PDA

View Full Version : I don't have a clever title but I DO have 2,000 photos! WDW in Oct. update!


Pages : [1] 2

aprilisis
12-05-2011, 11:26 AM
I took a solo trip to WDW from November 8-14. The night before I left, I felt like I was coming down with a stomach bug. I don't know how that feeling went away by morning, but it did. John drove me to the airport & I got there before the Southwest desk was open. I was second in line & checked in quickly. The wait went by quickly & I took my seat on the plane. The seat next to me remained empty! I was pretty happy about that. We arrived in Orlando 40 minutes early- that has never happened before! Also- as soon as I arrived at Yacht Club, they told me I was being upgraded to Concierge. My room wasn't ready, so I sat in the Concierge Lounge for a while. I walked over to the International Gateway at Epcot & redeemed my Annual Pass. By the time I got back to the hotel, my room was ready.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3516-1.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3517.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3520.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3521.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3522.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3523.jpg

The view wasn't great:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3524.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3525.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3526.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3527.jpg

But it didn't matter because I was hardly ever there except to sleep. After getting settled into the room, I headed to Epcot. From the walk over to Epcot:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3529.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3530.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3531.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3532.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3533.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3534.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3536.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3537.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3538.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3539.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3540.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3541.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3542.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3543.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3544.jpg

mickeystoontown
12-05-2011, 11:35 AM
I'm here and looking forward to seeing each and every one of those 2,000 pictures!

KatMark
12-05-2011, 12:11 PM
I'm here. :goodvibes

I have to run to the doctor's office, but I'll be back later to catch up; I can't wait to see ALL of your pictures. :)

aprilisis
12-05-2011, 12:17 PM
I'm here and looking forward to seeing each and every one of those 2,000 pictures!

Thanks! I'm glad you're reading along! You're #1!!! :)

I'm here. :goodvibes

I have to run to the doctor's office, but I'll be back later to catch up; I can't wait to see ALL of your pictures. :)

Thanks! I'm going to try to post another bunch of photos by the end of the day.

Chaitali
12-05-2011, 12:30 PM
I'm here too :) The room looks beautiful, but you're right about the view! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

Morin
12-05-2011, 12:32 PM
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures!!!

natebenma
12-05-2011, 01:22 PM
Checking in!!!

Fantastic start with absolutely amazing photos of one of my happiest places!

Can't wait to read and see more.

Dee

407-W-DISNEY
12-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Im here, im here!!

PhoenixStrength
12-05-2011, 01:44 PM
I'm here, and looking forward to the rest of the pictures. The pictures of the walk are gorgeous.

Oh, and I think your lack of a clever title IS a clever title :rotfl:

aprilisis
12-06-2011, 11:00 AM
I'm here too :) The room looks beautiful, but you're right about the view! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

Thanks! Luckily I did nothing in the room but sleep, so the view wasn't TOO important.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures!!!

Welcome & thanks! I'm kind of short on words, but I will make up for it in photos.

Checking in!!!

Fantastic start with absolutely amazing photos of one of my happiest places!

Can't wait to read and see more.

Dee

Thanks! I'm glad you're here!!

Im here, im here!!

:woohoo: I've missed you! Did you start a TR yet?

I'm here, and looking forward to the rest of the pictures. The pictures of the walk are gorgeous.

Oh, and I think your lack of a clever title IS a clever title :rotfl:

Thanks!!! I was trying to think of a good title & it was taking forever. I figured I had better just write something so I could start my TR. :rotfl:

aprilisis
12-06-2011, 11:09 AM
I went into Epcot & headed towards The UK & Canada.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3546.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3547.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3548.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3549.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3550.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3551.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3552.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3553.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3554.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3555.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3556.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3557.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3558.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3559.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3560.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3561.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3565.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3566.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3567.jpg

I ended up in the Festival Welcome center.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3568.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3569.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3570.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3571.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3572.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-06-2011, 11:13 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3573.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3574.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3575.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3576.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3577.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3577.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3578.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3579.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3580.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3581.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3582.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3583.jpg

I stopped to watch a little of one of the demonstrations, but then moved on to the front of the park.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3584.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3585.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3586.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3587.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3588.jpg

I took the monorail to MK.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3589.jpg

I was supposed to have dinner at Liberty Tree, but I was exhausted & couldn't wait until 7pm. Plus I realized that my reservation was after the park closed & during MVMCP- which I didn't have a ticket for that night! I stopped there to cancel my dinner & went to Columbia Harbor House for a little bit of the vegetarian chili. It was really tasty! Some photos of MK while I was passing through:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3590.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3591.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3592.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3593.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3594.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3595.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3596.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-06-2011, 11:43 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3597.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3598.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3599.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3600.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3601.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3602.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3603.jpg

I made my way back out of the park & to Epcot. I stopped in Mexico for some guacamole & chips. I REALLY love the guac from Mexico.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3604.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3605.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3606.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3607.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3608.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3609.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3610.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3611.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3612.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3613.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3614.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3615.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3616.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3617.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3619.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3621.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3622.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3625.jpg

Continued in next post...

PhoenixStrength
12-06-2011, 01:46 PM
Love all the pictures :) I was at Food & Wine last year, and it was PACKED when I went. It doesn't look as packed for you.

budafam
12-06-2011, 03:15 PM
Love all the pictures :)

meggiebeth
12-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Great TR so far! Your photos are amazing. That was so lucky getting upgraded at the YC! We really want to go in November next year. Was it crowded? And were all the Christmas decorations up by the time you got there?

Looking forward to the next update! :)

natebenma
12-07-2011, 05:43 AM
Great photos!!! Everything is so pretty with the holiday decorations.

Thanks so much for taking pictures of the Food and Wine Menu signs! I'm reading a few F&W TRs, but I didn't really have an idea of the prices on the snacks and treats. Very cool that so many of the things are available with snack credits!

I :love: Columbia Harbor House- I am amused by your photos of the empty dining area (love that upstairs) and looking out the window at all of the people out in the park.

lovealldisney
12-07-2011, 05:56 AM
Hi April,

Read other TR of yours and I'm in! Love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing. :goodvibes

mickeystoontown
12-07-2011, 10:23 AM
Whew! I'm tired of all the walking and I'm just looking at the pictures. :laughing: Very nice pictures of the Christmas decorations. What time did you get to Columbia Harbour House? It looks empty!

AlohaPolynesian
12-07-2011, 10:47 AM
Love the photos! It is awesome that you got upgraded to CL, too!

If I go with my sister and her family in 10 days (yes, I still don't know if I have to cancel my trip or not!) then I will have a solo day one day while they go to Legoland.

Looks like you are having fun so far. Can't wait to see the rest!

aprilisis
12-07-2011, 12:17 PM
Love all the pictures :) I was at Food & Wine last year, and it was PACKED when I went. It doesn't look as packed for you.

Thank you! Epcot was packed with drunken idiots at night during the week & it was packed all day & night on the weekend. I ended up just going during the day.

Love all the pictures :)

Thanks!! :)

Great TR so far! Your photos are amazing. That was so lucky getting upgraded at the YC! We really want to go in November next year. Was it crowded? And were all the Christmas decorations up by the time you got there?

Looking forward to the next update! :)

Thanks!! The Christmas party at MK was WAY too crowded. I'm not sure if they always are or if it is just because it was 11/11/11. Epcot was crowded at night & on the weekends. DHS & AK were not too crowded at all. I didn't see any decorations at the resort, but they were up at the parks.

Great photos!!! Everything is so pretty with the holiday decorations.

Thanks so much for taking pictures of the Food and Wine Menu signs! I'm reading a few F&W TRs, but I didn't really have an idea of the prices on the snacks and treats. Very cool that so many of the things are available with snack credits!

I :love: Columbia Harbor House- I am amused by your photos of the empty dining area (love that upstairs) and looking out the window at all of the people out in the park.

Thank you! I took some of the F & W menus, but I kept getting frustrated with crowds, so I eventually stopped trying. I'm so impatient. :sad2:
CHH is one of my FAVORITE CS restaurants at MK!! I love the veggie chili.

Hi April,

Read other TR of yours and I'm in! Love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing. :goodvibes

Welcome & Thanks!! :)

KatMark
12-07-2011, 12:24 PM
Okay....all caught up now. I am loving your pictures -- so bright and vibrant. And I love seeing the menu of F&W booths since I've never been there.

I don't know if I sent you a PM or not, but I've started the pre-trip report for MaryAz's and my trip in January if you want to join in (it's linked in my siggy).

aprilisis
12-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Whew! I'm tired of all the walking and I'm just looking at the pictures. :laughing: Very nice pictures of the Christmas decorations. What time did you get to Columbia Harbour House? It looks empty!

It was totally empty, but MK was deserted that day!

Love the photos! It is awesome that you got upgraded to CL, too!

If I go with my sister and her family in 10 days (yes, I still don't know if I have to cancel my trip or not!) then I will have a solo day one day while they go to Legoland.

Looks like you are having fun so far. Can't wait to see the rest!

Thanks! Have fun if you go!

aprilisis
12-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Okay....all caught up now. I am loving your pictures -- so bright and vibrant. And I love seeing the menu of F&W booths since I've never been there.

I don't know if I sent you a PM or not, but I've started the pre-trip report for MaryAz's and my trip in January if you want to join in (it's linked in my siggy).

Thanks!! The food & wine festival is one of my favorite things, but this year there were SO many obnoxious people that were WAY too drunk at night. I ended up sticking to Epcot during the day.
I will definitely join your PTR!! I didn't see the PM you sent- I'm going to check it out now.

Bethislucy
12-07-2011, 02:05 PM
Can't wait to see all the pictures.

aprilisis
12-14-2011, 10:21 AM
Can't wait to see all the pictures.

Thanks! Sorry I'm so slow to post an update.

aprilisis
12-14-2011, 10:28 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3626.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3627.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3628.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3629.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3630.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3630.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3632.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3633.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3634.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3635.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3636.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3637.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3638.jpg

I decided to head back to the room because I was exhausted.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3639.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3640.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3641.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3642.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3643.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3644.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3645.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3646.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3647.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3648.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3649.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3650.jpg

(Sorry for so many photos of the same things.)

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-14-2011, 10:35 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3651.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3652.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3653.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3654.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3655.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3656.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3658.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3659.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3660.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3661.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3662.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3663.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3664.jpg

I took some stuff from the lounge back to the room:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3665.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3667.jpg
That was the end of day 1. I was so exhausted after that day!
You may not see many posts from me in the next 2 weeks. I've been a bad Dis'er lately. This is just such a busy time of year! I hope you are all well and that you have a fantastic holiday season!!

mickeystoontown
12-14-2011, 10:51 AM
Seriously? You think you have to apologize for too many pictures? That's what we are here for! ;)

I know what you mean about being busy and not posting enough on the Dis. It took me forever to post updates on my own trip report. :rolleyes:

bigsis1970
12-14-2011, 11:02 AM
Wow Awesome pictures can't wait for more! I love solo trips!

SoNotAPrincess
12-14-2011, 11:04 AM
Stepping out of the shadows of lurkdom...your photos are terrific!

aprilisis
12-15-2011, 01:24 PM
Seriously? You think you have to apologize for too many pictures? That's what we are here for! ;)

I know what you mean about being busy and not posting enough on the Dis. It took me forever to post updates on my own trip report. :rolleyes:

LOL...I just take too many photos of the SAME stuff.
I saw your updates on your report & I LOVE the photos of the mountains!!!

Wow Awesome pictures can't wait for more! I love solo trips!

Thanks! Solo trips are awesome for me because I can take my time & take all of the photos I want.

Stepping out of the shadows of lurkdom...your photos are terrific!

:yay: Thanks!! I'll be posting more later today- I hope. :)

aprilisis
12-15-2011, 02:32 PM
I got SO much sleep the night before, I woke up on Wednesday (11/9) early enough to get to DHS for rope drop. When I'm on vacation I am not typically an early riser. That is because I get up for work every day around 5:30am AND I am a night owl. I had considered braving the crowds to get to TSMM, but when I actually saw the amount of people ready to stampede there, I changed my mind. Some photos from arrival at DHS & waiting for rope drop:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3670.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3671.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3673.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3674.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3675.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3676.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3677.jpg

After that, I got a FP for ToT & grabbed breakfast- egg & cheese on a biscuit and coffee from Fairfax Fare. It was pretty good.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3678.jpg

I wandered around for a while, went into the Star Tours shop, rode Star Tours, used my ToT FP, went & bought something that I had regretted not buying on the last trip (more on that later), and went into One Man's Dream. I really enjoyed that. Photos from wandering & OMD:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3680.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3681.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3682.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3683.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3684.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3685.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3686.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3687.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3688.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3689.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3692.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3694.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3695.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3696.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3697.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3698.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3699.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-15-2011, 02:35 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3700.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3701.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3702.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3705.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3706.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3708.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3709.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3710.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3714.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3716.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3717.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3718.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3719.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3720.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3721.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3722.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3724.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3725.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3726.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3727.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3728.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3729.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3730.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3731.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3732.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-15-2011, 02:37 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3733.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3734.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3735.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3736.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3737.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3739.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3741.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3742.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3743.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3744.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3745.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3746.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3747.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3748.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3749.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3750.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3751.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3753.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3754.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3756.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3757.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3759.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3760.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3762.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3763.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-15-2011, 02:41 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3764.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3765.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3766.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3767.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3768.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3769.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3770.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3771.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3773.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3775.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3776.jpg

After that, it was time for lunch at Brown Derby!!
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3777.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3778.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3779.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3780.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3781.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3782.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3783.jpg

I had the Noodle Bowl with Wok-fried Coconut Tofu, Soy Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Bok Choy,
and Shiitake Mushrooms in a Red Curry Broth. It was awesome!!! I usually hate tofu, but this tofu was AWESOME. It was not all blubbery like tofu can sometimes be. I'm sure the coconut crust helped! The noodles, soybeans, and sugar snap peas were all phenomenal.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3784.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3787.jpg

I was really looking forward to dessert. I NEVER get dessert...EVER. But I had to try the grapefruit cake. When it came to the table, I thought I could NEVER eat a huge piece of cake like that. Within a few minutes, I ate the ENTIRE piece! I loved it.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3788.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3789.jpg

After that, I went back to the room for a mid-afternoon break.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3791.jpg

mickeystoontown
12-15-2011, 02:49 PM
Once again I am blown away at the pictures and their quality. I don't know how in the world you took pictures on Tower of Terror. I would have never been able to do that....I'm too busy screaming and holding on. The food at Hollywood Brown Derby looks awesome. I've never had tofu before but it looked good. Ahhh grapefruit cake. I can only imagine how scrumptious it was. I love love love grapefruit.

solana131
12-15-2011, 03:03 PM
I'm in. Love this style of TR. I haven't been in 20 years, so I love seeing all the pictures and can kinda see how things have changed. I like reading all the other TRs with all the narrative, but its relaxing to just scan through your pics too. Can't wait to see more :)

PhoenixStrength
12-15-2011, 03:25 PM
You take pictures like I do, of everything! :thumbsup2 I love that you got that picture on ToT. I would love to do that, and may try in February, though it may not turn out as well. :rotfl2:

407-W-DISNEY
12-15-2011, 05:56 PM
Hi April,
I've missed you too!
I think any hopes for a TR are down the drain...my stomach is still giving me problems...more tests coming in January...and I've lost most of my notes :(

As always, your pictures are FANTASTIC!! and you so don't take the same pic over and over...you change the angle slightly enough that it becomes a whole new way to look at the scene..can't wait to see more!

sorry to hear about the Worcester firefighter. Your whole town must be in morning....so sad....

natebenma
12-16-2011, 04:50 AM
Loving your report and all of the pictures!!!

I smiled at your comment "I was exhausted so I went back to my room" followed by about 50 pictures on the way back!

Do I have permission to put some of them up on the Yacht & Beach club thread? Right now, I'm eyeing these:

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3649.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3656.jpg

I haven't seen this perspective before and I love it!

Great pictures from your morning at Hollywood Studios. I guess the reward for not fighting the masses at TSM is that you have ZERO people in your pictures in other parts of the park! The only evidence I saw that others were there was a stroller in one picture.

I agree with Lisa- I'm impressed with the photos from ToT. I always try to get those shots right when the doors open, but I've never gotten pictures even close to as good as yours!

I also appreciate all of the photos from OMD. Confession- I have never taken the time to go through this exhibit, so it was great seeing all of the details.

The noodle bowl at Brown Derby looks AMAZING!!! I enjoy tofu when it is properly prepared and the idea of coating it in coconut is brilliant!!!

cocofifi
12-16-2011, 06:18 AM
I'm loving all the pics! Great trip report. Subscribing.

aprilisis
12-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Once again I am blown away at the pictures and their quality. I don't know how in the world you took pictures on Tower of Terror. I would have never been able to do that....I'm too busy screaming and holding on. The food at Hollywood Brown Derby looks awesome. I've never had tofu before but it looked good. Ahhh grapefruit cake. I can only imagine how scrumptious it was. I love love love grapefruit.

Thank you!! I would not recommend eating tofu at all- I seriously usually hate it. I think that the tofy was sliced thin & the coconut crust was thick, so it all worked out well! :rotfl: I didn't know you loved grapefruit! If there weren't so many calories in the juice, I would drink it every day! I really love grapefruit, too. Every time I eat it, though, John asks me why I am punishing my tastebuds. :lmao:

I'm in. Love this style of TR. I haven't been in 20 years, so I love seeing all the pictures and can kinda see how things have changed. I like reading all the other TRs with all the narrative, but its relaxing to just scan through your pics too. Can't wait to see more :)

Thanks! Whoa- 20 years?!? You are due for a trip back to WDW! I always feel bad that I don't have more narrative, but you just made me feel better. :)

You take pictures like I do, of everything! :thumbsup2 I love that you got that picture on ToT. I would love to do that, and may try in February, though it may not turn out as well. :rotfl2:

Thanks!! You definitely have to take a photo on ToT- mine are both a bit out of focus because the camera focused on the back of the letters (on the front of the tower). I think I take too many photos of the same things. I think I have like 80 photos of the castle from this trip! :rotfl:

Hi April,
I've missed you too!
I think any hopes for a TR are down the drain...my stomach is still giving me problems...more tests coming in January...and I've lost most of my notes :(

As always, your pictures are FANTASTIC!! and you so don't take the same pic over and over...you change the angle slightly enough that it becomes a whole new way to look at the scene..can't wait to see more!

sorry to hear about the Worcester firefighter. Your whole town must be in morning....so sad....

