Ellen & Pods alone at last at F&W- with a twist of Vero! 9/25-10/1/09 Update12/14 p.9

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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We went back to our rooms and changed into our swimsuits, OMG was it EVER time for a swim!! First, though, here's a couple of pics of Lonnie's room- since it was at the end of the hallway it was configured a little differently-

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    The view out the side window-

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    Before we got our very deserved frozen cocktails I think I went to the gym for a few minutes- a very few minutes!! Then we chose a couple of lounge chairs in the shade by the sea grapes- which, i have to say, were making a mess of the area, but were very, very pretty-

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    In a phallic kind of way...

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    We saw Barbie (from the beach walk that morning) and she was really happy to inform us that the unidentifiable stuff we saw all over the beach that morning was manatee grass- that doesn't normally wash up on the beach. We thought it was so nice that she ran up to us and was so happy to answer a question from the morning- what an excellent CM!! Soon the boys were back from stinkin' it up on the golf course AGAIN-

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    They ordered some lunch, I got some peel & eat shrimp which was just right after that big breakfast. (I HAD to get the shrimp- I read about it on the DIS!!) There was a DJ playing- although it was a substitute DJ and so it was an abridged version of what i think it normally would have been. The slide races started, and Pods said he would do it with me! :yay: The best part? Our times STUNK...but I beat DH!! :woohoo: I couldn't wait to tell the kids I kicked Daddy's butt in a race!! :rotfl: Anyway, the CM at the top with the timer had some tips for going faster which I tried, but was too chicken to stick with- because it felt like I was going to go flying out the side! I believe her advice for men sliders was to lay flat but lift their shoulder blades up, for women, you had to lean forward and try to pull your butt off the slide. Ummm....that works very well, but it was a little too fast for me!! Here are a few pics from the slide-

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    Looks like it's nappy time for Loni & Mike-

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    Ahh..look! More napping!!

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    When the snoozers woke up, we decided it was time to play some games......


     
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  3. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I'm thinkin' you might win a Hubby of the year award for that one!!! :worship::thumbsup2

    Thanks for the kind words!! I truly hope you make it there someday- it is completely worth the trip. :goodvibes

    Me TOO!!!!!! Can we meet????? :hyper: We get there 1 week from Weds!!!!:dance3:

    And thanks, too. :goodvibes

    Can't say as I blame ya for that!

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    Thanks- more to come soon!!:)
     
  4. disney1474

    disney1474 DIS Veteran

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    Great report!!! We will be going to Vero in May for the first time. We have a OVIR for 3 nights and than over to AKV concierge for 4 nights. Can't wait!!!!!
     
  5. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    That's going to be the perfect vacation! I stayed AKV concierge with my friends in May- we loved it!! (It's the Dismoms TR in my sig)

    Ellen
     
  6. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Ellen - we arrive late on the 6th of Nov. and are staying at SSR. Then we will be at EPCOT all day on the 7th, can't wait!!!!!! The 8th is up in the air for now. I would so love to meet. But if not, we will be there in spirit! Or, if you see a guy walking comando, usually with a red DVC hat on, with three females behind, that will be us! :lmao: Mom, always lagging behind. :confused3
     
  7. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    well, we are checking into BLT on the 8th (after having spent the weekend over at the darkside and HRH!) having dinner at Chef Mickey's and then watching the fireworks from TOW lounge (hopefully) before heading over to MK for EMH. On the 9th, bfst at Kona Cafe, then MK, then pool, then DHS & 50s PT for dinner. The 10th we check out, and spend the morning in Epcot, have lunch at Tutto's and hit MK one last time before MCO. How long are you staying?
     
  8. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    This is a short trip for us. Arrive Friday, Nov 6th, late and we will be leaving on Monday, the 9th. We are flying in and out of Sanford. Direct flight from there to Des Moines. So no MCO for us this time.

    We are planning on MK on the 8th to watch the fireworks. Cuz, I just love them. And, like you said, there are extra magic hours that night. So :woohoo:, maybe we could hook up and meet that night?

    Would love to hear about your BLT experience. We just bought points there on the DVC Member Cruise and will be staying there next September after the cruise.

    What do ya think?
     
  9. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I think I will see you on Monday night! :banana: I'll pm you- And how was the member cruise? I really want to take one someday- it's just right when the kids go back to school, so an awful time for me not to be here (or them). Think I'll have to wait for an empty nest- which is alot closer than I would like!
     
  10. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We decided it would be fun to play some Bocce Ball over on the lawn in front of the Inn (which is where bocce ball is played, don'tcha know!). L&M went upstairs to get some beverages, while I went to E&F's window to get the balls. The CM at the window was Jennifer- we had met Jennifer the day before, and had had a long conversation with her about horseshoes. It seems VB was down a shoe or 2, making it impossible to play the game. I believe we instructed her to get on that asap, because P&M are shoe freaks. Well, i asked about the shoes again, and still they were down a shoe or 2. Couldn't she have gone at lunch? Didn't she understand the urgency of this situation???? (By the way, this was all tongue-in-cheek, she knew I was just busting chops and she had a great sense of humor and was playing along.) Umm, no, she didn't get a lunch today as they were understaffed and she had been at work since 7 am or so. Ahhh...excuses, excuses.;) Ok, we'll settle for the bocce balls then. Pods & I went over to play- and waved to Lonnie way up there on the balcony-

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    And Pods & I played some more. And some more. And some more. And then guess who had a suprise for us???? JENNIFER the rockstar CM!!!!!!!!

