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Old 07-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #871
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13 days till I am home! Can't wait. They are doing some type of paving of some sort in our neighborhood and heavy equipment trucks are going up and down the road not to mention the smell of the diesel. Yummmo! And they are doing work on our house. Or should I say they were. I have never dealt with contractors so I guess this is the norm. You don't hear from anyone till they show up? Just be glad to get away from the craziness. Poor hubby has been working 60plus hours a week and I have not been well so we need the Lodge to get away. First time eating at Artist Point too. Hope at that price point we won't be disappointed!
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Thanks to all for the kind words, and Dad, that is such a special way to remember Stan and Carolyn. He belongs to us all, Im not exclusive to him. I have just been the messenger. He holds all he has met here in high regards, and he looked forward to future meets with more groupies.

I do appreciate all the prayers for a miracle. So far, no different news, and I hold to the faith that a miracle can truly happen. But I still ask for Gods will in it all, He knows what is best for Stan. I will admit that I havent called Carolyn since Sat, and am avoiding doing so. At some point I will call, and hope to share better news.
Thank you for being our messenger Jimmy.

Ranger Stan is heavy on my heart, still being lifted up.

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I need my first VWL fix. We will be there in just a little over two weeks. I bought six day tickets for a nine day trip, on purpose, so we would have a few days of no parks. I am so psyched!!!

A couple of years ago we spent a day riding bikes around Wilderness Lodge and Camp grounds. It was one of the best WDW days ever. I am looking forward to a repeat of that day. Does anyone have any other suggests of what we should do on our down days?

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Oh boy, lots of Groupies have great answers to your down days quest. One thing that we love to do is walk over to FW, jump on the launch to Contemporary then monorail over to Poly and walk to GF.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #872
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A couple of years ago we spent a day riding bikes around Wilderness Lodge and Camp grounds. It was one of the best WDW days ever. I am looking forward to a repeat of that day. Does anyone have any other suggests of what we should do on our down days?
Kate...you might want to rent boats at the marina for a while. Boating around beautiful Bay Lake is wonderful, and then gliding over to Seven Seas Lagoon for the views of MK and the monorail resorts is pretty special.

If you don't want to rent a boat or two, just taking the boats around Bay Lake and over to MK is a very relaxing way to spend some time.

Aside from that, VWL/WL is just a great place to relax. Hang out in the main lobby, admiring the architecture and people watching. Or spend a little time in the Carolwood Pacific room at VWL. Listen for the music throughout the resort (inside and out)...wonderful Aron Copland and other perfectly themed music.

Pick up a Hidden Mickey clue list at Guest Services and look for all those HM's throughout WL and VWL.

We enjoy the walk or bike ride to FW too.

In the evening there is the Electric Water Pageant. And oldie but goodie.



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A few questions regarding upcoming trip:

Where do we check in, at the villas or at the main lodge?
Check in is the same as the main lodge. And you can do early check-in on-line and use that line if you like.

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I plan to ship down a package, do I address it to the main lodge, as in the below address or is there a different address for the villas? Also, if I send a package back home from VWL, does anyone know the procedure involved?

John Smith
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Reservation # xxxxxx
901 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830
That should work. When we've sent a package we put the Attention line as Guest John Smith, Check-in XX/XX/11. Probably don't need it but we figured it would help them find the reservation.

Shipping back is easy...just bring the package to the front desk and they'll ship it for you.

Enjoy your trip!!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #873
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:52 AM   #874
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That should work. When we've sent a package we put the Attention line as Guest John Smith, Check-in XX/XX/11. Probably don't need it but we figured it would help them find the reservation.

Shipping back is easy...just bring the package to the front desk and they'll ship it for you.

Enjoy your trip!!!
Thanks everyone for the suggestions and Granny regarding shipping info. Great about return shipping, one more question though, how do I pay for return shipping.
O.K., two questions, if you do not mind my asking, why the username Granny? I think it is great but curious as to why?

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Old 07-26-2011, 12:01 PM   #875
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions and Granny regarding shipping info. Great about return shipping, one more question though, how do I pay for return shipping.
O.K., two questions, if you do not mind my asking, why the username Granny? I think it is great but curious as to why?
Kate...Guest Services will just charge the shipping fee to your room. I believe they used UPS when we last did this (shipping a Christmas tree back to its owner). It's pretty painless.

As for my user name, Granny is a nickname I've had since childhood. When I joined the DISBoards 10 years ago, I had to come up with a user name and it was the first thing I thought of. In retrospect, I wish I had come up with something more Disney-ish.

When I first started posting, people thought I was this old lady and were overly nice to me. Once I let them know I'm a guy and put it in my signature, the responses were much less kindly and condescending.

