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Old 06-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #721
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I hope when Melissa updates she (or someone) has pictures of the super crafty cups she gave us.....mine is in my OL I suppose I could always go and get it



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Yeah - you should just run down there and get yours. Why not? I actually took pictures of all the "loot" when I got home. I thought you guys gave out your gifts the next day. Was I wrong? Yup - you know what - I think I was. Somehow I thought the gifts came out when the blender came out.

I will post them with the next update!!!!!

Since Melissa is still hurting from falling in the pipe, she may not be updating this weekend.
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Okay, obviously we are not Chinese. Jim is a Tiger, and I am a Pig by dates, but our personalities are almost exact opposites!
Another Pig!!!! Welcome to the club. However, I am a much older "pig" then you are!!!!!!

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I just finished reading the Blue Zoo accounts. May I just say WOW! I may have seen a couple of mentions, but none were memorable. That place looks amazing, and such a respite from the chaos of the parks! I am going to try to remember that one for a future signature dinner, too!
It really was amazing. And, you're right, it was a respite. It was really nice in that we had our own corner of the room. I felt like we had tons of room, yet we were still connected with the rest of the restaurant. It really is a must do for any Disney traveler.

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I'm enjoying this report from so many perspectives! Looking forward to more!
I hope to get more up sometime this weekend. I have a grad party tomorrow and a soccer party saturday. Hopefully Sunday! Glad you are enjoying!!!!
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:33 PM   #723
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I'm finally caught back up again.

Loved all the park pictures from MK and Epcot.. I've never done the Liberty Belle but someday...

The afternoon at the pool sounded so relaxing and fun. Dinner sounded like a blast. Good Food, Drinks and Friends! I've never been in the Dolphin or Swan but I would love to take a peek.
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Girls, your updates are great (I'm too far behind to comment on each one individually). I will say that Christine, I agree with you. The Plaza is so good for some plain old "comfort" food after all the heavy meals you eat at Disney (probably why it is always our last meal of the trip).

The pictures continue to be gorgeous.

And you all look great at your dinner at Blue Zoo (and the food looks really good).
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Bluezoo was definitely a winner and I suspect that it has made it's way into the top contenders for future trips for all of us.

I am a sucker for tequila. So I tried the burnt orange cocktail. I can't find the description... sorry! The picture below doesn't do it justice. The drink gets its name because it is delivered to you WITH THE ORANGE ON FIRE! It burns out quickly and other than the rim of the glass being pretty darn hot at first (hello, fire!) it is yummy.



Miss Tracy had the serenity cocktail, which she raved about (and I think may dream about )




I am looking forward to returning here in October!
I had planned on trying that orange one and it looks SO cool but Tracy was very persuasive! I agree, I think it's high on everyone's list now.

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I LOVED our dinner at Blue Zoo. Can't wait to eat there again
C and I stayed in the pool until the last possible minute and I will confirm that no, we did not take much time getting ready. If at all We had heard such good things about the cocktails (Happydog ) that we were anxious to get a seat at the bar!

Upon sitting down after the rest of the ladies arrived I ordered the zooberry....It was okay...too sweet for me though
For starters Melissa and I thought we both ordered the low country shrimp and grits but our waiter....I guess Cynthia was right about him being a bit interesting only ordered one so we split it. Delicious! For the main I had the simply fish....can't remember exactly what kind of fish I chose...their were about 3 choices. I also added on another sauce with a lobster claw. So glad I did as this turned into one of my favorite meals of the trip. After some more wine I think we had Cakebread but am not sure....Melissa C and I decided to share some absinthe. If you want a detailed and amusing description including the history check out wikipedia I was happy to have finally tried it although I am not a licorice fan AT ALL.


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I forgot he only brought one shrimp, he did warm up but was a bit of a nob at the start (I thought). I can't recall what we had what night. Seems like we had a Matanzas Sauv Blanc somewhere..and Conundrum somewhere...but maybe that was just by the glass? I know we did Reds at Jiko but maybe diff stuff by the glass at Tutto???? and I might recall if I looked at the list...

Too much wine.

Nah.

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Tracy
I love my crafty cup and other goodies! I know you gave yours out at the pool, I need to take a picture of it (and my crafty cup). I've actually used the cup quite a bit at home. Since I don't have an OL.

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This is so much fun! What I wouldn't do for some of those Blue Zoo grits right now!

I have seen that look on a server's face before when I've gone out to eat with a bunch of ladies. Oh man, it doesn't make me happy....
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BlueZoo looks like you guys had quite the memorable evening! I have never heard of anyone mentioning that place before, so it's always nice to hear of new places to go. Cant wait to read more!!
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I am so, so, so far behind on my own trip report! I'm an awful diser, I admit it! I swear I'm going to lock myself in a room for an hour a day just to dis undisturbed!!! I promise I'll be back in the next few days to catch up! I'm reading now!
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Thought I'd quit lurking and say Hi! I am really enjoying your TR. The BlueZoo looks like is has awesome drinks. I can't wait to check it out!!
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Well, why you were catching up, I was getting behind. I don't think I have been on the DIS since thursday, and only then for a few brief minutes.

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Loved all the park pictures from MK and Epcot.. I've never done the Liberty Belle but someday...
Oh - you MUST ride old Belle. Reason - it provides such a different perspective of some really cool areas of the park like BTMRR.

