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Old 02-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Arrow Jun Honeymoon YC & Nov Invasion ASSp-Uptd 12/29 Holy Updates Batman!!



To skip to the Thanksgiving trip click the link below.

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First of all let me start this by introducing myself. I am Joleen (hi to all those who’s TR’s I’ve lurked on, most recently Zzub, and Mrs. The King’s) a 30 something mom, (Man this is sounding like one of those personal ad’s or a 12 step meeting, ok I’m going with that) and a complete Disney addict. (Yes my name is Joleen and I have a Disney problem) I tend to ramble and probably tell to much of my life. Sorry if that offends. If you get bored with me just scroll through the pictures. That’s what I do when I get bored.

I met my DH in September 2008 we dated for 4 weeks got engaged and were married within 6 weeks of meeting. (Did I mention I’m a little nuts?) No seriously, we just knew. (Great now I sound like a greeting card or something). It helped knowing each of us had been praying for our partner. We met in church too, so that also helped. We had a great foundation to build on. We eloped in November 2008; I mean of course we did who can plan a wedding in 2 weeks? My family was fine with it as long as we promised to have a “real wedding” with in 6 months to a year. Ummm ok.




An aside….the lord put me with a man that could completely understand what I go through with my boys. I have 2 boys 13 & 9. DH has two boys 7 & 5. Yes, everybody sing it with me…..We are the Brady Bunch! They all 4 have ADHD; yes that’s right ALL 4. It takes a special person to understand what that means and to be able to deal with it when the kids “aren’t yours”. That isn’t true with our family….I have 4 boys and so does my DH. Our boys all have ADHD. Aside end! (See I told you I ramble)

Some of you ladies will completely relate to this next part. I was 31 when I met my DH. I had been a single mom for 12 years, and had gotten used to being “alone”. I had given up the dreams I had as a young girl of the princess dress and all the flowers etc. So when my parents insisted on a wedding I felt a little like a fish out of water. I had to actually care about dresses and colors and flowers and cakes? Holy Toledo Batman can I do all this? Luckily my step-mom and Maid of Honor quickly stepped up to help this budding bride out of the quicksand I was in. The upside to this “real wedding” was that hey we just might get to go on a Honeymoon! You see everything happened so fast when we eloped that my boys and I had already paid for our Thanksgiving trip in 2007 and were just a week away from going on it when DH & I married. DH couldn’t get the time off work, so the boys and I went on our trip without him. (It sounds so sad now, but at the time it made complete sense) We had planned the trip because it was our first family holiday without both of my grandmothers who passed in Jan 07 just a couple of weeks apart. Disney is our refuge from the storms in life. It really was exactly what the boys needed. We did end up coming back a day early though. I just couldn’t stay away from my husband for any longer. Since then we have had to deal with 5 days trips out of town for me. I have to travel for work a few times a year, but I digress. We talked about were to go on our Honeymoon. We talked about cruises or a cross country drive to NY. When we started pricing things, it turned out that we could go to Disney for 8 days, deluxe style for the price of a cruise and excursions. DH made the decision, saying I hope there is enough stuff for adults to do without kids. So I set up the most perfect surprises for him, but you will have to stay tuned to find out what they are! He had never been to Disney before so he left all the planning to me! I did do a kind of PJ on the wedding boards so those of you who might have read it and this all seems a little familiar now know why! Fast forward to June 08, we had a “real wedding” on 6/7/08. It was beautiful and we loved every minute of it.











Then we were off on our Honeymoon…ummm I mean Disneymoon June 8-16th.







We left our wedding about 5-5:30pm on Saturday evening. We drove to Mobile that night. We stayed at the Comfort Suites off Hwy 60. The man at the front desk said we only have a king suite is that okay? Well we were standing there at 2 am only my hubby and I. Mind you I was wearing my BRIDE shirt. I somehow think the King room was absolutely perfect. The price wasn’t bad either. We had to get up and leave at 8 am, so we didn’t even bring in the bags, just a change of clothes. LOL yes we are lazy.

