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Old 11-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #1891
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Continued From Previous Post......

We went back to the room to grab out bags and schlepp them to the car.

I kept hoping the Lost & Found Guy would call me about my book, but it never happened. Darn. I really want to read that book on the way home. (I eventually ordered a new one and finished it during our August beach trip. It was great! Read it!)

On our way to car





The very long and annoying walk to the parking lot



The standard view villas





Bye Boardwalk. I'll be back!





I read that the standard view villas in the rounded (corner) area of the building are really big with multiple balconies. Now that's a standard view I want.



Our ride back to the airport was uneventful. Oh wait - no it wasn't. Somehow Denny ended getting off the toll road too early and then we had to backtrack and double pay the tool. Pure genius, I tell ya!


Finally made it!


Untitled by dvcmek1, on Flickr

We still had quite a bit of bottled water in our car that we never drank, so we gave it away to the girl who checked our car in. I think she was genuinely appreciative. That was nice.

Inside the airport


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Going the wrong way on the airport monorail


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Air Tran 187 to Allentown is right on time.


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I got the window seat so I decided why the heck not take a few pictures



Bye Florida! I'll be back!







I got tired of taking pictures pretty quickly, so I spent my idle time checking all my memory cards and deleting duds.









In 1 hr and 55 minutes we made a final descent and landing into Allentown Pa. Right on time.

And just like a rock star we were at the luggage carousel in minutes.


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A few minutes later we had our bags and were curbside waiting for Denny's brother to arrive.

So what's next? Well, you know I can never end a TR when it's supposed to end. Nope Can't Do It! So, my next update will be "firsts and foremosts". SticK Around!

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #1892
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Love the fireworks pictures. It's so neat that they can make heart and star-shaped fireworks now. That's impressive.

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Neat perspective.

Too funny about Denny getting off the wrong exit and having to pay toll twice. Some highway planner should get a cut of that.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #1893
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Love the fireworks pictures. It's so neat that they can make heart and star-shaped fireworks now. That's impressive.
Seriously - how DO they do that? That should be on one of those Discovery Channel or History Channel shows were they talk about a certain process and what makes it work. It really was a great show.

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Neat perspective.
Thanks. Not sure what made me decide to take that considering I was standing in the middle of the smoking section when I did.

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Too funny about Denny getting off the wrong exit and having to pay toll twice. Some highway planner should get a cut of that.
I told him to go through the same booth and tell the guy we just paid 3 minutes ago, but he wouldn't do it. Chicken!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #1894
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Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks


Sunset pointe at the Poly. That what you were looking for.


I usually sit right across from the castle. Either in a lounge chair or the swing if I can.


Sorry about the round about to the airport. One the reason I don't try to drive.
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we wondered over to the pool area. I told Denny I wanted to find a quiet pool and check it out.

How many quiet pools does the Poly have? Is it one or two?

Here's the one we went to



Seriously, how pretty this is pool and doesn't it make you just want to jump in?
I'm disappointed in you Mary Ellen. No one around. Just you and Denny. A beautiful night. An inviting pool. And the "noodle queen" did not jump in!

Sighhhh

I love BWV. We were on the 2nd floor right above the Wyland Gallery. Addonitis is rearing it's head again in our house and BWV or BCV will be the resort of choice if the right deal comes along.

Great Wishes pics, great pics all around and a fantastic TR...as usual. I really enjoy your TR's very much. Can't wait for the next one. Not to rush you or anything but when will that be?
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What a great way to end your trip-- Wishes! Beautiful pictures of the fireworks!

My kids want to stay at the Boardwalk-- I want to try the Beachclub.. But they just think Luna pool is really cool... Maybe next trip or a possible split stay!
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Love all the fireworks pictures, you got some really good ones! I especially love the hearts. Some day I WILL watch Wishes from the beach at the Poly. I meant to this last trip and kind of forgot and never got a chance.
I can't believe you're gone home! Glad to know it's not over though.
I love all the pictures around the resort, some day I'm staying there. How gorgeous.
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Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks
Thanks! I do not think the pack the same punch that your 4th of July fireworks do. Those are amazing. I will admit though, the finale was pretty cool.


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It's Sunset pointe at the Poly. That what you were looking for.
Thank you. I thought there was pointe in the name, I just totally blanked last night.

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AI usually sit right across from the castle. Either in a lounge chair or the swing if I can.
It really is such a great view. I do love watching the fireworks from the Poly and I really would love to do it on July 4th or NYE. I think it would be so cool.

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Sorry about the round about to the airport. One the reason I don't try to drive.
Here's the thing - Denny has driven to the airport multiple times, so what the heck???????? And then he usually blames it on me because I'm not looking. Nice!

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I'm disappointed in you Mary Ellen. No one around. Just you and Denny. A beautiful night. An inviting pool. And the "noodle queen" did not jump in!

Sighhhh
For a moment there I thought you were going to suggest that we go skinny dipping. But I can see that your thoughts were much purer.

