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Old 03-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #136
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Your pics are gorgeous! What kind of camera did you use?
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #137
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Your pics are gorgeous! What kind of camera did you use?
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it's a Nikon Coolpix...maybe. We got it two Novembers ago. It was the one that Kate Moss was prancing around with in the commercial.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:33 PM   #138
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Day seven...part five



We're on the road to Morocco...



Ok, the Marrakesh. We will always love this place because it was the first time we ever had this sort of cuisine, and we fell in love with it. Since then we have become regulars at the local authentic Moroccan dining establishment. It's one of those places where you sit on the floor, eat with your hands, and love every minute of it. It's a feast. The food at our local place is always beyond fabulous.

I think we remembered the Marrakesh being better than it was, either that or we're just spoiled now.

Of everything we had (chickin bastilla, jasmina salad, entrees) we liked the home version better. I also hate the fact that theres no floor seating or an encouragment of eating with ones hands. That's half the fun! *sigh* The wine was good. The entertainment was wonderful too.



After dinner we walked around the shops (I was planning to buy buy buy, but then I didn't, I think I'll just go to Costco and not pay for the shipping from WDW). At this time we happened into one of those perfect moments that is what the World Showcase is all about.

I wish I could remember his name. We started talking to a cast member from Morocco. We talked about his home, his experiences in Florida, what else he wanted to do in the USA before going home, what we should do if we ever go to Morocco, the food, the good, the bad, everything we could think of. He was such a wonderful ambassador for his country. It was one of those moments that you can't put a price on. I would have loved to ask the guy and a couple of his friends out for dinner afterward to continue the conversation. Now I wish we did, I just didn't think about it at the time.





From there we walked toward Japan



and the American Pavillion





Then doubled back to France so that I could get a Grey Goose Slushie (was there actually ANY alcohol at all in that?) we attempted shopping, found nothing.







Then we were back where we started



Will be back with more!
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:01 AM   #139
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Day seven...part six

...and let's walk around the world a bit more...


Hello, America



Hi there, Italy



....sorry Germany, none of your evening pics turned out...


....uh....hi?....



Oh, it's China

DH likes this pic



I like this one



At this point I wasn't allowed to take any more pics. We did ride the Maelstrom, but that was our only EMH ride. We took our time strolling back...and I got a great pic as I waited outside while DH went into Guest Services to ask a question.



Oh! and I wish I was in there with him. Apparently it would have been a great thing to witness, some burly man yelling at the CMs because they wouldn't hold their bag of oranges while they were in the park. Sounded entertaining.

So, goodbye EPCOT...we'll miss you.



Onto the bus, go to the WL, finish my bottle of wine that was in the gift basket from the first day. Sleep tight, no more parks. A good day at the lodge tomorrow...but the visit is almost done.

Next up, departure day, Whispering Canyon, and the second most romantic place in WDW.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #140
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Day Eight...part one

Departure day. We slept in, somewhat...had our normal in the room breakfast and sweet, sweet coffee. We packed, said goodbye to our room, and dragged our luggage down to Magical Express and bellhop.

I will complain in a bit, but before that, some beautiful Wilderness Lodge photos...








For some reason, the magical express check in people weren't able to to check us onto our flight. They couldn't explain why...although I'm sure there was a good reason... but it's a service we paid for and while it didn't destroy our day, it did put a bit of a sour taste in my mouth at the very end. The ME staff seemed confused, but at the airport the Alaska Air people said that there was no reason on their end that we shouldn't have been able to check in at the hotel. I don't know what the problem was, but when you have your mind set on the idea that you won't be shlumping your luggage around the airport UNTIL you actually get home, well, it's just annoying. And I am done with the complaining portion of my post.




We made a reservation for whispering canyon around 11:30am for a 1:00 lunch. Then we proceded to wander around the grounds.



...except that it started to do one of those classic Florida downpours. We wanted to be outside, when DH remembered the covered porch at the Artists Point. Now, we didn't see anyone while we were out there, so we never got the ok that we could be there...but no one ever came out and said we couldn't either...so we enjoyed a good hour just sitting on the porch while it was raining. With a glass of wine, it would have been perfect.







