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Old 02-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #1171
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I loved your tour of the boat ride!!! I will be there in less than FOUR days! I agree, the Swolfin resort area is beautiful. I'm not terribly fond of those colors, but with the palm trees and all that there, it just works. Inside they are are stunning resorts!

Congrats on the contract!!!! Do you think you will get to close before March 20?
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:25 AM   #1172
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WOOT WOOT congrats on the add on MEK!! That is fantastic news!!! I'm so excited for you and Denny!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Sending lots of pixie dust that you will get through ROFR easily!!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:11 AM   #1173
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Yay!!!! More DVC points!
I hope you pass ROFR.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:03 AM   #1174
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YAY for more points!!!! I think it will be GREAT to have them for Christmas stays! WOOHOOOOOOO!!! And dinners at Artist's Point! WOO HOOOOOO!!!! It's so exciting, isn't it?
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:36 AM   #1175
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Wonders 10! OMG - Thank you for posting those pictures! They are Perfect! That is one scary looking fish! Did you catch that????? Nice job! I think I would have been afraid to touch it. If I saw that thing come out of the water I would probably drop the reel and run.

So glad you have been following our TR. It's been a lot of fun writing it. And we're not done yet, so stay tuned!
no not me in that pic! I haven't even gone fishing ever.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #1176
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And because I am in one of those moods, pictures of a dolphinfish and a picture from the Dolphin hotel:






I can sort of see the resemblance, but still think it was a stupid name for the hotel since many people don't know there is a dolphin and a dolphin fish. Can't wait to see how the rest of your trip turned out!
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I like your "non-dolphins"! I remember shortly after that place opened and seeing those and thinking, "What the heck? Those aren't dolphins!!" My dad always said it looked more like a Carp.

Congratulations on your new DVC contract, hope it works out for you!

I Love those balloon pics that you too.
I vaguely remember that now from my Lou Mongello books (?), but was just mostly in the mood to give ME some carp crap. Thanks for the pix! I love those little tips and secrets and factoids about the parks and resorts. Who knew they'd use such a confusing set up there?

MEK: HUGE congrats on your DVC buy in! Here's some big wishes of good luck on the ROFR to go through!
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I vaguely remember that now from my Lou Mongello books (?), but was just mostly in the mood to give ME some carp crap. Thanks for the pix! I love those little tips and secrets and factoids about the parks and resorts. Who knew they'd use such a confusing set up there?

MEK: HUGE congrats on your DVC buy in! Here's some big wishes of good luck on the ROFR to go through!
Isn't it supposed to be a Chinese or a Japanese interpretation of a dolphin? I think I remember something like that from somewhere...well, that's specific, ellen!
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:13 PM   #1178
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I love your DHS pics!

The boat tour was fun too, I've never taken a Friendship boat to Epcot, either...or DHS, actually! The Swalphin is so pretty, I sometimes consider staying there since it's so much cheaper than actual Disney deluxes, but I know I'd miss the Disney theming!
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:24 PM   #1179
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Woohoo for your new contract!!!

to help you pass ROFR!!!
Thanks! Send me all the pixie dust you have!!!!!

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we've been constantly eyeing the DVC resale deals too. There were a couple great small ones for OKW and SSR but you would have to jump on those fast, they were gone in a flash!!
I'm not in a position to buy again for a while, but you never know, I could scrounge up a little $$ if the perfect deal came around! John from the podcast thinks that the resale market will get even better after March 21 when the new rules for resale usage go into effect. I can't remember the specifics, but his logic sounded good to me! Hope he's right!
Well, that's a thought because he probably figures people will drop the prices lower because of the changes. Now the points aren't as "valuable" because they can't be used in all capacities.

I keep thinking that everyone who wants out is selling now and everything is sale pending. But my use year is March so it makes sense for me to buy a contract that has its March points coming, so that factored into my decision.

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You know what? I entirely missed your "AP Drama" post. Don't know how that happened.

Yeah - that was some drama. But fortunately it all worked out well and I won't be dealing with any drama in May.

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Well, good! Your pictures, and especially your angles are inspiring to me.


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Well, thanks to you I started to explore all the different photobuckets edits and there are some cool ones I didn't know about before. So thanks!

