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Old 10-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #91
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Nice Pics! The ones inside the Poly are really nice. Also love the room view!
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The view was perfect! I loved sitting out on the balcony!

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:51 AM   #92
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Your pictures are beautiful. Yacht Club looks awesome....

Missing hair brushes, I would be freaking too... lol

Poly is so beautiful and I am looking forward to going to Kona's on our next trip. We have never been (I know, crazy). I hope it is as good as everyone says.

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When it hit me I forgot them, I was sort of freaking out
I love Kona for breakfast and lunch (we've never been for dinner). The food is delicious and very reasonably priced by Disney terms. I hope you enjoy it!

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #93
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I've always wanted to try a Lapu Lapu. How was it?

Great pictures by the way!
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I must've missed the original link but now I'm caught up.
Can't wait to hear about the new trip!
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #95
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I've always wanted to try a Lapu Lapu. How was it?

Great pictures by the way!


Dale's favorite adult beverage at the Poly is the Backscratcher but he did enjoy his LapuLapu
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #96
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I must've missed the original link but now I'm caught up.
Can't wait to hear about the new trip!
So glad to have you along
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #97
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Glad to hear it was a smooth flight down and the connecting flights didn't cause too much trouble. 10:10, definitely a good time to get to Disney on the first day. I don't think I've ever gotten to Florida at that time.

So jealous you got to stay at the Yacht Club. It looks so beautiful from all these pictures! And your view looks awesome! Club Level definitely seems worth it too. Oh a special card in the elevator, fancy! I may have to make note of Club Level if I ever consider staying at YC.

Mmmmmm... the food at Kona looks delicious! I could go for either or of those dishes. I'm just such a sucker for any steak or wing and it seems the ones at Kona are definitely the way to go. And the birthday dessert looks nice too, I love how they wrote Happy Birthday

Sorry to hear about the comb and brush situation! I hope this didn't become an issue for you for the rest of the trip. Those are essentials I'm sure. It's pretty hard to make a decent vacation without the essential, but of course it's Disney though I hope your hair didn't become part of this daily dose of drama though.

Love the pictures across the lagoon to the Grand Floridian! Such an eyesore that darn construction! Hope they finish soon because I would love to see the GF in all it's beautiful glory without gross cranes and cement trucks. Bleh! :P

Can't wait to read more!
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Ugg, I've forgotten my hairbrush before. It seems much easier to forget than anything else. Glad you were able to find a replacement, even if it took a while. You would think they would be in all the giftshops!

I'm glad to hear that your DH was able to get a beer when he checked in. We're staying club level for the first time in April, and I'll be sure to tell DH about that. It would definitely start the vacation on the right foot with him, especially if it is a Sam Addams!

Looking forward to hearing more!
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Hi Dawn & Caitlin! I'm definitely in for this one! Caitlin & I are friends on Facebook and I can't wait to read about the whole trip!

The Yacht Club is gorgeous! And your view is spectacular! Love it!
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Glad to hear it was a smooth flight down and the connecting flights didn't cause too much trouble. 10:10, definitely a good time to get to Disney on the first day. I don't think I've ever gotten to Florida at that time.

Getting up early can be rough but I like to get to Disney and start vacation as soon as possible!

So jealous you got to stay at the Yacht Club. It looks so beautiful from all these pictures! And your view looks awesome! Club Level definitely seems worth it too. Oh a special card in the elevator, fancy! I may have to make note of Club Level if I ever consider staying at YC.
We loved the YC! Club Level is pretty awesome and it is offered at all the deluxe resorts. They each have their own lounge that serves various food etc

Mmmmmm... the food at Kona looks delicious! I could go for either or of those dishes. I'm just such a sucker for any steak or wing and it seems the ones at Kona are definitely the way to go. And the birthday dessert looks nice too, I love how they wrote Happy Birthday

I thought that plate was really cute too!

Sorry to hear about the comb and brush situation! I hope this didn't become an issue for you for the rest of the trip. Those are essentials I'm sure. It's pretty hard to make a decent vacation without the essential, but of course it's Disney though I hope your hair didn't become part of this daily dose of drama though.

