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Old 01-22-2010, 10:33 AM   #196
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We have never been outside of the "World" when in Orlando. Your pictures and descriptions have me thinking, maybe, just maybe the next time we can visit Universal Studios. Thank you. My husband and son thank you (in advance)!

The only thought I have about Sean's reluctance to ride his old favorites is his perspective has changed. He is much taller. Blue is no longer at eye level. Would that make him uncomfortable?
You're welcome!! You will enjoy it- it's a blast there. A very nice diversion.

And, I don't know (about your Sean theory) but it's certainly possible that's it! I'll have to give it some thought- thanks!

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Loved the "Look Back Pix """ My nickmane is "SAM I AM" as I once cooked green eggs at camp !!! Several of the consumers call me thatActually my nickname is Sam but the I am is usually added !!! Do not ask how Rosalie became Sam it is a long story and for the Dis and Disney I am much happier being Rosie !!!!!!
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UPDATEAPALOOZA!!!! IOA looks fun. We haven't done it because I'm a big chicken and Jim didn't want to do it by himself. Maybe when we all go. Loved the food porn I'm glad Sean had fun! His face on the carousel is priceless! And Aunt Irma! She looks so young and vibrant - what a fun lady she must be.
There is a LOT of stuff you can go on at IOA even as a big chicken- all the Seuss stuff, Spiderman (which is MY personal favorite on the darkside) and a couple of others. REALLY- it's not ALL coasters!
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Our first family Aunt Irma visit, circa 2003

I had a few pics of our 1st visit to see Aunt Irma as a family that I'd love to show you. As I said, it used to be that we would go out to dinner when we went to visit. The first time, she took us to her favorite spot. It was a biker bar! Go Irma!



The boys were 4, 6, & 9. They were runnin' AMUCK the entire night- well, in the part where all the games and stuff were before we actually ate. It was very funny. Here are the couch pics from that same visit-





See the Popeye and blue star? Those were prizes T&T won playing hoops at IOA- they had no idea who Popeye was, and Tyler kept calling him "puh-pie". They were so PROUD of those prizes!!

Ok- have to run & get my nails done, and go for one last visit to the gym, and pack my snorkel gear!! Yay!! Time for STJ!!!!

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Ellen -

NOt sure if you left today or are leaving in the am.....have an awesome time in the Virgin Islands. Snorkling gear? Ahhhhhh......blue, warm water. What lovely imagery! Have a great trip. But selfishly, I can't wait for you to get back with another update!

Anymore trips between now and May???? Just checking?????
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Hello from paradise!! We are having so much fun- so sad it's almost over!! We went to BVI's yesterday and had a little too much fun- today I think we're going to Trunk Bay. Lots of photos for you when I get back!
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I'm glad you're having such a great time in the tropics! Can't wait to hear all about it!
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hmmm warm water sounds really good. Pictures should be great
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Anxiously awaiting your return....Can't wait to read the rest of this report AND your mini-report about St. John's....hiking, snorkeling and ginormous margaritas....doesn't get any better than than. And, oh yeah, the HOT sun! Just a little jealous back here at home!
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Hi Ellen make sure you link me if you do a seperate TR!!!
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:32 AM   #205
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Hey there! I'm back- we had a fabulous time in St John- great weather, beautiful beaches, one or two cocktails ......Anyway, I came home sick, so sorry for the delay- I'll be back with an update soon!

And thanks everyone for all the happy vacation wishes!
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Welcome back! Glad you had a great time! Hope you're feeling better!
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Welcome back yet again !!!!! I am sooo jealous of all the trips you get to do !!!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:30 PM   #209
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SLASHDOWN! At IOA

Ok...I think before I left for paradise we were moving by Harry Potter 2B and then....Pods and the boys wanted to ride the Jurassic Park River Adventure, and I was hopeful Sean would go into the Jurassic Park Discovery Center while we waited (which he wouldn't do with me last time). Great news! Sean was happy to go inside and explore all the cool dinosaur stuff.



We tried to play with the dinosaur eggs, but really couldn't figure out what to do, but that was ok- there was plenty of other stuff in there to check out- just like in the movie. Well, no velociraptors! We went outside just in time to see this-





They like that ride alot- the last drop makes a BIG splash! Timmy was starting to get his mojo goin', and was LOVING being all wet. I was SO EXCITED to see, when we moved past Jurassic Park (and weren't allowed to ride the Pteranodon Flyers because my kids are TOO BIG), that for the first time EVER when we have visited, Dudley DoRights Ripsaw Falls was OPEN! I had heard that that flume is INSANE, and while there was no way I was gettin on that thing, I knew Pods & Tyler would be into it. I was completely shocked when Tim said he wanted to go, too! Here's a clip from youtube-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYbbsfy-8Ho

That's not my family, but this is-





I am freaked by waterflumes, so this is most definitely NOT for me! I'm nervous on Splash Mountain, and SM is not NEARLY as crazy as this ride. But they all seemed to really enjoy it-



Timmy was especially proud of how soaked he was-



But that was NOTHIN compared to what they were heading for next! Also for the first time we have been to IOA, Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges was open! Like many other rides in the park, T&T hopped right on.







Did I say they were soaked when they got off the last ride? Then they were DRENCHED TO THE BONE when they got off this one!





Universal actually has dryers placed by these rides so you can dry off if you're totally drenched. How wonderful is that? Well, it's actually NOT so wonderful for my kids- because they have ME in the group, and I have only one thing on my mind at this point...finish riding at IOA and RETURN TO THE MOTHERSHIP!!!!! So, no matter how much my baby Timmy said, "C'mon, it's RIGHT THERE! I'M SOAKED!!" I said, "No, no, little man- you're fine. Practically dry already. Let's GO!"

Let's see if any of you calls me Mother of the year NOW!!



Next it was Pods' turn to wait with Sean while I rode the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman with T&T. This is one of my MOST favorite rides of all time. It's a combo 3-D/motion but it's also on a track- it REALLY is incredible, and it never ceases to make me laugh and giggle. Timmy kept on complaining he was cold...but I am SURE he was practically dry! (Actually, FWIW, Timmy had a big smile on his face the whole time he was complaining). We only had 2 more rides in the park to go- and one of them, Sean was happy to get on (also for the first time. YAY!!) Storm Force Accelatron is pretty much the Tea Cups on steroids. And due to the total lack of crowds, we rode 3 times in a row. Pods took our pic-



Our Shawnee loves to spin! Finally, Pods & Tyler hit the HULK one last time. THEY WALKED RIGHT ON. Crazy! Timmy still would have none of it, though. I can tell you, though, that I think he regrets that decision now. But that's ok- we'll be back.

Next up- we're headed to the NBA Cafe for a little hoop action before heading out and moving on to BLT.

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Welcome back Ellen. I hope you had a marvelous trip! Was it warm, sunny, and beautiful? Well, was it??? Huh? Huh? How 'bout posting a few pics. I'm gonna need them this weekend as were getting our a$$es kicked with snow!

Great update. I love all three of those water rides. I remember walking around feeling like I had a wet diaper on after doing those water rides. I love water rides.....wet diapers...not so much!

I know I've said this before, but your side trip to Universal really looks like a lot of fun. And the none existing crowds....nice!

But it is time to get back to the mothership and I can't wait to see BLT.
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