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disneyfan61
11-05-2011, 11:51 PM
I have always wanted to try the Food & Wine Festival however with 2 sons (one in college & one in high school) we have always gone in April (school vacation) or May when college lets out. So this year my son Ryan graduated college & we went to Disney in May. I knew we would be going back next April because our son Cody would be graduating high school & we took a trip when Ryan graduated high school so we have to do the same for Cody right?? So on our May 2011 trip we updated our park passes to annual passes.

Well one night I said to DH "Gee I have always wanted to go to Disney in October for the Food & Wine Festival & we have annual passes so he said "Sure Let's Go". Woo Hoo!!! You don't have to tell me twice. I did not want to go for too long as I knew we would be planning a trip for next April...Now keep this in mind as the trip goes on. :rolleyes1

So I booked for Oct. 26th through the 29th. Three nights & 4 days as I booked a late on Oct. 29th (5:30 pm). So we would have some morning time in the parks.

Let me introduce Jeff & I. I am the Disney addict in the family. I do all the planning & my husband Jeff is very easy going & will just about go along with anything I plan. Although I was going to book an earlier home & it was his idea to book a later so we could enjoy some more Disney time. He does have some great ideas once in a while.:)

Here is a pic of Jeff & I with a pal from our May 2011 trip

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I will post our first day tomorrow..

Coming Up:

First flight on a different airline from a new airport
Do we get there early or late??
Where are we staying???

wigdoutdismom
11-06-2011, 01:31 AM
Could I be first?

disneyfan61
11-06-2011, 09:36 AM
One & only.:)

wigdoutdismom
11-06-2011, 09:58 AM
You need to put up the bat signal on FB!
And
Do an invite over on the old trip report.

I found this because I knew you were starting so I searched it out last night....:laughing:

disneyfan61
11-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Good idea. I also just updated my signature. I am going on FB now.

wigdoutdismom
11-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Put the link in the DISers group too!

disneyfan61
11-06-2011, 10:23 AM
I will do an update tonight. We are headed to look at a college for Cody today. It is in NH and only about an hour away. It is a technical college (he wants to be a personal trainor) and he would be able to play soccer also which he wants to do badly. He has teammates that went there this year that will be introducing him to the soccer coach. I on the other hand want to see the housing units & hear about the classes. :)

zendisney
11-06-2011, 10:25 AM
The anticipation... :thumbsup2

englishrose47
11-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Did I make Page one ????

brookelizabeth
11-06-2011, 03:29 PM
I'm here! Looking forward to it all!

Charleston Princess
11-07-2011, 05:15 AM
I'm here, Doreen! :banana:

MeMom
11-07-2011, 05:18 AM
I will do an update tonight. We are headed to look at a college for Cody today. It is in NH and only about an hour away. It is a technical college (he wants to be a personal trainor) and he would be able to play soccer also which he wants to do badly. He has teammates that went there this year that will be introducing him to the soccer coach. I on the other hand want to see the housing units & hear about the classes. :)

Maybe this will be a good fit for him. I know he would like to keep playing soccer, plus this is close enough for you to go and see home games. :cheer2: Having buddies already there will be nice, too, to help him feel comfortable. Keep us posted on his decision.

I look forward to the report. We always try to get the latest flight out of MCO on departure day, too, so that we can soak up all of the last bit of magic we can before going back to face the real world. :wizard: It would be really tough to wake up early on the last day and have to go straight to meet the Unmagical Express bus. :sad1:

disneyfan61
11-07-2011, 08:52 AM
The anticipation... :thumbsup2

Welcome!!:cheer2:

Did I make Page one ????

You did Rosie!!!

I'm here! Looking forward to it all!

Hi Brook. You will be mentioned in this report.:)

I'm here, Doreen! :banana:

Hi Jackie. Glad you're here!!:)

Maybe this will be a good fit for him. I know he would like to keep playing soccer, plus this is close enough for you to go and see home . :cheer2: Having buddies already there will be nice, too, to help him feel comfortable. Keep us posted on his decision.

I look forward to the report. We always try to get the latest flight out of MCO on departure day, too, so that we can soak up all of the last bit of magic we can before going back to face the real world. :wizard: It would be really tough to wake up early on the last day and have to go straight to meet the Unmagical Express bus. :sad1:

The visit went very well. The school is a 2 year school but the credits transfer easily to other NH colleges & we got to meet the soccer coach & have an extensive conversation with him. Where it is a smaller school the classes are small which I like so you get more of a 1 on 1 type of class & they have a learning center where professors & students will help other students if they are having issues. These professors & students do this on their own time & it is free. So different than big colleges. I think Cody would do well in this environment. There are some classes he has no problems with but then give him Math & forget it.:) He would not like me saying this but it's the truth.

Anyway yes I think it is great to get a flight later in the day. We had a good last morning before we left (the first time).:rolleyes1

DisMomAmy
11-07-2011, 10:14 AM
Sneaking in a few minutes of Dis time & saw your new report!!!!! I'm so excited that you started! Can't wait to hear more!

disneyfan61
11-07-2011, 10:19 AM
I am having a problem downloading my pictures with Photobucket. I don't know what their problem is.:confused3 Is there another photo sharing site that others use?????

Let me tell you a little about the planning for this trip. We wanted to stay at POFQ as that was our favorite Moderate. When I called to make the reservation they did not have any rooms available with the AP rate but they did have POR Riverside. I was not happy as I have always felt that resort was so huge & so many bus stops that we would not like it but I booked there in the hopes that something would open up at POFQ. Well nothing opened up so POR it was.

So with the resort booked the next decision was if we were going to MNSSHP. I was not sure if we would be visiting Disney again in Oct for a while so I wanted to do it. So I ordered and printed our tickets online. My husband Jeff is NOT one to dress up but he did do a little of it.;)

When planning this trip little did I know I would end up in the hospital 2 1/2 weeks before our trip!!!:scared1: I kept telling my doctor that I am leaving on Oct. 26th and I have to get better by then. Well I was better thank God even though I found out I was anemic the night before we left. I had to rush & get some iron pills that were prescribed & my primary care doctor panicked & said I should get an appt. with Hematology?? because I was bleeding inside. NOOO I was not bleeding still. My anemia was due to my Colitis not anything else.

So a little drama before my trip but no one was stopping me from getting on that plane Wednesday!!:)

Ok I need to see about Photobucket so I can get some pictures on here.

disneyfan61
11-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Sneaking in a few minutes of Dis time & saw your new report!!!!! I'm so excited that you started! Can't wait to hear more!

AMY!!!:yay::yay: I have been thinking about you!! I hope you are having a wonderful time!! How has the weather been down there??

So glad you took a few precious Disney moments to come on & say hi!!

disneyfan61
11-07-2011, 10:49 AM
OK Photobucket is working again.

I forgot to mention as far as airlines. We live in NH & we have an airport in NH but we have always flown from Boston (Logan) & always with Jet Blue. Jet Blue has the tv's so with the boys that has always been great. Now DH will not drive to Boston so we have to hire a car service to pick us up & bring us home. That is an added cost of about $250.00. I figured for this trip we could drive to Manchester (an hour away) & leave our vehicle there for $10.00 per night. We would be gone for 3 nights (or so we thought) so $30.00. Not bad. So we flew Southwest which we had not done before. I was not sure about this A boarding & B boarding so I paid the extra $20.00 for preboarding.

So on Wed. morning DH & I got up around 6:00. Our flight was for 10:55. We left the house around 6:50 & got to the airport around 7:50. We were early. I should have taken a pic of where we parked our car but luckily my DH remembered because I did not.;). We went through security no problem. I had my UNH Mom shirt on & the security guard asked me if it was my $100,000.00 shirt (tuition for college). I promptly said NO. Ryan commuted so it was not that bad. Thank goodness.

Anyway we were in A boarding 31 & 32. We had great seats I think like row 8. Keep this in mind for our trip home.:rolleyes1

Here are some pics from the air..

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HELLO Orlando....:yay::yay:

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Touchdown
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We are going in this line

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This would prove to be one of our longest waits of the trip. The line was huge

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We finally got on the bus & this is the pic I got of the famous sign

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Then we arrived at POR. We were the first stop!!:cool1: We were not Concierge though:

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The line for check in was not bad because I went ahead & got in line while Jeff got our carryons from the bus. There was quite the line behind me though.

I had requested Magnolia Bend but we got Oak Manor which was closer to the main building so that was good. We found our room (the long way):rolleyes1, put our carryons in the room, I wiped the room down which I always do (especially the remote), & we were off to Epcot. We could not wait to get to Food & Wine. We had breakfast at the Dunkins in the airport & a snack on the plane but we were ready to eat. When we got to the bus stop at POR the Epcot bus came in like 20 seconds. I said to DH "I hope this continues". It actually did most of the trip. Although there was this one night...:sad2:

I will continue later.. I need to take advantage of my last week off of sick leave & do some fall cleaning.

Coming Up:

Where or where do we eat first (or drink)???
How much $$ do we go through our first afternoon there???
Where else do we head to on our first night???

DWGal210
11-07-2011, 10:50 AM
New reader saying hi! :)

Can't wait to hear all about it!! :)

- Katie

disneyfan61
11-07-2011, 10:53 AM
New reader saying hi! :)

Can't wait to hear all about it!! :)

- Katie

Welcome Katie. So glad to have you.:goodvibes

uncw89
11-07-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm here! I'll try to keep up. I just happened to see the link in your siggie on Memom's TR!

disneyfan61
11-08-2011, 08:35 AM
I'm here! I'll try to keep up. I just happened to see the link in your siggie on Memom's TR!

Welcome!!:cheer2:

jeremysdisneymom
11-08-2011, 02:27 PM
I'm here, Doreen! Can't wait to read all about it.

I am anxious to here all about POR.

englishrose47
11-08-2011, 10:26 PM
I have mainly flown SWA from Buffalo to MCO, I don't like the open seating much !!When we went in August we flew our AirTran and back SWA but I paid for the Early check in like you for Judy and the kids , then they just saved me a seat next to the girls !! I flew Jet Blue in October and I really liked it , more leg room and those TV's are awesome !!

disneyfan61
11-09-2011, 07:50 AM
I'm here, Doreen! Can't wait to read all about it.

I am anxious to here all about POR.

Hi Erika. Glad you're here. You will here about POR. I took a ton of pics!!

I have mainly flown SWA from Buffalo to MCO, I don't like the open seating much !!When we went in August we flew our AirTran and back SWA but I paid for the Early check in like you for Judy and the kids , then they just saved me a seat next to the girls !! I flew Jet Blue in October and I really liked it , more leg room and those TV's are awesome !!

I know Rosie those tv's are great. I am not thrilled with the open seating either. I like ordering my tickets online & picking out my seats at the same time. I wish Jet Blue flew out of Manchester because it is so much easier for us to drive to Manchester & leave our car there than it is to drive to Boston. Although I have to say I thought Southwest had as much room as Jet Blue & the flight was just as smooth as Jet Blue. For our April trip I did go through Jet Blue because by the time I booked the prices were cheaper for Jet Blue than Southwest. So we will be flying out of Boston for our April trip.

sjs314
11-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Looking forward to reading more about your trip

disneyfan61
11-10-2011, 09:27 AM
Looking forward to reading more about your trip

Welcome!!:cheer2: More coming right up!!

disneyfan61
11-10-2011, 10:00 AM
Ok enough with the fall cleaning.
So we got to Epcot around 3:30.

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The cranberry bog you walk by on the way into WS

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So our first order of business was getting the little cards that you can load with $$. Jeff & I figured we would each get one & put $50.00 on each one. So our first stop was............................................... .....



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We loaded up our cards & I got the Mahi Mahi in Brazil

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It was really good!! Jeff is not a Mahi fan so he waited. Next was Scandinavia

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We tried one of each. The meatballs were disappointing-nothing special but the Taste of Scandinavia was very good.:thumbsup2. Jeff also got a Carlsberg beer. He said it was good.

