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Old 11-30-2008, 01:12 PM   #1996
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We're back from our wonderful Thanksgiving family trip!!!

Have so many wonderful memories of trip and Shades of Green Resort!

Will be back later with lots of photos!!!!
Is your signature picture in the Poly tree?

Can't wait to hear more! We'll be there in three days!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:43 PM   #1997
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Is your signature picture in the Poly tree?

Can't wait to hear more! We'll be there in three days!!!!!
Yes, our PP photos were at the Poly. She took 75 beach, tree, and castle shots of our grand gathering. It's difficult to get 17 in a descent shot at once, let alone all smiling, so we were please with our pics!!

Have a magical trip and I'll try to get some pics up soon!

PS ~ love your cute siggie pics!
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:50 PM   #1998
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We took ours at the Poly in May. We were staying there and loved the grounds, so it was a no-brainer. Our session ended up being free, so that was an added bonus.

Here's our tree pic (and why I recognized yours! ):



See, it's difficult to get six people to look at the camera at the same time, too!
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #1999
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Greetings everyone!

We are back from our most wonderful Thanksgiving grand gathering trip making lots of special memories and have lots of pics to share soon as I catch up.

SoG: I had read many positive and negative reports during the last year of researching and I will begin by saying, we were most pleased and thought SoG was indeed a wonderful resort!! We consider ourselves very blessed to be qualified to stay at such a wonderful place among so many nice people and can’t say enough good things about this resort! We had great service, bountiful food, beautiful grounds, 480sf rooms w/2 comfy queen beds, plus pull out sleep sofa, fridge, coffee pot and patios! Who could ask for more?!

Rooms: Our family had requested 1st floor connecting rooms 1 yr out, near kiddie pool in old section, but as you're aware, rooms are not assigned until you arrive. Upon our arrival and entering our rooms, opening our big sliding door drapes, it was heaven sent with a big yard for grands to romp and only 5 doors down from heated Mickey pool! We joked about having uninvited front row seats for a wedding taking place in gazebo, as bride walked past our rooms . Believe me, it was absolute bliss to come back to the quite peacefulness of SoG to unwind after a busy noisy day at parks and hit the uncrowded pools/hot tubs or slip into our most very comfy beds!!

Food: I had also read - and + about their food ~ all tho we mostly had ADR’s thru Disney, the few times we ate at SoG felt it was a good selection, very tasty, and easy on the wallet. Imagine my surprise to magically have make your own Mickey waffles at breakfast buffet !? Who said ‘SoG offered no magic’?!

Buses: Had also heard many negatives about them. The ones we took were newish, spotless, and timely. They fill quickly, so you need to get there early on outbound, also seems some days they run hourly from park to SoG, so if you miss it, you had to wait or find alternative. Yes, it takes time to get to the parks from SoG, a 15 min walk to catch tram at Poly, but it was very suitable for us.

Bathrooms: very sizable, w'hairdryer, shower dispenser for soap and shampoo.

Weather: great 70/75* during day and 40/50* nights...comfortable temps to swim.

With 17 family members on our wonderful trip, 5 cameras and 3 videos, needless to say we have over 2,000 pictures. Also had a 1 hr photopass session at Poly we were most pleased with if anyone is interested or needs info. I have many photos to share of SoG, CTR luncheon, our Grand 1 Yacht fireworks cruise, BBB and parades, etc. if anyone is interested.

I hope my report will help some one else in their planning stages.
Trust me, we really enjoyed ourselves and our family would go back in a heart beat!!
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Yes, our PP photos were at the Poly. She took 75 beach, tree, and castle shots of our grand gathering. It's difficult to get 17 in a descent shot at once, let alone all smiling, so we were please with our pics!!

Have a magical trip and I'll try to get some pics up soon!

PS ~ love your cute siggie pics!
What a fun photo in your siggie! I'm gald you had a great time!
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:32 AM   #2001
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Hello again!

I've rec'd several pm's asking to see my SoG photos, so am in process of editing them so they don't take up so much space. Hope you enjoy!






Lobby in it's C'mas glory.


Lobby C'mas tree


Lobby TV entertaining our grands while we register
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:50 AM   #2002
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480sf rooms have 2 very compy queen beds


Pull out love seat, perfect for ur 4yo DGS,
but would easily sleep an adult or 2 small children


We requested old section, which has half wall room dividers


This photo gives you more idea of room lay out


Small fridge was convenient for water, juices and milk.


Very large cosets, with a safe large enough to hold a laptop


The roomy bathrooms were great, incl: hair dryer w/clock,
soap & shampoo dispenser in shower


Two sets of our rooms were connecting, we love the advantages
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Nice pictures. I had wondered what the tree would look like this year...we arrive in 15 days. Can't wait to get back "home" to SOG!!
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Nice pictures. I had wondered what the tree would look like this year...we arrive in 15 days. Can't wait to get back "home" to SOG!!
Thx, KatRob! Yes, the lobby is beautiful in it's C'mas glory! Know you'll have a wonderful trip!
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View from our room was most peaceful


Each room had a nice patio


We had 5 first floor rooms, w/grounds for the grands to romp


Also had front row seats to a wedding just outside our room :


That's all I have time for now, time to take my little DGS to library story time. More later!
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Thanks, 4Nana!!!!!
Oh, this is really getting me in the mood.

Between buying the last few items on the packing list, getting Santa finished and the actual PACKING...well, looking at your pics is a treat!!!

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Thanks 4nana! I think those are the best photos of room details that I've seen. I didn't take any photos in my room at all. I need to fix that next time.
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Now for the restaurants ~


Mangino's


The Garden Gallery entrance


Buffet breakfast $9.00 w/coffee/juice xtra,
Dinner buffet started at $11 thru $20


I was very surprised to see make your own MM waffles!!
Yes, I like strawberries, what can I say!?


Club snd's from Evergreen's (by pool) was some of the best I've had!
I'm drooling and wishing for one!!
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Now, for the pools ~


The adult pool


Grands loved the Mickey pool


The hot tub was so relaxing after a day at the psrks.
It is much bigger than it looks, would seat 6+ easily.


DH and I really enjoyed pool side massages...ahhh!


Time for lunch ~ more later!
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SoG wild life ~


Please do not feed the alligators
This was a baby, did not get pictures of the larges ones in pond


The colorful fishes


DH & DGS enjoyed feeding the wild turkeys


Anyone know what kind of bird this is?
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