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Old 07-11-2018, 08:55 PM   #61
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My, oh my, what could it be -- a change, but in what? I'm guessing a resort upgrade.
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So what happened to - you guys, it’s always Muffin’s fault that there are changes.....now THIS is what WE should be putting money on....our winnings would make Tara’s casino haul look like chump change!
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So what happened to - you guys, it’s always Muffin’s fault that there are changes.....now THIS is what WE should be putting money on....our winnings would make Tara’s casino haul look like chump change!

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It's got to be changes... surely, despite what you said before...
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So, I've been gone a few days, and just caught up, all ready to post "Your plans look wonderful..." and then I see IT! "Guess what, you guys..."
So here we are....waiting to see
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No you won’t change anything, just maybe the hotel, or add on something special.
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So here we are....waiting to see
Am I really that transparent?! So!! You are all partially right but also partially not...…………….
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Oh come on now Tara... this really isn't funny now!
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I am so sorry you guys!! I really didn't mean to drag it on but we were so busy at work these past few days and one of my coworkers had a baby girl a couple of weeks early so we have been scrambling to cover her. Anyway!!


You guys are always thinking big! I truly did not have any big news until today and I promise to get to that but I will tell you the small part first!

So I called WDW first thing on July 10th to book my CP package and the CM said to call back around 9:00 AM. I got really busy at work though and I couldn’t call until lunch time. When I did, I was put on hold for 40 minutes.

BUT! The bottom line is I was able to book the dinner package at Trattoria al Forno for December 9th!! Since Angela is in the CP tonight, we decided to stroll over to WS after dinner and catch some of the second performance as well as the 8:15 PM one that is attached to our dinner ADR. We can just hang out in the back and then get in line anyway.

Now for the bigger news which was truly not part of my ‘Guess What?!?!’ until today! I will first tell you how this came about..............

I received a call from my Dad’s wife, Caroline, last night saying that she had some things of my Dad’s that she thought we may want to take a look at before she disposed of them. Mostly pictures and some poetry that my Dad wrote. I thought this was very nice.

Then! She told me that we had overpaid the funeral home and over 900 bucks was due to come back to me. Laura and I actually split this cost and had paid it up front in case my Dad’s life insurance didn’t cover the full burial expenses. Caroline was very distraught at the time and had to come up with a lot of cash for other expenses so we figured we’d just pay this small part and didn’t give it another thought.

It turns out that all was covered from the policy. I called my sister and the first thing she said to me was, “ Let’s use the money to upgrade our resort!” Honest. All her. She went on to say we didn’t expect to get the money back anyway and how cool it would be since we were making a part of this trip a tribute to my Dad. I tried hard to think of something practical to say here but I was at loss for words.

Being a deluxe resort princess, I was over the moon ecstatic that my sister was the one who wanted to use the extra bucks this way!! So!

I checked on AKL first of course but they are doing some major refurbishments on the Uzima Springs pool and it was the cheapest deluxe available but no thank you.

Then I looked at all three Epcot resorts. I knew the last time my sister was in WDW, she was very impressed with the Yacht Club but we have stayed there a number of times and last year, when we stayed at the Boardwalk Inn, we really really loved it!!

The Yacht Club, Beach Club and Boardwalk were all pretty comparable in price and I decided to book the Boardwalk. I was able to pay for most of it with the refund money for my Dad's funeral expenses!! My sister has no idea that I paid the rest of it with my rewards balance and she doesn't need to ever know this.

You may think I am nuts for using my rewards dollars this way but I wanted to do it. It was free money to me and Muffin was in complete agreement on this matter. Laura's part of the balance due will be covered from the refund on the funeral expenses for my Dad.

So!! This made us change a few things around.

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A nice way to come into some extra money! Great choice with the Boardwalk as I think you'll love the resort. Make sure you check out the Bellevue Lounge! Good going with the dinner package at Al Forno as well.
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A nice way to come into some extra money! Great choice with the Boardwalk as I think you'll love the resort. Make sure you check out the Bellevue Lounge! Good going with the dinner package at Al Forno as well.
We absolutely love the Boardwalk, Dave!!!!! we stayed there last year with the Adlers. I also love the Bellevue Lounge and went there last year on your recommendation!! I have never eaten at Trattoria al Forno for dinner so I am very much looking forward to that!!
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How awesome to upgrade to Boardwalk! I remember how much you liked it last year. I didn’t realize that Trattoria al Forno was a choice for the CP dinner package. It’s been a while since we were there at Christmas and at the time I think only Epcot resorts were part of the CP package.
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What a nice upgrade, I think it was your Dad’s way of sprinkling some more magic on your trip.
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