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Old 05-06-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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That was one expensive holiday!: Day 4 – Shopping

Either I am getting used to the time difference or the fresh air is catching up with me because this morning I slept in until 7:00. We were both up, washed and dressed by 8:00 and spent a few minutes sitting on the balcony before deciding to have a wander around the resort to see what other animals were about. There was nothing much in sight so at around 9:45 we left to go to the Festival Bay Mall.

We arrived just after 10:00 and first stop was the Bass Pro Outdoor World shop where Dad wanted to buy some new binoculars. The local Cub Scout Troop was fundraising outside and as Dad is a Group Scout Leader himself he got chatting to the leaders and promised to put some badges in the post when we got home.

Dad found the binoculars he wanted and we also bought some jerky before going for a wander around the rest of the mall. We then decided to have something to eat and as I wanted to try some churros on this trip we headed for Churromania only to be told that he had “nothing at all at the moment”. Instead we went to Subway where we had a 6” roast beef sub and coke each for around $20.

Once we had eaten we walked across the road to Prime Outlets where we had a quick look around before returning to the Bass Pro car park to pick up the car. Next stop was Florida Mall where I stocked up on M&Ms for my dispenser and we also paid a visit to the Apple store where Dad bought me a 32GB Ipod Touch for my birthday and I got away lightly by only having to pay for the case for it.

From Florida Mall we made our way back down I4 and stopped off at Wilderness Lodge for a quick look around. While we were there we went to the Roaring Forks Café where we had a double chocolate soft serve ice cream and coke each which were absolutely delicious.

While were out that way we decided to head round to the Contemporary Resort to see how much it had changed since last year. Work seems to be progressing well on the new tower and we noticed that part of the Outer Rim lounge has gone to make way for the new temporary fast food place. There is also a new shop in the middle of the concourse called Fantasia selling general Disney merchandise. I bought some more sweatshirts and a polo shirt and also a wine bottle stopper for my bottles of wine at home.

We then decided to head back to AKL, arriving back at around 4:00. We went in to the gift shop and bought a bottle of wine each before going down to fill up our mugs again.

Just after 6:00 we headed down to the bar for a cocktail where Dad had a margarita and I had a Mango margarita. After our drink we went back to the room for a dinner of wine and nibbles before going to bed at 9:30.

Here’s the obligatory animal photos.




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Old 05-06-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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A great shopping day David How nice to get an Ipod for your birthday
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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sounds like you did quite well out of the shopping trip.

your view of the savannah looks very quiet and peaceful- a bit of respite from the frantic pace of disney!
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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your view of the savannah looks very quiet and peaceful- a bit of respite from the frantic pace of disney!
That was what we loved about it. Other than some very light traffic noise in the background when the wind was in the right direction, we really could have been in Africa.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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Sounds like a great day.

I love my ipod touch....so much better than the old ipods in my opinion!
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Great day David, and lucky you getting an IPod touch
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:50 PM   #8
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Excellent day-lucky you getting an ipod .Shame you missed out on the Churro's they are sooo yummy-i love Churro's .x.
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Great birthday present! Has Festival Bay filled out a bit more or are there still loads of empty units?
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:29 PM   #10
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Great birthday present! Has Festival Bay filled out a bit more or are there still loads of empty units?
Still quite empty. We only really go there for Bass Pro.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:51 AM   #11
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great day ive never tried a churro either !
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:30 AM   #12
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Another great day. Bet you are really pleased with your new Ipod. DH and I love the Apple store, could spend hours in there
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Excellent shopping day David
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A lovely relaxed day.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:17 AM   #15
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Aah, the shopping day, how I love it Lovely birthday present from your Dad. I have never had a churro either.

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