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Old 04-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #46
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I meant to include these pictures from the shops at AK and didn't have space so here are some bonus shots!









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Old 04-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #47
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Love the tattoos. I can't show those to Claire or that will be her main mission the next trip.
She did get a Minnie one last trip and she was really impressed with herself.
We ate at Ohana for the first time too in Nov. We just thought it was ok. We didn't like the sauces on the meat. We liked the meats, but the sauces were not our thing. I have read it's changed now, so maybe I'll give it another chance.
The girls do look a little frightened on Dinosaur. Heck I probably look that way too when I ride it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #48
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We enjoyed seeing the CM at work in the mornings and it was nice that he would talk to people out on their balconies. That's one thing I love about the AKV - savanna view really makes a difference in the experience we had there. I enjoyed just sitting out there - especially when I was up early. Did have to shield our eyes from that bright morning sun, but that's not a complaint! I would give anything to see that sun around here these days!! [/COLOR]
I agree, Savanna view really does change the entire experience. I feel like we got SO lucky with our reclassified room last trip, but I'd be a bit hesitant to bank on that again and would probably err on the side of caution and just book Savanna view if I had the points to do it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #49
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Great pictures! You guys look like you were having a really great time!

I just added the Lost on Safari drink to my list when we're at AK! Yum!
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Loving the trip report! Ahhh...the AKL. Cute pics - can't wait for more!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #52
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Love the girls tattoos!!

Oh I love the Lost on Safari at the Dawna bar. I usually get one every trip.

We have not been to Ohana in a few years now. I would like to go back again.

Ah Food & Wine. LOVE it!! Cannot wait for this Oct.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:36 AM   #53
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How about now?
We love 'Ohana!
We are hoping to eat there again in New Year's Eve. (Fingers crossed that we can get a coveted ADR on such a busy night.)








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and then we were off to our next destination...
We went resort hopping!
One of my favorite things to do in Disney World.





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It was only around 8:30 and if you'll remember we did drive to the Poly, so we went back over to the Poly and joined about a thousand others on the beach to watch the fireworks! It was a MNSSHP night, so they were doing Hallowishes! This was a first for us, and although we didn't have comfy seats, it was so fun to see the big picture! Of course, I didn't take any pictures! My fireworks shots don't always turn out, and I just wanted to watch.
It was great that they piped in the music. We had a blast!

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Love Sarah's top - its absolutely adorable.

Love the henna tattoos. Makes me want one! So cute.

Love the Lost on Safari. I mean, really, who wouldn't?

Your meal at Ohana looks fabulous. It really is a lot of food and my only beef with that meal is I'm too stuffed by the time they serve the shrimp.

Yeah for a visit to the ToW lounge. And yeah for multiple pictures of you and Dave.
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Glad I just spotted your TR. Have had fun catching up on the last few pages - it looks like your trip has got off to a great start!

Really looking forward to reading along because there are all sorts of things you'll be doing that are new to you and to us, that hopefully we'll be able to do in Oct 2014 (the provisional date for our next trip). We'd like to catch Food and Wine, as well as MNSSHP, and Ohana is still on my to-do list after we had to cancel an ADR for it last year. Plus I'm paying close attention to weather, crowds, etc because our previous trips have all been in the heat, humidity but low crowds of late August/early September.

The girls do seem to have grown since your European adventures - and how exciting it must be for Sarah to be able to make her own purchases. I still get excited about my KTTW card now
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Did you realize the the "Lost on Safari" has enough fruit juice to be officially classified as a breakfast drink?
Well, according to me it does......

The girls, hennas were gorgeous! How did they hold up with pool time?

On a side note, I've been packing up my classroom. At this point I'm just cleaning out file cabinets, the office, and closet, because I'm moving to 5th grade next year. I can't take anything off of the walls yet, because we don't want the kids to think we are done learning for the year. Besides, they don't know that I'm moving up in grade level either...

Anyway, in a sack, I found a little something that I had purchased for you a while back.
Could you pm me your address? I'd like to send it to you.....
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #57
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Love the tattoos. I can't show those to Claire or that will be her main mission the next trip.
She did get a Minnie one last trip and she was really impressed with herself.
We ate at Ohana for the first time too in Nov. We just thought it was ok. We didn't like the sauces on the meat. We liked the meats, but the sauces were not our thing. I have read it's changed now, so maybe I'll give it another chance.
The girls do look a little frightened on Dinosaur. Heck I probably look that way too when I ride it.
Ha! Yeah, they were cool, but I wish we'd done what they told us to make them last longer. Maybe next time I'll get one!
Dinosaur - they said they loved it and I just heard that the ride is the same type as Indiana Jones in Disneyland - I'd love to go to DL and do that one.

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I agree, Savanna view really does change the entire experience. I feel like we got SO lucky with our reclassified room last trip, but I'd be a bit hesitant to bank on that again and would probably err on the side of caution and just book Savanna view if I had the points to do it.
Yeah, now I can never stay there without savanna view! So spoiled! You had a great deal - but like you say, you can't count on it!

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Great pictures! You guys look like you were having a really great time!

