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Old 01-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #661
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I'm going to Club 33 for my birthday!!!



A sweet friend made us a reservation for the day after my birthday! It'll be them and my friend Sadee and myself. Lunch! Can't wait. It's a bucket lister for me.
Oh! Glad I went back!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #662
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It is so great that the California trip - and - oh - by - the - way
CLUB 33 are coming together !

It is very exciting and we will expect LOTS 'O PICS -

those of us who will probably never see Club 33
must be treated to your visit !
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:20 PM   #663
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Well BLT started at $105 (or maybe more) and is now at $165 and is considered sold out so....

Really? It increased that much? Disney knows their audience.

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Even resale for BLT is at around $95 I think. They are going to price themselves even more out of direct sales other than the older resorts though at those prices and that will mostly be to folks like us who are hung up on restrictions. I do think though that more and more resales won't make it through ROFR, I know a lot of folks on their 3rd/4th try. I get saving the money but you know, if I've lost a full year, maybe 2 of being able to vacation with the points, and pay cash, did you really save as much as you think? Long term, in total number of points, yeah maybe but short term, in terms of lost opportunity for trips with the fam.... I dunno. The good thing is everyone can do what's right for them I guess.

GVC resales are $100 each too. Yeah, I get why some folks buy resale but being that they can change the rules at any time. I am with you, I want fully loaded and security. The headache and worry is never worth spending less to me.

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Their sales numbers are reflecting it too, a couple of not so good months for the in terms of direct sale $$.

Good to know on the no $95 fee I will keep that in my back pocket!

Being able to book the hotels is nice. I forgot ALL about the DLH being fully refurbed in 2011 so I'm really excited. I borrowed a few pics from Google for my friend and it's so neat now. The colors, theme, furnishings, and all of the little touches are amazing. If two of my dearest friends didn't live there, I could see us staying there our entire trip even though we're doing only one day at Disney. I'd love to enjoy it all but it would take me the 3 days.

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So wonderful! Now I have to catch up to get the details.

Yep, your husband did well! Have fun.

He did didn't he? I'm elated.


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I'm sorry to hear Jenny.

I'm in the same situation with my cat. It's so hard. He had an operation but it didn't change a lot.

But he's here and I'm grateful to have more time with him. I hope he's grateful - it's always so hard to know to what's best sometimes.

Now to go back further to catch this California trip. Is it soon? (I'll still check )

I'm sorry sweetie, it's so so difficult. I know we'll make their last days as special as we can.

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I agree!

It really hit me a few trips ago - it was a late EMH there - and I seriously only went there to have a nice walk. I know - weird statement.

But because my eyes were everywhere - I really took it in - it's mystical at night and magical during the day. I love the colours everywhere.

I also checked out the back of Flame Tree this time. OMG, what a wonderful area. I had no idea it was there.
AK is my favorite in terms of color, theme, and vibe for sure. It's so peaceful and rich at the same time.


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Oh! Glad I went back!

I am so grateful and excited and can't hardly believe it. To the non Disney fan, I'm sure I sound silly but around these parts, YOU ALL GET IT!

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It is so great that the California trip - and - oh - by - the - way
CLUB 33 are coming together !

It is very exciting and we will expect LOTS 'O PICS -

those of us who will probably never see Club 33
must be treated to your visit !

I will post a full, very detailed report of our day at Disney and Club 33.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #664
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Really? It increased that much? Disney knows their audience.

GVC resales are $100 each too. Yeah, I get why some folks buy resale but being that they can change the rules at any time. I am with you, I want fully loaded and security. The headache and worry is never worth spending less to me.
I get the math on resale, I do but what fascinates me is that not one resale person ever factors this into their math. Resale could take a year or longer to find what you want. Finding the right contract, having the offer accepted and then passing ROFR takes at a minimum 12 weeks. Don't pass? Start over. Say you take 1, maybe 2 trips during then that you pay cash for and you stay deluxe cuz that's how you roll, now how much have you really saved??? Buy a stripped contract and even less.

Basically anyone can make the math work in a way that makes them feel good about how they bought and that's ok with me.
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I get the math on resale, I do but what fascinates me is that not one resale person ever factors this into their math. Resale could take a year or longer to find what you want. Finding the right contract, having the offer accepted and then passing ROFR takes at a minimum 12 weeks. Don't pass? Start over. Say you take 1, maybe 2 trips during then that you pay cash for and you stay deluxe cuz that's how you roll, now how much have you really saved??? Buy a stripped contract and even less.

Basically anyone can make the math work in a way that makes them feel good about how they bought and that's ok with me.
Absolutely!! I'm glad there are both options, resale and direct. Competition is always good. I think the only resort I'd consider buying resale at this point would be the GCV because we visit Disneyland more often than WDW so if we could only use the points there, we'd live. It would have to be the perfect contract though. However I'm still of the camp of trading out of DVC and into RCI or II. I'm looking into anniversary options now. We can't seem to come to a consensus on where to go. The irony is funny!
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Hello, it's been a while. Well other than Facebook Jenny.


