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Old 01-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #16
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Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #17
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Great Trip,Great Pics!

It looks like you all had a wonderful time--thanks for sharing. :-)
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:56 AM   #18
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Really great pictures! The kids are adorable
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #19
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Your pictures are breath takingly beautiful!! Sorry your trip was filled with problems but glad you will be able to return and have a fabulous trip next time!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #20
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Beautiful Photos!

Fabulous shots Lisa!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #21
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #22
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #23
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When were you there? We just got home on the 15th. We were at OKW on Jan 5-6, BLT 7-8 and SSR 9-14.

Upcoming plans are May 18-20 at AKV and BWV May 21-25.

BLT and BCV in Sept. Kids are planning to do the Tower of Terror 10 Miler.
Nice on the plans Rae. I guess you renewed that AP, eh? Or got a PAP.

We left the day you arrived. So I probably gave you evil eye at MCO. You know when you see all those happy faces arriving and you're so envious. . Actually this time - with daily issues (most roads leading back to IT ) - I was ready and happy for the first time ever to go home.

Have a wonderful time on your holidays. May is such a beautiful time to visit.


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I always love the pictures more than just the telling of a trip .
Well I'm going to go out on a limb and say that translates to *male*.

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Makes me more excited for our trip in Sept!!!
Have a wonderful time pauly's girl. What resort?

Pauly always takes me back - not to the Jersey Shore - but to Jungle Fever. Those guys in the diner were just TOO funny. But I think he might have been a Paulie.

Well, I'm just a ramblin'.

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What kind of camera did you have?????
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Absolutely. I'm such a go with the flow kind of girl. And have never had anything but lovely stays so this kind of shocked me .

But I'LL BE BACK is lovely, isn't it?

Cameras - funny long story.

Most of the pictures, 90%, are a Kodak Z712IS - it's a point and shoot that I love so much that when it started to die a slow and horrid death (insert wink) I bought another for $45 on ebay.

A few pictures are from a Kodak z990 Max - I thought maybe going one level up - without going DSLR - would be better and grabbed a new one for $100. It isn't. I only have eyes for my Z712.

I did dream of walking around just taking pictures. That never happened. I was sick almost the entire vacation. So I was surprised I had enough pictures to even do a TR. I just can't wait just to walk around taking pictures.

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You just have a great way of looking at life, and it shows in your photographs. Thanks for sharing- and so glad you got a happy memory out of it!
Thanks Ellen. So sweet. Thank you. I do feel so much better just looking at the pictures. And the family was only there for five days so they were away from the some of the ongoing issues so - for that I'm glad.

And as per usual - I am blessed on rooms. I had fabulous locations as did they. So good on that.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #24
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Thank you. Thanks for coming on over momof2disprincesses.


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thanks for sharing. :-)
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They ARE adorable. She's hysterical. Quite the personality. Her brother only wanted to go fishing at WDW. And we never made it. But he loved going over to AKL.

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Sorry your trip was filled with problems but glad you will be able to return and have a fabulous trip next time!
Thank you. I know it's hard to believe at Disney - I wouldn't have believed it but it was full of daily problems. So I WILL be having a fabulous trip next time. You're right Tinks "SS". Thank you for coming over now and before.

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Beautiful photos!
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #25
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Some wonderful highlights:

* I have always had a room fairy. Truly. This trip was no exception. My views at BLT and BCV are on there. Both were wonderful. As was my family's room at BWV.

* Go back and look at their BWV view. It's a garden view. Pick it if you are in a studio. It's Village Green (all studios) and had such a lovely, relaxing view with partial BW view - loved it. And room ready for them at 11:30 am. And right at the elevators (such a strange sentence for BW!!!! Smiling!) So lucky.

* I had three great TS meals. I worried about Ohana. Never been and thought "Oh I'm not so sure". Some things were gross to me (wings, noodles not warm) but nonetheless the meal as a whole was lovely. The noodles and wings I could have sent back but the meat was already loving me up and it seemed like no big deal when I was loving everything else. And I lucked out and got the best table in the place for Wishes.

Oh and the salad was deceiving. So plain but I could have eaten it for days.

*Yak and Yeti sometimes has negative reviews. My first time there as well - so strange after all these years. We shared appetizer, entree and dessert. All were fabulous and hot. HOT is very important to me when dining. I hate buffets -that's one reason.

*Le Cellier was wonderful. I'm not a huge lover of the restaurant. But it was spot on that day. The burger was heaven and apparently has now gone to burger heaven.

* Also, I forgot Kona Cafe. It has never failed me. EVER. Beautiful breakfast. And yes I had a LAPU LAPU at breakfast again.

*And there's a shrimp stir fry over at the GF's CS. FABULOUS. Can't even express how good it is - And FRESH. Fresh - like hot - is so important to me. Had it about six times on vacation. Even better as a leftover - don't you love it when that happens?
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Nice on the plans Rae. I guess you renewed that AP, eh? Or got a PAP.

We left the day you arrived. So I probably gave you evil eye at MCO. You know when you see all those happy faces arriving and you're so envious. . Actually this time - with daily issues (most roads leading back to IT ) - I was ready and happy for the first time ever to go home.

Have a wonderful time on your holidays. May is such a beautiful time to visit.
So sorry you were sick. Hate when that happens. Hope you make up for it on your next trip.

Yeah, we got the PAP. Don't know why, we aren't waterpark people. Was really looking forward to the 20% discount until they pulled that rug out from under us.

You were giving the evil eye to other people at MCO because we drove.

We love May at WDW.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:15 PM   #27
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You were giving the evil eye to other people at MCO because we drove.

We love May at WDW.
As I was writing I did have this thought - this little voice say "hey Lisa - maybe they drove!". I simply told it to shut up.

I LOVE road trips Rae. Jean well she loves shorter ones. Our route from here is GORGEOUS. Starts off boring but beauty comes in bulk after a few hours. It's 90 to 79 to US19 to 77 to 26 to 95 to 4. A lot simply go straight 75 all the way but I prefer West Virginia. How I love the descent from WV into VA and then down into NC. Heavenly.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #28
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Pictures truly are worth a thousand words. Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #30
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Thanks Liz. Thanks for the support AND for coming over.
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