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Old 04-10-2011, 03:28 PM   #16
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Great to see another TR!! Can't wait to see more pictures

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Old 04-10-2011, 03:30 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=podsnel I agree- last minute trips are excellent!! Timmy's bag is just a rolling backpack made by High Sierra- I think I got it a couple of years ago at Modells. It is well made and held lots of stuff!![/QUOTE]

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Old 04-10-2011, 05:51 PM   #18
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Checking in! Now going back to read - looking forward to seeing how you like our home resort! We love Grandstand!

P.S. Okay, now I'm caught up! It is so cool that the coach made sure Tyler got to go! What a guy! Your room looks familiar! I think the SSR rooms are just so restful. Just looking at the pics makes me want to take a nap! Yummo on the sammies! We like EOS too I have been wondering - do you have to have a ME ressie? or can you just show up and ask for a ride? We had an issue with Jim's CC not being activated when we rented a car, and I used my debit card. The clerk was adamant that if my card didn't go through, he couldn't rent us a car. Of course it was fine, but I remember saying, "That's okay, we'll just take the Disney bus!" But I wondered if that were really doable
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:56 PM   #19
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Stopping by to say HI. I can NOT believe how big your boys are getting Will you put a brick or two on their heads for me please
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:50 PM   #20
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How fun! I love that you got to surprise your one son! We loved EOS when we went in Dec- my husband fully intended to get the holiday sammie when we went back to DTD, but it didn't end up happening. Can't wait to read more about your trip with your boys!
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:54 PM   #21
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Great TR so far and I'm looking forward to reading more. SSR looks lovely. We've never been there but, it definitely looks like a resort to try in my book.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #22
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I'm here Ellen!!!! And waiting for the video of Tyler.....
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Your pictures look fantastic! Loving the TR so far!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #24
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I just saw that you had started a new TR.

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i can imagine the surprise on his face....it will be the teenage "uhhhhh Thanks?"...Look. Can't wait to see the photos to get me more pumped for May. Good luck to everyone in your house this last week before TAX deadline. I drove by my old office yesterday and saw all the CPAs working. ugh

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I'm in! We love EOS! I feel like it is a hidden gem at Disney. I have had the turkey and stuffing one before and it is really good, but my favorite is the Original.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #28
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Here I am Ellen...all ready to hear all about your little trip with the boys!

SSR looks really nice to me! That's one of the few Disney hotels us non-DVC folks can snag consistently and at a reasonable oop cost. Not that we have yet, mind you. I totally need you to have a few words with Ron next month. Nothing at Disney impresses him anymore- (except.. and I quote "MAYBE, maybe AKL with Savannah view..MAYBE"). Yes, he is very sick in the head. Sigh. We are struggling to decide where we will stay in July but will probably just leave it up to Capt. Kirk and Priceline to decide for us again, however...

You are killing me with the Bailey's shake and the EOS pics. To paraphrase Sarah: "Look! Ice cream in a drink! It's for me. Can I?"

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by dizneeat View Post
Hi! I am in, Ellen!

Looks like I even made page 1 this time!

Okay, now going back to read!
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I am totally in! You're staying at my all time fav resort!!

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Hi there! I really enjoyed SSR, I would always go back, especially when I want to relax.....

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Done reading!

It's so nice of the coach to let Tyler come with you as well!

SSR looks nice - we had a reservation there last summer, but we love OKW too much and changed it back to OKW (like this year)
I guess we need to drive over to SSR and check it out more closely - even though I guess we will be staying value in 2012

Earl looks yummy! I could eat one right now!

Can't wait for more - and so happy I am in here from the start!
I actually had a choice between OKW & SSR, and I chose SSR because I have been to OKW more recently- plus, I had a hunch there would be some friends from home staying there (which there were!). Alot of people in my town own DVC, and several of them at SSR. SSR is similar to OKW, in that you feel like you are in a neighborhood. But at OKW it's Jimmy Buffet, and SSR, the music is a bit more sophisticated. It has a more formal feel than OKW does, yet it feels so tranquil.
Maybe another time for you and Tom!
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I'm enjoying reading your tr, I thought most of the Jersey schools were off the week before or after Easter but I guess I was wrong. My older ds is autistic as well he also goes to a school out of district and has the same week as us this year. We are you going in Nov during the teachers convention is that when you are going? We hav'nt gone at that time since 2004. Looking forward to reading more! Linda
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