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Old 04-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #76
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Nice Updates, Ellen! So cool you got to ride RNRC so much and then got FP to TSM! You are the queen of good things happenin' But I think you deserve it! The ice cream looks so yummy. I have to try it in SF - haven't yet. I'm glad Timmy's team won!

IKWYM about MK in the rain. I think there are so many inside escapes at Epcot - good choice!
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UGH a cliff hanger

hope your meds came I don't want to think about it if I forgot Hayden's arthritis meds Sorry you have it too
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #78
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I always try and get extra fast passes, especially when I am with my dh. I always give them away. Training is going good, I had a private trainer show me a few exercises at the Ritz's Spa to help me strengthen my back,arms, stomach. Had to use the spa for something.

I remember seeing the weather in Florida on Tuesday and I was glad that we opted to fly in early Wed. Morning. We were going to fly in after work on Tuesday.
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Hello there chica!!! So happy you started another TR
EOS looks delicious on a Sunday am!! It's not to early for a Sammie is it?!!I can't wait to see all of those topiaries in TWO weeks!!!! I am so excited

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just checkin in! glad i found another of your great trip reports! i agree with the previous poster who said it was cool to hear your voice on the video with tyler. we've all been enjoying your trip reports and it was funny to hear a human voice. anyway, thanks for allowing us to vicariously enjoy disney when we can't be there, plus it helps us to plan for all the great disfood that we might otherwise not know about for our own trips! your tr's are always a blast.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #81
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The Sum of all Stupidity

I was very anxious to go ride the Sum of all Thrills in Innoventions- the last time we had tried to do this, Tyler got frustrated, time ran out on him, his ride was very short, and he took my place riding with Timmy. Tyler's problem was largely due to the fact that he didn't watch the video in the beginning that tells you what to do. So THIS time, I made SURE he was paying attention (and he made sure, too!). We had about a 25 minute wait until we were watching the how-to. This attraction rarely has a longer line than that, and I thnk it is because most visitors don't realize it's there (like all the people I knew from home that were in WDW that week- when I would talk about it, they all said, "Isn't that in Disney Quest?"). Anywho.....





Soon the boys were designing their rides-





The boys decided I would ride with Timmy on this one. We got up to the top, and the CM said "Put your stuff in this locker". Well, because it was raining, I was in my raingear- a great DVC rain pullover I had purchased 2 years ago when I was visiting WDW during monsoon season. It has, on the front, a GREAT BIG zippered pocket, and almost everything was in there. ALMOST. So no bag. ANd the kid said, "You'll be fine with stuff in your pockets". Well.....maybe not.....but I know better now, don't I! So, Timmy & I got on our ride, and we were having LOADS of fun, and we heard a CLUNK! and Timmy said, "WHAT WAS THAT???" and I couldn't imagine what it could be- I actually checked my earrings, thinking one of them fell off, but, of course they would never have made a CLUNK!, they would have barely made a sound at all...

We exited the simulator, and walking down the stairs from the ride, I instinctively reached for my pants pocket (cargo pants, I always wear cargo pants at Disney so I can put things in my pockets) to grab my iphone....



So....guess what the clunk was? That's right! My two month old Verizon iphone had popped the snap on my pants' pocket during one of the inversions, and dropped to the ground from waaaaaaay up where the ride is.

DUH. Stupid Mommy.

The CMs were able to locate it down there on the floor, but would not be able to get to it until the ride closed that day (nor did I want them to get it before then- I sure wasn't going to be responsible for the first ever 50 minute wait for SOAT!!!!). So....we went outside, where the rain had stopped, and rode the Orange MS, and then TT in the single rider line, then decided we were hungry, so headed for WS. The boys were in the mood for tacos, so we went to La Cantina.



It was 11:30 am, and there was NO line to speak of. Both boys wanted the same thing- smoked beef brisket tacos served on fresh handmade corn tortillas with pico de gallo, lime and tortilla chips. $11.95.