The nickname is a derivative of my last name. Just something that stuck and I'm still called that by many of my friends.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:59 PM   #876
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Kate...Guest Services will just charge the shipping fee to your room. I believe they used UPS when we last did this (shipping a Christmas tree back to its owner). It's pretty painless.

As for my user name, Granny is a nickname I've had since childhood. When I joined the DISBoards 10 years ago, I had to come up with a user name and it was the first thing I thought of. In retrospect, I wish I had come up with something more Disney-ish.

When I first started posting, people thought I was this old lady and were overly nice to me. Once I let them know I'm a guy and put it in my signature, the responses were much less kindly and condescending.

The nickname is a derivative of my last name. Just something that stuck and I'm still called that by many of my friends.
Funny! When I saw the name Granny, I thought of my grandmother, we called one grandmother Grandma and the other Granny. Grandma was a cranky lady, Granny was a sweetheart. Granny was born in 1894 and had the whitest hair possible and a face full of beautiful wrinkles. So of course, that is how I pictured you.
By the way, my "Granny", a little bitty lady, delivered her 6th or 7th child all by herself. Her husband and my mother had gone to get the midwife, the other children were out and about, all that was home was Granny and a three year old. She sent the 3 y.o. out to the pump to fill up a water bucket, she told him after it was full, to empty it in the horse trough and fill it again and to continue doing that until she called him. Once the new baby was born and everything was back in order she called the 3 y.o. back in. I am still amazed when I hear this story from my mother.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #877
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I had to come up with a user name and it was the first thing I thought of. In retrospect, I wish I had come up with something more Disney-ish.

When I first started posting, people thought I was this old lady and were overly nice to me. Once I let them know I'm a guy and put it in my signature, the responses were much less kindly and condescending.
And Granny, I wish I had come up with something Disney-ish for a user name as well....instead? My real name! How original!
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I am another person who wished she had put more thought in her user name. I just grabbed the first thing I could think of. Too bad we cannot change our usernames without having to start over.
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And Granny, I wish I had come up with something Disney-ish for a user name as well....instead? My real name! How original!
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #880
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And Granny, I wish I had come up with something Disney-ish for a user name as well....instead? My real name! How original!
Mine is part of my real name - but has been a nickname since I was about 12 ... sans the 1 of course - THAT came about years and years ago when I first tried to sign up on ebay, and my preferred nickname was already taken, so that uber creative side in me came out, and I tacked on a 1 to see if that was available and it was. It just carried over here when I joined the DIS as well. I wish I could have just been stopher, but those are the breaks, and I'm not going back and starting over again as something else.

A variation that some of my friends around here have used takes off the s - leaving me as topher. I don't really care either way as I do not use society's preferred shortened version of my real name - I am not Chris. That name is fine for many, but not me. Now I don't go around dissing people when they use it for me, but it certainly doesn't endear them to me either.
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A variation that some of my friends around here have used takes off the s - leaving me as topher. I don't really care either way as I do not use society's preferred shortened version of my real name - I am not Chris. That name is fine for many, but not me. Now I don't go around dissing people when they use it for me, but it certainly doesn't endear them to me either.
I have to tell you, being from Mass, many people think I have an accent ~so I will often say things or types words with an accentuated Bawston accent....and for some reason, I always want to call you STOPHA!!! Are you glad we didn't meet in May!!!???
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I am another person who wished she had put more thought in her user name. I just grabbed the first thing I could think of. Too bad we cannot change our usernames without having to start over.
Me too! We use this screen name for shopping, and just about everywhere else online. My partner is Fran and I am AJ, I came up with the name when we first got online and we use it almost everywhere for ease of remembering. She always tells me, if you want to log in on a site, try the standard name and password, chances are I've set up an account there. Had I realized how individualized the DISboards are, I would have thought of something that was just me.

But I feel like I'm in good company since jimmytammy seems to have done the same thing!
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Hi Groupies:

Disney Dad ~ Nicely said.

lakelandgal70 ~ Good luck with all the construction work going on around you and take care of yourself. With everything going on you/DH needs a vacation!

kid-at-heart ~ There's so much to do on property and it's a matter what all of you will enjoy. Spending time at the resort, walking around, riding bikes and enjoying the pool would be a great day. You can go to Downtown Disney, visit other resorts on the property, walk around the Boardwalk, rent boats, etc. No matter what you do it will be a fantastic vacation with new memories. Enjoy your planning and have a great time! Your granny was amazing, especially delivering a child on her own. WOW

jimmytammy ~ Even though I never stayed at VWL nor met Stan I feel like I know him through you and others on this thread. I wish I had the blessing of meeting such a loving person that impacted your life and many others as well. I greatly appreciate the updates and my thoughts/prayers will be with Stan, his family and friends.

DaveH ~ Happy Birthday!

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