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After that we went to China:

Jeff had the shrimp & noodles & I had the Plum Wine Green Tea

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Now I like anything sweet but this was waaay too sweet. I drank about half of it & it went into the garbage.

Here are some pics I snapped as we walked along..

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Up next:

What other goodies will we try??

jeremysdisneymom
11-10-2011, 10:26 AM
Oooh, your food pictures make me want to go to F&W even more! It all looks so good. Okay, what is the card you got? Does it only work for F&W?

solana131
11-10-2011, 02:45 PM
Hi there. Can I join in too? :) We are going in Feb for our first trip. Flying out of MHT for the first time ever on SW too. I just paid for the early bird boarding yesterday after reading something about it on here. I had no idea. Can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2

disneyfan61
11-10-2011, 02:56 PM
Oooh, your food pictures make me want to go to F&W even more! It all looks so good. Okay, what is the card you got? Does it only work for F&W?

It's a little tiny card they have attached to a wrist holder & you just put it on your wrist. Yes it is for Food & Wine.

Hi there. Can I join in too? :) We are going in Feb for our first trip. Flying out of MHT for the first time ever on SW too. I just paid for the early bird boarding yesterday after reading something about it on here. I had no idea. Can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2

How exciting-your first trip.:banana: Glad you did the early bird boarding.:thumbsup2 I think most people must purchase it because there were a lot of people ahead of us even though we purchased it. You should have no problems as you purchased it far enough ahead. The earlier you purchase it the more ahead you will be. Welcome!!:)

disneyfan61
11-13-2011, 01:06 PM
Okay I thought I would get another update in since I will be going back to work tomorrow after being on sick leave for about 7 weeks. I am not sure how I will feel this week but I have a feeling I will be a little tired. So I left off having some shrimp & noodles. Let's see where we go next.

According to my receipts our next stop was South Korea & DH got the BBQ Ribs & I got the Lettuce Wrap

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Then was So. Africa where we got the beef & sweet potatoes

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This was very good. The wine was good too.

After that was cheese..

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We got one of the Artisan Cheese & the Cheese Fondue

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Both of these were good. Jeff's favorite food is cheese so he had most of the cheese plate & I had the fondue.:)

Then to Jeff's favorite booth of all the Brewer's Collection

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Jeff tried the Rauchweizen. He said it was good. Later in the trip he tries the beer flight. (I think more than once);) I am not a beer drinker so I passed.

Here are some random pics walking around WS. The bridge was going up as we were headed that way.

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Then we headed to Italy. I could not wait to try the cannoli there.

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I also had a Pinot Grigio. I love Pinot

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The Cannoli was very good & would not be my last one.:rolleyes1

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We then moved on the the Hops & Barley booth where I could not wait to have the lobster. Well BIG disappointment. It barely had any lobster in it. Jeff got the lobster roll & I wish I had gotten that instead.

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Well I will end it here for now. I hope you all had a great weekend!!

jeremysdisneymom
11-14-2011, 02:40 PM
I have never seen the bridge up. How neat.

Wow, you are making me hungry this afternoon. Some great food pictures.

Hope you have an easy transition back to work and you are not too tired.

BridgetR3
11-14-2011, 04:11 PM
Joining in...I would love to go to F & W but it's also during school for my boys!! Can't wait to read more!

MeMom
11-14-2011, 05:48 PM
Hope you made it okay through the work day.

You guys tried quite a variety of things at F&W!

disneyfan61
11-14-2011, 06:26 PM
I have never seen the bridge up. How neat.

Wow, you are making me hungry this afternoon. Some great food pictures.

Hope you have an easy transition back to work and you are not too tired.

Hi Erika. Yes that is the second time we have seen the bridge up.:)

The food was great at F&W!! Wish I had some of that right now.

Today was not too bad at work. I went in for 9:00 (usually 8:00) and left around 4:00 which I usually work until 5:00. I am easing back into it.

Joining in...I would love to go to F & W but it's also during school for my boys!! Can't wait to read more!

Welcome Bridget. I know how it is with boys in school. That is why we waited until this year. I have been wanting to go for years so we finally made it. Someday when your boys are older or you can get away for a few days you could go.

Hope you made it okay through the work day.

You guys tried quite a variety of things at F&W!

Yes I made it through most of the day.:) I am working sort of part time this week. Tomorrow night we have Cody's soccer banquet so I left work a little early today & went to the grocery store so I could make the American Chop Suey for the banquet tom. night.

Look for a package towards the end of the week.:goodvibes

We did try quite a bit but you know there are still things that we did not try so next year we have some new things to try.:goodvibes

solana131
11-14-2011, 07:04 PM
Yum. I have to go during F&W sometime. Everything looks so good! Love your pics :)

disneyfan61
11-19-2011, 03:19 PM
Yum. I have to go during F&W sometime. Everything looks so good! Love your pics :)

Thank you! More coming up.

englishrose47
11-20-2011, 02:46 PM
I,ve seen the Bridge up a couple of times too!!The food looked great especially the cheese stuff !!I never eat cannolis anymore after getting food poioning from one years ago !!I loved them but can't bring my self to try them again !!!

DisMomAmy
01-22-2012, 07:38 PM
Hi Doreen! I hope you find some time to come back & finish up! I'd love to hear more about how you got snowed in at Disney!

disneyfan61
01-22-2012, 08:23 PM
Hi Doreen! I hope you find some time to come back & finish up! I'd love to hear more about how you got snowed in at Disney!

Thanks Amy. I do plan to continue. Now that the holidays are over I am slowly getting caught up on everything.

I did do a huge update & lost it all & have not been back to it since.

I will though. Hopefully in the next few days!!

disneyfan61
02-20-2012, 12:44 PM
Hey I'm here! Let's hope the Disboards cooperate & lets get this show back on the road. I am so sorry I have abandoned this report. Going back to work was a lot more tiring that I thought it would be after being out. Anyway back to the trip that was when?? Oh Ya OCTOBER!!
Here we go..

The view walking around WS

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I could not wait to try the lava cake then was shocked with the size::eek:
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One bite & gone. I could have eaten about 10 of them. They were GOOD though.

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Then on to listen to one of my favorite group of men (in kilts);)

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Had to get my favorite in Canada..the cheddar soup
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I am going to continue in the next post. I do not want to loose this..

disneyfan61
02-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Ok so far so good. Now for LOTS of shopping pics.

This was the store as you enter WS from FW

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I had never been at that time of year so I was enjoying all of the Christmas goodies. The girls in my office gave me a $25 Disney gift card SO.... I bought these cups & some place mats to go with them..
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Some more shopping
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I could not resist this shirt..It came home with me
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Then we headed into Mousegears
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These are wild..
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Some Halloween things
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Some wild T shirts

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Had to get the fountain on the way out

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And the ball
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We came back here to see if our luggage had arrived & it had
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I don't remember if I mentioned we were in Oak Manor Room 9208, 2nd floor, courtyard view.

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It was very close to the food court (a quick walk across the bridge) so it was a great location. We relaxed for a while & then headed ..........

Will end it here for now. I am off to the gym. I gained weight when I was laid up & thanks to the med's. So now I am trying to get it OFF but it is so much easier to put it on than to take it off!! Will try to update more tonight. I cannot believe I am still on day 1!!!!

DisMomAmy
02-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Yay!! You're back!! :banana::banana:

You'd better get a move on missy... you've got another trip around the corner in 2 months!!! :cool1:

And I'm dying to know the details of how the snow storm affected your trip!

disneyfan61
02-20-2012, 03:44 PM
Yay!! You're back!! :banana::banana:

You'd better get a move on missy... you've got another trip around the corner in 2 months!!! :cool1:

And I'm dying to know the details of how the snow storm affected your trip!

Yes I am back!! You're right I DO need to get a move on.

So I am going to do another update & maybe we will get to Day 2 sometime!

disneyfan61
02-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Supper in the oven so I am going to continue on.

Before heading out to DTD I stopped in here

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Then we got on a boat & headed to DTD:

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Our first stop was Rainforest Cafe

I see a Disser here

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The fish tank

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Then to Goofy's

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And I got one of these

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Jeff did not get anything. I guess he was full from Food & Wine. Then we were off to the Christmas Store, Mickey's Pantry (Love that store), Basin & WoD

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Loved these ornaments so one came home with me
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I love this Eyeore

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During my DTD shopping trip I got some Christmas candy corn to put in the gift baskets for the girls at work, I also got them Disney candy bars, at Mickey's Pantry I purchased some hot cocoa seasonings and a few other things & at Basin I purchased tubes of bath salts (keep this in mind when I get to the airport)!!

Then we took the boat back. We had a GREAT captain on the boat back. His name was Clint & he was so funny. He mentioned that there were life jackets on board & enough for everyone including himself because he did NOT want to go down with the ship. He also told us about 3 years ago someone asked him to stop in front of the mansions & because he did not the guy jumped overboard!!:scared1: True Story.

We got back to the resort around 10:45 & headed to the Hot Tub for a bit.

Well that is day one!!

Stay tuned for Day Two.

KarlaG4Kids
02-20-2012, 10:48 PM
I share your love of Off Kilter, and we will be staying at POR on our trip in May, so I am really enjoying your report so far...keep it coming!

wigdoutdismom
02-20-2012, 10:53 PM
Wow, glad to see you back!
I can't believe that some guy would jump off a boat! Totally insane....

Now that you are back let's get this show on the road!

Oh and that top, with the bandana trim? I looked at that so many times. So cute!

disneyfan61
02-22-2012, 12:32 PM
I share your love of Off Kilter, and we will be staying at POR on our trip in May, so I am really enjoying your report so far...keep it coming!

I have LOTS & LOTS of pics since our stay there was longer than planned so stay tuned!! By the way we really loved it at POR & I am sure you will too.

I have a couple of Off Kilter cd's. I love listening to them & enjoy seeing them in person even more!!

Wow, glad to see you back!
I can't believe that some guy would jump off a boat! Totally insane....

Now that you are back let's get this show on the road!

Oh and that top, with the bandana trim? I looked at that so many times. So cute!

Hi Anita. I know I could not believe he jumped off the boat. I wonder if enjoying any libations at DTD might of had anything to do with it.;)

I certainly enjoyed my shopping that week. Especially when a certain person I was texting gave me an idea about outlet shopping....:rolleyes1 Hummm I wonder who that was...

disneyfan61
02-22-2012, 12:54 PM
Ok I am on lunch & multitasking by eating & trying to
do a quick update.

We left off in the hot tub at POR at the end of our first night. Aahh love those hot tubs!! I NEED one here at home. Hopefully someday..

Anyway the next morning we were up bright & early thinking we only had 3 days there had to make the most of it so we headed back to Epcot.

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And headed here

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Then we grabbed breakfast here

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Jeff & I both got the breakfast plate. Wow it looks huge in the picture but did not seem so big as I was eating it. :laughing:

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After breakfast we headed to Captain EO. I am not big into that but it was ok. It was something new to see so we did it.

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My patient DH waiting as I take my millions of pictures:)
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Thank goodness for pictures to see what order we did things. We actually got a fastpass for Soarin before breakfast & our return time was 10:45 so we headed that way

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Sorry for the blurry ones
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Then we headed to The Seas to visit with Nemo & friends

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This was cute!

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Then off to Turtle Talk to see Crush. I think Jeff & I enjoy this more than the boys.
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Ok that's it for now. Back to work I go. We will continue with more Food & Wine later....

DisMomAmy
02-22-2012, 08:21 PM
I love Epcot first thing in the morning! :cloud9: We love those breakfast platters at Sunshine seasons too - yum!

wigdoutdismom
02-22-2012, 09:53 PM
So I take it you didn't leave Captain EO dancing like I always do? I know that I embarrass Marc and Baylor!:laughing:

Sunshine Seasons makes me hungry for breakfast right now! I can't wait for a meal there and a ride on Soarin'!!

disneyfan61
02-23-2012, 01:00 PM
I love Epcot first thing in the morning! :cloud9: We love those breakfast platters at Sunshine seasons too - yum!

