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Old 02-04-2010, 10:23 PM   #211
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A little Hoops before we go...

We were walking out of the park, and I suggested we stop at the NBA Cafe to see what was in there before we left. The NBA Cafe is not the run-of-the-mill sports bar....everything is basketball, and there is a pretty good arcade with only basketball type games. So we went to see what there was to see....





He was one TALL hoopster! As with everything else that day, we had (almost) the whole place to ourselves.



See? Practically dry- he's fine!






The entrance has all these bronze basketballs, all with different NBA stars' handprints. In case you were wondering....those boys have got some BIG HANDS!!!!



It would have been nice to see all the memorabilia inside the bar & restaurant, but we'll have to do that on another day. It was time to go back to HRH, and then go on to....you know where!





A few pics while we waited for our car....







And then.....wave good-bye to the Darkside, it's time to go back to the Happiest Place on Earth!

But just to be clear- the Darkside rocks!



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Thanks for the update! I love Jurassic Park! It somehow doesn't scare me as much as SM because the "boat" is bigger. That other flume ride looks crazy wet - don't think so! DH would love the NBA Cafe - I guess we'll have to go back to the dark side some day - you've convinced me!
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Welcome home Ellen!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

I'm totally relating to your IOA day and the drenching. We did those rides in the same order and took a pic of our drenched selves afterwards.
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Home, home to the mothership....where is she???? Loved that fountain with all the guitars....very cool!
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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.
Yes- it was warm and gloriously gorgeous, every moment filled with belly laughs! I will post some pics today- photobucket is finally cooperating again.

You a better man than me going on that big waterslide- I would do the other two, but I don't think I have it in me to do Dudley!

I'm making shortribs and some other things for tomorrow, so I'll take a cooking break in a few and post the 10 bazillion photos of our 1 bdrm at BLT soon!
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I'm totally relating to your IOA day and the drenching. We did those rides in the same order and took a pic of our drenched selves afterwards.
I bet many people ride them in that order- must be fantastic on a really hot day!

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I figured you would like that fountain, guitar-girl!
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #218
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Back to the Mothership-checking into BLT

We waved good-bye to the darkside, and in a short while we were enjoying this view for the second time this trip-



Our plan was to check-in at BLT, where Pods would drop me off with the boys, while he would take the car rental back to the TTC and come back on the monorail. This lovely flower arrangement was at the front desk-



I was pretty nervous right then- as you may recall, Sean was not too happy checking into HRH, and I was concerned he was going to have another meltdown checking into yet another hotel. But....he was just peachy!! My boy was all too happy to be back to the Mothership!! It was time to be escorted over to BLT with the bellman and our luggage. I had requested a lower floor villa, because I was worried about Sean and a high balcony, so we were on the 4th floor, in a Lake View 1 BDRM. Get ready to view the bazillion pics I took of the villa, it could take a while!







Looking back toward the hallway-


The view to the right-


The view to the left-












From the balcony door-


This chair is made of some soft, soft leather...


The shower in the master-












We were lucky enough to be in one of the villas with an actual laundry room- I thought this was AWESOME!!! All the messy, dirty laundry got thrown in there for me to do a few loads, and it was all behind the door along with stored suitcases- EXCELLENT!






And, finally, the extra full bath off of the hallway-


DH got back, and he was pretty impressed. I believe his exact quote was, "WOW. How many points a night is THIS?" I know alot of people say the decor here leaves them cold, and that it looks cheap, but I can't think of anything further from the truth. BLT made us feel like we were in the lap of luxury, it felt sooooooooooooooooooooooo swanky! We loved, loved, loved it, and I hope one day I can convince DH to do a little add-on....I bet the MK view villas are spectacular! The only negative we saw was that it did feel considerably smaller than Kidani- but that fact was easily forgotten once we were in the room for a bit and our perspective adjusted.

Next up...time for dinner at Chef Mickey's...groan....

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Ahhhhh....pure bliss!

That room looks incredible! Glad there was no meltdown with Sean this time...although I don't like the ominous groan in your "up next!"
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Your return to the mothership picture is just beautiful - great colors and perfectly symmetrical - good job!

I LOVE the BLT pictures. That villa is beautiful. I can't wait until I get a chance to stay there. The decor really appeals to me. And the location....can't beat it!

A small add on there....hmmmmm....I hadn't really considered BLT as a possible add-on location, but looking at those pictures is certainly enticing,
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what a fun side trip
we didn't make it over there and now I wish we had spent a day there maybe next time we go.
The BLT pictures are beautiful
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Looks great to me. I'd love to stay there!
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I LOVE the BLT pictures. That villa is beautiful. I can't wait until I get a chance to stay there. The decor really appeals to me. And the location....can't beat it!

A small add on there....hmmmmm....I hadn't really considered BLT as a possible add-on location, but looking at those pictures is certainly enticing,
If the economy would improve a little, I think I could convince him- Pods was a BIG fan of BLT. But we really want HHI points, and (hopefully) Washington DC points one day- so we can have a DVC within driving distance to book for holiday breaks and weekend getaways. I know alot of people say the location for that one isn't ideal, but I would love to get a Disney fix in 4 hours driving time, without $200+ pp airfare.

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we didn't make it over there and now I wish we had spent a day there maybe next time we go.
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It WAS fun!! Not sure how we'll do it next time- especially since they restuctured the points and weekends are not as high point wise anymore.

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I wish you would have been able to join me in the TOWL!

Here are a few pics from my recent trip to St John-

These are from the day we chartered a boat (Prowler) and spent the day in the BVI's- we had Thomas for a captain again, just like last year.





The Caves, Norman Island-







Time to do the SKI on the Willy T-



Helloooooooooooooooooooooooo Handsome Bartender!



Our guys on the Willy T-





Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Captain Thomas!



Hangin on the beach at the Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost Van Dyk-



A sign typical for all bathrooms in the BVI's-



Bart got it 3 times!!!!



Jenga on the beach at the Soggy Dollar-



Leaving my mark on Jenga-



We braved the rocks in bare feet to go to Ivan's- Kenny Chesney wrote "No shoes, no shirt, no problem" about this bar-



We sent Janie back to get the boat when we wanted to leave-





The next day in Trunk Bay on STJ-



With Janie & Pam in Trunk-



Margarita Phil's-



Hope that keeps you happy until I write a TR!
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Oh my goodness! The water is so blue! Looks like you had a blast!
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