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Old 03-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #602
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I have at agree, it's an adorable dress and red is a great color on you!
Thanks! I do like red as my color of choice. Instead of "little black dresses" that most women have, I have "little red dresses".

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Very nice day at DHS.That is a very nice picture before you enter DCA with the Sorcerer Topiary Mickey.
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Meeting you and Fran was so much fun. Good peeps, good times. Good food. I'll post a full report when I get home.
It was great to meet you too! I'll have a mini update, but I'll let you tell the whole story on your TR!

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Oooh! I get it. You want some comment from us other than about the dress!

Nice car!! I like that it's red!

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:28 PM   #603
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So we interuppt your regular trip report for a real time, real life update!

Yesterday I went out to Disneyland to meet Jenny and help her celebrate her birthday with her friend Sadee. I won't spill the beans on the DISmeet, and I'll let her share the pictures with all the details, but I will share a little bit about the day. We got together for lunch.



I'll let her post the pictures of our lunch and all the wonderful food that we enjoyed.

Afterward, Fran and I went shopping (big surprise!) But I was the first one to really pull the plug. I had been looking at this pattern of purse, but never found one in a large enough style for me to consider it. However, Disney Clothiers on Main Street had ONE of these bags. I checked out the pattern, and though I hadn't looked at many of these size/style of bags, this one seemed to have an adequate placement of many of the elements that I would have liked to see, so I bought it!





We did buy some other stuff at the Star Traders store, and a few other places, she bought a Piston Cup at Ramone's, she got a Mickey Hawaiian shirt she didn't have and then my scooter battery died. She left me to charge while she went into Off the Page.

Now those of you who read my Expo report know that we picked up these two pictures in the series.





Well Fran found these pictures in the "book" and was able to sign up on an interest list for when they get them in stock and we can come purchase them then.





We were at the park much later than I expected. I was completely exhausted when we got home, but in our lunch party two people ordered the lobster. We knew that it could not have been saved for human consumption, but luckily I have someone who just loves leftovers. Once we got home I chopped up the leftover lobster and served it to Sunny.



If you couldn't tell, she has had a full recovery and her appetite is back with a force!

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #604
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So let's get back to the TR... we left RnRC and headed towards





It didn’t take them long to seat us. We were in the very back, which was fine. More to take in the ambience. We checked out the menu.
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So this place has such cool ambience.







This was great, they were talking about the “convenience of the modern video phone” on this little vignette. Gotta love that modern rotary dial phone!





There were tons of ads to visit the snack bar.



And our first course arrived. A Solar Flare Milkshake.



And then we had some onion rings.



And we split a Cheeseburger, everything we had was very tasty!

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Now that our bellies were full, time to go on a nice jarring ride! Can you guess which one in the next post?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #605
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Sorry these are blurry. Fran had never been through the main queue of Star Tours after they redesigned it, even at DL, so she took a bunch of pictures. She just didn’t check to see if they came out. These are the least blurry.













Here's the dress again...




OK, so here’s the turning point in the trip. Up until now, we had been fairly reserved in our spending. One of the all too familiar things about most of our trips to WDW is filling out those little receipts with our name and shipping address. With the exception of the four Giclee pictures she bought the night before everything was either going in our suitcases or the box that we planned to ship home via FedEx. But this is where the real spending began, from here on out, just about everything she bought was set to be shipped. She took all four of these.



After Star Tours we headed back to Hollywood Blvd. I still had my two FPs for RnRC. We also talked about going on ToT. I rode once using my FP and decided that was enough. Besides the window was closing. Fran decided she was getting tired and cranky and wanted to go back to the resort. We were checking in at BLT and we should would arrive just in time for our room to be ready if we left. I had one stop that I wanted to make before we left. I had heard so much about the pastries at Starring Rolls that I knew Fran would be happy to go there.









We ended up with these beauties:







And with both of tired and cranky, we headed to the bus stop.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:39 AM   #606
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Nice to hear that you all had a great time at DL yesterday. I was going to ask you since you were there yesterday that you go see the new Fantasy Faire at DL during the AP sneak peek?

Nice pictures from the Sci-Fi Dine-In restaurant. It was neat to eat at that restaurant when I ate there back in 2011. It is a good place to have lunch where the burgers were really good.

I'm surprised that Fran has never been through the main queue of ST even at DL. Did she had a great time on the ride?

The pastries look very appetizing at Starring Rolls.

Very nice update.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:18 AM   #607
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SciFi is one of the places we try to hit on every trip, it brings back memories of the old movie drive-ins.
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Love the dress, Club 33 pic, update and pastries!

Glad Sunny enjoyed the lobster.
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Luckily Fran had another couple baseball caps in the back of her scooter, so she put on a new one and we were good to go. We decided to check out some of the trails around the Tree of Life. We came across the vultures

And with that we called it a day from the Animal Kingdom. The place was really packed since it was a weekend. We were headed to DTD for dinner that night, and Fran needed to get a little rest. We were planning on doing some shopping there (little did I know how much!), so we were thinking of trying to leave the resort around 4:00PM, however since it was probably about 2:00, something was going to have to give!
David and I ride this one every chance we get, I love it, and we do put all of caps and lose stuff in the backpack before we get started...

Glad you both got to ride it, even if it might be the last time.
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The Oysters were awesome! The only thing that wasn't quite as good was that in California we have this sauce called a Mignonette. Later our server told us that we could request it and they know how to make it. It's essentially red wine vinegar and some shallots, but it is so tasty with the Oysters, I always use it over the cocktail/horseradish option. When you come out here, maybe we could leave Disney property and get some, they don't serve raw oysters at Disney restaurants.
I love me some raw oysters, but I must confess, I chew them too... I know some just swallow, but you get the true brine and flavor when you chew, I also do not use a cracker or sauce with mine either.
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The red dress is adorable.... And I love that you got another D&B!!!!
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I think that D&B may be something that I might want to get as well. That's gorgeous!!!

And it looks like it was a great Meet at the club. Looking forward to reading about it.


Love the food porn. The pictures at Sci Fi, Star Tours and Starring Rolls might seem non-sequitur but I love the underlying theme for the day......everything with a hint of the Stars!
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I have almost bought that purse a few times over the past year but keep deciding against it as I tend to buy the D&B and then sell it on ebay a few months later when I get bored of it.
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Great update! Love all the food pics and shopping pics too! Still loving the red dress girl . We ate at the Sci Fi last year and it was quite the experience. We didn't have an ADR so we were happy to get in and we sat at the very back at a picnic table, and we were pleased with that because from that angle we were able to to get the full effect. BUT the poor gentleman in the car right in front of us seemed to be having a heart attack, so watching his family so worried for him and waiting for what seemed like forever for the paramedics was awful. It was such a helpless feeling. Anyways I'm not too sure I want to go back again, is that weird?

I'm looking forward to Jenny's update too, what a great photo to tease us with, big smiles on everyone!
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Super behind, need to catch up. Thank you, thank you! Meeting you and Fran was a blast. The pic of Fran posing while coming out of the elevator is super. I'll post our lunch date as a soon as I can think straight. The eclairs and cookies made it home in one piece and are so good.

Love the red dress. Want that purse!
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