Thanks!!! That was awful about the firefighter. I guess the guy they were searching for in the building (who was not actually there during the fire) has been found & I think they are saying he intentionally set the fire! It is such a shame.
I really hope they figure out what is going on with your health soon!

Loving your report and all of the pictures!!!

I smiled at your comment "I was exhausted so I went back to my room" followed by about 50 pictures on the way back!

Do I have permission to put some of them up on the Yacht & Beach club thread? Right now, I'm eyeing these:

I haven't seen this perspective before and I love it!

Great pictures from your morning at Hollywood Studios. I guess the reward for not fighting the masses at TSM is that you have ZERO people in your pictures in other parts of the park! The only evidence I saw that others were there was a stroller in one picture.

I agree with Lisa- I'm impressed with the photos from ToT. I always try to get those shots right when the doors open, but I've never gotten pictures even close to as good as yours!

I also appreciate all of the photos from OMD. Confession- I have never taken the time to go through this exhibit, so it was great seeing all of the details.

The noodle bowl at Brown Derby looks AMAZING!!! I enjoy tofu when it is properly prepared and the idea of coating it in coconut is brilliant!!!

Thanks!!! You can use any of my photos on the Yacht and Beach Club thread!
That morning at DHS was awesome for me because it was not busy at all. The only crowds were around TSMM. You have to make it over to OMD during your next trip- it is really cool!
I TOTALLY agree with you about tofu- if it isn't perfectly cooked, then it is awful. I've only had it at a few places that get it just right. There's a Mexican restaurant near me that deep fries it & coats it in buffalo wing sauce- I love it like that. Of course- that totally ruins the "healthy" factor. :rotfl:

I'm loving all the pics! Great trip report. Subscribing.

Thanks! :goodvibes

aprilisis
12-16-2011, 09:52 AM
Forgive me if I am MIA for a week and a half. I'll be shopping, wrapping, sending cards, baking, etc. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!! :santa:
I'm going to try to get the second half of day 2 posted this weekend or sometime next week.

natebenma
12-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Thanks!!! You can use any of my photos on the Yacht and Beach Club thread!
That morning at DHS was awesome for me because it was not busy at all. The only crowds were around TSMM. You have to make it over to OMD during your next trip- it is really cool!
I TOTALLY agree with you about tofu- if it isn't perfectly cooked, then it is awful. I've only had it at a few places that get it just right. There's a Mexican restaurant near me that deep fries it & coats it in buffalo wing sauce- I love it like that. Of course- that totally ruins the "healthy" factor. :rotfl:



Thanks for the permission on the photos!!!

Here's a tofu recipe I have made at home and enjoyed. It was a little time consuming to do, so I have only made it once or twice.


Tyler Florence's Pan-Fried Tofu with Spinach, Pear and Star Anise:

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 2

•1 block extra-firm tofu, 15 ounces, halved horizontally
•2 tablespoons peanut oil
•1 tablespoon sesame oil
•11/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, peeled
•1 garlic clove, minced
•1 fresh red chile, cut in paper-thin circles
•3 whole star anise
•1/3 cup roasted peanuts
•2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
•1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
•Juice of 1/2 lime
•2 pounds baby spinach
•1 pear or Asian pear, sliced into thin wedges


http://www.tylerflorence.com/?p=777

Directions in this link above.

solana131
12-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Don't worry...we are all busy this time of the year. We won't hold it against you :thumbsup2

Have a wonderful Holiday!

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the permission on the photos!!!

Here's a tofu recipe I have made at home and enjoyed. It was a little time consuming to do, so I have only made it once or twice.


Tyler Florence's Pan-Fried Tofu with Spinach, Pear and Star Anise:

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 2

•1 block extra-firm tofu, 15 ounces, halved horizontally
•2 tablespoons peanut oil
•1 tablespoon sesame oil
•11/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, peeled
•1 garlic clove, minced
•1 fresh red chile, cut in paper-thin circles
•3 whole star anise
•1/3 cup roasted peanuts
•2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
•1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
•Juice of 1/2 lime
•2 pounds baby spinach
•1 pear or Asian pear, sliced into thin wedges


http://www.tylerflorence.com/?p=777

Directions in this link above.

Thanks for the recipe!!! That sounds awesome.

Don't worry...we are all busy this time of the year. We won't hold it against you :thumbsup2

Have a wonderful Holiday!

Thanks!!! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday, too!

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 09:55 AM
I went back over to Epcot & went right to the Behind the Seeds tour. If you like "Living with the Land", I highly recommend this tour. It was cheap and very interesting. Plus you get to taste a bit of one of the veggies grown in the greenhouse. However, I was a bit disappointed to learn that the alligators that you see in LwtL will eventually be killed for their meat & skin. I went over to Via Napoli for dinner- I'm SO glad I had reservations because the line was ridiculously long for those that didn't. I ordered the Carciofi pizza (Artichoke, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Truffle oil) and it was pretty good. Would I go back? Maybe. I wasn't overly impressed, but I did enjoy it.

It was getting late at that point, so I headed back to the room. I didn't take too many photos that night:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3793.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3794.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3798.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3801.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3802.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3804.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3807.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3808.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3809.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3812.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3814.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3815.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3818.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3821.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3822.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3823.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3824.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3826.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3827.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3828.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3829.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3831.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3835.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3840.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3841.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 09:57 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3843.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3844.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3852.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3854.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3857.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3858.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3859.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3860.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3861.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3862.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3864.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3866.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3867.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3868.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3869.jpg

I started the next day off at Animal Kingdom. I have to warn you that the bulk of the photos I took on this trip were in AK on this day.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3871.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3873.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3875.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3876.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3882.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3885.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3886.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3887.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3889.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3890.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:03 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3891.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3892.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3893.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3894.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3895.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3896.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3901.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3902.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3903.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3907.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3909.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3910.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3911.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3912.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3916.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3925.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3929.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3943.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3944.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3945.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3947.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3961.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3963.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3965.jpg

Continued in next post...

mickeystoontown
12-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Oh you did go on the Behind the Seeds tour! I told you it was a great tour to take and, like you said, it's cheap enough that most anyone can fit it in their budget.

I have a Via Napoli ADR set for our May trip but I keep hearing just "meh" reviews and am now having doubts about going.

I love all of the bird pics at the Animal Kingdom but the one of the duck is my favorite.

mickeystoontown
12-20-2011, 10:07 AM
You and I were posting at the same time and I missed the last set of pictures. The shark catfish is really cool looking. My dad was a commercial fisherman after he retired from the highway department and I am sure he would have loved to see one of those.

KatMark
12-20-2011, 10:09 AM
April, all caught up again. Your pictures continue to blow me away...very well done. I love the duck in the water at the AK...he looks so cute taking a "bath."

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:11 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3967.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3968.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3974.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3977.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3978.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3989.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3992.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3993.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3997.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_3999.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4002.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4007.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4009.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4010.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4012.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4013.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4015.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4016.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4017.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4018.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4020.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4026.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4030.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4031.jpg

Continued in next post...

KatMark
12-20-2011, 10:14 AM
WOW! What great pictures of the deer, the gorillas, etc. It's like you were right next to them.

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:17 AM
Oh you did go on the Behind the Seeds tour! I told you it was a great tour to take and, like you said, it's cheap enough that most anyone can fit it in their budget.

I have a Via Napoli ADR set for our May trip but I keep hearing just "meh" reviews and am now having doubts about going.

I love all of the bird pics at the Animal Kingdom but the one of the duck is my favorite.

Thanks!! Behind the Seeds was awesome- I'm really happy that I did it. I would actually go again.
I got the pizza at Via Napoli & it was good, but nothing spectacular. Keep in mind, though, that everyone from the Northeast is waaaay too picky about pizza- myself included!! :rotfl: I just thought that it was a little too pricey to not be awesome.

You and I were posting at the same time and I missed the last set of pictures. The shark catfish is really cool looking. My dad was a commercial fisherman after he retired from the highway department and I am sure he would have loved to see one of those.

That catfish was HUGE. It looked shark-like. I didn't know your dad was a fisherman- or that he worked for the highway department!

April, all caught up again. Your pictures continue to blow me away...very well done. I love the duck in the water at the AK...he looks so cute taking a "bath."

Thanks!!! I have to apologize because my photos are about to get repetitive. I take too many!
I loved the ducks- I sat & watched them for a while. They are so darned cute!!

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:19 AM
WOW! What great pictures of the deer, the gorillas, etc. It's like you were right next to them.

Thank you! It is all my zoom lens- I love that thing!

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:25 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4032.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4033.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4036.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4039.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4042.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4043.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4045.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4047.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4049.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4051.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4053.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4054.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4055.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4056.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4057.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4058.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4059.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4063.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4065.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4066.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4067.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4068.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4069.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4072.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4073.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:32 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4074.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4078.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4081.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4082.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4083.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4084.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4085.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4090.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4091.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4093.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4096.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4097.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4098.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4100.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4100.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4101.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4102.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4103.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4104.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4105.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4106.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4107.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4108.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4109.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4110.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 10:38 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4114.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4117.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4122.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4124.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4125.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4127.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4128.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4129.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4132.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4136.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4138.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4139.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4140.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4141.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4143.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4144.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4145.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4146.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4147.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4150.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4151.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4156.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4160.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4161.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4162.jpg

Continued in next post...

PhoenixStrength
12-20-2011, 11:18 AM
I LOVE your pictures! The sunset and nights pictures are fantastic, and I of course love the animals ones in AK. They make me even more excited for my trip in less than 2 months :goodvibes

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 11:32 AM
I LOVE your pictures! The sunset and nights pictures are fantastic, and I of course love the animals ones in AK. They make me even more excited for my trip in less than 2 months :goodvibes

Thanks!!! I'm so jealous that you will be at WDW soon. For the first time in a looong time, I have no trips planned in the foreseeable future. :sad2:

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 11:34 AM
I had forgotten to mention that I had lunch at Tusker House & it was AWESOME. I loved everything I tried there. They had a white pearl couscous with basil that was tied for my favorite food of the entire trip.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4163.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4164.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4166.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4170.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4173.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4178.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4183.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4184.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4195.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4198.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4199.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4201.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4205.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4208.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4210.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4211.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4212.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4214.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4215.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4216.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4219.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4220.jpg

You guys may wonder why you see the safari sequence a few times. Well, I had to ride THREE times to get any good photos. The first time, they put me in the middle of 2 other parties of people & the second they put me next to a guy who was SO big that he literally blocked any chance of a good photo out one of the sides of the safari vehicle. Since it was late in the day, I was fortunate enough to be able to ride with a minimal wait.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4221.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4224.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4225.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 11:35 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4226.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4227.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4228.jpg

I apologize for all of the cheetah photos- there are too many & a lot of them are blurry. It's just that I have never seen them awake & walking around, so I was excited to get the chance to take photos of them!
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4233.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4234.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4235.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4236.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4237.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4238.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4242.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4246.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4248.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4249.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4251.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4252.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4253.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4255.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4256.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4257.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4259.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4261.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4264.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4266.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4273.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4275.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 11:46 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4277.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4279.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4282.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4294.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4301.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4302.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4304.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4311.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4314.jpg

I was so happy to see the female lion sitting up so I could get a good photo- I was totally unprepared for the male lion walking around after we turned the corner- it was awesome to see him while he wasn't asleep for a change!
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4320.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4327.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4328.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4329.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4330.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4331.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4334.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4335.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4339.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4343.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4345.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4352.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4353.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4362.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4363.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4366.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 11:54 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4367.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4368.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4369.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4370.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4371.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4372.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4373.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4374.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4375.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4376.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4377.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4378.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4379.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4382.jpg

After the last safari, I took the bus back to YC & walked over to Epcot for dinner at La Hacienda. I have some photos that I took with my point and shoot camera, but I haven't uploaded them yet. I had the veggie tacos with roasted corn. The meal was pretty good, but the sauces that they give you with the tortilla chips are both horrendous.

That's all I have for now, but I will continue with Thursday as soon as I can. Have a great Holiday!:santa:

KatMark
12-20-2011, 12:07 PM
April, you can NEVER have too many pictures of giraffes. Or beautiful tigers. Or regal lions. They are just stunning.

I hope you have a great holiday, and look forward to more beautiful pictures.

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 12:11 PM
April, you can NEVER have too many pictures of giraffes. Or beautiful tigers. Or regal lions. They are just stunning.

I hope you have a great holiday, and look forward to more beautiful pictures.

Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, too! :goodvibes

solana131
12-20-2011, 12:14 PM
Best pictures I have ever seen of the safari! Boy that lion needs some meat on his bones. He is usually laying down in all the other pics I have seen so I didn't realize how skinny he is!

Loving this....popcorn::

aprilisis
12-20-2011, 12:25 PM
Best pictures I have ever seen of the safari! Boy that lion needs some meat on his bones. He is usually laying down in all the other pics I have seen so I didn't realize how skinny he is!

Loving this....popcorn::

Thank you!! The lion does look pretty thin. I wonder how old he is. Disney should have a website that lists all of the animals at AK & their stats. Plus they could have cameras set up so people can check what their favorite animals are doing at any given time on any day. Wouldn't that be a fun site?? If they ever created that, I would never leave my PC! :rolleyes:

aprilisis
12-21-2011, 10:48 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/vpy0.jpg
:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:

KatMark
12-21-2011, 11:00 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/vpy0.jpg
:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:

How adorable...I love the card, April.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a Happy and healthy New Year.

Chaitali
12-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Wow, your photos are great, especially the ones of the male lion :) He looked like he was really active.

PhoenixStrength
12-21-2011, 12:00 PM
I love the pics of your pets with their holiday cheer :goodvibes I just took pics of mine last night to do something similiar. I'll be putting it in my PTR tonight or tomorrow.

aprilisis
12-21-2011, 12:22 PM
How adorable...I love the card, April.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a Happy and healthy New Year.

Thank you! Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year to you and your family as well!!

Wow, your photos are great, especially the ones of the male lion :) He looked like he was really active.

Thank you!! I have NEVER seen the male lion do anything more than lift his head before, so I was really excited.

I love the pics of your pets with their holiday cheer :goodvibes I just took pics of mine last night to do something similiar. I'll be putting it in my PTR tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks! I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing the holiday photos of your pets!!

407-W-DISNEY
12-21-2011, 05:51 PM
Fantastic pictures! The ones of the male lion are incredible...I couldn't get pics like that if I took the safari 12 times!!!
That would be so AWESOME if they had a website where you could watch the safari animals! You should sooo write them with that suggestion....I also would watch that all day, then probably get fired, then not be able to afford Disney any more...oh well, it would be worth it!! lol

I did hear that (I think from one of Lisa's - Mickeystoontown - trip reports) about Disney selling the little alligators :(
Kind of surprised they do that...I would rather not have the alligator display then to see them and know what's coming :scared1:

Love your Christmas card! too cute....you didn't include your turtle!??

natebenma
12-21-2011, 05:58 PM
Evening at EPCOT-

I would love to do the Behind the Seeds tour. Living with the Land is one of my favorite rides. The boys even like it, but I don't think they would be in favor of the tour. That may be a solo thing or maybe with my DH.

Oh, wow! The sunset, twilight and nighttime pictures are spectacular! I especially like the first one of the Christmas tree- the colors of the sky are so pretty. You really captured the World Showcase at a beautiful time.

Are those the Magic Kingdom fireworks in that last batch of photos? Where are you viewing those from?

From my room at the BC in 2010, I could see some of the Illuminations fireworks and I had a really decent view of Nightastic from MK.

Now off to start looking at your AK pictures.

cocofifi
12-21-2011, 06:01 PM
Oh my gosh - your AK pictures are wonderful!

natebenma
12-21-2011, 06:23 PM
Incredible animal pictures! The expressions on some of their faces are priceless.

The photos you got from the safari are unbelievable, especially since the vehicles usually don't stop to give you a chance to take decent shots.

Don't blame you for the cheetah pictures. I know they are very shy and can be hard to see on the safari. The other cat photos are fantastic, too- the tigers (love the ones with the tounge sticking out), great pictures of both the male and female lion. Four paws up!

The gorilla pictures are really interesting, too. Love the little baby with the cotton tail spot.

The closeup hippo picture you have from the first safari is another one of my favorites.


Your Christmas card is really cute!


The closest I could get to "Meowy Kiss-mouse" was this:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu294/natebenma/Oreo%20and%20Monster%20Energy%20Cat/IMG_7420.jpg

But this is the sweetest picture I have of Monster Energy Cat and Oreo:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu294/natebenma/Oreo%20and%20Monster%20Energy%20Cat/IMG_7780.jpg

jecskc
12-21-2011, 07:42 PM
Loving all of your photos !! Especially loved the lions !! Thanks for sharing ! Can't wait for more !!

aprilisis
12-23-2011, 08:50 AM
Fantastic pictures! The ones of the male lion are incredible...I couldn't get pics like that if I took the safari 12 times!!!
That would be so AWESOME if they had a website where you could watch the safari animals! You should sooo write them with that suggestion....I also would watch that all day, then probably get fired, then not be able to afford Disney any more...oh well, it would be worth it!! lol

I did hear that (I think from one of Lisa's - Mickeystoontown - trip reports) about Disney selling the little alligators :(
Kind of surprised they do that...I would rather not have the alligator display then to see them and know what's coming :scared1:

Love your Christmas card! too cute....you didn't include your turtle!??

Thanks!! I would totally watch that site all day if they had it, too. It would cost a fortune to set it up & maintain it, though. They would have to make it a pay site. I bet enough people would pay at least $5 per month to keep it up, though.
I didn't include the turtles on the card- they are VERY camera shy. I'm the only one who can be in the room with them when they are basking, too. If anyone else walks into the room, they fly off of the dock & get into the water under the dock. It's weird because no one has ever so much as looked at them the wrong way!

