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Old 07-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #46
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What a long day and Joaquin was amazing still having a grand ole time at night in the Magic Kingdom. He is too cute. Love the Kid-isms but the last one is special. You'll always remember that one.

I did not realize the Pop food court was so good. We stayed there in 2009 but never ate there except for breakfast which was nothing special. If we ever stay there again I'll have to give it a try.

on the no AC in the back. I think my family may have staged a revolt on me if I had that happen. Hopefully the front AC was strong enough to reach to the back.

Wicket seems a little bit better behaved than the Yeti so far. I think the fear of being eaten may have put him in line.
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What a long day and Joaquin was amazing still having a grand ole time at night in the Magic Kingdom. He is too cute. Love the Kid-isms but the last one is special. You'll always remember that one.

I did not realize the Pop food court was so good. We stayed there in 2009 but never ate there except for breakfast which was nothing special. If we ever stay there again I'll have to give it a try.

on the no AC in the back. I think my family may have staged a revolt on me if I had that happen. Hopefully the front AC was strong enough to reach to the back.

Wicket seems a little bit better behaved than the Yeti so far. I think the fear of being eaten may have put him in line.
I think I definitely will always remember that line. He actually said it several times on the trip.

I think what I like about POP is the fact that there are so many options to pick from. I'm used to staying at DVC, and their counter service selections are minimal at best. I like variety, that's for sure.

I like to put fear in people to keep them in line.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:30 PM   #48
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Great first day! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:31 PM   #49
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I just read the beginning of your TR I'm glad I caught it at the beginning! Your nephew is the cutest thing EVER oh my goshhh. I was cracking up at the buzz lightyear hugging story Love it. And that chicken penne Alfredo looks FANTASTIC! I think it may be because i got my wisdom teeth out today and i just want solid FOOD. Actually, no, I would eat that any day of the week. YUM!

Can't wait for the next update!!
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Great first day! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip.
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I just read the beginning of your TR I'm glad I caught it at the beginning! Your nephew is the cutest thing EVER oh my goshhh. I was cracking up at the buzz lightyear hugging story Love it. And that chicken penne Alfredo looks FANTASTIC! I think it may be because i got my wisdom teeth out today and i just want solid FOOD. Actually, no, I would eat that any day of the week. YUM!

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He's pretty stinkin' cute. Oh no poor thing having your wisdom teeth out. I could totally understand wanting some solid food.

The Buzz incident (as it will heretofore be referred to) was pretty hysterical. And it's not the only time he did something like that......
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He's pretty stinkin' cute. Oh no poor thing having your wisdom teeth out. I could totally understand wanting some solid food.

The Buzz incident (as it will heretofore be referred to) was pretty hysterical. And it's not the only time he did something like that......
He really is! And I know Oh well. Soon I will have some! I just want like.. a big old pizza.
And hahaha oh my gosh i am looking forward to the rest of these stories! i love kids so much, they crack me up!
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OMG I love kid-isms! They are the best! And Joaquin is just so stinkin cute!!!
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He really is! And I know Oh well. Soon I will have some! I just want like.. a big old pizza.
And hahaha oh my gosh i am looking forward to the rest of these stories! i love kids so much, they crack me up!
I will make sure the Joaquin stories are plentiful. I have video too.

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Thanks! I wish we were all as innocent as kids with the things that we say. But they sure are cute to listen to.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #54
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sounds like you had a great first day at Disney!! Sorry about the whole car drama and waiting for the bags drama My friend was here a few weeks ago and we waited forever for her small duffle bag that they made her check since it didn't fit by the time she got on the plane But you made it and got the tickets and all is good now!!
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sounds like you had a great first day at Disney!! Sorry about the whole car drama and waiting for the bags drama My friend was here a few weeks ago and we waited forever for her small duffle bag that they made her check since it didn't fit by the time she got on the plane But you made it and got the tickets and all is good now!!
Nothing will ruin my Disney trip, you know?

For all the times I've been there, this was really the only time that it was a problem, so I have no complaints in general.

But, as you said, in the end we made it, had tickets, and got into a park, so it all worked out.
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So I did something.

So, you know that this trip was to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Well, their actual anniversary is on August 7th. So, their plan had been to have a weekend to themselves and head somewhere local for their actual anniversary.

Well, my dad's motorcycle needed some MAJOR repairs to it. Now, just so you understand, this is my dad's baby. It must be repaired and maintained.

So, the repairs were done, and were significantly more than they had anticipated. So this put a damper on their plans to get out of town on their anniversary.

So I started looking. I checked for hotels in locations that are driving distance from us. Nicer places that you could spend time in, since it was their getaway. I wanted to surprise them since they were going to be cancelling.

And then I started thinking. Two nights at these resorts were pretty costly. The price of flights is not much more than that.......

So I booked them flights to Orlando for a Disney weekend from August 31st to September 4th.

It's a low cost alternative for them when you think about it. I paid for the flights. I called DVC and was able to get them a room on points at OKW for the four nights.

Much better than a weekend away locally, right?

I'm going to demand my mom take photos and write a TR for this.
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EEEEEEEE That is SO exciting! Oh my gosh you are a FANTASTIC daughter haha. They are going to love love LOVE spending that time at Old Key West... that's my parents favorite resort. It's so relaxing and it's like going somewhere tropical and Disney at the same exact time! So great! Wow that's so sweet of you! How wonderful!
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Wow, how nice of you to book them a trip!
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Awwww... so nice of you to book them a trip! (: That's going to be such a nice getaway for their anniversary. Totally better than a week away locally Hope they have a great time!
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EEEEEEEE That is SO exciting! Oh my gosh you are a FANTASTIC daughter haha. They are going to love love LOVE spending that time at Old Key West... that's my parents favorite resort. It's so relaxing and it's like going somewhere tropical and Disney at the same exact time! So great! Wow that's so sweet of you! How wonderful!
Thanks! I'm happy I was able to do it for them.

They've stayed at OKW once before and really enjoyed it. I was hoping for the Boardwalk, only because they have not stayed there for more than one night. But it wasn't available for all four of the nights.

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Awwww... so nice of you to book them a trip! (: That's going to be such a nice getaway for their anniversary. Totally better than a week away locally Hope they have a great time!
I just couldn't justify spending the money on a place that's just "meh" when I could send them to their favorite place.
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