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Old 04-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #136
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This remote terminal really is strange. Dinner sounded nice.

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That remote terminal is a bit bizarre to me. I'm glad you had plenty of time to get there.

The plane dinner looks surprisingly good.
Yeah I was pretty surprised it was there. It turns out that our flight was on American Eagle. Those plabes are smaller and I guess they aren't tall enough to reach the boarding hallways at the main terminal.

They had this elaborate ramp system to make boarding the plane ADA compliant. I guess normally one would climb a ladder to get on the plane.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #138
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This remote terminal really is strange. Dinner sounded nice.

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It is! It's been literally 30 years since I started flying in and out of LAX, from my initial college auditions during my Senior year through the rest of my adult life and I never even knew it existed!
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Grasshopper?

I have flown LAX a bazillion times and had no clue that weird far out terminal was there. Wonder if they use that for celebrities etc too?

The cheesecake looks good. Stacy's pita chips are good too. Trader Joe's sells this amazing chunky olive hummus. I love it with pita chips. If I can't have TJ's pita chips then I like Stacy's. Glad the food was good.

You're on the ship by now cruising away. Enjoy!
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #141
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Sorry to hijack but have a Palo brunch question. Have heard they are pretty strict about dress code at Palo but see they allowed your jeans. I want to wear dress capris to Palo brunch and on another thread I got my head chopped off. Would they be ok?
Was this for me? Don't want to off topic on this wonderful TR, but we felt very out of place and would never have gone as we were if time allowed a change. I don't think Disney CMs will ever refuse to seat you for not following the dress code, but really, Disney puts it out there for a reason so if possible I always follow it. As I said, our presentation ran WAY over and brunch was almost over so we just took a chance, explained to folks what had happened and had a nice meal. If the dress code doesn't allow capris, then as nice as they are I still would choose to follow code.

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When we checked into the Admiral’s Club the hostess told us that we were traveling out of the “remote gate” from gate 44. What? Remote Gate? I’ve been flying out of LAX for 30 years and I have never heard of such a thing.

We drove farther and farther, I realized that we traveled east of Sepulveda Blvd. (for those of you who know LAX) That’s really a long way! Finally we arrived at the “remote terminal”.



Unbeknownst to me, there was this whole other terminal out there.





They had a little food service area.



I remember that remote terminal reasonably well. Until the 2000's, the late flight out of LAX to Melbourne used to use that terminal all the time.

But I don't remember there being a food service area. It used to just be the vending machines.
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That seems like a long way to travel for a small plane. Glad you made it there safely.
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Hi everyone!

Just thought I'd check in! We're on Day 3 of the cruise and having a blast! Fran is having a much better time than she would have let on when we were on our way. I'll let you know what a character she has been at the tastings and about her "tee many martonis" in due time. Today we bought the 500 minute internet package as we have been dying for real news and stuff.

I have an update ready to go but anything from the ship requiring pictures will have to wait until we are back on land. The internet here is just too slow.

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Grasshopper?

I have flown LAX a bazillion times and had no clue that weird far out terminal was there. Wonder if they use that for celebrities etc too?

The cheesecake looks good. Stacy's pita chips are good too. Trader Joe's sells this amazing chunky olive hummus. I love it with pita chips. If I can't have TJ's pita chips then I like Stacy's. Glad the food was good.

You're on the ship by now cruising away. Enjoy!
I doubt it for the celebrities. They all fly out of Van Nuys airport, except for John C. Reilly. He flies American first class, I've been on a plane with him before. Also Tony Baxter too, or was that Delta

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Was this for me? Don't want to off topic on this wonderful TR, but we felt very out of place and would never have gone as we were if time allowed a change. I don't think Disney CMs will ever refuse to seat you for not following the dress code, but really, Disney puts it out there for a reason so if possible I always follow it. As I said, our presentation ran WAY over and brunch was almost over so we just took a chance, explained to folks what had happened and had a nice meal. If the dress code doesn't allow capris, then as nice as they are I still would choose to follow code.

Back to Allison!
If this was in response to your "late to Palo seating", we were there yesterday. A guy in a T-shirt and shorts walked into the restaurant walked in, I guess to check out what was on the buffet. The Maitre D' chased him out of there saying, "Sir, I'm sorry but we have a dress code in here." I was very happy because Fran said as he walked in, "Geez, I can't believe they let scumbags like that in here." They don't!

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I remember that remote terminal reasonably well. Until the 2000's, the late flight out of LAX to Melbourne used to use that terminal all the time.

But I don't remember there being a food service area. It used to just be the vending machines.
Hmmmm, they are always upgrading.

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That seems like a long way to travel for a small plane. Glad you made it there safely.
Yeah, but I don't think the smaller planes could make in the larger bays, so it makes sense. I've just never caught such a small plane out of LA.

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We arrived at Houston on time at 1:15AM. The airport was pretty much closed, there were a few people sleeping in corners and I thought, “That could have been us!” Luckily I worked out some transportation issues so we didn’t have to do that. We headed to the luggage carousel and were surprised to see that the luggage hadn’t even started to come out. Usually we get there are our bags are sitting aside waiting for them to call homeland security because they think the owners have abandoned them!

The carousel started up and our bags were the first five to come out! WOW! Fran had been off snagging us some carts for our luggage, and I had all the bags by the time she came back. I knew there was a problem instantly. The suitcase that I had packed with my bags of wine was soaked! and upon further olfactory observation it became obvious that the source of the saturation was none other than wine!

I took my suitcase into the restroom, opened it up and found the contents drenched. Luckily, the two library books in there had plastic on their covers and the pages weren’t damaged. However, the nylons for me, Fran’s wife beater undershirt and her jacket were absolutely wet and stinky with wine. Luckily only one of the bags was punctured. I threw that away, wiped out the contents of the suitcase and repacked it as well as I could.

After that we called Super Shuttle from their courtesy phone and within moments our driver was there to pick us up. Turns out that he just happened to have a Handicapped Accessible van, so all Fran had to do was ride the scooter onto the lift and he loaded her into the van. She transferred to a regular seat, and we were on our way. The ride took about an hour, and soon we were at our hotel. The driver was incredibly helpful unloading our bags and transferring them to the luggage dolly. We gave him a nice tip.

After a simple check in, and ensuring that we were scheduled on the shuttle bus to the cruise terminal, we made our way to our room. I was really surprised at the size of the room for only costing an average of $100 per night including tax.











It was almost 4AM Texas time by the time that I got our luggage off the rack and our necessaries for the night out of the suitcase and ready for bed. I had anticipated our hunger and lack of available dining establishments conveniently located with this arrival and situation. Fran ate another chunk of our leftover sandwiches, and we climbed into bed. This was my midnight (morning) snack.



Tomorrow what all DID we buy at Walmart?
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A moment of silence for the broken bottle of wine.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming. Glad your transportation went smoothly and your room looks really nice! Good value for $100. And I love the midnight aka 4AM snack.

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That stinks that your wine broke and ruined your bag! Was the bag punctured?

Great room and even better that it was only $100. It's really nice.

I can't wait to hear about Fran all tipsy and I'm glad you're having a good time.
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Oh no sorry about your wine! I'm guessing you didn't wrap it in Wine Skin?

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