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

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  1. jimmytammy

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

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    Hey Maria
    Got you squared away on the vacation list!
     
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  3. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Oh Maria it looks like I'll just miss you again! :sad2: Unless you have a late flight on the 19th? We get in at 11:00. If all goes well we should be at VWL by 12:00.
     
  4. Disney loving Iowan

    Disney loving Iowan DIS Veteran

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    I will do that. Thanks!

    Yes we have one really close to us. I went on line though and I don't see anything about them having yoga classes. Do you know if yours has them?

    My daughter is 19. I agree that 5 miles would for sure be too much and I really don't expect her to do that. It took me awhile to get up to that point myself. I would at least like her to take the dogs for a short walk though. Every time though I suggest she do that she said she does plenty of walking between classes in school. So because she doesn't want to seem to take my advice when it comes to doing any exercise I thought maybe I could get her to do yoga. Kind of frustrating to hear her complain all the time about feeling bad but then she doesn't seem to want to do some of the things she could do to feel better. The suggestion about checking with colleges is good. I wonder if you school would have anything like that. I will have her check into it. I'm not giving her any choice with this!
     
  5. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    Looks like I never added our dates to the list - could you put me down for Dec 1-5 BWV and 5-9 at BLT JimmyTammy?

    Although I've made a little dilemma for myself. A week ago I got an email about low airfare to Hawaii. I travel a lot and schedules get weird so I never book airfare far in advance and don't have ours yet for FL. And now I find I could fly to Hawaii for a little less! The travel time is about the same, there are rooms available at Aulani and they are giving back 2 nights worth of points on longer stays due to constructions they have going on. We were just in FL and I'll be back in Feb for a conference but I do love the Christmas season and had reservations for CP etc, etc. But Aulani is waiting to be checked out too. I guess it'll just come down to which ever way I'm leaning on the day I decide to get the airfare. Last week it would have been Hawaii but right now it's Christmas at Disney. :crazy: Deciding Hawaii or FL is not a bad problem to have though! :)
     
  6. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

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    OK - we will see if we can help you decide. Let's see - beautiful Christmas setting including an emotionally charged Candle Light Procession vs BIG JUMPING SPIDERS? I vote for Florida! You're right - "life is full of tough choices, init?"
     
  7. Muushka

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

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    Oh good, we may get to see Kat4???? Will you be coming to the meet on Sat evening the 8th? I hope so!
     
  8. twinklebug

    twinklebug Thawing out

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    Wait.
    WHAT? :scared:

    I don't think I like the idea of Hawaii anymore. No. No. No.
     
  9. jimmytammy

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

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    KAT4
    Got ya in there:goodvibes
     
  10. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    :lmao: Well that ought to keep me away from Hawaii!! Sounds like a traumatic experience to share?!

    Yep! Planning it unless I switch to a luau that night. :beach:

    Thanks!
     
  11. rfassett

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    Well - no personal experience. Rebecca has told me about them so I did a quick google search and the Cane Spider can grow to the size of a softball and has been known to chase folks around the room. :duck::scared:

    That is enough to keep ME away.:moped: I do understand Hawaii has nice beaches though. :confused3
     
  12. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

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    Julie....we must coordinate our trips a little better ! :rotfl:
    We have to leave for the airport at 3 pm. So a quick meet might be doable. Not sure if we're gonna be in the parks that morning soaking up the last hours of our vacation.....keep ya posted !

    Kat....omg what a dilemma !!!! I would be so torn even with the jurassic jumping spiders thrown in the mix !

    Thanks Jimmy !
     