We usually either have breakfast in the room or go to a buffet but that was a great breakfast at SS.:goodvibes

So I take it you didn't leave Captain EO dancing like I always do? I know that I embarrass Marc and Baylor!:laughing:

Sunshine Seasons makes me hungry for breakfast right now! I can't wait for a meal there and a ride on Soarin'!!

:laughing:No I did not walk out of Captain EO dancing but I was glad I saw it.
I know what a great way to start the day with a meal at SS & then Soarin..:cloud9:

disneyfan61
02-23-2012, 01:30 PM
Ok another lunch hour so another update.

After Soarin & visiting with Nemo we headed over to WS for more food & wine.

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According to my receipts we stopped in Mexico so I could buy a few things. I wanted to get the candy filled with Kahlua :rolleyes1 so I purchased that & a few other items. Then I had one of these (not to be my last)

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Can I just say I called this "Heaven in a cup"!! That is the berry colada. It is small & $7.25 but oh so good!!!!

Jeff got some shrimp in Australia and we made our way to Norway. I wanted to get the Laila perfume. I did not realize the gentleman that made the perfume was there in the store!!

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He was giving out autographs & a very tiny bottle of the Laila perfume. That was nice to see him there.

Here are some random pics as we walked through WS

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Yum!!!

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My absolute favorite drink in WS-the Peach Snap $7.50
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And Jeff definitely loved those beer flights

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We also purchased cheese at the cheese kiosk to go with that beer. My DH's 2 favorite things-beer & cheese.;)

Then we each had more cannili :rolleyes1 Love that cannoli!!:cloud9:

Here are some more random pics

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Sky writers

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We were going to see this group tomorrow night
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It was a beautiful day. We were making our way to France for a dismeet with Nicky & gang.:cool1:

Have to get back to work.

Stay tuned for Dismeet & our very first MNSSHP!!!

DisMomAmy
02-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Woo hoo! Another update! :thumbsup2

I'm not a foodie - at all - but I'm excited to visit WDW during the F&W Festival again in October.

disneyfan61
02-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Woo hoo! Another update! :thumbsup2

I'm not a foodie - at all - but I'm excited to visit WDW during the F&W Festival again in October.

I am at work...SSHH!!

I was hoping we would be going back again this year but after staying there longer than expected in Oct. & Cody entering college I don't think we will go but playing it by ear right now. So glad for you that you get to go on a girls trip again!!:banana:

I can tell you are not a foodie-you are tiny, tiny, tiny!!

disneyfan61
02-26-2012, 03:38 PM
Happy Sunday Everyone. I hope you are all having a great weekend. We left off as we were headed to France to a Dismeet!
Nicki (MickiNicki) planned this meet & some of us were enjoying the slushies in France
This is Nicki waving

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I am sorry I do not remember the names but there were about 12 of us there & we had a great time talking for about 20 min.

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Some shopping pics
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Some pics as we were making our way back to FW

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We made our way back to the resort to relax for a bit before getting ready for MNSSHP. We got to MK around 5:30. Here is the sun setting as we got to MK

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Some Halloween decorations

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Someone let us take their pic as they were all decked out:

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I had seen so many pics & could not believe I was there taking my own pics. We were getting hungry so we headed to Pecos Bills. Jeff had the Angus burger & I had the Taco Salad which I LOVED!!! It would not be my last taco salad of the trip. At that point they were starting to announce that the party was starting & I wanted to make sure I got a T shirt as I heard they really sell out fast (not really so that night) so after we ate we headed to the Emporium so I could get my shirt. Then we walked around & went to see how long the line was for the 7 dwarfs. It was LONG so we did some trick or treating. I could not believe how much candy they give you!!:eek: Handfuls!! The boys had told us to bring back candy & we certainly were working on that. We headed to

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The pumpkins were just adorable

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disneyfan61
02-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Continued from previous post:

We rode POC

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A blurry Captain Jack

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We then headed to the 7 Dwarfs line to WAIT. My DH's favorite character is Grumpy & that is the only Disney clothing he wears is Grumpy so I wanted to make sure we got to see them. We waited around 50 minutes but not too bad as sometimes the line was 90 minutes!!

Not all 7

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Here they all are & a pirate & Minnie included;)

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I like this pic of DH with Grumpy
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So after that mission was accomplished we had another mission. In our previous trip we wanted to cream cheese pretzel (we LOVE them) but when we got over to the Lunching Pad they were CLOSED so this trip DH kept mentioning getting the pretzel so we headed over that way & got our pretzel. When I looked at my watch I realized we had to book it over to the hub to get our spot for the parade!! So we quickly made our way there.

disneyfan61
02-26-2012, 04:00 PM
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Ok so according to my pics we had the fireworks & then the parade so here are some pics of the great fireworks and the castle

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Hallowishes was wonderful & then came the parade & I took a TON of pictures!! Here are some of them. What an awesome parade!!!

Here is the highlight of the parade. Of course the Headless Horseman

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Hi Minnie

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Continued in next post

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02-26-2012, 04:10 PM
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How about some candy

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So that is just a sample of the pictures I took. It was just a great parade & we really enjoyed it.

So after the parade where did we head next?????


Time to go make supper. Stay tuned as our night is not over yet.

MeMom
02-26-2012, 07:58 PM
You have been an updating machine! Isn't MNSSHP so cool? We didn't go year before last just to take a break, and then we didn't go last year, since Jill wasn't with us. We're very ready to go again on this coming October trip. ::yes::

Love those Epcot pictures. I need that mariachi band to come to my school this week for our Mexico activities. :) All of the goodies in Norway are tempting. I have had some of them, but I need to keep trying new ones.

DisMomAmy
02-26-2012, 08:28 PM
Looks like a great night at MNSSHP! And you got a great picture of the Headless Horseman! :thumbsup2

englishrose47
02-26-2012, 10:55 PM
Sorry for not being around much lately!! Great Epcot Update . Soarin' is my favorite ride!! Never had breakfast at SS but love their lunches and the desserts !!!!
By the way I am definately going to Universal this year most likely in September but possibly May !!!!!!!

brookelizabeth
02-26-2012, 10:57 PM
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GREAT shot!!! MNSSHP never really struck my interest, as we aren't big Halloween fans, but doing some more in-depth research this past Fall has made me really want to go sometime! The parade and the fireworks look simply awesome.

MeMom
02-27-2012, 05:39 AM
GREAT shot!!! MNSSHP never really struck my interest, as we aren't big Halloween fans, but doing some more in-depth research this past Fall has made me really want to go sometime! The parade and the fireworks look simply awesome.

I'm not big on Halloween, either, but a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a 'whole different animal'! (That's possibly a southern phrase. Not sure, but I think you can figure it out. :laughing:) It's fun to see all of the costumes people are wearing, the villains castle show is awesome, and the Boo to You Parade is amazing. I hope you guys do get to go one of these days. It's more a time to go and soak in the atmosphere, see the characters in different costumes, and enjoy all the unique things of the evening rather than to ride anything. We get in 2-3 rides maybe, but mostly we are there for all of the special parties, shows, and parades of the evening.

Charleston Princess
02-27-2012, 05:52 AM
So cool that you got to meet MickeyNikki -- I love her food/dining reports!

disneyfan61
02-27-2012, 07:31 AM
You have been an updating machine! Isn't MNSSHP so cool? We didn't go year before last just to take a break, and then we didn't go last year, since Jill wasn't with us. We're very ready to go again on this coming October trip. ::yes::

Love those Epcot pictures. I need that mariachi band to come to my school this week for our Mexico activities. :) All of the goodies in Norway are tempting. I have had some of them, but I need to keep trying new ones.

Yes MNSSHP is cool!! We had a great time & it was all new to us so that made it even better. Yeah we would not do it every year but would love to do it again in a few years. :yay: that you get to go again this year!!

Wouldn't that be great to have your own mariachi band :laughing:

Looks like a great night at MNSSHP! And you got a great picture of the Headless Horseman! :thumbsup2

Thanks Amy. I think I was posed with that camera at my face for about 10 minutes anticipating the Headless Horseman coming.:) It was such a great parade.:thumbsup2

Sorry for not being around much lately!! Great Epcot Update . Soarin' is my favorite ride!! Never had breakfast at SS but love their lunches and the desserts !!!!
By the way I am definately going to Universal this year most likely in September but possibly May !!!!!!!

Hi Rosie. I know how much you love Soarin. It is a great ride. I always think of you & my deputy Karen as she loves it also. I always send her a pic when we are there.

So you are going to Universal?? You should have a great time. It is a lot of fun there. Let me know when you find out exactly when you are going.

GREAT shot!!! MNSSHP never really struck my interest, as we aren't big Halloween fans, but doing some more in-depth research this past Fall has made me really want to go sometime! The parade and the fireworks look simply awesome.

Brook I am not a big Halloween fan either but Disney knows how to do it to make it special. I am also not a big parade fan but I am a big fan of the Boo to You parade. It is a LONG parade & just awesome. Henry would LOVE it & the trick or treating..oh my he would have a ball!!

I'm not big on Halloween, either, but a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a 'whole different animal'! (That's possibly a southern phrase. Not sure, but I think you can figure it out. :laughing:) It's fun to see all of the costumes people are wearing, the villains castle show is awesome, and the Boo to You Parade is amazing. I hope you guys do get to go one of these days. It's more a time to go and soak in the atmosphere, see the characters in different costumes, and enjoy all the unique things of the evening rather than to ride anything. We get in 2-3 rides maybe, but mostly we are there for all of the special parties, shows, and parades of the evening.

:laughing: Yes MeMom it is a whole different animal. Even us Northerners know what that means.:) You are right. Seeing all the different costumes, seeing characters you do not get to see often, just everything about it. Yeah we did not ride a whole lot but everything else is just great.
So cool that you got to meet MickeyNikki -- I love her food/dining reports!

I know I started reading her dining reports & then found out that Kathy (katmark) & her were best friends & found out through Kathy's TR that Nikki would be there at that time. It was a fun meet.:goodvibes

jeremysdisneymom
02-27-2012, 12:35 PM
Wow, you have really been updating while I have been away from the Dis.

I :love: the halloween party. It is probably one of my favorite things to do on property. I just love the fall decorations and all the characters in their costume. How fun that you dressed up too!

Wow, we have to got to attend a Food and Wine festival sometime. Your pictures make me hungry just looking at them.

disneyfan61
02-27-2012, 12:44 PM
Wow, you have really been updating while I have been away from the Dis.

I :love: the halloween party. It is probably one of my favorite things to do on property. I just love the fall decorations and all the characters in their costume. How fun that you dressed up too!

Wow, we have to got to attend a Food and Wine festival sometime. Your pictures make me hungry just looking at them.

Hi Erika!! I know I took a LONG break from updating. It was really tough on me going back to work after the illness. I am just now feeling sorta normal.;)

We loved the Halloween party (can you tell)?? It was a chore to get Jeff to dress up at all but a pirate was ok. I couldn't get him to carry the cheap plastic sword I bought though.:laughing:

You do need to attend the F&W sometime. I had been wanting to for years & we finally did it. Of course now I want to do it EVERY year but that will not happen. Not this year anyway. We have a big trip for Cody's graduation trip in April & with him starting college the funds will need to be directed that way but my husband is already saying he wants to go in Oct. next year so we may make a week out of it next year.:goodvibes

wigdoutdismom
02-27-2012, 09:50 PM
We've been to the Pirate's and Princess party, the Christmas Party and Halloween Party.
The Halloween Party is my favorite, hands down!

We can't pass it up if we are in Disney when it's going on, such a fun time!!!

