Safe travels Mr Hub and Scrappy

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Safe travels Mr Hub and Scrappy

Have just heard about the blizzard coming in, be safe driving down. Take care and enjoy the sun once you get there.

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Just saw on Facebook that they've arrived safely awesome

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Oh, good. I was worried thinking they were actually driving in the storm. Have a great trip, folks.

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Hi all, thanks for being concerned. I think I'll just turn this into my trip report! Yes we made it safe and sound. We left a day early to beat the storm, who you kidding, you think i want to drive in that crap!

It was actually one of the best drives down that we ever had. Light traffic and only a minor lag at Quantico and some of that liquid sunshine in Florida. laugh

We left Thursday at 1200 noon and stopped at Walterboro SC. Stopped at 2 Hampton Inn's and both were booked solid because of the storm. The young lady at the second one told us to just go over the bridge and stop at the Comfort Inn & Suites, that they had really nice rooms, so we did and it was really nice.

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Got up and stopped at Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then drove into Orlando. We are now at the Hampton inn in Lake Buena Vista.

Went to dinner at the Turf Club:






Then we went over to Disney Spring via the walking bridge from SSR. Got some Basin Bath Bombs for the 3 year old granddaughter (that's all she wanted the little princess!), and a few shirts, oh and a some Shea body scrub for Scrappy. Oh and I got this little guy when we went grocery shopping before dinner:

He's a little ceramic piggy bank I picked up at the grocery store!

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Let the fun begin! Looking forward to hearing about your trip mickey

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Have a wonderful trip clapping

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Enjoy the fabulous weather and have fun! mickey

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See you both very soon!

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Glad you are safe and not surprised you went early. Happy vacation

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have a great time!

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JanJ wrote:
See you both very soon!

Hope I'll get to see all four of you! Flying in on Thursday 01/28 and back home to my new job on Sunday 01/31, nanny to the twins. Just a quick trip to celebrate my retirement after 39 years in the petroleum industry!

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Glad to hear that you made it safe an sound. Dinner at the Turf Club looks terrific as usual. Can't wait to see more of your trip, have fun!

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Here ya go Colonel!

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MrHub wrote:
Here ya go Colonel!

I'm amazed at all the AC merchandise and the nods Disney has been giving it. There is still hope it may come back in some form.

Have fun!

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Looks like you's are having a great time and I love the little bb-8 Smile

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Have a good time guys!!! yay

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Just met up with Ohio

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Whoo hooo!! You guys are all over the meet-ups this trip! Looking good everyone awesome

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It was great meeting everybody! Thanks for posting Mark. I'm sure if I attempted to put the picture out there we all would have been sideways. laugh

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MrHub wrote:
Just met up with Ohio

great picture

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Well I'll continue on with our trip report from here.....................

To recap, we were running from the Blizzard of 2016! Left early, around 12:30 Thursday afternoon. Really didn't have any trouble on the roads traffic wise that day or night. The only problem was getting a room for over night. Everyone had the same idea and got on the road early, so all the hotels along 95 were pretty much sold out!

We stopped at 2 Hampton Inns and both were sold out. Luckily the last one we stopped at, the young girl at the desk said to go down the street, cross over 95 and there was a Comfort Inn & Suites and she said they should have a room and they were really nice too, so that's what we get. Ended up getting a King Suite and it was very nice!

They had mentioned tornadoes and such on the radio, but no one said anything when we checked in and there was nothing on the tv, so we didn't worry about it.

Up and early on Friday and on the road. No traffic, a little rain, and got down to the Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista in no time. On the way in to Orlando, Scrappy ask about dinner and she was able to get us a reservation at the Turf Club at SSR. See above post: Turf Club

Went back to the Hampton Inn after Disney Springs and hit the hay, thinking about getting to the Poly tomorrow!
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Saturday January 23

Up bright and early, had breakfast at the Hotel (they have a really big buffet breakfast at this Hampton Inn). Got cleaned up and off to the Poly!. We heard from Ken & Jan about 6:22 saying they were on the plane and ready for take off!.

We arrived at the Poly, got valet to take the car and our 75 bags (just exaggerating a little) and a CM met us at the car to walk us in to check-in. We never bypass the check-in because we like interaction with the CM's and we have become friends with some and always stop to say hello.

Well our room was not ready yet, DVC usually isn't this early, so we figured we would hang around the Poly and do some window shopping and such until our room was ready or Ken & Jan got here, which ever happened first. I did notice the all the lamps in the lobby of the Poly have outlets on them at the bases to either plug in a charger or there was a USB plug to for just plugging in your charging cable.

Ken & Jan texted at 9:40 that they had just touched down and were taxiing to the gate. They lucked out and got right on the bus and it left in just a few minutes. They had also received their text the their room was ready. They got a nice 3rd floor room in Aoteara facing the lagoon. They arrived at the Poly around 11:00am. Got checked in at the desk and headed to their room to check it out.

After checking the room out and getting settled a little bit we went over to Kona to see if we could get in early since it was only around noon and our ADR was not until 1:30. No problem, it was a very short wait.

Judy had the Pan-fried Chicken with Coconut and Mango Sauces served with Sticky Rice and Pasta Salad.

I had the Fish Taco - Seared Tilapia with Tomato Salsa and Mango Mayonnaise served in a House-made Shell with Pasta Salad and Smokey Bacon Slaw

I think Ken had the Asian Noodle Bowl - Spiced Beef Broth with Strip Steak, Asian Vegetables, and Rice Noodles


Lunch was great like always.

To be continued.....................

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Keep it coming!

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The Asian Noodle bowl at Kona was really good!

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All the food from Kona looks fab!

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great start so far that food looks delicious!