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Old 01-02-2009, 09:57 AM   #151
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Oh my. I really can't believe just how magical your CG dinner sounds. I really may have to do this on our next trip. It sounds just lovely and wonderful. You did an awesome job of describing everything.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:07 AM   #152
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Oh my. I really can't believe just how magical your CG dinner sounds. I really may have to do this on our next trip. It sounds just lovely and wonderful. You did an awesome job of describing everything.
Thanks LL. I really recommend that you and Marc go there! You will it!
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:06 PM   #153
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Picture Addendum to Post 9

Here are some pics taken of the castle from the observation deck







Here are some blurry pictures of the ferry boats and the bus depot








Let the fireworks beging

































I will say one thing, those fireworks were over in a flash!
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Thanks for adding the pictures! I haven't been to CG since '06 and I'm thinking it's time to go back!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #155
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Thanks for adding the pictures! I haven't been to CG since '06 and I'm thinking it's time to go back!!
Oh - I completely agree. I will definately be going back when DH and I go solo again!
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Oh, your dinner at CG sounds fabulous!!! It makes me wish I had chosen that one instead of FF for our "Signature Dining" meal. Oh well, with DVC, we will be back again! Thanks for sharing your fireworks and castle pics - really magical!
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How did I miss this TR? Goodness, I have some catching up to do!!

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #158
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Oh, your castle pics look gorgeous!! I was talking to Marc about trying CG in May. I don't know, I am feeling an ADR revamp coming on.
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I just have to laugh about the manual rental car

The first time I drove a stick shift was on my first date with DH. We had gone to a bar then went for coffee. He said he had too much beer and I should drive. I told him I didn't know how but he promised to teach me. Step one in teaching someone to drive a stick, put your hand on top of theirs to help them shift.

YEAH, he could have driven, he just wanted to hold my hand sneaky SOB!

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Old 01-03-2009, 03:57 AM   #160
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HOLY COW, I can't believe how much you did in one day (day 2)!!

I think I am exhausted just reading about it all. Thanks for the AI tour. It's not something that interests me as an attraction so it's interesting to hear how it will be done.

I love looking at pics of Osborne Lights. Someday I hope to make it there

And I am very impressed you are marching in the inagural parade. I'll be on the lookout for you

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Oh, your dinner at CG sounds fabulous!!! It makes me wish I had chosen that one instead of FF for our "Signature Dining" meal. Oh well, with DVC, we will be back again! Thanks for sharing your fireworks and castle pics - really magical!

Tammie -

CG was really magical and I since I love the MK, I can't imagine any total dining experience surpasing it. I'm sure other signature dining establishments have equally good food, but the overall experience - Wow! I'm so glad I wrote about it, because it really helps me relive the magic!
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How did I miss this TR? Goodness, I have some catching up to do!!

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Katie - I'm so glad you joined in, especially since part of our June trips overlapped and we may be future Marcettes!


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Oh, your castle pics look gorgeous!! I was talking to Marc about trying CG in May. I don't know, I am feeling an ADR revamp coming on.
Do it! Do it! Do it! You will not regret it!

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I just have to laugh about the manual rental car

The first time I drove a stick shift was on my first date with DH. We had gone to a bar then went for coffee. He said he had too much beer and I should drive. I told him I didn't know how but he promised to teach me. Step one in teaching someone to drive a stick, put your hand on top of theirs to help them shift.

YEAH, he could have driven, he just wanted to hold my hand sneaky SOB!

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That's a great story! We got a survey about the rental car, so I told them I was really surprised they even had that car!

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HOLY COW, I can't believe how much you did in one day (day 2)!!

I think I am exhausted just reading about it all. Thanks for the AI tour. It's not something that interests me as an attraction so it's interesting to hear how it will be done.

I love looking at pics of Osborne Lights. Someday I hope to make it there

And I am very impressed you are marching in the inagural parade. I'll be on the lookout for you

OK, page 8, here I come
We did do a lot that first day. Actually, we did a lot for 3 days straight. That's why I need a longer trip next time I go with DH. I desperately needed a resort day before another evening in the park.

Re: the parade - We have our first rehearsal for the parade next Sunday. They warned us to make sure our uniforms fit, in case we gained weight since September. They want us to be able to fit cold weather clothes underneath. Seriously, I have definately gained weight between Disney and the holidays. I had to try on several different outfits before I could even leave for church today - so I think its back to weight watchers! I refuse to ask for a bigger uniform!
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Post 10: The evening after CG

I missed posting yesterday because I helped my brother all day. If you remember a few days back, I posted that I was helping my DB stage his house. I got up early Saturday to work on some floral arrangements and to pack the car. We worked on the house from 10am to 1:15. No breaks, no food, no drinks. We put up new pictures, hung new curtains, and placed new decorations around the house. We had things in good order when we left during yesterday's showing. Then we shopped some more and went back to do some final details. We also got a really pretty table runner to match the arrangement I made, new candle holders, and new bedspread with matching pillows and curtains.

My DB and his wife were pleased with the results. DB called today and they are expecting an offer from the couple who toured yesterday, plus they had 3 more showings today, and one was a second showing. So things are looking up. Maybe there will be a disney trip for my DB's family in the future afterall!

Well - back to my trip! Very soon!
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Inching My Way Closer to the Castle Sept 10 TR
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Play'in It at Pop Sept 09 Anniversary Trip
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:49 PM   #164
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I'm going to finish this today!

1. I got a kick out of you christmas present from Morocco
2. Oh good grief! How did your DH get SO far away from Disney?
3. FYI, there is a wal-mart down 194 but you have to go SEVERAL miles and it feels like a LONG way especially if the traffic is heavy
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:01 PM   #165
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OK, now I am caught up.

OH MY your dinner at CG sounds wonderful!! I never realized the view of MK was so lovely from there! thanks for sharing with us

Wishing your brother good sales ju-ju!!
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