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Old 01-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #541
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The spa looked INCREDIBLE!!!! I am all about the spas, one of the reasons I bought my first contract at SSR thinking they had a spa. It's nice and all, but nothing compared to what you showed us! I will definitely be planning some extended time there. Fran will be happy to sleep in the room while I do that. Not that she doesn't get the spa, it just hurts too much to have people pressing on her.

Me however, I would have tried every one of those pools, except the cold one, don't like cold! What an absolutely wonderful way to spend a day!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:22 AM   #542
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Wow! What an awesome spa, and your treatment sounds heavenly. Pods' idea of a spa sounds pretty close to Tom's. He doesn't care much either.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #543
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What a wonderful update!

I have the spa booked, just for me though as Jeff would have exactly the same reaction as Pods. Or even less so. The one time we did a couples massage the poor guy was miserable, he is wound so tight it was a painful experience for all involved. At least Pods relaxed enough to puddle drool (drool puddle)? That's something.

Oh well, means a nicer treatment for me, right? How was the massage itself? I booked the Kilikili as it included an exfoliation but it doesn't get the DVC discount but I'm always a big fan of the "scrub and rub" type of treatments. Did you get there a full hour early? So excited, it is relaxing just looking at your pictures.

I may PM you for info on the kayaking, that has some potential for us for sure. The surfing looks fabulous, though the whole idea scares me to death! something about all that salt water up my nose I think.

I need to start looking into hikes but still have some time on that and am hoping my family will have some good info for us (I have a whole branch that lives in Oahu, who we obviously never see) A bit bummed that Roy's wasn't a better experience for the price, I'm looking forward to it (haven't made reservations yet though). We used to have one here in Seattle and I loved it. Do they still have the length of stay snorkel gear?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #544
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I want to live there! OMG, that looked amazing!

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Hi Jill! The spa there is beyond incredible- I look forward to going back- I'm pretty sure, by myself!

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The spa looks awesome, darn I wish I would have made time to a treatment last month. Next trip for sure.
It's so hard to fit everything in there. I think the thing that benefitted us the most was this was the end of our vacation, so we were winding down, and not running around nuts to do stuff. Next time you MUST go!

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Spent from 10AM-4PM there one day in October 2011. It was heavenly. I took my SIL, and she said it was the most relaxing day she had had in a long, long time! I figured it was the least I could do for her since she took me to Hawaii with her! =) I am LOL about Pods and spa days. More spa money for you!!
Lucky you! I think next time I will send Pods golfing and spend my day in Laniwai... Very nice of you to being your SIL to the spa- a very relaxing and rejuvenating day, I'm sure.

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Wow so many updates Ellen !!The beaches looked wonderful!!Poor Pods , sounds like he did not GET the whole Spa thing!!! Now yoy are off to Mexico !!You are one travelling Lady!!! Mind you I have a few trips planned this year too!!!
Hi Rosie! So- besides the cruise in May, where else are you going this year? I am very looking forward to our trip this week- anxious to be pampered and all that. And Pods REALLY needs it- he has been fried lately, poor guy.

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It really was- so nice to have all that outside, with the birds singing, etc- it was lovely. I would love to see it at night- I bet it's gorgeous with the lighting it looked like they had.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #545
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OMG! Ellen! PRICELESS LINE!

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I've never been to a spa. But you've sold me.
Glad I made you laugh!! Pods is such a B.O.Y. !! You've never had a spa treatment? They're wonderful- if I had been on my own, I would have done something with a scrub, too- your skin is so soft and smooth afterwards.

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The spa looked INCREDIBLE!!!! I am all about the spas, one of the reasons I bought my first contract at SSR thinking they had a spa. It's nice and all, but nothing compared to what you showed us! I will definitely be planning some extended time there. Fran will be happy to sleep in the room while I do that. Not that she doesn't get the spa, it just hurts too much to have people pressing on her.

I like the spa at SSR- but this is a COMPLETELY different animal! So sad about Fran, that really stinks.

Me however, I would have tried every one of those pools, except the cold one, don't like cold! What an absolutely wonderful way to spend a day!
I am not a fan of cold either, but it was supposed to be good for blood flow, so what the heck?

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Wow! What an awesome spa, and your treatment sounds heavenly. Pods' idea of a spa sounds pretty close to Tom's. He doesn't care much either.
Pods used to love massages- I don't know what happened?

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What a wonderful update!

I have the spa booked, just for me though as Jeff would have exactly the same reaction as Pods. Or even less so. The one time we did a couples massage the poor guy was miserable, he is wound so tight it was a painful experience for all involved. At least Pods relaxed enough to puddle drool (drool puddle)? That's something.

LOL- yea, that's SOMETHING!

Oh well, means a nicer treatment for me, right? How was the massage itself? I booked the Kilikili as it included an exfoliation but it doesn't get the DVC discount but I'm always a big fan of the "scrub and rub" type of treatments. Did you get there a full hour early? So excited, it is relaxing just looking at your pictures.

I thought the massage was lovely- I would have done a treatment like yours if it had just been me- just watch out for sunburn with the rub, that would be brutal! Personally, my favorite part is when they used the stones- I LOVE that, I always add them into my massage if they are not already a part of the treatment.

