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Old 04-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #1351
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welcome home carole!

Last few trips they were checking resort IDs in the later in the evenings pre-boarding, I chalked it up to security policy.

mac we haven't been happy with Plaza last few visits. Ridiculous long waits to be seated for ADRs (early lunches) and both times took 4ever to get our food. Just not willing to burn 1-1/2 hours there to grab a sandwich, although the steak hoagies are about as good as it gets in WDW.
i only do the Plaza for the reuben sandwich and tomato basil soup.
other than that, it's not my place.

yea, i have had issues with service there as i am solo.
they ignore me on some occassions.

when i bring that up to the server, they buy me off with a free ice cream.

i have no shame as i do like ice cream.
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Years ago before IOA was even built there was going to be 5 hotels with a timeshare. All the hotels were going to connect with waterways. Now with CB I'm glad that its not going to get the water way extended. I think CB has a great value, early entry, and close to the parks. I also believe that no resort hopping will be allowed.

I did notice last weekend a sandwich board sign at Citywalk docks saying you need to show your room key to get on the boats. I think you will see this more or be official. It will be the only way to make sure the boats are used for resort guests to go to and from the hotels (RPR, HRH, PBH). They also might have had many people taking the boats and paying resort guest were having to wait too long. IDK.
i have quite a few pictures i took from the club lounge last october of the site/cb.
it looked like a hugh amount of land they were working on clearing out.

i was told there would be no hotel perks for express lines and no water taxis.
the tm said there would be a walkway and possibly busses for that hotel.
(i previously posted the Dis info link about the ped walkway for cb to the parks)

it was up in the air about the early entry perk when i had that discussion w/the tm.

i'm dreading if that would occur.
like keisha said, it could change the dynamics of the parks attendance during that early hour period.

i checked out prices for the cheapest room for a time period when i usually go to the darkside. it was about $100 a night for cb, which is a big difference from what i pay for rph.
you know that hotel will fill up quickly, it's cheaper than the disney resorts.


the last water taxis leave city walk dock at 2:00 am.
hotel cards are checked during that time period.
i have hit that last boat many of times.......

day guests are allowed to shop, visit, do the restaurants at the onsite hotels.
i have found many using the boats to reach the hotels.

i'm guessing you are correct that the paid hotel guests weren't getting the priority to use them, so they were checking the hotel ids.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #1353
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Is today going painfully slow for anyone else? To many problems at work too.
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well, my computer is painfully slow.
i think it is on its last legs.



i had it at the Genius Bar at the Apple store back in january.
there was a glitch whenever i used youtube.

it was kind of fixed but i was told my mac is going to bite the dust very soon.



which means i will have to use my Ipad then.
i really hate that thing.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #1355
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And here he is...
Glad I checked back to see a pic....he is gorgeous...a real little stunner

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back home schumigirl !!

you were missed.
Awww thanks......missed being on here......never got a chance though!!

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welcome home carole!
Thank ooooo Wish I was still there though


Loved New York.......I was worried about the night time noise as our hotel was right beside Times Square and heard people moaning about it......but I loved the noise and could sleep so so well......even with the window open. Strange as I usually love it really quiet.

Sightseeing was wonderful. Did all the usual things, my niece said we didn`t miss one sidewalk in the whole of Manhattan......or so it seems. Empire State, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square, Staten Island Ferry for SoL, Central Park, Tribeca, Fifth Avenue, Plaza Hotel for drinks, Tiffany, Saks, Harlem, Brooklyn Bridge, Washington Monument, WTC site, Upper East and West sides, Flatiron Building, did the touristy bus tours too and a million other places too. We were exhausted when we came home. Loved spending some time with family on Long Island too. It had been years since we had seen my cousins and mum hadn`t seen her sister for about 10 years since she came over to Scotland when their brother was dying, so a much nicer time to meet up. We also took cabs at times as I`m not fond of Subways.....now that was an experience......NY cabbies are fearless.....

But my highlight....well one of them, was seeing Wicked It was the most amazing show ever and I had goosebumps nearly all the way through and cried like a baby....much to the amusement of my niece who has missed the cry baby gene somehow!!!! I could watch it again and again. Also saw Newsies which was really good too.

Saw Tom Hanks coming out of the theatre and he waved to us......I was thrilled.

Thought Chinatown and Little Italy were big disappointments and the only other negatives were the constant touting of bus tours and comedy show tickets in and around all the attractions, that became really irritating but I think we became immune to them eventually.

I`m so glad we were there for a week as we got to see so many things that we wanted to see and my niece got to fit in shopping....she is a shopaholic.

So my mum has decided we are going back next year, just her and I. She loved flying thankfully. Soon as flights are available.......will be booking them

Now need to catch up on what I`ve missed on the boards.

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Schumi, Glad you had such a packed schedule. NYC is a fun place. Good to hear you are back and rested.

Yep, slow for me too. That's what a Monday does to ya. I wish our cold winds die down. My body wants the warmer spring weather. Not getting it this week, and frost warnings the last 2 nights. Welcome spring.