During the drive DH decided that we needed video of the road ahead and the clouds? Yes I do believe the man was BORED! We kept getting honked at. I really don’t know why. It couldn’t have been the white shoe polish on the windows saying Just Married and I believe “Rick & Rack”. Which in guy code is (PC version of course) something of the equivalent of, “The Honeymoon is ON” LOL. (They wrote Rick & Rack on the car as we were driving off! Guess they knew we’d have washed it off. For some reason I have no picture of the car with that on it.)



We got up at 8am as planned; surprisingly we were refreshed and ready to go. We looked at the continental breakfast and decided to pass. We got on the road and about an hour or so later we stopped to eat…at the Waffle House. How this is better than the continental breakfast that was free at the hotel I don’t know, but it makes complete sense to DH. I let him have his little victories, it’s easier that way. We get on the road and about an hour later, DH is regretting the Waffle House decision. He is panicked telling me to find a place to pull over. As soon as we do, the man I swear flew into that bathroom. I don’t think I have ever seen him move so fast. Later, he gets back in the car and of course I am laughing at him like a proper wife should. He likes to tell me lots of details in these kinds of situations to which I listen to the funny parts and quickly delete from my memory the other parts. I did get to tease him about not farting for a few hours which was fun in itself. We acted like kids singing to the radio and playing the air guitar while driving through Florida.

Until we arrived on Disney property and saw this



Up Next - We check into our hotel and begin our Disneymoon right!
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Day 1 Continued....We Have Arrived!!!

We were officially in Disney! Yay!

Now we had to navigate to the first hotel of our stay was the Yacht Club June 8-14th with Deluxe Dinning. (Yes for those of you paying attention I did say first. There were actually two, but you’ll have to stay tuned for more). We were planning on splurging since it was our honeymoon on valet parking, so we drove up to unload the entourage of baggage. I still had my bouquet with me and wanted to keep them with us since I wasn’t having them “preserved”. Pixie dust had apparently been sprinkled on us since we had booked a king room standard view and were immediately escorted up to the 5th floor passing all the check in desks!? YES we were upgraded to concierge, but not only concierge, but concierge with a water view! SCORE!!! I was so excited.

I should explain some about my DH. He hadn’t been on a vacation since he was a child and that was to families houses. So he was blown away by the hotel and didn’t know what was going on when we were escorted to the 5th floor and treated like we were rich or something. I mean we were rich in love, but we are like everyone else in the money department. I was trying to whisper to him that we had gotten a free upgrade, but subtlety is completely lost on the man. So picture us sitting in chairs in front of the desk of the concierge. I lean in to whisper something to him and he sits back and says "HUH" in a normal concierge lady can HEAR YOU voice. So I repeat it at the same I’m telling you a secret voice. To which he again talks in that loud voice …. I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? At this point I give up! I tell him at normal tone. We got a free upgrade. The concierge lady hears me and confirms in fact we were upgraded for free. Thanks babe, I blush. This is still a joke with us to this day. I tease him about it, and he laughs.

As a side note, I think we got the upgrade in part to this fax I sent to the room assigner.


June 5, 2008
Disney's Yacht Club
Attn: Room Assigner

Dear Disney's Yacht Club Room Assigner,

First of All, I hope you are having a truly wonderful day and if not, please accept a comforting pat on the back from Texas!

This trip will be our first to this resort, our HONEYMOON and my dear husband’s first trip to Disney!!!! And if that wasn’t enough I will be celebrating a birthday just before we get there and my husband’s birthday while we are there on the 13th. This will be my first trip to Disney without my boys and I can’t wait to do Disney a different way!

I wanted to see if you could possibly accommodate our room requests for June 8-14th. It will be me and my new husband and we would like to be in a king bed room with a view of the fireworks from our balcony if at all possible. Any pixie dust you could throw our way for our honeymoon would be just absolutely wonderful!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I sincerely hope I haven’t been too picky. Once again I hope you are having a great day and we can’t wait to be there with you!!!

Your fellow mouseketeers,
Mrs. DH


I have always gone with the attitude if I can make someone smile then even if I don’t get what I want it is okay.

