You had quite the trip, didn't you? June 2019 Updated 8/23

ariane37

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Curious to see what you thought of the Contemporary since our first stay there was last month (although not CL) :)
 

amazingact21

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Aw, poor Joy! Pacing the house if she doesn't see you leave. I bet your mom was like, no way am I letting that happen again. 😆

Glad the flight was uneventful and the ME bus left quickly. But what a shame that you had a chatty Kathy next to you on the bus. I like my silence and those situations are my worst nightmare. :rotfl2:
 
  • Cloe Colton

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    I love when things go smoothly. Best way to start a trip!
    Me too! And we never seem to have luck like that! haha so it was a nice surprise to have smooth sailing the whole way there!

    That's really odd that the CM didn't remember you after a short time. I hope he was just not paying attention and not being uppity.
    I mean I had changed clothes but I don't think I looked that different but its possible! It was just so awkward lol I thought maybe he was acting that way because maybe it wasn't his job to escort CL guests but we saw him bring another family up not too long after us. But again, we were pretty tired at this point so it may have been us that were the awkward ones! lol

    The best feeling!!!
    Isn't it??? I'm excited for work tomorrow because the minute I leave work our vacation is beginning and we are heading right for the airport!

    I'm not saying I've done this before, but I've actually done this twice before so I completely understand you girl
    Hahaha its so easy to do! DH's doesn't let the machine hold onto your card which to me seems like the smarter way to handle it lol

    I would die for Joy!!!!
    I honestly don't know how we got so lucky with how sweet she is! I wasn't feeling well last night and she followed me out of the bedroom and sat with me until I came back to bed. The sweetest!

    YES!!! You said it!!!! Completely agree, 100%
    Only time I'm ever okay with early morning wake up calls!!

    I introduced your channel to my family over the weekend and caught them watching one of your vids on the TV while I was making dinner today #cloeanddan
    Yes!!! That's so awesome, I'm glad you are all enjoying them! I can't wait to vlog our trip this weekend!

    Beautiful shot!!
    Thanks!

    This is I think the smoothest travel day I've ever seen in my life
    Right??? We were both in disbelief when it happened as fast as it did! I think I included the whole clip in the travel day vlog because I was like no one is every going to believe this went as well as it did!

    That's so weird!! Sorry you had such an odd experience!!
    Yeah it was kinda strange! But thankfully, that was the only awkward moment! The rest of club level was a-mazing!

    Can't wait to read more, I love where this is going so far!
    :goodvibes
     

    NJlauren

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    That pic of your mom with Joy is adorable, so amazing how they totally know when we are missing. Happy this was a less stressful exit for you!

    I love an early morning flight anywhere, except coming home, but even then sometimes it’s ok...

    Ugh I would have been a bit annoyed with this check in process. If I get for one minute they weren’t giving me service because I didn’t fit what they see as a club level guest I would have been so mad! That stuff really bothers me. I know you didn’t actually say that but it seemed maybe that’s what happened a bit...

    Hopefully the rest of the trip is better service wise!
     

    Cloe Colton

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    Curious to see what you thought of the Contemporary since our first stay there was last month (although not CL) :)
    Spoiler alert - loved it!! You really can't beat the walking factor to MK. And CR always holds a special place in my heart because it was the first deluxe I ever really wanted to stay at growing up so to finally get to stay there was super cool!

    Subbing in and will be back to read this weekend. :)
    Woo! :welcome:

    Aw, poor Joy! Pacing the house if she doesn't see you leave. I bet your mom was like, no way am I letting that happen again. 😆
    Yep! haha she was like I don't mind watching her but she needs to see you leave. And I know she definitely does this because she was panicking and running all over my house the other night when she couldn't figure out what room I went into when I got home! DH had to help her find me before she calmed down lol poor thing, just wants her Mama! haha

    Glad the flight was uneventful and the ME bus left quickly. But what a shame that you had a chatty Kathy next to you on the bus. I like my silence and those situations are my worst nightmare. :rotfl2:
    Right??? I just kept praying she didn't turn to us to get attention. But I never even looked her way haha that's why the picture of Minnie is AFTER she got off the bus! :rotfl:
     

    Cloe Colton

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    That pic of your mom with Joy is adorable, so amazing how they totally know when we are missing. Happy this was a less stressful exit for you!
    Yeah this method definitely worked A LOT better. She still stares at my parents front door the first night for a while but at least she isn't pacing!