We headed back to Whispering Canyon for lunch...and wandered while we waited to be seated.









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Old 03-24-2008, 05:29 PM   #141
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Beautiful WL photos! Interesting about ME not being able to check you in. Wonder is this a common occurrance???
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:25 AM   #142
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Beautiful WL photos! Interesting about ME not being able to check you in. Wonder is this a common occurrance???
I don't know, it was the only time while at Disney that I didn't feel the magic happen. I wasn't sure how much I should push the issue as I wasn't sure if it was on Alaska's, TSA, or Disney's end. Like all good little air passengers, I just accepted what I was told and went with the flow...don't want to cause problems! Don't want to be bodily searched at the airport!

anyhoo...

Departure Day, part two.



Time for Whispering Canyon! It must have been a quiet time of the day. Other than tossed straws and napkins, the whole place was quiet. I've heard so much about the nose and antics, it was quite a surprise. I did have my first hamburger of the trip there (we both had the burger), and it was quite good I must say. I had wine, DH had a milkshake...and about died when it turned out to be bottomless. Why couldn't the wine be bottomless?




Rain stopped! Time for a walk!





I want to stay in that top corner balcony room.













Never did go to the Trout Pass.



More to come!
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:44 PM   #143
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Departure day....part three

Warning, regrets ahead.



I regret that we never went to the hot tub, in the night or daytime.



I regret that we never went swiming, with or without the ducks.



I regret that we never saw the geyser go off except from afar.



I regret that we didn't spend more time sitting on the dock, or on the beach, looking at the water.



I also regretted not taking a tour of the Wilderness Lodge.

So, we went on one last boat ride around the lake. We did the loop from WL, to Contemporary, to Fort Wilderness, and back. It was wonderful conversing with the captains (two different ones this time) again. I loved hearing about Discovery Island and River Country.

We got our bags just as the bus pulled up.
I loved that there was a going away video on Magical Express, it helped prolong the magic a bit longer.
We checked in at the airport.
We waited in the long line at security.
Onto the plane.
My parents picked us up.
Soon we were home...
...and fell asleep for about 12 hours straight.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:34 PM   #144
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While you may have many regrets, just think of them as an excuse for going back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and trip thoughts with us.
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I'm sad it's over. I don't usually get in to reading trip reports, but really enjoyed yours. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Thank you for reading!


...I think there will be a few more pics though...I've been playing with photobucket.



Should I post more? lol
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:03 AM   #147
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Thanks for Sharing!

Thanks for sharing your pictures and detailed narration of your trip. We're definitely planners, too, but you've got us beat by far!

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Old 03-28-2008, 06:25 AM   #148
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The pics from the Wilderness Lodge were excellent, you really captured her beauty and that of nature around her. The WL is definitely the sister lodge to the Animal Kingdom Lodge the with similar architecture, only decorated in an African theme. I would love to stay at the WL sometime.

Thanks so much for sharing your trip report, it's been great following it from the pre-trip planning stage to the end. And yes! Post more pics if you have them for all to enjoy.

And I agree with the previous poster, we enjoy being DINKS too!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:33 PM   #149
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Making the magic last a little bit longer...





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Well, I try to achieve greatness in all things, lol.
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The pics from the Wilderness Lodge were excellent, you really captured her beauty and that of nature around her. The WL is definitely the sister lodge to the Animal Kingdom Lodge the with similar architecture, only decorated in an African theme. I would love to stay at the WL sometime.

Thanks so much for sharing your trip report, it's been great following it from the pre-trip planning stage to the end. And yes! Post more pics if you have them for all to enjoy.

And I agree with the previous poster, we enjoy being DINKS too!
Thank you! I Think Animal Kingdom Lodge will be the last one on the list that we stay at. Why? I want to save the best for last. I have a feeling that once we go AKL savannah view, we'll never go back.
YAY DINKS!!!



....I'll keep the pics coming.
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