Quest for the West Aug 2 - 8 with PICS *Complete Trip Report*

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  1. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    Glad I could help. We were very pleased with the vacation as you could tell. If you have any other questions just ask!
     
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  3. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Wonderful trip report! I loved following your adventures, and your pictures were wonderful. If those were taken with your "spare" camera, I can't imagine what the ones with your Canon would have looked like! (Sorry! Not meaning to rub it in. :) Just your pics are great!)

    Don't forget to post a link to this in the Sticky!!!!

    Sayhello
     
  4. Computer Magic

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    It was nice reliving my 2007 ABD Wyoming trip by reading your report.
     
  5. tksbaskets

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    Thanks Sayhello! I was at a wedding tonight and missed my Canon there too. I was so lucky to have my spare with me in Wyoming. I now have an extra battery for that one too. "Don't leave home without it". Counting the days till your trip. Isn't it the first part of September? Off to do the sticky thing :goodvibes

    Hi Computer Magic. Glad I could bring back fond memories! Has the trip changed at all since you went? Have you done any other ABD trips? Thanks for reading!

    TK
     
  6. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    I'm glad you had the spare, too! I'm definitely taking my older Canon... It uses AA's so I'll make sure I have some, & the rechargeables... And I leave Sep 1st. Tour starts the 2nd. DEFINITELY counting the days!

    Sayhello
     
  7. Ciciwoowoo

    Ciciwoowoo <font color=darkorchid>we would both run like heck

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    I really enjoyed reading your trip report! I have never gone on an ABD, but I'm hopeful it will be in our future in the next few years! :goodvibes
     
  8. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    Hello,
    I'm glad you enjoyed it. You'd love an ABD trip. We are already planning/dreaming of our next adventure. :)
     
  9. Computer Magic

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    The breakfast at the Wort Hotel changed. We received a voucher for breakfast each day and sit in restraurant. We could order anything we wanted. You now seem to sit in a banquet hall with banquet style breakfast.

    That is the only thing that stood out.

    PuggyMom on here has a great trip report where you could compare. We were on the same tour.

    I haven't been on others, the price is a little high. Wyoming was the best value at the time.
     
  10. glassslipper2004

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    Thanks for this report. We just got back from Southwest Splendors, which we all enjoyed very much. One of our guides, Courtney, had done the Wyoming trip many times, and got me interested - your trip seems similar in a lot of ways to the Southwest one, just with different beautiful sights to see (and not as hot!)
     
  11. redzinner

    redzinner Me Wants the Medianoche!

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    Thanks tksbaskets for the great trip report and awesome photos! :goodvibes

    Reading through your posts makes me realize why ABD has appealed so much to me and I think the #1 reason are the guides. They are there for you 24/7 or 8 or 9 ;). They are so personable and sincere. They go the extra effort to try and make the trip enjoyable for each and every adventurer.

    Again thanks for taking the time and posting your pics. The slide show you saw at the farewell dinner will not be for sale via photpass but you'll see it again. :goodvibes
     
  12. tksbaskets

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    Thanks for the kind words redzinner! How long did it take for your photopass info to arrive (and how much should I set aside to purchase the CD?) Now I'm excited that there may be a link to the slideshow :goodvibes

    Ireland is what I'm dreaming of next! I loved your trip report!
     
  13. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Spoilsport! :p :laughing:

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  14. redzinner

    redzinner Me Wants the Medianoche!

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    Teresa, if I remember correctly the photopass letter with the code on it came about 2-3 weeks after our trip. Sooner than I expected. The whole package (CD) was about $150 dollars.
     
  15. tksbaskets

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    Thanks! I'll be looking for that in the mail anytime now :goodvibes
     
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    Tksbaskets--just got our DVD and photopass info from Disney last night. Had a great time watching the slide show and re-living all of the fun.

    Speaking of re-living the fun--you really should add your trip report to the "Sticky" thread at the top! It is a terrific report--and I'm sure others would love to read it! I would hate for it to get burried in all the other threads!

    (I'd add it, but not sure how to do that!)

    Cheers!

    Turtlemom
     
  17. tksbaskets

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    WAHOO! Refresh my memory- did you go before us? I'm thinking you did. Just trying to time when mine may arrive.

    I think I added my trip report to the sticky. I'll go check. Thanks for the kind words that someone else might want to read our adventure. Waiting for the mailman....:goodvibes
     
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    We were on the 8/11-8/17 trip!
    (I think that was right before you?--anyways, it should be on its way!)
    Enjoy!!!!

    Turtlemom
     
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    You were after us. I wonder where our goodies are....sniff...should I be concerned? :confused3
     
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    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I read your TR last night and finished around 1 am- wanted to come back and say how wonderful your writing and descriptions were, I felt like I was there- hopefully, someday I will be!:goodvibes Thank-you for sharing!!
     
  21. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    That is so nice of you to say so :goodvibes I love reading trip reports and there aren't many on the ABD boards. I'm glad I kept you entertained and informed which was my goal.

    I hope you are able to take an ABD trip in the future too. It was expensive but we felt we received value for every dollar.

    Thanks for reading,
    TK
     

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