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Old 04-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #376
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You know I definitely have those mornings where I just feel so whooped and I always feel like I just have to "soldier" on. Glad you guys took some time to relax and really enjoy the resort. I do like that you can change your FP's on my disney experience. It really can be a blessing at times like that.

Your room is really pretty. I think its interesting how the regular inn rooms are always different from the DVC rooms in every resort. Sometimes I wish they were more similar and other times I think its cools that they are different. It's just a bummer that I will always be DVC so I will always have the one style of room. *sigh*
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:51 PM   #377
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Wow, your photos are just simply too hard to beat!
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:52 PM   #378
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WOW....that is some snow!

We have found that a change of plans every once in awhile gets us feeling better again at the parks. I've now insisted on more "down" time so we can appreciate our time at the parks more.

I love that pool at AKL...so pretty. Your chicken nuggets look really good (I'll pass on the zebra domes though).

Nice room pictures (and photobombs).

I can't wait to hear what park you go to.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:26 PM   #379
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YAY Spring.

You know, sometimes you just have to change plans Wendy. And with that lovely resort at your fingertips, it's not exactly like you're compromising anything.

HAHAHAHA, Johnny's selfie. Best selfie/photobomb ever? AHHHH you may have surpassed it!

Mmmm Disney Nugs!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:54 PM   #380
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Crazy weather! Hope you get some sort of spring soon!

Great pictures of the resort! Sometimes a little relaxation needs to be PLANNED in to a WDW trip

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Old 04-07-2014, 04:14 PM   #381
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Sometimes it's nice and needed to just cancel all of the plans and relax a little on a disney vacation!! Love your slow morning!
Absolutely, we're not used to doing that and it felt a little like Disney blasphemy to not be in a park... but so worth it!!


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So you couldn't get refills with your breakfast? That's weird.
You could still use your refill mug, but you used to get one entree and two drinks (not including your refill mug) with breakfast (in lieu of dessert) -- like a coffee and an orange juice. I guess it's because you could get your coffee in your refill mug, and every regular meal plan comes with a mug, but I still missed being able to get a juice and a bottle of water.


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I hope it's warming up in Cape Breton!! Enjoy your day!
Thanks! Today was beautiful, lots of snow melted and we had the sun for a whole day! (I'm off to enjoy it now!)



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Love all of your pictures from the party! And in my book there can be no such thing as too many pictures or overload but you already knew that!
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I continue to have this fear of setting up a tripod on Main Street or anywhere in and around the Hub area for MK fireworks which has prevented me from trying it so far. I keep thinking that the crowds will be too much and eventually knock my tripod over or someone will trip over the tripod.
I've found most people to be very respectful when I have my camera on a tripod. I bring my small travel one which doesn't open very wide anyway, but when people see me set up with it they try to duck out of my way and give me lots of room. You should give it a try.



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Spending some leisure time at the resorts are awesome and so relaxing after a few days of park tours.
It was wonderful, and soooo necessary!
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #382
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I'll be back with more replies in a few hours. The sun is SHINING for once and it's warm! I'm going out to take advantage before it goes down for the day!
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:52 PM   #383
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Excellent seats at FoTLK! Sadly, I normally get bad seats, but it's mainly because I tend to walk in at the last minute.
We had good luck! We walked in late too and managed to get some pretty good seats.


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I honestly would love to take a trip without taking many pictures at all. But now because we write our TR's, I feel like I can't do that!
Haha! So true! If I don't write a TR and take no pictures, I disappoint no one, but if I do write a TR and take no pictures, I'll have no readers!


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They definitely won't lay out the pricing for you at the DVC booths. You have to actually go and talk to a DVC rep and do the tour, they won't lay out pricing otherwise, because it all varies depending on which resort you buy into.
Yeah I get that, I guess we were hoping for a lowest price scenario, but I understand why they don't do it like that.


