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Old 01-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #2776
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Well, June will be hot Kim. But it would probably be a lot easier on your daycare families.
We don't get out of school until the 9th or so. I know there are others who are done by Memorial Day - I think some in Georgia and maybe Florida? They go back really early - mid August. We don't start until the day after Labor Day, so late August would work (we're going to Alaska this year). I just don't like going in summer and would rather brave crowds at our March spring break. For us, it's getting away from winter that's half the draw of going to Florida.

Either way - i hope you get a nice long trip!!

Shawna - keep at him - he'll cave eventually!!

Not much happening up here. Getting cold, like it's supposed to be. Trying to avoid catching the flu, colds, crud that's going around. My dad has a mild case of pneumonia. I just wrapped up my London/Paris TR. Hoping to start my October one soon.

Hope you're all having a good weekend!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:14 PM   #2777
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Our schools are always out the end of May,but this year they end June 6..but we start mid August That's the local public school here, but our boys' school is out the 24 of May! We take less days off...they get the holidays, but not all the teacher workdays and such...
Our homeschool will be out the first week of May...which is dd9s Ballet recital this year, so we can wrap all that up at once!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #2778
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Hi everyone! Looks like I'm not alone in my Disney withdrawals and not getting on the DIS. Our trip in October was so much fun and it looks like for us it'll be 2014 before we get back. I'm slowing wanting to get back in her and catch up on things.

Hope everyone has been doing well! We've been busy. DS is attempting two sports right now - swimming and basketball. His swim meets are at 8 in the morning and basketball games aren't until 12. He's going to be exhausted!!!

On the school subject - we're in our first year of the balanced calendar, which I know a lot of districts are starting to do. With that schedule, we now go through the 1st week of June (instead of getting out the week before Momorial Day). We start back the first week of August (we have a 7-week summer). So, going the 1st week of June mig not be too bad yet crowd-wise.

Hope everyone has a good week!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #2779
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I'm going through major withdrawal too Meghan! I'm hoping we can get there in October. We were trying for May but it's not going to happen. If things start to look more definite I may get in touch to book through you
I would love that! Being a TA definitely helps get me through the post Disney depression. I get to live through my clients a little.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #2780
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I'm back in WI. I hate it here.

Seriously, hate it. I realized today that I have nothing holding me here. I have my goddaughter, whom I speak to at least every other day, so her mother told me that if I move that just gives her an excuse to travel!

So I'm updating my resume and seriously looking at jobs. I'm starting in FL, because really that would be the greatest, however I'm also considering Arizona. I'm going to try and remain optimistic about this because it is something I want. I just need to pray that it's God's timing too.

Have a great week everyone!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:56 PM   #2781
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Hey all! Checking in from Disney since I can't go to bed! We found a urging stain on our bedspread (still smelly so obviously not washed, and NOT OURS)! I've already spent two nights in this bed. Ick! Three phone calls later we have fresh sheets, not spread, and we were told someone would be coming to fix up the bed, and we haven't seen anyone. It's almost midnight and I'm freaking exhausted.

Anyway....I finished the 1/2 marathon!! It wasn't pretty, and I had to walk the last half because my knee was killing me, but Andy and I crosses the finish together! Running thru MK and Epcot was AMAZING!!

Andy just marched his butt to the front desk to hopefully get the bed issue resolved, so well see. Other than that, I love POR, and think I'm hooked on this over Pop.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #2782
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Andy just marched his butt to the front desk to hopefully get the bed issue resolved, so well see. Other than that, I love POR, and think I'm hooked on this over Pop.
I hope he got it sorted! Congrats on finishing! POR is lovely!

We're heading down next week - 10 more days!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #2783
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I'm back in WI. I hate it here.

Seriously, hate it. I realized today that I have nothing holding me here. I have my goddaughter, whom I speak to at least every other day, so her mother told me that if I move that just gives her an excuse to travel!

So I'm updating my resume and seriously looking at jobs. I'm starting in FL, because really that would be the greatest, however I'm also considering Arizona. I'm going to try and remain optimistic about this because it is something I want. I just need to pray that it's God's timing too.

Have a great week everyone!
That is so exciting!! Did you apply at Disney? That would really be fun!!! I will be praying for you that you get exactly what/where/when is perfect for you!! God knows what you need!!

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Hey all! Checking in from Disney since I can't go to bed! We found a urging stain on our bedspread (still smelly so obviously not washed, and NOT OURS)! I've already spent two nights in this bed. Ick! Three phone calls later we have fresh sheets, not spread, and we were told someone would be coming to fix up the bed, and we haven't seen anyone. It's almost midnight and I'm freaking exhausted.

Anyway....I finished the 1/2 marathon!! It wasn't pretty, and I had to walk the last half because my knee was killing me, but Andy and I crosses the finish together! Running thru MK and Epcot was AMAZING!!

Andy just marched his butt to the front desk to hopefully get the bed issue resolved, so well see. Other than that, I love POR, and think I'm hooked on this over Pop.
I am proud of you! I doubt I would have made it! LOL!!! That's a long way!! And grody on the bed situation! Hopefully they fixed it and you can enjoy the rest of the trip!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #2784
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I'm back in WI. I hate it here.

Seriously, hate it. I realized today that I have nothing holding me here. I have my goddaughter, whom I speak to at least every other day, so her mother told me that if I move that just gives her an excuse to travel!