So we get our KTTW cards….they are gold. We feel like royalty. We are the door which is by the quazi kitchen. Which lets face it we are newlyweds we don’t care what noise is next to us. Surprisingly though we never heard a noise. We open our door and it is just breath taking. The king bed is there, we open up the curtains and we are facing the boat docks. SCORE!! Major score!!







So we have dinner reservations at Cape May Buffet. DH loves seafood and I figured this would be a great way to ease into the honeymoon. We are taking our time getting ready and I am getting nervous. I have a surprise on the way and if we don’t leave soon, it will be here before we leave. Luckily I have noted it’s a surprise so when that knock at the door came I ran to it to answer. He asks for my husband and I say yes he’s right here. He politely says I’ll come back later. Yay! He only knows something is coming, not what. So the surprise is partically saved anyway. We head off to our ADR and I stop by the front desk and tell them that the gentleman who was just at our door can come back and deliver what he had for us. My DH looks at me like I have 3 heads, which to be honest I don’t blame him I am being quite cryptic and probably make no sense to anyone outside the “plan”. I politely smile and nod and tell him I know I know. You will understand soon enough. Then we are off to have a great dinner.

(I swear I only had one cocktail)





And the Blue Tini….Can you guess what he ends up doing with the cubes he collects throughout the trip?





We head over to the MK for EMH’s tonight. I know a big no no, but it was our first day at Disney and I wanted my husband’s first trip to the world to start off at the park it all started at in Florida.



We bought our Mickey Ears!





Self Portrait



EMH’s were until 2am. We didn’t make it that long it had been a long day and we were excited to get back to the room to see the surprise! It was……. Rose petals strewn from the door to the bed and a big heart on the bed with a Mickey head in the middle!









He loved it, but didn’t quite know what to do with it. I will say this. It was breath taking to walk into, but then you have to sleep so you have to move part of the magic away. Just keep that in mind if you want to do this. I think it was about $70 for the petals and delivery. Perfect for a honeymoon!

Up next Day 2 and the Second Surprise.
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Total Side Bar & Eyebrow Shaving?

Sorry for hijacking my own thread with a side bar, but I feel like I must share this, so share I shall! lol

DH calls me today while I'm headed on a secret mission. You see we are working through a couples book and each day you are given something to do. Today we must not say anything negative to each other and buy something for each other that shows we thought about them today. Ok back to the story. I was on my way to Home Depot to buy DH some locking pliers. I know way to exciting a gift. (Background DH is a mechanic and looking into moving shops or starting his own business. Either of which means he needs more tools) So I'm on my way and my phone rings. (Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me) I have to stop myself from singing the song and realize that, yes I have to see who's calling. I see it's DH so I pick up. DH is laughing on the other end when I pick up. I'm sceptical to say the least. He asks me what I'm doing....ummm...headed to lunch. Which I planned on picking up after my shoping trip, so not a lie. He starts laughing and tells me he has a bet going with his boss. If DH shaves his eyebrows off to match his head his boss will shave his mustache. Is it just me or do they hardly compare? I mean you can walk around with no mustache and look pretty normal. I mean most women do this everyday. The real question is, can you walk around with no eyebrows and look remotely normal? I propose not. So I let DH go on for about 5 mins before he pauses to ask me what I think. Of course I told him it was retarded. I think my exact words were "you have to be kidding me" and "that's so retarded". Sadly I don't think he was, but at least he called me first so I could talk him down from the ledge of shaving. As far as I know the eyebrows are still in tact!

It's amazing what men will find funny when surrounded by other men. To much testosterone is a bad thing!

We got off the phone and I prayed a prayer for common sense to be granted for my DH. Can you imagine going to church on Sunday and trying to explain what happened to his eyebrows? I mean I already know I'm married to the class clown, but that just screams it without any conversation needed at all.

This concludes the sidebar portion of our broadcast today. Back to your regularly scheduled TR.
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The Eyebrows are Still There

DH proved once again he loves to scare the farts out of me. Even thought he called me and we talked about the eyebrow thing. Still a part of me wondered if he really shaved them or not. I was really relieved when he got home and I realized they were still attached to his face! Simple pleasures of life.
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Day 2 June 9th



If you look at the top left corner of the building toward the back (main building), that was our room.

