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Old 07-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #1216
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Nebo? Smidgy? Erkel?

Somebody please check in!

Where are the pics from the Feb trip you promised and other ruminations?

Neboites need their Nebo fix, you know!
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Nebo? Smidgy? Erkel?

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Where are the pics from the Feb trip you promised and other ruminations?

Neboites need their Nebo fix, you know!
DITTO, HOPE EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT.
Nebo & Smidgy, just wanted you to know, I really did love and enjoy your trip reports. I hope there will be more. LYMI
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:26 PM   #1218
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Nebo? Smidgy? Erkel?

Somebody please check in!

Where are the pics from the Feb trip you promised and other ruminations?

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Nooooooooooooo!!! (picture that in slow motion)

You can't be done!! there has to be somthing else you can write about.......been to the doctor lately? I can only imagine how entertaining that would be........or maybe a trip to the pharmacy?

seriously, you have kept me laughing for over a year now..........don't tell anyone, but you're my favorite trip report writer, or is that author?

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Another great Trip Report Nebo...Thanks for all the laughs.

Yes, I am sorry. Once again I am apologizing. For the last two weeks I have been helping out a friend, and to be honest, it purt near killed me, and I'm not done yet.
Thanks to you all that have said you've missed me, believe me, I've missed all of you too! Honestly, I'm kind of lost right now, for two years I've spent just about all of my waking moments trying to think of funny or at least clever things to put in my next "installment". I've plagiarized from some of the best, Stephen Wright included as Kyle would attest to, and I swear I have heard some of my lines used on late night monologues, but maybe that's just the vikes talking to me again.

Meanwhile, concerning the feb trip pictures and thoughts, that was probably one of the strangest trips we have taken, and not necessarily in a good way.

My unemployment had run out, and all my "leads" turned out to be shooting blanks. This was an absolute Poster Child case of "middle aged crazy" rearing it's ugly face. No, we couldn't afford it, but HEY!, you can afford lots if there is still room on the Visa, right? It was like a last hurrah, one last reach for the apple, one last try for the gold medal.

Plus, I was able to justify it by doing a future house search down there, and yes, that did actually turn up exactly what we wanted. Now, if only the dang housing market would turn around, we will be on our way, thank you very much!

And I got great room rates.
At first.

5 nights at Coronado for 134 a night, a two day break in Kissimmee in Hotel Hell, (which I have already shown those lovely pictures) then 4 nights at Movies for 59 a night. Then, my weather watcher Smidgy took fear at an approaching storm hitting the midwest, and I did all I could to add two days at Movies.

Oh, they had me by the you know whats by then, and it was approaching president's day.
No rooms at Movies, period, but they could put us in Sports,,,,,,,,,,,
for 119 a night!

And then the storm was delayed, I think the blizzard was being refurbished at the time, so we even added one last night at Sports,,,,,,,,,, FOR 134 a night!!!

AND I DON"T EVEN LIKE SPORTS!
Actually, we had a great room in the home run section, over looking the pool, but then we had to switch for the last night, which seemed totally ridiculous to me for only one evening, to the touchdown section, and I'm sorry, that doesn't do a thing for me there.

But we do love Coronado Springs.
Unfortunately, the day before we left, that morning when Diane came downstairs we both looked at each other and simultaneously said, "Honey, I don't feel so good."

Yeah, we both came down with pretty severe colds, which stuck with us the whole time at CS. And you know how I am with a bad cold, I can't hear a thing.
At least I didn't have to listen to the "Marco". "Polo". chants going on by the pool. It kept sounding like "My go. Poo poo" to me. But what a room we had! I don't think there is more than a handful that equals the view, third floor, overlooking the lagoon, right next to the Casita pool. Little did we know that we would pay for it when we got to Kissimmee's America's Best Value Inn.

As far as pictures go, I had the remains of my Canon Sure Shot to shoot off, and then I had my new digital camera, which I used to drive Diane totally nuts experimenting with it. What I don't understand is that they are much brighter on the camera, then by the time I uploaded them into the puter, and then into Photo bucket, so we'll see how the nightime ones post here.

And yes, this is where I finally saw Devine, which I've already shown you, but let's get started with the last of the "film" shots, from when we got over to AS Movies.

As luck would have it, we didn't catch Pop Warner this time, instead it was a cheerleading convention at Movies. Have you noticed that I haven't complained about that at all?

