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Old 03-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #451
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The Ladies of RC: Ever Planning, Ever Scheming, Always Changing... (even if it's just in our minds.)

Missed you gals today. Will pop on tomorrow when it's not so chaotic around here.
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Hi Sue! I saw your comment about SAB...even though my kiddos can swim, a lifejacket sounds like a good idea if we all venture into the lazy river??
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I know when I'm close to sticking to a decision when I start defending my resort choice to my DH. (I showed him video and pics of POFQ and some other moderates, including CSR rooms and POR RGRs.) He was agreeing with me for the most part on POFQ, even with the creepy huge sculptures in the food court until he saw the Royal rooms at POR. He said they looked a lot better than the FQ rooms (even with the new linens, etc.). I found myself a bit upset and was like "you don't like the French Quarter?" He responded by saying we could stay at whichever one I thought was best, but he didn't want me to settle for the FQ just because it would be cheaper than the RGRs. But I don't think I'm settling. :-) I think this one may stick! Now we just have to find out what DH's raise/bonus will be so we can book it!! Then I can start on my ADRs before everything is gone! YEAH!! :-)
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Could you use the US cash you are collecting, buy the Disney gift cards in Buffalo and then you'd still save the 5%????

On another note .... so excited just got word that the Diva group is going to book a block of rooms at the Grand Californian (GC) at a very good discount for our trip next year!!!

Heading out mid morning for a week in So Cal to visit with the kids ... this is the trip I am using my Jet Blue credit on .... so no money out of pocket right now ....
Sounds like a great trip! Have fun with your family!
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I've decided to switch things up a bit. I am going to see if I can use my discount for a Poly room in June, and go mod or value after the cruise, and for less nights.
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I know when I'm close to sticking to a decision when I start defending my resort choice to my DH. (I showed him video and pics of POFQ and some other moderates, including CSR rooms and POR RGRs.) He was agreeing with me for the most part on POFQ, even with the creepy huge sculptures in the food court until he saw the Royal rooms at POR. He said they looked a lot better than the FQ rooms (even with the new linens, etc.). I found myself a bit upset and was like "you don't like the French Quarter?" He responded by saying we could stay at whichever one I thought was best, but he didn't want me to settle for the FQ just because it would be cheaper than the RGRs. But I don't think I'm settling. :-) I think this one may stick! Now we just have to find out what DH's raise/bonus will be so we can book it!! Then I can start on my ADRs before everything is gone! YEAH!! :-)
The Royal rooms look cool, but I'm never in the room enough to make that worth it. Either way, you will have a great trip! Crossing my fingers for a great raise and bonus! Then we can play with your ADR's!


Speaking of ADR's, Has anyone tried Garden Grove in the Swan for dinner? If you have, which characters are there? Does it change nightly like the menu? I haven't seen much about it over on the restaurant board. I am considering that for Nov. Still have plenty of time to decide before I can make ADR's.
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to my RC pals.

Dani: I quite like the sound of doing the Poly on its own -- then a mod after the cruise. Since the cruise will be a totally new thing, might be an easier transition? Either way sounds GREAT, really!

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Hi Sue! I saw your comment about SAB...even though my kiddos can swim, a lifejacket sounds like a good idea if we all venture into the lazy river??
You could always opt for the jackets and see how it goes? Then chuck them off if they don't like/need 'em. (The current is quite strong in some places.) Miss M just rode around on a noodle when she got tired of swimming. (Had to tell her to stop trying to swim against the current -- that tired her out quick enough. ) There's also a little pool off the lazy river bit -- if you're in the lazy river, it's directly between it and the main building. No current and a bit quieter than the pool with the volleyball net. We quite like this area as it seems no one is ever in it! Has a little waterfall and, I believe, the human stew cauldron a.k.a hot tub right off it.

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I know when I'm close to sticking to a decision when I start defending my resort choice to my DH. (I showed him video and pics of POFQ and some other moderates, including CSR rooms and POR RGRs.) He was agreeing with me for the most part on POFQ, even with the creepy huge sculptures in the food court until he saw the Royal rooms at POR. He said they looked a lot better than the FQ rooms (even with the new linens, etc.). I found myself a bit upset and was like "you don't like the French Quarter?" He responded by saying we could stay at whichever one I thought was best, but he didn't want me to settle for the FQ just because it would be cheaper than the RGRs. But I don't think I'm settling. :-) I think this one may stick! Now we just have to find out what DH's raise/bonus will be so we can book it!! Then I can start on my ADRs before everything is gone! YEAH!! :-)
When we stayed at POR last fall, it was in a RGR, it was WONDERFUL! The check-in was HORRENDOUS but the rest of the time made up for it -- starting with the bell service guy who picked us up and took our luggage over to the room. Loved everything about the resort -- the grounds, the room, the walkways, the boat to DTD, the building we were in. We stayed in -- what I assume was a "water/pool" view (paid for a standard view) -- a room which overlooked the quiet pool in the courtyard of Parterre Place. We walked down to POFQ, too. It's more compact but had a lovely feel to it, too. I think we preferred the food options at POR over POFQ... but the bar at POFQ was much better. Honestly, I think I'd be happy with either resort -- those RGR are awfully nice though. Just very sweet decor and nice additions all over the room.

