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Old 11-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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I am in awe of your organisation and Excel skills-I thought I was spreadsheet obsessive but I bow to a greater master! Sounds great (and another Aussie Diser heading to Paris soon-it seems to be a trend!)

I was being nosy about your DH job so thanks for the update-just more common to hear about people off to China or India not so often Iceland! It will be fun exploring! Hoping you find time to post a TR-and not just of Disney for those travel obsessives on this site
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:32 AM   #17
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Sounds like an amazing trip.

My youngest DD has celebrated two birthdays at WDW, my older daughter - none, so she is currently planning her 21st at DLP.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:27 AM   #18
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Evening all... I'm back to continue my ramblings, but first:

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... I don't know how you cope with your DH being away for 10 weeks at a time, mine is only away for 2 at a time and that is way to long for me.
I'm not quite sure either, I guess I just keep very very busy, chat with DH twice a day thanks to the wonder of 'FaceTime" (and spend far too much time on the DISboards and other assorted travel related websites)

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I'm loving this! I really like all the details. Lucky you getting to fly Business!

Hope you feel better soon
Am feeling much better today, thanks. Actually went to work but came home ready for a power nap mid afternoon. And yes we are lucky flying business, I'm not sure what I'm looking fwd to more - the s p a c e , or (hopefully) meals that I actually want to eat.

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Wow, thanks for sharing and it all sounds fantastic! I'm really hoping you will be able to do a TR for us too
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...Hoping you find time to post a TR-and not just of Disney for those travel obsessives on this site
To both of you - I'm hoping to do a TR too - DL should be fine to do as it'll be a way for me to wind down each day, but once DH joins us in Orlando I'm thinking that the DISboards may fade to the back of my mind somewhat

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My youngest DD has celebrated two birthdays at WDW, my older daughter - none, so she is currently planning her 21st at DLP.
Awesome! What time of the year is her birthday? I loved DLP, it was like being in a Disney themed country-side area, with so many surprises (and characters) around each corner on the winding paths - very different to WDW (not better or worse, just different) - it will be interesting to see what I think of it after I've been to the original DL.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:49 AM   #19
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Universal Customer Service - Good, but just not Disney...

A 'little' out of sequence here, but I wanted to share while this morning's experience was fresh in my mind...

Decided that we're gonna risk the food quality at IOA's character breakfast based on reviews of amazing character interaction while the Grinch is out during the holiday season (PLEASE check out the DIS youTube video if you're wondering what I'm talking about). But - no online booking for Universal (or at least not for meals inside the parks), and not even an email address link DL has. So now I know why I'm on a mobile plan that gives me mega amounts of credit that I (normally) don't come close to using - it's to cover me for 17 minute calls which use up over $30 or credit, just to book a character breakfast.

Now I'm not criticising their service quality at all, the reservations lady was a pleasure to deal with, but they have the most convoluted system of booking these meals. First you have to purchase a ticket to the breakfast, this is date specific, must be paid for up front, and is NON-refundable. Once you go through all that - spelling out your long last name because she's not used to the Aussie accent, trying to find a way for your Aussie mobile number to fit the format of US numbers in their system, and passing on all your credit card details. Finally you get put on hold while the payment is being authorised and then... you go through an almost identical process again to make the actual reservation for the time you want on that day

So now I have an email confirmation of my meal tickets, which I have to collect from a ticket booth at USO, a reservation for 4 ppl for breakfast with the Grinch on DD13's ACTUAL 14th birthday, and a sense of utter confusion as to why a company which should be handling thousands of customer interactions a day, would set up such a crazy way of booking character meals.

That'll be it for tonight - or I'm gonna wake up in the morning with the imprint of a keyboard on my face, and the longest post ever on the DIS - full of blank spaces from where my chin was resting on the space bar. More updates coming tomorrow - it's my day off and I'll be needing some relief from the benign nature of housework.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:34 AM   #20
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Iceland has HOW MANY Santa's???

Well not actual Santa's as in Iceland it is the Yule Lads who brings presents to the children during the night but... there are thirteen of them!! They're actually the mischievous sons of a troll who lives in the mountains who over the years have mellowed from striking fear into the hearts of naughty children to being thirteen brothers who comes down from the mountains, one each night and leave gifts in a child's shoe, usually left by the window. If you want to know more then check out the Icelandic Museum's info on the Yule Lads . Long story short - they bring one present each night from the 12th December right through until Christmas Eve, and of course my DDs are all for the 'if we're in Iceland then we need to do the Icelandic Chrismas', at least up until I told them of their traditional meal for the 23 December - putrid skate (i.e. cooked rotten fish) - that's one thing I'm not going anywhere near!!!!