We were sitting by the pool on our first day, so happy to be back in Disney after two days of purgatory in Kissimmee, when I decided to take a walk and shoot off the rest of the "film".

Low and behold, I heard all this chanting and went to check it out, over by the Mighty Ducks pool, Diane thinks I planned it. And here is a pool filled with teenagers, mostly girls, all frolicking and cavorting around. Or was it cavorting and frolicking? Well, of course I had to be friendly and say hi to them, and then I asked if they could make a pyramid.

Yes, but we've already done that drill, was the response.

Uh uh, not giving up yet, time to turn on the charm.

"Oh PLease?" (it was the best I could think of at the spur of the moment).

"No", one said, "We've already done that, and it takes a lot out of you, sir."

"Nebo", I shot in.

"Nebo?" "What's a Nebo?"
"I'm a Nebo, and I'll tell you what, if you make me a pyramid, I won't boor you with the story of how I got that name."

They couldn't start climbing on each other fast enough!

But it was kinda shaky. Here's a partial:



Then this was the best they got before I could see the house of cards was about to lose it.




They were good sports, so I left them alone. I just started walking around, funny thing, this is our second time staying here, and it is where we stayed after we got back together in 02 for 4 nights, but for some reason, we weren't into the "exploring the resort" ritual that we always do now.

Maybe it's because when we got back together, we stayed at AK for 3 nights first, and coming here for the last four was a let down, but I found myself inside of the area called "Andies room" which I had not seen before. I thought it was really clever.





Later that night, I went back with Diane to show her this stuff that we missed our first trip, and it looks even cooler at night, but I'm easily impressed.

As far as the digital camera goes, I took over 150 pictures, and that's what was left after all the editting out, but I have only loaded a few into Photobucket. That's a major problem with the dial up, it's ten minutes or more a shot, but I have snuck in a lot of them by now in the last report. Right now I want to share some of the Casita pool photos that look just great on the camera, and Oh MY GOD, what I would give to be back there right now!





That is the prettiest pool at night, you just want' to walk around it and keep taking pictures.
You will think I'm nuts, but another really pretty pool to sit by at night is the computer pool at Pop, something about the lighting I guess. Or maybe the manhattans. Anyway....





Ok, one last one of the Casita pool.



I will repeat once again, I think staying in the Casita's ranks with any of the Deluxe resorts, we even like the steaks in the Maya Grill, just don't think you will get a cheap meal at the food court. CS also has a great hot tub, plenty big.

One of the best things about CS is something that turns a lot of folks off, and that is that it's a convention resort. Really, let me 'splain.

Even if the resort is booked form conventions, they all have itineraries that have to be held to, and if their families join them and they add a day or two on their own, they have to go to a park or two.

Which means that with four pools,,,,, they never seem crowded to me, just no time for the poor saps.



Ok, my little old puter is going to have a heck of a time getting all this posted in one shot, so we'll call it quits here. This will probably be just about it as far as this thread goes, I do plan on now checking and writing stuffage that comes to me and just "chatting" on Marita's Finding Nebo thread, plus I want to check out the moovin thread that Melinda told me about that a lot of you hang out at.

If someone would be so kind to send me that link again, I'd preciate it, I know I have it somewhere, just not in my control panel yet.

Marita, we still have every intention of some day being co-workers, but boy the housing market bust couldn't have hit at a worse time.

Ok, mischeif managed.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:05 PM   #1219
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The long goodbye..

It would be ok.... if it were longer..

Look forward to seeing you on your "named" thread... over there on the community board..

Write on my friend, write on.......
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:26 PM   #1220
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:19 PM   #1221
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Nebo, sniff, so sad this is over!

But thanks for posting again, I was getting worried.

Here is the link to the fish tread.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post25071147

It's been a fabulous two year journey with you and Smidgy, loved every miniute of it.