How nice of Michael. You have to love a man that knows what you like.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #667
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Hello, it's been a while. Well other than Facebook Jenny.

How nice of Michael. You have to love a man that knows what you like.
Hey girl! Yes, we've always got FB.

Actually I'm feeling a little blah tonight which is rare for me. It's SO cold and the sun hasn't shown/shined for about 5 days. Even in the cold, I need to see the sun. I don't think Michael being gone so long is helping. I'm having a little pity party. He gets a winter break and even though he's working, 14 days in the Florida sun isn't a bad gig.

Sorry you asked?

I'm so happy he booked us a night at the DLH. The refurb looks amazing and I'm excited to stay there.

How are you?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #668
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Hey girl! Yes, we've always got FB.

Actually I'm feeling a little blah tonight which is rare for me. It's SO cold and the sun hasn't shown/shined for about 5 days. Even in the cold, I need to see the sun. I don't think Michael being gone so long is helping. I'm having a little pity party. He gets a winter break and even though he's working, 14 days in the Florida sun isn't a bad gig.

Sorry you asked?

I'm so happy he booked us a night at the DLH. The refurb looks amazing and I'm excited to stay there.

How are you?

I understand the winter blahs. We sometimes have weeks of fog and the lack of sun gets me down. It also doesn't help to have Michael gone I am sure. No I am not sorry I asked.

I am blah myself. With Scotty having cancer and knowing it yet not going anywhere with it has been really rough. He has his second biopsy is a week from tomorrow and then it will be a couple more weeks. I can't help but feel that I wish they would just get a move on on this and that time is wasting. Now are you sorry you asked?
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I understand the winter blahs. We sometimes have weeks of fog and the lack of sun gets me down. It also doesn't help to have Michael gone I am sure. No I am not sorry I asked.

I am blah myself. With Scotty having cancer and knowing it yet not going anywhere with it has been really rough. He has his second biopsy is a week from tomorrow and then it will be a couple more weeks. I can't help but feel that I wish they would just get a move on on this and that time is wasting. Now are you sorry you asked?
I'm so sorry I'm not sorry I asked. The waiting is so terribly difficult. How is he doing? How are his spirits? Why so long between tests? It's maddening!


I haven't ever suffered from the winter blues. I think it's the perfect set of circumstances making me feel this way. I've never liked Utah winters but this one is exceptionally hard; cold and grey. Plus truth be told, I'm a little envious which sounds super petty but it is what it is. He gets a break from this and I don't. I'm working too so it's not like he's working and I'm vacationing here, ya know?
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I'm so sorry I'm not sorry I asked. The waiting is so terribly difficult. How is he doing? How are his spirits? Why so long between tests? It's maddening!


I haven't ever suffered from the winter blues. I think it's the perfect set of circumstances making me feel this way. I've never liked Utah winters but this one is exceptionally hard; cold and grey. Plus truth be told, I'm a little envious which sounds super petty but it is what it is. He gets a break from this and I don't. I'm working too so it's not like he's working and I'm vacationing here, ya know?

The waiting has been awful. He is frustrated, he is always tired. It is hard on him because he is normally a physical person. He likes to run and ride his bicycle and most days he has no energy. Plus his work is crazy right now, so he isn't off much and that is exhausting. The reason they waited to do the second biopsy is because they wanted his prostate to heal before they did it again. He is not looking forward to it because it is so painful and so is the recovery.
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I am blah myself. With Scotty having cancer and knowing it yet not going anywhere with it has been really rough. He has his second biopsy is a week from tomorrow and then it will be a couple more weeks. I can't help but feel that I wish they would just get a move on on this and that time is wasting.

I'm so sorry to read this. I wish you both all the best and hope that the doctors get a move on.
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The waiting has been awful. He is frustrated, he is always tired. It is hard on him because he is normally a physical person. He likes to run and ride his bicycle and most days he has no energy. Plus his work is crazy right now, so he isn't off much and that is exhausting. The reason they waited to do the second biopsy is because they wanted his prostate to heal before they did it again. He is not looking forward to it because it is so painful and so is the recovery.
Sending lots of healing thoughts to Scotty. And you. Please keep me posted.
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I understand the winter blahs. We sometimes have weeks of fog and the lack of sun gets me down. It also doesn't help to have Michael gone I am sure. No I am not sorry I asked.

I am blah myself. With Scotty having cancer and knowing it yet not going anywhere with it has been really rough. He has his second biopsy is a week from tomorrow and then it will be a couple more weeks. I can't help but feel that I wish they would just get a move on on this and that time is wasting. Now are you sorry you asked?
I do not know you or Scotty -
but good thoughts and prayers being sent to you.
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