Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 06-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #61
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 92,869

Evening everyone! It's nearly 10 pm in Melbourne and we're all a twitter here over the 5.2 earthquake that hit us just over an hour ago. It seemed to go on forever...and my house just rocked and rolled for a good 20 seconds or more.

Yes, I know...5.2 would NOT even rate a mention in California but for this part of the world, that's quite a big number.

WFDT? Its Tuesday and DH's turn to cook. Baked potatoes. What a surprise!

Have a good day all.
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #62
Nancyg56
DIS Veteran
 
Nancyg56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CT
Posts: 15,492

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessInOz View Post
Evening everyone! It's nearly 10 pm in Melbourne and we're all a twitter here over the 5.2 earthquake that hit us just over an hour ago. It seemed to go on forever...and my house just rocked and rolled for a good 20 seconds or more.

Yes, I know...5.2 would NOT even rate a mention in California but for this part of the world, that's quite a big number.
I usually have the news on but not this morning. I am glad that you are okay! 5.2 is a huge one here on the East Coast too!
Nancyg56 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-19-2012, 08:24 AM   #63
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 92,869

I doubt the quake will make news in the US.

Have a good day. I'm heading to bed soon. Wonder if the sky will fall down on me???
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:51 AM   #64
kimmar067
We have squash and zucchini coming outta the wazoo
I just shot coffee through my NOSE!!
 
kimmar067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: "Exit 16W" of the Land of the Last!
Posts: 90,855

...Graduation #1 down - Graduation #2 to go....soooo, WFDT? I dunno, reservations mebbe? [ ]
__________________
July 1992~off-site Dec 1999~CSR Feb 2001~DxL Nov 2001~Dolphin July 2002~CBR Aug 2002~WL Feb 2005~AKL/concierge Feb 2005~AKL Aug 2006~PoP C Aug 2006~AKL Dec 2007~DolphinJuly/Aug 2010~Mystic Dunes April 2013 ~ AKL"That's IT! The absolutely, positively VERY LAST Marino....." "We WEREN'T the 'Castle Family', We Didn't..." "The Trippie Who Hath...""Am I Up to the Challenge..."
I've been BOO'ED!!!
kimmar067 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #65
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 48,329

Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ4Disney View Post
Good morning,

It's going to be a HOT one here today.
The bread/taco salad sounds really good to me, I could enjoy that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmerle1966 View Post
I need a nap! This weekend was crazy. Friday I took my van in for service, oil change and to check on brakes, 11 hours and almost a $1000 later and it still isn't finished. The front brakes were shot and needed new everything. The back drivers side brake is having an issue with the caliper so they disconnected the parking brake so I could get it back for the weekend.
Sorry to hear about the van

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nancyg56 View Post
Everything sounds so good! What are Zapps?
Zapp's are potato chips from a company in Louisiana, that can only be found in the south. Every time I make it somewhere down south for work I pack a box full of chips and bring them back on the plane. When I went to Alabama in May I came home with 30+ bags, David was overjoyed...

http://www.zapps.com/

Jen has to have tried these, right??????
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #66
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 48,329

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessInOz View Post
Evening everyone! It's nearly 10 pm in Melbourne and we're all a twitter here over the 5.2 earthquake that hit us just over an hour ago. It seemed to go on forever...and my house just rocked and rolled for a good 20 seconds or more.

Yes, I know...5.2 would NOT even rate a mention in California but for this part of the world, that's quite a big number.

WFDT? Its Tuesday and DH's turn to cook. Baked potatoes. What a surprise!

Have a good day all.
Hope you all are ok and everything (including the new camera) made it through without any scratches?
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #67
EJ4Disney
DIS Veteran
 
EJ4Disney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,420

Good morning,

Brandi ~ Your meals for the week sound amazing. You do so good.

Nan ~ Wow, lady you are really doing great on the diet. So is Marisa!! I am proud of both of you for your willpower.

Merle ~ Dang - I hate care troubles. That is one thing I HATE paying for.

Kimmar ~ Congratulations on the graduations. I think reservations are super good.

PIO ~ I hadn't heard about the earthquake either. Please take care!! How scary. We have tornadoes here in Nebraska - no earthquakes. At least with a tornado there is some warning. Earthquakes not so much.


Another scorcher here today. It reached over 100 yesterday and is supposed to again today. That is just to darn hot for me. I couldn't even get myself to Zumba last night. I was sweating just getting dinner ready I didn't need to go to the gym. Well that is my story and I'm stickin' to it.

WFDT ~ Tuna pasta salad, tomatoes and whole wheat crackers.

Make it a great day.
__________________

Ellen
EJ4Disney is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #68
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 92,869

Wednesday night and all's normal in my part of the world. Dinner at mum's. There was a bit of superficial damage close to the epicentre but most of Melbourne were huddled around the hot water cooler today talking about where they were and what they were doing at the time of the quake.

No damage to me and none around the house that I could see. The new camera is fine! Thanks for asking Brandi.


