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

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  1. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Just a few more shots.

    It's very difficult to get a clear shot of the Lodge from the path. Too many tall trees & overgrowth. This was the best I could do. I like it though.
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    Look it's a hidden Mickey!
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    Practicing their best tree pose
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    Teenagers are so much nicer when they're on vacation!
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    That's all!
     
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  3. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Prayers for your kitty Jimmy.
     
  4. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    Loved your photos, especially those along the nature trail. I'm so glad you "discovered" it on this trip. It's just so serene and, as you so beautifully captured in your pics, it has superb views of the Lodge. You're right about how quickly kids grow up and the tug of emotions seeing them grow and develop their own personas. Loved that shot, too. And, I don't know that I've ever seen a picture capture all three modes of transportation at once--superb! Your pics sure make me want to be at Disney right now. Thanks! :thumbsup2
     
  5. jimmytammy

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

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    Love the pics Julie!!
    Wasnt it great being FF? And what a perfect day for it, weather, though it may have been cool, looked just perfect! Stan was there in Spirit with you folks, he was a groupie at heart:hug:
     
  6. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Thanks! It was so peaceful & serene. We didn't see another soul on the path but we did see some deer. Not quick enough with my camera though. The sounds of the train & the boat horns could be heard as well. Just lovely. :goodvibes We'll definitely be making this a tradition.

    It was so great being flag family! It was a long time coming but worth the wait. A very special memory for sure. Sending you a PM for the vacation list! Looks like we'll be overlapping a couple folks in Oct. & Dec.!
     
  7. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    I loved seeing the photos of being a flag family!! I would love to do that, but alas my kids are dogs and must stay home! ;) maybe in the future!
     
  8. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Horselover - thanks so much for taking the time to post your pictures :)

    My husband and I are going to be saying at VWL in December this year and it makes me so excited to see your wonderful photos!

    We had the pleasure of Ranger Jack looking after us when we were flag family a couple of years ago and he was delightful :)

    I love this thread - gives me with that "lodge feeling" from all the way out in England
     
  9. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    You don't have to have kids to be flag family. Sign up if you can. You won't regret it. :goodvibes
     
  10. bagsmom

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures, Horselover! How fun! My two boys are about 1 1/2 years behind yours. I'm already noticing my oldest start to withdraw into teenager mode, and he's not even there yet! Luckily, I think we'll be going back to WDW just in time -- while one is still not "too cool" for the magic! (I'm going to force the big one to have fun!) No, I'm kidding. He will have fun! But you are right about seeing them grow and change. My DH is not a Disney weirdo and he doesn't quite understand why I am so frantic to get them back to Disney this year, before they go into that next stage.

    Hey -- can I ask you about your photo of the water -- caption said you were taking the boat for 7 a.m. rope drop. I had read that the boats only start running a half hour before opening. We are early birds who like to be there an hour before opening, so we figured we'd have to take a cab to the Contemporary and walk. Any thoughts on this? Anyone?

    I just loved your pictures of your lovely family! I don't know how I'm going to stand waiting for summer! I might just explode before we get there!
     
  11. bagsmom

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    Have any of you done the less intense version of Mission Space? How is it? About like Star Tours? Or worse? Thanks!:)
     
  12. twokats

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    We do the less intenese and have no problem with it. My mother even did it back in 2009 and we thought she wouldn't like it and it was her favorite. Totally different from Star Tours since Mission Space is in a smaller space.
     
  13. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Thank you! Yes, boats start 30 min. before park opening. I think we may have been on the 1st boat over when I took that transportation shot but I'm not positive. Not sure if the buses start running earlier. We never take the bus unless the weather is bad.

    Also, we've only done the green version of Mission Space but I thought it was fine. No more intense then Star Tours.
     
  14. tea pot

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    Jimmy
    Prayers for your Little Kitty :cat:
    We have 3 as you know, and the last little one has had many issues
    but they are so worth it, our Bundles of Furry Blessings.

    Horselover
    Thanks for the Wonderful Pics
    Love the family shots, yes yes they do grow up so fast
    Treasure those moments even the teenage ones.
     
  15. jimmytammy

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    Bailey is slowly getting back to her old self. She ate 2 small treats, 1st food since Wed night. She drank more water today than yesterday. She is sitting on moms lap, which she hasnt done much of since Thurs. SO she is slowly getting there.

    Thanks for all your prayers, as God says, if he cares for the birds of the sky, why wouldnt he care for our needs, and in this case, for a tiny kitty.
     
  16. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    Thank you for the pictures, horselover!

    Bobbi:goodvibes
     
  17. sechem32

    sechem32 Earning My Ears

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    JT - so happy Bailey is getting better! I hope she's back to normal soon!
     
  18. twokats

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    Jimmy,
    I tried to pm you some additional dates for us and it told me you have exceeded your limit!!!

    Glad the kitty is getting better, I know that is a weight off y'alls mind.
     
  19. jimmytammy

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

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    Thanks Liz!
    BTW, Tues night is the big night:cool1:
    sechem32, wfc4life and the jimmytammy family are headed to see Mary Poppins show in Durham!! Cant wait!!
     
  20. jimmytammy

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

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    Thanks Kathy!!

    And sorry about the PM, got it cleaned up a bit, so if you dont mind, try again. I got an email from the DIS this AM about it:duck:
     
  21. bagsmom

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    hooray!:)
     
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