Part 4: A journey of a thousand miles begins with...

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  1. Beccaberry

    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    ...being in the right place at the right time! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

    With my race registration in hand, and my AP ticket in my pocket...all I needed now was a place to stay!

    I'd contacted the company we rented DVC points from last October in the hopes that I could rent points for Beach Club or Boardwalk once again. It would be the perfect location for race night, as the half marathon ends in EPCOT before the after party which lasts until 4am. How nice would it be to just wander back to our room after the party rather than having to wait for and take a bus?! Unfortunately, even though I started looking 9-months out, everything was booked solid by members who could book at the 11-month window - before I even knew I'd be running the Wine & Dine Half.

    Disappointed but not devastated, I booked in at Pop Century. To be honest, I love Pop Century, and I really love the value it offers. Besides, with Pop Century being a host resort for the race, they would have dedicated buses running both to the expo and the race, so I wasn't worried. A few days later, I got an email from the rental company asking if I was still interested in renting points - apparently, a DVC member had booked the room but was unable to secure a bib for the race. As it turns out, the dates she had booked were EXACTLY the dates I was looking for!! I jumped at the offer! So for only $200 more total - we'll be switching from Pop Century to a studio at the Boardwalk Resort! I'm so excited!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

    We enjoyed this resort SO much last year, I can't wait to go back!
     
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    Clarkkent Well-Known Member

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    That's mental!! Everything happens as it's supposed to :) whoop!
     
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    Cool! Love Boardwalk! I love it when a plan comes together.
     
  4. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    It was meant to be :hug2:
     
  5. Beccaberry

    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I keep telling myself that, Wen. I hope it's true!
     
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    Well! That's nice it worked out for you! :yes: (Mind that clown pool, now). :shocked:
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The clown pool and I have an understanding...I don't bother it, and it doesn't bother me...unless I've had a few drinks. Then all bets are off ;)
     

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