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Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks: final update 12/29, p.98

Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by rentayenta, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    I'm surprised it wouldn't be impossible right over xmas, that's cool Nothing official yet, lots of rumors of something along those lines either full or partial going back with the backlot tour is/was.

    Nothing wrong with planning 713 days away, that is easily how long our next years NYE trip has been being discussed.
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  3. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Thank you. :goodvibes You're right, the time stamp makes it worse for sure. It's hard to think anything else when I am with him. :sad1: He's such a good dog. He's been so much fun and given us a lot of love. ​

    I don't remember it but was in Cypress during the 70's and 80's. The Scottish Kilt is a great name. :thumbsup2

    :sad1: I'm sorry. Did you watch it? The Carsland float was unreal. :cloud9:

    Your trip is so soon! :cool1: I hope she's healed soon but thankfully she's got you if they're not 100%. I'd bring supplies no matter what. If you have them, she'll be fine. If you forget them, she'll need them.

    Are you all ready for the trip other than packed of course? ​

    Fran is like my Chloe. At 14, she's got a huge Dermatology file, Neurologist file, and Endocrinologist file. We're well versed with Primary Children's Medical Center. Hopefully we can start titration Chloe off of her seizure medications in the next few months. Fingers crossed. ​

    You can take the girl out of California but you can't take the California out of the girl. :banana: I've indoctrinated them from Utah. We've got beach scenes, shells, nautical decor all over.

    My Boma coma cis are funny. Joshua is a good sport. ​
  4. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    :rotfl2: I'm glad I'm not alone in my crazy long countdowns.

    I hadn't heard anything about Carsland in WDW. That'd be awesome! :thumbsup2 Who do you rent points through? I'm thinking I'm going to need to rent for the Dec. 2014 trip. ​
  5. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    All rumor and speculation at this point. I've never rented point but would think 11 month for GCV would be huge, 7m would make me nervous. Heck I'm nervous for WDW booking at 11 for NYE! David's is the big advertiser around here but he's on the pricier side @ $13 per point. The Timeshare store I think has them at $12. Other than that you can go to the rent/trade board and do it that way. Lots of folks do but it makes me nervous but I'm sure it would be fine and the price point is a lot better that's for sure. If I were going to do it though, I'd hope to find a DISer I knew or a very well established poster....or go through David's I guess. I'd rather do a transfer but I know lots of folks aren't willing to do those.
  6. dvc at last !

    dvc at last ! DVC Member 2006!

    Happy Monday --
    Not sure how the 2 weeks in August will work yet -
    Drive to DC and fly to WDW then return to DC and drive home ?
    Visit DC and go home and then fly to WDW ?
    Must first find out what time our visit to DC will work with daughter's schedule -
    been there before when they were at work and we did many sights our self
    during the day including the yearly visit to Ikea (Hubby dislikes that trip) and we went places in the evening, dinners, guests over and
    visited some of their friends. I also have 2 nephews who live there and that is a must also. One in the District and one in Alexandria.
    I do love being in DC there is so much to do.

    The Spain trip will be at the Royal Gardens at Sunset Beach Club.

    Yes, Disney Paris will be a day trip. Both of my children have been there before when living in France during college. They attended a wedding in Paris a few summers ago and visited Disney then also.

    Is your December 2014 Disney trip to Disneyland ?

    I have never been to Disneyland. Must put it on the Bucket List !

    FYI: needing points ?
    Did you know that you can buy 25 points from Disney each calendar year
    at $15 per point ?

    Also, if you post on the boards there are Members who will transfer points
    (usually $10-$12 per point - check and find out I believe the points transferred are according to the owners 11 and 7 month windows - not yours). We have done that. I feel it is safer then renting from someone I do not know - but many do it and it all works !

