We Moved to Disneyland!! Now What…? Stories from New DLR Locals - Updated 1/15

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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    I love the colour of the foliage in your pictures. And I just realised that Stupey Doodle has the initials of SD. Scooby Doo.

    Much. more. appropriate. :thumbsup2

    ps. I think my plans for Durango for September this year are really starting to firm up. So, I'm really excited to see your scenic shots.

    pps. Ignoring the random nasal douching picture.
     
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  3. tayalltheway

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    Glad you like the pictures. And feel free to come up with as many new nicknames for our little Stewy Monster as you wish. As you'll see, ours are never ending...

    Your trip out to CO in September sounds so exciting! Hopefully your foliage is as great as ours was last year.

    As for the nasal-doucher, I think it's best if we all ignore her. Judging by her look of joy in the picture, I'm pretty sure she's a lunatic.
     
  4. Aussiesalad

    Aussiesalad Totes Mcgoats

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    Those pictures of Stupey Doodle are just too adorable!!! I can't even...

    It looks so beautiful there! All the colours are gorgeous!

    I love Tracys necklace!! Some of the handmade Disney stuff on etsy is just unbelievable!!

    Those elk photos are great! Their little ritual is hilarious!! Poor sulking loser elk!!

    Geez... so much haunting in Colorado!
     
  5. tayalltheway

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    We just love our little Stewpot. She used to be even more photogenic, smiling for the camera whenever we wanted to take pictures of her. Recently, however, she must have decided she doesn't like the flash, so she always looks away at the last minute. Luckily, I've still been able to wrangle a few good pictures out of her.

    All the fall color was so great this year to totally surpass anything I ever remember Colorado having before. I guess it was a good autumn for us to crash there.

    I really like the couple Disney things we've gotten from Etsy. You'll see in later updates some of the other awesome finds.

    I wish I could post a good video of the whole elk experience, bugling included, because it's so funny to watch. It's also crazy being within about ten feet of it all and having them pay you absolutely no mind.

    And yes, lots of haunting, and it isn't even close to over yet...
     
  6. AussieDisneyNut

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    Colorado is beautiful! I have never been there, but your gorgeous photo's are inspiring me! :goodvibes

    I just finished reading "At Home" by Bill Bryson, as it is our book club book this month. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, but found I had to concentrate quite a bit, as he tended to go off on tangents! :confused3

    Looking forward to reading more about your adventures. popcorn::

    Hope your job hunting in Anaheim is going well. :wizard:
     
  7. tayalltheway

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    It really is beautiful! I highly recommend taking a trip there sometime, and I'm sure you'd love it!

    Definitely agree about "At Home." It was a totally worthwhile read and I found parts of it fascinating, but he loves to wander off topic a lot. I think this one took me about three months of putting it down for a while and coming back to it on and off before I finally finished.

    Hope you keep enjoying hearing about all of our shenanigans! :thumbsup2
     
  8. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Catching up on your amazing pictures.

    Firstly, I love that special spot for you and Tracy at Estes Park. That's so nice to have a spot to come back to for all your momentous moments in your relationship. Kudos to you both.

    Your pictures of the Aspens are making me really excited about my trip in September. We'll be in the Durango area in the last week of September and I'm really hoping to see wonderful colours like what you've gotten. I know it can be hit and miss depending on the weather....but I'm hoping.

    Love the pumpkin Duffy!! Great job! :thumbsup2
     
  9. Virgoinab

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    Can I just say, I am loving your life updates!

    I read your trip reports, and now am hooked, hooked, on your life updates :rotfl:

    I am rooting for you two kids (I say that cause I am way older then you, not because you are kids, you are adults lol )

    I hope you continue to post about your adventures, and also, you two seem to be very much each other's best friend, and it really shows.
     
  10. Aussiesalad

    Aussiesalad Totes Mcgoats

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    This made me laugh pretty hard! Sounds like she has such a personality!!

    Awh you guys are such a cute couple! I love how much these spots mean to you both and how much history is there!

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    I think that is the best way to live, otherwise you spend you life wondering...

    That picture of the canopy of trees is amazing! It just looks so lovely there!
     
  11. tayalltheway

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    We've loved having a fun place to go to for all of our special occasions. Estes is beautiful and the perfect small town, too, so we've been glad it's "our place."

    Hopefully you'll get great fall colors this year too! I'm sure the scenery will be gorgeous regardless though.

