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Old 12-10-2010, 11:39 PM   #136
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Sounds like a great meal! I still can't see myself at Chefs anytime soon, though, it just seems weired for me to pay WDW prices for French food which I can easily get here as well. I rather go and get the skillet at WCC which is something that is not available here...

How sad that a bad teacher spoiled French for Tyler! Learning a new language the most important thing is to not feel selfconscious when you speak it. I hope he will gain more confidence again with a new teacher!

But what you said about weired rules on how to pronounce things - you thing English is any better? There you have many words that don't follow any rules of pronounciation and you just never know how wether not suddenly a letter might be silent or which sound a vowel really stands for...

I absolutely agree with your sentiment that it makes no sense to hate a whole nation! And considering that there once was a great friendship between the US and France, they even gave you the Statue of Liberty! Germany and France used to have a relationship which was supposed to be a "hereditary enmity" and which was the cause for many wars in Europe! After 1945 both sides worked really hard to change that, they started twinning towns, organizing exchanges between schools and stuff like that. Today France and Germany are co-operating on many levels and within the European Union these two countries have been the motor for more integration.



At first I was wondering wether you were proposing to sing "Save the Queen"... But then I realized that you were going to sing God Bless America.
Actually I would get up and sing LaFrance c'est Bella !!!And my other French is Mowzelawn !!!
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Just got caught up, my favorite part the Ditch, the tequila platter looks awesome.....I'm going to have to try that!!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:28 AM   #138
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Now I understand the Standing on the Chair !!!! No I wouldn't do that either not cuz I'm embarassed but cuz I may be a lot of things but insulting a foreign country somehow wouldn't be right for a foreigner like me !!But at Liberty Inn Bring it on Babee !!!!
Rosie, I think YOU singing God Bless America in the AP while standing on a chair would be the HIGHLIGHT of anyone's vacation!!

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Food looked yummy! Im with Tyler I love Crepes, but I would have SOOO taken Fred up on his bet! not for the money for the principal... a challange is a challange!

And tell the boys the only thing you need to know in any language is the following 3 things to get by,
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Bathroom

btw you havent lived till you have a CRAP tostada LOL
That's true, when I was going to Italy the advice was learn how to ask where the bathroom is!

And to each her own....but you can keep those crap tostadas to yourself, and I think I'll be busy that day you invite us over for authentic Mexican food!

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Hi Ellen! So fun talking with you this morning! I'm sure the boys were feeling so grown up to be off on their own adventure! And look how responsible they were!
Now your adventure at the Ditch looks way more fun! I do love a nice smooth tequila! Now I'm kicking myself for not bringing home some tequila from Cozumel. Just wasn't in the mood to shop for it.

We ate at Chefs in 2007 - surprised to walk in for an early dinner with DBIL and DN. We loved it! Your server was a cutie - did the boys get a little tongue tied with her around? My youngest would have done something obnoxious at that age. What? Tyler didn't sing for $500? Fred must know him pretty well!
It was great talking with you, too! Really great this week, I spoke to two of my DISfriends on the phone & got to put a voice with a face! I also spoke to Laura, CRdismom.

I think maybe they were a little tongue-tied around her- she was very sweet. Tyler did not do anything obnoxious, however- so that was fine.

And I REALLY BELIEVE Fred wanted to give him the $500- you have to know Fred. I have been in places where we were served French wine, and he refused to drink it. He is NUTS!

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Sounds like a great meal! I still can't see myself at Chefs anytime soon, though, it just seems weired for me to pay WDW prices for French food which I can easily get here as well. I rather go and get the skillet at WCC which is something that is not available here...

Ok- you can color me all sorts of pea green with envy!!

How sad that a bad teacher spoiled French for Tyler! Learning a new language the most important thing is to not feel selfconscious when you speak it. I hope he will gain more confidence again with a new teacher!

Actually, he has already become much more confident. His new teacher sent us a postcard last week to tell us how improved he is in the class (she was unaware of why the last teacher was fired, and when I explained to her that she basically had a class of kids who went from 6th grade French to 8th grade French, she realized why the whole class was doing so badly). ALL the kids are doing better in there now.

But what you said about weired rules on how to pronounce things - you thing English is any better? There you have many words that don't follow any rules of pronounciation and you just never know how wether not suddenly a letter might be silent or which sound a vowel really stands for...

