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Old 08-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #76
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Arrgh! I wrote a response yesterday and it never posted and now is lost. I hate that!

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Looks like a really fun weekend. They did Cheeserolling once on the Amazing Race! It looks so funny!!


It was hysterical. You could definitely get hurt though, I can only imagine how many turned ankles they see!

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Hey ya! No, we are in Oregon! AND then heading to Santa Fe! I posted on my TR b/c we were going to be taking a hiatus from TR posting!!! I am excited to share my Vero and Fort Wilderness fun, but alas, I am still on our cruise day 3!!!
Fun, I hope you are having some of the lovely weather we are FINALLY seeing here. Looking forward to the Vero part. If I can con Jeff into the Key West itinerary (which he nibbled on over dinner the other night, no interest in the Dream one) I hope to do a Magic/Vero combo for spring break next year.

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The FE will get really excited and the boys will like participating as soon as the gift start showing up on your door.... Cute on the pillow cases! Yes, I am sure he will like Palos... really gives you that touch of class on the Disney cruise, THAT and the Outlook bar, 2nd level, you can walk right out on deck, see the sunset from the glass windows, so head there when the kids are on their own in the club, etc... The Wonder is the ship we were on two years ago, and that whole set up, the Outlook cafe/bar is better on that boat than on the Dream... AMAZING cocktail menu... nice place to relax and read, etc... BIG points from my DH...
I think it will be fun and will hit them once we start making up the bags. Excited about the pillowcases although Evan is redoing his room and the colors may not match but...oh well!

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So on to this Whistler trip, so fun! COOL! You know I love ski places when it isn't ski season!! There are fun aspects to visiting a place like that (as you have shared!) There is a town in WA state, I can't remember the name, it is a little swiss chalet style town... we went a long time ago, stayed near there, BEST red skinned mashed potatoes at some bed and breakfast restaurant... That is all I can remember!! Also Snoqualmie falls/lodge?? We discussed this like a year ago I think...you and I... that and the Wild Ginger!!! Do you know I am bringing back a suitcase of pancake mix??!! I KID you NOT!!!! Looks like you guys had quite an adventure!!
We did chat about all of that! We were married at Salish (which used to be called Snoqualmie Falls lodge). Leavenworth is the town you are thinking of, it's adorable both summer and winter.

Dude, I can send you pancake mix anytime you want, it's in the stores here, just let me know (it is the bomb!) and the Fisher Scone mix from the fair, if you are into that...YUM!

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I haven't skied since I was pregnant with Liam Unfortunately it doesn't fit with our lifestyle or fitness level right now. I learned in high school but never got very good at it. I didn't have an on snow job (accounting office) so I didn't ski much...although it was nice to have a bar under my office for after work!

Why do people do that to non-skiers on their first time? I've heard horror stories. Bothers me to no end.....if you enjoy a sport why would you make it un-enjoyable (and possibly dangerous for your friend?
It worked out ok and one friend did stay with me for a bit, I think she was horrified that I was actually not kidding or being modest about not knowing how to ski. I'm not very good at it though, it's so sporadic that I feel like I relearn every time and the only way I improve is if I can do it several days in a row. It's probably been 4 years now. Last few times it was too much work with kids in and out of camps/lessons and it just wasn't worth trying ot go myself.

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:49 AM   #77
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CHEESE ROLLING!!???

That sounds like something they'd do in Wisconsin.
Except their hills aren't exactly steep enough Maybe up in the UP.

It was a riot

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Cheese rolling sounds like fun to watch. Tasting the cheese would be my favorite part of the whole thing.
The cheese was SO yummy. If we'd have had cash on us, we'd have picked some up.

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OMG! Cheeserolling! All I can say is

Looks like you had such a fun time! We had ice cream at a similar place In Bakersfield - The Moo Creamery - yummy and fun!

Your cruise is so close - have you started packing yet?
No packing yet but working on the LIST and figuring out what we still need. The last 2 days have all been about figuring out formal night for the E's. What they have, don't have, what fits, what is lost. Seriously 2 days ago it was looking like all they had that fit and could be found were their dress pants. 2 days of closet digging and we've found 2 ties, one pair of shoes that fits (previously said to not fit) and one shirt. Progress!

