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

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by MEK, May 13, 2011.

  1. MEK

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    That's probably my fault. I have been a little slow in getting the links up when we have multiple updates.

    I feel the same way - those pictures DO scream Disney!!!!

    I would love, love, love to go right after Labor Day. And believe me - its tempting since I will stay have an active AP. I think you are going to have a wonderful time with those low crowds.


    I agree. Cynthia's pictures are stunning!

    It really is the best of both worlds - solo time and lots of girlfriend time for food and drink. It doesn't get any better than that - does it!

    I see my reputation is spreading. Thanks for that - Cynthia. It's my cooler. I always pack water and a little something else. Bags fly free and all that. I can't waste it. ;)

    I was thinking how it would be nice to drive to MK in December and take the boat in. It always reminds me of my first trip there, because that's exactly what we did. It was perfect! Even in the heat it feels so wonderful!
     
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  3. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    And they look great!

    I love that picture, especially the thumbs up and the fact that when I commented on needing to take a sherpa picture she was all for it!

    Very unmagical, I can't believe I slept through it, it sounds like a hideous night. Poor Jeff, I do it too him too so at least Mary Ellen is in good company.

    I really enjoyed the boat and will definitely do it again!

    I did! And can't wait to do it again :) I did like the combo of solo and group time, it was perfect.

    Well I'm never IN any of our trip photos as I'm always taking the picture so figured I ought to fix that. :rotfl: It was a perfect combo of solo and group time. One of the most relaxing and rejuvenating trips I've had in years.

    :rotfl: That's my normal alone time too. It really was odd at first but I acclimated.

    Oh those kids were so cute I could hardly stand it!

    Ah....makes sense now. You can tell I'm from the PNW! :rotfl:

    I loved the combo of solo and group time, it was perfect. Thanks on the pictures, I had fun taking them and playing with my new camera.

    Thanks tina, it was a lovely relaxing morning!

    It was a perfect combination, group, solo, group, solo, group...just wonderful!


    I didn't think she looked that sherpa like considering I knew what was in the cooler :rotfl:

    Edgar was an absolute doll.

    It was a fun way to go in, I will do it again. I've done it from resorts before, in the smaller boats, but not the big one from the TTC.

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    Well.... I did start happy hour before I got back as you may recall. I did a lot between lunch and jumping in the pool.

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    That will happen when you dawdle for photopass, twice, take the longer boat ride route and enjoy main street entertainment. :rotfl:

    I totally agree, so many times I went "Eric would love that, oh Evan would love that", and on and on and on!


    You will love it



    Well on that day I did, there is a reason I'm doing two updates and you all are already in the pool. :rotfl: It's funny, I took a TON more pictures on my solo outings than when we were together as a group or just a few of us so my days area bit lopsided to say the least.
     
  4. MEK

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    So here's the Deal......

    I really wanted to do an update last night, so I tried to upload the rest of my May 1st pictures to photobucket. ...... and then all hell broke loose. I clicked the wrong method of uploading, couldn't get out if it, finally got back into the bulk uploader and it wouldn't work.

    My Mac asks me to trust the certificate when ever I use the bulk uploader. I am thinking I may have hit "don't trust" somewhere in my haste to get into the bulk uploader. Now it won't run. It keeps giving me an error message. It keeps saying that I must "trust" the site, which I obviously already clicked on that button. It asks me to refresh the page and click trust - but I can't refresh the page.

    The long and short of it is, I spent two very frustrating hours trying to troubleshoot this. I googled it a bagillion times, did all the stuff I was supposed to like refresh safari, empty the cache, check Java for any new updates, zap the PRAM, shut down and boot up the computer too many times to count, AND I still can't fix it.

    I have an older mac so without the bulk uploader I have to take pix out of iphoto - put them in a folder - then upload to photobucket. That results in me having no idea which pictures I am actually clicking on to upload AND it gets the photos all out of order. That is the most frustrating part. There's dinner pictures mixed with morning pictures. WHATTTTTTTT?????

    I am totally frustrated and don't know if there is a fix for this.

    So finally, with all my pictures in random order, I started an update. Then I went to save it and - YUP - deleted the whole thing. I could just :sad: I have plans tonight and tomorrow, so it will probably be Friday before I do another update. And if I can't get this bulk uploader fixed before Day 4, I am going to :scared1::scared1::scared1:

    I am open to any and all suggestions!!!!!!!!:worship:

    And - oh yeah - I forgot to mention that my dishwasher also broke! $350 to replace the circuit board or buy a whole new dishwasher. It's only 5 years old. Sheesh!
     
  5. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't help with the Mac and bulk uploader part but I can help with the out of order on photobucket part. Click on "my albums" and then you'll get a lower tab menu. Click on "organize". then find the album you want and you will get a "sort current album by" drop down menu. You can choose to sort oldest first or whatever (I do oldest first) and for the most part, it will get it right. Where mine gets wacky is if I have my time settings off (not changed to EST) and then put phone pics or photopass in the same folder as their time stamps will be different). You can also sort by name so for numbered photos that works well too.

    UGH UGH UGH on the dishwasher. At that point it's tough to know what to do, new or fix. I despise appliances.

    You should be able, somehow, in your internet security settings, add in Photobucket as a trusted site but I'm not sure how best to do it on a Mac, if it's different. On a PC, in your browser it would be under Tools/Options/Security and the click on exceptions and add the site as an exception (I think).

    :hug:

    I'll get my update up today maybe, I have a feeling I'll run away early anyway, it's been a bit of a brutal week. 4 doctors visits between the E's, one more today (me) plus my review. I'm worn out.

    And broke from co-pays :rotfl:
     
  6. MEK

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    So I can reorder them right in photobucket? I need to check that out!