This morning we had our 2nd surprise and it started at 9:30 and we had to be there at 9. Luckily it was in EPCOT and we could just walk over, but it started in FW at guest relations…YUCK! DH didn’t know what we were doing, only that I had planned and prepaid for this. I had put this on our Disney Honeymoon registry and my Dad’s best friend was sweet enough to select it as what he wanted to give us. That Disney Honeymoon card was awesome.

For those of you going…come on lady tell me already!! The surprise was the Segway Tour around WS. I had only been on a Segway one time before and that was in Nov. 07 and only for like 5 min’s in the demonstrations in Innovations. DH had never been on one before, but he knew what they were. I told him what we were doing when we woke up that morning. He was excited and worried at the same time. He was worried about running into someone, but he was a natural and after a few minutes he had the hang of it. He was not exactly happy about being shown up by his wonderful wife who was running circles around everyone else in the class. Of course it was only compounded when we head out to WS and got to drive through all the people in FW and all the waves and stares and picture taking. I told him it was because they loved me and thought I was famous. Yes, that is how I am choosing to remember it. It is much better than the reality of us lined up like in kindergarten in a single file line, butt cheeks clinched praying we don’t run over one of the pedestrian’s feet. Ok Ok part of me wanted to run over their feet like speed bumps for the staring and envy they were showing us, but that seemed like overkill so I refrained. Somewhere toward the middle of our tour the guides let us have free time. There is a limit as to how fast the Segway’s will go and of course I had to push it to the limit. It’s a weird thing the Segways. When you go to it’s “governed” speed the handle will push back on you. Of course for me this hit just between the girls and I could not see the speedometer to find out what was going on. So I am starting to do that freak out in your mind thing but make sure on the outside there is a big silent smile. You know the one I’m talking about. Until I have a brilliant idea, lean back a little and figure out what is going on with a quick look to the display. I lean back….the Segway slows down. I see nothing wrong. So I go faster again and this time a harsher push back….then it dawns on me that we were told something like this will happen if we go to fast and that repeated offenses will get us kick off the Segway and the tour! Oh crap! I better slow down. Just then DH zings past me…."hey have you pushed the limit yet?" Ummm Maybe, why? Me too! This is cool! LOL We were like kids on our first bike or something. It was heavenly especially in the heat of June in Florida.

Our guide was sweet enough to take a couple of pictures of us!





We went back to FW and returned our new found freedom friends. We headed over to Soarin’ for some fast passes. Then we decided we were hungry and got some thing to eat at the Season place in the land. Next we went to check out the wait time for TT. It was something like 45-55 min’s so we passed for now and come back to get FP’s later. Next we headed to what would become my DH’s favorite ride at EPCOT, MS. The man LOVES this ride. We rode on the green level because I get motion sickness on that ride. I am a bit claustrophobic so that doesn’t help either. DH loved it, immediately wanted to go again. I tell him go ahead and ride Orange this time; I am going to play the game at the end while I wait for him. He loved it even more now! We go to TT and get our FP’s for later. We decide to head over to WS and make our way back to the hotel for a short break. We take about an hour or so break before we head back. We have dinner at Teppan Edo tonight.

Pictures from the day…



Is it just me, or do I look Itty Bitty next to this ginormous (spelling) palm tree?



DH Loved the monorail passing through the park.





DH's first ride on TT. Doesn't he have that "this can not be real" look on his face?



DH Teasing, through a picture, our DS13 who desperately wants a Hummer for his first car. Dream on SON!



DH with his favorite ride!



Waiting in line for MS I thought this was cool, so I took a picture.



DH's goofy-ness.



DH couldn't be the only goofy one!



As I have mentioned before…watch the pictures for the hat metamophisis!



Me & the guys trying to win me back from DH. Sorry boys, I'm taken!



Our new friend.



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Hi.

