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Old 02-18-2007, 08:03 PM   #31
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Thumbs up Bob & Larry and the Chillaxin' Birthday Bash

Destination: Walt Disney World

Dates: April 22-May 6, 2007

Adventurers: Bob & Larry, experienced WDW travelers and Trip Reporters, once again and their way around the 'World'

Resorts: Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Polynesian Resort

Celebration: Bob's 60th Birthday! Woohoo!

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My Previous Trips5/18 - WL CC (1srpt stay); 12/17 - WL CCV (1st stay); 4/17 - OKW (1st stay), VGF; 4/16 - BLT, PVR BBB; 11/15 - F&W, AKV, VWL; 3/15 - F&G, BLT; 12/14 - B&S, AKV; 10/14 - CR Garden Wing; 10/13 - F&W, BCV, SSR [1st stay]; 5/13 - Bob and Cam's Retirement, BWV; 12/12 - Holiday Reunion, BLT; 4/12 - Bob's 65th Birthday Bash, BLT, AKV Club Level [1st stay]; 12/11 - BCF Reunion VWL, BLT [1st GV stay]; 9/11 - Labor Day BCV; 4/11 - VWL [NATREC]; 4/11 - AKV; 10/10 - Epcot F&W Fest BLT [1st stay], VWL [1st stay]; 9/10 - Labor Day BWV; 5/10 - Memorial Day AKV Kidani Village; 12/09 - Sousefest AKV Jambo House; 09/09 - BWV [1st DVC stay!]; 05/09 - PP DoD CR GW and MK View; 12/08 - Mousefest YC Club Level; 4/08 - BWI, POFQ; 4/07-5/07 - WL, Poly MK View; 4/06 - WL OFC; 1/06-2/06 - AKL; 4/05 - BC, POR; 2/04 - AKL; 4/03 - POR; 2/02 - WL, CBR; 1/01 - DxL; 4/00 - DxL, WL; 12/95 - CBR; 11/85 - Offsite; 8/74 - Royal Inn; 6/73 - Offsite; 4/73 - Offsite

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Old 02-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #32
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When: 25 Apr - 2 May 2007
Who: Me (37), DH (43), DS (11-turning-12-day-we-return)

I've not been to Disney since I was 11, and DH and DS will be first-timers. So it will be like the first time for EVERYONE, and we're really looking forward to it!!!
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Date: April 27th to May 1st
Adventurers: Me, DH, DS#1 Luke and DS#2 Chat (We'll meet up with DD too!)
Resort/Hotel: 2 nights YC Deluxe Room, 2 nights @YC Regatta Club
Celebration: Grad Nite Party! My baby will be graduating this June .
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Lodging: Ocean Lakes Campground
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My Previous TripsSSR 05/14,05/13,OKW 10/13,Fantasy 12/12,Dream 05/11,WL-10/11,10/10,05/10,Poly-08/09,Sports/Disney Magic-05/09,BWI-12/08,Wonder-04/10,05/08, POFQ-05/12,08/10,09/08,05/08,08/06,12/05, BC-02/08, ASMu-12/07,06/95,CBR-05/07,FW-12/12,08/12,08/11,05/11,12/10,08/10,04/10,12/09,08/09,12/08,02/08,05/07,AOA-12/12,Pop Century-04/11,06/04, offsite-06/02, 03/90
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Date: April 18th to May 9th
Adventurers: MarkB (39 & holding), MarkC (37) Both AP Holders
Resort/Hotel: Off-Site Villa
Celebration: Our AP's Expire April 17th so we NEED to go and renew them!
Meetings: None planned, but open to offers lol
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Disney World, here I come! April 2-5. First Solo trip.
Staying at Pop Century. Taking "Hidden Treasures of the World Showcase " tour. Looking forward to my own pace.
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Date: April 22 to April 28
Adventurers: Me (51) DH(53) DS(27) DS(26)
Resort/Hotel: POFQ
Celebration: We Love WDW, This is just a family kind of trip!
Meetings: LOL WE should be easy to spot 3 big guys, and me on an ECV!
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Date: 20th April - 21st April
Adventurers: Me, Karen (will be 32 ), DH Allan (36)
Resort/Hotel: Grange City Hotel near the Tower of London
Celebration: My Birthday
Meetings: We are doing a Jack the Ripper tour on the evening of the 20th if anyone would like to join us?
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:27 PM   #41
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Destinatino: Florida

Dates: April 6 - April 14
April 6 - On the road (again)
April 7 - Sea World
April 8 - Sea World/Disney Quest
April 9 & 10 - Busch Gardens
April 11-13 WDW

Adventurers: Myseslf, DW and DS (14)

Resort at WDW - POFQ

Celebration: Spring Break and Celebating the gift certificate I won in a contest for blood donors to expedia.com which is paying for the WDW part of the trip -- meesage is GIVE BLOOD.

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Date: April 13th to April 16th
Adventurers: Karen (36), Matt (14)
Resort/Hotel: Renaissance Mayflower
Celebration: Spending some quality time with my boy in America's wonderful capital.
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Date: April 28 to May 6
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Resort/Hotel: Pop Century 28th,29th-May 3rd Polynesian May 3-6th Wonder

April is autism awareness month! My DD 5 1/2 was diagnosed 3 1/2yrs ago
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