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Old 07-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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MMMM So Good! Trip Report #2, Jon turns 39, again!

Hellooooo Everybody! Jon and I just returned from our fabulous 2nd WDW trip! Man, I gotta tell ya, this was such a fantastic trip! Even though, it was only 4 nights in the "world," we did so much and enjoyed ourselves. This getaway was much needed and I made the right choice with this surprise birthday gift, no returns or exchanges!

Ya'll will be so proud of me! I made a daily log with what we did and I have lots of food pics! Oh yes, I took pics of the food! Jenn inspired me and I didn't care what other people thought. Jon said, "Why are you doin' that?" And I reminded him how he enjoyed all the food porn from other TRs. He said, "Oh, okay!" So, he got use to me taking pics of everything.


So let's get started...shall we????? As Peter Pan says on his ride, "Off we gooooooo!!!!!"

For those of you who don't wanna read the chitter chatter, here is an handy index.....
The Beginning, just below this list!
The Beginning, Part 2, pg. 1 #3
Off to DTD, pg. 2 #17
Finally, DTD! (and Dinner) pg. 2 #20
DTD cont. and back to the Ranch, pg. 2 #22
Let's Go To AK! pg. 4 #57
AK continues onto #58
Day 2 A Nature Trail Adventure and DHS pg. 5 #67
Conclusion to Day 2 pg. 6 #85
Happy Birthday Jon! The Big 4 0! pg. 7 #105
Cont....pg. 8 #115 and #116
Cont....pg. 9 #125
An Evening at Epcot Pg. 11 #155
Another Magical Day...pt. 1 Pg. 15 #217
Pt. 2 Pg. 16 #232
Pt. 3 Pg. 17 #248
Pt. 4 Pg. 17 #255
Pt. 5 Pg. 18 #256




I'm not gonna bore everyone with the intros of the cast, you can go to my PTR if you wanna read that. The link is in my siggy!

Tuesday July 7th

I was up at the crack of dawn. I slept pretty good the night before. It really never hit me that we were going to Disney until I got the suitcases down from the closet. Then, I got this look from our youngest daughter......



She does this all the time when we go out of town. She sees the suitcases and starts giving us the "eyes!" It tears me up!

As for her big sis......



She could careless. She was ready for the house sitter to come so she could scam some extra puppy treats out of her. We love our girls!

There was no rush to get ready for our flight out. Jon's dad was planning on taking us to the airport. We flew right out of Asheville (AVL) and our "airport" is 10 minutes from our house. It was so nice not to worry about getting the car gassed up and serviced for the usual 607 miles and 10 hours on the interstate.

We did leave about noon and drove over to Jon's parent's house. We left our car there while we were gone. My in-laws live just down the road from us.

So, Jon's dad dropped us off at Asheville Regional Airport. Our airport is very small. It has only 2 gates! Security was a breeze! No major issues! I just knew that we would be told not to bring the Disney Pins on board the airplane! You would think with the pin spikes, TSA would not allow them!

We were ready to go and waited about 45 minutes at the gate waiting area. Micheal Jackson's Funeral was just getting underway on TV so we just chilled until it was time to leave. I could not get over how every major freeway was shut down for Micheal's Funeral!!!!!

Here is Birthday Boy waiting for us to board!



As you can tell, I caught him by surprise. "Oh, you are going to be doing your blog thingie so you are going to take pictures of everything!"

The flight was right on time and we boarded the plane 15 minutes before our 130p take off. The flight was booked and no empty seats! I'm so thankful Airtran decided to have nonstop flights to Orlando from Asheville! Lot's of families were on board too, so Im sure they were all headed to the same place we were headed.

Our plane landed 15 minutes early! We were at MCO in 1 hour 15 mintues! Jon and I were both in amazment! We were soooo happy that we didn't have to drive for 10 hours on the interstate! Flying has spoiled us both snice our NYC trip!

The Magical Express Counter was easy as pie! We approached the CM that was directing everyone where to go. We had chose to let Tinker Bell deliver our lugage to our room, so we just had to show her our Magical Express Booklet and we were off to our bus.

We did not have to wait at all! Once we boarded, we were off to WDW!

Here we are on the bus.....



Excuse my hair, I have not had a haircut in a long time. I was planning to let my hair grow out, but that all changed on this trip. You will see later on what happen ......

So, the bus left the airport. There was a cute video of Disney Characters showing what to do when you get to your resort. I just listen to my Ipod and Jon kept updating his freinds on his facebook. He never leaves home without his blackberry.....

So we arrived at the Wilderness Lodge! OMG! Love it! Love it! Love it!

We walked in the main door and it was so nice not having to lug our bags with us. Love the Magical Express!!!! We both just stopped just inside the lobby and our mouths just hit the floor! I was just waiting for Michael Landon and the entire cast of Oklahoma! to come out and start singing! WL is so cool!!! Loved it! Jon and I just looked at one another. Jon said, "Oh honey thank you so much, this is the best most wonderfulest present I have ever gotten in my life!!!" I just started to cry.....yes, I am a wuss, but I couldn't help it......

So, we go and check in with Cora and she was from Phillipeans. (I hope I spelled that right.) It took 4 minutes and Cora said "Happy Birthday Jon, I hope you have many many more birthday to come. You have fun! Now go to right and follow sign!" She was so sweet!

