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Old 04-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #31
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My vote is for OKW!!!!!!!!!!!!

And you would NOT need a car - yip it is spread out, but the internal bus system works very well.
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Cons - don't see any! (You know I just LOVE the resort!!)
Really??? Your vote goes for OKW???OMG, I am shocked!! I admit to the place being gorgeous...and the 2 beds in a studio is a plus....but... I like the hotel feeling... Want to feel a million miles away from the real world.

The one time I went to visit OKW and took the bus....oh.my.goodness...that was the longest bus ride ever!!

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The nice thing about a Grannie PTR is that it's easy to keep up because it moves like a snail!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:06 PM   #32
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Amanda!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
You are so welcome! I'm so excited for you to get this trip!

Okay, you're freaking me out with the bed bug talk! We're staying our 1st two nights at POFQ. Should I switch to Riverside or CBR? Or even one of the All-Stars (even though I'm not a fan)?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #33
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You are so welcome! I'm so excited for you to get this trip!

Okay, you're freaking me out with the bed bug talk! We're staying our 1st two nights at POFQ. Should I switch to Riverside or CBR? Or even one of the All-Stars (even though I'm not a fan)?
Oh, no, don't change!! Every Disney resort has had bedbugs, so best is to read how to check the room and then really do that - DON'T leave suitcases on the bed ever!!
Go and have fun!!!
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Yep, the "Grannie" title lured me in. Can't wait to read more.
Welcome !!! I am the oldest Granny Christine is a Spring Chicken My problem is while my body feels like a Granny, my mind is still in it's childhood. And before Marv makes cracks about Second childhood I am referring to my first. I guess I am like Peter Pan I never grew up !!! Poor Christine
Those who know me have come to expect crazy antics, especially when I am solo or with my Special Needs guys !!! My daughte keeps me in check
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Oh, no, don't change!! Every Disney resort has had bedbugs, so best is to read how to check the room and then really do that - DON'T leave suitcases on the bed ever!!
Go and have fun!!!
Ok, I'm going to stay at POFQ. I do remember you teaching me all about looking for bed bugs on the last RC thread. I never put our suitcases on the beds, so I should be good there. I have to remember to bring my flashlight & keep the suitcases on the luggage racks. Is it ok to put clothes in the dresser drawers? Or do those little buggers get in there, too?
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Ok, I'm going to stay at POFQ. I do remember you teaching me all about looking for bed bugs on the last RC thread. I never put our suitcases on the beds, so I should be good there. I have to remember to bring my flashlight & keep the suitcases on the luggage racks. Is it ok to put clothes in the dresser drawers? Or do those little buggers get in there, too?
Per the exterminator who sprayed the group home . Check the drawers first and then spray with OFF before putting clthes in them, he also said to spray the outside of your suitcases !! Now Off does not kill them it is an insect repellent . The professionals spray themselves with OFF every day !! He has never taken home a bedbug, but did once take home a BAT and his wife has never forgiven him This guy was really good learned his trade in the middle east attached to a military operation and says it was definately a learning experience
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I think I still have 2 Bedbug Traps left that he gave me . One for me and one for Christine . They will definately show us if any of the little bugs are there . So after the first 2 days we should be safe and can start throwing our clothes any where !!!
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Per the exterminator who sprayed the group home . Check the drawers first and then spray with OFF before putting clthes in them, he also said to spray the outside of your suitcases !! Now Off does not kill them it is an insect repellent . The professionals spray themselves with OFF every day !! He has never taken home a bedbug, but did once take home a BAT and his wife has never forgiven him This guy was really good learned his trade in the middle east attached to a military operation and says it was definately a learning experience
Thank you so much for these tips! Looks like I'll be stocking up on OFF.

A BAT?!? I would freak O-U-T!
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:37 AM   #39
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I think I still have 2 Bedbug Traps left that he gave me . One for me and one for Christine . They will definately show us if any of the little bugs are there . So after the first 2 days we should be safe and can start throwing our clothes any where !!!
On top of my bedbug phobia, must have fogot to mention I am NEAT FREAK?!?!

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Ok, I'm going to stay at POFQ. I do remember you teaching me all about looking for bed bugs on the last RC thread. I never put our suitcases on the beds, so I should be good there. I have to remember to bring my flashlight & keep the suitcases on the luggage racks. Is it ok to put clothes in the dresser drawers? Or do those little buggers get in there, too?
Rosie gets her info from the pros because the Home where she is a manager (not sure the official title...is it a home for Developmentally Challenged?) had a bedbug issue and Rosie did not take home one bedbug at all!!! So she's an expert!

We also pack all our clothing in ziploc bags, check the drawers for white poweder(which shows the drawers were likly treated). We keep clothing in the drawer in the ziplock bags..but honestly, after a couple of days we relax. I don't use ME luggage delivery as I want to check the room first, but still keep the suitcase in a giant ziplock bag on the luggage rack.

The critters can be found in headboards, night stands, drawers....but they do not like plastic or tile floors, bathtub etc. Some people keep their luggage in the bathroom, but that's too much of a pain for me.

(people can laugh, but I are super careful...I live with DD and would never want to be responsible for bringing those critters!)

I am bedbug phobic for sure, but still travel - just be careful and everything will be fine!! I am so excited for your trip, Amanda!! Off to read your update!
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News Flash!!!

Checking on DVC availablity for our dates today!!

If our preferred DVC (renting points) is not available, then it will be time to decide between FQ, POR or AOA.....decisions, decisions!!!
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Oh Yes I experience a MASSIVE infestation !!! OFF was purchased immediately after being told about it !! In fact I had to spray myself before going home so DD would relax I used the Traps and checked them daily and it's been well over a year and fingers crossed we are okay !! But I still periodically check !! I am gonna spray my suitcase with OFF before it goes on the plane and use ME. Christine will be checking the beds and drawers and I will for her have ziploc bags for clothes to put in drawers that I have sprayed with OFF! By the way I checked our Hotel for Erie and NO BB reports !!! So I am guessing that all the Wingates have the covers on the beds
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Checking on DVC availablity for our dates today!!

If our preferred DVC (renting points) is not available, then it will be time to decide between FQ, POR or AOA.....decisions, decisions!!!
I pm'd you!!!
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Oh Yes I experience a MASSIVE infestation !!! OFF was purchased immediately after being told about it !! In fact I had to spray myself before going home so DD would relax I used the Traps and checked them daily and it's been well over a year and fingers crossed we are okay !! But I still periodically check !! I am gonna spray my suitcase with OFF before it goes on the plane and use ME. Christine will be checking the beds and drawers and I will for her have ziploc bags for clothes to put in drawers that I have sprayed with OFF! By the way I checked our Hotel for Erie and NO BB reports !!! So I am guessing that all the Wingates have the covers on the beds
I am not checking alone!!!! We'll check together.

You should pack your clothing in the ziplock bags at home... by using the bags we won't have to spray the drawers...the traps sound great!!


oh and uh... I wouldn't count on using ME....just sayin'.... Never know what somone might have up their sleeve.

(p.s. Remember, even though a hotel doesn't have any BB reports, they could still have the critters...guests have to register the hotel on the BB registry, but most guests do not even know it exists!)
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Thank you for those great tips, Christine!

And I hope y'all are able to get what y'all want through DVC.
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I love hearing about all the vacations that my grandma (74) goes on. She never fails to amaze me at the things that she can still do. So.. I'm in for this PTR. Except.. This bed bug talk has gotten me all itchy and worried now.
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