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Old 01-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #151
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All caught up with the chatter !! I almost forgot in '95 when I was on a cruise to the Caribbean we toured a Turtle Farm it was awesome if memory serves me it was in Grand Cayman !!!
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #152
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The driver test guy told Lauren that! I guess we had pounded into her that she had to make sure she didn't speed during the test, and she kind of overdid it. Or underdid it. Well, you get the idea.
Chris had the opposite at first. We warned him he couldn't be pop pop on the test so he ended up speeding. It is no fair that the speed limit actually changes on the road they do the test. To something ridiculous for the road, a 4 lane divided hwy. Since he was going the speed before it was reduced, he failed and had to go back. The second time he was pop pop but the guy passed him since he saw the notes from the other inspector.

Overall I think he was a better driver than my DD when taking the test but she passed outright. Go Figure. I think he got really nervous.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:23 AM   #153
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I wanted to post some Vero pics for you yesterday, but I never got around to it. Bad day! Anyway - I haven't forgotten and maybe I can post a few of my favs tonight.

I hear ya on the driving - flights are way too high. Looks like we'll be driving too (and probably passing each other on the road).
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I'm back....not a whole lot on their webpage, they haven't started online sales yet. Looks interesting though!
The shop is the center of a Discovery Channel show called Oddities. They just sell really weird stuff. I mean REALLY weird. Just what my DD loves!


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Yup. That's the ticket! Resting up.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:39 PM   #155
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All caught up with the chatter !! I almost forgot in '95 when I was on a cruise to the Caribbean we toured a Turtle Farm it was awesome if memory serves me it was in Grand Cayman !!!
Turtle Farm -- I'm picturing a turtle farmer heading out very slowly to milk the cows....gets back inside and it's time to do it again.

I've seen "Turtle Talk with Crush"....does that count?

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Of course you were! It was your survival instinct kicking in.

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Chris had the opposite at first. We warned him he couldn't be pop pop on the test so he ended up speeding. It is no fair that the speed limit actually changes on the road they do the test. To something ridiculous for the road, a 4 lane divided hwy. Since he was going the speed before it was reduced, he failed and had to go back. The second time he was pop pop but the guy passed him since he saw the notes from the other inspector.

Overall I think he was a better driver than my DD when taking the test but she passed outright. Go Figure. I think he got really nervous.
Lauren took a couple of attempts to pass too. The first time was a comedy of errors, none of which were her fault.

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I wanted to post some Vero pics for you yesterday, but I never got around to it. Bad day! Anyway - I haven't forgotten and maybe I can post a few of my favs tonight.
That'd be great! Thanks. No hurry, somehow I have to keep this thread going for a few months yet.

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I hear ya on the driving - flights are way too high. Looks like we'll be driving too (and probably passing each other on the road).
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The shop is the center of a Discovery Channel show called Oddities. They just sell really weird stuff. I mean REALLY weird. Just what my DD loves!
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As seen from the road:

(This photo has been borrowed from the internet and will be returned the moment you close this post, I promise.)
You "borrow" a lot from the Interwebs, I noticed.

Ooh, that's lovely. You guys mind a stowaway in your van?

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We figured we’d like to give another Disney resort a try, and this one would definitely give us a different type of vacation than the theme parks.
Five days at the beach would probably be better AFTER the WDW trip.

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One other potentially cool thing though… The latest edition of Disney Files magazine (a publication for DVC owners) brought to my attention that June and July are the prime months to see nesting sea turtles crawling on the beach to lay their eggs.
I admit, this would be wonderful to experience for yourself. But if you miss it, you will definitely see them when you and Judy go to Hawaii. I recommend Turtle Beach in Kona!
[sigh] Ah, Hawaii...

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Considering that the “flying” scenario has the cost of flights and the cost to rent a car to/from Vero, the cost of “driving” looks like a big savings in comparison, even though I’ll hate the extra time and effort required.
Now see, I would be excited at the thought of a driving trip to Florida. Especially with teenagers!

