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Old 01-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #1486
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I know how you feel about the vacation thinking. As much as people complain about Disney's prices, I think that the experience gives us the most bang for our buck. DH has been pushing hard for some other non Disney vacation....namely Hawaii or Germany....or Greece

Well, I started pricing things out and researching and he saw that we could have a week and a half at the Grand Flo for just the cost of airfare!!!

Of course, I'm sure it could be done cheaper depending on travel times, but we really feel like we get the full experience at Disney. We kind of agreed that Disney it will be until we really feel like we need to go somewhere else. We will be looking into Atlantis though....the kids got really stoked about that option!
Believe it or not, traveling within Canada including airfare is outrageous too. BTW Candace....are you at work already?? Or rushing around trying to get ready? Just curious..
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Oh yes, I can understand the cost part!!! It sounds like a great plan to me since you both love the resort!!
Oh, believe me, we do!!! I get the best "ahhhh" feeling when I walk into that lobby to check in.. I love knowing some of the CMs, who give us such special attention.
Don't get me wrong; the WL is special too, but since we have been introduced to the GF, the Wilderness has taken second place.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #1488
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Believe it or not, traveling within Canada including airfare is outrageous too. BTW Candace....are you at work already?? Or rushing around trying to get ready? Just curious..
I am at work now. The earlier post was from home, when I was rushing around trying to get ready.

I can imagine the airfare from Canada...must be rough.
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Sorry to jump in here like this, but I just booked BWI for Spring Break. Looking forward to being able to walk right over for Flower and Garden and DHS and dining in the WS and...

I feel like this booking was inspired by Sarah. I was sort of waiting for the right mood to strike to book our next trip and I realized that Sarah would probably tell me to stop being silly and waiting around and book! So instead of waiting for the right mood, I went ahead and booked and now I'm really in the mood
SO happy you booked....no WL Just kidding....walk to F&G will be great!!!

Waiting for Janet to land

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Candace!! Hooray!! it's a whole new ball game now! And I am not far behind you my friend!

Iheartthemouse: DH doesn't think now is the right time for CL, and I kind of agree....I guess. If it was possible we would do both dining and CL, but just not in the books night now. That's ok....

I have changed about vacations though. I have a hard time now....but I am sure we will find something the makes us all happy to do in the summer. DH also wants to do a road trip to Boston, so that is a possibility too.

Hope everyone has a good day, DD8 is feeling sick now. Think I will have her home for the day.
Poor DD. Hope she feels better very soon! A road trip to Boston sounds fun!

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I know how you feel about the vacation thinking. As much as people complain about Disney's prices, I think that the experience gives us the most bang for our buck. DH has been pushing hard for some other non Disney vacation....namely Hawaii or Germany....or Greece

Well, I started pricing things out and researching and he saw that we could have a week and a half at the Grand Flo for just the cost of airfare!!!

Of course, I'm sure it could be done cheaper depending on travel times, but we really feel like we get the full experience at Disney. We kind of agreed that Disney it will be until we really feel like we need to go somewhere else. We will be looking into Atlantis though....the kids got really stoked about that option!
I have priced so many different other locations I have on my travel list and nothing compares price wise at the moment. I'm sure that is subject to change when I'm looking at 2-3 annual trips in Deluxe CL rooms x 2. (pas how do you do it????) The biggest thing for us is airfare too. I can get such amazing prices for Orlando, but not so good to anywhere else I want to go.

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Oh, believe me, we do!!! I get the best "ahhhh" feeling when I walk into that lobby to check in.. I love knowing some of the CMs, who give us such special attention.
Don't get me wrong; the WL is special too, but since we have been introduced to the GF, the Wilderness has taken second place.
Yes, I totally get that "ahhhhh" feeling! The GF is so beautiful!


So, I locked DD and I out of the house when taking the boys to the bus stop today. It's 37 and raining here. No spare key because I usually just use the keypad on the garage if that happens. Not today. Battery must be dead or something. Poor DH had to come home from work to rescue us. Oh well, we are back in and warm now so all is good.

Have a great Wednesday ladies!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #1491
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So, I locked DD and I out of the house when taking the boys to the bus stop today. It's 37 and raining here. No spare key because I usually just use the keypad on the garage if that happens. Not today. Battery must be dead or something. Poor DH had to come home from work to rescue us. Oh well, we are back in and warm now so all is good.
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That is such 'busy' mommy thing to do! Glad your DH came to the rescue and you weren't stuck outside for too long. It sounds like we are having similar weather today.
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SO happy you booked....no WL Just kidding....walk to F&G will be great!!!

Waiting for Janet to land

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Janet has landed!!! I'm waiting for her in the lobby. Next stop AK. After the park closes we are hitting DTD!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #1493
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Does this mean I'm going to get kicked off the thread because we decided for sure ? Can I still come and visit?
Of course you can stay!!! Lots of GRAND love here

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Fine; now we're set, right? Not so fast.. I decide, without consulting her, that I really want to go back to the GF. It's my real happy place! (I move us there and don't tell her)
Wait; still not done....the date of the trip now has to be changed! So, now, I am currently trying to decide what to do...put us back at WL (which is where she thinks we are) or keep us at the GF.

Stay tuned...it'll change again, I bet..


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I had a little moment walking through the BC on our last day. The hubs apologized for taking me on the route that went by where we first met Sarah. Was very sweet of him to say sorry, but it was nice to remember her calling out to us from her balcony -- even if I'm sure I looked like a crazy, blubbering mess to anyone who happened to walk by on Sunday morning.


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- Milkshakes. Boy did we do milkshakes. Sarah was there with us in spirit many, many times . We had milkshakes at the Plaza, Sci Fi, and Beaches & Cream. We also had Dole Whip floats, Rootbeer floats at Fountainview, and too many smoothies too count.



