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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Today, 03:55 PM
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Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile Likewise. I like living where I do (Falmouth),...

Likewise. I like living where I do (Falmouth), because I do not like crowds or cities. The biggest place that I have lived in 59 years was Detmold (40,000).

Despite this, I absolutely loved San...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Today, 03:51 PM
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Views: 80,245
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile I was being facetious. They were lovely people...

I was being facetious. They were lovely people trying to be English. One, on hearing I was from Cornwall replied that his great Grandad was from Lisk eared... (as he pronounced it).
They were very...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Today, 01:47 PM
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Posted By cornishfrogboy
There is also 'The English cottage' In Balboa...

There is also 'The English cottage' In Balboa Park, where they are very.. English.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Today, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By cornishfrogboy
.. Aah!, but you missed out the surprise 'Jewel...

.. Aah!, but you missed out the surprise 'Jewel in the Crown'... San Diego.

As you said, there is so much to do and so many awesome options on the West Coast. That is why we are going back next...
Forum: General Chat Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,226
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Many families do the same thing every year and it...

Many families do the same thing every year and it works brilliant for them. Every group is different. I do not know what you have done in the past.

We have now visited the USA 10 times since 2005...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By cornishfrogboy
looks great. I will be looking forward to the...

looks great. I will be looking forward to the Sequoia bit.

We have just booked the Portola in Monterey for 2 nights next Easter. It is only a short distance behind Cannery Row.It seems best to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Always Premier Inn Gatwick N for us (either one)...

Always Premier Inn Gatwick N for us (either one) and even if flying from LGW South as the monorail between works so well. There are currently some extremely good prices. I picked up a couple for next...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I love a happy ending! Now have a great...

I love a happy ending!

Now have a great vacation. You most certainly deserve it after the last 24 hours.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Aug 19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By cornishfrogboy
The price (at a glance), looks about right. The...

The price (at a glance), looks about right. The difference in pr8ce between School hols and term time is not dramatic, like on the Orlando route.
As suggested, I would price up with car against...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Aug 19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile That looks very good advice. Mine were older and...

That looks very good advice. Mine were older and that is probably why our own vacation worked so well for us.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Aug 19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By cornishfrogboy
We had an Airbnb in Anaheim. We found on arrival...

We had an Airbnb in Anaheim. We found on arrival that this one (and many, many others) are prohibited from short term (ie Airbnb ) type lets (in the report). We were told that if confronted, we were...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Aug 19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By cornishfrogboy
We did California in 14 days last Easter, San...

We did California in 14 days last Easter, San Francisco, Monterey, Madonna Inn, Valencia, Anaheim, San Diego, Long beach and home from LAX. It worked like a dream.
You can view it on my thread...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 10:12 AM
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Views: 33,327
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Very good for our lad and we are very proud of...

Very good for our lad and we are very proud of him... (breathes a sigh of relief ).
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 21 Aug 19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By cornishfrogboy
We are a family of 2 plus 2 boys. Easter...

We are a family of 2 plus 2 boys.

Easter hols last year.

SFO. Marriott in Union Sq 3 nights average 175 per night. Good 3 star no breakfast. Recommended, but wish I had been nearer to Union...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Aug 19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I am certainly with you on that. Many get the...

I am certainly with you on that. Many get the 'Disney Magic'.. Mine do not and neither do I or my wife.

We visited Disney on 4 of our first 5 vacations, but not on our last 5. At around 10-11...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Aug 19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mrs Toolman. I have tried to send you a...

Mrs Toolman.
I have tried to send you a personal message. Unfortunately your mailboxes are full and you cannot receive it... It may be of assistance to you.

As regards W Coast, it really is a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By cornishfrogboy
That does sound a really great price.. and Club...

That does sound a really great price.. and Club Level is a real saver if you use it wisely along with your Express pass benefits.. I would have snapped their hands off!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I look at Virgin Holidays in this way. 1. They...

I look at Virgin Holidays in this way.
1. They do not own their own airline like TUI, TC, BA and others. They have just a 20% share in Virgin Atlantic with Delta (49%) and Air france/KLM (31%)...
Forum: Latest 18 Aug 19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,166
Posted By cornishfrogboy
We have visited DC on every Orlando vacation bar...

We have visited DC on every Orlando vacation bar our first. I just find it a wonderful, relaxing experience, in contrast to all the other parks. It is the one ticket that we are certain to buy.

