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Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by PrincessInOz, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose DIS Veteran

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    Great pictures, what a way to relax , and great timing for getting in the bird action. Looks like you both got to relax. That filter did a great job. I can hardly believe we are almost only a year out. I am getting so excited to go back there. Just not the airplane ride!:eek:
     
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  3. dgbg100106

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    very nice shots. I am glad you got to enjoy it and share it with us!
     
  4. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Those were beautiful shots, but don't tell me you had the camera set on 5 second exposures...did it go off every 5 seconds?
     
  5. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    Wonderful pics of Johnathan and very wise words we should all remember.:thumbsup2
     
  6. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    I know. When we were first talking about this trip, it was almost at the 2 year mark. Can you believe that we're now at the 13 month stage?


    Just remember...you can always hang on to that cow pole of yours when in the airplane if you need to hold on to something. ;)
    (You'll be fine in that plane!)



    Thanks Brandi. :hug:



    I wondered if someone would pick me up on this.

    I had the camera on the 5 sec exposure for the first shot. When that bird came along, I had to whip that ND filter off and change all the settings as quickly as I could. I kept wondering if JLS would fly away because of the ...er...noise and language I was using.

    And did I mention that the water feature is located in the grounds of St Patrick's Cathedral?


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    Thanks Angela.
     
  7. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    The One Year CountDown Mark




    Based on my current plans, a year from today, I will be starting on this DisMeet trip! Can you believe it?




    Only 1 Year to go........


    12 Months............or
    52 Weeks................or
    365 days.................or
    8760 hours..............or
    525600 minutes.......or
    31536000 seconds!




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    princess::upsidedow
     
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    :cool1: :banana: pixiedust: :drive:
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Cool! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

    I'll get to see you right at the beginning of the whole thing!
     
  10. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    :cheer2::yay::cheer2:

    Times flies once you're under the one year mark.
     
  11. mvf-m11c

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    Just one year to wait till your trip to Disney World and to do the DISer meet & greet. Time will go by quickly and all sudden it is time for your trip.
     
  12. Nancyg56

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    So I have fallen behind in just about every area of my life and have decided to catch up. Of course my first priority is the DIS ;) Boy, have I missed a humdinger of a change!

    Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Colorado is a huge distance from CT! Darn those logistics!

    You are right PIO- the Fall show is not in September in New England. It starts earlier in the North but from CT and Ma the colors generally are not peak until mid October. By Halloween it is gone. I am not a tree person but it does depend on the type of tree and the weather.

    My niece lived in Arizona for years and while I never got the chance to visit her I saw gorgeous photos of the Southwest. It would be a shame not to experience the glory that part of our Country offers if you are in that area.

    They were such fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    We could be doing this dance for the next year! :laughing:



    I'm COUNTING on it!



    Strange as it sounds....I actually like the anticipation of waiting. The holiday goes too quick! :(



    Bret - I'm still hoping to be meeting and greeting with you too. :thumbsup2



    Nancy - I still haven't yet blown out the flicker of heading across to the East Coast. But we would need to have more than 3 weeks for this. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
  14. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Tiptoe thru’ the Tulips



    I have to admit that I am looking forward to a bit of sunshine after a rather wet and cold Melbourne winter.

    The weather is slowly warming up over here…but yesterday, it dawned beautiful and blue and sunny and temperatures in the low 70’s.

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    If it stays at this temperature, I’ll be happy. But I suspect that in 4 months from now, I’ll be complaining about the heat.

    Still…..we made the most of the glimpse of sunshine we saw and decided that we needed to tiptoe through the tulips.



    Tesselaar is located up in the Dandenong hills in Melbourne, about an hour’s drive away from us. The family is originally from Holland and they have been growing and selling tulips for over 50 years. During the springtime, they hold the annual tulip festival.


    Seems like a lot of other Melbournians had the same idea as us.

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    I tried hard to steer clear of people in my pictures….

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    …and in the end, I just decided to focus on the flower power on hand.




    Yellow…the colour of sunshine.

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    Pink….Pretty in Pink.

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    Orange….zesty, vibrant and spicy!

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    But I have to say, I’m more attracted to the deeper richer tones of purples, reds and the Queen of the Night.

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    Hope you enjoy the spring colour!




    princess::upsidedow
     
  15. LadyBeBop

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    The flowers are so pretty. I'm jealous of you right now. Although we also has 70 degrees and sunshine, we now have the autumn chill. Which means we're close to winter. And I hate winter. You have the summer to look forward to.
     
  16. zanzibar138

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    Oooh such pretty photos!

    Even though it's only 5 minutes down the road from us, and I drive past all the time, I've actually never been :blush: Looks like I will have to make the effort!

    It was beautiful weather yesterday - a perfect spring day :goodvibes Too bad it's gone back to overcast and windy again today...
     
  17. SunDial

    SunDial Where Are The Umbrella Hats

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    You need to move well south. We have a weeks worth of temps in the 30's & 40's. the rest is no that bad at all.
     
  18. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Such beautiful photos! You have a great eye and those folks on the photography forum have given you some great advice, so much that you could be giving advice! I would love to have the time to stop and smell the roses...er tulips! ;)
     
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    The signs of spring are beautiful and so are your photos...

    I am looking forward to the cool weather here but nit on to the winter..
     
  20. LadyBeBop

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    I'd love to, and my DD25 is already in Louisiana. However, I have at least another 10 years until I can even think about retiring and moving. And DD 24 and DGD3 will be still up here.
     
  21. hjd0411

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    Beautiful tulip photos! :thumbsup2
     

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