Great report so far, sounds like you and your hubby had a fabulous time.

My hubby and I Disneymooned last year and it was also our first trip and we had a great time.

Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip and see more pictures.
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Enjoying your trip report. Thanks for posting all the great pics too.
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Hi.

Great report so far, sounds like you and your hubby had a fabulous time.

My hubby and I Disneymooned last year and it was also our first trip and we had a great time.

Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip and see more pictures.
Thanks for reading! Honeymooning at Disney was better than I could have ever imagined! I'm glad to hear it was fun for you and DH too!

I have a lot more pictures coming!


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Hi there! Thanks for reading! I love to look at the pictures in everyone else's TR's, so I might go a bit overboard on posting them!
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Day 2 Part 2!

The heat is pretty bad and the humidity compared to Texas was way worse, but we were intent on keeping hydrated. I had endured this heat before and knew what to expect. DH was being a real trooper. He’s a mechanic and works outdoors or semi outdoors. So he is actually more adept to this kind of thing than I am. We lay down for about 30 min’s and then head over to the lounge for the free snacks. We then head back to EPCOT and walk around the countries a little and shop for our boys. We head over to Teppan Edo for our dinner reservation. We are sat with a big group that is there for Gay days. They were very boisterous; yes that’s what we’ll call it. I think they might have been having a wee bit to much spirits in their cool aid. It kind of made the dinner a bit awkward being the only two not in their party at the table. I felt like I was ease dropping on their conversation. The food was awesome. So good in fact DH asked if we could come back later in the trip. I told him we’d call Disney Dining when we got back to the room. I can’t remember if we had Guest Services book it for us or if our concierge did. At any rate we will be back here later in the trip!





DH's Appi



What was inside!



Ginger Cake



Our dinner let out just before illuminations started. DH loves this firework show. I think he prefers it to Wishes. (NOT ME!!, but I do like it)

We head back to our hotel and call it a night.

I didn’t know where to put these pictures so I’m going to tag them on at the end of this post. These were mainly taken by one over eager Photopass guy who was incredibly sweet. We of course turned it into a joke and referred to him here on out as the Disney Paparazzi or the Over Eager Photo Stalker Guy. (Yes we made these up, I know they aren’t too creative but they sure made us laugh)





These were taken close to the 3 Cabieros Topiaries by Mexico.





The fountain in France.



This was taken on the bridge to the sometimes Desert Party Location for Disney Brides. It must be beautiful!



Looking back toward Italy.



Looking out toward the Lagoon.



Up next AK, Yak & Yeti, and the Dinner that Would Live in Infamy.
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Lurch & The Office Ladies Room!

I have to take a post away from the TR to talk about today. COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC!!

Let me start out by prefacing this story with a little background. I am like a lot of you out there when I’m at work. I wait until I absolutely have to go, to go to the bathroom.

So, I’m doing the “I gotta go” shimmy to the bathroom around the corner when I notice something is amiss. I get to the door and there is a bucket propping it open? Whaaaattt? Hmmm something is not right. I peak only my head in the door to see what could be going on. There is a 50 something year old man sprawled across the floor. Please, bear in mind this man resembles Lurch with hair. It's quite shocking and very creepy right? He has one hand reaching for something under the sink and has his foot pointing out, kind of like a ballerina gone undeniably wrong. This is to much to take in. It is so shocking I nearly jump, but my brain intercedes and tells my body it can’t handle that now. Then this is followed by me trying to stifle my laughter so as not to let Lurch know I have peeked in on his private moment with the bathroom sink. I lean my head back out trying not to make a sound. Then the crazy thoughts come.

