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Old 08-01-2009, 11:50 PM   #1111
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It would make a great read for your solo trip.
I second that recommendation... Mousejunkies is a very enjoyable book!

Other that the little meltdown, it seemed like a wonderful night! Thank heavens for rocking chairs... glad you discovered them!


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Old 08-02-2009, 08:29 AM   #1112
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I can feel the pain of your tired cranky little boy. And the feeling of being stuck! No fun. Thank goodness for those rocking chairs. And I think you took some great fireworks photos! I can't do that well with my camera, I'm always impressed by how well other people's come out.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:50 PM   #1113
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What a lovely day! I've never seen the fireworks from anywhere but in front of the castle.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #1114
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I didn't realize we were only missing each other by a week! Are you getting excited for Europe??? Say Bon Jour to Mickey for me.
I will say hello to him, my French is not good.

The addition is going to be so nice, it is huge.

great update and pics.
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #1115
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I second that recommendation... Mousejunkies is a very enjoyable book!

Other that the little meltdown, it seemed like a wonderful night! Thank heavens for rocking chairs... glad you discovered them!


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The Mousejunkies author is doing a book signing this weekend about an hour from my house....too bad I can't go.

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I can feel the pain of your tired cranky little boy. And the feeling of being stuck! No fun. Thank goodness for those rocking chairs. And I think you took some great fireworks photos! I can't do that well with my camera, I'm always impressed by how well other people's come out.
The trick with night photos with a point and shoot camera is to put the camera on top of something....like a trash can. I had mine on a wooden "crate".

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What a lovely day! I've never seen the fireworks from anywhere but in front of the castle.
Don't change your location!

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I will say hello to him, my French is not good.

The addition is going to be so nice, it is huge.

great update and pics.
Merci!......I mean......Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:56 PM   #1116
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Day 8

Day 8: Sunday 2 November 2008

I actually have some notes and quite a few pictures for this day!

I have to say, it’s seems like I will never get this Trip Report done. I’m having a hard time remembering any little details and thus the story is becoming boring. I need to wrap this up before my next trip to the World, which is next month!

Well here we go…..

Today was daylight saving day…..which by the way, I hate. Takes me forever to get use to the time change…anyhoo…..this was our “Free to Choose Day”. These were our choices:

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Sunday "Free Day" 11/2
This is our "choose your adventure" day....it could be a busy day or one for relaxing....but we won't know until that morning!

Breakfast Plans
A Golden Corral Buffet
B Whispering Canyon Café
C Old Port Royale
D Eat in room
E Other off site restaurant

Morning to Mid-Afternoon Plans
9-10 am to 1-2 pm
A Tour Epcot
B Blizzard Beach
C Explore Fort Wilderness Campground
D Make Up any touring at MK, DS or AK that was majorly
missed
E Hang-out at resort

Late Afternoon Plans
1-2 pm to 4-5 pm
A Nap/Relax at resort
B Explore Fort Wilderness Campground
C Blizzard Beach
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E

Dinner Plans
5 pm to 7:30 pm
A Kona Café
B 1900 Park Fare
C Offsite at Cheese Cake Factory
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E

After Dinner Plans
6:30-8 pm to ???
A Return to Epcot
B Return or Hop to MK for Wishes at 8pm
C Hang-out at resort
D Do anything that was majorly missed earlier in the week
E
Let’s see how close we came.

The weather today was to be warm and rainy. First off we decided to go to the Whispering Canyon Café. But the 8:15am ADR I had was too early for us to make it in time so I called Disney Dining and had it changed to 8:45.

Funny thing happened this morning as we were getting ready…..it’ one of the few things I wrote in my notes because I didn’t want to forget to tell you. Do you remember how the toilets are in the Disney hotel rooms? The seats aren’t complete ovals….they have the piece missing in the front…I guess so you don’t pee on your own toilet seat? Well anyways….when the lid in down, the toilet seat sort of forms a little slot. Do you see where this is going? Liam had grabbed my toothbrush in its travel container and before I knew it…..plop! In the toilet went my toothbrush. I had to used Liam’s tiny toothbrush for the next few days. I’m just happy he hadn’t discovered this earlier in the week….who knows what he would have put in there.

Dressed and ready we were off to the WL. No need to valet park here…the parking lot is really close to the front door.

We checked in to WCC and were seated without too much wait. I seem to remember the service being slow but our waitress was pleasant….I think she had too many tables. DH and I both ordered the skillets….I don’t have the receipt…we either got Liam the kids fruit plate or he shared off our skillet. I do remember that the per person price of the skillet was $3 more then the menus on allears.

