How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?*Final Thoughts & Farewells* 10/7 p100

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  1. manntra

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    Hi there :wave: I am Tracy, from Upstate NY, DVC member since 2007 and have been to WDW many times growing up....we generally went every year until I graduated HS. :goodvibes I took my niece on a trip in 2006 and it was all over for me. I drank the kool-aid, joined DVC and have been feverishly planning trips ever since :laughing: I am 40 :scared1:, work in sales/management and live with my fabulous nine year old minature pinscher Ziggy :goodvibes

    My favorite time of the year to visit is October. I :lovestruc F&W. This coming October I am so happy to be staying at the BCV. I had the first five nights secured and when I was down there last week I received an email saying that my last two nights came through on the waitlist :yay: My 15 year old niece will be joining be again on this trip (as well as a few other fabulous Diser's ;))

    This is me from last May....I really don't like posting pictures of myself but bear with me I am trying to get used to the idea :rolleyes1 Note the picture from France.....The one on the left is from last May and the one on the right from this May....:rolleyes1 I do adore France ;)

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    I was the last one to arrive sometime on Saturday afternoon :upsidedow I was trying to see about getting an earlier flight on Friday because the shuttle was supposed to take off Friday afternoon :rolleyes: Something I have always wanted to see but didn't miss it because it is now scheduled for Monday :sad2:
    When I arrived everyone was over at Epcot....hmmmm wonder what they were all up to?? :rolleyes1


    Tracy
     
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  3. MEK

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    :welcome: Jackie! It was one crazy trip. Lots of fun! What was really nice was we each did our own thing at times, but we had plenty of girls time too.


    :welcome: Fla fan!!!!! Thanks for joining in. We will do our best to keep you entertained.


    :welcome: MeMom! It is the best airport, isn't it? And I love those tiles. So pretty!

    It was a great trip! It was a great group! It was great weather! Couldn't ask for more.

    July 1st! WOOT! That is right around the corner now!

    :welcome: Nermel! So glad you are here for the fun! Hopefully we will keep you entertained until its almost time for you to go in October!!!!!

    :welcome: Disneymom! This was a true girl's trip. NO men allowed. Well, expect for the occasional phone call Melissa got from her stressed out husband. I hope you are able to plan your girls trip. And congrats on joining DVC. You won't regret it!

    :welcome: Jen! I am referring you to you as our south almost west line. Considering you are two time zones away from us East Coast girls, I think you are qualify as west.


    It was a trip full of laughter and good times!!!!!! Definitely a ton of fun! I am so glad you were able to arrange to go after testing. I am still so jealous that you will be back there in a few weeks. I think you are our frequent flier!

    I got tons of pictures in the queue. It really was fun!

    WOOT! to that!!!! That was a nice rental car! Thanks for being our chauffer for the first day!

    :welcome: Glenn. You darn well better follow this TR! It wouldn't be the same without you!
     
  4. MEK

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    :welcome: Tammie! So glad to have you following along for all our crazy adventures!!!!!!

    :woohoo: Woot! Great Intro Tracy and Fantastic Pictures. I absolutely LOVE the side by side pictures and I have to try that pink stuff. Appears to be quite popular on FB!!!!! I need to copy that photo on the right into the shutterfly book. It is mandatory!
     
  5. bluejasmine

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    Sounds like so much fun!! Cant wait to read more!
     
  6. heaven2dc

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    I am joining in! I can't wait to read all about your adventures - I would love to go on an all-girls trip sometime. Only problem is - I have no friends :lmao: Seriously.....I never seem to have time to make friends with working full time, taking classes (working on my Associates in Hospitality/Travel/Tourism now and then will start working towards Bachelors of Business Management starting in October) plus homeschooling my DS17 (last year of homeschooling - hurray!) and being mom/grandma. So I am living vicariously through you gals :)
     
  7. Mndisneygirl

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    I'm in and I haven't even read the first post!
    ETA. Okay now I've caught up! I'm excited to hear about all the fun, and apparently all the drinks!

    Love the intros so far ladies! Who's next?
     
  8. Missyrose

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    This seems like such a fun trip! I can't wait to read more popcorn::
     
  9. MEK

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    :welcome: Bluejasmine! Thanks for joining in. We really did have a blast and, as Christine said, there will be plenty more subtitles for this TR.

    :welcome: Heaven2dc! Thanks for joining in.

    Wow - you do sound incredibly busy. You must go from sun up to sun down! Yikes! I hope things quiet down for you in the near future.

    That's why it was so cool that this trip worked out so well. My virtual friends turned out to be way more flexible then my friends who live a few miles away.

    :welcome: Sheree! Thanks for joining in!!!!! There was lots of fun and, yes, lots of drinks! I took pictures of almost everything we consumed. (was there ever a doubt) So you will experience it all.

    :welcome: Missyrose. This was a great trip. We are so happy to have you join in for the fun! Girls trips are the best!
     
  10. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Right! It's also a state of mind and yours is just right! :goodvibes And for the record...she could be my daughter too. :rotfl:

    Not really....you stuck to one nicely sized park bag...whit a few things clipped on. Including my mug so if anything put you into sherpa status it was schlepping my mug. :rotfl: A vast improvement I think (at least in looking at previous pictures(.

