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Old 04-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #256
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Hope the boys are feeling better and that Crap has good trips.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #257
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I have not posted much at all lately but will be posting more now that I have free time. Reading your ending will be great. I understand wanting to conserve space.

I am going to Dl just before Halloween and am super excited about it. If I could get a quick trip this Christmas as well, I would be a happy girl.

I actually worked there for over 11 years, then I was a stay at home Mom for almost 2 years. They called me back last summer asking for 3-4 weeks. Eight months later, there was no end in sight. I really do adore them, but I stayed longer than I wanted. When I dropped all of my work off last week, the Dr tried to assign me a new project. He had to be reminded that I am done (at least for now). His last words were that we would work together again someday, so I am sure I will see him again. It was actually perfect timing to quit too. Crap is on a business trip in Boston this week and has another to San Diego next week. I do not have to worry about working on top of all of the other things I will have no help with over the next couple of weeks. Plus, both boys have some stomach bug.
It's not a huge deal to go slightly past page 250 in these threads, like if you're in the middle of something specific and just need to get to the end of it (for example, when we do the Theme Week Countdowns in the Disneyland at Christmas Superthread and are thisclose to the end of the countdown), but since my TR thread will be closed anyway I might as well conserve the final posts on page 250 for the thread Retrospective!

The just-before-Halloween trip will be so much fun! I hope you can swing the holiday season mini-trip as well! Even if Christmas time were not my favorite season, I would still say that it offers so much more all-around, thorough decor and general festivity at DLR than Halloween Time offers - right down to the hotels. It's a matter of 'getting more bang for your buck,' and the holidays at DLR deliver that bang whereas Halloween Time feels a little...I don't know...thin, I guess. It pains me to say that because I love Halloween as a holiday so much!

But I am really, really hoping that Halloween Time can become bigger and better at DLR from this point forward. Even if it just got back to the level that it used to be, circa 2007 or 2008 - with themed music playing and obvious Halloween decor in DCA - that would be fine, but I think that Cars Land has a lot of Halloween potential, and I hope the creative wizards at DLR can build upon that. Also, I can totally envision retro Halloween decorations along Buena Vista Street. I can picture it. I can see the whole scenario. I can practically touch the vintage portraits of cherubic children wishing us all a "Merry Hallowe'en" as they stand next to roughly sketched black cats and witches' hats. All Disney has to do is...well, do it! They just have to make it happen!

I can't recall if you were still on the DIS when I posted this Halloween Time DIS Unplugged podcast/call-in show link in my TR last year but if you missed it, it's good for a listen as it will help with the Halloween fun & planning:

Halloween Time Podcast & Call-In Show (featuring the DIS Unplugged team - and me!!!)

Truth be told, I have not listened to the podcast/call-in show since we recorded it. I hate the sound of my own voice. But I know that we covered a wide range of Halloween Time-related subjects and I know that I was blurting out some tips at the very end. We also did a call-in show for the holiday season which was even better, I think.

I can totally understand not wanting to be stuck in a job beyond the time frame you had planned - especially if you are a mom (which you are!). I'm not a mom, but I am the sort of person who will get very antsy if I am expected to extend myself past a pre-arranged time frame because it keeps me from doing something else I need or want to do.

On the one hand, it's great that the Dr. and the office wanted you to stick around, and it is a job with which you are so familiar. The overall employment situation is bad in so many areas of the country, and people are either not able to find work or are having to take jobs in fields they would otherwise never be interested in delving into in a million years. At least you know you can probably always go back to the Dr. and that job if necessary.

But when you have children and other obligations, and you sign on for just a 'limited engagement,' you want to be able to end that engagement when you expected to.

I hope the boys are feeling better!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #258
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Thanks Princess. They are doing a little better.

Thanks Sherry. That is a lot of great information. I started listening to the podcast and will definitely finish it before I leave. Your voice is fine. I think everyone hates her own voice.