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Speaking of ADR's, Has anyone tried Garden Grove in the Swan for dinner? If you have, which characters are there? Does it change nightly like the menu? I haven't seen much about it over on the restaurant board. I am considering that for Nov. Still have plenty of time to decide before I can make ADR's.
I've not done Garden Grove yet. We have tried The Fountain, Bluezoo and Fresh Mediterranean Market (for breakfast). There are lots of good options over there.
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Hi Peeps!

Wookie, hope you are feeling better today.

GG, safe travels!! Have fun with the kids... with a little DL sprinkled in..

Ginny, congrats on your RC to the CR! And planning on a sundown ressie at Ca Grill seems perfect! Looking forward to seeing what the new and improved CG has to offer. [and about our DSs...they sure pull at our heartstrings with their issues, don't they? I have many similar Chucky episodes to write a book.]

Dani, like your plan for the Poly for summer and either a value/mod for post-cruise... sounds like a well thought out switcheroo.

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Janet - unfortunately short of getting the autism resource teacher fired, I am stuck with him. He is the one assigned to this area of the county. I am sure the asst principal will have something to say to his boss on my behalf Glad Sam is back in full swing! I need to get my butt back to the gym too! I wish I had a workout buddy!
Hope that your Asst Principal follows thru... so unprofessional not to call to reschedule...

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Kiddos were home today, both recovering from this nasty cold, they probably could have gone, but were so miserable this morning and DH offered to stay home with them so I could keep my dr's appt so it was a no brainer. Dr said everything looks good and it is probably scar tissue causing my pain, so I just need more time. I was so relieved everything was fine and nothing was really wrong!
Melissa, happy that your news is for the most part positive, right? Does scar tissue eventually minimize? Hoping that your pain will lessen every passing day.

Hope the kids are better enough to be in school. (sure Momma could use a rest!)

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Missed you too MPC! Hope life is a little less stressful today!

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Which resort? . You'll have to PM me if we will be at the same resort at the same time!!
Of course I will! (when I know what the heck we are doing ... )

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I'm getting too old for school, one paper took me yhree days to write, edit, and submit

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sis..Danimal invited himself...Poly with the 2 kiddos

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sue If she is in Disney when we are there...janet will totally come visit the GF
Pas.. Miss you too! Figured you were hard at work or working hard on your school stuff... And yes, my radar will get me to the GF one way or another... and who knows where we may end up??

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I know when I'm close to sticking to a decision when I start defending my resort choice to my DH. (I showed him video and pics of POFQ and some other moderates, including CSR rooms and POR RGRs.) He was agreeing with me for the most part on POFQ, even with the creepy huge sculptures in the food court until he saw the Royal rooms at POR. He said they looked a lot better than the FQ rooms (even with the new linens, etc.). I found myself a bit upset and was like "you don't like the French Quarter?" He responded by saying we could stay at whichever one I thought was best, but he didn't want me to settle for the FQ just because it would be cheaper than the RGRs. But I don't think I'm settling. :-) I think this one may stick! Now we just have to find out what DH's raise/bonus will be so we can book it!! Then I can start on my ADRs before everything is gone! YEAH!! :-)
IMO each resort has something special and unique to offer... FQ is seems perfect...small size, pool is more geared to younger kids.. you can walk over to Riverside and experience another pool is you wish... 2 great food courts...Piano Bob does a great kids show at Riverside... it all GOOD!!
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Sitting in the airport waiting to board my plane.

