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Old 06-30-2013, 08:13 AM   #61
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Early Morning at POR

Day 2
An Early Morning at POR…





As many of you know, our family likes to rise bright and early (or at least some of us ). When I woke up, it was still dark outside….so I got a quick shower then sneaked outside to take a look at POR.







Our room was located right by one of the quiet pools…











So back in I went to make sure the gang was ready to go grab a bite to eat! When we exited our Royal Room Suite (not really, but sounds good ), the sun was finally coming up, and I could tell it was going to be a beautiful day!!!!













I was really, really beginning to like this resort even more! The landscape was totally inviting (not shocking….it’s Disney, right?!)







The walk over to the main building wasn’t bad at all. It was actually super refreshing and quite relaxing. However…if there would have been rain, there would have been issues!



Stop kids! More pictures!! ...












The bridge across the river was a very short hike from our room…again, very convenient and another reason I loved our location!







This is a look back across the river at the Magnolia Bend Area….













And this is where we are headed for a bite to eat….













Believe it or not….we are excited and having a blast I look as if I’m not…I know.







No pics of breakfast…in too big of a hurry!



Since we were brand new to this resort, and it was a last minute trip…I didn’t do my usual research. And since I didn’t do my usual research, we got a bit lost on our way to the bus depot. Ok, maybe not lost….I like to say we took the road less traveled……what should have been a 2 minute stroll….took like 10! But that’s ok. We were able to see some more of the resort. No worries, my camera was right by my side! I think this was Alligator Bayou Area….








Almost there!!! I can see the bus stop ahead!!! Finally! Bill and I were laughing at ourselves for getting lost….what else can ya do?! Right?! The kids didn't find it quite as humorous, though








Up next….a very early morning at MKs Rope Drop and the NEW Fantasyland!




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Old 06-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #62
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The grounds do look beautiful. How did you find the food at the food court for breakfast??
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #63
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I'm joining in! Looks like a beautiful room and a beautiful resort to stay at. We've never stayed there but I have looked into staying there before. We instead stayed at CSR and AKL-KV on this past trip. Can't wait to read more!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #64
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Beautiful early morning pics Heather!!! You're not the first to get lost on por grounds at least its a scenic stroll!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #65
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It almost looks too early for breakfast, what time was it?

The resort looks really inviting

Not lost, exploring!
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #66
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Great pics, it really is my fav moderate. We love it there! The grounds are beautiful. Too funny about getting lost, the bus stop is right behind magnolia terrace .
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great pictures! I am so excited to see what you did for your princesses birthday, we are doing the same kind of thing for our daughter's 7th in September.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:40 AM   #68
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Hi Heather!

Have to go back to the beginning to catch up ... your pix are beautiful as always! I love rising ealy and walking around the resort, and you captured it well.

Back to read!!
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The grounds do look beautiful. How did you find the food at the food court for breakfast??
Food was fine...just another food court The service was good and everything was very clean. There were 2 Brazilian groups that came in after us. Glad we got there early because it was packed when we left!!



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I'm joining in! Looks like a beautiful room and a beautiful resort to stay at. We've never stayed there but I have looked into staying there before. We instead stayed at CSR and AKL-KV on this past trip. Can't wait to read more!
POR is definitely worth a visit, even if it's for a short trip. No real negatives for us.




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Beautiful early morning pics Heather!!! You're not the first to get lost on por grounds at least its a scenic stroll!!
While Bill and I were laughing, the kids were complaining..."We're gonna miss Rope Drop!!! We're gonna miss the bus!!" Guess they wanted to get there early.....they get it honest




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It almost looks too early for breakfast, what time was it?

The resort looks really inviting

Not lost, exploring!
It looks earlier than it was.... sunrise wasn't until 7:15am. When I woke up, I thought it was super early in the morning because it was so dark outside....thought I had a few more hours to sleep until I saw the clock




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Great pics, it really is my fav moderate. We love it there! The grounds are beautiful. Too funny about getting lost, the bus stop is right behind magnolia terrace .
Leave it to us to get lost! After breakfast we went straight to the bus stop, not back to the room....well...almost straight Really not sure the route we took. We definitely took in the sites!



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great pictures! I am so excited to see what you did for your princesses birthday, we are doing the same kind of thing for our daughter's 7th in September.
Hi there! Since it was such a last minute trip, I couldn't get BBB...of course I tried to no avail. That would have been perfect, then lunch at CRT. Oh well! Instead we did lunch at BoG. Is your trip a surprise??




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Hi Heather!

Have to go back to the beginning to catch up ... your pix are beautiful as always! I love rising ealy and walking around the resort, and you captured it well.

Back to read!!
Hiya Janet Wish there would have been more time to stroll around. There was a ton of stuff I didn't get to see....had no idea how big POR was!!!!
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Love those pics in the morning.
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The grounds do look beautiful. How did you find the food at the food court for breakfast??
They have a great Make Your Own Omelette station for breakfast, then for lunch & dinner it turns into a make your own Pasta Bar ( or salad). We love both. Sometimes even when we aren't staying at the resort, and if planning a DTD night, we will go to POR for the Pasta then hop the boat to DTD.
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Hi I must say this has been a wonderful way to spend a HOT morning .... drinking my coffee and reading your TR. I love POR! Wish I could add a couple of nights there in Sept .... I'm retired .... who says vacation can only be 2 weeks!
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Hi I must say this has been a wonderful way to spend a HOT morning .... drinking my coffee and reading your TR. I love POR! Wish I could add a couple of nights there in Sept .... I'm retired .... who says vacation can only be 2 weeks!
Do it Linda!!

It going to be a hot one here too! We've gone from cool & rain to hot & sunny over night!
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ignore the 81 on the gps....it lies

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out of the 3 kids, this is the one who will rise and shine at 5am to go fishing…no lie. He loves it!!!

Perfect - he can start taking those early morning WDW photos for you and you can sleep-in



notice i don’t catch many fish....just a horseshoe crab ….i’m basically there for moral support.

Is that how Bill feels at WDW?






faith reeled this one in herself! And proud, she is!!!


You go, girl!!


i was going to surprise bill with a disney fishing excursion on our next vacation, but he made the comment that it's too expensive for what you get guess i won't be doing that


It's catch and release and in a little lake. I suspect that can't even come close to where Bill can fish near home - for free. You'll just have to go to the spa instead of sending him on a "fishing excursion," Heather.

Amazing TR, as always and can I use vacation as an excuse for my tardiness? (Even though I came back a while ago)
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Our trip is a surprise. It was originally going to be in Nov. but we moved it to her birthday for a surprise present. We are doing CRT in the AM with 2 other families we know who happen to be going at the same time. No BBB this time though. Can't wait to read more!
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