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Old 03-04-2013, 03:47 AM   #856
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Love the resort pictures so far! And I can't wait to hear all about Disneyland!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #857
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Love the Doors !!!Amazing !!! I don't think I realised you had been to DL too!!!
I have had quite the adventure this fall.

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Ok FINALLY all caught up. I was reading just about every post & realized I would never get caught up that way so I read all the updates.

So much to comment on but looks like it was NOT a horrible trip.

Love that BC is your home & that is my dream. DH would like to purchase & pay in full so it could be years!!! Cannot wait for our stay there in Oct.

Love all your dresses. I would love to wear sundresses when I am there but really need to wear my sneakers & they just would not go that well together.

Love that you got to go to DL. What a beautiful resort!! Looking forward to hearing about this now that I am all caught up!!
Glad you are all caught up. So NOT a horrible trip but a very different one for me.

I love the BC and I am so glad I found the perfect contract for me.

GCV is beautiful and the access to CA is unbeatable. More coming up

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You are going to TORTURE me with Disneyland pictures!!!!! I don't foresee us getting back there this year (though, stranger things have happened) and we just LOVED every single second of it. The Grand is stunning, isn't it?
Sorry I am tourturing you.....

The Grand IS stunning and I may actually be able to go back in 2014 !!!

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What a beautiful resort! It looks like kind of a mix between WL and AKL.
Exactly a Great mix of the two but character all its own.

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Cool! I am looking forward to seeing Disneyland. The resort looks so pretty!!
Resort was amazing. More coming up soon.

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Love the resort pictures so far! And I can't wait to hear all about Disneyland!
I have more resort before I get into a park since I kind of catagorized the pictures instead of going chronologically.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #858
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Grand Californian Resort

More Resort photos from above - concierge floor







Elevator floor


































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GCV - Resort photos

More of the lobby - As you can tell I could not get enough































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Next time the check in area and room!!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #860
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nice guided tour through everything thanks.
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I love that you took a picture of the floor....you must have been riding alone?

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More of the lobby - As you can tell I could not get enough
The Craftsman style is so cool. I don't blame you! I hope to stay there next year, we'll see if it works out.


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Old 03-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #862
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i think even if someone was in there she would have still taken the picture, notice in one of her bathroom ones there is someone else in the mirror. pat will take a picture anywhere.
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Wow - what a pretty resort!

I want a fish eye lens. I think the results are uber cool.
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I want a fish eye lens. I think the results are uber cool.
I just ordered an extremely cheap one off amazon the other day. I just wanted to see if I liked it and to play around without spending a ton of money. I know I'll only use it a few times.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #865
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Wow...beautiful resort pictures, Pat. One of these days we are going to have to splurge and go to Disneyland/California.
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These pictures are great Pat! We are looking at possibly going in October 2013! I have a cousin getting married in Glendale, and it happens to fall during our school's fall break! I think that's a sign!
Am a little concerned about booking a studio at the 7 month mark. The first week of October is not completely available. Do you know if something is going on?
They do Halloween parties at DL, don't they? I'd love to check that out!

Hoping we can get some decent airfare, but flights don't all come out until April. Might have to book the GC and then hope - they'd be borrowed points, so not sure what happens to them if we cancel.
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Nope




I had to get this guy to jump up out of the way ..




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Not sure when I would get back I took full advantage while waiting for the shuttle to the airport.



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Hopefully tomorrow.

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i think even if someone was in there she would have still taken the picture, notice in one of her bathroom ones there is someone else in the mirror. pat will take a picture anywhere.

Just about....

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I want a fish eye lens. I think the results are uber cool.

I have a fisheye option on special effects. No special lens. It was pretty cool.

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I just ordered an extremely cheap one off amazon the other day. I just wanted to see if I liked it and to play around without spending a ton of money. I know I'll only use it a few times.
You will have to us the results. I know they will be cool.

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Wow...beautiful resort pictures, Pat. One of these days we are going to have to splurge and go to Disneyland/California.
YOu need to make it out there - the resort and everything is beautiful.

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These pictures are great Pat! We are looking at possibly going in October 2013! I have a cousin getting married in Glendale, and it happens to fall during our school's fall break! I think that's a sign!
Am a little concerned about booking a studio at the 7 month mark. The first week of October is not completely available. Do you know if something is going on?
They do Halloween parties at DL, don't they? I'd love to check that out!

Hoping we can get some decent airfare, but flights don't all come out until April. Might have to book the GC and then hope - they'd be borrowed points, so not sure what happens to them if we cancel.
The Villas are few in number - I was really lucky at 7 months.
You will have to stalk it right at 7 months.

They do have Halloween parties in DL. I will have some pictures of that too. However a spoiler - I like MK better.

If you borrow poits you would have to use them in the year you borrowed them into.
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I wish you had taken some pix of the Lobby!!! Seriously it looks like a beautiful resort!!
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Thanks for the trip through/around the lobby. Since I will probably never make that trip, pictures and youtube might be as close as I can ever get to 'being there'.

And I won't tease you about pictures of floors and bathrooms and such, because.....well....you know why....



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Thanks for the info Pat! I'll be checking on availability right at 7 months! What time does it open up for booking?
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