I really like the people I work for and am sure I will see them again for work or a more personal project. Their daughter may swim in the Olympics someday She was 1.5 when I met her, so I will enjoy rooting for her.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #259
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I will finish this. I just want to catch up on my reading first. Just reporting the good news to those who have not heard it yet. We took our second cruise over Spring Break on the Wonder. Just before we left, we booked a 2 day trip to Disneyland to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and attend the Halloween party. Crap found out he has another week of vacation for 2013 he did not know about, so we are adding a week at WDW 10/27-11/03. I am super excited, because our only other solid plans are to sail on the Fantasy 12/06/14 for Xander's 8th birthday. I am also pre-planning attending Shanghai Disneyland over Christmas break in 2015 (hopefully it will be open by then). Even though it is on the other side of the country, I may try to squeeze in Hong Kong. If I can hit Anaheim and Orlando back to back, I may get both locations in China too. I am excited to see that a lot of you are also taking trips soon and plan to follow along.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #260
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So many Disney trips in the future. Awesome! I hope you do get the chance to do both Shangai and Hong King. Will you be visiting the Philippines too? There is a possibility that I may get to go to Disneyland Paris in 2014.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #261
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So many Disney trips in the future. Awesome! I hope you do get the chance to do both Shangai and Hong King. Will you be visiting the Philippines too? There is a possibility that I may get to go to Disneyland Paris in 2014.
Crap complains that we never really take vacations outside if Disney, so I am only certain of the 3 we have deposits on for now. Everything else is constantly changing, so they are just plans for now. I would love to see a park during the opening year though, so I really want to go to Shanghai. We were going to take a trip to the Philippines in October 2010 for the one year anniversary of Lola's death. My employer was not doing well, so I held off on booking. In September, I ended up leaving (since they were no longer allowing me to work from home). I am glad we put the trip off, because we would have lost all of our deposits. I always wanted to go again sometime. Crap has NO interest if traveling there, so it may be many years before we go. He lived there for almost 2 years as a baby, but neither I nor the boys have been. I hope you do a trip report if you go to Paris. I would love to read about it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:26 PM   #262
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Crap complains that we never really take vacations outside if Disney, so I am only certain of the 3 we have deposits on for now. Everything else is constantly changing, so they are just plans for now. I would love to see a park during the opening year though, so I really want to go to Shanghai. We were going to take a trip to the Philippines in October 2010 for the one year anniversary of Lola's death. My employer was not doing well, so I held off on booking. In September, I ended up leaving (since they were no longer allowing me to work from home). I am glad we put the trip off, because we would have lost all of our deposits. I always wanted to go again sometime. Crap has NO interest if traveling there, so it may be many years before we go. He lived there for almost 2 years as a baby, but neither I nor the boys have been. I hope you do a trip report if you go to Paris. I would love to read about it.
Ron has only been to the Philippines once when he was a teenager and also has no interest in going back. He also thinks I would do horribly over there because I'm so picky with food (he may be right about that...). His parents still go almost every year though now that they are retired.

It sounds like a fun idea to go to a park the year it opens! How cool to say you were there. So funny, you say you only have three trips for sure. It's already three more than me. Paris is my only chance of seeing Disney in the next 3-4 years. It'll only be for a day or two, solo, while I visit my brother who will be working for one year in Europe. I'll be sure to do a mini TR about it though.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #263
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Ron has only been to the Philippines once when he was a teenager and also has no interest in going back. He also thinks I would do horribly over there because I'm so picky with food (he may be right about that...). His parents still go almost every year though now that they are retired.

It sounds like a fun idea to go to a park the year it opens! How cool to say you were there. So funny, you say you only have three trips for sure. It's already three more than me. Paris is my only chance of seeing Disney in the next 3-4 years. It'll only be for a day or two, solo, while I visit my brother who will be working for one year in Europe. I'll be sure to do a mini TR about it though.
I am picky too, but I love most of the Filipino food I've eaten. My in laws have each been in the past few years but we've never gone with them. I know I will be able to talk Crap into a trip when the boys are older. I think that is a trip we will all appreciate more when they're older.

I hope you make it to Paris Disneyland hen you visit your brother. I just read on your report why you are waiting to travel again, and I understand.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #264
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Hi Kim

Nice to hear that you and your family had a great cruise on Wonder during Spring Break.

That is great news to hear that you will be at the DLR and attend MHP for your 10th year anniversary to Crap. Even great news to hear that Crap has some time off during your trip to the DLR that you will go to WDW after the DLR trip. I am excited for you and your family that you will visit both resorts during your trip. Can't wait to hear your plans for the WDW trip since you will be staying at PPH during your DLR trip.

There is a lot of trips on the work and hope that they do work out well.
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Hi Kim

Nice to hear that you and your family had a great cruise on Wonder during Spring Break.

That is great news to hear that you will be at the DLR and attend MHP for your 10th year anniversary to Crap. Even great news to hear that Crap has some time off during your trip to the DLR that you will go to WDW after the DLR trip. I am excited for you and your family that you will visit both resorts during your trip. Can't wait to hear your plans for the WDW trip since you will be staying at PPH during your DLR trip.