I just added the Lost on Safari drink to my list when we're at AK! Yum!
Thanks! It was so fun!
That drink is absolutely yummy!

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Great pics!
Thanks! I'm always amazed how they turn out. I don't know my camera that well. I've not taken time to read the manual and figure out the settings, but it's pretty basic. I just point and shoot most of the time!

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Loving the trip report! Ahhh...the AKL. Cute pics - can't wait for more!
Thanks Emma - I know how you appreciate the tropical feel! I've got lots more pics - just need to find time to get them up!

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Love the girls tattoos!!

Oh I love the Lost on Safari at the Dawna bar. I usually get one every trip.

We have not been to Ohana in a few years now. I would like to go back again.

Ah Food & Wine. LOVE it!! Cannot wait for this Oct.
Thanks! I will be stopping at Dawa every time now too! Ohana was good - I'd eat noodles and potstickers all night! And bread pudding? Yummmm.

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I laughed at this picture. Someone is looking less than happy here.



Oh man, you're not kidding! I think she was sick of posing by then. I hadn't noticed it when I first posted it.

We love 'Ohana!
We are hoping to eat there again in New Year's Eve. (Fingers crossed that we can get a coveted ADR on such a busy night.)


I wish I could join you!



One of my favorite things to do in Disney World.


I know how much you like to resort hop! It's fun and a nice relaxing way to spend some time outside the parks!

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Love Sarah's top - its absolutely adorable.

Love the henna tattoos. Makes me want one! So cute.

Love the Lost on Safari. I mean, really, who wouldn't?

Your meal at Ohana looks fabulous. It really is a lot of food and my only beef with that meal is I'm too stuffed by the time they serve the shrimp.

Yeah for a visit to the ToW lounge. And yeah for multiple pictures of you and Dave.
She loves that top too! The henna tattoos were really cool, but without putting some vaseline or something on them, they faded pretty quick from being in the pool.
Yes, Lost on Safari is one that most should try!
I agree about Ohana - I love the starters so much!

I'd go back to TotW again - and spend more time (maybe without kids!)
I am working on being in more of the pictures and it is nice to have some of the two of us.
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Glad I just spotted your TR. Have had fun catching up on the last few pages - it looks like your trip has got off to a great start!

Really looking forward to reading along because there are all sorts of things you'll be doing that are new to you and to us, that hopefully we'll be able to do in Oct 2014 (the provisional date for our next trip). We'd like to catch Food and Wine, as well as MNSSHP, and Ohana is still on my to-do list after we had to cancel an ADR for it last year. Plus I'm paying close attention to weather, crowds, etc because our previous trips have all been in the heat, humidity but low crowds of late August/early September.

The girls do seem to have grown since your European adventures - and how exciting it must be for Sarah to be able to make her own purchases. I still get excited about my KTTW card now
Hi and I'm glad you found me too! Good thing you're not going until 2014 - it might take me that long to finish this! HA!
The girls are changing so much, it's hard to keep up. Sarah's braces will be coming off late summer, her feet are growing like crazy (I've bought a lot of shoes lately!) and then soon enough, Paige will be getting braces... it never ends!

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Did you realize the the "Lost on Safari" has enough fruit juice to be officially classified as a breakfast drink?
Well, according to me it does......
I can see that! I'm definitely on board!

The girls, hennas were gorgeous! How did they hold up with pool time?
Well, they didn't hold up so well. But we did not follow the instructions too well. They told us to put vaseline or chapstick on them and we only had chapstick. So we did a little, but not every time. I'd guess vaseline would work better too. Put it in your owner's locker!


On a side note, I've been packing up my classroom. At this point I'm just cleaning out file cabinets, the office, and closet, because I'm moving to 5th grade next year. I can't take anything off of the walls yet, because we don't want the kids to think we are done learning for the year. Besides, they don't know that I'm moving up in grade level either...

Anyway, in a sack, I found a little something that I had purchased for you a while back.
Could you pm me your address? I'd like to send it to you.....
Oh, that's so sweet! I sent you a pm.
I remember when Paige was in 2nd grade and I found out you taught 2nd, that I was going to send her down to be in your class. She's going to be in 5th grade in the fall... just sayin'...
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You just send her on down. Although my principal informed me that my 5th grade students would not respond to my themed rooms like the little ones did. So I might want to tone it down.....

Really?

I am moving up 3 grade levels.
I know they are older.
Hmmmmm.....
What do you think about

Monsters University?
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Hmmmmm.....
What do you think about

Monsters University?
That's one of the things I was thinking of for next year, as well.
Not that it is 'screaming' out to me or anything...

...but it is one of my top three choices right now.

I'm also thinking of a Mickey and Minnie safari theme, since we have 487395 animals.


Part of me wanted to keep the Toy Story stuff up for a second year, but since I started pulling things down to get ready for testing, I went ahead and pulled some of those bulletin boards down, too. I'll just put it all in a tub and do Toy Story again in a few years, maybe. Perhaps there will be a fourth Toy Story movie down the road?
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Hey Sheree! I finally made it back to the Dis and am all caught up on your report. I am still so very bummed I missed you while we were there at the same time. How fun it would have been to meet you and your family! Great report so far and I look forward to reading more.
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