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Old 05-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #91
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The wine flight looked most excellent! The food not so much.

I'm not into sauces & spices so the food at Saana doesn't appeal to me at all. I'm not supposed to eat anything like that anyway, so no trip to Saana for me.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:10 AM   #92
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OK, 6 pages in before i get here? Gotta keep up more! I'm going back to read now!
Hi Beth!! No problem- I don't think I even made it here til page 3!

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Love the update and the wine ........ comments!

The video is fun, I had forgotten there was a parade in the restaurant and while on photobucket I had a peek at some more of the videos.
Thanks for appreciating the immature humor- but who could resist the obvious?

There's a parade in the restaurant- there's also the music and drums elsewhere in the resort (both Jambo & Kidani) at different times of day. I hope you'll try AKV someday, Karin! It's very exotic and has SOOOOO much going on everyday. A special place for sure. Cammie did not enjoy staying there, but Lonnie, Kara & I LOVE it!


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Old 05-31-2012, 07:16 AM   #93
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That food looks great So much so that I have added that restaurant to the list for our 2013.2014 Nye land and sea adventure.

Great! I hope you enjoy it! Make SURE to get the bread service- it's my favorite thing to eat in WDW!

Dont worry about all the exta estrogen ...in my house its me..my wife..my oldest daughter 20 ..youngest daughter18 and 2 poodles...one of which is female. I am estrogen proofed through exposure. .
Then I must be testosterone proofed through exposure- only other girl I've got around here is my Golden Retriever.

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The wine flight looked most excellent! The food not so much.

I'm not into sauces & spices so the food at Saana doesn't appeal to me at all. I'm not supposed to eat anything like that anyway, so no trip to Saana for me.
I think you said that the last TR, too! Most of the food is not hot spicy, although some is, for sure, the food at Sanaa is more flavorful spicy. But if that's not for you, that's not for you!
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #94
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Akv

Before we went back to our car, we walked around Kidani a little bit. I will admit, I needed a little AKV fix to get me through to our stay there in November (In a Jambo GV. Did I mention we're staying in a Jambo GV?? We are! I'm SOOOO excited about it! ). Kidani & Jambo just have the coolest, most exotic vibe- and I LOVE all the art everywhere, it's such an immersive experience (I'm kind of thinking Aulani will will be the similar, but with the Hawaiian culture. KWIM? Did I mention I'm going to Aulani this summer! I am! SOOOO Excited!! ). And Lonnie is always happy to spend time at AKV- so she was happy to walk around, too.





I took pics outside of the Community Hall to show my SIL the type of things going on here (for our November visit).









We popped in the little store to see some new DVC merchandise-





But we didn't buy anything- I was saving my shopping for the ship!





When we were done at Kidani, Joanie and I were fading fast. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but Joan got about 1 hour of sleep the night before- I got maybe 2. So we were on no sleep- NO SLEEP! And it was starting to show. So we made an executive decision, and decided that since tomorrow was Cinco de Mayo and we would be at Epcot all day, we would take tonight off and do the unthinkable- go to bed early.

After we visited Jambo House- so we could show Pam the difference.



I actually took that another year, I was so tired at this point my pics of Jambo are limited.

Lonnie & Pam were runnin around like nuts, looking at everything- while Joanie and I walked straight for-





Well....not really. We actually passed by the bar (sorry, Drea) and did THIS instead-



Because we were SUPER crazeeee tired. Eventually, we decided to go searching for Lonnie & Pam, and ended up finding them in here-







Time to go and see the room at BCV.....
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:07 AM   #95
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Bcv

Ahhh....home at last-







The studiio was clean and fine, but the BEST part was outside-



Because not only could we see Spaceship Earth (or what Lonnie & Pam referred to as "the big ball" ) we had scored one of the HUGEST balconies BCV has-







We all climbed into bed, and turned on the tv- where the DVC channel has been updated. Casey is very subdued and mellow now... good for going to sleep, I think!





See you in the mornin!

