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Old 05-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #31
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Love the new ME desks!! They are so cute!

What a great deal on the rental car!

We have never eaten at Earl of Sandwich. Maybe we should try it one time!

Who can walk right by Basin and not stop by??? This girl!!!! It gives me a headache with all the strong smells.

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #32
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Yay, getting to Disney! I haven't taken ME in years, but I still get that tingle when we drive under the sign.

Gotta have EoS when we hit Downtown Disney. It's sooooo delicious!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #33
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Uneventful flights are the best kind. I just wish I was capable of falling asleep on planes.

Oooohhh, those ME desks are so bright and shiny!

Wait....$32 total?! For a car for five days! That's insane!
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:44 PM   #34
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THREE trip reports at once!

I am quite jealous! Mostly because I would do it too if I could get to Disney that often!

I love Franklin's pictures as usual.

And you have great taste at EoS! I always get the Ham and Swiss. I tried it my first time eating there, and my sister and our friend got something else. I gave them a bite and it's the only one we've gotten since!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:51 PM   #35
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #36
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Checking in to this one, too. Went back to reread your last update from AKL. Turns out we are doing the mother/daughter trip end of August and switched from POR to AKL when the discounts came out. Now considering the safari.
Love the start to this TR! And, as always, Franklin's photos are just gorgeous! DH bought me a Canon EOS Rebel T4i for Christmas this year (of course, just the kit lens), but I really need to get a better lens. I keep going back to my old Canon Power Shot S3is because of the zoom! I need to have a good teacher show me how to use this camera. I have 2 trips coming this summer to WDW and would really love to know how to use the camera.
Looking forward to more.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:08 AM   #37
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Checking in to this one, too. Went back to reread your last update from AKL. Turns out we are doing the mother/daughter trip end of August and switched from POR to AKL when the discounts came out. Now considering the safari.
Love the start to this TR! And, as always, Franklin's photos are just gorgeous! DH bought me a Canon EOS Rebel T4i for Christmas this year (of course, just the kit lens), but I really need to get a better lens. I keep going back to my old Canon Power Shot S3is because of the zoom! I need to have a good teacher show me how to use this camera. I have 2 trips coming this summer to WDW and would really love to know how to use the camera.
Looking forward to more.
I just recommend the T4i to a good friend of ours who just had a kid. I'm glad you got the that and not the T5i. Apparently, there isn't much of a difference. So, you saved lots money there. Here's a funny review of the stuff you are missing out on the T5i https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHqjUrykTU

My first advice to anyone using a DSLR, is to stop using the "green auto" mode! Use the "P" (program) mode instead. "P" mode will be similar to auto but, it will allow you to control more aspects of the camera. Also, "P" mode will prevent the flash from popping up. No Flash on dark rides! Your photos will look better without flash anyway. I don't use flash for any of the photos you guys have seen so far.

Shoot everything! Keep practicing. Shoot indoors, shoot outdoors. You should be comfortable using your camera before you go on your trip. You don't want to be fumbling with settings, then miss special moments.

For more zoom reach I would take a look at the 55-250mm lens.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_5_6_IS.html

I would also recommend the 30mm f/1.4 lens. This is great for low light and dark rides. But, it's on the pricey side.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_dc_hsm.html
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #38
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Hi, Missy and Franklin

I am looking forward to reading more of Missy's wonderful story telling and Franklin's gorgeous photos.

I always enjoy your TR's.

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #39
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I love uneventful flights. LOL
Ooh the new desk at ME is nice.
Those sandwiches from Earls looked good.
Very nice pics.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #40
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I just recommend the T4i to a good friend of ours who just had a kid. I'm glad you got the that and not the T5i. Apparently, there isn't much of a difference. So, you saved lots money there. Here's a funny review of the stuff you are missing out on the T5i https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHqjUrykTU

My first advice to anyone using a DSLR, is to stop using the "green auto" mode! Use the "P" (program) mode instead. "P" mode will be similar to auto but, it will allow you to control more aspects of the camera. Also, "P" mode will prevent the flash from popping up. No Flash on dark rides! Your photos will look better without flash anyway. I don't use flash for any of the photos you guys have seen so far.

Shoot everything! Keep practicing. Shoot indoors, shoot outdoors. You should be comfortable using your camera before you go on your trip. You don't want to be fumbling with settings, then miss special moments.