There is a lot of trips on the work and hope that they do work out well.
Thanks Bret. We will be staying in a little mermaid room at the Art of Animation unless I come across extra money, in which case we will upgrade to the Cars Suite. I spent all night last night putting tentative plans together. The 180 day mark is just around the corner. It is almost time to book meals already!

I hope they work out too. Hopefully, you have more on the Horizon too as I enjoy reading about yours.
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I heard a lot of good review about the Little Mermaid rooms. Hope you will have enough to upgrade to the Cars Family Suite during your trip. Nice to hear that you are at the 180 day mark where you can make your dining reservations at WDW. Have you and Crap decided what sit down restaurants you will be dining?

I only have three planned trips this year with the next month trip to the Walt Disney Studios and Archives tour, D23 Expo in August and the Holiday trip in mid November.
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I heard a lot of good review about the Little Mermaid rooms. Hope you will have enough to upgrade to the Cars Family Suite during your trip. Nice to hear that you are at the 180 day mark where you can make your dining reservations at WDW. Have you and Crap decided what sit down restaurants you will be dining?

I only have three planned trips this year with the next month trip to the Walt Disney Studios and Archives tour, D23 Expo in August and the Holiday trip in mid November.
Thanks. I hope we can upgrade too. Crap never has any say in the planning. I do it all. So far I am thinking Club 33 or Napa Rose, Minnie and Friends Breakfast, Goofy's Kitchen, Surfside Lounge, Flo's, Spirit of Aloha, Tutto Italia and/or 1-2 F&W events, Landscape of Flavors x2, Typhoon Lillies, Chef Mickey's, Be Our Guest lunch, Be Our Guest dinner, Avalunch, Cosmi Ray's, Play and Dine lunch, Pizza Planet, Donald's Safari Breakfast, T Rex, Flame Tree Barbecue, Starring Rolls, Boardwalk Bakery, Beaches and Cream and hopefully more snacks at Epcot. It is possible a couple may change, but I am hoping this is close to the final list. It is pretty evenly split between TS and QS, so we bought the regular dining plan.

I ONLY have 3 trips planned too, although the Fantasy is next year. The others are just pre-planned. I love how you said only. Crap and I were just talking about vacations the other day. He said most families average less than one trip a year. I did not look it up but it sounds low to me.
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That is nice that Crap will let you do all the planning during your trips. That is a lot of restaurants from both resorts that you want to do. There are a lot of restaurants that I want to try at WDW but they just don't have any availability on some since I don't do the dining plan or stay on-site. The one restaurant that I want to try at WDW whenever I go back is Be Our Guest Restaurant during dinner since I have heard good reviews about it.

On average of one trip per year does sound low for an average family. As you know that I like going to the DLR all the time. Even though it is a long distance from Sacramento to SoCal, I still enjoy driving down Highway 99 until we get to Anaheim.
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That is nice that Crap will let you do all the planning during your trips. That is a lot of restaurants from both resorts that you want to do. There are a lot of restaurants that I want to try at WDW but they just don't have any availability on some since I don't do the dining plan or stay on-site. The one restaurant that I want to try at WDW whenever I go back is Be Our Guest Restaurant during dinner since I have heard good reviews about it.

On average of one trip per year does sound low for an average family. As you know that I like going to the DLR all the time. Even though it is a long distance from Sacramento to SoCal, I still enjoy driving down Highway 99 until we get to Anaheim.
I just booked the flights, which make breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen impossible. I promised Xander we would go next trip. Since we only have time for one breakfast at the resort, it has to be Minnie's. We have never missed eating there in any of Xander's six trips. It is a tradition. If we cancel Flo's, we can do a Goofy's kitchen dinner. The only problem is we only have one full park day thanks to DisneyWorld. Whenever we leave the park for dinner, it is very hard to get Crap back in it. He likes to tour at a leisurely pace. If I only get one full day and one party night, I want to be there from opening until close to closing time. I am really looking forward to Be Our Guest. I want to do QS lunch and table service dinner.

I wish I went to Disney as often as you do. A lot of people probably do. At least, I get to read about all of your lively trips, and they help me plan for mine. You are a great source of information, and a great friend for Disneyland advice.
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I wanted to say hi! I got overwhelmed with life and school and the boards had to take a break! I hope the boys are doing well! Any new trips in the works?

We are looking at a possible trip for December! EEk!
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