Hello everyone! The time has come to attempt another trip report. I am the first to admit that I do not have the best track record of keeping these reports going, but I am certainly going to try! My DBFF Lauren and I headed out on another Walt Disney World adventure this fall and here is our story! For those you who dont know me, my name is Stacy. I am a single girl from southern Ontario, Canada and I work in retail (jewellery mainly). Over the trip I celebrated that dreaded 3-0 birthday Coming along with me for a 5th Disney vacation is my dear best friend Lauren. Lauren is also a single girl and is just about to hit that birthday herself! She works for a large Canadian insurance and benefits company. Lauren and I have been friends for about 16 years (since we started high school) and have always shared a love of Disney! We started taking Disney trips together in 2004 with a trip to Disneyland in California, and have traveled to WDW together in 2006, 2007, 2008 and this latest trip in 2011! Here we are on our first trip (I dont remember why we were dressed up - but thats Lauren on the left and me on the right!): This trip took us to WDW from September 23 - October 2, 2011 for 10 wonderful days! We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and were very happy to indulge in the free dining offer again this year! We were on the regular dining plan and actually tried 2 new restaurants! Let me just preface the whole dining thing by mentioning that I am an incredibly picky eater! I like very basic food and often would prefer to eat from the childrens menu! Lauren will eat nearly anything, and would be much more adventurous with her food if she werent stuck with me! We do a lot of breakfasts and buffets and usually go to the same places year after year. We had also stayed at POR before with rather disastrous results (long story but a CM was unforgivably rude to me and it left an incredibly bad taste in my mouth)! It was not our first choice of resorts, but when we booked (even though it was the first day of the free dining offer), the resort pickings were quite slim. Our first choice was POFQ and secondly Coronado Springs (where neither of us had stayed before), since neither of those were available (and not the desired room types at CBR, Saratoga Springs or Old Key West), we settled on POR. I know a lot of people love it and have had great experiences there, but I was genuinely worried about staying there! As it turned out, my worries were all for nothing! But Ill get to more of that later! What you need to know about the upcoming report is that we had an absolute blast on this trip! Surprisingly enough, almost nothing went wrong (except Lauren and her inevitable head colds!) and we had the most fun you could pack into 10 days! I hope you enjoy following along! (and please feel free to kick my booty into gear if I get slacking with the updates!) Coming up next : more about the resort and where we went first!