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  1. DetTigsGal

    DetTigsGal DIS Veteran

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    Jen- we, too, are spoiled. We have only stayed deluxe and one time CL. DH is the one who always wants to book the Grand and he never wants to know how much anything is ...I'm supposed to make it all work. We are going to the dvc open house tomorrow pm, it will be difficult for him because they will actually say a price!!
     
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  3. jennyjinx3

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    YES!!! My DH is the same, he just wants me to make it work! :rotfl: Dvc open house??? Very interesting!:surfweb:
     
  4. Mousemommy1

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    :rotfl:

    It's ok. I think we are all a little "bratty" when it comes to Disney.

    DH knows approximately how much our trips costs, yet when I suggest ways to lower the cost...going back to mod/value :scared1: or dropping CL :eek:
    I am met with futile resistance....so who's the diva, I ask him??? I think he's become as much of a brat as me now...:rotfl:
     
  5. jennyjinx3

    jennyjinx3 DIS Veteran

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    Yes exactly. As much as he says do it on the cheap, he would love it if we could stay deluxe again. :snooty: So, where are you guys planning on staying in August now? I can't keep up! :rotfl:
     
  6. DetTigsGal

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    It was a little rainy this pm, so we took the monorail over to cr to talk to the dvc guy. We will
    see what they say...the interesting part to us, is the other properties around the world.

    July 1 -Canada day- lunch Le Cellier
    July 4- Fourth of July - lunch Liberty Tree
     
  7. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    I thought I commented on this but I lost it.

    OLCI?

    Brian Cox is another hottie!! He's right up there with Kaku.

    I'm going to attempt to catch up tomorrow. I had to go to work with the DH today and it got up to 101 F (and this was not a good Dalmation). I mainly had to go with him, because he followed me to drop off the minivan to get the brakes down. They were slow enough this morning that they were able to take them apart and tell us exactly what it was going to cost. The guy was like, "the rotors are fine, but we need to rebuilding the calipers on the front." Basically what I heard him saying was "blah blah record looking thingies are fine. blah blah I have to rebuild this big thingy that looks like a double hook over the record thingies, blah blah more money." All together, we're looking at about $520. Meanwhile I'm in stress mode, but the DH says we're fine as far as money goes.

    This weekend is double experience point weekend in our online game, so we'll be doing that a lot. Then on Monday, we're going to celebrate our wedding anniversary by all four of us going to this small waterpark near our house called Hawaiian Falls. Since it closes at 6 PM, we may all go out to dinner together. If I have my way, we'll eat at Babe's Chicken. At the location we go to, you only have a choice of fried chicken (each person gets a breast, leg, thigh, and wing) or a huge chicken fried steak. Then you get all you can eat family style served mashed potatoes and cream gravy (which I swear I could drink), cream corn, salad (which the house dressing is slightly sweet), and homemade Buttermilk biscuits (which are exactly like my mom and grandmothers used to make). Then we'll go next door and get pie from my favorite pie lady.

    I am super tired and rambling, so I wish each of you lovelies a good night.
     
  8. Sue M

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    Oooooo love the pic! Am I there yet? Just wake me when it's time :beach:
    Sadly no body needs to wake me today, woke up at 3:30 am and let puppy out, now can't get back to sleep :eek: I have 9 for dinner BBQ tonight. May need nap!!

    Knee is ok. Still healing. I'm hobbling along, thanks for asking! Starting physio this Tuesday. Have to be ship shape for August!
     
  9. Sue M

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    :goodvibes thanks! Starting physio Tuesday so hopefully it will help me getting around wdw in August. Since I'm off work, thinking about doing water aerobic class too.
     
  10. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    Happy Saturday Morning!!!

    Hubby and kids are still snoozing, and I'm enjoying a cup of coffee in peace. Now to catch up :teeth:




    See....told ya I'm way behind!!!



    Both resorts are totally awesome!!!!! Can't go wrong!



    :rotfl: What else is a good mother supposed to do??!! You'll have as much fun as her!




    :car: Full speed ahead!!!!! Those of you traveling on I-95 Southbound....BE WARNED!!! CRAZED DISNEY FAN COMING THROUGH!!!!




    Well, since he has glasses in hand....now he wants to do a cruise, huh?! :laughing:

    Bill would rather do a Disney Cruise than the World (don't let Bob read that :upsidedow) Bill loves WDW, but a cruise for him is the best thing since sliced bread. That's a tough call, Shelia. What about the Poly first then the cruise next year?? Or cruise first then the Poly next year? :teeth: I'm already speculating a Disney Cruise for 2015.



    Absolutely! Just think....your Florida vacation is quickly approaching. And because it's much needed, it will be even better!!

    Here's all the magic you'll need!!!

    :wizard: pixiedust: :tinker:



    :rotfl:I'm always up for a good practical joke....maybe next time!!! Perhaps "I Love Disney World" all over the screen with princesses....his guys would love that....




    Now that's funny!!! :rotfl:




    Are you a deluxe snob :snooty: Me, too! :laughing:


    MAKE THE TICKER!!!


