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Old 06-07-2014, 07:01 PM   #61
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Hi! It has been a long time and I am happy to be joining in on your TR! We have taken a couple of cruises, but I did not do any TR's though. I am currently trying to talk the DH into going on one next month. Can't wait to read the rest!
Hi it has been a long time I hope you can convince DH! Is there a good GTY that you can take advantage of? It's probably good I'm not down there or I'd be taking cruises left and right!
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:19 PM   #62
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Looks like a great day! I love the pizza at Via Napoli! There are just too many good places to eat at WDW you can't fit them all in!

DTD is even more torn up than when you were there. They are turning it into another new themed area called "Disney Springs". There are supposed to be more retail and dining experiences once they are finished, but it will be a painful process while they are working on it.
One of my bosses at work talks badly about the food at WDW, saying it's like cafeteria food. I tell her she's eating at the wrong places! I told mom I have to take her to Le Cellier, that pasta was so delicious!

Any date on when the Springs will be open? Are they renaming DTD? More shops is a good thing, I like more shops
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:47 AM   #63
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What a shame about Tom Jones tickets and cancelling his show due to health :-( maybe catch him next time! I will keep my eye out for Chubby! I must look at schedule for F&W this year!
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #64
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I figure I better move this TR along or they're going to boot me off the DCL boards.


After our delicious dinner at Via Napoli we moseyed on back to BCV.

Some flowers along the way



I love funky flowers and these were right up my alley. Neither of us had seen them before





I can't tell you how much we loved being able to walk back to the resort



Magnolias





After the bloom drops off



They had this gorgeous display of all sorts of different plants/flowers



Some of my favorites








We took the back way to the villas



We stopped by the store to get mom some milk for her morning coffee and then headed to find a movie. We thought they'd be with the DVC concierge but they were gone for the evening. I gave mom my bag and she went to the room and I went on a movie hunt. Love the movie rentals. I had a bit of a time finding them though. I went to the front desk who directed me to either the Solarium or the kids room. Well I had just passed the Solarium and knew there was nobody in there. The kids room just sounded wrong so I went back to the gift shop. That was where I should have started because that's where the movies were. Of course we had just been there buying milk The gift shop CM was quite annoyed with the front desk CM because that's where the movies have always been... Movie finally in hand I went back to the room.







I surprised mom with Pete's Dragon. It had been years since we'd seen it and there were some odd parts to it. It entertained but neither of us need to see it again. Mom fell asleep during the movie and I caught up in the journal. I also did a post on Jenny's TR since I'd be on the ship the next seven days and be without internet.

I left home with severe allergies. Coughing, nasal congestion, the whole bit. I somehow forgot to bring any medication. Usually they clear up in FL, this time they didn't.

I fell asleep around 10:30, we'd be back on the Fantasy tomorrow!!!!!!
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What a nice relaxing evening. I had never seen Pete's Dragon until a couple of years ago, and I was flabbergasted when I did. I couldn't believe that Disney made a drunk the sort of hero of the storyline and gave him such a prominent part. And that they had a full on Production number based around a bar and kegs popping open with beer shooting everywhere!

I don't think Disney would touch that one with a 10 foot pole nowadays!

Yay for the Fantasy the next day!
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Beautiful flowers! You certainly had your photography eye going on the way home!

Wow - you would think the front desk would know exactly where the movies are! Sheesh!

Sorry about the allergies. I hope they disappear once you are on the cruise!

Cruise!!!! Yay!
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The flowers are beautiful. What a shame that they kept sending you from place to place to find the movies.

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Old 06-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #68
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Sorry it took me a while to comment

Oh geez that would have made me nervous if there was something wrong with the bus. But glad everything was fine and just needed to be reset.

Well I know you're going to disagree with me, but I like seeing pictures of you.

Score on getting your room early! And what a room it is! I really wanted to stay at BCV for our next trip, but when I went to check out the dimensions of the 1 bedroom, I realized there was only 1 bathroom. I'm sure it would be fine, but we're spoiled now with Kidani and having 2 full bathrooms in the 1 bedroom.