Your pictures were just what I needed after a long Monday!

disneyfan61
02-29-2012, 12:44 PM
We've been to the Pirate's and Princess party, the Christmas Party and Halloween Party.
The Halloween Party is my favorite, hands down!

We can't pass it up if we are in Disney when it's going on, such a fun time!!!

Your pictures were just what I needed after a long Monday!

It was such a fun night. I want the boys to experience it some day.

It was a LONG Monday this week. UGH!! The end of month & beg. of the month are always busy in our office as we process auto registrations. And of course LOTS of people wait until the end of the month to register. Today has been a doosie (sp)?? so far!!

Off to do a quick update!

disneyfan61
02-29-2012, 01:11 PM
Ok I left off where we had just watched the wonderful Boo to You parade.

According to my pictures this is where we headed (my fav)


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Then it would not be a Halloween Party without a stop to the HM


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I like the different colors on this one
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Either my pics are out of order or we rode Splash again. I don't think we did that :confused3 but here we are on Splash

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then we crossed over to head to Tomorrowland & I took some castle shots

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Then we headed to Mikes Laugh Floor

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Always a good time there. We decided we were pretty beat so we headed out & I took some shots on the way out of course

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You can see the time better in this one
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It was a GREAT night & we created lots of wonderful memories.

Now where do we head next???.....

We did the party on Thursday night & Friday would be our last full day..or so we thought.....:rolleyes1


Well I need to get back to work so I will end it here.

KarlaG4Kids
02-29-2012, 09:00 PM
It was a LONG Monday this week. UGH!! The end of month & beg. of the month are always busy in our office as we process auto registrations. And of course LOTS of people wait until the end of the month to register. Today has been a doosie (sp)?? so far!!



OH BOY...Do I empathize and agree. I worked in our vehicle registration dept for 11 years. Now I am in our appraisers office so we get the overflow and issues from vehicle registrations. Some days I wonder how in the world I got in this line of work....I certainly wouldn't have PICKED it if I had known then what I know now! :rotfl2:

disneyfan61
03-01-2012, 08:55 AM
OH BOY...Do I empathize and agree. I worked in our vehicle registration dept for 11 years. Now I am in our appraisers office so we get the overflow and issues from vehicle registrations. Some days I wonder how in the world I got in this line of work....I certainly wouldn't have PICKED it if I had known then what I know now! :rotfl2:

I have to tell you I have been in this office for 21 years & working with the public is wearing really really thin.:rolleyes: One of my clerks got a complaint against her on Monday & it just seems to never end.

I can officially say that our trip in NEXT month!!!!:dance3:

DisMomAmy
03-01-2012, 09:01 AM
Happy snow day Doreen!! Did you get the day off? I had to drive Zach to the next town over for karate camp, which was not fun, but he was happy it wasn't canceled!

We are going to Disney next month!!

disneyfan61
03-01-2012, 10:41 AM
Happy snow day Doreen!! Did you get the day off? I had to drive Zach to the next town over for karate camp, which was not fun, but he was happy it wasn't canceled!

We are going to Disney next month!!

Ugh you had to drive in this too?? No not fun.That's good for him that karate was not cancelled. I keep hoping the snow will get heavier so we can close but I don't think that will happen.

:dance3: Next Month!!!:dance3::yay::yay:

KarlaG4Kids
03-01-2012, 08:58 PM
I have to tell you I have been in this office for 21 years & working with the public is wearing really really thin.:rolleyes: One of my clerks got a complaint against her on Monday & it just seems to never end.

I can officially say that our trip in NEXT month!!!!:dance3:

WOW, we sound like sisters! Between the vehicle office and the appraisers office I have also been at my job 21 years and I agree wholeheartedly!!! I am SO jaded anymore after hearing every lie in the book! It is sad! For a few years I worked for Disney (catalog) part time and I LOVED it when people were HAPPY to hand over their money, and people really enjoyed my work. Hang in there...my trip will be soon after your's...mine is 2 months from today!

Charleston Princess
03-03-2012, 02:17 PM
Yeay for riding Splash Mountain and the Haunted Mansion -- definitely two of my favorite rides!

disneyfan61
03-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all made out ok with all the storms going through.

So today was Friday Oct. 28th. This was our planned last full day as we were scheduled to go home on Saturday. We started the day at DHS

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We rode our favorites

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We are second row-left

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I usually hold onto the bars but I actually let the seat belt keep me down this time (somewhat);) Always a lot of fun!!

According to my receipts we stopped at Starring Rolls around 9:55 for some Cafe Mocha, apple turnover, Choc. croissant & danish. No pics :confused3

Then after we filled our bellies we headed over to Star Tours and these guys were there

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And we found this guy lurking inside

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Then we headed over to DH's favorite The Muppets

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We then decided to leave DHS & I took some pics as we headed out

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Since this was our last day (we thought) we wanted to get AK in so that is where we headed next.

Continued in next post

disneyfan61
03-03-2012, 03:55 PM
We got to AK around 12:00.

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I love palm trees :love:

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We headed to EE

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A view from the top

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After this we stopped & got a frozen Chai for me & Frozen Mocha for DH. I got DH addicted to Mocha on this trip.:)

YUMMY!!

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A few pics as we headed towards a safari ride

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Showing off

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Had a pic taken

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Here comes our ride

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He just was not looking at us

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Continued in Next Post

disneyfan61
03-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Then we decided to do the trails. I had to check on baby Lily & all the others

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Love the meerkats

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So where is baby Lily?????

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Here she is running away...

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Nice Kitty...

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Yeah I'm looking at you

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Ok time for a nap

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Can you tell I love the Tigers???

I know we saw the Lion King Show & then I did a little shopping at the Island Mercantile..:rolleyes1 then we headed back to the resort for a rest. I was quite tired at this point & my ankles were swelling really bad this trip so we headed to the pool at POR.

Now at this point I had been texting our sons & my oldest Ryan said that they were predicting 5-8 inches of snow for Saturday. NOOO we cannot have snow in Oct. can we??????

Stay Tuned...

Where do we spend our supposed last night????

Where would we head on Saturday morning??? Our flight was not scheduled to leave until 5:00 pm.:rolleyes1

disneyfan61
03-03-2012, 04:22 PM
WOW, we sound like sisters! Between the vehicle office and the appraisers office I have also been at my job 21 years and I agree wholeheartedly!!! I am SO jaded anymore after hearing every lie in the book! It is sad! For a few years I worked for Disney (catalog) part time and I LOVED it when people were HAPPY to hand over their money, and people really enjoyed my work. Hang in there...my trip will be soon after your's...mine is 2 months from today!

:lmao: Yeah no one is happy when they are in my office. They know they have to hand money over wether it is for auto reg. or property taxes.

Woo hoo for upcoming trips:yay: Every time I am not having a good day I think about our upcoming trip.

Yeay for riding Splash Mountain and the Haunted Mansion -- definitely two of my favorite rides!

Hi Jackie. Yeah they are great rides & riding HM during the party seemed pretty perfect at the time. It was a great night. And Splash is my absolute favorite ride of them all. It never gets old.

MeMom
03-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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Love that crowd level!!!






I love palm trees :love:

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So do I!




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Geat picture. :thumbsup2

KarlaG4Kids
03-03-2012, 10:46 PM
:lmao: Yeah no one is happy when they are in my office. They know they have to hand money over wether it is for auto reg. or property taxes.



What, seriously you must be kidding, you collect PROPERTY TAXES TOO...we keep hearing that we are the ONLY state that collects a property tax! We are just the worst state there is, no other state is that greedy! blah blah blah!:lmao:

englishrose47
03-04-2012, 12:03 AM
Hi Doreen !!!I hear you with the waiting for the next trip!!!I hate pauying property taxes but I do know it is NOT the fault of the clerk !!! This is another reason I love my job !! Almost everyday one of the individuals says or does something that either cracks me up or warms the cokles of my heart. Of course there is always the of chance of being bot or beat up:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:Yesterday was bitten... no skin even broken Rosie was to quick for that even at my ancient age !!:lmao::lmao:

wigdoutdismom
03-04-2012, 01:59 AM
What, seriously you must be kidding, you collect PROPERTY TAXES TOO...we keep hearing that we are the ONLY state that collects a property tax! We are just the worst state there is, no other state is that greedy! blah blah blah!:lmao:

:rotfl2::rotfl2:Just looked to see where you were from when I read this post! :rotfl2::rotfl2:

KarlaG4Kids
03-04-2012, 08:17 AM
:rotfl2::rotfl2:Just looked to see where you were from when I read this post! :rotfl2::rotfl2:

:confused3 I plead frustration! I am SO ready for a vacation this year! But if you get to Lawrence drop in and say HI!

Charleston Princess
03-04-2012, 09:29 AM
Oh my goodness, that picture with the tiger looking right at the camera is amazing -- I love it! :lovestruc And, of course, I love the giraffe picture! :thumbsup2

disneyfan61
03-04-2012, 09:54 AM
What, seriously you must be kidding, you collect PROPERTY TAXES TOO...we keep hearing that we are the ONLY state that collects a property tax! We are just the worst state there is, no other state is that greedy! blah blah blah!:lmao:

Oh yes I am the Tax Collector for the city. I am quite the popular one!!:lmao:
All the states around us collect property taxes. ME, MA, CT, etc. So I do not know of the states that do not. How do they pay for their teachers, Police, Fire etc???

Hi Doreen !!!I hear you with the waiting for the next trip!!!I hate pauying property taxes but I do know it is NOT the fault of the clerk !!! This is another reason I love my job !! Almost everyday one of the individuals says or does something that either cracks me up or warms the cokles of my heart. Of course there is always the of chance of being bot or beat up:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:Yesterday was bitten... no skin even broken Rosie was to quick for that even at my ancient age !!:lmao::lmao:

There are a few out there that realize we just take their money and we do not set the tax rate. Which by the way is $24.86 per 1000 evaluation. Yeah Rosie I might hear a lot of sad & broke stories but I do not get bitten!!:eek:
I am glad no skin was broken!!

:rotfl2::rotfl2:Just looked to see where you were from when I read this post! :rotfl2::rotfl2:

:laughing:

:confused3 I plead frustration! I am SO ready for a vacation this year! But if you get to Lawrence drop in and say HI!

I wonder how far away you are from each other!!

Oh my goodness, that picture with the tiger looking right at the camera is amazing -- I love it! :lovestruc And, of course, I love the giraffe picture! :thumbsup2

Oh Jackie I LOVE my new camera. You would have thought I was really close to the tiger but of course I was not. And I thought of you as I always do when I see the giraffes!!:goodvibes

DisMomAmy
03-04-2012, 09:59 AM
Fun "last" day! I can't wait to read about what happens next!!

wigdoutdismom
03-04-2012, 11:01 AM
Doreen, I meant to comment that you had a great "last" day! :laughing:

I think your pictures are super! What a great photographer you are!!!
Is it just me or does baby Lily look like she has a bit of toilet paper stuck to her bottom?:confused3

Karla, I'm one of those teachers that get paid from property taxes, so we bear the brunt of comments from folks that hate taxes.:laughing:
and we are KU fans here! Wish we got up to Lawrence more often! We will be driving up to KC in a couple of weeks as we are flying out to Disney from there for our Spring Break trip!:banana:

KarlaG4Kids
03-04-2012, 04:02 PM
Doreen,
Karla, I'm one of those teachers that get paid from property taxes, so we bear the brunt of comments from folks that hate taxes.:laughing:
and we are KU fans here! Wish we got up to Lawrence more often! We will be driving up to KC in a couple of weeks as we are flying out to Disney from there for our Spring Break trip!:banana:

WOW, you have a long drive just to get to the airport. I'm sure the rates are better out of MCI though...even though they have gone up a lot! Wave as you drive by!

KarlaG4Kids
03-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Oh yes I am the Tax Collector for the city. I am quite the popular one!!:lmao:
All the states around us collect property taxes. ME, MA, CT, etc. So I do not know of the states that do not. How do they pay for their teachers, Police, Fire etc???