We're going to have about three weeks with DH in Iceland, so hope to get out and about as much as possible (providing the weather is kind). At the moment it's hovering either side of zero degrees, not quite cold enough to maintain a thick covering of snow, but enough that there's white stuff on the ground most of the time. I'm assuming that it gets a bit colder over the next month as most of the photos I've seen of Reykjavik at Christmas had big drifts of snow alongside the roads everywhere. DH & I both love downhill skiing, and our DDs had their first taste of snowboarding in the States a few years ago so if we're lucky we'll be able to go skiing and snowboarding most days (the closest ski field is about half hour's drive from the city). I'm assuming the ski fields are all lit, as it's only daylight between about 11am and 3pm at that time of year - means not so much time for daylight activities, but heaps more opportunities to spot the Northern Lights . DH has had two sightings already, one from the bathroom window as he was brushing his teeth a few nights ago, and the other a couple of weeks ago. I could never figure out why an apartment in a country with only three hours of darkness in the summer, and three hours of daylight in the winter, would have a skylight above the bed in the attic bedroom. That is until DH was climbing into bed and saw the sky lit up with ribbons of green. Needless to say he was out of bed and into his ski jacket pants & boots in a flash - (he headed out of town a bit away from the city lights to get a better view and photos). I just hope we get a chance to see then while we're there - we need a clear night with no clouds (not easy), no wind (even rarer), and evidently the colder the better (not so difficult, but brrrrrrrrr).

New Years Eve is meant to be a big celebration with HEAPS of fireworks (since it's dark around 3pm). My first thought was "Oh dear, what about the embers falling on everything", then the realisation hit that it's not the middle of the bushfire season over there, and that the whole place is likely to be covered in snow. Mmm, don't s'pose fireworks embers are much of a problem then... The fireworks are easy to get hold of too, you buy them from the fire brigade (it's their main fundraiser for the year). I thought that was hilariously funny, but evidently the Icelandic people don't see the real irony in that according to DH. They are however, fiercely proud of their heritage and their folklore, especially their belief in the 'hidden people', but that story can wait until another time. Cheers to all, and thanks for the feedback, I'll try to keep the posts coming
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:43 AM   #21
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As a Christmas obsessive I loved hearing about the Yule Lads, such a wonderful story. I love how some of the European countries Christmas traditions are just so unique.

I hope you get to see the northern lights too, imagine how stunning they are.

Keep the plans coming.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:17 AM   #22
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Disney with teens... Maybe not so different as last time after all.

I initially thought that this would be a very different trip to our last one, after all my DD's will be 13 & 15, as opposed to them being 9 & 11 last time. Here was I thinking that they'll be all about the big thrill rides this time, that they'd be less into the characters and want to skip the 'kiddie' rides, but boy was I wrong!! We've started talking about what they want to do while we're in WDW & DL (especially since we'll be doing DL without DH) and you know what?? The first things they mentioned (after NBC HMH) was meeting characters, getting autographs, and pressed pennies. It was one of those moments when a Mum gets a little warm and fuzzy, and you're so happy that your kids are still kids deep down inside. Shopping has moved up the list of priorities too - not surprising really, and it should mean I have company this time (last trip DH & DDs spent 3-4 hours in Disneyquest while I did most of the shopping at DTD). Plan is to get most of the shopping out of the way before DH arrives, so we'll be hitting DTD on our arrival night in WDW, although how long we'll need there will probably be very dependant on how much time we spent in the stores at DL.