I...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 18 Aug 19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By cornishfrogboy
San Luis Obispo /Pismo airport.

I obviously know that a lot of people like driving the PCH and also that many stop at either Pismo Beach or the Madonna Inn as they are effectively halfway between SFO and LA.. Many do not want to...
Forum: Accommodation 18 Aug 19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Premier inn very, very cheap right now!

Planning for next Easter and totally skint after buying flights, internal flight, hotels and stuff for our vacation in San Francisco, Monterey, Vancouver... I just happened to look at the Premier...
Forum: Polls 18 Aug 19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 20,475
Posted By cornishfrogboy
We are the same. Love Florida and the USA in...

We are the same. Love Florida and the USA in general, but less than no time for the Mouse and friends.

The only positive thing I can say about Disney is that they got us to visit Orlando in the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I have been in Orlando every month from January...

I have been in Orlando every month from January (end of) to August (end of).
Like yourselves, my childrens school recesses have played an increasingly important part in the decision as rules have...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile There will be a trippie, you can be sure of that.

There will be a trippie, you can be sure of that.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile It is called the Columbus motor inn.

It is called the Columbus motor inn.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Just this minute booked the Columbus Motor Inn. ...

Just this minute booked the Columbus Motor Inn.

You have to go on their own site to get a price and book.

$760 for a 3 night stay in a suite with 2 doubles and a queen bed at Easter.


Hope...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I really enjoy doing Trip Reports and you can be...

I really enjoy doing Trip Reports and you can be sure that this vacation will generate another 'all in one thread' report.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Thankyou for your help everybody. I booked a...

Thankyou for your help everybody.

I booked a 3 night stay in the Columbus Motor Inn for$760, 30/03/20 to 02/04/20.
I could not get a price on any search engine and therefore booked direct...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile It was the grunge scene that also made me...

It was the grunge scene that also made me interested. It follows on nicely from the Punk sojourn that I recently had in NY at CBGB.
I really like the whole Nirvana, Soungarden scene. A bit like NY...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile Vancouver is a bit of an unknown for me and I...

Vancouver is a bit of an unknown for me and I have not researched it (yet). I am in Bill and Jennys hands.
Having not seen Bill for over 30 and Jenny nearly 31 (he met her while we were serving out...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile Thanks for your kind words. My friend in...

Thanks for your kind words.

My friend in Vancouver discussed my original plan and was rather against Seattle, describing it as very concrete, run down and rather unpleasant. He talked me out of...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Mobile Thankyou. I will take a look. ...

Thankyou. I will take a look.


Edit... I took your good advice and later booked it direct from their Web page.. Thankyou!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Yeehah! Booked again.. an impulse thing.

Well, so much for the relaxing, lazy, do nothing much Mexico all inclusive next year.

So much for sitting back and giving it long consideration after our return from Boston, New York, Dayton OH,...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Hotel in San Francisco. Suggestions & recommends please.

Hi
On an impulse, I have bought flights into San Francisco on 30 March and out of Vancouver on 10 April. This fits within the School break and in some ways is a mop up after our trip in 2018. We...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Aug 19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,635
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I am glad that you enjoyed it.it did seem strange...

I am glad that you enjoyed it.it did seem strange that the things that they enjoyed most were things that are not normally patronised by Florida Tourists.

This has caused deep thought as we plan...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By cornishfrogboy
I do not do Disney and have less than zero...

I do not do Disney and have less than zero interest in the brand. That may affect my own tactics. I also tend towards multi-city and this again may affect my planning.

Other than 1st and 2nd, all...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Aug 19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,635
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Thank you for your kind words and I am glad that...

Thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed it. I write them this way in order to avoid gumming up the DIBB reports section with, in my case, 23 separate threads. As previously said,...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Aug 19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Does that price come with CDW (I.e adequate...

Does that price come with CDW (I.e adequate comprehensive insurance)? If so, it is a very good price. If not, then the cost of an insurance upgrade with Virgin can be prohibitive.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Aug 19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By cornishfrogboy
Another alternative is to do what we did over the...

Another alternative is to do what we did over the last fortnight, into Miami and out of MCO (or vice versa). That way you get to drive the Tamiami including through one of the stated destinations,...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By cornishfrogboy
A great summary of what looks an awesome...

A great summary of what looks an awesome vacation.

It is often the highlighting of mistakes, regrets and ways to do things differently that I personally find most helpful in trip reports

We...
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