Pinch me, did it REALLY happen????? - All wrapped up, and yes, it DID happen!

Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by franandaj, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. rentayenta

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

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    You'd never had creamed corn? :faint: I agree with PIO, canned veggies are tinny tasting aside from tomatoes which are always a little bit bitter until flavored up. I prefer fresh then frozen and then canned if desperate but the one thing I can't eat are peas. :scared: They're little green balls of evil.

    Love the instant potatoes and great wine, side by side on the counter. :laughing: :thumbsup2 Rare meat with gravy and real butter? Heavenly.

    Great Star Wars figures. Where do you display all of your neat purchases?

    Did I mention I want that purse? :cloud9: It's the best one I've seen so far. Your sneak preview comes in a close second though.

    Sadee and I left after we raided the Main St candy store. We did a ton that morning and up until lunch. I need to get all of pictures uploaded and update soon. We left arm in arm with full bellies and hearts. I love when mixing 2D (now 3D) and 3D friends works out. :goodvibes

    ::yes:: I agree, that's a lot of lobster for that little Sunni kitty. She looks very satisfied though.

    I still enjoy pics of even a semi full panty.

    BLT looks very clean but I cannot get into the decor. I'm trying but it's not my favorite. The points are so high, I won't have to worry about staying there anyway. :rotfl2: Do you have to train your eye to look over the parking lot? The fireworks looked cool though even from that far away and especially with the music piped in.
     
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  3. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    Nice update and BLT pics, dinner is right up my alley except for the creamed corn.:rotfl:
     
  4. mvf-m11c

    mvf-m11c DIS Veteran

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    Very nice photos of BLT during your stay. A nice view of the Monorails passing by. The rooms look very spacious and nice to stay while staying on property.

    If I do plan on staying on property again one day, this is the place that I want to stay. I have stayed at the Contemporary a lot in the past and after BLT was established, this is my next place that want to stay.

    The dinner looks very nice that night and a very nice view of the MK. Nice to see that you were able to watch Wishes fireworks from your room that night.

    Very nice update.
     
  5. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Canned Creamed Corn??? Really! :lmao: :lmao:


    What a great room and I love the picture of the Zebra Dome and you. :rotfl:
     
  6. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    Oh, I love creamed corn!!! My grandma always made it fresh from the garden then froze it to serve all winter.

    The closest thing I've found is Cope's brand. It's hard to find, but worth it when you do!!! Comes in a little green box. :)
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  7. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    I guess I'm just used to the warm and cozy, home feel of AKL. BLT looks hard and uncomfortable. Not somewhere I think I'd want to stay. But - your zoomed view was amazing! :thumbsup2
     
  8. Leshaface

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    Just caught back up.

    I love your 'minnie mouse' inspired dress! :cool1:

    Oooh your prime rib sandwiches look delish! I'm not a huge fan of canned veggies either. I do make canned green beans boiled with a can of diced tomatoes and bacon though, so I couldn't taste the 'canned' part of the green beans. :thumbsup2

    Alison quick question that I know you can help me with. I'm unsure of dates for our next WDW trip, but have been talking about doing F&W in October. If I book a trip with points, then decide that we'd rather go back during Christmas again, is there any penalty for canceling that October trip and using those points in December?
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I just had to try the MK view, but I preferred our lake view as well. I suspect though that once the GFV open, we might stay there if we can get in.

    Thanks! Sunny is quite the little eater! I didn't like BLT at first, but I've warmed up to it.

    Right now all our display cabinets in our house are full. We have a bunch in storage waiting for the new house to be built. Once we move in there, we should have lots of space so that we can rotate our stuff in and out of the cabinets. We'll never be able to have it all out, there is just too much.

    There are a lot of things I hadn't had! :rotfl: The points are high, but with our canceled trips I had a lot left!

    That's one of the dinners that I had never had until Fran recently introduced me to it. Especially the creamed corn.
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thank you Brett. I really like the downtime in tge resort, so it's nice to have some entertainment off the balcony.

    Frozen! Not canned! :crazy2: :rotfl2:

    Believe me it took a lot of tries to get a ZD pic that wasn't severely unflattering to me.
     
  11. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We. Can't seem to get creamed corn here unless it's in a can. I'll have to learn to make it from scratch. BLT is actually quite nice, I really like how light the rooms are. As much as I like AK the rooms are pretty dark.
     
  12. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I really like those sandwiches and they're super easy to make since I just use a jar of gravy and a packet of mashed potatoes! :lmao: I wish I had time to make them from scratch, but not right now.

    As long as you cancel a reservation 31 days out, the points go right back into your account. I finally got that one right the third time we canceled our trips. :headache: I would just book something for F&W, hopefully you could get Boardwalk again, I think BC is pretty filled up. If you change your mind as long as you cancel it sometime in September you'll be fine with points.
     
  13. dgbg100106

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    True unless they are borrowed points.
     
  14. Leshaface

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    Pretty much as soon as I read your last update, I went to the DVC website to check availability at BLT for one of the weeks during F&W (I know, probably not the best place to stay if all we're going for is F&W, but DH is dying to stay here!) and sure enough, there was some rooms so I immediately reserved it. Then when I got to the confirmation page, it said something like, "You can cancel right now with no penalty" then started thinking maybe I shouldn't have done that without knowing the cancellation policy.

    We have 5 points that we need to use by Nov 30 and was thinking using them for F&W.

    Not that I used borrowed points, but what happens if that was the case?
     
  15. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Borrowing is a "final" transaction, so once you borrow them you can not bank them into a future year. They stay in the UY that you have them in. What is your UY month and are the 5 points banked from a previous year?

    BLT isn't bad, it's a couple monorails away from Epcot. What dates did you book?
     
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    Once you borrow them they must be used in the use year you borrowed them into. So for example, I made a reservation and had to borrow 45 points from next year, for this year, and I had to cancel, now I have 45 points that have to be used this year, I can't put them back into next years pool!


    So does anyone need a BCV Studio for three nights? for 45 points in Nov?
     
  17. Dis_Yoda

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    That is very tempting for the Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving...
     
  18. Leshaface

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    Okay thanks for explaining ladies :thumbsup2

    The dates I have are October 8-11, 2013. Our UY is December and those 5 points were banked from a previous year.
     
  19. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Let us know if you end working a mutually advantaged transaction! :thumbsup2

    Dang! I leave on the 7th! If you were going to be there on the 5th, you could come to our awesome cookout party that PIO and I are planning at the BCV!
     
  20. Leshaface

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    Oh wow i'd be missing you by one day! Haha, I had to think for a sec who PIO was. Aw man that would have been so fun! Unfortunately, Dh only has the 7th-11th off and tickets are cheaper on the 8th :sad2:

    Will it be just you guys or are you getting together with a few other DIS'ers? :cool1:
     
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We've been planning a DISmeet for the folks on the Games board for over two years now. I think PIO started the meet thread two years out from the meet and we have just started to nail down our ADR plans, and other activities. We're going to have an awesome International BBQ with PIO making Fried Rice and I'll make a tri tip, we had about 6-7 people originally in on it, now there are 4 or more with their families.

    It will be fun. Plus we're booking a Wishes Cruise and doing some dinners including a Fantasmic package, should be a fun vacay mixed with good 2D friends meeting up and also family time with ourselves.
     

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