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Old 03-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #271
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A wedding in Disney, how exciting!!!! That is an excellent reason to postpone a trip.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #272
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ooohhh I had missed more than I thought and i'm not surprised at all by Tiger lady there are some interesting people that head to our world some on a regular basis like The teddy bear lady at the grand floridian,a man completely covered in pins including hanging down from his hat n a fully covered vest,A man that makes his own disney related dolls and a woman who frequents Dhs and is obsessed with star wars( I think she even changed her name legally) I've run into a few from time to time some are completely harmless,some lead me to believe that there is more going on ,but thats the great thing about WDW is that it's for everyone and part of the magic is being able to let loose.
also If i'm around n still functional( although i might be old hairy n useless by then) when i'm a senior citizen I think i'll do silly things on purpose just to get a reaction outta people.
It is fun to people watch at Disney. I can definitely see you being goofy on purpose!

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A wedding in Disney, how exciting!!!! That is an excellent reason to postpone a trip.
I am very excited for her! I was shocked this weekend when she told me it would cost $900 to have one character at the wedding for 3 hours. My brother said he would dress up as Captain Hook for her and only charge $200. Not sure why he choose Captain Hook?
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #273
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I am very excited for her! I was shocked this weekend when she told me it would cost $900 to have one character at the wedding for 3 hours. My brother said he would dress up as Captain Hook for her and only charge $200. Not sure why he choose Captain Hook?

Captain Hook! It's crazy how expensive having a character come to the wedding, but at the same time it's so cool!
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #274
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I have no idea how I missed an update.

I hope you got good news at the doctor today.

What fun...a Disney wedding.

I loved those Poinsetta plants in Epcot.

We enjoyed our lunch at Chefs; Andrew and Des raved about that Lobster soup. I don't eat salmon, but Andy does, but I can't recall what he had that day (I think maybe the Mac & Cheese).

Good for your mom getting that third pin for you.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #275
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Captain Hook! It's crazy how expensive having a character come to the wedding, but at the same time it's so cool!
It is crazy! I'm not sure if she is going to get a character or not. I'm sure she looked into because she already has three kids. Two are her Fiance's (his first wife was killed in a car accident) and the third one is both of theirs.

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I have no idea how I missed an update.

I hope you got good news at the doctor today.

What fun...a Disney wedding.

I loved those Poinsetta plants in Epcot.

We enjoyed our lunch at Chefs; Andrew and Des raved about that Lobster soup. I don't eat salmon, but Andy does, but I can't recall what he had that day (I think maybe the Mac & Cheese).

Good for your mom getting that third pin for you.
I am really excited about the wedding. I think it's going to be an awesome Disney experience.

We were disappointed with Chefs but I think I will end up trying it again someday. Mom and I were both feeling lousy so I don't know how much that affected the meal.

I'm going to update on my hip in the next post.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #276
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Hip Update

So I went back to the specialist today and..... still no answers.

The MRI still didn't give enough detail so the hip specialist is sending me to a bone specialist. I need to make an appointment but am waiting to talk to my boss first and she's not in today. The bone specialist is in downtown Atlanta so I'm probably going to have to take at least a half day off of work for that appointment. The hip specialist mentioned more test such as a bone scan or CT scan. I'm not looking forward to that!

I was hoping to get an update done today but I've been swamped at work this week. I should be caught up enough to do one tomorrow.
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So I went back to the specialist today and..... still no answers.

The MRI still didn't give enough detail so the hip specialist is sending me to a bone specialist. I need to make an appointment but am waiting to talk to my boss first and she's not in today. The bone specialist is in downtown Atlanta so I'm probably going to have to take at least a half day off of work for that appointment. The hip specialist mentioned more test such as a bone scan or CT scan. I'm not looking forward to that!

I was hoping to get an update done today but I've been swamped at work this week. I should be caught up enough to do one tomorrow.
I'm sorry you still have no answers. That is the most annoying part...not knowing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #278
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So I went back to the specialist today and..... still no answers.

The MRI still didn't give enough detail so the hip specialist is sending me to a bone specialist. I need to make an appointment but am waiting to talk to my boss first and she's not in today. The bone specialist is in downtown Atlanta so I'm probably going to have to take at least a half day off of work for that appointment. The hip specialist mentioned more test such as a bone scan or CT scan. I'm not looking forward to that!

I was hoping to get an update done today but I've been swamped at work this week. I should be caught up enough to do one tomorrow.
No answers is the worst to some degree, as you just don't know what to think and your imagination can take over. I've gotten a CT scan on my head before, wasn't bad at all. I hope you can see the specialist soon and get answers to what is wrong.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #279
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I'm sorry you still have no answers. That is the most annoying part...not knowing.
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No answers is the worst to some degree, as you just don't know what to think and your imagination can take over. I've gotten a CT scan on my head before, wasn't bad at all. I hope you can see the specialist soon and get answers to what is wrong.
Thanks guys! This is so frustrating, I just want some answers.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #280
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Wild Africa Trek From the Other Side

We woke up this morning at 6:30 am but were very slow getting ready. It wasn't the best morning as we both woke up coughing and with sore throats. Also, I opened the door to find this:



Yep, the dreaded DME envelope. I opened it to discover that Mom was on it but I was not. They always seem to mess it up when you are on different flights. So I got on the phone to straighten everything out. It took a little bit because we were on different flights but I wanted us both on the same bus. I finished up but would still have to go to the Concierge to get a new ticket printed.

