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Old 01-12-2010, 08:50 AM   #31
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I am beyond jealous. 4 nights away from this cold weather, away from being Mommy, away from work. Sooo jealous.
And, totally excited for you. And for me, because I get to read another trip report.
Yay!!!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #32
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Thank you so much. That is such a sincere compliment, it really touches me.

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I'm really excited that you are staying at Grand Floridian. I think it's great that you can pamper yourself with this trip a bit before bean arrives.
I am so excited. I love my family, but it will be so good to get away with Mom and just shop and eat and relax.

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I am beyond jealous. 4 nights away from this cold weather, away from being Mommy, away from work. Sooo jealous.
And, totally excited for you. And for me, because I get to read another trip report.
Yay!!!!
You may feel free to live vicariously through me. I am happy to offer myself up as the sacrifical travel lamb for you.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:54 AM   #33
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You're rambling, but it's really cute.

And I'm happy to have you here!!!
Me? Rambling?? Surely you jest!!

I love your round-about way of getting to the perfect dates. So logical, and obviously well thought out. A tell-tale sign of too many hours laying in bed scheming. Mua-ha-ha...
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #34
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Me? Rambling?? Surely you jest!!

I love your round-about way of getting to the perfect dates. So logical, and obviously well thought out. A tell-tale sign of too many hours laying in bed scheming. Mua-ha-ha...
Or waking up at 500 am because you're starving and can't wait any longer to eat.

That'll give you some serious computer time.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:11 AM   #35
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Or waking up at 500 am because you're starving and can't wait any longer to eat.

That'll give you some serious computer time.
No doubt about that!!! So, what are you noshin on this fine morning?? Leftover lasagne? Cold cereal?? Those would be my go-to's.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #36
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You guys are going to have so much fun. Sounds like it's going to be a relaxing few days with plenty of good food. (Just guessing on that one from what you've told us about your mom. )
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:11 AM   #37
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I love how easily everything has fallen into place for you and this trip! It was meant to be!

In a way I feel like I am sending in an advance guard -- scope out the place for fun things for me!
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No, actually. I've stayed there quite a few times. You know what, I'll do a little retro post this morning and tell you all about when the love affair began.
Can't wait! I have a feeling I'm going to totally fall in love with the Grand. I'm hoping for a bit more luxury. Have you ever stayed in the Main Building?

But I have to admit, I'm a bit excited about the Four Seasons resort opening near the golf course. Besides Disney resorts of course, the Four Seasons is my fav
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:34 AM   #39
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No doubt about that!!! So, what are you noshin on this fine morning?? Leftover lasagne? Cold cereal?? Those would be my go-to's.
Actually, my dear, I start every morning with yogurt. Today it was Dannon's Apple Cinnamon fruit on the bottom. This kiddo hates the taste of artifical sweeteners, so it's full fat and sugar for me, thank you very much. I love Diet Caffeine Free Pepsi, and right now, I can't stand the taste.

I drink a ton of orange juice. Mid morning I had a grapefruit which I also loaded with sugar.

Sensing a trend here?

And then, for lunch now, I just had a chicken cutlet my DH breaded and fried a couple nights ago. Yum yum.

Now I need to drink some more orange juice to wash it down.

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You guys are going to have so much fun. Sounds like it's going to be a relaxing few days with plenty of good food. (Just guessing on that one from what you've told us about your mom. )
I am so glad we cancelled the other trip. Now we're staying at the Grand Flo, and yes, there will be PLENTY of good food.

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I love how easily everything has fallen into place for you and this trip! It was meant to be!

In a way I feel like I am sending in an advance guard -- scope out the place for fun things for me!
It was meant to be!

And I am happy to pave the way for your family, believe you me.

Taking one for the team, that's TK.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:35 AM   #40
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Can't wait! I have a feeling I'm going to totally fall in love with the Grand. I'm hoping for a bit more luxury. Have you ever stayed in the Main Building?

But I have to admit, I'm a bit excited about the Four Seasons resort opening near the golf course. Besides Disney resorts of course, the Four Seasons is my fav
Oh, it's definitely luxurious.

You know, I don't remember, but I don't think I've ever stayed in the Main Building. I'll have to ask Mom about that.

I know we stayed in the main building at the Contemporary once.
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Oh, it's definitely luxurious.

You know, I don't remember, but I don't think I've ever stayed in the Main Building. I'll have to ask Mom about that.

I know we stayed in the main building at the Contemporary once.
The GF is the perfect place for a mother/daughter trip.

What did you think of the Contemporary? I loved the updated rooms and the walkway to the MK. But the theme just isn't me.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:44 AM   #42
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The GF is the perfect place for a mother/daughter trip.

What did you think of the Contemporary? I loved the updated rooms and the walkway to the MK. But the theme just isn't me.
I love the Contemporary for its updated rooms. Eventually, I would love to stay in one, I just love the decor. But as far as the rest of the hotel, there are elements of it that I like, but I prefer what some people might call the "fussiness" of the Grand Flo, or even the lobby of the Poly to the Contemporary. It's just a totally different feel and it doesn't excited me as much.

Also, I cannot get over the pool. So not fun for kids, very, very basic. The GF and the Poly have a lot of fun and whimsy to their pools, so that gets me every time.
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I love the Contemporary for its updated rooms. Eventually, I would love to stay in one, I just love the decor. But as far as the rest of the hotel, there are elements of it that I like, but I prefer what some people might call the "fussiness" of the Grand Flo, or even the lobby of the Poly to the Contemporary. It's just a totally different feel and it doesn't excited me as much.

Also, I cannot get over the pool. So not fun for kids, very, very basic. The GF and the Poly have a lot of fun and whimsy to their pools, so that gets me every time.
I completely agree. Love the Poly pool. And the cabanas at the GF are a nice addition. I wish they had them at the Poly.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #44
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Your post caught my eye since we've been counting down for 81 days to go to GF; and we too are checking in on Jan 30. But this will be my first trip there - got a 4/3 deal that couldn't pass up. I've always stared at GF and thought 'no way can we afford this.'

I've also been to Disney twice while pregnant, and my husband probably prefers that I go when pregnant since it slows me down (ahem, to his pace). I take naps which never do otherwise!!

Anyway - I think 18 day lead time is awesome so you don't have to wait all that time. Glad you are feeling better too. Have some fun with your mom.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:47 PM   #45
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Hi, I just saw your ticker on If You Had Wings PTR and thought you would be there at the same time as us and went to check out your PTR and figured out that it really is a very new ticker!!

I think going on a spontaneous trip like yours is a dream for every DISer! Just suddenly having the opportunity and taking it. How wonderful. I am looking forward to reading about your plans. I hope you are able to get good ADRs, we changed one recently and it turned out to be no problem at all.

And I love your story about the GF - I absolutely agree that this rate was just asking to be booked!
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