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Old 08-15-2002, 02:31 AM   #1
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Talking I love the flexibility of DVC!

We joined DVC (home resort VWL) last year and stayed on points for the first time in October at OKW.

This October we'd planned a big trip with b-i-l and s-i-l and their families in a GV at OKW (with a lot of banking and borrowing! ) for one week of our Florida fortnight but, knowing the GVs are booked up pretty quickly, I got 3 x Studios at VWL at 11 months out to make sure we had some accommodation if I couldn't get the GV. DH, DDs and I were also spending our final night of the fortnight in a VWL Studio.

At seven months out I called daily for the GV and managed to get the first four days of the seven we wanted, and waitlisted for the remainder. Day five came through a couple of months later, but the more I thought about VWL the more I thought how much the rest of the family would enjoy staying there. So.......... I've now come off the waitlist and am looking forward to:

5 nights in a GV at OKW
2 nights in Studios at VWL
off to the Gulf coast for six nights
last night in a Studio in BWV (preferred view)

Can't wait to try out all these 'new' places!
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Old 08-15-2002, 02:24 PM   #2
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Thats great. Looking forward to a detailed resort report :D

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Old 08-17-2002, 08:59 AM   #3
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Hi, Hilary. Sounds pretty good to me. You will all enjoy everywhere, just as we do. In Dec 2003 we are using a lot of points - haven't quite managed to work out which ones yet! - for a one week stay at Fort Wilderness and one week at BWV with DD and her partner - then to be husband. I think at that time of the year I am going to have to ring daily for BWV just as you had to because it's the DISCON time of the year, I think. And then, as I think you know *** I'm sure I've told just about everyone, we have exchanged points to go to the ranch. Such a variety of things to do with a bit of careful planning.
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Old 08-19-2002, 02:11 AM   #4
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That sounds great Hilary. Bet you can't wait :D
Those Grand Villas look awesome!
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Old 08-25-2002, 08:36 AM   #5
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Flexible is gooooood isn't it?

Hilary, it'll be great! I really enjoyed my little stay at BWV and VWL this past trip - it was nice trying two totally different resorts and getting two totally different experiences

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Old 08-27-2002, 04:02 PM   #6
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Sounds wonferful Hilary.

The only thing I don't envy you for is all that packing and unpacking!

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