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Old 02-28-2013, 05:38 PM   #826
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Hmmm...Copy and paste option is not working for me lately. I guess I will have to do this Nebo's way...

First off. Wow. Just. Wow. Can't believe the whole drama with the rings. Not that a wedding is stressful, so you can always add some in....

Yeah...we didn't have enough going on with the planning and all...not to mention the issue I had with one of my bridesmaids dresses the day before the wedding. Throwing this in between it all seemed like a good idea at the time. What spells wedded bliss like catastrophe?!


Class? What's the key word here?

That's right! "supposed"!

Yeah, it's kind of like assuming right?



oh, man. A shark's bad enough... but an insane shark? How bad would that be?

Pretty Bad.

what's life without a little drama?



Of course not. Don't worry.

DID YOU NOT SEE THAT VIDEO FROM THE CHINESE AQUARIUM?????



sorry.

I think I watched that over and over again when it was on the news here, then had to watch it a few more times when you posted it. I just couldn't get over something like that actually happening. I can only imagine what was going through some of the people's heads near by



No biggie. All you need is a little dutch boy to plug the leaks. It's Sea World for Pete's sakes. There's got to be one around somewhere.

A little dutch boy...Why didn't i think of that!


Ya know.... I'm okay with that. If death is approaching I would prefer it to inch forward. That way I can compliment him on his flashy black robe and snazzy scythe.

Never hurts to be polite.

(It was the salmon mousse)

I prefer for it to approach extremely slow, being a million miles away and only going an inch per year or something like that...but hey that's me.

Not to say I wouldn't be polite when he came around. By that time I would be too old to be grumpy.




You're right. I want to die in bed. Shot by a jealous husband.

Or there's that option too.



What? Would you prefer to go like my Uncle? Quietly in his sleep? Not yelling and screaming like the passengers on his plane?

Heard that one before. Although, yes, I would much prefer going the way of your uncle instead of the passengers if given the choice.




8.5? 8 point 5? What. Ya got a half a shark there? Front half bad, back half, not so bad.

Well they've done so many Jaws movies, I wasn't sure what number we were on anymore. Figured I would play it safe with a .5. Technically even if there has been a 9, I'm in the clear.


Shinning armor is good for shinning up and down trees and fences but not that great against sharks.

Trust me. I know.

You know...Normally I would catch that when reading for errors...But with being sick and the stress of planning a summit for work, it went right past me. But made for interesting reading didn't it?



Whoops! How’d I get back onto Nebo’s thread?

Odd.

I think he rubs off on all of us a little after so many TR's.


I liked the first version better. I wanted to see if Mike would sacrifice himself to save you.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it would be every man/woman for himself in a situation like that.


One of the few times you can say, “Bite me.” And not be considered rude.

Also works with vampires, zombies and small children.




Geez. I’ve been DISneyfied. I see SW and think Snow White? No it’s a ride, Space Wountain?

Space Wountain? Sort of like "Mawage...mawage is what bwings us togeva, today...an wove...twoo wove..."


And don't feel bad, I tend to catch myself looking at certain abbreviations and substituting Disney stuff for whatever they are. Makes an interesting read on FaceBook.



He did. But then he looked around and saw all the people on land and realized that only the dumb animals were up there… so he hopped back into the water.

That would explain it all. Thanks for getting that info. It was bugging me a little. At least now I know.


The other side? Oh! SW is Star Wars! Of course.

Stupid of me.



Might as well what? Oh, yeah. Go to the Other Side.

<sound of mechanized, heavy breathing>

“Mike, I am your Father.”
Mike screams back, “No! Not Nebo! Noooooooo….”

(Well who else among us will probably injure himself enough to need a machine to do his breathing for him?)




Mike, you lucky dog, you.

not touching that one...



I am so not touching that line with a ten foot, er… umm… Just forget I said anything.

Yeah...uh huh...sure...


Those aren’t dolphins.

