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Old 08-11-2012, 04:37 AM   #31
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Next stop, back to Paris!

We'll aim to arrive back in Paris by lunch time on Saturday, and will leave the city for Disneyland on Monday morning. I'm well aware that it's not much time, but Disneyland is so close, we can always come back if we've missed something we're desperate to see!

Mum has picked out Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon, mainly due to its proximity to the train station. We figure being close to a train station it will be easy to get around even if we're not in the immediate vicinity of the main sight-seeing areas. The hotel is only rated # 373 on TripAdvisor, but that's out of more than 1800, so it's really not that bad!

I figure we will do the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Mum has also put me in charge of researching dinner cruises on the Seine. Not sure if they even do them at that time of year, but I'm sure we'll find something nice to do. I'm not really interested in anything specific, but will just be happy to wander and take in the general sights of the city.
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Yay! It's time for Disneyland Paris! We'll be here for 5 nights - arriving on the Monday, and checking out on Saturday. We'll only be in the parks on the weekdays.

We've pretty much decided on Hotel l'Elysee. I would love to stay onsite, but I think it would be too much Disney for Dad. Hotel l'Elysee looks like it's in a great position nice and close to the train station, and I've heard great things about it. We can grab some brekky at Val d'Europe most days to save some money, and Mum and I will probably check out the shops there too.

I'm thinking I'll probably get APs for all of us from CE. I don't think there will be any blackout dates for any level AP while we're there (although with school holidays in some regions of France it may be different). At this stage I'm tossing up between the Fantasy and Francilien. Trying to decide if the early morning entry is worth an extra 60 euros...

Haven't decided much for dining yet. I'd like to do at least one character meal, but I'm not sure whether Mum would enjoy it, and I know Dad wouldn't! And I'm not going to go on my own! I would like to take them to the high tea at the Disneyland Hotel if I can, and maybe Walt's or Blue Lagoon. Mum would enjoy the novelty of BL.

As for attractions, I've got a bit of a list going for each parent and stuff I might have to do on my own. Mum is NOT a thrill ride person - she hates rollercoasters and anything that spins, whizzes around corners, or drops. Dad is a pretty good sport and will give most things a go, but I don't think he's into spinning things and seems to be losing a bit of nerve as he gets older. I also don't think he'd enjoy many of the dark rides that don't 'do anything'. Of course, it will all be dependent on what's open as well. Crossing my fingers and toes that BTM, POTC and Phantom Manor are all open!

I pretty much want to do everything lol! We can count Mum out of any of the 'thrill rides'.

I think Dad will really enjoy Big Thunder Mountain and Star Tours (Star Wars fan). He'll probably be fine on Indiana Jones, but Space Mountain might be too much for him (especially if it's a bit rough). In the Studios, I think I'll be doing most of the thrill rides on my own, but he might do RRC and TOT. I may have to take some motion sickness pills myself before I do Crush

We'll probably find it difficult to convince Mum to go on the dark rides with her not being able to see what happens. I'm sure she'd be fine on Buzz Lightyear, Peter Pan's Flight, Phantom Manor, and POTC. I think Dad would also enjoy these ones. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing the teacups on my own! She'll also be fine with the shows, so we'll all do Cinemagique, Animagique, Armageddon and the Tram Tour.

Dad will NOT go anywhere IASW. But Mum will definitely do it with me She'll also do Autopia, Snow White, Pinocchio, and the Story Book Boats. Dad will probably only do Autopia out of those ones, and I'll probably be on my own for Dumbo. I'm not interested in Slinky Dog.

Of course all the 'exploration' and 'transportation' we'll all be fine with. I'm looking forward to taking the train, seeing the castle and dragon, and exploring Alice's Curious Labyrinth, Adventure Isle, and the Nautilus!