Thank You!

see you around the block on the playgrounds!!!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #1222
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steve hates "toodles", so that's why i used it!
thought I would say "bye bye" myself, even though it is Nebo's report. and, as he said, we'll keep in touch over on the community board (the Nebo thread)

boy, I loved looking at those pics of Coronado. it is my fav resort. large and sprawling and like he said... I think it's as nice as any deluxe (don't say that too loud, they'll raise the price!) but I don't like walking out my room into a bleak interior corridor , a L O N G hallway to the elevator. I like being OUTSIDE right away! "oh listen,, fireworks".. 2 seconds later I can see illuminations (sort of) outside my room. "oh, listen, horse hoofs!" 2 seconds later, I watch the horse and buggy ride passing by my room at french quarter!
"honey... look, the sunset!" how romantic! ... or... "honey , look .. the sunrise!" me: "Nebo, if I wanted to see a sunrise, I would've been a paper boy, now, shut the door and remember... I am 'she who must not be disturbed'!" not so romantic.
It was so cool that our last (unplanned) trip got us the BEST room of all! right ouside our door was the lagoon. a few steps to the left... the casitas quiet pool. from the 3rd floor (not 2nd ) there are catwalks and we could actually walk to bldg. 1 (we were 3) and view all the fountains and rotundas, etc. from above!!! sigh..... do you really want to achieve the "best"? then, what is there to shoot for?... "steve, you KNOW we'll never get a room like this again. you know this, right? you won't be all morose if we come back and are in the ranchos? right honey?"
youknow what. we spent a few days in Kissimmee, came back to Values, and it was great!!! just BEING IN Disney is GREAT!!! you could put me in the basket ball section of Sports right now and I would be a happy camper.
the best part is , our dream of living there (no, not at CSR, in Florida) is no longer just a "dream" it is a "goal". and there IS a difference. and even when we live there, we will STILL stay onsite for mini vacations. oh boy!! so, see you all over on the other thread. LYMI!!!! smidgy
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Well Steven Wright is a comedic genius so he would be the one to plagiarize

In all seriousness I wish you and Smidgy the best. Hopefully the real estate market will pick up and we all can get moved into our dream homes. Until then good luck to you and keep dreaming Disney

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Thanks for sharing the pics from Feb. Nebo! I haven't seen a lot of pics from CS. It really does look pretty. We never consider it because we have 5 in our family... kinda limits us to spending more money on property. Last Nov. my DH discovered there is this whole place outside of WDW called off-property. I may never see the inside of a disney resort again.

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I sure hope everyone behaved in this thread. I tend to leave "DISer's who behave" alone until they finish, then I go and back and read them and send them to the "dead zone,".


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Old 07-30-2008, 08:39 AM   #1226
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It was so good to find one little extra tidbit on here! Don't give up on the house yet, Nebo; the house next door to us finally sold after more than a year and the one on the corner just sold in June after being on the market about 9 months. There is someone for every house, just Believe (and maybe Tinkerbelle wil come sprinkle some pixie dust on your roof!)
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Bee, you are totally correct, it should have been longer, but it was hard enough as it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ok,, I'll stop now. Thnks Bee for reading, we'll see you around, honest.

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Nebo, sniff, so sad this is over!

But thanks for posting again, I was getting worried.

Here is the link to the fish tread.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post25071147

It's been a fabulous two year journey with you and Smidgy, loved every miniute of it.

Thank You!

see you around the block on the playgrounds!!!!
Thank YOU Marita, you have been with from the beginning, and we hope to someday be actual real life friends in the future.

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In all seriousness I wish you and Smidgy the best. Hopefully the real estate market will pick up and we all can get moved into our dream homes. Until then good luck to you and keep dreaming Disney

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Thanks Kyle, I will keep dreaming, and planning. Maybe someday we shall meet down there, you know what they say, "It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it!"

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See ya on the fishy thread!
LBAW, News bulletin to show your hubby. "According to the Associated Press, there is an extended refurbishing project going on relating to all "off site properties that will last approximately 5 years." AP

Thanks LBAW, I'll let you know if I give Patrick a call again soon and find out what the heck he's up to.

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Ok, the eviction notice has been hung on the room handle, not much time left,, and the luggage cart is on the way, any last thoughts you might all have say them soon.

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It was so good to find one little extra tidbit on here! Don't give up on the house yet, Nebo; the house next door to us finally sold after more than a year and the one on the corner just sold in June after being on the market about 9 months. There is someone for every house, just Believe (and maybe Tinkerbelle wil come sprinkle some pixie dust on your roof!)
Thank you Hoogy, you can never have to much Pixie Dust.

Pixie Dust to you all!

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Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there!
You're as welcome as can be!
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Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
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Come along and sing a song
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