Bare in mind, in my sane mind, I know he is probably repairing a sink or something; but I have to tell you for a minute it runs through my head he is there installing a perverted spy camera’s or something. Why I think this? I do not know! I will blame it on to much Forensic Files and Most Evil last night. It's at this point my brain reminds me I was on a mission, and I quickly panic on where I can go to go! I think for a moment, start walking, then stop, and start again. It's like my brain is just not connecting with my body. I can go up a floor and use theirs or down a floor and use theirs. Hmmm I think there are less women on the floor above…I’m headed there. I decide to take the stairs, I mean after all I could use some exercise, never mind the fact I am floating at this point. I am trying to run without bouncing. Is that possible? I think “my junk in my trunk” is laughing at me as I attempt this defiance of gravity. I make it there and once I am no longer floating sanity returns to my brain, I laugh at the camera thoughts I had, I run down the stairs like a normal person, and return to my office. I will admit I did still take a quick peak below the sink on my next trip. If there is a camera it is very well hidden.

Yes I am nuts…but I warned you in the very first post. I still wonder what is crazier, the fact I thought about the camera thing, or the fact what people have done to implant the idea in my head?
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AK, Yak & Yeti, and the Dinner that Would Live in Infamy!!

Today we are headed to AK. We are really looking forward to riding Everest for the first time, and I want to go back to the Safari ride. You see when I had come with my boys in Nov 07, my oldest did not want to ride Everest and hence I had not ridden yet. We got up pretty early each morning, not rope drop early, but in time to eat the Concierge Breakfast early. Later we would be headed back to the hotel for a break and then to EPCOT dinner & EMH’s. (Yes flame me, we did a lot of EMH this trip)

When we got to AK we noticed a surprisingly lack of Photopass guys. (No stalking for us today in AK) It’s the first park I have ever had to actively seek one out. Go figure! So the entrance pictures are from our camera with the aid of a Good Samaritan who took our picture.





I was under strict orders from DH – “no shows, they are boring”. Yes, I did say that in a high pitched whiny voice like my mom did when she was irritated with us when I was growing up. You see in my mind I was pouting and thinking if I could only get him to one show he’d change his mind, but I decided to save that battle for another day. So we were off to EE.



Let me just say….what an awesome ride! I am not a real adventurous rider and I just loved it. We rode 3 times this day. I only got the wait time picture of our last ride. It was just before we left and that’s why the 35 MIN wait. Other times was no more than 15-20 and once with FP.



Some of the queue.







The train itself.



DH & I actually bought a picture of one of our turns on this ride. Sadly we looked fine in the picture but that’s not why we bought it. There was a rather large man behind us who screamed like a high pitched fire truck the entire ride. In the picture he looks so traumatized, we couldn’t pass buying it up just for the memories. The funny thing is he was smiling with this look on his face and immediately after the ride was over, he was proclaiming it the best ride ever and that he’d be riding again this day. Go figure.

Next we headed to the Safari to get FP’s. I can’t remember the return time but I think it was a couple of hours later. We decided to head over to Dinosaur, and that roller coaster right next to it. (I can’t remember if it’s PW or TS) First was Dinosaur. DH loved it as he is a thrill junkie. For me once a trip is enough, all that jerking, flopping (in my case), and jiggling just doesn’t sit right afterwards. I can recover from one…but you’ve seen the old BLOB references right? I feel like the blob on crack if I ride it more than once. Devouring innocent bystanders with my headache infused wrath. DH is learning to read the signs of the BLOB attack coming on and is trying to avoid them rather than cause them just for fun these days.

Where was I? Oh yes to Dinosaur!



Thank you mommy and cute little girl for letting us poach in on your picture.

You may ask why are we not in this picture? Well DH was in a hurry to get to the ride and was insisting my stopping to picture take was wasting too much time. So I compromised and did a few of these Flash and Dash pictures. (Now come one get your mind out of the gutter! A camera has a flash people!)



And the obligatory smoke break allowed my picture taking habit monkey to rear it’s ugly head once again! Oo Oo Oo (Monkey sound)







We had to play with the mirrors on our way.



Up next we decided we were hungry and since we were on the DxDP, I had the great idea to stop by Yak & Yeti to see if we could be seated. It was 11-11:30ish and we were seated immediately. I did see when we were coming out after we had eaten that there was a LONG line of people wanting to come in. Guess my research about early lunches paid off. I do think the ugly comments and pointing was a bit much though, I mean really guys get with the program and come early like us! Or maybe that was for the gas bomb my DH laid on the unsuspecting prey.