I think Mum will really enjoy the parades, shows, shopping, and the general Disney atmosphere. Dad may not 'get it' as much, and he'd probably get bored just wandering around. I'm expecting him to ditch us and go into Paris a few times
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #33
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From Paris, I'll be heading to Hong Kong Disneyland for 2 nights. My parents will be staying in France for another 2 weeks and are hoping to check out some more regional areas.

In order to do a stopover in HK, I had to fly through London. My flight leaves Paris at about 4pm on the Saturday. I'll finally arrive in HK at about 3pm on the Sunday. Both flights are Qantas codeshare, with Air France and British Airways. I'll just get the train from the airport to Disneyland as I know how it works now and will be pretty confident with it.

I already have an AP for HK Disneyland from our trip there earlier this year - it will still be valid which is awesome Weekends are blockout days, so I've worked it out so I'll be checking in on a Sunday, and will be able to go to the park on the Monday and most of Tuesday too if I feel like it. I'm so excited about being able to use it again!

Although I would dearly love to stay at the HK Disneyland Hotel again, I just can't justify the expense for a solo stopover. So I'll be looking at the Hollywood Hotel instead. I'll get a 15% discount with the AP which will bring the price down to a rate more comparable to other high class hotels in the area.









When I do get to the park of course I will be heading straight for Grizzly Gulch! Can't wait to ride that mine train it looks like great fun, and something a bit different too! I will also want to ride this at night to make sure I experience it fully! The other thing that will be quite high on my list is Festival of the Lion King, as this was down for maintenance when we were there last.

Other high priorities will be Mickey's Philharmagic, The Golden Mickeys, Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, and Winnie the Pooh. If it's convenient I will check out Stitch Live as I didn't do that last time. And I want to get more character photos, definitely with Mulan! The other attractions are more or less the same as their counterparts in different parks, so I won't be fussed if I miss them.

I will definitely be trying to see the parade and the fireworks though, as I really enjoyed them last time! And stocking up on the cool tins of biscuits they sell there. And replacing the high res photos that I lost from our last trip when my laptop was stolen

If the cable car in Tung Chung is open I would like to do that, as it was also closed for maintenance last time. It's not far from Disneyland and I will probably look at doing this first thing on Tuesday morning. I'll go for one of the crystal cabins that have a glass floor as well! I won't go into HK city on my own as I would just be way too far out of my comfort zone and wouldn't be able to enjoy anything.
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Sounds like a great plan for both Paris and HK. I can't wait for your TR.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:55 AM   #35
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A Mini TR

I'm taking a leaf out of PIO's book here and doing a mini TR on my Mum and Granny's trip to Melbourne.

They arrived Thursday. I met them and we all stayed in the city that night at Punthill Apartments Flinders Lane. Which reminds me, I'll have to do my TripAdvisor review on that one, which will be titled 'Fawlty Towers' lol! We went out to dinner at Federation Square.

Friday morning we met an aunty for coffee at the Queen Victoria Markets. Granny was desperate to buy a coat, so after we'd left my aunty we wandered around the clothing section for a while, but found nothing suitable and left empty handed.

After the markets we hopped on a train out to Ringwood in the eastern suburbs, where Mum and Granny would be spending the weekend at Ringwood Royale apartments (always very nice). We visited the Cadbury staff shop in Ringwood (I work there) and stocked up on some chocolate and biscuits! Then we had some afternoon tea at Eastlands shopping centre, and DH joined us for dinner at the apartment.

There is no public transport where I live, so Saturday morning Mum and Granny caught the train to the nearest station, Belgrave, and I picked them up. Granny wanted to visit Jenny's Shoppe in Monbulk, which is a relatively well-known formal wear (as in mother of the bride type outfits) shop. She finally bought herself a coat there. Then we made our way to Kuranga Native Nursery in Mt Evelyn to meet the in-laws for morning tea.

After morning tea, we made our way to Warburton at the far end of the Yarra Valley. This is where I remembered I had my camera! Warburton is a little town with the river running behind the main street. After parking the car, we went for a short stroll down main street, then along the river, and back to the car along main street.







