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DVC Mike 03-03-2013 12:10 PM

Relaxing at the Beach Club
 
I checked into a 1-bedroom at the Beach Club Villas yesterday (March 2) for 8 nights, ready for another take it slow and relaxing vacation. I'm on the 5th floor facing the quiet pool.

Last night, I had a nice meal at the Captain's Grille at the Yacht Club. I think this is an under-rated place where I can grab a meal without an ADR. I love the Green Goddess salad, and the Cabernet-braised Short Ribs with Corn Risotto were great.

This morning, I had a nice breakfast at Kouzzina. I enjoyed the Waffle with Whipped Mascarpone Cheese, Honey, and Chopped Pecans.

Hmm, I seem to be focused on food, eh? Luckily, the Flower & Garden festival starts Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to the new food booths. I walked around World Showcase this morning and it looks like the Food & Wine festival.

This trip, I plan on doing less table service and more counter service (Boulangerie Patisserie, etc).

I didn't bring my Nikon Camera, so this won't be a photo trip report. However, I may take a snapshot or two with my iPhone.

Below are a couple shots from this morning's chilly walk around World Showcase. Not particularly terrible for a phone.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8...5e261251_b.jpg
Epcot France by DVC Mike, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8...8eb18a8e_b.jpg
Epcot China by DVC Mike, on Flickr

Ansky 03-03-2013 01:02 PM

Those are still a couple of nice pictures for just a phone. I'll take whatever I can get from you. Thanks for the update. Enjoy your trip.

saintstickets 03-03-2013 05:04 PM

Great to see another of your TRs. Always enjoy your narrative and especially your pics. DW and I are staying at BCV for the first time during F&W this October. We have a studio reserved but will try and upgrade to a 1br using our BWV points at 7 months. Any pics or opinions you have on room location at BCV will be greatly appreciated.

DVC Mike 03-03-2013 05:13 PM

I took another stroll around World Showcase. It felt more like January then March.

I had a ham and cheese on baguette sandwich at Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie (boy, was it crowded) in France, and followed that up with some School Bread at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe in Norway. I think that kind of negated the benefits of walking around World Showcase.

It is supposed to warm up here over the next day or two. I can't wait.

LisaS 03-03-2013 05:47 PM

Have they set up the same type of booths for the F&G food marketplaces as they do for the F&W festival? I think this is a great addition to the F&G festival, assuming the portions and prices are similar to F&W.

Enjoy your stay Mike. Thanks for posting the photos. Very nice! I hope it warms up soon.

franandaj 03-04-2013 01:59 PM

Love to see another TR! I can't wait to hear about the F&G Festival upgrades!

Simba's Mom 03-04-2013 04:48 PM

Wonderful photos. Is the fifth floor, quiet pool view fairly quiet? Last year, after 11 trips to BCV I got my first quiet pool view. It's now my favorite view. However, it was a solo trip, and this time I'll be with DH, who's a very light sleeper. However, perhaps the cold weather means the quiet pool's been fairly "quiet":rotfl::rotfl:

DVC Mike 03-04-2013 06:12 PM

It warmed up a bit today, and tomorrow it is supposed to be mid to upper 70's.

I spent most the the day inside Epcot, including a nice dinner at Le Cellier. I had the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Moosehead Pale Ale, and the Mushroom Filet Mignon. The service tonight was fantastic and the food was great.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8229/8...55469e12_b.jpg
Epcot Canada by DVC Mike, on Flickr

DVC Mike 03-04-2013 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LisaS (Post 47688004)
Have they set up the same type of booths for the F&G food marketplaces as they do for the F&W festival? I think this is a great addition to the F&G festival, assuming the portions and prices are similar.

The booths look just like F&W. I can't wait until Wednesday to try some of the items.

DVC Mike 03-04-2013 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simba's Mom (Post 47698770)
Wonderful photos. Is the fifth floor, quiet pool view fairly quiet? Last year, after 11 trips to BCV I got my first quiet pool view. It's now my favorite view. However, it was a solo trip, and this time I'll be with DH, who's a very light sleeper. However, perhaps the cold weather means the quiet pool's been fairly "quiet":rotfl::rotfl:

It's been very quiet so far. However, I've had this view before with screaming kids below.

DVC Mike 03-05-2013 09:31 AM

It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day today! The high will be between 77-79 degrees.

I am looking forward to the start of the Flower & Garden festival tomorrow.

Here are some snapshots from the iPhone this morning.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8...66e026a2_b.jpg
Epcot 1 by DVC Mike, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8...40d0eb06_b.jpg
Epcot 2 by DVC Mike, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8...2f0fb440_b.jpg
Epcot 3 by DVC Mike, on Flickr

a742246 03-05-2013 09:57 AM

Thank you for the pictures, we are going for 6 nights at the BC on March 14 and your pictures are a great fill in. If you get a chance go to the St Patrick celebration (Raglan Road) this weekend in DTD We went last year and it was very entertaining. I believe it is going on for two weekends this week and next.
Enjoy your trip!

rmcildw2m 03-05-2013 09:56 PM

these are some awesome pictures thanks for sharing

bobbiwoz 03-06-2013 07:45 AM

I love your pictures, and can't wait to hear about F&G activities!

Bobbi:goodvibes

Splashboat 03-06-2013 10:23 AM

I have never seen pictures taken with a phone look so good - very nice!


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