There's a Giraffe in my Stocking! A Mom/Daughter Christmas trip!

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  1. mousetravel

    mousetravel DIS Veteran

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    For those that have not read any of my other TR's, I am a single parent to 16year old DD and we LOVE Disney!! This trip was a "first" for us: first time onsite and first time at Christmas!!!

    When: Dec 15-21
    Where: 3 nights ASM, 3 nights AKL (Jambo)



    For our introduction, here's one of my favorite pics from this trip:

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    Hope you all will join me for this TR, filled with LOTS of pics and great memories!!!!! :santa:
     
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  3. LuvEeyore

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    Am I really the first to say glad the report is started?

    Did you mean to have a picture in your first post, if so it didn't make it through cyperspace.

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  4. LuvEeyore

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    Okay, I am a liar. The picture arrived after I posted. Love the picture by the way!!
     
  5. TinkerbellinNY6

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    :yay: you started!!! I am following along. I can't wait to read!
     
  6. mousetravel

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    As we arrive to our favorite place:

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    We go over to ASM, even though it was a little too early to check in, we wanted to walk around and check it out:

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    As we checked in, we were assigned the Love Bug Bldg.

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    View from outside our room:

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    We had a cute, but small room:

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    After we checked in & got settled, we headed out to DTD:

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    They actually had the photopass photographer here, which I had never seen there before:

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    Some Christmas goodies at Goofy's candy:
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    And to end our quick trip to DTD, we had some goodness form Ghirardelli:

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    Our next stops for the night would be at the Grand Floridian and Boardwalk to check out their Christmas decor!!!
     
  7. LuvEeyore

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    Loved the lokes of those Ghirdalli treats.
     
  8. mousetravel

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    Thanks for following me over to my TR!!!

    Thanks!!

    They were very good! (Bye, Bye diet for this trip!!!) :rotfl:
     
  9. UGAFan0829

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    Yeaaa! I'm so excited to read all about the trip! I'm glad to know that AKL was the highlight of the trip...I had a feeling that you might like it there!

    Love, love, love Ghirardelli, so I'm glad y'all took the time to make a stop there...it sure is worth it!

    Can't wait for more!
     
  10. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

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    Oh I just love Disney at Christmas. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip.
     
  11. Pinkocto

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    I'm sorry about that rental car lady. Definitely not the best way to start the trip. I can't wait to hear about all the fun though!
     
  12. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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  13. mousetravel

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    Glad you're here!! That was the first time we actually sat & had something from Ghirardelli, other than just getting their samples and looking around.

    I loved it!!

    After we checked into the hotel, I called my insurance company and they reassured me that everything would be fine with my coverage. I really began to let her bother me, until I talked to them!

    Thanks! I will get some pics posted there! I have been trying to get another update done, but have been having problems with photobucket. :confused3
    Hopefully I can get more done this weekend!
     
  14. mousetravel

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    We decided to head over to the Grand Floridian to check out the Christmas decor and the gingerbread house!!

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    The lobby was gorgeous!!!!


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    Orchestra was playing:

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    More beautiful decor:

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    We really enjoyed the GF. It was our first time visiting there! And the perfect time to visit!



    Next, we decided to visit the Boardwalk!!
     
  15. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

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    Wow, the tree looks like it's four stories high. Beautiful!
     
  16. jenseib

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    Gorgeous!!!
     
  17. UGAFan0829

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    BEAUTIFUL GF pics!!!!
     
  18. Pinkocto

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    That gingerbread house was so cool. I couldn't take enough pictures of it!
     
  19. mousetravel

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    (I am having the worst time with photobucket. When I try to upload, say, 20 pictures, it takes forever, then only uploads 2 out of all the pictures. Is anyone else having the same problem? I don't think it's my computer because it's doing the same on my desktop and the laptop.???????):confused3



    We visited the Boardwalk to check out their decor. This was our first visit there, also.

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    Strike a pose!

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    We had a great time there! They had some great outdoor entertainment and we stayed to watch the fireworks!



    We head back to ASM to get some rest and get ready for our next busy day............


    Animal Kingdom, Tusker House ADR, and MVMCP!!!




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  20. Pinkocto

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    You're not alone in the photobucket problems. Many other TRs I've been reading have had the same problem over the holidays.

    We never made it to the Boardwalk and now I'm so upset we didn't. Stitch is one of our favorites!
     
  21. LuvEeyore

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    loving your report so far. I cant wait to find out what a giraffe in a stocking is about.
     

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