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

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  1. rentayenta

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    ME tags make it so real. :cool1:

    Do scooter batteries last long?

    I'm looking forward to your report. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I know! I did a happy dance when the tags arrived ev Re n if tj Re y were for vBulletin us leaving.excuse. the previous typos please. I love/hate my new phone.
     
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    :banana: You should be really happy dancing today with only 16 days until your trip. What kind of phone do you have? ​
     
  5. Native NYer

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    Club 33 for your birthday is going to be amazing!!!

    I need to look into adding on GCV points. I'm hoping GFV price info is released soon.
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I'm having a hard time beliveing the trip will happen. I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII.

    Love your new ticker!!!!!
     
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    I'm beyond elated! Sadee too who knew nothing of it but now can't believe how lucky she is.

    I bet GFV will for $120+ per point through Disney. And I bet it'll be worth it! ​
     
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    Your trip will happen :) Understandable though considering the times you've had to reschedule. You deserve it, it'll be fantastic!

    I love it too. I looked at the projected hours for that day and it looks like the hours are 9-midnight for DL and 10-9 for DCA. Sadee's never done a rope drop/no break day at Disney. I told her we're going to Fockerize her Disney style. :lmao:

    Do you know, even if I'm not staying DVC, can I use the valet for parking? Ideally my wait list will pan out but it's looking slim. Now the only thing available is the GV.
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    You can use the Valet for parking, but it's mega expensive. It might even be an hourly charge if you're not staying at the resort or dining at Napa Rose.
     
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    Buggar, I was afraid of that. Hmmm.....gotta think this through....thank you!​
     
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    Mini birthday update. Today Michael booked the Disneyland Hotel for me for the night we arrive to California. He knew I'd want to wake up to the magic. I am so excited :woohoo: I haven't stayed at the DLH since 2005. The rooms have since been refurbed. He was able to manage using banked and current points. :laughing: :thumbsup2 This is going to be a birthday for the books. I feel very very blessed.

    Joshua is also making me a mega list of the souvenirs to bring him. He wants a cozy cone cup, a vinylmation, and a Club 33 cookie. :cutie:
     
  12. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Congratulations. That's a great bit of magic to have sorted out. :goodvibes
     
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    :goodvibes :thanks: What started out as a simple but fun trip to California, without Disney, for my birthday has turned into nothing short of a dream. :cloud9: Heartfelt thank you's go out to our very kind benefactor and my sweet DH. ​
     
  14. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    What a sweetheart your husband is! That's awesome he set you up so nicely!
     
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    :goodvibes I'm surrounded by lots of nice people.

    A theme park view would have been better but that's okay. ;) :snooty: :rotfl:
     
  16. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Oh how wonderful! It's interesting, they changed season dates QUITE a bit for next year and as a result, the DLR room points are more in line or in some odd cases maybe even a better deal. Is there the $95 fee to use them at the resort? I'd never really considered using them for that but looking at it, it could be a way to do a last minute trip if GCV is full as it usually is. I really want to go, right now it looks like it would be a 2015 trip which sounds like a bazillion years away to me!

    I bet GFV goes for a lot more than $120, $140 at the lowest and more likely to be $165+ . Most folks seem to think it will be $180-200, can you even imagine?

    Have you ever inquired about adding direct at GCV? I haven't so was just curious if they even have any available. Jeff wouldn't have the first clue about how to book with points, and would probably be terrified to do so as he might be messing up other plans for the points. WTG Michael!
     
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    There is no $95 fee. :thumbsup2 I'm so excited. I'm really eager to see it all refurbed. They rooms look like pure Disney with the fireworks fire optic headboards. :lovestruc I've been doing some research on which tower to request. The Adventure Tower, even with a standard view would land me at least not looking at the parking lot. :scared:

    I haven't called DVC direct but from what I've read, there's a wait list to buy direct but I don't know for sure. I wouldn't be surprised though. They're amazing and there are so few of them.

    I can't imagine. :faint: Thats so expensive. :faint: I wonder how long they'll be for sale? I can't imagine them selling out quickly at that price. ​
     
  18. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Well BLT started at $105 (or maybe more) and is now at $165 and is considered sold out so....

    Even resale for BLT is at around $95 I think. They are going to price themselves even more out of direct sales other than the older resorts though at those prices and that will mostly be to folks like us who are hung up on restrictions. I do think though that more and more resales won't make it through ROFR, I know a lot of folks on their 3rd/4th try. I get saving the money but you know, if I've lost a full year, maybe 2 of being able to vacation with the points, and pay cash, did you really save as much as you think? Long term, in total number of points, yeah maybe but short term, in terms of lost opportunity for trips with the fam.... I dunno. The good thing is everyone can do what's right for them I guess.

    Their sales numbers are reflecting it too, a couple of not so good months for the in terms of direct sale $$.

    Good to know on the no $95 fee I will keep that in my back pocket!
     
  19. lisaviolet

    lisaviolet Happy DVC Owner

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    So wonderful! :cloud9: Now I have to catch up to get the details.

    Yep, your husband did well! :goodvibes Have fun.
     
  20. lisaviolet

    lisaviolet Happy DVC Owner

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    I'm sorry to hear Jenny. :hug:

    I'm in the same situation with my cat. It's so hard. He had an operation but it didn't change a lot.

    But he's here and I'm grateful to have more time with him. I hope he's grateful :goodvibes - it's always so hard to know to what's best sometimes.

    Now to go back further to catch this California trip. Is it soon? (I'll still check :lmao: ;))
     
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    I agree!

    It really hit me a few trips ago - it was a late EMH there - and I seriously only went there to have a nice walk. I know - weird statement. :goodvibes

    But because my eyes were everywhere - I really took it in - it's mystical at night and magical during the day. I love the colours everywhere.

    I also checked out the back of Flame Tree this time. OMG, what a wonderful area. I had no idea it was there.
     

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