    And, yes, I need someone to tell me how to make the computer recognize photobucket and the bulk uploader as a trusted site. I just have NO idea how to do it.

    As my friend Jen says - Macs are great - until you have to fix something. Then it takes 5X longer than a pc for a regular person like me to figure it out. I guess that's why they call those Apple people geniuses. :rolleyes1
     
  7. KatMark

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    Sorry to hear about the dishwasher. Ours is 18 years old, but I never use it (that's what I have a huband for ;) ). They are coming to check our air conditioner tomorrow and I am praying they can figure out why the circuit keeps tripping as I don't have $3000 for a new central air unit.

    Hope you figure out your photo problem.
     
  8. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Yes, you can reorder. I do it all the time, it drives me nuts otherwise!

    Definitely try your internet browser settings, it's easy to check and couldn't hurt

    Tools/Options/Security/Exceptions

    Also I burned the CD's finally last night, now just need something to send them to everyone in!
     
  9. saintstickets

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    HEY!!! I resemble that remark! :rotfl2:
     
  10. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Ughhh how frustrating with your photo problems!!! I hope photobucket believes you trust it soon!! Is there a different computer you can try using?

    And the dishwasher on top of that! :sad2: :hug: Sending lots of good (and patient!) vibes your way!
     
  11. MeMom

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    I'm sorry you are having your problem, but I did learn something new from your questions. I didn't know you could organize the pictures by different ways. Nice to know in case mine ever does that. I hope some computer expert here on the boards can help you out.



    I hope it's a quick fix. My central unit went out Christmas Eve morning, and it was cold! I didn't have $3000+ either, so I am making monthly payments. It's nice to have heat and air, but it is dipping into my Disney money, don't ya know?!?!? :upsidedow
     
  12. TanzUnited99

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    Oh no on the photobucket and dishwasher situation! :sad2: Hope you get things sorted :goodvibes
     
  13. Mndisneygirl

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    Dang, Mary Ellen!!!

    pixiedust:pixiedust:

    Maybe this will help!
     
  14. tinacaplan

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    Sorry about the computer problems (Maryellen) and the doctors' visits (Cynthia). It has been a brutal week. Its our last week of school and the next forty-eight hours cannot pass quickly enough...so I'm right there with ya.

    And what is it with electronics that just don't last anymore? So frustrating!
     
  15. 2xcited2sleep

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    Sorry about your computer woes, ME! :sad2: Wish I could help but I am useless on this stuff... :upsidedow
     
  16. Nermel9

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    Ugh, sorry about your computer! I'm useless with this kind of stuff, wish I could help! :goodvibes And I'm sorry your dishwasher broke! Ours broke a while ago, and we never got it fixed our bought a new one, so now I'm used to not having one! :confused3
     
  17. glennbo123

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    Sorry about your computer troubles MEK! :)
     
  18. Wicket's Mom

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    Appliances are not made to last very long anymore. I would buy a new dishwasher rather than fix it. They have a life span of about 7 years. Fridge is about 5 years.

    I just about burned my kitchen down when fixing dinner this afternoon. I turned the wrong burner on & was waiting for the water to boil when I heard a whoosh. I turned around & a skillet of bacon fat was afire with a two foot high flame. I managed to get it outside where it burned a hole in the grass. Then I remember to use baking soda to put it out. The upstairs smoke alarm was going off & the house was full of smoke! I got it all aired out but it was a few tense moments I can tell you!

    I need another vacation soon!
     
  19. sunny_stace

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    Sorry to hear about all of your woes Mary Ellen:headache: That is super frustrating....I'm sorry I can't offer more help!:hug:
     
  20. eandesmom

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    While poor Mary Ellen is dealing with her puter and photo problems I'll get myself caught up to the rest of the girls (and we still need Melissa to update!)...apparently I felt the need to fill in for my ill feeling roomie and overcompensated with a LOT of pictures.

    After a delicious, if a bit slow, lunch and filled to the brim with ice tea we all left the Plaza. Everyone had slightly different missions but a plan to meet back at the pool. I’d now been in the world for a good 30+ hours and still had yet to go on a ride. Decisions decisions! I’m so used to being overscheduled that when faced with free time like that it can be a little overwhelming and almost paralyzing. Which often means on a truly truly free day, I get absolutely nothing done! This was no exception, so I decided to stroll.

    First, of course, I swung by Space Mountain for a Fast Pass.

    Since I was in the area, I checked out some cars. I haven’t made it onto this ride since…I’m not sure when. Probably 2004. This trip would be no exception.

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    Just past the Indy cars was something far more interesting to me and it drew me in.

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    I love Dumbo, the E’s love Goofy, Jeff loves Pete, I can’t wait to see how this turns out. Heck, I just liked the signs

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    Moving on…more signs

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    This should be fun

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    I’d never seen this guy out before so took a picture just because

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    I kept walking, it was nice to stroll with no agenda but taking pictures of random things for no particular reason. Lines seemed long at places I wanted to go in FL (It’s a small world, Pooh, Snow White) so I just kept going, I didn’t have time for lines today.

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    That line looked way too long for me

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    This looked restful though (not that I needed the rest having done nothing all day other than eat)

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    I contemplated a visit but having just been to TSI in August, wasn’t all that interested, much as I love it.

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    I did keep thinking about this place

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  21. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    But instead…for my first ride of the trip, decided to go here

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    Oh wait, here are the other people with me!

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    Yes. My first ride of the trip was on the Liberty Belle! An odd choice I’m sure but she’d been closed on every single trip I’d been on that I could remember. In fact, I’m honestly not sure if I’d ever been on the WDW version or not before. As I walked by she was doing her final boarding and so I snuck right on. Hence the no pre-boarding boat pictures.
    This had to be a separate update as…I got a little carried away taking pictures. Ride with me.

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