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

Discussion in 'Adventures By Disney' started by tksbaskets, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. The Disney Fanatic

    The Disney Fanatic DIS Dad's Club Member #1

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    Here is the track:
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    DS1 near the bottom:
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    We all proclaimed the ride 'OK' and had no burning urge to go again. Perhaps if our kids were small it would have been a bit more thrilling. One too many spins on the Rockin' Roller Coaster to compare it to. The ride up was very enjoyable.

    Putt-putt golf. This also was 'OK'. The course was largely cement with in-door out-door green carpet. That didn't bother me as much as the grass and weeds growing up on the holes. Obviously no one maintains the 'greens'. So unremarkable I didn't even take a picture :scared1:

    Your family is just like mine. We compare everthing to Disney. I was in Vegas comparing the themeing of the Hotels and family entertainment to Disney.
     
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  3. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    We can't help it, we are spoiled by Disney! In a good way of course. :woohoo:Thanks for reading my trip report.

    TK
     
  4. ColleenS

    ColleenS Mouseketeer

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    Your trip looks like so much fun. Love all the photos. :goodvibes

    I think i would have had a nervous breakdown if my good camera were to break on a vacation. :scared1:
     
  5. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    Hi Colleen. I did have a mini-meltdown when I had my Canon failure. Believe me I will NEVER travel without my back-up camera. I only took it this time because of the raft trip. Thank the Lord I had it. Could you imaging disposable cameras for Yellowstone :scared1: I got hundreds of photos on my Photopass CD too :-)

    Here is one of my favorites taken by Daniel:
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  6. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    I learned from your experience, tk! Never travel without a backup camera!!!! Can you imagine if I'd seen Denali, and had to use a disposable camera???? :scared1::eek::scared1:

    I adore that pic Daniel took of you! Too cute. You look like a kid, and hubby looks like Bill Clinton! (In a good way!)

    Sayhello
     
  7. Diskidatheart

    Diskidatheart DIS Veteran

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    We're getting a new camera for our Italy trip since our old one is 7 years old. It still takes great pictures, but with all the advancements made, we will definitely want a new one for this trip. Thanks to everyone for the advice about taking a backup camera. I probably would have thrown the old one away once we got the new one, but the old one will be heading to Europe also.
     
  8. WeLoveABD

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    When we did the Italy ABD in 2007, we had a pre-day in Rome; the camera stopped working that day--maybe due to the humidity. No backup for the camera itself--and I thought I was being pretty good about having extra batteries, an extra camera card etc! I had to buy a camera at an electronics store at the Rome trian station! (So now my nifty Italian Camera (LOL)--actually a Sony-- needs to be recharged at home with an adapter plug...). So, we now travel with two cameras--the kids have one to mess around with, and it may become the backup if mine once again stops working.
     
  9. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    I like the way the tree trunk hides a chin ;)

    Now you will think of SayHello and me when you pack your second camera. :goodvibes

    WOW. I'm with you. I had two back-up batteries and two extra memory cards. Learned the hard way that they are all meaningless if the camera itself is dead as a doornail. What a nice remembrance you have from your time in Rome! I'm sure at the time it was money well spent.
     
  10. turbo322

    turbo322 Earning My Ears

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    thank you so much for your report and photos!
    we're considering this trip with our 11 yr old son.
    thanks again.
     
  11. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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    You are most welcome. I think you son is at a great age for this trip! Hope you are able to go :goodvibes
     

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