This was such a large serving, and full well knowing there would be MUCH more snacking around WS that day, we got just 2 orders, and 1 order of churros. I ate 1 of each of the boys' 3 tacos- it was great! Here are the churros, already missing two in the basket (even I'm not that fast with my camera!)



The CMs had directed us inside to sit- can I tell you I had no CLUE that this was like this? It is so pretty inside!



What a great view this must be, minus the raindrops-






That was a great lunch, such a pretty counter service restaurant, and the tacos were generous and delicious! But now there was something else I wanted to try...something which has eluded me on all these visits...and that's where we had to go next- because of my must-do's for this trip, there was one treat at the top of the list. Can you guess what it was???


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Nice Updates, Ellen! So cool you got to ride RNRC so much and then got FP to TSM! You are the queen of good things happenin' But I think you deserve it! The ice cream looks so yummy. I have to try it in SF - haven't yet. I'm glad Timmy's team won!

IKWYM about MK in the rain. I think there are so many inside escapes at Epcot - good choice!
Awww...thank-you!! I feel very blessed when good things happen, I am very thankful. When bad stuff happens, I am one of those people who tries to look on the bright side, find the silver lining, think everything happens for a reason....you get the idea. So maybe that's why I attract some good things in my life. And I am STILL so envious you will be visiting SF- that's my favorite city EVER!

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hope your meds came I don't want to think about it if I forgot Hayden's arthritis meds Sorry you have it too
Oh, honey- my arthritis is NOTHING I am sure to what young Hayden has to cope with! I have the genetic marker for inflammatory illnesses- so I have a form of Ankylosing Spondalytis- but a very mild case. It made me go temporarily blind in one eye with severe iritis when Tyler was 7 months old- but then that is how we have Timmy. He was a surprise, due to the fact I was on MASSIVE steroids with the eye thing. Everything happens for a reason, doesn't it?

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I always try and get extra fast passes, especially when I am with my dh. I always give them away. Training is going good, I had a private trainer show me a few exercises at the Ritz's Spa to help me strengthen my back,arms, stomach. Had to use the spa for something.

I remember seeing the weather in Florida on Tuesday and I was glad that we opted to fly in early Wed. Morning. We were going to fly in after work on Tuesday.
Wow, I would LOVE to have a private trainer give me some exercises- what a great experience for you! So happy the training is still going so well.

By Tuesday afternoon the weather was fine- that night the boys played hoops for hours at SSR.




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Hello there chica!!! So happy you started another TR
EOS looks delicious on a Sunday am!! It's not to early for a Sammie is it?!!I can't wait to see all of those topiaries in TWO weeks!!!! I am so excited

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Hey stranger!!! So glad you are here! Never too early for EOS- and only two weeks to go? Pods is going to be there in 2 weeks- but staying off property on his annual Golf trip. If you see him stumbling around DTD, make sure he's behaving!!

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just checkin in! glad i found another of your great trip reports! i agree with the previous poster who said it was cool to hear your voice on the video with tyler. we've all been enjoying your trip reports and it was funny to hear a human voice. anyway, thanks for allowing us to vicariously enjoy disney when we can't be there, plus it helps us to plan for all the great disfood that we might otherwise not know about for our own trips! your tr's are always a blast.
Hi there! And I'm so glad, too!! Thank-you for SO MANY kind words- I'm happy you liked hearing my voice, but, wow- do I HATE it!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #83
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Wow, so glad that you found your phone. I have RA so know how you need your meds. Mine is in a sort of remission now, so I don't take any of the more powerful meds for now.

That design your own ride, is that the same one that was in the old video game place on Pleasure Island? I couldn't get the DH to try that as he hates stuff the spins, makes him ill.
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Doing the food must-dos

So we left the Cantina and walked towards Norway.....



