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Old 02-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #646
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I agree, that one-on-one time is the best! You look so tan and beautiful.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #647
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The Buffet looked delish!!Lots of choices !!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #648
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That dinner buffet looks really good. How much was pricey or did I miss that?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #649
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Again with the food porn while I'm trying to enjoy a yummy rice cake lmao. Oh man I would have stayed there for hours love seafood and it all looked to die for!

Brew love ur dress u totally fit in ya look like a native lol
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #650
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Yes - Denny is going and we are going with one other couple. I can't wait. I loved it there so much. We will go tour Savannah again and hit Charleston on the way home. We are driving. Last time it took 11 hours. I want to be on the road by 6am. We are driving down on a Sunday morning which worked really well the last time. Can't wait.

Jealous, jealous, jealous! Have a wonderful time!

I definitely will.


Loved your last update, especially the ghost on the stairs.

The buffet looks amazing and star gazing sounds really fun, too. What a nice way to spend your last night.

Oh - and if I am posting in between updates I totally apologize.
You weren't! Either way, it's good anyway.

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Um, I mean--thanks!



We fly out in mid-June and don't come back till the 4th of July! But only 3 nights at Aulani.



Wait, nobody said anything about that!



Buffet...one of my favorite words.



That does look pretty cool.
So where else are you going/staying? And the stars/planets were very cool.

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That looks like it was really neat and interesting. it looks like a little girl snuck in the bunch too.
Now that I am thinking about it, I don't remember them telling me it was adults only, even though that's what it says on the Iwa. So yea- Tim was definitely ok to be there.

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Thanks for sharing the dinner buffet info it looks yummy. We did the breakfast, but didn't get around to the dinner one.

You all are looking so happy and tanned in your pics!
Thanks! We were definitely tanned and happy!
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #651
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I agree, that one-on-one time is the best! You look so tan and beautiful.
Awwww shucks....thanks Gorgeous!

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The Buffet looked delish!!Lots of choices !!!
Yes- I wish I had had more time to partake, although it was probably better for my pants that I did not.

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That dinner buffet looks really good. How much was pricey or did I miss that?
I believe it was $43.

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Again with the food porn while I'm trying to enjoy a yummy rice cake lmao. Oh man I would have stayed there for hours love seafood and it all looked to die for!

Brew love ur dress u totally fit in ya look like a native lol
Everything I had was very, very good, especially by buffet standards.

Thanks on the dress- I wore maxi dresses nearly every night- LOVE them!
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #652
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So, is anyone else tired this morning after the Oscars? We ALL stayed up to watch the whole thing- yes, that's right, even Pods and T&T. We had a reason- our friend, David Magee, was one of the nominees (for Best Adapted Screenplay- he wrote Life of Pi). So we were all up to cheer on Life of Pi- which won FOUR Oscars last night!! And although David was not a winner in his category (although the winner did give him a huge hug- David and wife Pam were seated behind him), I can tell you my entire town is SOOO proud of him for turning that amazing book into such a beautiful screenplay. If you have not seen it yet, you really need to- the four of us went on opening night, and ALL were blown away (that's right- even the two teenage boys). Such a beautiful, beautiful movie that was so deeply, deeply moving.

Pam was on the cover of the NJ Star Ledger (the BIG NJ paper) on Friday morning- here is a link to her article- http://www.nj.com/entertainment/cele...ed_carpet.html

How cool is THAT? Waking up to your girlfriend on the frontpage is a pretty amazing thing!

And in case you were wondering, the Academy Awards are BEYOND exciting when you are cheering on your friend's movie. With your whole town on Facebook. And update posts from your friends who are THERE during the whole thing!

OK- back to Aulani....

After I had finished packing, and Tim was tucked in for the last time in his special murphy bed,



I went downstairs for a look around...





Because it's so pretty at night at Aulani...





But I should have brought my tripod down instead of my monopod, so the pics really could have been better- I apologize!







So cute!







Then it was back upstairs, where Pods was reading his book out on the balcony. So I took a few more pics of what was down below....













