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Old 05-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #121
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Awesome MK day Dave! You guys packed in alot of attractions. I am glad your DW and you are so flexible with separating during your holiday. Some people just refuse to do that "It's a FAMILY trip - we have to stay together...." This type of thinking completely backfires for most, because everyone is not getting what they want/need when they want/need it and inevitably someone has a meltdown or gets miserable with someone. We are very flexible when we travel and I think this is why we all travel so well together. (not just my parents and I, but also my husband and I)

Now, question for you - if you were not staying at the Poly, where your wife only had a quick monorail ride back to the hotel - do you think you and DW would have separated? I'm just thinking ahead for when DH and I take the kids, we won't be at a monorail resort likely. Looking like maybe AK (Renting DVC points for CHEAP) or PopCentury.

Oh, and good on ya for typing it all out right when you came home. I am typing still one day at a time, and I am starting to forget details already!! OH NO!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #122
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Now, question for you - if you were not staying at the Poly, where your wife only had a quick monorail ride back to the hotel - do you think you and DW would have separated? I'm just thinking ahead for when DH and I take the kids, we won't be at a monorail resort likely. Looking like maybe AK (Renting DVC points for CHEAP) or PopCentury.

Oh, and good on ya for typing it all out right when you came home. I am typing still one day at a time, and I am starting to forget details already!! OH NO!!!
Thanks Charity! Yes, we would have still split up even if we weren't on the monorail. Actually, our previous trip we were staying at Saratoga Springs and we split up a couple of times for DS naptimes. We either used the bus or drove the rental minivan back to the resort.

I think we will be staying at AKL next time too.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #123
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Oh how I wish!

I need to time this perfectly because if I bring up another Disney trip idea too soon, it could backfire with DW
Yup, I hear you! DH is the same way. I always tread carefully when I want to plan a trip!
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I know, it made me happy to see this because a) it means she enjoyed Disney and is trying to extend that feeling as long as she can, and b) that I'm successfully turning her into a Disney fan like myself!
Yes... brainwashing commencing!! Insert maniacal laugh!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #125
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Our DD has cried many a night since returning from our trip. All she wants to do is go back!
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Yes... brainwashing commencing!! Insert maniacal laugh!!
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Our DD has cried many a night since returning from our trip. All she wants to do is go back!
Another reason to go back sooner, right?
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Great updates!! We were there a week later than you and I thought the crowds were about as expected other than our last day in Epcot which was really packed with the cheerleading crowds and having been switched to an evening EMH.

Our DD started re-packing her carry-on bag the same day we got home and even went so far as to borrow a couple extra yellow magic express tags to attach to it. She even put up a room number sign on her bedroom door. I think she likes this staying in resorts!!
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Great updates!! We were there a week later than you and I thought the crowds were about as expected other than our last day in Epcot which was really packed with the cheerleading crowds and having been switched to an evening EMH.

Our DD started re-packing her carry-on bag the same day we got home and even went so far as to borrow a couple extra yellow magic express tags to attach to it. She even put up a room number sign on her bedroom door. I think she likes this staying in resorts!!
Isn't it funny how kids can cope with Disney withdrawals in such creative ways?
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My brand new camera just arrived in the mail today!!! Charging the battery right now - can't wait to try it. Found a great deal for Canon EOS Rebel T2i!
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My brand new camera just arrived in the mail today!!! Charging the battery right now - can't wait to try it. Found a great deal for Canon EOS Rebel T2i!
Congratulations!!!! You'll have fun practicing with it and will be an ol' pro for your next trip!!!!
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Congratulations!!!! You'll have fun practicing with it and will be an ol' pro for your next trip!!!!
Thanks! I've been playing with the camera this afternoon and now I want a second lens!!

I'm taking the kids to San Diego in June by myself and my parents are going to meet us there. (DW couldn't get the time off) So I'm excited about trying out the camera during that trip!
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Thanks! I've been playing with the camera this afternoon and now I want a second lens!!

I'm taking the kids to San Diego in June by myself and my parents are going to meet us there. (DW couldn't get the time off) So I'm excited about trying out the camera during that trip!
Oh, that's awesome! Sounds like fun!!! Please post some pics when you get back!!! Even though it's not Disney, we'd love to see them.
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Oh, that's awesome! Sounds like fun!!! Please post some pics when you get back!!! Even though it's not Disney, we'd love to see them.
Definitely will do that! If I survive the 5 hour plus plane trip with the two kids by myself. I'm going to have to pull out all the tricks and stops to keep them entertained.
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Definitely will do that! If I survive the 5 hour plus plane trip with the two kids by myself. I'm going to have to pull out all the tricks and stops to keep them entertained.
Oh dear! Yup, I remember those days!
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My brand new camera just arrived in the mail today!!! Charging the battery right now - can't wait to try it. Found a great deal for Canon EOS Rebel T2i!
Congrats on the new camera! I know our new camera made such a difference on our trip. Even though I was still trying to figure out all the settings (and still am!) it took so much better pics than our old camera. And being able to switch between still and HD video at the touch of a button was great. Looking forward to seeing some of your new pics.
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