There are a few out there that realize we just take their money and we do not set the tax rate. Which by the way is $24.86 per 1000 evaluation. Yeah Rosie I might hear a lot of sad & broke stories but I do not get bitten!!:eek:
I am glad no skin was broken!!

OH MAN, our's is $125 to $145 per 1000 assessed! But our assessment rate is 30% for personal property and 11.5% for residential real estate

:laughing:



I wonder how far away you are from each other!!

A few hours

Oh Jackie I LOVE my new camera. You would have thought I was really close to the tiger but of course I was not. And I thought of you as I always do when I see the giraffes!!:goodvibes


I love your pictures too. Which camera did you just get? I just bought one, but I haven't decided if it is a keeper yet.

Mom2m&k
03-04-2012, 07:16 PM
Enjoying your trip report! You two are just too cute! I remember that "snowtober" storm well! They post-poned Halloween!

pooh'smate
03-04-2012, 09:10 PM
I just found your report today and read the whole thing. I was born and raised in Maine but now live in Nebraska. I am loving your report so far.

disneyfan61
03-05-2012, 07:22 AM
Enjoying your trip report! You two are just too cute! I remember that "snowtober" storm well! They post-poned Halloween!

Welcome neighbor! Yeah we NEVER expected snow in Oct.


I love your pictures too. Which camera did you just get? I just bought one, but I haven't decided if it is a keeper yet.

I have the Cannon Power Shot SX40. It is bulky but I love the 35X zoom.

I just found your report today and read the whole thing. I was born and raised in Maine but now live in Nebraska. I am loving your report so far.

Welcome!!! My mom was from Lewiston Maine. We are not far from the border. We are about 5 min. from Lebanon.

MeMom
03-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to add from last time -
you aren't fooling us with all of this last day talk! :sad2: :laughing:
You must be living right, girl, to get extra days at Disney World! :wizard:

disneyfan61
03-07-2012, 12:35 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to add from last time -
you aren't fooling us with all of this last day talk! :sad2: :laughing:
You must be living right, girl, to get extra days at Disney World! :wizard:

Yeah I know some of you are well aware of what went down but some maybe not. I know I was texting you, Anita & Brook so you all knew what happened & posted on my PTR. Heck I was so nervous & awake on Friday night that I was posting at 2:00 am.

disneyfan61
03-07-2012, 12:56 PM
Ok I am home for lunch & squeezing in a tiny update. I was asleep on the couch at 6:00 last night.:confused3

I left off that we were done at AK & headed back to the resort. We went to the pool as I figured this would be the last day to enjoy the pool. Somewhere in these pictures I have all kinds of pool pics but need to get to them. After that we headed to food court at POR to try their Pasta your way. Wow was that good. I know Jeff had his with Shrimp & I had mine with chicken. So Good!!

After eating we headed to Epcot for our last night (:rolleyes1) of Food & Wine & also to enjoy Illuminations (my favorite nighttime show) and also to catch the Gin Blossoms concert.

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The Gin Blossoms were great & I bought a CD which I have been listening to this week in the car & also at work.

Went into Germany for a treat

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Apple Strudel which I do not remember eating but have a receipt:rotfl:

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And the beautiful Illuminations

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Ok found some pool pics

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Ok gotta get back to work!!

DisMomAmy
03-07-2012, 02:07 PM
:hyper: I want to hear about the snow! :hyper:

jeremysdisneymom
03-07-2012, 02:30 PM
POR pool looks like fun.

Love your pictures from Illuminations. It has been several years since we have seen it. Might work it in this trip.

I still have not seen Baby Lilly. Will have to put that on my to do list.

Anxious to hear all about the snow.

disneyfan61
03-07-2012, 05:03 PM
:hyper: I want to hear about the snow! :hyper:

You are too funny!!:rotfl: Coming up!

POR pool looks like fun.

Love your pictures from Illuminations. It has been several years since we have seen it. Might work it in this trip.

I still have not seen Baby Lilly. Will have to put that on my to do list.

Anxious to hear all about the snow.

Any pool at Disney is fun.:goodvibes They have activities in the afternoon like most resorts do now. All the kids there seem to enjoy it. I just love taking in the sun & relaxing. Cannot wait to do that at BC!!

Oh I will see Illuminations every trip!! I just love it.

Baby Lily is so cute but she seemed to be hiding most of the time we were there. We were lucky to catch her running to her destination.

Snow coming up.

disneyfan61
03-07-2012, 05:24 PM
Once we got back to POR I was texting my son Ryan to see what the latest weather report was. It was 5-8 inches of snow. OUr flight wasn't until 5:00 pm so we should be flying right into it!!:scared1:Let me tell you I am not the bravest flyer here. I have gotten used to it where we now fly every year but it does not mean I love it. And I particularly do NOT vacation in the middle of winter for THAT reason. I DO NOT want to fly in a storm. So I kept checking Southwest on my phone & book marked the page for checking your flight. So far we were good to go. Well I could not sleep so I was posting on my PTR & was awake till around 3:00 am. I had visions in my head of being on the plane & things flying around, people yelling & lots of turbulence & wondering HOW we were going to land in a storm. My mind can be very creative when it come to bad things. ;) So I finally got to sleep & woke up about 4 hours later. Checked flight again & yup we were still flying out. Where our flight was not until 5:00 pm we had the morning & early afternoon for parks!!:woohoo: We checked our luggage & headed to ...

MK

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Had some breakfast. Love me a chocolate croissant!!

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Beautiful Castle :love:

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We headed for another laugh at Mikes

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Then to infinity & beyond

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I was trying to beat DH but did not this time

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My poor score

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And his

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Continued in Next Post

disneyfan61
03-07-2012, 06:03 PM
We did not do this but I got a pic

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Here I am with a friend

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Some random MK pics

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Just gotta love MK in October!!:cloud9: Then we took the monorail to Epcot

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Pics along the way

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And we have arrived

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We headed for food. We started with Beef Skewers & Empanadas

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Continued in next post.....I am trying to get to the snow & did not realize how much we did on our (last) day...

disneyfan61
03-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Had to try the hats on

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We were just taking it all in thinking that we would be on a plane home later in the day

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DH leading the way :)

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Didn't buy anything in here this time. :rolleyes1

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I am guessing this was mine :)http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1025.jpg

Pork cabbage for Jeff

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DH favorite-the cheese pretzel

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Pick a pearl

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Wide variety of weird food

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Can you tell I was enjoying my new camera???:laughing:

Charleston Princess
03-08-2012, 05:47 AM
Great pictures of the POR pool -- I plan on spending some time there this summer. :thumbsup2

I used to love the Gin Blossoms! How great that you got to see them perform!

Fun morning/early afternoon at Epcot and MK!

disneyfan61
03-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Great pictures of the POR pool -- I plan on spending some time there this summer. :thumbsup2

I used to love the Gin Blossoms! How great that you got to see them perform!

Fun morning/early afternoon at Epcot and MK!

Jackie I forgot-have you stayed at POR before? I did not think I would like it but I LOVED it. They have more variety at the food court than POFQ & their pool is great & I just loved everything about it.

I was listening to the Gin Blossoms CD at work today.:goodvibes I can picture sitting there in Epcot listening to them.

DisMomAmy
03-08-2012, 01:26 PM
Wow - you did a lot that day!!

disneyfan61
03-08-2012, 02:41 PM
Doreen, I meant to comment that you had a great "last" day! :laughing:

I think your pictures are super! What a great photographer you are!!!
Is it just me or does baby Lily look like she has a bit of toilet paper stuck to her bottom?:confused3



I just realized I never commented on your post & I wanted to. I know what you mean about baby Lily. Not sure what that is!!:confused3

:laughing:Yes we had a great "last" day.:goodvibes

Charleston Princess
03-09-2012, 05:48 AM
We stayed at POR in 2004 for a Christmas trip -- we liked it there, so I am excited to go back! :goodvibes

MeMom
03-09-2012, 06:24 AM
October is Jill's very favorite time to go. If she could only have one trip a year, I'm pretty sure she would pick October. If I could only have one, I would have to go with spring break. I love coming back to life from the wintertime when I see all the color in the spring.

It was nice to walk around Epcot this morning. Puppets, umbrellas, hats, pretty tilework, and plenty of good food....so much to enjoy in Epcot!

disneyfan61
03-09-2012, 07:16 AM
Great pictures of the POR pool -- I plan on spending some time there this summer. :thumbsup2

I used to love the Gin Blossoms! How great that you got to see them perform!

Fun morning/early afternoon at Epcot and MK!

I am sure you will have a great time at that pool!!



Wow - you did a lot that day!!

We did do a lot! We were trying to get the most out of the minutes we had left.:)

We stayed at POR in 2004 for a Christmas trip -- we liked it there, so I am excited to go back! :goodvibes

I think we would be staying there this year if it was not Cody's Grad. trip. He wanted to stay at a resort that had a gym. Not sure when he is going to have time but I am sure he will make the time.

October is Jill's very favorite time to go. If she could only have one trip a year, I'm pretty sure she would pick October. If I could only have one, I would have to go with spring break. I love coming back to life from the wintertime when I see all the color in the spring.

It was nice to walk around Epcot this morning. Puppets, umbrellas, hats, pretty tilework, and plenty of good food....so much to enjoy in Epcot!


I loved going in Oct. but I also love going in April-May. The weather is just perfect. In April you get F&G & in Oct. you get F&W. I am not sure if I had to pick what month I would choose. I think DH likes F&W better (but not for wine but for beer);) Hopefully we might be able to swing 2 trips a year & we will not have to choose. That would be great!!:thumbsup2

jeremysdisneymom
03-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Wow, you did a lot that morning before you were to leave, or not!

I love MK in the fall. We have only been once but would love to go back.

englishrose47
03-13-2012, 10:19 PM
All caught up !!I have to agree October is wonderful at Disney!!!

MeMom
03-14-2012, 06:20 AM
I loved going in Oct. but I also love going in April-May. The weather is just perfect. In April you get F&G & in Oct. you get F&W. I am not sure if I had to pick what month I would choose. I think DH likes F&W better (but not for wine but for beer);) Hopefully we might be able to swing 2 trips a year & we will not have to choose. That would be great!!:thumbsup2

I think a trip a season would be nice. ;)
Too bad I don't have the bank account to support that idea. :upsidedow

disneyfan61
03-14-2012, 07:12 AM
Wow, you did a lot that morning before you were to leave, or not!

I love MK in the fall. We have only been once but would love to go back.

Yeah Spring & Fall are my favorite times to go. When it is warm enough to wear t shirts & shorts. Our time to do that is very short here in NH!!

All caught up !!I have to agree October is wonderful at Disney!!!

Hey Rosie. I was wondering if you were away lately. Have not heard from you. I hope you had a great birthday!:goodvibes

I think a trip a season would be nice. ;)
Too bad I don't have the bank account to support that idea. :upsidedow

:laughing: I know MeMom. I do not have the bank account either. The 3 trips we are taking within the year will probably be a once in a lifetime thing. I do not think we will be renewing our annual passes once they run out in May.:sad2: With Cody starting college that money needs to go elsewhere. I am hoping Jeff & I will be able to go in Oct. 2013. We shall see. Now that Jeff has a taste of F&W he wants to go every year.:laughing:

disneyfan61
03-18-2012, 01:29 PM
Happy Sunday everyone. Wow what a beautiful day here in NH. My thermometer by my kitchen window says 72 degrees & that is in the shade. This is unheard of in NH in March!! Busy weekend this weekend. Friday night we had a city function where I received my 20 year pin & a few co workers received their 10 year pin. Yesterday Cody had an indoor soccer game at 1:00. So I left off here that is was Saturday (the day we were going home).

I wanted to post some pics of POR. I took many:rolleyes1

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This is the hallway leading to the food court & Boatwrights.

