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Old 08-20-2009, 07:07 AM   #136
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I love the underwater shots! So cool!!! I saw a commercial for an actual waterproof digital camera the other day. It's a fuji camera and I saw it at Target yesterday for $200. I really considering it for a birthday present for myself or something! I'd love to be able to take underwater pictures and pictures on splash mountain etc without worrying about the camera!
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:23 AM   #137
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I was a few updates behind because we were away too! for booking! A pool room at AKL sounds wonderful!!!!!! Sounds like you made a really good move going with the TA again-I hope s/he works out well and provides good service. Speaking of TA's, I haven't heard from mine in a LONG time, I kinda forgot about her! All well!

I love the underwater pictures! They are so fun! I have to pick up a few more things for the trip from the store, if I remember, I just might pick up one of these!

I kinda laughed at not understanding some American accents....there are some I don't understand either!
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:37 PM   #138
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Yeah, you booked your room!! It seems your heart was leading you back to AKL so you should be happy!

I hear ya on the ADR situation! My 90 days was happening right around when they went online and there were a bunch of kinks. I hope it won't be too "crowded" at the time you or your TA are booking them. Just remember, a lot of people don't know about them moving back to 180 days so I think you'll be okay, I really do!

Loved the water pictures and how fun! I'm not good in lakes and fish swimming around me!! YIKES

Oh gosh, tease me with the Nuernberg pictures!! I know I have plenty (and in my brain) but I can't wait to see them! I'm wanting to go to Mueller's like something fierce and grab me a real Nuernberger brat wurst out front! By the way, I read last week that at the Food & Wine Festival in Epcot at the Munich station they will have the famous Nuernberger brat wurst so we'll see!

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Sorry, Nuremberg will have to wait, was too busy today!! I saw that about the Nürnberger Bratwürste! I wonder wether they are the real ones... In all of the European Union this is protected regional name, which is similar to a trademark. It says that you only may call it a Nürnberger if it was produced in Nuremberg! Same goes for Serano ham, Parma ham, Permeggiano cheese and so on... Actually, I took pictures of my favourite bratwurst location!

I can understand your pain about being at the 90 days mark at the beginning of online ADR. Feels so unfair!!

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It was a wonderful day!

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I think going with the TA is a good idea for the ADRs, one less thing you have to worry about.

Underwater cameras are so much fun! Marc and I had one in Bermuda when we went to the Beach. So much fun. In fact my favorite Bermuda picture is of the beach taken from the water.
Yes, I am really pleased with having a TA! Bermuda beach pictures sound wonderful!! For me Bermuda sounds like an extremely exotic place, but for you it is nearly round the corner, isn't it??

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Perhaps on the Jambo thread we need to start campaigning for it, I think that worked last time Otherwise we'll just have to say that we are going back to the AKL naked compared to our friends...we have no tag!

And the water pictures were so fun!
Yes, we really need to do something about it!! You are off really soon! Perhaps you could threaten not to post a single picture of AKL on the thread, but then who knows how you get the tag fairy to notice you??? I always thought that Kimmar had a good connection to the tag fairy... Perhaps we need to start a petition on the Community Board and ask all the Jambo thread people to write for us??? I really really would love to have that tag!!!

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I love the underwater shots! So cool!!! I saw a commercial for an actual waterproof digital camera the other day. It's a fuji camera and I saw it at Target yesterday for $200. I really considering it for a birthday present for myself or something! I'd love to be able to take underwater pictures and pictures on splash mountain etc without worrying about the camera!
digital waterproof sounds great, but we reall liked the fact not taking our real camera to the beach. Therefore we did not have to worry about it lying around... But you gave me an idea about disposable cameras and the water rides, thanks!!!

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I was a few updates behind because we were away too! for booking! A pool room at AKL sounds wonderful!!!!!! Sounds like you made a really good move going with the TA again-I hope s/he works out well and provides good service. Speaking of TA's, I haven't heard from mine in a LONG time, I kinda forgot about her! All well!

I love the underwater pictures! They are so fun! I have to pick up a few more things for the trip from the store, if I remember, I just might pick up one of these!

I kinda laughed at not understanding some American accents....there are some I don't understand either!
Funny that you forgot about your TA!! Yes, I am very happy about booking with my TA again, she was very prompt with her emails and gave me great information. So I am sure everything will work out!
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:53 PM   #139
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Surprise Update: FLOSS

I will be away for the weekend. My mother and I will travel to Copenhagen! I am really looking forward to this trip. I was an exchange student for one year in Denmark in 1989/1990 (20 years ago! ) and have been back to Denmark not often enough really! So it will be fun to be there once again and Copenhagen is a lovely city. I will try to do a mini-TR about it, should be good training for January. Katharina and her DH are hiking in England at the moment with my father, so we have our parents covered! I hope she will post a few pictures when she is back, too!

