Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by podsnel, May 12, 2010.
alan--i just spit my lunch out! That was awesome!!!
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Subscribing. Your tr's are awesome. DH and I love reading them. Keep up the good work.
I love the way Jambo smells, too- I actually really love staying at AKV, in either Kidani or Jambo- which kind of surprises me because although we bought the majority of our points there, i was not in love with the decor on the tour. But one stay, and I was hooked! I feel so comfortable and relaxed and happy there- do you think it's the smell??? I know everyone talks about how great BC smells- but I don't really notice anything. Love it whether it smells nice or not, though!
I take the food porn on every trip I take now, Disney related or not- it's all because of writing on here, I guess!! So everyone I travel with is used to it now- including all the non-DIS peeps! Girlfriends are always happy to oblige- it's the men who think it's ridiculous. But they usually keep their mouth shut, if they know what's good for them!
Hi there!! Too funny you and Pam live in the same town! Does she look at all familiar? And yes, you should have hid in her luggage-
I'm a whiner about Disney sometimes, too- we went every 2 years before DVC. Now I'm there 3x a year (plus HHI in the summer for another Disney fix) and it's not enough!! Don't get me wrong...I completely am thankful and appreciative that I get to visit so often. But just last night I was dreaming I was there, and that I couldn't believe my trip was already over. A HORRIBLE nightmare!!
I have to agree- Joan, your post was AWESOME!! Can't wait to hear more!
Oh, Alan- it was hilarious, every minute of it! It was so hard to leave, even harder than last year. We just laughed and laughed...
Hey- so if Bucky has now relocated to SC with Jeff, what if it happens again before you and Ally arrive?? Is Jeff ready to MAN UP and help out his BFF???
Yes...I got nothin on Sexy when I'm up against ITSK- how can you compete with THIS?
OMG- Poor, poor can't-get-lucky-Bucky!
Hi there!! You don't need to call for the soup- you just order it from them where you check in inside the restaurant. If you tell them you just want to order soup & pretzel bread, they'll have a server come up and take your order- we probably waited about 5 minutes. They gave us 3 pretzel breads and the large cup of soup per order, I think it cost about $14. We easily could have shared one.
Mandara spa ROCKS!!! I STRONGLY recommend!!
Hi! Nice to see you!! Glad you're enjoying our TR- we had so much fun!!
Hey Tammie! Yes, we plan to go to Hawaii with Ty&Tim in 2012- we wanted to go in 2011, but I don't know if Aulani will be open yet for August. Our actual 25th is in 2011. We're thinking we'll go to Oahu and Maui. On our honeymoon we did the Big Island and Maui. Congrats on winning the Arbonne cruise!! That's incredible!! I love their stuff- I wish i could have made it work as a business!
And I need to bring those override instructions to Jambo in September!! I'm pretty sure I'll need them!!
We are up to us going into MK after breakfast, I think. I'll be back later to update- but you can go ahead of me, I don't mind!
Thanks!! We haven't even gotten started!!
OMG ALAN!!! That's PERFECT!!!!
Awww.... thanks!! We're all happy to entertain!!
I LOVE COUSIN EDDIE!!!! Cause we all have a cousin Eddie somewhere in our family.....
I may be MIA for a couple of days - movers come tomorrow to pack for two days and load us up on Friday. Don't know what my online status will be during this time.
Wish me luck!!!!
best of luck!
Good luck Kara! I know one of my moms stipulations for getting her to relocate when my dad was transferred years ago was that she had to have movers come in to pack and move our stuff, then unload the truck when we got to our new house. It was so nice!
As for hair, I am at the growing out phase from a chin length bob. LOL. My friend and I have entered into a pact that if ever one of us says we want to chop our hair off again, the other gets to smack the one who said it!
Ellen, we will be going down 9/15-19. We keep talking about how much fun, and TIME we will have there without the kids and we get giddy with excitement. We went on our honeymoon, and had an amazing time. Our 4 year old has been 3 times, and our 2 year old twice. We don't feel bad at all.
good luck with everything kara!
Oh believe me they are packing, loading and unloading. The company would pay for unpacking too, but I don't want someone unpacking a box that will end up in storage anyway. So I've taking a full week off work so I can take my time and unpack at MY pace!
This is the best trip report! Love the updates from different DISMoms. The bantering back and forth is hilarious!
It's actually quite funny. Our kids go to the same schools and I remember one day one of us realized the other was on the DIS boards. It's always nice to find people that love Disney as much as I do. Especially when they are as nice as Pam is.
Yep. If you don't have a Cousin Eddie in your family, then you ARE Cousin Eddie!
Best of luck with the move.
Good luck on the move Kara!
Hi Ellen. I'm here to be one of those creepy internet friends you mentioned in the first post. I caught this thread pimp on the Friendies thread.
I must say that I could easily blend in even though I don't have kids.
BCV is my home resort, so I'm familiar with the villas. I don't care for the Laverne and Shirley bathroom doors (in 1 BR/2BR villas) that lead everywhere, but I figured out a system immediately. And I've had the same coldness issues. Ceiling fans do help. As for the TV remote, I've had that happen a couple times at different resorts. I was able to speed dial someone to come and replace it, no problems.