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:10 AM   #96
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Cinco de Mayo

It's the mornin! And we are up EARLY (for us- in WDW- it is 7 or 7:30). We realize that if we shower up fast (which most of us can do) we can make rope drop- which also means we'll get to ride Soarin! We NEVER make rope drop on these trips, so Joanie & I are pretty excited. But when 8:55 comes around....well, not everyone is ready. But Joanie & I are....so we head out, and Lonnie & Pam say they'll catch up quick....

Well, we did NOT make rope drop, unfortunately...but close enough for getting on Soarin in 20 minutes. Actually, we were walking so fast, I only had time for one pic-



YAY!!! We're on line! But we really need coffee! But we want to ride Soarin more!!



It's truly amazing the absolute flood of people RUNNING to the Land in the morning for this ride. It ain't no kids game!

It's Puddy time!



Woohoo!!! I'm at the Golden Gate Bridge again!



I am really looking forward to riding Soarin in DL next summer- after we have just been to San Francisco and Yosemite, I think it will be even MORE special.

We picked up 2 FPs for Lonnie & Pam- and we called them. And texted them. And called again. And texted again. And did this about- 10 times. But we got no response. Joan & I were in desperate need of some Java, so we jumped over to Sunshine Seasons-





And I dropped my danish, and my dear Joanie went and got me a new one- thanks, Mom.





But still...no text. No call. Where's Lonnie?

The reason we're concerned? Joanie and I were going to shoot over to MK for a quick visit- to see the new stuff during the day, AND to try that new spicy chicken waffle at Sleepy Hollow (because that sounded sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy for lunch!).

But we have FPs for Lonnie & Pam. That need to be used, and soon. Because at WDW, they are now enforcing FP times.

Still no return on my calls.

We have been in EPCOT about an hour.

So with no reply, we ended up handing them off.

And we left EPCOT.

And as we walked up the ramp to the monorail, we saw the HOARDS of people coming into the park.

And we turned around.

And went back in.

And kicked ourselves, because we could have gone on Soarin a second time if we had not handed off our FPs! DOH!

But....we made someone else VERY happy- AND...it was Flower & Garden, so all was good!



We decided to go to Innoventions and ride Sum of All Thrills instead...

But we messed up, and went in the wrong one first.



Eventually, we found it!



We went to design our ride, and Joanie did the UNTHINKABLE- she hit the WIMP button! See, the thing about SOAT is that it is REALLY fun if you design a daring ride...kind of lame when you don't. But we'll cut her some slack- it was her first ride, after all, and she wasn't sure what to expect.



I think it was right around when we got off SOAT that we FINALLY got a text from Lonnie- they were in Sunshine seasons! In the park! Where were we?

Umm...on our way to WS...because it's nearly 11 am.

VERY VERY glad we didn't wait for them at BCV!

We all decided to meet up in Norway to ride it like a Viking before going to our main destination- MEXICO!! For Drinko de Mayo!!!

Coming up....the rest of the day! And hopefully posts from a DISmom that is not me!


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Old 05-31-2012, 09:14 AM   #97
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Hurry and get to about 1pm the next day.... you know, the day and time the trip REALLY began! Cause as my dear friend Ke$ha says..... "The party don't start til I walk in....."

And how did I miss Sanaa this trip? I was so sad!!!!
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Hurry and get to about 1pm the next day.... you know, the day and time the trip REALLY began! Cause as my dear friend Ke$ha says..... "The party don't start til I walk in....."

And how did I miss Sanaa this trip? I was so sad!!!!
Ummm...Kara...this IS the next day- this is Saturday....
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Ok FINE- I'll write fast!

We walked over to WS, because it was almost 11. On the way we got a hug-



Dillusional Joan insisted she was Peter Pan-



We saw purty...purty flowers...







We saw crazy flower cart people-



Who got even crazier when I gave them Flashy Rita pins! (I have a great pic of this, but not with my camera, I'll have to add it in later-). EDTA- here it is!



I had gotten a bunch of flashy Rita pins for all of us PLUS Manntra (who we REALLY missed) PLUS all of our favorite bartenders in the Ditch. They were a big hit on Cinco de Mayo! Then we passed-



And arrived at-



Where we also saw-



And finally found Lonnie & Pam to ride-





Which brought out our inner-Vikings-



We did a quick stop at-



Until it was finally time for-



And my FAVORITE WDW Bartender EVAHHHHHH- Bulmaro!