Over all DH & I loved this place. The food was good and our waiter was awesome.



I think DH had smelt someone else’s gas at this point. I asked him why the gigantic nose pin, he just said he was tired of the walrus bit and wanted a change.

Appetizers

ME - Mussles



Entrée

DH's Duck you can also see DH's egg roll appi. He wouldn't let me take a picture of it. Said he was tired of it. Then he saw his entree' and decided he'd like to remember this meal after all! (TOLD YOU SO BABE!)



This was DH’s entrée, I swear I ate two, but I can’t remember what. It was really good though.



Oh, I found the picture...I had the Shrimp Tempura! Excellent!

Next we were off to the Safari ride. DH really enjoyed this, but not enough to wait in the heat for another turn. I agreed. It was starting to get VERY humid.









I think the animals were all hot and sticky too. We decided we needed an obligatory smoke break and a chill down.

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Day 3 Part 1 cont.

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After this we decided to hit ITTBAB and leave for our break before our CR dinner in EPCOT tonight.

DH's Brother...



Oh look honey it's a bug! Oh wait, that's you. Sorry babe! Also note the hat progression!



On our way out of the park we decided we were finding some PP guy to take our picture! We found one all by himself up close to the base of the TOL. I apologize for all the kissing…the ears made all the photographers request it A LOT. Not that we minded. Married for 7 months or not….we were on our honeymoon and trying to feel young again! Oh, and you will notice the hat flair is growing. I kept telling him 10 pieces are required but who wants to be just average. (Yes that is an office space reference)





I am really cheesing it up in this one. I think DH was making fun of something. You will see a lot of these kinds of pictures of me. DH makes these comments and is able to keep a straight face while I am not expecting it and end up looking like a real goober!



Then we found another one on our way out on the bridge.



He thought we should trade ears. Man that flair hat was heavy! I want my light princes ears back please!



So we caught a bus back to the YC and took a much needed nap. This was one of the two most humid days and you will see why in the next part of our day. I think the humidity really wore us out and made a recipe for disaster later on!

Still to come in Day 3 Part 2.....We get completely washed out and the dinner that will live in infamy!!!
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Lurch Sighting! & Fun with the Horn?

We had a Lurch sighting today. Oddly enough it was as I was coming out of the women's restroom where the "incident" happened last week. He was coming out of the machine closet right next door to the Ladies Bathroom. Hmmm....very peculuar. Of course only in my mind. The poor man is just doing his job and I have to go make fun of him. Well at least he doesn't know about it. Only my Peeps from the internet do!

My sister was over this weekend with my niece, which is always good times. It gives my DH an opportunity to terrorize new victims with his atomic powered gas warfare, not to mention I get to avoid being the target!

I decided on Sunday after church was a perfect time to exact a little revenge on DH though. We came back to the house and DH & the kids unloaded while me and DS would head to the store. DH is a sweetheart and always and kisses me when we leave each other. So I got out of the car to tell him bye. I used the fact I was getting back in the car and getting my seatbelt on as a distraction. To throw him off guard a little. I even start to back out of the garage a little. I tell my sister "watch this!" and I goose the horn. This in turn gooses my DH. He jumps and it's like watching a child run around the corner and see's someone standing there they didn't expect. It was pure greatness. He comes to the window and says he expected it, but still couldn't stop the jumping reflex. I tell him I love him and proceed to back up some more. DH is still pretty close to the car so I take this golden opportunity to honk again! This time was just as funny, even more I think. He jumped higher, and you could tell he had clinched his butt cheeks so hard. Like there was a suprise coming out or something. My DS and I are laughing like banchees. I decided DH's heart has probably had enough of this fun for the day and head about our errands.

Isn't love grand! No way else could you get away with letting green clouds out as punishments or get to use your horn in such an entertaining way!
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Joleen!!!!!! You forgot to mention that you are so stinkin' cute!! You trip report rocks. It has everything, cute couple, surprises, romance, humor!!!!!


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BTW, in pictures your hubby looks a little like Danny Goeky (sp?) from American Idol.
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