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

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  1. OhioStateBuckeye

    OhioStateBuckeye DIS Veteran

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    If anyone was wondering, we did manage to meet up for a few minutes :thumbsup2


    Taylor and Tracy couldn't have been cuter or nicer. I am sorry we only had a few minutes to talk, and I also apologize if I was weird. It was our last night of the trip so we were experiencing the patented Disney exhaustion/craziness of trying to fit in everything we wanted.
     
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  3. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    Looking at your pics. Love the Duffy pumpkin.
     
  4. tayalltheway

    tayalltheway Mouseketeer

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    It was so nice getting to meet up with you and Brian! And not weird at all (we're usually almost comatose by the last night of a packed vacation, so I'd say you were doing quite well!). :thumbsup2 Did you enjoy the Fantasmic! dessert party?

    Thanks! I thought it was fun :)
     
  5. tayalltheway

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    In Colorado, it actually often snows in October. In New York, however, we had about a centimeter of snow in 2011 at the end of October and everyone treated it like the apocalypse.

    It was definitely bittersweet to leave CO. But our adventures in CA are certainly exciting too :)
     
  6. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    What a great looking drive. Love the snow dusted mountains!
     
  7. OhioStateBuckeye

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    You didn't tell us we were meeting a celebrity!! I remember that commercial Tracy was in! :thumbsup2 How awesome is that?
     
  8. tayalltheway

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    The drive really was pretty, and we could appreciate the fact that the snow was on the mountains rather than the roads. :)

    That's funny that you remember the commercial! At the time, people we hadn't seen since high school would comment randomly on Facebook saying they had recognized her. We were actually at Disney World on our Disneymoon while it was airing, and we hoped someone there would recognize her and give us some sort of special treatment. Alas...
     
  9. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    I beg to differ....from your description, it was pretty obvious that your Glenwood Springs experience was cracked up.....in two bones. :p




    WOW!! That's a fantastic grand ole' hotel. Beautiful! I was fascinated to read about the historic tie to the Teddy Bear. I had no idea that it was started in that hotel. Thanks for sharing that amazing fact. :goodvibes
     
  10. Luisa

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    I've got to say, after over a week of around 100 degrees each day here, the crisp 17 degrees and hot springs sounds heavenly!
     
  11. AussieDisneyNut

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    Love the sound of the hot springs! :goodvibes

    The TVC was very adorable ... so funny! I was a late comer to the whole Twilight franchise, so never picked a team! In fact I hadn't watched any of the movies until about 4 months ago, when I got sucked into a marathon! :eek: Anyway, still enjoyed the books!

    I am a big reader, but tend to avoid "classics" or other worthy books ... I like to read something fun! :rolleyes1 I also enjoyed the Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse series, not the TV series, but the books were great. :thumbsup2
     
  12. tayalltheway

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    :rotfl: Your pun would be less painful if the broken bone experience hadn't been so, well, painful!!

    I didn't know about the teddy bear fact either until Tracy told me about it before we arrived. She wasn't too clear on the details either, so then we read the story on a plaque at the hotel.

    Yuck, I hate too hot of weather possibly more than too cold. At least with cold you can always bundle. When it gets to be in the 100 degree range there's just nothing you can do to feel comfortable. Do you have a dry heat at least or is it humid too?

    The hot springs were great! Very nice after a long day sitting in the car.

    Glad you liked the commercial, and the Twilight books. Even this last time through, we still enjoyed the first book. Good light reading (or listening in this case). I'm often a big reader too, though sometimes I'll go through periods like right now where I can't get myself to sit down and read. But when I do read a lot, I tend to try to have one "worthy book" going at a time and also one fun read. I'll usually finish two or three fun books for every classic-type book, but I usually enjoy pretty much anything I pick up in the long run. Have never dived into the Sookie Stackhouse series mostly because when I start a series I can never stop till I've read them all, so I have to be ready for a big commitment.
     
  13. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Sorry you didn't get much sleep. Those historic hotels are great and all that; but sometimes, they aren't the most comfortable places to rest.

    Your drive looks l-o-n-g. I do love the Grand Circle; and I suspect you're driving just north of that area?
     
  14. wiscbugs

    wiscbugs Loving everything Disney!

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    I am anxiously awaiting the California arrival!
     
  15. Aussiesalad

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    Yay all caught up now!

    Wow that hayride sounds amazing!:rotfl2: I can't believe how hilariously lame it was! That actually made me spit out my tea!:rotfl:

    That snow looks so beautiful!

    Awhh leaving Stupey :(

    That is so awesome that Tracy is in that commercial!! Haha now I want to know that story too :rotfl:

    Roadtripping photos are the absolute best!! That scenery is just so stunning!

    That is a VERY traumatic go karting story!!

    Really enjoying your trip so far! :goodvibes
     
  16. tayalltheway

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    Yeah, I don't know if we'll be staying at a historic hotel again any time soon. At least it was fun except when we were trying to sleep...

    Drive was definitely long, especially on day 2. I think we went through what's considered the Grand Circle, but we were still north of the Grand Canyon and all that.

    It's coming up now, finally! Hope it's worth all the anticipation.

    Glad you got all caught up! The hayride was certainly something else. I'm just glad we had fun and didn't pay much money for it.

    The snow was definitely nice to get a little bit of, but I'm glad we haven't had a winter full of it. Leaving Stupey was definitely hard. We miss her terribly!

    Oh, the commercial. It's a fun story, which I'll definitely weave into this TR somehow soon.

    Good scenery was definitely one of the biggest pluses on the road trip. Of course, there were also looooong stretches of barren desert, which weren't so nice to look at.

    And yes, the go karting experience was one of my lower moments. I eventually did get back in a go kart but it took a couple years, and I would never do it again in those fast ones.

    Glad you're enjoying reading about the road trip! Hopefully you'll like hearing about the experiences once we arrive :)
     
  17. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Another big drive. Nice pictures of the scenery.


    Looks like you might have some fun in Vegas and I'm guessing that what happens in Vegas gets shared on the Dis! :thumbsup2
     
  18. Luisa

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    I'm finding myself getting more excited the closer you get to Disneyland! What a long drive though, I suspect I'd have cabin fever within about 2 hours of starting out! Must have been a relief getting that first glimpse of Vegas and knowing you were nearly at the end of that leg.
     
  19. Casey's Mommie

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    Thanks so much for sharing your adventures! I'm enjoying them and looking forward to your California arrival!
     
  20. CourtFool

    CourtFool A Mouse in Llama Clothing

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    You are a wonderful narrator. Thanks for sharing!
     
  21. Mrs. Gumdrop

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    Hi Again! I previously read and commented on your WDW trip report and just recently read through your DLR trip and now your Real Life updates. Thanks for sharing your adventures and I am excited to read how it is all turning out.

    I am planning my first trip to DLR for this coming November and I was amazed how much you two got done during your 2011 visit. So excited!

    Take care!
     

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