So excited about the Diva GC stay. But this does mean my Oct/Nov and Dec trips to WDW will have to be a little more budget friendly.
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So excited about the Diva GC stay. But this does mean my Oct/Nov and Dec trips to WDW will have to be a little more budget friendly.
Linda, safe travels, hope DD finger is healing nicely... hey your December trip is already very "budget-friendly"! We can exist on chocolate croisants, diet coke and maybe sign on with Piano Bob to sing/dance for tips??
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RCers,I would so appreciate any thoughts/recommendations about the Atrium Club. Dh asked about the plan for Sept yesterday, I guess he's been thinking about Contemporary. We've never stayed there, when I first mentioned it he wasn't thrilled. Sounds like in the meantime he's been pondering it, and it went on the short list.
Gwynne, we sure liked it. But then we are pretty big CR fans. Not everyone is. The CR CL CMs (that's a mouthful!) are pretty darned good IMO. And the size of the room, that view, and the offerings are all fine. I like the both side Tower rooms just fine. It depends entirely on my budget as to which I'd pick for any given trip. , As mentioned already here, you can't go wrong on room choice with that swell CL lounge view.

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We go to WDW twice a year, and sometimes stay in a moderate for our winter trips, then deluxe in summer. Unless I get a smoking deal on deluxe for winter. I prefer to save my deluxe $ for summer.
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DH is on the mend -- he's still got to wait about 5 more weeks to know if his pinky finger bone graft took and his pinky is savable, but he's in good spirits and focused on healing. ... He said he could actually DO WDW or DL right now! He's in the state of mind that he just wants to go away.... Wow! If only I had the money! I may try and work something out depending on any compensation he may get....but I'd like to take him up on that offer in the not to far future if we could swing it!
Glad to hear I hope you guys can swing a trip. The doctor surely would approved ordering a WDW trip for relaxed healing.

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So after looking at tons of pics and watching you tube videos of each of the moderates, I'm actually falling in love with POFQ! Has anyone else stayed there? Also, I'm thinking maybe CRT for our anniversary dinner? Thoughts?
Glad to hear POFQ is emerging as your defendable fave. We are also doing CRT for our next Anniversary trip. DH's idea! We were walking under the Castle and Dh said, "What's this?" He goes over and chats with the nice Cm at the podium, and he proclaimed it a must-do. Well, if we must!!!

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Magic, The cabins for August? Will DH be content to channel his inner Richard Petty into zipping around the Fort in the golf cart?? Is there a speed limit??
We're planning Cabins for next March. I can see DH now in his snazzy racing fire suit revving up the golf cart!!! Actually should be more his speed anyway!!!

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I would love to see one of your elusive Tree House photos. I love vintage WDW stuff. ... But, I like the FWC/Tree House idea, but are you sure you don't want to do a little tent camping in between?
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Just wanted to pop in and say hello. I don't know if it's just coincidence, or if the boys shared their germs, but I have the same thing they do. I would miss class tomorrow, but we are still planning on going to San Antonio at the end of the month. Well, that is if we can finally get our tax return, which we still do not have.
Bummer. Hope you feel better soon!

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On another note .... so excited just got word that the Diva group is going to book a block of rooms at the Grand Californian (GC) at a very good discount for our trip next year!!!

Heading out mid morning for a week in So Cal to visit with the kids ... this is the trip I am using my Jet Blue credit on .... so no money out of pocket right now ....
Have fun in So Cal. ...New plans means lots of time to anticipate the Diva trip next year. Fun Fun!

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I've decided to switch things up a bit. I am going to see if I can use my discount for a Poly room in June, and go mod or value after the cruise, and for less nights.
CONGRATS!!! That's a great idea! Love it!

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Speaking of ADR's, Has anyone tried Garden Grove in the Swan for dinner? If you have, which characters are there? Does it change nightly like the menu? I haven't seen much about it over on the restaurant board. I am considering that for Nov. Still have plenty of time to decide before I can make ADR's.
Yes, but it was a while ago. We got a good coupon on restau****.com back then and decided to try it. I seem to remember Pluto or Goofy or both. Sorry I'm not much help. The food was fine. Lots of it and lots of variety. And yes there are different night with different themes.

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Linda, safe travels, hope DD finger is healing nicely... hey your December trip is already very "budget-friendly"! We can exist on chocolate croisants, diet coke and maybe sign on with Piano Bob to sing/dance for tips??
Like I said, signing and dancing on the tables with lampshades on head...
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Yeah for the Poly!! And CL no less! :-)
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Dani, do you have dates??

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We're planning Cabins for next March. I can see DH now in his snazzy racing fire suit revving up the golf cart!!! Actually should be more his speed anyway!!!
OK, you must get a pix of DH in his souped up golf cart ... Maybe he can add racing stripes (removeable kind) to make it a little more formidable?

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Yes, Magic, show us how it's done!!
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