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

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  1. keliblue

    keliblue <font color=blue>It's kinda like a constant bad ha

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    Have an early a.m flight..long haul from California. See you all Saturday night:dance3:
     
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  3. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    Jimmy....I've really enjoyed all the pictures you have been sharing. What a great Groupie you are to bring us all a little bit of that WDW magic. And the pictures are so well taken...nice!! :thumbsup2



    Oh, and Happy Birthday Twinklebug!!!


    Two weeks from tomorrow I'll be humming that song Kelliblue. Looking forward to it doesn't come close to describing my feelings. :santa:
     
  4. twinklebug

    twinklebug Thawing out

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    Wow - Groupies are the best! Thank you all for your wonderful (and sweet) wishes.
     
  5. jimmytammy

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

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    T and I are doing our usual, hanging out on the balcony, drinking our cup o Joe, and ducking golf balls:duck:

    One just hit the top of trees, and pounded the roof behind us. Its dangerous out here::yes:: But I will take my chances.

    Ate at Raglan Rd. last night and was really good. I had Fish and Chips, T had a sirloin steak that melts in your mouth, DS had Bangers and Mash, MMMMM, Friends had Cod, it was good, rissotto with shrimp and lamb and they said theirs was good. We were right beside the stage. William and were facing the mirror so from our vantage point, we could see the middle stage. He commented why is it we can only see the guys in skirts dancing, not the girls:dance3: Something was wrong with that picture!!

    Headed to Epcot today, eating at San Angel(if yall havent noticed, a lot of things revolve around where my next meal is or has been)with friends.

    Speaking of golf balls, one just hit the water. Im thinking of charging .50 for everyone I spot for these guys. Get enough, it may fund my next meal.
     
  6. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    Charge a buck and maybe you can fund that OKW add-on! :)
     
  7. jimmytammy

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

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    Thats a good idea:teacher:
     
  8. jimmytammy

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

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    We had a great meet last night!! All in attendance were DiznyDad and DiznyDi, WildernessDad and his family, Muushka and her DH, Keliblue and her DH, Inkmahm and Dynaguy and us(Jimmytammy, TammyNC, DS and friends from back home)

    Barb(Muushka)was hard at work picking up recruits for the groupies, she may have convinced Liz(our DF from back home) to join up, as well as some folks she met from the Top of the World who let us borrow chairs. Way to go Muushka!!! Always hard at work, looking out for the group:thumbsup2

    We saw the fireworks from the balcony which was amazing, DS has pics, and a nice CM took a shot or 2 of all of us which I hope to get up soon.

    We all dispersed, and then had a mini meet on the boat over to WL!!
     
  9. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Very nice! :thumbsup2 Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
     
  10. Inkmahm

    Inkmahm Disney nut<br><img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    It was great seeing everyone Sat night at the TOTW! We were dead tired from getting up before dawn to get off the Fantasy to drive back over to WDW and spend the day at Epcot, but I really didn't want to miss seeing everyone. A special thank you to DisneyDi for the beautiful purse with my name on it AND a moose! It is one of my favorite items from this trip and I buy a LOT of stuff.

    We spent yesterday taking it easy. We're in 1512 so have a view of the Mickey waving at people arriving at our villas. Great room on the first floor, lots less walking for me than normal. Went to see all the christmas decorations on the monorail hotels yesterday and then to Oceanaires for dinner. Today we slept in and will be heading to AK for our ADr at Yak n yeti for lunch. Then Cape May for dinner and off to Epcot for my favorite fireworks of the year, Illuminations with the added holiday ending.

    Tomorrow is HS for the day and then California Grill for dinner before it shuts down next year for Major Overhaul work. Back home on Wed and knee surgery next Monday to replace the right knee. It was great seeing everyone Sat night and I hope to be back around th DIS boards more often so that I can catch up with what everyone is doing these days. Have a great rest of your trip to the other groupies here at WDW! Maybe we'll run into you around our home before we head back to our winter home.
     
  11. jimmytammy

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

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    It was great meeting you as well Inkmahm/Dynaguy! That was lots of fun!

    I promise I will get pics up Tues. AM. They are really slow loading, so we are at 50% right now.

    Yesterday, Tearsa(Ts friend from Orlando)went with us to meet Will and Liz(friends from back home) at AK. We ate at Yak and Yeti(1st time)and it was really good. I ordered Honey Chicken and it was so so, but everyone else really enjoyed their dishes. We will def. go back. Service was slow, but hey, we are on vacation.

    Rode Everest back to back 4 times, no wait:thumbsup2

    Headed to HS today, hoping Casey can finally be picked for Indy show, he is 18 now and being his favorite movie, he so hopes to get in. I told him to hoop and holler and wave his hands wildly. Fingers crossed it happens!
     
