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Old 08-05-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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Watch Out Orlando, Here Come the Girls!!! Day 5

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Me: Claire (a.k.a Pinky166) 30 something. Loves all things Disney; shopping; sipping cocktails & spending lots of $$$'s...

Her: Karen (a.k.a CustardTart) 40 something. Loves all things Disney; shopping; sipping cocktails & spending lots of $$$'s...


Wednesday 9th June 2010

Day 5: A fun day, a sundae and stunning sunset…


Unfortunately today got off to a very slow start, I had had a restless nights sleep & Karen was feeling a little under the weather so we had a lazy morning. Maybe the copious cocktails and crimes against credit cards were getting to us...?

I sat on the balcony for a while watching the many boats, parasailing & Jetski's on the lake whilst talking to my hubby via MSN. Awwww...











Karen used my netbook whilst I popped down to the Contemporary shop to pick up our haul of Vinylmation along with the item we were both dying to see (a.k.a my genius idea from a few days ago)… We had ordered one each and were thrilled with the result:




They're lovely and fortunately made it back across the Atlantic intact!!!



And here's the Vinylmation Park 4 series:




What about that amazing Adventurer's Club one which turned out to be the Mystery figure..? Yes he is very cute and sits on my shelf in the office along with the others.







When I returned Karen was jumping for joy (well maybe hopping with happiness!!!) as she had received an email saying that her iPad was in stock, so we got ready in quick time and I drove like a maniac to Florida Mall....Oh hun, you drove like a maniac ALL the time!!! I still have nightmares about that time you turned left at the lights on Orange Blossom Trail!!! Oh yeah, sorry about that! Let's not mention the time I put it in Drive to reverse out of the parking space!


We dashed in the Apple store and we were literally in and out within a minute!!! They were super efficient, and Karen was happily clutching her shiny new iPad at last. OMG I was ecstatic! I'm not much of a gadget person but had already intended to buy myself a large Kindle e-reader during this trip. When the iPad came out, it seemed even more versatile so decided to go for it. And I haven't been disappointed... Anyway, back to the story...


We decided to spend the next few hours shopping and stocked up on even more Yankee Candles, I also picked up a large holdall for all my impulse purchases and then, between us, we bought pretty much the whole of Sephora! Oooh I am a Sephora junkie and we really hit the store HARD!!! And we got our Beauty Insider birthday gifts!!!


Once we were all shopped out.....(As if !!!!! ) As if, indeed!!! Please, we are professionals.. ...we headed over to Downtown Disney as we had a very important date with an Earl and Countess. The Earl being he of Sandwich and the Countess being Monica (Karen's friend).. We parked the Beast and were slightly early so we had another browse around World of Disney when we literally bumped into Monica. And there was much hugging, squealing and more hugging - I was so pleased to see her... And it was lovely for me to meet one of my American Facebook friends.

We went over to Earl, (sorry I forgot to take pictures) where Karen & I both had Hawaiian BBQ Sandwiches (this was my first time and it was very delicious...) and Monica had the Earl's Cobb wrap. We chatted away for a good hour or so, mainly about our mutual obsession.....DCL! Yes, Monica used to work for DCL and has some *ahem* insider's scoops...

We all walked over to Ghirardeli's for some dessert, where Karen and I shared a Gold Rush...mmmm it was delicious!!!!! Thanks, hun - I couldn't remember the name. OMG it was GORGEOUS!!!

The Gold Rush - Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sundae - Vanilla ice cream with freshly homemade hot fudge and melted peanut butter throughout. Topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds, a cherry and Ghirardelli Squares milk chocolate....


Heaven on Earth...


Here we are:




And the sun setting over Saratoga Springs:





Stunning pics...


We sat there for quite some time until the mosquitos started eating us alive so we said our goodbye's to Monica and drove back to BLT. We were both feeling pretty tired so opted to change into our pj's and have some wine in our room and watch the fireworks from our balcony.









After the fireworks, we called it a night. Yeah, we girls had had a busy day and needed our beauty sleep...


Stay tuned, Day 6 will follow shortly....
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Sun setting over Saratoga Springs pictures are Awesome !!!

I wanna be at Disney !!!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Another lovely day, and fab photos too. I love that 'Here comes the girls' Chistmas decoration
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:40 AM   #4
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Im really really enjoying this trip report!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
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great pics of the fireworks girls
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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What a beautiful memento of your trip, that decoration is

Made me laugh about the Sephora experience, sounds just like me and Becky when we go in Sephora...love it in there!


......but did you HAVE to post that pic of the ice cream?!!! I want one now.....
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for reading guys.

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......but did you HAVE to post that pic of the ice cream?!!! I want one now.....
I could kill for one of them right now too.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:29 PM   #8
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I'm liking that MK view more and more. I've also been thinking that maybe if I got a foldaway keyboard I could justify getting an iPad to replace my netbook for typing up my trip reports when we are away and replace my Archos for watching stuff on the plane. Hmmm....
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #9
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Oh I love your christmas decoration girls, what a lovely idea

Firework pics are fab
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:05 PM   #10
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Great view from your balcony!
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #11
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Great day.

The xmas decoration is really lovely.

I adore Sephora, I rate going to Sephora in NYC as the 4th best day of my life (after the births of my daughters and my wedding day, though I'm thinking of promoting Sephora above the wedding ) My husband still doesn't know I spent £1000 in there in a day. :lol:
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #12
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love the sound of that ice cream sundae.


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Old 08-05-2010, 04:18 PM   #13
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:54 PM   #14
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I love your Christmas decoration ~ what a great momento of your holiday.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:15 AM   #15
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Wow i have loved reading your report.
I even made a little note of that icecream name as it looks lush
You have one amazing room view x
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