But, because it was Drinko-de-Mayo, we had limited time to spend with him or any of our other buddies, because today, there was no drinking at the bar- we had to move to a table!

I've actually never had to do that before!

But, I gave all those bartenders Flashy Ritas before I sat down.

Which they really liked alot.

Helloooooooo Jalepeno Rita-



We are in the land of tequila, far far away from the home base-



But we quickly were joined by our long lost DISmom, who we didn't see last year- our beloved Cammie!



OLE!



we would have ordered some crab tostadas, but they are GONE AGAIN!

I really, really hate that.

However, I did enjoy chatting with the surrounding tables of Rita enthusiasts- and there were plenty that day, my friends! But we decided that one Rita was enough for now (based on a breakfast of one danish and NO spicy chicken waffle), and when we were done, we decided to go to Italy- the new Wine Bar was calling our names!! On the way....



BEST Snow White EVAH! SHe was AWESOME!!! Next, we were at-



AND IT WAS 1:00 ON SATURDAY AND GUESS WHO WE SAW NEXT??????????



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AND IT WAS 1:00 ON SATURDAY AND GUESS WHO WE SAW NEXT??????????

Could that be???....Yes??? Perhaps Mrs. McSparkleson herself?
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no second rate snow white there. loved the pins. I assume bulmaro remembered you. Dang crab tostadas.
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Ummm...Kara...this IS the next day- this is Saturday....
I was reading and typing as you were updating....
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So while Drinko de Mayo was beginning, I was 36,000 feet in the air..... so while some were flying high, I was flying high..... Oh, I crack myself up!

For whatever reason, I didn't have my DME paperwork when I arrived, so I had to stand in line at the DME counter at MCO, and what is up with everyone in line having their suitcases????? Isn't the whole idea behind DME that you check your luggage and don't worry about it again until it arrives at your resort? Or are these people who are last minute DME checker inners?

So I boarded, go a seat to myself - not that I normally share a SEAT, but I guess I should say I didn't have a seatmate. Or a next door seatmate. Or basically, I didn't have to sit next to anyone.... clear?

I knew I didn't want to waste any time once I got to the resort, so I decided to apply sunscreen during the ride. Well, why not????

But I think Joe Blacksockswithsneakers sitting across the aisle from me really liked it.....

And then I listened to our driver, Chris Rock, entertain us the entire drive to BW.... OK, maybe it wasn't THE Chris Rock, but he sounded EXACTLY like him and he kept me entertained. And I was the ONLY one who tipped the poor guy when I got off at my stop, which was the FIRST stop on the ride to WDW! Why don't people tip? He was a GREAT driver, actually more of a tour guide than a shuttle driver.

I was getting texts that my girls were at the Ditch, they were at the Italian Ditch (el ditchio) and I was on a BUS with Chris Rock!!!! So I texted them back..... I'm THIRSTY!!!!!



As the first to arrive, I quickly made my way to check-in, grabbed my key, raced up to the room to drop off carry-on, and I was on my way!!!! Cammie had texted me to say that our room was ready and get this.... it was the SAME room I had in December!!!! Out of all the gin joints..... I mean, out of all the rooms at BWV, how crazy to get the exact same one as just 5 months ago!!!!

Soon I saw THIS!



I get another text.... "we are heading to the new wine bar in Italy." So I text back, "Meet me at the International Gateway, I'm almost there!" To which I get......

"We're already here (Italy)."

Dang! When I said flying high I wasn't kidding! To go from Mexico to Italy in less than 30 seconds is WAAAAAY impressive!!!!!

I hustled..... well, not disco style. da da da da da da da da da... do the hustle! OK, who got up from their desk and did the dance?????

And soon I was HERE!!!!



It's time! Time to get DISmoms 4 underway!!!!!


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Isn't the ditch in Italian "il ditchio"?

This report is off to a great start! You ladies look like a lot of fun.

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Fun updates.
how is the pullout bed at BCV? is that a queen size? My parents are now staying with me in Nov for 3 nights there, and I told them they have the pull out. I hope it's comfy, or I will hear all about it. LOL
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