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Old 03-31-2009, 09:35 PM   #556
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Basin looks like my type of store! I will check it out in February!

Does your DH have a favorite restaurant? Maybe you could make an ADR for that night and surprise him?
February- are you going then? I thought Sept?

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Hey---I think I may have been near your neck of the woods today actually---I met my sis for lunch near where she works off of the Mason-Montgomery Rd. exit---we had lunch at Mimi's Cafe (YUM!) I also shopped at the Target off of Fields Ertel since I was in the area---hope we were close!!!
Next time let me know...we should meet up! You were super close... we were over there today at Borders for storytime!

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You were about a mile from my house at Mimi's! We went there for the frst time yesterday... YUMMO!

Find any good deals at Target?
Aren't there always deals-- have you checked out the new one in S. Lebanon- they have some great deals! I got a 24 pack of water bottles for $1.

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I am struggling for Father's Day ideas for Bryan too and we will be at DHS as well Let me know what you come up with!
I could always wait to see what my Mother's Day gift entails- ha!

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OMG!!!! NO WAY!!!! What time of the day were you there---we ate there for lunch, YUMMY!!!! Did you tell them it was your first time? Did they give you the 4 pack of delicious homemade muffins?!?!?! Yeah, guess what I'm having for breakfast right now!!! If you didn't, next time you are there, tell them it is your first time and they will send you home with a big container of muffins!!!!

I found some okay deals at Target---nothing stellar. I'm really struggling with clothes for Megs for summer. She has hit that awkward stage where she is too tall for 5t, but I feel like the clothes in 4-6x are too old looking for her---c'mon people, she is only 5 and a half, NOT 25!!! I did find some cute croc-like sandals with the princesses on them for only $7.99---they aren't made exactly like crocs---made out of that type of material but in the shape of a sandal with a strap across the heel. They also had some for boys---I think they were Spiderman. The most luck I have had with her clothes this year is Gymboree---she is probably going to look like a walking billboard for them by the time I am done shopping for her---I just really don't want her wearing that stuff that looks so grown up.
I totally know what you mean about that age girl clothes. That is why I end up at Gymboree... plus then Emily's clothes looks brand new because it washes well!


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Yeah, I do that too... and what about candles? I have candles I refuse to light b/c I dont want to "ruin" them...
I wish I felt that way about Candy!
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:32 PM   #557
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=Happydog;31112036]Yeah, I do that too... and what about candles? I hav[/SIZE][/I]e candles I refuse to light b/c I dont want to "ruin" them... [/QUOTE]

I have some of those "no way, no burn" candles too
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:03 AM   #558
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February- are you going then? I thought Sept?
We are going in October! I don't know where February came from, must have been one of those days!
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We are going in October! I don't know where February came from, must have been one of those days!
I thought there maybe was an "extra" trip in the works!
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This part will be our first this trip, which is how our 2007 trip was too. To be honest I never care which park we visit first... I trust TGM and go with that!

We will of course hit rope drop, I am pretty sure that will be easy since it is day one. My parents will meet us at CSR that morning to get our tickets and new package Keys to the World activated. Then off we will go.

My problem with AK is it always seems hot.... and we last trip were out of there before 1:00 and did not see everything we wanted. So this year I hope to go early and then return that evening... since the park is not open late I want to give it a try!

With that in mind, here is what I would like to accomplish:

Festival of the Lion King- love it, a must do for us
Kilimanjaro Safari- again a must do!
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail *** new to us- it looks so cool!
Maharajah Jungle Trek *** new to us--again I want to just explore!
Kali River Rapids- Emily is tall enough... plus I think it would be a good last ride to cool off before heading back to the hotel.
Expedition Everest- Hannah is now tall enough. I hope she rides it with us. I think this will be a ride that my Dad will enjoy a lot too!
Finding Nemo the Musical- I am so sad we did not get back to AK to see this. Does anyone know the current show times. I hope we get there!
TriceraTop Spin- the other Dumbo... I know it is a hit!
It's Tough to Be a Bug- I hope some get to enjoy. Not so sure Luke will be able to stand it. Maybe he and I can go get some FPs or something.

I also want to see Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade.

So this probably leads me to think we will break and be back to see the Parade at 3:45. Do you have to arrive early to see it? After the parade we would have 3 or 4 hours to finish up the park and I will work to see what has to be done in the AM versus what we can do that evening. I have heard that AK clears out after the parade, so we will see!

