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Old 05-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #76
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Excited to read the next chapter of your trip report! I absolutely loved the last one. And I'm in the suburbs of Chicago too! Love it here, hope you are enjoying your new place and that there are lots of kids in the new neighborhood to play with. Can't wait to hear how your MIL handled the rain...
How awful that it started raining as soon as you guys set off. Hopefully you made it back and caught the shuttle!
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #78
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Oh dear on your MIL! I hope the rest of the day/trip goes up from there! We stayed at CBR for one night in 2009. Our room was forever away from the main building, and we had to go back 3 times to get a room key that would work. Ay yi yi! Can't wait to read more!!
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Bring on the next chapter! We are going to CBR in September and I can't wait to get your take on the resort. How was your room location? We will have DD4 so distance is a concern. Love your reports by the way. You have a fantasitic sense of humour and great way of expressing yourself.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #81
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RAIN!!!

I totally get the "I wanna go to Disney World" remarks from Maddie. The second time we went, Kadence said the same thing while at Downtown Disney.


Here's hoping you stayed somewhat dry!
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #82
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Yikes. Your MIL had you book her. I love the face next to your I was not too busy statement. She is lucky you did though, since she still needed more info to board. Hopefully Maddie loved the pool even though it was pirate themed.

We did almost no research of CBR on our first stay (also in Aruba). When the CM offered to have someone take us to the room, we declined. Getting all of our bags there was quite a task. On our next stay in Trinidad North, we waited for the ride even though ME still had most of our bags. Luckily (and you know our luck with transportation), the wait was not too long. I was already nervous before you said it started raining. So sorry to hear that.
Yup, my MiL decided that I had more time than her, so I booked her trip. Only took about 4 phone calls and 3 emails to do it. I mean, I didn't know where she wanted to stay, what airline she'd fly, if she wanted DDP, Parkhopper.... GRRRR. It was annoying.

I did some research (mostly I read all of Lisa-Mickeystoontown's old TRs ) so I had an idea that walking it wasn't a great idea, but after all that waiting we'd done it made DH and I feel better to be doing something, you know?

Oh, the rain.

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Gosh, sounds like an exciting morning! I'm glad that your flights were OK, and that you both landed on time.

I would have been irritated if at my MIL if it meant I had to wait and wait too! At that point you just want to get to Disney!

Awesome pixie dust on getting the room you wanted! We haven't stayed at CBR in 6 years, but I do have fond memories. I hope that Maddie warmed up to the pirate pool, but I do have to agree that a princess pool sounds awesome!

Oh no rain! I hope you didn't get caught for long!
I was so annoyed!! I had all my stuff taken care of in time, would have been nice if she would have done the same.

I was so excited to get the building I wanted, and it turned out to be a great location.

Maddie thinks that each pool should be themed around a different princess. Not sure what resort that would fit in at, but we'd definitely stay there!

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Haven't read anything yet, but just making sure I am subbed to this TR before I get toooo far behind.
Glad you're here!! I won't have my PP CD from DH until tomorrow, so I can't move too fast-don't worry

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I'm sorry i know this isn't funny but i died laughing when I read this. That's how my luck would go.
It wasn't funny at the time, but it is now. I don't know why I was surprised, it's totally my luck too

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I'm joining in a little late but since technically you haven't even made it to your room yet I haven't missed too much.
Glad you're here! Thanks for joining in. You make a good point. I promise that we'll get to the room in the next update!

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OMG!! I can't believe it started to rain on you all. We stayed at POFQ for our first trip in December and loved it. For our trip in August, we were going to book CBR but then I got cold feet. We were going to go back to POFQ but we decided to try out Riverside. Anxiously awaiting more of your TR :-)
We really like CBR, we'd stay at either resort again. I hope that you like Riverside as much as FQ, I wasn't sure that I would. FQ is so lovely!

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Rought start. It's a shame that your DD wasn't as excited about some of the surprises as you'd hope she'd be.

I'm glad you got MIL straghtened out and arrived at CBR. Hopefully the trend of being stuck waiting will end soon. I can't say that I was too surprised it started raining just after you started walking. Doesn't it always seem to work that way?
Indeed, it was a rough start. That's the thing with kids isn't it? Just can't make them react the way you want them to.

I'm not at all surprised that it started raining, Murphy's Law at work.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:52 AM   #83
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GOOD LORD! 17 ADRs??? How on earth did you do it??

Uh oh... long waits and then rain? I hope everything works out okay!
17. ADRs. It was a lot of food, but it was fun! We'd do it again. I was really hoping at the time that long waits and rain wouldn't be the theme of the trip.

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Oh, MILs. Do they just not think? Yeah, you had nothing going on right then. My MIL likes to complain that she never has any money (which is why we paid for her to come with us last time--mistake). She says it to us knowing full well that we have one income, five people in the family, a mortgage, car payments, one of my DD sees FIVE specialists, and I see one. It's just her and her husband at their house, two incomes, no mortgage, no car payments. So just where is her money going?? UGH. She doesn't think. Sorry, that was a little vent and might be off topic...