Oh, you mean the dolphins were being fed to the Killer Whales? Wow, so that’s the price for poor performance, huh?

Pretty harsh.

You do what you have to, to survive. If the killer whales are hungry, and it's you or them...what would you do?


Oh! There are the dolphins you were talking about. Disregard my previous comment.

Or are those the replacement dolphins?

Where’s Keanu Reeves when you need him?




Sounds pretty good. I’ve never seen a marine show where birds are added to the mix.

The birds were cool. With all the acrobatic stuff going on, you almost didn't realize that the birds were part of the show, especially since there are birds almost everywhere around SW.



Musta been a really good drink!

I guess so. I'm pretty sure T-Man was slipping something into my soda when i wasn't looking.


Right. If there’s anything I’ve learned after more than 20 years of marriage it’s this:

The husband is never, ever right.

You wanna come teach my husband that? Because he has a complete opposite impression.


We did that a few years ago at the Vancouver Aquarium. We were waiting for a show and decided to have lunch while we waited. The whales were swimming around the whole time. It was nice just to sit and watch them while we ate and chatted.

One of these days we will get a chance to do that. The only problem is it is so expensive to do some of the interaction stuff that we keep putting it off till next time.


A theme park trying to sell stuff? What will they think of next?!?!

I know. Next they will start putting people dryers around the parks so people who go on a ride, specifically to get wet, can then dry off for only $5.



A runner with a great big mouth filled with huge sharp teeth.

Yup. Same thing.

Can you come up with a better comparison? On second thought...don't answer that.


Sounds good. Thanks for the chapter Heather! :[/QUOTE]


Thanks for the breakdown Ponzi! Always appreciated!
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I think I watched that over and over again when it was on the news here, then had to watch it a few more times when you posted it. I just couldn't get over something like that actually happening. I can only imagine what was going through some of the people's heads near by
Glass fragments, perhaps the odd fish.

Okay, maybe that was a little crass.... but I couldn't resist.


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You do what you have to, to survive. If the killer whales are hungry, and it's you or them...what would you do?
Oh, that's easy. I'd just be in the water with Nebo. I'd just bet I could swim faster then him.

Either that or bore them to death with my stellar 'wit'.

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You wanna come teach my husband that? Because he has a complete opposite impression.
Don't worry. I thought I was right, too... for the first few years. Then I got properly trained.
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Don't worry. I thought I was right, too... for the first few years. Then I got properly trained.
I don't think there is enough training in the world to make T-Man believe anything different at the moment. 10 years together, 5 of those married, and i'm still wrong, (see his breakdown of my chapter ).

However, we have found something that will at least allow us to understand each other better, so when I am wrong, as often as I am, I can at least know how T-Man's brain operates and know that secretly I'm right, he just doesn't know it.

Since I am slacking in regards to my next chapter, I'll at least leave you something to ponder and laugh at in regards to this:

A pastor, by the name of Mark Gungor goes around the U.S. giving seminars for married couples. He doesn't use religion so much as he uses humor to interpret the average couple. This guy is absolutely hilarious. I would love to see him in person. He takes a very laid back approach to men and women. He starts off with his "Tale of two brains" and explains the differences between them. I believe this could save a marriage or two...
A Tale of Two Brains

The video is long, this is the first full hour of his seminar, so if you want to go straight into the brains of the story so to speak, you can go to the 16 minute mark and that should get you there, however, if you have the time, check it out. It will definitely have you laughing.
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You realise of course that if you'd just kept quiet none of us would've been the wiser?

This reflects poorly on Mrs. T.
My intentions weren't to make Lady H look poorly. Heck, she usually has more money than I do.

Ok, but seriously now; that wasn't my intent. We've been trying to remember all the details from this trip. Especially since we now have a recent trip to WDW under our belt. We have our notes and the pictures, so we're doing the best we can to recall what we did and in what order. I've been asking her for help on my chapters and vice-versa.

The only thing we can remember for certain, is we were there and having fun.