So I'm updating my resume and seriously looking at jobs. I'm starting in FL, because really that would be the greatest, however I'm also considering Arizona. I'm going to try and remain optimistic about this because it is something I want. I just need to pray that it's God's timing too.

Have a great week everyone!
I'm sure you will find what is right for you! Good luck!
I saw your post on FB and wondered...

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Hey all! Checking in from Disney since I can't go to bed! We found a urging stain on our bedspread (still smelly so obviously not washed, and NOT OURS)! I've already spent two nights in this bed. Ick! Three phone calls later we have fresh sheets, not spread, and we were told someone would be coming to fix up the bed, and we haven't seen anyone. It's almost midnight and I'm freaking exhausted.

Anyway....I finished the 1/2 marathon!! It wasn't pretty, and I had to walk the last half because my knee was killing me, but Andy and I crosses the finish together! Running thru MK and Epcot was AMAZING!!

Andy just marched his butt to the front desk to hopefully get the bed issue resolved, so well see. Other than that, I love POR, and think I'm hooked on this over Pop.
Okay - gross on the bed! I hope they fixed it!
Congrats on the 1/2! I bet it would be fun to run through the parks like that. (assuming I liked to run!). POR is a great resort! I don't know how much longer you're there, but I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #2785
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We've always gotten out if not by Memorial Day, the week of (both Kansas and Georgia).

So, I was pretty bummed for a few weeks to the point of not wanting to plan anything. Too many disappointments.
I feel a lot better now though, and this morning I saw a deal in my inbox through Papa John's pizza. If we order a specific deal 15 times within a 20 week period we would get a voucher for 3 nights in a resort in the Caribbean. Well, I started looking into it, and since airfare and food are so expensive and we would want to stay a bit longer, it would probably end up being at least as expensive as a trip to Disney.

Anyways, so I've officially started planning for April. Logan still has to apply for the leave, but we're looking at 7 nights, probably staying at Port Orleans - French Quarter.
I'm checking to see whether my little sister coming with us is an option, because that will determine which week we go. My idea is that she pays for her own transportation and her ticket and we pay for her accommodations and food in exchange for some babysitting.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #2786
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Becca,...that sounds like a plan!!!!

Does anyone know why so many dates for the Cont are showing unavailable? I have looked at jan/feb,.May, and Nov and every date I put in is showing that I can't book it!! I know they are a large conf center and often have some sold out dates, but that is strange...
Do any of you buy your Theme Park tickets from other places than directly through Disney? Just trying to see what is going to be our best bet next time...dd will be 10 in April and I probably won't do the Dining plan this time. I want to start saving $$$ for dining/snacks now. I figured if we go back in Nov again we have exactly 10 months. The Dining plan last time was around $1400..but we got free dining..if I don't do the dining plan and we end up getting a great discount on a room that would pan out so much better!! I can have the figures more accurately decided later, but if I figure in $1400, I will only have to put back about $35-40 a week.....and if it ends up that we were offered FD and no room discount, that could just go to our theme park tickets....
So, all that to say, I am just curious if any of you go about booking this way....and what are your experiences with it...
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #2787
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Becca,...that sounds like a plan!!!!

Does anyone know why so many dates for the Cont are showing unavailable? I have looked at jan/feb,.May, and Nov and every date I put in is showing that I can't book it!! I know they are a large conf center and often have some sold out dates, but that is strange...
Do any of you buy your Theme Park tickets from other places than directly through Disney? Just trying to see what is going to be our best bet next time...dd will be 10 in April and I probably won't do the Dining plan this time. I want to start saving $$$ for dining/snacks now. I figured if we go back in Nov again we have exactly 10 months. The Dining plan last time was around $1400..but we got free dining..if I don't do the dining plan and we end up getting a great discount on a room that would pan out so much better!! I can have the figures more accurately decided later, but if I figure in $1400, I will only have to put back about $35-40 a week.....and if it ends up that we were offered FD and no room discount, that could just go to our theme park tickets....
So, all that to say, I am just curious if any of you go about booking this way....and what are your experiences with it...

I have bought our tix through Undercover Tourist the last 2 trips. Saves roughly $100 for the 4 of us.

We don't do the DDP since the boys are considered adults now. Like you said, it would cost like $1400. We pay OOP and usually spend about half of that. So taking a room discount (if staying deluxe) is definitely a better savings for us!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #2788
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Same here. We used UT and saved a bit. We stopped doing DDP and LOVED it! The freedom is worth it. I can't say for sure how much $ we saved (or spent yet - I'll go through my receipts for the October TR yet to come). But I liked it a lot better. For us it works b/c a) with DVC we don't buy packages and b) Sarah is technically an adult, but eats like a child. Plus we went during F&W, and did a lot of grazing around World Showcase. There would not have been enough snack credits for us there!!
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Well, if we weren't on the DDP, It would be easier for me~ I don't always want a full meal,..sometimes I just want the salad that's an app and I don't like a dessert as the option...and as for snack credits, we always have lots left over...I would rather get tix from UT, and do a club level room so we can have the access for breakfast's everyday...plus the kids would rather have milk and cookies at night ...
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Sounds like you would be better off without the DDP then. Especially if you are doing CL. And I'm like you, sometimes an appetizer is my meal. And I'd rather have a snack/dessert a few hours after dinner. Not at dinner.

It is so freeing without the DDP!!

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