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Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 PM   #106
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Seems like you are having a great time And eating LOTS of sweets

Can't wait to hear how you liked Brennan's! I can not reply to your tweets (b/c I do not use twitter and have no idea how to), but I AM following along
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:31 PM   #107
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I missed the big send off!!!!

We just got home on Tuesday night... I'm still trying to get my bearings!! A 2 week vacation will do that!

I hope you are having a great time in DL!!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:30 PM   #108
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I hope you are having a great time.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #109
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Thanks for all the warm wishes .
We're having a hard time posting with my boyfriend's iPhone. Ironically mine works better down here than home, so I switched to posting from my blackberry (sans camera!). I'll have lots of pictures when I get back!
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I am really enjoying your tweets. Too bad pictures are out, it was great seeing the first couple of photos. Oh, well....that means your TR will be super great with LOTS of pictures.

Don't forget to write some notes on your dinners at Napa Rose and Brennan's. Those are the only place we have made ressies for. Have a great time!!!



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Old 03-22-2010, 10:37 AM   #111
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Oh No! How frustrating!
We made up a lot of time in the air, so we only wound up being about an hour delayed (it was closer to an hour and 45 minutes!) Plus I got a JetBlue credit from it, not bad!

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Have a great trip!!
Thanks! I did

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How exciting! That you're on your way...not that your flight was delayed. Have fun!
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Seems like you are having a great time And eating LOTS of sweets

Can't wait to hear how you liked Brennan's! I can not reply to your tweets (b/c I do not use twitter and have no idea how to), but I AM following along
Brennan's was really good. I have pictures! Stay tuned!

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I missed the big send off!!!!

We just got home on Tuesday night... I'm still trying to get my bearings!! A 2 week vacation will do that!

I hope you are having a great time in DL!!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!!!
Thanks! I just joined your TR, I look forward to reading about your trip!

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I am really enjoying your tweets. Too bad pictures are out, it was great seeing the first couple of photos. Oh, well....that means your TR will be super great with LOTS of pictures.

Don't forget to write some notes on your dinners at Napa Rose and Brennan's. Those are the only place we have made ressies for. Have a great time!!!



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I was kind of excited when I discovered that I could tweet from my phone. It was a lot easier than constantly asking for my boyfriend to do it! Plus it was actually going through! I can understand why people in SoCal complain about AT&T service!



I'm uploading my pictures now! I'm out again for work tonight, so I'll probably get a start on the TR this evening
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:09 PM   #112
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Here we gooooo! Off to Neverland!

I'm going to be using this space for a table of contents. (I'll also place a link from the first post to here, hopefully that'll make everything easy to find!)

The Excitement Builds ...Day 1, part 1
...where's the Castle?? ...Day 1, part 2
Start of the comparisons! ...Day 1, part 3
It's Ko-DA, got it? KO-DA ...Day 2, part 1
Our "fun" morning ...Day 2, part 2
My Pluto has a tumor! ...Day 2, part 3
Best Decision of the Trip ...Day 2, part 4
Snakes...why did it have to be snakes? ...Day 3, part 1 (two posts)
Mickey shaped food tastes better! ...Day 3, part 2
Weak Stomachs, Shopping, & Parades ...Day 3, part 3
Mission: Matterhorn ...Day 4, part 1
All About the Movies ...Day 4, part 2
A Walk In Walt's Footstep's Tour ...Day 4, part 3
M-I-C...see ya real soon! ...Day 4, part 4
The good, bad, and not really ugly ...Trip Wrap-up


Here are a few teaser pictures!


















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Old 03-22-2010, 01:01 PM   #113
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Yay, you started! I love the teaser pics! Can't wait for the reviews!
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Looks like the same Mickey bars to me!!!!

Can't wait to hear all about it!
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Great teaser pictures!!
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #116
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YUM! Your TR has started
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Your starting your trip report and you have pictures. COOL BEANS! The photos are great, nice intro to a wonderful trip. Looking forward to hearing all about your time together in Disney!



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Ahhhhh Disneyland!!!! I want to go back! If only I could afford one of those WDW/DL passports...
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Yay, you started! I love the teaser pics! Can't wait for the reviews!
I'll be starting right after this!

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Looks like the same Mickey bars to me!!!!

Can't wait to hear all about it!
Same ones! ...and still delicious!

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Great teaser pictures!!
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I totally wanted one...isn't it sad when life gets in the way?




Sorry everyone! I know I said I would start it last night, but I couldn't get the internet to work at the hotel! Going to start now!
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:29 PM   #120
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The Excitement Builds...

I think that going to Disney is the only time I willingly set my alarm for 3am. We were like zombies on the way to the airport. Our flight was for 6am, luckily we live close enough that it only takes us 15 minutes to get to the airport. Our flight from Rochester to JFK was uneventful (how I like 'em!) But when we got to JFK, our flight was delayed by an hour and 40 minutes! We already had almost a 2 hour layover, so we weren't thrilled with that...we lucked out because we made up enough time in the air that we were less than an hour behind schedule when we arrived at Long Beach!

So Long Beach airport is like a Caribbean airport. You arrived and there were stairs that pulled up to your plane, no real gates! I haven't done that for a few years! Baggage claim was outside too, which made us giggle since there's no way that would ever work here...there'd be snow piled up over the claim.

We found Super Shuttle and they were waiting for us. I really liked Super Shuttle. It was very easy to find them and they were on time both departing the airport and arriving (even with the delayed flight, so thumbs up there.)

By the time we made it to the Hojo, it was almost 3, so we checked in and our room was ready! We booked a king room that was highway facing, used the Disboards rate and it averaged to $100/night, not too shabby. The room we wound up getting was in building 2, but it faced what I kept calling the "quiet pool." So it faced towards the inward part of the complex, not towards the highway! We decided to unpack and relax a bit before heading over towards DTD and dinner.

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I really liked the Hojo. It was clean and spacious, which is all I really require from a hotel anyway. The staff was very friendly and I couldn't get over how short of a walk it was to Disneyland! The best way I can describe it for all the WDW Vets is that it was like being in the Ranchos section of Coronado Springs and walking to the Pepper Market. That would take you to about the pedestrian crosswalk, where you see the "Disneyland Resort" sign! And from that sign to the main gate was like getting dropped off by bus at Epcot. In other words, totally manageable and do-able! Awesome.

We finally meandered towards Downtown Disney...and that's when I started getting out my camera!





You walk through Downtown Disney to get to the Disneyland Hotel:


I had read (or someone told me here...) about some of the neat stuff in the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel, so we decided to check it out. It was really cool to see some of the old photos, especially of the famous people who visited!

These were both taken in the Hotel...




Next up: Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen!
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