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The lounge

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englishrose47
03-18-2012, 01:33 PM
Hi Doreen !!!No I have not been away I just hadn't Dissed much the last few months, but I missed it and am back again!!!

disneyfan61
03-18-2012, 02:12 PM
More pics of POR

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So I have more pics of POR that I will post as we will have more time there.

So after our last taste of F&W we headed back to POR. Our Unmagical Express was coming at 2:00pm as our flight was for 5:00. Now throughout the whole morning I kept checking the Southwest website to make sure our flight was taking off & we were so off to the airport we headed.

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This is where we had dinner. We had never tried it before. It was good!!

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So we headed through security & I did not even think about the bath salts I put in to my carry on. They checked all 6 containers to make sure I was not a terrorist.;). After that we charged our phones & camera battery. As of right now we were still a go. As I was standing with my back to the seating area where we were boarding, a woman came up to me, said she was security & they were doing random checks of luggage..REALLY?? Do I look like a terroist?? So she checked my bag & again no problems.:)

So WE BOARDED THE PLANE!! I kept thinking OH MY GOD we are going to fly into a storm. How bad is it going to be??? Will we be bouncing around with turbulence??

We got on the plane & there did not seem to be too many on it. We got 4th row & Jeff was sitting by the window. We could see our luggage on the ground & it was not moving. I kept thinking wow this plane is not crowded at all. Jeff put our luggage in the overhead & we put on our seat belts. Then the pilot came out with a piece of paper & asked "What is the worse thing that can happen"??? I turned to Jeff & said "We are cancelled". The pilot then said that not only winds but the landing in Manchester had gone from fair to poor in a matter of 15 minutes!!!:scared1::scared1: So off the plane we went. I was relieved that we were NOT going to be flying in the snow but was shocked to see the HUGE line of passengers that had not gotten on the plane & were in line to re book their flights.

I had just text Cody to tell him we had boarded & then had to text him & said our flight was cancelled. His response was "Damn Snow".:) He was anxious to see us although he probably would not admit it.

So we stood in a 2 hour line with our phones to our ears making calls. My first thought was we needed a room. So I called POR back thinking that we should be able to get a flight back on Monday. Now this was Saturday & I know that Sunday is a big day for flights going back home so I figured Monday. I had spoken to a woman at POR at the pool bar who was from CT. & she already knew her flight was cancelled & she got another one for Monday. So I called POR & they said sure would you like a king bed, etc. & I was just relieved to I said sure.

Then the next call was to Southwest & was on the phone for 45 minutes ( all the while in line waiting to get to the counter) to get our flights home. Well the soonest they could get us home was on a 9:00 flight on.....................

TUESDAY!!!!!! I was shocked. I could not believe this was happening. I called to make sure we could get back on Magical Express & that was no problem. When we got back to POR which I think was about 8:00 we checked back in & I explained that I needed another night as we would not be leaving until Tuesday and that was no problem.

So our room was in a totally different section. We were in Alligator Bayou, Bldg # 34, room 3456. It was a little hike but nice & quiet!! So we were back!! Jeff kept pinching me & asking "Should I pinch you"?? "Is this really happening??".

disneyfan61
03-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Hi Doreen !!!No I have not been away I just hadn't Dissed much the last few months, but I missed it and am back again!!!

Glad to have you back Rosie!!

disneyfan61
03-18-2012, 02:21 PM
So here we are in a different section of the resort but on the same trip.;) Most people change resorts during the same trip not sections of the same resort!!:laughing:

Anyway here are some pics of our "new" section.

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King Bed

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Ok I will post lots more pics of POR later. I am off to a Sentsy open house.

MeMom
03-18-2012, 04:54 PM
I am glad you were kept safe from the storm, and even though I'm sure you missed your family and they missed you, I'd find it hard to complain about getting extra Disney days.

I would love to stay at POR. I've stayed at POFQ, and I have visited and eaten at POR several times, but I want to spend a night or two there, as well. I would like Alligator Bayou, when I do.

You got two sets of windows. Someone like me appreciates a little thing like that. I like an open feel. ::yes::

Let's see what kinds of things you did with your extra time!

Charleston Princess
03-19-2012, 05:42 AM
I didn't realize you were already on the plane when your flight was cancelled! :eek:

While not ideal, at least you were stranded at Disney. There are worse places. :lmao:

Your Riverside pictures were just what I needed this morning to add excitement to my upcoming trip. The landscaping around the Alligator Bayou section is very pretty.

disneyfan61
03-19-2012, 07:05 AM
I am glad you were kept safe from the storm, and even though I'm sure you missed your family and they missed you, I'd find it hard to complain about getting extra Disney days.

I would love to stay at POR. I've stayed at POFQ, and I have visited and eaten at POR several times, but I want to spend a night or two there, as well. I would like Alligator Bayou, when I do.

You got two sets of windows. Someone like me appreciates a little thing like that. I like an open feel. ::yes::

Let's see what kinds of things you did with your extra time!

I did miss Ryan & Cody but was glad we did not have to fly into the storm!! Extra Disney days is always a good thing (except on the credit card)!!

I am sure you will get your chance to stay at POR someday. AB section is very nice. More pictures coming.

I didn't realize you were already on the plane when your flight was cancelled! :eek:

While not ideal, at least you were stranded at Disney. There are worse places. :lmao:

Your Riverside pictures were just what I needed this morning to add excitement to my upcoming trip. The landscaping around the Alligator Bayou section is very pretty.

Yes we went to the airport, went through security & ON the plane. It could have been a lot worse. We could have taken off & then been diverted to some other airport along the way & had to stay there!! It was so surreal to be walking around Disney when we thought we would be home.

Lots more POR pics coming!!

englishrose47
03-19-2012, 10:54 AM
That almost happened to us last August , but we were lucky and our flight took off and we had smooth sailing !!!!

disneyfan61
03-19-2012, 12:22 PM
That almost happened to us last August , but we were lucky and our flight took off and we had smooth sailing !!!!

Was it hurricane conditions?? I would hope it would not be snow in Aug.:laughing:

disneyfan61
03-19-2012, 12:55 PM
so after we got settled into our new room I didn't know what to do!! This was not planned. We were supposed to be almost home by now. I figured we would take the boat to DTD do that is what we did. My camera battery needed to be charged so no pics this night. :sad2: But around 9:30 we were hungry as Chic FIl A did not fill us up for long. We ended up at T REX. What a great meal we had! Jeff started out with a beer & I had a frozen Mojito. Very good! I also got a souvinier glass to take home!
Then we had the Dexter's Dual Dip which is tortilla chips & 3 dips. :thumbsup2
I had a steak & Cheese & Jeff had Pork-a-Saurus Sandwich.

Everything was so good!! The meteor showers are really cool. We could not see them from where we were sitting but saw them from the gift shop.

After that we headed back to POR. I was still in a state of shock that we were there. I was texting a few Dis friends to let them know what was going on & Anita & Brook were posting on my PTR to let everyone know what was happening. Anita was posting "Oh poor Doreen stuck in Disney".:rotfl:

So were were in bed around 11:30 while people in NH were shoveling 8 inches of snow.

Sunday 10/30 we headed to the POR food court for breakfast.

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Then we headed back here

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We had to try & be good finance wise so we mostly just enjoyed the countries. Of course I said we had to be good but wait until you hear where we had dinner.;)

Enjoying the beautiful day in beautiful Epcot

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Jeff with his Mocha Latte & a viking

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Comparing bellies :rotfl:

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We went inside to see the Chinese show

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My ankles were swelling pretty bad so we went back to POR & to the pool.

Time to go back to work.

DisMomAmy
03-19-2012, 04:37 PM
Wow - I didn't realize you were on the plane when the flight got cancelled! Holy cow! I guess that's one reason why you shouldn't take connecting flights - especially in the winter (or mid-fall in this case :laughing:)! Imagine if you got half way home & go stranded in whatever city your connecting flight was in! Yuck!

I was one of those people stuck in NH shoveling snow! Ok maybe I wasn't shoveling snow. :rolleyes1

Did you plan out your extra days? Did you just wing it the whole time or did you come up with a plan?

You guys had APs, right?

I can't wait to hear what you did with all the bonus time!

smile4stamps
03-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Hello! Just found your TR yesterday and just finished reading through it!

How AWFUL and DELIGHTFUL to be stuck in Disney Extra days! Its like the worst thing and the best thing all in one!!

I hope you were able to enjoy the extra time despite the stress! Can't wait to read some more!

disneyfan61
03-19-2012, 08:38 PM
Wow - I didn't realize you were on the plane when the flight got cancelled! Holy cow! I guess that's one reason why you shouldn't take connecting flights - especially in the winter (or mid-fall in this case :laughing:)! Imagine if you got half way home & go stranded in whatever city your connecting flight was in! Yuck!

I was one of those people stuck in NH shoveling snow! Ok maybe I wasn't shoveling snow. :rolleyes1

Did you plan out your extra days? Did you just wing it the whole time or did you come up with a plan?

You guys had APs, right?

I can't wait to hear what you did with all the bonus time!

Yup on the plane!! It would have been lots easier if we were at the resort when we found out we were cancelled but oh well. At least we had not taken off yet.

No we made no plans. We figured these were bonus days & just enjoyed it.
It figured I packed light even with my medications. Some of them I only brought enough for the 3 days so I had to call the doctors but they said where it was only a few more days it would be ok. I learned my lesson with that one. Bring the WHOLE bottle of every med with you.:laughing:

YES thank goodness we had AP's!! It was bad enough we had to get 3 extra nights at POR, food & 3 more nights with our car at the airport. My credit card was on fire!!:eek:

I will make sure next month to pack lots like I usually do but not that trip.

Hello! Just found your TR yesterday and just finished reading through it!

How AWFUL and DELIGHTFUL to be stuck in Disney Extra days! Its like the worst thing and the best thing all in one!!

I hope you were able to enjoy the extra time despite the stress! Can't wait to read some more!

:welcome: Paula. Glad to have you hear. Thanks for posting!!

Yes it was awful for the budget but delightful to be there for 2 more days.
It was a little stressful but after booking our flight home and a roof over our heads we were good to go!!

Luckily I was still on medical leave but DH had to call in to work. They understood though as they were getting the snow here.

jeremysdisneymom
03-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Wow, I had no idea you were on the plane when the flight was cancelled. In my opinion, there would be nothing more fun than being snowed in at Disney World!

Love your pictures of POR. I would like to get over there in April and take a look around. Plus, I would love some beignets. :thumbsup2

Love Duffy in his Halloween outfit! Too cute.

disneyfan61
03-20-2012, 06:44 PM
Wow, I had no idea you were on the plane when the flight was cancelled. In my opinion, there would be nothing more fun than being snowed in at Disney World!

Love your pictures of POR. I would like to get over there in April and take a look around. Plus, I would love some beignets. :thumbsup2

Love Duffy in his Halloween outfit! Too cute.

Yes we were on the plane.

I have lots more pics of POR coming soon.

I happened to look in that area & there was Duffy.

Yeah it is nice to take the boat from DTD over. Don't forget though the beignets are at POFQ.

Charleston Princess
03-24-2012, 08:14 AM
What a pretty day at Epcot!!!

englishrose47
03-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Was it hurricane conditions?? I would hope it would not be snow in Aug.:laughing:
Yes it was a hurricane , but not in Orlando it was on the East coast . We were on a non stop flight to Buffalo and they were not near the hurricane so we made it out !!

disneyfan61
03-25-2012, 08:49 AM
What a pretty day at Epcot!!!

It was a great day!! Any bonus day in Disney is a great day! :goodvibes

Yes it was a hurricane , but not in Orlando it was on the East coast . We were on a non stop flight to Buffalo and they were not near the hurricane so we made it out !!