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Well anyway, there you have it. Now you know part 2. The "Sand" portion of the trip is for our family, ie. me, Judy and the kids, to spend 4 nights in Vero Beach Florida.
And here I was, thinking it had something to do with blasting paint off of a vehicle. Don't I feel dumb.
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The "sun" portion of your trip sounds FAB! Be careful and don't get too burned.

Sorry about the van being totaled. Good luck on the car shopping. I hate car shopping and leave it to Dennis. He actually enjoys it.

As far as driving, we do it for most of our trips. We will be driving next month. The worst part is going through Florida. We in the state F O R E V E R! We zoom through LA, MS and AL, but Florida takes F O R E V E R!

Looking forward to more.
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Just read your 2010 TR in it entirety...now it's time to come out of lurking and join the Glennbo fun!
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Yay! Another update from my favorite Glenn!
I got a warm/fuzzy feeling when I read that and then I thought "She doesn't know any other Glenns!"

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Ooh, that's lovely. You guys mind a stowaway in your van?
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I admit, this would be wonderful to experience for yourself. But if you miss it, you will definitely see them when you and Judy go to Hawaii. I recommend Turtle Beach in Kona!
[sigh] Ah, Hawaii...
Thanks! <pretends to jot it down> (I'll ask you again when I'm planning that trip in a couple of years.)

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Now see, I would be excited at the thought of a driving trip to Florida. Especially with teenagers!
I'll bet you would. I'm sure it'll be a joy-filled ride with the "License plate" game and "I spy".

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And here I was, thinking it had something to do with blasting paint off of a vehicle. Don't I feel dumb.
Don't be so rough on yourself...anyone could have made that mistake.

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The "sun" portion of your trip sounds FAB! Be careful and don't get too burned.
That's a good point -- we don't want to be fried lobsters when we get to the parks. Judy's our sunscreen nazi...she won't let us go too long without reapplying.

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Sorry about the van being totaled. Good luck on the car shopping. I hate car shopping and leave it to Dennis. He actually enjoys it.
Thanks. Dennis is welcome to come up and pick one out for me!

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As far as driving, we do it for most of our trips. We will be driving next month. The worst part is going through Florida. We in the state F O R E V E R! We zoom through LA, MS and AL, but Florida takes F O R E V E R!
It's the same for us -- we hit the Florida state line and we're all "Woo Hoo!" "We're almost there!" And then we keep driving, and driving, and driving....and driving.....

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Just read your 2010 TR in it entirety...
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That sounds perfect!
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OMG! I didn't even think about that! You'll have to lay out your driving itinerary. We check out of BWV on Monday June 18th and then our plans are blurry. I was actually thinking of heading over to Cocoa Beach that afternoon and then touring KSC on the 19th.

Are you driving straight through?

Vero.....







Watch this slide - It is Dangerous!!!!!!! It gave me whiplash!





One of the beach cottages



More



Our room was the second balcony - a one bedroom - nice and big like OKW



The view from our room



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Sunrise? Sunset?





In the town of Vero



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Looking from the living room to the balcony







Ahhhhhh.....



OK, gotta go. Need to do some replies on my own TR. I've been a slacker!
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That sounds perfect!
Wouldn't it be! Capt. Oblivious gave me the idea.

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OMG! I didn't even think about that! You'll have to lay out your driving itinerary. We check out of BWV on Monday June 18th and then our plans are blurry. I was actually thinking of heading over to Cocoa Beach that afternoon and then touring KSC on the 19th.

Are you driving straight through?
We check in on the 19th so we'll probably start driving on the 18th and stop for the night somewhere South Carolina-y or Georgia-ish.

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Vero.....
Thank you so much for the pictures! These are the best collection I've seen...there aren't really a lot around. I guess (most) people go there and just relax and put their camera away.

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One of the beach cottages
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OK, gotta go. Need to do some replies on my own TR. I've been a slacker!
Thanks again for posting the pictures. I know what you mean.

I think I still need to comment on your latest chapter (maybe two).
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WOW, those pictures MEK (thanks for sharing) posted look aaaamazing! I agree with the poster who said that it would be great to do Vero Beach after WDW; especially after seeing those pictures. I wanna go!
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MEK, Beautiful pictures of Vero. I'm slowly trying to get caught back up and your trippy is one I'll be tackling again.
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