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Old 07-30-2010, 09:44 PM   #151
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I miss you girlies. I think it depresses me to hang out and read about Disneyland when our APs are good through October and we aren't going.
I understand because I have avoided the Dis too when I wanted to go and couldn't.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #152
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:22 PM   #153
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:36 PM   #154
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #155
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I started mine too!
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:44 PM   #156
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:53 PM   #157
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Final days and update tonight.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:27 PM   #158
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Last Disneyland day and the beach

We woke early today with a plan to make rope drop and have bell services take our stuff to the PPH. I had waitlisted a villa but it never came through. I would have forfeited the $175 to stay another night in the Grand. We had stayed at the PPH in 2007 and loved it. Lemme just say either things have gone downhill at the PPH or we are spoiled by DVC. Or both.

We packed up, ate breakfast (bagels and fruit), and called bell services to grab our bags. Our friends would be carrying on their road trip but first they would join us for a half day in Disneyland.

A few last photos of the Grand while on our way to first MK and then DCA. I cannot tell you how sad I was to leave. The Grand isn't just a catchy name.







Up first, Indy as usual.



We also rode POTC, HM, BTMRR, and IASW. Our friends showed back and we spent the morning together. They said goodbye and we cried as usual because we aren't sure the next time we'll see each other. I am hoping our Dec 2011 WDW trips overlap by at least a few days. Jenna follows the rules and tries to have her kids not miss much for vacation. I am from the other school of learning.

We were tired and hungry when we got to DCA so we headed to the Pier for lunch:


It was about 2:00 at this time so I called the PPH and asked if our room was ready. They told me 3:00 so we shopped a bit and headed over at 2:45.

Our room was not ready but we did get a couple of photos in the lobby. I just love Surfer Goofy:





At 3:00 I went back to the front desk and guess what? No room. They said 30 minutes tops so we decided to head to the pool and chill.







At 4:15 our room was ready and what a dingy little icky room it was. I used to love the PPH, like love it, but it seemed very rundown and not up to Disney standards. But it was only for one night. The kids all napped and DH headed to El Pollo Loco to grab us dinner. Utah doesn't have El Pollo Loco.

After dinner, it was back to Disneyland to enjoy our last night. The last night is always so bittersweet for me. I know we'll be back and had a great vacation but I always get emotional and shed a tear or 50.

In line at Indy and enjoying Mickey Rice Krispie treats:



A dark but twinkling Pixie Hollow:



And 2 final pics in front of the castle:





We shopped on the way out but did most of our shopping with my friend the day before.

It had been a fabulous trip to Disneyland but we were tired. 6 days straight was a lot. Next time we'll have *down* days to enjoy the resort more.

Up next..............a day at the beach.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:40 PM   #159
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The beach

We woke up about 9 and hightailed it out of there. I was not sad to leave the PPH. At all. We headed to PCH and ate at Harbour House on PCH.



The girls while waiting for our table:



Hungry boy:


Us:



We had originally planned on going to HB but decided on Sunset as it was closer and way less crowded:



















We stayed at the beach until about 3:00 and then headed to Mesquite, NV for the night. There we checked into the Casablanca which was WAY cheaper but just as crappy as the PPH. I guess I am officially a hotel snob. We grabbed a quick bite from the casino restaurant and headed to the pool. I think we all crashed about 11 pm.

That Sunday was Father's Day and what better way to celebrate than with Jack in the Box. Utah doesn't have JITB either.



DH opened his gifts; some Mickey golf balls and Disneyland fudge along with 2 Hurley shirts.

In the infamous words of Paul Simon, we were now ho-homeword bound....



Thanks everyone for reading. I will keep this open over the weekend for any comments and then ask the mods to close it Monday.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:28 PM   #160
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I really enjoyed sharing our pre trip time together. I will make a trip by your new one too.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:26 PM   #161
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I really enjoyed sharing our pre trip time together. I will make a trip by your new one too.

I did too! Do you have another trip in the works?


Please come by my new pre-trippie. The trip is a ways off but we know we all love to plan.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:33 PM   #162
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I did too! Do you have another trip in the works?


Please come by my new pre-trippie. The trip is a ways off but we know we all love to plan.
Well, I know that I am at least going to be going before next June when my AP expires. Who I am going with well that is the question. I was originally supposed to be going with my closest friend but her job is sketchy so who knows.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:52 PM   #164
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Well, I know that I am at least going to be going before next June when my AP expires. Who I am going with well that is the question. I was originally supposed to be going with my closest friend but her job is sketchy so who knows.


I hope she can go!

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Great pictures, as usual! I enjoyed the report...thanks for posting.

The last day of our trip was on Father's Day also. I got a DisneyWorld shirt!
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I am going to PM the mods to close this so posters and lurkers alike, please follow the link to my new pre-trip report below...........
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:34 PM   #165
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Ok- well, I am officially the LAST to the party, but I loved reading about your trip! I am DYING to go to DL, and am not havin too much luck gettin there- Oh well....someday!!

You really scored on that villa, great view! Do you have GVC points or did you use the SSR ones?

I love that you went with so many friends- it makes it wonderful for everyone- kids and adults, right?

Your family is gorgeous- your youngest looks like my friend, sharon, here in town. So funny! I kept on thinking, Oh look- there's Sharon hugging Lotso- oh! Why would she do THAT??

Thanks for telling your tale...

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