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Old 09-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #76
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Hi Brenda.... I'm in, I can't wait to read about your trip!
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Page 5? Better late than never.

As a novice empty nester (as of two weeks ago) I say enjoy your time together while you can. I get that.

Can't wait to read about your exciting adventure. So envious of your long stays. I will be there for 12 nights in October and I thought that was long. I can't imagine two weeks of Disney bliss.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #78
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Hello Emmysmommy I've been following your trip reports and looking forward to reading about your new trip!! This would be my first message on the boards. I'm not new to reading TR's just first time commenting. I'm looking forward to reading your latest TR and just wanted to say thanks.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #79
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Hi Brenda!!

Kathleen and I are in!!

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So glad to hear your son is leaving Afghanistan.

Please thank him for his service to our country.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #81
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Hi Brenda, I'm Jessica from GA. I've been reading your dining reports since 2011. Followed the link from your dining report...had to hear about the Castle and the safari!
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #82
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Can't wait to read our TR & your dining experiences on the other thread too! Wow, being in Cinderella's chambers is a dream!
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #83
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I'm two for two on your new trip/dining reports tonight Brenda!
Post lots of updates this week...DH is out of town again all week and I will have plenty of extra DisTime!


I'm a little over two months out from DD7's first Mommy and Me trip! It's a surprise!
She has been waiting for her turn to start them for a couple years now, and oh boy do I have some tricks up my sleeve for her!!!

(still trying to figure out exactly what happened to your ankle?!?)
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #84
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I'm in!

I thoroughly enjoyed your last TR (amazing Yacht Club Suite!) I can't wait to hear about your latest trip (thanks for the heads up on FB ... I lurk there and on Disboards).

I'm also a member of the pink bag fan club!

What an unbelievable stay! I can't imagine being there that long! Fabulous!

My daughter just told someone that her favorite trip to WDW was her girls trip when she was 19 years old. Gotta love those girls trips ... what wonderful memories you and Em will have! She's a lucky gal to get to have so many of them ... and always done to the nines!
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I can't wait to read along. I kind of feel like a "food snob" in Disney... with so many wonderful dining options, I try not to stick with nearby quick service options, because basically all the resorts have the same qs food options... right?

However, we try not to do reservations, because the DH and I are not real big into planning ahead and more into flying by the seat of our pants.

Can't wait to see where you go... and eat.
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Hi Amy! I'm glad that my eating and gaining 8.5 lbs was entertainment for some people!! Are you participating in the live dining thread for your upcoming trip? I would be glad to repay you!!

That's awesome about you and your mom's bond. I know that years from now I will be confident that even though trips themselves do not build a bond between a mother and children that at least they were the memories for which some of our bond is built.

Hahaha! I'm hoping to keep my weight gain under that! But YES, I'm taking a stab at live reporting!
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #88
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Sounds like an exciting trip on the horizon. Can't wait to read more.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:48 AM   #89
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I just finished reading your last trip report last night! Can't wait to read more
Hi there! I welcome you to this new TR now! Thanks for following the old and joining me with the new!

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Hi Brenda.... I'm in, I can't wait to read about your trip!
Hi Gin! I'm glad you are here! It may be fun to compare notes for the YC portion of the stay!

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Page 5? Better late than never.

As a novice empty nester (as of two weeks ago) I say enjoy your time together while you can. I get that.

Can't wait to read about your exciting adventure. So envious of your long stays. I will be there for 12 nights in October and I thought that was long. I can't imagine two weeks of Disney bliss.
Hi Mary Ellen! You are not late, I'm just getting started and I'm delighted to have you join! Thanks for dropping by.

I should look at the empty nest thing this way, I may have more solo trips to WDW!

12 nights at WDW no matter where is still a nice long trip!

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Hi Bab! I'm glad to hear that you have followed along.... thank you for joining this TR! And I am completely honored to have you comment here as POST #1. Thank you so much!!!

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Hi Brenda, I'm Jessica from GA. I've been reading your dining reports since 2011. Followed the link from your dining report...had to hear about the Castle and the safari!
Hi Jessica! The over-achiever in me plans to simultaneously tackle the TR and DR. We'll see how that goes but I THANK YOU for joining both! And thank you for following my DR from when I was thinner!!

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Can't wait to read our TR & your dining experiences on the other thread too! Wow, being in Cinderella's chambers is a dream!
Hi there! Thanks to you for joining. I can't wait to share. I'm sure words will never convey the magic that is in that place!

