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Old 06-11-2009, 12:07 PM   #586
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Hi everybody!!

How is everyone?

School is officially out!! Emma & I went in yesterday to Chris' class for a picnic, picked up Jon, and took them to see Up. Let summer begin!!



I'm totally jealous of you Tracy going to DL so soon!!!!!!! But in a good way!


And your DVC stuff is cool, Jenny! I need to sign up for the webcast. I want some cool stuff too!!

Anybody have any exciting plans for the weekend?



School is out!!! Summer is here!!!


Is it almost the weekend? This week has been crazy busy!
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #587
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AK, paddle boatin', Boma, and booze

AK, paddle boatin’, and Boma- Day 4



I have to say today was one of my favorite days. I also have to reiterate that I have very little short-term memory so I am doing this segment mostly via photos. My friends, with recent memory intact, can fill in the holes.

AK opened at 9 pm and the plan was to make it near rope drop. Rope drop, schmope drop. The only day we made rope drop or thought was did was the day before in Epcot. I will turn in my DIS card now but did not find it crowded or unbearable by starting later. Rested children trump 10 minutes less in the Peter Pan queue any day!

Onward………………I believe breakfast was some cereal and grapes in the Villa. Ah, the Villa That never gets old. For me any way I don’t remember if we drove or took the bus.

We entered and my Ironman ran to Expedition Everest for FPs. The plan was to grab those and meet him at Safari. On our way some insane Photopass dude insisted on taking the slowest pictures ever Honestly, they weren’t even that good. How one man who had to run across the park beat us to Safari is beyond me?

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Me and Nate and a blurry Gabby and Jenna:


My kidlets:



















Continued in next post...............
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:49 PM   #588
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AK continued...............



After we rode Kali River Rapids and although I don’t have photos, clearly we got drenched!


Dinosaur:


Random AK:





We got this same shot in September 2007:



After a great day in AK which included a HUGE lunch at Yak and Yeti (CS) and running back and forth to EE, we headed back to the room at 12:30 Nate and Jenna! I asked Nate on the sly to please make sure he says that they are going back. I didn’t want Disney Commando to get any bright ideas about staying all day until our Boma dinner at 5:30.

We got back to OKW and decided it was a great day to hit the big pool. I wish I had more pictures. The OKW big pool rocks!!! Upon arriving Michael bought Jenna and I these amazing cocktails I wish I remembered the name! Jenna may.

After our drink Michael asked if I wated to go for a paddleboat ride on the Sassagoula River. Hubba hubba. Oh, wait, he meant an actual paddleboat ride. Nate thought it was code for sex but it wasn’t. The girl that rented us the boat was such a dud. She has zero personality. Jenna said she’d watch the kiddos and away we went. We paddled around the river just chatting about the trip and how much fun we were having. Even with the 50 lb life vests, it was romantic.

When we got back the OKW Pool Party was about to begin. Before I go on, by this time I had had another strong cocktail and the boys had a few beers each. Jenna, our token lightweight, was feeling fine after one. While the kids were muy occupado Nate went to the room to grab more booze and snacks! Let’s say the next 2 hours consisted of Gabby winning a hoola hoop contest (she won an idog ), me, Jenna, and the kids entering a dance contest, and lots more drinking.













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Old 06-11-2009, 01:51 PM   #589
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AK etc...............

At one point we debated on blowing off Boma but Jenna put her foot down and insisted we try Boma And boy am I glad she did! I’ll get to that after. Our ADR was for 5:30ish and it was about 4:30. I never thought this party of 10 would make that ADR but as soon as Jenna said we go we hustled! Me, Michael, and Nate we uber buzzed!

Kids outside AKL:


A buzzed mama with her glow cube:


Dessert and cocktail porn:


A sun kissed Chloe:


After dinner it was back to AK for EMH:





My favorite photo from the entire trip:







Boma’s food was the best! I bow down to those who suggested Boma. Their orange colored soup was delish and the ribs to die for. I am still waiting for the Bobotie recipe in my email.

Keith and Jenna’s versions coming up…………………….
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:04 PM   #590
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Those DVC goodies are great, wonder if they offer them to the UK????

