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Old 02-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #736
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What a view and what a great way to spend Valentine's Day!
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After dinner we decided to live it up and go to the signature room on the 96th floor of the hancock tower the rest of my pictures from this room wont transfer from my phone right now so i just have this one that the flash really whited candi out but you still get the idea.


it really intensified that lipstick as well.
You need to take that girl on a trip to Disney soon so she can work on getting a little sun.............

Looks like a fun trip! I haven't watched Chicago Fire yet. Not sure if it is because there is something else on that night, or if maybe that is one of the nights I don't get to watch much TV. Can't remember which night it is on.....

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Had no idea that Chicago Fire was filmed at a real station- very cool pictures! The city makes a great backdrop on that picture of you and Candi!
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Beautiful Family!!! Looks like you all had tons of fun!!!
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Storybook Circus is a fun area for both kids and adults.
Her Tink dress is adorable.
That is great for him on Splash Mountain. Handled it much than Vinny.
I love that seat by the window to see the boats on IASW. Maybe in 2 weeks I will sit there. :O)
Noelle’s face on Peoplemover is too cute.
Taking the train is always fun to do.
We had to sit through the same COP scene twice. I wonder if that was the reason for us.
Great parade pics.
Great pics at TL. I would love to try it once and also do the swim with sharks.
That is too bad about Parker at T-Rex.
Glad to see he was able to get his dino.
Your safari pics came out really good.
Fun trip to Chicago. I love that show.
All caught up again.
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Chicago is such an awesome city. And I love that view from the Hancock Tower.
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You need to take that girl on a trip to Disney soon so she can work on getting a little sun.............
i know looking a little pasty huh?

darn white flash not being kind do her.

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Looks like a fun trip! I haven't watched Chicago Fire yet. Not sure if it is because there is something else on that night, or if maybe that is one of the nights I don't get to watch much TV. Can't remember which night it is on.....
its on during the week, or that one day ending in Y forget right now.

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Had no idea that Chicago Fire was filmed at a real station- very cool pictures! The city makes a great backdrop on that picture of you and Candi!
yep sure is...they guys who work there for real were very nice to show us around and tell us anything we wanted to know.

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and thanks very much...does that little one belong to you sitting in the toilet...(something i never thought i would say or type) on your picture under your name.

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Storybook Circus is a fun area for both kids and adults.
Her Tink dress is adorable.
That is great for him on Splash Mountain. Handled it much than Vinny.
I love that seat by the window to see the boats on IASW. Maybe in 2 weeks I will sit there. :O)
Noelle’s face on Peoplemover is too cute.
Taking the train is always fun to do.
We had to sit through the same COP scene twice. I wonder if that was the reason for us.
Great parade pics.
Great pics at TL. I would love to try it once and also do the swim with sharks.
That is too bad about Parker at T-Rex.
Glad to see he was able to get his dino.
Your safari pics came out really good.
Fun trip to Chicago. I love that show.
All caught up again.
thats awesome you get to go back again so soon scott.

i hope you get to tryout the water parks some time, i think you would have a really good time.

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it sure is we love visiting there...i found out that the area we were in is also open at lunch time so plan to take the kids up there next time we visit the city.
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Chapter 34. Not another melt down?

Chapter 34. Not another melt down?

With out pasty snack complete we headed back in to use our fast passes for the safari.

We saw a huge amount of giraffes again, and they were very close to our vehicles once again.



We then saw on the far away hill where they were storing the zebras for the time being while they built there home...They were located just across the old crickety bridge.



And who doesnt like a little baby elephant picture.


And not to be outdone by the baby elephant the baby rhino and his mommy were hanging out as well.


At this point i started to think that if there was not the whole issue of this giant vehicle i was in, this guy would seriously consider taking a shot at me.
just look at that face staring us down.


After our second safari ride of the morning. we were off on the train to the rafiki area, parker was loving the train that morning just like he loves all trains.

One of our favorite hidden mickeys and one of the first we ever found before we even knew what hidden mickeys were.


if u end up riding back there check out the bathrooms they have some fun soundtracks playing in there, or the guy in the stall had some really unusual talents.