But I wanted to give you a small update at least until I am back to the DIS: I will show you Floss - as in Flossbolna! Floss (or rather spelled correctly if using strange German letters: Floß) is the small town where my parents live. Soon they will move from Floss to Nuremberg where they own an appartment and our old house will be sold. Therefore last week I was there for the very last time.

This is my parents' house:



And this is our dining room. We have spent lots of family time sitting around that large table!



We used that occassion to eat our favourite restaurant. It is a gourmet restaurant in an old mill in a tiny village in the woods close to the border to the Czech Republic (in German we would say: where fox and hare say good night to each other). It has been the place where my family eats for every celebration and they also catered Katharina's wedding. Luckily, they have to holiday appartments that can be rented and they are only about 1.5 hours drive from Nuremberg, so I think we will still get to go there. We had an excellent meal and I absolutely forgot that I had taken my camera with me for some food porn until it was time for dessert. I had baked figs with almond zabaglione:



It was wonderful!!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #140
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I love the underwater shots! So cool!!! I saw a commercial for an actual waterproof digital camera the other day. It's a fuji camera and I saw it at Target yesterday for $200. I really considering it for a birthday present for myself or something! I'd love to be able to take underwater pictures and pictures on splash mountain etc without worrying about the camera!
We were given an Olympus underwater camera as a gift before we went on a cruise. I love it! I use it when I want a smaller camera, and it has been fabulous for water shots. I would probably suggest a floating strap if you are going to be in the ocean.

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I will be away for the weekend. My mother and I will travel to Copenhagen! I am really looking forward to this trip. I was an exchange student for one year in Denmark in 1989/1990 (20 years ago! ) and have been back to Denmark not often enough really! So it will be fun to be there once again and Copenhagen is a lovely city. I will try to do a mini-TR about it, should be good training for January. Katharina and her DH are hiking in England at the moment with my father, so we have our parents covered! I hope she will post a few pictures when she is back, too!

But I wanted to give you a small update at least until I am back to the DIS: I will show you Floss - as in Flossbolna! Floss (or rather spelled correctly if using strange German letters: Floß) is the small town where my parents live. Soon they will move from Floss to Nuremberg where they own an appartment and our old house will be sold. Therefore last week I was there for the very last time.

This is my parents' house:



And this is our dining room. We have spent lots of family time sitting around that large table!



We used that occassion to eat our favourite restaurant. It is a gourmet restaurant in an old mill in a tiny village in the woods close to the border to the Czech Republic (in German we would say: where fox and hare say good night to each other). It has been the place where my family eats for every celebration and they also catered Katharina's wedding. Luckily, they have to holiday appartments that can be rented and they are only about 1.5 hours drive from Nuremberg, so I think we will still get to go there. We had an excellent meal and I absolutely forgot that I had taken my camera with me for some food porn until it was time for dessert. I had baked figs with almond zabaglione:



It was wonderful!!!
What a beautiful home and such lovely memories! It is nice that you had the opportunity to go back to that restaurant.

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Perhaps on the Jambo thread we need to start campaigning for it, I think that worked last time Otherwise we'll just have to say that we are going back to the AKL naked compared to our friends...we have no tag!

And the water pictures were so fun!
ITA!! Bring on the tags!
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:37 AM   #141
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The house is lovely. I love the ivy on it. Have a wonderful weekend!
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What a lovely home!
I think the ability to travel from one country to another so readily is one of the things I envy the most about Europeans. We have our regional differences here in the US, but it's just not the same.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:56 PM   #143
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I hope you had a great weekend!

I had no idea your DISname was from a town - it's really cool to learn, and to see the home you grew up in. It's a beautiful home, I love the ivy along the side.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:39 PM   #144
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What a beautiful home and such lovely memories! It is nice that you had the opportunity to go back to that restaurant.

ITA!! Bring on the tags!
It was really a lovely visit! And I guess we need to create a team to go for those tags!!

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I think the ability to travel from one country to another so readily is one of the things I envy the most about Europeans. We have our regional differences here in the US, but it's just not the same.
I think I know what you mean. I always hope that we Europeans have the chance to learn that other cultures can be just different, not better or worse than our own, because we have the abilitity to be exposed to them so much more easily. It always amazes me how distinct the differences are between seemingly similar countries in Europe. But then I am often very disillusioned if I experience German tourists behaving badly

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I had no idea your DISname was from a town - it's really cool to learn, and to see the home you grew up in. It's a beautiful home, I love the ivy along the side.
My weekend was fantastic, more on that later... My DISname is Floss for the town where my parents live and Bolna for the dog we used to have as kids. Actually Bolna is Mongolian for "good" or "well". My family loves a children's book about two boys travelling through Mongolia in the 30s and there they have a dog which is called the Mongolian word for dog. At first we wanted to call our dog that name, but it did not fit well for a female dog. So we picked the other word that was mentioned in the book all the time: Bolna.
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What a lovely home! I hope their new home brings lots of happy memories too!