    Glad you like Pumpkin Duffy. I was proud of my handiwork :)

    I'm so glad you're enjoying this report! I have to admit that it's sometimes even more fun to write this one than the actual trip reports, though I thoroughly enjoy writing both.

    I'll definitely continue to keep you all up to date on whatever shenanigans we get up to. Tracy and I really are best friends, and I'm glad to be able to share our life adventures with you out there.

    Stewy is definitely quite unique. We miss having her around now!

    We love all of our spots in Estes and around CO, and it's just great having places with sentimental attachment to visit when we're home.

    I'm glad you like the pictures. It's really a very beautiful place year-round, though we caught some especially great beauty during autumn. :thumbsup2
     
  12. DisneytheKid

    DisneytheKid A bad attempt at Billy the Kid

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    Thanks for all the great stories! I'm really enjoying reading along:thumbsup2
     
  13. tayalltheway

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    Thanks for reading! I'm so glad you're enjoying. :cool1:
     
  14. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Aaaawww. You're birthday is near Halloween? Happy Belated Birthday. Love the gryffindor presents.


    That sounds like one incredibly lame tractor hayride. Glad you didn't pay full price for it. :rotfl2:

    You and Tracy dress-up really well.
     
  15. tayalltheway

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    Yep, October 28th. Thanks for the belated wishes :)

    The hayride, while unquestionably lame, was totally fun nonetheless purely because of its lameness. I'm glad we didn't pay full price too, but at least it was funny!

    Glad you like our costumes. Tracy really wanted to be a raccoon in honor of both Meeko and our raccoon friends from NYC, but we were having the hardest time finding a costume. Finally, at our third or fourth Halloween store, we found that set for less than $10. My costume, on the other hand, was just a jack-o'-lantern shirt from Target, and I think we realized when looking at the receipt a couple days later that they had forgotten to charge us for it. Made our Halloween costumes very cheap!
     
  16. tinkerbells mum

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    Glad you managed to get everything packed up in Dumbo. Really looking forward to hearing about the next part of your adventures. You got some lovely pictures of the snow. We don't get a huge amount of snow here but when it snows its causes chaos as we're really not equipped for it, we saw our first snow plough this year which was really exciting!!
     
  17. OhioStateBuckeye

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    We saw you guys in DCA today!! It was so weird, I had just finished telling my BF that someone on the DIS boards called Duffy a simpleton because I think that is very funny, then we start walking over the bridge away from the carnival area and there you two were!

    I panicked and didn't say anything, I feel like I know you very well but you barely know me. lol.
     
  18. Luisa

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    I would do the same! Would love to have the guts to say 'hey, thanks for sharing your adventures!' but I'd be worried about coming across as some sort of looney!!
     
  19. tayalltheway

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    It was almost an impossible feat packing Dumbo full, and once we did, we left almost everything in there each night we were on the road (even though we knew we were risking getting broken into) just because I don't think we could have repacked it. Glad you liked seeing some snow. Obviously we haven't gotten any snow here in SoCal either. I can't imagine what people would do if it did happen! Hope you enjoy hearing about our travels out here and everything we've been doing since.

    Oh my gosh, that's so exciting that we were spotted! I wish you had said hi!! If you see us again, definitely say something because we'd love to meet you. :thumbsup2

    I hope you had a great day at the parks. Weren't the weather/crowds awesome today? We went from rope drop till post-closing at the AP extra hours in Fantasyland this evening, so we're a little exhausted but had a lot of fun.

    If the situation ever arises, please come up and say hi! I feel like I probably come across as some sort of looney all the time on here, so I won't think you're weird. Tracy and I were just talking about how we'd love to get to meet some of our readers now that we get to go to the parks. :)
     
  20. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Snow at the end of October? WOW!

    It must have been kinda sad to leave CO. Here's to CA!
     
  21. OhioStateBuckeye

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    Well today we are headed out to Anza Borrego for hiking, then Friday will be going to see the baby panda at the SD zoo, but Saturday night (my birthday) we'll be back and Sunday will be in the parks all day, are you guys coming Sunday??

    We had an awesome park day. We did the hotel early morning hour at DCA and got to do RSR and the mater ride with very small waits, did TSMM with 0 min wait. I heard about the AP extra fantasyland hours and I was very jealous. We still haven't made it to Peter Pan.
     

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