Sunday we all went on the Puffing Billy steam train luncheon special. Puffing Billy is a historic steam train that runs from Belgrave to Gembrook via Emerald, through the temperate rainforest of the Dandenong Ranges. Mostly it is old-style open carriages, but the luncheon is served in first class fully enclosed carriages where there are tables for 2 or 4.







The luncheon train only goes as far as Emerald Lake (aka Lakeside). This trip takes about an hour and entree and mains were served on the way. You have to choose your meals from a limited menu when you book. In our party we had 2 x turkish bread with dips and 2 x vegetable soup. All four of us had the stuffed chicken for mains.







Along the way we travelled over the historic trestle bridge in Selby, then checked out the beautiful rainforest and rural views.





We had about an hour to get off the train and wander around when we got to Lakeside.











On the way back to Belgrave we were served dessert with tea and coffee. The dessert looked so appetising we all forgot to take photos! There were 2 x chocolate delights and 2 x lemon puddings, which were all delicious! I would definitely recommend the luncheon special for a treat.

After a whirlwind trip, Mum and Granny left on Monday to head back to Perth.
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That's a fantastic little staycation! Glad that you found time to spend with your mum and Granny. The pictures from Warburton and Puffing Billy are great. Thanks for sharing.

So. Punthill Apartments didn't quite work out? I always wondered about the chain.
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The Punthill Apartments were ok. The guy on the front desk on the Friday was absolutely frantic - really reminded me of Basil! And it was just us there so not sure why. He was friendly enough, just lost a bit of professionalism... All we wanted was for him to call us a taxi - would have been easier for us to just do it ourselves in the end!

The building and rooms have had recent makeovers, but it doesn't hide the fact that they're old and tired. The second bedroom only had a 3/4 height wall, which meant that when Granny got up at 5:30am, turned on the lights, made a cuppa and turned on the tv, that was when I was going to wake up too

There were a couple of other things that we never thought to ask about, not being used to travelling with 'special needs'. There were a few steps up to the front of the hotel, and no ramp. Granny was able to manage them, but the handrail was very unsteady. And the other thing was a shower over bath, which Granny managed as well.

On the plus side, the location was great, not even a 5 minute walk to Flinders St Station and Fed Square.
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Who Let the Dogs Out? A Mini TR

DH and I needed a short getaway to tide us over until the next big one, so we took the furbabies and headed north for the weekend.

We headed up on Friday morning with the car packed to the brim, dogs squeezed in between, and bikes on the back. Our destination was out Echuca way - which is a historic town on the Murray River, near the border of Victoria and New South Wales. The drive would take us 3-4 hours.

We stopped at a town called Nagambie which was about half way. It's famous for its big lake.





We met SIL, her BF and their dog up there, and shared a cabin for 2 nights. SIL had arranged massages for us girls on the Friday afternoon, so we took off for that before we had a good chance to look around the cabin or the grounds. When we got back we all went for a short bike ride around the grounds, and stayed up playing ridiculous board games from DH's youth!

On Saturday we explored a bit more on the bikes. The campground was on the bank of a creek. None of the dogs really swim, but Riley loves to splash and try to catch all the droplets of water - he was having a great time!



We rode up to where the creek had spilled over the road, blocking the direct route to Echuca and meaning that whenever we went into town we had to take a half an hour detour!



Next we rode up to where there was a little country church. SIL's dog was getting too tired to keep up by that stage, so they went back to the cottage and drove to meet us with a picnic lunch.





When we got back we had a quiet rest of the afternoon and played a couple more board games.

Sunday was the day we left the cabin, and SIL was heading home. Before we left I took a walk around the grounds and took a few photos. They also had facilities to bring horses, and there were a few hanging around.









