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  1. bumbershoot

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    When we left fair Molly on the 24th, she was a stress case. Spent ages on the computer stressing when she should have been packing. But the headache and hangover from the ibuprofen were just too dang much.

    Not the best way to start things!


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    None of us got to bed early. I don't even remember what on earth we were doing, but we were doing something. Hubby wasn't even helping with the packing, but he stayed up for moral support, which is lovely, but *someone* needed some sleep!

    I slept, maybe, an hour. I was wiped out when setting my alarm, and I set the second alarm for the time we were to be *leaving*...augh. Hubby couldn't convince me to get up, so when my alarm went off...I was angry with myself but was snarly with him. I got ready quickly while R dressed the kiddo (who slept through it). We would put E to bed in the clothes he's going to wear, but he's a sweaty dude and that wouldn't work.

    At last we were out the door! Got to MasterPark, to which I had a most excellent coupon. Up to the last minute I was trying to find a great park/fly rate that was better than the parking garage, but I couldn't find one. Oh well. We used their valet garage (fa-fa fa-fa) b/c it was the same rate, with the coupon, as the normal garage would have been.

    Seatac is big and sprawling, and the Virgin America gate is far far away. No train needed for it, but it's a hike.

    Perfectly fine flight. I'm still mystified as to why VA has a game in their "Red" system called....Mad Bomber. :confused3 You can't even say the name of the game, ya know? The guys might have slept, I'm not sure...I didn't.

    Early on we had an Orange Juice Incident, which caused DS's pants, unders, and sweater to be drenched and sticky. I had another pair of shorts and a shirt (or maybe the sweater protected the shirt?) with me so that was solved, but you don't notice any underpinnings being mentioned, did ya? He was in peril for a couple hours, since the shorts were loose.



    We got to LAX, saw no celebrities. Got our bags off Virgin America from the Alaska carousel, which is one carousel beyond the VA-labeled carousel. The opposite happened on my last flight...took Alaska, our bags came off the VA carousel. Something's wrong there...

    We were tired, realizing just how EARLY we were there, it was chilly. And we'd missed the Grayline Disneyland Express by about 10 minutes. I knew it would happen but that doesn't make a person feel happier, ya know?

    There's no nice waiting area, so we just went outside. We were at Terminal 3, and we were bored, so we walked to #2. Should have gone to #1 but we were worried about the bus coming early, so we stayed put.

    Got a driver who actually rolled his eyes and spoke slower at me, when I asked a question b/c I didn't understand what he'd said. Lovely start!

    However, he was a good driver and you can't argue with the beauty of these seats...

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    OK...maybe you can. :scared:


    R&E sat together, and I saw this sleepyhead.

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    I thought I could do more tonight, but I'm wiped out. The guys are having a pirate sleepover in the living room tonight so I get the whole bed to myself, and I think I'm going to go sleep now!
     
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    Sweet dreams!
     
  5. kaoden39

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    Congratulations to DH on job offer.
     
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    E looks so cute in his half asleep picture. I hope you got good rest.
     
  7. bumbershoot

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    I did, but then I awoke having a horrible awful terrible sickening dream and had to call the guys (who actually slept all night in the living room) in for a group hug.

    Hubby seems to have an ear infection that he thinks got started during one of our many pool visits. I think it's mainly a cold. But tomorrow he has both an exit interview from his (still officially current) workplace AND 5 hours of interviews for another position with the same company, which was set up before he got the contract position.

    E was overtired and ignoring us, and a time-out turned into a headache on his part b/c he was crying, which turned into a big ol' hug and rock and singing and thankfully a nap for him.

    So I'm the only one awake! Which is kinda nice, because I'm also doing housework and getting things cleaned up from our trip and such. I have a bad tendency to put off unpacking for ages, but not this time, not so far!

    Though I admit to the urge to make myself some little icy drinky to go in my souvenir light-up Rainforest Cafe cup, LOL. Alas, that would require the blender and I'd wake the household.

    Speaking of housework, gotta go start the dryer really quick to continue to feel virtuous for when I come back to the report!
     