The other big thing is... I have no AK pictures. I only snapped a few last trip, so I hope to get a lot more! Therefore I really have no pics to put in this update... bummer!


look at how big Emily has gotten... she has really changed a ton!

Eating---- this of course is important... any fun snacks for AK day? I hope that we eat lunch or dinner at Flame Tree Barbecue if we have a second meal there, Pizza Safari- that is the only CS I have ever had there.

I am truly excited to try to have a split day at AK. Plus CSR is super close, so if we miss the parade I hope to skip over some afternoon. I think the girls would love it. Since HS has a different parade I am sure we will miss it this year!


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Looks like a fun day! I felt the same way about AK being hotter than the surface of the sun. Wonder if it's all of the foliage? We missed a lot also.

Where did you get your darling Minnie tees? They look vintage, which I love.

My kids love the monsterous turkey legs, but I guess that's more like a meal than a snack.
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Pangani Forest Exploration Trail *** new to us- it looks so cool!
this is my favorite!!!!! the gorillas are truly amazing - i hope you guys enjoy it!

you had asked about nemo show times. go here to see current show times at the all the parks. i think he updates this every week.

http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/

i think 30 minutes to get seats for the parade would be fine. although i've never been in june so i could be very wrong!
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:04 PM   #563
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The park does always seem so much hotter than the others.........we never make it there very long. What about dinosaur, have you guys tried it?
I love to get churros when we are there.


and, Em really has changed so much, not a baby anymore!
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The two exploration trails (PFT and MJT) are so much fun, and there's all kinds of "hands on" exhibits that the kids can touch and examine.

*Don't forget ponchos for Kali!! (Unless the kids just wear bathing suits and Crocs!!)


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We love AK. My DH thinks it is all the trees/shrubs/bushes/animals that make it hot there. It seems a lot more humid as well.

We have eaten at Flame Tree (it is a must, so good!) but watch out for the crazy birds there. There are a ton!

We have done both the Trek and Trail and love both. I still haven't seen Lion King, but we saw Nemo last trip. It is a really great show.

What is the height requirement for KRR? I bet if Em is tall enough A. is tall enough. So cool that they can ride more rides this time!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:37 AM   #566
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Animal Kingdom always seems so hot to us, too!

We haven't done Pagani or Maharajah either and hope to do them both on this trip.

The two times we have been at the park in the evening, it has been relatively uncrowded -- at least compared to the morning and other parks.
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Sounds like a fun day! You know how much I love Animal Kingdom!

Both trails are great. Just watching those huge creatures in action is incredible. If you get lucky, the tigers might be romping around, but most often they are just sprawled out sleeping with not a care in the world.

I definitely hope you get to see the parade!

Flame Tree and Pizzafari - yum and yum! I don't mind the birds at Flame Tree. They have never attacked us, even though they do love to hang out very closely. I have gotten some good pictures of birds by and in the water there. I think the girls will have fun looking at all the wall art, paintings on the chairs, etc. at Pizzafari.

Can you tell I'm having fun planning with you?

I'll be with you in spirit on the safari and everything else except for Everest. I'm going to let my spirit sit that one out!

I've got it all planned out, see...

a new baby next week, a few Dis friends taking trips throughout April, May, and June (through which I will be able to escape from my school stresses at the end of the day), summer school (a necessary evil in order to pay Disney bills), church camp, and then it'll be time for our July trip.

It is amazing how much our little girls have changed in the past year. Every set of trip pictures I look at, Brooklynn looks more and more grown-up.
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AK plans look great. I always think AK is the hottest park, too. We usually snack on the frozen strawberry bars to help cool us off. PFT and MJT will definitely be fun for the girls plus I think alot of the two trails are in the shade.

It's tough to be a bug is fun but you might want to be careful with Emily. I remember my youngest son when he was 3 1/2 it scared him and we had to leave the theater. I think because it is dark and all the sensory stuff.

The parade really is cute seeing all the characters is safari attire.
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I like the split day idea. I am interested to see how that works out. We did the exploration trails on our first trip to AK and the boys really loved them. It really made the animals so much more accessible than they were in the safari. Remember, you really need to arrive 30 minutes early for the Nemo show. I forgot to account for that in August and got there 10 minutes before the show only to find them turning people away. I was so bummed. We had seen it in Jan and it was one of Doug's favorite parts of the trip.
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Your AK plans sound great! The girls have grown so much! They are adorable!
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