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  1. Sherry E

    Sherry E Currently tag-less... Moderator

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    Yes, those are lovely images in those pictures. It's especially nice because of the contrast between the blue sky and the Christmas decorations. Normally we think of holiday decor and snow or at least gray skies, but out here in California it's a different story! And yet those images are still Christmasy, even though it looks like it's summer!

    Sort of OT for a second - have you guys seen any of these Travel Channel specials on the Most Christmasy Places in America, or Extreme Christmas decorations, etc.? First of all, those will definitely put anyone who is not quite in the Christmas mood on the right track (I also recommmend the great movie, "Love Actually," which is an excellent and funny, Christmasy romantic comedy-drama). Secondly, why is it that I have never heard of this town in Washington state (Leavenworth, I think it's called) that does up its whole town in a Bavarian Christmas village type motif for the holidays? Everyone in the town comes to the village and it is absolutely beautiful - it almost makes me want to move to Washington - just for that Leavenworth Christmas! It looks like something out of a Thomas Kinkade snowy painting, except with a Bavarian twist! People come form other states and far away places to be in Leavenworth to see all the cool Christmasy stuff, and I had never heard of it before I watched the Travel Channel shows!
     
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  3. kmab00

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    The view from your room really is amazing! Wow!

    Looks like you guys had a great first day! I think it's neat you saw all of those characters...and the Dream Team! Wow! I probably would have stalked them but I understand why you didn't! :rotfl2:

    Can't wait to hear more!
     
  4. Sherry E

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    Oooooh - Courtney, you have a picture with Christmas Mickey and Minnie in your signature! Where did you find them in DLR? I must find them too!:santa: And I am dying to know what your cool souvenir is that you got! Did you finally find a stuffed Little Green Man alien dude somewhere?
     
  5. Sherry E

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    Did I read correctly (over on the controversial HoJo thread) that you and Jesus are *thinking* about going to DLR next Saturday (Dec. 20th) and staying until Sunday? Well, if so, you MUST look for me, because you know I will be there that weekend too (as will Nancy, TiggerNZ, Cheshire Girl and several others)! In fact, I will probably be by myself on Sunday afternoon. I am vague on what everyone else looks like and may not recognize them right away, but I think I would spot you and Jesus right away if we happened to be in the same place at the same time!!
     
  6. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Hiya Beth! I was so happy the walk through was open! I wish you guys were there right now too!! :wizard:!

    You know you wanna go! Go go! And get a Coke! :goodvibes

    You're fun, Jasmine!! :rotfl: That's funny about the boys and cars. At least isn't the only one about Mustangs. I thought something was wrong with him! You should see when Jesus washes his, it takes him like 2 days. So weird. :confused3

    I like HMH, we went on it like 5 times this trip, but I do like the original better. I'm weird. ;)

    Lol, cover your eyes!!! :cool2:

    See I was the same way as Sherry! I wanted to see everything!!!!

    Yep! I totally understand and I was the same way!! I should make a Sherry only TR for you!!! :thumbsup2

    I know, I was so surprised about our view. Every morning I woke up and looked out the window "Good Morning Matterhorn!!!" :rotfl: :cloud9:

    We saw Mickey and Minnie right in the front, in front of the Mickey flower head. They were both standing there without a CM handler. It was really weird and the line was really short!!! Oh and you'll see in my next post, Sherry!!! I was totally thinking of you about the Alien!!!!!

    I know, the drama Hojo thread! :eek: Yes! We're *thinking*. We want to take Jesus' brothers and it's up to them. I have a feeling we won't and I don't want to get my hopes up. But it's up to the boys if they want to see the Christmas decorations. I'm going over tonight, so we'll see what they say. I'll totally let you know so I can find you!!! :hug:
     
  7. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    So looking at my times on my pictures we stayed at the hotel for about 3 hours. We got at the Hojo right at 3 and walked back to DL at around 6. The walk to and from the Hojo was seriously a breeze. We were in building 1, so I don't know how much farther it is when you stay in other buildings, but it was really easy. I took us probably 6 or 7 minutes.

