that oven is exactly what my old oven looked like before I had my kitchen remodel, so that last scene always makes me a little nostalgic.

Nick was off Space Mountain before we entered the 21st century, so he waited outside for us.

We all decided it was about time to call it a day in the MK, but not before we got a photopass picture with my camera. I really wish I could open my eyes.



On the way out....
















What???????? My one and only balloon shot for this trip is BLURRY! Ugh!





Uhmmmm..... You're not supposed to be in this shot Nick





The last time I saw this arch is said, "See You Real Soon" with pumpkins. Now it is adorned in Christmas finery



Bye MK....We'll be back....or Not?????



Did I pass out on the bus ride back, because I remember nothing, nada, zip! However, I do know that I did not want to wait until the last stop to get off so we opted to exit at the first stop and walk back.

I'm glad we did. It gave me an opportunity to take non-cell phone pictures!









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Continued........
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Home Sweet Home. And that's our rental car. The only car in the parking lot.







Yes - this is OKW, not Living with the Land





And with that I will call it a wrap. Up Next.......The Drink I have been waiting for for 7 months, dinner, and another DIS meet....or Not!




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Old 01-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #873
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I loved the update!

How fun that you had a DisMeet and then time with your guys too

I liked the pics of the ornaments from the Christmas Shop. Our tree is all Disney and our topper took a dive so I'll be spending some time and $ there next month searching for a new one.

The COP pics are great I love that ride (even though I've been known to fall asleep in there )

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How fun that you had a DisMeet and then time with your guys too
Thanks Dawn! I really enjoyed meeting Jess and she wore her Salisbury T-shirt just for me (I forgot to add that!) Her mom seemed super nice and so were the boys. I regret that I couldn't have spent more time with them.

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I liked the pics of the ornaments from the Christmas Shop. Our tree is all Disney and our topper took a dive so I'll be spending some time and $ there next month searching for a new one.

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They had SO many fabulous ornaments. There were so many that I wanted. I never really could decide so I came home with something entirely different.

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The COP pics are great I love that ride (even though I've been known to fall asleep in there )
That's right! Isn't COP your tranquilizer? Or is it Hall of Presidents?

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As Melissa would say - Epic Fail on the balloon pictures!

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Your lunch looks very very yummy. I've never been to LTT but need to revisit that idea I think. Looks like a really fun meet and great morning. Your COP comments cracked me up. I love the colors at OKW.
LTT has a great lunch. I think its like going to the plaza for lunch except they have same choices that are more like dinner options. I also think the price is pretty reasonable. I think our meal was probably $20 more than counter service (with TIW), so it was worth it!

OMG - the ticker looks so good. I have to download to this computer now that I'm home, but I'm still worried I won't be able to make it work.
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Oh yes I got that shirt for my DS and he really needs it sometimes.



A great lunch, DISmeet and pictures of OKW. How did you find bus service ?


ETA: I hope your mom improves and your brother continues to help out. When you said the 3 scene of CoP I LOLed. I so know what you mean.
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First off, I hope that the situation with your mother and father improves. Thank goodness for you and your brother. I know they appreciate all that you are doing.

On to the update...fantastic pictures as always. I haven't eaten lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern (only dinner) but it sounds like it is a great place to dine for lunch.

Yay for a Dis Meet. I have had a few and always marvel at how I feel as I have known the other Diser forever.
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Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope things are improving. My dad has the same situation.

It looks like you had a fantastic day at MK. I've never wanted to eat LTT. Not sure why...it just hasn't drawn me in, I suppose. As for the impact of the dining plan (which we're doing on our upcoming trip, so this is somewhat ironic), I think there has certainly been one, not to mention the overall increase in food prices.

I digress...

OKW looks lovely. The pastel colors are so pretty! And a banana tree...seriously? Wow.

...and as for that drink, I'm guessing there's maybe some tequila in your future?
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More fun time in the MK!! Hurray for a DIS Meet!!! Thanks for the pics of OKW-I am getting excited for our first stay there!!
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I could say the same about my oldest, but he would never wear it. It's actually perfect for me, too because I do have my moments!

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We only took the bus to MK so that's the only experience I have. I did wait the a full 15 mins for a bus in the morning, but I didn't wait at all coming home and I got a seat both times!

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Thanks! My brother is actually a huge help because he leaves much closer to my parents than I do and is wife is a huge help, but I think with four kids having my dad in her family room 24/7 is going to be hard. Thanks for your concern.

Just to give your an example of CoP scene 3.....I could only find ONE PLUG in their house that would accept my 3 plug AC cord for my computer. I also tried my best to clean the downstairs BR and kitchen but when things are too old they just can't be cleaned anymore.

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Thanks! You're so right - they really do appreciate everything. They are just both at a point where they need A LOT of help right now and some hard decisions need to be made.

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Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope things are improving. My dad has the same situation.
This is the first time she's been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, but I suspect she has had it for about 10 days or so. She said she started getting short of breath about 10 days ago. Of course, she never said anything to me until she was in the hospital. Great! Thanks for your concern.

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I digress...
We had a great day at MK. I think it was the perfect way to start our trip.

I think LTT is a good meal when you are NOT on the dining plan and you eat there for lunch. Otherwise it certainly wouldn't be worth going.

The dining plan itself has gotten so expensive. I'm glad I have the TIW for the next year.

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I couldn't believe there was a banana tree there. The last time I saw one of those was in Tahiti! I think it was great that it was right outside our villa!

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Me? Tequila? Nah..........
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More fun time in the MK!! Hurray for a DIS Meet!!! Thanks for the pics of OKW-I am getting excited for our first stay there!!
MK was great!

I'm so glad I got to meet Jess and her family!

I hope you love OKW as much as I did. It's very different from the other DVC resorts. There is such an "old-school" vibe to it. But I think your girls will love it. It's got an amazing playground and the main pool slide is cool. You are all going to have a wonderful time!
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What a fabulous day you had! I love LTT for lunch and I do have to agree with you about the sizes of desserts etc...definitely less than!!

Don't ya just love a good Dis-meet? Looks like a great group!

Love all the shots you got of the Christmas decorations...makes me want a Christmas trip very badly!
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I needed that shirt this last trip. Actually Yosemite Sam would have worked better.


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Good to hear. I seemed to have a love/ hate this last trip. BTW - I started it - lnk in my sig.

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Thanks! My brother is actually a huge help because he leaves much closer to my parents than I do and is wife is a huge help, but I think with four kids having my dad in her family room 24/7 is going to be hard. Thanks for your concern.
It is always hard and hopefully you both can continue to help each other as much as each of you can. A tough situation.

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Just to give your an example of CoP scene 3.....I could only find ONE PLUG in their house that would accept my 3 plug AC cord for my computer. I also tried my best to clean the downstairs BR and kitchen but when things are too old they just can't be cleaned anymore.
The house my MIL was in was very much like that. A bit scary too since she still had fuses.
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I hope your mom's health improves quickly!

Great pictures of a fun day at MK!!! I love the Christmas decorations. When we went in Dec. 09, I took a picture of almost everything that had a wreath, tree or ornament!!

I really appreciate the OKW pictures too!! We're still waiting to hear about our closing on our contract (that's making me nervous).
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What a magical MK day!!! I love LTT and your lunch looked amazing!! And a wonderful DIS meet with Jess!!!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!

Loved your pictures they are amazing!!!!

Can't wait for more!
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