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Tested out the diamond on her ring by trying to carve a hole in the shark tank?
She actually does this quite well (inadvertently) on my hand when I try to hold her hand. So far I've been lucky to avoid stitches and only need a bandaid.

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Just out of curiosity, how was sleeping on the couch the night you posted this?
Do you really want to know? You do know that curiosity gets kills the cat right? I wonder if the same applies to humans? Lets test it out.

To answer your question. I wouldn't know. I can tell you the bed we have in the spare bedroom is comfortable though.

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When I took my DDs to WDW the first time, they were 4 and 8.

No HM, no coasters of any kind, no POC. We did ride Alladdin's Carpets 7 times in a row... and they had a blast. I guess I"m a bad parent 'cause I didn't make them cry and force them on a ride they didn't want to do on the chance that they might like it anyway. I'm surprised they weren't taken away from me for being a bad parent 'cause they were smiling and laughing pretty much the whole week we were there.
Well I guess you more than made up for it when you took them diving with sharks. I guess you're a wonderful father after all.
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Lovely updates.

Is there an Atlantis ride in Orlando? Never been to that SW. Only ever been to the one we used to have here in Ohio. And at the time there were no rides.
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Is there an Atlantis ride in Orlando? Never been to that SW. Only ever been to the one we used to have here in Ohio. And at the time there were no rides.
Thank you. And yes there is a Journey to Atlantis ride in Orlando. Along with Manta and Kraken, the latter of which we found out this last trip had I think 7 inversions. DSIL will have to confrim that one for me.
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Be gone satan...hello shamu!

(Let's see if anyone gets the chapter title!)

So we left off with us waiting with bated breath as the final show of One Ocean began.

Now, It’s almost inevitable during the Shamu shows that we sit somewhere near the front, and in a splash zone. This is the closest we could get this time around. Usually we strive for somewhere in the middle, me going for the top row, while T-Man continues on till he finds the closest row we can that will get us absolutely soaked. I as the dutiful dumb wife, follow his lead and let him pick the seats. Why…I think the title of said dutiful wife says it all.

So, as we do our best to stow any non water proof gear under our clothes and in pockets, T-Man keeps the trusty camera out, and takes some candid shots as the show begins.



Say Hello to Shamu!


Doing a little turn on the cat walk…



Look at those teeth! Eeek!



Now would be a good time to stow the camera away,


The minute that tail goes up, we know no good can come of it.

Feed me Seymore…


The whales started to multiply,



They looked all sweet and innocent here…but shortly thereafter, they started making their way around the pool, very close to the edge…

You can see as the tail pulls back and then pushes an insane amount of water up and over the pools edge.


People…Mostly kids, are just itching to get wet. They will gather at the bottom waiting for it when they see it coming.




Me on the other hand, am usually cowering behind T-Man as the wave approaches. All the while he is laughing like a crazy person. I’m not quite sure if he’s laughing at me or just the thought of being soaked by gallons of salt water. Either way, it’s entertaining.

Then comes the big one. I thought the other whales were huge…but not even close.



Everyone is chanting SHAMU SHAMU…The trainers are getting everyone on their feet and asking them to do a rain dance. As the noise gets louder and louder, you can see a big black mass in the water, coming straight for the center. A huge tail barely skims the surface as it draws itself as far as possible and then picks up what can only be described as half the pool of water. In slow motion, the water cascades…no…pours down on everyone in the first 10 rows.

You see kids laughing and jumping up and down, wanting to show their parents how awesome they are that they just got dumped on by a ton of salt, and probably whale pee filled water.

The whales are drawn back into their hiding places, and the show comes to a close. Slowly everyone trickles out of the auditorium. Shoes squeak and slosh, clothes are wrung dry, neighbors are dripping all over their other neighbors.

And this is what we call…Having a good time!!!!

As we make our way out and head towards the lockers to grab our dry clothes and change, we encounter the strangest sight.

