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Old 10-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #61
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When my sister-law & went with our "only" children (dd 8 & dN 11)- when the fighting got too much, we split up and took them to different parks, sometimes SIL took my DD & I took my nephew. When we would meet back up they were usually really excited to share what the had done when they were apart.

"Kept to the code"- meaning up gave up your seat or the Commando code of not telling "non-disney" types the rules of proper conduct at WDW-

I was actually very surprised by an older man (20yrs my senior, that's really old) INSISTING I take his seat instead of standing...I made it a point to thank him and his wife for restoring my faith that there are still gentleman in this day & age.
Ah, since I am a Commando member and DisDad, I guess I need to better reference the code. The DisDad code is that no able bodied DisDad, except for those carrying children, should take a seat on the bus when women, children, elderly, or disabled are standing.

But, our code also says to finish a trip report before taking another WDW trip, but since some haven't finished trip reports from five years ago, then we refer to those parts as guidelines only.

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Sounds like a nice relaxing day to catch up on much needed rest. I agree the BLT pool is way overcrowded. Much rather spend my time at the CR pool area also. Love the frog! Our boys would be fighting over the frog also. Part of the reason we could never drive that much is because of boys would be fighting in the car all the ways down! We also would split up at times just to keep our sanity. Glad we are past that now!

The bus transportation at BLT/CR really needs to improve. It is one problem I have with the resort.

Enjoy Fulton's and the rest of the night. Looking forward to hearing more.
That was one of the reasons we started driving at night. The kids would be able to sleep most of the trip and not be able to fight.

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Norm I have to ask, have you been to a park yet, you got some great eating in and it seems like you got some relaxation in

It's time to get down to business
Agreed. Our old commando days of parks every day are gone. I requested no parks on the day of arrival, as I was too tired after driving all night. DW requested no park on Sunday, since they are too crowded on weekends. So, tomorrow we will be headed to the MNSSHP.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:55 PM   #62
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So, let's get to DTD/ Fulton's.

I posted a little about the bus delay and the avengers monorail. I also saw one of the CR managers walking to go home stop and the bus stop to direct a patron to a smoking area. As a former smoker, I get the the addiction. But, I knew to follow where I could smoke and who around. Some jerk blowing smoke in the face of people waiting for the bus is just rude. I didn't take a picture, but if I can find the employee at the front desk tomorrow, I'll get a name to compliment him to his boss. Now, onto the pictures.

At the 14th floor waiting for the elevator:



Dinner at one of our favorites.



Complimentary appetizer - crab dip with flatbread ( I think they are crackers).



Bread. I was a little slow on the camera.



Not free. Calamari. It wasn't as good this time. They changed the cut and the breading. Youngest dd ate most of it though - as usual.

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Agreed. Our old commando days of parks every day are gone. I requested no parks on the day of arrival, as I was too tired after driving all night. DW requested no park on Sunday, since they are too crowded on weekends. So, tomorrow we will be headed to the MNSSHP.
Well I certainly can respect that, after doing a redeye and losing all that sleep it certainly is hard to catch up when you will be up early and out late all week, this is why we have done the Autotrain since it's on our way the chance of resting before getting there is awesome, I've driven but it does beat you up really good, Get some sleep my friend for tomorrow your instincts will return
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #64
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Let's move on to dinner.

I had their special - Alaskan King Crab Claws and grilled lobster tail. My two favorites.



DW had the Alaskan King Crab Claws - her favorite. And, we shared the lobster macaroni and cheese. I am not sure if you have ever tried either of those two, but I enjoyed the crab claws, but the lobster Mac and cheese was out of this world amazing.



Oldest dd had snow crab legs and youngest dd had steak. Hey, it's better than the chicken nuggets she normally orders everywhere we go. I had two more Yuengling draft beers.

Afterwards, we went to World of Disney for major shopping. Both dds got coats for the winter (KY winters - not Canadian winters) and earrings. Oldest dd got a Perry Platypus pillow pet, and since her earrings and coat was more than youngest's, I let youngest dd pick out a snow globe, and she picked Mickey Mouse in the globe, 4 parks around the base, and it plays song from IASW. I got a few more pins.

Then, while dds and I went to Ghiradelli for some ice cream, the lines were outside the door, DW went to th candy store and got a dark chocolate covered pineapple. The dds and I each had ice cream.



We ate ice cream while waiting for the bus. On the way back from DTD, we stopped by future home site, once I win the lottery. It's my phone, but can you all read the picture?



Then, to end the day with just a little more magic, we made it back a little late to get to TOTWL, but early enough to grab a seat in front of BLT and watch the fireworks, which also plays the Wishes music. Again, my phone camera doesn't take great pics at night, but not bad for a ground level seat. That is Space Mountain



Back up to our room for Electric Water Parade from our room.





Another extra magical day, minus kid fighting, and we still have the best yet to go. Tomorrow, we are meeting up with a couple of DisDads at the MNSSHP.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:08 AM   #65
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It looks like you guys are having a great time! Thanks for the report. It makes my wait go by so much faster. I can't wait to get there on Sunday. Hope you guys have great week!
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At the 14th floor waiting for the elevator:


Cute pic... awesome view.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #67
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A few hours late this AM. One of the best parts about being on the 14th floor is the view. I asked how much to live in a 2 BR all year long. They laughed. I really enjoy this view.

CR, WL, and S&D in the background. To the right is DHS - hat and water tower with Mickey ears.



Epcot.



EE at AK.



Characters in Flight in DTD.



View between CR over the water to the GF.



And, the best for last, MK waiting for the elevator.



Heading to the poly to get a Dole Whip before MNSSHP. Will probably post pics tomorrow morning.
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Dressed for MNSSHP. We are dressed in matching red soccer team jerseys. I knew the coach and used some connections. We even have the tall socks - just no shin guards or cleats.

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Had to stop off for a Dole Whip at the Poly.

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CR & BLT from the boat at Poly. I enjoy the boat rides.

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40 minutes before the MNSSHP, but my dds want to be first in line.

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Got the Avengers monorail while standing in line at MNSSHP entrance.

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Looks like a 4:00 FL thunderstorm is on its way in...
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40 minutes before the MNSSHP, but my dds want to be first in line.

So far we are all the same side of the gate!

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