Hope all are well. And hope Raven's 'puter sees better days. I love my ipad, but hate typing on it, and am too lazy and cheap to buy a separate keyboard. My kids are so much faster than me, and DD has not met many apps she does not like.
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WHAT..........you can buy a separate keyboard for the ipad??????


no one told me about that....
i have been using the pointer to type
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #1358
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sorry schumigirl....
i was gonna post directly to your post but when i saw what Lynne Graves posted, i couldn't hold back.



i've had apple products exclusively since 1992.
the only thing i hate is the ipad.

but then, if i paid attention i might really learn how to use it correctly.



the sorriest thing is that i paid about $900 for mine as i customized it.

i need to use the genius bar for the free classes.
if i only had the time to spare for that.



after my daily essay on the darkside, let me say, Carole we all missed you and am in awe of all that you covered in a week's trip.

i bet there are homies that live in that area that haven't accomplished all that you did in a week......

gotta reread your post and take notes on the fun stuff youse did.


wasn't it loverly that you got to spend time with the fam !!!
and you get to return next year again.


ok, who is gonna tell Tom about this trip?
don't look at me......
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We just bought a couple of new Surface and we love them. I love the built in kickstand and flat keyboard. Plus, I can get my point across better at work now since I am legally allowed to dance on the Conference room table!
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We just bought a couple of new Surface and we love them. I love the built in kickstand and flat keyboard. Plus, I can get my point across better at work now since I am legally allowed to dance on the Conference room table!
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rain again today..............

looked at the weather site for the east coast for next week, no rain but cooler temps.
hoping that will change.


i will leave town while it has icky temps and go to a place that has icky temps.
i can't win.......


i guess the only places i can get sunshine in for a short vacation would be So. Cal or Florida.
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icky, don't hear that word everyday. When do you leave for your trip? mac has a mac, makes perfect sense to me.

Picked up touchpads for a song, but once novelty wore off they're only turned on when we travel now. My GD had stomped on my just-out-of-warranty laptop and the screen slowly died. Screensurgeons hooked me up for approx $100, DH had it replaced in under a half hour and it's working swell. I was using a brick last few weeks to connect.

carole you've seen far more of NYC than me. So, what did u bring back from the garment district?

feel like i won the lottery, a bayview room @ PBH opened up for June trip, difference between it and gardenview will cover a few rounds @ citiwalk woohoo
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keisha, going to Hagerstown 5/1 for 5 days.
the weather right now states 40's in the evening.
high could be mid 60's.
hopefully it will change in the next week.

Mr Mac and I are members of the Chicago Round Table.
it's a civil war group.
each spring we go on the group tour of civil war sites.
we do battle strategies, weapons study, officers of the war, that type of stuff.
we follow the paths of the battles basically.

this year we concentrate on the Antietam campaign.

the busses pull out from our hotel at 7:30 am and we return between 7-8 each evening.
i don't want to have to lug a coat with me all day so hopefully, the lower temps will be higher than in the mid 40's.



hide your laptop when the little is at your house.


hey, great news about your room booking!
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and you get to return next year again.


ok, who is gonna tell Tom about this trip?
don't look at me......
It really was lovely.........can`t wait to go back.

LOL........well, he knows now I`m going back......and he said he guessed I was going to say that. He hoped my mum loved it and wanted us to go back. And I had a whole speech prepared to justify it didn`t need it after all, he was great and said we should go back

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carole you've seen far more of NYC than me. So, what did u bring back from the garment district?

feel like i won the lottery, a bayview room @ PBH opened up for June trip, difference between it and gardenview will cover a few rounds @ citiwalk woohoo
Well nothing specific from there but I did splash out on a handbag from Saks. It`s a new Marni hobo bag I had spotted. It`s my birthday and Christmas included apparently!!!! Make up and perfume from Macy`s and a whole load of tourist tat like fridge magnets and any other junk that said NY on it I am such a tourist!!! Got some lovely Vera wang scarves too. So I did alright....oh a ton of coconut M&M`s for Tom and I and Godiva chocolate for Kyle.

Didn`t quite need a bigger suitcase thankfully

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keisha, going to Hagerstown 5/1 for 5 days.
the weather right now states 40's in the evening.
high could be mid 60's.
hopefully it will change in the next week.


Fingers crossed for good weather for you.....hope you both have a great time



We have lovely weather here today....it`s actually warm....I had my sunglasses on this morning.

Finally caught up with all the laundry I brought home I did come home to a lovely tidy place though, so they did everything I asked when I was away

It`s Wednesday already.....this week is flying by
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Raven,
Wishing you warmer weather and safe travels. My DS is a huge history buff. Especially likes the Civil War and likes the Revolutionary War. He spent hours in Gettysburg and we have several battle plaques in our area. We watched the crossing of the Delaware enactment several times. Must be fun to be one of those actors. I'd rather watch.

Well, sun today, and then cooler weather. Spring is such a tease.

DD planted some lettuce seads. She didn't know how to separate them, so now we have a ton of little sprouts. Keeping them inside until they are double their size and the nights a little warmer than we've been having.

Only soccer travel for us, no trips until the end of summer. I keep getting USO ads, and a ton of Disneyworld ads. So ready for a vacation now.
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