Hope you're all well. It's past the mid-week hump here and all downhill to the weekend.
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 07:30 AM   #69
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 92,869

Hong Kong - Snacks at the Big Buddha

Day 6 of our trip and it was Good Friday. That means Pesky Vegetarian food!

Our excursion during the day was to the Big Buddha, up on Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. Turns out it was a great move for Good Friday.

There was a Buddhist monastery up on Ngong Ping and they only served vegetarian food. We bought tickets to go inside the Buddha....and it came with 'snacks' that we collected from this cafe.





We got a plate of noodles each...





...two cold dim sum pieces (this is what DH and I chose for our four pieces)...





...and a cup of tea.





If this is what a 'snack' is, I'll definitely be collecting this anytime! I was to find out that the cost of this 'snack' would have been HK$25; which is about $3 in our money. The food was seriously good. Incredibly tasty and the dim sum pieces were among the best I have eaten anywhere!





The Big Buddha, Ngong Ping Village and the Monastery?

It was a cold and wet day heading up. The cable car has to traverse up the mountains and it does a couple of turns. It almost turns 360 degrees before it hits the top destination. That mountain in front of us is the first turn. It keeps climbing even higher than that...through the clouds.









The Village.





On the way to the Big Buddha, 5 - 10 minute walk away....





...before you have to head up 240 steps.





















The Monastery complex























The view heading back down....and yet more rain.





And did I mention that we sat in a glass bottom cable car?







__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #70
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 48,329

Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ4Disney View Post
Good morning,

Brandi ~ Your meals for the week sound amazing. You do so good.

Nan ~ Wow, lady you are really doing great on the diet. So is Marisa!! I am proud of both of you for your willpower.

Merle ~ Dang - I hate care troubles. That is one thing I HATE paying for.

Kimmar ~ Congratulations on the graduations. I think reservations are super good.

PIO ~ I hadn't heard about the earthquake either. Please take care!! How scary. We have tornadoes here in Nebraska - no earthquakes. At least with a tornado there is some warning. Earthquakes not so much.


Another scorcher here today. It reached over 100 yesterday and is supposed to again today. That is just to darn hot for me. I couldn't even get myself to Zumba last night. I was sweating just getting dinner ready I didn't need to go to the gym. Well that is my story and I'm stickin' to it.

WFDT ~ Tuna pasta salad, tomatoes and whole wheat crackers.

Make it a great day.
Ellen, we are in the midst of a heat wave here too. 98 degrees here and 90% humidity! I swear it is the humidity that gets me.
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #71
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 48,329

PIO - Glad you are all ok... Love the pictures from your trip but I just love the food, wish I was there enjoying it myself!
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #72
SamerX
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10

mmm so delicious
SamerX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #73
EJ4Disney
DIS Veteran
 
EJ4Disney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,420

Good Morning,

PIO ~ Your pictures are amazaing. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I am throughly enjoying "our" trip.

Brandi ~ I always say it's not the heat that bothers me near as much as the humidity. I just wilt!!

SamerX ~ Welcome!!

Today is gray and cloudy. Not even suppose to get to 80 degrees today. Crazy, just crazy!!! The last three days we have been over 100 and they said that we have been in the 90's for the last 11 days. Then today people have jackets on. Weird!!! But it is so humid that you can just see it in the air. YUCK!!!

WFDT ~ Pork Chops with a peach salsa, lima beans and arugula feta salad.

Make it a great day!!
__________________

Ellen
EJ4Disney is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 11:30 PM   #74
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 92,869

Ellen - Glad you're enjoying "our" trip. I know Brandi and Alison are following along the TR, so I've been keeping things to just the foodie posts. I really don't want to duplicate too many things but I know we all enjoy food porn.

Brandi - Knowing how much you enjoy travelling, I'm pretty sure that you'll make it out to China and/or Hong Kong to enjoy the food for yourselves.

SamerX - Welcome.



WFDT? Its wet and cold in Melbourne. I made a pot of vegetable soup this morning. All the vegetables were diced, which is lucky, as I have decided to keep it as is rather than blend it up together. But it seemed to lack something...so I've gotten some fish. I'll poach the fish in the soup as I'm heating it for dinner later and flake it into chunks. Might be a substantial enough meal with some crusty bread.
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 11:32 AM   #75
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 48,329

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessInOz View Post
Ellen - Glad you're enjoying "our" trip. I know Brandi and Alison are following along the TR, so I've been keeping things to just the foodie posts. I really don't want to duplicate too many things but I know we all enjoy food porn.

Brandi - Knowing how much you enjoy travelling, I'm pretty sure that you'll make it out to China and/or Hong Kong to enjoy the food for yourselves.

SamerX - Welcome.



WFDT? Its wet and cold in Melbourne. I made a pot of vegetable soup this morning. All the vegetables were diced, which is lucky, as I have decided to keep it as is rather than blend it up together. But it seemed to lack something...so I've gotten some fish. I'll poach the fish in the soup as I'm heating it for dinner later and flake it into chunks. Might be a substantial enough meal with some crusty bread.
PIO - I am planning a Yangtze River cruise in my future....
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: