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Old 03-20-2013, 08:16 AM   #256
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Aww....thanks Pete. Its been one of the Dis 2D-in-a-box friendships that has converted over to 3D, hasn't it? I certainly hope our families can meet up again someday. If not in NY state, then maybe Paris. We'll always have Paris.....
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:27 PM   #257
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I know you're all done with this TR, but I'm going to read it! We do have Australia on the horizon, but we really need to do research. I can't think of better research than reading a TR!

That will help me to know what to search on and look for in our trip!
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:43 PM   #258
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I know you're all done with this TR, but I'm going to read it! We do have Australia on the horizon, but we really need to do research. I can't think of better research than reading a TR!

That will help me to know what to search on and look for in our trip!
HEY thanks for reading along. I know you already have one really good friend over there, and she is certainly good for advice (she gave us lots as well) but if you want an American perspective, feel free to ask!

(And make sure to ask PIO where to go to eat, because our view was the food was not good. Other than Pancakes on the Rocks in Sydney.)
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:59 PM   #259
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HEY thanks for reading along. I know you already have one really good friend over there, and she is certainly good for advice (she gave us lots as well) but if you want an American perspective, feel free to ask!

(And make sure to ask PIO where to go to eat, because our view was the food was not good. Other than Pancakes on the Rocks in Sydney.)
We visited New Zealand in 1999. It was the strangest food trip we ever had. Nothing tasted like it should have, or at least we thought it should.

The only thing that we found that met our expectation was Fish and Chips and Rack of Lamb. Our one McDonald's experience was a complete disaster, and two of my attempts at cooking "at home" were just "off". We purchased Rib Eye steaks at a grocery store that appeared to be of wonderful quality, but the flavor was just not right. The other was making Meatballs and Mushroom sauce, basically ground beef with Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup and Milk over rice. Again the meat tasted "funny".

I'm sure I will ask questions, but maybe closer once we actually get the trip planned. It's a big country and we need to have a good plan before we decide to go there. Also flights will be a slight problem. We either need to lose a lot of weight or plan to spend a lot of money for business class. We can only travel on points one way and now that US Airways and American have merged who knows what is in store.

At least I can read your report and get some ideas. Hopefully PIO will go on some more domestic trips and I can glean some info from those!
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It works in reverse as well. Food does sometimes taste funny to us when we visit America.
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It works in reverse as well. Food does sometimes taste funny to us when we visit America.
It's all that extra lard we put in it to keep us so fat.
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October 15-25, 2010 @ AKL Trip Report!
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The Disney Trifecta - a PTR for 2013. LINK Trip Reports - ABD: "A Fistful of Fastpasses" WDW: "For A Few Fastpasses More" DCL: "Once Upon a Time in the Carribean"

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It's all that extra lard we put in it to keep us so fat.
Not to mention the sugar!
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