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Old 01-06-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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My Trip Report is finally done! November 2012 trip

http://oztoworld.blogspot.com.au/


I have worked all afternoon - and it's finished. It was so enjoyable going back through each day, I'm sure I have left bits out and got bits wrong but it's good to have it all journaled. Any questions feel free to ask

Hope you enjoy!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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I have just had a quick look through dabecs. It sounds (and looks) like you had a magical holiday. Your NYC apartment looked amazing!
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Thanks for the heads-up. Last time I checked you were up to about Day 16 or so.

Been enjoying it immensely.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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Thanks

If anyone is interested I rented our DC apartment through a woman named Jennifer, this is the other apartment she lets in the same building: http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationR..._Columbia.html The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. If you want to check out the location the address was number 1718 19th street (easy to remember!). It cost us $1000 for 4 nights.

The apartment in NYC we rented through 'Elite City Stays' who have private apartments in a few locations around Manhattan. http://www.elitecitystaysnyc.com/ Our apartment was at 10 Hanover Square and cost $2900 for 7 nights. We even had a phone with free local calls here, and a very helpful doorman.

Both apartments had free wifi.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:36 AM   #5
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I'm all caught up mwhat a great trip you had. I want to do exactly the same trip move those apartments in DC and New York. How many did the NY Apartment sleep?

Thanks for sharing. Glad you have computer access back.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:44 AM   #6
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The NYC apartment had a queen bed in the master, 2 single beds in the second bedroom and in the lounge the couch folded out to a double bed. There were 4 adults and 2 kids in our party so we fit comfortably

Our price was based on Elite City's Maiden Lane listing - we couldn't stay there due to flooding from Sandy. I think the Hanover apartment was new, it doesn't seem to be listed on their website yet.

My parents had previously stayed at the midtown apartment and said it was a great location and price - it was already booked for when we needed it.
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The NYC apartment had a queen bed in the master, 2 single beds in the second bedroom and in the lounge the couch folded out to a double bed. There were 4 adults and 2 kids in our party so we fit comfortably

Our price was based on Elite City's Maiden Lane listing - we couldn't stay there due to flooding from Sandy. I think the Hanover apartment was new, it doesn't seem to be listed on their website yet.

My parents had previously stayed at the midtown apartment and said it was a great location and price - it was already booked for when we needed it.
Thanks dabecs. Might just check this out I think.
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I just finished reading your blog! It was great! Looks like you guys had an amazing time and made some really really special memories with you kids! Thanks for sharing with us !
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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I just finished reading your blog! It was great! Looks like you guys had an amazing time and made some really really special memories with you kids! Thanks for sharing with us !
Thanks - we really had an amazing time
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #10
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Hi Dabecs,

Wow what an awesome holiday and what magical memories you have made for your girls. Your TR brought back many memories we WDW and NY Dec 2011 - Jan 2012. My daughter loved American Girl and Santa just got her another one for Christmas. I enjoyed looking at all your photos and will be keeping the hotel details for our next trip 2015 We didn't get to Washington or to Central Park Zoo so they are on our list for next time
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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Fantastic TR. thanks.

Haven't been to any of those places, but they look amazing. I can only dream!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #12
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Looks like my dream trip! Great TR!

I'll have to remember to consult you before our similar trip in 2015/2016.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:42 AM   #13
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Great trip report. THe apartments look really nice.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone I don't have the gift of storytelling some on the Dis have but I got down the main points.

Writing it down makes me want to go back!
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:46 AM   #15
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Also enjoyed reading along and bringing back some great memories, thanks-and some great pics with the kids to look back on. Yes I am never too sure if doing a TR makes me extend the fun longer but makes the "missing" bit worse!
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