Another revelation about this trip - Somewhere along the line with all this planning, I've realised that we don't 'have to' do everything, we can take our time, and enjoy all the little details and spontaneity that makes Disney, well, Disney. Like walking down Main St before the parade and the CM's started twirling one of the big golden ropes for our youngest DD to play jump-rope, or the girls doing push-ups and sit-ups with Buzz Lightyear at the Toy Story M&G (and I got to feel his muscles - jealous anyone?) Oh, and a word of warning - don't wear a t'shirt with Donald on the back towards the hem, or Donald will have you bent over wiggling you tail alongside him for the camera!!!! That's one photo that I should regret, but somehow don't because of all the laughter and happy memories that go along with it. Needless to say we love photopass, and given I've prepurchased photopass+ there'll be multiple silly ride photos if the lines aren't too long - I can just see the whole BTM series - the bewildered look on the first ride when we're not sure where the camera as, the terrified look for the next one, the hands in the air screaming shot, the crazy faces shot, and if we go again it'll be the "Muuuuum, do we have to" shot We've never bothered with the ride photos before as they seemed exhorbidantly expensive, but this time will be very different. Our Photopass+ CD's and vouchers arrived earlier this week and the stock photos on the CD are pretty cool too. They certainly make a great screensaver to get you in the mood for Disney :-) It's just a pity that they don't offer a combined PhotoPass+ for WDW&DL, though I guess the number of ppl who do both within a 14day timeframe is pretty limited. I've heard that there's less PP photographers out and about in DL, so will definitely share my thoughts on this once we're there.
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Love hearing about the Icelandic traditions-I just opened a parcel I mail ordered with Christmas A Very Peculiar History inside-beautiful little book on Xmas traditions around the world and why they came about-its destined for a Secret Santa gift for a group of friends annual Xmas afternoon tea...I'm beginning to wish I'd bought 2-1 to keep! Ms Shuttergirl I am sure you would like it.

Glad I don't have to come up with 13 little gifts though-I guess you would stockpile all year. New Years Eve sounds fun-I love fireworks and miss Guy Fawkes Night from my childhood-my DD doesn't quite understand what she missed out on.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #24
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24 hours in Orlando before DH arrives - Our plans...

After our 5 day stint in DL, us girls head east to meet up with DH in Orlando, only we arrive into MCO at 4pm Thursday afternoon, and DH arrives in Sanford Airport around 8pm on Friday evening. So we have a bit over 24 hours to fill in - oh the things we could do! We're taking the DME from Orlando to POFQ, not sure if we will have to (or want to) collect our bags at this stage - I think it'll depend on how we're feeling as we won't have had much sleep the night before our flight, but may get a good nap on the plane. At least the time zone change isn't nearly as drastic as from home to DL this time around. The other reason why I'm thinking of collecting our bags ourselves and putting them under the DME bus is that I'm gonna have to do a fair bit of washing soon after arrival and, to be honest, the idea of arriving at POFQ, putting on some washing, and spending a bit of time getting our bearings and checking out the resort (and maybe POR too) isn't that unappealing. After all, doing the washing in WDW doesn't really count as housework does it? I figure we'll probably get to POFQ by about 5:30 or so, so hopefully should be in our room by 6pm, and since we should be operating on LAX time (3pm) means enough time to do some washing, have a look around, and probably hop on the boat to DTD for some shopping and to grab dinner - the menu at WPE looks far more appealing to me. Plus if we get the DTD shopping trip out of the way, then it leaves more free time on the Friday.

We'll be picking up a hire car Friday morning from the Car Care Centre at MK. We did this last time - all too easy, you just arrange pick-up the day before, so they come pick you up, then you take care of any paperwork and away you go from there. We've only got the car for the one day since we're fine with using Disney Transportation for getting in and around the parks, (we'll probably grab a taxi to/from one or two of our dinner reservations at the resorts but a car would be no use then anyway as DH & I plan on enjoying our holiday together and indulging in a drink, or two, or maybe even three, over dinner). Btw - for us, the best deal I could get on a one day hire was actually through Alamo.co.uk as their rate includes all the full insurance package and CDW, unlike rates quotes on the US website, and from what I've read, then they're around an extra $25-$30 a day. The one day rental came in at just under $40AUD, so I reckon that's pretty good. We only need a compact car as it's just for the girls and I to run around in a little, and to pick up DH from Sandford Airport. (He'll be doing his own packing, so will bring as few a clothes as possible - definitely only one bag). That's the main reason we've ended up with the hire car actually - to pick him up, as his plane gets in at 8pm, too late for any of the shuttles, and a taxi from Sanford to Disney runs at over $100.

Now back to our Friday plans... DD15 & I (& DD13 to a lesser extent) have a HUGE affinity to Africa, and are MASSIVE Lion King Musical Fans, (DH not so much) so guess what we're going to do on the Friday morning??? (Definitely a rhetorical question I know). Lion King show at AK here we come. I've seen the show both times we've been at WDW, and even really wanted to see it a second time last trip, but that just didn't work out. It's the one thing we really want to see in AK. Kilimanjaro Safari just depresses me - don't get me wrong here - Disney does a fantastic job of providing a very natural habitat and looks after the animals well, but once you've seen African Animals in their native habitat, then it just makes me a little sad to see them in a different environment. Plus Disney does a very sanitised version of the whole "Oh no, here come the poacher's thing", and I have an almost overwhelming urge to let people know what really goes on, and that it's not just a good story, and how unfair and unjust it all is. (In no way possible do I sanction the practise of poaching, but if your family had been stripped of your home, your job, your possessions and your dignity because you voiced an objection to the way the government was running things, then you may turn to poaching to feed your family and make ends meet. NOT a story - this is what has happened, and is still happening to the people & native wildlife in Zimbabwe in recent years). OK vent over, back to our Disney day - once again...