Evening at EPCOT-

I would love to do the Behind the Seeds tour. Living with the Land is one of my favorite rides. The boys even like it, but I don't think they would be in favor of the tour. That may be a solo thing or maybe with my DH.

Oh, wow! The sunset, twilight and nighttime pictures are spectacular! I especially like the first one of the Christmas tree- the colors of the sky are so pretty. You really captured the World Showcase at a beautiful time.

Are those the Magic Kingdom fireworks in that last batch of photos? Where are you viewing those from?

From my room at the BC in 2010, I could see some of the Illuminations fireworks and I had a really decent view of Nightastic from MK.

Now off to start looking at your AK pictures.

Thanks!! I'm pretty sure the fireworks were from MK. That was from my balcony at YC. I watched them almost every night!
I licked out with the timing of the sunset at EPCOT that night. I wish I took more photos, though! There were soooo many people that were totally wasted at epcot at night that I couldn't stay there too long. They were some seriously obnoxious drunks. I did go to epcot during the day, though & it was MUCH better.

Oh my gosh - your AK pictures are wonderful!

Thanks!! I had the best luck during this trip for the safari & being able to see the animals.

Incredible animal pictures! The expressions on some of their faces are priceless.

The photos you got from the safari are unbelievable, especially since the vehicles usually don't stop to give you a chance to take decent shots.

Don't blame you for the cheetah pictures. I know they are very shy and can be hard to see on the safari. The other cat photos are fantastic, too- the tigers (love the ones with the tounge sticking out), great pictures of both the male and female lion. Four paws up!

The gorilla pictures are really interesting, too. Love the little baby with the cotton tail spot.

The closeup hippo picture you have from the first safari is another one of my favorites.


Your Christmas card is really cute!


The closest I could get to "Meowy Kiss-mouse" was this:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu294/natebenma/Oreo%20and%20Monster%20Energy%20Cat/IMG_7420.jpg

But this is the sweetest picture I have of Monster Energy Cat and Oreo:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu294/natebenma/Oreo%20and%20Monster%20Energy%20Cat/IMG_7780.jpg

OMG- I looove the Meowy Kiss-mouse photo!!! Your cats are really pretty. Aren't they still very young?? I love that second photo, too- it is very cute!
I had such good luck with the animal photos this time. Our safari driver did actually stop for a moment when we went by the male lion. I think it is VERY rare to see him up & about. It was really awesome to see all of the animals up & about. That was only the second or third time that I saw a hippo out of the water, too.

Loving all of your photos !! Especially loved the lions !! Thanks for sharing ! Can't wait for more !!

Thanks!! :goodvibes

a1tinkfans
12-23-2011, 07:31 PM
I happened upon your thread and am so very glad I did. I have really thoroughly enjoyed each and every picture. They are amazing!
I have never seen anything like you experienced..so many majestic animals being so active, simply awesome.
I feel like I am getting to see them thru your talented picture taking, so thank you for that opportunity....so enjoyable!

mickeystoontown
12-24-2011, 10:09 PM
merry christmas!

KatMark
12-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Merry Christmas, April.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/Luvwrestling/poohchristmas.jpg

PhoenixStrength
12-25-2011, 06:17 AM
merry christmas april!

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 08:07 AM
I happened upon your thread and am so very glad I did. I have really thoroughly enjoyed each and every picture. They are amazing!
I have never seen anything like you experienced..so many majestic animals being so active, simply awesome.
I feel like I am getting to see them thru your talented picture taking, so thank you for that opportunity....so enjoyable!

Thanks!!! I was exteremely lucky during this trip to see so many of the animals at AK as active as they were. I have never experienced that before! I hope you keep reading. :goodvibes

merry christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, April.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/Luvwrestling/poohchristmas.jpg

Thanks! Merry Christmas!! That picture is so darned cute!!!

merry christmas april!

Merry Christmas!!

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 08:27 AM
I woke up the next day & went over to Cape May for breakfast. I was seated about 30 minutes after my priority seating time- even though I arrived 15 minutes early. The food was great, as always, but the service was SOOOOOO slow! I usually am pretty tolerant, but the waitress did not stop by my table to ask if I wanted a beverage until after I was finished eating. I was seated by the buffet, so I knew she didn't stop while I was there. I shook off my irritation & headed to DtD for Festival of the Masters.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4390.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4391.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4392.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4393.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4394.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4395.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4396.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4397.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4398.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4399.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4400.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4401.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4402.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4403.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4404.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4405.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4406.jpg

After checking out the chalk drawings, I headed into World of Disney. I bought 2 notepads & a pack of 4 "post-its". I ALWAYS look for a watch in there, but I never find anything I like. I'm sorry, but I want a women's watch that has Goofy on it- or something besides Mickey, Minnie, or Tink!
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4407.jpg

After WoD, I walked over to check out the Artwork at West Side. Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 08:36 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4408.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4409.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4410.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4412.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4413.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4414.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4415.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4416.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4417.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4418.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4419.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4420.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4421.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4422.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4423.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4424.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4425.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4426.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4427.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4428.jpg

I stopped at Wolfgang Puck for lunch- I have to say that I am happy I did. The food was awesome. I got the grilled vegetable pizza and it was perfectly cooked & very tasty!

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4429.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4430.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4431.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4432.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4433.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 08:50 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4435.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4436.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4438.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4439.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4440.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4441.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4442.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4443.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4444.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4447.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4448.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4449.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4450.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4451.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4452.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4453.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4454.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4455.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4456.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4457.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4458.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4459.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4460.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4461.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4462.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:03 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4463.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4464.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4465.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4466.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4467.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4468.jpg


I headed to MK for MVMCP. I hate to say this, but the party was WAY too crowded. I waited in line for an hour at Pecos Bill's for crappy food. All of the rides had long waits. I was pretty disappointed. One good thing is that I rode BTMRR at night, which I love. I got to go onmost of my favorites one time. I skipped Space Mountain because the wait was too long & it was too chilly to ride Splash Mountain. I have to apologize now for the many, many photos of the same things...
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4469.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4470.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4471.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4472.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4474.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4475.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4476.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4477.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4478.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4479.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4480.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4481.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4482.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4483.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4484.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4485.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4489.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4490.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4492.jpg

Continued in next post....

PhoenixStrength
12-27-2011, 09:15 AM
I love the Festival of the Masters pictures, as I have never been there during it! Those sidewalk drawings are amazing. :lovestruc

Sorry MVMCP was so crowded for you. I went to the first one last November and it was crowded, but not terrible. I have to admit though that I didn't ride one ride during it, I only got my picture with the characters (a ton of them!) and watched the parade and fireworks.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:19 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4493.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4496.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4497.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4498.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4499.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4503.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4504.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4505.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4515.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4516.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4517.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4522.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4523.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4524.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4526.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4528.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4545.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4546.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4547.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4548.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4550.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4554.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4557.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:21 AM
I love the Festival of the Masters pictures, as I have never been there during it! Those sidewalk drawings are amazing. :lovestruc

Sorry MVMCP was so crowded for you. I went to the first one last November and it was crowded, but not terrible. I have to admit though that I didn't ride one ride during it, I only got my picture with the characters (a ton of them!) and watched the parade and fireworks.

Thanks!! You have to see Festival of the Masters. The artists there were all very talented. I wish I could post links to all of their work!
I did get my photo with Captain Jack this time, but the photo was so awful that I deleted it! :rotfl: The fireworks were really awesome!!!

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:27 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4558.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4559.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4560.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4561.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4562.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4567.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4568.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4569.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4570.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4571.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4572.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4573.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4574.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4575.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4576.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4577.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4578.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4579.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4587.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4588.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4589.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4590.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4591.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4593.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4596.jpg
Continued in next post....

Chaitali
12-27-2011, 09:32 AM
The Festival of the Masters stuff looks great. I hadn't seen any posts about it before. I'm sorry about your experience at the Christmas Party :( I would have been disappointed too if I had paid the extra money and then faced crowds like that.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:35 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4598.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4604.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4607.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4623.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4624.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4625.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4626.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4627.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4638.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4641.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4649.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4660.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4662.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4665.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4669.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4673.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4675.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4680.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4682.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4684.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4687.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4700.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4701.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4704.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:36 AM
The Festival of the Masters stuff looks great. I hadn't seen any posts about it before. I'm sorry about your experience at the Christmas Party :( I would have been disappointed too if I had paid the extra money and then faced crowds like that.

Thanks! I'm wondering if MVMCP was so crowded because it was 11/11/11. :confused3

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:42 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4706.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4717.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4721.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4722.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4736.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4743.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4744.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4763.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4776.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4777.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4781.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4785.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4786.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4787.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4792.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4797.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4801.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4813.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4815.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4819.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4820.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4828.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4836.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4837.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4838.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:48 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4858.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4866.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4867.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4868.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4869.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4870.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4875.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4877.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4918.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4945.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4946.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4947.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4948.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4949.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4953.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4954.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4958.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4959.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4961.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4962.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4963.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4966.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4968.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4970.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4973.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 09:53 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4975.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4976.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4978.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4980.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4981.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4983.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4984.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4985.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4986.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4987.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4988.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4989.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4990.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4991.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4993.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4995.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_4996.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5000.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5001.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5002.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5003.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5004.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5007.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5008.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5011.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 10:03 AM
I headed out of the park at around 10:30pm or so. I was tired & had enough. I knew I would be visiting FotM again the next morning, so I was happy.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5013.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5014.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5015.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5017.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5018.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5020.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5022.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5023.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5024.jpg

The chalk artists were amazing. I really liked watching them.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5025.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5026.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5027.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5028.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5029.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5030.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5031.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5032.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5033.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5034.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5035.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5036.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5037.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5038.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5039.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5040.jpg
Continued in next post....

PhoenixStrength
12-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Those castle and fireworks photos are INCREDIBLE! I am so jealous of your camera.....

Is the Festival of the Masters always the same dates or time of November? If so I am hoping to go in November 2013, so maybe I can see it then!

KatMark
12-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Arpil, the pictures of the Festival of the Masters work are wonderful.

And your nighttime pictures at the MK are spectacular. I love them all, but most especially the castle and fireworks pictures.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 10:12 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5041.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5042.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5043.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5044.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5045.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5046.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5047.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5048.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5049.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5050.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5051.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5052.jpg


http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5053.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5054.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5055.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5056.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5058.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5059.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5060.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5062.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5063.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5064.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5065.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5066.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5067.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 10:16 AM
Those castle and fireworks photos are INCREDIBLE! I am so jealous of your camera.....

Is the Festival of the Masters always the same dates or time of November? If so I am hoping to go in November 2013, so maybe I can see it then!

Thanks!! I debated for 2 years on whether or not to buy this camera. I'm glad I bought it, too, because I had forgotten how much I love to take pictures.
I think Festival of the Masters is always around Veteran's Day. I really loved it!

Arpil, the pictures of the Festival of the Masters work are wonderful.

And your nighttime pictures at the MK are spectacular. I love them all, but most especially the castle and fireworks pictures.

Thanks!!! I took SO many photos of the castle. It just looks so pretty with the twinkly lights on it.
I wish I could have photographed more of the art at FotM, but some of the artists did not want their work photographed.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 10:35 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5068.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5069.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5070.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5071.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5072.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5073.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5074.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5075.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5076.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5077.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5078.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5079.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5080.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5081.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5082.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5083.jpg

I headed over to AK because I wanted to see the park at night & I knew it was open until 7pm. My dinner at Rose & Crown wasn't until 8:30, so I was lucky enough to stay at AK until closing!
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5084.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5085.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5086.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5088.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5092.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5093.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5094.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5095.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5096.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 10:40 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5098.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5099.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5100.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5101.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5102.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5103.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5106.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5107.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5108.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5109.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5110.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5111.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5112.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5113.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5115.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5116.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5117.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5119.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5120.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5122.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5123.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5124.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5125.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5126.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5129.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 10:50 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5130.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5132.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5133.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5134.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5136.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5138.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5139.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5140.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5141.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5142.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5143.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5146.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5147.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5148.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5149.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5150.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5151.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5152.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5153.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5154.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5155.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5156.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5160.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5161.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5162.jpg

Continued in next post....

mickeystoontown
12-27-2011, 10:57 AM
I'm so happy that you took 2,000 photos 'cause I love looking at the all! I hated to hear that the party was so crowded that you didn't get to do much. The castle pictures and the fireworks pictures were, simply, awesome! I would love love love to see the castle all lit up with the Christmas lights.

I'm so happy that you went to the the art festival again so I could see the actual works in progress. My niece is an amazing artist and I think she would love to participate in something like that.

The pictures of Expedition Everest in the waning light are so pretty. The colors are just beautiful.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:05 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5163.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5164.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5165.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5167.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5170.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5171.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5174.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5175.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5176.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5177.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5178.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5179.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5180.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5188.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5191.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5192.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5194.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5195.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5197.jpg

I went to my dinner at Rose & Crown and encountered one of the most drunken idiots I encountered during the trip. As I was checking in, this guy overheard me say "party of one". He was swaying & trying to stay upright & he said "Party of one- awww. Come and eat with us." I told him I would be ok & that I enjoyed being a party of one. He proceeded to hit on the hostess. I felt so bad for her. I had the vegetarian cottage pie & it was great. My goal of the evening was to get the heck out of there without encountering any more drunken goobers. I did. I stopped at the lounge & grabbed a couple of little snacks.

I have to warn you that the next group of photos in this post are of the 2 different types of spiders I saw on my way over to epcot every day. I'll leave a little space before them, so you can avoid them if you want to. I'm personally fascinated by spiders, but if they get too close to me, I freak out.



















http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5201.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5202.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5203.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5204.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5217.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5222.jpg

Continued in next post (don't worry, I won't start with spiders)....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:09 AM
I'm so happy that you took 2,000 photos 'cause I love looking at the all! I hated to hear that the party was so crowded that you didn't get to do much. The castle pictures and the fireworks pictures were, simply, awesome! I would love love love to see the castle all lit up with the Christmas lights.

I'm so happy that you went to the the art festival again so I could see the actual works in progress. My niece is an amazing artist and I think she would love to participate in something like that.

The pictures of Expedition Everest in the waning light are so pretty. The colors are just beautiful.

Thank you!!! I think I just posted a handful of photos that no one will like. :lmao:
The chalk artists were really great! All of the artists were awesome- it was so much fun to see all of the different styles of painting, photography, sculpture, & jewelry.
This was the first time I went to AK during sunset. I forgot to mention that I rode Expedition Everest at night- 5 times in a row!!!! That was just awesome. The view from that first hill on EE right after sunset is SO pretty!

PhoenixStrength
12-27-2011, 11:17 AM
The EE pictures are great! I've never been there when it was open that late, so I haven't seen that view of it before.

Personally I love the spider pictures! The first one looks a lot like a Golden Orb Spider, though I'm not sure if they are in Florida.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:21 AM
I was at Epcot specifically to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Eat to the Beat concert series, but I saw quite a bit before I got in line for the show.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5226.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5228.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5232.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5233.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5234.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5235.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5236.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5237.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5239.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5240.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5241.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5242.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5243.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5244.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5245.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5246.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5249.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5250.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5251.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5252.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5253.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5254.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5255.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5256.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:23 AM
The EE pictures are great! I've never been there when it was open that late, so I haven't seen that view of it before.

Personally I love the spider pictures! The first one looks a lot like a Golden Orb Spider, though I'm not sure if they are in Florida.

Thank you! EE was sooo cool at night. I loved it!
I was looking in my insect book to try to figure out what that spider is, but I couldn't find it. I was thinking of sending it to whatsthatbug.com, but I bug them way too much! :rotfl:

KatMark
12-27-2011, 11:25 AM
You are just an updating machine today.

Your pictures of AK during the late afternoon/evening are terrific. I have NEVER been at the AK at night so enjoyed seeing them.

I have never seen spiders like the two you posted pictures of. It's a good thing as I am deathly afraid of spiders...but in photos they are beautiful.

Sorry about the drunk at the Rose&Crown. :headache:

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:28 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5257.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5259.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5260.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5262.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5263.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5264.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5265.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5266.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5267.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5268.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5270.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5271.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5273.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5274.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5275.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5276.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5277.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5278.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5279.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5280.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5281.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5282.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5283.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5284.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:32 AM
You are just an updating machine today.

Your pictures of AK during the late afternoon/evening are terrific. I have NEVER been at the AK at night so enjoyed seeing them.

I have never seen spiders like the two you posted pictures of. It's a good thing as I am deathly afraid of spiders...but in photos they are beautiful.

Sorry about the drunk at the Rose&Crown. :headache:

Thank you! AK was so pretty at night- I loved it.
I don't know why I am on such an updating kick today.
If you are afraid of spiders, DO NOT walk near the trees on the path from Beach Club to the International Gateway at Epcot. There are big orb webs between the trees & each web has its own spider.
I find that as I get older, I have less of a tolerance for obnoxious drinkers. I'm getting cranky, I guess. :rotfl:

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:37 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5285.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5286.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5288.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5292.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5293.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5294.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5295.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5296.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5297.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5298.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5299.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5300.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5303.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5304.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5305.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5306.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5311.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5312.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5313.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5314.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5319.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5322.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5326.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5332.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5334.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:41 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5337.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5338.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5339.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5340.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5341.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5343.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5344.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5345.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5346.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5347.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5349.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5350.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5351.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5352.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5353.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5354.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5355.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5356.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5357.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5358.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5360.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5361.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5364.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5367.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5368.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:49 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5369.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5371.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5378.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5379.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5381.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5384.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5387.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5389.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5391.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5397.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5398.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5399.jpg

I decided it was time to get in line for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. It was an hour before the show & a lot of people were lined up already. They let us sit down about 20 minutes before the show. I was lucky enough to sit in the front row, so I was happy. I am going to bore you guys to death with the next set of photos...sorry!

