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Old 02-20-2008, 11:15 AM   #256
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Next question...Is the buffet as bad as they say?!/
The sides never seem to change. It was the same thing every time we went...year after year. And desserts did not really exist. Less than you would find at Golden Corral or Ryan's. Plain cookies just don't cut it for us.

I guess for me part of the problem was the cost of the buffet wasn't justified considering what you were offered.

We prefer Evergreens.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #257
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anyone know about internet connection??
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #258
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anyone know about internet connection??

That's a really good question and one I would like answered as well. How awesome would it be to have free wireless?
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #259
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it ain't free. i want to say $10/24 hours in the room plus there are some computers in the hallway near the Exchange.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:00 PM   #260
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Internet access is not free, like the above poster I do believe it's around $10 a day for internet access (even at the computers near the exchange).
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #261
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Last June, the rate for internet access was $6.95/day. You can get broadband access in your room or wireless that works in hotspots around the pools and in the lobby. We did the broadband a couple days, then realized we were too busy and tired to bother with it. There are also public computers near the lobby. They can get pretty pricey if you need to use them much, but they have a printer. It's $6.95 for 15 min. I printed our airline boarding passes the day before we left. It cost about $2.00 for the computer time plus the printing fee.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:23 AM   #262
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There's slightly more detailed internet info in post #1 of this thread under Special Services.
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The sides never seem to change. It was the same thing every time we went...year after year. And desserts did not really exist. Less than you would find at Golden Corral or Ryan's. Plain cookies just don't cut it for us.

I guess for me part of the problem was the cost of the buffet wasn't justified considering what you were offered.

We prefer Evergreens.
Ditto that!
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coffee pot

I remember that Shades has a coffee pot in the room but can't remember what size. I want to bring filters and good coffee from home.
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We ate the Seafood Buffet in January and it was good, but that was the first time in 15 visits that we ate the buffet.
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Can anybody tell me about the children's playground at SoG?

We never even made it there last trip - 2 of our kids were too old, and one was too young. This time we'll be travelling with a 15-month old and a 36-month old, so trips to the playground will probably be welcomed.

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Can anybody tell me about the children's playground at SoG?
It is small. There is a picture of it on the SOG website. If memory serves me well, it is the same structure they had before they remodeled the hotel.
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I remember that Shades has a coffee pot in the room but can't remember what size. I want to bring filters and good coffee from home.
I think it's a 4-cup pot. It's pretty small. You might want to get some bottled water to make your coffee. The tap water has an odd taste and will ruin your good coffee.
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I think it's a 4-cup pot. It's pretty small. You might want to get some bottled water to make your coffee. The tap water has an odd taste and will ruin your good coffee.
I hadn't even thought about the water ruining the coffee. We drank the water on our last trip. We flavored the water with Crystal Light. The water tasted ok but then we got diarrhea. Stopped drinking the water ~ we were fine. Drank water and here it came. That's pretty bad. At the time, we wondered if it had to do with FL drought problem that they were going thru. Wonder if we'll go thru that again.
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Question........What animals have you seen on SOG property during your visits?

Other than a gator or 2 in or near the ponds, we have only seen ducks during our last visit.
I was leaving out a side door one evening, and saw a raccoon butt sticking out of a garbage can right by the door. he ran when I screamed. I went up to the second floor and watched to see if the little bugger came back. Yep!

We had a first floor room and had 2 small deer walk right by our patio door.
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