Now please, do not get me wrong. I am a woman of understanding and I know that just because people are different does not make them any less attracted to theme parks and the like. I know that every race, color, creed, religion and so on, makes an appearance at theme parks and they are just regular people like we are, however, I honestly could not, for some reason, picture this, if it wasn’t right in front of my very eyes.



Bless their hearts, I can only imagine how hot they were in those clothes. And I understand that this is what they wear and it’s all part of their culture. But as you can see from the picture, everyone around them are in shorts, flip flops, t-shirts or tank tops…and the Amish family are covered from top to bottom.

I know I know…I’m a horrible person. I just found the sight so strange, I couldn’t help but laugh. It’s sort of the old Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the other…One of these things just doesn’t belong…Can you tell which thing is not like the other…by the time I finish this song?”

Anyway…back on track…We found our locker again. Pulled out all our worldy possessions and headed off in search of a bathroom so we could dry off and change.

After changing and making myself as presentable as possible without my paper bag mask, we make our way out of the park and back to the car. We are headed to Dave & Busters tonight for dinner. Since we don’t have one back home, we figured we might as well take advantage of the one that is here.

Now I know that it is inevitable, that while on vacation, we are going to walk a lot. I start preparing myself in advance, taking walks for lunch, working out at the gym, etc. To make sure that I have the stamina for it, as well as to make sure that my body is up for the challenge. After years of dancing when I was younger, I sort of just stopped all of a sudden and my body has been having a really bad time trying to get back into shape. Everything hurts, I have back issues, that can hinder my walking, standing, sitting, at times. I also have issues with my feet and legs. The constant jumping and pounding that I gave them when I was dancing has come back to haunt me like a ghost with a mission. But because I have dealt with these issues regularly, I know what to expect, and can usually take care of the problems right away.

One of the major issues is that after so much walking during our trips, on our return trip back, my feet swell to the size of softballs on the airplane. Usually rendering me barefoot, because even flip-flops won’t slide on my feet. I end up having to walk barefoot through the terminal to baggage claim. But I know to expect this on the trip back.

What I did not expect was this to happen today!!!


This posed an interesting problem…Walking around Dave and Busters while barely able to keep the flip flops on my feet because of how swollen they were.

T-Man had asked if I wanted to skip it. We had a long drive back to the resort and we could just find something on the way home for dinner. But I had been looking forward to this place, so I said I would power through.

After getting directions from T-Man’s trusty navigation system on his phone, we were on our way.

Now although the maps will tell you that Dave & Busters is only about 10-15 minutes away from SeaWorld, what they won’t tell you is that trying to navigate around the highway, through residential areas and then having to backtrack because you missed the exit, because there is no specification for the turn, will end up taking you a good 30 mins to an hour.

The main problem wasn’t so much having to navigate through the highway, that was the easy part. What was interesting was to try to get to the parking lot of the restaurant. The place is literally sitting underneath the highway exchange. So it’s pretty well hidden from view from the main road. Once you get onto the road you need, there aren’t any arrows leading you to the parking area. So we missed it the first time around, and had to go up the road a bit so we could flip a U. Once we figure out the intricate works of the parking lot, we find that it’s pretty full.

To some this would be a worry. I mean, there is no telling how long the wait will be once we get in there if we are having to park in Timbuktu. But we know a secret.

Dave and Busters is the adult version of Chuck E Cheese in a sense. While they have a more adult catered menu, and they serve adult beverages as well as sodas and tea, they also have a ginormous play room, where you can kick back and play while you wait for your table.

Before I go any further…I should probably clarify on the “play room” stuff. I know how some of your minds can work…

The play room is basically a big arcade for adults and kids alike. You have your basics like skee-ball and Mrs. Pac-man, to a life size virtual version of Connect 4 and a supersized trivia game. Instead of actual cash or tokens, you use a power play card, sort of like a pre-paid credit card, which you swipe at the game you want to play, and it takes whatever amount the game costs, leaving you with whatever balance you have on your card for your next game.

