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Old 09-11-2010, 11:50 AM   #16
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Woo hoo, thank you for the OKW pictures! It does look beautiful! So excited to stay there. Can't wait to hear about your day.
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OKW looks beautiful!

I hear ya about the TVs. They must be planning on upgrading them all, right? And it's just taking them forever? It really is ridiculous.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:11 PM   #18
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Our family is like your DH, only we call it going on a "pop" run. It'll take us hours to come back from running up to the store to buy some pop (soda, coke, whatever they call it in your neck of the woods). Although we all do pretty good when it comes to catching a plane or arriving for dinner

Looking forward to hearing how your day at AK went
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Some people read books when they can't sleep...........................I read WDW trip reports. I love them. I read the first entry and then decide from there. I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

Pics of OKW are great. Looks like an awesome resort.
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i love reading your trip reports. i just joined the boards and i think i read all of your trip reports in about an hour. so im in on this one. also nice to see a fellow Wisconsinier. Wisconsinite?
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Love your pictures of OKW! It looks like that might be the resort to lure us away from POR!
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How did I miss this? I'm so glad to have found another one of your TRs.

Old Key West looks nice. We took a bus there to take a boat to DTD in May, and I was curious about what the rooms looked like. That's funny about that high bed.

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #24
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Woo hoo, thank you for the OKW pictures! It does look beautiful! So excited to stay there. Can't wait to hear about your day.
Haha... I figured you'd like the pictures


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OKW looks beautiful!

I hear ya about the TVs. They must be planning on upgrading them all, right? And it's just taking them forever? It really is ridiculous.
I really liked OKW. I wasn't expecting much, I figured it would be like SSR - nice, but way too big. Maybe it was the location of our room, but I didn't feel like OKW was giant, even though I know it is.

The TVs totally don't make or break a vacation, I just think it's a bad show of face on Disney's part. I know some resorts have the new TVs (like BLT) so hopefully they'll eventually upgrade them.

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Our family is like your DH, only we call it going on a "pop" run. It'll take us hours to come back from running up to the store to buy some pop (soda, coke, whatever they call it in your neck of the woods). Although we all do pretty good when it comes to catching a plane or arriving for dinner

Looking forward to hearing how your day at AK went
Glad to know other people suffer from that vortex too. (and I'm in the small pocket of WI that calls it "soda" ) DH was 5 hrs late to our second date

You're in luck - the first AK update should be up shortly!


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Some people read books when they can't sleep...........................I read WDW trip reports. I love them. I read the first entry and then decide from there. I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

Pics of OKW are great. Looks like an awesome resort.
I do that with TRs too - read TRs when I can't sleep and read the first entry to decide. Glad mine passed your "test" and you're on board

I was skeptical of OKW when we booked, we booked late, and it was one of the only resorts available. But I would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was lovely.

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i love reading your trip reports. i just joined the boards and i think i read all of your trip reports in about an hour. so im in on this one. also nice to see a fellow Wisconsinier. Wisconsinite?
First off Welcome, and congratulations to you for not being sick of my yammering yet! There's quite a little group of us Wisconsinites (I had to google it it make sure - but I think that's the right one ) on here. It's so fun to "meet" people from WI on DIS. Makes me feel not so alone in my obsession

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Love your pictures of OKW! It looks like that might be the resort to lure us away from POR!
Hi and Welcome. I haven't stayed at POR yet, but we might be soon! We've toured POR FQ and really liked it. OKW might be a good variety for you. Our DVC advocate told us, since it was the first DVC resort the rooms were the biggest. We definitely could tell that. The extra space was nice. Plus you still have the boat to DTD and a dedicated bus. We both really liked it and will definitely be staying there again!

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:26 PM   #25
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Day 1 - Part 3 - Exploring Asia

The bus was crowded; we got the last two seats! We had little hope for the park being not crowded, but nearly everyone got off at Blizzard Beach.

Soon, we were through the gates and soaking the loveliness that is DAK







Soon, the Tree of Life was in sight. I seriously could just spend all day staring at it pointing out all the different animals.



What can I say, I’m easily amused?

