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Old 09-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #181
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My Saturday started out in SC on the beach. A run, a drive, a check-in and now a park were all out of the way. You didn't think I would turn in at 7:30pm now would you???

I headed where????











To the Poly of course. I needed to get the first drink of the vacation going and what better way to see EWP.

No GF DVC pictures as it was a bit dark already by the time I got to the beach and did not go wandering this time. I will say, I did get some later.

The wonderful waterfall at the entrance downstairs.





My shot from the bar. Inside not poolside. For some reason I will always go inside. Maybe for the bartender, maybe for the vibe. I can always get it in a plastic cup.



The first Vacation Mai Tai courtesy of Clinta the bartender.



Finally out to the beach to find a seat and enjoy.








Afterwards I did not stay for fireworks because I was tuckered out but still had to drive back to the room. Horrible – No , and the drive was quick and easy. No incidents on the way back.

Crashed in the room and drifted off to sleep – This off site room was OK. Driving OK. I think I may have stumbled on to something.


Next up: Day 2 and the one where I fall in love!!!!

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I got the bar wrong! Dang. Forgot about plastic cups. Drink too though I did leave some wiggle room under the category of tropical concoction lol.

Someday I will actually see the boat parade.
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Makes me wish I was a drinker !! Do they do non alcoholic versions , especially the Lapu Lapu?????
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Great way to end the night! We are taking water aerobics at the Y lately, and I can't help but think of you, Pat. we are a small town so things can get a little "rinky dink" and I thinkg, "I'll bet Pat wouldn't let it be like that if she were here."
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #185
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To the Poly of course. I needed to get the first drink of the vacation going and what better way to see EWP.

Well, I got the Poly right, but I can't believe I didn't think about YOU of all people hitting up the bar......

No GF DVC pictures as it was a bit dark already by the time I got to the beach and did not go wandering this time. I will say, I did get some later.


My shot from the bar. Inside not poolside. For some reason I will always go inside. Maybe for the bartender, maybe for the vibe. I can always get it in a plastic cup.



The first Vacation Mai Tai courtesy of Clinta the bartender.



Hmm, doesn't look like some of the Mai Tai's I've had before. Maybe because they put it in the plastic cup for you? Looks more "mixed" than I am used to......

Afterwards I did not stay for fireworks because I was tuckered out but still had to drive back to the room. Horrible – No , and the drive was quick and easy. No incidents on the way back.

Crashed in the room and drifted off to sleep – This off site room was OK. Driving OK. I think I may have stumbled on to something.


Next up: Day 2 and the one where I fall in love!!!!

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OH well, so much for thinking you were dedicated and would take in the fireworks..............

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Makes me wish I was a drinker !! Do they do non alcoholic versions , especially the Lapu Lapu?????
AFter P-town, I figured you were sold on the benefits of hitting the bars!!!
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Excellent way to spend your night. I still have yet to catch the whole parade in one viewing.

Looking forward to the next day.
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Love hanging out at the Poly, both for the atmosphere and the show on the lagoon. You can never go wrong there.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #190
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We swapped refrigerators at one time, didn't we?
Yes we did at POP. That was a great trip. We are headed back in Nov and can't wait.

I am a bad diser lately and behind on all threads....

So far look like a great trip. I would love to go solo but DD has other plans. She has to go everywhere with me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #191
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I got the bar wrong! Dang. Forgot about plastic cups. Drink too though I did leave some wiggle room under the category of tropical concoction lol.

Someday I will actually see the boat parade.
You were about as close as one could get without being there.

Put the EWP on the ever growing list for OCt. From VWL is should be easy to do.

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Makes me wish I was a drinker !! Do they do non alcoholic versions , especially the Lapu Lapu?????
I am sure they would but then it might just be pineapple juice.

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Great way to end the night! We are taking water aerobics at the Y lately, and I can't help but think of you, Pat. we are a small town so things can get a little "rinky dink" and I thinkg, "I'll bet Pat wouldn't let it be like that if she were here."
on the Y thing. I totally understand where you are coming from on that.

Ending the night with a drink and a little show at Disney is great.
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OH well, so much for thinking you were dedicated and would take in the fireworks..............
I enjoy a good drink especially when in Disney. :drinking
Clinta asked me if I wanted a CAptains or a regular... I believe I made a mistake when I said regualr - I need the good Captain Morgan to really make it a good drink.

As for the fireworks, I think they were at 10 or 10:30 even that night. I was getting sleepy.

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I love how you just keep going...I think we wouldtravel well together.
I still kind of turned in early - This was a much different trip but I do think we would travel well together.

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Excellent way to spend your night. I still have yet to catch the whole parade in one viewing.

Looking forward to the next day.
The EWP is one of my must do's. The other is FOLK show.
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I should have known it was the Poly and NOT Epcot so you could have your first drink and see the EP from the beach. That is one of the things I miss most about staying at the Poly...the drinks and watching EP (and Wishes) from the beach. See, driving around Disney isn't so bad.
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Love hanging out at the Poly, both for the atmosphere and the show on the lagoon. You can never go wrong there.

I don't think I have ever had a bad time on the Poly beach.

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I knew that you couldn't turn in at only 7:30. Not you!

And what's this? You're buying all these DVC points but thinking about staying off-site?
Well now I have more points so maybe I won't need to save some with an offsite stay. But if you ever add a day it is not a bad option.


Squeezing in the extra day at the last minute... off site not a bad option.

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Yes we did at POP. That was a great trip. We are headed back in Nov and can't wait.

I am a bad diser lately and behind on all threads....

So far look like a great trip. I would love to go solo but DD has other plans. She has to go everywhere with me.

I struggle to keep up. You will have a chance to go solo when she is older and doesn't want to go with mom anymore. Mine are grown so I know they can be home and be fine alone.
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First drink at the Poly - nice! I have yet to have a drink at the Poly (well, unless you include the crappy sangria I had poolside during one visit). I so need to change that. Maybe in October???????

So where did you stay off site? Inquiring minds need to know.
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