For more zoom reach I would take a look at the 55-250mm lens.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_5_6_IS.html

I would also recommend the 30mm f/1.4 lens. This is great for low light and dark rides. But, it's on the pricey side.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4_dc_hsm.html
Thanks so much. I am off to practice shooting.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:33 PM   #41
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Love the new ME desks!! They are so cute!

What a great deal on the rental car!

We have never eaten at Earl of Sandwich. Maybe we should try it one time!

Who can walk right by Basin and not stop by??? This girl!!!! It gives me a headache with all the strong smells.

CUTE fingernails!!
The new DME desks are totally adorable! It really gives DME a more permanent vibe than it had before.

The rental car deal will go down in history, I don't think I'll ever be able to replicate it (but I sure will try ).

You MUST try EoS, that's an order!

Thanks! I had Mickey heads on my two thumbs and Minnie Mouse polka dots on my big toes.


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Yay, getting to Disney! I haven't taken ME in years, but I still get that tingle when we drive under the sign.

Gotta have EoS when we hit Downtown Disney. It's sooooo delicious!
I love DME, it really is a great way to start your trip. The video is great and seeing all the different resorts is fun (even if you're just itching to get to your resort!).

EoS is so simple, yet simply delicious.


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Uneventful flights are the best kind. I just wish I was capable of falling asleep on planes.

Oooohhh, those ME desks are so bright and shiny!

Wait....$32 total?! For a car for five days! That's insane!
I usually sleep on the way down because it's such an early morning. But I was wide awake on this trip. But I had good TV in my iPad to keep me company.

Totally insane deal on the car. I kept calling National to confirm the price because I was worried it was some sort of glitch in the system they wouldn't honor once we got there. But they assured me it was no glitch!


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THREE trip reports at once!

I am quite jealous! Mostly because I would do it too if I could get to Disney that often!

I love Franklin's pictures as usual.

And you have great taste at EoS! I always get the Ham and Swiss. I tried it my first time eating there, and my sister and our friend got something else. I gave them a bite and it's the only one we've gotten since!
Yes, three trip reports. I must not value free time. This has been quite the "Year of Disney" for us, and it's been tons of fun!

The ham and cheese sandwich is simply perfection, no need to stray.


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Checking in to this one, too. Went back to reread your last update from AKL. Turns out we are doing the mother/daughter trip end of August and switched from POR to AKL when the discounts came out. Now considering the safari.
Love the start to this TR! And, as always, Franklin's photos are just gorgeous! DH bought me a Canon EOS Rebel T4i for Christmas this year (of course, just the kit lens), but I really need to get a better lens. I keep going back to my old Canon Power Shot S3is because of the zoom! I need to have a good teacher show me how to use this camera. I have 2 trips coming this summer to WDW and would really love to know how to use the camera.
Looking forward to more.
You will love AKL, it is so gorgeous. You truly transported there. The safari was amazing (as you could see from that chapter), but it gave you real insight into the Lodge itself.

Looks like you found a good teacher for your new camera.


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Hi, Missy and Franklin

I am looking forward to reading more of Missy's wonderful story telling and Franklin's gorgeous photos.

I always enjoy your TR's.

Thanks Tina, I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed our TRs.

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I love uneventful flights. LOL
Ooh the new desk at ME is nice.
Those sandwiches from Earls looked good.
Very nice pics.
Uneventful flights are the best. The flight from DC is so easy. Just a hop, skip and a jump and you're in Florida.

The sandwiches tasted even better than they looked!

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Reading along for this one too! How have I not read your trip reports before!? You are an awesome writer and your fiance an awesome photographer. Makes for some great trip reports!

I really like your hair color in this trip report. So pretty!
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Yay! A third TR I just got caught up on all three of them and I'm loving every moment! My husband is sitting next to me on the couch and is now craving a return to WDW. Now I just have to figure out when we'll fit it in...

On the photography side of things, I just got a Sony Nex 5r as an early birthday present. I haven't really messed with it at all yet, but I am hoping to read the manual from cover to cover and figure out how to work everything on it soon. This camera is my baby step towards a DSLR. Do you have any opinion or knowledge about these types of cameras (CSC), Franklin? I did a fair amount of research before choosing this one, but I'm trying to learn everything I can, so any input would be appreciated.
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