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Old 05-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #2806
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Are the cabins changeable???? It's like WL in real life, sounds awesome!!

So funny you should ask and I'm going a bit here, but booking cabins in the Smokies is nothing like booking Disney. All of them require payment in full about 14-30 days prior to arrival with no refunds for cancelations at that point and no changes allowed. Some will let you apply your payment to a future stay, but that's about it for any flexibility.

The resort we chose in Gatlinburg, actually has an insurance policy that you can add to your booking. I asked DH if we should add it even though it would be $175 (it's 6% of the cost). Without it we could still cancel up to 14 days prior and only lose a $45 admin. fee and they'd apply the first night's deposit to a future stay. DH said, "A lot can happen two weeks before a trip" and we'd lose thousands, so as you can imagine, I'm adding the insurance. Most TN resorts don't offer it as an option so I see it as a sign that this is the resort for us (and all RCs).

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I don't know if you see them on FB, but there is a FB page that has the most amazing cabins in the Gatlinburg area. They all seem to have a hot tub on one of the porches, and some even have indoor pools. I would love to stay at one of them.
I'm not a Facebooker, but I've done a lot of research - that's part of the fun, isn't it? We love all the amenities the cabins offer and the amazing views and privacy. This one has the arcade style game system I have to have, hot tub, jacuzzi, flat screens everywhere, fire pit and hammock, 3 baths for 3 people, pool table... It's 2000 SF of Smoky Mt. FUN!

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By golly we just had an earthquake .... I know California is known for earthquakes but we don't really get them here in the central valley. It was a 5.9 and centered about 200 miles from here. It was really strange to feel my couch move .... DH thought the dog was behind his chair bumping it! Doesn't seem to be much damage even at the center. Thank goodness .....
They are scary because at first you discount it as an earthquake and assume it's something else. By the time you realize, it may be too late to take cover. Did you check for cracks in the house? Be safe, Linda.


Marie: I'm with the others - I would cancel the Diva Trip and put the funds toward your future trip with DS and DGF. There's no point in going if it just doesn't 'feel right' anymore
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #2807
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Marie and Christine so sorry you won't be joining me on the Diva trip this year. I was looking forward to having some RC friends there! I do understand .... so many wonderful things to do and so little money. Since the trip seems to be getting more popular each year I'm sure it will be around if and when you decide to go. I have over 1000 pictures from our group photo pass .... so there should be at least a couple of DD and me in there somewhere. I really should figure out how to post pics on the Dis ....
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #2808
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Hi Lacey! Congrats on your DD graduating from grade 8!! It sounds like she is an awesome kid!!

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Thank you all for the support about the Diva trip! I was feeling down knowing I wouldn't have a Disney trip for 20 months to look forward to - but in the large scheme of things I know those months will fly by and it will come before I know it. I actually feel relief knowing I have longer to save now, and I would much rather put my money towards making a wonderful trip with my DS Andrew, his GF and my DH! As Linda said, it doesn't look like the diva trip is dying, and I am sure I'll find myself there in the not-too-far future!
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Thank you all for the support about the Diva trip! I was feeling down knowing I wouldn't have a Disney trip for 20 months to look forward to - but in the large scheme of things I know those months will fly by and it will come before I know it. I actually feel relief knowing I have longer to save now, and I would much rather put my money towards making a wonderful trip with my DS Andrew, his GF and my DH! As Linda said, it doesn't look like the diva trip is dying, and I am sure I'll find myself there in the not-too-far future!
I think the year after your big grad trip would be perfect!!! See you there!
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I think the year after your big grad trip would be perfect!!! See you there!
in the meantime I'll just stay "home" and hang with y'all here
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Hehehe so because I couldn't decide, I have both options booked for ADRs...

Option A: (Resort Day)
Breakfast at Boma
Dinner at Raglan Road

(Anniversary - MK and EP)
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
Lunch at Kona
Dinner at Via Napoli

Option B: (Resort Day)
Breakfast at Boma
Dinner at Kona

(Anniversary - MK and EP)
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
CS lunch at MK
Dinner at Via Napoli

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #2813
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Hehehe so because I couldn't decide, I have both options booked for ADRs...

Option A: (Resort Day)
Breakfast at Boma
Dinner at Raglan Road

(Anniversary - MK and EP)
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
Lunch at Kona
Dinner at Via Napoli

Option B: (Resort Day)
Breakfast at Boma
Dinner at Kona

(Anniversary - MK and EP)
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
CS lunch at MK
Dinner at Via Napoli

Thoughts?

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I like option B Koh....

Sad here, a sister of one of DH's summer students at work that goes to the local high school committed suicide last night. Apparently due to cyber and facebook bullying and reputation. I am just so sad and sickened by the trend of todays teens. It is such a scary world our kids are growing up in. One mistake and it is plastered all over the internet...to them ruining their lives.

Sorry, just wanted to share.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #2814
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I like option B Koh....