Oh wow. That was good (I think) that you made it out. I remember the first time we went to Disney in 1999 we were on the plane to head home & the skies were BLACK & this huge storm came through so we were delayed for about 20 minutes. I kept praying we would not take off in that storm!!

disneyfan61
03-25-2012, 10:36 AM
We decided when we got back to POR that we would do some laundry while at the pool. I usually pack too much but I figured for just 3 nights I would pack light. Little did I know it would be 6 nights!! So while sitting by the pool I was texting Anita & she gave me a great idea which we did on Monday morning. It's coming up..but we enjoyed our time at the pool.


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The hot tub

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Some pool drink choices

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Since all my pictures of POR are together here in Photobucket I am posting a bunch more. Here you go Jackie!!

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disneyfan61
03-25-2012, 10:56 AM
More POR

Nice quiet shaded area near the pool

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A play area for the kiddos

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I still have more POR pics :laughing: but will post more later.

Sunday night we headed back to Epcot. While we were sitting at the pool I made an ADR for Chef's so we headed back to Epcot (again):laughing:. Some pics as we headed to WS. We decided to stop in Club Cool

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Will do another update later. I need to make some waffles for DH.:)

DisMomAmy
03-25-2012, 11:14 AM
POR is so pretty! :goodvibes

How fun to have bonus days with no plans!

KarlaG4Kids
03-25-2012, 08:11 PM
I'm loving your report as well as the beautiful photos of POR. It is making me so excited as i will be there in a short 36 1/2 days. This will be our first stay at POR and it looks absolutely amazing!

Charleston Princess
03-26-2012, 05:29 AM
Sigh. I am loving all the POR pictures! Just gorgeous! I would love to be sitting at the pool with a Banana Cabana right now. :laughing:

disneyfan61
03-26-2012, 06:49 AM
POR is so pretty! :goodvibes

How fun to have bonus days with no plans!

It is very pretty!! It was a first for us to have no plans.

I'm loving your report as well as the beautiful photos of POR. It is making me so excited as i will be there in a short 36 1/2 days. This will be our first stay at POR and it looks absolutely amazing!

36 days!! Getting close!!:cool1: You will love it. I want to hear all about it when you get back.

Sigh. I am loving all the POR pictures! Just gorgeous! I would love to be sitting at the pool with a Banana Cabana right now. :laughing:

:laughing: I hear you Jackie. I keep thinking about sitting by a pool with a frozen drink.:goodvibes I think I am at 23 days now.

jeremysdisneymom
03-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Love your pictures of POR! Can't wait to hear about Chefs. That is one of my favorite places to eat on property.

disneyfan61
03-26-2012, 08:59 AM
Love your pictures of POR! Can't wait to hear about Chefs. That is one of my favorite places to eat on property.

Mine also Erika. We always have a great experience every time we eat there. We will be eating there this coming trip also.:goodvibes (for lunch).

disneyfan61
03-26-2012, 12:57 PM
Ok I am going to squeeze in a small update on my lunch hour.

Here are some shots as we headed to our ADR at Chef's

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I do not remember what time our ADR was for but we ended up watching Illuminations from the windows as we ate.

We both had the lobster Bisque

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Jeff had ribs & I had....yes Macaroni Gratin (Mac N Cheese). :laughing: I will never pay 18.99 for mac n cheese anywhere else but Chef's.:rotfl:
That is what I felt like having so that is what I had. Jeff enjoyed his ribs as well. I did not get any pics of the entrees. Sorry!! I had a chardonnay & Jeff had a beer. For dessert Jeff had the choc. cake & I had the best dessert ever on Disney property....the Profiterolles!!! I think that is why I wanted to eat there is for these wonderful wonderful beauties.

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I also got Jeff's dessert

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We love eating there & will be having lunch there next month. Gotta get those Profiterolles again!!

Sooooo after about $118.00 later :scared1: we headed out.

Oh this was a pic I took from where we were sitting while eating

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Another one

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Then some in France

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And some others

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The lit pathways

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Bye Bye Epcot for tonight

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That was our Sunday. Coming up:

A Rainy Monday morning. What will we do????

DisMomAmy
03-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Mmmm... Yummy dinner at Chefs! I don't think I got the mac & cheese when we ate there last year. Not sure why? :confused3

Pretty night pictures!

Can't wait to hear about your rainy Monday morning... I suppose it's better than a snowy Monday morning!

disneyfan61
03-28-2012, 06:50 AM
Mmmm... Yummy dinner at Chefs! I don't think I got the mac & cheese when we ate there last year. Not sure why? :confused3

Pretty night pictures!

Can't wait to hear about your rainy Monday morning... I suppose it's better than a snowy Monday morning!

Or a snowy Wednesday morning!! What the heck-we had 80's last week & snowing this morning. Only in New England!!

MeMom
03-28-2012, 07:03 AM
Or a snowy Wednesday morning!! What the heck-we had 80's last week & snowing this morning. Only in New England!!

Beautiful pictures of POR! Such a peaceful atmosphere.

Snow today? :eek:
Hope it's just enough to make things pretty and then make a quick exit. It's time for sunshine and flip flops!!! :cool1:

DisMomAmy
03-28-2012, 09:15 AM
Or a snowy Wednesday morning!! What the heck-we had 80's last week & snowing this morning. Only in New England!!

:scared1: I saw your post in my email before I looked out the window this morning! Unbelieveable! Luckily it was only a tiny bit of snow, but really? :confused3

jeremysdisneymom
03-28-2012, 09:23 AM
Great meal at Chefs! Love your night time shots--very pretty! I especially like the fountains in France.

disneyfan61
03-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Beautiful pictures of POR! Such a peaceful atmosphere.

Snow today? :eek:
Hope it's just enough to make things pretty and then make a quick exit. It's time for sunshine and flip flops!!! :cool1:

I really loved staying at POR. I did not think I would but I really did!!

Yes snow!!!:eek: Very little though. Just enough to cover the vehicles.
Hopefully it will be gone in a few hours.


:scared1: I saw your post in my email before I looked out the window this morning! Unbelieveable! Luckily it was only a tiny bit of snow, but really? :confused3

Yeah when I put the garage door up this morning I was surprised. Hopefully we wont see any signs of it by the end of the day.

Great meal at Chefs! Love your night time shots--very pretty! I especially like the fountains in France.

I was willing to pay the price to eat at Chefs just for the dessert!!:goodvibes

DisMomAmy
03-28-2012, 12:13 PM
And now it's hailing outisde! :scared1:

disneyfan61
03-28-2012, 12:19 PM
And now it's hailing outisde! :scared1:

:laughing: I know!!! I go to lunch at 12:00 & was leaving the building & I couldn't believe it!! I went next door to our office around 11:00 to get our mail & thought "good the snow is all gone". As I am typing this from home the sun is trying to come out. Just Wierd!!!

disneyfan61
03-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Ok will do another update during my lunch hour.

It was Monday 10/31 and it was raining outside. What better thing to do when it is raining then to go shopping!! Anita had given me the idea & I have always wanted to check out the outlet mall so that is what we did. We went to DTD & had breakfast at WPE & got a few Mocha Latte's then got a taxi. I did not have my camera with me as we were shopping but I did take some phone pics ;)

Believe it or not I did not buy anything here:

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I did however buy a new purse in the Coach store:rolleyes1. They were having deals after all.

I hit the Van Husen store & bought some sweaters there.
Went into the Disney store & of course bought some pins & t shirts in there. I could not believe the difference in prices compared to inside Disney.
I bought a pair of indoor soccer shoes for Cody. I got Ryan a t shirt.
My credit card was on fire!!!!:sad2: I was supposed to be home NOT spending any more money & here I was shopping. I loved the deals though.

So around noon time the sun came out & it was beautiful out!! Here is a pick I took from the taxi going back to Disney.

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When we got back to POR we had lunch in the food court. I had a turkey sandwich & Jeff had the Beff & Blue Sand. Then we headed here

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I had never seen the flag ceremony in all my trips prior & it was very moving to see & I am glad we got there when we did or I would have missed it. I had tears in my eyes.

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It was very moving. And some other pics as we entered MK

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I am going a little out of order here but these were taken on the way in

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Well that's all the time I have for now.

Coming Up:

Where will we eat dinner??
What will we do here?

wigdoutdismom
03-29-2012, 10:56 PM
It has happened to me before as well. I have gone into VB and come out without a new bag. NOT VERY OFTEN THOUGH!!!! :laughing:

The outlets are fun to shop at, we went to three different ones on this last trip and help to stimulate the Orlando economy while we were there....

I agree about the flag ceremony, it is very touching. We have seen in once before as well. It is nicely done.

Can't wait to see how the rest of your evening goes!!!

MeMom
03-30-2012, 05:27 AM
I had never seen the flag ceremony in all my trips prior & it was very moving to see & I am glad we got there when we did or I would have missed it. I had tears in my eyes.


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It was very moving.



I am so glad you got to see that. It is very touching. So special for the veterans who participate, too. To whoever thought of doing this, I think it is a beautiful idea. :)

disneyfan61
03-30-2012, 06:36 AM
It has happened to me before as well. I have gone into VB and come out without a new bag. NOT VERY OFTEN THOUGH!!!! :laughing:

The outlets are fun to shop at, we went to three different ones on this last trip and help to stimulate the Orlando economy while we were there....

I agree about the flag ceremony, it is very touching. We have seen in once before as well. It is nicely done.

Can't wait to see how the rest of your evening goes!!!

Hi Anita. Glad to have you back although I was enjoying the pictures you sent & kinda sad when you had to leave.:laughing: Thanks for making my days brighter by sending those pics. I can return the favor in about 22 days!!

Wow you actually left VB without a purchase!!:scared1: Just kidding. I certainly helped stimulate the economy that whole week!! It would be dangerous if I went to THREE different malls.;)

Yes I want the boys to see it on this trip. We will try to be there at that time on one of our MK days.

I am so glad you got to see that. It is very touching. So special for the veterans who participate, too. To whoever thought of doing this, I think it is a beautiful idea. :)

It is such a nice ceremony. So glad we got to see it too!!

Charleston Princess
03-31-2012, 09:46 AM
Beautiful view from your table at dinner -- and dinner looks very appetizing as well!!!

disneyfan61
04-09-2012, 06:57 PM
Beautiful view from your table at dinner -- and dinner looks very appetizing as well!!!

Yes we got lucky & got a table by the windows. The food there is always good!!

disneyfan61
04-09-2012, 07:08 PM
I am sorry it has been a week since I last posted!!:scared1: I am almost done with this TR & we leave in 10 days (almost 9 days):) for our next trip. So let's put an end to this one!!

I left off that we had just seen the beautiful flag ceremony in MK. Here are some pics from that glorious day

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A great show in front of the castle

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A shot of the ongoing construction

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I fell in love with the taco salad at Pecos Bill so that is where we had dinner. Jeff even tried it this time & thought it was really good. He usually likes the soft shells but he really liked it. I am anxious for Cody to try them as tacos are one of his favorites.

After dinner I wanted to shop around the monorail resorts so Jeff humored me & off we went. First I got a sundae at the Plaza & Jeff wanted popcorn so we made our purchases & headed to the monorail.

Continued in Next Post...

disneyfan61
04-09-2012, 07:25 PM
Oops I found more pics that I took before we ate. We rode IASW. Again DH humored me. I take a zillion shots in this ride. I just cannot help it..:goodvibes

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I wont bore you with any more...
We also did this

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Tried to get a good pic & ended up with this one

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A few shopping pics

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Some pics on our way out

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Here is our ice cream & popcorn purchase

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Continued In Next Post

disneyfan61
04-09-2012, 08:08 PM
[COLOR="Blue"]I now take you to the beautiful Poly

Aloha

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I love the paintings in here

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I have this as the background on my phone :lovestruc

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I like this dress

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And these

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I may purchase a pair of these on this next trip as this is what I use as my bathing suit bottom

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I did purchase a bathing suit top that night but no pic.



