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Old 11-06-2010, 08:59 AM   #76
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keep us filled in. cant wait for mine
I'm back with another update. Hope you enjoy. Enjoy your vacation.

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AKV is our home resort also. This will be our first trip home since joining in April. We are staying in a 1BR Savannah room in Kidani for 4 days and then moving to a 1BR Lakeview room at BLT. I can hardly wait. It will be our first trip since Christmas 08' and I'm having severe withdrawals. My best friend is coming with us and we're leaving all the kids at home
You will have a lot of fun! I know you are getting excited.

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Great updates Marsha! Just love DTD. And if you can't tell, I just love it all!

And you can tell that Charles loved that train ride. Just look at his smile. It made me smile.

Can't wait for the next update for the WONDER!!!!!
Thank you. DS was really happy riding on that train. He loves trains.

The wait is over! Sorry for the delay. I have had a terrible cold/flu that will not leave me alone. But, I am feeling better so here is another update. I hope you enjoy!
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:18 AM   #77
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Ready, Set, Go!

After staying up half the night doing laundry and repacking, I finally managed to go to bed to get some shut eye. But, who could sleep. I was ready to go. The plan was to leave SSR by 9:00 a.m. so that we could be one of the first ones there. I did not want to get the boarding number that I got last year or a later one. Last year, our boarding number was "lucky 13."

Well, the morning started off well. Everyone was out the door a little before 9:00 a.m. We went to the Carriage House to check out, which we really did not have to do, but DMIL wanted to make sure. I had to run in the Carriage House to put a letter in the mail. When I came back to the van, DS informed me that he had to poopy. Really!?! Yes! Deja vu, except this time he was old enough to tell me. So, we go back in the Carrage house to use the potty. I was walking so fast that DS could not keep up and he tripped. I felt bad so i slowed down. DS really did have to use the potty and it took him what seemed like forever. Finally, when he was finished, we headed back to the van and were on our way ... to the gas station. DBIL had to get some gas. Here we go again! While he was filling up, I decided to call member services to book a room before our 5-night Dream cruise we have planned for next year. I was able to book a 2 bedroom savannah view room at Kidani for 5 nights in August 2011. At least I was productive during our wait.

Finally, we were on our way. The traffic was not bad and soon we were seeing our beautiful ship on the horizon.



And, as we got closer...



and closer...



the excitement kept building and building. We had finally arrived!



Let the fun begin!
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:49 AM   #78
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Welcome Home, Welcome Aboard

Excitement was in the air. We had finally arrived! Unloading was a breeze. Our porter was great. He even knew how to handle my mother. He told her to go sit down since she was on vacation. Besides, he knew what he was doing.

Now, I know some people say to go inside to begin the check-in process while the drivers park the car but I wanted to keep our group together since the drivers were new to this experience. It did not take long for them to park the car and for us to head inside. Of course, there was some construction going on since the terminal is being upgraded to handle all the passengers who will be boarding the Dream but I did not mind and barely even noticed.



Once inside, my group seemed to disperse. Most had to use the restroom. I couldn't believe it. Could we hold it until after check-in. But, no they could not. So, my family checked-in hoping that the other family members would have the same boarding number. And, what was our boarding number? Well, it was not 13 or a number higher than that. We did do a tad bit better. Our boarding number was 10 and the rest of our group managed to get the same boarding number.

After all of us checked in and got our photo taken (I was happy we could check-in and get our photo taken at the same spot), it was time for DS & I to explore the terminal.






Of course, we had to get our picture taken with Mickey or Minnie (whomever would be there when we got to the front of the line). No one from my group wanted to join us.



While waiting in line, some DIS friends came up to me. I was so excited to see dvc4life & Time4disneynow.





It was great seeing and chatting with them again. When we reached the front of the line, Minnie was there! Last year, we took a picture with Mickey so it was great taking a picture with a different character. Needless to say, DS was very happy.



And, I was too.



After our photo session, we explored the terminal some more. Here are some random pictures:











I couldn't wait to be here:
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #79
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Please come back and finish your tr. I have read your other reports and can't wait to read more. Thanks, sue
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:57 PM   #80
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Please come back and finish your tr. I have read your other reports and can't wait to read more. Thanks, sue
Thank you for the compliment and interest. You must have been reading my mind. I was looking at pictures from our trip just this past week and told DH that I wonder if anyone is still interest in my TR and now here you are. I have not been on the DIS as much as I used to but now I have some free time. So, I will come back and finish my TR. I will start it this upcoming week Lord willing. Thank you for reading.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #81
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I subscribed to this thread and really enjoyed reading about your trip. I wondered what happened but so many times life gets busy and other things take precedence. Hope you have time to complete it. There are people out there who read them and enjoy them. Thanks for writing it
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:02 PM   #82
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I subscribed to this thread and really enjoyed reading about your trip. I wondered what happened but so many times life gets busy and other things take precedence. Hope you have time to complete it. There are people out there who read them and enjoy them. Thanks for writing it
Thank you for reading my TR. You are so right, life did get in the way and then the holidays. But, I have more time and will definitely finish the TR.
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Ok! So, after we took our pictures with Minnie, DS & I continued our exploration. While snapping away, we ran into Dee Vee Cee (sp) and her daughter. They did a little modeling session for me.









After being their photographer, I explored the terminal some more and found this guy.



I also found another SSMC sign and a nice person took a picture of me in front of it.




Soon it was time to board. When our number was closed to being call, I and DS went to register him for the youth club. The registration process was smooth except I forgot the password. Luckily, all I had to do was confirm DS's date of birth and the CM was able to give me the password. Now, I will never forget it. Soon after our number was called and we were boarding.



After taking a boarding picture, we soon heard the CM announce our name and welcome us home.









We headed to Parrot Cay for our lunch.



We were told that the dining room was full but, unlike last time, I knew to put our name on the waitlist and stand aside. Within 5 minutes, we were seated. Sorry, no pictures of the food as we were so hungry. I did not stay long for lunch since I wanted to try to get reservations for Palo brunch. After rushing to Wavebands and waiting in line, I still did not get reservations. By the time, I got back to Parrot Cay the family was done eating and waiting for me since it was time to go to our stateroom.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #84
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Off to our Staterooms

After Parrot Cay, we headed to our staterooms. DH, DS, & I were in stateroom 7016, my parents were in stateroom 7018, and my DMIL & DBIL were in stateroom 7516.

First we escorted DMIL to her stateroom.


Then we headed to ours.









Then I opened the connecting door to my parents' stateroom.





DM was reading their card. I noted on their reservation that they were celebrating their anniversary.



Next, it was time to "decorate" the parents' doors.





By the time I was done, it was off to our DIS meet.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #85
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Thanks for this great trip report! I can't wait to read more. It looks like you had a ball!! Will you be on the 2011 Member Cruise?
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:05 AM   #86
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Marsha - so glad you are starting your TR back up. It will be like reliving our cruise all over again. Only I saw a picture of my backside, and ughhhhh. Not very pretty. lol.

Hope all is well with you and your family. Can't wait for the next post.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:44 PM   #89
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WOO - HOO!! Thank you for coming back!
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Thank you for coming back. Great pictures and looking forward to more.
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