I had already resigned myself to trying to figure out how to power up our players cards so we can go play while we wait, but when we got inside, it wasn’t as packed as I thought it would be.

We put our names down, and they said it would be just a few minutes. So while we waited, we took a look at the menus, trying to decide what we would like to eat for dinner.

In no time, they had us seated at a booth. We each ordered a beer, and I believe we ordered an appetizer as well. Looking at the online menu, I believe it was the pretzel dogs. Basically a vamped up version of pigs in a blanket, but this time, the blanket was made out of a pretzel bread that was very good.

It is very easy to be distracted by the game room while you are here. And I was very happy that they sat us in the bottom area where, while I could hear some of the gaming going on, I wasn’t acting like a child and wanting to stuff food in my mouth as I ran off to play.

I can’t remember off hand if we had another appetizer or not. T-Man may be able to shed some light on that. However I do know that I had the fire grilled salmon, which was pretty tasty. I want to say T-Man had the trifecta, which was steak, shrimp and chicken, but since I can’t seem to find pictures of any of it…I am not 100% sure.

Once we ate, we decided it would be a good idea to add some money to our players cards, so we handed over our cards to the waiter, and he added the balance to our check. The cool thing here is that with your meal, the power play for the cards is just a tad bit cheaper than getting it without the meal. The meal deals we got, included a $25 play card, which we just added to existing cards, plus since we ate, we got an additional $5. So we each had $30 to play with.

Once the bill was sorted, we finished our drinks and headed out to the game room.

The trivia game was booked at the moment. There are only 4 or 5 seats for that one, so we played a few arcade games, and then ended up finding Deal or No Deal. It’s pretty much like the original. You pick your favorite briefcase, then you have a series of cases you have to open to see what the dealer will offer you. If you don’t like the offer, you continue until your down to only 2 cases. Each time we played, we would get a certain amount of tickets based on what we ended up with at the last briefcase. We never made it to the mega bucks on it, but we cleaned up pretty good there. The bad thing is you can easily waste all your credits on this one game, because it's pretty addicting, wanting to get the big bank.

We moved on to our trivia game eventually and I could easily stay there all night playing. I can usually clean up pretty good on the music trivia and movie trivia, however, sports and history aren't my strong suits, so I'm usually done pretty quickly if those topics come up.

At some point, we finally ran low on funds, and decided to finish off the rest at some random games. We took the two buckets of tickets we had and found a kiosk where you could feed the tickets in and then collect the points on your card for future purchases.

The ticket points can be used in the shop for prizes, just like at the old school arcades. Here they have everything from stuffed animals, to ipods. Of course you need a ton of points for most of the stuff in there. So we tend to just hold onto them for future use. One of these days we will have enough to purchase something entertaining.

By now, it’s getting pretty late. And I know we have to be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow for the parks. We also have a long drive ahead of us, so we decided to pack it up and head out.

Driving back, I wasn’t able to get any other photos, it’s hard to get ocean pictures when there is no light and the water looks like the black lagoon.

So naturally, as any good wife would do, I feel asleep, leaving T-Man to man the vehicle and hopefully keep himself awake on the trip back.

I think as we got closer to the resort I finally woke myself up somehow. Probably fighting with the bears to see who was the loudest. As we unpacked the vehicle and made our way to the room, we decided we couldn’t leave our tradition to pass, so we changed into our PJ’s and headed out to the balcony for our nightcap.

All in all it was a great day. My eye is still twitchy, my feet are swollen and I’m hoping I can manage to stuff them into a pair of tennis shoes tomorrow…I guess we will see if that happens.