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5401.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5402.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5403.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5404.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5405.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5411.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5412.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5419.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5420.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5421.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5425.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5428.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5430.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 11:54 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5431.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5433.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5435.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5437.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5438.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5444.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5445.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5446.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5449.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5450.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5459.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5460.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5465.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5468.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5469.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5470.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5473.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5486.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5487.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5489.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5493.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5497.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5502.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5509.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5514.jpg

Continued in next post....

mickeystoontown
12-27-2011, 11:54 AM
Man you are one updating girl today and I love it! Too bad you had to encounter a dumb drunk while at Rose & Crown but at least you were able to make the best of it despite him.

I, personally, think the spider pictures are cool. We used to have humongous garden spiders in our front yard when I was a kid. We'd catch bugs to throw in the webs so we could watch the spider roll them up. Sick I know!

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 12:00 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5528.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5529.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5534.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5537.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5546.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5549.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5552.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5553.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5554.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5555.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5561.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5565.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5568.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5571.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5578.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5580.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5582.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5583.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5594.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5597.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5607.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5613.jpg

This seems like a good place to stop for the day. The next update will be the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights & EMH at DHS. I hope you all have a great day!

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 12:03 PM
Man you are one updating girl today and I love it! Too bad you had to encounter a dumb drunk while at Rose & Crown but at least you were able to make the best of it despite him.

I, personally, think the spider pictures are cool. We used to have humongous garden spiders in our front yard when I was a kid. We'd catch bugs to throw in the webs so we could watch the spider roll them up. Sick I know!

I'm an updatin' fool today!!! :lmao:
I forgot to mention another obnoxious drunken goof that I saw as I entered epcot that night. He was asking everyone what college basketball team they liked. :rolleyes:

That's cool about the garden spiders!! I wonder if they have any bug preferences as to what they eat. I wish they would eat mosquitoes & ticks. I HATE ticks.

PhoenixStrength
12-27-2011, 12:07 PM
Lisa is right, you are an updating fool, and I love it too! Can I ask what kind of camera you have? You may have said it before, but I don't remember. And yeah for seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and being in the front row! When I was at Epcot last year the only one I remember was there the day I was was Jon Secada :laughing: I did kinda hear him while I was in The American Adventure, but I didn't go in to se him, I was too busy exploring WS.

KatMark
12-27-2011, 12:30 PM
Glad you got to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and a front row seat to boot...with great pictures.

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 12:33 PM
Lisa is right, you are an updating fool, and I love it too! Can I ask what kind of camera you have? You may have said it before, but I don't remember. And yeah for seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and being in the front row! When I was at Epcot last year the only one I remember was there the day I was was Jon Secada :laughing: I did kinda hear him while I was in The American Adventure, but I didn't go in to se him, I was too busy exploring WS.

Thanks! I have a Canon Rebel T1i & I have 4 different lenses that I use with it. The zoom lens is a Tamron. I got a really good deal on Amazon earlier this year for the camera, 4 lenses, filters, an extra battery, an sd card, a case, and a tripod. I looked at it weekly for 2 years before I bought it.

:rotfl: The other person that I saw that week at the America Gardens Theater was Richard Marx...I only walked by. I didn't stop. :rolleyes:

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 12:35 PM
Glad you got to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and a front row seat to boot...with great pictures.

Thanks!! That was pretty awesome. They played at least 6 songs- I think more, though. I will have to get out my notes from that day. Right now I can't even remember where I ate that day!

KatMark
12-27-2011, 12:37 PM
Thanks!! That was pretty awesome. They played at least 6 songs- I think more, though. I will have to get out my notes from that day. Right now I can't even remember where I ate that day!

Phew....I saw you post again and I thought she's done another update. :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Luckily, I sneaked in one of my own updates in between all of yours. ;)

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 01:18 PM
Phew....I saw you post again and I thought she's done another update. :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Luckily, I sneaked in one of my own updates in between all of yours. ;)

:lmao: :lmao: I think I'm all update-d out today! :rotfl2: I did finally catch up on subscribed threads. I love your photos from Marco Island. They make me want to go there!

bigsis1970
12-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the warning about the spiders - HATE them, omg i get the willies just thinking about them.. PS love all the other pics!! Yay for the front row seats!

aprilisis
12-27-2011, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the warning about the spiders - HATE them, omg i get the willies just thinking about them.. PS love all the other pics!! Yay for the front row seats!

Thanks!! I know some people can't even look at spiders, so I had to throw that warning in there! :)

407-W-DISNEY
12-28-2011, 08:49 PM
Hi April,
Awesome pics....as always!!

Do you find it awkard switching lenses? I would love to upgrade our point and shoot...
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy must have been awesome! Good for you for scoring the front row! When we saw Taylor Dayne and 38 Special we also scored the front row! makes for a great concert to see everyone's facial expressions!

Richard Marx...he was my first concert! I actually saw him in Worcester Centrum..when it was the Centrum...gee maybe 1986 or so...it was valentine's day and I went with 3 of my friends....not really fun since the rest of the crowd was couples...:rotfl2:

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Santa was good to you!
p.s. I hate snakes....so if you have any pics of snakes any and all warnings would be appreciated!!!

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 07:32 AM
Hi April,
Awesome pics....as always!!

Do you find it awkard switching lenses? I would love to upgrade our point and shoot...
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy must have been awesome! Good for you for scoring the front row! When we saw Taylor Dayne and 38 Special we also scored the front row! makes for a great concert to see everyone's facial expressions!

Richard Marx...he was my first concert! I actually saw him in Worcester Centrum..when it was the Centrum...gee maybe 1986 or so...it was valentine's day and I went with 3 of my friends....not really fun since the rest of the crowd was couples...:rotfl2:

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Santa was good to you!
p.s. I hate snakes....so if you have any pics of snakes any and all warnings would be appreciated!!!


Thanks! For this trip, I changed lenses in the room because I didn't want to carry around my backpack full of lenses. I have a case that fits just the camera & whatever lens is attached, so I used that.
WOW- Richard Marx at the Centrum!!! I think my first concert at the centrum was the Monkees reunion tour. :rotfl:
I hope YOU had a merry Christmas, too! Mine was nice- everyone got along & everything went smoothly.
I don't think I have any photos of snakes, so don't worry. Is it just snakes, or do lizards freak you out, too??

Grumpy's Wife
12-29-2011, 08:37 AM
What a great first day. Love all your pictures too.

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 09:54 AM
What a great first day. Love all your pictures too.

Thanks!! This was definitely one of the best trips I have ever taken.

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 12:00 PM
When I last left off, I had just seen Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Epcot. I left the park, made a quick stop at my room, then waited for the boat to DHS for EMH. Since we are the last stop before DHS, I had to wait through THREE boats before there was room on the boat. When I did finally get over to DHS, it didn't seem that crowded. I knew that I wanted to get over to see the Osborne lights, but the cast members were forcing people to get there a certain way. Once I finally got there, I took a zillion photos. I love the Osborne Lights because I love to watch people's reaction to them. Most of the crowd walks around looking up with their jaws dropped. It's great.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5620.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5621.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5622.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5623.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5624.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5625.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5626.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5627.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5628.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5629.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5630.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5631.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5634.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5635.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5636.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5637.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5638.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5639.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5640.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5641.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5642.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5643.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5646.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5647.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5648.jpg

Continued in next post......

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 12:02 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5649.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5650.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5651.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5652.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5654.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5655.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5656.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5657.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5658.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5659.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5660.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5661.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5663.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5664.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5665.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5666.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5667.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5668.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5669.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5670.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5671.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5672.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5673.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5675.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5676.jpg

Continued in next post....

mickeystoontown
12-29-2011, 12:38 PM
I am looking at your pictures of the Osbourne Lights and my jaw is dropped open. I can just imagine what I'd look like if I were actually there.:lmao:

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 01:06 PM
I am looking at your pictures of the Osbourne Lights and my jaw is dropped open. I can just imagine what I'd look like if I were actually there.:lmao:

It's really, really awesome. When the lights flash to the music, it is amazing. It also "snows". You have to see it someday! I think I took 20% of the photos just of the lights!! :rotfl:

PhoenixStrength
12-29-2011, 01:07 PM
I love your Osborne pictures! It was probably my favorite part of my vacation last year, in terms of decorations. It was even more amazing in person then I thought it would be.

Lisa, you should definitely go at some point and see them, they are amazing! :lovestruc

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 01:10 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5677.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5681.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5682.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5683.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5684.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5685.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5686.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5687.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5688.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5689.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5691.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5692.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5693.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5694.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5695.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5696.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5697.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5698.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5699.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5700.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5702.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5704.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5705.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5706.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5707.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 01:11 PM
I love your Osborne pictures! It was probably my favorite part of my vacation last year, in terms of decorations. It was even more amazing in person then I thought it would be.

Lisa, you should definitely go at some point and see them, they are amazing! :lovestruc

Thanks!! It is one of my favorites, too. I wish I could go every year!

KatMark
12-29-2011, 01:19 PM
WOW! That is reason enough to go during the holiday season and I hope to one day be able to do just that.

April, thanks for sharing the great pictures.

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 01:19 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5708.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5709.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5710.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5711.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5712.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5713.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5714.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5716.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5717.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5718.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5725.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5726.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5727.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5728.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5729.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5730.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5731.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5732.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5733.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5735.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5736.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5737.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5738.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5739.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5740.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 01:21 PM
WOW! That is reason enough to go during the holiday season and I hope to one day be able to do just that.

April, thanks for sharing the great pictures.

Thanks!!! I would recommend the Osborne family lights to everyone. It's literally impossible to NOT be happy around all of that holiday cheer!! :rotfl:

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 01:23 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5743.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5744.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5746.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5747.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5748.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5750.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5752.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5753.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5754.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5757.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5758.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5760.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5762.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5763.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5764.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5765.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5766.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5770.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5774.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5775.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5778.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5779.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5780.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5781.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5782.jpg

Continued in next post....

Chaitali
12-29-2011, 01:47 PM
Wow, I love the Osborne light photos! I thought the Halloween decorations were cool but those are just on another level. I'll have to go back at Christmas time at some point.

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 02:04 PM
Wow, I love the Osborne light photos! I thought the Halloween decorations were cool but those are just on another level. I'll have to go back at Christmas time at some point.

Thanks! You definitely should go & see the Osborne lights at least once. It really is one of the coolest things I've seen at WDW.

KatMark
12-29-2011, 02:32 PM
S p e c t a c u l a r!!!!!!

aprilisis
12-29-2011, 02:58 PM
S p e c t a c u l a r!!!!!!

Thanks!! :goodvibes

Grumpy's Wife
12-29-2011, 06:39 PM
You did an awesome job capturing the Osborne Lights. If any of your readers has never been there to see them in person you are definitely giving them a great gift here. Beautiful!

407-W-DISNEY
01-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Happy New Year!!!!
Wishing you all the best in 2012.
What did you to ring in the New Year? We went into Boston and saw Comedian John Pinette at the Wilbur....we love him, and think he is sooo funny.


Love the pics of the Osborne Lights...we saw then in 2001....these pics bring back great memories....I need to go back to Disney during Christmas again!!

Lizards are fine! Snakes are the only thing I need a warning on....LOL

aprilisis
01-03-2012, 11:45 AM
You did an awesome job capturing the Osborne Lights. If any of your readers has never been there to see them in person you are definitely giving them a great gift here. Beautiful!

Thanks!! The photos don't do the lights justice, either- they are so awesome in person.

Happy New Year!!!!
Wishing you all the best in 2012.
What did you to ring in the New Year? We went into Boston and saw Comedian John Pinette at the Wilbur....we love him, and think he is sooo funny.


Love the pics of the Osborne Lights...we saw then in 2001....these pics bring back great memories....I need to go back to Disney during Christmas again!!

Lizards are fine! Snakes are the only thing I need a warning on....LOL

Thanks! Happy New Year to you, too! Sounds like you had fun! We didn't do anything for New Years because John falls asleep at 9pm. (He gets up for work at 3:30am) :rotfl: I didn't even see the ball drop! But I watched a UFC fight on Pay Per View on the 30th. I enjoyed every second of that!

aprilisis
01-03-2012, 11:48 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5783.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5784.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5785.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5786.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5787.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5789.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5790.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5791.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5793.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5794.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5797.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5798.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5800.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5801.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5804.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5805.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5806.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5809.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5811.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5812.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5813.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5815.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5816.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5817.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5818.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
01-03-2012, 11:49 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5822.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5823.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5824.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5825.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5826.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5827.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5833.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5835.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5836.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5840.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5841.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5842.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5843.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5844.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5845.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5846.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5848.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5849.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5850.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5858.jpg

After the lights, I moved on to Star Tours & just kind of wandered for a bit...
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5861.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5862.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5865.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5866.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5867.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
01-03-2012, 11:51 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5868.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5869.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5870.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5871.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5872.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5873.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5874.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5875.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5876.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5879.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5880.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5881.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5882.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5887.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5891.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5895.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5897.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5898.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5900.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5901.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5902.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5904.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5905.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5907.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5908.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
01-03-2012, 11:53 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5909.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5910.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5911.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5913.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5914.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5916.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5920.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5921.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5922.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5923.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5927.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5928.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5929.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Disney%20November%202011/IMG_5930.jpg

Well, that's it for photos. I'm going to review my notes & post some final thoughts soon.

PhoenixStrength
01-03-2012, 12:00 PM
Love all the Osborne pictures! They make me wish I was going back this November instead of 2013! :goodvibes

natebenma
01-04-2012, 09:18 AM
Sorry I got so behind on commenting on your report.

What great pictures of the Festival of the Masters! I didn't even know what that was. Amazing talents. Some of those pictures were so realistic!

I especially loved the Peace Sign wreath made out of Toy Soldiers and the Cheetah. It was nice seeing the progress from day to day on some of the works.

Too bad MVMCP was so crowded that it impacted your enjoyment. Your parade pictures were fantastic though. Where were you watching from? The night time pictures at MK are absolutely gorgeous. This past summer was the first time we have been to the MK after dark. There is definitely a different vibe.

The Haunted Mansion photos are super! I have so much trouble in there. I turn off the flash on my point and shoot and I have yet to get something I am happy with.

I liked the way you photographed the fireworks- the closeup views of just the fireworks instead of with the castle background. Really nice perspective.

I have a question about the castle. So, does the lighting go back and forth between the different colors and the "frosting" effect?

The pictures of Everest at sunset are stunning! Such beautiful colors. We have never been to AK at night!

Thanks for the photos of the spiders between BC and EPCOT. They are beautiful! I'm totally going to have to look to see if they are there on my next visit. Whenever that is.

I'm impressed with your assortment of photos at EPCOT. I can definitely see how you got much more detailed photos on your solo trip than you would have if you were with others. The lantern at Morocco. The greenhouse at the train set in Germany. The flora and fauna and fishes from Living with the Land and The Living Seas.

And finally- The Osborne Lights. There are no words to describe how spectacular those pictures are. So...

















.

Chaitali
01-10-2012, 07:21 PM
I'm sad to see that the report is almost at an end. I've loved seeing your photos. I've finally gotten myself in gear and started a trip report for my October trip with my brother and parents. Only a couple months late :) The link is in my signature.

aprilisis
01-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Love all the Osborne pictures! They make me wish I was going back this November instead of 2013! :goodvibes

Thanks! I loved November- the weather was perfect & the crowds were pretty low.

Sorry I got so behind on commenting on your report.

What great pictures of the Festival of the Masters! I didn't even know what that was. Amazing talents. Some of those pictures were so realistic!

I especially loved the Peace Sign wreath made out of Toy Soldiers and the Cheetah. It was nice seeing the progress from day to day on some of the works.

Too bad MVMCP was so crowded that it impacted your enjoyment. Your parade pictures were fantastic though. Where were you watching from? The night time pictures at MK are absolutely gorgeous. This past summer was the first time we have been to the MK after dark. There is definitely a different vibe.

The Haunted Mansion photos are super! I have so much trouble in there. I turn off the flash on my point and shoot and I have yet to get something I am happy with.

I liked the way you photographed the fireworks- the closeup views of just the fireworks instead of with the castle background. Really nice perspective.

I have a question about the castle. So, does the lighting go back and forth between the different colors and the "frosting" effect?

The pictures of Everest at sunset are stunning! Such beautiful colors. We have never been to AK at night!

Thanks for the photos of the spiders between BC and EPCOT. They are beautiful! I'm totally going to have to look to see if they are there on my next visit. Whenever that is.

I'm impressed with your assortment of photos at EPCOT. I can definitely see how you got much more detailed photos on your solo trip than you would have if you were with others. The lantern at Morocco. The greenhouse at the train set in Germany. The flora and fauna and fishes from Living with the Land and The Living Seas.

And finally- The Osborne Lights. There are no words to describe how spectacular those pictures are. So...


.

Wow- thanks!! Festival of the Masters was so cool. I just wish I had a ton of money so I could have bought something. Not that everything was expensive, but I didn't want to spend anything because I had just bought my car. I loved that peace sign made of the toy soldiers, too- I thought it was clever.
I think the MK parade photos were of the parade at the end of the "regular" MK hours. I saw that right as I was walking down Main Street. The few photos I got of Santa in the Christmas parade were taken from the bridge at Splash Mountain. The fireworks photos are of just the fireworks, because all I had with me that night was my 50mm lens. :lmao: So, totally not on purpose! I think the castle usually stays on just the frosting effect. I think the different colors were after a show at the stage in front of the castle.
I think you will be the only person to thank me for the spider photos! :rotfl:
I only got a couple of photos in HM. It is impossible to shoot my favorite part (the ballroom dancing ghosts)- or impossible for ME to shoot that part of the ride. I have tried so many times.
AK at night was awesome. I can't tell you how cool it was to ride EE 5 times in a row- first, watching the sun set, then when it was dark & all of the lights at the park were on. It was a pretty dark park at night.
The Osborne lights are my favorite. You have to see them at least once!

I'm sad to see that the report is almost at an end. I've loved seeing your photos. I've finally gotten myself in gear and started a trip report for my October trip with my brother and parents. Only a couple months late :) The link is in my signature.

