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Old 09-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #61
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I'm glad DH was amusing someone It's a Cannon Powershot SD1400 IS. We're not patient enough to try anything better than a point and shoot.

I that camera. I re-bought it after I lost it last trip!

YEA!!! I LOVE Canons - that's what all mine are. My PowerShot A1100IS is going to WDW!
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Oh gosh.. I love the pic of your DH waiting on the bus. It definitely goes along with your conversations of the morning

I can't wait to see if he slept the night away....but with the thought of buying the D&B bag, I have a feeling that's a no! On a side note...I love those bags. My DBF bought me one of the white sketch wristlets for Christmas last year. I love it so much!
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:21 AM   #63
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Well at least you're both negotiating on what you want to do now, right? He got to nap, you got to go to DTD to shop & then you hook up to both go out to dinner? SOund like progress to me
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Still giggling at your TR, bravo!
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I wonder what it will be- Narcoosee's or the bag. Based on your DH up to this point that day though, I'm betting on the bag. Is he going to be dopey for the rest of the trip?
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i have read your TRs and I love them all! You are hilarious
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:14 PM   #67
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YEA!!! I LOVE Canons - that's what all mine are. My PowerShot A1100IS is going to WDW!
We have a Kodak and a Nikon too - but we always fight over the Canon. Lucky camera - it gets to go to Disney!

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Oh gosh.. I love the pic of your DH waiting on the bus. It definitely goes along with your conversations of the morning

I can't wait to see if he slept the night away....but with the thought of buying the D&B bag, I have a feeling that's a no! On a side note...I love those bags. My DBF bought me one of the white sketch wristlets for Christmas last year. I love it so much!
Later, DH was asking me how bad he was, to prove my point, I showed him that picture!

Way to go DBF - what a great Christmas gift. The sketch bags are so cute!

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Well at least you're both negotiating on what you want to do now, right? He got to nap, you got to go to DTD to shop & then you hook up to both go out to dinner? SOund like progress to me
At that point it was starting to not be fun for me either - he was just so out of it and sleepy. It's weird feeling like you're making Disney a chore. So progress it was

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Still giggling at your TR, bravo!
Thanks for reading and for using the word giggle. I love that word, so so much better than laugh!

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I wonder what it will be- Narcoosee's or the bag. Based on your DH up to this point that day though, I'm betting on the bag. Is he going to be dopey for the rest of the trip?
I thought it was a fair compromise - either way I got something I wanted (yeah... I should probably re-look up the definition of compromise...)

All I'll say, is between the two of us, we channeled all 7 dwarfs on this trip. (well okay, that might not be true, since I'm not sure either of us either donned glasses to channel doc - but you get the point...)

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #68
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Day 1 - Part 9 - Joanna Goes Down(town)

We made our way back to the room, and I decided to take a quick shower. I was just so hot! I got a text message from my mom, so I sat out on the balcony and called her and read a little. By the time I left maybe 25 minutes after we arrived, DH was snoring away. I didn’t have high hopes he’d be waking up any time soon.

I was kind of procrastinating leaving - I hate doing things on my own. I'm better in settings that I'm comfortable in, so I at least entertained the idea.... I just couldn't see checking out for the night just yet, so I finally sucked it up and pretended I was Jean Luc Picard again. I looked around and finally said "Make it so Number one" then stopped talking to myself before I opened the door, so people wouldn't think I was crazy.

I headed out to the boat dock.


I was so thirsty, so I got some juice.



I had a little bit of a wait, so I soaked in more of the sights of OKW.









Eventually, the boat came and I was on my way.







I'm not sure how I feel about the tree houses. They seem too rustic. My idea of communing with "the great outdoors" is driving down a country road with the windows rolled partly down.




Finally, DTD came into sight.





I very much would like to try Bongos some day… if only because it’s building is a pineapple and you gotta have respect for that.



Who knew DTD was this pretty? Not me!