Friday - again - get up, beignets from food court for light breakfast, pick up hire car, go check out Art of Animation resort if too early to go to AK. Go to AK, see Lion King Show, maybe grab a few autographs & lunch. Back into the car & drive to BIG Outlet Mall (via USO to pick up tickets for later in the trip). I already have a map of the Outlets printed out and we've picked out our must do's - Disney Outlet, Victoria's Secret, the North Face (ski jackets for DDs ready for Iceland), Levi's shop etc. etc. Hopefully we'll be done in time to drop shopping off at POFQ and grab a quick CS dinner to takeaway before we go pick up DH. If not the the DDs will just have to squeeze in around shopping bags in the back seat. We should be back at POFQ by 9:30 at the latest, so not sure if the girls and I will be quite ready for bed yet. DH will be as that's around 2:30am Icelandic time, so if he needs sleep then the girls and I will probably head to the Scat Cat's Club & check out Elliot Dyson while they sip on a Hot Chocolate and I indulge in a night cap before bed. Not too late a night as we'll be up early the next morning ready to head to-oo...???
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As a Christmas obsessive I loved hearing about the Yule Lads, such a wonderful story. I love how some of the European countries Christmas traditions are just so unique...
I just love their names - Gully Gawk the Milk Stealer, the Sausage Swiper, the Skyr Gobbler - and it is great to see some Christmas traditions not so affected by the mass marketing machine.

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Love hearing about the Icelandic traditions-I just opened a parcel I mail ordered with Christmas A Very Peculiar History inside-beautiful little book on Xmas traditions around the world and why they came about-its destined for a Secret Santa gift for a group of friends annual Xmas afternoon tea...I'm beginning to wish I'd bought 2-1 to keep! Ms Shuttergirl I am sure you would like it.

Glad I don't have to come up with 13 little gifts though-I guess you would stockpile all year. New Years Eve sounds fun-I love fireworks and miss Guy Fawkes Night from my childhood-my DD doesn't quite understand what she missed out on.
Thanks for that info, I think - I just had to check out that book so I downloaded the sample to my kindle, and then had to buy the book of course as I was so intrigued by it. Am determined not to read any more though as it'll be great for on the plane in a few weeks. Reading novels when flying is a bad idea as I very rarely am able to put it down before I finish the book. As for coming up with 13 little gifts - I've put that in DH's hands, although I am expecting that I'll need to keep my eyes open in DL/WDW for a few of them. Stockpiling would have been the smart thing to do - but I figured earlier in the year that I'm going to be much more able to find cool presents in the States.
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Awesome! What time of the year is her birthday? I loved DLP, it was like being in a Disney themed country-side area, with so many surprises (and characters) around each corner on the winding paths - very different to WDW (not better or worse, just different) - it will be interesting to see what I think of it after I've been to the original DL.
Her birthday is in January - so I will be interested in your weather reports from this years trip.
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Kilimanjaro Safari ....... Plus Disney does a very sanitised version of the whole "Oh no, here come the poacher's thing", and I have an almost overwhelming urge to let people know what really goes on, and that it's not just a good story, and how unfair and unjust it all is.
They've recently removed the poaching story line, it's now just 'look at the animals'.
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They've recently removed the poaching story line, it's now just 'look at the animals'.
Thanks for letting me know - we may take a spin on the Safari after all, but I think DDs would rather go 'character hunting'
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Her birthday is in January - so I will be interested in your weather reports from this years trip.
I'll make sure I fill you in - when we went in late Nov it was cold, not cold enough to snow, but it didn't get above 10C the whole week we were there - Brrrrrrr
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wow this sounds amazing. would love to see how your spreadsheet works...i do most of my planning with notebooks, coloured biros and a dry erase board oh. and a calculator. and sticky notes. i am very tactile. but a spreadsheet..that sounds so much easier
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DH's plan for us in Iceland...