Finally, I can put this chapter to rest and let T-Man entertain you for a while…Sorry it took so long all, but thanks for sticking around. We do appreciate it!
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Your poor tootsies! A quick soak in the hot tub or bath tub would feel real good...
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wow! quite a full, fun packed day! sounds exhausting. I hope you feet fared better the next day.. I can only imagine getting up and walking on them the whole day..they look like they need a rest!

never been to a dave and buster's I'm thinking there is one in the chicago area, not sure. I like the old arcade type games, the 70s and 80s stuff. there a room at disney quest with all these games. I could stay there forever. Mr. doo, pac man, quebert,space incaders, donkey kong, dig dug, etc. reminds me of our old coleco vision.. I was the ladybug champ!
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A soak would have been ideal at that point, but getting back to the resort at the time we did...I want to say somewhere between 11pm-12am, the pool area was closed off. I didn't even think about soaking them in the tub. Of course by that time my brain was pretty much fried.

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wow! quite a full, fun packed day! sounds exhausting. I hope you feet fared better the next day.. I can only imagine getting up and walking on them the whole day..they look like they need a rest!

never been to a dave and buster's I'm thinking there is one in the chicago area, not sure. I like the old arcade type games, the 70s and 80s stuff. there a room at disney quest with all these games. I could stay there forever. Mr. doo, pac man, quebert,space incaders, donkey kong, dig dug, etc. reminds me of our old coleco vision.. I was the ladybug champ!
Yeah, I put my feet through hell on vacations. I was just glad I had flip flops with me. I don't think i would have been able to squish them into tennis shoes after all that. They were getting to the point where they felt almost numb because of all the pressure. That's interesting to walk on. Especially when you have to walk up stairs to get to our room.

According to their website, there is a Dave & Busters on Clark Street in Chicago. Where that is or how close to you, I couldn't tell ya...but it is a fun place to go. The first time we went, we ordered appetizers and drinks and watched T-Man and his best friend play pool for a while, before hitting the arcade area. I think we spent a good 3 hours there without even realizing it.

The funny part...later that same night, after spending 3 hours in D&B, we walked across the street and grabbed a pizza from California Pizza Kitchen to take back to the hotel with us for a late night dinner. That's just the way we roll...
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My feet used to get pretty sore after the second or third day, but I found some really comfortable skechers sandals that help a lot! We do short trips, so I don't know if they would make it for a long trip! We do have the same tan line
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My feet used to get pretty sore after the second or third day, but I found some really comfortable skechers sandals that help a lot! We do short trips, so I don't know if they would make it for a long trip! We do have the same tan line
T-Man and I laughed at the tan line, both of us had one like that on our feet when we got back from our trip. Now that it's faded, we keep saying we have to go back and get our feet dirty again.

The sandals I have are extremely comfortable, They are the Nike sandals that have the memory foam. It was just the amount of walking we did. The salt I add to my beer every night probably didn't help much either.
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Terrrific chapter and pictures Heather, isn't it amazing how excited people get about getting soaked by rides,,,or animals that cause the soaking. But if it starts raining out,,,they can't get inside or the ponchos on fast enough.

Telll me,, when you were watching the Shamu show,, did you think about the poor trainer that got pulled under and drowned during the Orlando show a couple years ago? I would have. Just like now I'm going to think of the kid that just drowned at the bowling pin pool over at Pop. How can something like that happen when on vacation to Disney?

And we've never been to a Dave and Buster's, we used to have one about 20 miles away,, not sure if it's still there though. But your days sound totallly exhausting,, no wonder your feet look the way they do. Why don't you just save time and as soon as you get to the motel, beat them with a sledgehammer to get the job done right away?

And that poicture of the two whales almost looks like a double exposure,,, even the markings are identical.

As far as the Amish family/group goes;

We once stood in line behind an Indian family on a 95 degree day at a Six Flaggs for the log flume ride, and I don'[t mean a Navajo family.
Flags,, no, not thinking of Randall Flagg.

Anyway,,, they were covered mostly in robes,, but what was visible was glistening in oil and incense, locking in the perspiration and creating just a lovely smell. When they got soaked in the car in front of us,,, the water just rolled off them like Turtle Wax off a Chevy, we couldn't get away fast enough.

