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Old 10-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Ladies, are you EVER going to leave?? 10 days of Food & Wine fun! *NEW 1/29 PG 34*

Hi there! And welcome to a tale of 10 days of food and wine and food and champagne and food and grey goose slushies…. Anyone sensing a theme here?

In addition to all the deliciousness I was able to consume (according to the scale I gained 7 lbs, thank you very much), I also had the most fantastic opportunity to meet many DIS’ers that I chat with regularly here on the boards. And without spoiling any of the tales of the meets, I can tell you that without exception they are all just as nice as they seem here on the boards! The meets were truly a highlight of the trip and further cemented the friendships that we’d already formed here on the boards.

The title of this TR is inspired by an evening early on in the trip so you won’t have to wait too long for the story. It involves an ADR shortly before park closing, a DIS meet, a very leisurely, very delicious, dinner and being the last people in all of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Complete with some pretty cool empty park pics.

To what else can you look forward as I spin this TR tale and try to ease my Disney depression? Let’s see… 100 degree temperatures, two Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties, 4 Illuminations viewings, one minor meltdown, a quest for the best cheeseburger in the World, plenty of quality time in World Showcase at Food & Wine, a serious crush on Jamie Deen (thankfully I stopped just this side of stalking ) , a dinner at the Adventurer’s Club, at least 10 different DIS meets, some odd behavior – including a guy with an invention involving feminine products -, hundreds of pictures (including food porn), lots of laughs, a tequila tasting and much more!!

If you’re interested in more gory detail on the planning phase, I’ll direct you to my PTR here. But for the “readers digest” version I’ll tell you that I’m a gal who never in a million years imagined myself one of those “crazy internet people” who has rediscovered a love of Disney and found so many terrific friends here on the DIS. I’m looking forward to sharing the adventure with you.

In the meantime here are a few photo highlights:

SIGH. Drool.

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 1: Take-off and Checking into my beloved Beach Club
Chapter 2a: It sinks in... I'm finally here
Chapter 2b: MK shopping, The Plaza and a DIS meet!
Chapter 3: Bubbly Goodness... At Long Last!
Chapter 4: What is all this hoopla about?
Chapter 5: Food & Wine & Food & Wine & Food & Wine and a Tattoo!
Chapter 6: Boo to You!
Chapter 7: Holy Hotness, DIS'ers and I'm Not Talking About the Waiters!
Chapter 8: Tequila, a monsoon, and the true definition of deluxe!
Chapter 9: No witty titles... just AK and dinner at California Grill!
Chapter 10: How this TR got its name!
Chapter 11: One of the best things I have ever put in my mouth!
Chapter 12: The Feminine Product Inventor
Chapter 13: Lunch with a rat
Chapter 14: Shopping Around World Showcase
Chapter 15: A DIS Meet!
Chapter 16: Evil Pretzels
Chapter 17: Afternoon Break at the Beach Club
Chapter 18: Dinner at Yachtsman & a celebrity sighting
Chapter 19: Breakfast at Chef Mickey's or HOW early do you want me to get up??
Chapter 20: Arriving at the Grand Flo
Chapter 21: Grand Floridian Spa


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Old 10-06-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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I'm here I'm here!!

I love that you have a picture of yourself in the first post!! YAYA!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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I'm so glad that Jamie could be here for the intro! Gotta love a man with dimples!

That's an adorable picture of you and Pluto!

I am so excited you have started, and your pictures have made me so excited to read and see the rest!

And you are just as fun in real life as you are on the DIS!
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Oh yay Oh Yay Oh Yay!!! Okay, looking at the first three to sign on, AM I SURPRISED ?????

OH AND I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR MNSSHP PHOTOS!!!! MY CAMERA BATTERY DIED!!!! SO I got a few, but not many, I am going to have to adopt some of yours !!!! LOL!

I want to go back and go without my kids so I can just soak it all in!!! Can't wait to hear you spin this one!

AND don't get Disney depression, distract distract distract.. we'll help deflect!

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can't wait to read all about it.

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Yay! I'm in!!!

Glad to hear you had an amazing trip! Can't wait to read all about it!!!
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I'm here!! and ahem...no I'm not gonna leave til EVERYONE else does

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Old 10-06-2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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I started your ptr after you had already started this trip. I am looking forward to reading about your trip.
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I love that I can put a face to your name now!!

Also, we took some strikingly similar photos on our trips, Christine.

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Old 10-06-2009, 09:47 PM   #10
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I'm staying until they turn the lights off around me!
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:38 AM   #12
We too are so very NOT into traipsing through the dark when a bucket will do just great
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Loved your intro- looks like too many fun (and definitely weird) things NOT to miss!


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I'm here C! Can't wait!!
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Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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Old 10-07-2009, 03:53 AM   #15
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What a great start, I am really looking forward to your TR! Sounds like a fantastic trip!

Your pictures are wonderful, I am looking forward to many more. The Morocco picture was really amazing, I think I never saw the pavillion from that angle...
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