    ::yes:: I'm sorry to say that you've fallen into the deluxe trap...it's a sickness...and something that very few recover from. Not sure there's a cure, my friend.



    You, too...huh??? Disney loves people like us :laughing: We just keep coming back for more...and more...and more!




    And here's another victim of it all!!




    Let us know!! We always say we're gonna go by and chat with them, but we never do.




    Happy Anniversary...a little early! :cool1: Sounds like a great day is planned!!!



    Time for more coffee!!! Y'all have a very happy Saturday!!! Looks like rain is in our forecast.
    Heather
     
  11. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    Good morning, Sue :wave:.....we must have been posting at the same time. Glad the knee is improving!!! Just in time for vacation :thumbsup2
     
  12. Sue M

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    :surfweb: morning Heather!! It's 4:48 here :eek: can't sleep ugh.
     
  13. Sue M

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    Ugh, lost my multi quotes :scared1: it's just too early. Now can't remember who said what so generic replies, lol.

    Willow, you'll love WL. As others have answered, CL has solid balconies. So to enjoy view you have to stand. But it's a great resort. Be sure you take the at our if the Lodge, ask at check in about flag family, and if possible take the FW Segway tour!!

    Miss, puppy is doing well, I'll be happy when she's totally house trained, lol

    To all asking about knee, starting physio Tuesday so hopefully it will aide my recovery.

    My plans are still arrival day Pop, followed by 2 nights GF, and 12 nights YC. I had been toying with the idea of switching Pop for either AoA or POR royal room. But now with the declining canadian $ I may not!!
     
  14. Mousemommy1

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    We are 98% sold on CR Atrium CL for next August!!! :cool1:

    Going through our list of criteria, it really meets it all! Poly would be our # 1 choice but the uncertainty about construction is making us go elsewhere. :bitelip:
     
  15. Koh1977

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    I was actually looking at 1-2 nights at CR or Poly at the end of our trip...maybe even CL!!
     
  16. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Sue glad to hear your knee is feeling better, take care and don't over do it tonight!

    Heather :wave: I have to read up on the cruse they do hold it every year but not sure if it is on the Disney ship every year or if they change plus I guess you watch old movies? Bob said something about old screen stars being on the cruise it leaves Dec 3 which is a month later than our trip this year and I do have credits and points towards flight but paying for the cruise too would be late in the game now.

    I doubt I ever get Bob on a Disney cruise if it was not this TMC. He wants to do the Viking River Cruise in Europe too. Silly Man :rotfl2:

    I'm not sure if I would want to move the last day, maybe 2 days would be ok of course I can not talk bob into a split of any kind. :(
     
  17. Koh1977

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    Well, ideally, I would do 4 and 3...not sure if we can swing that and still keep it around the same price...still trying to do the math...

    Oh and the only way DH would agree to a split stay would be if he didn't know...hehehe
     
  18. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Oh I know, Every time I start to worry about the DVC construction happening during my trip I go and price out other options but with no idea what fall discounts might be I know we can't do rack our discount through the TA is just ok plus with the discounted Tix we got thru the TA now that they have Gone up in price too tells me to stay put. I am so confused.

    I want bob to love the Poly since he hated it years ago when we did the aloha dinner show but scared if there is construction every where he is going to hate it
     
  19. chimo2u

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    DECLINING CDN $$!!!!!! Nooooooooo!!!!!! I've got 19 months to save still!!!! I need our $ near par!!!!! It's hard enough because I've been bit by the deluxe club level bug too, and my next trip was leaning towards BWI!!!! So our $$ needs to strengthen again, YES IT DOES!!!!!

    DS's interview went well I think, we're waiting for a security clearance to be done and references checked/ could be a 5 day process or so -- with Canada Day long weekend, we might hear something next week. They did ask if he had a pair of work boots at the end of the interview, so that's a good sign, but we'll have to go shopping for work boots for him if the offer comes through. It'll be an adjustment working night shift (10-6:30 am) mon to Fri/ at least he doesn't have to work weekends. It'll work out till he can save enough for a car too because by the time he drives home, I don't leave for work until 7:30, so he can use our car for now. I am hoping he gets the job, he's 21 and had many struggles, but it's time to start testing the world on his own a little. I'll still be here to support him but I need him to start testing life's waters and trying to find his way. It's so hard when they are not academically gifted and don't know what they want to do! I hope things work out for him because I worry so much. I am so thankful my youngest - my 17 yo- has firm plans to join the military after HS next year! He's a bit more of a go-getter and knows what he wants. I thought younger yrs where hard??? Nothing compared to this time of their life!
    Praying it all works out so DH and I can finally start enjoying some of our hard earned money again, lol!!! :p
     
  20. Grumpy Grandma

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    I love me water aerobic classes! My favorite form of exercise! :cloud9:
     
  21. Koh1977

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    TA is going to call and check on pricing if I modify my existing discounted reservation!!

    Option 1 -- 8/1-8/9 CBR pirate room

    Option 2 -- 8/1-8/4 CBR pirate room
    8/4-8/8 CR GW (or Poly SV)

    Option 3 -- 8/1-8/6 CBR pirate room
    8/6-8/8 CR GW (or Poly SV)
     

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