Thanks!! I'm definitely subscribing to your TR!! I can't wait to read about your trip.

aprilisis
01-11-2012, 12:33 PM
Sorry for the lack of an update. I have been hit hard by the winter blues this year & have been completely unmotivated. I promise I'll get something together by the end of the week. :)

mickeystoontown
01-11-2012, 01:59 PM
Sorry for the lack of an update. I have been hit hard by the winter blues this year & have been completely unmotivated. I promise I'll get something together by the end of the week. :)

I almost sent you a p.m. yesterday to check on you but then it got busy at the office and I never got the chance. I hope that you can shake the Winter blues away soon. It rained for three days straight here and I was about to go nuts to get out of the house.

aprilisis
01-12-2012, 08:26 AM
I almost sent you a p.m. yesterday to check on you but then it got busy at the office and I never got the chance. I hope that you can shake the Winter blues away soon. It rained for three days straight here and I was about to go nuts to get out of the house.

Thanks. Today didn't help my mood at all. We had about 3 &1/2 inches of snow on the ground & all of the roads were completely untreated. It doubled my commute to 2 hours.:headache: It was good that about 2/3 of the way through my commute that it was raining instead of snowing, though. I think it is supposed to warm to about 40, then drop waaaay down. Sunday's high temp is 17.

mickeystoontown
01-12-2012, 09:02 AM
Thanks. Today didn't help my mood at all. We had about 3 &1/2 inches of snow on the ground & all of the roads were completely untreated. It doubled my commute to 2 hours.:headache: It was good that about 2/3 of the way through my commute that it was raining instead of snowing, though. I think it is supposed to warm to about 40, then drop waaaay down. Sunday's high temp is 17.

And to think that I was complaining about our low being in the 20s tonight. I don't see how you get out of the house with the high being 17.

solana131
01-12-2012, 03:09 PM
Thanks. Today didn't help my mood at all. We had about 3 &1/2 inches of snow on the ground & all of the roads were completely untreated. It doubled my commute to 2 hours.:headache: It was good that about 2/3 of the way through my commute that it was raining instead of snowing, though. I think it is supposed to warm to about 40, then drop waaaay down. Sunday's high temp is 17.

Lucky you, you got some rain out of this? It started snowing here around 6am and it hasn't let up since. We have about 8 inches already. I thought it would let up by now. Luckily my boss is flexible enough that I got to stay home today :) I guess winter is finally here in ME. We didn't have anything on the ground before this. It is supposed to be super cold up here Sat/Sun. I think they said the lows Sat night are -10/-5 and Sunday highs are 8/10. Lovely. Time to move to FL!

Cheer up, it will be spring before you know it! Then comes the mud and black flies ;)

KatMark
01-12-2012, 03:23 PM
Oh good....I wasn't too far behind.

Your pictures of the Osborne Lights and up and down the streets in the Studios are terrific. It just makes me want to go all the more at Christmas time.

We are supposed to get up to 8 inches of snow by tomorrow morning (with the possiblity of more). We can't complain too much because we have not had any snow up until this point which is so rare for us. That being said, I can't wait to leave 2 weeks from today.

407-W-DISNEY
01-12-2012, 05:58 PM
Hi April,
Sorry for your down mood :mad:
A 2 hour commute stinks....BIG time!

We lucked out up here on the North Shore with rain....but, HEAVY rain
Some local flooding, but not too bad

:hug:

meggiebeth
01-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Great updates. The Osborne Lights look amazing. I have always wanted to experience them... your photos of them are great. :)

natebenma
01-15-2012, 03:49 PM
I hope you are having a good weekend. If you are a Patriots fan, things are good. I was at a community Christmas tree bonfire yesterday afternoon. BRRRR!!! Still thawing out, I think. Wishing warmer weather your way!

aprilisis
01-20-2012, 07:43 AM
And to think that I was complaining about our low being in the 20s tonight. I don't see how you get out of the house with the high being 17.

You CAN complain about the 20's!! That is darn cold! So far our winter hasn't been too bad. We've gotten 2 storms with 3 inches of snow each, then last night we got about 2 inches of snow. I think tomorrow we may get another 3 inches.

Lucky you, you got some rain out of this? It started snowing here around 6am and it hasn't let up since. We have about 8 inches already. I thought it would let up by now. Luckily my boss is flexible enough that I got to stay home today :) I guess winter is finally here in ME. We didn't have anything on the ground before this. It is supposed to be super cold up here Sat/Sun. I think they said the lows Sat night are -10/-5 and Sunday highs are 8/10. Lovely. Time to move to FL!

Cheer up, it will be spring before you know it! Then comes the mud and black flies ;)

Oh, my- you're in Maine?!?!? That means you must have 12 feet of snow already. Where in Maine are you? I want to move to FL too & our winter hasn't even been that bad this year! :rotfl:

Oh good....I wasn't too far behind.

Your pictures of the Osborne Lights and up and down the streets in the Studios are terrific. It just makes me want to go all the more at Christmas time.

We are supposed to get up to 8 inches of snow by tomorrow morning (with the possiblity of more). We can't complain too much because we have not had any snow up until this point which is so rare for us. That being said, I can't wait to leave 2 weeks from today.

Thanks! Did you end up getting 8 inches of snow?? I bet you're anxioous to get to WDW!

Hi April,
Sorry for your down mood :mad:
A 2 hour commute stinks....BIG time!

We lucked out up here on the North Shore with rain....but, HEAVY rain
Some local flooding, but not too bad

:hug:

How did you do with this latest storm?? I hear the one tomorrow will be worst south of the Pike, so we are both safe.

Great updates. The Osborne Lights look amazing. I have always wanted to experience them... your photos of them are great. :)

Thanks! You should definitely see them in person if you can!

I hope you are having a good weekend. If you are a Patriots fan, things are good. I was at a community Christmas tree bonfire yesterday afternoon. BRRRR!!! Still thawing out, I think. Wishing warmer weather your way!

Thanks! How much snow did you get with this last storm?? Do you think the Pats will make it to the Superbowl this year?

natebenma
01-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Thanks! How much snow did you get with this last storm?? Do you think the Pats will make it to the Superbowl this year?

So far, so good this winter! We got about an inch earlier this week and maybe 2 inches last night. Hopefully not too much tomorrow.

Yes, I do think the Pats will make it into the Superbowl. My husband, oldest son and I all love football and the Patriots. Nate is obsessed. Like he watches the NFL channel constantly. And asked for mostly football attire for Christmas (some, but not all Patriots).

GO PATS!!!

solana131
01-20-2012, 11:46 AM
Oh, my- you're in Maine?!?!? That means you must have 12 feet of snow already. Where in Maine are you? I want to move to FL too & our winter hasn't even been that bad this year!

We are in Southwestern ME in a small town right along the NH border. Cornish, ME is great if you like antiques or pizza places, but not much else :)
We have had a very mild winter. We got a foot of snow on Halloween and a foot on Thanksgiving, then nothing until this last one. Then a little last night again. But its hard to complain. I just don't ski or snowmobile, so I hate winters these days. I feel like an old person wanting to move south. But really, yes its hot down there, but we get 100 degrees and humid here in the summers now. Whats the difference? At least down there you have nice winters :) And Mickey is right next door! Ahhh....a girl can dream, right?

407-W-DISNEY
01-20-2012, 01:51 PM
HI April,
Not much snow here this AM...its all gone now.

I hope the storm misses us tomorrow...although, I would rather have a weekend storm then a weekday storm...
I am sitting here at work trying to think of what I have for food at home, I sooo don't want to go to the Grocery store as EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE will be there...are the stores near you like that when a storm is coming...even if its not going to be a big storm...

racefanof88
01-28-2012, 07:07 PM
How in the world am I just getting in on page 12???? WOW.........I am such a bad dis friend :sad2:.

aprilisis
01-29-2012, 09:12 AM
So far, so good this winter! We got about an inch earlier this week and maybe 2 inches last night. Hopefully not too much tomorrow.

Yes, I do think the Pats will make it into the Superbowl. My husband, oldest son and I all love football and the Patriots. Nate is obsessed. Like he watches the NFL channel constantly. And asked for mostly football attire for Christmas (some, but not all Patriots).

GO PATS!!!

I bet you guys are psyched now! The Pats made it! :woohoo:
Almost all of the now on the ground has melted here, but we are supposed to get more tonight. Still- I can't complain! This time last year, we had 4 feet of snow on our front lawn that didn't melt until March!!

We are in Southwestern ME in a small town right along the NH border. Cornish, ME is great if you like antiques or pizza places, but not much else :)
We have had a very mild winter. We got a foot of snow on Halloween and a foot on Thanksgiving, then nothing until this last one. Then a little last night again. But its hard to complain. I just don't ski or snowmobile, so I hate winters these days. I feel like an old person wanting to move south. But really, yes its hot down there, but we get 100 degrees and humid here in the summers now. Whats the difference? At least down there you have nice winters :) And Mickey is right next door! Ahhh....a girl can dream, right?

I'm right there with you. I would LOVE to be in a warmer climate! Hmmm...only 27 years until I can retire.:sad2:

HI April,
Not much snow here this AM...its all gone now.

I hope the storm misses us tomorrow...although, I would rather have a weekend storm then a weekday storm...
I am sitting here at work trying to think of what I have for food at home, I sooo don't want to go to the Grocery store as EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE will be there...are the stores near you like that when a storm is coming...even if its not going to be a big storm...

Ugh- I HATE that everyone rushes the stores if they predict an inch of snow!!! I meant to ask- did you upload any of the photos from your trip?

How in the world am I just getting in on page 12???? WOW.........I am such a bad dis friend :sad2:.

You are NOT a bad dis friend!! I completely understand. I, myself, have been away from the boards lately because of life getting in the way. :)

aprilisis
01-29-2012, 09:23 AM
After looking through my notes, I saw that I didn't miss anything. I do have some fun numbers for you, though. I took a pedometer with me for this trip- here are the numbers:
Day 1: 17,245 steps, 5.17 miles
Day 2: 21,783 steps, 6.53 miles
Day 3: 13,452 steps, 4.03 miles
Day 4: 17,354 steps, 5.2 miles
Day 5: 12,099 steps, 3.62 miles
Day 6: 18,619 steps, 5.58 miles

I think I may not have used it ALL day on some of the days, but I thought it was interesting. I also uploaded 2 photos from my phone. One of the floral arrangements on the Concierge floor:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/floral.jpg

The other is of one of the "lightboxes"- this was the souvenir that I had mentioned that I wish I bought in May. I love it.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/lightbox.jpg

I guess that's it. I have no trips planned this year except to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. I'm not sure where to post non-Disney trip reports, but I may post one if I can. Thanks for reading along!

407-W-DISNEY
01-29-2012, 02:38 PM
Hi April,
Nice to see a post from you!
Sorry life has gotten in the way...don't worry, your fans are here!
Vegas will be awesome!

We are lucky, no snow here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah! I have a feeling Feb and March will be payback...

I didn't even think of posting the pics...I have a photobucket account (I think) let me check it out!

407-W-DISNEY
02-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Hi!
Hope all is well.
Forgot to mention...you logged some miles! That's awesome...
I had a pedometer, but it never really seemed to work right...I would love to invest in a really good one...its definitely a motivator!

natebenma
02-02-2012, 09:56 PM
You walked over 30 miles!!!

I think it is ok if you post your Vegas trip report here. I have posted mini reports from trips to Mexico and Washington DC, within my TR and I have seen others do it, too.

aprilisis
02-07-2012, 07:28 AM
Hi April,
Nice to see a post from you!
Sorry life has gotten in the way...don't worry, your fans are here!
Vegas will be awesome!

We are lucky, no snow here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah! I have a feeling Feb and March will be payback...

I didn't even think of posting the pics...I have a photobucket account (I think) let me check it out!

Stiil no snow...BEST.WINTER.EVER!!! Plans have changed for the year...I can start a new WDW PTR & post a Vegas mini-TR there!

Hi!
Hope all is well.
Forgot to mention...you logged some miles! That's awesome...
I had a pedometer, but it never really seemed to work right...I would love to invest in a really good one...its definitely a motivator!

I have been slacking lately as far as excercise. I have to finally get off of my behind & get really motivated now. I have a beach vacation coming up this summer & there is NO WAY in heck that I'm squeezing into a swimsuit as fat as I am right now!

You walked over 30 miles!!!

I think it is ok if you post your Vegas trip report here. I have posted mini reports from trips to Mexico and Washington DC, within my TR and I have seen others do it, too.

I am going to start a PTR soon & I think I will post the mini-TR for Vegas there.
I wish I saw your Mexico & DC TRs!!!

aprilisis
02-07-2012, 07:37 AM
Sorry I have been away so much, but I have had 3 colds this winter despite the good weather we have had. I have a little news to report...my year of NO vacations is quickly becoming my year of a lot of vacations!! I'm going to Vegas from February 16-20. I figured there was no way I could afford to go to WDW with my new car payment- until I discovered that I can do a short stay at a moderate as long as I could find cheap air. Thanks to Southwest's cheap air & the expertise of my Disney travel agent (e-mail me for info), I'm going in May!!! I'll be staying at POR from May 11-15. :woohoo: THEN, due to unbelieveably low airfare, I was FINALLY able to book the beach vacation John has been asking me for since we met. We're staying in Islamorada from July 16-20. I am hoping we get to go to Dry Tortugas National Park, too. I'll start a PTR soon & post my Vegas photos there.

natebenma
02-07-2012, 07:54 AM
Stiil no snow...BEST.WINTER.EVER!!!


I TOTALLY AGREE!!! Well, except for the Football Game Which Must Not Be Named (Part II)

Plans have changed for the year...I can start a new WDW PTR & post a Vegas mini-TR there!

I am going to start a PTR soon & I think I will post the mini-TR for Vegas there.
I wish I saw your Mexico & DC TRs!!!

That is so exciting!!! Can't wait to read your reports and see the amazing pictures.

2012 is the year of travel for me, too:

In early March, my husband and I are getting away for a few days to Puerto Rico to celebrate our 25th anniversary (last July). This is our first time away without the kids since they were born

In April, the four of us are going to Atlantis

In June I go on my son's 8th grade graduation trip to Disney

My DH pointed out that I am the only one in the family going on all 3 trips!

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

My mini TRs are in my "3rd Annual "Never" Going to Disney in the Summer Again" TR- I have a Table of Contents with links if you want to check it out. I accidentally "closed" the TR, so you can read but you can't actually comment there. :headache:

The DC post doesn't have any pictures, but the February 2011 Barcelo (Riviera Maya) TR posts have plenty of photos.


Sorry I have been away so much, but I have had 3 colds this winter despite the good weather we have had. I have a little news to report...my year of NO vacations is quickly becoming my year of a lot of vacations!! I'm going to Vegas from February 16-20. I figured there was no way I could afford to go to WDW with my new car payment- until I discovered that I can do a short stay at a moderate as long as I could find cheap air. Thanks to Southwest's cheap air & the expertise of my Disney travel agent (e-mail me for info), I'm going in May!!! I'll be staying at POR from May 11-15. :woohoo: THEN, due to unbelieveably low airfare, I was FINALLY able to book the beach vacation John has been asking me for since we met. We're staying in Islamorada from July 16-20. I am hoping we get to go to Dry Tortugas National Park, too. I'll start a PTR soon & post my Vegas photos there.

Sorry about the colds- what a pain!

But hooray for your trip planning!

I would love the info for your Disney travel agent. I have an email address I use for DIS purposes only: beachclubdee@yahoo.com

PhoenixStrength
02-07-2012, 08:45 AM
Sorry I have been away so much, but I have had 3 colds this winter despite the good weather we have had. I have a little news to report...my year of NO vacations is quickly becoming my year of a lot of vacations!! I'm going to Vegas from February 16-20. I figured there was no way I could afford to go to WDW with my new car payment- until I discovered that I can do a short stay at a moderate as long as I could find cheap air. Thanks to Southwest's cheap air & the expertise of my Disney travel agent (e-mail me for info), I'm going in May!!! I'll be staying at POR from May 11-15. :woohoo: THEN, due to unbelieveably low airfare, I was FINALLY able to book the beach vacation John has been asking me for since we met. We're staying in Islamorada from July 16-20. I am hoping we get to go to Dry Tortugas National Park, too. I'll start a PTR soon & post my Vegas photos there.

Yay for several vacations! :banana::cheer2: You will be in Vegas the last part of my WDW trip next week. I'm sure you are excited for that trip! And double yay for a WDW trip, and a beach trip for you and John! I will look for your PTR once you get back from Vegas. :woohoo:

mickeystoontown
02-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Sorry I have been away so much, but I have had 3 colds this winter despite the good weather we have had. I have a little news to report...my year of NO vacations is quickly becoming my year of a lot of vacations!! I'm going to Vegas from February 16-20. I figured there was no way I could afford to go to WDW with my new car payment- until I discovered that I can do a short stay at a moderate as long as I could find cheap air. Thanks to Southwest's cheap air & the expertise of my Disney travel agent (e-mail me for info), I'm going in May!!! I'll be staying at POR from May 11-15. :woohoo: THEN, due to unbelieveably low airfare, I was FINALLY able to book the beach vacation John has been asking me for since we met. We're staying in Islamorada from July 16-20. I am hoping we get to go to Dry Tortugas National Park, too. I'll start a PTR soon & post my Vegas photos there.

I hate to hear that you've been sick.

I saw your ticker over on Kathy's report and I immediately started calculating the date to see if our trips would overlap. Unfortunately, they don't.:sad1:

Please do post a trip report on your Vegas trip. I have never been and would love to hear all about it.

aprilisis
02-07-2012, 12:11 PM
I TOTALLY AGREE!!! Well, except for the Football Game Which Must Not Be Named (Part II)

:headache: UGH. Don't remind me.

That is so exciting!!! Can't wait to read your reports and see the amazing pictures.

2012 is the year of travel for me, too:

In early March, my husband and I are getting away for a few days to Puerto Rico to celebrate our 25th anniversary (last July). This is our first time away without the kids since they were born

In April, the four of us are going to Atlantis

In June I go on my son's 8th grade graduation trip to Disney

My DH pointed out that I am the only one in the family going on all 3 trips!

How awesome!!! I can't wait to see your photos & read all of your reports!!! Puerto Rico & Atlantis are both places I want to go someday.

