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Old 09-21-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Our DVC Vacation: SSR, Member Cruise 2010, & AKV - SSMC Day 1 completed

Welcome to another trip report! I hesitated about doing another trip report because they are bittersweet. Trip reports mean that the vacation is over but, in writing one, I can relive my vacation over with all of you.

The Details
Where: Saratoga Springs, DVC Member Cruise 2010, Kidani Village

When: September 10, 2010 – September 21, 2010

The immediate cast of characters:

DH - He puts up with my love of Disney - dare I say obsession.

DS (3) - Loves Mickey & Goofy! It won't be long before he will be planning his own Disney vacation.

Me - I enjoy planning our Disney vacations. I am always thinking about and planning our next trip. I have two Disney trips is the cue and looking to add some more.

Us three:

My parents & DH's mother & brother also joined us for the trip.

My parents & me:


A Little Background Info
We became DVC Members in Feb. 2008. We have stayed at AKV - Jambo House in Feb. 2009 & BCV & AKV - Kidani in September 2009 and we sailed on the S.S. member cruise in 2009. We had such a good time on last year's member cruise we decided to try to get on this year's cruise. On call-in day I was up bright and early. Phone lines opened at 9 a.m. I got through almost immediately but I got disconnected. Eventually, DH helped me by dialing in on his cell phone. So, here we were with two cell phones and our house phone trying to get through. Eventually, we did get through around 1:00 p.m. The categories I wanted (oceanview room with the big porthole) were all gone. So, we had to "settle" for 3 verandah staterooms. We were confirmed for three staterooms - 7016, 7018, & 7516.

Now, I had to decided where we would stay before the cruise. I knew that I wanted to stay some place we had not stayed before. The first place that came to my mind was SSR. I called MS to ask about availability and to my surprise a two bedroom was available. That reservation was eventually changed to a grand villa at SSR and then back to a two bedroom and a studio.

After the cruise, I knew that we would be staying at our home resort - AKV. I reserved a grand villa at Kidani and later added on a two bedroom and a studio for the additional family members that would be joining us after the cruise.

For those who read my previous trip reports, you know that my first DVC vacation was with the extended family in Feb. 2009. Then, in Sept. 2009, we took a DVC vacation with just the three of us (DH, DS, & I). This trip was definitely a combination of our first two trips. Some plans were broken (even though I did not make too many plans) & we did experience some firsts (first stay at SSR). Overall, it was a WONDERful trip. Stay tuned for more details.

Up next: Arrival day at SSR.
Peace, blessings, & Disney dreams - Marsha
2013 July 4th Family Celebration at WDW, 2012 Disney Fantasy Birthday Cruise, 2011 Disney Dream Cruise, SSR, Member Crusie 2010, & AKV, A Trip of DVC Firsts - BCV, MNSSHP, Sept. '09 Members Cruise, & Kidani, Plans are Made to be Broken ... Feb. 2009, 2002 Land & Sea Honeymoon

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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Looking forward to reading about your trip!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #4
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Wow! How exciting! Can't wait to hear more!! We're just headed to SSR in 17 days, so I'm looking forward to what you have to say.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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It sounds like a great time with family. I can't wait to read more.
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Sounds like a wonderful trip!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #8
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Yea!! another trip report from marsha! Loved your last one!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:58 AM   #9
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Sounds like a wonderful time can't wait to hear all the details
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:41 AM   #10
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Yipee! Love your TRs. Can't wait to hear more.

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:17 AM   #11

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I am so in for this. Can't wait to read more!
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:29 PM   #12
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I'm ready to read all about it, too!
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:29 PM   #13
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #14
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Sounds like a great trip!
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:04 PM   #15
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Can't wait to read all about it! You're last trip report was fantastic!

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