I don’t remember if this happened before our after our breakfast arrived but they started to do the stick pony thing around the restaurant. I had no idea they did that at breakfast…....I (wrongly) thought that all that stuff just happened at dinner. I scooped Liam out of his high chair so fast I think we looked like Dash when he is running thru the jungle on the island. I made my way thru the now packed waiting area with him and into the grand lobby to wait out the pony rides and commotion. Our waitress had seen me do this, and asked DH what was wrong. He explained about Liam and our waitress came and got me when the pony ride thing was done. And she explained that there is a ramp off to the side of the restaurant so if I had to take him out again it would be easier to go that way. What a nice waitress. Now to the food….I have no food porn so I’ll keep it simple. Our first skillet was cold and the food was “dry”. Our next skillet had hot food and tasted much better then the first. Was it worth $15 per person? I don’t think so. I’d rather do a buffet because it took forever to get each of the skillets. I’m in no hurry to get back to the WCC…maybe for dinner when the kids are older and can get into the action of the place with the ketchup and stuff.

After breakfast we walked around the resort and stopped into the gift shop to poke around. We got Liam an apple juice $2.12 (tax included). We looked for the playground but didn’t find it….I don’t know why we didn’t ask a CM where it was. I have since learned it’s on/near the beach. And that was about it….we headed back to CBR.

Here are some of the pictures I took that morning.































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Old 08-06-2009, 05:59 PM   #1117
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I'm not going to lie.

I moaned out loud when I saw your pictures of the Wilderness Lodge. Is it okay to be homesick for a place you only "live" once every other year?
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:06 PM   #1118
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LOL at Liam posting your toothbrush!!!!!!!!!

My DD was scared to go near the toilets as they flush by themselves! or as she says "try to flush my bottom away!!!!"
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #1119
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Heidi....

He was trying to set the toothbrush free like Nemo....

sorry about that....

you TR is not borring...you are just ready to be done w/ this one and move on to Solo-Disney

as always looking forward to more

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Old 08-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #1120
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Oh I almost forgot...I am asking for Mousejunkies for my b-day from my sister
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:58 PM   #1121
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Yikes about Liam and your toothbrush! Like you said, thank goodness he didn't discover that "cool" slot sooner!

Too bad about the food and noise at WCC, but your photos of WL are gorgeous!
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I must have a boat load of lurkers because there have been something like 400 views of my update and only these few friends saying Hi. I told you Julie..... this TR is getting boring!

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I moaned out loud when I saw your pictures of the Wilderness Lodge. Is it okay to be homesick for a place you only "live" once every other year?
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LOL at Liam posting your toothbrush!!!!!!!!!

My DD was scared to go near the toilets as they flush by themselves! or as she says "try to flush my bottom away!!!!"
Your comment made me think of something.....did you have a cartoon when you were younger about a Postman named Pete? Postman Pete. I remember watching it when I was in Ireland and I have part of the theme song STILL stuck in my head from 1994!!!

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Heidi....

He was trying to set the toothbrush free like Nemo....

sorry about that....

you TR is not borring...you are just ready to be done w/ this one and move on to Solo-Disney

as always looking forward to more

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See above comment!

Nemo...yah right. At least it was a clean bowl that I had to fish it out of even thou it went straight into the trash at that point.

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Oh I almost forgot...I am asking for Mousejunkies for my b-day from my sister
cool....if I ever get to a book store I might pick it up.

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Yikes about Liam and your toothbrush! Like you said, thank goodness he didn't discover that "cool" slot sooner!

Too bad about the food and noise at WCC, but your photos of WL are gorgeous!
Right now Liam had been throwing things away in the trash....like a brand new bottle of salad dressing and a colander. Gotta love 2 year olds!

We didn't have the best of experiences with dining on that trip. And the thing is....at home Liam is a joy to take out to eat. People come over to us to tell us how well behaved his is. (All 4 of us went out to eat for the first time tonight....it was only Chilis but both kids did awesome!)
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….when the lid in down, the toilet seat sort of forms a little slot. Do you see where this is going? Liam had grabbed my toothbrush in its travel container and before I knew it…..plop! In the toilet went my toothbrush.


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Right now Liam had been throwing things away in the trash....like a brand new bottle of salad dressing and a colander. Gotta love 2 year olds!

Oh my goodness, Heidi, that is just so typically two!!
They just love to explore the "cause and effect" of their actions...
Billy once flushed our Annual Passes down the toilet!
The "effect" on Mommy was not what he expected....

BTW, I love how you organized your "free day" like a multiple-choice quiz! I was tempted to get out my #2 pencil...


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Old 08-07-2009, 11:46 PM   #1124
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Heidi...I just love your pictures of WL!!! I so want to visit there someday!!

I'm not finding your TR boring at all...of course I understand the need to finish up as you have another coming soon...I'm in that same dilemna!!! I can't wait to hear more about your day!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:38 AM   #1125
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Hi - I just followed you over to this trip report from Kathy's! It's fun to read since you went last year the same week we are going this year. Thanks for posting the DTD Halloween brochure - I wasn't sure exactly they had going on - now I do

It seems your trip was quite the adventure - but you sure did perservere!
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