Only 12 days until we go - arggghhhh! for some reson I though I had two weekends left until we leave but NO, it's only one, and Sunday night is our local Carols by Candlelight that both DDs are performing in so Sunday afternoon/evening's a write-off. Good news is that my new passport arrived today - initially we were going to be back around the 7th Jan, and my old passport expired on the 10th July - so within the 'more than six months after you return' window. I didn't think any more of it until last weekend when I dug out passports to enter ESTA details into our travel bookings - passport expires 10 July, return to Aus 16 Jan... Oh dear. No need to worry, did the online renewal, booked an appointment at the post office for last Mon Morning, and my new passport's here 1 week later. i did pay the extra for the 'rush job', but well worth the $$ to ease the stress.

DH was busy over the weekend - I've intentionally left the Iceland planning and booking part of the holiday up to him, partially because it's easier given he' living there and had a local address & phone number, but also because I thought it would be good for him to have 'ownership' over part of this trip. It may also have something to do with I have more than enough to plan (especially as the compulsion to over-plan for DL & WDW is sooooo strong). So here's an outline of what we'll be up to:

Sun 23 Dec Arrive in Reykjavik around 6am after 8 hour direct flight form Orlando. Need to do grocery and Christmas food shopping but no going out for dinner this night as it's the day when most people eat the Icelandic Specialty Dish

Mon 24 Dec Last minute shopping (before lunch as everything closes early in the afternoon - it's a half day public holiday) Head out and take in the Christmas Lights if the weather's OK. Baking ready for Christmas Day

Christmas Day Eat, drink, & be Merry!!!!

Wed 26 Dec Do the 'Golden Circle Tour (self drive)' take in the geysers, glaciers and waterfalls all within an hour or so's drive from DH's place

Thurs 27 Dec Rest and relaxation at the Blue Lagoon - a huge geothermal public bathing complex. How wierd is it going to be soaking in a very warm pool of blue blue water, with snow on the ground all around you?

Fri 28 Dec- Sun 30 Dec Skiiing(DH & I)/Snowboarding(DDs) - we may do this earlier even, will just depend on weather and forecasts for the week between Christmas on NY. Sat 29 Dec, go see the Hallgrimskirkja Choir perform at the Opera House

Mon 31 Dec NYE - yayyyyy. More of the Eating, Drinking, and being Merry - they have a HUGE Bonfire on the Hill near DH's apartment, BYO fireworks.

Tues 1 Jan Rest Recover & pack for road trip

Wed 2 Jan Drive to Akureyri, check out the 'Christmas House' & take in the sights

Thurs 3 - Fri 4 Jan Skiing/Snowboarding and Sightseeing in Akureyri

Sat 5 Jan Drive to Hofn - go and see the Jokarlson glacial lagoon, check to see if there's any Icebergs on the Beach & Sightseeing

Sun 6 Jan Maybe back to the Iceberg Lagoon, then drive to Vik

Mon 7 Jan Exploring Vik - the 'Volcano Hotel' where we're staying does Super Jeep tours to Glaciers and Volcanos so plan is to make the most of the tours in a vehicle that can go places our 4WD can't

Tues 8 Jan Happy Anniversary to us!!! Drive back to Reykjavik via all the waterfalls along the way. Head out for dinner

Wed 9 - Thurs 10 Jan Get organised ready to leave, maybe go skiing, or to the lagoon again if we feel like it. Hopefully the weather's not too nasty so we can spend some time walking around the streets & taking in the sights.

Fri 11 Jan Up EARLY & off to airport ready for 8am flight to PARIS

DH also has a list of about 15 restaurants he'd like to take us to while we're there, but we're just not going to have time. Instinct says to go out for lunch and have dinner at home, but spending 2 of the precious 3-4 hours of daylight sitting in a restaurant does not make sense. We'll also be checking the sky regularly in the hope that the Northern Lights will put on a spectacular show for us at some stage of the trip. I do like DH's plan for us - not too hectic and thanks to Trip Advisor I've been able to refer him to a couple of nice places for us to stay at on our 'road trip'.

So I guess that just leaves the Paris part of the trip to plan out now, but apart from a few conversations with DH & DDs, and having booked the hotel, I've done no planning at all . Guess I know what I'm gonna be up too late in the evenings before I go to sleep this week
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DL, on to POFQ, then HRH @ Universal - Dec 2012 - Celebrating DD13 & DD15s Birthdays
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ASMo Dec 2008 & Pop Dec 2008/Jan 2009 DLP Nov 2002 - all 4 of us - Paris in Winter is just magical, but COLD
. . . . . . . . . . .ASMo Nov/Dec 2001 with DH, DD2 & DD4
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