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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #1996
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Oooh...I can't wait to hear what it is! I just posted on FB that I wrote a whole wrap-up to my Disney trips to post at the end of my old TR, which I then found out has been closed. I should have known. I had a little anecdote in there about my chance meeting with Gaston.
Bummer about your TR being closed. Can they reopen it if you ask? I have no idea.

Let's just say that your chance meeting with Gaston inspired the name of our TR. I hope to start it next week.

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Maybe I'll just have to go ahead and start a TR for my December trip a little early!
Yes please!
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I love all your pictures in the recap - EXCEPT FOR THAT CREEPY CHAIR!!!


looking forward to your summary and the NEXT TR! (I can't pressure you, I'm still working on finishing my March TR- my goal is before Christmas now)
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #1998
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Beautiful photos! You have such a good eye for photography.

Now we'll have to get you crackin' on the next TR.
Agree! Can't wait!
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I love all your pictures in the recap - EXCEPT FOR THAT CREEPY CHAIR!!!
But, the question was - is that Todd or Paul?????????? You didn't answer. To tell you the truth, I'm still not sure! Glad you enjoyed the rest of the pictures!

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looking forward to your summary and the NEXT TR! (I can't pressure you, I'm still working on finishing my March TR- my goal is before Christmas now)

That's right - now I don't feel as bad for taking two months to start the next TR. I plan to update this one a final time and then I'll start the new one next week. I've gotten a little out of synch now that I have a new computer and most of the pictures are on the old one. I've got to decide whether to just edit them there or move them here. Decisions. Decisions!


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Agree! Can't wait!
Well, you should have the start of it to look forward to when you get home from your trip! Have a wonderful time! Enjoy!


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oh what a fun recap! Makes me excited all over again for the treehouses!
Thanks!

So, where will you be staying on the group trip. I thought it was going to be BWV. Tough being an owner at both places, isn't it? Decisions. Decisions.

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Really looking forward to the firsts and foremosts.
I actually have it half written. Yeah! Probably post later this week!

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I'm hoping to get the photopass all sorted and in the mail this weekend.
I just saw that on FB.

And I am hoping to start our TR next week. I am going to upload my cell pics to my new computer, but most of my memory cards are uploaded to the other computer, so I may finish those edits. Organization is the key.

BTW - How WAS that Boddington's? It looked good, even at 5am!
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So, where will you be staying on the group trip. I thought it was going to be BWV. Tough being an owner at both places, isn't it? Decisions. Decisions.
Current plan is for a split stay. In my mind it's 6/3 BWV/THV but Jeff balked a little at the 9 nights over the weekend. Realistically we just need to map it out over the next month, he's worried that with the addition of the Aulani week he might not have enough vacation time for a 9 night trip. We will see. The boys have their heart set on THV but are ok with it even if it's only one night, as long as they get at least one there. A 6/3 split works well with our points and well if we do WDW/US in that order. Complication could be the dates spilling into the school year and whether that works for everyone or not. We will get them hammered out over the holidays though.

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And I am hoping to start our TR next week. I am going to upload my cell pics to my new computer, but most of my memory cards are uploaded to the other computer, so I may finish those edits. Organization is the key.

BTW - How WAS that Boddington's? It looked good, even at 5am!
I started my upload but honestly have no idea where I left off so will have to get on that, hopefully this weekend while working on the photopass sort, which is so big we have TWO CD's!. I haven't even finished all my editing for the summer trip lol! But at least I"m a few days ahead of where I am on the TR so I guess that's something.

The Boddington's was good. About half of one would have been better. Didn't bug me the next morning but by last night was feeling it for sure. Not sure if was that, or just 4 days in a row of indulgence just all adding up. We were at an Irish pub/restaurant and ordering anything other than beer (or whiskey, which I don't typically drink) seemed just wrong!
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On the flight home and trying to read and catch up on a couple of threads; I am loving your picture recap, MaryEllen.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #2003
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Thank you so much for the photo recap. I know it was a lot of work, but it was a great way to relive the highlights of your trip (hopefully for you too). There were a few pictures either I didn't see or forgot all about.

LOVED the one of the Haunted Mansion as seen through the awning. And the closeup of your nephew hugging Eeyore. You don't see that perspective in many character greet photos, but that one was just so sweet!

