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Old 09-28-2012, 09:46 PM   #1321
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Great pictures of Daytona Beach, MEK. Mark and I used to go there once every couple of years and spent part of our 25th anniversary there (after Disney, of course). Then we found Marco in 2009 and we've not been back to Daytona.

Your friends yard is beautiful, and I love the mother duck protecting her eggs.

I've always loved that you could drive on the beach.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #1322
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Great pictures of Daytona Beach, MEK. Mark and I used to go there once every couple of years and spent part of our 25th anniversary there (after Disney, of course). Then we found Marco in 2009 and we've not been back to Daytona.
I have never been to the beaches on the gulf coast, but I understand they are all fantastic. Denny really wants to get over there on one of our visits. But it is nice to have a place to stay and such wonderful hospitality in Daytona.

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Your friends yard is beautiful, and I love the mother duck protecting her eggs.
Isn't that duck amazing. I was fascinated. I watched that nest for the longest time. So cool.

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I've always loved that you could drive on the beach.
It is really a nice feature. So darn convenient. If I lived there I am sure I would buy a yearly pass.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #1323
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I love your beach photos !! Since we live so close to it, I guess I take it for granted. We really enjoyed our beach trip this summer. I was 12 years old though, when I saw the beach for the first time. I was born in Iowa and we didn't travel much. And then we moved to Houston and took a day trip to Galveston. I remember thinking how vast the ocean was and later that sand was EVERYWHERE. Catching up with old friends is always so much fun. Even if there is a hangover involved. I hope lunch helped you get it out of your system.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:50 AM   #1324
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Your trip to Daytona Beach looks like so much fun! How nice that you were able to catch up with K and T! That's really cool that they spent 7 years sailing around the world!!

Hahaha I now feel VERY educated on rip currents, thanks to you and Glenn!

Your lunch on the pier sounds really good! I love places like that!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:17 AM   #1325
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Wowwwww, what an adventure, sailing off around the world for 7 years!
My parents have been to Daytona beach several times, I love looking at their pictures too, but they aren't as good as yours What a gorgeous place.
Sounds like you guys are having a great visit so far!
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #1326
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I love your beach photos !! Since we live so close to it, I guess I take it for granted. We really enjoyed our beach trip this summer. I was 12 years old though, when I saw the beach for the first time. I was born in Iowa and we didn't travel much. And then we moved to Houston and took a day trip to Galveston. I remember thinking how vast the ocean was and later that sand was EVERYWHERE.
I live pretty close to the beach, too so I often take it for granted. However, I do not think the Delaware beaches even start to compare with the beaches from NC on south. That's why so many people here end up vacationing at the Outer Bank.

I do think it would be difficult to live in the midwest and never see a beach. Seems like such a bummer.

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Catching up with old friends is always so much fun. Even if there is a hangover involved. I hope lunch helped you get it out of your system.
We did have a great visit. Several DISers encouraged me to make the decision to go spend the night there. Originally I was going to do a day trip, but I'm glad we decided to spend more time with them.

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Your trip to Daytona Beach looks like so much fun! How nice that you were able to catch up with K and T! That's really cool that they spent 7 years sailing around the world!!
I'm so glad we made the decision to spend the night at K & T's house. It was a lot of fun.

They are pretty remarkable people for having the guts and the intelligence to sail around the world. I am certain that most people I know could never do that. It really is a serious and dangerous undertaking.

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Your lunch on the pier sounds really good! I love places like that!
That was such a great place to eat. Perfect for the day and the mood. It really was a lot of fun. The only thing I didn't enjoy was my constant fear that I was going to lose my phone (my OCD kicking in )

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Wowwwww, what an adventure, sailing off around the world for 7 years!
It really was a pretty remarkable journey and I didn't tell half of it. I really wish they would write a book or a blog or something. It's fascinating. Really. Seeing them in NZ was so cool. I wanted to meet up with them the next year in Australia, but by then Brian had arrived, so there was no chance.

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My parents have been to Daytona beach several times, I love looking at their pictures too, but they aren't as good as yours What a gorgeous place.
Sounds like you guys are having a great visit so far!
I think my pictures may make it look a little better than it actually is. But I was having a great time fooling around with the lens filters and I really did get a good evening for taking pics. It is a great beach to go to during a Disney visit because its close and there is a lot to do.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #1327
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Loved hearing about your visit with K & T ... it's nice to be able to combine vacation with a visit to friends...

Great photos... and I can't even imagine being able to drive up on a beach... ... no happen in these parts ... .... I almost fainted when I found out you can make bonfires on California beaches...

Your talking about Daytona, got me thinking that there is so much more to Florida that WDW... that it would be really fun to do a Florida road trip......

The pull of Disney is soooo strong... but It would be fun to check out the rest of the state- at least a little bit...

Hmmm....gonna think about that a bit...

Speaking of Disney... isn't your next trip just around the corner...?

(Pictures Mary Ellen lots of them... especially of Food & Wine...
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:16 PM   #1328
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Oooh i saw that menu for Morrocco and could taste the shawerma.mmmmm

I have never been in that QS in Japan. Its beautiful back there!
You really made the most of a quick trip around WS.
AOA is so colorful but i agree the inside hallways were not appealing. I think its the blue. But i would like to explore it myself. I think i could take a week and just visit DTD and the resorts!

Daytona beach looks just lovely. How nice to have a chance to catch up with old friends.

Nice cliffhanger. What does happen when you dont check in online?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #1329
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Beautiful beach pictures! That duck nest is the cutest thing!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #1330
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I've been to Daytona Beach several times. Usually during spring break & the beach is usually cold & quite windy. We did get the car stcuck in the sand one time. You have to be careful to stay where the signs tell you!
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:35 AM   #1331
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I have caught up.

What a great report so far.

Nice that you 2 now have adult time.

Where is the path to OKW? We r staying SSR and would love to walk over for our Olivia's dinner?

Too much to comment on. Seems like an overall good time with the family.

That lunch in Morocco looked so good. it is on my list.

Daytona Beach is so fun. I love going and parking on the beach.

Looking forward to more.
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Thanks for the tour of AoA. Not sure I'll have the chance to stay there so it's nice to see the resort through other people's pictures.

Fun 24 visit with your friends. So cool that you can park on the beach! I think that would make me nervous though... having all those cars driving around near the people.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #1333
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Replies later today. I have to do the church music thing today and I just starting looking at my music this morning. Forgot there were some serious key changes that are bound to mess me up. Oh well.
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What a wonderful visit with your friends

I would love to do something like that, what a fabulous adventure they had! If only I had more money...

Loved the pictures as usual Especially the umbrella ones. I agree, that last one was definitely post card material.

I hope church goes well.
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Gorgeous pictures of Daytona! It sounds as if your friends have led a very adventurous life. I'm sure it was great to spend some time catching up with them on the lanai even if the end result was a slight hangover.
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