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giowop

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HGVC Chicago Mag Mile Rm #2402

(Technically still DoubleTree - I was able to get this 1BR through HHonors, but has been remodeled identically to HGVC room format)


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Is this from summer? I thought Chicago was snowy and cold this time of year.
Nope December 21! A balmy 41 degrees this morning. Gave us decent walking weather to hit up the new massive Starbucks last night



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Nope December 21! A balmy 41 degrees this morning. Gave us decent walking weather to hit up the new massive Starbucks last night
We've been to Starbucks Reserve in Seattle and New York. They really are interesting and impressive places. I was also able to get a $11 specialty coffee there. Bourbon-barrel aged beans. Actually quite nice, if overpriced.

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We've been to Starbucks Reserve in Seattle and New York. They really are interesting and impressive places. I was also able to get a $11 specialty coffee there. Bourbon-barrel aged beans. Actually quite nice, if overpriced.

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@brp our observations:
1) Takes a while to orient yourself in that place.
2) People watching for DAYS!!!
3) We sadly didn’t have time to sit down for an “adult” beverage. They looked (and smelled) amazing.
4) The one whiskey-barrel aged coffee we saw was $40 for 1/2 pound. Glad you got a better deal!!


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@brp our observations:
1) Takes a while to orient yourself in that place.
2) People watching for DAYS!!!
3) We sadly didn’t have time to sit down for an “adult” beverage. They looked (and smelled) amazing.
4) The one whiskey-barrel aged coffee we saw was $40 for 1/2 pound. Glad you got a better deal!!
Yes to all of this. We have not yet had an adult beverage at one of these. As to the coffee..same one. It was $11 for a cup :)

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Merry Christmas to all. This is our view for the next 11 nights. Lagoon tower unit 2067. Only thing that we do not enjoy about the unit is that it is an accessible unit with low counters, closets and only shower in master.


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HGVC at Sea World
HGVC King’s Land Building 24, second floor 1BR golf course view. This is one of the 1BR units in Phase 3 with higher point requirements. The category is 1KP.

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HGVC South Seas at South Seas Club, Captiva Florida, 2nd floor, from screened in balcony.
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The Grand Islander 2505 - Premier Ocean View. Was there the week before the Hawaii quarantine order went into effect. No crowds at HHV. Friday night fireworks were cancelled beginning March 20th. Very few people out and about on the streets or on the beach. It was eerily beautiful. Other than the pandemic and the consequential quarantine, I wouldn't mind returning to this quieter Waikiki. Seems so long ago now ...

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Ocean Oak on Hilton Head Island, S.C., last summer, July 2019. Ended up canceling our trip for this July.

This is the view from a standard room, on the fourth floor. The fifth and sixth floors are the mid-grade rooms. The are only 125 rooms (all 2BDR) so the resort is nice and quaint. I don’t think there’s a bad room.

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From the Elara, definitely a change from the normal view


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