  8. Sherry E

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    Ahhh...yes, I know the syndrome of unpacking procrastination....of course, I won't name anyone in particular (ahem), but let's just say that if I have a Halloweentime trip to DLR and then a Christmastime trip to DLR....well, the items in the suitcase on the December trip look strangely, eerily and suspiciously similar to the ones that accompanied me on my October trip!!:rotfl: (Not clothing, of course - that actually does get taken out and washed when needed - but all the other little necessities and knick knacks that I cram into the suitcase compartments just seem to want to stay in the bag on every trip!;))
     
  9. bumbershoot

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    Oh Sherry that's too funny. Though in a way, it makes sense, right? I have a disney drawer where I keep the lanyards and autograph books and such...maybe I should just keep them in the travel bags? Though we do, sometimes, think about traveling to other places where we would not need the disney things, so maybe that wouldn't work. :goodvibes


    I forgot something about our travel...I wrote in my notes that I was "crankypants" while getting up and ready that morning, and also that the VA crew were crankypants too. I don't remember what they were doing, but they just weren't happy it seemed. But the pilot was "awesome", I wrote in my notes...I think he did a spectacular landing.
     
  10. bumbershoot

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    OK! Let's start the good stuff!



    The ride was uneventful, and we got to the hotel in good time. It was so thrilling! Everyone was really excited to be there. :goodvibes

    I got the roundtrip Disneyland Express ticket, so when we got to DLH they took my printed voucher and gave me a rather small, flimsy slip of paper that was the all important go-home ticket. I was so scared through the week that I would lose it!

    As we approached the doors, we asked the Bell Services people if we should check in first and *then* park our bags or vice versa. Instead of just answering they chose to make a deal about "you can't check in but you can" blah blah blah...whatever...here's the wording on the disneyland website:

    I am sure there are people out there who get confused, but the sentence I used *clearly* differentiated between *checking in* and *getting our room assignment* (especially since if we could check in AND get our room, WHY would we want to park our bags with them????), so if they'd really listened to me, they would have known I knew the difference. I only tell the above b/c I go for extreme detail when I can, not because it made a difference in my stay (and it shouldn't make a difference in anyone else's). Just know...you can do everything but get your room assignment at any time, AND you can park your bags with Bell Services BEFORE checking in. :)


    We got there right around 10, which meant that a lot of people were checking out. As I've mentioned, we were staying Concierge, and they do have an area at the front for guests staying at that level, but it was more than a little confusing which direction you're supposed to face! There's a long bank of front desk going parallel to the direction of the hotel, then it makes an L. The concierge sign is over towards the short side of the L, but the ropes are oriented so that you might wait facing the main desk, or you might wait facing the short side. It was odd. And no one was there. So hubby waited at the Concierge area while I got in the regular line. Hubby won. :)

    While we did all that, Eamon sat on the little couch with a bunch of other kids (couch only big enough for 2 or 3 kids, everyone else was on the floor) watching Disney cartoons.


    They gave us a folder (same sort of folder as we got at PPH when we got Big Kahuna...we did not get it at PPH in '07, so I don't know if this is a "special level" thing or if it's just new since '07 and given to everyone!) with info about the e-ticket lounge (concierge) and a map of DLH grounds and of the resort area, also some park maps and a thing about the BBB.

    We also got our keycards (which say DVC member and our names, how fun!) and the phone number to call later on, to find out what room we would be in.


    Well, we were all taken care of, so we headed to the parks! Our first stop was to Guest Services (or Relations? one is to the left of DL, the other is to the left of DCA...we went to the DL one b/c it was closer) to get R and E's APs replaced. Back in December, theirs were lost on Screamin' when R's lanyard pouch broke off. I guess they never found them. If they had been found, it would have been noted, and the AP replacements would have been free. I was hoping for some pixie dust, but alas, she charged us as is policy. Oh well. :)

    So in we went.
     
  11. Sherry E

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    I remember the odd L-shaped front desk area in the DLH very well from the old days of staying there. It almost makes me miss it and want to stay there again rather than one of the other two DLR hotels.

    Was the folder you received the pink folder with Goofy on it? If not, then they probably gave you a 'special level' folder. If yes, then I guess that is the basic one all the hotels give out - although, one time at the PPH (the Poopy Water trip), the girl at the front desk was asleep or something and neglected to give me my pink Goofy folder....or our parking pass....

    I can't believe they couldn't just give you a straight answer about whether or not to stash your bags before checking in - or PRE-checking in, or whatever makes them happy - or pre-check in before stashing the bags. Silly DLH people!
     
