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Old 09-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #91
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Thank you so much, Denise! Only 8.5 days to go! lol
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:03 PM   #92
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I'm thoroughly enjoying your photos!

And I love looking back at your POR pictures. Brings back memories of our last trip... we stayed there in July. It's a great place!

Looking forward to more!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:07 PM   #93
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Thank you so much, Jenny! I should have another installment up tonight; then at least I can say I got through the first full day!
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:45 AM   #94
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I'm in! Loving all your photos and your oldest DD's leopard mouse ears, I have to get me some of those!
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:58 AM   #95
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I'm in! Loving all your photos and your oldest DD's leopard mouse ears, I have to get me some of those!
Welcome! The leopard print ears were at a little kiosk right by the boneyard. We still have them, and the Minnie ears and another pair of princess style ears that have held up all these months with a 2 and 4 year old; good quality! In fact I just packed them away for our next trip in two months... it's a surprise trip so things have to disappear slowly and gradually so as not to raise suspicions...
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:06 AM   #96
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The hunt for Rafiki.

After photographing the heck out of DeVine, we headed off in search of Rafiki!

But first, Kyle gave us an impromptu music performance.



And it was time to board the train.





I really enjoyed all there was to see (and photograph along the trail).



Inside the conservation center we found the guy we'd been in search of! See how excited Anastasia was?



We also found our conscience.



And an indian princess!



I totally counted this as the kids homeschool lesson of the day.



We ran into this guy outside the building; does anyone know if he's called Push too, or does he have a different name? He was a recycling trash can... very awesome.



But Anastasia wasn't loving a talking pile of metal any more than she did any other characters I'm afraid.



This woman was serenaded with "Happy Birthday" and the whole crowd joined in. A very Disney moment.



Soon it was time to head back to Harambe, and to think about catching up with Jose and Alexandra back at POR.










Coming up next... Are you eyeballin' me?!
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #97
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Are you eyeballin' me?

After visiting Rafiki and friends, the kids decided they were desperately in need of a ride.

Anastasia and I hung behind so I could get pictures of the big kids; they looked like they had such a great time!







On our way out we stopped to visit some primates.



This Mommy wasn't too pleased with my tourist behavior. "Are you eyeballin' me?!"



I love this, but somehow I think in my back yard it wouldn't have the same effect...



It was too cold to dunk his head in the fountain (that's right, I said too COLD), but he couldn't resist playing in the water.



And then it was time to say goodbye to Animal Kingdom, until later...



And I forgot to post this in the appropriate place, but THIS is how you go on a roller coaster, Jose.





Coming up next... A brisk walk and Downtown Disney.
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A brisk walk and Downtown Disney

On the bus back to POR we were, but we decided to get of at POFQ and walk back to our own resort; I have heard the walk is very pretty so we wanted to give it a try! In retrospect... We didn't realize how tired we were till we'd sat on the bus for a while and then tried to walk back 'home'!

Bridge between the resorts from the walking path.





A little friend out enjoying the sun.



Pretty.



Tatiana, enjoying her life!





Crossing the bridge nearest the mansion buildings.







We gathered up Jose and Lexi from the hotel room, freshened up and decided to head to Downtown Disney for a little more shopping and some dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express!

Kyle loved the sea monster.



Stay... Good dog.



Why do boys feel the need to TOUCH everything?!



You can kind of see the black 'rope' they had around the Lego family; I've not seen that in other pictures, so I'm wondering if they'd freshened them up and the 'rope was to keep people at a distance? Not that it stopped Kyle from reaching across with his monkey arms...



Inside the stores, Jose searched out shirts for his favorite character, and life model.





And Lexi was glistened by a Fairy Godmother In Training



At Wolfgang Puck Express, the kids had a blast ordering something other than burgers and fries. Though naturally, chicken fingers would remain Anastasia's favorite! She's a girl of simple tastes.



The BBQ Chicken Pizza



And the Chicken Quesadilla



Mmmmm... Creme Brulee!



Strawberry thief.



The Rotisserie Beef & Gorgonzola Pocket



Chocolate cookie



Chocolate Chip cookie



When we left, I was approached by a CM to take a survey about my dining experience at Disney World in general. Changes afloat, perhaps?

Then it was time to head back to POR, where a surprise would be waiting for us...






Coming up next... I see Tinkerbell!
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How great that you were able to take so much advantage of your locations at Riverside and hit DTD---I've thought about staying somewhere in that complex next year for DD's 16th...I think she would like those Manor House complexes...I forget the name and God help me I know she'd love being a boat ride from DTD...

I love the photo of Tatiana with Jiminy Cricket-I love him and you don't see him very often w/o Pinocchio and I love Pinocchio too...but sometime I'd love to score some photos of just Jiminy... kind of hate to ask Pinocchio to budge over... but we already have photos of him w/Gepetto...

You have to know that I am GREEN with envy over your photos...those colors are just amazing...I know you have a nice camera but you also have a good eye...

Love some WPE-wish we had one around the corner...
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Wow! Lara, you have some really high-class food porn shots!!! Yummy!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:12 PM   #102
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How great that you were able to take so much advantage of your locations at Riverside and hit DTD---I've thought about staying somewhere in that complex next year for DD's 16th...I think she would like those Manor House complexes...I forget the name and God help me I know she'd love being a boat ride from DTD...

I love the photo of Tatiana with Jiminy Cricket-I love him and you don't see him very often w/o Pinocchio and I love Pinocchio too...but sometime I'd love to score some photos of just Jiminy... kind of hate to ask Pinocchio to budge over... but we already have photos of him w/Gepetto...

You have to know that I am GREEN with envy over your photos...those colors are just amazing...I know you have a nice camera but you also have a good eye...

Love some WPE-wish we had one around the corner...
POR was a great first location, and we had a blast riding the boat back and forth.

Jiminy was just chillin' all by his lonesome at Rafiki's Planet Watch! He was in the corner by all the windows overlooking the animals are, near where the little kids' table sits.

And thank you for the camera comments! It's been years since I held a 35mm camera, so working with a DSLR was like starting from scratch!



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Your pictures are Ahhhhhhhhhhhh-Mazing!

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Girl, you know I love my food porn! I've got at least six TS reservations for November, so I'm hoping to step my game up now that I'm better acquainted with the camera!
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Lara, great pictures! I love the shirts Jose was picking out . Which one did he get? Right up my alley.

I thought it was great meeting Jiminy Cricket too! He's so cute!

POR was my first resort too. I just loved it. We walked from POR to FQ for dinner one night then took the boat back. We will all be staying at FQ in 2011 for our magical gathering. I can't wait.
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Lara, great pictures! I love the shirts Jose was picking out . Which one did he get? Right up my alley.

I thought it was great meeting Jiminy Cricket too! He's so cute!

POR was my first resort too. I just loved it. We walked from POR to FQ for dinner one night then took the boat back. We will all be staying at FQ in 2011 for our magical gathering. I can't wait.
Thanks, Traci! He ended up buying neither of those, because he fell in love with one from our own resort! It's plain gray and in white writing it says "I'm Grumpy because you're Dopey". I'm sure there'll be a whole new round of Grumpy shirt hunting in November!

Think you can talk your DH into another trip? It won't feel right not running into you at MK again!
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:40 PM   #105
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Great pictures in and around AK, love the tree of life one WPE is so awesome, can't wait to eat there again this year Those T-shirts are great, I think the Donald anger management one would suit my bf
Sorry if you already mentioned this but what camera do you use? Your photos are so clear
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