OK, I know I'm waaaayyyy ahead of myself here, but I figured you guys here would understand
We are (read: I am
) in the pre-pre-planning stages for our Sept 2009 trip, and have some questions. There will be 8 adults (4 couples) and 2 kids, ages 7 and 2.
When is a good time to make reservations for 9/09 (in other words, when will prices be available)? Where would you recommend staying? Planning for 3 or even 5 seems to be so much easier--one room or two. For 10 people, I don't know. I'm assuming that MJ will be able to help plan our trip!
For those of you that have done large group trips before, do you find it to be more expensive (per person) than if it was a smaller family? Are any of the Grand Gathering extras (special meals, whatever) worth the extra price?
Those of you that have done GG's before, did you use DME, rent, towncar? DH and I generally rent a car when we're in the world.
Any general advice, tips on dining, etc, would be appreciated!
I know it's really far in advance, but I thouht it wouldn't hurt to start getting ideas.
Thanks so much!