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    It's a blue one with top half of the castle in the clouds...hmm, perhaps they need to get rid of that YOMD stuff already? :)


    Hubby's feeling better b/c he had some spicy food. So glad for him. I'm more nervous about his stuff tomorrow and starting the new gig on Tuesday that he is! I'm also more sad, perhaps, about him being gone from the soon-to-be-old company again...he worked so hard to get back there and we LOVE being part of their culture. :sad1:

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    Now where was I? Ah yes, entering Disneyland.

    We were all very tired, and we didn't really catch up to ourselves until Wednesday. On that day, I calmly explained to them that I had things planned out so that we could do MORE things, and that they either needed to go along with my plans (knowing that I had made the plans with their wants and needs in mind), or they needed to NOT COMPLAIN when they hadn't done all they wanted to do. They both chose to follow me around after that. However, I still spent Monday and Tuesday trying to get them to stop randomly getting into lines and refusing to follow or trust me. (OK most of that was Eamon, but Robert truly wasn't comprehending why I had a plan, even though he has benefited from those plans so many times in the past!)

    Anyway, so on Monday we were still in freefall. Therefore, we went straight into Tomorrowland and towards Star Tours, despite the fact that last year on that day we waited a good 40 minutes for ST (and learned that they have a whole other inside room for the queue!). We were about to get in line when we saw Buzz Lightyear!!!!!

    Now this was thrilling. Why? Because Buzz was the very first character E saw and met back during our September 2007 trip, he got a picture with him but NO autograph, and we haven't seen a line for him that was open since. Of course, I didn't have the old book with the spot for him, but that's OK.

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    And then we got into the Star Tours line, which was surprisingly short. That poor droid captain, he just never catches a break! I think that time we sat allll the way in back, which is just a crazy ride. Very different from the very first row.


    I know that any repeat readers know that Eamon has the shopping gene that I so totally lack. Oh, I have the window-shopping gene, but I don't have the buying gene. He wants to buy *everything*. He can hold a brand new purchase in his left hand and tell me that the thing in his right hand is the thing he ALWAYS wanted. It.Is.Frustrating. YES he's an only (so far, knock wood that he isn't always an only), YES he plays with his toys for forever, YES both hubby and I have issues from our poor childhoods and WANT to shower him with gifts...but we know that *because* he's an only child it's important to NOT give him absolutely everything he wants (that we can afford). And that left hand right hand thing is really really annoying.

    So this trip, he knew that "Disney's birthday present" was going to be all the money available for his gifts. OK that sounds weird, right? We weren't going to buy him a present? Well we did have one present at home to give him (which we forgot about until today, whoops!), but mainly the trip was his present. He knew the amount of the giftcard, and he's starting to comprehend numbers, he does some simple addition using his fingers and nose (he touches a finger to his nose...a little boy we met last year at the DMV taught him that...random math lesson), and we reminded him every moment of the shopping that there was a limited amount of items he could get.

    Well I'm very happy to report that it worked!!!!! On Monday, we did pre-shopping. He identified the things he wanted, and made sure that they were OK for 5 year olds, and I wrote it all down along with the price. As the day went on, he started narrowing down the things he really wanted, and was able to puzzle it together (max presents) almost on his own; it was really cool.

    After doing the "pre-shopping" in Star Traders, we got Buzz Fast Passes and went off to ride Pirates. Yes, I know, we're awful awful FP planners. What can I say? We rarely use them. It's hard with a hubby and son who won't really listen to you, LOL. So we crossed the park to Pirates, and then after an excellent, but wet-seated, ride on POTC (line going out to RiverBelle Terrace) we went on back to ride Buzz. I did terribly. Sigh.

    Some will remember that we wanted to get E into the Space queue. Not necessarily to ride it, but just to see it. Alas, it was no dice. He wouldn't even go up the ramp to get FPs for it. Drat. However, they went to the bathroom (he's fine with that ramp) while I snagged FPs for it (that we never used).

    After that we realized we were hungry. It was, oh, somewhere between 2:30 and 3, but we had barely eaten breakfast and I'm not sure we grabbed food from the Concierge lounge, and it felt like a good idea. Well I had a $25 giftcard from MyPoints, and I had a coupon for $10 off a $25 food/na beverage purchase, and I have a Safari Club card to get seating, so off we went! Since we were (still) in Tomorrowland, what a better way to go than by Monorail, right?