I have only done the spa thing once, at the Grand Floridian, 10 years ago. I think it's time for me to re-visit the spa, but when do I have time?
And I guess I'm definitely guilty of sharing my love of the Ditch. Since I went there every day of my October trip, I managed to try quite a few varieties of margarita, some tequila shots, and of course, the snackables. The shrimp ceviche is my favorite thing, but I do enjoy those crab tostadas! I would live in the Ditch if I could.
Kona Cafe breakfast. Press pot coffee and Lilikoi juice.
Reason enough to eat there. I don't want to eat Tonga Toast unless I can share it. It's too much for me now. I've wanted to try the pancakes. Until I saw the Samoan. The pulled pork hash sold me. I really have to try it now.
I am enjoying your adventures.
Good luck- I have my fingers and toes crossed for Thursday!!
GOOD FOR YOU! So happy to hear you aren't feeling guilty- ALL parents need a break- and it's so wonderful to be able to focus on what you two need and not what everyone else needs on vacation! Pods & I are going 9/24-9/29.
THANKS!! Glad you like the bantering- in person it is side-splitting!!
That is so funny!! I have alot of friends around town who are either DVC owners or DVC nuts, but none are DISers. Although one of the teachers in town is- at a school my kids don't attend, and I met here HERE. I just love it when people connect!
Hi there!! I am SOOOO HAPPY you decided to pay a visit! I have LOVED all your foodie advice for so long, your reviews are fabulous! I have to say, ITA with you, even without kids you would easily blend in with us- having read all you've written, you are our kinda girl!
That bathroom set up is a little crazy at BCV, but in the end I felt it was a good thing- because someone could shower while someone else could be getting ready, etc, KWIM? I'll be going back in October for 2 nights before the cruise we're taking....have to tell you I will be glued to everything all you friendies have to say about the F&W booths since I will have only a day or maybe two to partake. We were totally screwed out of F&W this year when they switched their dates after we had booked AKV Concierge. But I'm not that upset about it now....just more reason to live in the Ditch! I will be on them at BCV though to get more blankets and a better remote right away, too- we're in a 1 bdrm, now I'll know what to do.
Oh- and yes- you MUST try that Somoan. What a great surprise that was!
Kara - GOOD LUCK with the move. Hope everything goes smoothly!
So...Kara, Joan, Pam & I hit the monorail to MK. It seemed to be a tad bit crowded when we arrived. But it was Saturday, after all- I guess we just were a litttle surprised it was this crowded on May 1st. Anyway...
We did a little bit of shopping (something I personally NEVER get to do when I am here with my family of men) and cut through Caseys, just in time for the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate it! Parade. Also, another thing I rarely get to do when I'm with my boys...and i LOVE a parade!! Do you know, this is the FIRST time I have seen this? Ugh...I need a little one! Can i borrow someone's?? Anyway, we found a great spot at the top of Main Street, and the moving and shaking began!!
I was having the BEST time dancing with them!! Well, except for the part where my camera was smackin me everytime I jumped around, but...whateva...
After we were good and sweaty, we decided to head for BTMR. But look!! Mr. Pumpkin was waiting to say hello!!
Very seasonal for May 1st, doncha think?
Captain Jack was about to instruct his newest pirate recruits-
Of course, after THAT we HAD to ride POC...well, that and the fact that it's soooooo cooooool in POC and it was FREAKIN' HOT in Florida that day!!
We scored FPs for BTMRR and then barely waited for HM, which was nice-
This was the best I could do
Followed by a little Philharmagic-
And maybe we went on Buzz? Before we did BTMRR, and scored Pam & Joan's first ever (and my second ever) Dole Whip. YUMMMMMMM..... and ahhhh....nice and cold. We wiggled our way back through Caseys & the shops, and headed for the bus to BCV- it was DEFINITELY a great day for the POOL! So back to the villa to change into our suits-
Just Kara & I wanted to go for a swim- figuring we'd join Cammie & Lonnie, EXCEPT...they had HAD it with Stormalong Bay by then- I think the pool had been closed a few times while they were there due to unidentified floating objects... and although they made FINE use of the down time by taking full advantage of the offerings at Hurricane Hannah's, they wanted to try something else (I think they headed to the BCV quiet pool). But Kara and I? We weren't gonna let a couple of Mars bars wanna-be floaters discourage us- the pool slide was closing after today for refurb, and we wanted to go for a RIDE!
Up next- what IS really floating in Stormalong Bay and why are Kara and I laughing at HER???
you can borrow my little one anytime you want to see those parades! he absolutely has a blast watching them.. when we went in december he was gettin' down with his bad self
you ladies rock! i can't wait to hear all about going down the slide a million times! wooo!
Awww....thanks!! And you can borrow my big boys for thrill rides, smelly feet and back-talk anytime too!! Really- I do miss having a little one at WDW, but, then again....there's alot to be said for having older ones, too. I guess it's all good!
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