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Old 02-25-2014, 12:54 PM   #1786
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I love the walkway between DHS and Epcot, but I'm sorry it was a sweaty/painful walk for you!! Not fun.
Any morning that involves a carrot cake cookie is spectacular to me!
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:52 PM   #1787
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sorry to hear about the blister - they are the worst at Disney! Ok, not the worst, I mean, there is probably some combination of thunder storms and Brazilian tour groups and rude CMs and monorails stuck trains stuck with you on them and your boat getting stuck in the middle of It's a Small World .... but you get the idea

and any morning that includes a ride on TOT is a pretty successful morning
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #1788
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You sound like Mackie and I on our last trip. Iiiiit's time to pack up again and make our next move to our next resort. Oh the trials of the privileged Diser life.

We are truly blessed beyond measure.

I have a feeling on our next trip Mackie will probably be doing some sleeping in like Em does. It might be nice to have my mornings to myself like that. Although....Mackie likes being able to get to all the rides in the early morning hours like I do.
Speaking of, the fact you are an early morning riser on WDW vaca's is going to bode well for us traveling together. I too am an early morning riser, it's nice to know someone else will be enjoying the early mornings right along with me.

I've never done the walk between Epcot and DHS, then again I've not stayed on the boardwalk, so that might have something to do with it.

I have the best thing for any future issues when dealing with blisters.....mole skin. Sounds disgusting but I'm telling you, it's saved two WDW trips and I would have probably given my left arm to get more when I thought I was running out on the second to the last trip I was on. Praise the Lord I didn't need it this last trip. I used it once and found it ended up being an bigger pain than the blister I thought I was getting, and because I didn't want to stop and fix it, I took it off and actually didn't have any more issues.
That's a first for me. The weight coming off really did make a big difference on my feet this last trip.

I wish you had been able to get more done on your solo morning, but alas duty calls, luggage must be transferred and butts must be gotten out of bed.

And I concur, you look pretty darn cute when you are schvitzing all over the place.
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You guys have got the cutest dresses for dinner at the YC! I just got back last night and I have to admit, we totally stole a page out of your book and decided to throw on some dresses for dinner at Ohana. It was fun to get a little fancy

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Old 02-25-2014, 03:27 PM   #1790
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Nothing worse than a visit from a blister to make every step annoying. It happens to me ALL the time while at WDW..

The heat sounds pretty good right now (since its 32 degrees outside) but I absolutely positive it was awful. I don't blame you for calling it a morning a heading back to check out. At least you got to ride ToT and got some cute PP pictures!

That carrot cake cookie is the best, but I definitely crashed and burned after eating it for breakfast so I won't be doing that again.

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Between riding ToT and the carrot cake cookie, I'd say you got a lot done AND did the most important things at DHS! Oh, and Bo.

Plus a stroll along Crescent Lake is a treat all by itself!
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Originally Posted by TheMaxRebo View Post
Every day that poor balloon salesman gets home, looks in the mirror and says "I don't get it ... again, not a single balloon sold! what am I doing wrong?!?!?!"
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I have the best thing for any future issues when dealing with blisters.....mole skin. Sounds disgusting but I'm telling you, it's saved two WDW trips and I would have probably given my left arm to get more when I thought I was running out on the second to the last trip I was on. Praise the Lord I didn't need it this last trip. I used it once and found it ended up being an bigger pain than the blister I thought I was getting, and because I didn't want to stop and fix it, I took it off and actually didn't have any more issues.
That's a first for me. The weight coming off really did make a big difference on my feet this last trip.

I'll second the recommendation of the moleskin. That stuff is magic!

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:26 PM   #1793
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I think I am caught up on your report!!!

Back to your Intermission at DL-

I love the pictures of the empty park!

And I love that the parks sometime open at 7 am. With a 3 hour time difference and my body's habit of waking up between 4-5 am EST EVERY.SINGLE.DAY I will be all over that.

But I especially love the Space Mtn Smooch photo!


Can't blame you for heading back to the resort after your DS tour. Really, what else could you do that would compare at that point?


I have never given Shula's a thought, but OMG- a football-themed steakhouse??? The two things in the world that my teenager is obsessed with? Nate might even acknowledge my existence if I took him there!


What gorgeous early morning photos of SAB and YC.

Sorry you had to cut your solo time at HS short.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:14 AM   #1794
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Hi Brenda, I have been so Mia from the dis..life stuff..but the pull of your day 8 has me back! Wow just finished reading and gawking at photos. Truly a special moment for you and the fact you and your daughter did together was amazing.
Love love your Disneyland intermissions! And happy 18th birthday to your daughter. Amazing views from that room... You really do sell this place!
You and em looked fabulous like usual on your way to diner...lol the heel story. I defiantly give you credit for always looking so nice in the parks.
Nice alone time at DHs.. Lol without the blisters and heat .
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:42 AM   #1795
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Lovely morning walk to HS...well, except for that blister. At that time, you'd do anything to make it go away.

What a nice Mom to let Em sleep, of course, you did get some solo park time in too!

Can you believe that I forgot to get a carrot cake cookie when we were at HS in January??? I have never had one and after hearing about them on the DIS I was determined to have one. Well, our HS plans got shortened and I don't think we were even by the Writer's Stop at all. Next time, I'll write it on my hand so I don't forget!

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Old 02-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #1796
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My SIL tours the park in sandals too, and i've always been so worried about blisters! They seem a lot cooler (in both ways ) to be in sandals though.

I think you had a pretty nice morning even if you didn't do so much. I mean come-on, a delicious carrot cookie and ToT! Sounds pretty fab to me.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:00 AM   #1797
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Whoa! It feels a little weird to comment in “real time”!

So excited to see you moving to BLT. I have grand intentions of buying into DVC someday in the relatively near future - looking forward to trying out BLT one day. Was all the resort-hopping a total drag? I’m always tempted, but then I think about packing, and……. So did the fun of switching resorts outweigh horrible re-packing and unpacking??? I always totally unpack, can’t stand to live out of a suitcase - not sure I could handle doing it multiple times what with all the princess paraphernalia.

How fun to do a little solo outing to DHS! But a blister is just the worst at WDW! And that heat……. Love the MU DHS and hat PP pics though! How did I not realize that ToT is your favorite ride? If we manage to meet up this summer, you and Willow will be fast friends. I totally understand being disappointed in how much you accomplished in that heat - I think there has to be a different standard for August!
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:02 PM   #1798
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YUCK to blisters Hope it didn't cause you too many problems.

I love the picture of you with the picture frame and great big hat!! I just might have one of those myself now
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I say... start the next TR... more for us to read!! :-)

Loved your photos and review of Shula's... already said this on the Dining TR.. but I seriously have to eat there!

Sorry to hear about the blister... I can't wear flip flops to the parks, I'm strictly a sneaker person. I can wear flips to the pool and around the resort... but the parks are just too much walking!

Your early morning YC photos are so serene and pretty! I always think I'm going to run and exercise on vacation.. butttttttt sleep wins over!

Can't wait to see your BLT photos! That's my DH's favorite hotel so far! I'm definitely not a fan of resort hopping... I like to unpack once and settle in. I always contemplate it b/c I want to stay everywhere, but in the end... staying in one place wins out. Granted my trips are much shorter than yours!!
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Everything looks like so much fun....even if it is only 1 ride, 1 cookie, and 8 pp pics!!!

Definitely start the December trip!!! We all want to know about it!
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