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Old 06-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #1816
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Great pics from CIF!! October I will make my third attempt. I don't care if it's closed, I'm gonna hijack that balloon!
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Great pics from CIF!! October I will make my third attempt. I don't care if it's closed, I'm gonna hijack that balloon!
I hope you get to go up in it. That's pretty much how I felt, as we tried a couple of times on our previous trip to go up and had no joy.
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I'm just getting caught up on your trip report. I love the pictures of Character's in Flight. We may have to try this in October.
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I love all the pictures from DTD and the Characters in Flight. I am hoping that we get a good weather day and get to try it this July, poor Jasmine was so excited last year but everytime we were at DTD they had it closed
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All caught up!!! I'm off to read the cruise portion now!
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Caught up and loving the pics from the balloon ride. Very cool! Will be sailing with you soon in your other TR!
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All caught up!! I can't believe I cancelled our breakfast with Lilo and Stitch this past trip!! I tried to get something while we were there but never could. We will definitley get there next time!
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Yay, it took me three days but I finally read this portion of your trip completely! What a wonderful week you've had, so many great meals and wonderful resorts. Your pictures are amazing, I really loved the ones you took from Characters in Flight, that was so cool, you can see the entire Disney property from up there. I may consider doing this on a future trip.

Now I'm off to start the next part of your trip, which is already 22 pages long.

And I'm a little curious, why doesn't Mark like Piglet?
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Apparently it's because he's a "little pink thing" - I think it's got something to do with him being a bit on the wimpy side... Personally, I don't have any issues with Piglet, so I find it a bit hard to understand...
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Apparently it's because he's a "little pink thing" - I think it's got something to do with him being a bit on the wimpy side... Personally, I don't have any issues with Piglet, so I find it a bit hard to understand...
Piglet may be wimpy but Eeyore is definitely a bit of a downer... I'm surprised Mark doesn't give you a hard time about him since you seem to be the exact opposite of your beloved donkey!
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Oh boy, did I have some catching up to do on your TR, Cheryl! But it was so fun reading about your last days before the Dream cruise. Your meals at Biergarten, Artist Pointe, and 'Ohana all sound great. I have plans for us to try Artist Pointe the next time we stay at VWL. Lovely pictures around both Wilderness Lodge and the Polynesian. You catch so many details of each! When we met Duffy back in November 2010, there were borders for him on PhotoPass. I wonder why they have done away with them?
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