Again, thanks for writing Lady H, well done!
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Terrrific chapter and pictures Heather, isn't it amazing how excited people get about getting soaked by rides,,,or animals that cause the soaking. But if it starts raining out,,,they can't get inside or the ponchos on fast enough.
Good point! That is so true. Unless of course your me and T-Man. Anytime we have been at WDW when it has rained, we are always the idiots walking in the rain. Unless of course it's coming down in buckets, then we are huddling with the masses, but usually we are one of the few that keep walking through it. Probably because we don't get to experience the water from the sky phenomena much around these parts.

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Telll me,, when you were watching the Shamu show,, did you think about the poor trainer that got pulled under and drowned during the Orlando show a couple years ago? I would have. Just like now I'm going to think of the kid that just drowned at the bowling pin pool over at Pop. How can something like that happen when on vacation to Disney?
Since hearing the story about the trainer at SW, anytime we go and watch Shamu I think about her. I always wonder how things like this happen. I was reading the story about the kid that drowned at the Pop and was so saddened by it. Disney is this wonderful, cheerful, happy place, and where you go to escape the troubles in life, and something so drastic and horrible happens. My thoughts and prayers go out to that family.

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And we've never been to a Dave and Buster's, we used to have one about 20 miles away,, not sure if it's still there though. But your days sound totallly exhausting,, no wonder your feet look the way they do. Why don't you just save time and as soon as you get to the motel, beat them with a sledgehammer to get the job done right away?
I think I replied to Smidgy a few posts up regarding the D&B there in Chicago.

Yes, our days are pretty much non-stop when we are on vacation. We usually need a vacation to re-coup from our vacations. But my feet usually don't blow up like that until the end.

While that sounds like it would definitely eliminate the middle man , I'm thinking it may hurt more than the original issue. Although, probably not by much.

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And that poicture of the two whales almost looks like a double exposure,,, even the markings are identical.
I didn't even notice that...but your right, it does look eerily similar. But you can tell by the slight difference in angle of their heads and the fact that one of them is just slightly more out of the water that they are not. That would however, be quite an interesting shot if it was.

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As far as the Amish family/group goes;

We once stood in line behind an Indian family on a 95 degree day at a Six Flaggs for the log flume ride, and I don'[t mean a Navajo family.
Flags,, no, not thinking of Randall Flagg.

Anyway,,, they were covered mostly in robes,, but what was visible was glistening in oil and incense, locking in the perspiration and creating just a lovely smell. When they got soaked in the car in front of us,,, the water just rolled off them like Turtle Wax off a Chevy, we couldn't get away fast enough.
It took me a minute to figure out who Randall Flagg was...I recognized the name, but couldn't remember from where. And here I thought I was such a King fan.

Regarding the indians I wasn't close enough to the Amish to have any information regarding all that, but for some reason we just found it so strange and misplaced, and then I internally beat myself up for thinking that.

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Thanks Nebo, for reading and for responding!
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Good point! That is so true. Unless of course your me and T-Man. Anytime we have been at WDW when it has rained, we are always the idiots walking in the rain. Unless of course it's coming down in buckets, then we are huddling with the masses, but usually we are one of the few that keep walking through it. Probably because we don't get to experience the water from the sky phenomena much around these parts.
That was us last Tuesday. Just got back from Orlando on Sunday night. Tuesday was a fairly rainy day, so what did we do? Head straight to IOA. Figured it's a pretty wet park anyway, what difference would it make (although it was a bit cool too, so it wasn't as pleasant as a mid-summer rain). The lines were short all day, so we managed to head over to USO too in the afternoon. All four of us were pretty much "pruned up" by noon however.

One thing we did find out - the touch pads on the locker rentals don't work with wet fingers, but there is no way to dry them off once you are fully soaked! Worst/best part - our log got stuck for about 10 minutes at the very top of Ripsaw falls. To make up for it, the attendant called ahead to The Hulk and got us into the Express Pass lane.
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