    Take care.
  7. Native NYer

    Native NYer DIS Veteran

    I am renting points from someone for 4 nights at GCV and she's been fantastic. I didn't want to risk waiting until the 7 month mark. Since we are arriving a day earlier, I'm going to attempt to book a 1 br on 1/16 for 8/16. I hope it works out. if it doesn't, I'm just going to use points for a standard room at either the DLH or GCH.
  8. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

    Finally, now that the kids I nanny are back in school I have been able to catch up. I am sorry about your Riley. We don't have pets now but we did have a cat when I was little and it got run over by a car and I still remember how I awful I felt. :hug:
  9. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    I found someone who I may rent through but like you, renting makes me very nervous. David is another good option as is The Timeshare Store. GCV points generally rent for more anyways. I may rent mine to help cover the cost of renting. I think THV/SSR points run between $10-11.

    I'm not giving up hope for a GCV add on but even then, it'd have to be a BIG one. ;) I am not well versed with renting or transferring so I've definitely got my work cut out for me. Oh no, more research! :cloud9:

    You'll get the BWV for NYE at 11 months. :thumbsup2 Did you buy resale or direct? ​

    I have never been to DC :blush: but DH loves it. He says the same thing: there is so much to do. His aunt lives in Alexandria. When Gabby was in 5th grade she went on a school trip so my hubby and his dad went to. While Gabby toured with her school, they stayed with his aunt and toured together. He'd been before and loves it. One day I'll get there.

    I really need to research this rent/transfer thing. Do you have someone you can suggest renting from? I'm all about references. :thumbsup2

    Our trip will be to Disneyland. :lovestruc I can't believe its going to take us this long to get to Carsland but thats what its looking like. ​

    Good plan but I think you'll be good if you call right at opening on the 7 month mark. I believe online can book an hour earlier even. Good luck lady, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. ​

    :wave: Hey girl! Glad life is calming down. Good to see you back. Riley seems to be doing a little better. He has his 1 week follow up Thursday. I'm hoping she gives him the diuretic as he's still retaining a ton of fluid. ​
  10. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    I bought direct. Which is not for everyone, and maybe not even for most. We have a variety of reasons for doing so but honestly for us, with where we live, the restrictions on the resale was a big deal. Is it the best way to use points, no. But I want the option. And I wanted fully loaded, dues free, in my account immediately, points, resale can take time and it seems Disney is exercising ROFR more than ever. We have 2 smaller contracts in equal size, which is perfect for us. I would never have been able to find that amount, for BWV, resale. There are good contracts out there, more so at some resorts than others but everything I kept seeing was stripped down and more points than I wanted. At this point I think we have enough to get us by. The NYE trip will eat up a ton of points. We will probably always be in a borrowing situation and a little point shy but I'd rather buy a couple of one time use points as I need them then have another contract and pay more dues.

    I considered renting out points but...decided to go to Aulani instead. :rotfl:
  11. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    We bought direct too. I don't love the limitations or possible limitations on resale either though if the GCV price were right, I'd hop on it. I like fully loaded and available immediately as well. :thumbsup2 I just saw a great GCV resale for 160 I think which would be perfect but sad for me, I don't have an extra $16,000 laying around. :laughing:

    I'm happy for you! You get to make your New Years reservation in just a couple of weeks. :banana:

    I'm going to Club 33 for my birthday!!!

    A sweet friend made us a reservation for the day after my birthday! It'll be them and my friend Sadee and myself. :cloud9: Lunch! Can't wait. It's a bucket lister for me. ​
  12. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    I so hear you there! I don't imagine they have much available even direct for GCV do they? I'd probably suck up a studio there to be honest, much as I love having the kitchen, the trip just doesn't need to be as long so a studio could be livable for 3 nights if it was just the 4 of us, though certainly not ideal.

    I do! Very excited about that. Have had some drama about it already with the family, hopefully it will be resolved before then. Flight prices are freaky, I am hoping with enough prior tracking we can make it work but they are scary.

    I am SOOOOO jealous!!!!!!!!
  13. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    :goodvibes I am super duper excited! :woohoo: Like I could hardly sleep last night. :hyper: I'm waitlisted for the night before in a Studio at the GCV. They had a 1 bedroom but I just couldn't swallow spending 52 points for one night for 2 people. Maybe I'll see what the DLH costs points wise? I was thinking it would be cool to wake up at Disney before heading to Club 33 for a fabulous lunch with awesome friends.

