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Old 06-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #586
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December ADRs

are done.

Dec 14th - arriving too late to bother with ADR.

Dec 15th 1140 LTT 6pm LaHacienda Will just watch Illuminations from Norway

Dec 16th 1150 Sci Fi Dine Inn 7:30pm California Grill

Dec 17th 1130 Yak and Yeti Doing CS this evening but reconsidering the Plaza

Dec 18th 11 Cape May Cafe (I may change this to the Coral Reef. Nilla's meal looked really good) 7:30pm Artist Point

Dec 19th We'll play it by ear. Maybe hit the ice cream shop in Celebration
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Great updates ladies! I do love the sherpa picture

Mary Ellen...I think that's a great ADR lineup for December
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:32 PM   #588
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Trying to get caught up...
The headache sounded very unmagical. Glad you got better later in the day!
I'm really enjoying all the photographs, you girls do a very nice job with your cameras!
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #589
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Cynthia, I loved your little kick up your heels moment when you realized you could do anything you wanted! I know in truth you would have been thrilled to have Mary Ellen with you, but I love how you seized the moment and rolled with it!

Thanks for the boat ride along! We always take the boat in - seems like so much less crowd, and just enjoyable.

Mary Ellen, Glad your headache got better later in the day. Dying to hear about the alternative therapy!

Good job getting your ADRS done - looks great!
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:43 AM   #590
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Looks like you had a fun morning Cynthia It seems that you adjusted to solo traveling just fine

Great ADR's ME!! Glad you are getting an AP again.....somehow I just knew you would

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Been reading along but not posting like I should!

MEK-really hope the headache got better! There is nothing worse. I have been there with migraines in the past so I feel for you.

Eandesmom-How neat to experience Disney by yourself! While I love being with my family, I think it would be great to be solo for at least a while doing what I want at my own pace. Too cute that you got a solo picture too. Love your pictures coming into MK. We have never taken the boat and I hope to write that wrong real soon!

I have always wanted to try the Plaza. Anxious to hear your thoughts.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #592
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great updates!
"therapy" =

Cynthia - BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! What a wonderful morning - visiting with MEK, having some quality time together and then being totally free! The only time I ever got close to that was when I went into a store and the rest of the family waited somewhere else and we met up! Of course, I would have stood around going, okay, what should I do? I'm not a good decision-maker when left to my own devices!

We had lunch at the Plaza back in 2008 and really liked it. Haven't been back since. Might want to revisit it on our next trip. I think we will not be doing the DDP much in the future so it would be great!
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Great update Cynthia! I am so glad you took the boat as all the pics from the distance look great and I loved the 'castle' story - think that will be me in September!

MEK - great ADR choices for your Dec trip
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #594
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You ladies have been posting updates like crazy lately! Whew!

More lovely pictures of POR....nice job taking them Cynthia. Cairo was in the news some this past spring with all of the flooding...it's the southern-most city in Illinois, where the Missippi and Ohio Rivers meet.
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EandEsmom- I would like to try being alone in WDW at least once. I like to do a lot of things alone.I do love having company, but alone time like that is hard to beat!

Your pictures are very nice, I need to start taking more pictures. Photography was one of my hobbies, but I sort of stopped taking photos.

MEK- glad that our therapy methods work well!
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Christine, somehow I missed your update. I just went back to read it.

Beautiful pictures, so much color and sharpness and of course they scream Disney! Thanks for the HM pictures, can't wait to see it myself.
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MEK, since our kids are grown, just about all of our travel is done during school days. Our next Disney trip is the day after Labor Day, as is all of our Disney trips now. My GDs will miss a few school days this trip, but also will miss the crowds!
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Lovely updates. Cynthia, your pictures of POR were beautiful and your pictures of the boat to MK were pretty good, too! Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing morning.
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I have to say Cynthia, as much as I love going to WDW with my mum or my best friend, I love spending time alone there! Having that freedom sometimes is very liberating and relaxing I usually spend mine just wandering around and taking photos! Having friends to meet for lunch is always wonderful too!

I love the sherpa shot of Mary Ellen! She must pack like I do...I also love the story of the awesome CM at POR! That makes me happy to hear - I'll have to look for him when I'm there in September! I love CMs like that who just love to chat with everyone and have a genuine "Disney" attitude.

The boat ride to MK is absolutely one of my favourite experiences and I have to do it more often! Watching kids as you get closer and closer is very magical too. I've teared up more than once myself! It is also like a little break before you hit the park, which certainly looked mighty busy!
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Great updates ladies! I do love the sherpa picture

Oh brother....Mary Ellen the Sherpa strikes again!