    We saw the monorail at the station as we started towards the line. First I said "maybe we should slow down so this isn't frustrating to just miss it". Then it was just there, there, there, still there...so I said "hmm, maybe we should speed up!" We kinda sped up, but we still JUST missed it. However, since we were the very first in line and the CM sweeping up was very kind (and turned out to be the next driver!), this was our view:

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    OK, that monorail, from the front, feels like it goes CRAZY fast! Joshua, our kind CM, said that it does go faster than Space, but still, it's only around 30 mph. Wow. Guess the feeling when you're on a concrete track is mind-tricking. :) It was VERY fun to get that honor, especially since we didn't even ask for it. :goodvibes


    We got to RFC in quick time. Everyone else was being told 30 minutes for the wait...we were told 15 (thank you Safari Club!). I got the quesadilla appetizer (w/o chicken), hubby got the veggie burger, E got the pizza...oh and I got a massive Mongoose Mai Tai in the big ol' shiny blinky flashy souvenir cup, and the coupon and giftcard made it very reasonable, OOP-wise. :) Had a terrific server, too, name of Christopher, it seems (from the bill). We sat upstairs and that was nice.


    From there, we went and took a nap. Wow. A nap? Us? Yep. zzzzzzzzzzzz.
     
  13. kaoden39

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    I don't understand the confusion about them holding your luggage. We have never had that trouble. Did I miss where you mentioned which tower you were in? Nice picture of E with Buzz. And I love riding in the front of the Monorail, I did for the first time last visit. It's funny about going back to the hotel to nap, I am much apt to do it if we are staying at one of the resort hotels. It's looks like great fun was had by all so far.
     
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    Oooh! Oooh! Ooooh! I haven't even read your whole post yet (I am going to go back and do that after this) - I only got as far as the point where you say the last row of Star Tours is a whole different (and crazy) ride - YOU ARE RIGHT!!! That is a secret we discovered (back when all my friends used to ride ST, which now they do not) back in 1991 or so! We tried to tell people and they didn't believe us, and then we figured out they didn't need to know because then we would never be able to get in the back if everyone else did it. We would even ask the CM for the back row and that is where we rode every time. It's wild! And you know what else? I could get my bag in the under-seat basket in the back row MUCH easier - or I could reach the basket, let's say - than in a row closer to the front or middle, such as last December, when I had to actually get down on the ground to throw my bag in the basket because the basket was too far back under the seat for me to reach it!! When we used to do the back row, the basket was right there and no problem to reach!!
     
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    Awwww.......E looks so happy with Buzz! What a cutie! And how great that he is beginning to comprehend numbers and learning to figure out what he can and cannot afford on the spot. That is one skill that is SO necessary in life. I find myself constantly crunching numbers in my head when I am out anywhere - Ralphs, DLR, a restaurant, wherever - and figuring out percentages for taxes, etc. - and even when I am home, trying to figure out if I have enough $$$ to pay this bill or that, or if I can afford this camera or that one, how much extra $$$ I will have left over, etc., is part of daily life. Sometimes if my brain is tired I will reach for a calculator (A Mickey calculator which I refer to as the Mouseculator), but usually it is all done in my head. I think coming from a reasonably poor background, and essentially being broke currently, forces me to constantly crunch numbers and know the value of getting one thing over another, how much I can get for my money and ways to save, etc. Sadly, many people who have lots of money or live very comfortably, and always got what they wanted when they were young, they often don't learn those same skills because they never had to!

    That Monorail has turned into a ride with a little bit of a kick to it in the last decade, I've noticed. In the old days it was seemingly a little slower, and when you would take the turns you didn't necessarily 'feel' it so much. These days, when we are rounding a turn, I am usually thinking, 'Okay, whoa...this is an actual ride now...I have to hold on.' And then I start noticing that the track looks very narrow to me and that we seem to be pretty high up in the air, and I have to look away!!
     
  16. bumbershoot

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    We got Dreams tower, so that was nice. 10th floor!

    The confusion was just b/c they felt the need to explain that I couldn't "check in", when the reality is that we can check in, we just couldn't get room assignments. I caused it b/c I asked if we should drop the bags with them before checking in or after, and some lady behind the Bell desk felt the need to educate me in her understanding of the meanings of the words. It was just a silly moment that was not necessary, because I was *obviously* not thinking that we were going to get into our rooms at that moment, no matter what wording she wanted to use for "doing the paperwork at the front desk, getting keycard, folder, etc".