    I love an early morning flight anywhere, except coming home, but even then sometimes it’s ok...
    I usually don't just because I tend to get weird stomach aches being up so early but it was nice to get in and start our day! Especially with how late some of our flights have been! We actually really enjoyed our early flight home in December, especially staying at the Hyatt in the airport. Made the whole thing super easy!

    Ugh I would have been a bit annoyed with this check in process. If I get for one minute they weren’t giving me service because I didn’t fit what they see as a club level guest I would have been so mad! That stuff really bothers me. I know you didn’t actually say that but it seemed maybe that’s what happened a bit...
    That's what I couldn't figure out! When I changed I put on ears and my park day outfit so I really couldn't tell if it was just that he forgot what I looked like or forgot and then thought this girl couldn't possibly be CL lol Honestly, I was annoyed I even had to change before going up because my "travel day" outfit felt more CL but oh well lol

    Hopefully the rest of the trip is better service wise!
    It was! He was the only awkward interaction lol thankfully!
     
  • Ariadnea

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    Following along on your adventure! Yay! Joy is so adorable, omg. Glad your travel day went to amazingly well! That’s great! And I hope your CL experience went up from there!
     

    Cloe Colton

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    Following along on your adventure! Yay! Joy is so adorable, omg. Glad your travel day went to amazingly well! That’s great! And I hope your CL experience went up from there!
    :welcome: and thank you! She is our little sweetheart!

    CL was spectacular after that strange interaction! haha
     

    dolewhipdreams

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    Anyone else know that “I just left work feeling” before a vacation. There is just nothing like it!
    So tru!!

    Thankfully, she LOVES going to my parents house and getting to see their dogs so its not super hard to drop her off.
    We have the same deal with my in-laws! They watch our golden retriever when we travel and he absolutely loves being with them and their dogs. It's a good time for all.

    (I think he ripped off all of the sticker backing instead of the small spot they instruct you to.) Husbands, am I right?
    D'oh. My DH did the same thing on our trip in July. Ignored the very clear instructions on which part to tear off hahaha

    We waited all of about three seconds before another CM was directing us out to a bus where we climbed on and it immediately pulled away! Lol We couldn’t believe our good luck and I know that we are completely spoiled for any future ME experiences!
    Oh wow that is magical!

    And had she known the people she was talking to I would have cared less but her monologue was aimed at a father and son seated behind us who clearly wanted no part in talking to her but were far too polite to ignore her completely. And since she was basically right next to me it felt like she was screaming in my ear the whole ride lol Thankfully, she got off at the first stop which was Wilderness Lodge so from WL to the Contemporary the ride was relaxing and very nice haha
    Okay slightly less magical. I think I would have been okay being rude enough to just ignore her, but clearly the father/son are much better people than I am :rotfl2:

    I had planned to change before going to the Magic Kingdom and the CM who was going to show us up to the lounge seemed like he didn’t want me to bring my carry on with me but rather have it stored with bell services before going up. There are no bathrooms on the same floor as the lounge so I would have had to come back down to change anyway – if I remember correctly, the WL lounge had a bathroom right by it so I was surprised to find out there were no bathrooms for the CR lounge or even on the same floor.
    That's so odd... Like he didn't want you to take your luggage up there? Or he just knew that you wouldn't be able to change?

    The CM from before I guess no longer recognized me after I changed
    Don't feel bad. Remember, Austin Ames didn't recognize Sam Montgomery at the ball, even though you could see like 75% of her face under that mask.
     
  • Cloe Colton

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    The best feeling!

    We have the same deal with my in-laws! They watch our golden retriever when we travel and he absolutely loves being with them and their dogs. It's a good time for all.
    Yeah it works out really well!

