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Old 12-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #151
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about the "rules" with Claire. So true, Henry already does this too!

Lovely pictures...love AKL.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #152
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All caught up Jenn!

Wasn't Friday (11/2) just a gorgeous day?

You are off to a great start!

I think I have a mind like Skip... The bus driver's name had me thinking what you thought he'd be thinking.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:20 AM   #153
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All caught up.
AKL what a wonderful resort.
That is funny about the texts as I am the opposite and have always received them.
Oh Mara. I love that place. But do not like the zebra domes. I took one bite and threw the rest out.
It is strange how they write it down.
Nice pool. Never swam in it. I hate that they only have the 1 pool.
Great photos.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:42 AM   #154
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Not sure why I torture myself checking out your update when I can't see pictures, so all I can say is - I'll be back.

Yes - I have noticed that the pool games are quite popular.
Claire was very intrigued by the pool games.

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I love all of the photos. I had planned to spend the afternoon at AKL the day after Thanksgiving, but I spent longer at Animal Kingdom than I had planned and by the time I got there, the sun was already going down so I did not have the chance to watch the animals.

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I am really glad we had the time to explore. Actually I would've like even more time there. It's really a neat place.

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about the "rules" with Claire. So true, Henry already does this too!

Lovely pictures...love AKL.
I am always given instructions and rules to follow. Most of the time they don't make sense either.

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All caught up Jenn!

Wasn't Friday (11/2) just a gorgeous day?

You are off to a great start!

I think I have a mind like Skip... The bus driver's name had me thinking what you thought he'd be thinking.
YAY!

It was a fabulous day. Not too hot, but comfortable for swimming, and not humid at all.

I told him about that busdrivers name when I got home and he grinned right away.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:44 AM   #155
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All caught up.
AKL what a wonderful resort.
That is funny about the texts as I am the opposite and have always received them.
Oh Mara. I love that place. But do not like the zebra domes. I took one bite and threw the rest out.
It is strange how they write it down.
Nice pool. Never swam in it. I hate that they only have the 1 pool.
Great photos.
We were happy with the resort. Claire was really impressed with it. I think I might of spoiled her a bit this trip.
In my 3 different Disney resort stays on this trip, not a singel text, but my sister got hers right away, go figure.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #156
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Love the pics! Your TR has made me take a good look at AKL as I start planning a possible adult-girlfriend trip for 2014! At first I was thinking Deluxe on the monorail, but the thought of having all those animals so close - and the pool and the good restaurants ... well it's got me thinking! Thanks!
Isn't it funny how the digital camera era has changed how kids relate to photos! My neices have me snap their picture and then grab the camera to see it before it "goes away" - 'cause if it isn't a good shot, it needs to happen again!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #157
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That was some flamingo overload, but I enjoyed every picture! And I love that hidden hot tub!

More please!
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Love the pics! Your TR has made me take a good look at AKL as I start planning a possible adult-girlfriend trip for 2014! At first I was thinking Deluxe on the monorail, but the thought of having all those animals so close - and the pool and the good restaurants ... well it's got me thinking! Thanks!
Isn't it funny how the digital camera era has changed how kids relate to photos! My neices have me snap their picture and then grab the camera to see it before it "goes away" - 'cause if it isn't a good shot, it needs to happen again!
I always debated AKL because it is "far out", but I was happy with our stay this trip. I know it's not great all the time, but for the most part we didn't have too many issues.
I love digital. I used to be so stingy on how many pictures I took to "save" on film. Now I am a wild woman!

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Just a tad of an overload. But they were so fun to just watch. I sometimes get obsessed about things and tek a bunch of pictures. I am sure , well I know, I have more flamingos coming on on a later day.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:13 PM   #159
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I wanted to stay at GF one day as it was my dream resort. Now after staying at AKL, I don't want to stay anywhere else!

I love all the vegetation around the pool & spas, also the outside eating areas are scattered around the area, very private.

I loved talking to the CMs from Africa, learned a bit about them & they were so friendly.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #160
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I wanted to stay at GF one day as it was my dream resort. Now after staying at AKL, I don't want to stay anywhere else!

I love all the vegetation around the pool & spas, also the outside eating areas are scattered around the area, very private.

I loved talking to the CMs from Africa, learned a bit about them & they were so friendly.
I like the decor of the rooms much better at AKL. When touring last summer I really thought the decor was kind of ugly. too old fashioned. But the rest of the resort is beautiful.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #161
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Hey Mom! Look at me! Take a picture! No, while I'm standing n my head! Watch, your not looking! Mom!


Anything like that? Kadence is the same way. I have 6923 pictures of her doing cartwheels during cheer this year.

She thinks AKL is cool, and is in jealous that the animals were so close to your rooms. She also likes Claire's cover up dress.


The grounds are just so nice. It would be a nice place to relax.
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Hey Mom! Look at me! Take a picture! No, while I'm standing n my head! Watch, your not looking! Mom!


Anything like that? Kadence is the same way. I have 6923 pictures of her doing cartwheels during cheer this year.

She thinks AKL is cool, and is in jealous that the animals were so close to your rooms. She also likes Claire's cover up dress.


The grounds are just so nice. It would be a nice place to relax.
yep! And we had to do some of those while she was standing on her head in the pool too!

We got that cover up last spring with the trip in mind. Then we almost never wore it all summer, as BIL lives across the street with a pool and she rarely wears a cover up over. So then I thought it was a waste, but she did wear it a lot on the trip.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #163
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I'm here! AKL is beautiful. We ALMOST decided to stay there this time but decided to save money. We liked where we stayed but I HAVE to get to AKL sometime!
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I'm here! AKL is beautiful. We ALMOST decided to stay there this time but decided to save money. We liked where we stayed but I HAVE to get to AKL sometime!
Welcome! It was all about saving money and luckily I was able to afford it for one night with a great deal. Normally we wouldn't be able to afford it for sure!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:11 AM   #165
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Claire and I kept on with our exploring.



We found the sign for Simbas kids club and went in search of it.



It appeared to be down a hallway and we gave up fast.







We then went in search of more animals. I believe these shots were taken through a window.







Then we found a porch overlook and we were trying to figure out how to get to it.



And another shot through the window, but this was kind of neat looking.





Heres a porch!



Getting artsy!



Hidden giraffe.



While we stood there, I just took several pictures.







And we kept moving too.





We spotted a few birds.







Another try at an artsy type shot.

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