I am debating though. Evan does not have shoes and the one shirt that works is a 12, which either of them could wear. I'm leaning towards black tennis shoes for Evan. It's a pair he wanted for school anyway and will likely be fine for band concerts if he doesn't trash them. Nice leather ones, with a very tiny amount of light trim. I hate the idea of buying another pair that he might only wear once before he outgrows it. I may also get him the new shirt in a 14 so it will last although really they are so close in size it doesn't much matter. But from thinking we needed 2 shoes, 2 ties and 2 shirts, to get down to one shirt and maybe a shoe (or not, I won't count it if it's the school shoes) then I'm pretty darn happy!
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im here, looks like alot of fun so far, i would have been down for that cheeserolling, especially if you got tokeep the roll.

i would have also tried to trade in my ski tickets for more cheese.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #79
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im here, looks like alot of fun so far, i would have been down for that cheeserolling, especially if you got tokeep the roll.

i would have also tried to trade in my ski tickets for more cheese.
YAY! Dan's here

I can TOTALLY see you attempting cheeserolling Dan, you could tell everyone was just having a blast. I will say that while the cheese tasting was great, they probably could have made a fortune if they also had wine tasting...they go together you know!

just think, this could be you!



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What will you do with the cheese?: I'm going to use it to train for next year. Either that, or eat a ton of cheeseburgers.
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Except their hills aren't exactly steep enough Maybe up in the UP.

It was a riot



The cheese was SO yummy. If we'd have had cash on us, we'd have picked some up.



No packing yet but working on the LIST and figuring out what we still need. The last 2 days have all been about figuring out formal night for the E's. What they have, don't have, what fits, what is lost. Seriously 2 days ago it was looking like all they had that fit and could be found were their dress pants. 2 days of closet digging and we've found 2 ties, one pair of shoes that fits (previously said to not fit) and one shirt. Progress!

I am debating though. Evan does not have shoes and the one shirt that works is a 12, which either of them could wear. I'm leaning towards black tennis shoes for Evan. It's a pair he wanted for school anyway and will likely be fine for band concerts if he doesn't trash them. Nice leather ones, with a very tiny amount of light trim. I hate the idea of buying another pair that he might only wear once before he outgrows it. I may also get him the new shirt in a 14 so it will last although really they are so close in size it doesn't much matter. But from thinking we needed 2 shoes, 2 ties and 2 shirts, to get down to one shirt and maybe a shoe (or not, I won't count it if it's the school shoes) then I'm pretty darn happy!
I wouldn't worry too much about the shoes - especially for kids. The black tennis shoes will work great. DCL is pretty casual compared to some, and the West Coast even more so, I found. We even had some women at our table in jeans on semi-formal night and no one batted an eye. I didn't even get Jim a tux or suit this time - he fit in just fine with shirt and tie on those nights and slacks and collared shirts for the others.

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YAY! Dan's here

I can TOTALLY see you attempting cheeserolling Dan, you could tell everyone was just having a blast. I will say that while the cheese tasting was great, they probably could have made a fortune if they also had wine tasting...they go together you know!

just think, this could be you!



I love what last years winner said

From: Seattle, USA
Technique: I start fast, ease through the middle, and pick 'er up at the bottom.
What will you do with the cheese?: I'm going to use it to train for next year. Either that, or eat a ton of cheeseburgers.
That's funny!
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Hi

Read your title 'Cheeserolling' and knew exactly what it was all about!!!!!

Cheeserolling has been going on in Gloucestershire in the UK for nearly 200 years - it is a tradition known to all the locals and is exactly the same as you saw.

There is a large hill - Coopers Hill - which is much steeper than the one you saw and they roll a huge Double Gloucester cheese down it and everyone chases it. They also have a race up the hill for the children.

I remember going there every year as a child, although my parents would never let me take part, there were always broken arms and legs by the participants. There is also the 'Cheese MC', dressed in white, with a hat with ribbons on - exactly as in your photo, who sets the cheeses off down the hill.

Here is a link http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/index1.htm As you can see, there was a bit of controversy this year, as the local authorities wanted to ban it on health and safety grounds, needless to say, the locals went ahead and a good, if wet day was had by all.

Cheeserolling - honestly - all normal to us Brits!!!
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Who Knew there was such a thing as cheeserolling! Certainly not I! Hard on the buttocks - you're not kidding. I am living proof.

I have to tell you that in my skiing years I always wanted to go to Whistler/Blackcomb. It was my dream ski trip, but it never happened. Boo!

