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Old 11-13-2018, 07:20 AM   #1
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Thank You to all our trip report authors!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of those who have taken the time to write trip reports over the years. I know it is a lot of work to write them up and post the pictures that go along with them (picture posting is something I never could get the hang of). I've really enjoyed reading them and hearing about your families adventures in both WDW and other places.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:21 AM   #2
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I agree! Thanks for the reminder Lynda! Hopefully you'll be joining us on Facebook as we continue the Trip Report tradition!
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That is so sweet of you, Lynda! I, too, am thankfully for our trip report writers. I've enjoyed the adventures of so many here and early on was inspired to write my own.
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I have a couple of TRs under my belt and it makes me happy that some people found my trips interesting enough to follow along. I've also enjoyed reading along other's TRs.
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I've so enjoyed reading everyone's trip reports. They're such a wonderful way to keep the magic going in between Disney fixes!
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I totally agree! It's been wonderful reading TR over the years, both at WDW and globally. I've enjoyed them and learned so many things that have given me ideas about some of our future trips.
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I whole heartedly agree. Thanks for the reminder and thanks to all those that write TR's.
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I ditto the sentiment also. Although I was never able to master the picture uploads on PP to write a TR, I have enjoyed so many of many trip reports since 2004. I've learned so much from these reports and it's also helped tide me over when I wasn't going to WDW as often as I do now. Thank you to all you dedicated writers who took the time to take notes and lots of pictures during your vacations so that you could take us along on your magical vacations.
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I really enjoyed writing our foodie TRs. I actually feel a bit guilty not writing one this trip, it’d become such a habit. (Truth time: Feels good to dig in, not having to snap those photos first. )

I do appreciate both your kind words and the devotion of our “foodie followers.” It was such fun to read their remarks about each review.

I must thank DH His Drewness publicly for being the photo poster. He has the savvy to wrestle through frustration until he succeeded in attaching each one. Thank you, Sweetie. (He did it so he hadn’t to listen to me screech and emit very non-Disney language. And because he’s the very best DH ever!)
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I really enjoyed writing our foodie TRs. I actually feel a bit guilty not writing one this trip, it’d become such a habit. (Truth time: Feels good to dig in, not having to snap those photos first. )
Hey, you're not taking photos for yourselves to drool over at a later date? Shame on you!
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I've enjoyed reading all the TRs as well as sharing several of my own with all of you!
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