VWL Groupies...yes, we love the Lodge!!

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by jimmytammy, Apr 10, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. twinklebug

    twinklebug Next Life: Imagineer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    6,760
    See if your town Park & Rec runs any classes. Those are usually much more affordable than joining a gym, and sometimes they use the same facilities.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. eliza61

    eliza61 http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/images

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Messages:
    19,252
    DIL, do you have a planet fitness near you. It's a no contract gym and it's only 10 bucks a month. I really enjoy the one near me. The equipment is well kept and seems to be the latest stuff. Downside is that the personal trainers cost extra... so it's really a exercise on your own type of deal.
    But they have tons of recumbent bikes, ellipiticals, treadmills, stair climbers etc. So for me, its a life saver for stress relief.
     
  4. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    246
    DLI - maybe you said and I missed it, but how old is your daughter? A couple of things come to mind. Five miles may be a much too large of a bite for her. Think baby steps and build. Walking is a very good think but like with any exercise, it is better to start slower and build. Also, check with churches and/or community colleges and the like - they often have low cost programs at different times.
     
  5. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    246
    So our DS is heading back to WDW on Monday. After we got back last week he got online and applied for a job at Disney. They invited him in for an interview. I tried to get him into the Lodge but there was no room at the inn. I was able to get him a studio at SSR. We have never stayed there. He will be there Monday through Wednesday. Anything he should be on the lookout for? Thanks!
     
  6. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 1999
    Messages:
    13,707
    Nothing comes to mind for him to look out for, but best wishes for securing a job at Disney! What kind of job is he applying for?
     
  7. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    246
    Thanks! He is applying for a front line entry level position. His passion is entertaining. He graduated from the musical theatre department of a performing arts high school before heading off to NYC to study acting for two years. Truly he loves acting and during our recent trip to WDW I did not miss an opportunity to point out to him that every cast member there is an entertainer. Ideally he would prefer stage work, but first things first. His opportunities to do what he loves is extremely limited in Podunk, USA where we live. So just getting into that arena will help his mental state of mind tremendously. Pays not great, but it is honest work and he can have a lot of fun. Cost of living is higher than Podunk, but not nearly as high as NYC. So we have our fingers crossed.
     
  8. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 1999
    Messages:
    13,707
    So we too will have our fingers crossed.

    Let us hear how he does!
     
  9. twinklebug

    twinklebug Next Life: Imagineer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    6,760
    Wishing your son a great set of interviews and audition!

    You're right, the pay is not great at entry level, but just being able to put "Disney" on the resume is worth gold. Plus, for someone who truly loves creating the show & magic for the guests, there is no better company to learn from.
     
  10. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2000
    Messages:
    11,045
    OMG...this is fantastic !!! All the best to him !!!! Keep us posted :)
     
  11. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2001
    Messages:
    11,605
    Just stopping by to thank all our current and retired members of the Armed Forces for their service to our nation. And a thanks to their families who provide so much support for them, and therefore for us.

    :thanks:
     
  12. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2000
    Messages:
    11,045
    I second Granny's sentiments. Thank you to our Vets ! :goodvibes

    Oh & off topic---tommorrow is 30 days till I'm in WDW !!!!
     
  13. blossomz

    blossomz Proud DVC owner since 2002!

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,872
    Me too!! Thank you to all of our vets!::yes::
     
  14. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,908
    A debt of gratitude to our veterans and their families for allowing us to still live in a free nation
     
  15. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2001
    Messages:
    11,605

    Maria...that is right ON TOPIC!! :thumbsup2

    Looking forward to reports of WDW, Groupie meets and of course, more pix of our beloved WL! :)
     
  16. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    246
    I echo the comments about our veterans and their families.
     
  17. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 1999
    Messages:
    13,707
    yes, thank you to all of our veterans. Thank you for your service to our country.:flower3:

    And 4 weeks from tonight, Groupie Meet #1! :drive:
     
  18. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2000
    Messages:
    11,045
    How many meets are there Muushka ? I know I'd like to be in one of them :goodvibes
     
  19. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2000
    Messages:
    11,045
    :jumping1:

    So here's the list from Page 1 of Groupies that will be there when I am. Though I'm gonna miss Ink :sad: Our flight lands at 8 pm on the 12th. Has anyone heard from Ink recently ?
    Oh....and keeper-of-the-list.....I was able to find an opening on the DVC site this morning and switched OKW for Jambo for Dec 17-19 :thumbsup2
    Getting EXCITED :cheer2:
     
  20. twokats

    twokats DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,316
    My husband and my son say you are welcome!
    Our church did a big thing this morning in recognition of all the vets. I think my husband was the youngest one there and we had one that was a WWII vet (she is the mother of another of our praise team members).

    I wish Kati and I could have worked in another trip in Dec this year, but we will just have to be content to wait til next year.

    We did a little more car shopping Friday at another GMC dealership and found another Impala just like the one in Greenville (just with 6000 more miles). I also looked at a new Malibu.

    We are going to a Toyota dealership Tuesday to check on a Camry.
    Camry seems to be Consumer Reports car of choice. Nissan Altima looks to be #2.

    They called me Friday and informed me the Monte Carlo was a total loss, but it will be around Tuesday before I know how much the settlement will be.
     
  21. twinklebug

    twinklebug Next Life: Imagineer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    6,760
    Excited for you all! Airfare is down and those APs in my pocket are burning a hole, but in the best interest of the family finances, and DD's finals I can't give into my Disney logic. So hard...

    Agree 100% Thank you to all veterans and current service men and their families :) The little town we live in lined the 'center' of town with full sized US flags.... about 80 of them. Made me cry. (Driving + Crying wile passing in front of the police station is not a great mix by the way LOL)

    Glad to hear your still on the hunt for the right addition to the family. I don't understand folk who go into the first dealer and make the purchase right away. I mentioned before, I am partial to the Camry, but should point out the first time I test drove it I didn't like it as much as the Altima. It was the second test drive on a different day, different roads that won me over. Numbers can guide you, but go with your instinct for that final decision... and don't let them talk you into the baby blue car, unless that's what you're looking for ;)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page