We loved these cockatoos in Mexico-





And I took a photo of these skulls for one of my cruise buddies-



But really? We needed to get to Norway. Because, as many times as I have noshed my way around WS, I have NEVER, EVER tried the elusive Schoolbread. And in preparing for this quickie trip, I looked at a LOT of DIS food porn. And that Schoolbread is pretty popular- it has had it's photo taken more than once, and it has been making me CRAZY lately that I don't know what all the fuss was about. So on to Norway....where the line for Kringla Og was OUT THE DOOR in a BIG way. Well...it WAS lunchtime, after all....but we weren't waiting in that line. It was BIG!!! Instead, the boys wanted to get on the non-existant line in Norway for Maelstrom.



Seriously, we were on in 2 minutes.





It is a very cool ride, what cracks me up everytime is that back in my wimpy, pre-RnRC, scared to death of rides existence, I was scared on this ride. Seriously. I tell you this so that you know there is hope for EVERYONE to be bitten by the thrill ride bug! Or at least the Disney thrill ride bug- I don't see myself riding Kingda Ka at Great Adventure anytime soon, I can promise you THAT!

After the ride, the guys decided to channel their inner-viking-



Timmy is laughing SO HARD here, that is why you can't see his face-



When we got outside, the line was STILL too long...so I figured we'd just have to come back later. Damned elusive Schoolbread!

I thought these were so playful in China-



These were playful in China, too-



There were about 6 teenage boys at that stand, all playing with the Chinese toys. I could see how Tyler wanted to join them, so I would imagine he'll be playing with the yoyos on our next trip. A pic of me with the birthday boy-



They stopped to play the drums in the Outpost- it's been so long since they have done that. It used to be a place we would ALWAYS have to stop when they were small. Boys just looooove to bang on drums!!!



Well, since we did not have the schoolbread, I went to #2 of my never before food must-dos-



T&T were UBER excited about this shop!! They are caramel lovers, and when I had mentioned this shop existed to them, well....there was no doubt we had to stop in. I have heard the lines in here are CRAZEEEEE times 10- but not today, for us....we were alone in the sugar shack-













They both picked the same thing (and, FWIW, it is what Tyler had asked me to bring home for him when he thought he wasn't coming. This and a marble cupcake from Starring Rolls. This choice, however, was completely DIS food porn driven!). Milk chocolate caramel drizzled marshmallows-



I got a german caramel-



It was filled with the ooey-est, gooey-est caramel- delicious!! I took a couple of bites, and T&T fought over the rest.

Our trip continues with some noodle fun, next!!

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Hmmm... the pregnant reader should NOT be looking at disney food porn... MAN EVERYTHING looks sooo good! Our Epcot day got totally side tracked with rain and cold, so we didn't get anything snack wise while we were there...

I'm soo sorry about your iPhone!!!!!! Hope its not messed up after that drop! I assume that the verizon plans are the same as the ATT and do not cover iPhones with the regular insurance. Hence the reason this ATT never got an iPhone to begin with... no reason to have something that can't handle my butter fingers with cell phones.
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I can not WAIT to try to Cantina!!! Those brisket tacos look so delish!!
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Hi Ellen , just found your TR.. How exciting to take a mother son trip! Looks like you guys had a blast. Love the pics of the of your resort, and of course all the food porn. I can't wait to try La Catina when we go, those tacos look amazing. Can't wait to hear more.
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You didn't let us guess, where you went next. So now I know what you wanted. But I want to know if you needed lots of water or milk.
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Oh, honey- my arthritis is NOTHING I am sure to what young Hayden has to cope with! I have the genetic marker for inflammatory illnesses- so I have a form of Ankylosing Spondalytis- but a very mild case. It made me go temporarily blind in one eye with severe iritis when Tyler was 7 months old- but then that is how we have Timmy. He was a surprise, due to the fact I was on MASSIVE steroids with the eye thing. Everything happens for a reason, doesn't it?
That is what my Hayden has. HLA B27+ it sounds like it is rare that he is having problems from it so early in life. I knew something was wrong the second I picked him up from the hospital at 36 hours old. We have to have his eyes checked every 6 months. He only had problems once with his eyes, when we did a trial off his meds.
I am so glad you have your Timmy.

I would have cried if I lost my i-phone. I hope it is Okay.
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