    I was thinking of you on ST actually. I had actually decided that the basket things were silly and I'd just pop my bag behind my legs. Then someone else asked the CM, and he stated, out loud, for everyone to hear, that as long as it's behind our legs, it's OK. So I guess it's not absolutely necessary to put it IN the basket, just make sure it's contained behind your legs. Woo!
     
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    Well, we'd had that meal at RFC and we were pretty tired. E was too but he was refusing to admit it. We had called the hotel from RFC and got our room number, so that made us happy. We walked to the hotel, and went through the pool-facing doors of the Dreams tower (the one facing DTD, also the one with the concierge lounge). Didn't realize the trick of the concierge glass elevator yet, and we didn't figure that out until AFTER we realized there were doors on the DTD side of the building! AND we didn't realize there was a ramp until maybe Wednesday, and just clunked the stroller up the 3 steps. We're slow on the uptake! :rotfl:


    Caught E in motion, doing what he would do almost exclusively while in the room. Going back and forth from bed to bed. He also liked to stand with one leg on one bedframe, other leg on the other bed's frame. Repeatedly. I couldn't get on his case too much...I remember all too well doing the same exact thing as a kid at home! It did get exhausting though, to watch at least.

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    Carnation...it was a bit droopy, and it disappeared the next day. Then it reappeared (well, a new one appeared) on Thursday, so I guess it's an every 3 nights thing? Glad that we now have matching/coordinating shampoo etc containers to the PPH ones. Though I still can't tell if it's the products or the Anaheim water that I think stinks so so much. I try not to use the products, but the bottles are cute. :goodvibes


    At last, we all slept. I, of course, woke first, since I am not a natural born napper. I was getting all twitchy about "missing everything, sleeping all week, being left out" and all the rest of the stuff that has caused me to be a nightowl since I was brand new... E absolutely refused to wake up, but I dragged Robert out of bed and we went up to check out the e-ticket lounge.

    Oh it was lovely! We had the nicest concierge lady named Natalie, we could write sonnets about her. She was just wonderful. She has a nervous smile, but she is pretty much the most genuinely nice person on the planet. I made an official thanks about her at the end of our stay, and also thanked the other staff who let her be herself and talk to guests that want to talk with her.

    So we were talking just about everything under the sun, including how she grew up with missionary parents, and how strange it is to come back to the States when you aren't aware of current US stuff...hubby went to a missionary boarding school in Taiwan for 2 years and had the same experience...she wrote some wonderful quote on a napkin for us... She urged us to try a cheese we'd avoided (they have cheese and bread, fruit, salsa and tortilla chips...they generally, around that 5pm hour, had some hot appetizer out but it was always meat-based so we obviously avoided it) and it was just delicious. We talked about health, and Robert brought up how cinnamon has helped his blood sugar problems, and she excused herself, then came back with a coffee cup full of cinnamon sticks for us to have! Then showed us a wake-up, clear-your-sinuses, trick with a peppermint tea bag...we just loved her. :goodvibes I also had a glass of some sort of yummy wine...ahhhh.....

    E slept in his stroller (how that was comfy we'll never know, as it's just a Volo and his head hangs back) the whole time.

    Finally we left the lounge, and walked around the grounds. The koi were relatively elusive at that hour, but the waterfall noise woke up Boy-o just in time to see the RC boats!

    RC boats were awesome! I didn't even "play" with them, but just the concept was wonderful, and E loved them.

    They have a machine right there to get the tokens.

    If you buy one "round" it's $2. If you want 4 rounds, put in a $5 (so it's 4 for $5 instead of $8). If you know you'll love it and have a $10 on you, you get 10 rounds for $10! I went for the $5, but we realized quickly we should have done the $10, it was that much fun. We did ultimately stick to the 4 times, though...2 that evening and 2 on our very last hour at the hotel.

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    If someone has no idea what I'm talking about, there's the above-pictured small body of water, with small remote controlled boats. The wheel E is turning controls a certain boat, and you steer it around. If you go under one thing, it makes a thunderstorm effect. Another thing causes a rope bridge to tremble as though there's an earthquake. And by doing something else, you cause a fire on a fixed boat, that is put out by a water hose from another structure. Wild!

    The boats and the wheels have numbers, so you just choose a wheel then find your boat, or choose a boat then find the matching wheel. E liked this one.

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    Rope bridge with dude and gorilla.

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    After the 2 turns with the boat, we wandered into DCA. Robert always insisted on going through the Grand Cal, saying it saved time, and he's probably right, but I don't know. I never quite managed to put a pedometer on.

