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Old 12-11-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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No Excuses Trip Report - Updated 1/26

No Excuses, A Disney Trip Report
December 16 - 23, 2006

I go to Disney a lot. Why do I go so often? Because I want to. Walt Disney World is my favorite vacation destination. This has been a banner year for me. This will be my fifth trip to Walt Disney World in 2006. And I make no excuses.

My Disney mania is well known. Yíall know. Just check out how many trip reports Iíve written. My co-workers know. When I schedule a vacation, they don't even bother to ask me where I'm going. I work for a large company and when I run into people I havenít seen for a while, they ask me when Iím going to Disney next. My family knows, too. If I donít see my four-year-old nephew Daniel for more than a week, he asks me if I went to Disney. Actually, D asks me in an accusing tone, because he hates to be left behind. But I have to say ďyesĒ quite often!

As you probably know, I am lucky enough to be part of a Disney family. They ďgetĒ it. They just canít go as often as I do for one reason or another. My parents usually take two trips a year. I take more than that. And make no excuses.

Last year I took a trip to WDW in December and had such a marvelous time that right then I decided that I would come back every Christmas if I could. So Iíve been planning this trip for about a year.

My parents have a timeshare (I told you Iím from a Disney family). Unfortunately, they bought it before they found out about the DVC, so itís off property. Itís at a place called Mystic Dunes and is quite nice, but itís not Disney. I prefer to stay on property, so the only time I ever stay off property is when I stay at the timeshare. Because thatís free for me, and I canít beat that price with a stick.

Their week is Presidentís Day week, which is usually the third week in February. But in February, 2005, there was a big mix up and we ended up staying at Pop Century (to no oneís disappointment). My parents used their week in October of 2005 for our big family trip, but they could only get a two bedroom villa instead of their usual three bedroom. I volunteered to stay on property (a hardship for sure ) and they all stayed at the timeshare. I bring all this up because they were in essence cheated out of one bedroom, hence the spare week in a one bedroom that they were credited. It was due to expire at the end of this year, so I graciously offered to use it and will suffer the hardship of staying off property this trip, but itís free so I canít complain (much).

This is a pseudo solo trip for me. I mean, Iím going by myself, but I will be spending some time with some folks from the boards. Iím going to be part of the crazy lady trio that is me, Karen (zacksmom_1993) and Eileen (Caldercup). Eileen has already started her TR and is currently at the World celebrating in Grand style, but Karen is still finishing her TR from her June trip. Iím just sayiní. Those two crack me up on the boards, so Iím not sure if Iíll survive an actual face-to-face encounter. My sides hurt just thinking about it! Iíve also got a meet planned with Angie (angiek1024) as well as a couple of group Passporter meets and some other stuff in the works.

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I'm so excited about your trip! I wish I could go to WDW as often as you do. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/envy.gif[/img] Just kidding! Have a great trip!
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Looking forward to seeing you at our group meets!
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Can't wait to read all about it Sharon!!!
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Have a Great Time-I remember you talking about this a year ago and I was suppose to go [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/questionicon.gif[/img] maybe next year! Can't wait to read your always Fun to read and laugh trip reports!!
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Great start Sharon [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/zwavin.gif[/img] Can't wait to hear more [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Yay!! Another PrincessSharon report!!! Great start by the way!
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Oh, I can't wait to read this TR!!!!
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With free lodging you can't complain. To my shock and horror we are considering doing this for summer '08, especially if my sister-in-law goes with us again.

Looking forward to the report!
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Excellent start Sharon! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Can't wait to read all about it!!
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Color me [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/envy.gif[/img] - wish I could be there to be with the crazy ladies this month -- but I can't - so Feb it will have to be... although I can not wait to read all about the craziness!
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I hope that you have a great time at the world
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Wey hey! Another Sharon trip report.
Bring it on [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Fantastic start Sharon!! I can't wait to read all about your trip!!
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