Moo - congrats on Hawaii - The Live with Kelli show is going to be there on Monday - doing a wedding - on the wish comp/event thread there is a wish runner that is from Hawaii, and he posted his review when it first opened - it was delightful! You'll have a great time (and I think cooking in your villa is a great idea!) I googled (aluani trip report + disboards) and found the first thread http://www.htp.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2789797 Its from Jeff aka Mkymsehi post 12 is the start, but the last pages has more of his trip and more pictures. Marita - is the Mardi Gras parade open to all CM's? or just "special" ones? My friend moved from New Orleans to Orlando - she has a job in reservations (and loves it - she's made new friends, and posts on another message board, she is truly happy living in the magic! she's in her 50's too) Nab - good luck cooking, and you can cook pancakes ahead of time - freeze them, maybe go with crepes and add the nutella? (or would that be a dessert?) Pumba - hope you're feeling better! I tried to make popcorn - our kernals are too old! Not been in a good mood since dh was let go from his brand new "dream" job. Back to no insurance, no income. Life sux big time.