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Old 01-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #932
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Wow...I have no words for these recent pictures....the Wedding Chapel is so gorgeous!! I can't believe how gorgeous it really is!! WOW
It really was spectacular. I could totally see Jasmine there on her wedding day!
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #933
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Hi there girls!
I'm like Melissa, very behind on this TR. Thanks for posting the links!

I did go back just now as far as the chapel pics to drool!
You got so lucky Mary Ellen to find that door unlocked! I'm not sure I would have had the nerve to open it and go in but I might have just peed myself!

Anyway, just looking at your photos makes me ashamed of what I put up today from my phone on my TR.....
I was just telling Marc that I at least needed to get a new phone with a flash!
That way I could FB decent pictures of our trips!
Oh wait a minute.
Do you know what FB is?
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #934
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Do you know what FB is?
OK - now that I got that off my chest I feel soooooooooo much better!

Looks like I'm going to get shamed into FB by the time my May trip rolls around!

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Hi there girls!
I'm like Melissa, very behind on this TR. Thanks for posting the links!
I was so excited to see you stopped by!!!!!

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I did go back just now as far as the chapel pics to drool!
You got so lucky Mary Ellen to find that door unlocked! I'm not sure I would have had the nerve to open it and go in but I might have just peed myself!
I know - I totally lucked out! It was definitely an exciting moment, to say the least. That place was amazing!

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Anyway, just looking at your photos makes me ashamed of what I put up today from my phone on my TR.....
I was just telling Marc that I at least needed to get a new phone with a flash!
That way I could FB decent pictures of our trips!
Well, honestly, I think Jen took the best pictures this trip. I am loving all hers and she has given me some creative ideas for my next trip!
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I was just telling Marc that I at least needed to get a new phone with a flash!
That way I could FB decent pictures of our trips!
Oh wait a minute.
Do you know what FB is?


Come on Mary Ellen!!! Get with it.....you are missing out on so much!! We have a Dis chat and for people like me who don't do TR's I have a lot of pictures posted

Anita...I am waiting for the white iPhone 4 to come out. The iPhone 4 has a flash and that is really the only thing I want/need. I will never give up my iPhone so that white one better be out soon!!!

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Come on Mary Ellen!!! Get with it.....you are missing out on so much!! We have a Dis chat and for people like me who don't do TR's I have a lot of pictures posted

Anita...I am waiting for the white iPhone 4 to come out. The iPhone 4 has a flash and that is really the only thing I want/need. I will never give up my iPhone so that white one better be out soon!!!

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Since I now have a extra power source cover for my iPhone and will get another when I get the 4. I'm not waiting on the white one. So I'm thinking any day now.....
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Come on Mary Ellen!!! Get with it.....you are missing out on so much!! We have a Dis chat and for people like me who don't do TR's I have a lot of pictures posted

Anita...I am waiting for the white iPhone 4 to come out. The iPhone 4 has a flash and that is really the only thing I want/need. I will never give up my iPhone so that white one better be out soon!!!

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Well, I have to admit I have never seen a picture of Ziggy. So that might be some motivation.

When is Verizon coming out with the iphone again?

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Since I now have a extra power source cover for my iPhone and will get another when I get the 4. I'm not waiting on the white one. So I'm thinking any day now.....
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I edited and uploaded some more pic so I should be able to update later with Chapel pics and the rest of GF. Meanwhile, my spring choir performance is interfering with my ability to take a May WDW trip... grumble, grumble....

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That way I could FB decent pictures of our trips!
Oh wait a minute.
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Looks like I'm going to get shamed into FB by the time my May trip rolls around!
Stay strong Mary Ellen, we need to keep supporting each other here!
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Stay strong Mary Ellen, we need to keep supporting each other here!
Ahh Michelle - I am glad I have an advocate. A very good friend of mine went on FB about a year or so ago. She had her account for 48hrs and then shut it down because she thought it was a popularity contest. That just sticks in my mind because I really like this girl. Ever since than I have had no interest. I am sure if I got on I would enjoy it. Perhaps that's what I'm afraid of. I already waste enough time during the day!
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I edited and uploaded some more pic so I should be able to update later with Chapel pics and the rest of GF. Meanwhile, my spring choir performance is interfering with my ability to take a May WDW trip... grumble, grumble....

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I was going to try for an update myself, but I am pretty exhausted now. I may need to wait.
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MEK went on ahead and got the good shots, but I'm glad I went back for my camera.






Here it is!




It screamed "Come and see me! Come and see me!" so we did.

I never EVER thought I would want to be married here. From the outside and faraway it seemed unappealing, but up close and personal - WOWIE! It was truly breathtaking. N-O-N-E of the pics we took do it justice; it was beyond awesome.

The Brides Vestibule...






And the real-deal!



This was as good as it got for me. There were people in there touring so I missed seeing the inside, but just seeing it from the door was amazing. The castle is RIGHT THERE! BAM! Smack in the middle of that beautiful glass archway! I'm renewing my vows here one day, I don't care what it costs!

We also did some walking around outside, and there are some great views.





Here is a quick lesson on perspective. Watch how the Castle moves away and the arch remains basically the same.






The top pic has a focal length of 28mm, next is 14mm, and the bottom one is 6mm. The shorter the focal length, the farther back the background goes. It's deceiving how close the Castle really is and how far away it looks!



Back to reality... sort of. Back to the Grand Floridian!



We wandered deeper into GF and came upon the *real* pool!



Ahh... so there was a time when these resort pools were more than just puddles and they had a real deep end. My DH is 6'7" and he always has to sit on the bottom of the pool in order to get remotely wet. Not here!










And in case you forgot - the Castle is RIGHT THERE!

Peek-a-boo!



What a cool resort! It's on my to-stay list now. Never thought that would happen.

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STUNNING GF PICS!!!! Wow-oh-wow. So amazing. I haven't seen many pictures of it, and not like the ones you two were able to capture---I gotta spend some time exploring there I think!!!

I think I also need a new lens for my camera.
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful wedding chapel photos. I can not imagine a more perfect view for a wedding. You would certainly feel like a princess.
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I completely missed this!!!!! Very Cool! And talk about stealth - you managed to get right in there a snap a picture during the tour! Nice, but no wonder they locked the chapel after that!

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I think I also need a new lens for my camera.
Thanks! We had a lot of fun taking all the pictures. We spent a couple hours doing it. I love Jen's shots - they are fab!

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Thanks for sharing your wonderful wedding chapel photos. I can not imagine a more perfect view for a wedding. You would certainly feel like a princess.
Agreed! I felt like a princess just opening the door! It really IS the most perfect backdrop for a wedding. Beyond Perfect!
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