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Old 10-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Live From Old Key West

Not sure where to put this, but I thought I'd fire up a quasi Live Trip Report. I am going to do my best to keep this thing updated, but as any of you guys know, my ADHD periodically kicks in and I get behind.

Background: I've been in serious need of a vacation for a while. Three people's job and one "people" and it's been stress central in the Lake Household. This trip has been booked for a while, and seriously, can't come at a better time.

We are staying at Old Key West...and are doing Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party Tuesday Night. Right now it's just me, my wife Dama, 4 year old son Garreth and my mom. Dad is coming later.

We arrived yesterday afternoon, and our room wasn't ready, so we went over grocery shopping. While we were out, I got a text saying the room was ready...we are staying in 4512.


First off, this place is awesome. This is by far the nicest "hotel room" (and I really hesitate to call it that...so I'll pretty much call it a condo from here on out) I've ever stayed in. We're in a two bedroom and this place is HUGE. First impresson is WE LOVE THIS PLACE.

We hit the pool yesterday evening, and after G man went down the waterslide no fewer than 895, 644 times, he finally got tired, so grabbed a hot dog at the snack bar and came back to the room to crash.

The resort is very nice and very quiet. Pretty spread out, but I don't think it's excessively so.

Ok, we're going to get ready to head to destination #1, Magic Kingdom.

Will post pics and keep you guys posted.

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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hope you have a great time.

we stayed in a 2 bedroom villa at okw also-it was fantastic-our fave resort by far
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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Hi Michael!

While you are having a Great Time, I think I'll do a ride along with you.

I'll let Dave know what room you're in so he can send you a "care package".
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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FED, glad you are enjoying it. It's hard to go from a DVC back to a "regular" resort room. Glad you are having a good time

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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Sounds awesome Fed - have a great time!!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:54 AM   #6
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Have a great time Fed. Good way to decompress.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:28 AM   #7
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Have a great time Fed!
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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Enjoy the time, sounds like you need it! Will follow along with you. We really miss being there and we will live through you for a while.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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I'm following! Looking forward to hearing all about your vacation Fed.

So far I have made the following observations:
Old Key West = Awesome!
Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party = Awesome!
Spending time with family = Awesome!
Disney World = Awesome!

This may all equal up to Vacation = Awesome!

I just noticed what building that you are in. Enjoy watching the boats go by!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #12
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Not sure where to put this, but I thought I'd fire up a quasi Live Trip Report. I am going to do my best to keep this thing updated, but as any of you guys know, my ADHD periodically kicks in and I get behind.

Background: I've been in serious need of a vacation for a while. Three people's job and one "people" and it's been stress central in the Lake Household. This trip has been booked for a while, and seriously, can't come at a better time.

We are staying at Old Key West...and are doing Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party Tuesday Night. Right now it's just me, my wife Dama, 4 year old son Garreth and my mom. Dad is coming later.

We arrived yesterday afternoon, and our room wasn't ready, so we went over grocery shopping. While we were out, I got a text saying the room was ready...we are staying in 4512.


First off, this place is awesome. This is by far the nicest "hotel room" (and I really hesitate to call it that...so I'll pretty much call it a condo from here on out) I've ever stayed in. We're in a two bedroom and this place is HUGE. First impresson is WE LOVE THIS PLACE.

We hit the pool yesterday evening, and after G man went down the waterslide no fewer than 895, 644 times, he finally got tired, so grabbed a hot dog at the snack bar and came back to the room to crash.

The resort is very nice and very quiet. Pretty spread out, but I don't think it's excessively so.

Ok, we're going to get ready to head to destination #1, Magic Kingdom.

Will post pics and keep you guys posted.

Fed
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glad your having a great time and love okw!!! ive stayed there a few times.
if the thermostat is driving you nuts, on the left side of the t-stat there is a c/f button. push and hold the c/f button till BP flashes on the screen. now the the thermostat will keep the temp at what you have it set for. you have to do it every 24 hours.

now, mission #2!!! okw is disneys best kept secret!!!! we dvc, okw lovers would like if you wouldnt blab to the world how great it is there!!!!!next thing you know the place will be over run by canadians!

mission #3 you have to take the boat over to dtd!!! its a nice ride. dont worry, they will make sure your seated before the boat leaves the dock so you dont go swimmimg. (again)

keep us posted!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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pictures????

anyone see any pictures????


geez, we havnt seen a picture of the gator wrestler in a few years? how old is now?
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now, mission #2!!! okw is disneys best kept secret!!!! we dvc, okw lovers would like if you wouldnt blab to the world how great it is there!!!!!next thing you know the place will be over run by canadians!
Anyone have any DVC points they are looking to rent...
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What?!? Fed does a LIVE trip report?? I am so IN! Glad to hear you are enjoying OKW. g-man must be having loads of fun. Enjoy!
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