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Old 04-04-2013, 02:16 AM   #121
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I just found your story tonight, and though normally this is not the type of report I would usually follow, I have found your narrative quite compelling. I am still reading where you are in Colorado, but want to come back and read the rest.

Normally I don't prefer so much "reading", but you have an excellent style to your writing which keeps me reading even though I know I need to move on and go to bed, hence the reason I am commenting and subbing in so that I can catch up later. You are very sensitive, romantic, and also into a lot of the natural beauty which I enjoy, and makes me interested in what you have to say.

Also your candor makes interested in you and your wife and how your "young love and journey" work out in the 'not so big city as NY'. I came here from a place similar to where you came from, but it's lost it's much of it's natural beauty once Steve Jobs and came along. Not that I fault him, but my hometown used to be natural and special too before the computer age devoured it up.

I love your pictures of all the natural rock formations, streams, and the fall leaves on the trees. I hope that somehow you can find that beauty in the Anaheim Hills or somewhere close. I look forward to seeing how your journey turns out. For now, I need to go to sleep and catch up later!
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #122
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That stretch of road is rather uninteresting and it seems like it hasn't changed at all. YAY for reaching your final destination.
"Uninteresting" is right! It was so funny knowing we were, essentially, right by the beautiful coast, but instead just seeing so much desert. It was thrilling when we found civilization.

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I just found your story tonight, and though normally this is not the type of report I would usually follow, I have found your narrative quite compelling. I am still reading where you are in Colorado, but want to come back and read the rest.

Normally I don't prefer so much "reading", but you have an excellent style to your writing which keeps me reading even though I know I need to move on and go to bed, hence the reason I am commenting and subbing in so that I can catch up later. You are very sensitive, romantic, and also into a lot of the natural beauty which I enjoy, and makes me interested in what you have to say.

Also your candor makes interested in you and your wife and how your "young love and journey" work out in the 'not so big city as NY'. I came here from a place similar to where you came from, but it's lost it's much of it's natural beauty once Steve Jobs and came along. Not that I fault him, but my hometown used to be natural and special too before the computer age devoured it up.

I love your pictures of all the natural rock formations, streams, and the fall leaves on the trees. I hope that somehow you can find that beauty in the Anaheim Hills or somewhere close. I look forward to seeing how your journey turns out. For now, I need to go to sleep and catch up later!
Thanks for reading! I'm glad our story caught your eye Hopefully you'll enjoy the rest of it as I catch up writing it (you're not exactly too far behind still being in the CO section as I'm just now describing our first days in CA).

I'm so glad you appreciate the candor with which I've tried to write. In real life, I'm pretty shy around new people and totally ineloquent when speaking "off the cuff," so one of the things I love about writing is that I don't have to worry about either of those things. I love putting everything out there and hoping someone is interested.

We definitely have a hearty appreciation for nature and its beauty. It's one of the reasons we love spending so much time in parks and zoos. It's been a little harder to find truly undisturbed nature in O.C. but we've done our best.

Hope you didn't stay up too late reading last night and that you enjoy the rest of the report
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #124
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Yay! You made it! And I agree, apartment hunting is a pain in the rear (I could have used capitals but not even that could convey what a nightmare it is!)
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #125
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Yippee! Marceline's and Disneyland during the holidays! It brought back memories of my trip at the beginning of Dec with my sister & niece! My niece got some delightful chocolate covered marshmallows and a SCRUMPTUOUS carmel apple that we didn't get to eat until we got to Vegas, and it was as delicious as ever!

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Disney! You're there. Lovely pics of Marceline goodies.


But I'm looking forward to reading about how you both settled into OC.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #127
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Yay for finally reaching your final destination
Can't wait to hear about the next phase of your adventure, it feels like we are on a cliffhanger at the end of each post
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #128
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #129
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Yay! Glad you made it to Disney finally. I think I'm going to get me some Marceline's tonight! We are getting ready to head out to the park for the evening.

You know, we had a Silver Ford Expedition some years back and it was named Dumbo! We now have a Red Expedition and it's name is Iago. Somehow "Minnie" just didn't fit!

Have you been to the Character Warehouse on I think it's Lemon and Orangethorpe? Sometimes you can find things there at a much better bargain than in the park, and sometimes they even merchandise that is on sale in the park. Mostly it's older stuff, but it's worth checking out.
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Yay! You made it! And I agree, apartment hunting is a pain in the rear (I could have used capitals but not even that could convey what a nightmare it is!)
Exactly. I feel like it's one of those things that your brain is conditioned to forget exactly how bad it is after you go for a while between home-searches. Otherwise, everyone would just stay put forever.

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Looking forward to more!
Mmm, I love those marshmallow wands. And I'm so jealous of your caramel apple. That's one of those things that taunt us literally every time we're at Disney (so semi-daily), and one of these days we'll have to give in and lay out the money for one because they just look SO GOOD.

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Disney! You're there. Lovely pics of Marceline goodies.

But I'm looking forward to reading about how you both settled into OC.
Indeed we finally made it! Glad you like the pictures of all the treats that were taunting us.

Hope you enjoy the next couple updates all about our settling into a new life here.

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Can't wait to hear about the next phase of your adventure, it feels like we are on a cliffhanger at the end of each post
It definitely felt like quite the accomplishment when we finally made it! Hopefully all the updates to come about our next adventures won't disappoint.

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Yay! Glad you made it to Disney finally. I think I'm going to get me some Marceline's tonight! We are getting ready to head out to the park for the evening.

You know, we had a Silver Ford Expedition some years back and it was named Dumbo! We now have a Red Expedition and it's name is Iago. Somehow "Minnie" just didn't fit!

Have you been to the Character Warehouse on I think it's Lemon and Orangethorpe? Sometimes you can find things there at a much better bargain than in the park, and sometimes they even merchandise that is on sale in the park. Mostly it's older stuff, but it's worth checking out.
Going to Marceline's tonight sounds delicious! Wish I could, but I'm fighting a cold. We haven't gone to Disney since Tuesday, which is the longest we've gone without since getting our APs.

That's funny that there was another Dumbo on the roads before. I like "Iago" too. That's a good one!

We have been to the outlet in Fullerton, but apparently it changed ownership within the last year or so and now they really don't have much good stuff anymore. We've found one or two things there in several trips, but they definitely sell a lot of junk now.
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What fantastic memories to feed the soul with and to keep you going over the next period of real life....apartment/job hunting.

I think I'm going to carry the sound of Disney piano music and the voice of a storyteller in my mind for the next week or so to feed my soul.

Thanks for sharing.
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I'm so glad you took the time to savor Disney after such a long trip and rough day of apartment/job hunting. I moved to Culver City the end of June 2012 and still haven't even made it to Downtown Disney. It took me 2 months to find a job but at least I had a place to stay (with my DS30 and his gf which I am still living with which is helping them with rent and me with a safe place to live for a few months and close to work). I love that Earl of Sandwich is now in DL - can't wait to try their holiday sandwich this year! Loved the pic of the fireplace at Grand Californian! Can't wait to hear how Tracy's phone interview went! I am currently in progress status for a Disney Professional Internship and a job (Archive Coordinator for ABC Studios) and know how grueling these job interviews can be.

How did you like Downtown Disney in California compared to WDW?
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Yeah you made it!!! Glad you got to spend a bit of time at Downtown Disney after such a long drive. Looking forward to hearing how the apartment and job hunting went xx
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I just can't wait to hear about the job interview. I've been following from the beginning, and feel like I'm part of it all...

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