Well, it had been a wondeful vacation, lucky us to have spent 6 nights at Aulani- but all good things must come to an end....so off to our comfy bed I went. Tomorrow was our last day- but we still had lots of great things ahead of us, including my favorite lunch of the trip and then squeezing in TWO Hawaii bucket list items in the last hour...so,see ya real soon!

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #653
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How great about your friend.....and it looks like she had a really great dress, too!
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #654
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Very new to DISboard, but just wanted to thank you for the terrific TR! Very enjoyable read.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #655
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I feel so bad scaring you- my best advice would be to print directions and show them to the valet before you get in the car to make SURE they are correct- Aulani has printed directions to many places, too, at the valet stand. We should have done that more often- don't worry, it will be worth the trip, you will be fine!



DEFINITELY!!!! Haha- we were just all talking about that yesterday! I can pretty much promise you we will all be there in full force (at Epcot) on Cinco de Mayo- I will be with most of these women-



From left to right, Kara, Laura, Evie(not coming this year), A butterfly (no idea what her story is), me, Joan (who will be with us sporatically- she will be there to watch her kids in our HS band, with her DH), and Lonnie. So if you see us, PLEASE say hi!!





Good to know! Thank you!



Don't worry- I am like you- there's always more to come.....



Me neither- I don't want to see it end- it's like leaving HAwaii for the second time... But by the end, I really missed Sean, so I was glad to be going (not really, but maybe a little! ). This summer we will be gone even longer for Californina- makes me nervous about how that is going to be by the end....

So glad you are back- I have missed you!
Loved this trip report! I am a cast member at Aulani and it's fun to see the resort from a different point of view.

I'll also be at WDW early May of this year -- I'll keep an eye out!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:07 AM   #656
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I'm so glad it's not all the way over yet!!!! This has been such a fun TR, I can't even imagine how much fun it was living it, you all must have had a blast! I'm looking forward to what you're going to share of your GV and then your CA TR, especially since I get to play a little part in it!!!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:17 AM   #657
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All caught up, Ellen!

Hawaii just looks so beautiful and I am always amazed at the sight of Pearl Harbour. Such beauty and then there is still all the tragedy.

Your last day looks lovely - love the sunset pics and the buffet sounds yummy too!

Can't wait for more adventures.

I am sorry you won't make it to Europe in 2014. We are going on the Magic in July. Had to about the airfare - that's what we are always faced with and I cannot wait to be able to fly "cheap" while cruising in Europe.
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So where else are you going/staying? And the stars/planets were very cool.
3 days on Oahu at Aulani,
1 week on Maui with extended family
2 days on Hawaii in a hotel near Kona,
3 days on Kauai at a condo in Princeville.

Needless to say your TR has helped tremendously!

One question--did you have any trouble with traffic at all when you went to Pearl Harbor? (I know the GPS drove you nuts already)

Just wondering if the traffic jams were gone by the time you needed to leave to get to the 10:30 a.m. tour.


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So, is anyone else tired this morning after the Oscars? We ALL stayed up to watch the whole thing- yes, that's right, even Pods and T&T. We had a reason- our friend, David Magee, was one of the nominees (for Best Adapted Screenplay- he wrote Life of Pi). So we were all up to cheer on Life of Pi- which won FOUR Oscars last night!!
Very cool! Don't forget us when you're rubbing elbows with the rich & famous.

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Well, it had been a wondeful vacation, lucky us to have spent 6 nights at Aulani- but all good things must come to an end....so off to our comfy bed I went. Tomorrow was our last day- but we still had lots of great things ahead of us, including my favorite lunch of the trip and then squeezing in TWO Hawaii bucket list items in the last hour...so,see ya real soon!
Hate to see the trip end, but it looks like it was a wonderful time for you and your family. Hope the last Hawaii items are really cool!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #659
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Nice update Ellen. Aulani is so peaceful late at night when it is quiet and most of the resort guests are in their room. I'm curious what 2 items were left on your bucket list for the final day!
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Lovely at night!

The buffet looks great, but I wouldn't get my $$ worth, since I'm not a seafood fan.

What was written on the eclairs?
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