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Old 12-15-2008, 08:37 AM   #16
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What're you trying to say, I've changed my dates too many times to remember?! We're going January 30-February 8 - I need to work on getting the little girls more layering pieces. I've invested in enough Disney t-shirts for now.
Okay, I didn't want to put it like that but...YES!



I couldn't remember the dates anymore. I'm lucky I know what day it is.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:49 AM   #17
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Royal Discourse - Two - The Royal Digs

Well, it was a nice drive to the Yacht Club.

Say it with me.

THE YACHT CLUB!!!!

I was really very excited to be staying here. It had been so long since I'd stayed in an Epcot resort. As a matter of fact, the last time was before HRH was born, and my mother, father, husband, and I all took a fantastic trip that I will never ever forget for the rest of my life.

It involved an upgrade to the Captain's Deck. And for those of you who may not know, that's their presidential suite.

But I digress. That's a tale for another time from the as yet unpublished TK trip report volumes.

We arrived at the Yacht Club and I was excited! As we were disengaging ourselves from Mr. Transportation's vehicle, I was greeted by a friendly cast member who asked if we were checking in. I said yes, we are, but she's in charge, and laughed as I pointed to my mother. And that was totally fine with me. I was along for the ride, you know? She had all the plans in order and I was content to let someone else be in charge.

For the most part.

Eventually I exerted my own will, but that came later.

Of course, HRH discovers the kid area right away, and the old school Disney cartoons. I can't tell you how many times we watched those cartoons on this trip. Fortunately, they were some of my very favorites. And at the risk of sounding horrendously old, they just don't make them the way they used to.

Now while he's otherwise occupied and Nana's got an eye on him, I took the opportunity to take some photos.

For myself but also, for you guys. I know that most likely, I won't go in December again. I knew this was a once in a lifetime type trip. For a lot of reasons that I can't go into right now, or it would just ruin the whole trip report. I'll save the why for my final thoughts.

But suffice it to say that I thought about my readers and the Lapuettes more on this trip then on my September one, and I found myself taking pictures of things I normally wouldn't have because I would think of one of you and know you would love it.

And that made me happy. Knowing that I was capturing on film something that would bring a little smile to someone else.

I'll let you in on a little secret, too. Even though we probably won't make it there in this chapter, let's just say there's some royal food art coming your way. (We royals don't call it porn, it's art.)

So, to get to it, I took lots of photos.






HRH really loved this train they had set up in the lobby.






I was intrigued by all the little details.









And when Mom was done checking in, we headed off to our room. Now, I'm grateful to say that check in went off without a hitch, and we even got the type of room we requested. We wanted something close to the boat dock so it wouldn't be too much of a walk for Nana. Because walking is really, really hard for her most days. Especially that much walking, you know? Now we rent an ECV in the parks, but you still need to get there. Although this trip I really made a point of recommending to Mom and Nana that they should research one of the companies that you rent for from the whole week, who will drop the ECV off at your hotel. For the price you pay per day at Disney, who knows what you could get from one of those companies, you know? And even if it's more, it may just be worth it to have so she doesn't have to walk at all, and can really enjoy herself more.

Now, on our walk to our room we passed the gift shop, which was quite nice. I couldn't wait to do some damage in there, but we saved that for the last day, so you'll just have to wait.

I did, however, take a picture of this decoration.



I love how the decorations are themed to the resort. And honestly, although I love the bright airiness of the Beach Club, I really think the Yacht lends itself to the holiday more, with the rich deep blues and burgundies. So very pretty.

We arrive at our room and I go mad taking pictures for you all. Even though we're on a mega time crunch to make our Brown Derby reservation.


Our one and only towel creature.


Hidden Mickey in the comforter.


Now that's what I call a room with a view.





At this point, I quickly lay out the gifts for everyone on the bed, and Mom and Nana LOVE their bags and slippers.

