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Old 04-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #646
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I just take the backpack off when I ride, and put it on the floor or the seat beside me, if it's a calm ride. If it's a crazy spin you around ride, I usually put it down between my knees/lower legs and hold tight!

LOVE the camera bag! Oh, and my DD (Rachel) carrys the same LL Bean lime green backpack as her school pack!
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:38 PM   #647
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Resort-itis!

I have been struck down by resort-itis. It has popped up a few times over the last few months, but with a good dose of strong will I have resisted. With the talks of free dining and the announcement the rooms released will be severely limited is crept back up on me again! DH and I spoke about what resorts we would consider if we need to switch. CBR and WL were on our radar. I called our wonderful TA and she mentioned CSR. After some more research, I am excited to say that we did decide to move resorts from POR!

Where did we end up…..
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We are so excited!! We never even really considered it because we thought it would not be appropriate for Lilian. Our TA said nope, it would be just fine!

Look at this pool and slide:



We thought about it the last few days and think it will be a great choice for us. There are more dining choices, recently refurbished rooms, queen beds that are really comfy, the grounds are beautiful and it does not share a bus with any other resort. We are all set for free dining to be applied on Monday hopefully!! Since we do not have the Disney Visa Card, we need to wait. I sure hope there are rooms left!

I hope you all are doing well! I have one big project to finish for classes. I hope to be done with it by the end of next week. I have about four weeks off before I begin classes again in June. It is shaping up to be a crazy busy summer for us!

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Old 04-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #648
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Wow! That is great! I hate to put a damper on your excitement, but some people were having a hard time booking CSR with FD yesterday. I guess they hold a lot of rooms for upcoming conference goers and once their date to book passes, they release those rooms back out to the GP. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!! My friend and her family stay at CSR every year and absolutely love it. I must say, it's very pretty!
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #649
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We usually bring a backpack diaper bag, a "snack" and water bag, and my purse to the parks. We put valuables in my purse (which zips closed) and carry that on rides. The backpack and snack bag stay with the strollers (yup, 2 strollers - one single, one double).

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as the above Diser said...you should not need the crayons & paper at TS places... if you think you need something for CS restaurants why not a mini magna doodle or etch sketch? would she like those? 1 thing to carry, good for her bag.
I will think about it--thanks for the feedback Julie!

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I just take the backpack off when I ride, and put it on the floor or the seat beside me, if it's a calm ride. If it's a crazy spin you around ride, I usually put it down between my knees/lower legs and hold tight!

LOVE the camera bag! Oh, and my DD (Rachel) carrys the same LL Bean lime green backpack as her school pack!
Thank you--I love that bag! I can just picture a bunch of moms (or so it seems) holding precariously onto our backpack so they do not fly off rides! Ahh, the things a mom does for her family.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:30 AM   #650
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If I were going to spring for a mod CSR would be my pick- mostly because of the queen beds! The pics look great and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out for you!
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:50 AM   #651
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CSR is beautiful. I hope you get it!
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:19 AM   #652
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We stayed at CSR last September. I heard that FD was limited too so I hope you get what you want!

I talked about it a lot in my TR but if you're planning to send any packages ahead of time, they charge you to pick them up....unlike the other resorts. Honestly, that made me mad.....considering I sent gifts, etc. and had no clue it would cost me $5 a package to claim them.
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Im keeping my figures crossed for you too! I never stayed at CSR but it looks beautiful and your daughter will love that pool. Queen beds too...how can you go wrong!
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:24 AM   #654
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I hope you get it! I'll be sending Pixie Dust your way on Monday morning
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:57 AM   #655
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Hope you get a cure for your resort-itis!

And great topic about the bags - I enjoyed reading along. Thanks for bringing it up!
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:52 AM   #656
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That's great that you're switching. I'll be curious to hear about your experience!!!

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We are so excited!! We never even really considered it because we thought it would not be appropriate for Lilian. Our TA said nope, it would be just fine!

Look at this pool and slide:



We thought about it the last few days and think it will be a great choice for us. There are more dining choices, recently refurbished rooms, queen beds that are really comfy, the grounds are beautiful and it does not share a bus with any other resort. We are all set for free dining to be applied on Monday hopefully!! Since we do not have the Disney Visa Card, we need to wait. I sure hope there are rooms left!

we stayed there just last year in March...it was a last minute trip to be planned and that was the only place I could get two rooms...we were very pleasantly surprised. They were not done w/ refurb yet so we had the old style rooms...but it was nice. The pool was great!

I have attached links to a few posts form my PTR/TR combo that relate specifically to CSR...hope they help navigate the resort for you...happy to help w/ any questions

No Peppers in the Pepper Market Our arrival and first impressions

Which way to the Dig-Site? Going to the pool for first time...

Let's Eat and Shop first time dining at Pepper Market and checking out the gift shop there


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Congrats on the resort change!! I've been getting resort-itis too, but I think I've worked it out by planning where we will stay for the next 2 trips!

Is the whole party moving over to CSR? It looks like a beautiful resort. We've never stayed there, but it is on our "someday" list! I hope everything works our on Monday when FD is released!
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It looks absolutely beautiful! I'll admit as well that CSR has never really been on my radar. Maybe it should be. . .
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Wow! That is great! I hate to put a damper on your excitement, but some people were having a hard time booking CSR with FD yesterday. I guess they hold a lot of rooms for upcoming conference goers and once their date to book passes, they release those rooms back out to the GP. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!! My friend and her family stay at CSR every year and absolutely love it. I must say, it's very pretty!
Way to try to shot down my excitement There is not a convention schedule as of yet for our week so we should be ok hopefully. Our TA is confident we should be fine. We may have to bump up to a water view but that would be minimal. Also, the convention goers are kept in one specific area usually, not the area we requested.

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If I were going to spring for a mod CSR would be my pick- mostly because of the queen beds! The pics look great and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out for you!
Thanks Hope! I have my fingers crossed for all my fellow DISers who are shooting for it too.

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CSR is beautiful. I hope you get it!
Thank you Christa! I hope so too. We are willing to play the waiting game if need be to let the dust settle from the craziness of Monday.
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