I may PM you for info on the kayaking, that has some potential for us for sure. The surfing looks fabulous, though the whole idea scares me to death! something about all that salt water up my nose I think.

Sure! PM away! I don't think I got water up my nose much when I was surfing- I would not have enjoyed that either.

I need to start looking into hikes but still have some time on that and am hoping my family will have some good info for us (I have a whole branch that lives in Oahu, who we obviously never see) A bit bummed that Roy's wasn't a better experience for the price, I'm looking forward to it (haven't made reservations yet though). We used to have one here in Seattle and I loved it. Do they still have the length of stay snorkel gear?
Roys' was only off because the waiter was so rushed- I think he was too busy. Just don't book a weekend night- it would probably be much better then. And you are VERY fortunate to have family there- they will take you to some great spots, I'm sure! Much better to go off the beaten path!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #546
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Ellen for this year I am going to Universal and prolly Seaworld with the family!!Then in May of course the cruise , in June it is Vermont, in September Vegas and October Disney AND then again Disney in December with the Grannies !!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #547
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AAHHH, the spa. My girlfriends and I love the spa. My husband did enjoy the spa on the Disney Magic....although he was sooooo hungover he almost didn't make it!


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Mike doesn't get the whole spa thing either. Freaks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #549
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oh my lanta, Im so behind (story of my life) Wow spa looks AMAZING. My mom is just like Pods she doesnt like spas or massages. Said she doesnt like people touching her.. I have no problem with it LOL. But that space is just amazing! Cant wait to hear about T's treatment.

Can I just tell you how AWESOME you are for getting tickets to training camp. OMG Im not a Yank fan but as a baseball lover/former player I would go crazy if my parents ever did that for me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #550
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Ellen for this year I am going to Universal and prolly Seaworld with the family!!Then in May of course the cruise , in June it is Vermont, in September Vegas and October Disney AND then again Disney in December with the Grannies !!!
ROSIE!! You have become a travel ANIMAL!! Love it!!

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Men! Freaks! Who doesn't want nice soft skin and all the stress of life massaged away? SHEESH...

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oh my lanta, Im so behind (story of my life) Wow spa looks AMAZING. My mom is just like Pods she doesnt like spas or massages. Said she doesnt like people touching her.. I have no problem with it LOL. But that space is just amazing! Cant wait to hear about T's treatment.

My girlfriend Linda is like that. But Pods is not. And oddly, in college, he used to make the girl (little Sister) pledges give him a massage before he would sign them out. Oddly, my friend Linda was one of those girls- you should see her re-enact the massage she gave him- HILARIOUS!!!

Can I just tell you how AWESOME you are for getting tickets to training camp. OMG Im not a Yank fan but as a baseball lover/former player I would go crazy if my parents ever did that for me.
Yea- I rock, I know! Too bad lately he has been such a little hormonal $&*! that I would rather leave him home. Tyler, BTW, LOVED his massage- he thought it was fabulous, I am sure he will be begging for more in the future- but can't imagine where he'll get one for like $50 again.
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Love the spa pics! DH gets spa's We did a couples massage for Valentine's Day a couple years ago, and a hot stone one another time. I wasn't as big a fan of the hot stone. I am very sensitive to heat and pressure on my bare skin, so I have to have a masseuse with a lighter touch, and have them work their way up on the pressure.

I would have spent all day in the whirlpools!

Check in your area for a massage school or career center. We have one near us, and the massages are dirt cheap, as they are in training. Maybe Tyler can afford it that way!

Have fun in Mexico next week! Drink lots of Margarita's and tequila for me! I'll be out in LA again for work. But probably no DIS time while there.
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Skip would be just like that too. It's not his sort of thing.
It looks so gorgeous around there though.
My parents stayed at the Marriott a few years ago. They came back saying that the Disney resort was being built next door.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #553
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Of course that was the one I would pick. No idea what Pods' stone was- pretty sure he didn't care.
Oh boy. I think I'm going to be right there with Pods on this one. I probably wouldn't "get" it, either!

I'd probably pick a stone that said, "ukulele" and be like:

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Outside, this was set up for someone else's treatment-

Somebody took a bath in nail polish?

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Pods found a lounge and commenced drool puddling-
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I was even brave enough to go into the FREEZING cold one- but I admit, I just walked in and walked right back out!
Yeah, this sounds wonderful!

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Sorry- he just didn't know what to do, he does not even own a bathrobe, poor guy was REALLy confused!
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These are our two massage therapists after our treatment, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and after which Pods said he was done doing the Spa thing- he just didn't get it.
Oh well. He was a good sport, right?
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MMMmmm, the spa looks so wonderful! It's nice they give you so much time to relax. Yeah, Jim would be like Pods. He even said don't even think about booking a couples massage. I guess I'll have to get mine alone.

Have a wonderful relaxing trip, Ellen!

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Just laughing at myself for thinking you were at a baseball game! The weather is so warm here, and kids are already playing - so I just lost track of the season for a little while. Anyway, it will be great when you do get to go
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