Oh no, I never said English was easy- I fully understand that our language makes no sense and is a very difficult one to learn! But I already have this one's crazy rules down- I am extremely intimidated by French, maybe my head can only grasp so many rules! I absolutely agree with your sentiment that it makes no sense to hate a whole nation! And considering that there once was a great friendship between the US and France, they even gave you the Statue of Liberty! Germany and France used to have a relationship which was supposed to be a "hereditary enmity" and which was the cause for many wars in Europe! After 1945 both sides worked really hard to change that, they started twinning towns, organizing exchanges between schools and stuff like that. Today France and Germany are co-operating on many levels and within the European Union these two countries have been the motor for more integration.

I do hope that the negative sentiment held by some American and French people alike will change one day. Never give up that hope!
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #139
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Oui Oui. That is my french, even though it sounds like potty humor.....

The only time I've eaten at Le Chefs it was "okay" at best, so we haven't been back. I was so very disappointed at the time because the desserts were not freshly made. They were so very prepackaged and prepared and it was just sooooo sad cause that's what we were looking forward to! And then we had the filet, which quite frankly I can get anywhere (shame on me for ordering so boring, right?). Although Jeff did enjoy the scenery with our server..... Me? Bring on the waiters in Tutto!!!!! May, right?
Your French- c'est Magnifique!

Yes- we are booked for our first and last meal in Italy- dinner at Tutto's on Friday night for EMH and then I threw in lunch at 11:30 at Via Napoli on Tuesday before we leave- because I REALLY want to go there for pizza, I have read soooooooooooooooooooo many reviews where people went there for one meal and then ended up back there two more times on vacation because it was so good. I'm planning on it twice with my family in November- once for dinner, once for lunch. Yummmmmmm!

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Hey! That's my method on too!

O. M. G.!!! That food looks SO good!

Can't wait for another installment!
UGH...laundry...STILL have some that needs to be folded. I'm glad you like the food porn- I took LOTS!

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Tim's dinner looked delicious! I could go for it right now!
Yea- I think Timmy got the best meal- his chicken was cooked perfectly, and those potatoes were yummy. Short Ribs and fettucine I just don't get! At least make it some kind of egg noodles- I make mine with mascarpone goat cheese polenta- even people who HATE polenta love the stuff!

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Had to play catch up again!

Hey, we had that same tart at Le Chefs too! And I am glad the rest of your meal went better than ours, because we just didn't enjoy it very much.

It's a shame your son didn't sing "God Bless America!". I would have loved to see the look on some of those Frenchie faces!
Well, it's not the greatest example of French food- I have had better at restaurants here at home, either in NJ or NYC. Where there is no fettucine on the plate! How funny you had the same server!

Yes, I am sure the look on their faces would have been priceless, but truthfully, I am glad I missed seeing it!

And of course you are playing catch up!! You are writing your own Trs which you are so AWESOME at updating!!! I'm glad you say hello to little ol' me at ALL!!
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....just made my day!

I never laughed sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooo hard .

That pic needs to be your next family Christmas photo and it be sent out to all your family & friends.



ok....back to reading.....



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That would have been a GREAT Christmas card!! I wish I had thought of it! Our card this year was a pic of the 5 of us taken on the deck of the log cabin we visited in Tennessee for Thanksgiving. Glad you got a kick out of the photo!

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Just got caught up, my favorite part the Ditch, the tequila platter looks awesome.....I'm going to have to try that!!!
YES!! I highly recommend it!! Tequila flights ROCK, especially when you try it with some craB tostadas!
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Not as good as your face but I had to share. That's me front left and my wonderful son who as you can tell knows when the picture is being taken. I am too busy screaming. Here I look like I'm laughing but that's just in between screams. Some interesting reactions here too. The poor little girl next to us looks scared to death. The girls on the right were pretty funny and yelling as loud as me.

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Everything looks great so far!
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OMG Rosie...



As my back up I want Marv on the SPOONS!!!!!
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OMG, what a great report so far!! I love the fact that you got the charger from YC, Disney rocks!! I like the tip about the tripod with the camera and have always wondered about those gorilla pods and if they really work, my night shots came out so bad for most of our recent trip and it drove me to buying a new camera Completely envious of your headless horseman pic, I tried twice to get that shot and the camera just would not cooperate .
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I don't get the french thing but Tim's favorite quote from te Simpsons of all place is "the French are cheese eating, surrender monkeys". I took french in high school and love it all so who knows.