    I was very worried I wouldn't have a roomie for the first few days. :scared1: so glad you managed to make it.

    :rotfl: on the first drink and Max is adorable!!!!!!!!!!

    YUCK!

    that is SO funny! I had no idea you did that. I would have been dissapointed, tis true. Way to work it!!!!
     
  11. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    I'm late I'm late for a very important date!

    And...it will have to wait. :rotfl: Story of my life.

    I'm Cynthia, the "west" in this story and promise to come back and do a proper introduction complete with pictures tomorrow. Given the Carol Brady nature of my life, weekends are a bit nuts around my house but the day of rest promises to be just that tomorrow and I hope to make it full of updates!

    :goodvibes
     
  12. DisMomAmy

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    Hello Ladies!!! :wave2:

    I'm so excited to hear all about your trip. :banana: I love a good girls getaway story & hope to see some pictures of BCV... my dream resort too!
     
  13. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    Must be race weekend up there. We get it Memorial day!!!!

    Wal Mart at 3am for the best people watching!!:rotfl2:



    Can't wait to hear more.
     
  14. Disneyfreak616

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    Oh I am SO in on this! :thumbsup2
     
  15. MEK

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    :welcome: Cynthia! So glad you made it here! I guess we can wait another day for the introduction!

    For the most part I feel like I am in the right state of mind, but I have to say that the strep throat and cold really threw me the double whammy. I haven't felt 100% healthy since and every once in a while I still get that annoying, horrible cough at night. Nick keeps asking me, "Are you OK?" You know the one I'm talking about.

    I actually would love to have Jen as my daughter (who wouldn't?), cause she is just the sweetest girl and she is so smart and accomplished. She would make any mother proud! :flower3:

    You're right - I did pretty well! I guess I am thinking about how I looked in the airport. Park bag, camera bag, and big Disney shopping bag filled with assorted items. Every time I would get up to go somewhere, people who give me the "Whose the sherpa?" look. And, you know, I spent way too much time in the airport waiting to go home. (But I'll save that for the end of the trip)

    I am too! It was close! PHEW!

    Denny looked at me like "what are you doing?" and when I said "first drink picture", he completely understood. :rotfl2:


    and Max is my bud. He sleeps with me almost every night. Not great for the hot flashes, but I love him all the same!

    Seriously - that was the first time I had seen the love bugs in action. Now I understand why people find them so disgusting.

    Oh yeah - I totally worked that angle. How could they say no to someone who was flying from across the country and checking in at 8am? The idea actually came to me while I was in line. :rolleyes1

    :rotfl2: Carol Brady! You are a bit like Carol Brady. And I mean that in a good way - energetic, organized, compassionate. I'll have to think about what Brady character best suits me. :rotfl2:

    :welcome: Amy! Thanks so much for joining in! I have lots of pictures of BCV to show you. And it has always been my dream resort, too. I have been trying to stay there for awhile. It really was wonderful and I, personally, think the customer service was better there than any place I have stayed so far. They just seemed to have a little extra bit of niceness. (Is that a word? :laughing:)

    :welcome: Poolrat. It is, indeed, race weekend. Surprisingly my friday afternoon traffic was not horrendous, so I think I got lucky.

    My husband gets SO MAD at me when I start whispering "people of Walmart" comments to him. :rotfl: What can I say? Sometimes I just can't help myself.

    Stayed tuned. Lots more coming!

    :welcome: Disneyfreak. We are so happy to have you along for the ride. Looks like you have some great summer trips planned!
     
  16. Charleston Princess

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    Christine and Tracy,

    When are your October dates? Are you going to be there the same time?

    Just wondering...;) (You know I am absolutely jonesing for a trip at this point.)
     
  17. 2xcited2sleep

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    Well if you are jonesing, you've come to the right place. You know how effective we are at "enabling the habit!" :lmao:

    I'm there 10/13-22 and think Tracy and her niece are there 10/15-22 :woohoo:

    Come on down!!! Food & Wine and MNSSHP... :)


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    Just wanted to add my :welcome: to "old" and new friends alike. Thanks for joining us. It really was a super fun trip that will hopefully be fun to read about!
     
  18. jenjolt

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    OOOH OOOH can I help with the enabling!!!:rotfl: I'm going to be down there the 14th through the 19th of October!!!!
     
  19. dawnbu40

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    Wow page 3 already!

    We're back and you know I wouldn't miss your TR :goodvibes
     
  20. Charleston Princess

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    I love enabling...:rotfl: Looks like mid-October would be a great time to go. ;)
     
  21. MeMom

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    Brooklynn and I are coming October 15th to 19th. Jen and Anita will be there, too, around that time. Maybe we could have a meet for everyone at a resort on the night of the 15th? Do you know your schedule? I think we will do Hollywood Studios (or possibly MK) on arrival day, Epcot, MK, AK, and then MK for our 1/2 day leaving day. We (our friend, Kay, is bringing her granddaughter, too) will let the little girls decide whether to spend more time at MK and drop Hollywood Studios altogether or go to Hollywood when we get in at lunchtime on Saturday.

    Jackie, here you go messing with our minds again about a trip! :laughing: Would this be you and Charles for a long weekend or all of you?
     

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