Hope you had a great trip to Copenhagen!
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I think I know what you mean. I always hope that we Europeans have the chance to learn that other cultures can be just different, not better or worse than our own, because we have the abilitity to be exposed to them so much more easily. It always amazes me how distinct the differences are between seemingly similar countries in Europe.
That's exactly what I meant, but you put it much more eloquently.
And I love how you came up with your forum name. Mine is my first name and last initial. Because I'm unoriginal that way.
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Wow-you have been busy posting haven't you...

Congrats on your reservations...I know that you'll both love the AKL-well you already know you will and your sister will love it as well...it seems to have a good following amongst the Europeans who visit-I heard English, French, Spanish, Italian and i believe German being spoken while we were there.

Think about a lunch or dinner at Sanaa while your there-it was one of my favorite meals the whole time we were there...it is a pain for you that you fall right between when they switch the ADR window...-but I think the TA and the time you are going are both in your favor...

Your parent's home is charming...bittersweet to say goodbuy to that...

I'm glad you had some vacation time-I love the underwater photos-I need one of those cameras-how fun!

Copenhagen...Lucky you...I hope you're planning to write a TR about that...
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What a lovely home! I hope their new home brings lots of happy memories too!

Hope you had a great trip to Copenhagen!
Thanks for the nice comment! Both my parents are really looking forward to living in a city again and their new appartment is just 10 min walk from my appartment in Nuremberg!

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That's exactly what I meant, but you put it much more eloquently.
And I love how you came up with your forum name. Mine is my first name and last initial. Because I'm unoriginal that way.
I guess me being eloquent on that matter comes from being involved as a volunteer with a youth exchange organization! In case you really want to get a glimpse into other cultures, I can really recommend hosting an exchange student! Katharina and I both went abroad during school, I went to Denmark, Katharina to Czechoslovakia and our family has hosted several exchange students (from Finland, Poland, Russia and Sweden). I think it is a wonderful way to learn about other countries.

And I don't think your screen nme is unoriginal, it sounds very exotic! And Tara is a beautiful name!

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Wow-you have been busy posting haven't you...

Congrats on your reservations...I know that you'll both love the AKL-well you already know you will and your sister will love it as well...it seems to have a good following amongst the Europeans who visit-I heard English, French, Spanish, Italian and i believe German being spoken while we were there.

Think about a lunch or dinner at Sanaa while your there-it was one of my favorite meals the whole time we were there...it is a pain for you that you fall right between when they switch the ADR window...-but I think the TA and the time you are going are both in your favor...

Your parent's home is charming...bittersweet to say goodbuy to that...

I'm glad you had some vacation time-I love the underwater photos-I need one of those cameras-how fun!

Copenhagen...Lucky you...I hope you're planning to write a TR about that...
AKL will be woderful!! I think why it appeals to Europeans is the fact that it is a real hotel. We aren't used to outdoor corridors in Europe like the values and moderates have them. Therefore the deluxe resorts have a strong appeal.

Thanks for the nice comments on my parents' house and the underwater pictures. I am still very pleased how good they came out!

Copenhagen was wonderful!

I have been back from Copenhagen for a few days. I took over 350 pictures and intend to do a TR - there are a few things I can report about that are at least in some relation to Disney... But I still have the walk around Nuremberg as well. So what do you want to read about first???
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Personally, I vote for Nuremberg first...I don't know as much about Germany as I'd like and then Copenhagen...

You know talk about everything...like you're our own travel show host...location, culture, people, sights, architecture...pretty much everything plus photos of course please...
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I guess me being eloquent on that matter comes from being involved as a volunteer with a youth exchange organization! In case you really want to get a glimpse into other cultures, I can really recommend hosting an exchange student! Katharina and I both went abroad during school, I went to Denmark, Katharina to Czechoslovakia and our family has hosted several exchange students (from Finland, Poland, Russia and Sweden). I think it is a wonderful way to learn about other countries.

And I don't think your screen nme is unoriginal, it sounds very exotic! And Tara is a beautiful name!
I would love to host an exchange student - I always wanted to growing up but my parents weren't excited about the idea.

Thank you for the compliment re: my name. I always thought it was a strange name growing up because it wasn't common where I lived. Now I like it. My daughters both have unusual names - my older daughter has a Greek name (Amara) and the younger one has an Irish name (Teagan). I hope they don't go through a "why did I get a weird name" phase.

I know frighteningly little about other countries, so wherever you want to start is fine with me!
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