The dual trips to Italy for food sounds devine. I need something to think about while I am burried under all this snow. UGH!

Chef's was on my list but I wasn't sure if the girls would enjoy it without Remmie. I do know that chocolate cake well. I think we had it 3 times this trip...lol. It was Beth's favorite thing.
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For $500 I'd stand on the table and sing it in French. ...and I'm part French. It's all about the Benjamin.
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Not as good as your face but I had to share. That's me front left and my wonderful son who as you can tell knows when the picture is being taken. I am too busy screaming. Here I look like I'm laughing but that's just in between screams. Some interesting reactions here too. The poor little girl next to us looks scared to death. The girls on the right were pretty funny and yelling as loud as me.

That's HILARIOUS!!! So many different expressions on that ride! Is there a thread of these pics somewhere? If not, I'm going to start one- thay are really soooooo funny!

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OMG Rosie...



As my back up I want Marv on the SPOONS!!!!!
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OMG, what a great report so far!! I love the fact that you got the charger from YC, Disney rocks!! I like the tip about the tripod with the camera and have always wondered about those gorilla pods and if they really work, my night shots came out so bad for most of our recent trip and it drove me to buying a new camera Completely envious of your headless horseman pic, I tried twice to get that shot and the camera just would not cooperate .
The big thing about the gorilla pod is that you have to have something to wrap it around or stand it on, and you have to try to make it as level as possible. But it definitely does work!

And thanks for the HH compliment- he was riding much slower this time, so I think that's how I got the pic. I was actually surprised it came out!

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I don't get the french thing but Tim's favorite quote from te Simpsons of all place is "the French are cheese eating, surrender monkeys". I took french in high school and love it all so who knows.

The dual trips to Italy for food sounds devine. I need something to think about while I am burried under all this snow. UGH!

Chef's was on my list but I wasn't sure if the girls would enjoy it without Remmie. I do know that chocolate cake well. I think we had it 3 times this trip...lol. It was Beth's favorite thing.
I love that Simpsons quote! And what do you mean without Remmie? Isn't he still there sometimes?

Have you dug out of the snow yet?

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This made me !!! I'll let Fred know!
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An Action Packed Night in Epcot & at BCV

French food finished, we weighed our options for the remainder of our night...wander around the countries? Go back to BCV and hang? Actually find a spot and WATCH fireworks for once? Run like crazy people (against the hoardes coming in to watch Illuminations) to Future World and hop on some rides and then run back like even crazier people (against all the exiting hoardes) to hit Stormalong Bay for a few quick nitetime slides before the 10pm close??? Hmmmm...which do you think we chose?

DUH...of COURSE we went with the most complicated and convoluted choice! Swimming uphill and upstream, against the throngs of people heading to watch Illuminations.



I kept stopping occasionally to snap pics, but we were moving FAST! Talk about UBER-COMMANDO!



We thought our best shot to maximize rides was to head to Mission Space, followed by Test Track-



We all are good on team green - that's the more intense one, right? I invariably try to get on the wrong one everytime- Orange- so if I've got this confused, I'm not all that surprised. And yes, we walked right on.



Good thing about a family of 4- we get our own car. And THAT means...we can act REALLY, REALLY stupid on the ride!





It's GO TIME!







We were all cracking each other up, yelling to hit the Hyper sleep & Timmy wake up! We're gonna crash on Mars!! Hit the brakes! Bank left! Bank right! Tyler do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around! Pull back! PULL BACK!!!! Etc, etc-





Don't move a muscle-



We had a lot of fun hootin and hollerin on that one- AND on the next one. I think we walked on Test Track at a minute before 9!



We were the last car of the night. And just so ya know, I kissed ALL the monkeys in my car when the ride was done-



Even though I messed up the order of our umm... evils....

Timmy can never resist the pull of this car- even when he was four! Just what is so great in there? Does anyone know?



But we had no time for that tonight! Stormalong Bay closes at 10 pm- and it was already about 9:15! Run FORREST!!!! RUN!!!!!

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