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

My mini TRs are in my "3rd Annual "Never" Going to Disney in the Summer Again" TR- I have a Table of Contents with links if you want to check it out. I accidentally "closed" the TR, so you can read but you can't actually comment there. :headache:

The DC post doesn't have any pictures, but the February 2011 Barcelo (Riviera Maya) TR posts have plenty of photos.


I'm DEFINITELY going to check that out!!!

Sorry about the colds- what a pain!

But hooray for your trip planning!

Thanks!!!

I would love the info for your Disney travel agent. I have an email address I use for DIS purposes only: beachclubdee@yahoo.com
I will definitely send you an e-mail. They are a free service & will get you great discounts AND book all of your dining for you!


Yay for several vacations! :banana::cheer2: You will be in Vegas the last part of my WDW trip next week. I'm sure you are excited for that trip! And double yay for a WDW trip, and a beach trip for you and John! I will look for your PTR once you get back from Vegas. :woohoo:

I'm SO excited to see your WDW photos when you get back- and to hear all about Wild Africa Trek!!! That is seriously the best thing I have done at WDW.

I hate to hear that you've been sick.

I saw your ticker over on Kathy's report and I immediately started calculating the date to see if our trips would overlap. Unfortunately, they don't.:sad1:

Please do post a trip report on your Vegas trip. I have never been and would love to hear all about it.

I'll post all of the Vegas details & I'm sure a ton of photos when I get home.
I wish our trips would overlap. We should plan a meet someday.
I seriously did really miss reading your report while I was away from the boards. I must have laughed 3 times out loud today- the last time was of the lady with the wedgie in the white shorts. All I could think was "thank goodness I wear long t-shirts while at WDW!!!"

racefanof88
02-08-2012, 11:40 PM
OH I wish you were going to be at Disney when I'm there. I'm glad you are getting to have several vacations this year though, even if our paths won't cross. I can't wait to read your Vegas TR and Disney PTR because your pictures are always so awesome!!

407-W-DISNEY
02-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Happy Valentine's Day April!
I hope you and John have a nice night....I actually made dinner for my husbabd tonight...boy will he be surprised!! LOL
Unfortunately, I'm not much of a cook....I wish I was :(

Your ticker says 2 days till VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aprilisis
02-22-2012, 11:21 AM
OH I wish you were going to be at Disney when I'm there. I'm glad you are getting to have several vacations this year though, even if our paths won't cross. I can't wait to read your Vegas TR and Disney PTR because your pictures are always so awesome!!

Thanks!!! I'm uploading the Vegas photos as we speak. They have been uploading for 3 hours & so far they are only 20% uploaded. :sad2:

Happy Valentine's Day April!
I hope you and John have a nice night....I actually made dinner for my husbabd tonight...boy will he be surprised!! LOL
Unfortunately, I'm not much of a cook....I wish I was :(

Your ticker says 2 days till VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I let John off of the hook for Valentine's Day. He brings me flowers about once a month, so I told him there was no need to do anything special. Besides that- SO much was going on that I didn't want to deal with it. I'm going to post about everything soon.

natebenma
02-23-2012, 07:31 AM
popcorn::

Waiting (patiently) for your Vegas pictures. :goodvibes

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 08:25 AM
I figured I would post my Vegas trip photos here & share my May plans for Disney, too.

The weekend before I left for Vegas, Isis hurt her leg jumping off of my bed. It was at 5:30 in the morning & she was in so much pain that she was shivering. She would try to stand, then fall. I sat down on the floor next to her to keep her still until I could call the vet. At 9:30am, I called the vet & she said to give Isis one of my mom's dog's (Gracie) painkillers. I gave Isis the pill & stayed beside her until the vet could visit at 12:30. By the time the vet got to my house, Isis was walking normally. The pain pill worked, but the vet was still concerned that we keep her from jumping, running, etc. because it could do damage to her leg. So I have had to barricade the stairs and sleep downstairs on a sofa with no cushions (so it is low enough for her to climb up on). If I didn't stay with her, she would try to climb over all of the stuff on the stairs & hurt herself. She always thinks she is missing something, so she wants to know what everyone is doing all of the time. It really stinks because the reality of her age has set in. She is going to be 13 on June 15. It's like all of a sudden she is an old lady. So that is why I have been all discombobulated lately.

I left for Vegas on Thursday, February 16. My flight left Providence at 7:20am- it was a 6 hour & 15 minute flight, but it seemed longer. The flight was packed, too. I would recommend anyone flying over 5 hours to use points to get you a business or first class seat. That flight was brutal in an uncomfortable seat, crammed in next to strangers. The scenery was nice, though:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120216_095932.jpg

By the time I got to Vegas, I was tired & a little crabby. To my surprise, my luggage came right out & the shuttle was waiting for me. I was the third stop for the shuttle. Caesar's Palace Lobby is pretty. I was not happy with the check-in process, though. I waited (I was only third in line) for at least 30 minutes to be helped. It had to be a fluke, though, because all of the other lines were moving along. I finally got checked in and went up to our room. We were in the oldest section of Caesar's- the tv was old & the picture was kind of fuzzy. The view was half obstructed by a wall. Ugh. Silly me for saving $200 by not booking lake view at the Bellagio. With all that said, the room really wasn't bad. It was spotless & the bathroom was pretty nice.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6568.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6559.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6563.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6562.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6561.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6560.jpg

After about half an hour, my friend called me from the lobby, so I went down to meet her. I got her settled in to the room, then we went down to the bar in the lobby to get a snack to hold us over until dinner. I didn't take any photos, but she got a mixed green salad & I got a tomato, basil, & red onion stack with a balsamic reduction. It was awesome. I also downed about 8 glasses of water which totally made me feel better. Some shots of the lobby:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6569.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6570.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6571.jpg

We decided to go over to the Forum Shops. (I don't know if you guys are at all familiar with Vegas, but every hotel has a casino & almost every hotel has a huge indoor themed mall. These places are enormous. I was excited to see they have a 3 floor H & M similar to the one in NYC.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6572.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6573.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6574.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6575.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6576.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6578.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6579.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6580.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6581.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6583.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6584.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6585.jpg

After looking in the shops, we went back to the room to get ready for dinner. This is a good place to stop for now.

PhoenixStrength
02-23-2012, 08:44 AM
I LOVE the pictures! I have only been in Vegas for long enough to use their airport, and one overnight stay that was the worst experience of my life in a hotel (worse than any of the ones to/from Utah last October). But, despite the view, the room looks nice and the hotel pictures are amazing.

mickeystoontown
02-23-2012, 08:56 AM
No wonder you've been worried and off the Dis! Poor Isis and poor you! It's hard when you realize your pets are getting older and can't do all they want to do any more. Our Bella was like that. She wanted to see what everybody was doing and do it along with them.

Wow! That's all I can think of to say about the pictures of Caesar's Palace It's absolutely beautiful! I can just imagine myself walking in, looking up and spinning around in circles like they do in movies. Yep, I'd be country come to town! :laughing:

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 09:23 AM
I LOVE the pictures! I have only been in Vegas for long enough to use their airport, and one overnight stay that was the worst experience of my life in a hotel (worse than any of the ones to/from Utah last October). But, despite the view, the room looks nice and the hotel pictures are amazing.

Thanks! OMG- please, please share your terrible hotel experience!!

No wonder you've been worried and off the Dis! Poor Isis and poor you! It's hard when you realize your pets are getting older and can't do all they want to do any more. Our Bella was like that. She wanted to see what everybody was doing and do it along with them.

Wow! That's all I can think of to say about the pictures of Caesar's Palace It's absolutely beautiful! I can just imagine myself walking in, looking up and spinning around in circles like they do in movies. Yep, I'd be country come to town! :laughing:

Thank you! I have been stressed to say the least. I am SO worried about Isis. She seems to feel fine now, but trying to keep her from jumping & running is nearly impossible. She freaks out every day when John gets to my house. She has him trained- she barks at him until her gives her a treat every day when he gets to my house.
Caesar's is just the tip of the iceberg- wait until you see the rest of the hotels!! There is a new one called the Cosmopolitan that I really want to stay at next time I go to Vegas!

407-W-DISNEY
02-23-2012, 09:58 AM
HI April,
That must not have been a fun flight :(

WOW, so that mall was IN the Hotel????????? and every hotel has a mall like that????? I just might have to plan a trip to Vegas...we don't really gamble so I always thought there would be nothing for me to do there....LOL, guess I was wrong!!

Oh, poor Isis...I'm so sorry....you must have been so scared when she hurt her leg....good thing you had that pain pill! Sick pets are so stressful...
How is she today? maybe get doggie stairs to help her get on and off your bed??

natebenma
02-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Wow!!! Beautiful shopping area. I love the painted ceiling! So pretty.

Sorry to hear about Isis. How long are you supposed to keep her quiet and not jumping/climbing? Indefinitely?

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 11:51 AM
We had dinner scheduled at "Top of the World" (http://www.topoftheworldlv.com/) in the Stratosphere. I knew we needed to take a taxi there & back because North of the Wynn, the neighborhood is lousy- especially at night. It gets dangerous. Top of the World is in the Stratosphere Resort in a structure that looks like the Space Needle in Seattle. The restaurant rotates 360 degrees (slowly, of course) so you get great views while you eat. I ordered a salad, then the veggie entree. The salad was great, but the entree was meh. I have a pet peeve about chefs giving no effort to vegetarian dishes. This was a bunch of veggies on quinoa with balsamic. It sounds good, but the balsamic flavor worked against almost all of the veggies they used in the dish. I swear I would open my own restaurant if I could. Enough complaining...here are some photos:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6586.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6588.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6589.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6590.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6591.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6592.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6593.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6595.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6597.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6598.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6600.jpg

During dinner, I noticed two cables hanging outside the windows...then a person going by the window in a quick downward direction! I guess they have an attraction that allows you to jump 855 feet off of a building (http://www.stratospherehotel.com/Tower/Rides/SkyJump). I like thrill rides, but watching these people was giving me anxiety. NO THANKS. We sat in the lounge for a half hour or so, then went back to Caesar's.

The next day, we got up early-ish to grab our tickets to the Price is Right. We stopped to have breakfast at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon. We ate at the Victorian Cafe (http://www.billslasvegas.com/dining/victorian-room/). I had the breakfast skillet- potatoes, onions, peppers, cheese, and egg. I also had sourdough toast. It was great! I didn't take any photos & I was unable to finish it because the portions were huge!! After breakfast, we went over to grab our tickets for Viva Elvis (the following evening show) at the Aria resort. This is a new resort/casino/mall. It was really a pretty casino to walk through & you could tell how new everything was.

Some photos from the morning:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6601.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6602.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6603.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6604.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6605.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6607.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6608.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6609.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6611.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6613.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6616.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6618.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6619.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6620.jpg

After this, We headed over to Price is Right! I'm going to stop here for now & go grab some lunch!

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 11:57 AM
HI April,
That must not have been a fun flight :(

WOW, so that mall was IN the Hotel????????? and every hotel has a mall like that????? I just might have to plan a trip to Vegas...we don't really gamble so I always thought there would be nothing for me to do there....LOL, guess I was wrong!!

Oh, poor Isis...I'm so sorry....you must have been so scared when she hurt her leg....good thing you had that pain pill! Sick pets are so stressful...
How is she today? maybe get doggie stairs to help her get on and off your bed??

You SO have to go to Vegas!!! There is a ton of stuff to do besides gamble!
Thanks! I was totally freaking out when Isis hurt her leg. I was thinking she might need an operation. So far she seems good, but she is taking the pain pill. I love my vet- she came over, examined Isis, too cells & tested them from a growth she has, AND gave me pills for her- all for $22. I want to get stairs for Isis, but I think she is too much of a freak to use them- she gets weird about stuff like that. But I may just buy them & take the chance.

Wow!!! Beautiful shopping area. I love the painted ceiling! So pretty.

Sorry to hear about Isis. How long are you supposed to keep her quiet and not jumping/climbing? Indefinitely?

Thanks!! Wait until you see the photo of the ceiling in the Venetian! It may not be as good, though, because I took it with my phone.
I'm supposed to keep Isis quiet for 3 weeks (until the vet sees her again), but she has NOT been cooperative. She still wants to run like a puppy. :rolleyes:

PhoenixStrength
02-23-2012, 12:26 PM
A. I forgot to say on my last post that I hope Isis feels better soon! Phoenix fell down the stairs at 8 months and sprained one of his back legs. If you think keeping a 13 year old dog is hard, try restricting an 8 month old puppy for 3 weeks. I had to crate him when I wasn't home so he didn't hurt himself worse :( Anyway, I hope Isis is feeling better soon. And if you get the stairs, make sure whereever you get them from will let you return them if she won't use them, then at least you can get your money back if she refuses, especially since they are expensive!

B. The hotel story: In September 2009 I went to Best Friends with both of my sisters. The closest airport is Las Vegas, which is still a 4 hour drive. When we landed we got our rental and drove straight to Kanab. However, the day before we were supposed to leave we decided to leave then and spend the night in Vegas, versus getting up at 4am so we could make our flight the next morning. My sister Lisa got us a cheap hotel online and made the reservation herself while I was packing. Turns out it was the Hooters hotel, not that I really cared since we planned on getting there, eating dinner and going to bed. It was horrible. The lobby is a mess, the check-in area is one tiny desk in the middle of the casino area, and the elevators were loud and scary. Then came the rooms. Since Lisa paid for them she got herself her own room and my other sister, Heather, and I shared one. The first thing I noticed when we walked in was that there were roaches all in the bathroom, and a can of bug spray on the back of the toilet. Then, I found a blood stain on my comforter. I called down to the desk and was told someone would come up to change out the comforter. This was after I argued with them for a while as they said it had been washed, it was only a stain so it didn't put me at any risk! :scared1: They never showed with a new comforter, despite several calls to the desk. We went somewhere close by for dinner and then came back. The "free" internet they claimed online was $10 a night. Oh, and the rooms all had a "balcony", which was really just a sliding glass door with a 6" ledge that overlooked the pool. It was too tiny to stand on. And, last but not least, the sliding doors had no locks on them! Not even broken locks, the whole piece was removed on my room and Lisa's. They told us it was for security reasons. :mad: Thankfully we were on the 3rd or 4th floor, but I would be terrified being on the ground floor without being able to lock the door to the outside. When we checked out we complained and were given forms to fill out, which we never heard back about. Worst 12 hours in a "hotel" (and I use that term loosely) EVER!

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 03:27 PM
A. I forgot to say on my last post that I hope Isis feels better soon! Phoenix fell down the stairs at 8 months and sprained one of his back legs. If you think keeping a 13 year old dog is hard, try restricting an 8 month old puppy for 3 weeks. I had to crate him when I wasn't home so he didn't hurt himself worse :( Anyway, I hope Isis is feeling better soon. And if you get the stairs, make sure whereever you get them from will let you return them if she won't use them, then at least you can get your money back if she refuses, especially since they are expensive!

B. The hotel story: In September 2009 I went to Best Friends with both of my sisters. The closest airport is Las Vegas, which is still a 4 hour drive. When we landed we got our rental and drove straight to Kanab. However, the day before we were supposed to leave we decided to leave then and spend the night in Vegas, versus getting up at 4am so we could make our flight the next morning. My sister Lisa got us a cheap hotel online and made the reservation herself while I was packing. Turns out it was the Hooters hotel, not that I really cared since we planned on getting there, eating dinner and going to bed. It was horrible. The lobby is a mess, the check-in area is one tiny desk in the middle of the casino area, and the elevators were loud and scary. Then came the rooms. Since Lisa paid for them she got herself her own room and my other sister, Heather, and I shared one. The first thing I noticed when we walked in was that there were roaches all in the bathroom, and a can of bug spray on the back of the toilet. Then, I found a blood stain on my comforter. I called down to the desk and was told someone would come up to change out the comforter. This was after I argued with them for a while as they said it had been washed, it was only a stain so it didn't put me at any risk! :scared1: They never showed with a new comforter, despite several calls to the desk. We went somewhere close by for dinner and then came back. The "free" internet they claimed online was $10 a night. Oh, and the rooms all had a "balcony", which was really just a sliding glass door with a 6" ledge that overlooked the pool. It was too tiny to stand on. And, last but not least, the sliding doors had no locks on them! Not even broken locks, the whole piece was removed on my room and Lisa's. They told us it was for security reasons. :mad: Thankfully we were on the 3rd or 4th floor, but I would be terrified being on the ground floor without being able to lock the door to the outside. When we checked out we complained and were given forms to fill out, which we never heard back about. Worst 12 hours in a "hotel" (and I use that term loosely) EVER!

O.M.G.....You have got me beat for bad hotel stories!!!! Roaches, blood, & no locks?!?!?! Ugh. :sad2: I think I would have completely flipped out. That is repulsive that they think a blood-stained comforter is acceptable.
Poor Phoenix! An injured puppy has to be one of the saddest things on earth!

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Joey Fatone was hosting The Price is Right. We didn't get to participate, but the show lasted 90 minutes & we sat front & center. It was fun to cheer on the people that did make it & we got to chat with a couple from upstate NY who were very nice. Joey Fatone was an awesome host, too!
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120217_125819.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120217_142446.jpg

We stopped in the room, then headed out to see the neon in "old" Vegas. It was really cool to see the lights, but the casinos were a little too dark. We stopped into a buffet- I should have spoken up, but I didn't because I was too tired. It was gross. The place was dark & they literally had 2 things I could eat...mashed potatoes & a taco shell with salsa, cheese & guac. After the crowd outside started to look a little sketchy, we went back to the hotel.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6628.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6630.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6631.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6632.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6633.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6636.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6637.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6640.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6641.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6642.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6643.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6644.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6645.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6646.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6647.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6648.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6649.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6650.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6653.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6654.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6655.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6656.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6657.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
02-23-2012, 04:01 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6658.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6660.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6661.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6662.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6663.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6664.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6665.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6666.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6668.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6669.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120217_214008.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120217_232515.jpg

We sat at one of the lounges at Caesar's & witnessed a "transaction" in progress that ended up getting interrupted by this girl's bodyguard....so gross. One of the guys involved in this actually tried to start a conversation with me after that, so my friend & I left. Double eew. That was the end of that night!