    D'oh. My DH did the same thing on our trip in July. Ignored the very clear instructions on which part to tear off hahaha
    The worst part was that after he mucked it up he unstuck it and tried to make it better! I was like if your luggage is lost its your own fault lol

    Oh wow that is magical!
    It was awesome! haha

    Okay slightly less magical. I think I would have been okay being rude enough to just ignore her, but clearly the father/son are much better people than I am :rotfl2:
    I totally kept my head turned towards our window/DH. There was no way I was getting pulled into her one sided conversation! lol

    That's so odd... Like he didn't want you to take your luggage up there? Or he just knew that you wouldn't be able to change?
    I think mostly because I wouldn't be able to change up there? At least thats what I'm hoping lol honestly I didn't mind if I had to come back down to change but it did work out better just changing beforehand. I just wish I'd changed before even checking in! Would have saved quite a bit of confusion!

    Don't feel bad. Remember, Austin Ames didn't recognize Sam Montgomery at the ball, even though you could see like 75% of her face under that mask.
    TRUTH!!

    Sounds like such a smooth travel morning! How odd about the CM at the resort though!
    Yeah he was the only strange thing about the morning! but other than that it was perfect!

    :rotfl: :rotfl:
     

    barbieb21

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    The CM from before I guess no longer recognized me after I changed but eventually remembered us and brought us to the elevators to be brought up.
    haha, you had a Superman experience, throw on some glasses & no-one knows who you are!
     

    Cloe Colton

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    Apparently! Although instead of glasses it was like throw on some Mickey ears and become a new person! lol
     

    CaseFace5

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    Sounds like you had a ton of good luck on your travel day! That picture of your mom and Joy is too cute!

    Also, can your DH give other husbands photography lessons? For real, he is great at taking photos of you! My DH slacks hardcore in this department..
     

    Cloe Colton

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    Sounds like you had a ton of good luck on your travel day! That picture of your mom and Joy is too cute!
    Isn't it the cutest??

    Also, can your DH give other husbands photography lessons? For real, he is great at taking photos of you! My DH slacks hardcore in this department..
    Haha he has been taught over the years what I am looking for in a photo! He still sometimes misses the mark but I find if I tell him what I'm trying to get from the picture it usually comes out better! He still sometimes takes the weirdest photos lol like a super close up shot or will cut out my feet when I have cute shoes on, like what are you thinking sir??? haha
     

    StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Your Vlog inspired me!!!!

    I think I am going to task Gwen will video taping this trip! She alwasy wants to have a YouTube Channel. This would be a good way for her to start. Maybe if we run into each other, you can give her some tips!

    DH went for a sticky bun that used to be in the vending machines in our high school. He said they tasted better back then lol
    ha, isn't all the food we used to in taste better? I tried box mac n cheese awhile back and it was awful!!!!

    Thankfully, just with checking in on my own I got us lower B numbers. (I booked our flights on separate flight reservations and managed to get us boarding positions right after each other like B10 and B11, I was very proud!)
    Ugh. I have to get us checked in on Friday! We just need Boarding group B, if we are 2 and 2 we are fine. I got A last time, and I was WAY to excitied about it.

    The CM who checked us in was nice but you could tell just how many people must answer their questions incorrectly lol he was very hesitant to ask if we put our yellow tags on our luggage prior to checking them, which we had, but I can only imagine how many people do not lol
    CL is to be more "fancy" then that.... One day we will do CL... one day..

    There are no bathrooms on the same floor as the lounge so I would have had to come back down to change anyway – if I remember correctly, the WL lounge had a bathroom right by it so I was surprised to find out there were no bathrooms for the CR lounge or even on the same floor. So before heading up I stopped in the bathroom by the Wave to do a quick change.
    just heard on the Walt loves Disney podcast, they were saying that the bathrooms are all grandfathered in for the Contemporary because the building is so old. As soon as they touch one, they have to upgrade a lot of them.

    After a brief tour of the club, we were left on our own and it was finally time to start our vacation!
    YEAH!!!!
     

    StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Gwen's review/commentary of your video:

    "Good Intro Mommy's friends"

    "Joy is sooooooooo cute...."

    "There are alot of cars for 4 in the morning"

    "Yeah, she still says Potty break!"
     

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