After the Poly we headed to Epcot

Some pics from the Monorail

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We decided to ride this

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DH wearing the argyle sweater :lmao:

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disneyfan61
04-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Then we rode TT

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http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1535.jpg

The heat

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The cold

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Our view when we came out

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Well it was our last night and we ended here at Epcot. We started here 6 days ago & ended here.

We had a flight home the next morning so we headed back to the resort. The next morning we ate in the food court & caught the Unmagical Express (again). This time there was no snow in NH & we headed to MCO

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This was our ride home

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So what was supposed to be 3 nights turned into 6 nights. I still sometimes cannot believe it (until I look at our credit card balance) ;). We are still trying to pay off that trip and now we are leaving in 10 days for Cody's high school graduation trip. More of that in a minute.

We loved POR resort. We loved both sections we stayed in. Very quiet. We loved the food court and especially the make your own pasta. We did not try Boatwrights but will try it on another trip. The rooms we had were not the renovated ones but I was just so happy to be there that it did not matter to me. I forgot to mention that on Friday night while we were there we came back to the resort & caught the tail end of Hee Haw Bob's show & it was great!!

And Food & Wine well we just loved just about everything about it. Of course now we want to go EVERY Oct. but will not happen this year. Cody starts college & with the trip in Oct. going double what we thought we were I just want to get everything paid off & see where we are. We WILL make it back for F&W hopefully in 2013.

Now we leave in 10 days again for Cody's trip. We are staying at BC as he wants a gym (like he will be spending lots of time in there) ;) and I want them to experience the BC like Jeff & I did in 2010. We are going for 8 nights (like we did when Ryan graduated high school). We are not doing the dining plan and there are a few days that we have no plans.

I did not realize that half of the pool would be down most of the time we are there but Cody & I will be the only ones that enjoy the pool time and some of it will still be open so we should be fine. Being able to walk right into Epcot & a short walk to DHS will be :love:

Also being able to walk to ESPN will be great. I have boys & the Bruins will be playing in the playoffs so that will be VERY convenient.

Anyway thank you all so much for following along on this TR & hopefully will see you on the next one!!


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KarlaG4Kids
04-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Then we rode TT

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1533.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1535.jpg

The heat

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1540.jpg

The cold

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1541.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1547.jpg

Our view when we came out

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1551.jpg

Well it was our last night and we ended here at Epcot. We started here 6 days ago & ended here.

We had a flight home the next morning so we headed back to the resort. The next morning we ate in the food court & caught the Unmagical Express (again). This time there was no snow in NH & we headed to MCO

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1566.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/disneyfan61/2011%20Disney%20Trip/IMG_1568.jpg

This was our ride home

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************************************************** ****

So what was supposed to be 3 nights turned into 6 nights. I still sometimes cannot believe it (until I look at our credit card balance) ;). We are still trying to pay off that trip and now we are leaving in 10 days for Cody's high school graduation trip. More of that in a minute.

We loved POR resort. We loved both sections we stayed in. Very quiet. We loved the food court and especially the make your own pasta. We did not try Boatwrights but will try it on another trip. The rooms we had were not the renovated ones but I was just so happy to be there that it did not matter to me. I forgot to mention that on Friday night while we were there we came back to the resort & caught the tail end of Hee Haw Bob's show & it was great!!

And Food & Wine well we just loved just about everything about it. Of course now we want to go EVERY Oct. but will not happen this year. Cody starts college & with the trip in Oct. going double what we thought we were I just want to get everything paid off & see where we are. We WILL make it back for F&W hopefully in 2013.

Now we leave in 10 days again for Cody's trip. We are staying at BC as he wants a gym (like he will be spending lots of time in there) ;) and I want them to experience the BC like Jeff & I did in 2010. We are going for 8 nights (like we did when Ryan graduated high school). We are not doing the dining plan and there are a few days that we have no plans.

I did not realize that half of the pool would be down most of the time we are there but Cody & I will be the only ones that enjoy the pool time and some of it will still be open so we should be fine. Being able to walk right into Epcot & a short walk to DHS will be :love:

Also being able to walk to ESPN will be great. I have boys & the Bruins will be playing in the playoffs so that will be VERY convenient.

Anyway thank you all so much for following along on this TR & hopefully will see you on the next one!!


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What a fun TR! I will look forward to your next one. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Wyland also. I think we have bunches in common. We actually bought a Wyland on a cruise a few years ago. DH and I have to stop in the Wyland stores on every trip and dream about which Wyland we want next. Love the picture for you phone!

MeMom
04-09-2012, 08:54 PM
It was fun to see your unexpected park time. :)

Love the Poly pictures. It is so easy to picture being in that beautiful lobby whenever I see pictures.

Seeing Yeehaw Bob is on my list for this summer. Lou Mongello did a live feed from one of his shows a couple of months ago, and it was very enjoyable. I think Brooklynn would get a kick out of it, too.

Thanks for sharing your good times. Can't wait to see what your new adventures hold very, very soon!

DisMomAmy
04-10-2012, 06:48 AM
What a fun trip! So exciting that you got three extra nights... sorry if it hurt the wallet! :sad2:

I loved seeing what you did with your extra time. :goodvibes

See you soon!! :thumbsup2

disneyfan61
04-10-2012, 07:12 AM
What a fun TR! I will look forward to your next one. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Wyland also. I think we have bunches in common. We actually bought a Wyland on a cruise a few years ago. DH and I have to stop in the Wyland stores on every trip and dream about which Wyland we want next. Love the picture for you phone!

Thanks Karla. They have some beautiful paintings. I do not have any but would love one someday when I start my Disney room!!:goodvibes

It was fun to see your unexpected park time. :)

Love the Poly pictures. It is so easy to picture being in that beautiful lobby whenever I see pictures.

Seeing Yeehaw Bob is on my list for this summer. Lou Mongello did a live feed from one of his shows a couple of months ago, and it was very enjoyable. I think Brooklynn would get a kick out of it, too.

Thanks for sharing your good times. Can't wait to see what your new adventures hold very, very soon!

I think the Poly is the only one we went to that night as I have no pics from the other resorts so we just went there.

Yewhaw Bob that's his name!:rotfl: I was calling him Hee Haw (boy am I dating myself with that one)!!:laughing: I wish we had arrived a little sooner but I am sure we will get to see him again. I bet your girls would have a ball!!
Thanks for reading along. I hope you half enjoyed it as much as I love your TR's.:goodvibes

What a fun trip! So exciting that you got three extra nights... sorry if it hurt the wallet! :sad2:

I loved seeing what you did with your extra time. :goodvibes

See you soon!! :thumbsup2

Yeah 3 more nights, meals +$$$$ but it is something we will never forget. Had to make the most of our time.

We will be seeing each other very soon!!:dance3: Thanks for reading along.

Cinderella's slipper
04-10-2012, 07:41 AM
Thanks so much for sharing your Magical adventure. I really enjoyed how the weather created such an unexpected bonus for you. How much fun to have an upcoming trip to plan for and look forward to. Staying at an Epcot resort would be so much fun. On our last visit we took the boat from Boardwalk to Epcot and then walked through the international gateway. It was so quick and convenient.

Have a great graduation trip!

Charleston Princess
04-10-2012, 09:33 AM
What a great ending to your trip report and the promise of another one right around the corner! Beach Club is going to be a great place to stay for the week!

I must be craving Disney food because a taco salad and a sundae sound perfect, and it's only 9:30 in the morning. :laughing:

disneyfan61
04-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Thanks so much for sharing your Magical adventure. I really enjoyed how the weather created such an unexpected bonus for you. How much fun to have an upcoming trip to plan for and look forward to. Staying at an Epcot resort would be so much fun. On our last visit we took the boat from Boardwalk to Epcot and then walked through the international gateway. It was so quick and convenient.

Have a great graduation trip!

Thank you so much for reading along. Yes staying at an Epcot resort is wonderful!! It really spoils you though. Now I always want to stay there. It is great at night to watch Illuminations & then just walk back to the resort.:cloud9: I am sure we will enjoy it.

What a great ending to your trip report and the promise of another one right around the corner! Beach Club is going to be a great place to stay for the week!

I must be craving Disney food because a taco salad and a sundae sound perfect, and it's only 9:30 in the morning. :laughing:

Hi Jackie. I have been craving all Disney food lately. Well maybe not at 9:30 in the morning unless it is a chocolate croissant.:goodvibes

brookelizabeth
04-15-2012, 10:02 PM
Hi Doreen! I was a few updates behind, but just had the chance to catch up - just in time to tell you to have a GREAT trip in FOUR days! :cool1: I enjoyed reading about your adventure-I think it's everyone's dream to get stranded at WDW. :rotfl: :goodvibes

disneyfan61
04-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Hi Doreen! I was a few updates behind, but just had the chance to catch up - just in time to tell you to have a GREAT trip in FOUR days! :cool1: I enjoyed reading about your adventure-I think it's everyone's dream to get stranded at WDW. :rotfl: :goodvibes


I know I never imagined we would get stranded in Oct. Now the boys are hoping for snow here on the 27th (the day we come home). I really don't think that will happen. Thanks for reading & I am enjoying your DL TR.:)

BLTtinkerbell
04-18-2012, 01:23 PM
Wow! That was a great TR! I enjoyed reading it and looking at all your pictures. I have always thought it would be fun to get "stuck" at WDW. Too bad you didn't find out before boarding the plane, but still looked like a wonderful time.

Congratulations on your DS's graduation! Enjoy your next trip! I hope you write a TR for it.

disneyfan61
04-18-2012, 05:01 PM
Wow! That was a great TR! I enjoyed reading it and looking at all your pictures. I have always thought it would be fun to get "stuck" at WDW. Too bad you didn't find out before boarding the plane, but still looked like a wonderful time.

Congratulations on your DS's graduation! Enjoy your next trip! I hope you write a TR for it.

Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it.

Yeah we spent the afternoon traveling to the airport & then back again but oh well. Like I said it could have been worse & we could have been rerouted to some other airport & that would have been AWFUL!!

We leave at 2:30 tomorrow morning!! Very excited!!:dance3:

I will probably do another TR. Stay tuned....

englishrose47
04-19-2012, 09:57 AM
Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it.

Yeah we spent the afternoon traveling to the airport & then back again but oh well. Like I said it could have been worse & we could have been rerouted to some other airport & that would have been AWFUL!!

We leave at 2:30 tomorrow morning!! Very excited!!:dance3:

I will probably do another TR. Stay tuned....

Staying tuned !!!!

disneyfan61
05-09-2012, 03:38 PM
I started a new TR!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2923825

Minnie&Nana
08-03-2012, 09:56 AM
:wave: Doreen! Nothing like being last to the TR party! I've not been on the DIS enough to keep up with PTR's and TR's,. but hoping to catch up this weekend! Started with this one and then on to your link above!

Three extra nights at Disney!! Not good for the CC, but fun for the spirit!:thumbsup2 Did you enjoy not having a plan? Years ago, when there was one, then 2 parks, we never made a plan, other than to begin and end at the MK. Ah, the good ole days!

In 2008, Tropical Storm Faye came through and I moved over from SSR to POP for 2 ngts - my friend was able to leave on time, so I was solo for 2 ngts. Definitely did not enjoy Disney solo, even for 2 nights. Did not have an AP that year - upgraded my 4 ngt hopper to 8 days non-expiring, but decided not to use it then. Spent time at DTD, road the monorail etc. Took most of my meals to my room at POP - when the CM realized I was alone she upgraded me to a 4th floor room looking out at the main pool - it was nice to hear all the families coming and going.

I did not know how you'd been; I am so sorry. :hug: Praying you are feeling much better now that it has been a few months since your hospital stay. :grouphug:

LOVED this TR! So many fabulous pictures! Have not stayed at POR since the last refurb - might be over there for a very short trip in January. :)

Oh, and yes, nothing like being at the BC and strolling to/from International Gateway! One of my favorites! ::yes::