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I love BWV. We were on the 2nd floor right above the Wyland Gallery. Addonitis is rearing it's head again in our house and BWV or BCV will be the resort of choice if the right deal comes along.
So is that considered a Boardwalk view? I would think not because you aren't quite facing the Boardwalk. I bet that was awesome. I have to say that I would trade my VWL points for BWV points, no question. But I do think its possible to get a 7 month stay or have a waitlist come through on most occasions. I so hope to be able to stay there next October. fingers crossed!

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Great Wishes pics, great pics all around and a fantastic TR...as usual. I really enjoy your TR's very much. Can't wait for the next one. Not to rush you or anything but when will that be?

Thanks!

Thanks!!!

And the next TR will be a joint venture between Cynthia and myself, so we have to come up with a title. I have an idea, but she probably has some of her own. I hope to do a couple more things with this TR. It was so long it deserves some kind of summary and then I have to go over all my "firsts".

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What a great way to end your trip-- Wishes! Beautiful pictures of the fireworks!
Wishes is definitely the way to go out on a high note. It was perfect watching from the Poly. Loved it. And thank you!

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My kids want to stay at the Boardwalk-- I want to try the Beachclub.. But they just think Luna pool is really cool... Maybe next trip or a possible split stay!
You can't go room with either resort. Having stayed at the villas at both, I have to say that I now hold a slight preference for the Boardwalk. I don't know why exactly. I just think the general views are better and the pool setup is better. I mean SAB is cool, but I just like the way things are laid out at the Boardwalk. Split stay sounds good, too!

I see your trip is just around the corner. You're so lucky. I know you are going to have a wonderful time!

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Love all the fireworks pictures, you got some really good ones! I especially love the hearts. Some day I WILL watch Wishes from the beach at the Poly. I meant to this last trip and kind of forgot and never got a chance.
Thank you and you know that always means so much coming from you since your firework pictures are A-MAZING!!!!!!!

This is only the second time I have actually watched from the beach. I think I did it one other time with the kids, but it was pretty rush rush because we had just finished dinner and Wishes had already started when we got there.

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I can't believe you're gone home! Glad to know it's not over though.
Yup - our ten nights of Florida awesomeness is over, but now I will work on my recap and final thoughts.

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I love all the pictures around the resort, some day I'm staying there. How gorgeous.
You will love it. It's such a fabulous resort. It is really high on my list as one of my favorites. My last stay there really solidified it. I hope I get to stay there again in October!!!!!!
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Sounds like a wonderful last night!

I love all the pictures of your farewell tour around BW

As for your ride back to MCO, it is so easy to get turned around and going the wrong way! In September my dad got lost everytime he got behind the wheel
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Wonderful TR Mary Ellen, thanks so much for sharing with us

That poor Denny, he gets turned around a lot at Disney... Maybe you should start driving.

That sad picture of you leaving made me sad for you too! I hate leaving day.
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Sounds like a wonderful last night!
It really was. It was a perfect evening. In fact, I forgot to mention that it was actually a little cool out. Can you believe that? Cool in June?

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Thank you! I actually forgot I took all those pictures and you know I had to post them. They do bring back fond memories of our visit. I just love that resort.

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As for your ride back to MCO, it is so easy to get turned around and going the wrong way! In September my dad got lost everytime he got behind the wheel
Oh no - your poor dad! As a passenger it seems pretty straight forward. But I am sure its a little confusing when you are the driver. I always find exiting the airport a little overwhelming, but whichever way you turn there is a road that will take you to Disney!


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Wonderful TR Mary Ellen, thanks so much for sharing with us
Thanks Pam! Thanks for joining in and sticking with me!

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That poor Denny, he gets turned around a lot at Disney... Maybe you should start driving.
True, but you have no idea how much I hate driving. Seriously. So as "directionless" as Denny is, its preferable to me being the wheel. Too many hours in commuter traffic has really taken its toll on me over the ears. However, I will have to step up to the plate and drive this summer. That's cool. I drive faster than Denny so that means an earlier arrival!

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That sad picture of you leaving made me sad for you too! I hate leaving day.

Don't be sad. Your trip is a mere 4 days away! I hope you have an awesomely fun time!!!!!!!
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Don't be sad. Your trip is a mere 4 days away! I hope you have an awesomely fun time!!!!!!!
Thank you! I'm so ready to be warm again. I'm excited to see the new Fantasyland but worried how many people are thinking the same thing.
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Nice way to end your trip with Wishes!
Too bad you lost your book - I just borrowed it from a friend to read. It's been on my list for a while!

Sad this trip is done, but I'm super excited for your October TR!!
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For a moment there I thought you were going to suggest that we go skinny dipping. But I can see that your thoughts were much purer.
Nope...no pure thoughts here just making sure I get pass the DISboard censors!
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Your pictures of Wishes are all amazing! Boohoo for leaving, but I guess that means we all have another TR to look forward to, right?
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