    I think these are so pretty. :lovestruc

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    They had all the Candlelight Processional stuff up already. They kept adding more every night. I had pictures of it, but they got deleted when the memory card got full. :headache:

    We ended up in NOS because we were hungry. Jesus felt like a Monte Cristo and I couldn't argue. I asked the CM how long it would take to seat us, she said 5 to 20 minutes. Uh, okay. We put our name in and were seated in about 10 minutes. We just wandered in the stores until they called our name.

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    For appetizer we ordered the Pommes Frites and we scarfed those down. We were tempted to ask for more dipping sauce, but I had to control myself or I wouldn't finish my dinner.

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    We ordered the Monte Cristo and asked to split it. They brought it to us on one plate but with 2 sauces. We didn't mind sharing anyways, so it was no big deal.

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    I ordered a Mint Julep! Yum. Jesus got a boring iced tea. Booorrrrriiinng. :rotfl:

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    So normally table service places charge you $4 for a split plate charge. Well I guess because literally the CM didn't give us 2 plates I guess that's not "splitting" the meal, he didn't charge us $4. He obviously knew we were splitting because he gave us 2 sauces. We thought this was super nice and he got a nice tip from us. I bet he didn't charge us because we didn't complain that he didn't give us 2 plates. We both finished the entire plate, and I was suprised by my part that I ate all of it! The Monte Cristo is so filling and rich.

    After dinner just wondered around. We had our Space FPs and for some reason we didn't use them. I think we forgot. Actually we didn't ride one "big" ride this whole trip, except for Screamin' at DCA. We ended up in Tomorrowland and just looked in all the stores. In the Buzz store we found this little guy.

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    Now, Sherry knows I like the little green aliens from Toy Story and she likes them too. And since forever I've been on the hunt for just a plain alien stuffed toy. And we can not find them. Well I found this guy hiding underneath really cute stuffed Buzz and Woodys who look like babies (I should have taken a picture of them, they're really cute). This little alien, when you pressed him he shakes and talks. I liked him, but I wanted something soft that didn't talk or shake!! But I had no luck and now I'm thinking I should have gotten him.

    See, aren't these guys cute??

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    We wanted to watch the fireworks in front of IASWH, so we walked over there. We got a spot right on the platform thingy that's there. Seriously, watching them from over here is such a different experience than from watching them in front of the castle. They project really cute things on the IASWH facade. Well, it was so dang foggy that night. You couldn't see anything. We were waiting for them to cancel but they didn't. It was still really nice though.

    Here's us waiting for the fireworks.

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    Here's picture of the fireworks.

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    On some of them you couldn't see anything, just the sky turned colors like this. Doesn't it look creepy?

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  8. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    And then, OMG, it started to snow. And seriously, this was a snow BLIZZARD! We experienced the snow last year on Main Street and no way did it snow this much over there. I don't know if they added more snow since last year or what, but it was crazy!

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    This is me being happy and Jesus being happy and looking at the snow. Seriously, my eyes were watering. It was too much for me seeing so many people playing and dancing in the snow. Even if it was just bubbles. And the music? Oh man, I lost it.

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    See! Look at all the bubbles in our hair! It was madness.

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    After the fireworks, the park was closing so we just walked really slow to go back to the hotel. We wandered through Fantasyland and I think we looked through all the shops again before we went out.

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    Look at all the people! :scared: Don't you have work tomorrow!!!??

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    We're home!!

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    Then we went to bed!! It was a semi-productive 1st day. The next day is where the trip got interesting. Somebody got sick and it wasn't Jesus. :sad2: :sick:
     
  9. Sherry E

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    First of all, uh-oh....sounds like you got sick! Hopefully that didn't ruin everything for you, but we will find out in the next chapter!