PhoenixStrength
02-23-2012, 07:15 PM
Well, I was going to comment on all of those gorgeous photos of Vegas, but now I can't get the grossness of seeing that "transaction" in progress in the lounge. :eek:

racefanof88
02-23-2012, 11:27 PM
I am sorry that Isis hurt her leg. I know how hard it is to watch your fur baby hurting. Niko hurts his back at times and it is difficult to keep him from jumping on the furniture.

Your Vegas pictures are really nice!! The pictures of your food look good even though it wasn't.

I had to change my Disney dates again and they are May 5th - May 11th so we will just miss each other :sad2:.

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 06:29 AM
Well, I was going to comment on all of those gorgeous photos of Vegas, but now I can't get the grossness of seeing that "transaction" in progress in the lounge. :eek:

:lmao: Thanks! Oh, man- that was a sight to see...and whenever one of those idiots said something to me....I'm thinking "really?? You know we're sitting here & it was totally obvious what you were up to". I'm so glad my friend just said, "Ready?" & we were out of there. Ugh. Gross!

I am sorry that Isis hurt her leg. I know how hard it is to watch your fur baby hurting. Niko hurts his back at times and it is difficult to keep him from jumping on the furniture.

Your Vegas pictures are really nice!! The pictures of your food look good even though it wasn't.

I had to change my Disney dates again and they are May 5th - May 11th so we will just miss each other :sad2:.



Thanks!!! How do you keep Niko from moving around too much when he hurts his back?? Will he use stairs or a ramp? I'm trying to think of solutions for Isis. I wish she was more cooperative!
DANG! I arrive on May 11th at WDW. I will seriously miss you by hours. :headache:

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 07:23 AM
The next morning, we were off to a place called the Springs Preserve (http://www.springspreserve.org/index.html) which is home to some trails and science & nature exhibits. We were really interested in a special program to meet some raptors called "Wings over the Springs". I'll get the website of the organization that runs the program ASAP. We got to meet 2 falcons, the Craven from Game of Thrones, and a Eurasian Eagle Owl- which was the most impressive bird I have ever seen. It was HUGE & when I held her, she stared into my eyes- I had to look away because I was so intimidated!!!! It was such an awesome experience. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Vegas in the winter months (as long as they aren't in Vegas *just* to party). I took a gazillion photos here, so I will just post the highlights.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120218_154430.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120218_154246.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120218_153900.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6673.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6674.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6678.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6680.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6681.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6682.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6686.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6688.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6692.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6694.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6695.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6696.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6697.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6699.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6700.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6701.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6703.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6712.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6746.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6754.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6758.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6759.jpg

Continued in next post.....

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 07:25 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6770.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6806.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6809.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6814.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6823.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6863.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6867.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6875.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6880.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6894.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6903.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6911.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6929.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6938.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6943.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6944.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6950.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6953.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6961.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6963.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6964.jpg

Next up- a surprisingly great lunch!

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 07:44 AM
We went to the Springs Cafe for lunch. It was cafeteria style, so we weren't expecting anything fancy...boy, were we surprised!!! There was indoor & outdoor seating with a view of the preserve & "the strip" in the distance. You place your order, then find a seat & the servers will bring your order to you. I got a veggie burger with taboule & fries. My friend got a salad & some celery root soup. Both of us LOVED the food.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6676.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120218_141118.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120218_141155.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120218_141404.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6965.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6966.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6967.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6968.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6971.jpg

After lunch, we walked the gardens (with art made from recycled materials) and one of the trails.
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6972.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6973.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6975.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6976.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6978.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6979.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6980.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6981.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6984.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6986.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6993.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6994.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6995.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6997.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6998.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_6999.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 07:57 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7000.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7001.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7002.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7003.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7004.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7005.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7006.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7007.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7008.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7009.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7010.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7011.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7012.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7013.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7014.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7015.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7016.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7017.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7018.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7019.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7020.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7021.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7022.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7023.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7024.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 08:21 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7025.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7026.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7027.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7028.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7029.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7032.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7035.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7037.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7038.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7039.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7040.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7043.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7044.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7045.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7046.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7047.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7048.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7049.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7050.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7051.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7054.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7055.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7058.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7059.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7060.jpg

Continued in next post...

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 08:38 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7061.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7066.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7069.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7070.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7073.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7073.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7074.jpg

We went back to the room & ate at the food court before we went to see Viva Elvis. It is a Cirque du Soleil show & it was awesome. They had a voice track of Elvis singing all different songs, but they had a live band performing the music. They also had all of the dancers & acrobats performing. I wish I could have taken photos. After the show, I wasn't feeling well, so we went to sleep.

The next morning, we stopped at the food court for breakfast, then went to the Titanic exhibit. We took a bus (a 24 hour pass is $7- TOTALLY worth it!) to the Luxor & went right in to the exhibit. It was FANTASTIC! You wouldn't believe some of the stuff that survived the sinking. They also had a lot of displays about some of the passengers. I learned a lot. After the exhibit, we took the bus to some outlet mall- it was like we were transported back in time! They had so many stores that we hadn't see in years- Wilson's Leather, Osh Kosh B'Gosh, Dress Barn, Champion, and I'm sure there were more that I am forgetting. They did have a Disney outlet, but I didn't find anything there.
We left the outlet & went back to the hotel. We talked to the concierge to get a recommendation for dinner and they directed us to Zeffirino (http://www.venetian.com/Las-Vegas-Restaurants/Fine-Dining/Zefferino/) in the Venetian. Dinner was phenomenal there. You guys know I usually hate tofu...well, I got ravioli with tofu (instead of ricotta) in an asparagus sauce & it was hands down the best meal of the trip!

Some photos from the last day:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120219_201812.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/20120219_205917.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7077.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7078.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7079.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7080.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7081.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7082.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7083.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7084.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7085.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7086.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7087.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7088.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7090.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7091.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7092.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7093.jpg

Continued in next post....

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 08:43 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7094.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7095.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7096.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7097.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7098.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7099.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/aprilisis/Vegas%202012/IMG_7100.jpg

That was it. I had to wake up at 4 the next morning because the shuttle to the airport was picking me up at 5:20am. My flight left at 8:20 am & I got home at 4:20pm. I forgot to mention that we stopped at Pink's the last day, too, because I was SO excited to be able to order a veggie dog!!! I got it topped with tomatoes, guac, & sour cream. It was awesome!
I'll be posting about the WDW plans for May soon. I'm so happy to have that trip to look forward to!

PhoenixStrength
02-24-2012, 09:09 AM
I will definitely stop at that place whenever I go to Vegas for an actual Vegas trip. The grounds look great, and I love seeing the different types of birds like that.

Your pictures make me want to give Vegas a shot as a vacation! It is amazingly beautiful there.

aprilisis
02-24-2012, 09:46 AM
I will definitely stop at that place whenever I go to Vegas for an actual Vegas trip. The grounds look great, and I love seeing the different types of birds like that.

Your pictures make me want to give Vegas a shot as a vacation! It is amazingly beautiful there.

Thanks! It is a lot of fun if you can manage to avoid the drunken idiots at night- which we did, for the most part. The Springs Preserve was SO awesome. I have also heard that the new Mob Museum is great- oh! And we later got a tip that the Outlet mall NORTH of the strip is the one to shop at! :)

racefanof88
02-24-2012, 10:00 PM
Thanks!!! How do you keep Niko from moving around too much when he hurts his back?? Will he use stairs or a ramp? I'm trying to think of solutions for Isis. I wish she was more cooperative!
DANG! I arrive on May 11th at WDW. I will seriously miss you by hours. :headache:

When he hurts his back we pretty much crate him for the majority of the day. We pick him up and put him in bed with us or in the chair. He doesn't really try to jump too much when his back is hurt because it causes him too much pain. We don't have stairs so that isn't an issue for us. I just know that it breaks my heart to see him in so much pain.

I am a total nut :eek:. We are actually not leaving until the 12th so we will still be there when you get in. I have had to change my dates up so much I will have to set my phone to remind me.........:lmao:. Maybe we could set something up for us to go have a drink that evening!!



More awesome pix of your Vegas trip. You, Lisa and Amanda have me wanting to see Cirque now. I think I may look into tickets for me and Dallas; Dale can stay in the room if he doesn't want to go.

aprilisis
02-26-2012, 01:15 PM
When he hurts his back we pretty much crate him for the majority of the day. We pick him up and put him in bed with us or in the chair. He doesn't really try to jump too much when his back is hurt because it causes him too much pain. We don't have stairs so that isn't an issue for us. I just know that it breaks my heart to see him in so much pain.

I am a total nut :eek:. We are actually not leaving until the 12th so we will still be there when you get in. I have had to change my dates up so much I will have to set my phone to remind me.........:lmao:. Maybe we could set something up for us to go have a drink that evening!!

More awesome pix of your Vegas trip. You, Lisa and Amanda have me wanting to see Cirque now. I think I may look into tickets for me and Dallas; Dale can stay in the room if he doesn't want to go.


That's great that Niko doesn't try to jump up on anything. I should have gotten my crate back, but I had just lent it to my cousin because his boxer hurt his leg, too. :sad2: You should see our living room- it's a mess!! The couch cushions are on the floor in front of the couch, there are dog beds & blankets everywhere. It looks like a textile or upholstery factory exploded. We have a bunch of bags & boxes all ove the stairs. It's totally chaotic!
Whoa! So you don't leave until the 12th?? That's great. I'd love to meet up if you are up for it! I'll PM you my cell # before you leave for your trip.
Thanks about the photos- there is so much to do & see in Vegas that it is sensory overload. The latest thing is that people dress in costumes & hang out along "the strip" for you to pay them to get a photo with them. We saw an inebriated Mickey Mouse and a terribly dirty Winnie the Pooh...but I didn't get photos. :upsidedow I want to see Cirque at WDW now, too. It's not in the cards this trip, but I bet I can swing it next year.

407-W-DISNEY
02-26-2012, 03:38 PM
Hi April,
I typed up a reply on Friday....now I can't find it...maybe I never hit submit...sometimes I work I get distracted and poof....loose my replies..

anyway, great pics, sounds like you had a wonderful time....

aprilisis
02-26-2012, 04:12 PM
Hi April,
I typed up a reply on Friday....now I can't find it...maybe I never hit submit...sometimes I work I get distracted and poof....loose my replies..

anyway, great pics, sounds like you had a wonderful time....

Thanks!!! It was a fun trip. I have to say, though...I still prefer WDW! :)

natebenma
02-26-2012, 04:22 PM
WOW!!! Thanks for sharing all of the great pictures from Vegas. You really did do a lot in a short time.

Gorgeous pictures from the Top of the World. The sunset and the night pictures. Too bad your entree was uninspired.

Love the pictures from Old Vegas- sorry that the sleaze still seems to be around. :scared1:

The Springs Preserve looks INCREDIBLE!!! The wild life, the amazing structures from recycled materials. Awesome.

Those were sure some talons on that owl! What was that beautiful white bird? I didn't recognize the type.

How funny that you got a more enjoyable lunch there than at the Top of the World.

The Titanic exhibit sounds really cool. My son Ben is a Titanic freak. The ship, not the movie, if you know what I mean. He even had a Titanic-themed birthday party a couple of years ago. We almost went to the Titanic Experience when we were in Orlando last summer- but I heard that it wasn't very good. And tickets were around $20, I think!

I look forward to hearing about your May trip. :cool1:

mickeystoontown
02-27-2012, 01:02 PM
Gosh, I don't know really know what to say but gorgeous pictures of Vegas. Everything looks so over-the-top! I understand why you'd want to take pictures of Viva Elvis. I've seen little snippets of it on television and would love to see it. Maybe you can work Cirque du Soliel into one of your future WDW trips.

aprilisis
03-05-2012, 11:37 AM
WOW!!! Thanks for sharing all of the great pictures from Vegas. You really did do a lot in a short time.

Gorgeous pictures from the Top of the World. The sunset and the night pictures. Too bad your entree was uninspired.

Love the pictures from Old Vegas- sorry that the sleaze still seems to be around. :scared1:

The Springs Preserve looks INCREDIBLE!!! The wild life, the amazing structures from recycled materials. Awesome.

Those were sure some talons on that owl! What was that beautiful white bird? I didn't recognize the type.

How funny that you got a more enjoyable lunch there than at the Top of the World.

The Titanic exhibit sounds really cool. My son Ben is a Titanic freak. The ship, not the movie, if you know what I mean. He even had a Titanic-themed birthday party a couple of years ago. We almost went to the Titanic Experience when we were in Orlando last summer- but I heard that it wasn't very good. And tickets were around $20, I think!

I look forward to hearing about your May trip. :cool1:

Thanks! I had seen the Titanic exhibit before when it came to Foxwoods, but it was much smaller than the Vegas one. I really enjoyed that! Someday I want to get to the one in Orlando.

I think the white bird at the Springs Preserve was referred to as a "Snowy Falcon", but I will double check. My brain doesn't remember anything anymore. :rolleyes:

Gosh, I don't know really know what to say but gorgeous pictures of Vegas. Everything looks so over-the-top! I understand why you'd want to take pictures of Viva Elvis. I've seen little snippets of it on television and would love to see it. Maybe you can work Cirque du Soliel into one of your future WDW trips.

Thanks! Viva Elvis was great- the musicians were SO awesome. I will definitely be trying to work in Cirque in a future WDW trip. I'm trying to decide when to go in 2013, but I can't make up my mind. I think it may be an early December trip. I have been dying to do an Alaska cruise, too, but I NEED to go to WDW at least for a couple of days out of the year.

aprilisis
03-05-2012, 11:46 AM
I don't know if I mentioned to you guys that I plan a lot around evening EMH and advice from the Touring Plans website. That is basically how I decided to schedule my park visits during this trip. Here are my plans so far:
Friday May 11: Arrive around 10am, check in, head to AK. Lunch at TH. Evening EMH at Epcot.
Saturday May 12: No specific plans except a late dinner at California Grill.
Sunday May 13: Call Mom (Mother's Day). DtD or Epcot. Evening EMH at MK.
Monday May 14: No specific plans until Evening EMH at DHS & dinner at 50's Prime Time.
I am looking forward to taking photos of the Resort. I think I may spend time at a few different resorts during this trip, just taking photos. I still may schedule a meal or 2, but I like a lot of the counter service locations...so I may not book anything else. You guys will be the first to know if I do!

407-W-DISNEY
03-05-2012, 12:03 PM
Hi April,
Happy Monday ;(

I just remembered what I asked you in my post that mysteriously vanished..lol

Back in Vegas at the bird sanctuary...was that you holding the bird in the gray zip-up hoodie? if so, I like your headband - It's really cute! :cutie:

mickeystoontown
03-05-2012, 03:37 PM
I don't know if I mentioned to you guys that I plan a lot around evening EMH and advice from the Touring Plans website. That is basically how I decided to schedule my park visits during this trip. Here are my plans so far:
Friday May 11: Arrive around 10am, check in, head to AK. Lunch at TH. Evening EMH at Epcot.
Saturday May 12: No specific plans except a late dinner at California Grill.
Sunday May 13: Call Mom (Mother's Day). DtD or Epcot. Evening EMH at MK.
Monday May 14: No specific plans until Evening EMH at DHS & dinner at 50's Prime Time.
I am looking forward to taking photos of the Resort. I think I may spend time at a few different resorts during this trip, just taking photos. I still may schedule a meal or 2, but I like a lot of the counter service locations...so I may not book anything else. You guys will be the first to know if I do!

I think that I'd enjoy a solo trip to WDW. I could just wander around everywhere and not have to worry about anybody asking me "where to next?" or "when are we going to eat". :laughing:

If you do decide to resort hop, don't forget about that yummy veggie and tomato soup that we had at the CBR. I do look forward to seeing your POR pictures since we will be staying there just a couple of weeks after you do.

PhoenixStrength
03-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Your plans sound great so far. I think taking pictures of the resorts sounds like fun.

racefanof88
03-06-2012, 04:11 PM
That's great that Niko doesn't try to jump up on anything. I should have gotten my crate back, but I had just lent it to my cousin because his boxer hurt his leg, too. :sad2: You should see our living room- it's a mess!! The couch cushions are on the floor in front of the couch, there are dog beds & blankets everywhere. It looks like a textile or upholstery factory exploded. We have a bunch of bags & boxes all ove the stairs. It's totally chaotic!
Whoa! So you don't leave until the 12th?? That's great. I'd love to meet up if you are up for it! I'll PM you my cell # before you leave for your trip.
Thanks about the photos- there is so much to do & see in Vegas that it is sensory overload. The latest thing is that people dress in costumes & hang out along "the strip" for you to pay them to get a photo with them. We saw an inebriated Mickey Mouse and a terribly dirty Winnie the Pooh...but I didn't get photos. :upsidedow I want to see Cirque at WDW now, too. It's not in the cards this trip, but I bet I can swing it next year.


How is Isis? I hope she is better!!!

We rarely even use Niko's crate because he gives us that "Why are you treating me like a dog" look...:lmao:. He really does think he is a person.

Your house being chaotic isn't a bad thing, you love your baby and you have to do whatever it takes to keep her from getting hurt worse!!

It would be awesome to meet you!! I will give you my number too!!

Vegas looks like a cool place to visit. I love going to new places and looking around. I do not blame you one bit for not getting your pic taken with drunk Mickey and dirty Pooh..........:lmao:.





I don't know if I mentioned to you guys that I plan a lot around evening EMH and advice from the Touring Plans website. That is basically how I decided to schedule my park visits during this trip. Here are my plans so far:
Friday May 11: Arrive around 10am, check in, head to AK. Lunch at TH. Evening EMH at Epcot.
Saturday May 12: No specific plans except a late dinner at California Grill.
Sunday May 13: Call Mom (Mother's Day). DtD or Epcot. Evening EMH at MK.
Monday May 14: No specific plans until Evening EMH at DHS & dinner at 50's Prime Time.
I am looking forward to taking photos of the Resort. I think I may spend time at a few different resorts during this trip, just taking photos. I still may schedule a meal or 2, but I like a lot of the counter service locations...so I may not book anything else. You guys will be the first to know if I do!