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The afternoon at the pool sounded so relaxing and fun. Dinner sounded like a blast. Good Food, Drinks and Friends! I've never been in the Dolphin or Swan but I would love to take a peek.
It was a really great afternoon and evening. Light on the parks, but heavy on the relaxation and the amazing eating!

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Girls, your updates are great (I'm too far behind to comment on each one individually). I will say that Christine, I agree with you. The Plaza is so good for some plain old "comfort" food after all the heavy meals you eat at Disney (probably why it is always our last meal of the trip).

The pictures continue to be gorgeous.
Love the Plaza. No worries about catching up. Just read when You can. I am trying to keep the links up to date, but I think I have fallen behind.

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And you all look great at your dinner at Blue Zoo (and the food looks really good).
Blue Zoo was a fun and amazing meal. I am so glad we decided to give it a try. It was so convenient and the food was really delish!

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This is so much fun! What I wouldn't do for some of those Blue Zoo grits right now!
Yum! What I wouldn't do for my lovely scallop ravioli dish!

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I have seen that look on a server's face before when I've gone out to eat with a bunch of ladies. Oh man, it doesn't make me happy....
I have to admit, I really didn't notice it, but they may have been because my Serenity cocktail was already working.

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BlueZoo looks like you guys had quite the memorable evening! I have never heard of anyone mentioning that place before, so it's always nice to hear of new places to go. Cant wait to read more!!
It's really a nice alternative to all the Epcot/Boardwalk places and the other siggie restaurants. And they take the TIW card so we saved about $100 on that meal. I would definitely go back and I know that restaurant.com often has gift certificates for there.

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I am so, so, so far behind on my own trip report! I'm an awful diser, I admit it! I swear I'm going to lock myself in a room for an hour a day just to dis undisturbed!!! I promise I'll be back in the next few days to catch up! I'm reading now!
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah! Seriously, I completely understand. Your kids are getting your undivided attention and I saw how they stalked you while you were at Disney. I am sure they NEVER leave you alone at home.

How is your leg? I hope its better!

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Thought I'd quit lurking and say Hi! I am really enjoying your TR. The BlueZoo looks like is has awesome drinks. I can't wait to check it out!!
feyrerm! and Welcome to the DIS. It's a great community, especially on the TR boards. People are really very nice over here.

I am glad you are enjoying are TR and that you decided to stop lurking and join the fun!

BlueZoo is definitely work checking out!
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I hope everyone had a fun 4th of July! I had a super busy weekend including a couple parties and a soccer tournament.

Here is our end of the year Vipers party. And - yes - I always do bring my Disney mug when out and about. It's last years model, so I won't mind if I lose it.




Our plum trees are making lots of plums this year. I hope Denny doesn't try making plum wine again.



I got this cute mug at Tj Maxx. Couldn't resist...



I found this cool mandevila (is that how you spell it) at Home Depot. It's actually in a hanging basket. I am curious to see what it wraps itself around.



I love hydrangeas. I don't have any pink or white ones. Boo!



I love this picture of Kismet. She has been trying to live outside since summer started.



This picture was taken at the Chesapeake Inn, Chesapeake City, Md. Girls night out!



A picture of the very cool custom made glass that Melissa gave to all of us. I have since taken the paper out of it, but its much too cool to actually drink out of it. Maybe I should break it in, though! It has cute little mickeys all over it. sorry - I thought I had a better picture. I promise to take another one. Melissa gave these to us on BlueZoo night.





She also gave us this cute little beauty, which has a home on my Disney display shelf.




Tracy also gave us a really cool gift. She gave each of us a cute little Vera wristlet.


Tracy remembers me once saying that I really wasn't all that crazy about Veras, but she totally won me over with this one. I absolutely LOVE it and I take it everywhere. It is the best. I think I may have even taken it without a backpack on our last night. So Tracy pretty much rocks for giving me my very first VB.


Nick is in West Virginia with one of his friends. On thursday he and his friend are going to soccer camp at West Virginia University. He is having a blast. He is staying at a tricked out cabin with his friend. Today they visited the former WV penitentiary.



Denny and I went to Lancaster Pa this weekend to watch Brian's team play in the Region 1 state cup. They made it to the semi-finals. Not bad for a wild card team.



Strasburg Pa







But the best part of Lancaster was hitting the outlets and finding a few cute shirts.

So, I promise an update tonight, but I have to switch over to my computer because Denny's computer STINKS! In fact, I think I may have double posted.

Oh yeah - we are going to Morgantown WV this weekend to pick Nick up. I am pretty excited because I have never visited there.

All above pictures were taken with my iphone. Love that thing!


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Looks like a great weekend! I have those Mickey Mugs too. You looks fabulous, BTW.
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Great pictures of Amish country MEK! Just drove through it this afternoon.

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I see a trip to TJ maxi in my future! Did you get that mug recently? I'm converting to all Disney mugs!

I love hydrangeas too. I'm going to put in some more this year. Vie got one called blushing bride and it's a gorgeous pale pink/white. Not blooming yet!

I've been eyeing the Vera wristlets do you have the all in one? I want one the iPhone will fit in.

Cute cups from Melissa too!
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