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

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  1. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    No it's going to go down through the central valley. Not a pretty route. It seems way pricy, they had represented it as a cheaper and quicker way to travel. Somehow that doesn't seem too cheap to me.
     
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  3. DrMomof3

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    The autotrain isn't cheap either! :crazy2: For 7 people + our minivan it'll be $2500 round-trip. That includes sleeper rooms so it would be cheaper if we just slept in the regular seats. But the airfare + car rental for 7 is about the same...

    Amanda
     
  4. pooh'smate

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

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    I am super excited to be going in Oct. too. I just wat to start to plan now. I need to get a touring plans subscription so I can start. My ADR date is April 9th.
     
  5. Misskitty3

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    We are going to DL in June. I have the hotel booked but haven't gotten the airfare yet....but I have my spreadsheet set up for a month or so now!:coffee: Love looking at travel spreadsheets!!

    I am also planning a trip to AZ in August. That may or may not happen because I really want to go to Hawaii next January and it would probably be better to save the $$ for that! But if I can get a really good deal on airfare, I will try to get DH on board!

    Also, like Cynthia, we are tentatively planning a trip to Australia in the next couple of years. Although, I hope Cynthia plans hers first....she is such an AMAZING trip planner! I have been researching and making lists of where we want to go and what we want to see. So far, I have it narrowed down to Sydney, Uluru and Port Douglas but there are several other places I would love to visit such as Kangaroo Island and Tasmania!

    But to be honest, it is DS and I that really want to go to Australia. DH is really wanting to go to Switzerand. We have been once before and it was pretty amazing! So...I occasionally am checking airfare from Sea to Zurich too!

    How is your anniversary trip planning going? Have you considered Brazil?
     
  6. rentayenta

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    Bummer. A trip on the coast would be fantastic!​



    What have you planned? Where are you staying? I need the details! :hyper: You are going to love F&W. It's so much fun. Where are you thinking about for your ADRs? Do you have your flights? ​


    Awesome! :banana: Where are you staying? You have a spreadsheet specifically for Disneyland? :thumbsup2 Are flights expensive?​

    What part of Arizona? August is piping hot. I'd love to go to Hawaii too, have you been? I haven't. DH lived there for 6 months and loved it. ​


    She is an amazing trip planner, I agree. One of my best friends went to Australia for a few weeks two NYE ago. Said it was one of the coolest places she's ever been. I'll ask where specifically she enjoyed. I know they went to Sydney and the rain forest. ​

    Wow, Switzerland! When did you go? Was it to ski? I bet its equally as gorgeous in the summer. I check airfare too for numerous places, ya know....just in case. ;)


    Its at a total stand still. :headache: We were set on Budva, Montenegro however we can't seem to agree on when. I want summer, less stress for us to leave the kids. He wants Sept as it's less expensive. Summer is pretty outrageous. I also said I'd be great with just about anywhere but he's being the picky one. With DS's bar mitzvah in October (which I planned for) and trip in December/January (which I didn't even think about), money may also be an issue. Lack of money stops me from doing all of the cool things I plan. :laughing: Of course I'm still getting my daily Kayak alerts. ​
     
  7. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Awww, thanks!

    I really hope DH can pull that one off with bonus $$ as all our "normal" trip budget for then will be eaten up by the E's school band trip to Ireland, assuming they are both still in band (it does seem unlikely they will drop out at this point).

    I suppose the good news is that it does give my points a year to recover :rotfl:
     
  8. rentayenta

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    Recovering a negative points balance is good news! This last trip put me into this December's points. I need more points and I need them at the GCV.

     
  9. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I have a question for you. Is Fantasmic the same at WDW as it is at DLR?
     
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    It's not the same. It has the same concept but Disneyland's is much better IMHO. If memory serves, we saw it only once in 2007, WDW's has a huge Pocahontas scene which isn't my favorite. The venue is bigger though and much more organized. If I loved it we would have done it again but we haven't. WDW's was a do-only-once for me.​
     
  11. kaoden39

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    Oh okay. I have a friend coming from WDW and she said she didn't think she needed to see it. I told her that I thought it was different. Thank you.
     
  12. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Most WDW people are used to being catered to and having a reserved seat. Staking a place and guarding it is more of a California thing. East Coast people don't seem to stalk spots like we do. That being said, most I've heard don't appreciate how DL's F! Comes from a place that all day was park and thorougfare and magically transforms into a stadium temporarily and then right back into the park.
     
  13. rentayenta

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    Girl, why are you still awake? How's Kidani?

    I prefer Disneyland's F! over WDW's, asphalt seating and all. :rotfl2:



    ::yes:: She's needs to see it. It's so much better. ​
     
  14. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I totally agree! Kidani is awesome! But today we switch. I'm looking forward to a monorail resort. We went to DTD and had a long ride home, takes a while for me to unwind when I'm that tired. I'm slept and ready to go. Neat sunrise, must take pictures!
     
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    :goodvibes Have a good move to BLT. Glad you slept. It always takes me a few days to unwind as far as sleeping goes but I'm a poor sleeper in general. I envy those folks you get a solid 8 hours. ​
     
  16. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Scotty is CANCER FREE!!!!
     
  17. DrMomof3

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    HOORAY!!!

    Amanda
     
  18. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Thank you!!
     
  19. rentayenta

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    :woohoo: Awesome!!! :woohoo:
     
  20. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Thank you!!
     
  21. rentayenta

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    You're welcome! That's such fantastic news. :cool1: Im elated for your family. ​
     

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