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Mary Ellen...I think that's a great ADR lineup for December
Thanks! I added the plaza today for dinner on the 17th. We are doing the DxP for three nights, but spreading it out over 4. That was going to be my OOP night.

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Trying to get caught up...
The headache sounded very unmagical. Glad you got better later in the day!
I'm really enjoying all the photographs, you girls do a very nice job with your cameras!

Welcome back Wigd!!!!! Hope you had a fab time.

Unmagical - that just about sums it up. Fortunately the day does get more magical. I promise.

Glad you like the pix.

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Cynthia, I loved your little kick up your heels moment when you realized you could do anything you wanted! I know in truth you would have been thrilled to have Mary Ellen with you, but I love how you seized the moment and rolled with it!
What I did like about our trip was that everyone felt comfortable to do their own thing when necessary. I knew she wouldn't have any problem wondering off without me. In fact, she was the last one back for happy hour or, should I say, therapy?

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Thanks for the boat ride along! We always take the boat in - seems like so much less crowd, and just enjoyable.

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I do love the boat ride also. It's so scenic and her pictures are perfect.

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Mary Ellen, Glad your headache got better later in the day. Dying to hear about the alternative therapy!

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Let's just say that when bags fly free on Southwest, so does alcohol.

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Good job getting your ADRS done - looks great!
Thanks! I'm glad I didn't have any hard to make ADRs. Mine were all pretty straight forward. And I DID add the Plaza for Saturday night!

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Looks like you had a fun morning Cynthia It seems that you adjusted to solo traveling just fine
I'm surprised it took her right up until 1200 to get there. Phew - just in time for food!

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Yeah - I'm pretty predictable like that. After about two weeks of going home I knew there was no way I could go back without going in the parks. So my non-park trip pretty much went out the window.

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Been reading along but not posting like I should!
Well, we are glad to have you hear. I do that alot - I read but then don't post.

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MEK-really hope the headache got better! There is nothing worse. I have been there with migraines in the past so I feel for you.
Thanks! It really did improve as the day went on. WOOT!

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Eandesmom-How neat to experience Disney by yourself! While I love being with my family, I think it would be great to be solo for at least a while doing what I want at my own pace. Too cute that you got a solo picture too. Love your pictures coming into MK. We have never taken the boat and I hope to write that wrong real soon!
If you ever get the opportunity to go off solo - go for it. It really is fun. You get to indulge yourself, but I also think you appreciate you family time more as well. It makes you realize how many little things you want to share with your family.

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I have always wanted to try the Plaza. Anxious to hear your thoughts.
Well, I didn't eat there this trip, but I have eaten there twice before and I really enjoyed it both times. Nice, fresh, tasty sandwiches in such a pleasant environment. And when people walk by they just sort of look at you as if to say, "how did you get a seat in there?"


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Cynthia - BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! What a wonderful morning - visiting with MEK, having some quality time together and then being totally free! The only time I ever got close to that was when I went into a store and the rest of the family waited somewhere else and we met up! Of course, I would have stood around going, okay, what should I do? I'm not a good decision-maker when left to my own devices!
I think you might be surprised. Once you really settle in to that solo time it can be quite liberating. The first time I did it I found myself thinking, "I bet Brian would like this" or "I wish I could show this to Nick". But with practice it becomes all about you!!!!

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We had lunch at the Plaza back in 2008 and really liked it. Haven't been back since. Might want to revisit it on our next trip. I think we will not be doing the DDP much in the future so it would be great!
Well, all this talk about the Plaza made me add to my ADRs. That will be an OOP meal.



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Great update Cynthia! I am so glad you took the boat as all the pics from the distance look great and I loved the 'castle' story - think that will be me in September!

I'm glad she took all those pictures, too. I can't believe she got the bob cat!

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MEK - great ADR choices for your Dec trip
Thanks! I pretty excited about Cali Grill and AP!

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You ladies have been posting updates like crazy lately! Whew!
We've been updating fools, but Cynthia has been updating her other TR like crazy.

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More lovely pictures of POR....nice job taking them Cynthia. Cairo was in the news some this past spring with all of the flooding...it's the southern-most city in Illinois, where the Missippi and Ohio Rivers meet.
Her pictures turned out great. I think she took more than I did and that can be hard to do.

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EandEsmom- I would like to try being alone in WDW at least once. I like to do a lot of things alone.I do love having company, but alone time like that is hard to beat!
It is pretty fun being alone. I took a 4 day solo trip and it was very unique. There were things about it I really like and things I didn't. I think its more fun to be there with somebody, but get some solo time as well.

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Your pictures are very nice, I need to start taking more pictures. Photography was one of my hobbies, but I sort of stopped taking photos.
Disney is a great place to rekindle your love for photography.

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MEK- glad that our therapy methods work well!
Yes, indeed it did!
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