I suppose now is as good of a time as any to explain the title of the TR, since I’m pretty sure it was the first time it happened this trip….DH was still sleepy, and therefore very dopey. I was hot and therefore crabby therefore….this conversation took place at least 3 dozen times this trip
Me: "What do you want to do?"
DH: "I don't know"
Me: "Do you want to go on (insert ride here)
DH: "I don't care"
Me: "Do you want to stay here"
DH: "I Don't know"
Me: "Fine let's go on (insert ride here)"
DH: "I don't want to"
Me: "Okay, what do you want to do?"
DH: "I don't know"
Me: "That's not helpful, you need to make a decision"
DH: "I'm relaxing"
Me: "Well, can you un-relax and at least turn on your brain a little?"
DH: "You're grumpy"
Me with full fledged exasperation in my voice "Because you're Dopey"
DH: "I'm not Dopey"
Me:"What do you want to do?"
DH:"I don't know"
At this point I would charge off in the direction of whichever ride or whatever I wanted to do, and he would follow asking "why are you mad?"

I'm sure people thought we were nuts or that we hated each other. Which is not the case. He just literally turned his brain totally off, it was so frustrating.

Where did I storm of to this time?



Along the way, I stopped to let sleepy catch up, and take in the prettiness





This is my summer house (my real house is in Epcot’s China)



Soon our destination came into view







One of the things in the Hidden Magic view, is how well Asia’s Corporate Sponsor is placed and hidden in plain sight.



Suddenly, I want a Pepsi!




There was something about this truck in the Hidden Magic Book – but I’m too lazy to go look up what it is about it to remember why I took a picture of it.



Wow.. I bet you’re thinking… are they at Everest yet? No? Maybe you’re thinking “Mmmmm Tacos”



Once we made it to Everest, the wait was only 20 minutes, but we were sweating already, so we decided to grab fast passes and head to the Kali river rapids.
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I love your summer house! You should totally invite me over some weekend. I'll bring the beer. And the Pepsi.
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How did I miss this? I'm so glad to have found another one of your TRs.

Old Key West looks nice. We took a bus there to take a boat to DTD in May, and I was curious about what the rooms looked like. That's funny about that high bed.

Looking forward to the next update!
Whoops - don't know how I missed your comment. Sorry. It should be know that this is what happens when you come late to one of my TRs Okay, not really at all - I have no idea why I missed it. Sorry.

Thanks for reading along. The rooms at OKW were nice and large - they were just built for giants and high jumpers


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Haha! You can come on over any time ~ especially if you bring the beer
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Enjoying your TR so far - LOVE the title!!! It sounds like a conversation DH and I would have. We're staying at POR and AKL on our next trip in just 27 more days - WOO-HOO! Can't wait to hear more about your "quickie" adventures.
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Enjoying your TR so far - LOVE the title!!! It sounds like a conversation DH and I would have. We're staying at POR and AKL on our next trip in just 27 more days - WOO-HOO! Can't wait to hear more about your "quickie" adventures.
Hello there! Thanks for joining in! So jealous for your upcoming trip! Sounds like it will be fun we love AKL!






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Day 1 - Part 4 - Braving the Rapids

We headed to Kali River rapids, and the line was non-existent.







The line was moving really fast, I kind of wish we could have gone slower. But the people behind us were rushing. So I just was clicking away with the camera.





Some came out good… but some just came out creepy





Finally we slowed down and DH said to me – did they change the line to Everest? I thought there was yeti stuff here before.



Um…. We’re not at Everest…

Ohhh….



In line, I asked DH to give me my poncho. He wears cargo shorts, and we try to travel without a bag, so he's in charge of holding everything. He asks me why I need the poncho. I explained that I didn't want to get soaked. He said "well isn't that the point, it's hot out" I said, yes, but I also don't think the world needs to know what color bra I'm wearing. He gave me the poncho and proceeded to make fun of me. Telling everyone I was a cheater.

For such a hot day, the line moved really fast. I hadn't been on this ride in years, because we always come during cold seasons when we really really don't want to get wet. It was quite fun actually. We got splashed pretty good, I had the hood down on my poncho, so I got wet too. Wet is okay, soaked isn't fun.

As we're leaving, DH says, "My underwear is soaking wet" I said, "see - who's the weirdo now?"



After Kali, we had the afore mentioned conversation again, and then headed to the Jungle trek. It was so hot, the animals weren't active at all.





DH was mad jealous of this guy – he wanted to be napping too



This is such a cool themed drinking fountain (okay since I have so many Wisconsin readers, I’ll be honest – it’s not a drinking fountain, it’s a bubbler. Okay I said it… I feel better now…)

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