Thanks. I made do with the teeny brush and comb. The humidity usually screws up my hair anyway

Love the pictures across the lagoon to the Grand Floridian! Such an eyesore that darn construction! Hope they finish soon because I would love to see the GF in all it's beautiful glory without gross cranes and cement trucks. Bleh! :P

Can't wait to read more!
I agree the GF is too beautiful to have all that construction work taking away from its appearance. Thanks for reading
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Ugg, I've forgotten my hairbrush before. It seems much easier to forget than anything else. Glad you were able to find a replacement, even if it took a while. You would think they would be in all the giftshops!

I'm glad to hear that your DH was able to get a beer when he checked in. We're staying club level for the first time in April, and I'll be sure to tell DH about that. It would definitely start the vacation on the right foot with him, especially if it is a Sam Addams!

Looking forward to hearing more!
I could not understand why it was so hard to find a brush and comb and why they were so crummy. It seems like it would be a common item to forget

Club Level is awesome! I hope you love it! The beer selections were pretty good. They offered more than just the standard Bud.


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Hi Dawn & Caitlin! I'm definitely in for this one! Caitlin & I are friends on Facebook and I can't wait to read about the whole trip!

The Yacht Club is gorgeous! And your view is spectacular! Love it!
Glad to have you along YEs the YC is gorgeous! I did not want to leave!
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I'm glad you two had a nice lunch. Your room looks really nice. How do you not sell combs and brushes?
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Our tale begins VERY EARLY on Tuesday Sept 25th. Dale and I were flying out at 6:05am.
Ouch, that's early. Did you guys get any sleep before you left? I know I'd be clock watching and thinking, "I've got to get to sleep! I have to be up in 4 hours... 3 hours... 2 hours... 1 h... oh forget it!"

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Well I don't know why but it seemed harder to get out the door when it was just the 2 of us
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We had rented a compact car from Alamo for $108 for the week! I couldn't pass that deal up!
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Dale isn't a fan of renting a car on vacation but since I am very leery of the buses at SSR I insisted. Plus, we had several things going on that would have required a cab if we didn't rent.
I understand... but I'm with Dale, at least for Disney vacations. To me that's the biggest plus of staying on site... no driving.

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We chose an HHR
An HHR? That's considered a compact?!?

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because it had the biggest backseat
All right! Nice to know that after all those years of being married, you still rent a car based on the size of the backseat.

You crazy kids, you.

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Ummm it turned out that our scan hadn't processed and we were kind of...how do I put this....well we were sort of stealing the car Talk about embarassing!!
Whoops! Coulda been worse, you could've been caught in the backseat!

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Since we were just staying there 2 nights we decided to splurge and booked Club Level with a garden view.
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When you arrive for checkin for club level you are quickly escorted to the elevator where it takes a special card (a gold KTTW card ) to get the elevator to access the 5th floor. You are then directed to a desk where you get to sit in big comfy chairs while you are checked in. Then someone politely asks what they can get you to drink! I got a coke while Dale ordered a Sam Adams. Yes, this is the life! Our drinks arrived just about the time our checkin was complete so we took them to our room.
Very nice. Nothing like a little pampering every now and then.

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Oh and that garden view I booked?

The wedding gazebo! It was totally worth the upgrade!
Nice! Wouldn't it've been cool if when you got to your room, a wedding was going on?

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Dale was eager to test out the new camera and took lots of pics around the Poly while we waited to be seated. (yes, Caitlin is her father's daughter )
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I love Kona and I order the same thing everytime we go. I know, I'm boring and predictable but I don't care!
If you lived near there and ate there all the time... then yes, boring and predictable. But considering you only get the chance to eat there once in a while... then order what you're craving for Pete's sake!

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It was hard not to notice the DVC construction at the GF. I feel terrible for the brides who have this interfering with their weddings!
By that you mean, construction noise? Or was the construction so close to it that it would interfere?

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We found a swing and sat for awhile and enjoyed the beautiful day and just being together at Disney.
Of course... the HHR's backseat was for later. Good thinking.

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As we were walking back to the car it suddenly hit me that after I had done my hair that morning, I forgot to pack my brushes!
Uh, oh.

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(that was the daily drama for day1 but the drama gets much more dramatic later on)
Okay... But if the "more dramatic" means you forgot the nail clipper, I might be inclined to say "meh".

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When he got up we got changed and headed to.......I'll save that for next time.
I know, I know! The backseat of the HHR, right?

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Thanks for posting! Great pics, too!
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