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I'm two for two on your new trip/dining reports tonight Brenda!
Post lots of updates this week...DH is out of town again all week and I will have plenty of extra DisTime!


I'm a little over two months out from DD7's first Mommy and Me trip! It's a surprise!
She has been waiting for her turn to start them for a couple years now, and oh boy do I have some tricks up my sleeve for her!!!

(still trying to figure out exactly what happened to your ankle?!?)
Look at you Trisha! Thanks for joining - both!! I will be the little engine that could for you.... stay tuned because I'm ready for an update shortly.

How awesome for your DD to have a surprise trip with you. I wanna know what you end up doing. Even if you don't do a full TR you'll have to keep me informed!

Thanks again for joining! And I still giggle at the damage that two red heads on the loose with cocktails could do at the parks.

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I thoroughly enjoyed your last TR (amazing Yacht Club Suite!) I can't wait to hear about your latest trip (thanks for the heads up on FB ... I lurk there and on Disboards).

I'm also a member of the pink bag fan club!

What an unbelievable stay! I can't imagine being there that long! Fabulous!

My daughter just told someone that her favorite trip to WDW was her girls trip when she was 19 years old. Gotta love those girls trips ... what wonderful memories you and Em will have! She's a lucky gal to get to have so many of them ... and always done to the nines!
Hi there and thank you for joining. I'm glad you read the latest TR.

I should be like Oprah and announce PINK BAGS for everyone!! But alas, I don't have her bank account otherwise I would certainly do that!

Awwww... your DD has great girl trip memories. How sweet. A TEEN saying that. Awesome!


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I can't wait to read along. I kind of feel like a "food snob" in Disney... with so many wonderful dining options, I try not to stick with nearby quick service options, because basically all the resorts have the same qs food options... right?

However, we try not to do reservations, because the DH and I are not real big into planning ahead and more into flying by the seat of our pants.

Can't wait to see where you go... and eat.
Hi there and thanks for joining in.

I think my first full day at the parks DR section will interest you then... I see something developing there that fits what you said! I'm sure that fly by the seat of your pants touring style works better during the slower seasons.

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Hahaha! I'm hoping to keep my weight gain under that! But YES, I'm taking a stab at live reporting!
Ha ha!! You my dear have more self control than me.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:18 AM   #90
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Before we actually step foot in WDW there is some business to attend to…Not important business mind you so we'll call this:


Seven Self Indulgent Must Dos:

1. Shopping: As noted in prior TRs, I have a thing for cheap vacation clothing. Cheap meaning Ross, Marshalls, Forever21, et al. A few examples as Exibit A:




Oh and some may recall this little frock that I purchased in February when we were at Yacht Club. An item actually on SALE at the Fittings & Fairings gift shop:


For the ladies that have inquired as to my pink handbag in my 1st post: Here’s a link to where you too can advance the trendy fashion statement that I have apparently started!


2. Packing: We packed lightly for this trip since we had lightweight summer clothing so we easily fit everything into our FOUR BAGS! Seriously. We wayyy overpack, I know. In my defense, we were planning on a 2 week trip and we are GIRLS. I can guarantee that no one is going to be coming to me for packing advice. (Paula remember when you made that mistake?)


3. Luggage Tags and Disney’s Magical Express vouchers: What’s with the 1 tag per person allowance? I call them and sweet talk them into sending me additional tags post haste!



4. Haircuts – Yep, we do that too.

Before




After


5. Camera stuff: My bridge camera recently threw itself a retirement party since it quit working! Soooo… I can’t go to WDW without a camera otherwise this would be a very short and boring TR. I purchased a Sony NEX5R but hated it so I returned it and got a Nikon Coolpix P7700. It has all the point and shoot capabilities that I value in a camera for an untrained photographer!!! Ha ha! Please accept my apologies in advance since I was getting used to some of the settings on my new camera so some photos that I will share are not the best and I refuse to take the time to edit them!



6. Photopass+: Why not? For some reason the price dropped by $20 to $149 this trip.



7. Magic Bands w/ FP+ reservations: We participated in the Magic Band and FP+ test this trip. Both AKL and YC were participating so we pre-ordered our MBs and chose our colors. I went with an orange and a pink (one for each resort) while Em had green and pink. I’ll talk more about these at the appropriate section but the bands are a great concept that I expect will include photopass and other tap to transact/pay functionality in the future.


I already lost any male readers with this update so moving on to the next post....

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