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Old 09-17-2010, 09:15 AM   #391
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Morning Cynthia !!!! You too Marv!!!
Morning Rosie!

However Marv won't get your message, he has yet to (AHEM) make an appearance over here.



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Well, I'm glad your rooms ended up working out so well in the end!! Your view is pretty!!
LOVED the view. It was like being home to be honest, they did a great job with the theming in the pool/courtyard area, but in a really nice way.

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I'm a full unpacker too! Of course, I also pack the kiddos stuff in labeled ziploc bags! Yes, I'm a tad OCD! I can't stand the idea of living out of a suitcase! It would be way to stressful!
You know what's funny is I do make sure the kids are packed by outfit and confirm that there are multiple outfit options with what they chose and will veto/trade out as needed. They have definite opinions on what they want to bring. I'm of course only speaking for the E's, the big kids pack for themselves. But the whole ziploc thing has always bugged me from a waste standpoint, I just couldn't stand the idea of the empty bags after unpacking, it's bad enough with toiletries! The OCD in me wouldn't want to reuse the bags for something else, some wierd cross contamination thing in my mind.

Plus I figured I'd bring more clothes if it was really an outfit a day versus 4 pairs for shorts for a 2 week trip. On the other hand I overpack for myself so much I could probably ziplock a months worth of outfits!



Not really, I did MUCH better on this trip with only one exception. Maybe two. And I knew it (well, suspected anyway) when I did it, and did it anyway.


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Can't wait to hear how you liked Sanaa! We haven't been there yet but we'll get there at some point!
It's not exactly easy to get to so I can see why a lot of folks don't make it there.
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You know what's funny is I do make sure the kids are packed by outfit and confirm that there are multiple outfit options with what they chose and will veto/trade out as needed. They have definite opinions on what they want to bring. I'm of course only speaking for the E's, the big kids pack for themselves. But the whole ziploc thing has always bugged me from a waste standpoint, I just couldn't stand the idea of the empty bags after unpacking, it's bad enough with toiletries! The OCD in me wouldn't want to reuse the bags for something else, some wierd cross contamination thing in my mind.

Plus I figured I'd bring more clothes if it was really an outfit a day versus 4 pairs for shorts for a 2 week trip. On the other hand I overpack for myself so much I could probably ziplock a months worth of outfits!
I'll admit that I hate to waste all those bags but the OCD in me has won out time and time again! When we out our owners locker in Oct of last year I reused some of them to store toiletries and stuff in!

I'm admitting way to much here BUT I know you'll appreciate it! I pack the first few days worth of clothes in the bags and label them. Then as I move from day to day throughout the week I write on the bag something like "Day 5, Tee goes with shorts from Day 2" One of the benefits of DVC that I love the most is that the shorts from Day 2 were washed either after pj's were put on day 2 or before left on day 3
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:53 AM   #394
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I'll admit that I hate to waste all those bags but the OCD in me has won out time and time again! When we out our owners locker in Oct of last year I reused some of them to store toiletries and stuff in!

I'm admitting way to much here BUT I know you'll appreciate it! I pack the first few days worth of clothes in the bags and label them. Then as I move from day to day throughout the week I write on the bag something like "Day 5, Tee goes with shorts from Day 2" One of the benefits of DVC that I love the most is that the shorts from Day 2 were washed either after pj's were put on day 2 or before left on day 3


I have a feeling you do laundry more than I do!

Though I have to say, a primary attraction for me with DVC is the washing machine, especially after this trip.
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However Marv won't get your message, he has yet to (AHEM) make an appearance over here.

He isn't on my TR either, even though I included some German lessons especially for him...
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:02 AM   #396
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He isn't on my TR either, even though I included some German lessons especially for him...
Well that's something then! complaining about too few people follwing his PTR, in fact begging and whining so much that I made my way over there, and now I read THIS?!
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:13 AM   #397
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I have a feeling you do laundry more than I do!

Though I have to say, a primary attraction for me with DVC is the washing machine, especially after this trip.
I never thought I'd do laundry on vacation! I used to overpack just so I wouldn't have too! But, having the ability to do it in the room makes it sooooo much easier! I'll admit to going home with a bag full of clean clothes too
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #398
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He isn't on my TR either, even though I included some German lessons especially for him...
I think we should officially make this "abuse Marv" day. Specifically on threads he isn't on.

Guys, are you in? Dan, it might be a nice change for you

See maybe if we do that he will make is way over to both our threads?

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Well that's something then! complaining about too few people follwing his PTR, in fact begging and whining so much that I made my way over there, and now I read THIS?!
me too!

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I never thought I'd do laundry on vacation! I used to overpack just so I wouldn't have too! But, having the ability to do it in the room makes it sooooo much easier! I'll admit to going home with a bag full of clean clothes too
When we stay in condo's we go home with clean clothes as well. Given the length of our trip we did have to do laundry, which ended up with it's own story...

I didn't overpack to avoid laundry though. Shoes (of course) are a given but I overpacked on tee shirts thinking I might wear some (versus sleeveless tops) but it was so hot I think I wore 1 or 2 for a couple of hours in the room and then for the plane ride home, that was it! And I brought several.

I had a feeling I wouldn't need them but then got paranoid at the last minute and tossed in way too many.

They didn't take up much space though.
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I think we should officially make this "abuse Marv" day. Specifically on threads he isn't on.

Guys, are you in? Dan, it might be a nice change for you
Sounds good to me! Hows this?:

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He isn't on my TR either, even though I included some German lessons especially for him...
Enjoy it while you can.

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Good Gracious. I did not realize I had not checked in since before I left.
all caught up now.
Great idea to have the "wake up " breakfast to get going after a red eye.
Can't wait for more.
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Sounds good to me! Hows this?:

Enjoy it while you can.

Dan seems to get abused most....



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Good Gracious. I did not realize I had not checked in since before I left.
all caught up now.
Great idea to have the "wake up " breakfast to get going after a red eye.
Can't wait for more.
Ooh! Looks like you started a TR...going to pop over.

I think breakfast after a red eye is the only way to go! If you go to sleep it defeats the whole purpose and it definitely worked better than a big meal in the middle of the day as in the am we were still sort of with it and it energized us versus slowing us down.

And welcome back!
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He isn't on my TR either, even though I included some German lessons especially for him...
He's not on mine either.
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Ahh, a very nice view after all!

Looking forward to finding out if the bionic hearing could pick up any pool noise!!


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Looking forward to finding out if the bionic hearing could pick up any pool noise!!


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Love your view (and usually I hate pool views)!

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It was a beautiful view. I can't imagine not using the balcony but it was suprising how few people were out every time we were on it. Guess they were just escaping the heat and staying in their rooms, or everyone was at the parks. Just seemed odd that we rarely saw anyone on their balcony and supposedly the hotel was full.
I have always wondered about this. In all my trips to WDW, I've so rarely seen other people on the balconies. What's up with that?
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