Ooh that salted caramel sundae sounds delicious! And absolutely about the cookie! I need to spread my cookie knowledge around lol!

I love that you took a picture of the guy falling asleep!

Yikes! I hope Mr. Chubby Checker wasn't too hot in that tight jean ensemble!

Haha aw I love seeing DM's pizza faces! She's so cute. I just love you guys!

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Love the funky flowers!

Bummer about the movie search. I like pete's dragon but it's not one we watch often. I've got to be in a nostalgic mood.

Via Napoli, thank you! Its going on the must list for our next WDW trip.........whenever that is.

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Oh gosh Pam those flowers are such eye candy! Are you trying to pull the wool over our mortal eyes? Are you sure you and Mom didn't zip on over to Aulani? :-)

Oh my I have done that DVD rental run lol. It seems every DVC resort they are located in a different place! What's with that! Not only that but the CM don't seem to know same thing happen to me at AK. At SSR they are in Community Hall so I said to Jo just going for a dvd and went there. Then no...no community hall try the gift shop in Jambo..then Kidani..oh my...no scooter I nearly passed out lol. Jo was pacing up and down room just about to phone security where is she lol.

Pete's dragon lol. Chasing the dragon mmmm. Maybe Disney need to move slowly away from that one like they did Dixie Landings...

The BCV looks so lovely! Thanks for update.
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What a nice relaxing evening. I had never seen Pete's Dragon until a couple of years ago, and I was flabbergasted when I did. I couldn't believe that Disney made a drunk the sort of hero of the storyline and gave him such a prominent part. And that they had a full on Production number based around a bar and kegs popping open with beer shooting everywhere!
That's what mom couldn't get, the drunk guy, the pub scene, and the weirdo bad people that were trying to get Pete. I didn't remember any of that stuff. It was WEIRD!

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Beautiful flowers! You certainly had your photography eye going on the way home!
You are too kind there was so much eye candy at the F & G!

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Wow - you would think the front desk would know exactly where the movies are! Sheesh!
Exactly! Some of the CMs at the BC failed completely this trip.

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Sorry about the allergies. I hope they disappear once you are on the cruise!
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The flowers are beautiful. What a shame that they kept sending you from place to place to find the movies.

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All the resorts seem to have the movies at different places but the front desk should know where they are in my opinion...
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Oh geez that would have made me nervous if there was something wrong with the bus. But glad everything was fine and just needed to be reset.
I had never even heard of that happening before. I was immediately thinking of how long it would take if we needed to get another bus and transfer all of us


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Score on getting your room early! And what a room it is! I really wanted to stay at BCV for our next trip, but when I went to check out the dimensions of the 1 bedroom, I realized there was only 1 bathroom. I'm sure it would be fine, but we're spoiled now with Kidani and having 2 full bathrooms in the 1 bedroom.
Those two bathrooms at Kidani are a real draw. We stayed in a 1BR after the cruise and it was HUGE! Definitely worth a stay at some point.


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Ooh that salted caramel sundae sounds delicious! And absolutely about the cookie! I need to spread my cookie knowledge around lol!
I must try that salted caramel sundae at one point. So many delights to discover!

Yes, spread the cookie knowledge, the world deserves to know!


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I love that you took a picture of the guy falling asleep!
I couldn't believe he was falling asleep so fast. He woke up at one point and fell right back to sleep. It was early afternoon!


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Yikes! I hope Mr. Chubby Checker wasn't too hot in that tight jean ensemble!
He's probably so used to those jeans it feels weird not to wear them. But it was HOT!


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Haha aw I love seeing DM's pizza faces! She's so cute. I just love you guys!
Love that picture. She was excited for PIZZA!!!

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I should have been booted a LONG time ago!
No no no, I needed to get to the cruise part so I could justify being on the cruise boards.
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