Anyway, we LOVE CBR. We've done a split stay there before, and we're staying there again next trip (plus one other extra special place!). My girls also aren't fond of pirates (except Jake), but they love the pool there.

Can't wait to see more pictures of the resort! There are never enough!!
I think that our MiLs could be BFFs. Mine has no time. To do anything. She lives alone, has a cleaning lady, a lawn lady, a handyman, etc. Clearly with my full-time job, 5 year old, 2 dogs, husband, house, and lawn to take care of I have tons of disposable time. I think she's made the drive to visit us less than 10 times since Maddie was born. We always have to make the trip, we've got the time!

I think that I'm a CBR devotee now. I loved it there! DH really liked it too, but he's still holding out hope that the BWI or BC magically fits into our budget

Jake is the only pirate Mads likes (and she adores him ), but she did enjoy pool time.

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Oh no! Isn't that the way it always happens? Just when you give up waiting, it starts to pour. Can't wait to hear how MiL handles this!
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I haven't started the TR yet! As I didn't get Tanny's pics, I only have mine & photopass, so I'm waiting for that to get in, it *should* be here by Friday, fingers crossed!

It certainly sounds like your welcome to disney wasn't as magical as it could have been! That certainly sucks! At least there's nowhere to go but up!
I can't wait to read it! I'll get my PP CD this weekend, so hopefully I can update a little more frequently (plus this weekend is shot--college graduations, proms, and mother's day at a steakhouse all on one weekend, I'll be at work all weekend )

It wasn't the best start, but I wouldn't write a TR if it was terrible!

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Oh no!!!! Sorry about tyour MIL not having her reservation number, the long wait for the ME and then waiting for a shuttle to take you to your room at the CBR. Then to top it all off, it rains! I hope things get better from here.

It was so frustrating! I was sooo prepared, and she soooo wasn't. We had no where to go but up though!

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Excited to read the next chapter of your trip report! I absolutely loved the last one. And I'm in the suburbs of Chicago too! Love it here, hope you are enjoying your new place and that there are lots of kids in the new neighborhood to play with. Can't wait to hear how your MIL handled the rain...
How awful that it started raining as soon as you guys set off. Hopefully you made it back and caught the shuttle!
Thanks for joining in, and for the nice words! We'll be moving into the new house in 3 weeks. I think we'll like the neighboorhood, and we already love the house It's an exciting time.

Oh the rain. It was interesting...

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Oh no, all the hurry up and waiting! And now the rain
So funny that you said that. I use that phrase all the time, because I HATE hurry up and wait! It was killing me!

And then it rained...

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Yup, rain. It wasn't that fun.

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Oh dear on your MIL! I hope the rest of the day/trip goes up from there! We stayed at CBR for one night in 2009. Our room was forever away from the main building, and we had to go back 3 times to get a room key that would work. Ay yi yi! Can't wait to read more!!
No Bueno!! Luckily we didn't have any business at Custom House until checkout. I would have freaked out if we had to go back there 3 times! I think that's the only bad feature of CBR, that Custom House is so inconvenient. I guess the hope is that you won't have to be there often

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Bring on the next chapter! We are going to CBR in September and I can't wait to get your take on the resort. How was your room location? We will have DD4 so distance is a concern. Love your reports by the way. You have a fantasitic sense of humour and great way of expressing yourself.
Thanks so much for the kind words! You win the prize for my favorite post of the day!

We loved CBR, and for my money, Aruba 51 is the place to be. The buildings closest to Old Port Royale are all preferred buildings (aka more moola). For the standard rooms (we did book water view) Aruba was great. We were steps away from the bridge to OPR. I was worried about DD5 and the large resort, but we had a stroller most of the time, and she really loved going to OPR, and walking over the bridge.

This weekend will be rough, but I promise an update as soon as possible!

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RAIN!!!

I totally get the "I wanna go to Disney World" remarks from Maddie. The second time we went, Kadence said the same thing while at Downtown Disney.


Here's hoping you stayed somewhat dry!
Rain. It was a bummer.

Maddie never did stop calling MK Disney World. I guess I don't blame her. If I was 5 MK would probably be the center of the Disney universe to me too
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:30 AM   #84
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Suscribed! I loved your last TR! Can't wait to hear about all your ADR's we leave for the world a week tomorrow with nearly as many but only the normal dining plan! :D
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Subscribed! We LOVE the invitations Idea. Mind if we steal that one?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:15 AM   #86
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Welcome! Thanks for joining in!

Wow! how many days will you be there? It was a lot of ADRs,but in the end we'd do it again.

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Welcome! Thanks for joining in! Steal away! Maddie really the invitations, and it'd be something fun to have as a keepsake, or if you scrapbook.
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17 days but doing all the other parks...US/IOA, sea world, Busch gardens, discovery cove in that time as well...it's gonna be a squeeze!! Just checked only 13 ADRs but some of them are worth two credits, may have to try and squeeze in some more!! We'll see!!
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