    Secondly, you're right - from those snow pictures, it does look like a lot more than what they dumped on Main Street last year. I LOVE that! I think they should dump those bubbles all over the park, in every land! The snowier, the better, in my opinion!

    Next, I love the picture of the Teacups - those lanterns look so beautiful when they are lit up at night. And you're right - the picture of the red sky does look creepy and doomsday-ish!

    Finally, the Little Green Alien Man that you found must be what I recalled seeing! It was driving me nuts because I thought I had quickly passed through some shop at some point last year and seen a stuffed Alien out of the corner of my eye (and didn't stop to look at it), but it must have been the one that moves and talks. I hope if you change your mind and decide to get him in the future that there are still some left. Seeing that he was hiding underneath baby Buzz and baby Woody (one has giant teeth, the other one has an enormous head!), this must mean the alien men are becoming extinct! I love all the Disney characters as babies. I love the Disney Cuties series because they look like Disney characters as if they were drawn by Hello Kitty/Sanrio! They have big, giant heads! I almost got some pins I found in World of Disney with baby Pooh and his giant head, and the baby Mickey and his giant head, but I restrained myself!
     
  10. travelmel

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    Couldn't keep my eyes off of those pomme frites!

    Yummmmm E!

    Nice bubble-blizzard!
     
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    Mmmmm, food porn and Christmas. I'm lovin it! :love:
     
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    Pretty pictures! Yummy food porn!

    Being sick at Disneyland is no fun.

    I read your update while drinking a Coke! :thumbsup2
     
  13. wazowskiLOVER:)

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    You guys are so funny ! "Food porn" sounds so bad haha.

    Poor Courtney ! That sucks that you got sick. I love the snow pictures; I totally tear up too when I watch the holiday fireworks :) You know, I could never get used to that mint julep. It just doesn't sit well with me. I always feel like I'm drinking mouth wash. I'm glad you like it though !!!
     
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    You and Jesus look so happy!
    Thanks for sharing all the pictures. The decorations and lights are gorgeous.
     
  15. Sleepless Knight

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    I've been battling a cold for the past week, and I was just grateful that I caught it after going to Disneyland. I don't even want to think about not feeling well at Disneyland.
     
  16. kaoden39

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    Having been sick at Disneyland you have my deep sympathy. It can ruin a trip. :sad2:
     
  17. kmab00

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    Wow that really IS a lot of snow!!! My goodness!! Looks like a lot of fun, though! :) I hope you didn't get too sick!
     
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    Got your card today Courtney. Thanks! :santa:
     
  19. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    I'm totally going to get the Little Green Alien next time. There was a couple in that bin. Hopefully you found one this weekend! And the baby Buzz and Woody were sooooo cute!!! They used to sell this purse that had all the Disney Cuties on it and I'm kicking myself because I didn't buy it and they don't have them in the parks anymore. GRR!! :headache:

    OH! They were sooo good! It was the first time we had them and I was in heeeeaaven!! :cloud9:

    Food porn + Christmas = Happy Beth! YAY! :banana:

    You go Coke girl! :thumbsup2

    Food porn sounds dirty! lol I tear up too when I watched the fireworks. Tear. :guilty:

    Aww, thank you!! :goodvibes

    I hope you're feeling better! :flower3: :hug: I'm glad I wasn't sick the whole trip. For the time I wasn't feeling well already made my head hurt from not being able to go the parks.

    It can! I'm so thankful this sickness didn't, although it did mess up one night, but I'm very happy it wasn't the whole trip. I can totally see how it can.. :sad2:

    Hi Karen! It was a ton of snow! It was like taking a bubble bath! :laughing:

    Good! I'm glad you got it, Beth!! :hippie:
     
  20. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Tuesday, December 2nd - DLR Day 2

    Hi guys!! Don't think I forgot about you all! I love you guys! :hug: I've been so dang busy with work and Christmas shopping and wrapping and being lazy! But I'm BACK! And I'm going to continue this TR!!! Today I'm just cleaning and doing laundry, so in between that I will be posting here. So let's go..!