Oh well - your pictures are great!
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I wouldn't worry too much about the shoes - especially for kids. The black tennis shoes will work great. DCL is pretty casual compared to some, and the West Coast even more so, I found. We even had some women at our table in jeans on semi-formal night and no one batted an eye. I didn't even get Jim a tux or suit this time - he fit in just fine with shirt and tie on those nights and slacks and collared shirts for the others.
Yeah, Jeff is doing the same thing, as are the kids. Well actually only a tie on formal night for the kids.

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Read your title 'Cheeserolling' and knew exactly what it was all about!!!!!

Cheeserolling has been going on in Gloucestershire in the UK for nearly 200 years - it is a tradition known to all the locals and is exactly the same as you saw.

There is a large hill - Coopers Hill - which is much steeper than the one you saw and they roll a huge Double Gloucester cheese down it and everyone chases it. They also have a race up the hill for the children.

I remember going there every year as a child, although my parents would never let me take part, there were always broken arms and legs by the participants. There is also the 'Cheese MC', dressed in white, with a hat with ribbons on - exactly as in your photo, who sets the cheeses off down the hill.

Here is a link http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/index1.htm As you can see, there was a bit of controversy this year, as the local authorities wanted to ban it on health and safety grounds, needless to say, the locals went ahead and a good, if wet day was had by all.

Cheeserolling - honestly - all normal to us Brits!!!
Rebel cheeserollers, I love it!

Gloucestershire, now there's some good cheese! How funny on the controversy and how fabulous that they just went ahead! The Cheese MC..nice to know he was appropriately garbed! He was funny. Steeper would mean broken limbs, not just twisted ankles, wow! Funny but I just wouldn't think of England has having something steeper, I just assume it's more rolling hills. I find it interesting that on the Canadian site they don't even tell you what kind of cheese you might win. I mean I'd race for a Vermont white cheddar but maybe not for a smoked (anything).

They also had far more interesting cheeses to taste than is shown on the site. Cheeserolling in the fog and wet, ugh!

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I have to tell you that in my skiing years I always wanted to go to Whistler/Blackcomb. It was my dream ski trip, but it never happened. Boo!

Oh well - your pictures are great!
It's a great ski trip, and a great girls ski trip! I've done it in winter twice with girlfriends (eons ago) and it was absolutely wonderful! Skiing...sushi...the spa....

Sigh.

Your skiing years are over? Why?
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YAY! Dan's here

I can TOTALLY see you attempting cheeserolling Dan, you could tell everyone was just having a blast. I will say that while the cheese tasting was great, they probably could have made a fortune if they also had wine tasting...they go together you know!

just think, this could be you!



I love what last years winner said

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What will you do with the cheese?: I'm going to use it to train for next year. Either that, or eat a ton of cheeseburgers.
great technique.
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Just keeping up don't want to miss anymore whacky festivalsI will definately be going to Universal next year !!I was given the official YES you will this week !!! Fre Trip too!!! I am also on the list fro a Disney Cruise although I will take any cruise !!!That I learnt may be a little further away !!
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Cheeserolling, eh?

Ya learn something new everyday!

Beautiful pictures though - wow!!!!!

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Cheeserolling, eh?

Ya learn something new everyday!

Beautiful pictures though - wow!!!!!



Oops, my mistake, it was a time-lapse: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...y-cruise-line/

Tilt-shift is this: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...t-shift-video/
That is so cool Brook!!! I had seen the MK one before but that's the first time I've seen the Epcot one.
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I am cracking up over the cheeserolling! Who knew that even existed before I read your PTR?!?!

Looks like you had a great time in Whistler! It looks like such a pretty town!
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Just keeping up don't want to miss anymore whacky festivalsI will definately be going to Universal next year !!I was given the official YES you will this week !!! Fre Trip too!!! I am also on the list fro a Disney Cruise although I will take any cruise !!!That I learnt may be a little further away !!
Congrats Rosie, that's wonderful!!!!!

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Ya learn something new everyday!

Beautiful pictures though - wow!!!!!
It was a riot, and some yummy cheese!

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Ah, very cool!!!

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I am cracking up over the cheeserolling! Who knew that even existed before I read your PTR?!?!

Looks like you had a great time in Whistler! It looks like such a pretty town!
I certainly didn't know, though it was on the Amazing Race and I saw it, it obviously didn't make a deep impression for some reason. The kids remembered it though, knew exactly what it was.

Whistler is just wonderful.
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