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AKV CL PTR/TR - taking practically first timers -TR starts on P. 17 (completed)

Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by Pinkocto, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Pinkocto

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    Excellent :)
     
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  3. MEK

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    Welcome back Pam. So glad you enjoyed OKW. I was wondering what you thought. I plan to return there too. I just loved the way it was decorated for Christmas. If my friends decide to go with us next fall we will definitely stay there part of the time. You can't beat the low points and the big room you get. :thumbsup2

    Looking forward to hearing all about it.
     
  4. dolphingirl47

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    We were on Millers Road building 22 (2225) this time round as well. I had requested Old Turtle Pond Road as I always do, but for some reason the request was not transmitted. They offered to check if they could find us a room there, but we were in a bit of a rush and just stuck with the assignment. The last night we were in building 23 (Peninsular Road, Near Hospitality House booking category) and loved that location. This was the quietest room we ever had. I think in future we will go for the Near Hospitality House booking category.

    Corinna
     
  5. Pinkocto

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    That's the same room we had! I've never slept so well at Disney, the beds were so comfortable.

    I found we used the boat enough I would also request something closer the next time.
     
  6. Pinkocto

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    We really loved the Christmas decorations. All the ornaments were so original and cute. Totally agree, OKW is probably the only place I'd try a 1BR because of the low points. Will definitely be back.
     
  7. dolphingirl47

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    We really live in a small world. What are the chances of us not only being in the same building, but also in the same room? I mean OKW is not exactly small. After the initial disappointment, we did really like it. The bus stop was close, but far enough away that we did not hear the buses and the pool is rather nice, too.

    Corinna
     
  8. Pinkocto

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    I somehow missed this. It is quite a coincidence. We really enjoyed the location. Some nights the bus stop seemed really far away though :rotfl: my feet were aching! I liked the quiet pool as well. We really loved the lush foliage around the resort which reminded me of AKL.
     
  9. Pinkocto

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    I last left off with us having a lovely breakfast at Boma. Even though I had told them for months that it would be my treat they still tried to pay. No no no I said. Everyone had numerous plates of food and left thoroughly stuffed. It was nice having a late reservation since the restaurant was quite empty. After breakfast we separated ways with the plan to meet at the pool later in the afternoon. Mom and I started a load of laundry and went to explore the resort a little more.

    I wanted mom to stand in front of the wedding gown to show how big it was, and it was not until mom saw the picture later that she noticed her shirt was not the most flattering.

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    After our bit of exploration we went back to the laundry and put the clothes in the drier. Then it was down to the pool for some relaxation time. Originally today was to be a total down day, but since we had done everything at MK the day before we had an extra day on R & Ms tickets. The plan was to relax for a while and then head to HS if everyone was up for it. I had a nice chat with some people from England. It was their 50th wedding anniversary and had brought their whole family to Disney for a two week trip. They spent quite a hefty sum on it too, more than my first DVC contract. After our chat I went up to retrieve the laundry and then went back to the pool where I caught up in my journal. M finally joined us and she told us she had been trying to find the giant cockroach that had smuggled its way into their room. They finally got it later that day but that had me looking everywhere for giant bugs the whole trip.

    The CMs did a few poolside games which were fun to listen to. I tried to follow along with the trivia but was ashamed at some that I had no idea about.

    It started to rain but I stayed under an umbrella just enjoying the atmosphere and catching up on the DIS. Mom also had an umbrella of her own, but R & M stayed in the water. Everyone was having a great afternoon.

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    We both covered up with warm towels and were quite comfortable. At some point it got quite windy and some horrible people had left napkins behind which were getting quite close to the pool so I got up and collected them all. A CM was out cleaning up and I commented how horrible I thought it was that they left all the trash and he said people do it all the time. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Just because you're on vacation doesnt mean you should be completely and utterly lazy. Ok, off the soapbox.

    Around 3:30 we headed up for some snacks in the CL. I think it was teatime.

    Not much left since it was almost over, but we still got a few things.

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    We then grabbed some showers and texted R & M if theyd like to head to HS with us. They were up for it and we agreed to meet downstairs at 5:30. Mom and I grabbed some more snacks in the CL before heading down.

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    Oooooh! Those lamb patties look really good. I've been working on my TR too and between yours and my food porn, I really need to have lunch!
     
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    More yum yums in the lounge. And I agree that a late Boma breakfast is the best. :thumbsup2

    I have to admit, your mom's shirt IS pretty funny. :rotfl: Probably not the best choice to downplay the bustline. :scared:
     
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    I thought of you when I saw the lamb. I had remembered you don't like olives so was happy to see you would have found a few things to enjoy. Oooh, got to go over and check out your update.
     
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    It was too funny. I really contemplated not posting it, but I really wanted to show the wedding gown. It was the cutest Despicable Me shirt but the way it fitted in the wrong places was just so funny. I don't think she'll be wearing that again :rotfl:
     
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    The tea cookies looked so tempting. It sounds like you had a lovely relaxing day even if the weather had other ideas.

    Corinna
     
  16. TanzUnited99

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    Hello Pam :wave2:

    Glad to see the TR is coming along nicely. I'm just marking my spot and will catch up over the next few days. I'm looking forward to the read.

    Tanz :)
     
  17. Pinkocto

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    Hi Tanz! Great to see you again! I hope life has been treating you well :)
     
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    It was oddly relaxing sitting underneath the umbrella with the rain coming down. I was as happy as a clam just sitting there enjoying the atmosphere.

    We didn't get to tea many times but the cookies were quite delicious.
     
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    Hi Pam! Thanks, it's good being back on here again! Life is going well, I'm looking forward to Christmas and the New Year! Hope all is well with you and I am hoping to catch up with your TR over the weekend at some point.
     
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    Hi Pam!

    I'm finally catching up with your TR! Better late then never, eh? ;)

    Yay on having a quiet flight and returning to AKL - love the shots of the resort!

    It's great that R&M got a Savannah view and the pixie dust had already started on arrival pixiedust:

    I think the monochrome pics of the animals look quite nice.

    A shame that you couldn't get on TSM...hopefully you managed to fit that in later on in the trip.

    Mmm, love all the food shots of the CL!

    Ha ha at getting to AK around noon...a good job it was near empty! I love your mums posing shots ;)

    Your pics of the safari are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Oh no on the park closing at 5 instead of 6, like you thought.

    Yay on seeing MK all decorated for the fall. Woohoo on booking BCVs for your June trip!! :cheer2:

    A shame about your brother getting worked up over the attention at Pecos Bill but I'm glad he was able to calm himself down and enjoy the rest of the day with you.

    It's great seeing the pics of the new Dumbo :)

    I'm all caught up and looking forward to reading more.

    If I'm not on here before Christmas have a great day!
    Tanz
     
  21. Leshaface

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    Omgosh love your moms shirt! :thumbsup2

    Ugh, I feel the same way about people not picking up after themselves. It seems like every time we went to find a table to eat our CS at, there was always something left at the table. Bugs the crap outta me! And same thing when we drive down one of our main roads to get to our house. There is always garbage gathered along the median and gutters. Disgusting.
     

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