    Even though we got back to the hotel early the night before, we still went to bed kind of late, around 11pm. Meaning we were tired in the morning and we woke up late. I don't remember the exact time, but it was the afternoon ish.

    So here's where I get sick! Well the first time. I woke up before Jesus because I take longer to get ready than he does. I take a shower while he's still asleep. I get out of the shower and I just feel horrible. I've felt like this before 2 other times I can think of. The last time I did was not that long ago (early November) after I had my surgery. Anyways, I just felt like a big piece of poop and I couldn't do anything. :sick: So I get dressed real quick (even though that was a challenge) and just lay down while Jesus gets in the shower. I wasn't so much sleepy, just wasn't feeling well, so I was just laying there. Then I was thinking about the last time I felt like this I drank some orange juice and felt somewhat better, but we didn't have anything fruity or sugary and the closest thing we had to fruit was a fruit roll up thing. So I take a little piece of that. ICK. Bad idea. I run to the bathroom and just throw up. Jesus was already out of the shower, I think he was shaving? And he was like "...Uhh, what happened?" I threw up a couple times and honestly I felt better, lol. :sick: So after that drama Jesus says we can stay home and I insist I feel better. I brush my teeth and get ready. And I thought *THOUGHT* that was the end of that, but apparently not. You'll see later.

    So we drove to the parks this time. I don't remember why, but we did. And our first stop?! City Hall for a birthday button!! If I didn't mention earlier we were celebrating Jesus' 22nd birthday!!! His birthday is really December 5th (same as Walt Disney's and Jesus' Mom's!) but we were celebrating a week early. So for some reason Jesus wanted Chuy (short for Jesus) on his birthday button. I don't know why. I don't call him Chuy, his extended family does, but whatever, he's the birthday boy.

    Yay Happy Birthday! I like it when the CMs draw little Mickey heads on them.

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    So I don't remember what our "plan" was. Not so much that we had one this trip because we didn't. But according to my pictures we ended up in Tomorrowland and rode Buzz. It was walk on.

    Buzz, where's your face?

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    And at first I was getting SO excited because through out the whole game (ride?) I was beating Jesus!!! He is a very competitive boy and never let's me win. So for me to be beating him was like a miracle. But alas, come to the end of the ride I lost by a lot. Our little car thing stopped a couple times so we were just shooting away and I think this is my best score!

    This is Jesus the champion's score.

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    And this is mine the loser's score.

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    And our picture. I don't know, but it looks like I'm ducking from Zurg?

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    Then we went to Fantasyland and walked on the Matterhorn. Well about a 5 minute wait. We rode the Tommorowland side. And we always ride the Tomorrowland side and never the Fantasyland side and I have no idea why. We sat in the front of the bobsled and I think the very front as the most room. Usually we sit together and my knees always hit the sides, but this time that we sat in the very front, my legs had more room and my knees didn't bang. It was a really fun ride.

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    And then we went on IASWH! Yay! I totally love IASW! And I missed it and I could have cried with happiness that we went on it. I took a lot of pictures, so here we go.

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    I like how the facade extends all the way to the bushes.

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    Buffalo?

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    New flume!

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    We're happy!!

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    Inside the ride.

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    I love this hippo guy!!

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    Feliz Navidad!!!!!

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    Yay, an update! :banana:

    I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. Yay you for being a trooper and going to the parks even though you weren't feeling well.

    You do look like you are ducking from something in your BLAB photo! :rotfl:

    I always ride the Tomorrowland side of the Matterhorn too. I don't go on it very often though, because I have a bad back and that's the only ride that makes me want to cry from pain, but I still LOVE it!!!!

    Your IASWH pictures are so pretty, I love them! It makes me want to hop in the car and drive the 7 hours just to go on it! :rotfl2:

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