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Old 06-04-2010, 11:43 PM   #46
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Great TR!! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:07 AM   #47
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WOW!! What a beautiful room with a beautiful view!! I'm eager to hear about the Spirit of Aloha dinner!
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:55 AM   #48
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The room was so gorgeous, one of the best I have ever seen! I my girafffe pic!!! There were a couple of booty shots in those pics I cannot feakin wait to stay there in Dec
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:12 AM   #49
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AWESOME pictures of Kidani and your room! It looks amazing!

And you know I love those giraffe pictures.
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I'm in! Love the view from your room! Hope to stay here one day...Can't wait to read more
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #51
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Leanne - You started!!!

First - you look AWESOME!!!!!!! I LOVE your hair!!! It is shorter and lighter and looks awesome. I LOVE the picture of you and Joe! So cute!

The girls are just so adorable. I also cant believe how much older they look since last May trip!!

That room- Oh my- it is so nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to hear more!!!!!!
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:53 PM   #52
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Wow! That was one nice room! I love the lobby too!
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #53
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I love that room, the restrooms, and the VIEW! I would love having that kitchen for a week at disney...breakfast alone!

the girls look so happy...I love how excited kids get with new digs!
I really like that the chair and the sofa were beds; I did not realize they had sleeping for 3.

I'm so excited to hear that you were close to the lobby (as you requested)...do you feel the fourth floor was that much different for the view from the 2nd or 3rd floor?!?

So, if I can't talk Danny into the end of this year or next...he will have to give into April '12 at AKL that is a certain!
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BTW: I believe I spotted your laugh in the second restroom picture...
The girls were so funny when we got into the room. They kept saying "look at this Daddy, look at this!" We were cracking up. You'd think we've never taken them anywhere.

We could see the animals on the savannah quite well so although you might be a little closer on the 2nd or 3rd we didn't feel we missed anything being on the fourth.

I hope you get that Christmas trip Connie! If not, AKL is a great second choice.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:56 PM   #54
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I'm Here, I'm here!! Great start!!

First off, love that picture of you and Joe, secondly, poor little Josie so tired, thirdly, love the expression on Lindsey's face when talking to your mom and forthly (not a word, but I used it anyways) your room is beautiful!!!

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Old 06-05-2010, 09:59 PM   #55
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Hi Leanne,
Love what you have so far! Your room at AKV is really nice and what a view! I have to say we loved AKL when we stayed there too. Sounds like you guys had a really awesome trip. Can't wait to read about Spirit of Aloha.
Thanks Nichole! Welcome to my TR!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip and I hope you will be doing a TR.

We did have a fantastic trip...Spirit of Aloha is coming up!
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OH wow.....that room looks AWESOME!!! I'm sad I had to downgrade from SSR now!! LOL Ah well!!!! So first time AP holders huh? That's cool!!!! I'm organizing for my trip this weekend, and making shirts. Got them printed, and ready to trim and iron...UG, I hate ironing!!!! LOL I'll show pics when they're done, don't worry!!
The room was awesome. We are staying at SSR in July and October. I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Can't wait to see what you've done with the shirts.

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I love our rooms! They are just wonderful! I can't go back to a regular hotel room now.
They are great rooms for sure. Thanks for talking me into one.
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Daylight certainly makes a difference, we visited AKV at night, so I am glad to see it during the day. Great location there is impt from what I have read. Would being on a lower floor be better in regards to the savannah?

Two bathrooms will be nice there too!
We actually bought DVC sight unseen if you can believe that. The incentives were just too good and we are way too hooked on Disney.

I think you would be closer to the animals but I don't know if you would have a full view of the entire savannah like we did. I really felt like our location was wonderful. I don't feel like we missed out on anything for being up one more floor. We saw everything very clearly and there were animals right in front of us every day. They really didn't look small and the pics I've shared were taken with the normal lens on our Canon DSLR if that helps explain how close they were. I guess what I'm trying to say is that we weren't really impacted by being on the fourth floor. Every family is different though.

I loved having the two bathrooms. It was definitely a major plus for us. We will definitely be booking a 1bdrm for our fall 2011 trip. We are spoiled now!
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I LOVE the villa!! How beautiful and what a great way to start your first of many DVC stays!


Ha ha ha...Lindsey will kill you for that pic later!
It was a great place to stay. We are really impressed with DVC so far. We are staying in a Studio at SSR in July so I will let you know how that compares. We might be ruined.

Linds hasn't seen the pic. I really only noticed it when I uploaded it to photobucket. We will be hanging on to this for future boyfriends.
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What a great room!! The space and having the two washrooms--fantastic!

Caught Lindsey in the act Has she seen the photo yet?
Lindsey has not seen it. She would die! She would really flip if she knew I posted it so you all could see it.
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Love your 1BR at AKV-Kidani! It's beautiful!

I have to be honest, and say that was the first thing funny I noticed in the pic of Lindsey in the bathroom, but I thought, "Maybe that's not it." But sure enough, as I read along, I see that I was right to begin with! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do--Some things must be straightened out immediately!
You are so funny and soooo right Michelle!! She is going to be so mad when I show it to her.
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Great TR!! Can't wait to read more!
Thanks so much!! Welcome to my TR!
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