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Old 08-29-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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No Longer Californians, but Still Annual Passholders - Aug 2014 (Updated 12/14)

Hellooooooooooooo DISers!

Welcome to another one of my trip reports! It's always nice to have you here. I'm starting this report while our most recent trip to Disneyland is actually still fresh in my mind even while I continue working on my other ongoing trip reports (We Moved to Disneyland!! Now What…? and A Very Pleasant Good Alaska Cruise).

For those of you who have never read one of my trip reports before, I'm Taylor, and I really don't recommend starting with this report. Check out one of those links above or down below in my signature to get better acquainted with my wife Tracy and I. For those of you who are familiar with our shenanigans, thanks for coming back for more! In case you missed it (which would be understandable since I'm still very much in the middle of writing the "life report") we don't live at Disneyland anymore. We're back in Colorado, but we're still doing plenty of trips back west to use our APs and enjoy the parks. This report will cover the first of these trips, which took place from August 14th-21st, 2014. It was a visit full of eating, riding, and walking—SO MUCH WALKING—and I hope you'll enjoy reading about it.

As with my other recent reports, I'll be actually posting the content over on my blog, but I'll keep an up-to-date table of contents over here if you want to subscribe to this thread. I also try to make sure that I respond to all your comments either here or over there, and I love interacting with everyone while you read.

Now, without further ado, head on over to start the report: No Longer Californians, but Still Annual Passholders.
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Can We Move Here and Be Pancho’s Handlers? A Sept '11 Throwback Disneyland Trip Report
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Can We Move Here and Be Pancho’s Handlers? A Sept '11 Throwback Disneyland Trip Report
Duffy is Going to be ECSTATIC! a.k.a. Thank God She Was Jewish - May '12 WDW Trip Report
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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New 8/29

This first post is just the prologue, but it covers our plans for the week, including where we stayed. Check it out here.
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Can We Move Here and Be Pancho’s Handlers? A Sept '11 Throwback Disneyland Trip Report
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So excited to read this report! Love all of your reports.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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Hi Taylor!!!!!

Sooooooo glad to see you back here! I've been following along on your Wandering Mouseketeer Blog, but it's fun to see you check in on the DISboards as well!

Can't wait to read about your last Disneyland trip!
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:39 PM   #10
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #13
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Taylor --

I was surprised to see another thread, even though you're not actually doing the report in this thread!

I know everyone will probably hate me for saying it , but I have to admit that I kind of wish you were posting your Trip Reports in these TR threads too (although I know the 25-image limit is a pain), or at least mini-versions of them.

The blog is great -- I have read about the cruise adventures and about the move back to CO -- but, selfishly, I find that it is easier for me to comment on a TR if the photos and text are right there in the thread for me to scroll up and reference when I need to remember what to comment on! Sometimes I am typing and want to mention something specific that you said or that someone else said, and while I am replying I can quickly scroll up the page, find the comment and address it. When I am in the blog I would either have to comment there or come back here and open up another window, and switch back and forth between the TR thread(s) and the blog.

However, that said, a blog is a very good idea for you. For your narrative style and the concept of writing about your ongoing adventures (and random, fluke illnesses too!), in and out of DLR, I think that a blog is probably the best idea -- so I can understand why you decided to go that route!

Did you say in one of your threads (maybe it was in the other TR thread?) that you are planning to come back to DLR in October, or did I imagine that? If so, are you going to one of the Halloween parties, or just enjoying the general Halloweenish-ness of the season?
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:53 AM   #14
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So excited to read this report! Love all of your reports.
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy reading!

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Hope they live up to your expectations!

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Hi Taylor!!!!!

Sooooooo glad to see you back here! I've been following along on your Wandering Mouseketeer Blog, but it's fun to see you check in on the DISboards as well!

Can't wait to read about your last Disneyland trip!
Hopefully you'll enjoy reading about this trip. We had a really fun time being back in the parks!

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Taylor --

I was surprised to see another thread, even though you're not actually doing the report in this thread!

I know everyone will probably hate me for saying it , but I have to admit that I kind of wish you were posting your Trip Reports in these TR threads too (although I know the 25-image limit is a pain), or at least mini-versions of them.

The blog is great -- I have read about the cruise adventures and about the move back to CO -- but, selfishly, I find that it is easier for me to comment on a TR if the photos and text are right there in the thread for me to scroll up and reference when I need to remember what to comment on! Sometimes I am typing and want to mention something specific that you said or that someone else said, and while I am replying I can quickly scroll up the page, find the comment and address it. When I am in the blog I would either have to comment there or come back here and open up another window, and switch back and forth between the TR thread(s) and the blog.

However, that said, a blog is a very good idea for you. For your narrative style and the concept of writing about your ongoing adventures (and random, fluke illnesses too!), in and out of DLR, I think that a blog is probably the best idea -- so I can understand why you decided to go that route!

Did you say in one of your threads (maybe it was in the other TR thread?) that you are planning to come back to DLR in October, or did I imagine that? If so, are you going to one of the Halloween parties, or just enjoying the general Halloweenish-ness of the season?
You caught me! I just want to make sure that everyone on here knows about each new report/trip, and I don't know a better way than by starting a new thread each time! I totally get what you're saying about it being more difficult to comment over here after reading on the blog, but it would unfortunately just be too time consuming to post all the content on the DIS as well as over there. It already takes me a while to just keep my responses to comments over here up to date and to keep up the table of contents... So thanks for bearing with me!

You DID read that we are planning to be back at DLR in October. Hopefully the 21st-26th or so. And yes, we WILL be doing the Halloween Party again in addition to just soaking up the spirit of the holiday around the resort. Looking so forward to it!!
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Can We Move Here and Be Pancho’s Handlers? A Sept '11 Throwback Disneyland Trip Report
Duffy is Going to be ECSTATIC! a.k.a. Thank God She Was Jewish - May '12 WDW Trip Report
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:55 AM   #15
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Update 9/1

And the trip is officially underway! We hit the ground running with attractions, food, and lots more in the update I just posted here.
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Can We Move Here and Be Pancho’s Handlers? A Sept '11 Throwback Disneyland Trip Report
Duffy is Going to be ECSTATIC! a.k.a. Thank God She Was Jewish - May '12 WDW Trip Report
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