    I do know that I actually really enjoy being in the Grand Cal when that huge, light-sucking xmas tree is gone! I love all the rest of the Disneyland Resort with the yuletime decorations, but I cannot be in the Grand for more than a minute, it's just too dark and I feel that I'm going blind. Stupid Lasik....


    Anyway, we went into DCA, and with time running short, we went straight to TSMM. Waited in a 40 minute line and as usual, it was absolutely worth it.

    I have to say, though...I sure do hope they are going to change out those handles for the pull strings...YUCK! You can tell that most people hold it with their left hand and pull the string with their right, as the left hand side of the handle/wheel is disintegrating, mushy, and downright nasty. I hope that the person that thought of using that material for them has been talked to sternly, and I hope that they bring in some nice, shiny plastic wheel/handles soon, b/c it's just getting gross. Hasn't even been open a year, either! Sad.



    ETA...

    While waiting in line, we noticed the Fun Wheel. No one mentioned how *pretty* it is! I'm still not totally sure of the whole mickey head thing, but the colors on it are really lovely, and at night it's gorgeous!

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    From there, we went right back to the hotel, snagged the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua from the e-ticket lounge (a perk of that level is that you can check out 2 movies at a time to watch in your DVD player), and watched it. I did it for E, b/c he really wanted to see it...but it was a FUNNY movie!!! We all laughed out loud through the whole movie, it was that funny and cute.


    Here was our nighttime pool view. :)

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    After that we all pretty much passed out.
     
  18. bumbershoot

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    Adding a couple pictures to the above post.
     
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    Well I just checked out MSN, and read about the Air France flight that is missing. :sad1::sad1:

    We were, scratch that, I was, feeling so weird about this trip that you guys are really the only ones that knew about it (well, some of hubby's co-workers did, and they thought he was absolutely crazy to miss the last week of his department's existence). Hubby felt weird about flying without anyone knowing where we were. And I think that from now on...we won't keep it secret. It would just be so awful for something horrid like that to happen, and have none of our friends/family know that we're missing. I mean, not horrible for us, but for them, definitely. So...no more secret trips, even if they tease us.


    I had this whole *positive* thing typed out about goings on today with hubby's interviews, but realized I probably shouldn't talk about it. Drat. All I know is that the company he's worked at since Oct '07 is being incredibly sweet right now, as a "just in case" measure, and they're only doing it for HIM. Along with some other stuff, he now has personal contact info for two of his higher managers and signed a form allowing them to give TRUE referrals, not just "he worked here for this time", if he needs them in the future (plus one of them wants to buy into DVC with Robert as a referral), and he has a small bit of extra breathing room. They are just being really nice, in a bad situation caused by higher higher higher uppity ups in the company (making a good business move that we theoretically support...just at a rotten time). And I'm not being nice about them just b/c they have a non-denigration clause in the severance! :rotfl: No, we truly support their overall business decisions, and either one of us would go back there in a heartbeat...we'd just make sure to get our emergency fund more fully "stocked" first. Just in case.:upsidedow
     
  20. QueenDoOver

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    Hi Molly. Didn't mean to confuzzle the moment. When I said just arrived here, I meant just arrived here at the trip report. I wish I had been at DL though!
    Just caught up on your report, and loving it. We spent a ton of time at the DLH driving the JC boats. I say always go with the 10! We do have about 5 tokens left over that we are taking back in October, just in case we make it over there. With only 3 days, I am not sure we will. Anyhow, can't wait for the rest:thumbsup2
     
  21. Sherry E

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    I have been sort of following that Air France story on the news, and am I correct that there is still no sign of the plane (even in the ocean)? Last I heard, it had just disappeared off the radar and I was thinking how bizarre that is - literally, like something out of a Twilight Zone episode. It seemed odd that there was no trace of the plane anywhere in the water - yet. Has anything changed yet?

    I have always loved those remote controlled Jungle Cruise boats at the DLH. My favorite part of them? The little tiny people aboard the boats and waiting on the dock thingy! I love those wee folk!

    I also don't know yet how I feel about the new Mickey Fun Wheel. Jasmine (WazowskiLOVER) took some great photos of it (which are in her TR), and I can see what you mean about how pretty it is, and I love that it changes colors. BUT, I got so used to that big sun face, and I LOVED seeing the mouse head in California Screamin', so am very miffed that they took that out.
     

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