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If you would have told me it was Katie Couric, I'd have believed it. I'm dead serious. No way does that look like Oprah. Their Michael Landon is spot-on though.
Agreed. At the risk of sounding racist, I think the artist was white and they just couldn't break out of the "white mold" and give Oprah some of the facial characteristics that make her unique. They made her look like some generic white woman.

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I loved your tour of the boat ride!!! I will be there in less than FOUR days! I agree, the Swolfin resort area is beautiful. I'm not terribly fond of those colors, but with the palm trees and all that there, it just works. Inside they are are stunning resorts!
I am so excited for you!!!!! I wish we were getting to meet you in May, but I am excited that you have such an awesomely long trip coming up.

I can't wait to see the inside of both the resorts! I am going to spend some "quality time" checking them out.

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Congrats on the contract!!!! Do you think you will get to close before March 20?
It doesn't have to close by then, it just has to be approved by Disney by then. So I interpret that as meaning passing ROFR. At least that's the way it reads in the contract.

I think it was a good time for me to buy because my use year is March.

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WOOT WOOT congrats on the add on MEK!! That is fantastic news!!! I'm so excited for you and Denny!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Sending lots of pixie dust that you will get through ROFR easily!!!
Thanks Jen! I really hope everything goes smoothly, but if it doesn't then it wasn't meant to be! Thanks for the major pixie dust.

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Yay!!!! More DVC points!
I hope you pass ROFR.
Thanks Jen! I hope everything goes well. Thank you for the well wishes!!!!!

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YAY for more points!!!! I think it will be GREAT to have them for Christmas stays! WOOHOOOOOOO!!! And dinners at Artist's Point! WOO HOOOOOO!!!! It's so exciting, isn't it?
I always had VWL in the back of my mind as a possibility. I didn't love the decor when I stayed there, but I loved the way the resort was set up. And I loved Ranger Joe.

I would have loved 100 points at AKL but there were NO small March contracts, ever. I have been scanning the TSS for well over a year and there is never anything in my use year, low points, at AKL. In fact, all the small point March contracts are few and fare between and no they are flying off the hook.

Oh and I LOVE Artist Point!

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no not me in that pic! I haven't even gone fishing ever.
Psych! Well I was about to be very intimidated by your skills considering I am creeped out by my one experience catching small fish. I couldn't even get a 4 inch fish off the hook to throw it back in.

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I vaguely remember that now from my Lou Mongello books (?), but was just mostly in the mood to give ME some carp crap. Thanks for the pix! I love those little tips and secrets and factoids about the parks and resorts. Who knew they'd use such a confusing set up there?
carp crap! I love all those little factoids, too. They are so interesting.

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MEK: HUGE congrats on your DVC buy in! Here's some big wishes of good luck on the ROFR to go through!
Thanks! I am very excited for this add-on. I think it will be a perfect amount of points for me. Thanks for the well wishes!!!!

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Isn't it supposed to be a Chinese or a Japanese interpretation of a dolphin? I think I remember something like that from somewhere...well, that's specific, ellen!

You guys have me curious now. I think I need to do a little research on this matter!
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I love your DHS pics!

The boat tour was fun too, I've never taken a Friendship boat to Epcot, either...or DHS, actually! The Swalphin is so pretty, I sometimes consider staying there since it's so much cheaper than actual Disney deluxes, but I know I'd miss the Disney theming!
Yeah - I would miss the Disney perks. And then they tack on all these extra charges and that bothers me. Plus no ME and no dining plan. I don't think I could do it for a whole trip, but I would like to try it for a couple nights!

I do recommend the boat ride. It really gives a nice perspective of the resorts.
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So happy that you got the extra points!! I can't imagine a better place to spend some Christmas holidays...there is something about a lodge at Christmastime that I love
Thanks Queen! I am pretty excited about the possibility of a VWL. I hate too get too excited until I know it passes ROFR. Then I think I would really like to stay there when the lodge is decorated for Christmas.
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It doesn't have to close by then, it just has to be approved by Disney by then. So I interpret that as meaning passing ROFR. At least that's the way it reads in the contract.
Ahhhh, well they better approve it quickly so you can have those added perks!!!!!!
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Congrats on finding a contract that works for you! Keeping my fingers crossed for you that you pass ROFR!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:42 AM   #1185
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MEK: I know I'm late to write on here, but those balloon pics turned out lovely! Also I listened to your song and as a fellow songwriter, it was sooo good! I really enjoyed it
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