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Old 04-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #46
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Skip doesn't know I took that bathroom picture. He would just roll his eyes though.
But it IS a really pretty bathroom!
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #47
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I'm here!! Skip sounds pretty entertaining!

He thinks he's a real clown all the time. No one is as funny as him....in his mind!

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Subbing! Hi Jen!

I love Claire's park clothes. My daughter is "over" dressing up to go to the parks. She doesn't let me have any fun whatsoever anymore.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #49
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Great start to your trip report! I love that Claire was so anxious to leave.
for flights being on time and I just pictured you looking for he car and standing right next to it!

Your hotel looks pretty nice, sorry for the "non closing" drapes though. Can't wait for more!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #50
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always pack a couple of clothespins when you travel.

i usually have to clip the curtains/drapes together to keep the light at when i am at the motherland resorts.
i can't sleep in a room when light shines into it.

i never go there without the clothespins.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #51
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As we rode along, Skip loves to read road and town signs and turn them into dirty words. Yep, we have nothing but class! Soon we ran out of good names and Skip decided it was time to sing different lyrics to the songs on the radio. I have to admit, it was pretty darn funny.
I love Skip!

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:15 PM   #52
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And we’re off! Of course that sounds easy, but Skip didn’t like the directions I was giving him, so he would argue a bit, but finally he realized I was right.
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When will these men all realize, we are always right!


Sounds like you have one heck of a departure day! Dirty street names and all!
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Subbing! Hi Jen!

I love Claire's park clothes. My daughter is "over" dressing up to go to the parks. She doesn't let me have any fun whatsoever anymore.
Welcome! I hope I keep Claire at this stage for a while longer. I love it just as much as she does.

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Great start to your trip report! I love that Claire was so anxious to leave.
for flights being on time and I just pictured you looking for he car and standing right next to it!

Your hotel looks pretty nice, sorry for the "non closing" drapes though. Can't wait for more!
It was probably pretty comical to anyone watching us. I just couldn't believe he didn't pay attention and remember.

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always pack a couple of clothespins when you travel.

i usually have to clip the curtains/drapes together to keep the light at when i am at the motherland resorts.
i can't sleep in a room when light shines into it.

i never go there without the clothespins.
I actually had clothepins with us. But these were like 4 feet or more apart. I guess I could've tried it to block at least some of it.

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Sounds like you have one heck of a departure day! Dirty street names and all!

Exactly!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #54
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I take safety pins, that way I can use the bedspread or a blanket to cover the gap.

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Yeah… me and my total lack of paying attention to the fact that you were going on vacation! Glad I finally found your TR! I kept looking on the other TR page- but DUH… you went to US!

I never unpack my clothes in a hotel. Although, I might try it this time, since I will have the girls with me. Pray that it cuts down on the mess in the room!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #56
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I take safety pins, that way I can use the bedspread or a blanket to cover the gap.

Another good idea!

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Yeah… me and my total lack of paying attention to the fact that you were going on vacation! Glad I finally found your TR! I kept looking on the other TR page- but DUH… you went to US!

I never unpack my clothes in a hotel. Although, I might try it this time, since I will have the girls with me. Pray that it cuts down on the mess in the room!
Don't worry about it. I can't keep up with things either.

I really like to unpack Skips things so he just can go to his drawer and pull things out and not throw everything from the suitcase on the ground looking for things! I usually do for Claire too, but I didn't this time.

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Claire and I decided to take a quick tour of the hotel. The pool closed at 11 and I had given her an option to take a quick swim and she said she didn’t want to. I should’ve made her put her swimsuit on though…just in case she changed her mind…because she DID!









As soon as Claire saw the pool she wanted to swim. By this time it was very close to 11 and there was just no way to get changed fast enough and make it back down. I did promise her some swim time for tomorrow though.









Views from the pool area.













We moved on the breakfast area. It was dark so I only took a few shots and kept moving.





Going back towards the front desk (which I don’t think I ever took a picture of).







And it was time to head back to the room.





Claire liked to be the official door opener.







We got ready for bed and watched a little TV. I connected to the hotel’s free wifi on my kindle and facebooked a bit and then we all called it a night. The room has 2 double beds, so I slept in 1 and Skip in the other and we gave Claire the choice to sleep with either of us. She chose Skip! Score for me!!!!

Claire is awful to sleep with. She is a totally bed hog and she likes to snuggle up to you. No matter how much you move her over, she shimmies right back like an eel.

I know it took me a while to fall asleep. The light was bugging me and we could hear cheering off in the distance too. The last time I looked at the clock it was 12:15, and I think it probably took another 15 minutes to fall asleep after that.
I also had a lot of the pre-vacation dreams that night. Like we woke up late, lost our tickets, or everyone decided just to go home and not do anything. I always have weird dreams like that when I travel. So needless to say, that night’s sleep was not sound, but the bed was comfy at least.

Our first day was already over!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #58
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I have those vacation dreams too! But it always seems to go smoothly after that!!
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I haven't rented a car in a while... but last time we did, I remember having a similar thing happen. Hard to find and then hard to figure out how to operate. You would think that features in a rental car would all be standard

Your hotel looks very clean and comfy. And the room is so big! I think I tend to forget that rooms at WDW tend to be on the small side.

Too funny that Claire wanted to swim after all. Isn't that just how kids are?!
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a few - chip clips or office binder clips ...
are on my travel list - multi purpose ...
and keep those hotel/motel curtains closed.
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