I have been dragging my feet on my TR- I think I have one more update and maybe some final thoughts, but that one is almost in the can. Then I can get back and finish my Atlantis report- I think my next update there will be our tour of Nassau, so I will let you know when I post that.
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Oh wow, you have a number of emotional things on your plate right now, don't you?

Wonderful photo recap!! It was fun to "relive" the trip!!



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Love your photo recap of the trip! You really got so many lovely pictures.
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Current plan is for a split stay. In my mind it's 6/3 BWV/THV but Jeff balked a little at the 9 nights over the weekend. Realistically we just need to map it out over the next month, he's worried that with the addition of the Aulani week he might not have enough vacation time for a 9 night trip. We will see. The boys have their heart set on THV but are ok with it even if it's only one night, as long as they get at least one there. A 6/3 split works well with our points and well if we do WDW/US in that order. Complication could be the dates spilling into the school year and whether that works for everyone or not. We will get them hammered out over the holidays though.
That sounds like a great plan. I love that. You definitely need to stay at the treehouse more than one night. I really think 3 nights is the minimum to really enjoy the resort. And, of course, 6 nights at BWV sounds like heaven. Hopefully you will be able to figure it all out datewise.



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I started my upload but honestly have no idea where I left off so will have to get on that, hopefully this weekend while working on the photopass sort, which is so big we have TWO CD's!. I haven't even finished all my editing for the summer trip lol! But at least I"m a few days ahead of where I am on the TR so I guess that's something.
I am not surprised we have two CD's. That is a huge undertaking for you and I know we all appreciate you doing it. Huge!

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The Boddington's was good. About half of one would have been better. Didn't bug me the next morning but by last night was feeling it for sure. Not sure if was that, or just 4 days in a row of indulgence just all adding up. We were at an Irish pub/restaurant and ordering anything other than beer (or whiskey, which I don't typically drink) seemed just wrong!
Absolutely wrong. You had to have the Boddington's. As I see it you really had no other choice.

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On the flight home and trying to read and catch up on a couple of threads; I am loving your picture recap, MaryEllen.
Thanks Kathy. I'm so glad you liked the pics. Hope you had a safe trip home and I can't wait to hear all about your fabulous trip!

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Thank you so much for the photo recap. I know it was a lot of work, but it was a great way to relive the highlights of your trip (hopefully for you too). There were a few pictures either I didn't see or forgot all about.
So glad you enjoyed the recap. I think a long trip deserves a recap. I started working on this over 6 months ago. I was surprised at how much I forgot.

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LOVED the one of the Haunted Mansion as seen through the awning. And the closeup of your nephew hugging Eeyore. You don't see that perspective in many character greet photos, but that one was just so sweet!
I like both of those two. I actually took the HM with my phone. And CL and Eeyore - that was absolutely so precious. I had to post that. He had such an awesome time and I never took my boys to Disney when they were that young, so I missed all that type of interaction.



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I have been dragging my feet on my TR- I think I have one more update and maybe some final thoughts, but that one is almost in the can. Then I can get back and finish my Atlantis report- I think my next update there will be our tour of Nassau, so I will let you know when I post that.
Please so because I am not sure if I am subbed to your Atlantis TR. I would like to read it.

I know what you mean about the dragging feet!
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Oh wow, you have a number of emotional things on your plate right now, don't you?
Thanks Brook. I still just feel so bad for my mom, but she's managing.

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Wonderful photo recap!! It was fun to "relive" the trip!!
Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I do enjoy reliving trips simply by looking at the favorite photos.



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I LOVE this! Where did you find it??? (sorry if you said in the chatter, I missed it!)
I found it on Amazon. I think the sticker was $1 but the shipping & handling was $2. Totally worth it IMHO and I am sure they had other versions to pick from.

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Love your photo recap of the trip! You really got so many lovely pictures.

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it!!!!!!
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Thank you Mary Ellen, I really loved read your TR. You take such great pictures and help us all feel like we've been right there with you.

I can't wait to read about your trip with Cynthia.
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Great recap of your trip, wow, that must have been a pain in the @#$ to do though! Can't wait for the final thoughts and then the next TR!
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IT'S TODD!!!!!!!!! ( paul is the faded one)

Nice recap!!! So great to recap a trip and relive the memories.


I hope the BW waitlist comes through for me in May.
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