We stayed at SSR last year, but we were so far away from the boat launch, we never used it. It was my first DTD from my resort experience. And I've got to say - I loved it!
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I am so in suspense about your nap v. dinner situation. If your DH's anything like mine...my money's on the bag!
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I'm kind of like you....I'm not a big fan of going off on my own in situations like that, but how cool that you did. And at least you didn't have to worry about grumpiness

I took one of the boat rides to DTD in May and loved it. It's always fun to find things that you haven't done yet!
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I kind of agree with you about the Treehouse Villas. I don't know how much I'd like it there. Glad you enjoyed the boat ride! It is pretty nice.
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The views of Downtown Disney from the boatd are great, aren't they? And I highly recommend Bongos. The archetecture (pineapple included) is wonderful and the food was fantastic.
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I am so in suspense about your nap v. dinner situation. If your DH's anything like mine...my money's on the bag!
Sorry to make you suffer, there's one more update before the "big reveal"

(but at that point, my money was on the bag too - it must be a DH thing...)

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I took one of the boat rides to DTD in May and loved it. It's always fun to find things that you haven't done yet!
Yeah, I'd much rather be with someone, but I'm starting to feel comfortable enough at Disney, that wandering on my own isn't as big of a deal, but it still took a lot of self convincing. Not having to deal with Dopey was a big plus at this point. It gave me a chance to defuse a bit

The boat ride was very nice - a nice little hidden gem!

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Yeah, there's just something about the Treehouse villas (and the Cabins at the Wilderness for that matter) that just doesn't appeal to me. But I suppose that's why there are so many different options - something for everyone.

I can now see why some people just love staying at the DTD resorts. It was so peaceful and lovely.

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The views of Downtown Disney from the boatd are great, aren't they? And I highly recommend Bongos. The archetecture (pineapple included) is wonderful and the food was fantastic.

It was weird to see Downtown Disney as "pretty" but from the vantage point of the boat - it really was! Good to know Bongos is good. I've only read one report where someone went there. It's on our list, but there's a Cuban place literally across the street from my office that I frequent for lunch, so Bongos always gets bumped early on the list because Cuban food is so "everyday" for me now. But someday...
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Day 1 - Part 10 - Shop till you drop

We ended at the Pleasure Island dock, and we all filed out. There was a red-flagged boat there that could have taken me to the Market Place, but where's the fun in that? So I set out walking.





Holy people batman!



I will destroy the crowds for you



Hopefully the marketplace will be less insane.



I was genuinely surprised at how many people were there. Maybe because it was a Saturday night? I don't know - but it was crowded.

First stop?



I just browsed, I really didn't have anything I needed to buy.

I thought the "I love nerds" stuff was so cute! I would never wear it, so I wouldn't buy it, but it was adorable!





It surprised me they had Halloween stuff out already.



I wandered around, and checked out the D&B bags - in case DH needed to buy one for me but they didn't have the one I wanted!

The WOD crowds and sensory overload were starting to really get to me, so I headed to my next destination.



I was determined to take full advantage of my DH-free night and soak in the yummy smelling bath stuff.



Ahhhh.... if only I actually had a bath to use this stuff in....
Our house is showers only.



At this point DH would be twitching making me leave – maybe there is something to this solo thing.



Well hello there cute soap - I just love being a girl!



Then I realized it was almost 7, and I needed to start thinking about heading back. However, I hadn't completed my mission. Scratch that... I hadn't started my mission.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...



This store totally got me excited for our December trip!



I liked this ornament



I loved this one, but I figured DH would kill me if I spent $40 on an ornament! (You know after he woke up, regained his senses...so I had a while if I decided to go for it, but I decided not to risk it)



I settled on this one. I thought it was extremely cute – and it being under $10 didn’t hurt.



Ornament in hand, I wanted to stop into Art of Disney, but it was almost 7:30, (yeek! I think DH's Time suckage vortex was rubbing off on me - I had wanted to be back at the villa by 7:30) so I needed to head back. I wasn't too worried, because had a sneaking suspicion I'd be back anyway since I had serious doubts DH would wake up…. I decided to just take the bus since I was right there instead of trekking all the way back to Pleasure Island.



Will Joanna make it back to OKW before 8? Will Chris ever wake up? Do our heroes recover from nap time and live to see another Disney Day? Who shot JR? Tune in next time to find this out and more....
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Will Joanna make it back to OKW before 8? Will Chris ever wake up? Do our heroes recover from nap time and live to see another Disney Day? Who shot JR? Tune in next time to find this out and more....
I think it was his sister-in-law!


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