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Old 07-17-2010, 12:05 AM   #136
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I order my photopass CD on July 1st and received it on the 8th which I thought was great considering the 4th of July was within the dates.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:39 AM   #137
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FOUR TO FIVE WEEKS?!?! Oh that's terrible. What am I going to do?? I never should have started this TR without it. That was so stupid of me! I just hope I don't lose all my followers when it finally does arrive. I might have to recap the first afternoon before going on.....
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:06 AM   #138
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Never!! Actually, I'm glad because it means I won't miss anything while we're gone
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:33 AM   #139
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I order my photopass CD on July 1st and received it on the 8th which I thought was great considering the 4th of July was within the dates.
Well that's hopeful!

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Never!! Actually, I'm glad because it means I won't miss anything while we're gone
Haha! You must be bouncing off the walls right now!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:45 AM   #140
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Just found your TR, subbing and going back to read
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Haha! You must be bouncing off the walls right now!

Yes!!!! I still have some things to get done, and I'm sad to leave my puppy, but she'll be in good hands. Once everything is done and we're on the road I'll REALLY be excited!!
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I can't believe that Photopass is taking so long to get cd's out. The past couple times we ordered we had the cd in a few days! And I'm pretty sure you won't lose any of us! Seems you're stuck with us!
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:29 AM   #143
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AHHH! Photopass CD came in the mail today!!!!!!

I'm soooo excited!

Updates coming soon!!!
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AHHH! Photopass CD came in the mail today!!!!!!

I'm soooo excited!

Updates coming soon!!!
hooray!
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AHHH! Photopass CD came in the mail today!!!!!!

I'm soooo excited!

Updates coming soon!!!
YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AHHH! Photopass CD came in the mail today!!!!!!

I'm soooo excited!

Updates coming soon!!!
Yay! Can't wait for more!!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:02 PM   #147
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Ready for an update!!!

I am soooo thrilled that I finally got my photopass cd and I can continue my TR properly!


Day 1, cont.
July 1, 2010

So far, I've only gotten through the first morning and afternoon. If you remember, I had decorated our window and put on my best UK outift.....but the rain, unfortunately, changed things a little and I put on shorts and a different tank, we threw on our rain jackets and around 5:15pm, ran through the puddles to the bus stop!

We were so excited to be going to Epcot day 1. It's our favorite place to be and occasionally, on crappy days in NJ, we like to imagine we are in WS and talk about where we would eat and what we would get to drink.

So we're on the bus to Epcot and I LOVE when you get that first glimpse of Spaceship Earth from the bus. Except this time, as soon as I saw it, I practically screamed, "Something's wrong with Spaceship Earth!" It was very obvious, there were black marks all over the top and it scared me.

We've had the conversation about if WDW was the setting for a disaster movie, we know SE would be the first thing to go. Maybe it would break off it's legs and roll over tourist. Tom likes to think it would be a transformer and just change into something awesome that would totally save the world!

BUT that's all just fantasy. I couldn't stop thinking about it so when we got up to the bag check, (it's still pouring rain, btw!) I asked the guy who checked my bag, "What's wrong with Spaceship Earth?" He clearly had no idea what I was talking about. "It looks dirty or something!" He said, it was just the rain......

We didn't get to take a pic because we didn't want to pull our camera out in the rain but it still looked like that the whole week so here are some pics we took later in our trip.





I'm sure it was no big deal but I just couldn't understand how they let it stay like this for so long and how nobody else seemed to care, or even notice! Tom and I decided that it must have gotten struck by lightening! So that was the story we stuck to!

When we walked in the gates, we saw our first photopass photographer and jumped right in! Hey, I prepaid for this CD, rain or shine, I'm getting my money's worth!





You can actually SEE the rain coming down in this picture! Look over Tom's shoulder on the blue of the SE entrance and over my head!


Do you see why I just couldn't go on without the photopass cd! Not only are these great pics of how rainy it was, but they are the only pics I have of us in Epcot before dinner because it was so rainy!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:19 PM   #148
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Cont. from last post...

So we walked right back to WS and started roaming around in the rain. It was so miserable! One thing we started noticing was every so often, we'd see a person or group of people with maple leaves painted on their faces, or canadian flags tied around their necks. What was up with that?

Finally, we made our way to Rose and Crown for our 7:30 ADR. We ended up having quite a long wait but I felt bad for the staff because the rain clearly made things super chaotic! People were all huddled under one umbrella outside and everyone else was waiting under the patio, which made it hard for the staff to check people in or call them when their table was ready.

So as we're waiting, a group of, probably college age kids, came out of the restaurant totally decked out in Canada garb! So we asked them..."What up with the Canada today?" And I'm sure this didn't happen, but I imagine that they all shouted simultaneously, "It's Canada Day!"

We thought it was awesome that so many people were so enthusiastic about Canada Day! We didn't really know what that meant and they explained to us that it's like their 4th of July. "Why aren't you eating at Le Cellier, then?" Tom asked them. They said they tried but couldn't get in.

So finally, our table was ready and, not only did we get a table on the patio, like we'd hoped, we got the EXACT same table we sat in last year!

As soon as we sat down, we took off our rain jackets and I took off my flips because my feet were sooooo yech from being wet! They would never dry if I kept them in my wet flips, so I just pushed my flips aside and let my tootsies dry out! I even took a pic because they were sooo pruny!! Look at my shorts too! Soaked!



Okay, after that disgusting picture of my foot, how about some delicious pictures of the food we got!

This was the appetizer. I'm not sure what it is because it's not on the menu listed on AllEars. Yorkshire pudding, maybe? All I know is it had mushrooms on it so I had a taste but it was not for me!



Tom got the cottage pie...





And I got bangers and mash...



After dinner, the rain was starting to let up, so this man came around with an unnecessarily long pole to open these plastic walls they had put down.



And we ordered delicious desserts just before Illuminations began!

When they brought us our desserts, they had a special surprise for us because it was our anniversary!!! We got a card with all of the wait staff's signatures and THIS!!! I was only able to capture a bit of it but you get the gist!

(Again, sorry for the warped picture. Hopefully they will fix it soon!)

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0QctnDFo2bsmEr


Here are our desserts!






Next post: Pics and Vid of Illuminations....

A Rainy PM EMH in Epcot!

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Old 07-17-2010, 12:27 PM   #149
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yay an update! Glad they took out the plastic walls for you to watch illuminations!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #150
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Halfway through Illuminations, it started to pour...AGAIN!

Here are some video links! You can tell just how rainy it got in the 2nd and 3rd videos.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0QctnDFo2bsmFc

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0QctnDFo2bsmE6

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http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0QctnDFo2bsmFv
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