  12. twinmom108

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    Just got back Saturday night after a wonderful 2 week stay at VWL. Our 1st night we were in a studio. We arrived around 1 am Friday night/Sat morn. & were given a studio on the 4th floor at the very end of the looooong hallway. With 3 heavy bags 45+ lbs. each we felt every single step. I figured we probably got the dredded dumpster view room, but couldn't see in the dark (it was). Figured that was no big deal, especially since we'd be in this room only a few hours for sleep.

    Did I say sleep? So pumped up with adrenaline not much sleep was to be had. In the morning we called bell services to come & get our bags to hold till we got our 1 bdrm villa. The man asked if we were charged extra for our overweight bags. I smiled and said each one of them were under 50 lbs. We then headed out to Aquatica for the day. Before we left I stopped by the front desk to inquire about our new room. Told it was on the 5th floor & it was an odd #. That made me happy because I knew we had a Lake/Pool View. Only thing that would make me ecstatic would be if it is the ONE room I really want.

    Aquatica was ok, probably never go again, but it was perfect for just chilling out after a long travel day. About 2pm I called WL to see if our room was ready yet. They said not yet. They must have checked right afterward because I got a text with the # within 5 min. I looked at the room # a couple of times just to be sure. I screamed & started to do my happy dance (uh make that ecstatic dance)! We got the room I wanted 5519 for our 14 night stay! We picked up some groceries then headed back to VWL. While putting things away I noticed previous guests had left two boxes with empty beer bottles in them under the kitchen sink. I called housekeeping & put them out in the hallway.

    When we got everything put away we just relaxed in the room & balcony. Loved the room!!
     
  13. twokats

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    We have been to Yak and Yeti three times. The first time was Kati and me on our first trip we made in Dec '09. We went back last Dec and took DS and when DH and I were there in May I took him there. I love it and personally I usually get the steak and tempura shrimp which I love. There is an appetizer dish that makes a full meal for Kati which she likes to get. Don't remember what DS had, but he loved it. Kati also likes their cheesecake. . . but I have not found a cheesecake she doesn't like come to think of it.

    Hope Casey gets his wish. pixiedust:
     
  14. MiaSRN62

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    Wow Sharon !!! 14 days at VWL !!!! Thanks for the report. So happy everything went well for you !!! Welcome back !
     
  15. MiaSRN62

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    This makes me happy to hear you all got to meet up !!! Wish I could have been there a few days earlier---but I'll be in the World by Wed night ! JT....we have a lunch planned at Raglan Road on Friday---can't wait !

    Inkmahm....thanks for your report too ! I think I had that room in 1999. Is it right around the corner as soon as you cross the covered walkway and enter the VWL ? I recall the patio being a tad overrun with shrubs but it was a very convenient location. Good luck with your surgery---I will be in WDW on that Monday so I'm wishing you well now in case I have trouble with internet.

    Can't wait to see some pics guys !!!!
     
  16. blossomz

    blossomz Proud DVC owner since 2002!

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    Thanks for the trip report Sharon. 2 glorious weeks!

    Ok groupies in the world can't wait for photos! Saw some Disney Di photos on FB!
     
  17. Inkmahm

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    You can get there from the covered walkway sidewalk that connects around back to the pool area. Or you can walkthe covered walkway and head towards the elevators once you are inside. The hall is to the left of the elevators and our 1 bedroom villa is a few doors down. I'd say the patio is still a bit overrun with shrubs but I love the villa location. Thanks for the good wishes. My knees and feet are killing me this trip and I am doing most of it on a scooter. Today was a lot of walking getting to the scooter rental from handicap parking at AK and then to walk to the International Gateway from Beach club after dinner at cape May. My feet felt every step walking back to the Beach Club to pick up our car.

    Today was the first rain we have had. A few downpours while we were in AK but we avoided them all. Not so lucky after dinner when itwas time to walk to Epcot to see Illuminations. It was a steady rain, sometimes pretty heavy. but it gave Dynaguy and me a chance to try out our new rain ponchos. His is Mickey Mouse and mine is Minnie Mouse, complete with ears on the hat for both of us and a bow on mine.

    Tomorrow we are going to sleep in and skip HS this trip. Maybe will go to MK in the afternoon to try to get in for CS at "Be our guest." Our last dinner tomorrow is at California Grill. Really looking forward to that one.
     
  18. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Ha! As soon as you said I hope I get THE room I knew exactly what room you were going to say! That is the room we had last year at Christmas and I'm praying for it again this year. Now that you're gone I guess I might have a shot! Glad to hear you had a nice trip.
     
  19. jimmytammy

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

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    Sharon, sounds like you had a blast! 14 nights at VWL, thats as good as it gets.
     
  20. blossomz

    blossomz Proud DVC owner since 2002!

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    OK..why is 5519 THE room?:confused3
     
  21. jimmytammy

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    A couple pics from HS
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