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I saw your Sanuks. How do you like that pair? I tried them on, but felt like they were going to fly off my feet in the back.
I had a pair on the trip before this, just normal flip flop style and I loved them, these I wasn't too fussy for. I found the fabric was wrapped too tight, which actually bruised my foot, but at the same time if it was looser it would fall off. I didn't like them as much as the others I had.


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Oh yes, those seats at Nemo are insanely uncomfortable. Try having a 9 year old little on your lap.
Dear me, no thank you! Yikes!


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Being hungry can certainly put a damper on enjoying certain things.
We were so close to "hangry" and didn't even know it!


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I would be excited for the cream cheese wontons too. No shame!
No shame is right, I'd still jump through hoops for those things.


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We're having similar issues here too. I just can't believe how long this spring is taking to get here.
Ugh I'm going out of my mind! We finally had a really nice day here today, melted a little snow at least!


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It was great, I don't get to meet many DISers so I was glad to have that chance.


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Your change of plans looks like fun. Sometimes, you really have to slow down so the trip doesn't get the best of you.
And that's exactly what was happening too, it was getting the best of us. We slowed it down and it changed everything!
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:03 PM   #384
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You know I definitely have those mornings where I just feel so whooped and I always feel like I just have to "soldier" on. Glad you guys took some time to relax and really enjoy the resort. I do like that you can change your FP's on my disney experience. It really can be a blessing at times like that.
I think that's how we were starting to feel -- like we had to push ourselves to keep going. I'm glad I listened to my subconscious and took a rest. It was wonderful!


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Your room is really pretty. I think its interesting how the regular inn rooms are always different from the DVC rooms in every resort. Sometimes I wish they were more similar and other times I think its cools that they are different. It's just a bummer that I will always be DVC so I will always have the one style of room. *sigh*
We loved our room! I would like to see the DVC rooms though, (with my parents' timeshare thing I can now!)


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Wow, your photos are just simply too hard to beat!
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WOW....that is some snow!

We have found that a change of plans every once in awhile gets us feeling better again at the parks. I've now insisted on more "down" time so we can appreciate our time at the parks more.

I love that pool at AKL...so pretty. Your chicken nuggets look really good (I'll pass on the zebra domes though).

Nice room pictures (and photobombs).

I can't wait to hear what park you go to.



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WOW....that is some snow!
Omg we will never be rid of it!


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We have found that a change of plans every once in awhile gets us feeling better again at the parks. I've now insisted on more "down" time so we can appreciate our time at the parks more.
It was definitely a recharger. We usually feel like we have to be in the parks, but this was a really nice change.


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I love that pool at AKL...so pretty. Your chicken nuggets look really good (I'll pass on the zebra domes though).
Oh we were so excited to get to use that pool
Not a zebra dome fan, Kathy? I think you're the first I've run across!



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Nice room pictures (and photobombs).
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I can't wait to hear what park you go to.
Coming up soon! (I have it all ready to go!)
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:11 PM   #385
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YAY Spring.
I know, right? Ugh. We did have a nice day today... a couple more like this and we might just have some spring!


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You know, sometimes you just have to change plans Wendy. And with that lovely resort at your fingertips, it's not exactly like you're compromising anything.
You're so right. We always feel like we're wasting park time... but it was much easier to take it easy while at AKL that's for sure!


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HAHAHAHA, Johnny's selfie. Best selfie/photobomb ever? AHHHH you may have surpassed it!
Hahaha! I win the photobomb!
When I look at those silly pictures, it makes me realize that had we not taken the morning off, we wouldn't have been in the mood to do things like that. I remember how rejuvenating that break was!



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Mmmm Disney Nugs!!!
So good for something so simple. I could go for some right now...


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Crazy weather! Hope you get some sort of spring soon!
Thanks! Today was nice, thank goodness, now if we can keep that up we might be all set!


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Great pictures of the resort! Sometimes a little relaxation needs to be PLANNED in to a WDW trip
Thanks! We meant to plan a little relaxation time in... then we added the MVMCP, then we added a few other extras, some extra meals... in the end our scheduled relax time was gone! But it all worked out
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #386
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I can't believe all the snow and ice you have had to deal with! Enough! I hope you have seen the very last of the white stuff for the season.