Sad here, a sister of one of DH's summer students at work that goes to the local high school committed suicide last night. Apparently due to cyber and facebook bullying and reputation. I am just so sad and sickened by the trend of todays teens. It is such a scary world our kids are growing up in. One mistake and it is plastered all over the internet...to them ruining their lives.

Sorry, just wanted to share.
So sorry to hear that... :-/.

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:01 PM   #2815
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Kook and Miss thanks for the birthday wishes

Marie sometimes it's hard, but I think you made the right decision for you!
On another note, what's with that Edmonton truck driver? Dont they explain up thete your not suppose to Take out the bridge on I-5, hope they have another bridge up or can fix that one by August when I have to drive down for my Florida flight

JennyJinx about BC CL
Sorry about DHs student. So sad. A school secretary's (in my district) daughter committed suicide this year fir the same reason. Some high school kids can be so terribly mean, it makes me sick.

Koh. Hard decision, I've ate at all but Crystal Palace. So if you haven't tried Raglan Road, I'd do that option.
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Happy Birthday SueM!!! I hope you had a great day!
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Happy Birthday Sue!!!

And again, a Happy Birthday to Melissa!!

Way too far behind, and we are heading out the door to NYC for the day, to meet up with Sam's bff who is in town for a band competition.

Jen, so sad about the young lady that took her life. Bullying in school and the use of the internet to do that just seems to be rising. Kids are so mean.

Marie, DIVA trip in 2016??

Lacey, congrats to your smart and talented DD!

GG, so thankful to know that all is okay after the earthquake. Have fun at the cabin.

Kook, sorry about Disney, but your other 2 trips sound like a good alternative. (and about the other night, Sam pulled the "I need something for tomorrow" thing... that's why we were out and about around 10...)

Pas, we will get together soon... the kids and DH miss and need you!

Dani, sending out big hugs!

MM, for WL CL!! (dates, please?) Enjoy your anniversary date...

Ginny, finally getting off to NYC, those teenage girls... geesh... enjoy the softball games.

Miss, will be coming to Chicagoland in the summer... DISmeet possible??

Koh, I'm kind of undecided too ....did I miss it or did you post more about your online interview?? Next step?

Magic, what's up next for you? any plans for Disney before end of July??

Sheila, hope the weather isn't too crazy for you...it's sunny now, but cool, NYC is supposed to get some rain... of course, we are going there

Made changes to the RC list... congrats Jen... Kook, delayed taking off your trip, 'cause I was hoping it would still be possible...


Waving hi to all I've missed... we have to hit the road...
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Hehehe so because I couldn't decide, I have both options booked for ADRs...

Option A: (Resort Day)
Breakfast at Boma
Dinner at Raglan Road

(Anniversary - MK and EP)
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
Lunch at Kona
Dinner at Via Napoli

Option B: (Resort Day)
Breakfast at Boma
Dinner at Kona

(Anniversary - MK and EP)
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
CS lunch at MK
Dinner at Via Napoli

Thoughts?

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I like option B Koh....

Sad here, a sister of one of DH's summer students at work that goes to the local high school committed suicide last night. Apparently due to cyber and facebook bullying and reputation. I am just so sad and sickened by the trend of todays teens. It is such a scary world our kids are growing up in. One mistake and it is plastered all over the internet...to them ruining their lives.

Sorry, just wanted to share.
jenny So sad to hear of yet another suicide due to social media bullying

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Happy Birthday Sue!!!

And again, a Happy Birthday to Melissa!!

Way too far behind, and we are heading out the door to NYC for the day, to meet up with Sam's bff who is in town for a band competition.

Jen, so sad about the young lady that took her life. Bullying in school and the use of the internet to do that just seems to be rising. Kids are so mean.

Marie, DIVA trip in 2016??

Lacey, congrats to your smart and talented DD!

GG, so thankful to know that all is okay after the earthquake. Have fun at the cabin.

Kook, sorry about Disney, but your other 2 trips sound like a good alternative. (and about the other night, Sam pulled the "I need something for tomorrow" thing... that's why we were out and about around 10...)

Pas, we will get together soon... the kids and DH miss and need you!

Dani, sending out big hugs!

MM, for WL CL!! (dates, please?) Enjoy your anniversary date...

Ginny, finally getting off to NYC, those teenage girls... geesh... enjoy the softball games.

Miss, will be coming to Chicagoland in the summer... DISmeet possible??

Koh, I'm kind of undecided too ....did I miss it or did you post more about your online interview?? Next step?

Magic, what's up next for you? any plans for Disney before end of July??

Sheila, hope the weather isn't too crazy for you...it's sunny now, but cool, NYC is supposed to get some rain... of course, we are going there

Made changes to the RC list... congrats Jen... Kook, delayed taking off your trip, 'cause I was hoping it would still be possible...


Waving hi to all I've missed... we have to hit the road...
Janet Have a wonderful time in NYC today!

Sue Happy Birthday!
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