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Old 01-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #31
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Here's a map that shows all the subdivisions in the area, WH is placemark #1
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...5,0.11055&z=13
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #32
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Here's a map that shows all the subdivisions in the area, WH is placemark #1
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...5,0.11055&z=13
Thanks for the map. We usually stay at Orange Lake so it's pretty close to that.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #33
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trip update coming soon!

OK a thousand apologies....got back to work and life took over.
I promise tons of pictures soon. I have NOT forgotten!
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #34
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Do you know how far WH is from Disney? Maybe I should check it out. I wonder if they are an RCI exchange.
Its literally like 10 mins ...you past clubhouse on teascone drive , out gate, ake a left ..a right onto I-4 and disney exit 2 exits straight ahead!
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:19 PM   #35
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Ok Back from WINDSOR HILLS here are some pics

Arrived Christmas EVE with Christmas Carols playing on the radio....

and this..(got so much more for our money than DISNEY!!)
We have next year already booked.















At the pool that evening..



















TR to come....stay tuned!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:08 AM   #36
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Sorry if I missed this, but can you post the link to the condo that you stayed in? Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #37
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Sorry if I missed this, but can you post the link to the condo that you stayed in? Thanks!
Sure thing! We booked through Vacationcentralflorida.com
Click 304 on the left side of the menu.
It was a 3 bdrm..I have a pic of the MASTER bedroom somewhere...

Ive already booked two more trips through them
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #38
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Actually my daughter got picked to be the Duck 'chauffer'..ie was given a duck cane to parade them down the red carpet.
Oh, my goodness! My duck-loving son would have gone NUTS if he'd gotten to do it at that age. To be honest, he'd be pretty excited about it now, and he's 15.

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Actually when we arrived on Christmas Eve -they had Christmas music playing on the radio for us..and a nice welcome basket,and welcome letter.
Aw, that's sweet. All we ever got in the Tennessee condos my parents rented for us was notes to do the dishes and bedding before we go.

Great idea doing a non-Disney trip report here. I have a couple of roughed out reports from trips where we barely hit Disney or didn't hit the parks; maybe I should put them here should I ever finish them. I mostly do them for the kids.

More pictures, please?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:28 AM   #39
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #40
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Sure thing! We booked through Vacationcentralflorida.com
Click 304 on the left side of the menu.
It was a 3 bdrm..I have a pic of the MASTER bedroom somewhere...

Ive already booked two more trips through them
Thank you! I'm checking them out right now
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #41
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12/24 -Check in day to Windsor Hills

Ok so let me backup....(from the lovely WH condo pictures)

When we arrived in Orlando on JetBlue it was 11:30am. We had a bit of time to kill because checkin to our condo was at 3pm. We picked up our luggage from the caroselle, and headed to National Emerald Green Isle to pick up our rental car. Let me just say that I will never rent with another car company. The experience was so flawless...just walk out to the garage and pick out a car with the keys already in it....then at the gate give your drivers license and you are OFF..off to your condo! This was such a blessing with two cranky kids...I just loved it. I had used Avis in the past and the waiting at the counter thing with Cranky kids can be tough.

Therefore we were on the road with our GPS which I brought in my carryon..and punched in the coordinates to Windsor HIlls.

We made a quick trip to make sure we could find the condo. Once we had our bearings we decided that everyone was starving and we were off to find a place to eat. We ended up at PERKINS >http://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery‎ 6813 W Sand Lake Rd Orlando, FL 32819

Salad - huge and fresh...tasty


My Chicken sandwich..This was ok but the bun had a sweet taste to it that didnt appeal to me...I ended up finishing all of my salad tho.


DH Club sandwich.. Everything was fresh and tasty..Hubby finished all of this.


DS burger..humongeous and he loved it
DD had a similar burger and loved it. Also both kids got a "free crazy cookie" which was 1/2 Chocolate Chip and 1/2 chocolate cookie.. DD liked it so much she immediately made a request to return to Perkins. We will be back! Service was awesome and very prompt


We finished the 'killing time til checkin' episode by doing some mini golf on IDrive...it was very HOT...we all were in inappropriate clothing for the heat...but nevertheless we all had a blast.



Notice hubby's cheery disposition..he was wearing fleece lined jeans and it was over 73+ (love ya honey dont wear fleece lined jeans flying into Orlando in the future kay?) He pulled it together tho and had fun


After golf it was near 3pm so we traveled back to our condo.
When we arrived all I reported before and also a gift basket and sweet letter greeted us. The place was spotless and I would stay here again in a second. Unit 304


Tomorrow is 12/25 and we brunch at the Peabody with the ducks and a FABULOUS brunch. I highly recommend this if you can swallow the price (180.00! for 4) Lots of pics to come
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #42
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Awesome gift basket. What was in it? We are staying in a Vacation Central Florida townhouse in August and I'm wondering if this is something they normally do or if it was just for Christmas? What a nice gesture either way.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:17 AM   #43
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Looks like a really nice place. We are now staying at the Sheraton Vistana in April.
Can't wait to hear more about your trip!
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #44
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wow..yr family is exactly like ours..we need that perkins, we dont have 1 here in pa..and were doing WH..and how close was that mini golf??. did u buy any groceries??looking for cheapo flip flops and hats and disny stuff but before the we go to the parks.. and cheaper than the parks. any more pool pix??
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #45
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Awesome gift basket. What was in it? We are staying in a Vacation Central Florida townhouse in August and I'm wondering if this is something they normally do or if it was just for Christmas? What a nice gesture either way.
I DON'T think that was typical. It is totally up to your condo owner...and I think it was a gift because it was the holidays...(we arrived on Christmas Eve).
Cheese, crackers, olives and cookies. Very nice touch!
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