And no joke, every night when we got back to the room, we would all put on those slippers, and it felt SO good. I am totally bringing slippers with me every time I go to Disney now. On an aside, my shoes that I brought which I thought would serve me fine, were just awful. My feet were killing me at the end of the day.

And these were no slouchy shoes, people. They're Merrells. Expensive, good quality, I expected better kind of shoes. Oh well, at least I have them for work. But I'm still on the search for a good, good park shoe. My absolute favorites would have to be my Teva Elixer Flips from September. Unfortunately, even though I brought them, it was just too cold to wear them. Which was a huge bummer. Because those are like little slices of heaven right on your feet.

HRH loved his new Hulk slippers. Since, he's discovered that he can remove the fur lining and he wears them around the house without. They're too big, I bought them too big because of the lining, but I'm hoping they'll fit him really well for next summer. And if not, he can still just wear them around the house as slippers.

And he was over the moon for his new Spongebob pajamas. He loved those jams, and wears them a lot now. If they're clean, they're what he picks. How we do love Spongebob in this house.

So after all of that it was time for me to do the quickest possible reorganization ever.

I had to transition our bags from being airplane ready to park ready, change myself, and get ready to head to MGM.

It's no mean feat. And I rushed. Because we weren't running late, but it was questionable whether or not we'd make it to the park for our ressie on time, depending on how many people were going at the same time, savvy?

On a side note, I hate that.

I hate having a reservation the first day, I hate feeling rushed, and I hate having to throw myself together. But although this trip was a birthday gift, it was not about me. It was about Mom and Nana showing me Disney how they like to do it, and me going with the flow.

So I did. I went with the flow.

A lot.

Breathing in and out and trying to repress my inner pirate. It was hard.

Very, very hard.

But for the most part, I succeeded.

Up next - Again, I say...did we make to the Brown Derby on time?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:55 AM   #18
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Thanks for thinking of us with all of your pretty pictures!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:56 AM   #19
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It all sounded so smooth, even though you had to hurry a bit. I can only hope!

Would it be possible for you to PM me bigger versions of these 2 pics? A florist friend of mine is making me a centerpiece for my Christmas table and these are just beautiful! Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:39 AM   #21
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Wow. Yacht Club is pretty!! I love the hidden mickey that looks like a knot in the blanket. Very cute.

Can we see a picture of the hulks without the liner in them? I can't picture what they look like and I am curious....for some reason.

I'm so sad your shoes didn't work for you either.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #22
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Would it be possible for you to PM me bigger versions of these 2 pics? A florist friend of mine is making me a centerpiece for my Christmas table and these are just beautiful! Thanks!
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Wow. Yacht Club is pretty!! I love the hidden mickey that looks like a knot in the blanket. Very cute.

Can we see a picture of the hulks without the liner in them? I can't picture what they look like and I am curious....for some reason.

I'm so sad your shoes didn't work for you either.
I have shoe drama.

I should have known that anyway.

I'll try to post a pic of the Hulk slippers soon.

As of right now, I'm not sure where they are.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #23
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I'm wondering how long into the trip it's going to take you before you rebel on going with someone else's flow.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:50 AM   #24
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Love the pics of the resort. I think checking out the resort decorations is what I'm looking forward to most next year.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:14 PM   #25
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Love the pics of the resort. I think checking out the resort decorations is what I'm looking forward to most next year.
It was really one of the highlights for me.
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Oooh, I bought a new pair of shoes yesterday that I'm hoping will work as park shoes. Bring slippers- I guess I need to go shopping again! Poor, poor me..
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I highly recommend the fuzzy snowflake slippers from Kohls.
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Wait. A new trip report? Did I miss the ending of the last one? I have GOT to start spending more time on the Dis. Never thought I'd say that. Can't wait to hear more!
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Can't wait to read more about your trip!
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Loving your TR...I SOOOO loved your PTR!!!! Looking forward to the rest of your trip!!!
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