I am so glad you made it for your DISmeet at Space Mountain!

That a very festive photopass picture of you two on Main Street- very colorful and busy photo!

What absolutely amazing photos of the castle projection show (love the gingerbread castle) and of the fireworks. Not overboard at all!

Pretty ponies! Have you been over to the ranch at Disney (Wilderness Campground???) where they keep the Main Street Trolley horses? I believe I have read that people are able to go out to see them. Or maybe it is just part of the horseback riding tour.

I was so jealous when I first heard about the Jingle Cruise, and then I started reading reviews. Everyone has been disappointed. Disney really could have done so much with this.

It sounds like you made the perfect call with your change in plans. If you are going to laze around a resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the best places to be.

Glad to hear you have an eventful rest of the day coming up. Can't wait to hear where you go and what happens!

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Old 04-13-2014, 03:09 PM   #387
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Sometimes, you just need a good rest at the resort to survive a Disney trip. It's amazing what a slow morning swimming and hanging out in the room can do. Although, since you were getting sick, I'm not sure how much it helped.

Love your room pictures!
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:37 PM   #388
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I can't believe all the snow and ice you have had to deal with! Enough! I hope you have seen the very last of the white stuff for the season.
Tell me about it, Dee. It's absolutely beautiful here today -- but tomorrow night back down to the freezing mark and a possibility of freezing rain.


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Me too! I don't get to many Dismeets, so it was nice to get one in!

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That a very festive photopass picture of you two on Main Street- very colorful and busy photo!
It is very festive isn't it? I love those pictures, they really capture the excitement of the evening!


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What absolutely amazing photos of the castle projection show (love the gingerbread castle) and of the fireworks. Not overboard at all!
Thank you! I never want to go too crazy with photos. It's part of my Photographers Anonymous 10-steps.


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Pretty ponies! Have you been over to the ranch at Disney (Wilderness Campground???) where they keep the Main Street Trolley horses? I believe I have read that people are able to go out to see them. Or maybe it is just part of the horseback riding tour.
It was on the list for this past trip but we never made it over. I wanted to go see what I could see, if you will! I'd love a little dose of horse kisses while I'm away if I could get it!

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I was so jealous when I first heard about the Jingle Cruise, and then I started reading reviews. Everyone has been disappointed. Disney really could have done so much with this.
Yeah, I think the issue was how much it was built up, I expected more and I do think there was more they could have done with little extra effort.


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It sounds like you made the perfect call with your change in plans. If you are going to laze around a resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the best places to be.
Absolutely! And that was a big part of our decision too -- we were in the right place to relax and enjoy the resort!

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Glad to hear you have an eventful rest of the day coming up. Can't wait to hear where you go and what happens!

Coming up soon! If I ever get some spare time, that is!


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Sometimes, you just need a good rest at the resort to survive a Disney trip. It's amazing what a slow morning swimming and hanging out in the room can do. Although, since you were getting sick, I'm not sure how much it helped.

Love your room pictures!
It definitely helped, we had a whole new attitude from then on, it was awesome! Now I'll know for the future -- I'm not a machine!
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The snow really is getting ridiculous, isn't it? We got more again yesterday, but at least most of it melted away.

What a wonderful morning! It is nice to take some time to relax and enjoy the resort sometimes. And AKL is so beautiful

I'm glad you got some rest and were feeling better to head out to a park!
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The snow really is getting ridiculous, isn't it? We got more again yesterday, but at least most of it melted away.
It's nuts! We were supposed to get more last night but we never did. Thankfully I'm watching the banks getting smaller!

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What a wonderful morning! It is nice to take some time to relax and enjoy the resort sometimes. And AKL is so beautiful

I'm glad you got some rest and were feeling better to head out to a park!
It was so nice, so relaxing, and so necessary! We felt so much better afterward!
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