As of now, my BB is YC CL 8/4-8/12. I also upgraded to APs. We'll see what the next year of Disney brings. Let the RCing begin!
Nice!!! Sounds like we may have a mega RC meet in August

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Pas: what resort are you thinking of??
So Janet and I were chatting...here's the contenders...OKW, BLT, POR

But of course...WL, Poly, GF are on the brain

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Hope everyone has a good day, DD8 is feeling sick now. Think I will have her home for the day.
Awwww, hope she's feeling better soon..I much prefer when everyone is sick at once...the kiddos got me sick as well...ugh

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(pas how do you do it????) The biggest thing for us is airfare too. I can get such amazing prices for Orlando, but not so good to anywhere else I want to go.
I have no clue...that's why DH keeps telling me to budget

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Janet has landed!!! I'm waiting for her in the lobby. Next stop AK. After the park closes we are hitting DTD!
I am SO glad...I was very relieved to hear she was at the Gate this morning!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #1494
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Pas What can you tell me about RPR? I know were going to be in tower 2 in the doggy section. We will probably have a crappy view and location, but that's ok. Can you tell me about the pool. How are the drinks 15 dollars like the Hardrock. Do they have activities and games for the kids? What do you do for a quick breakfast if your not staying CL? Have you tried the breakfast buffet? I have heard good things about it. How long is the walk to city walk? I think that its.

I tried not to split, but I couldn't control myself. We are know doing a WL/YC split. Why no Poly you ask? I am tying to keep cost down. This is not the last trip before Ap expires. I'm thinking Poly Cl/ BW CL in Sept for our short end of the Ap trip in September. Or is it? My dh would like to get Ap's again if he gets his job back in Phoenix.

I don't think I'm done with this trip. It just doesn't feel quite right yet. I'm sure you know what I mean.
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Janet and GG Have a great trip. I came home last night from work and the tree was down.Dh took care of it. It took me 3 hours to notice. Yeah the holiday season is over. Spring is on the way.
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Janet is trying to decide where to eat at AK (of course I had to ask her about her first meal!) Will it be FTB or a meal with a cocktail to toast Sarah at Y&Y or maybe a meal with a little character at TH? (they have cocktails, too) She is off to POR now! I'm getting hungry so off to make some spring break ADRs I go
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chimo2u- we stayed at the grand californian a couple of summers ago...really liked it, reminded us of the WL...and it is connected to California adventure.

GG and Janet- thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful and magical time

My boys are pushing for a June trip, I'm not sure if my Disney loving husband is on board. No other suggestions are sounding good though.

In the dis unplugged podcast from last week, Pete mentioned our marching band and pics are in the NYE Epcot photo gallery . Very exciting!!!

Hi to all, am still following all your escapades
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Hello my friends! Enjoying one of my days off - making a nice meal for the family ( a stuffed pork loin). I was online googling videos of how to butterfly / roll cut a pork loin to stuff. I thought I had it down and went to try mine- but sad to say I pretty much butchered it! It's much more "holey" than I wanted and I am hoping I can salvage it, lol -- I am waiting for my stuffing to cool so I can stuff it we shall see!
This is one of the things I'll miss if I move to full time / I love the chance to make nicer meals for the family a few times a week

Janet: thanks for your perfect words the other day! You reminded me of the good that could come from this new opportunity, and I am holding your words close to heart as I await news! You and Pas are right - the waiting is the torture!
I pray things turn out for my and my families best interest
You all will be one of the first to know when I hear something!

I am having fun researching DL -- as I mentioned, I haven't been since 1990, and there is so much new to see! Carsland, California adventure, they are both new to me I will love to go with my Disney loving DS16 and his BFF, I think it would be great! I am having a hard time deciding where to stay however - heart is pulling me to either Grand Californian or Disneyland hotel / I am an on site deluxe, club level loving gal! Budget mind is saying take a look offsite/ it's not as imperative to the experience at DL to be on site -- I am looking at the best western park place? It includes a nice breakfast-- I am a hotel snob though and want somewhere nice with a good pool for the kids and a breakfast would be a plus too.... It's hard though when you've never been and are not familiar with the hotels! Hope it works out, I would love a week trip there next yr!

Well, time to go stuff and roll the roast! Wish me luck
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I know how you feel about the vacation thinking. As much as people complain about Disney's prices, I think that the experience gives us the most bang for our buck. DH has been pushing hard for some other non Disney vacation....namely Hawaii or Germany....or Greece

Well, I started pricing things out and researching and he saw that we could have a week and a half at the Grand Flo for just the cost of airfare!!!

Of course, I'm sure it could be done cheaper depending on travel times, but we really feel like we get the full experience at Disney. We kind of agreed that Disney it will be until we really feel like we need to go somewhere else. We will be looking into Atlantis though....the kids got really stoked about that option!
I completely know what you mean!!! I had thought about going elsewhere, thankfully my DH is just fine w/WDW, and of course I am too, but thought it would be nice to travel elsewhere. Anyways, once you add everything up, it's a better deal going to WDW. We had gone down to Savannah, GA a few yrs ago and by the time you add up the cost of doing things here and there, you could pay for a day at WDW, lol.

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Janet is trying to decide where to eat at AK (of course I had to ask her about her first meal!) Will it be FTB or a meal with a cocktail to toast Sarah at Y&Y or maybe a meal with a little character at TH? (they have cocktails, too) She is off to POR now! I'm getting hungry so off to make some spring break ADRs I go
I say Y&Y! Although I love the breakfast at TH, never had lunch or dinner there.

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