    The Studio would be easy with 4 for sure and the points are so high for a one bedroom, I'd totally ne happy with a Studio for 4. :thumbsup2

    Family drama regarding NYE? Already? I'm sorry. :scared: I hope it all works out. It sounds like you're planning an amazing trip. Boardwalk at midnight? Unreal! :cool1:
  14. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz <marquee><img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sm

    Congratulations!!! What awesome friends indeed.

    I hope you have a great time at the Club. Take lots of pictures so we can live vicariously.
  15. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    I agree, I feel very blessed. I will for sure, thank you! :grouphug: I'll bring the real camera so they're not all iPhone shots. I'll probably skip breakfast too. Or I'll have a Bengal BBQ skewer for breakfast. :cloud9:
  16. dvc at last !

    dvc at last ! DVC Member 2006!

    Club 33 that is great ! Did hear of Club 33 before, but did not know much about it - so I did look it up and it says it is a private club.
    So how do you get in ?
    Yes, you will need your real camera not the photo camera.
    When will you be going ?
    Sounds fab !
  17. franandaj

    franandaj <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

    Talk to me in October or November 2013....I went crazy on the VGC points thinking that we would spend several weekends there during F&W. I still have 72 2012 points and my full allotment of 2013 points to come. Unless they bring back F&W I don't see me planning a lot of stays at the 11 month mark.

    I hope it's fun! :goodvibes Nice to tick things off your bucketlist! :thumbsup2

    You'll want to have a huge appetite, there is so much good food, and take plenty of pictures! I hope you get the waitlist. I've used my points to at the DLH and GCH for last minute visits. It's a lot more than for a villa, but at least you're staying at Disney!
  18. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    To get in you've got to either be a member or be basically sponsored by a member. Its been on my bucket list as long as I've had a bucket list. :laughing: We'll be going in March. ​

    Really? I'll check with you first then. For our trip in Dec 2014 I'm going to need the 11 month advantage for sure. I hope you get to use your points of course but I'll happily rent them from you if you've got them available. :goodvibes Are you ready for your trip??? I can't believe you leave so soon. :woohoo:

    :thanks: :goodvibes This and Nantucket are/were right at the top. ​

    I looked into using points at one of the hotels. I'm not a PPH lover. The GCV is my favorite but I do like the DLH too. We did Christmas there in 2005 and it was fantastic. I think it's 30+ for a night the DLH. The site is down right now, I just checked. I do like the idea of sleeping near the magic and waking up to a magical day. My Disney loving flag is proudly flying high right now. :cloud9:

    I'll be starving I'm sure. I'll skip breakfast which isn't abnormal for me. :thumbsup2 I don't know what the picture taking etiquette is and I don't want to hinder anyone's experience. ​
  19. franandaj

    franandaj <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

    We should know if F&W is coming back in 2014 by October, if it isn't coming back we won't be planning any big advance trips for a while. So I might have points to rent, we'll see.

    I am NOT ready for my trip. I haven't unpacked the clean clothes from my trip to my parents over Christmas. With three canceled trips, it's like I don't really believe that I'm going. I need to get those suitcases unpacked and start repacking them.

    I normally skip breakfast, but you might want to do something just to have a little sumptin sumptin in your stomach in case you start off your lunch with a Bloody Mary!

    Picture taking is encouraged, bring it on.
  20. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    You haven't unpacked? :laughing: You're going, get packing or unpacking and then packing. Fran's healing nicely now right? Do you have a ton to do before the trip? It's 17 days away!!! :hyper:

    I do love a good Bloody Mary. With extra olives and spicy. :thumbsup2

    Glad to hear about the photos. I think I took 30 just today of the kids sledding. And they sled often. :rotfl2:
  21. franandaj

    franandaj <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

    We have to buy batteries for my scooter, and then pack.

    We got our ME tags for the trip home today...it's getting close!

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