Rafiki was out and about greeting his quests so we stopped to say hi...Parker wasnt feeling him at first but once he saw his sister go up and say hi and get an autograph he had no problem going up and getting one of his own.







didnt see pocahontas back there like we have in the past, hoping to find her later in the day.

checking out the local wildlife that was on display.


I thought this little animatronic gator was neat.


Parker and i petted his tail.



Noelle wanted in on this action, and i made sure to tell her to pet not squeeze him...she did very well.


we looked in the animal research/exam room and didnt see anything to peek our interest.
No wife almost fainting this time around (read the 1 year anniversary trip for that back story)

It was time to talk to the nutrionist about the food she was measuring out for the animals...I would stop and talk to them it was pretty interesting to hear all about there diets and such.


Then we moved outside to see the goats. At first parker said he just wanted to walk around then he said he was up for brushing a goat.

He found a friendly one to brush and really enjoyed it.

We also spotted this guy with a funky hair cut. Nothing like sucking up to your boss.



After we saw everything we wanted to see, we headed back on the train to the jungle trek, where we checked out the huge fish tank.


and im sure if there wasnt the danger of this big guy totally crushing you, he would be fun to use as a pillow.


From there we went and had lunch. we ate at flame tree BBQ and the line was really long with a bunch of angry people who were not getting all of there orders or no orders at all...almost 15 minutes later we got our food and i went off to find the family holding down a table.

we enjoyed the food but not sure how quick we will be back. We really enjoy pizzafari so that will most likely win out next trip.


It was time for NEMO.

we made it just in time to get in and get seats down on the left hand side with great views.

on with the show.

once the show was over we headed out....wait a minute you might be thinking no pictures of the show even if they are dark and blurry.

WELLLLL......


as soon as the show started the lights went out and they start the scene with the mean looking fish that eats all the fish eggs right...well, parker hit the floor and was under my legs.

No smooth talking to get him out at all...even when the bright scenes started up shortly after.

he wanted nothing to do with it.

so instead of fighting with him and keeping him scared we left the show...with short memories from the night before we started to all get angry with each other...well we dialed it back in before it got to the night before approach we had. and were off to find something fun for parker to do.

so to the dino area it was.

we took a few spins on the tricaratops to get his mind off it and to relax everyone. no pictures of it but we had video as everyone was still not fully happy after the whole nemo show

then it was on to the dino dig sites for some fun, there was a huge t-rex skeleton that they checked out.



parker and then climbed all the way up in the rope nets to see what there was to offer we had a really good time up there.


that is all for this time.


this was another point that you hate as a parent, you think that you would learn the first time to not get angry with a situation like the night before, but we found that we did get upset again when we left nemo.
It is all a learning process and do we always get it right as parents, nope, do we sometimes fail, yep, do we crash spectacularly after having a similar situation less than 24 hours earlier. absolutely. just learn to move on and keep trying to get it right.

we have one more shot coming up this day to see if we can figure out how to work with and solve the whole getting scared on rides event. but that is a story for another chapter and another day.

and sorry for so much time from the last update, i just figured out how to find my pictures onthe new photobucket.(i hate there changes.)
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Great Update Dan !! I am gonna try FTB again in October on the Free Trip!!! I am not a huge Ribs fan, but I do remember seeing someone with a Turkey Sandwich that looked delish and I remember the Lime dessert was tasty!!!
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Great safari pics

We discovered Rafiki's Train thing 2 years ago and really enjoyed that. Lot of fun over there and interesting stuff to learn about.

Bummer on the long wait for food

Poor Parker getting scared again. It is hard not to get upset as you want the perfect vacation and for everyone to have fun. Every parent makes mistakes and takes awhile to learn not worth getting upset with them. Been There Done That.

Looks like you redeemed yourself in the DINO area. Looks like a lot of fun there
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Every parent gets frustrated or goes through times when they might be a little hyper sensitive but it doesn't mean anything other than we're human n we all have our moments.
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