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Old 12-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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There's a Giraffe in my Stocking! A Mom/Daughter Christmas trip!

For those that have not read any of my other TR's, I am a single parent to 16year old DD and we LOVE Disney!! This trip was a "first" for us: first time onsite and first time at Christmas!!!

When: Dec 15-21
Where: 3 nights ASM, 3 nights AKL (Jambo)



For our introduction, here's one of my favorite pics from this trip:




Hope you all will join me for this TR, filled with LOTS of pics and great memories!!!!!
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Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Am I really the first to say glad the report is started?

Did you mean to have a picture in your first post, if so it didn't make it through cyperspace.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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Okay, I am a liar. The picture arrived after I posted. Love the picture by the way!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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you started!!! I am following along. I can't wait to read!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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As we arrive to our favorite place:




We go over to ASM, even though it was a little too early to check in, we wanted to walk around and check it out:



















As we checked in, we were assigned the Love Bug Bldg.




View from outside our room:





We had a cute, but small room:














After we checked in & got settled, we headed out to DTD:



They actually had the photopass photographer here, which I had never seen there before:



Some Christmas goodies at Goofy's candy:






And to end our quick trip to DTD, we had some goodness form Ghirardelli:




Our next stops for the night would be at the Grand Floridian and Boardwalk to check out their Christmas decor!!!
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Loved the lokes of those Ghirdalli treats.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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Am I really the first to say glad the report is started?

Did you mean to have a picture in your first post, if so it didn't make it through cyperspace.

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Okay, I am a liar. The picture arrived after I posted. Love the picture by the way!!
Thanks for following me over to my TR!!!

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you started!!! I am following along. I can't wait to read!
Thanks!!

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Loved the lokes of those Ghirdalli treats.
They were very good! (Bye, Bye diet for this trip!!!)
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:37 AM   #8
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Yeaaa! I'm so excited to read all about the trip! I'm glad to know that AKL was the highlight of the trip...I had a feeling that you might like it there!

Love, love, love Ghirardelli, so I'm glad y'all took the time to make a stop there...it sure is worth it!

Can't wait for more!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:26 AM   #9
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Oh I just love Disney at Christmas. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip.
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I'm sorry about that rental car lady. Definitely not the best way to start the trip. I can't wait to hear about all the fun though!
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Joining in the fun!!!

Edited to add. great pictures...if you get a chance, be sure to post them on the AS Movies picture thread.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2815746

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #12
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Yeaaa! I'm so excited to read all about the trip! I'm glad to know that AKL was the highlight of the trip...I had a feeling that you might like it there!

Love, love, love Ghirardelli, so I'm glad y'all took the time to make a stop there...it sure is worth it!

Can't wait for more!

Glad you're here!! That was the first time we actually sat & had something from Ghirardelli, other than just getting their samples and looking around.

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Oh I just love Disney at Christmas. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip.
I loved it!!

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I'm sorry about that rental car lady. Definitely not the best way to start the trip. I can't wait to hear about all the fun though!
After we checked into the hotel, I called my insurance company and they reassured me that everything would be fine with my coverage. I really began to let her bother me, until I talked to them!

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Edited to add. great pictures...if you get a chance, be sure to post them on the AS Movies picture thread.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2815746
Thanks! I will get some pics posted there! I have been trying to get another update done, but have been having problems with photobucket.
Hopefully I can get more done this weekend!
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #13
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We decided to head over to the Grand Floridian to check out the Christmas decor and the gingerbread house!!



















The lobby was gorgeous!!!!










Orchestra was playing:




More beautiful decor:






We really enjoyed the GF. It was our first time visiting there! And the perfect time to visit!



Next, we decided to visit the Boardwalk!!
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:20 AM   #14
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Wow, the tree looks like it's four stories high. Beautiful!
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