We all set off to have an early lunch in Echuca before heading our separate ways. We found a nice spot to sit next to the river, and were able to see a few paddle boats go by. The river here had broken its banks too.







Our next destination was Rutherglen, which is a very small town just a bit south of the border, about 2.5 hours east of Echuca. We took a small detour so we could cross the border into New South Wales - I've never driven across a state border before so it was a bit of a novelty!



Our next accommodation was a dog friendly B&B. Upon arrival we were greeted with freshly baked cupcakes (for both people and dogs!) and a variety of dog treats. After settling in we decided to see if we could find the rail trail for a bike ride.





We had a lovely dinner in town at a place recommended by one of our hosts.

Monday morning we packed up our things and left Rutherglen, after a delicious brekky of course! We took the scenic route home, through Mansfield which is kind of at the base of Mt Buller (one of our ski resorts). Along the way we found this awesome lookout!





And another couple of hours after that, we were wearily pulling into the driveway, looking forward to all the unpacking and washing It was a lovely weekend though and I do feel a bit refreshed
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What a great getaway! That lookout looks fantastic.
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I was a bit excited thinking I would finally have a trip related update - I was going to buy our APs today!

I was all set to get them through CE, but when I went to the site to buy them today, there was nothing. A quick check of the boards and it is confirmed that CE are no longer offering discounted APs

Apparently they are likely to come back, but that will be once Disney have announced the price increases possibly in November. So I'll hold out for the discounted CE ones until Christmas and if they're not available by then I'll research my other options.

Unfortunately there are still no rates available for Hotel L'Elysee either, so I can't book anything Disney related yet! Patience is a virture...
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Hope you get the openings soon so you can book. Nothing settles the mind more than having things locked in.
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Finally... some trip related news!

I've just booked in our accommodation for Innsbruck, at the Basic Hotel

Also, I have a birthday coming up, and people have been buying me travel related items DH got me a good coat which will do me for nicer occasions like going out for dinner, and also some thermal leggings.

Yesterday MIL and SIL took me outlet shopping and I ended up with this 3 in 1 parka for half price (well, mine is blue on the outside, but it's a similar design).



There's an insulated layer on the inside, and a raincoat layer on the outside, and they zip together so you can wear the both together or separately. Pretty clever I thought!

Apparently one of my aunts has just transferred some money to my account, so I plan to buy a couple more thermal items with that.

Mum and Dad got me some running stuff, which is related to the next trip I'm planning!
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Looks great!


Glad to see that you've gotten Innsbruck accommodation sorted out too.
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Lock it in Eddie! (For those unfamiliar with this expression, it refers to the Aussie version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire).

I have done my second booking - Monopol Lucerne. Unfortunately the prices have all gone up since I did my initial research, but luckily Mum is happy to cover slightly more than 2/3 of the cost for her and Dad as we were all very happy with these hotels when we picked them out and she doesn't want to get 'cheap' ones.

Also had an interesting discovery yesterday. Thought I'd have to call HK to make my booking for that part of the trip, but I found a Magic Access Pass members site where you can make bookings using your discount Also found that the hotel (assuming no massive price rises between now and when the rates for the new year are released) is going to be a bit cheaper than I was expecting! Gotta love when that happens!
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Lock it in Eddie! (For those unfamiliar with this expression, it refers to the Aussie version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire).

I have done my second booking - Monopol Lucerne. Unfortunately the prices have all gone up since I did my initial research, but luckily Mum is happy to cover slightly more than 2/3 of the cost for her and Dad as we were all very happy with these hotels when we picked them out and she doesn't want to get 'cheap' ones.

Also had an interesting discovery yesterday. Thought I'd have to call HK to make my booking for that part of the trip, but I found a Magic Access Pass members site where you can make bookings using your discount Also found that the hotel (assuming no massive price rises between now and when the rates for the new year are released) is going to be a bit cheaper than I was expecting! Gotta love when that happens!
Sounds like things are coming together for you.
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