Your plans look great. If you are going to do EMH at Epcot that Friday maybe we could meet up there? Who knows? Christie may be able to join us :banana:.

aprilisis
03-07-2012, 09:02 AM
Hi April,
Happy Monday ;(

I just remembered what I asked you in my post that mysteriously vanished..lol

Back in Vegas at the bird sanctuary...was that you holding the bird in the gray zip-up hoodie? if so, I like your headband - It's really cute! :cutie:

Thanks! That is my friend, Renata, from NYC. She actually has a knack for finding the cutest darned clothes & accessories!

I think that I'd enjoy a solo trip to WDW. I could just wander around everywhere and not have to worry about anybody asking me "where to next?" or "when are we going to eat". :laughing:

If you do decide to resort hop, don't forget about that yummy veggie and tomato soup that we had at the CBR. I do look forward to seeing your POR pictures since we will be staying there just a couple of weeks after you do.

That is why I love my solo trips. I get to wander in my own little haze & shop! LOL
YES! I will definitely get that soup if I resort hop!!! Thanks for reminding me!
POR is really nice & quiet. I think you will like it. I have heard awesome things about Piano Bob in the lounge area. I can't wait to go see him. I think he plays Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Your plans sound great so far. I think taking pictures of the resorts sounds like fun.

Thanks! I think resort hopping may be time consuming, but I am looking forward to it.

How is Isis? I hope she is better!!!

We rarely even use Niko's crate because he gives us that "Why are you treating me like a dog" look...:lmao:. He really does think he is a person.

Your house being chaotic isn't a bad thing, you love your baby and you have to do whatever it takes to keep her from getting hurt worse!!

It would be awesome to meet you!! I will give you my number too!!

Vegas looks like a cool place to visit. I love going to new places and looking around. I do not blame you one bit for not getting your pic taken with drunk Mickey and dirty Pooh..........:lmao:.




Your plans look great. If you are going to do EMH at Epcot that Friday maybe we could meet up there? Who knows? Christie may be able to join us :banana:.

Isis seems to be feeling good lately, thanks. Ugh- we have the same issue with her thinking she is a person. She thinks we are awful for offering her dog treats...she wants cheese...but not American cheese. She wants Provolone cheese. :lmao:

Definitely sounds good to me!!!! I'll meet up anywhere in Epcot. Maybe for a photo in Morocco??? :rotfl2: (You remember my photo of the building?:rolleyes:)

407-W-DISNEY
03-07-2012, 12:16 PM
HI April,
I'm glad Isis is better! that's sooo cute that she was provolone - my favorite as well :rotfl2:

That's so awesome that you and Dana are going to meet up! A pic in Morocco is a must!!

I hate having friends that dress cute - unless they share - LOL

aprilisis
03-12-2012, 10:36 AM
HI April,
I'm glad Isis is better! that's sooo cute that she was provolone - my favorite as well :rotfl2:

That's so awesome that you and Dana are going to meet up! A pic in Morocco is a must!!

I hate having friends that dress cute - unless they share - LOL

Thanks! Isis is back to sleeping in my bed upstairs. I just have to keep her moving slower than she wants to.
Ugh- my friend would share her clothes, but I couldn't cram my fat butt into anything. I have *just* started to get serious about getting healthy again. Yesterday I hiked 2.66 miles, so that's a start. I have to stick to it now. I want to lose some weight before that Morocco photo!!! :rotfl:
Too bad we couldn't plan a meet at WDW where it was just us Dis girls. That would be a fun time!

407-W-DISNEY
03-22-2012, 08:37 AM
HI April,
How are you??? just checking in....hope Isis is all better....and you both are out enjoying this awesome weather we have been having.....!!!!!!!!! :cool1:

KatMark
03-22-2012, 11:48 AM
How did I NOT know that you continued on with this with your Vegas trip and you have a new ticker?????? I am sooooo out of the loop the last month.

My DH is leaving for Vegas tomorrow for six days on a business trip. I used to go with him when he goes in August, but haven't been in probably seven or eight years. I am so enjoying all your pictures. We've never stayed at Ceasar's. We stayed at the Venetian once because the company paid for it. Normally, Mark stays at the Flamingo because it is convenient for him, but when I go we stay at the MGM. Now you have me itching to go back.

I'm sorry to hear about Isis. :sad2:

aprilisis
04-02-2012, 11:35 AM
HI April,
How are you??? just checking in....hope Isis is all better....and you both are out enjoying this awesome weather we have been having.....!!!!!!!!! :cool1:

Thanks- things here are ok...Isis is doing good- I'm just keeping her from jumping around too much.

How did I NOT know that you continued on with this with your Vegas trip and you have a new ticker?????? I am sooooo out of the loop the last month.

My DH is leaving for Vegas tomorrow for six days on a business trip. I used to go with him when he goes in August, but haven't been in probably seven or eight years. I am so enjoying all your pictures. We've never stayed at Ceasar's. We stayed at the Venetian once because the company paid for it. Normally, Mark stays at the Flamingo because it is convenient for him, but when I go we stay at the MGM. Now you have me itching to go back.

I'm sorry to hear about Isis. :sad2:

Thanks. How did Mark like Vegas this time?? How is the MGM?? I have heard awesome things about it. The Venetian looks gorgeous! I've only eaten/shopped there, but I loved it. I am dying to stay at the Cosmopolitan next time.

mickeystoontown
04-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Oh I am soooo glad that you posted today. I've been wondering how you were doing and had hoped everything was okay. After the person hacked into my email account, I lost all my email addresses so I couldn't shoot you an email either.

aprilisis
04-02-2012, 11:50 AM
Sorry I have been MIA for a while. I have been busting my behind at work & at home. I'm counting calories like a maniac & exercising like crazy. So far I have lost 9 pounds in about 3-4 weeks. I wish it would happen faster, but there's nothing I can do about that. I refuse to starve myself. I have a wedding to attend in 2 weeks & I was hoping to drop a little more by then, but oh well.
I added a day onto my trip! Now I will be in WDW May 10-15. I want to spend a lot of the first day visiting WDW lounges- actually- I think most don't open until 4pm, so I'm not sure what I will do before then. I'm super-excited for this trip, but I have so much to do between now & then that I can't focus. Easter is nex weekend, I have a wedding to attend in 2 weeks, I still have to tear through all of my clothes & donate everything I don't wear. I just donated about 20 pairs of shoes. Plus, every weekend I have to cook a bunch of soup to last all week for my diet. This past soup was SO good- cabbage, potato, & tomato. I know...BOO-frickin-HOO. I have to stop complaining. I just have an extra 60 minutes out of my day that is taken up by exercise, so I have less time to do MORE stuff! I am going to catch up on all of my subscriptions- even if I don't always comment, know that I AM reading! I will be back to update when I can form a clear, single thought again! :rolleyes: I've missed you guys!

aprilisis
04-02-2012, 11:54 AM
Oh I am soooo glad that you posted today. I've been wondering how you were doing and had hoped everything was okay. After the person hacked into my email account, I lost all my email addresses so I couldn't shoot you an email either.

Crimeny!!! You had your e-mail hacked?!?!?! :scared1: Isn't that the worst? Mine got hacked once & sent Viagra e-mails to EVERYONE in my address book- including ALL of my work contacts!!! I was mortified! I'll send you an e-mail so you can save my e-mail address. :)
I saw the Swiss Family Tree House photos in your PTR & I have a question for you... Can I get through that without going through tiny passages? I'm a little claustrophobic, but I'm ok if there aren't tunnels longer than 6 feet or any really small enclosed areas. Do you think I would make it??

natebenma
04-02-2012, 12:33 PM
Good to see you posting again and I'm glad to hear Isis is doing a bit better.

Congrats on the weight loss. You should be proud of what you have done so far, not critical! You are working hard at it and that's fantastic!

Sounds like a busy spring for you and your trip will be here before you know it!

Avery&Todd
04-02-2012, 01:11 PM
I just wanted to come out of lurkdom and tell you that your pictures are AWESOME!!!

and funny enough, but I was in Vegas about the same time as you! We flew there on Sat., Feb. 18th and left on the 23rd - we stayed at the Paris.

Im going back next January with my sister and we're already booked back at the Paris..

I LOVE the mall at Caesars!! and who knew that the birds were out there?? you learn something new each day!! :lmao:

aprilisis
04-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Good to see you posting again and I'm glad to hear Isis is doing a bit better.

Congrats on the weight loss. You should be proud of what you have done so far, not critical! You are working hard at it and that's fantastic!

Sounds like a busy spring for you and your trip will be here before you know it!

Thanks! It is definitely a slow road with the weight loss. I have been working so hard & it definitely gets frustrating.

I just wanted to come out of lurkdom and tell you that your pictures are AWESOME!!!

and funny enough, but I was in Vegas about the same time as you! We flew there on Sat., Feb. 18th and left on the 23rd - we stayed at the Paris.

Im going back next January with my sister and we're already booked back at the Paris..

I LOVE the mall at Caesars!! and who knew that the birds were out there?? you learn something new each day!! :lmao:

Thanks! And thank you for coming out of lurkdom!! That is crazy that you were in Vegas at the same time. We could have passed each other on the street! The Paris seems like it is the perfect location to stay at- it is central to everything! You must have had some great views from your room, too.

racefanof88
04-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Sorry I have been MIA for a while. I have been busting my behind at work & at home. I'm counting calories like a maniac & exercising like crazy. So far I have lost 9 pounds in about 3-4 weeks. I wish it would happen faster, but there's nothing I can do about that. I refuse to starve myself. I have a wedding to attend in 2 weeks & I was hoping to drop a little more by then, but oh well.
I added a day onto my trip! Now I will be in WDW May 10-15. I want to spend a lot of the first day visiting WDW lounges- actually- I think most don't open until 4pm, so I'm not sure what I will do before then. I'm super-excited for this trip, but I have so much to do between now & then that I can't focus. Easter is nex weekend, I have a wedding to attend in 2 weeks, I still have to tear through all of my clothes & donate everything I don't wear. I just donated about 20 pairs of shoes. Plus, every weekend I have to cook a bunch of soup to last all week for my diet. This past soup was SO good- cabbage, potato, & tomato. I know...BOO-frickin-HOO. I have to stop complaining. I just have an extra 60 minutes out of my day that is taken up by exercise, so I have less time to do MORE stuff! I am going to catch up on all of my subscriptions- even if I don't always comment, know that I AM reading! I will be back to update when I can form a clear, single thought again! :rolleyes: I've missed you guys!

WOOOO HOOOOO for adding a day to your trip!! That means we will be there at the same time for 2 days!! We are really going to have to meet up!!

KatMark
04-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks. How did Mark like Vegas this time?? How is the MGM?? I have heard awesome things about it. The Venetian looks gorgeous! I've only eaten/shopped there, but I loved it. I am dying to stay at the Cosmopolitan next time.

He complained it was warner here than there and half the company got sick with some cold thing. He didn't win any money, but his business trip was good.

I love the MGM because they have an "adults" only pool. It is a very large hotel though. The Venetian is beautiful, but we were hardly in the room and didn't need such a huge suite. I think I want to go next year with him as it's been around 8 years since I've been there.

Congrats on the weight loss!!!!

aprilisis
05-01-2012, 08:32 AM
He complained it was warner here than there and half the company got sick with some cold thing. He didn't win any money, but his business trip was good.

I love the MGM because they have an "adults" only pool. It is a very large hotel though. The Venetian is beautiful, but we were hardly in the room and didn't need such a huge suite. I think I want to go next year with him as it's been around 8 years since I've been there.

Congrats on the weight loss!!!!

Thanks! I've hit a weight loss plateau. I lost a size & 14 pounds, but it just stopped. I have been working my butt off, too!
The MGM is like a whole city block! That place is enormous.

aprilisis
05-01-2012, 11:41 AM
I'm leaving in 9 days!!! I haven't posted lately because things have been so busy. I lost 14 pounds & a size, but I hit a plateau. I have been working really hard, too, so I am discouraged.
But I am excited to say that there will be a short trip sometime this fall, too.
My plans are the same as before:
Thursday May 10: arrive at 9am and head to Downtown Disney after checking in. Maybe take a bus to AKL or Polynesian- I am wondering what time the lounges open. I definitely want to make it to the Wave lounge at the Contemporary, though, because they have some good small appetizers.
Friday May 11: Head to Animal Kingdom & have lunch at Tusker House. EPCOT EMH at night.
Saturday May 12: Not sure, but dinner at California Grill.
Sunday May 13: Call Mom. Not sure but dinner at Liberty Tree (CARBS!) and MK EMH at night.
Monday May 14: Not sure but dinner at 50's Prime Time (they have spaghetti & veggie meatballs!) and EMH at DHS at night. Can you say Tower of Terror 50 times in a row? :rotfl:
Tuesday I leave very early.
I'm still waiting on the Magical Express pack. They are cutting it awfully close. I wasn't excited before, but now...:hyper: I can't wait.
I will hopefully start a TR as soon as I get back. I'm going to go & try to get caught up on some TRs!

mickeystoontown
05-01-2012, 11:56 AM
I'm leaving in 9 days!!! I haven't posted lately because things have been so busy. I lost 14 pounds & a size, but I hit a plateau. I have been working really hard, too, so I am discouraged.
But I am excited to say that there will be a short trip sometime this fall, too.
My plans are the same as before:
Thursday May 10: arrive at 9am and head to Downtown Disney after checking in. Maybe take a bus to AKL or Polynesian- I am wondering what time the lounges open. I definitely want to make it to the Wave lounge at the Contemporary, though, because they have some good small appetizers.
Friday May 11: Head to Animal Kingdom & have lunch at Tusker House. EPCOT EMH at night.
Saturday May 12: Not sure, but dinner at California Grill.
Sunday May 13: Call Mom. Not sure but dinner at Liberty Tree (CARBS!) and MK EMH at night.
Monday May 14: Not sure but dinner at 50's Prime Time (they have spaghetti & veggie meatballs!) and EMH at DHS at night. Can you say Tower of Terror 50 times in a row? :rotfl:
Tuesday I leave very early.
I'm still waiting on the Magical Express pack. They are cutting it awfully close. I wasn't excited before, but now...:hyper: I can't wait.
I will hopefully start a TR as soon as I get back. I'm going to go & try to get caught up on some TRs!

I was beginning to worry about you and am so glad that you posted. Apparently, you've been really busy with the weight loss. Good for you! Don't get discouraged, it's normal to hit a plateau.

I'm so excited that you're leaving so very soon and that you have another trip in the works already. Thata girl!

407-W-DISNEY
05-01-2012, 04:25 PM
its funny you posted...like Lisa I was worried and wondering if all was well...
Glad it was just cause you were busy...

14 lbs is AWESOME!! really!
Keep it up!

Wow, 9 days??? that went by quick...
You must be giddy! All packed???

KatMark
05-02-2012, 08:59 PM
14 pounds is awesome. They always say after the first 10-15 pounds, it gets harder. Hang in there.

I can't believe you are going back again already. I'm so jealous. Where are you staying?

When in the Fall? We'll be there September 15 - 21.

aprilisis
05-03-2012, 11:26 AM
I was beginning to worry about you and am so glad that you posted. Apparently, you've been really busy with the weight loss. Good for you! Don't get discouraged, it's normal to hit a plateau.

I'm so excited that you're leaving so very soon and that you have another trip in the works already. Thata girl!

Thanks! It's so tough not to get discouraged. I'm really working SO hard at eating right and working out. In my 20's it was really A LOT easier to lose weight! I've actually been busting my behind doing yardwork, too. Oh! I thought of you this weekend, too. I saw a snake in my yard & it reminded me of your snake story. :) This snake was pretty small, though, and it left after about 15 minutes.
I still wish that my trip overlapped with yours!!

its funny you posted...like Lisa I was worried and wondering if all was well...
Glad it was just cause you were busy...

14 lbs is AWESOME!! really!
Keep it up!

Wow, 9 days??? that went by quick...
You must be giddy! All packed???

Thanks! Things have been so busy that I haven't packed a thing or even thought about my trip. I'm going to be in a panic next week!
I have to keep eating healthy on this trip. I'm going to get up early & run in the morning, too. I'm not looking forward to it, but I can't gain the weight back!

14 pounds is awesome. They always say after the first 10-15 pounds, it gets harder. Hang in there.

I can't believe you are going back again already. I'm so jealous. Where are you staying?

When in the Fall? We'll be there September 15 - 21.

Thanks!! It is definitely hard. I have been doing at least 45 minute on the treadmill 5 days a week AND eating less & healthier. I feel like I'm busting my behind & nothing is happening.
I'm not sure when in the fall I will go or where I will stay. My friend who lives in PA is going to let me know when she finds a flight deal, then I will have the dates. It will definitely be during the Food & Wine Festival. I'll let you know as soon as I know. :)

aprilisis
05-03-2012, 11:30 AM
I just wanted to let you all know that I am reading your TRs. I may not comment because it takes me too long to word things the way I want to sometimes, but I AM reading.
I wanted to ask you guys- have you ever gotten a "gel" manicure or pedicure before? Is it worth it?
I still have not packed. I feel so unprepared! I'm hoping to get a lot done Saturday. I have to cross my fingers that all of my shorts will still stay on. I know they will be a size too big, but I can hopefully still get away with wearing them!

407-W-DISNEY
05-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Hi April
I loved 'gel' the manicure I got! I've only had one...
it REALLY lasted...I got almost 2 weeks out of it....my friend gets them all the time and she can stretch it out to almost 3 weeks!!
If you get one before your trip, it will last!

Now, the bad part....to remove the 'gel' you have to SOAK your nails in polish remover for several (10?) minutes and use a tool to scrape the polish off...if you go back to the salon, they can easily etake the 'gel' off..vs at home.
I picked mine off!! probably not the best thing to do! lol

I would get them all the time...but I really can't spend $30 every 2 weeks...I wish :(

That's awesome that you are planning on running during vacation! good for you...I was going to do the 'Walk for Hunger" in Boston this weekend, but time just got away from me and I never got in shape for it :(

natebenma
05-03-2012, 08:26 PM
Congrats on your weight loss and wow, I can't believe your trip is practically here already! Hope you get some packing done this weekend and hope your ME stuff has arrived.

Look forward to hearing about your trip.