I love the photo of you all too and the day sounds fantastic, you got tons done and how cool Gab won an idog!
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What a great day Jenny!
Your pics from the safari are great--when I try to take animal photos there, I usually just end up getting bits and pieces of various human heads.

Those desserts from Boma look so yummy--I must go there!

Can't wait to hear Jenna and Keith's thoughts on the day!
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That is a great picture! Everyone looks so happy!
You may need to pull that out and remind yourself over summer vacation.
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Love the update Jenny! Looks like it was a fun day!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:51 PM   #594
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Those DVC goodies are great, wonder if they offer them to the UK????

I love the photo of you all too and the day sounds fantastic, you got tons done and how cool Gab won an idog!


It was really cool! Try and register for the next webcast, I am sure it will work.



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What a great day Jenny!
Your pics from the safari are great--when I try to take animal photos there, I usually just end up getting bits and pieces of various human heads.

Those desserts from Boma look so yummy--I must go there!

Can't wait to hear Jenna and Keith's thoughts on the day!



I would highly recommend Boma. It was awesome and not just because I was loaded!

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Love the update Jenny! Looks like it was a fun day!


It was one of the best for sure! Feel free to chime in our your day.

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That is a great picture! Everyone looks so happy!
You may need to pull that out and remind yourself over summer vacation.


Ain't that the truth. I wasn't going to have my sitter come today but by 10:30, I left at 9:30, my kids had called 5x. I am out the $50 I pay her but have less stress.
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I'll get to posting my version of the day, but clearly you did have too much to drink since you can't remember the following:

* We did make rope drop that morning. Got there right as it was opening!

* The drink at the Gurgling Suitcase was called the Turtle Crawl.

* The soup at Boma that we loved was Carrot-Ginger Soup.

I'll get my version posted in the morning as I have to get the pics off of Nate's computer & I'm just too tired to do it tonight.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:28 PM   #596
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I'll get to posting my version of the day, but clearly you did have too much to drink since you can't remember the following:

* We did make rope drop that morning. Got there right as it was opening!

* The drink at the Gurgling Suitcase was called the Turtle Crawl.

* The soup at Boma that we loved was Carrot-Ginger Soup.

I'll get my version posted in the morning as I have to get the pics off of Nate's computer & I'm just too tired to do it tonight.



I knew you would come and set me straight! The problem is that I wasn't drinking when I wrote it and didn't drink until after we got to the pool. Can't wait to read your version!
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It's from DVC because I signed up for a webcast. Guess whose going to sign up for every webcast?
I signed up for that, too.

I missed first ten mins of mine, but watched it tnite

It was pretty entertaining and corny, but fun

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so there was a time you weren't drinking?
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Great update!!

Nice shots on the safari

Pool party sounds like a blast.....

The drinks and dessert at Boma looked delicious

I love that family shot of you that you said is your favorite...You should blow it up and frame it, if you have not already done so
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AK opened at 9 pm and the plan was to make it near rope drop. Rope drop, schmope drop. The only day we made rope drop or thought was did was the day before in Epcot. I will turn in my DIS card now but did not find it crowded or unbearable by starting later. Rested children trump 10 minutes less in the Peter Pan queue any day!
oh, if rope drop is required then i never had a dis card to begin with! we hate waking up early. the only rope drop we ever do is MK and that's because i love the little show at the train station and because you can conquer fantasyland in an hour in the morning.

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How one man who had to run across the park beat us to Safari is beyond me?
it's called not having kids with you! not knocking on the kiddos but it's amazing how much faster ray and i moved than anna, chris and luke when we went in december. ray and i can maneuver in and out of people/strollers and someone with kids can't for fear of losing them. another thing i'm gonna have to get used to!

i was gonna quote it but now i can't remember which one it was, but that second picture of the 2 giraffes is awesome!

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all the kids are covering their ears!

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After our drink Michael asked if I wated to go for a paddleboat ride on the Sassagoula River. Hubba hubba. Oh, wait, he meant an actual paddleboat ride.


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Let’s say the next 2 hours consisted of Gabby winning a hoola hoop contest (she won an idog )
so cool! i want an idog!

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[COLOR="Blue"]At one point we debated on blowing off Boma but Jenna put her foot down and insisted we try Boma And boy am I glad she did!
me too! i love that place.

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