  13. keliblue

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    Morning all,

    I just cleared the crap off the bed in the spare bedroom to start packing (my favorite part) for our December trip :goodvibes When we were there 10 years ago on our 2nd honeymoon if was Freeeeeezing the whole time with constant rain.. Give me an idea on what I should be packing for this December (8-15th). Also are you all have any meets this year ? would love to be there :grouphug:
     
  14. rfassett

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    So Rebecca, who besides being my dear wife also keeps my office running smoothly (and I affectionately call her my worst employee because she comes and goes as she wishes :cool1:) is driving home early yesterday afternoon to let the dogs out (home is about a five mile drive from the office) and as she is slowing to make a left turn she sees opposing traffic is stopped and then someone starts blaring their horn. So Rebecca stops just in time to see this huge driver-less dump truck come right through the stop sign from her right and crosses right over main street and is stopped only when its front left tire drops into a big hole that is dug in the road where the town is installing new water lines. She said she felt like she was in the twi-light zone. A few seconds difference in timing and this story would have had a very different ending. :eek:
     
  15. Disney loving Iowan

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    Wow! Thank goodness for the person who was blaring their horn! Glad it turned out okay.
     
  16. twinklebug

    twinklebug Thawing out

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    Wouldn't it be strange if no one was honking, but she heard it anyway. I believe in guardian angels. rfassett, I'm so happy to hear she's fine and it sounds like no one was hurt. :)
     
  17. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    Luv and I just got back from a quick 4+ day trip to our Lodge. We stayed in a studio for a change, and though we were a bit farther down the hallway than we'd hoped, the room was still wonderful and quiet. I'm uploading pics to Photobucket, so I will post pics soon. The weather was a bit cold the first day and a half, but was perfect the latter part of the visit. It was quite busy there since: a) the Disney Golf Classic was being held; b) the last weekend of the F&W was going on (one reason for our visit ;)); c) the F&W half-marathon was held Saturday; and d) it appeared this was a Jersey/PA week. We figured it would be crowded given that we had been on a waitlist for BLT and BWV for several months (to be closer to either the monorail or EPCOT) and neither came through. However, the parks had lots of EMHs (MK was open to 3 a.m. one night!), so we managed the crowds just fine.

    We had lots of eats and drinks at the F&W, plus we were able to meet my daughter and her hubby for dinner at CG Saturday night (they live in Indialantic). Best of all, AP was again our favorite meal. It's a very meaningful place for us, but we've had some off and on again experiences the past few times. This time, we had a wonderful server and perfectly prepared dishes--the buffalo strip was tender, moist, and oh so very yummy. Apparently, they went back to a better cut of meat than they had been using in past visits. Whatever the case, it was nearly as tender as a filet mignon.

    On my daily runs, I headed over to FW, and the Jones from West Monroe, LA, have staked their territory in the RV section and had just put up their Christmas decorations which were whimsical and lovely. The decorations were mostly up at MK (even the garland), but everywhere else had either not started or had very small items going up. Sadly, the Lodge had not begun any Christmas preparations. All in all, it was a most excellent, albeit short, vacation for us at our home away from home.

    One last trivia question, and no fair referencing past pictures. ;) What are the four critters that appear on the fireplace grate at the Inglenook sitting area? Can you list them in order from the top going clockwise? :rolleyes1
     
  18. Muushka

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

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    Well, another Groupie for our meet(s)! There is one planned for the evening of the 8th at BLT TOWL, which should be awesome! I think I saw 8 or so for the time, but I'm sure Di will come here and get it straight for us. And then later on in the week some more of us are planning on getting together, that one does not have a time or place yet.

    Maybe we could figure that out now.

    Anyone up for a second meet later on in the week? We are there until Dec 14, probably leaving that day at around 12. What does everyone else look like for that week? Other than Saturday?

    To answer your packing question, at that time of year we pack for winter, summer, spring and fall. Seriously. That way we are prepared. The key word is layers. I also check the forecast to determine if we will need hats, mittens and long underwear. I hate being cold!;)

    Oh my gosh. Thank goodness she is all right!
     
  19. rfassett

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    Twinklebug - you are preaching to the choir and I would find nothing strange about your suggestion. I firmly believe God holds us in His hand. And sends His angels to watch over us. Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. rfassett

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    Dddrrruuuummmmm rrrroooolllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "When you wish upon a star.......makes no difference........" (Sung to "When you wish upon a star.")

    Eric is one of Disney's newest cast members!!!! Was offered the job today pending the finger print and background check - which should not be an issue.

    :yay: :cool1: :happytv: :woohoo: :dance3:
     
  21. keliblue

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    Count us in DH and I will be there with bells on:santa: :santa:
     
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