We followed the signs...and walked to the Villas. For those you that don't know. The Villas at WL are connected via a beautiful walk way from the main lodge.





Welcome Home!

We walked into the Villas lobby. Just amazing....so beautiful!







The decor of it all says enough. It reminded me a lot of cabins we have stayed at in Tennessee. Very rustic, but very elegant.


Continued in the next post.......(gosh, I had taken a lot of pics!)










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Old 07-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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Cont....

Our Room was 4561. All the wayyyyyy downnnn the hall! It was a hike! It was the 2nd to the last room on the forth floor. It was very quite, but far away from everything else. It was nice!

So, Jon opens the door and we walk in.....



Our "Welcome Home" packet.



Towel Animal!



Another Towel Animal....



We had a queen studio.



Very cozy sitting area.



Compared to SSR's studio, this bathroom was a little smaller. The shower curtain reminded me of Blanche's bedroom on the Golden Girls..... It was nice!



Loved the colors used in the decor.





Very handy kitchenett with fridge for all those leftovers from lunch and dinner.



"I wonder if we are gonna see any alligators."



It was very "wilderness" view, but we really didn't use the balcony all that much. It was a nice addition.

It had been raining when we had arrived. We didn't let the gloomy weather damp our spirits!

So we continued on looking around the room and had a potty break!

We left our room and head out to explore the Wilderness Lodge. Again, I can't say how beautiful this place is.....

Here are some more pics to share....



I even loved the lamp posts....



WL has so much to offer!!!



Somebody was enjoying those comfy rockers in the lobby....



Honestly, I have to say this, I felt like I was 8 years old again and my Lincoln Logs had just taken steroids....





Did I say how much I like the lamp posts?



Mr. Pin Trader was in heaven. WL has their own Pin Trading Cart in the main lobby!





I couldn't resist.....



We did finally make our way outside.....




Okay...that's enough for now....

Stay tuned.....We head to DTD next!!!!!






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http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2300991
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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WL is beautiful isn't it? Please tell me you had dinner at Artist Point. or at least a cocktail in the Territory Lounge! (The bear bar at Disney)
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:24 PM   #5
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Jeff!

It makes me giddy just thinking about you and Jon in Disney. Great picture of you both on DME...if I were a gay man..I'd be chatting you both up so fast! Ok, as a not so straight woman I'd chat you up. Count on it if we ever meet.

So? Did you stop at my "Love Shack"???????

Glad to have you back.
Can't wait to hear and see more.

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:31 PM   #6
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You are off to a great start!!
When we stayed at WL a snake went across the sidewalk in front of me, but no alligators.
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AWESOME TRIP REPORT - CAN'T WAIT UNTIL YOU POST MORE!



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We had a queen studio.





"I wonder if we are gonna see any alligators."


So we continued on looking around the room and had a potty break!

Of course you had a Queen studio..... :-)

The picture makes it look like your potty break was right on the balcony.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:22 AM   #13
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WL is beautiful isn't it? Please tell me you had dinner at Artist Point. or at least a cocktail in the Territory Lounge! (The bear bar at Disney)
It is! Very beautiful! We didn't go to Artist Point, but that could be a plan in the future. I did sort of glance in the Territory Lounge...very cool! Love the bear theme...

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Jeff!

It makes me giddy just thinking about you and Jon in Disney. Great picture of you both on DME...if I were a gay man..I'd be chatting you both up so fast! Ok, as a not so straight woman I'd chat you up. Count on it if we ever meet.

So? Did you stop at my "Love Shack"???????

Glad to have you back.
Can't wait to hear and see more.

love ya
I'm glad you caught my little joke on the directional signs....You know I love ya to death and I couldn't resist in doing that little adjustment...LOL! Love Photo Shop! Thank you for the sweet comment!!! We are thinking about coming a couple of days early on our September Trip....maybe us September folks can plan a little DIS met!!!!

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Hey there! Glad that you popped in!!! How are you doin'?

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You are off to a great start!!
When we stayed at WL a snake went across the sidewalk in front of me, but no alligators.
Hey Jackskellingtonsgirl...BTW, Jon LOVES your name....he loves Jack Skellington. You two would have a lot to talk about it! OMG, so you saw a snake??? I had that feeling that we were going to see one when we were out on the trails....we didn't see any, but a great place for them to come wiggling through! Glad you are joining in!!!

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Ooooh! More! More!
I have already sorted my pics for the next post and I am planning on working on that today...I have the day off so I could get some pics posted. I have to return to work on Wednesday.... Thank you for reading!

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More coming and more after that...like I said before, I have so many pics to share!

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I'm reading along too!

But you know what I'm waiting for...
Why must you make me beg?
Oh Honey, I know you are.....you will have to wait, I haven't "returned" home yet!!!! LOL!
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I was thinking more along the lines of
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Its coming! I promise!!!!

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Of course you had a Queen studio..... :-)

The picture makes it look like your potty break was right on the balcony.
Hey EQ! You are so right, Jon wouldn't potty off a balcony....I trained him better than that...LOL!
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Round #3! Food, Fun and New Friends 3rd Trip Sept/Oct 2009
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