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

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  1. rentayenta

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

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    :wave2: Just popping in to say hi. Received a very loud wake up call from Stitch this morning. :teeth:

    Heading to MK today. Crew wants to rope drop though they're still sound asleep. ;)

    I've already taken more photos than should be allowed but ill post just a few as I've got to wake up the rest.

    Love a beautiful plane ride. Nearly bump free although I did sleep an hour of it:

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    Not so hidden but darling Mickey in the AoA carpet:

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    Tandoori chicken with spinach, lentils, basmati, and naan. Very good for food court fare. Landscape of Flavors was nuts. :crazy2: Lots of variety but a madhouse.

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    The Internet is shotty and I keep getting an error message. I'll post more later. It's gorgeous and should be a magical first day at MK. The Fantasyland soft opening is going on so I'll see what my thrill junkies think as most of FL is generally off their radar. ​
     
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  3. kid-at-heart

    kid-at-heart DIS Veteran

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    Looks like I am signing in just in time. You are visiting during my favorite time of year. Have fun!

    Kate
     
  4. Misskitty3

    Misskitty3 DIS Veteran

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    Beautiful plane pic and that Indian food looks amazing!!
     
  5. DrMomof3

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    Welcome to Disney! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on AoA!
    Enjoy MK.

    Amanda
     
  6. melissac

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    Signing in. Great report so far:):)
     
  7. rentayenta

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

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    :welcome: and :wave: to Kate, Miss Kitty, Melissa, and Amanda.

    I'm laying here absolutely exhausted from a most magical day.

    I wanted to post a few pics before bed. You know that theme-park-thumping/buzzing in your head you get after a long day in the parks? Well on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest, it's a 12. :lmao:

    Alison, I bought WAY too many groceries. The poor bell hop, between cases of Mikes Hard lemonade and loaves of bread, I'm sure he wanted to throttle me. But he was kind and gracious. Love DVC CMs.

    Anyway, I'll leave you all with some THV pics:

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    I can't say enough about how totally impressed we are with SSR and the THV but because I'm literally falling asleep, the details will have to wait.

    Thanks to everyone who added insight and wisdom into helping me plan this trip! :hug: My family is overjoyed. And we're without self-hatred and celery.

     
  8. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Ok, that cracks me up (the line up of bags on the counter)

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    But your fridge is full, you can relax knowing that snackage at any point in time, desires spoken and unspoken, can be met.

    And hey, you can always cancel and ADR and just eat up what's left if you feel like it!

    Thrilled that the full day 1 in the parks was such a home run. Love the pics.

    Sleep!
     
  9. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    The Tree House looks FANTASTIC!

    Glad you've got enough groceries.....but are you going to eat it all?
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    You know we were the same way on our first DVC vacation. We had a 1 br at SSR, we had spent the first two nights at Lowe's Royal Pacific and we had a rental car (the same scenario we are looking at for our next vacay) I can't tell you how much stuff she bought. I don't remember where it was, but the Bell guy who came to help us took one look at the back of our SUV and he went back and got flippy boxes to take up our groceries. I think we went to Walmart, but we had almost more than enough food, but not enough becuase I remember the day we went to cape canaveral we were supposed to have dinner at Narcoosee's (before the whole deposit thing kicked in) and she said NO WAY on the drive back. So I dropped her off at the room (well tucked her in) and went to publix to get Barber's Chicken Cordon Blue for dinner and Lipton Noodles and some veggies. So obviously even though we bought a lot of stuff we didn't buy enough dinner!

    You THV looks so wonderful! I hope that you have some wonderful nights drinking that Mike's Hard Lemonade and Guiness out there on the patio, and Girl you need to enjoy that jacuzzi tub (if the THV has enough hot water to fill it! :lmao:) They each have their own hot water system, keep that in mind!
     
  11. kaoden39

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

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    Love, love, love the tree house!!
     
  12. pooh'smate

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

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    The THV looks amazing. I am loving all the pictures thank you for posting them. pixiedust:
     
  13. melissac

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    Loved staying a the THV spent 10 days there once. Only compliant was that we did not have hot water. was more luke warm. I called multiple times to and they did come to fix but never seemed to get nice and hot. How are the buses? We always seem to rent a car and was just wondering how busses run at THV. Enjoy you wonderful time.
     
  14. DrMomof3

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    Glad you're having an amazing time! I'm dying to check out the Treehouses. We always buy too many groceries.

    Amanda
     
  15. ajf1007

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    Thanks!! :grouphug: Definitely a good trip and all went well!
     
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    It was a lot of work, but like you, it doesn't feel like work when your doing it! Mom didn't do BBB, but we were all there, it was a great time! Then after we were outside and you know the whole, pulling the sword out of the stone? Well they called my Dad up and had him try and then they pulled Hailey out of the audience and she did it - the look on her face was priceless! They are evidently still talking about the trip too, which is awesome!

    AKV is our home resort and for some crazy reason, we've never stayed anywhere else! We just love love it there so I'm thinking this next trip of changing it up! But who knows...the following year '2014, we were going to do Vero Beach, for our 15th wedding anniversary, but now we are thinking about banking those points and going to London! So...who knows!

    Both the Africa Trek and the Backstage Magic tours are seperate tours, that you pay for. The Africa Trek looks really cool - check out the website

    http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tours-and-experiences/wild-africa-trek/

    I don't think I'm going to do a newsletter for this trip coming up - I'm glad you liked the ones I did for the big trip, but I'm trying to keep this next one kinda loooowwww key. I will be doing a wrap up newsletter, which I'll send you. I am just waiting to get everyone's pictures then I'll put it together.

    - Going back to catch up on your TR! :upsidedow:upsidedow:coffee:
     
  17. ajf1007

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    All caught up! YAY! You're there! The THV looks awesome and I too am laughing at all of your groceries lined up! It always starts with the best of intentions and then, you get into the swing of vacation and BAM - you haven't eaten 1/2 of what you bought! Soo funny! Your weather looks great too, so excited for the next update! Hope you got some rest though and I loved the early morning travel pics! We were up at 3 am and on the road at 4 am for our trip - so I get it. Though 3 am for a WDW vacation vs 3 am for a business trip is a WHOLE different attitude!

    Hope your having a great time!
     
  18. Pixiedust530

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    Glad to hear that you guys are having a super time. The pics of the THV are awesome....loks gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your trip...I can't wait to hear more.
     
  19. rentayenta

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    It's 1:32 am and we closed down MK. party: I'm going to need a vacation from my vacation. I'm typing this on the bus.

    Great day though with lots of pics to share. Later. I'm sure I'll be awake eons earlier than everyone so I'll post while enjoying my mug of goodness on the deck.

    Met Jen in WS. Jenna et al was with us too. Love them.

    We did grill those pesky brats and dogs for dinner. I'm on a mad crusade to eat ALL of this food. I even gave a banana away on the bus. :lmao:

    Must close my eyes but wow, we've done a lot. I'm looking forward to a much less commando day tomorrow. No me gusta commando! ​
     
  20. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Sounds like a very full day in the Kingdom.

    Enjoy your less commando day tomorrow.
     
  21. Ms. WDW

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    I am soooo jealous!!! Hahaha...I know how much effort and planning you did for this trip and it looks like it all paid off. :goodvibes

    Just got home Sunday and now I'll enjoy WDW again through your trip! I love the pictures of THV's. First time I've actually seen them. And love the pic of al the groceries lined up.

    Have a fantastic time; keep those pictures coming!!!
     

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