We headed over to Center Towne to get some breakfast. We both had items to return, Minnie Mouse change purse for Mom and Haunted Mansion T-shirt for me, so we did that first. It ended up taking a while because I had used a Gift Card to purchase my t-shirt. Apparently, when you return something at Disney that was purchased with a gift card, the money goes back on that card. I had been destroying the gift cards as I used them up so a manager had to come and do an override. He was able to put a credit on one of my credit cards for the return. So if you use a lot of gift cards, make sure you keep them in case you need to return something.

Then we got breakfast. All I have written in my journal is "the usual" so I'm guessing it was a bagel and banana for me and coffee and a muffin for Mom. I have no photographic evidence of this though.

We decided to walk back to Jamaica to catch the bus because that stop was always less crowded and most of the buses stopped there first so you could get a seat much easier. We were on the bus by 9:30 and to the Animal Kingdom by 10 am. We walked straight back and got in line for the Safari. The wait time said 20 minutes but I think we only waited about 15. I took some pictures in the line:





Not sure what that second one was supposed to be. It was kind of creepy looking.

There are some Crested Cranes and Turtles in an enclosure next to the line. I had never seen them there before because I had done FP the last two trips:





The next picture has a back story, again from my Honeymoon. When we were there in 1998, AK had just opened. The entire Asia section was still under construction. The wait time for the Safari was about an hour since there wasn't much else to do in the park at that time. While waiting, I took a picture of an overhead sign. This was unusual because I still had a camera that used film so I only took pictures of really important stuff. Very different from today when you can take thousands at a time with a digital camera. I'm guessing that we were getting bored in the line and I was looking for stuff to do. Anyway, I decided to take another picture of the sign when I found it again.



Thrilling, I know.

Mom and I got on the Safari and I decided to try to take pictures of the Wild Africa Trek from the other side. This first one though is of a Rhino. I'm thinking that most people wont be to spot him unless I pointed it out. It's really just his butt and he's lying down.



Here's a zoomed in shot to help you out:



Here's the area above the Hippos where we hung out. We were attached to the silver pole and could pretty much go right up to the edge and lean over:



And a couple of Hippo shots for good measure:





A few Pelicans (Stephanie if I get any names wrong, please correct me, thanks):



A shot of one of the bridges from below:



Another bridge and the spot where we hung over the Crocs:



And here are some Crocs:



One more shot of the bridges:



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Then we headed out onto the Savanna. More evidence of my fascination with the trees:



Some Ankole Cattle:



Another thing I seem to photograph every time I go on the safari:



There was a WAT truck sitting on the Savanna so I took some pictures of it:







Here’s the Boma where we had our snacks and a few Giraffe pictures too:









Ok, I finally got around to taking some more animal pictures.

Wildebeests:



The only good picture I got of a giraffe:



More facination with trees:



A lone elephant. I think this is the male that’s always by himself:



Shaky bridge:



Yet another angle of the Boma:



Elephants and Flamingos:









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Rhinos including some of a baby:













A couple of half descent shots of the Lioness:





Some blurry Ostriches:



The male lion was on the other side of the rock but this was the best picture I could get:



Warthogs:



There was another WAT truck stopped at the zebras:



Oh and some zebras too:







One last picture from our Safari of the pretty waterfall near the end:



Up Next: That Was the Weirdest Elephant I’ve Ever Heard
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Great animal shots, but sorry you weren't feeling well when you woke up! And yes, you got all the animal names right.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #284
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Great animal shots, but sorry you weren't feeling well when you woke up! And yes, you got all the animal names right.
Thanks! For a little point and shoot, my camera does pretty well.

It was a bummer that we were feeling so poorly, it effected the rest of our day too. But at least it was our last full day and we weren't sick the whole trip.

Yea, I got them all right! I do have some coming up that I have no idea on.
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Aw man, I hate waking up feeling sick in Disney!! I usually take enough vitamins that it doesn’t happen to me, then I said the worst “I never get sick in Disney” last month and came down with something fierce. Ugh. One of my friends said it was due to the constant going from heat outside to super air conditioned outside….I think it’s just the getting up early, going hard all day, and going to bed late, added in with food you don’t regularly eat, and sun and heat..Ugh.

Looks like a pretty awesome safari! I haven’t actually been on it since I was there with Mom in Sept! Paige never really had an interest in it, and I usually skip it when solo. I like the perspective of the trek from the “other side”
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