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Old 11-28-2000, 06:26 PM   #1
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DonnaS's Thanksgiving Trip-Day 3- Thanksgiving Day Itself

<font color=blue>Cast Members:
DonnaS, late 30's, a Disney Connoisseur
RogerS, Donna's DH, early 30's, a Disney Connoisseur but not to extent that Donna is.

Guest Appearances by:
Teri and her family (Teri on the DIS)
Matt (Eeyore'stail on the DIS)
Nancy (NancyIL on the DIS)
Dan Murphy
Ted and his wife Von (Tednvon on the DIS)
Mindy (Donna's former co-worker who now lives in Florida)

Last trip to WDW was last December when we came for two weeks and bought APs for that trip. This trip was added in when we found airfares too good to pass up, especially since our APs were still good.</font>


Thursday, November 23, 2000

We decided to sleep in since we had seen so much the day before. We got up around 930am and had breakfast in our room. Then we headed to the Village Marketplace for some shopping. We bought lots of stuff and had most of it shipped home. We didn't have to pay shipping because we bought the Spaceship Earth for our Monorail set and apparently this gets shipped for free. Even though the rest of our stuff would be shipped separately they still shipped it for free.

While at the marketplace I phoned a former co-worker of mine who now lives in Florida. She, her husband, and her 15-year-old son were supposed to drive up on Sunday and spend part of Sunday and Monday with us. It turned out that just Mindy would be joining us so we had to readjust plans to accommodate her interests instead of her sons. We decided to meet at AK on Sunday at noon and then do MGM on Monday. Our original plans were to meet at DisneyQuest on Sunday.

Afterwards we headed back to the room for a brief rest and then to the Pepper Market for lunch. By now it was around 2pm. We shared the Market Nachos and 2 egg rolls. The nachos were very good and quite filling. They were very reasonably priced. We liked the PepperMarket set up.

Back to the room. We had decided that if our room was made up then we would go to the pool otherwise we would go to a park. Our room wasn't made up yet but the maid was down the way. After a brief rest we headed to Epcot. SpaceShip Earth was our first visit and then we enjoyed a show by some stiltwalkers. Then we went to The Land for the Circle of Life film. I love this film; it gives me chills and I almost began to cry afterwards when I heard a little girl say, "We have to keep the earth safe." Food Rocks was next and then Journey into Imagination (we like the new one better than the old one.). We walked over to World Showcase and window shopped in Canada and UK before sitting on some benches on the way to the International Gateway. From here we could see Tapestry of Nations fairly well and at least we were sitting down.

After ToN we headed to the YC. We had 730pm PS at Yachtsman’s Steakhouse and got there around 715pm. They seated us right away. I was disappointed to see that the Chateau Briand for two was not on the menu but our fabulous waiter Chris checked with the chef and was told that he would make some for us if we would wait. We would. We shared the delicious bread and some crabcakes. Our Chateau Briand was served with our choice of potato (we chose baked) and the vegetable of the day. I also had some Zinfandel with it. It was a fantastic meal; probably the best we have had in ages. Our total bill was about $85 before tip.

We walked over to the Boardwalk and caught the bus to CSR and turned in for the evening. We read and journaled and went to sleep early.

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Old 11-28-2000, 08:11 PM   #2
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> We have to keep the earth safe. [/quote]

Aw, that was such a sweet thing of her to say!

Sounds like it was another good day Donna, I'm off to read the next day!

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Old 11-29-2000, 01:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the wonderful report.

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Old 11-29-2000, 02:02 AM   #4
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Here we go again!

Well, I so much enjoyed this post and yes...we are going to the Yachtman's Stakhouse for dinner on Christmas Eve! I am glad they prepared your special meal for you! Most of the time all you have to do is ask. They really try to please. Now I can't wait to go! Are we there yet?????
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Old 01-16-2001, 06:14 PM   #5
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A nice relaxing Thanksgiving Day. Thanks for posting!
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