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Old 02-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #1786
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I've found since going DVC that I've valued my time at the resort even more. The games that the cast members play at the pool, including the dominance of my sister and I in the Disney Trivia contest (even though there is usually one question that even has us scratching our heads).

This will be my first stay at Saratoga Springs. I want to stay at BCV next time I'm down on points.

I'd love to do a DVC member cruise, but they're always during blackout times...If they have another one in January, I may just go.
We have been enjoying the resorts as well. We go so often that we don't have to rush and squeeze in all the parks each visit.

Although now that we are moving down there we are little sad that we won't be staying in the resorts anymore since we are so close. But we are happy we can go whenever we want. Just leaves the points for other travel options with RCI.
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Welcome back, glad you had a great time. When do you have time to enjoy your home.....
I've lived in my home for 29 years! Pretty much raised my kids there--had plenty of time to enjoy it And I'll enjoy it when I can't travel anymore! Actually, I'll be home now until the end of March when we sail to Mexico from San Francisco on the Grand Princess. I'm going to miss that tiny catamaran cabin though
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #1788
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We have been enjoying the resorts as well. We go so often that we don't have to rush and squeeze in all the parks each visit.

Although now that we are moving down there we are little sad that we won't be staying in the resorts anymore since we are so close. But we are happy we can go whenever we want. Just leaves the points for other travel options with RCI.
You can use your points to visit the original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim!
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I love St Maarten..so what did you guys do? How was the weather?
I really need to retire, but I have a few years to go yet....a good 8...so that lets ya all know how old I am.... But Wally is 2 years younger than me...(yes I robbed the cradle) so we wont be doing a lot of traveling for at least 10 Its really hard, both of my sisters are retired...and they do a lot of traveling....while I am here at work.... I am so ready to be retired....

Any how did you see our countdown!!!!! We are officially under 300 days...


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The weather in St. Maarten was picture perfect. We were on a 50-some foot catamaran with 6 other guests and 3 crew members (one was a trainee). We would sail for an hour or 2 after breakfast, then have time to swim/snorkel, and sail again for a while after lunch. Each night we'd moor in a protected cove. We basically circumnavigated St. Maarten but also sailed to St. Barts one day. We had dinner off the boat 2 nights--one in Maragot, the other in Simpson's Bay. John and I stayed at Mary's Boon (right by the runway) our first and last nights. We spent one afternoon at Maho Beach watching the planes land and take-off. Amazing! It was a wonderful vacation--once I get home and reorganized I'll try putting some pics in photo bucket and share a few. I want to go again
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You can use your points to visit the original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim!
We really do need to go back. Our one and ony visit was over New Years, it rained the entire time and was so crowded you could barely move. I don't know what we were thinking when we picked that date. So the visit was far from memorable.
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The weather in St. Maarten was picture perfect. We were on a 50-some foot catamaran with 6 other guests and 3 crew members (one was a trainee). We would sail for an hour or 2 after breakfast, then have time to swim/snorkel, and sail again for a while after lunch. Each night we'd moor in a protected cove. We basically circumnavigated St. Maarten but also sailed to St. Barts one day. We had dinner off the boat 2 nights--one in Maragot, the other in Simpson's Bay. John and I stayed at Mary's Boon (right by the runway) our first and last nights. We spent one afternoon at Maho Beach watching the planes land and take-off. Amazing! It was a wonderful vacation--once I get home and reorganized I'll try putting some pics in photo bucket and share a few. I want to go again
Sounds like a great trip and a wonderful way to see the island other than land based. Who did you book the trip with? this type of vacation is on our bucket list.
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You can use your points to visit the original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim!
I was debating doing that exact thing next year. I'm hoping to attend the San Diego Comic Con and then drive up to Anaheim and spend about 3 days at Disneyland! I really want to see World of Color and Cars Land.
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The weather in St. Maarten was picture perfect. We were on a 50-some foot catamaran with 6 other guests and 3 crew members (one was a trainee). We would sail for an hour or 2 after breakfast, then have time to swim/snorkel, and sail again for a while after lunch. Each night we'd moor in a protected cove. We basically circumnavigated St. Maarten but also sailed to St. Barts one day. We had dinner off the boat 2 nights--one in Maragot, the other in Simpson's Bay. John and I stayed at Mary's Boon (right by the runway) our first and last nights. We spent one afternoon at Maho Beach watching the planes land and take-off. Amazing! It was a wonderful vacation--once I get home and reorganized I'll try putting some pics in photo bucket and share a few. I want to go again
Wow that sounds like a great trip. I think St Maarten is so pretty.
The other island I thought was really pretty to is Tortola....a lot of poor areas but very pretty.

I havent been to Disneyland since the mid 70's......hmmmm have to go back one of these days....
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Morning all: Well the sun is shinning today. We have been having a lot of gray days so this is really nice.

Its Wednesday....so getting closer to the weekend..


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Sounds like a great trip and a wonderful way to see the island other than land based. Who did you book the trip with? this type of vacation is on our bucket list.
We sailed with Tradewinds. We traded our Anaheim property for the sailing catamaran thru RCI. You still pay a mandatory all-inclusive fee. I also saw another company on RCI called Festiva--Angie
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Oh I'm sure it has. One of these days I will make it back there. My boss, her son is doing a college intern out there now. Loves it. They went to spend a few days there and had a blast at Disney.... So I most likely will one of these days.


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