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    Now, how cool is that that yet AGAIN a CM went out of her way to find us to make sure we would have a great time? VB ROCKS!!! Well, horeshoes in hand, Bocce ball was canceled (I was kickin' Pods' butt, anyway, better to end his misery than prolong it:rolleyes1) and when L&M came down (with a cooler and big red cups) we headed across the street to play horseshoes-

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    LOVE Mike's face in this one!!
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    When the games were done, the guys walked back (they were out of beer, God forbid!) and Lonnie & I explored this area across the street.

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    Cont'd next post-

     
  11. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We thought we would be brave and cross the highway rather than go back through the tunnel.

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    Don't worry, we held hands and looked both ways, the traffic was INSANE!!!!!

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    VB has some different activities from HHI because, i think, they have all that land to play sports on (where the big soccer field is). They even have dodgeball, which is my kids absolute, hands-down FAVORITE thing EVER, so I am sure they would love it here. We will really have to come back with the kids.

    Time to get cleaned up for dinner at Sonya's! On our way to dinner, I took a few pics-

    The Green Cabin Room-

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    The lobby-

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    The GC from afar-

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    One of the MANY little sitting areas-

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    Next up- a FABULOUS meal at Sonya's with a little too much wine....:rolleyes1

     
  12. jakenjess

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    I'm really enjoying your report! We were just watching the video from our trip to Vero last night and saying how much we want to go back!:thumbsup2 Looking forward to the rest of your report.:goodvibes
     
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    Loving your trip report. We have only done one long weekend at VB. Would love to stay there again. :)
     
  14. Tinks "SS"

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    Ellen, Great TR!! Love the drinks and VB pics!!! Keep them coming!
     
  15. Louiepipbgeeco

    Louiepipbgeeco Louie is hubby, I am PIP Disney Diva!!

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    Ellen Great job. I am so loving this TR. Makes me want to visit even more. Love all the wonderful pictures you have included. Great ammunition for me to convince DH that this is definitely someplace we need to go.
     
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    Great TR! This is the most in-depth Vero TR I have read, and you are doing a good job selling that place! :goodvibes
     
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    Love your TR! VB looks like such a great place to stay! Great that you are running into to all of these awesome CM's! :thumbsup2

    Tracy
     
  18. work2play

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    Wow, now I may have to put VB on my list! I can't wait to hear what you think of BLT! It was your TRs that got my started with my very first TR this past August. All of my friends wanted to hear about it and it was really cool to just send them a link! What kind of room did you book at BLT?
     
  19. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Ohhh...I wish I had taken video. I really need to get a new video camera...maybe next year...:thumbsup2 Thanks for the incentive!

    Hi!! And me too!!:goodvibes

    I'll be back later with another update- thank-you!

    Cool! So glad I could help! :goodvibes

    Haha- VB doesn't need me to sell it, it definitely sells itself. :thumbsup2
    Thank-you!!

    There were a TON of wonderful CMs there- everywhere you turned, someone was going waaaayyyy out of their way to make a guest's stay just a little more special. It was magical! :wizard:

    That's excellent!!! I need to read your TR- do you have a link? I love that I can send all my friends to read the TR's I write- I have a couple of girlfriends who don't get away too often that really love them- virtual vacationing is a great time! :thumbsup2

    I'm sure I will enjoy BLT- I am one of the people who actually likes the decor, i think it's really swanky. :cool2: Reminds me of W hotels. And this will be our first time staying on the monorail, so I am SUPER excited about that!! :woohoo: We have a 1 bdrm Lake view room- most of the pics I have seen of lake view rooms are very nice, I'm really looking forward to it.

    Alright- I have to run out and get project supplies for my boys- EVERYTHING is due in the next 4 school days, we are EXHAUSTED and I can't WAIT to get on that plane next week. Hope to be back soon with a Sonya's post-

    Ellen
     
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    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Happy me!!! I just booked 5 nights at AKV Concierge for another F&W Golf trip with Pods!!!! Sept 24 to 29th- I was going to book BCV, but checked AKV concierge first and it was available, so WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: DH has never stayed there before and I think he liked the sound of FREE BEER that goes with the room! :rotfl: So I wanted to try to get it for him. :thumbsup2 Well....and for me! :goodvibes I guess I asked if he wanted to go at just the right time- he's headed to the World Series tonight!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITING!!!! Sure hope those yankees play a whole lot BETTER this game!! :rotfl: I'd hate to cancel the trip!! :rotfl2:
     

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